Job Opportunities

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

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
Connections Worship Leader
Assurance UMC
Part time
Charlotte, NC United States
http://www.assuranceumc.org/

TITLE: Connections Worship Leader (In a Contemporary Gospel Style)

LOCATION: Assurance Connections, 6729 Old Mount Holly Road, Charlotte NC 28214
RESPONSIBLE TO: Campus Pastor & Worship Planning Team


SUMMARY: Assurance United Methodist Church, a multisite church based in Charlotte, NC is looking for a Worship Leader to lead and grow our contemporary service at our Connections campus. This person would have a passion for Jesus along with a servant's heart. As Worship Leader, work alongside the Campus Pastor and the Worship Planning Team to develop and implement a God-honoring multicultural worship experience that reflects the community we serve.

Interested candidates should email resume to danny@assuranceumc.org.

ANTICIPATED TIME COMMITMENT:

Hours Per Week: 10-12 hours per week with opportunity for growth
Monthly Meeting: Campus Council Meeting & Worship Planning Team
Other: Participation in essential meetings/church events

OBJECTIVES:

1.    Serve as an ambassador for the Assurance mission of "Growing Followers of Jesus that Go Serve Christ in the World."
2.    Provide leadership that equips, empowers and encourages others to step into positions of leadership in the church.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:

1.    Desire to worship God, revealed in Jesus, and to lead others in a meaningful worship experience
2.    Willingness to lead worship outside of the church building on occasion
3.    Openness to new worship trends and styles that might fit the Connections community culture
4.    Build an organic Worship Team that includes targeted recruitment of adults and youth as musicians, vocalists, AV support, etc.
5.    Provide appropriate training and care for servants under your stewardship
6.    Lead weekly rehearsal to ensure Worship Service excellence
7.    Attend monthly Campus Council meetings and partner with other members of the staff team, especially Children and Youth Discipleship Leaders, to help connect music ministry with drama, arts and other ministries of the Connections Campus on an as needed basis.
8.    Outside of leading worship, rehearsal and nurturing of worship team, participate in other activities of the church that better equip worship ministries to connect to the broader vision of Connections

REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE:

1.    Heart for Jesus
2.    Desire to be part of a mission focused community
3.    Ability to read music and train others
4.    3+ years in worship music ministry
5.    Ability to lead and/or play two instruments


Contact
Danny Meyer
danny@assuranceumc.org
704-391-9567

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Discipleship
Assurance UMC
Full time
Huntersville, NC United States
http://www.assuranceumc.org/

Title: Director of Youth Discipleship
Location: Assurance Northlake Campus, Huntersville, NC
An expected 30-40 hours a week
Salary Range $30K-$37K (commensurate with experience)

Assurance UMC is a multicampus church in Charlotte/Huntersville, NC that is called to grow Disciples of Jesus Christ that Go Serve Christ in the world. One of the things that makes Assurance so unique is its age diversity between generation,s and we need a leader for a growing youth ministry. We believe the role can be done in 30-40 hours a week. Our ideal candidate will be personable, organized, fluent in various methods of communication, and is willing and able to develop youth and adult servant leaders. This position works most directly with our Northlake Campus in Huntersville, NC. Salary commensurate with experience in the $30,000 - $37,000 range. Please email resume and letter of interest to jobs@assuranceumc.org.


Contact
AUMC
jobs@assuranceumc.org
704-391-9567

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Modern Worship
Assurance UMC
Part time
Huntersville, NC USA
http://www.assuranceumc.org/

Title: Director of Modern Worship
Location: Assurance Northlake Campus, Huntersville, NC
Time Commitment: 25 Hours a week
Salary Range: 25K-30K (commensurate with experience)
Experience Preferred

Assurance UMC is a multicampus church in Charlotte/Huntersville, NC that is called to Grow Disciples of Jesus Christ that Go Serve Christ in the world. Worship is central to that work, and we are looking for a Director of Modern Worship to serve around 25 hours a week to offer support for our modern worship services. An ideal candidate could lead worship through singing or leading a primary instrument. Developing volunteer servants and helping people develop their God given musical talent is a must. This candidate would work most specifically with our Northlake Campus. Salary commensurate with experience in the $25,000 - $30,000 range.  Please email resume and letter of interest to jobs@assuranceumc.org.


Contact
AUMC
jobs@assuranceumc.org
704-391-9567

July 08, 2015
Other
Dakotas/Minnesota Episcopal Area Director of New Church Development
Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
Full time
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
http://www.minnesotaumc.org

Dakotas/Minnesota Episcopal Area
Director of New Church Development

The Dakotas/Minnesota Area is seeking a strategic, innovative, experienced leader to strengthen and grow our church planting initiatives as Director of New Church Development. This person would be joining a passionate, high-capacity team of leaders who are “all in” for the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, and seeking to be innovative and responsive to our changing contexts and culture.  

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by raising up leaders who start new churches and lead existing churches to reach new people, grow in their love of God and neighbor and heal a broken world.

Why Come to the Dakotas/Minnesota Area:
•    We have committed ourselves 100% to starting new faith communities.  In Minnesota, we have 15 new church starts of various types under the care of congregational development, with a commitment to start 14 new churches in the next 7 years.  In the Dakotas, one of the fastest growing United Methodist churches, Embrace in Sioux Falls, has started three campuses within the past five years.  The Dakotas has 6 new church starts under the care of congregational development with a plan to start seven more new churches in the next 10 years.
•    We are home to thousands of millennials in our vibrant metro areas: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sioux Falls, Fargo/Moorhead.  And we have one of the fastest growing areas in the United States in the Bakken Oil Fields of North Dakota. We are diverse as we are home to the largest Hmong and Liberian communities in the United States, as well as strong populations of Native Americans, Somali and Hispanics just to name a few.  
•    We are raising millions of dollars for our church planting initiatives.
•    You won’t hear “that is not how we do it here.”  We are letting go of our preconceived notions and assumptions in order to do whatever it takes to reach new people with the good news of Jesus Christ.

What You Would Do:
•    Assess our current church planting system and staffing and improve it so that it is a robust laboratory of new church development and has a proven track record of growing new starts into churches of strength and impact.
•    Strategically identify areas and audiences ripe for new churches, including multi-site ministries and cultivate partner/parent churches that can reach into those areas.
•    Supervise for results our new church start projects including developing a network of coaches, setting clear benchmarks, and providing direction, resources, training and appropriate intervention so that we are effective stewards of our people and resources.
•    Develop a pool of potential planters who have the heart, skills and wisdom to reach new people and lead a start-up organization to sustainability.
•    Generate resources for new church development through the on-going structure of our current capital campaigns and by casting a vision of multiplication and reaching the next generation with our existing congregations.
•    Project future Conference budgets for new church starts and manage current grant allocations in accord with benchmarks, covenants and long range funding cycle models.
•    Bring a fresh voice and best practices to the Leadership Team of the Dakotas and Minnesota Conferences that keep us future oriented, creative and adaptable to a changing mission field.

Qualifications and Competencies
•    Committed to the Christian faith; deeply Wesleyan in one’s approach to ministry, a passion for reaching new people with the good news of Jesus Christ, and a conviction that God is not done with the church.
•    A proven track record in starting new churches, developing leaders and systems, and experience in judicatory processes related to new church development.  
•    Professional education and experience that demonstrates mastery of non-profit management skills including supervising, mentoring and motivating church planters and other direct reports, budgeting and financial management, maintaining effective administrative systems, building and empowering volunteer teams, communicating and creating alignment to the vision within a diverse constituency.
•    A results-oriented leader with strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability in navigating complex systems in order to bring about change.
•    Life-long learner and collaborator with willingness to connect inside and outside the denomination with other practitioners in the field.

Accountability and Compensation:
•    Full time, exempt.
•    Salary plus benefits based on experience and the compensation polices of the Dakotas/Minnesota Conferences.
•    Significant travel throughout Minnesota and the Dakotas will be required.  Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
•    Due to the size of this mission field, there is flexibility about residence and office for this position.
•    A member of the Appointive Cabinet of both the Minnesota and Dakotas Conferences, although there would not be expectation to be at all cabinet meetings.
•    Accountable to the Director of Ministries of the Dakotas Conference and to the Director of Ministries of the Minnesota Conference for work performance and accomplishment of goals.

Apply:
To apply, please send a letter of interest along with a resume and salary requirements to jobs@minnesotaumc.org.  Questions may be addressed to:
Rev. Cindy Gregorson
Director of Ministries
cindy.gregorson@minnesotaumc.org
612.230.6143

Or

Rev. Rebecca Trefz
Director of Ministries
rebecca.trefz@dakotasumc.org
605.996.6552

Learn More:
You can visit www.minnesotaumc.org and www.dakotasumc.org to learn more about us. Application review will begin on August 3, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled.


Contact
Carol Johanneck
carol.johanneck@minnesotaumc.org
6122306142

July 06, 2015
Education
Director of Children and Youth Ministry
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Rutherfordton, NC USA
http://www.fumcrutherfordton.org

Director of Children and Youth Ministry – Fulltime ministry position at First United Methodist Church, Rutherfordton, NC which is located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  We seek a person with a deep and growing faith, comfortable in the Methodist theological tradition, who is passionate about reaching out to young people and their families and leading the congregation in ministries that build faith and relationships.  The successful candidate must be a self-starter and work well with groups.  Experience preferred. Please send a resume, statement of faith and salary expectations to: Jack Knoespel, First UMC, 264 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC  28139, jack@fumcrutherfordton.org


Contact
Dr. Jack Knoespel
jack@fumcrutherfordton.org
828-287-3704

July 06, 2015
Church, Ministry
Chirlen's Director
Trinity United Methodist Church
Full time
Jacksonville, NC USA
http://trinityumc-jax.org

Trinity United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, North Carolina is looking for a full time Children’s Director.  The Children’s Director must be an individual of recognized Christian character and possess the traits of spiritual, moral, and emotional maturity.  This person will be responsible to the Senior Pastor and will serve as the resource person for all programs and activities for the children of the church

Specific Responsibilities will include

1.    Develops programming that strengthens faith and encourages participation
2.    Participate in planning meetings and activities
3.    Maintains consistent and published office hours indicative of a full time position with the church

Requirements

1.    Bachelor’s Degree preferred
2.    Five years or more experience working in children’s ministry (can include volunteer time)
3.    Ability to plan, organize, direct and control a wide range of activities involving worship, discipleship, fellowship, missions, and evangelism with children
4.    Excellent written and oral communication skills
5.    Ability to form relationship with both children and their parents in an effort to have a relational-based ministry
6.    A genuine passion for children’s ministry


Contact
George D Speake
gspeake@nccumc.org
252-213-7885

July 06, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director
Trinity United Methodist Church
Full time
Jacksonville, NC USA
http://trinityumc-jax.org

Trinity United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, North Carolina is looking for a full time Youth Director.  The Youth Director must be an individual of recognized Christian character and possess the traits of spiritual, moral, and emotional maturity.  This person shall bresponsible to the Senior Pastor.  This person shall serve as the resource person for all programs and activities of youth in the sixth through the twelfth grades and for college aged adults up to age 25.

Specific Responsibilities
1.    Develops new programs to ensure growth in the UMYF
2.    Serves side by side as a team with other staff members
3.    Participates in planning meetings and activities
4.    Serves as the primary support person to youth and their
5.    Ensures all information concerning our youth program is publicized in the newsletter, bulletin, web site and other means for disseminating information
6.    Advises and consults with the Senior Pastor recognizing his/her overall responsibility of every ministry within the church
7.    Maintains consistent and published office hours indicative of a full time position with the church
8.    Develops and sustains a College and Careers Ministry for Young Adults
9.    Works closely with committees of the church
10.    Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor
11.    Forms relationships with other youth ministries and churches within the Onslow County Community in an effort to collectively reach out to all youth in Onslow County

Requirements
1.    Bachelor’s Degree preferred
2.    Five years or more experience working in youth ministry (can include volunteer time)
3.    Ability to plan, organize, direct and control a wide range of activities involving worship, discipleship, fellowship, missions, and evangelism with youth
4.     Excellent written and oral communication skills
5.    Ability to form relationship with both youth and their parents in an effort to have a relational-based ministry
6.    A genuine passion for youth ministry


Contact
George D Speake
gspeake@nccumc.org
252-213-7885

July 06, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church, Missions
Prison Chaplain
Alamance-Orange Prison Ministry
Full time
Hillsborough, NC USA
https://aoprisonministry.wordpress.com/

The Chaplain serves as the executive director of the Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry by fulfilling responsibilities in the correctional center, churches, and the community at large.  Orange Correctional Center in Hillsborough, NC  is an adult male, minimum custody, state prison with a regular population of 180 inmates and an additional 40 inmates temporarily assigned to a restricted housing facility. The work of this position focuses on direct ministry to and with inmates, their families, institutional staff, and volunteers.  Duties are in four categories: ministry, volunteers, administration, and community relations.  This is accomplished by providing counsel, planning programs, supervising volunteers, and engaging the local community.  The Chaplain performs these and other assigned duties under the direction of the board of directors and in accordance with the needs of the Superintendent and policies of the NC Department of Public Safety (NCDPS).

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Ministry:

-Counsel inmates, their families, institutional staff, and volunteers.
-Make regular rounds through the detention center and correctional center.
-Plan, organize, and direct programs including: Yokefellows, Bible studies, family days, One Day with God, and outside speakers.
-Plan, schedule and coordinate worship services.
-Assist institutional officials with issues which affect human relations and morale.
-Plan, lead, host, and coordinate Bible studies.
-Assist the continued establishment and nurturing of the transition services ministry.

Volunteers:

-Consult with the principle offices of the Correctional Center in order to coordinate volunteer participation in worship services, discipleship activities, Bible studies, and other religious programs.
-Take an active leadership role in the recruitment and development of volunteers.
-Supervise and evaluate volunteer participation in worship services, discipleship activities, transition programs, Bible studies, and other programs.

Administration:

-Assist the various committees of the Board of Directors.
-Help facilitate communication between the Board of Directors, institutional staff, volunteers, churches, and the community.
-Work with staff and board members to plan board functions and meetings.
-Provide the Board of Directors with regular ministry reports.
-Discuss issues of morale, staff relations, professional development, job responsibilities, and inmate issues through individual and full-staff meetings at the Correctional Center.

Community Relations:

-Promote the ministry and enlist prayer, financial and volunteer support by speaking to church and community groups.
-Attend local ministers’ conferences/gatherings on a regular basis.
-Consult, enlist, and support area clergy, laypersons, and community leaders in an effort to support the operation and funding of the Alamance/Orange Prison Ministry.
-Assist in the planning, preparation, and carrying out of specific community development events with board members and volunteers. This includes annual fundraising events, newsletters, and appeal letters.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

-Theological competence: The NCDPS recognizes 13 different faith groups and requires that any chaplain should be willing and prepared to assist all inmates in their faith practice.
-Considerable knowledge of the principles and methods of clinical pastoral care and the role of the chaplain in an institutional setting.
-Ability to plan, organize and develop a comprehensive pastoral care program.
-Ability to deal harmoniously with residents, their relatives, staff, and volunteers.
-Ability to express oneself clearly in oral and written form.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a recognized school of theology and ordination as clergy in good standing with one’s denomination; satisfactory completion of two years of clinical pastoral education in a recognized training program, or two years of full-time pastoral education in a recognized training program, or two years of full-time institutional experience as a clinical chaplain, or four years of experience as a parish clergyperson, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

EMPLOYMENT/SALARY NOTE
Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to aoprisonministry@gmail.com

Alamance Orange Prison Ministry, Inc.
P.O. Box 9932
Chapel Hill, NC  27515-9932


Contact
Kris Zyczkiewicz
aoprisonministry@gmail.com

July 06, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry, Counseling, Education, Health & Medical, Ministry, Non-Church, Missions, Social Work, Other
College Consultation Application Mentor
DearMentor
Part time
houston, Texas USA
http://www.DearMentor.me

What is DearMentor
DearMentor, a P2P platform backed by millions of financing, is designed to democratize the access to great university application advice. We combined 1000+ alumni mentors from top universities even Ivy Leagues with a university application consultation services platform that allows students to access personal application coaching from mentors with relevant backgrounds.
We are helping students obtain their dream offers by turning privileged knowledge about application steps, easy-writing skills, and interview skills into common knowledge. Our advanced technology is also allowing students to seamlessly connect their alumni mentors, and vise versa. On DearMentor, alumni mentors are volunteering to join our mentor team and set their own services patterns, which include the service content, price, time, and the way to deliver service. Mentors reserve the right to modify their service items according to their own conditions.

Responsibilities
Mentors help mentees with proofreading and polishing essays/resumes, providing suggestions on school application and do mock interview. You will be able to decide and set up services as you prefer.  

Qualified mentors should possess following skills/characteristics
•    excellent writing skills and professional English
•    familiar with school application process and curriculum selection
•    having expert insights on the admission process
•    completing required tasks on tight deadlines according to mentees’ needs
•    friendly, patience, talented, motivated, responsible

Compensation
At DearMentor.me, mentors can choose and design services to provide. The main categories of services to provide include: college application consultation, personal statement editing, resume editing, mock interview and etc. You will be able to set prices for your services and manage your schedule freely on DearMentor.me. Some mentors can earn up to $2000 per month of extra revenues by signing up to be a mentor at DearMentor.me.

You will be able to withdraw cash from our back-desk. We will collect the withdrawal requests, and pay directly to your account through PayPal or Alipay the next Monday after the service is done.

Job Location
You can work from wherever you want. Work is conducted remotely through web platform and APP correspondence.

If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us at Mentor@DearMentor.me


Contact
Abby Wu
Mentor@DearMentor.me
9196273007

July 06, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director, Part-time
St. James United Methodist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA

St. James UMC, Raleigh, NC is seeking a part-time Youth Director for 15 hours/week. Please send resumes to kim@stjamesraleigh.org.

Job Duties:
Plan and implement overall youth program; to include discipleship, mission, worship and fellowship
Spend time in the schools building relationships with the kids
Recruit, train and empower volunteer youth workers
Identify challenges in the youth ministry area and assume responsibility for seeking resolution to those challenges.
Develop Evangelism and Christian formation for youth and their families
Share and coordinate participation in District and Conference Youth events
Coordinate all types of communication with: Staff and volunteers, Youth and their families, St. James Congregation, Capital District and NC Annual Conference, City

Job Requirements:
A calling to youth ministry and enjoyment of middle school and high school students
A team player able to work effectively with other staff and adult volunteers including parents
An understanding of Methodist theology and practice
Master of Religious Education or equivalent or in active pursuit
1 year or more in leadership of youth and missions, employed or volunteer
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Computer literate to include Microsoft Office Suite and other software
Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
Ability to work independently and manage responsibilities as a team member without supervision
Ability to keep and respect confidentiality of church business and its members
Ability to adapt and expand models of ministry for changing nature of youth ministry


Contact
Kim Lamb
kim@stjamesraleigh.org

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