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Director of Christian Education

Highlands United Presbyterian Church is a mid-sized, intergenerational congregation in the East Arlington neighborhood of Jacksonville that has always valued programs that bring people together to learn more about how to live deeply with God.  Our Director of Christian Education will lead a robust offering of programs for all ages in a way that is creative, joyful, well-organized, and enlightening.  Highlands is a place where those programs have been supported by active volunteers.   Our Director of Christian Education will have the wholehearted support of the congregation and have an opportunity to grow in the role just as our church will grow from strong Christian Nurture offerings. 

Position Overview:

Full-time (30 hours per week) Director of Christian Education

Create a strong Christian Nurture program that helps build relationships between families and our community while nurturing and expanding the intergenerational bonds within the church.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree

  • Devoted to Jesus Christ

  • Relationship-builder - connecting kids and families with the community and reinforcing our intergenerational connections

  • Very comfortable with social media for staying in touch, particularly with youth and their families

  • A deep desire to know HUPC (Highlands United Presbyterian Church) and our area community inside and out

  • A familiarity with PC(USA) and a believer and follower of reformed theology, in order to accurately and effectively evaluate curriculum, programs, and opportunities

  • An understanding and adherence to budgets, and able to propose ways to close a gap between costs and available funds for Christian Nurture programs.


  • Full-time (30 hours per week) position to include evening hours and all Sunday mornings

  • Flexible hours will accommodate the Director of Christian Education's availability alongside Highlands' needs, especially during the summer


  • Starting at $48,000 per year; $1,000 professional expense allowance; $2,000 continuing education; childcare benefits consistent with Highlands Precious Gifts Preschool/HUPC agreement; 4 weeks vacation; 1 week of continuing education; healthcare benefits package

To apply, please email your resume to

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