August 11, 2015
Health & Medical, Missions, Social Work
Helping Hands Clinic
Lenoir, North Carolina USA
Helping Hands Clinic (HHC) has prospered for nearly 20 years as the only charity-funded free-clinic in Caldwell County, NC. With over 22% of uninsured adults, Helping Hands meets a critical need in the community. The Board of Directors is committed to continuing and adapting HHC as a privately funded, 501(c)(3) that improves the health of the uninsured, even as the health care marketplace changes.
The clinic serves 2500 uninsured adults and employs a full-time medical provider and 7 staff, engages 150 volunteers who give 5,000 hours a year on behalf of patients and is open weekdays. The vibrant pharmacy dispenses 22,000 prescriptions to patients at an annual value of $3+ million. The $550,000 annual operating budget leverages significant in-kind-services to provide the equivalent of $5-$6 million in quality medical care to patients.
HHC seeks a full-time administrative leader to build on HHC’s strengths serving patients and attracting donors, and to guide the Board of Directors and staff though anticipated changes in the next 2-5 years. Strategic leadership, prior work with governing boards, an ability to provide stability for an organization in transition, and a proven track-record in private fundraising are essential. Prior success working collaboratively with funding and community partners and an instinct for the mission will be important attributes for candidates. A minimum of 5-7 years in a leadership capacity with a nonprofit (NPO) is preferred;
Specifically, the position requires:
A bachelor's degree, and a comprehension of the healthcare sector dynamics;
A proven track record in philanthropic major & annual fundraising, and in grant-seeking;
The ability to act strategically while working tactically and operationally;
People-skills, energy, and an ability to act in an environment of uncertainty;
The professional stature to interact effectively with medical providers, funders, government agencies and other health care administrators; and,
The capacities to lead by example with integrity, strength and compassion.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and qualifications to HHC Search Committee, 810 Harper Avenue, Lenoir, North Carolina 28645, by August 1. Please include three reference contacts. Application screening will begin immediately. The current Executive Director will be available to assist in the orientation of a new leader.
Lilly Skok Bunch
August 11, 2015
Harvest United Methodist Church
Lakewood Ranch, Florida USA
Harvest United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time Youth Minister. Harvest is a diverse community of faith called by Christ to offer hope by graciously welcoming people, intentionally growing disciples, and generously serving others around the globe. Located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, south of Tampa Bay, Harvest is a vibrant and growing congregation that began in 1997 and currently has an average weekly worship attendance over 750. Harvest will soon be opening its second campus in Manatee County, known as Harvest Bayshore. Please visit our website http://www.welcometoharvest.org/ to learn more about the church. Submit resume and cover letter to Terry Cox, assistant to the pastors, at email@example.com. Harvest is looking to fill this position with a highly qualified, self-motivated person of deep faith as soon as possible. Applications will be considered as they are received.
• leading a ministry focused on students experiencing Christ and growing as disciples
• engaging students in mission and service
• developing leadership among youth
• creating an atmosphere where youth can be open to hearing God’s call on their lives
• building relationships with students and their families
• reaching out to students and families in the community
• inviting, equipping and supporting adult team members to serve in the ministry
The best candidates will have:
• a deep faith in Christ and a commitment to model that faith in daily living
• a calling and passion to be in ministry with students (6th-12th grade)
• the capacity to oversee youth ministry in a large church setting
• a four-year undergraduate degree
• significant experience working with youth in a church setting
• a clear understanding and commitment to Wesleyan theology
• strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
What you can expect from Harvest:
• a fun, energetic, capable and supportive staff team
• a committed team of adults equipped to serve in youth ministry
• a crew of parents ready to assist as desired and needed
• a supportive community of faith
• full-time salary commensurate with experience
• health, pension, and vacation benefits
August 11, 2015
Director of Youth Ministries
Union Church of Hinsdale
Hinsdale, Illinois USA
POSITION: Director of Youth Ministries
HOURS: Twenty-five hours per week for ministry with youth, with availability of full-time with additional responsibilities
SALARY: Competitive and commiserate with skills and experience; full-time includes benefits
DESCRIPTION: The Director of Youth Ministries will lead all aspects of our congregation’s ministry with youth (roughly ages 12-18). The priorities of the work will be:
• to help all youth grow as disciples of Jesus Christ;
• to fully integrate youth into the overall life of the congregation;
• to invite and welcome non-member youth and their families into the youth program and the life of the congregation, leading to growth of the youth program and congregation;
• to sustain the priority of service to others as an essential part of Christian faith and spiritual growth, maintaining and enhancing the “work tour” program and other forms of service.
The Union Church of Hinsdale (United Church of Christ) is an active, healthy congregation. We have people of all ages, and we come from a wide variety of church backgrounds, including “un-churched.” We have two worship services on Sunday, plus a monthly service led entirely by youth. We are an open, theologically progressive congregation, committed to inviting and welcoming all. Service to others and promotion of holistic social well-being is important to us, not just through the church, but in our lives. We are committed to our children and youth, and seek to help parents raise their children with generous, life-shaping Christian faith. We have energy and resources, and we look forward to working with a Director of Youth Ministries who can lead us with creative, new ideas and an open, generous spirit.
THE MINISTRY POSITION:
Our Director of Youth Ministries will be a key contributor to our overall ministry, working closely with other staff and committed lay leadership to help our youth grow and mature in Christian faith. We need our Director of Youth Ministries to be intentional about the faith development of our youth, while recognizing that mature faith is often “caught” more than “taught.” Our Director of Youth Ministries needs to share a vision of faith that includes both personal commitment to the way of Jesus and open, thoughtful engagement with the beliefs and everyday realities of contemporary youth. We seek someone who is relational and engaging, is able to handle the organizational demands of youth ministry, is able to communicate well with parents and the congregation, and will work collaboratively with church members in building a thriving youth program.
A Bachelor of Arts degree (or equivalent) is expected, with a minimum of two years of professional experience leading a congregational youth ministry program, or working with youth in a Christian ministry position (e.g. outdoor/camp ministries).
Formal theological training is highly desired, although we will consider candidates with mature Christian faith and the ability and willingness to engage in formal theological training in the future.
For initial contact, please send a one page resume, including relevant educational, volunteer, and professional work to the Rev. J. Michael Solberg (Sr. Pastor), at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests by email for additional information are welcome. Thank you for your interest in the Union Church of Hinsdale!
Rev. J. Michael Solberg (Sr. Pastor)
July 30, 2015
New Mount Zion Baptist Church
Orangeburg, South Carolina USA
New Mount Zion Baptist Church
P.O. Box 1609
Orangeburg, SC 29116
The Pastoral Search Committee of the New Mount Zion Baptist Church (NMZBC), as authorized by its membership, is actively seeking a dynamic spirit-filled Pastor. As one who will be chosen by God, any person interested in this position must exhibit character qualifications as outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 in the Holy Scriptures. Accordingly, the Pastor must be able to minister to the needs of our congregation, and community. Those seeking the pastorate should have strong skills in leadership, communication, discipleship, evangelism, teaching, and be a visionary to lead us into the future. NMZBC is a unique, family-oriented church with appropriately 360 active members. It is located in the city of Orangeburg, SC in close proximity to South Carolina State and Claflin Universities.
• Seminary trained with an earned accredited degree (minimum Bachelor’s degree) and a minimum of five (5) years of Pastoral experience
• Licensed and ordained to preach the Word of God
• Effective interpersonal skills as a caregiver to the congregation
• Proven leader and manager of church ministries and staff
• Committed to growth through sound Christian Education and Youth Development
• Proficiency in technology
All applicants should submit all information by September 13, 2015. For more information and the application, please visit our website at www.newmountzionbaptistchurch.com. The completed application should be sent to Deacon Paul E. Robinson, Jr., Pastoral Search Committee Chairman, NEW MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH, P.O. Box 1609, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29116. For inquires or questions, you may call (803) 682-5027 or email email@example.com.
Deacon Paul E. Robinson, Jr.
July 30, 2015
Health & Medical
Vice President, Church and Religious Community Relations
Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, Indiana United States
The Vice President, Church and Religious Community Relations is responsible for furthering the mission of the organization through developing and implementing strategies and programs that align IU Health with the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church (ICUMC) in areas of common concern and mission. In addition, the position furthers relationships with the diverse religious and spiritual populations within the communities served by IU Health. This position will grow and develop strong health and welfare partnerships with ICUMC including its pastors, congregations, and districts while also responding to opportunities for similar engagements in ecumenical and interfaith communities.
The Vice President will serve as a senior system leader with ability, desire, and capability to assume additional responsibility as potential direct successor to the Senior Vice President for Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services.
The division for Values and Pastoral Services includes
• Matrix leadership for all spiritual care and chaplaincy programs in the system (including a system clinical pastoral education center).
• Support for the system and Academic Health Center Board Committee on Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services, and equivalent Board activities in each hospital entity.
• Charles Warren Fairbanks Center For Medical Ethics.
• Daniel F. Evans Center For Religious And Spiritual Values In Healthcare.
As a strategic and transformational leader, the Vice President will
• Provide operational management of communications and partnerships with the ICUMC at conference, district, and congregational levels.
• Develop and sustain initiatives that demonstrate IU Health’s commitment to body, mind, and spirit care in the communities that we serve. Partner with the Director, Community Engagement to align these initiatives with IU Health’s community benefit priorities.
• Strengthen ties to the ICUMC as well as other ecumenical and interfaith leaders and organizations.
• Design and provide oversight to communication strategies that focus on INUMC stakeholders.
• Attend key INUMC and UMC meetings representing IU Health.
• Partner with and recommend to the SVP opportunities for governance interface between the ICUMC and IU Health such as appointments to Hospital Boards, Hospital Advisory Committees, Ethics Committees, and Pastoral Advisory Committees.
• Host and participate in events that demonstrate IU Health’s connections to various ministry organizations concerned with health and welfare issues.
• Collaborate with the SVP in furthering the purposes of the IU Health Board Committee on Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility and Pastoral Services.
• Collaborate with Directors of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy, Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education, and other spiritual care leaders to identify and implement relationships between hospitals and the communities they serve, particularly the faith communities and their leaders.
• Develop and lead IU Health mission partnerships, both domestic and international, in cooperation with the INUMC and the IU School of Medicine. Oversee mission sponsorship requests from IU Health physicians, nurses, and staff.
• Participate in pastoral education, spiritual education, and ethics education activities and programs in areas of competence and expertise.
• Recognition as an Elder by the United Methodist Church is required.
• A Masters degree is required with a minimum of 5 years leadership/management experience; a doctoral level degree is preferred.
• Strong demonstrated transformational and complex, matrixed leadership skills (inspiring, problem solving, communication across multiple organizations, executing).
• Requires experience managing multiple complex projects involving multiple customers, interests and goals.
• Strong blend of management skills and technical expertise demonstrated by superior planning, decision-making, negotiation, leadership and financial management skills/knowledge, with a focus to adding value to the bottom line of the business to foster a preeminent healthcare environment.
• Strong communication and relationship-building skills with all levels of employees, management and community leaders and a proven leader who is an effective, creative and visionary problem solver.
• A proven leader of people, is able to recruit, develop and mentor a top-notch team capable of supporting future growth and has demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community.
• Experience designing organizational structures to achieve business and operational results.
• Knowledge of industry issues, demonstrated experience and results such as “2nd Curve” (transition from volume based to value based economics), accountable care and insurance/population risk models.
• Prefer additional credentials in clinical ministry (ACPE Supervisor, APC Fellow) or community ministry (leadership in community ministry programs).
Reports to: Sr. Vice President – Values, Ethics Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services.
Other key relationships:
President and CEO, IU Health
Bishop, Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church
Board Committee on Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services
Director, Community Engagement
Directors of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy
Indiana University Health (IU Health) was formed in 1997 (Clarian Health) through integration of Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children. Governance today is jointly formed by the Methodist Health Group Board of Trustees and the Indiana University Board of Trustees. The healthcare system is both a connectional ministry of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church and an academic health system through the IU School of Medicine and other academic affiliations.
IU Health is the largest health system in Indiana and among the top fifteen largest nonprofit health systems in the United States. Through its 18 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural), IU Health offers a full range of specialty and primary care services for children and adults. Statewide, IU Health has over 3,000 staffed beds with $5.2 billion in net total operating revenue. Its strategic service lines, cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatrics and transplant have received national recognition for quality patient care over the decades. IU Health has about 29,000 team members.
IU Health also has a unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), one of the nation’s leading medical schools. As an academic health system, IU Health works with IUSM to train physicians, blending breakthrough research and treatments with the highest quality of patient care. In FY ’12-‘13, IUSM had more than $261 million in grant research funding and trained 1,155 fellows and residents.
In Indianapolis, IU Health includes three major hospitals downtown - IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health - which serve as the academic health center (AHC) and provide nationally recognized clinical care to patients from across Indiana and beyond with severe or complex illnesses. The regional and statewide facilities serve as referral resources to the AHC for providing seamless, high quality patient care.
IU Health Mission and Vision
The mission is central to how team members provide care and service to their patients and stakeholders:
IU Health’s mission is to improve the health of its patients and community through innovation and excellence in care, education, research and service.
The values that inform IU Health are:
Patients’ total care, including body, mind, and spirit;
Excellence in education for healthcare providers;
Quality of care and respect for life;
Charity, equality, and justice in healthcare;
Leadership in health promotion and wellness;
Excellence in research;
An internal community of mutual trust and respect.
The vision that guides IU Health is:
"IU Health strives to be a preeminent leader in clinical care, education, research and service. Our excellence is measured by objective evidence and established best practices. Exemplary levels of respect and dignity are given to patients and their families, while professionalism and collegiality mark relationships between team members and physicians. IU Health continues to focus on innovation and excellence through collaboration among its partner hospitals and its affiliation with Indiana University School of Medicine."
IU Regional Networks of Care
Academic Health Center
IU Health Methodist Hospital
IU Health University Hospital
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Indianapolis Suburban Region
IU Health North Hospital
IU Health Saxony Hospital
IU Health Tipton Hospital
IU Health West Hospital
East Central Region
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie)
IU Health Blackford Hospital
South Central Region
IU Health Bloomington Hospital
IU Health Bedford Hospital
IU Health Morgan Hospital
IU Health Paoli Hospital
West Central Region
IU Health Arnett Hospital (Lafayette)
IU Health White Hospital
Northern Indiana (in transition)
IU Health La Porte Hospital
IU Health Starke Hospital
IU Health Goshen Hospital
IU Health Physicians Group
The IU Health Physicians (IUHP) group, which employs nearly 1,500 physicians in the metropolitan Indianapolis area, is one of several physician employment vehicles affiliated with IU Health, including practice groups in Lafayette, Muncie, Goshen, La Porte and Bloomington, Indiana. It is one of the fastest-growing, comprehensive, multi-specialty practice groups in Indiana. IUHP also serves as the faculty practice plan of the IUSM and brings together IUSM faculty physicians, IU Health-affiliated physicians and private practice physicians to give highly skilled doctors access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.
Other IU Health Services
In addition to its core operations, IU Health has a network of strategic partnerships, joint ventures and initiatives that serve to advance the quality of patient care and service.
• IU Health Plans is a vehicle for assuming and managing the risk related to health benefits in a value-driven healthcare market; the plan currently includes 130,000 covered lives in the Medicare, Medicaid and commercial markets.
• Joint venture surgery centers.
• Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI), in partnership with a neighboring health system.
• Urgent care and medical equipment operations.
• Ambulatory operations, including dialysis, homecare, hospice and palliative care.
• Philanthropic foundations operating in support of several IU Health hospitals, providing substantial philanthropic benefit.
Recognition and Awards
IU Health has achieved significant success across multiple clinical programs that have resulted in national recognition:
• Four clinical programs ranked among the top 50 national programs in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014-15 edition of America’s Best Hospitals.
• Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is honored to be ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. In 2014-15, Riley at IU Health ranked in nine out of 10 categories.
• Six hospitals are designated as Magnet® hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizing excellence in nursing care.
• IU Health Transplant Service is the only comprehensive transplant program in Indiana and one of the nation’s largest solid-organ transplant center.
• IU Simon Cancer Center is Indiana’s only National Cancer Institute-designated patient care center.
IU Health has a long-standing commitment to provide charity care to uninsured, low-income and medically indigent patients. IU Health and its team members are devoted to improving the health of Indiana communities through a variety of activities. In 2013, IU Health’s total community investment was over $500 million, including $308 million in free and reduced-cost care to qualified patients.
IU HEALTH CONTACTS
Steven S. Ivy, M.Div., Ph.D.
Sr. Vice President for Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services
Sr. Vice President for Administration and Chief of Staff
Steven S. Ivy, MDiv, PhD
July 30, 2015
University Chaplain and Director of Spiritual and Religious Life
Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, TX USA
Texas Wesleyan University
Job Title: University Chaplain and Director of Spiritual and Religious Life
Department: President’s Office and The Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Reports To: President and The Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church
FLSA Status: Exempt
Summary: The Chaplain and Director of Spiritual and Religions Life functions as pastor to the university campus including developing and providing religious services and an array of student services and opportunities for spiritual growth consistent with appropriate Christian witness. The Chaplain also serves as the primary university representative for church relations. The Chaplain must possess the appropriate educational credentials to teach adjunct courses in the Religion department, subject to approval by the Religion department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Responsible and accessible to provide religious, spiritual and moral leadership, providing pastoral care and counseling to the campus community while cultivating a culture of hospitality.
Serve as the primary representative for all church relations; engage in interfaith community, civic, educational and recreational activities sponsored by or related to university interests.
Work some evenings and weekends to ensure the success of all departmental initiatives. Participate in university and departmental committee work and projects, proving leadership when appropriate. Monitor departmental budgets and financial accounts.
Plan and implement spiritual and religious programming activities for the campus including but not limited to the following: weekly worship services, Methodist student organization, mission trips, Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols in coordination with the Wesleyan music department, Wilson Lecture Services, Bible studies, fellowship activities, and other events that support the spiritual and religious needs of the campus community.
Supervise all spiritual and religious life professional staff, student interns, and student leaders, including scheduling and conducting regular staff meetings, training sessions, and student leadership meetings. Recruit professional staff and volunteers as needed for effective program development. Develop evaluation procedures for program effectiveness.
Work to develop student engagement and student leadership in spiritual and religious life to provide opportunities for professional and personal development. Help to create a comfortable spiritual and religious atmosphere to foster students’ spiritual and religious growth, raise issues, and challenge students and others in the university community to examine their faith and spiritual growth. Work with students to encourage capable students to explore issues related to vocation and calling.
Promote Central Texas Conference college-age programming opportunities on campus. Work with the conference to develop opportunities for Wesleyan students within the Conference. Coordinate the Wesleyan breakfast held at the Central Texas Conference of the UMC annual conference, while engaging Wesleyan students and alumni. Serve as liaison between students interested in vocational ministry and the appropriate church constituencies.
Ensure that the campus ministry programs are staying abreast with local and national ideas and methods. Maintain communication with the Department of Religion and Humanities to enhance student opportunities, to stay current and informed on the departments programs, classes, and pre-ministerial academic initiatives.
Education and Qualifications:
• Master’s in Divinity or related Master’s degree
• Ordained as an Elder of the United Methodist Church (or certified as a Candidate for Ministry, in process toward certification, and licensed as a local Pastor.)
• Serves as both a member of the Texas Wesleyan University staff and an appointed member of the Center for Leadership’s Campus Ministry section of the CTCUMC.
Interested applicants need to contact the Human Resources office at Texas Wesleyan University (HR@txwes.edu).
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