Below are specific job listings, including positions at Duke Divinity School, that have been submitted to the school.
December 08, 2014
Health & Medical, Ministry, Non-Church, Missions
Director, Community Health & Values Integration
Centura Health (St. Catherine Hospital)
Garden City, KS USA
This position will be utilized by and applies to Catholic Health Initiative sponsored entities and service lines.
December 08, 2014
Director of Music
West Nash United Methodist Church
Wilson, NC United States
West Nash United Methodist Church, Wilson, NC is seeking a part-time (15-18 hours/week) Music Director. Duties will include directing the Adult Choir, developing other choirs as needed, and working with the pastor and staff to provide music for the blended congregational worship service. The right person will be committed to Jesus Christ and be willing to align themselves with the mission and vision of West Nash United Methodist Church. Candidates should be able to work with a diverse group of people and have a love for and knowledge of both traditional and contemporary worship styles. Please send resume and direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 05, 2014
CEO, United Methodist Communications
United Methodist Communications
Nashville, TN US
United Methodist Communications is responsible for creating global communication strategies to meet the public relations, marketing and communication needs of The United Methodist Church.
We inspire, inform and engage our audiences, and deliver messages of hope and healing on behalf of the people of The United Methodist Church. We work to increase awareness and visibility of the denomination in communities around the globe, providing a voice for the church and telling stories of how United Methodists serve around the world.
United Methodist Communications uses research regarding the needs, perceptions and preferences of its audiences and metrics to build and strengthen the foundation of its communications and program development.
Effective communication is vital to help churches grow into inviting and inspiring places to worship where congregations are fully engaged in mission and outreach.
United Methodist Communications provides services, tools, training, products, partnership grants and other resources for communication ministry, working collaboratively with other agencies, regional conferences and local churches.
United Methodist Communications provides content that is timely, topical and theologically grounded through the denomination’s official website, UMC.org, United Methodist News Service, the award-winning Interpreter magazine, a monthly e-newsletter, Spanish- and Korean-language publications, and other channels. Through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, and YouTube, we provide an interactive avenue for people around the world to connect with The United Methodist Church.
Advancements in technology have created new opportunities to use communication to improve the quality of people’s lives in developing countries through information that empowers them to stay healthy, get an education and make a living. The ICT4D (Information and Communications Technology for Development) program uses new technology in ways that expand the church’s ability to communicate globally and provide access to information in remote areas of the developing world.
The Rethink Church campaign reaches out to people seeking a spiritual connection to help bring them into a relationship with Jesus Christ through local churches. This movement centers on life-changing service and outreach that takes church outside buildings and into communities.
Through Imagine No Malaria, an extraordinary ministry of the people of The United Methodist Church, we are working to raise $75 million to improve health infrastructure and eliminate preventable death and suffering from malaria in Africa.
The General Commission on Communication (United Methodist Communications) is charged with the task of meeting the communication, public relations and marketing needs of the entire Church and reflecting the cultural and racial diversity within The United Methodist Church. United Methodist Communications provides resources and services to local churches and annual conferences. United Methodist Communications also has a consultative relationship with all general agencies of the Church and with any structure for communication and public relations at the jurisdictional, episcopal area, annual conference, district, or local church level.
This governing body consists of members selected from each of the jurisdictional conferences and from the central conferences, so that its members represent the diversity of our global church. The commission meets at least once each year to review the work of the agency as well as make decisions about the direction of the agency's work for the coming year.
The staff of United Methodist Communications is passionate about telling the story of the church and helping you strengthen the Church’s ministry of making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Centered in Christ, committed to excellence, United Methodist Communications informs, inspires and engages the people of The United Methodist Church and the World. The United Methodist Communications’ goal is to help The United Methodist Church tell its story.
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The General Secretary will provide strategic communications leadership for The United Methodist Church and lead United Methodist Communications, working with the General Commission on Communication and the executive leadership team to develop strategic plans and policies for the agency. The General Secretary will be expected to collaborate with denominational leaders and external partners, ensuring that the denomination’s message is focused, relevant and presented effectively.
Essential Job Functions
• Oversee a multimillion-dollar budget and approximately 90 staff.
• Supervise the Chief Operating Officer and five Executive Directors: (1) Executive Director, Content, (2) Executive Director, Global Health Initiative, (3) Executive Director, Marketing Strategy, (4) Executive Director, Conference Relations Communications, and (5) Executive Director, Human Resources. These positions are responsible for major units of the agency.
- The Chief Operating Officer (COO) manages (directly and/or indirectly) Rethink Church, Training, Connectional Giving, Financial Services, Building and Print Operations, Customer Service, Operations, Brand Marketing, ICT4D, Research, Public Information, InfoServ, Technology and Web Ministry, TechShop and the Foundation and leads the overall development of agency strategic planning and evaluation for all teams.
- The Content Team includes several teams that create or process material and resources for The United Methodist Church, United Methodist Communications constituents and external audiences. Those teams are General Church Content, Interpreter, Central Conference Content, Hispanic Communications, Korean Communications, Digital Assets Management and Photography. United Methodist News Service is a separate function that interacts with the team and is overseen by the Executive Director of Content. The General Secretary is publisher of both
Interpreter and UMNS.
- The Global Health Initiative Team raises funds to support the denomination’s initiative to eliminate suffering from malaria (Imagine No Malaria campaign) and other diseases of poverty.
- The Marketing Strategy Team comprises sub-teams called the Strategic Marketing team and UMC.org team. The Strategic Marketing team is responsible for marketing and promoting the various programs, products and services that the agency offers to its constituents, such as publications, calendars, Rethink Church products, Imagine No Malaria and ICT4D. The team also provides these services to several external clients. In addition, it produces the MyCom e-newsletter and provides agency email marketing and database management. The UMC.org team is responsible for the largest denominational website and meeting the needs of its varied audiences through site design, content and the technology behind it.
- The Conference Relations and Production Team’s work includes building relationships with bishops, conference staff, district superintendents and local pastors in the 57 annual conferences located within the United States. This includes promoting the work of United Methodist Communications and finding opportunities to partner with others on all levels of the Church. The production department has full-service audio and video facilities including multiple edit bays. It provides start-to-finish services (concept development, script writing, camera operation, lighting, teleprompters, audio production, editing, and duplication services) for a variety of clients within The United Methodist Church and the secular community.
- The Human Resources Team provides support to all of the other major areas by assisting with staff searches for the best candidates for open positions, providing suggested training avenues, and assisting with overall human resources management (staffing, payroll, benefits, evaluation, etc.). It also works with the executive leadership to help integrate a HR management system into the development of agency strategies.
• Project a coherent and clear image for the Church in the public media.
• Lead the agency in developing cross platform multimedia advertising and marketing.
• Solicit and enhance partnerships and collaborations with other general church agencies, annual conferences, local churches and external partners.
• Explore new, effective ways of marketing Church funds and promoting benevolent causes.
• Assess the internal organization and make recommendations to the Commission.
• Stay abreast of the concerns of the Church.
• Maintain ongoing contact with persons within The United Methodist Church and have a high degree of external and public contact. Serve as the representative of the agency or the United Methodist Church with the authority to make commitments.
• Provide chief administrative, management and executive leadership for the agency.
• Provide leadership that seeks to enhance the mission of the denomination and keep the people of the Church informed and excited about the communications ministry.
YEAR ONE SUCCESS FACTORS
• Engage employees to a higher degree with a focus on improving business results and developing innovative ideas that will advance communications capabilities.
• Develop a culture of ownership and accountability with leaders, enhancing their skill level and motivating their teams to improve and excel.
• Improve metrics to help manage operational efficiencies for the business.
• Establish oneself, internally and externally, as the resident expert for the communications ministry of The United Methodist Church.
• Develop a new point of view on the business going forward.
• A deep, abiding Christian faith and commitment to the mission of The United Methodist Church.
• A lay or clergy member of The United Methodist Church.
• Proven skills as a strategist, planner and thinker to ensure the communication needs of The United Methodist Church are met with strong, theologically based communications and marketing strategic plans.
• A working knowledge of and sensitivity to the structure, polity and heritage of the denomination and its theological orientation and Social Principles.
• Excellent listening, presentation, writing and oral communication skills.
• Strong spiritual grounding with solid theological understanding.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the capacity to lead a highly creative and innovative staff.
• Visionary leadership to unite people together for a common purpose.
• A strong record of recruiting, developing, supervising and evaluating a talented, diverse staff, including men and women from various racial and ethnic backgrounds.
• The ability to lead United Methodist Communications in examining and determining its place in an increasingly global Church.
• A demonstrated understanding of the complexity of communications and a willingness to lead the Church in using various forms of communication, including print, broadcast media production, publications and digital media.
• An understanding of media technologies and a willingness to learn in a rapidly changing environment.
• Strong goal-oriented management skills, an understanding of fundraising, and the ability to manage a diverse organization with a complex budget.
• A demonstrated responsibility for a broad range of functional activities, up to and including entire agency operations.
• Experience making strategic policy decisions; organizational impact can be far-reaching.
• Experience managing subordinate managers; establishing objectives/providing general direction to areas.
• Possession of hiring, discipline, and promotion authority. Experience conducting performance appraisals and reviewing appraisals completed by others.
• Consistent sensitivity, skill and persuasiveness to influence persons with different perspectives in situations involving difficult negotiations.
• A well-developed sense of strategy and timing to obtain results, including situations with critical and/or upset constituents/customers.
• Experience operating within and across multiple teams—leading and coordinating the efforts of multiple teams to achieve results.
• A demonstrated responsibility for producing new, imaginative or innovative solutions and conceptual approaches in services, programs and issues.
• Complex skill using all tools/media with regularity to provide or exchange information that is sensitive and/or difficult in nature.
• Experience and ability to work with a board of directors.
• This position requires extensive knowledge and experience in the area of communications, comparable to a Ph.D. or at least 10 years equivalent experience in mass communications or a related field.
December 05, 2014
Associate Director of Youth
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Full time, Part time
Nashville, TN USA
Westminster Presbyterian Church of Nashville, Tennessee, is a well-established, traditional Presbyterian church, firmly rooted in the Reformed theological tradition. Westminster is a loving, grace-filled Christian community that seeks to live out the Word of God in our city, state, and world. The church is seeking an Associate Director of Youth (possibility of full-time or part-time) to oversee the youth programs as well as work with a youth ministry team of staff and volunteers. Westminster Presbyterian Church has well over one hundred youth in attendance each week. This healthy youth program is currently being led by a seasoned staff looking forward to having the Associate Director on the team for the next step in ministry.
Some of the key responsibilities of the Associate Director of Youth will be:
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email.
December 05, 2014
Church, Ministry, Other
Church Planting Resident
Urban Village Church
Chicago, IL USA
Urban Village Church, is searching for candidates who are called to/interested in planting Gospel-inclusive churches to apply for our 2015-2016 Church Planting Residency. It's a full-time, salaried position.
Particularly we're looking for folks who love Jesus, are passionate about urban contexts, and committed to radically inclusive (multi-ethnic, anti-racist, LGBTQ/SGL-welcoming) church.
December 04, 2014
Durham Economic Resource Center
Durham, NC-North Carolina USA
December 03, 2014
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Oak Ridge UMC
Oak Ridge, NC United States
Oak Ridge United Methodist Church (ORUMC) is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. The purpose of this job is to glorify God and His kingdom through service and dedication to the ministry programs assigned to meet the needs of the congregation of ORUMC and the surrounding community.
The Director’s principal assignments include establishing vibrant ministries that teach Christian discipleship and lead the youth and young adults to a relationship with Jesus Christ. These ministries seek to address the needs of students in middle school, high school, and college as well as young adults. Given the size and age range of this population, the success of this role is dependent upon the development of laity who will join this Director in ministering to the many needs. An area of growth for this role is the development of a youth and young adult mission program to teach the importance of service.
Oak Ridge United Methodist Church is located in a small town just north of Greensboro, North Carolina. The surrounding community and the church are both rapidly growing. ORUMC currently has just over 1,400 members with an average of 505 in worship on Sundays. The church is orthodox and evangelical in theology with a passion for outreach, missions, discipleship, fellowship, and worship. ORUMC opened a 28,000 square foot Family Life Center in November, with a goal of continuing to build a strong youth program in it along with other ministries.
Please refer to the job description linked at our website for a list of qualifications and responsibilities. The online job application is linked to this site.
Please provide a resume and complete both application forms (available on the website) and send to Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, Attention Staff-Parish Relations Committee.
Mailing address: 2424 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge NC 27310
December 03, 2014
NC Council of Churches
Raleigh, NC US
The Executive Director of the North Carolina Council of Churches is responsible for managing the statewide organization on behalf of the Governing Board. The position includes planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the programs and program areas of the Council to insure that each fulfills its mission; leading and supervising staff including recruiting, developing and motivating employees; fundraising and development in cooperation with the board and resource development committee; marketing and networking to expand the reach and impact of the Council; developing and monitoring a budget; and representing the Council in the state with judicatory heads, congregations, elected officials, and the general public. The executive director is hired by and accountable to the Governing Board. More information is available by following the link.
December 02, 2014
Director of Youth Ministries
Wakefield United Methodist Church
Raleigh, NC USA
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 20 hours per week. Pay is commensurate to experience. Candidates should email cover letter, resume, and references by December 26.
December 02, 2014
Counseling, Ministry, Non-Church, Social Work, Other
Program Associate, Substance Abuse and Related Violence Program (SPSARV)
General Board of Global Ministries
New York; Atlanta , NY; GA United States
Basic Purpose: To perform tasks that support a church-wide response to the substance abuse epidemic.
Essential Job Functions:
Support and Facilitate the work of SPSARV network bodies, including the African Task Force on Drug and Alcohol Concerns (ATF), the European Board on Drug and Alcohol Concerns (EBDAC), and the Global Council.
Oversee and Advance the SPSARV Grants Program for an expanding constituency.
Resource congregations to address the issues relating to substance abuse prevention.
Support SPSARV’s general promotion, awareness, and resourcing to the general constituents of the United Methodist Church.
Other duties as assigned.
Provide on-site administrative support for day to day management for staff associated with the SPSARV office.
Ensure the smooth operation of the SPSARV grants program.
Write selected correspondence, reports and documents pertaining to all communications, publications or special project.
Develop and/or facilitate the development of prevention resources, prevention training, and model prevention ministries.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in addition to relevant experience.
At least two (2) years’ experience with developing prevention programs based on Positive Youth Development, and/or developing children's ministries. Strong Communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills; Highly functional in team based environment.
Learning Period: 6-12 months