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
Minister for Young Adults and Faith Formation
Highland Baptist Church
Full time
Louisville, KY United States

Highland Baptist Church is a progressive voice of faith in an urban setting. This 122 year-old congregation is rooted in tradition, but not mired in it. We are serious about the Christian way, and seek another minister to help equip a dynamic congregation committed to embodying God’s inclusive and transforming love to the people of the greater Louisville community.

Particularly, we seek a minister to work with the 200 young adults (ages 18-35) who are part of Highland and to build on currently thriving Young Adult programs.  In addition, we seek someone to lead the spiritual formation of all of Highland’s adults by continuing to build on already strong Bible study classes and developing an array of additional ways to nurture and deepen faith in individuals and in the congregation collectively.

Ryan Davis

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
Assistant Pastor
Congregation at Duke University Chapel
Full time
Durham, NC United States

Seeking an Assistant Pastor
Congregation at Duke University Chapel
Full or Part Time

The Congregation at Duke University Chapel, In Durham, North Carolina is seeking an Assistant Pastor to provide pastoral leadership with particular emphasis on youth, young adults and engagement with and outreach to the Duke University and Durham communities.  The Congregation, an inter-denominational community with 525 members is comprised of single, couples, and families who have made Duke University Chapel their worship home. The Congregation is a separate organization from Duke University Chapel, and yet closely related to the Chapel.  

Assistant Pastor provides support and oversight to the ministry with youth, young adults, engagement with the community, as well as general pastoral duties.  This person works cooperatively with all staff members and lay leaders. Responsibilities include:
1.    Ministry to Youth and their Families: Provide leadership and resourcing for the development, coordination, evaluation and enhancement of Christian education for youth 6th through twelfth grade.
2.     Young Adult Ministry: Provide leadership and resourcing for the development, coordination, evaluation and enhancement of Christian nurture for college-age and young adults, typically those in their 20’s and 30’s. This ministry is to members of the Congregation, Duke University students, and non-member young adults in the Durham area.
3.    Engagement with the Community: Provide leadership and support to the Mission Committee in their service to others, to members of the Congregation to deepen their engagement with the Congregation, and to non-member residents of the Durham area who do not have a church home

1.    Graduate theological education required; ordination or ordination-track preferred.
2.    Capacity and desire to serve in an interdenominational setting in which the Apostles’ Creed serves as the statement of faith.
3.    Ability to incorporate the beliefs and practices of the Christian faith into programmed activities.
4.    Strong communication skills and an engaging personality. Ability to recruit, motivate, lead, encourage, and thank volunteers, and to communicate the vision for ministry at the Congregation at Duke University Chapel.
5.    Team player: ability to work cooperatively, flexibly, fruitfully, and creatively as a member of the church staff, and with diverse groups within the congregation.

Please send resume and cover letter to the Assistant Pastor Search Committee at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position is designed as a full-time salaried position for one individual, however, for the right individual(s), the search committee will also consider ministry couples or part-time staff.

Carol Gregg

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
youth minister
Full time
Tampa, Florida United States

Bayshore Baptist Church (Tampa, FL) is seeking a Youth Minister.  We are a moderate, Baptist fellowship aligned with the CBF at the Florida and National levels.  Ministerial applicants must have good preaching skills, and be loyal to Christian doctrine, discipline and worship.  Our preferred credentials include a degree from an accredited seminary, school of theology, or divinity school and a some experience serving as a Youth Minister while a student.  Ideal strengths in relating to young people and their parents are highly desired.  He/she should possess strong organizational skills and support the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message.  Ministerial applicants should submit: (i) a resume, (ii) a list of at least five professional references, (iii) a statement describing the candidate’s philosophy of ministry, and (iv) preferred contact information or Bayshore Baptist Church, Youth Minister Search Committee, 3111 W. Morrison Ave., Tampa, FL 33629.

Katherine Miller

July 15, 2015
Middle School Religion Teacher
Immaculata Catholic School
Full time
Durham, NC United States

Immaculata Catholic School in Durham, North Carolina has full-time Middle School Religion Teaching position (grades 6-8). Immaculata Catholic School is a Blue Ribbon School that focuses not only on academics but developing the whole child in  mind, spirit and values.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following but not limited to:
•    Teach according to the standards of the Diocesan Curriculum and consistently implement classroom routines and procedures.
•    Develop daily lesson plans, assignments and assessments.
•    Collaborate with middle school team to discuss student progress, best practices and the utilization of technology.
•    Form and maintain relationships with families, including phone calls, emails and conferences.
•    Participate in on-going professional development for growth as teacher.
•    Facilitate middle school retreat.
•    Organize and plan Friday morning prayer services.
•    Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students and maintain an orderly classroom.
•    A positive attitude and the ability to work as part of a team.
•    Belief that all students should be held to high standards.
•    Ability to incorporate technology into daily lessons plans.
•    The candidate will be a practicing Catholic with active membership in a parish.
•    Education:
•    Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Theology/Religious Studies required.
•    Must have or be working towards North Carolina teacher certification.
•    Demonstrated expertise in the subject area.
All qualified applicants should submit a resume, complete with a cover letter, to Barbra Murray ( The review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Barbara Murray
919-682-5847 ext 262

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Children's Ministry
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Hurst , Texas United States

First United Methodist Church of Hurst, Texas (, a theologically driven and dynamic congregation of over 3500 located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. FUMC Hurst lives out their faith through a triple focus:

Connecting with People,
Connecting with Purpose,
Connecting with God.

The Director of Children’s Ministry will nurture the spiritual development of children (infants through 6th grade) while also equipping their parents so that together they can partner in God’s transformation of the world.  The church extends a radical welcome to multi-generations within their nearly 150-year-old church family as well as to the surrounding neighborhood of diverse and growing families including African refugees, Hispanics, and other minority groups. Status quo is unacceptable as the children’s ministry at FUMC Hurst continues to grow and adapt to meet the needs of the community by connecting people with purpose to God.

The successful candidate  should have a college degree. Educational foundations in child development or early childhood education and United Methodist theology are preferred. Applicants should have a minimum of three years of experience in children’s ministry. Candidates should demonstrate a strong personal faith consistent with the United Methodist tradition. Although current membership in a United Methodist church is not required, the Director of Children’s Ministry will be expected to become a member of FUMC Hurst upon employment.  The children’s ministry team consists of the director, full-time assistant director, part-time nursery director, and part-time administrative support. The Director of Children’s Ministry will report to the Executive and Preaching Pastor.

Resumes and queries can be directed to Kristina Zirschky,

Kristina Zirschky

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry, Education
Youth Director
Creedmoor UMC
Part time
Creedmoor, NC USA

The general purpose of the the position is to build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.
The Primary Task:
There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the youth ministry at all levels in the connectional system of the United Methodist Church and in all ministry areas of the local church. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:
    -love youth where they are
    -encourage youth in developing their relationship to God
    -provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth
    -challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and           

1.    Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes,
        concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.
2.    Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in
        the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
3.    Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
4.    Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and
        participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
5.    Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth
        ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
6.    Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people,
        and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.
7.    Coordinate and teach Confirmation classes in partnership with the pastor(s)
        and provide leadership for confirmands, mentors, and parents.
8.    Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all
        available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board,
        etc.). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and
        the congregation as a whole.
9.    Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways
10.    Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and
        maintain a teamwork mentality.
11.    Ensure that the Safe Sanctuaries Policy is observed in all youth ministry

Qualifications and Aptitudes:
1.    Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology.
2.    Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate,
        manage and implement a youth ministry within the parameters of the United
        Methodist Church.
3.    Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict
        management skills, and computer skills.  Must possess a proven ability to
        work effectively with youth and teams of volunteers.

Jared Hanson

July 06, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church, Missions
Prison Chaplain
Alamance-Orange Prison Ministry
Full time
Hillsborough, NC USA

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).



-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.


-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.


-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.


-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.

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.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

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

Kris Zyczkiewicz

July 06, 2015
Director of Children and Youth Ministry
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Rutherfordton, NC USA

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,

Dr. Jack Knoespel

July 06, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry, Counseling, Education, Health & Medical, Ministry, Non-Church, Missions, Social Work, Other
College Consultation Application Mentor
Part time
houston, Texas USA

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.

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

At, 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 Some mentors can earn up to $2000 per month of extra revenues by signing up to be a mentor at

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

Abby Wu

July 06, 2015
Church, Ministry
Non-traditional worship music leader
St. James United Methodist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA

Job Description:
Common Thread is the 9:45 nontraditional weekly worship service. The Band is an ensemble group with several vocalists and keyboards/guitars/bass/drums/flute instruments. It is not a typical one leader with backup singers. The Music Leader for this service is a member of the church staff and is responsible for music selection, recruiting and auditioning band members, working with the band in worship preparation, and leading music in the weekly service.

Job requirements:
• A Christian person with a calling to worship leadership
• A strong team player, working well with other staff and volunteers
• Someone who understands the role of music in worship
• A music degree or equivalent in experience in church-based music ministry
• Plays at least one of the core instruments in a worship band

Job Duties:
• Works with the pastor to schedule and select music for the weekly services.
• Is a member of the Worship Team, participating in service design.
• Recruits qualified band members, both instrumental and vocal.
• Conducts weekly rehearsals of the band and ensures that music is prepared for Sunday services.
• Identifies challenges in the Common Thread ministry area and assumes responsibility for seeking resolution of those challenges.
• Works with other members of the music staff to maintain music equipment.
• Works with sound system leaders to optimize sound in Carson Hall.
• Works with other members of the music staff to maintain the music library for Common Thread. Seeks appropriate instrumental/vocal music for a nontraditional service.
• Is a member of the St. James UMC staff and participates in staff functions as appropriate and needed.

Please submit resumes to

Kim Lamb