Early Childhood Director
Job Details
Cherry Hills Community Church - Highlands Ranch, CO
Full Time
$40,020.00 - $60,031.00 Salary/year

Early Childhood Director Role Description

The Early Childhood Director leads the Early Childhood Ministry, oversees the Preschool and Prekindergarten ministries, the Nursery and Toddler Ministries, and ensures high-impact, high-energy, highly-relational ministries. The Early Childhood Director position children to grow spiritually and powerfully experience the love of Christ; recruits, motivates, equips, trains and leads staff and volunteer teams to fulfill this vision; coordinates engaging, spiritually formative programming, events, and experiences; and ensures children and their families are well served.



Design and Execute Highly-Engaging, Spiritually Formative Programming for the Early Childhood Ministry

  • Ensure all activities are gospel-centric, fun, and include depth of content and relationship
  • Prepare and deliver large group program for early childhood
  • Design relevant, engaging worship experiences for Early Childhood Kids
  • Train leaders to lead highly relational and transformational groups
  • Develop content and curriculum that inspires life change
  • Ensure appropriate follow up to new children and families
  • Assist in content development for church-wide, family-focused events and programs

Ensure Highly-Engaging Worship Experiences are Delivered for the Toddlers  

  • Ensure fun and engaging worship and teaching that is age appropriate within the classroom setting

Provide Strategic, Effective and Inspiring Leadership for Staff

  • Build a culture defined by love and unity
  • Manage the staff effectively both on the “what” (measureable outcomes) and the “how” (staff engagement and culture)
  • Provide direction, training, support, feedback and coaching for those you lead
  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals
  • Partner with Organizational Development Director to hire, transition, evaluate and develop staff 
  • Complete performance reviews in collaboration with Organizational Development
  • Lead teams to deliver personal and departmental goals 

Build and Lead Highly Effective Early Childhood Volunteer Teams to Help Kids Grow Spiritually

  • Build a culture defined by love and unity
  • Coordinate a strategic plan to identify and recruit Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten volunteers 
  • Recruit volunteers and train, lead and direct them for maximum impact
  • Lead Early Childhood Coordinator to build fully staffed volunteer team to oversee nursery and toddlers
  • Cast vision regularly by sharing stories and celebrating wins
  • Provide coaching and feedback for continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with Kidspoint Director in planning high caliber trainings
  • Ensure all team members know and uphold safety and security procedures

Serve and Support Team Members Before, During and After the Weekend Services

  • Ensure rooms are fully staffed and resources are prepared in advance
  • Answer questions and serve as a resource

Partner with Volunteer Team to Cultivate Relationships with Children and Families

  • Connect relationally with children and families during drop-off and pick-up times
  • Take time to thoroughly understand each child’s needs
  • Build relationships with children during the Sunday services
  • Pray for the children and families you serve

Complete Administrative Responsibilities for Early Childhood Ministry

  • Maintain all administrative documents (attendance, follow-up reports, etc.)
  • Complete screening, processing and paperwork for all volunteers
  • In collaboration with the Kidspoint Director, develop and implement all safety and security teams
  • Ensure CCB (Church Community Builder) is organized, accurate, and up-to-date

Ensure Accurate, Timely Response to Communication Requests (Phone or Email)

  • Manage phone calls, email, voicemail, and communication requests in a timely, thorough manner (on behalf of the Church and School) 
  • Demonstrate professionalism, discretion, and a service-orientation in all interactions

Perform Other Duties and Tasks as Assigned

Model Servant Leadership and Exhibit a Helpful, Joyful Attitude

Demonstrate a Commitment to Growth 

  • Receive and apply training and development from the Kids Ministry Director
  • Attend department and All-Staff meetings


  • Education: BA/BS
  • Ministry-related experience is required
  • CPR Trained
  • Proficiency in Planning Center, MacOS, Spreadsheets, Presentation Software, Orange Curriculum, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.