Position: Director of Preschool Ministries (Birth-5K)

Accountable to: Education Pastor

Vision: The mission of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is to share the love of Christ to transform lives.

The Church: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is a vibrant ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) congregation in the Lake Country area west of Milwaukee. Our congregation has 2,000 members; we average 450-500 total attendance in our three weekend worship services. Our family ministry programs are a key component of our congregation.

SUMMARY OF POSITION (Part-time; 20 hours per week): The Preschool Ministry Director serves as general administrative leader of children birth through 5K faith formation programs at OSLC. We need someone with faith and creativity to engage and relate to our children so that relationships and trust can be built and lives can be transformed in Christ. This position also collaborates with the Director of Elementary Ministries and Director of Middle and High School Ministry to oversea joint events and overall faith formation programming. This position is to set and meet goals and to work with Family Ministry Team to promote the well-being of our children through Christ’s Love.

Leadership Development:
• Oversee Nursery staff • 2yr old / Parent Sunday school o Find curriculum/ write lessons o Recruit/Train/ Meet with teacher/ assistant for class • 3yrs old Sunday School o Find curriculum/ write lessons if needed o Recruit/Train/ Meet with teacher/ assistant for class • 4k Sunday School o Find curriculum/ write lessons o Recruit/Train/ Meet with teachers/assistants for classes • Create/Oversee 2 yr/ 3yr/4K/ Sunday School Opening o Create Media Shout slide show and script for volunteer to follow • Organize, promote, Orientation (August) • Organize and promote 3yr old Bible Sunday (September) • Busy Bags- oversee volunteer(s) that restock/ maintain bags • Write, prep, and lead Children’s Church (in rotation w/ Elementary and Middle High School directors) • VBS- Work with OSLC Staff in sharing administrative leadership • Work with Family Ministry team on Christmas Program • Special Events for families • Be available to greet new families on Sundays • Provide Pastoral care with families served • Connect with Birth –Preschool Families o Call/ Welcome new births o Call/ Welcome infant baptisms o Call/ Welcome all new families with children birth-preschool

Skill & Experience Requirements • Commitment to the mission and vision of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. • Attend worship regularly. • Relevant experience or related education required. • Experience working with children and families. • Experience in managing and working with adults. • Ability to thrive in a team-based ministry. • Commitment to quality and attention to detail in all areas. • Self-starter, with willingness to learn and improve. • Possess strong writing skills. • Public speaking skills. • Proficient with MediaShout or other presentation software. • Proficient with Social Media. • Pre-employment Background Check required.


Contact person’s name:
Tracy Polzin
(262) 567-8349

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