Job Opportunities

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

December 19, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church
Summer Camp Intern - Alaska
Birchwood Camp
Full time
Chugiak, Alaska United States
http://birchwoodcamp.org/get-involved/intern-program/

Birchwood Camp is currently seeking 6 to 8 dynamic, talented, flexible, compassionate young adults to serve on their 2015 summer camp intern team. Birchwood Camp's intern program is designed to give young adults the opportunity to lead and learn in a variety of ways: Interns practice program planning, design and execution as they support and lead weekly residential camp programs. They learn about working effectively with children, teens and adults and have tremendous opportunities to develop their leadership & cooperative skills. Our interns help in all parts of camp as “all-purpose” employees, supporting the various aspects of our ministry of hospitality. They are mentored by other leaders who help them to identify & nurture their gifts. All of our staff, interns and volunteers learn to live and practice genuine Christian community.


Contact
Marie Sweezey
director@birchwoodcamp.org
(907) 688-2734

December 17, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Fort Smith, Arkansas United States
http://www.fsfumc.org/jobs/

Resumes are being accepted for the full time position of Director of Youth Ministry.  It is preferred that applicants have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, a commitment to the United Methodist Church and Wesleyan theology, and experience in leading youth ministry.  Graduate work or advanced training in youth ministry is preferred. Full job description available. Resumes may be sent to Pastor Robert Cloninger via email or mailed to First United Methodist Church, 200 N.15th Fort Smith, AR 72901. For questions call Pastor Robert.


Contact
Rev. Robert Cloninger
rcloninger@fsfumc.org
(479) 782-5068

December 16, 2014
Church, Ministry
Worship Pastor
Connections Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA
http://www.churchstaffing.com/job/174875/

At Connections Church  we seek to build relationships that change things.  And we do just that.  Since 2004, we've been building relationships and seeking God together- skeptics, doubters, new believers, and mature disciples- all of us together, learning to follow Jesus and growing in our love for God, our local neighbors, and the world around us.
 
We are a non-denominational, Christian community full of people from a diverse range of faith backgrounds.  We honor the uniqueness of each individual's journey with God while also valuing the importance of being on this journey together.  We create space for questions.  We believe in the power of story.  We lean into challenge.  We offer hope to the broken.  And we want you to be a part of the incredible work God is doing in our community.

Position Summary:
The Worship Leader at Connections is someone with a deep love for Jesus Christ and His people.  He/She would provide overall worship team leadership and coordination to enable a meaningful and uplifting worship experience that partners with the teaching at our weekly gatherings.  There are currently two gatherings each Sunday morning which provide a contemporary worship experience with a full band.
 
Connections is looking for a person to lead our Worship Ministry through the following:
In coordination with the Senior Pastor, plans the worship experience for each gathering including the music selection and arrangement.
Leads worship 75% of the time or more.
Develops a music ministry team that fosters good communication and a strong sense of Christian family among all the musicians and support team.  Leads the team in spiritual development and support for each other as disciples of Christ working together to lead His people in worship.
Recruits, develops, mentors and retains instrumental and vocal members for the worship team.
Coordinates the scheduling of worship team members and worship leaders.
Coordinates and leads worship team rehearsals including arranging music as necessary to fit the band.
Works as a team with the Sr. Pastor, Family Pastor and volunteer leaders to enable Connections to fulfill the overall mission God has given us.
Administrative coordination of the Worship Team, Sound Team and Visual Arts Team:
Chord charts and demo tracks
CCLI info
Coordination of announcements and flows for the worship gatherings
Budget and expense management
Sound and visual equipment maintenance and upgrades
Recruits, develops, trains and retains sound and visual arts teams

Qualifications and attributes:
A spiritually and emotionally mature person prepared to provide leadership with integrity through their example of ongoing spiritual growth and devotion to Jesus Christ and His church.
Facilitative leadership skills that result in a highly committed, energized and empowered worship team focused on worshiping God first and foremost.
A teachable spirit, a servant mindset and a willingness to work as part of a ministry team under the leadership of the Senior Pastor.
A gifted musician and leader with a heart for worship and ability to create an authentic worship experience.
Vocally proficient.
Instrumental proficiency in guitar or keyboard preferred.
A friendly, energetic personality.
The ability to plan, submit and work within a ministry budget.
A minimum of 3 years prior experience leading worship teams is required.

http://www.raleighchurch.org


Contact
Fred Turner
fred@raleighchurch.org
(919) 233-1115

December 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Minister of Discipleship, Family and Youth
First Baptist Church
Full time
Waynesboro, VA USA

First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, Virginia is seeking a full time Minister of Discipleship, Family and Youth.  Our church, located in the Shenandoah Valley, desires an individual to minister to and with teenagers, their families and the adults who work with them building relationships that nurture their spiritual growth while striving to be intentional followers of Christ.  

While we are currently also searching for a Senior Pastor, this position will be a full time two year contract with an option to renew.  Preference will be given to candidates with theological/seminary training.

Please email your resume and short bio or video via email with attention to Personnel Committee.  Resumes may also be mailed to the attention of the Personnel Committee at 301 S. Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980.


Contact
David Collier
lfields@fbcwboro.org

December 12, 2014
Education
Christian School Pastor cum Career Guidance
NationalHigh Jakarta School
Full time
Jakarta, Indonesia
http://www.nh.piagetacademy.org/

Support school community; Provide pastoral care and career guidance to students.


Contact
Shirley Wee
info@piagetacademy.org

December 11, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Worship and Creative Arts
Riviera United Methodist Church
Part time
St. Petersburg, FL United States
http://www.rivieraumc.org

Riviera United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, FL is seeking to fill a part-time Director of Worship and Creative Arts position.   This role includes leading the Worship Design Team to creatively plan worship, providing musical leadership for our Praise Team in performing a contemporary worship service, and recruiting and training volunteers for other worship creative arts elements, including Video/Sound components as well as Youth worship opportunities.  Requirements include the ability to play keyboard and/or guitar, take on the role of lead vocalist, and encourage participation from members of the congregation through song and prayer.  

Riviera UMC is a growing church of approximately 365 members whose mission is Growing to be like Christ, Sharing the Hope of Christ, and Transforming Lives through Christ.  If you feel your gifts and experience fit this role, please send the following to the address below:
1.    Resume – Please submit your resume outlining your education, experience and qualifications for the position of Director of Worship and Creative Arts.
2.    Statement of Faith – Please submit a brief statement on your relationship with Christ.   As with all of long-term relationships, there are rewards and challenges.   Please share your thoughts on what you would consider your life’s ‘autobiographical spiritual journey with Jesus.’
3.    Vocal/Musical Samples – Please provide a video file or link to website where we can view a recording of your musical performance, including vocal as well as instrumental.   While it would be nice to see a sample in a worship setting, we will also consider other performances if they provide a more in-depth illustration of your musical ability.


Contact
Bonnie Culotta
bonnie@rivieraumc.org
(727) 527-6466

December 11, 2014
Church, Ministry
Youth Minister
Macedonia Baptist Church
Part time
Raleigh, North Carolina United States

Part-time (25 hour/week) Youth Minister for 7th-8th graders and high school students.  Duties will include, but are not limited to, Sunday, Wednesday evening discipleship, youth targeted activities, outreach, special programs and retreats.  The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in, or a graduate of, Divinity School.  To apply, submit a letter of interest and a resume that includes both a Statement of Faith and a Statement of Call to Ministry to our email address at:  YouthMinisterSearch@mbcnc.org.  A full job description can be found at www.mbcnc.org.  Questions can be directed to the Church office at office@mbcnc.org or by calling.


Contact
Kathy Beckett
kathy.beckett@mbcnc.org
(919) 851-3216

December 08, 2014
Health & Medical, Ministry, Non-Church, Missions
Director, Community Health & Values Integration
Centura Health (St. Catherine Hospital)
Full time
Garden City, KS USA

This position will be utilized by and applies to Catholic Health Initiative sponsored entities and service lines.

Reporting to the President/CEO of the Operating Group and Hospital, the Director provides leadership in assuring the strategic and operational integration of mission as a core business process. The Director is responsible for St. Catherine, St. Rose, and other acquired entities in the Kansas Region.

The Director, Community Health and Values Integration plays a key role in shaping the culture of the group and hospital, a culture grounded in Centura Health’s core values of Integrity, Stewardship, Spirituality, Respect, Imagination, Excellence and Compassion and expressed in spirituality reflective of the heritage and faith traditions on which Centura Health and Catholic Health Initiatives were founded.  The Director, CHVI will collaborate with others in the development of new ministries and measurable outcomes to promote community health improvement in alignment with both system and local hospital goals.

Education Requirements:
Master’s Degree, preferably in theology or health-related specialty, with a working knowledge of health care operations and finance, public health tenets, government affairs, and health care trends and issues.

Work Experience Requirements:
At least three years responsibility and success in management positions.

Conversant with Catholicism and with experience in Catholic health care; a demonstrated familiarity with a diversity of spiritualities and ecumenism; the knowledge and ability to work effectively within the framework of the Catholic church; and alignment with the mission of Centura Health and CHI.

Leadership experience accompanied by the ability to work effectively with groups and in a complex and matrixed organizational structure.

A working knowledge of health care ethics and the “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services” (ERDs).

A working knowledge of public health tenets and demonstrated experience in community development

Experience in change management and leading diverse disparate groups toward common goals

Solid understanding of corporate structure and relationships; a dedicated Christian with a profound understanding of the Catholic culture; has the ability to delegate, organize and enable people to effectively accomplish their tasks; ability to plan, organize and implement or teach spiritually – or behaviorally – oriented programs; articulates the faith experience and gospel values in understanding terms to diverse groups; and, generates enthusiasm and inspires confidence and support.

Position Duties:

Department Services:
•Advises and assists President/CEO in the responsibilities of Mission.  Works with CEOs to ensure their success on the Mission & Community Health dashboard.
•Works with staff at each hospital to complete Community Health Improvement Plans annually.
•Articulates and embodies the healing ministry of Centura Health and CHI to employees and the hospital’s publics; understands, promotes and interprets the mission and values of Centura Health and ensures their application to organizational policies; creates an environment which encourages pride and ownership in the mission, and develop programs and opportunities to advance the desired culture of the hospital.
•As a Director, participates in decision-making by assisting with application of Centura Health’s core values, organizational and social ethics in key processes such as (a) business, financial and human resources policy and planning agendas, (b) the organization’s vision and strategic plan, (c) the development of budgets, (d) the development of Human Resources systems, (e) and presenting regular Mission in-services to senior management, boards and physicians.
•Develops/sustains an operational vision and programming goals for Centura Health’s key indicators for Mission effectiveness. (a) Leadership and Mission Leadership Development, (b) Orientation to Centura’s Distinctive Culture, (c) Pastoral/Spiritual Care, (d) Holistic Approach to Health Care Delivery, (e) Workplace Spirituality, (f) Ethics, (g) Healthy Communities, (h) International Missions, and (i) Mission & Values Accountability.
 
•Responsible for coordinating all Mission functions, that is, (a) develops and implements a performance plan and annually evaluates it, in collaboration with the President/CEO and Senior Vice President of Community Health and Values Integration, (b) develops teams as needed to assist with Mission functions, (c) serves as appropriate on multiple cross-departmental/interdisciplinary teams, (d) creates rituals, reflections, ceremonies for the group’s times of celebrations and transitions, (e) develops mission presentations/educational programs that regularly inspire associates, (f) participates in the development of interdisciplinary teams.
•Oversight of Community Benefit and Community Health Improvement for Kansas facilities, ensuring appropriate infrastructure and alignment with Group and market needs as well as Centura Health goals. Represents Kansas facilities as a member of the system Community Benefit Advisory Council.
•Develops innovative community based programs to address community needs in a sustainable fashion.
•Develop and participate in insurance enrollment efforts at the local and system level.
•Develops strong and meaningful relationships with community groups and social service agencies in the hospitals service areas.
•Analyzes hospital and publically reportable community health data to determine trends and community health needs and develops sustainable programs to address unmet needs.
•Embodies social justice principles and advocates on behalf of vulnerable populations in a manner consistent with hospitals strategic aims.
•Provides leadership in ensuring that excellent pastoral/spiritual care is integrated within the continuum of care, and where possible, engages the local churches in the health care ministry.
•Provides leadership in development and leading a group-wide spirituality in the workplace initiatives.  Delegates tasks for the initiative to local leadership team.
•Responsible for cultivating spirituality in the workplace.  Plans, organizes and delegates prayer services, reflection and employee enrichment programs, and provides leadership for spiritual feast days celebrations.
•Provides the oversight, guidance, and resources to ensure that the ethics function operate at an optimal level within the total Group at both a clinical and organizational level. Represents the Group as a member of the system Ethics Advisory Council.
•Participates through a representative on the hospital’s IRB (Institutional Review Board).
•Builds rapport with the Medical Staff.  Offers regular educational opportunities for the formation and understanding of the Centura mission, core values and the “Ethical and Religious Directives for Health Care Services” (ERDs).
•Prepares regular reports for the CEO for presentation to the Board of Directors on mission integration activities; orients new Board members to the Centura mission and values; and, in collaboration with the CEO, facilitates dialogue with Board members about mission-related issues.
•Participates and communicates with local faith communities and other agencies providing care to promote advocacy on behalf of poor and disadvantaged persons.
•Builds rapport with the local Bishop/s in whose diocesan jurisdiction each of the Group’s hospitals lie.
•Is an active oversight leader in the Group hospitals in the interpretation and ongoing improvement of satisfaction, engagement and culture improvement for our associates, physicians as a means of advancing desired culture.

Financial Management:
•Looks for opportunities to instruct staff in appropriate utilization of resources effectively and efficiently.
•Develops and follows a departmental budget, and ensures appropriate use of all resources.

Human Resources Management:
•Involved in the hiring process of new senior level employees of the department, and ensures that orientation of all senior level associates is effective and complete.
•Exemplifies the vision and mission to staff, provides positive reinforcement, and encourages teamwork inter and intra departmentally.
•Demonstrates skills of delegation and direction to others, utilizing good working relationship and communication behaviors.
•Seeks ongoing continuing education opportunities to improve the overall knowledge base of the department.
•Responsible for developing talent as part of succession planning.

Performance Improvement Leadership:
•Initiates and develops the PI program within the department.
•Supports and encourages staff involvement in the facility-wide PI program.
•Act as resource to staff for PI education.
•Motivates staff to take an active role in planning, developing and assessing PI projects.
Other Responsibilities:
•Values Behaviors:  It is essential that all employees are able to support the values of Centura Health. Each person is expected to interact effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, and staff, as well as demonstrate a commitment to service, hospital values, and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES AND ANNUAL REQUIREMENTS:
AS REQUIRED FOR THE JOB:
•ANNUAL SKILLS COMPETENCIES          
•ANNUAL TB TEST
•HEPATITIS B
•ANNUAL COMPLIANCE/INTEGRITY TRAINING     
•ANNUAL EDUCATION

ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES
MISSION
We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people of our communities.

CORE VALUES & STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
Integrity:  Honesty, directness, and respect for commitments made.
Stewardship:  Respectful use of all natural, human and financial resources.
Spirituality:  Acknowledgment of its central role in facilitating mental, physical and emotional health.
Imagination:  Creativity and innovation in all we do.
Respect:  Respect for all persons and our Christian identify, heritage and missions of our sponsoring organizations.
Excellence:  Striving to exceed the clinical quality, customer service and cost performance expectations of our customers.
Compassion: Sensitivity and responsiveness to persons in need.
Leadership: Uses appropriate interpersonal skills, styles and methods to guide individuals and/or groups toward organizational and department goal achievement.  Develops positive working relationships with physicians, staff and community partners.  Models behaviors in support of the mission of Centura.
Individual Effectiveness:  Develops and maintains a team-oriented approach.  Follows through on commitments while performing job responsibilities in a manner consistent with the organization’s mission and values.  Uses resources effectively and efficiently while implementing strategies to increase revenue and reduce operational expenses.
Customer Service/Satisfaction:  Seeks to provide services that exceed the expectations of customers by; anticipating and responding to customer/associate needs, measuring customer service via surveys, developing action plans to positively impact customer/associate satisfaction and integrating a service focus into daily routines.
Teamwork and Collaboration:  Models teamwork via active participation as a team member on a departmental and organizational level, fosters collaboration among physicians and associates, recognizes and rewards the efforts and successes of individuals and teams.  Seeks alliances, works well with others and strives to pursue collective goals.  This competency includes building relationships, addressing conflict, collaboration with others, and creating a highly effective team.
Business Acumen:  Understand Centura’s business model, industry and marketplace; demonstrates the cognitive ability to assess situations, diagnose problems and determine and appropriate course of action to enhance the effectiveness of the organization and in alignment with core values.
Change Management/Continuous Performance Improvement:  Demonstrates the ability and willingness to continually enhance, improve and streamline operational processes and systems.
Engagement:  Builds effective relationships with all others by willing the good of the other at all times.  Uses effective listening and empathy and asks questions to understand what it is like to walk in another’s shoes.  Creates and maintains a safe environment for conveying information openly, accurately and honestly, creates a common understanding amongst all parties.
Self-Management:  Understand own strengths, growth opportunities, attributes, and emotions; models courage, authenticity, service, truth telling, love, and effectiveness; possesses the confidence in self to have confidence in others.
Developing Others:  Provides development opportunities and supports others in their personal and professional objectives by offering and feed-forward and by creating a safe environment to be honest and take risks.


Contact
Catherine Bader
catherinebader@centura.org

December 05, 2014
Church, Administration
CEO, United Methodist Communications
United Methodist Communications
Full time
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.

MINISTRIES

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.

COMMISSION

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.

STAFF

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.

FOUNDATION

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.

Major Accountabilities

•    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.
 
 
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS REQUIRED

•    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.
 
•    Ability to analyze and interpret a wide variety of situations and elements and apply advanced and specialized knowledge to problem solutions (significant intangibles or uncertainties to consider).

•    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.

EDUCATION

•    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.


Contact
Kathleen Schultze
kschultze@dhrinternational.com
(312) 782-1581

December 03, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Oak Ridge UMC
Full time
Oak Ridge, NC United States
http://www.oakridgeumc.org/resources/job-openings/340-director-of-youth-young-adult-ministries.html

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
Email address: jobs@oakridgeumc.org
Fax number: 336-643-2065
Resumes and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Contact
Pam Jordan
pam.jordan@oakridgeumc.org
(336) 643-4690

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