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Director of Christian Development

First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York


The First Reformed Church of Schenectady is an active Reformed Church in America congregation that values

  • Care for creation
  • Inclusivity
  • Local mission engagement
  • Intergenerational Christian formation
  • Worship diversity

We are seeking a long-term, full-time staff member to lead efforts in Christian development.  Ordination as clergy is welcome but not required.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Theological training
  • Experience in Christian formation
  • Proven administrative and leadership ability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Supportive of church’s covenant and values
  • Creative thinker
  • Good computer skills, including social media
  • Complete background check


Essential Goals

  • Lead and develop youth program
  • Establish relationships and programs for young families and their children
  • Lead and manage church school program, including training, administration, and presence
  • Work with two consistory committees to further congregational goals

Other Skills and Roles

  • Direct administration of other staff and volunteers for nursery program and activities
  • Develop and manage summer Bible school program
  • Organize and lead youth in local mission engagement and annual mission trip


Salary depending on education and experience, with full benefits as described in personnel policies including

  • Vacation, sick leave, holidays, personal days, family leave
  • Pension contributions, medical benefits
  • Possible housing in church apartment
  • Moving expenses up to $3000

Please submit resumes to by May 1, 2018


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