Employment Opportunities

Director of Child Care Center

POSITION TITLE: Director of Child Care Center

REPORTS TO: Children’s Ministry Committee

FLSA STATUS: Full-Time Salaried, Exempt

Mission of Full Day Childcare: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church’s Weekday Childcare Ministry provides high quality childcare for infant, toddler, and pre-school age children while sharing the love of God with families. Through developing relationships and intentional communication between St. Luke’s staff, members and parents, this ministry promotes Christian education while providing for the

social, emotional, and educational growth of young children. This ministry also extends the mission of our church by providing opportunities for the St. Luke’s family to actively share Christ and build caring relationships with children and their families.

Job Summary: Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the St. Luke’s Child Care Center established to provide quality Christian education in a safe and nurturing environment.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Program Administration

 Ensure the daily operation of the childcare program.

 Integrate the childcare ministry into St. Luke’s church through intentional communication with staff, church members and families.

 Maintain all policies and procedures for the childcare program operation at the 4- or 5-star level.

Serve as liaison Between:

 Childcare advisory committee, childcare center and church staff, and families

 The childcare center and other community preschool programs by attending meetings and conferences as deemed appropriate.

 The childcare center and community organizations for outreach and marketing purposes

 Coordinate with the Children’s Ministry Director to support the children’s ministry of St. Lukes.

Instructional Management

 Plan, coordinate, and communicate developmentally appropriate educational plans, curriculum, special programs, and student assessments with teachers and families.

Personnel Management

 Supervise all permanent and substitute staff members.

 Perform accurate and meaningful annual performance evaluations.

 Oversee the hiring process and orientation for permanent and substitute staff.

 The Director will collaborate with SPRC on issues of employee discipline and employment terminations.

Program Operation

 Supervise registration and enrollment.

 Create and recommend a budget, ensuring the program is self-sustaining.

 Assure consistent compliance with all standards to maintain star rating including, but not limited to maintenance of annual fire, health, and licensing inspections.

 Manage program data including class lists, school calendar, newsletters, student records, etc.

 Communicate with parents outlining program expectations. Handle parent concerns in a timely manner.

 Develop relationships with St. Luke’s members to lead and promote enrichment activities.

 Coordinate with the Church Administrator to ensure tuition is collected & staff timecards are maintained.

 Maintain and operate equipment including but not limited to copy machine, computers, iPad, and laminator

Program Development

 Maintain a visible presence to staff, students, families, and church members.

 Maintain a working knowledge of best practices and research in early education. Adopt and incorporate into staff training plans.

 Implement strategies to recruit and maintain enrollment.

Church and Community Relations

 Articulate the center’s mission to employees and other stakeholders and solicit support in realizing this mission

 Develop strategies appropriate and effective to encourage community, parent, and church involvement.

 Represent the center in a professional, courteous, and positive manner at all times.

 Communicate effectively with staff, students, church members, and families.

Qualifications and Skills:

Must Meet The following:

 A Christian commitment to joyfully help each child grow spiritually.

 Have a level 1 North Carolina Early Childhood Administrator Credential or its equivalent.

 Completed 18 semester hours in Early Childhood Education/Child Development and 1 year of experience in childcare administration OR

 Completed 6 semester hours in Early Childhood Education/Child Development and 10 years experience in childcare administration

Special Knowledge or Skills:

 Thorough understanding of childcare center operations

 Strong organizational, communication, public relations, computer, and people skills

 Ability to coordinate center functions.

 Ability to implement and maintain policy and procedures.

 Knowledge and implementation of North Carolina childcare guidelines and state licensing requirements.

 Comprehensive knowledge and proven success implementing programs for children based on developmentally appropriate practices

 Accepts and respects differences in children, parents, and coworkers.

 Ability to manage, maintain and meet the budget.

 Strong leadership and team building skills.

Send a resume' and three references to administrator@slumc.org or mail attention administrator to 52 16th Avenue NW Hickory NC 28601.


POSITION TITLE: Leader of Modern Worship

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

FLSA STATUS: Part-Time, up to 20 Hrs. Per Week

LAST REVISED: May 9, 2023

JOB SUMMARY: Leads the praise and worship team in a modern setting to create an inspiring, relevant, and welcoming worship experience for all participants. Major components of the job include collaborating with the Senior Pastor and Staff to develop, plan, and execute the worship plan and coordinating the technical, production, and support requirement for worship.


Commit to being spiritually prepared to minister to the congregation through music and word.

Recruit, train, coach, and care for a team of vocalists and musicians who are comfortable on stage and expressive in their praise and worship before God.

Inspire and encourage the congregation to participate actively in the service.

Work in collaboration with the Coordinator of Digital Ministry in developing and creating the vocal, instrumental, and audio/visual aesthetics needed to engage the congregation in joyful, spirit filled worship. 

Evaluate and select music that is God honoring, relevant to the message, and within the expertise of the team.

Maintain a working knowledge of audio, visual, and lighting software and equipment.

Maintain a working knowledge of best practices in worship preparation and delivery.

Commit to and conduct regular planning meetings and effective rehearsals.

Provide the vocalists and musicians with necessary documentation and resources needed to complete their assigned tasks and optimize their gifts and talents.

Continuously review the worship experience to ensure its relevance to the congregation and direction of the Church.


A minimum of three years of experience as a people manager, exhibiting skills in leadership, recruitment, staff development, communication and coaching, and conflict resolution.

As a disciple of Jesus Christ, candidate is called to a music and teaching ministry.

Candidate must have experience as a worship leader in a modern setting, with the ability to set the tone and flow of the service using God’s word, music, and enthusiastic connection with the congregation.

Candidate must have a professional and dynamic demeanor, and ability to inspire their team and congregation.

Candidate must be a gifted vocalist and musician, with technical skills in performance of live music and use of associated equipment.


High school graduate or GED required.

An Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis on music preferred


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:  




Or mail to: 


St. Luke’s UMC, Attn: Church Administrator

52 - 16th Avenue NW

Hickory, NC 28601.