The Church at Woodforest

Jean Stewart Elementary School
680 Fish Creek Thoroughfare
Montgomery, Texas 77316

Service Times

Traditional Worship
Sanctuary: Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
Chapel: Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 9:35 a.m.

Harvest Worship
Sundays at 9:30, 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Loft Worship
Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

The Church at Woodforest
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Jean Stewart Elementary School

Online Worship

Traditional Worship
Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Harvest Worship
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Loft Worship
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Jobs

Current Openings

Children’s Ministry

  • Sunday Ministry Lead

Children of The Woodlands Methodist School (COTW)

  • Preschool Director

Facilities

  • Director of Facilities
  • Facilities Assistant

Food Services

  • Cafe
  • Family Life Center Sous Chef

Grace Point Counseling Center

  • Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist/Counselor

Nursery

  • Child Care Worker

Special Needs Ministry

  • Ministry Assistant

The Woodlands Methodist School (TWMS)

  • Eagle Club Assistant
  • Substitute Teachers

Children’s Ministry: Sunday Ministry Lead

    The Sunday Ministry Lead role has been designed to give children a consistent adult staff presence in each area of Children’s Ministry on Sunday mornings, while providing the right tone and environment for learning. The Sunday Ministry Lead is responsible for having a dedicated weekly focus on sharing biblical truths about Jesus Christ in a fun and exciting way.

    The Sunday Ministry Lead serves one age/grade group during each of our two service hours: 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Responsibilities include:

    • Preparing the classroom/learning area on Sunday mornings
    • Providing direction to volunteer and intern team
    • Welcoming children and families as they arrive
    • Assist with attendance and offering
    • Assisting with large group learning
    • Reinforcing and facilitating small group activities
    • Concluding the lesson and dismissing students
    • Clean up the environment

    The Sunday Ministry Leader serves on Sundays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Curriculum is provided; Sunday Ministry Leader is simply presenting the prepared lesson weekly. Arrangements can be made if Ministry Leader needs to miss an occasional Sunday. The position is based on a weekly stipend and assumes a minimum of 46 Sundays per year; no health benefits are provided.

    The ideal candidate is high energy, loves kids, enjoys being on a stage on a mic, and is gifted in teaching about the Lord. Candidates will work directly with Early Childhood, Elementary or Intermediate Ministry Teams. Candidates will be asked to participate in a Sunday morning experience as part of the interview process.

    Please contact Julie Crocker for more information. No phone calls, please.

COTW Preschool Director

    Attributes/Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in child development, early childhood education or related field
    • Five or more years of administrative and classroom experience with children ages 0 – 8
    • Committed Christian capable of sharing one’s faith
    • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills

    Function

    The Administrative Director is responsible for managing the personnel, programming, and facilities of Children of The Woodlands (COTW) consistent with the mission, beliefs, and values of the school and The Woodlands United Methodist Church (TWUMC).

    Accountability

    The Administrative Director reports to the Executive Director of Child Development and is also accountable to TWMS School Advisory Board.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    The following positions report to the Administrative Director: Curriculum Director, Developmental Consultant, Literacy Consultant, Office Coordinator, Office Assistants, Resource Coordinator, Receptionist, Nurses, Library Coordinator, all Lead Teachers and all Assistant Teachers.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement school-wide strategies for best practices in early childhood based on our developmental, hands-on philosophy; including curriculum, resources, instructional practices, assessment of children and faculty evaluation.
    • Provide guidance to the Curriculum Director to ensure that school curriculum aligns with the mission, beliefs and priorities of COTW and TWUMC, while also meeting the individual needs of the children.
    • Oversee student recruitment, admissions, and registration processes, including conducting tours, meeting with families, and establishing community connections.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with school families, foster good communication between home and school, supporting best practices for young children, and provide families opportunities for volunteering, participating and having a voice in school activities.
    • Administer the day to day operation of the school in keeping with its policies and philosophy, being on the premises while in session, or designating a temporary director.
    • Oversee school management policies and processes including, Parent and Staff Handbooks, student discipline, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, and parent/teacher communications.
    • Recruit, Interview, select, supervise, train, schedule, evaluate and terminate personnel in the best interest of the school.
    • Define expectations, assess, and manage performance of faculty.
    • Oversee professional development of faculty and staff, including annual WECARE community-wide early childhood training event.
    • Foster open communication, comradery, and team building among faculty members.
    • Ensure school attains and maintains applicable state licensing and accreditations.
    • Oversee school security, fire and severe weather drills, safety checks and inspections.
    • Collaborate with other TWUMC programs such as Children’s Ministry and the church nursery; creating opportunities for faith development in young children and their families.
    • Develop and manage school budget in compliance with TWUMC policies and accounting practices. Approve purchase, inventory and management of supplies.
    • Collaborate with School Business Office on pay scales, job offers, and employment procedures.
    • Oversee the use and maintenance of all school facilities to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe environment.
    • Serve as voting member of TWMS School Advisory Board and exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the school, including school budget, class offerings and fees.
    • Demonstrate professional, ethical, and responsible behavior and serve as a role model for faculty and families.
    • Meet school and church requirements for professional growth.
    • Perform other duties as needed.

    Qualified candidates may send resumes to Linda Wilmoth. No phone calls please.

Director of Facilities

    Scope

    The Director of Facilities manages all aspects of the general operations and maintenance of the physical Church facility, including building and grounds. This includes oversight of contractors and custodial staff. The Main campus consists of nearly 300,000 sq. ft. under roof, across 40 acres in the Town Center of The Woodlands, TX. A secondary church campus is located approximately 15 miles west in Woodforest, TX.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Manages all aspects of Facility Operations and Maintenance, including mechanical maintenance and operations, environmental aesthetics, including cleaning and maintenance, and custody / care over building and grounds.
    • Provides Liaison and Oversight to Building and Interior design, contracting and construction, both new and remodeling.
    • Provides Oversight for Church Security, including liaison with local police authorities (Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office).
    • Develops and Administers Church policy for purchasing, leasing, office, furniture and equipment (OF&E), vehicles, furnishings, and insurance.
    • Provides oversight to service contracts such as maintenance, painting, roofing, landscaping, security, and general contracting, including remodeling and expansion. Personally oversees projects as needed.
    • Provides oversight for Church Information Technology, including computing, voice and data communications and network infrastructure.
    • Manages janitorial/set-ups contract including setting and monitoring service standards, compliance, and general vendor management activities.
    • Provides oversight for Facilities scheduling and main office reception.
    • Interfaces with Church governance boards with primary interface being Church Trustees on maintenance, capital and long range planning.
    • Manages an annual operating budget of approximately $3M and a capital budget of approximately $0.5M annually.
    • Performs other duties as directed by the Senior Pastor or the Executive Director of Administration.

    Leadership / Supervision

    Directly supervises 12 – 14 employees depending on activity levels. Key interface to Church Program, Ministry, and Administrative Staff on all Facilities matters including being of general support. Reports to the Executive Director of Administration.

    Qualifications

    Experience in Facility Management and building maintenance is required. Experience in Information Technology and Church operations is helpful. Experience in supporting a multiple client environment is preferred. Customer Relationship Management skills essential. Degree preferred.

    This is a full-time, benefits eligible, exempt level position, that often requires weekend and evening work. Interested candidates may send their resume to Jim Neikirk, at jneikirk@twumc.org. No phone calls please.

Facilities Assistant

    Scope

    The following description is a brief indicator of those duties to be carried out by the employee. This list is not all-inclusive and the duties may change or the job description may be altered or amended at any time by the employer.

    This position will monitor the campus for building maintenance items, safety issues, prohibited or concerning behavior of persons throughout the campus, respond to emergency situations to minimize risk and / or loss to buildings, property or persons.

    Qualifications

    • Must be able to read, write and otherwise communicate effectively in English with a problem solving and helpful demeanor at all times.
    • Must have a neat, professional appearance, be very punctual and reliable.
    • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
    • Must be able to operate a computer to fill out reports, check email, etc.
    • Must be willing to receive training in basic first aid and be willing to utilize that training in the position.
    • Must be willing to learn the campus life safety systems and aid in their operation, monitoring, testing and function.
    • Must be able to provide appropriate customer service levels for all persons on campus and do so in a professional, courteous way.
    • Must maintain a constant awareness of people and events happening on campus.
    • Must be physically able to perform all duties of the position in any type of weather and be willing to work varied shifts, schedules, holidays and overtime as assigned.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Pay:
    $11 hourly / 40 hours per week + benefits

    This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.
    Interested candidates may send their resume to Pam Herron, at pherron@twumc.org. No phone calls please.

Food Services: Family Life Center Sous Chef

    The Woodlands United Methodist Church is looking for a Sous Chef to be responsible for the school lunch program at The Family Life Center. The FLC Sous Chef works with the Director of Food Services to determine the lunch menu, order food and supplies, prepare food, and deliver/serve food to children in a school setting. Culinary experience preferred. Chef test required. Attributes: excellent communication skills, positive attitude, commitment to customer service, ability to work in a team, and willingness to serve. This part-time position works 25–29 hours/week, with summers off.

    Contact Pam Herron for more information.

Food Services: Cafe

    The Woodlands UMC Cafe has two part time openings.

    Duties include:

    running the cash register, taking and processing orders,food assembly and production,the delivery of orders (both at café and in school), cleaning and sanitizing

    Attributes:

    positive outgoing personality,Customer service oriented,able to stand for prolonged periods,basic mathematics,and willingness to serve.

    Number of hours a week:

    18 – 24

    Shifts:

    Monday – Friday and Sunday from 8 am – 2:30 pm.

Grace Point Counseling Center: Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist/Counselor

    Grace Point Counseling Center (GPCC) is a ministry of The Woodlands United Methodist Church. We offer compassionate and caring services in a confidential, professional setting, accepting of all individuals with various life circumstances. We offer emotional guidance and support with a non-judgmental approach. We offer services to individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents.

    Qualifications: LMFT, LPC, LPC-RPT, LCSW, PhD

    Applicants need to be licensed to practice in the State of Texas.

    The therapist/counselor must have the ability and be willing to provide clinical assessment and intervention services in the counseling center. (Occasionally services may be in the natural environment: school or home with the permission of GPCC executive director.) The therapist must have experience in working with children ages 3–12 who may have experienced trauma, behavioral and emotional problems. The applicant must be open to a variety of treatment modalities tailored to meet the needs of individual child/parents/family involved. Work history should include case management, family work, outpatient individual play therapy, trauma, attachment, parenting skills, family counseling and group work experience.

    The therapist/counselor must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and to interact collaboratively with other agencies and physicians. Also, he/she must have strong organizational skills and be a flexible team member.

    Applicant must meet State licensing requirements (including educational requirements to keep license current) and provide professional liability insurance. GPCC therapists/counselors are registered with different insurance entities in order to receive payments from clients’ insurance. We will assist you with this registration. He/she must also agree to The Woodlands United Methodist Church policies and procedures.

    Work Schedule:

    This is a part time position (20–25 client hours a week) and requires three evenings a week. Other hours will be jointly determined with therapist/counselor and GPCC Executive Director, according to GPCC office hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (last client seen at 7:00 p.m.); Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Location:

    Grace Point Counseling Center, 9201 Grogan’s Mill Road, The Woodlands, Texas 77380

    Contact Susan Jones, Executive Director of Grace Point Counseling Center, at sjones@twumc.org for more information.

Nursery: Child Care Worker

    Nursery child care worker positions available for Sunday mornings. The ideal candidate will be a strong Christian, love working with preschool-aged children and be a team player. The job requires the ability to lift 40 lbs. on a regular basis and excellent communication in English. In addition to Sunday mornings, weekday and evening hours may be available. Woodforest Worship Community positions coming soon. Contact Sabrina Horne at 281.297.5911.

Special Needs Ministry: Ministry Assistant

    The Special Needs Ministry Assistant provides a consistent adult staff presence for Special Needs Ministry activities while fostering a positive environment for discipleship, fellowship, and worship. The Special Needs Ministry Assistant participates in Special Needs Ministry weekend worship activities and is also a vital component of Special Needs Ministry programming at The Woodlands UMC.

    Job Duties:

    Assist Special Needs Coordinators as directed, including but not limited to:

    • Preparing teaching materials.
    • Providing direction to intern and volunteer team on weekends.
    • Welcoming participants and their families upon arrival.
    • Teaching or assisting with individual or group lessons.
    • Reinforcing and facilitating small group activities.
    • Overseeing safe and timely dismissal.
    • Ensuring the environment is clean and all materials put away.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Skills and Requirements:

    • A growing Christian with passion to share God’s love with everyone.
    • Experience and/or familiarity with various disabilities (training is available).
    • Experience in teaching or with special needs individuals.
    • Ability to manage a Sunday school classroom.
    • A positive, helpful demeanor at all times; ability to collaborate with others.
    • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with appropriate discretion.
    • A neat, professional appearance; punctual and reliable.
    • Must be physically able to keep up with children and young adults.
    • Computer skills with Microsoft programs, email and internet proficiency.
    • College coursework in education, healthcare or a related field is preferred.

    Classification:

    Part-Time / Non-exempt / Hourly

    Work Schedule:

    10-12 hours/week, including three Sundays a month from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and a Saturday evening work rotation. Additional hours during the workweek may be required to support other Special Needs Ministry events.

    Reports to:

    Special Needs Ministry Coordinator

    Interested candidates should submit their résumé to Erin Mayeux. No phone calls please. Please note that candidates will be asked to participate in a Sunday morning experience as part of the interview process.

TWMS Eagle Club Assistant

    Education and Experience

    • High School graduate
    • College student preferred
    • An interest in working with children Kindergarten through 6th grade and a willingness to work under the supervision of the Eagle Club Program Coordinator
    • Must be a committed Christian comfortable sharing their faith with students

    Job Duties

    • Be available for a shift from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Work with and supervise students participating in Eagle Club who will be engaging in art, recreation, games and/or playground activities.
    • Be available to help with homework if needed
    • Help with arrival and dismissal to Eagle Club
    • Follow daily plans in meeting with the school philosophy
    • Cooperate with the Head of School and Eagle Club Program Coordinator in all Eagle Club activities
    • Meet church and school requirements for in-service training

    Classification

    • Part-Time/Non-Exempt

    Submit resume to Rebecca Coates, Head of School. No phone calls, please.

TWMS Substitute Teachers

    Education and Experience

    • College graduate preferred
    • Experience working with children is preferred
    • An interest in learning about working with children, and a willingness to work under the supervision of a professional teacher
    • Substitutes must be committed Christians comfortable sharing their faith with children and families

    Job Duties

    • Be available to substitute for staff throughout the school year, keeping school informed of availability
    • Follow daily plans in keeping with the school philosophy
    • Work directly with children to meet individual needs
    • Cooperate with the Head of School and other staff in those activities involving the whole program
    • Meet church and school requirements for in-service training and professional growth
    • Cooperate and clarify expectations with any co-worker who may be assigned to the class

    Classification

    • Part-Time/Non-Exempt

    Submit resume to Rebecca Coates, Head of School. No phone calls, please.