Job Opportunities

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

July 20, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Middle School Ministries
Christ Church Episcopal
Full time
Greenville, SC USA

Christ Church Episcopal, located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina and known as the “Parish in the Heart of the City,” is seeking a dynamic and committed individual to serve as our new Director of Middle School Ministries.

The new Director of Middle School Ministries will be charged with building upon our vibrant Middle School Ministries program. The new director will oversee all of Christ Church's Middle School Ministries, which provides opportunities for formation for almost 200 Middle School youth and their families, while envisioning and implementing new initiatives to help the Middle School-age youth of Christ Church continue to grow in the knowledge and love of God.

This position is open to both lay and ordained individuals.

The Rev. J. Gary Eichelberger

July 20, 2015
Resource Development Specialist
Achievement Academy of Durham
Part time
Durham, North Carolina United States

The Achievement Academy Resource Development Specialist is a development professional charged with assisting the Executive Director and Board in implementing the organization’s strategic resource development plan.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Analyze, cull, and maintain an active current donor base
•    Assist Board and ED in increasing individual donor base and annual giving
•    Manage donor acknowledgement process
•    Develop effective fundraising materials and tools for the organization, including website elements and other tools to facilitate online giving
•    Design and manage annual direct mail campaigns
•    Assist the Board and ED in establishing a major donor campaign
•    Assist the Board and ED in developing a strategy for increasing corporate giving
•    Assist in the planning and execution of the organization’s annual fundraising event
•    Assist the ED in identifying new foundations with giving priorities aligned with the organization’s mission, and provide support for approaching new philanthropic prospects.
•    Work with ED to make presentations to potential donors

Competitive candidates will be those who can demonstrate proficiency with donor database management and web-based fundraising tools, along with successful experience in one or more of the following development areas: individual donor development, major donor campaigns, corporate giving, fundraising events.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references to:  Applications must be received by August 15, 2015.

The Achievement Academy provides a path toward a more equitable Durham by offering educational and social support to individuals who are disconnected or isolated from the broader community.  Many young people face barriers like homelessness, trauma, and illness that derail their educational progress.  AAD’s interactive instructional program is designed to address these barriers to get students back on track to academic achievement.

The Achievement Academy of Durham is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of age, race, ancestry, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, or disability that can be accommodated.

Gayle Erdheim

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry, Education
Youth Director
Creedmoor UMC
Part time
Creedmoor, NC USA

The general purpose of the the position is to build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.
The Primary Task:
There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the youth ministry at all levels in the connectional system of the United Methodist Church and in all ministry areas of the local church. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:
    -love youth where they are
    -encourage youth in developing their relationship to God
    -provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth
    -challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and           

1.    Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes,
        concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.
2.    Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in
        the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
3.    Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
4.    Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and
        participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
5.    Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth
        ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
6.    Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people,
        and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.
7.    Coordinate and teach Confirmation classes in partnership with the pastor(s)
        and provide leadership for confirmands, mentors, and parents.
8.    Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all
        available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board,
        etc.). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and
        the congregation as a whole.
9.    Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways
10.    Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and
        maintain a teamwork mentality.
11.    Ensure that the Safe Sanctuaries Policy is observed in all youth ministry

Qualifications and Aptitudes:
1.    Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology.
2.    Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate,
        manage and implement a youth ministry within the parameters of the United
        Methodist Church.
3.    Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict
        management skills, and computer skills.  Must possess a proven ability to
        work effectively with youth and teams of volunteers.

Jared Hanson

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Children's Ministry
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Hurst , Texas United States

First United Methodist Church of Hurst, Texas (, a theologically driven and dynamic congregation of over 3500 located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. FUMC Hurst lives out their faith through a triple focus:

Connecting with People,
Connecting with Purpose,
Connecting with God.

The Director of Children’s Ministry will nurture the spiritual development of children (infants through 6th grade) while also equipping their parents so that together they can partner in God’s transformation of the world.  The church extends a radical welcome to multi-generations within their nearly 150-year-old church family as well as to the surrounding neighborhood of diverse and growing families including African refugees, Hispanics, and other minority groups. Status quo is unacceptable as the children’s ministry at FUMC Hurst continues to grow and adapt to meet the needs of the community by connecting people with purpose to God.

The successful candidate  should have a college degree. Educational foundations in child development or early childhood education and United Methodist theology are preferred. Applicants should have a minimum of three years of experience in children’s ministry. Candidates should demonstrate a strong personal faith consistent with the United Methodist tradition. Although current membership in a United Methodist church is not required, the Director of Children’s Ministry will be expected to become a member of FUMC Hurst upon employment.  The children’s ministry team consists of the director, full-time assistant director, part-time nursery director, and part-time administrative support. The Director of Children’s Ministry will report to the Executive and Preaching Pastor.

Resumes and queries can be directed to Kristina Zirschky,

Kristina Zirschky

July 15, 2015
Middle School Religion Teacher
Immaculata Catholic School
Full time
Durham, NC United States

Immaculata Catholic School in Durham, North Carolina has full-time Middle School Religion Teaching position (grades 6-8). Immaculata Catholic School is a Blue Ribbon School that focuses not only on academics but developing the whole child in  mind, spirit and values.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following but not limited to:
•    Teach according to the standards of the Diocesan Curriculum and consistently implement classroom routines and procedures.
•    Develop daily lesson plans, assignments and assessments.
•    Collaborate with middle school team to discuss student progress, best practices and the utilization of technology.
•    Form and maintain relationships with families, including phone calls, emails and conferences.
•    Participate in on-going professional development for growth as teacher.
•    Facilitate middle school retreat.
•    Organize and plan Friday morning prayer services.
•    Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students and maintain an orderly classroom.
•    A positive attitude and the ability to work as part of a team.
•    Belief that all students should be held to high standards.
•    Ability to incorporate technology into daily lessons plans.
•    The candidate will be a practicing Catholic with active membership in a parish.
•    Education:
•    Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Theology/Religious Studies required.
•    Must have or be working towards North Carolina teacher certification.
•    Demonstrated expertise in the subject area.
All qualified applicants should submit a resume, complete with a cover letter, to Barbra Murray ( The review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Barbara Murray
919-682-5847 ext 262

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
youth minister
Full time
Tampa, Florida United States

Bayshore Baptist Church (Tampa, FL) is seeking a Youth Minister.  We are a moderate, Baptist fellowship aligned with the CBF at the Florida and National levels.  Ministerial applicants must have good preaching skills, and be loyal to Christian doctrine, discipline and worship.  Our preferred credentials include a degree from an accredited seminary, school of theology, or divinity school and a some experience serving as a Youth Minister while a student.  Ideal strengths in relating to young people and their parents are highly desired.  He/she should possess strong organizational skills and support the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message.  Ministerial applicants should submit: (i) a resume, (ii) a list of at least five professional references, (iii) a statement describing the candidate’s philosophy of ministry, and (iv) preferred contact information or Bayshore Baptist Church, Youth Minister Search Committee, 3111 W. Morrison Ave., Tampa, FL 33629.

Katherine Miller

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
Assistant Pastor
Congregation at Duke University Chapel
Full time
Durham, NC United States

Seeking an Assistant Pastor
Congregation at Duke University Chapel
Full or Part Time

The Congregation at Duke University Chapel, In Durham, North Carolina is seeking an Assistant Pastor to provide pastoral leadership with particular emphasis on youth, young adults and engagement with and outreach to the Duke University and Durham communities.  The Congregation, an inter-denominational community with 525 members is comprised of single, couples, and families who have made Duke University Chapel their worship home. The Congregation is a separate organization from Duke University Chapel, and yet closely related to the Chapel.  

Assistant Pastor provides support and oversight to the ministry with youth, young adults, engagement with the community, as well as general pastoral duties.  This person works cooperatively with all staff members and lay leaders. Responsibilities include:
1.    Ministry to Youth and their Families: Provide leadership and resourcing for the development, coordination, evaluation and enhancement of Christian education for youth 6th through twelfth grade.
2.     Young Adult Ministry: Provide leadership and resourcing for the development, coordination, evaluation and enhancement of Christian nurture for college-age and young adults, typically those in their 20’s and 30’s. This ministry is to members of the Congregation, Duke University students, and non-member young adults in the Durham area.
3.    Engagement with the Community: Provide leadership and support to the Mission Committee in their service to others, to members of the Congregation to deepen their engagement with the Congregation, and to non-member residents of the Durham area who do not have a church home

1.    Graduate theological education required; ordination or ordination-track preferred.
2.    Capacity and desire to serve in an interdenominational setting in which the Apostles’ Creed serves as the statement of faith.
3.    Ability to incorporate the beliefs and practices of the Christian faith into programmed activities.
4.    Strong communication skills and an engaging personality. Ability to recruit, motivate, lead, encourage, and thank volunteers, and to communicate the vision for ministry at the Congregation at Duke University Chapel.
5.    Team player: ability to work cooperatively, flexibly, fruitfully, and creatively as a member of the church staff, and with diverse groups within the congregation.

Please send resume and cover letter to the Assistant Pastor Search Committee at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position is designed as a full-time salaried position for one individual, however, for the right individual(s), the search committee will also consider ministry couples or part-time staff.

Carol Gregg

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister for Young Adults and Faith Formation
Highland Baptist Church
Full time
Louisville, KY United States

Highland Baptist Church is a progressive voice of faith in an urban setting. This 122 year-old congregation is rooted in tradition, but not mired in it. We are serious about the Christian way, and seek another minister to help equip a dynamic congregation committed to embodying God’s inclusive and transforming love to the people of the greater Louisville community.

Particularly, we seek a minister to work with the 200 young adults (ages 18-35) who are part of Highland and to build on currently thriving Young Adult programs.  In addition, we seek someone to lead the spiritual formation of all of Highland’s adults by continuing to build on already strong Bible study classes and developing an array of additional ways to nurture and deepen faith in individuals and in the congregation collectively.

Ryan Davis

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Elizabethtown Baptist Church
Full time
Elizabethtown, NC United States

Elizabethtown Baptist Church, located in the county-seat of Bladen County, North Carolina is prayerfully seeking the next pastor of our church. Elizabethtown Baptist Church is a diverse church with a rich history of worship and ministry. All ministries of the church seek to honor God and equip the congregation to be mature and effective Disciples of Christ in the world. Ministries of our church include music and youth programs, children’s day school and after school programs, and a K-8 Christian academy. The church supports SBC, CBF, BSCNC, and Bladen Baptist Association.
The senior pastor of Elizabethtown Baptist Church will be expected to provide visionary leadership for the congregation’s future. The senior pastor will possess strong leadership skills with a focus on worship, biblical preaching and teaching, prayer, pastoral care and leading outreach ministries to our community. Collaborative leadership with the church’s ministry staff and other staff members and lay leaders is required.
The preferred candidate will have an earned Master of Divinity Degree and significant experience in ministry.

Jeff Kornegay

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
Part-time Director of Children's and Youth Ministries
First United Methodist Church
Part time
Henderson, NC United States

Part-time Director of Children's and Youth Ministries
  In partnership with the Lead Pastor, church staff members, and lay leadership, this person will coordinate and implement all programs and outreach initiatives for the children and youth of First UMC. Time commitment will vary but will require an estimated average of 16 hours per week.  We are seeking someone who has good people skills and a positive attitude and has training and/or experience in implementing programs of spiritual formation with children and youth.  A Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education or a related field and a background in the United Methodist Church is preferred.

Terry Huffines