Job Opportunities

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

September 16, 2014
Education
Dean of Spiritual Life/Campus Pastor
Whitworth University
Full time
Spokane, Washington United States
http://www.whitworth.edu

POSITION: Whitworth University invites applications for the position of Dean of Spiritual Life/Campus Pastor; appointment anticipated to begin on January 1, 2015 or as soon after that date as possible. The Dean of Spiritual Life/Campus Pastor provides leadership for campus ministry including worship and evangelism, pastoral care, and service and community building. The dean reports to the Vice President for Student Life, serves on the President's Cabinet, and has administrative faculty status.

ATTRIBUTES
1. A desire to point the Whitworth community to Jesus Christ as he is attested to in Holy Scripture and the historic creeds of the church.
2. A desire to pursue a life of integrity that reflects the humility, holiness and love of God in Christ.
3. A desire to serve the Whitworth community with energy, intelligence, imagination and love.
4. A desire to embrace Whitworth’s identity as a Reformed, evangelical and ecumenical university.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Leadership, Administration and Teaching
a)    Oversee campus ministry.
b)    Supervise staff as they lead campus ministry programs.
c)    Interview finalists for faculty positions and for key staff positions.
d)    Represent Whitworth to external constituencies.
e)    Participate in board of trustees meetings and consult with trustees on matters related to the university’s mission.
f)    May teach up to one course a year, if desired.
g)    Oversee the campus ministry department budget.
h)    Serve on the Whitworth Institute of Ministry Planning Committee.
i)    Serve as a member of the Whitworth Student Life Directors team.
j)    Collaborate with the Whitworth Office of Church Engagement on initiatives that engage students with church internships and other ministry opportunities.  

2. Worship and Evangelism
a)    Serve as a key theological voice on campus.
b)    Witness to Christ by actively seeking relationships with people across campus.
c)    Collaborate with the campus ministry staff to design and lead worship services.
d)    Preach regularly in weekly chapel services and encourage participation in worship by students, faculty and staff.
e)    Discern and develop ministries that attract a diverse range of students.
f)    Encourage each student, faculty member and staff member to participate regularly in a local church.

3. Pastoral Care
a)    Provide pastoral care and counseling to the Whitworth community.
b)    Nurture a life of disciplined prayer for Whitworth, the church and the world.
c)    Collaborate with student life directors in response to emergencies and crises.
d)    Creatively help people understand themselves in the light of Scripture and the person of Jesus Christ.
4. Service and Community Building
a)    Encourage an atmosphere of thoughtful and charitable inquiry and disagreement about issues of faith, while being a welcoming presence on campus.
b)    Model a life of service, and actively connect students to local and global service opportunities.
c)    Plan and lead special campus worship services such as baccalaureate and memorial services, and participate in campus ceremonies and events such as Whitworth Family Weekend and Fall and Spring Convocations.

QUALIFICATIONS
•    A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning and the ability to clearly and winsomely communicate both.
•    A master of divinity degree and strong intellectual and educational interests required.  A Ph.D. is desirable.
•    Successful experience in college student ministry, administration and teaching is desirable.
•    An understanding of student development and faith development. Experience successfully creating environments where both occur.
•    A demonstrated awareness of and commitment to addressing effectively the unique needs and concerns of persons from a variety of diverse backgrounds, including those from under-represented racial/ethnic populations, persons with different gender and religious identities, and those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
•    Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
•    A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Whitworth’s Reformed, evangelical and ecumenical identities.
•    Active involvement in the church; ordained or able to be ordained.
•    A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
•    All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit the following application documents through our online system:
1.    A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the qualifications of the position  
2.    Your curriculum vitae
3.    Three letters of reference
4.    A short personal essay (approximately one page) describing your personal Christian faith. This essay about your Christian commitment is intended to be a personal, authentic statement in your own words that will help the committee to determine your interest in joining Whitworth's “community of Christian scholars.”  
5.    Candidates selected for phone interviews may be asked to provide additional materials.  
    
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.


Contact
Elise Forman
eforman@whitworth.edu

September 16, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Student Ministry
Ooltewah United Methodist Church
Full time
Ooltewah, TN USA
http://www.oumclive.org/

Ooltewah United Methodist Church of Ooltewah, Tennessee, is a well-established United Methodist Church that is enjoying new growth and development springing up around it.  The church is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministry to oversee youth programs and lead a team of ministry staff and volunteers in fulfilling the church’s mission of “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”  Ooltewah United Methodist is blessed to have a strong core group of youth, dedicated volunteers, and a great staff and pastors.

Primary responsibilities of the Director of Student Ministry will include:
•    Developing relationships:  Establishes relationships with youth, parents, and volunteers through church, community, and school events.  Ensure that relationships are being built between the adult leaders of Ooltewah UMC and the youth.
•    Programming leadership:  Ensures that all details of youth programs and events are addressed to build an engaging and welcoming atmosphere in which spiritual and leadership skills can be developed.
•    Equipping staff and volunteers:  Recruits, trains, and equips volunteers, regularly, to provide spiritual support and encouragement in working with the youth in the youth ministry.

The qualified candidate will have:
•    A deep faith in Jesus Christ
•    A love for youth
•    A Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry or in a related field
•    Five years experience in working with youth
•    Three years experience on a church staff, preferably a larger, multi-staff church environment
•    Experience in recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of United Methodist tradition and theology
•    Be skilled in connecting with youth and parents, energetic, a team player, and adept in using social media

Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to Debra Malone via email .


Contact
Debra Malone
office@oumclive.org
(423) 238-9216

September 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
Wakefield United Methodist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC United States
http://www.wakefieldumc.org

Wakefield UMC in North Raleigh is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministry.  The primary responsibility will be for the Christian formation of students 6th-12th grade.  The candidate must have an authentic relationship with Jesus and be able to help youth develop the same.   The ideal candidate must communicate effectively and demonstrate strong leadership, administrative, and organizational skills.  He or she must be a self-starter, highly motivated, and able to get things done.   He or she must be able to plan and execute events like kickoffs, retreats, work days, and mission trips.   He or she must possess excellent interpersonal skills, an aptitude for building meaningful relationships with youth and their parents, and be able to provide pastoral care.  He or she will engage with the congregation and the community leading the youth in outreach and missions.   The ability to build teams, work with teams, and cultivate leaders (youth and adult) is essential. Individual must be able to preach and teach youth effectively, plan and lead worship experiences, and address relevant issues to youth effectively.  The ideal candidate will lead in a way that is engaging, inviting, fun, energetic, relevant, meaningful, and strengthens the faith of our youth.  Ideal candidate will have youth ministry leadership experience with demonstrated success, a college education, and an understanding and commitment to United Methodist theology, doctrine, and polity.  The position is part-time for approximately 15 hours per week. Pay is commensurate to experience.    Candidates should email cover letter, resume, and references via email by October 15.


Contact
David Gira
dgira@wakefieldumc.org
(919) 747-1493

September 11, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Senior Adult Ministries
Wesley United Methodist Church
Part time
Beaumont, Texas United States
http://www.wesleyumc.com

The Director of Senior Adult Ministries is responsible for planning and coordinating the senior adults, 60’s+.   

This person should be a passionate leader with the desire to energize and lead by developing a comprehensive ministry emphasizing outreach, worship, and discipleship that is modeled after the teachings of Jesus Christ. This position will receive general direction from the senior pastor and will collaborate with the other staff, volunteers, and members.

A full job description is available on our website.


Contact
Robert Besser
jobs@wesleyumc.com
(409) 892-7733

September 11, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Middle Adult Ministries
Wesley United Methodist Church
Part time
Beaumont, TX
www.wesleyumc.com

The Director of Middle Adult ministries is responsible for planning and coordinating the middle adults, 40’s-50’s.

This person should be a passionate leader with the desire to energize and lead by developing a comprehensive ministry emphasizing outreach, worship, and discipleship that is modeled after the teachings of Jesus Christ. This position will receive general direction from the senior pastor and will collaborate with the other staff, volunteers, and members.

A full job description is available on our website.


Contact

jobs@wesleyumc.com
(409) 892-7733

September 11, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Young Adult Ministries
Wesley United Methodist Church
Full time
Beaumont, Texas United States
http://www.wesleyumc.com

The Director of Young Adult Ministries is responsible for planning and coordinating the young adults, 20’s-30’s.  

This person should be a passionate leader with the desire to energize and lead by developing a comprehensive ministry emphasizing outreach, worship, and discipleship that is modeled after the teachings of Jesus Christ. This position will receive general direction from the senior pastor and will collaborate with the other staff, volunteers, and members.

A full job description is available on our website.


Contact
Robert Besser
jobs@wesleyumc.com
(409) 892-7733

September 11, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Worship
Wesley United Methodist Church
Full time
Beaumont, TX United States
http://www.wesleyumc.com

Wesley United Methodist, Beaumont, Texas is seeking to fill the position of Worship Director. Wesley is a 1,500 member church; with average worship attendance each week of 650+ between three worship services.
 
The Worship Director will be responsible for planning and coordinating all the worship services. The Director will have a passion for worshipping God through love for Jesus Christ thru the Holy Spirit and will design God inspired worship through individual, congregational, choral, ensemble music, prayer and liturgy.  

Wesley UMC is a growing church with a rich history and mission of "Knowing God, and making God known".

In addition to our traditional worship sanctuary and education facilities, our Praise and Worship center features state of the art music and audio/video support systems.

A detailed job description is available via our website.


Contact
Robert Besser
jobs@wesleyumc.com
(409) 892-7733

September 10, 2014
Church, Ministry
Minister of Youth
Woodland Baptist Church
Part time
Wake Forest, North Carolina United States
http://www.woodlandwakeforest.com

Part time (20 hours per week) Minister of Youth will be responsible for the planning and implementation of comprehensive youth ministry that promotes the spiritual growth of the youth in the church and community while building relationships with the youth, parents and volunteers of the the ministry.


Contact
Church Office Staff
wbcyouth.190@gmail.com
(919) 556-5455

September 10, 2014
Education
Bible Study Leader
Atria Southpoint Walk
Part time
Durham, NC USA

Atria Southpoint Walk, Independent and Assisted Living Community, is looking for someone to lead a weekly Bible Study.  This is a volunteer position.  Please contact Margery Goode via phone or email or postal service at Atria Retirement Community, 5705 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC  27713 if you can help.


Contact
Margery Goode
mygoode@gmail.com
(919) 308-7647

September 09, 2014
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor/Minister of Families
The Memorial Baptist Church
Full time
Greenville, NC USA
http://www.tmbc.org

The Memorial Baptist Church of Greenville, NC, a Baptist congregation ministering to the community for 187 years, invites applications for a full-time Associate Pastor/ Minister of Families. TMBC is CBF affiliated and is located approximately 2 miles from East Carolina University. Primary responsibilities include ministering to youth, children, and their families as well as other ministry opportunities that may arise. Minimum education requirements: Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s preferred or working toward. Please send resumes to Holly Sloan 1512 Greenville Blvd, SE, Greenville, NC 27858 or to hollybsloan@gmail.com. Review of resumes will begin immediately.


Contact
Martha Huggins
hugginsm@tmbc.org
(252) 756-5314

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