Job Opportunities

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

November 19, 2014
Missions, Other
Executive Secretary, Africa
General Board of Global Ministries
Full time
New York/Atlanta, NY/Georgia United States

Job Function:

Analyzes context for new mission opportunities and assist the Office of the Deputy & Associate General Secretaries in the development of policies and procedures pertaining to Africa.

Provides contextual guidance, insight and assistance to GBGM colleagues of other units and agencies working with mission and programs related to Africa. Exchange information on program(s) taking place in the region to enhance collaborative work and avoid overlapping.

Contributes to the strategic and operational planning of GBGM program in Africa including/during the setting of priorities and working methods, and in consultation with the Bishops of Africa and the Office of the Deputy General Secretary to facilitate the development of criteria guidelines. Work with the Bishop and the Advance in identifying projects, their implementation and monitoring.

Administer existing funds and other resources for programs, with emphasis on those considered as high priorities. Identifies potential funding sources for GBGM work in the region by establishing and maintaining contact with the appropriate sources/individuals Undertakes public education on African opportunities and challenges to facilitate the meeting of goals set and increase resources for mission.

Develops and implements, in collaboration with colleagues of other GBGM units and agencies, appropriate approaches to work in Africa, including training, provision of information, development of materials for specific aspects of work in the region.

Provides administrative support for interns, staff members and volunteers as needed.

Work in collaboration with Missionary Services in planning, recruitment and locating placement sites in their assigned regions.

​Major Accountabilities:

Advise the Office of the Deputy and Associate General Secretaries with regard to adequate policy development towards our African partner churches and communities with sensitivity to culture, economics, social and geo-politics.  Promote, develop, and sustain relationships both between GBGM and our partners in Africa, as well as between African partner churches, agencies and churches, agencies and organizations within the USA, Europe and any other part of the world.

Initiates, maintains and develops constant communication and information exchange, perform field visits, participate in conferences and forums offering opportunities of dialogue with UMC Episcopal Areas, Methodist connections, and Ecumenical partners to develop a strong network.


Advanced or college degree with years of international experience.
3-5 years of experience
International affairs and experience in developmental work such as planning, management, information, geography and culture.
Fluency in a Foreign Language, especially French, preferred.
Qualified applicants must have lived and worked in an African country and have been steeped in those countries in cultural context.
Applicants must have an understanding of NGO functions. The ideal candidate has done significant Mission work in Africa. However, we will consider candidates with experience in institutional NGO.
Though Methodist-affiliation is not required, qualified candidates must possess the ability to analyze and evaluate the context in which the Church is called to Christian ministry, develop and sustain collegial relationships and mission partnerships in the assigned region. The candidate should have some experience working in a Global, intercultural, and interfaith context.

​Learning Period: 12 months

Meghan O'Sullivan
(212) 870-3906

November 19, 2014
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Rivermont Baptist Church
Full time
Danville, Virginia USA

SBC/BGAV church seeks full time pastor located in small/rural town.  Congregation with an average of 100 active members.  We are seeking an individual enthusiastic for preaching God's Word.  Individual must be interested in church growth & have the ability to work with all ages.  Must support women in leadership ministry roles.  Qualifications must include but are not limited to:  ordained into gospel ministry, have college & seminary degree. have 6 years ministry experience.  Interested candidates may forward resume to RBC,122 Sunset Place, Danville, VA  24540 or via email.

Rivermont Baptist Church
(434) 793-4030

November 18, 2014
Church, Ministry
Youth Minister
North Raleigh United Methodist Church
Full time
Raleigh, North Carolina United States

North Raleigh United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time youth minister to lead our 150-member youth program. The youth minister is called upon to teach, counsel, lead weekly programs, oversee missions, and supervise the associate youth minister.

The successful candidate will have at least an undergraduate degree, have a record of successful youth ministry, and be a Wesleyan Christian.

A full job description is available on the church web site

To apply, or for more information, please email your resume  to Senior Co-pastor Susan Lindblade at, either as a PDF or Word file.

Application deadline is December 10, 2014.

Eric Lindblade
(919) 847-1536

November 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Part-Time Minister of Youth
Woodhaven Baptist Church
Part time
Apex, North Carolina USA

Woodhaven Baptist Church in Apex, NC is currently seeking a part-time Minister of Youth. Qualifications include a master’s degree and a minimum of 2 years experience in a youth ministry leadership position or equivalent combination of education and experience. The Minister of Youth functions within a church staff team environment and is supervised by the Senior Pastor. The person in this position provides coordination for all youth programs (grades 7-12). The full job description for this position can be viewed by clicking here. If you have a passion for working with youth and are interested in this position, email your resume along with 3 references via email or send your resume to Woodhaven Baptist Church Personnel Committee, 4000 Kildaire Farm Road, Apex, NC 27539 by December 12, 2014.  Please include the words “Minister of Youth” in the subject line of your email.

Dave Stratton

November 14, 2014
Research Intern in Applied Anthropology
The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church
Part time
Washington, DC USA

The General Commission on Religion and Race, an agency of the United Methodist Church, is searching for a graduate student to serve as a Research Intern for the fall semester 2014 and spring semester 2015. The student will assist a research scientist with a project related to multiculturalism in the church. The work will require approximately 12 hours per week and will consist of helping to design the quantitative component, GIS mapping, and some administrative or organizational assistance.  As a result of this experience, the intern will learn about how social-scientific theory can be put to work in the interest of institutional justice. She or he will also gain experience using statistics to answer applied questions, coding, and mapping both quantitative and qualitative data.

The ideal candidate will be a Master’s student currently in course work or a Ph.D. student who is not yet ABD, who is fluent in both statistics and GIS. Students from any field of social science are welcome to apply, but anthropology or geography students are more likely to have the theoretical and methodological background that would be consistent with the project’s needs. The office is on Capitol Hill, and the pay is $15 per hour.

Required Qualifications

  • Currently a graduate student in the social sciences.
  • Familiarity in both statistics and GIS.
  • Ability to commit to a schedule of 12 hours per week until April.


Preferred qualifications

  • Fluency in Arc GIS analysis software.
  • Fluency of SPSS quantitative analysis software.
  • Knowledge of Atlas qualitative analysis software.

Ms. Frances Jett Roberts, PHR
(202) 488-5658

November 14, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Children's Ministries
East Lake United Methodist Church
Full time
Palm Harbor, Florida United States

East Lake United Methodist Church, a Christ-centered congregation, worshipping 350 weekly in Palm Harbor, Florida, is looking for an energetic and creative full-time Director of Children’s Ministries.  Building on a current core group of about 40 active children, the position will be responsible for leading and expanding a program that inspires discipleship for children, commitment and trust with parents, and dedicated involvement for volunteers. The director will lead ELUMC’s efforts to create a nurturing and welcoming faith community where families can build relationships with other families; children may explore and develop a relationship with Christ, and participate fully in a Spirit-led, mission-oriented church. The children’s ministry program serves children from birth through fifth grade.
The successful candidate will have a college degree and 3 years experience, or significant experience in children’s ministry leadership, as well as a strong personal faith consistent with the United Methodist tradition.  Resumes can be sent via email. All inquiries can be directed to Missy Carfield of Ministry Architects (941) 544-7648.

Missy Carfield
(727) 984-9250

November 14, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church, Other
CPE Residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Wilmington, NC USA

We have a January opening in our CPE residency program for a student who has had one prior unit of CPE.  This opening is for two units of CPE and will conclude in August 2015.  NHRMC offers a generous stipend and benefits.  If you might be interested in this position, please contact the hospital directly as soon as possible.

Rev. Paula I. Bradley
(910) 667-7014

November 12, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Associate Director for Children’s Ministries
Peachtree City UMC
Full time
Peachtree City , GA US

Peachtree City United Methodist Church, is seeking a dynamic, creative Associate Director for Children’s’ Ministries.  This is a full-time position.

The ideal candidate should possess:

•    A strong faith in Christ and a passion for ministry, with a lifestyle consistent with their Christian faith.
•    A Bachelor’s degree (or substantial progress toward a degree) from an accredited university in a Ministry field, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Development, or a related area.
•    Documented, referenced experience in a closely-related position, either as a paid staff or as a volunteer.  
•    Knowledge of and a commitment to upholding the theology and beliefs of the United Methodist Church.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will:

•    Have a passion for ministry with children and their parents, developing strong relationships with both.
•    Excel at recruiting, training, utilizing and recognizing volunteers.
•    Possess the ability to evaluate, adapt, and create quality curriculum.
•    Lead, and/or assist in worship, prayer, and teaching.
•    Function as a member of a larger staff and work collaboratively throughout the Church.
•    Efficiently manage resources (money, classroom space, volunteers).
•    Be familiar with the Church’s software platforms (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
•    Be familiar with appropriate child protection and safety policies and procedures, and ensure, for both church events and outside groups, that all appropriate child safety policies are enforced.
•    Maintain appropriate boundaries and confidentiality.

Please send a cover letter and resume to by December 15th.

Robert Lyons

November 10, 2014
Church, Ministry
Minister to Students
St. Matthews Baptist Church
Full time
Louisville, Kentucky United States

The Minister to Students is responsible for a full range of dynamic spiritual, social, emotional, and developmental programming that will enhance the Christian walk of students in Middle School, High School, and College. Qualifications include a Masters of Divinity or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution, experience and knowledge of student ministry, and the ability to coordinate and work well with volunteers and families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating weekly Sunday School and Bible Study programs, planning missions experience and retreats for students, family and student counseling, community outreach, planning special events, and maintaining fiscal responsibility in regards to the budget. The Minister to Students is also responsible for performing other assigned duties in conjunction with other staff members. If interested, please submit a resume and three professional references to Emily Thompson.

Emily Thompson

November 10, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Family and Children Ministries
Celebration United Methodist Church
Part time
Gainesville, Florida United States of America

Celebration United Methodist Church is searching for a Children and Family Ministries Director to further develop and expand our children and family ministries. Celebration is located in an area that has a high population of young families.  The church strives to demonstrate excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit. Candidates for this position should lead with a servant's heart and have a visible, growing personal relationship with Christ.

Cathy Silloway