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Job Title:   Director of Community Life

Reports to:  Senior Pastor

FLSA Status:  Exempt, Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:  Lead the church in carrying out its mission through direct leadership and programming for high school and middle school students; develop, support, and sustain faith formation opportunities for children, adults, and families; supervise direct reports; and contribute to organizational effectiveness.  Priority is placed on building and sustaining intergenerational connectedness and building relationships with and between the congregation.



  • Carry out the duties of the job summary.
  • Participate in worship as needed.
  • Participate in Council meetings as required.
  • Participate in Grow Team and Serve Team meetings.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Relate to people through word and deed with warmth and respect.
  • Be willingly accountable to the Senior Pastor.

High School, Middle School, Children’s Ministries:  (50% Job Focus)

  • With input from the Senior Pastor and staff, work with your direct reports to establish goals, direction, curriculum, and events for high school and middle school.
  • Lead the high school and middle school programs.  Build relationships with River Terrace Church youth.
  • Recruit and assemble a paid and/or volunteer staff to assist.  Provide leadership, input, encouragement, mentoring, counsel, and general supervision for leaders assisting in these ministries.
  • Be a familiar and known catalyst and public voice for these ministries.

Children, Adults and Families:                                   

  • Evaluate current children’s, adult, and family faith formation programming.  Work with the church staff and volunteers in setting the direction, focus, and resources for these activities going forward.
  • Recruit and assemble a paid and/or volunteer staff to assist in these efforts.
  • Work with the staff and volunteers to find concrete ways of connecting intergenerationally.
  • Be a known catalyst and public voice for these activities.


  • Lead by example as a servant leader.  Show humility, openness, and confidence when giving direction.
  • Be a patient and active listener.
  • Be a trusted and transparent communicator.
  • Show genuine love for people and act with their best interests at heart.
  • Be ready to speak thoughtfully and clearly on the opportunities and issues facing RTC.



  • Paid and volunteer positions to assist in the leadership of Community Life programs.


  • Have a genuine love for Christ and a fervent desire to help RTC flourish.
  • A depth of organizational and leadership experience in church, school, or business settings.
  • Educational background and experience that prepares for a career in church leadership.
  • A reformed theology and a willingness to become an active member of River Terrace Church.
  • Love for kids and families.
  • Love for teaching and training.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Discernment and ability to navigate with maturity.
  • Ability to translate vision and broad ideas into action.

SALARY: This is a full-time salaried position with compensation commensurate with experience; the preliminary salary range is $50,000 - $65,000.

WORK SCHEDULE:  This full-time job requires a minimum of 40 hours/week but will sometimes  require more than 40 hours to fulfill the duties.  It is expected that a reasonable majority of those hours will be on-site


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