Job Opportunities

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

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 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 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 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 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
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

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 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 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

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