Summer Program Leader

Date posted: Tuesday 03 May 2022

  • Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church


  • 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124



  • Deadline: June 3rd, 2022


Position: Summer Program Leader


Status: Part-time;



Hourly; Seasonal Hours: Up to 20 hours / week; Program weeks 20 hours/week



Term: May - August 2022



Supervisor: Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry



Accountable to: CYF Team; Executive Leadership Team; Church Council

Purpose: This role will provide leadership and program support for summer programs including Vacation Bible School (VBS), Mini Camps, and Summer Stretch. Programs will provide a welcoming experience and an opportunity for students to engage. This role will collaborate with staff and volunteers.




ØEducation Degree; preferred Ø Degree or training in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry; preferred Ø Demonstrated teaching experience at elementary and middle school levels Ø Familiarity with program preparation and planning Ø Demonstrated experience in large church CYF program ministry Ø Basic skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite Ø Ability to work with a diverse population of people and needs Ø Effective communication skills Ø Effective relationship building skills Ø Effective organizational skills and ability to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines Ø Ability to lift 40 pounds repetitively and move freely between activities during active programs Ø Successful completion of background check screens and annual motor vehicle record check as performed by SOTV




Ability to commit to seasonal schedule and program dates

 · VBS: 7/11 – 7/17 & 7/18 -7/21/22

· Mini Camps: 6/13 -6/16 & 8/8 – 8/11

· Summer Stretch: Tuesdays & Thursdays June – August



Ø Passion for student engagement in ministry programs Ø Flexibility in hours and scheduling for office hours to prepare for programs Ø Comfortable speaking and leading in front of large groups Ø Ability to work independently, as well as, in a team setting


Responsibilities and Essential Functions:



Collaborate with CYF staff to support and carry out summer programs.



· In-office preparation



· Staff meetings as appropriate



· Program leadership



· Volunteer support



· Program wrap-up