Job Opportunities

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

August 24, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Minister
West End United Methodist Church
Full time
Nashville, Tennessee USA
http://www.westendumc.org/youth-minister-job-opening

West End United Methodist Church is seeking applicants for the position of Minister of Youth. The Minister of Youth is a full-time member of the Church’s staff. The position generally requires a 40-hour work week which includes working Sundays and four weekdays, with alternate workdays and extended hours occasionally required. The position is salaried/exempt and competitive benefits are provided.

The position requires a person with sound Christian beliefs who enjoys working directly with middle school and high school students. The Youth Minister will provide planning, oversight and coordination of all aspects of the Church’s youth ministry.  This includes creating and implementing a strong and creative curriculum; developing relationships with the youth, their parents, other staff and ministry areas and local ministry partners; and planning and attending church, regular outreach events, mission events and special activities and retreats, both in town and out of town.   Desired skills include: excellent teacher, team builder, communicator, organizer, project manager, and coordinator of parent and other volunteers. The candidate should also be flexible with a good sense of humor, as well as having strong computer and social media skills.   

M. Divinity and degree in religious studies or related studies, or five (5) years experience in youth ministries or similar position preferred.
 
For a more detailed job description and to apply, please go to: http://www.westendumc.org/about/job-openings


Contact
Melanie Paulson
mpaulson@westendumc.org
6153218500

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry, Counseling, Education
Pastor
Norris Religious Fellowship
Full time
Norris, Tennessee USA

The Norris Religious Fellowship, a community church (member ICCC) in the small town of Norris, TN, is seeking a spiritual leader.  We looking for an open-minded, non-judgmental leader, counselor, and guide.  Must be a graduate of an accredited Christian seminary, ordained in a community or mainline protestant church.  Position available March, 2015, deadline for applications October 31, 2015.  For further information contact search@norrisrf.org or Norris Religious Fellowship Search Committee, P.O. Box 1069, Norris, TN 37828


Contact
Susan Miller
susanjim3204@yahoo.com
865-719-2742

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor
Pensacola Beach Community Church
Full time
Pensacola Beach, Florida USA
www.thebeachchurch.com

The Pensacola Beach Community Church is seeking a dynamic Pastor to preach and minister to a congregation of about 120 younger and older members. Worship service attendance averages 75. The called Pastor will lead, guide, and counsel us as we grow our church membership, conduct our Churche's mission (Building God's Beach Community), and enhance the impact of the ministry of our Church in this resort community. Compensation $50,000 (negotiable) and parsonage (1st year),annual adjustments as we and our Pastor grow together. Church information and virtual tour of Sanctuary and fellowship hall are available at www.thebeachchurch.com. Resumes may be sent to pnsbeachchurch@att.net


Contact
leslie solymossy
pnsbeachchurch@att.net
8509362123

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor
Presbytery of Coastal Carolina.
Full time
Sanford, NC USA
http://buffalopres.org/index.html

Buffalo Church, the oldest Presbyterian Church in Lee County, was founded in 1797 by Scot folk who settled this region.  The present church building is the fourth to be built on this site.  It was erected in 1879 and was dedicated in the pastorate of the Reverend William Sterling Lacy in 1880.  The gallery in this building was once used largely by ex-slaves who were members and continued to attend long after the Civil War.

Eight other Presbyterian Churches have been established through the Buffalo Church.

In 2014, Buffalo preformed major renovations to our beloved church with the addition of two new handicap bathrooms in our education building.  Also, in our sanctuary, carpet and lighting fixtures were replaced by the generous efforts of a member.  We also refinished our hardwood floors.  Another generous member donated a new sound system.  

We are a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church USA and the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina.


Contact
Patrick S Kelly
patrickkelly84@gmail.com
919-498-4466

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Pastor
Christ UMC
Full time
Chapel Hill, NC USA
http://christmethodist.org/serve/job-opportunities/

Christ United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, NC, a 20-year-old church of approximately 1,000 members located just minutes from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a number of schools, and a population set to grow dramatically in the next few years...

…is seeking a full-time youth pastor who will dream, vision, build relationships, teach, learn, and lead a thriving youth program into God’s good future.

The ideal candidate loves Jesus, sees him or herself as a dreamer, is creative and thinks outside the box, is a dynamic leader, but also knows how to delegate, equip and support teams.

He or she is comfortable fielding tough, thought-provoking questions, reading and wrestling with Scripture and imagining how Scripture might come alive for the young and young at heart.

The ideal candidate is also compassionate, playful and adventurous, curious and encouraging, and demonstrates a passionate love for God and all of God’s creation.

This person will take the reins of a healthy, robust youth program, a solid team of youth advisors and a newly renovated youth building complete with a study area, offices, a coffee bar and a gathering space for over 100 students.

Here’s the fine print. The candidate must have:

-a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited institution
-education or certification in youth and family ministry or a related program and 2 to 5 years experience in youth ministry
-an understanding of United Methodist polity and doctrine
-strong organizational and communication skills
-a proven track record of implementing new programs and initiatives
-the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people

If this is you, please submit your resume to office@christmethodist.org.


Contact
Katherine Kubel
office@christmethodist.org
919-969-8820

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Pastor
Delrayno Baptist Church
Part time
Oxford, NC USA

Looking for a youth pastor/leader to work with our 6th-12th grade students at DBC.    We are a moderate church that is aligned with CBF and some ministries with the SBC. 


Contact
Rev.'s DL and Rhonda Page
dlpagejr@msn.com
919-725-5201

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Part Time Youth Minister
Woodhaven Baptist Church
Part time
Apex, NC USA
http://www.woodhaven.org/about-us/church-ministry-team/openings

Part-Time Minister of Youth

Woodhaven Baptist Church in Apex, NC is currently seeking a part-time Minister of Youth .A Bachelor’s Degree is required (Master of Divinity desired) plus two years experience in a leadership role as a volunteer or ministerial staff member with proven experience in youth ministry.   An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of the Divinity Degree.  The Minister of Youth functions within a church staff team environment and is supervised by the Senior Pastor. The person in this position provides staff coordination for all youth programs (grades 7-12).  If you have a passion for working with youth and are interested in this position, send your resume along with 3 references to Woodhaven Baptist Church c/o Personnel Committee, 4000 Kildaire Farm Road, Apex, NC 27539 or email your resume to personnel@woodhaven.org.  Please include the words “Minister of Youth” in the subject line.  Check out http://www.woodhaven.org/about-us/church-ministry-team/openings  for a complete job description.


Contact
Heather Johnson
personnel@woodhaven.org

August 11, 2015
Health & Medical, Missions, Social Work
Executive Director
Helping Hands Clinic
Full time
Lenoir, North Carolina USA

Helping Hands Clinic (HHC) has prospered for nearly 20 years as the only charity-funded free-clinic in Caldwell County, NC.  With over 22% of uninsured adults, Helping Hands meets a critical need in the community.  The Board of Directors is committed to continuing and adapting HHC as a privately funded, 501(c)(3) that improves the health of the uninsured, even as the health care marketplace changes.

The clinic serves 2500 uninsured adults and employs a full-time medical provider and 7 staff, engages 150 volunteers who give 5,000 hours a year on behalf of patients and is open weekdays.  The vibrant pharmacy dispenses 22,000 prescriptions to patients at an annual value of $3+ million.  The $550,000 annual operating budget leverages significant in-kind-services to provide the equivalent of $5-$6 million in quality medical care to patients.

HHC seeks a full-time administrative leader to build on HHC’s strengths serving patients and attracting donors, and to guide the Board of Directors and staff though anticipated changes in the next 2-5 years.  Strategic leadership, prior work with governing boards, an ability to provide stability for an organization in transition, and a proven track-record in private fundraising are essential.  Prior success working collaboratively with funding and community partners and an instinct for the mission will be important attributes for candidates.  A minimum of  5-7 years in a leadership capacity with a nonprofit (NPO) is preferred;

Specifically, the position requires:

A bachelor's degree, and a comprehension of the healthcare sector dynamics;
A proven track record in philanthropic major & annual fundraising, and in grant-seeking;
The ability to act strategically while working tactically and operationally;
People-skills, energy, and an ability to act in an environment of uncertainty;
The professional stature to interact effectively with medical providers, funders, government agencies and other health care administrators; and,
The capacities to lead by example with integrity, strength and compassion.  

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and qualifications to HHC Search Committee, 810 Harper Avenue, Lenoir, North Carolina 28645, by August 1.  Please include three reference contacts.  Application screening will begin immediately. The current Executive Director will be available to assist in the orientation of a new leader.


Contact
Lilly Skok Bunch
lilly@hhcnc.org
828.292.8296

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Minister
Harvest United Methodist Church
Full time
Lakewood Ranch, Florida USA

Harvest United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time Youth Minister. Harvest is a diverse community of faith called by Christ to offer hope by graciously welcoming people, intentionally growing disciples, and generously serving others around the globe.  Located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, south of Tampa Bay, Harvest is a vibrant and growing congregation that began in 1997 and currently has an average weekly worship attendance over 750. Harvest will soon be opening its second campus in Manatee County, known as Harvest Bayshore. Please visit our website http://www.welcometoharvest.org/ to learn more about the church.  Submit resume and cover letter to Terry Cox, assistant to the pastors, at tcox@welcometoharvest.org. Harvest is looking to fill this position with a highly qualified, self-motivated person of deep faith as soon as possible. Applications will be considered as they are received.  

Responsibilities include:
•    leading a ministry focused on students experiencing Christ and growing as disciples
•    engaging students in mission and service
•    developing leadership among youth
•    creating an atmosphere where youth can be open to hearing God’s call on their lives
•    building relationships with students and their families
•    reaching out to students and families in the community
•    inviting, equipping and supporting adult team members to serve in the ministry


The best candidates will have:
•    a deep faith in Christ and a commitment to model that faith in daily living
•    a calling and passion to be in ministry with students (6th-12th grade)
•    the capacity to oversee youth ministry in a large church setting
•     a four-year undergraduate degree
•    significant experience working with youth in a church setting
•    a clear understanding and commitment to Wesleyan theology  
•    strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

What you can expect from Harvest:
•    a fun, energetic, capable and supportive staff team
•    a committed team of adults equipped to serve in youth ministry
•    a crew of parents ready to assist as desired and needed
•    a supportive community of faith
•    full-time salary commensurate with experience
•    health, pension, and vacation benefits


Contact
Terry Cox
tcox@welcometoharvest.org
941-907-7333

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
Union Church of Hinsdale
Part time
Hinsdale, Illinois USA

POSITION:    Director of Youth Ministries
HOURS:    Twenty-five hours per week for ministry with youth, with availability of full-time with additional responsibilities
SALARY:    Competitive and commiserate with skills and experience; full-time includes benefits
DESCRIPTION:    The Director of Youth Ministries will lead all aspects of our congregation’s ministry with youth (roughly ages 12-18).  The priorities of the work will be:
•    to help all youth grow as disciples of Jesus Christ;
•    to fully integrate youth into the overall life of the congregation;
•    to invite and welcome non-member youth and their families into the youth program and the life of the congregation, leading to growth of the youth program and congregation;
•    to sustain the priority of service to others as an essential part of Christian faith and spiritual growth, maintaining and enhancing the “work tour” program and other forms of service.

THE CONGREGATION:
    The Union Church of Hinsdale (United Church of Christ) is an active, healthy congregation.  We have people of all ages, and we come from a wide variety of church backgrounds, including “un-churched.”  We have two worship services on Sunday, plus a monthly service led entirely by youth.  We are an open, theologically progressive congregation, committed to inviting and welcoming all.  Service to others and promotion of holistic social well-being is important to us, not just through the church, but in our lives.  We are committed to our children and youth, and seek to help parents raise their children with generous, life-shaping Christian faith. We have energy and resources, and we look forward to working with a Director of Youth Ministries who can lead us with creative, new ideas and an open, generous spirit.

THE MINISTRY POSITION:   
    Our Director of Youth Ministries will be a key contributor to our overall ministry, working closely with other staff and committed lay leadership to help our youth grow and mature in Christian faith.  We need our Director of Youth Ministries to be intentional about the faith development of our youth, while recognizing that mature faith is often “caught” more than “taught.”  Our Director of Youth Ministries needs to share a vision of faith that includes both personal commitment to the way of Jesus and open, thoughtful engagement with the beliefs and everyday realities of contemporary youth.  We seek someone who is relational and engaging, is able to handle the organizational demands of youth ministry, is able to communicate well with parents and the congregation, and will work collaboratively with church members in building a thriving youth program.

QUALIFICATIONS:
    A Bachelor of Arts degree (or equivalent) is expected, with a minimum of two years of professional experience leading a congregational youth ministry program, or working with youth in a Christian ministry position (e.g. outdoor/camp ministries).

    Formal theological training is highly desired, although we will consider candidates with mature Christian faith and the ability and willingness to engage in formal theological training in the future.

CONTACT:
    For initial contact, please send a one page resume, including relevant educational, volunteer, and professional work to the Rev. J. Michael Solberg (Sr. Pastor), at msolberg@uchinsdale.org.  Requests by email for additional information are welcome.  Thank you for your interest in the Union Church of Hinsdale!


Contact
Rev. J. Michael Solberg (Sr. Pastor)
msolberg@uchinsdale.org

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