Job Opportunities

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

October 06, 2014
Counseling, Ministry, Non-Church
Campus Pastor
The Crossnore School
Full time
Crossnore, NC USA

Every year in North Carolina there are over 130,000 reports of abuse and neglect against children. Over 40% of those reports involve children under the age of 5. While these numbers seem astonishing, the reports do not begin the cover the actual incidents of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, because most child victims live in silence. Today, there are over 10,000 children in the North Carolina foster care system. Without expert intervention, the life outcomes for children leaving foster care are dismal and often include homeless, incarceration and a continuation of the cycle of abuse.

In spite of these daunting challenges, there is HOPE for children in the foster care system. The Crossnore School is a national model, providing holistic support for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. The Crossnore School is a Christian sanctuary of hope of healing that provides for a child’s every need, mind, body and spirit. Warm cottage homes are staffed by loving cottage parents that teach children how to be part of a healthy, supportive family. Our on-site charter school provides a world-class education that rivals any prestigious boarding school. Our team of masters-level therapists and medical professionals ensure that every child is emotionally and physically healthy. Our goal at The Crossnore School is not only provide every child with an excellent education, therapy services and health care, but it is also to equip every child with solid instruction about Christian principles and values. Research proves that children who have a strong faith and an understanding of their purpose in the world have better life outcomes. For people of faith, we know that the answer to overcoming life’s challenges is relying on the one true God that offers us hope and freedom.

To accomplish our goals with the children we serve, The Crossnore School is hiring a Campus Pastor. This new position will be a person with the skills and knowledge to lead the spiritual development of our children. This person will also allow us to build and maintain strong relationships with local churches. This position is critical to our mission to provide a Christian sanctuary for hope and healing for children in need.

Job Description: Campus Pastor

Education Preference: Master’s degree in Divinity, Bible, Ministry or related field

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field

Work Experience: Candidates must have significant experience in youth/children ministry, Christian education, bible teaching and/or spiritual development.

Candidates must have a proven track record working with children. Preferred candidates will have experience working with children who have experienced trauma, foster care or other similar circumstances.

Faith Experience: The Crossnore School is a nondenominational Christian organization. Candidates will have a strong and active faith and be well versed in the bible and basic Christian doctrine. Candidates must have an appreciation for the diversity of Christian faith and a willingness to be inclusive and open to children and adults of all faith backgrounds. The ideal candidate will be able balance their personal beliefs with the need to build opportunities for children to grow spiritually in individual and developmentally appropriate ways.

Basic Job Responsibilities:

Develop and implement developmentally appropriate curricula and materials for faith formation and spiritual development for children

Organize and staff weekly chapel services for the campus
Lead and/or equip staff to lead devotionals and bible studies

Develop and maintain strong relationships with congregations and faith partners, including the churches where students attend

Teach Old Testament and/or New Testament survey classes as elective courses at the charter school when requested
Provide pastoral support and guidance to children and staff during times when they request support

Support the full implementation of our trauma informed model of care, Sanctuary ©
Speak with churches local and regionally about The Crossnore School

Resume and cover letter should be sent to:

Kathy Dellinger, Executive Assistant
The Crossnore School
P.O. Box 249
Crossnore, NC 28616


Contact



October 01, 2014
Church, Ministry
Part Time Youth Director
Fairmont United Methodist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA
http://www.fairmontumc.org

Provide leadership and spiritual guidance for 10-15 youths of middle and high school age during the 2014-2015 school calendar year. (October 2014 through May 2015)

5-8 hours per week in planning and implementing a creative, fun, and inclusive youth program.  This will include but is not limited to leading youth meetings and programs each Sunday from 5-7pm at Fairmont UMC in Raleigh.

Follow all guidelines listed in Fairmont UMC's Safe Sanctuary Policy.

Attend Pilgrimage (weekend conference for the youth) November 7-9, 2014. (This is negotiable.)

Work directly under the supervision of the pastor.

$1000 stipend per school year is to be paid as follows:  
$500 at the beginning of the semester and $500 in the middle of the semester.


Contact
Rev. Beth Gaines
egaines@fairmontumc.org
(910) 305-0491

October 01, 2014
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor w/concentration in Youth Ministry FT or Youth Pastor PT
Mount Zion United Methodist Church
Part time
Garner, NC USA

Youth Pastor:
Mount Zion United Methodist Church near the junction of 40/42 south of Garner, NC is currently seeking a biblical, evangelical, passionate follower of Christ to serve as Youth Pastor. This is a part time position (based on 25 hours per week) with a focus on ministries with youth (Grades 6-12). The candidate should be degreed or on track to receive a degree in Christian Education or related discipline and/or have significant experience in youth ministry. Ordination is not required nor advantageous. The Youth Pastor serves as part of the staff equipping team and will also assist in general pastoral ministry. Travel and continuing education funds are available. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to serve as part of a growing church family, send your resume with three references to: info@mountzion-umc.org with “Youth Pastor” in the subject line.

Associate Pastor w/Concentration in Youth Ministry:
Mount Zion United Methodist Church near the junction of 40/42 south of Garner, NC is currently seeking a biblical, evangelical, passionate follower of Christ to serve as full time Associate Pastor. The position encompasses leadership in ministries with youth (Grades 6-12) and assisting the other pastoral staff with equipping, worship leadership, teaching, and congregational care/counseling. The candidate should be degreed or on track to receive a degree in Theology or a related discipline and/or have significant experience in youth and pastoral ministry. Ordination is not required nor advantageous. Travel and continuing education funds are available. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to serve as part of a growing church family, send your resume with three references to: info@mountzion-umc.org with “Associate Pastor” in the subject line.


Contact
Marilyn Johnson
info@mountzion-umc.org
(919) 772-8415

September 29, 2014
Church, Ministry
Community Minister
Northwest Baptist Church
Full time
Winston-Salem, NC USA
http://www.nwbc-ws.org/

Northwest Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC is seeking a community minister for collaborative/shared ministry position with a focus on outreach and growing the Kingdom of God. Northwest is a small church settled amid many single family homes, apartments, townhomes, and schools. Position includes developing community relationships, planning and executing outreach programs, family ministry, preaching, teaching, and worship planning. Experience in church planting preferred. Degree from accredited divinity school or seminary required. Part-time or be-vocational considered. Northwest is dually aligned with CBF and SBC and affirms women in all ministry roles.


Contact
Cecilann Clinard
nwbcsearchcommittee@gmail.com
(336) 765-6754

September 29, 2014
Church, Ministry
Minister of Spiritual Development and Communications
Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church
Full time
Charlotte, NC US
http://www.pritchardmemorial.com/

Establish and lead an Adult Spiritual Development framework for our church's future here in Dilworth and South End. This would include appropriate plans and curriculum for spiritual development "inside the church" and "outside the church." This also includes appropriate activities for the community for gatherings involving Bible Study and/or other relevant discussion settings. This position also would be responsible for the continuing communication of the need for these activities to the congregation at large. Other major job elements include: communicating the church's mission to the media, local businesses, and municipal leadership; oversee all church digital communications; minister and counsel to young adults who are members and those who attend activities sponsored by the church.


Contact
Donald Taft
donaldtaft05@gmail.com
(704) 376-1571

September 24, 2014
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Glenolden Congregational Church
Part time
Glenolden, PA USA
http://www.glenoldencongregationalchurch.org

Job Description
The Minister shall have charge of the spiritual welfare of the Church with the assistance of the Board of Deacons. The Minister shall seek to enlist followers of Jesus Christ, preach the gospel, and administer the activities of the Church in cooperation with the various boards and committees. The Minister shall be ex-officio member without vote of all boards and committees.

Church Information:
Glenolden Congregational Church is associated with the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. We are located in Glenolden (population 7,200) Pennsylvania. Delaware County Population (560,000), suburb of Philadelphia. We are 7 miles southwest of center city Philadelphia. Members: about 65.  Sanctuary seating up to 250. Annual budget $80,000.00
Salary Pastor: $10,500, Housing $14,000, book allowance $1,000

Job requirements:
The Senior Pastor shall be:
•  Called by God in the Lord Jesus Christ to a special ministry of the word.
•  Preach scripture-based messages believing that Christ was crucified and rose from the dead as a propitiation for our sins.
•  Teach scripture and Christian morals to the church congregation.
•  Bring people to repentance and faith in Christ Jesus.
•  Strong communication skills, able to engage people of all ages, listen well and provide emotional support in times of routine life, difficult situations, sickness, joy and transition in life.
•  Strong leadership skills.
•  Who leads his personal life and family with order, stability and gentility.

Applicants must have four or more years of pastoral experience in a church, having been ordained as a minister, or the ability to be ordained as such a minister.
 
Interested candidates should return:
A cover letter
A current resume or curriculum vitae
A copy of all degrees and certificates
A copy of an ordination certificate
A recent video recording of two sermons
Three references
A recent photo

Mail to:
Glenolden Congregational Church
Attn: Ed Kerstetter, Pastor Search Committee
115 S. Scott Avenue
Glenolden, PA  19036


Contact
Ed Kerstetter
ed@ourgcc.org
(610) 583-7723

September 24, 2014
Education
Director of Children and Family Minsitries
Lake Washington United Methodist Church
Part time
Kirkland, WA United States
http://www.lwumc.com

- Prefer Bachelor’s Degree, equivalent or commensurate experience in program development, coordination and/or administration, including leadership of volunteer and/or paid team members.
- Valid Drivers’ license, current auto insurance and a good driving record for at least 5 years.
- Compliance with Federal and State laws.
- Support of the United Methodist Book of Discipline, Western Jurisdiction and/or the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference policies as guided by the pastoral and lay leadership of Lake Washington United Methodist Church.

Compensation, Benefits and Accountability:
- Part-time hourly; 20 hours to increase with growth in the program.
- Annual part-time salary range: $19,000 - $25,000 based on qualifications, education and experience.
- Vacation, sick leave and other benefits as stated in LWUMC Personnel Policy Manual unless otherwise negotiated and reflected in the hire letter.
- Be accountable to the Lead Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee, receive day-to-day direction and regular supervision from the Lead Pastor;
- Meet at least annually for performance evaluation and to set goals and objectives aimed at furthering LWUMC’s mission and multiplying its ministries. Unless circumstances dictate otherwise, this evaluation shall be conducted in accordance with the principles outlined in the LWUMC SPRC Guiding Principles document;
- Support the mission and vision Lake Washington United Methodist Church.
For Essential Functions, Other Responsibilities and Core Competencies, see job description.

Inquiries and résumés should be directed to Jessi White, Office Administrator: office@lwumc.com or 425.885.3311.


Contact
Kelly Dahlman-Oeth
pastorkel@hotmail.com
(425) 885-3311

September 20, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church, Other
Director of Development, Missouri UM Foundation
Missouri United Methodist Foundation
Full time
Columbia, MO USA
http://www.mumf.org/

The MO UMF is the statewide charitable foundation for the UMC.  A full job description should be requested via email.  


The Director of Development will expand the number and quality of relationships among all Foundation constituencies and help grow financial resources for ministry at every level.  With a primary emphasis on personal contact, the Director will arrange and conduct visits, meetings, meals, workshops, and events. A car and travel budget are provided and significant travel throughout the state is required.  The new Director will also help develop marketing materials and a comprehensive development plan.


Contact
David P. Atkins
datkins@mumf.org
(573) 875-4168

September 18, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Christian Education
Saint Giles Presbyterian Church
Full time
Raleigh, NC USA
http://www.saintgiles.org/#!staff/c5bh

Saint Giles Presbyterian Church is seeking a Full Time Director of Christian Education to develop, administer, oversee and participate in an intentional, well-planned and integrated Christian Education Program. This program will offer high quality learning experiences that will help all ages grow in faith and understanding of scripture and life as disciples of Jesus Christ. Knowing that Christian learning happens best with community, where supportive, caring relationships nurture faith development and growth, the Director of Christian Education will coordinate with multiple leaders and ministry teams that work together to serve the Saint Giles community.

Saint Giles is striving for a team-based model of ministry in which leaders embody the best practices of shared-leadership, balanced living, consensus building and Sabbath-keeping in ways that invite others to practice Christian Living in a safe, nurturing Christian environment.

Areas of Leadership include (but are not limited to):

- Sunday morning educational opportunities for children, youth and adults
- Sunday evening youth group (including youth retreats, lock-ins, summer trips/conferences and special activities and fundraisers)
- Sunday worship (9:00 and 11:00; leadership in worship to be negotiated)
- Nursery care (primarily Sunday morning)
- Other educational opportunities for children, youth and adults (Vacation Bible School, Confirmation, midweek programs, Bible Studies, Presbyterian Women, etc.)
- Children, Family and All-age (Intergenerational) Mission activities – this will involve interaction between the Education and Nurture Division and the Outreach Division.
- Supervisory Responsibilities for paid Nursery Workers and the part-time Youth Program Director

Responsibilities

With the support and assistance of the Education and Nurture Division (elders and team members) volunteers and the Pastor, the general responsibilities of the Director of Christian Education include:

- Recruit, equip, support, train and provide resources to Christian Education leaders and teachers. This includes initiating leadership development opportunities, anticipating challenges, resolving conflict, solving problems, responding to needs, being available to members of the congregation and encouraging creativity, imagination and vision. Implement a model to continually evaluate curriculum and programming. Work with church leaders and staff to strengthen existing programs, initiate and develop new (innovative) programs and appropriately celebrate/retire programming that has served its purpose.
- Initiate the scheduling, planning and implementation of extra opportunities as part of the Saint Giles Christian Education Program (all-age classes/events, Kickoff Sunday, Advent and Lent programs, Sunday worship leadership opportunities for children and youth, coordination with local campus ministries and education-related volunteer-appreciation).
- Occasionally attend off-campus activities in which our children and youth participate.
- Provide support and care for children, youth and families in the planned and unexpected events of life.
- Encourage and provide resources to support at-home spiritual nurture and faith development.
- As needed, work with the Congregational Life Ministry Team to develop and strengthen “House Church” program and other small group studies by providing coaching regarding program possibilities, curriculum and resources.
- Be active in areas of professional development by engaging with other DCEs and church professionals and be actively involved in the life of the Presbytery in the areas of Christian Education or Youth.
- Work with the Administrative Assistant to ensure proactive communicate re: educational events and opportunities for children, youth and adults – utilizing existing publications, social media and new avenues of communication.
- Ensure close communication with the Education and Nurture Division and church staff.
- Attend:
o    Sunday School
o    Worship (9 & 11 during the academic-year)
o    Youth Activities (in coordination with the Youth Program Director)
o    Monthly Session meetings, as requested or required.
o    Monthly Children’s, Youth and Adult Ministry Teams or others as needed.

Accountability

The Director of Christian Education is accountable to the Session and works under the supervision of the Pastor/Head of Staff. Annual reviews will be conducted by the Pastor/Head of Staff, members of the Personnel Team and elders on the teams with which the Director of Christian Education ordinarily serves.

Qualifications

The Director of Christian Education must be:

- Able to provide 3 references
- Willing to submit to a background check and drug-screening
- Willing and able to comply with all Saint Giles Presbyterian Church policies, including the Saint Giles Safe Sanctuary Covenant and Policy and the Personnel Policy

The ideal Director of Christian Education will:

- Have an undergraduate degree; a degree in Christian Education is preferred
- Have experience as a Christian Educator (preferred)
- Have experience leading, and serving with, a team of staff and volunteers
- Demonstrate (through references and interactions) the ability to successfully engage, and relate to, children, youth and adults
- Be excited about joining a small staff-team in which relationship-development, shared responsibility and mutual accountability are honored and sought
- Be familiar with congregational settings (preferred)
- Be organized, creative, energetic and fun
- Be committed to fostering her/his own ever-growing Christian faith


Compensation/Terms of Employment

- This is a Full Time position. Salary will be based on experience.
- Since work on Sunday is required, the Director of Christian Education will have one consistent weekday off to compensate.
- Paid Vacation and Study Leave will be negotiated based on experience and level of education.
- Business use of personal vehicles, continuing education and other such professional expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the Accountable Reimbursement Plan in the Session Personnel Manual, subject to budget limitations.
- Unless specifically documented and agreed to, this position is considered full-time and follows the personnel policies for full-time non clergy-position.

Saint Giles is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact
Katherine Kussmaul
office@saintgiles.org
(919) 787-4790

September 18, 2014
Church, Ministry
Part-Time Youth Program Director
Saint Giles Presbyterian Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA
http://www.saintgiles.org/#!staff/c5bh

Saint Giles Presbyterian Church is seeking a Part Time Youth Program Director to work with a team of adult church members and staff to develop, continue and ensure appropriate faith-based ministry (in the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition) for youth grades 6-12 (ordinarily ages 11-18).

Saint Giles is striving for a team-based model of Youth Ministry in which leaders embody the best practices of shared-leadership, balanced living, consensus building and Sabbath-keeping in ways that invite youth to practice Christian Living in a safe, nurturing Christian environment.

Areas of Leadership include (but are not limited to):

- Sunday School (Sundays 10:00am-11:00am)
- Youth Group (Sundays 6:00pm-8:00pm)
- Weekend and overnight retreats
- Sunday worship (9:00 and 11:00; primarily presence; worship leadership may be negotiated if the Youth Director desires)
- Mission opportunities
- Fund raisers
- Summer trips

Responsibilities

The Youth Program Director will work the Elder for Youth, Duke Intern (where appropriate) and the Director of Christian Education (DCE) to identify, create and equip a team of adult and youth leaders.

The Youth Program Director will develop relationships with youth, their families and the congregation as a whole. Relationships are developed through regular communication and engagement with youth and parents/guardians including appropriate use of technology, regular newsletter articles and, as time permits, presence in our youth’s non-church activities (sporting events, concerts, performances, etc.)

The Youth Program Director will work with the DCE and other church leaders to engage youth in all-age ministries at Saint Giles. This will include interacting with a range of Saint Giles’ Ministry Teams and may include planning and organizing programs and events.

On a monthly basis during the academic year, the Youth Program Director can expect to:

- Participate in Sunday School 3 Sundays/month; teaching when needed
- Attend worship 3 Sundays/month (attending an equal number of 9am and 11am worship services)
- Lead Youth Group 2 Sundays/month and be present weekly; the Youth Program Director can miss up to 4 Sundays/academic year in consultation with the DCE
- Lead (with the DCE and elder) and participate in 1 planning meeting/month

On an academic year basis, the Youth Program Director can expect to:

- Attend 2 two-night retreats
- Plan and lead at least 1 overnight lock-in
- Lead (with the DCE and elder) and participate in at least 2 “Big Picture” Youth Planning events

Summer Camps/Conferences will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Accountability

The Youth Program Director will report directly to the DCE. The Youth Program Director will have a midyear review conducted by the DCE.   

Qualifications

The Youth Program Director must be:

- At least 23 years of age
- Able to provide 3 references
- Willing to submit to a background check and drug-screening.
- Willing and able to comply with all Saint Giles Presbyterian Church policies, including the Saint Giles Safe Sanctuary Covenant and Policy and the Personnel Policy

The ideal Youth Program Director will:

- Have, or be working toward, an undergraduate degree.
- Have experience leading and working with teenagers and their families (preferred)
- Be familiar with congregational settings (preferred)
- Be organized, creative, energetic and fun
- Be committed to fostering her/his own ever-growing Christian faith

Preference will be given to candidates with the above qualifications as well as the ability to commit to more than one academic year.

Compensation/Terms of Employment

- This is an academic-year position (mid-August through early June) designed to be ca. 15 hrs/week. The Youth Program Director will be expected to: track his/her hours and submit a time sheet
- Hourly rate to be determined based on experience.
- Lock-ins and Retreats will be paid separately in consultation with the DCE.
- Unless specifically document and agreed to, this position is considered part-time and follows the personnel policies for part-time non clergy-position.

Saint Giles is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact
Rev. Katherine Kussmaul
office@saintgiles.org

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