Title: Christian Education Co-Teacher

Date: March 1, 2023

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Directly Reports To: Pastor

Work Schedule: Part-time

In Person: 9:45AM-11:15AM Sundays

Remote: 30 Minute Consultation with Pastor & 

Weekly Lesson Preparation  

Probationary Period: The first 90 days of employment shall constitute a probationary period during which period the Church may, in its absolute discretion, terminate the Administrator’s employment for any reason without cause or notice. 

Nature and Scope of Position:

The Christian Education Co-Teacher will shape and lead a comprehensive program for the children and youth of the Church that helps guide students in their spiritual and moral development at each stage of life, in a variety of year-round activities. The co-teacher will share God’s work in a fun, engaging and relevant way to help children and youth grow in faith, wisdom and friendship.

Essential Functions: 

  • Order, prepare and implement age-appropriate weekly children’s lessons. 

  • Recruit, train, support and nurture Sunday School teachers and volunteers.

  • Prepare and send weekly emails to Church families.

  • Plan inter-generational events.

  • Provide weekly social media messages to inform members and the public of the content covered.  

  • Organize and carry out mission opportunities for families, coordinating with relevant Church committees.

  • Manage budget, registration and attendance records and report these statistics as requested.

  • Provide weekly Children’s Sermons in Sunday Worship


  • Strong oral and written communication skills – speaks clearly, appropriately and effectively with a diverse group of individuals.  

  • Exhibits empathy to effectively represent the Church and respond to wide variety of individuals, in person, by email and over the phone.  

  • Must respond to requests in a calm, warm, respectful, compassionate and timely manner.

  • Maintain strict confidentiality with personal and sensitive information that may be disclosed by Church members or learned through interactions with the Pastor or Church staff.

  • Self-motivated and able to carry out job responsibilities with minimal supervision.

  • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to adapt to changing priorities.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Education or Religious Studies.

  • 1-3 years of teaching experience.

  • Expertise and proficiency in Google Workspace Suite

    - Calendar package (i.e., Google Calendar)

    - Word Processing functions (i.e., Google Docs)

    - Spreadsheet function (i.e. Google Sheets)

    - Presentation software (i.e., Google Slides)

  • Experience using social media software, web-based photo programs, graphic images and/or website templates. 

Interested in applying for this position? 

First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford

1 East Passaic Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070

Rev. Justin J. Warner, Interim Pastor & Head of Staff

Email Applications To: fpcorjobs@gmail.com

The Church’s equal employment policy and its commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce is based upon moral, practical and legal considerations. There will be no discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. All other personnel decisions including, but not limited to, promotions, compensation, benefits, training, education, disciplinary actions, and dismissals shall be made without regard to those factors.