Job Opportunities

Below are specific job listings, including positions at Duke Divinity School, that have been submitted to the school.

September 01, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Children & Youth Ministry
Englewood United Methodist Church
Full time
Rocky Mount, North Carolina United States

The Director of Children and Youth Ministry will provide dynamic leadership and oversight to the children and youth ministries at Englewood United Methodist Church, equipping all to disciple children and youth.

Essential Functions
•    Create and communicate a vision for  children and youth ministries
•    Create environments for young people to grow and develop in spiritual formation.
•    Engage with youth, children and families as a participant in children & youth ministries.
•    Develop and promote creative celebrations of children and youth ministries.
•    Promote the development and growth of children and youth ministry groups that speak to the diverse needs and interests of children and youth.
•    Develop a network of spiritually gifted volunteer leaders, mentors, and apprentices who can disciple children and youth toward spiritual maturity.
•    Coordinate and facilitate volunteer leader training events for new and established workers in children and youth ministry, with a system to recruit, train, develop and appreciate volunteers.

Other Responsibilities
•    Participate in staff team meeting and Christian Education Ministry team meeting
•    Participate in worship as worshiper and/or assisting leaders, as appropriate for your life.
•    Network in the community, with other congregations, and the denomination to develop and share mutual resources for children & youth ministry.

Minimum Qualifications
•    Strong Christian faith and a commitment to education of youth and children
•    AA or BS in education or religious studies (or equivalent). A Master of Divinity degree is preferred. A United Methodist background is advantageous.
•    Demonstrated leadership and facilitation in Children and Youth ministry skills.
•    Ability to engage in a warm and caring manner with youth, children, and parents
•    Familiar and comfortable with social media and other modern communication techniques

Core Competencies
•    Organizing: Can gather and organize resources (people, funding, materials, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; can use resources effectively and efficiently.
•    Planning: Sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedule; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; evaluates results.
•    Manages vision and purposes: Articulates and supports the visions and mission of Englewood UMC (making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world); communicates a compelling and inspired vision for children’s and youth ministry; creates a compelling vision of possibility, hope, and optimism; helping others to own the vision.
•    Developing volunteers: Is able to identify raw talent and recruit capable people into positions of responsibility; provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments for others to do; communicate expectations clearly and holds people accountable.
•    Managing conflict: Deals with problems quickly and directly; steps up to conflict, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; focuses when listening; settles disputes collaboratively and equitably; finds common ground and gets cooperation.
•    Interpersonal Relationships: Relates well to all types of people, inside and outside of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team player.
•    Trust and Integrity: Is widely trusted; seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values during good and bad times; practices what he or she preaches.

Interested candidates should submit their letter of interest and resume, labeled “Director of Children and Youth Ministry” attention: Christian Davenport, Englewood UMC, PO Box 7128, Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804 or via e-mail.

Reports to: Lead Pastor
Effective: 9/01/2014 or as soon as available
Directly Supervises: Volunteers for Children & Youth Ministry
Status: Full time
FLSA: Exempt

Christian Davenport
(262) 443-2926

August 01, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education, Other
Chaplain's Assistant
Raleigh Episcopal Campus Ministry
Full time
Raleigh, North Carolina United States

Chaplain’s Assistant Job Description
Raleigh Episcopal Campus Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina reaches out to students at NC State University, Shaw University, Meredith College, Peace College, and Wake Technical Community College with the three-fold aim of fostering worship, community, and justice. .  This person is a young adult, with a Bachelor’s degree, age range 23-30.
 Job Title: Chaplain’s Assistant

Supervisor: Chaplain

Job Purpose: Support the Raleigh ECM Chaplain in building a worshipping community of hospitality among students members of Raleigh ECM.

Job Duties:
•    Provides an Episcopal presence on the Raleigh college campuses, evangelizing and building relationships with individual student members, social justice organizations, interfaith groups, meeting regularly on and off campus for relational meetings.
•    Fosters a sense of community among the whole by being present at community events and working to facilitate conversation, welcome newcomers, and attend to student members.
•    Offers liturgical support to the Chaplain at Sunday services, serving as sacristan, lay reader, Eucharistic minister, and preacher (in concert with Chaplain).
•    Plans, coordinates, and facilitates Bible study, small-group formation, and large-group discussion in concert with Chaplain.
•    Actively participates on Leadership Team and mentors, organizes, and provides leadership to student leaders in concert with Chaplain.
•    Discerns, organizes, and facilitates social justice events for ECM.
•    Administers Raleigh ECM communication media (including website, iContact e-mail list, Facebook page, etc.).
•    Attends and assists with Fall and Spring Break community trips.
•    Gathers information, evangelizes with the Chaplain on starting a young adult worship service.
•    Maintains a presence at the Cheshire House (2208 Hope St., Raleigh)
•    Hours are 30 per week and negotiable.

Outgoing, energetic, people person, who will exemplify a role model of young adult Christian for the students, experience with relational ministry, commitment to social justice, comfortable with and committed to Episcopal polity and doctrine.

Deborah Fox
(919) 834-2428

July 23, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church, Other
Church Mobilization Director
Richmond Justice Initiative
Full time
Richmond, Virginia United States of America

Objective: The Church Mobilization Director under direction of RJI leadership will create a strategic plan to help realize the mission of RJI: to educate, equip and mobilize communities with the tools needed to be a force in the global movement to end human trafficking.

Supervisor: Sara Pomeroy, Director

Baseline Qualifications:
-Minimum age of 21 years
-College degree or equivalent education and experience
-Conversant in diverse church traditions
-Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
-Willing/able to speak and preach in diverse settings (schools, churches, community groups) with awareness of context

Personal Qualifications
-Self-starter, able to problem solve and work independently with little supervision
-Able to create and maintain strategic plan in coordination with RJI staff
-Networker, looking to help make connections in broad and diverse faith settings
-Able to manage multiple administrative tasks accurately, giving attention to detail
-Fundraiser, looking to raise support and increase network of financial donors

Key Responsibilities:
-Create a strategic plan in conjunction with RJI staff to mobilize churches across the state and provide support to other Justice Initiatives around the state
-Serve as the liaison between the churches and RJI
-Oversee program administration and volunteer support in the following areas
-Maintain the church mobilization speaking calendar
-Maintain inventory of supplies and curriculum for speaking engagements
-Church database: Input and maintain church data including, registration forms, class attendance, surveys, attachments, completion certificates etc.
-Create and send out communication to partner churches at least once per month
-Create mobilization literature to share in diverse church settings
-Maintain spreadsheet of active volunteers and church relationships
-Schedule shadowing opportunities and required training opportunities
-Respond to phone calls/emails as related to RJI Church Mobilization

The above statements are intended to describe the general work tasks expected form an individual assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed.

To apply, please go to RJI website.

Sara Pomeroy
(804) 878-1729

July 23, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Music
Mt. Bethel UMC
Part time
Bahama , NC USA

Direct choir at worship services during the Sunday service.
Help coordinate special music for holidays, as scheduled, in consultation with the Pastor and the Worship Committee.
Assist and support the committees, the pastor, and pianist to help make the time of worship a time of renewal for all.
Choose appropriate music for worship in consultation with the pastor and pianist.
Recruit choir members.
Prepare for and lead choir rehearsal. Schedules to be negotiated between Music Director and choir.
Responsible for the care of choir robes, music, and music room.
Ideal candidate will have extensive musical background with preference given for Organist.
Coordinate special music as necessary.
Create emails, bulletin announcements, and newsletter articles when necessary and for special events.

The Administrative Council reached an agreement that this position be awarded an annual salary of $10,000.  Effective start date is January 1, 2014.

Hours and time requirements
Approximately 9 -12 hrs weekly.
Occasional non-Sunday services required.
Paid Time Off - Eligible for 4 Sundays off annually.  Schedule to be coordinated with senior pastor.

Accountability and Responsibilities / Part-Time Music Director
The Music Director shall work with and be responsible to the Senior Pastor.  He/She shall work in cooperation with the other musicians and/or committees of the church.  The Music Director shall be accountable to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee with respect to hiring and firing, annual performance review (through the Senior Pastor), and salary level. 

Dr. Robert W. Simpson
(919) 475-3149

July 17, 2014
Church, Administration
Office Administrator Fiesta Cristiana
Apex UMC Fiesta Cristiana
Part time
Apex, North Carolina United States

The Apex Family of Faith Communities is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) office administrator to serve at our Fiesta Cristiana faith community.  The ideal applicant is a mature Christian with a passion for hospitality and superior interpersonal, administrative, and communication skills.  Applicants must be bilingual (Spanish/English), possess a solid grasp of Microsoft Office products and Google apps as well as the ability to maintain databases and update a website.  Applicants should have a desire and ability to work as part of a team but also be a self-starter with the ability to take initiative.  A minimum of one year of work experience in an office or similar environment is preferred.  Resumes accompanied by a cover letter should be sent to Pastor José Luis Villaseñor via email no later than August 7th.

La Comunidad de Fe de Ápex UMC está buscando un/a Administrador de Oficina a medio tiempo (20 horas a la semana) para servir en Fiesta Cristiana. El/La candidato/a ideal debe tener una madurés cristiana y una hospitalidad extraordinaria, mostrar superioridad en relaciones interpersonales, y tener excelentes cualidades administrativas y de comunicación.  Debe ser bilingüe (Español e Ingles), tener experiencia sólida con los programas de  Oficina de Microsoft y las aplicaciones de Google, como también tener habilidad para mantener base de datos y páginas de web. Tener el deseo y la habilidad de trabajar en equipo, tener iniciativa propia y ser emprendedor. Se requiere un mínimo de un año de experiencia en oficina/ambiente similar. Favor de enviar su currículo y agregar una carta de introducción al Pastor José Luis Villaseñor a <> a más tardar del 7 de agosto.

Jose Luis Villasenor
(919) 362-7807

July 17, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church
Director of Housing Ministries
Hinton Rural Life Center
Full time
Hayesville, NC USA

inton Rural Life Center, a year-round Christian retreat, is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Housing Ministries. Responsibilities include overseeing home repair and weatherization initiatives, working extensively with volunteers, coordinating a firewood ministry, and engaging in other issues that address generational poverty. Must be willing to share faith journey with others and participate in the Ministry. Salary in 30s and benefits. College degree or equivalent experience required. Contractor's license preferred. Send resume and cover letter to by July 31, 2014. EOE. Drug Free Wokplace.

(828) 389-8336

July 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Choir Director
Elizabeth UMC
Part time
Smithfield , NC USA

To take the leadership role in providing a meaningful and effective musical component of worship. Currently this is a volunteer position, with the possibility of minimal compensation in the future.

The Choir Director is to be a believer in Christ, who genuinely loves people, radiates trust and confidence, and exemplifies Christian character. This person will show a level of spiritual maturity, which encourages both the choir and congregation to see them as an example of Christian discipleship. The Choir Director is expected to be able to read music and have experience directing choirs. This person will have the ability to minister through a music program consisting of a variety of music styles.

The Choir Director is accountable to the Chairperson of Worship, the Chairperson of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, and the Pastor.

-The choir director is responsible for the selection of the music to be presented by the choir each week and for special programs/ events.
-Plan and conduct choir rehearsals.
-Work with the Pastor to coordinate choir music that compliments themes, lectionary calendar, and special services whenever possible.
-Familiarize self with the doctrines of the United Methodist Church and select music that consistently reflects these doctrines.
-Order new music staying within the budget for choir music.
-Attend meetings of the Worship Committee and Ad Council of the church.
-Assume responsibility for the organization and care of choir music, equipment, and supplies.
-Work closely with the accompanist by choosing music that maintains a balance between the abilities of the accompanist and the choir.
-Arrive at church 30 minutes prior to services.
-Notify the Chairperson of the Worship Committee and Pastor as far in advance as possible if unable to attend a service or rehearsal.
-A one month review and evaluation will be held and a yearly review held at the end of the first year and subsequent years thereafter.

Pat Anthony
(919) 413-3633

July 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor of Family Life and Music
Manly Memorial Baptist Church
Full time
Lexington, Virginia United States

Principle Function:
This is a full-time position, reporting directly to the Senior Pastor.  The associate pastor will serve in the dual capacity of family life ministry and music ministry.  The associate pastor will establish an outreach in the local community to engage and invite families to Manly, by building relationships so that the Manly Memorial Baptist Church has greater visibility to present God’s message of love and forgiveness.  In addition the associate pastor will provide coordination with the Children’s Director and Youth Director to support these individuals in providing faith-based, programming to children, youth, and their families.  The associate pastor will also handle choral and instrumental preparation and directing, as well as conduct congregational singing in the worship services.
Compensation is based on experience and comparable church size.
•    Working with the senior pastor, formulate and implement a vision for  family ministry.  
•    Assist the senior pastor in missional leadership to take the church outside the building.
•    Develop initiatives and programs to engage families in the community.
•    Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations (including W&L & VMI), schools, and resources that relate to youth and family ministries.
•    Supervision of Directors in the planning and executing of small group Bible study, retreats, camps, missional; providing curriculum and resources;  and identifying leadership potential in youth and assuring developmental opportunities.
•    Be an advocate for our children and youth by educating the congregation about their hopes, concerns, and needs in our church and community, and engage children and youth workers as vital partners in this ministry using a team approach.
•    Build a sense of community within the congregation, and be supportive to the overall ministry goals of the church; which includes active participation in staff meetings (which plan and implement church and community events).
•    Maintain faithful attendance at all regularly scheduled services.
•    Keep social media portals active and continually engage our young people and families with them.
•    Prepare, lead and direct choir and instrumentalists; conduct congregational singing.
•    Work with senior pastor to design meaningful worship services.
•    Budget line responsibility for family life and music, and oversight of children and youth.


•    Knowledge and experience in the philosophy, psychology and principles of Christian education
•    Undergraduate degree required; Master’s degree from Divinity school or Seminary preferred.
•    Scripturally-grounded, and ability to communicate the truths of God’s word clearly and effectively.
•    Proven computer and social media skills.
•    Excellent leadership skills, including organizational and communication skills.
•    Knowledge of and experience with a variety of Christian music and music styles.
•    Experience in choral and instrumental preparation, directing, and conducting congregational singing.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Dr. Mike Wilkins
(540) 463-4181

July 14, 2014
Church, Ministry
Student Ministry Intern
Roxboro Baptist Church
Part time
Roxboro, North Carolina United States

Roxboro Baptist Church is seeking a part-time student intern who will oversee the ministry to youth (grades 6-12) during the 2014-2015 academic year. This person’s primary responsibilities will include preparing and leading the Sunday and Wednesday evening youth meetings, planning the calendar of service and fellowship events in cooperation with the Youth Council, and conducting all such events.

This intern will also be invited to practice ministry in other areas of church life as part of a holistic service-learning experience. These opportunities may include worship leadership, preaching, and pastoral care.

Interested seminary students should submit a resume and a brief letter of introduction to the senior minister, Rev. DuPre Sanders.

DuPre Sanders
(336) 599-9248

July 11, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Redondo Beach, CA USA

Enable  and  oversee  all  aspects  of  youth  programming  and  the  spiritual  growth  of  youth (Grade  6  through  High  School)  in  our  congregation for  the  sake  of  helping  them  grow  mature  in  faith  through  service,  worship,  study  and  fellowship.
Provide  support  for  ministry  with  college age  and  young  adult  members.  
Primary  responsibilities  relate  to  Sunday  School,  Youth  Group,  retreats  and  summer  trips.  

Specific  responsibilities  include:

Plan  and  coordinate  youth  group  activities, including  regular  meetings,  mission  trips  and  retreats.

Support  youth  leadership  opportunities,  including  the  Youth  Band.

Plan  and  coordinate  youth  Sunday  School  for  grades  6 and  up,  including  curriculum  development/selection  and  special  fellowship  activities.

Be  present  on  Sunday and other  times to  invite  and  welcome  new  youth.

Communicate  with  the  congregation  and  community  about  youth  ministry, through our  weekly  newsletter,  website  and  other  media.

Recruit, train and  supervise  adult  volunteers  with  youth; Supervise  and  collaborate with  Youth  Ministries  Assistant.
Implement church  policies,  including  our  Safe Sanctuaries  Policy,  through  all  aspects  of  Youth  Ministry.

Participate  in  weekly  staff  meetings;  Participate  in  Church  Council.

Plan  and  oversee Confirmation  for  Middle  School  Youth  
every  other  year.

In  consultation  with  the  Finance  Committee,  oversee  the  annual  budget  and  fundraising  for  regular  activities  and  special  retreats  and  trips.

Plan  and  oversee  an  annual  Youth  Sunday and  Youth  Banquet  for  graduating  seniors.

Working  with  the  Director  of  Children  and  Family  Ministries,  provide  leadership  and  support  for  Vacation  Bible  School  for  the  youth.

Support  and  promote  the  youth  ministries  of  our  Annual  Conference.

Connect  youth  to  appropriate  ministries  of  the  congregation  as  a whole,  including  in  worship,  in  service  projects,  and  in  congregational  studies.

Enable  connection  with  young  adult  church  members  as  they transition from  youth ministries  into  the  larger  life  of  the  congregation.

In  collaboration  with  the  Pastor,  provide  pastoral  and  spiritual support  for  youth and their families.

Senior  Pastor and  SPRC

A  mature  Christian  faith  and  an ability  to  think  theologically  are  required,  as  well  as  the ability  to:  
--Relate  easily  to  parents,  youth  and  church  members.
--Communicate  Christian  values  of  acceptance,  care  and  love
--Administer  the  program,  including  recruiting  and  supervising  leaders,  overseeing  budgeting,  planning  effectively  and  clear  communication.
--Climb  stairs  and  lift  approximately  35  pounds
--College  degree  and  graduate  education  or  experience training in  youth  ministry  preferred.

Pastor Molly Vetter
(310) 372 -­8445