Below are specific job listings, including positions at Duke Divinity School, that have been submitted to the school.
December 08, 2014
Health & Medical, Ministry, Non-Church, Missions
Director, Community Health & Values Integration
Centura Health (St. Catherine Hospital)
Garden City, KS USA
This position will be utilized by and applies to Catholic Health Initiative sponsored entities and service lines.
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.
Work Experience Requirements:
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.
Human Resources Management:
Performance Improvement Leadership:
COMPETENCIES AND ANNUAL REQUIREMENTS:
CORE VALUES & STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
December 05, 2014
CEO, United Methodist Communications
United Methodist Communications
Nashville, TN US
United Methodist Communications is responsible for creating global communication strategies to meet the public relations, marketing and communication needs of The United Methodist Church.
We inspire, inform and engage our audiences, and deliver messages of hope and healing on behalf of the people of The United Methodist Church. We work to increase awareness and visibility of the denomination in communities around the globe, providing a voice for the church and telling stories of how United Methodists serve around the world.
United Methodist Communications uses research regarding the needs, perceptions and preferences of its audiences and metrics to build and strengthen the foundation of its communications and program development.
Effective communication is vital to help churches grow into inviting and inspiring places to worship where congregations are fully engaged in mission and outreach.
United Methodist Communications provides services, tools, training, products, partnership grants and other resources for communication ministry, working collaboratively with other agencies, regional conferences and local churches.
United Methodist Communications provides content that is timely, topical and theologically grounded through the denomination’s official website, UMC.org, United Methodist News Service, the award-winning Interpreter magazine, a monthly e-newsletter, Spanish- and Korean-language publications, and other channels. Through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, and YouTube, we provide an interactive avenue for people around the world to connect with The United Methodist Church.
Advancements in technology have created new opportunities to use communication to improve the quality of people’s lives in developing countries through information that empowers them to stay healthy, get an education and make a living. The ICT4D (Information and Communications Technology for Development) program uses new technology in ways that expand the church’s ability to communicate globally and provide access to information in remote areas of the developing world.
The Rethink Church campaign reaches out to people seeking a spiritual connection to help bring them into a relationship with Jesus Christ through local churches. This movement centers on life-changing service and outreach that takes church outside buildings and into communities.
Through Imagine No Malaria, an extraordinary ministry of the people of The United Methodist Church, we are working to raise $75 million to improve health infrastructure and eliminate preventable death and suffering from malaria in Africa.
The General Commission on Communication (United Methodist Communications) is charged with the task of meeting the communication, public relations and marketing needs of the entire Church and reflecting the cultural and racial diversity within The United Methodist Church. United Methodist Communications provides resources and services to local churches and annual conferences. United Methodist Communications also has a consultative relationship with all general agencies of the Church and with any structure for communication and public relations at the jurisdictional, episcopal area, annual conference, district, or local church level.
This governing body consists of members selected from each of the jurisdictional conferences and from the central conferences, so that its members represent the diversity of our global church. The commission meets at least once each year to review the work of the agency as well as make decisions about the direction of the agency's work for the coming year.
The staff of United Methodist Communications is passionate about telling the story of the church and helping you strengthen the Church’s ministry of making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Centered in Christ, committed to excellence, United Methodist Communications informs, inspires and engages the people of The United Methodist Church and the World. The United Methodist Communications’ goal is to help The United Methodist Church tell its story.
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The General Secretary will provide strategic communications leadership for The United Methodist Church and lead United Methodist Communications, working with the General Commission on Communication and the executive leadership team to develop strategic plans and policies for the agency. The General Secretary will be expected to collaborate with denominational leaders and external partners, ensuring that the denomination’s message is focused, relevant and presented effectively.
Essential Job Functions
• Oversee a multimillion-dollar budget and approximately 90 staff.
• Supervise the Chief Operating Officer and five Executive Directors: (1) Executive Director, Content, (2) Executive Director, Global Health Initiative, (3) Executive Director, Marketing Strategy, (4) Executive Director, Conference Relations Communications, and (5) Executive Director, Human Resources. These positions are responsible for major units of the agency.
- The Chief Operating Officer (COO) manages (directly and/or indirectly) Rethink Church, Training, Connectional Giving, Financial Services, Building and Print Operations, Customer Service, Operations, Brand Marketing, ICT4D, Research, Public Information, InfoServ, Technology and Web Ministry, TechShop and the Foundation and leads the overall development of agency strategic planning and evaluation for all teams.
- The Content Team includes several teams that create or process material and resources for The United Methodist Church, United Methodist Communications constituents and external audiences. Those teams are General Church Content, Interpreter, Central Conference Content, Hispanic Communications, Korean Communications, Digital Assets Management and Photography. United Methodist News Service is a separate function that interacts with the team and is overseen by the Executive Director of Content. The General Secretary is publisher of both
Interpreter and UMNS.
- The Global Health Initiative Team raises funds to support the denomination’s initiative to eliminate suffering from malaria (Imagine No Malaria campaign) and other diseases of poverty.
- The Marketing Strategy Team comprises sub-teams called the Strategic Marketing team and UMC.org team. The Strategic Marketing team is responsible for marketing and promoting the various programs, products and services that the agency offers to its constituents, such as publications, calendars, Rethink Church products, Imagine No Malaria and ICT4D. The team also provides these services to several external clients. In addition, it produces the MyCom e-newsletter and provides agency email marketing and database management. The UMC.org team is responsible for the largest denominational website and meeting the needs of its varied audiences through site design, content and the technology behind it.
- The Conference Relations and Production Team’s work includes building relationships with bishops, conference staff, district superintendents and local pastors in the 57 annual conferences located within the United States. This includes promoting the work of United Methodist Communications and finding opportunities to partner with others on all levels of the Church. The production department has full-service audio and video facilities including multiple edit bays. It provides start-to-finish services (concept development, script writing, camera operation, lighting, teleprompters, audio production, editing, and duplication services) for a variety of clients within The United Methodist Church and the secular community.
- The Human Resources Team provides support to all of the other major areas by assisting with staff searches for the best candidates for open positions, providing suggested training avenues, and assisting with overall human resources management (staffing, payroll, benefits, evaluation, etc.). It also works with the executive leadership to help integrate a HR management system into the development of agency strategies.
• Project a coherent and clear image for the Church in the public media.
• Lead the agency in developing cross platform multimedia advertising and marketing.
• Solicit and enhance partnerships and collaborations with other general church agencies, annual conferences, local churches and external partners.
• Explore new, effective ways of marketing Church funds and promoting benevolent causes.
• Assess the internal organization and make recommendations to the Commission.
• Stay abreast of the concerns of the Church.
• Maintain ongoing contact with persons within The United Methodist Church and have a high degree of external and public contact. Serve as the representative of the agency or the United Methodist Church with the authority to make commitments.
• Provide chief administrative, management and executive leadership for the agency.
• Provide leadership that seeks to enhance the mission of the denomination and keep the people of the Church informed and excited about the communications ministry.
YEAR ONE SUCCESS FACTORS
• Engage employees to a higher degree with a focus on improving business results and developing innovative ideas that will advance communications capabilities.
• Develop a culture of ownership and accountability with leaders, enhancing their skill level and motivating their teams to improve and excel.
• Improve metrics to help manage operational efficiencies for the business.
• Establish oneself, internally and externally, as the resident expert for the communications ministry of The United Methodist Church.
• Develop a new point of view on the business going forward.
• A deep, abiding Christian faith and commitment to the mission of The United Methodist Church.
• A lay or clergy member of The United Methodist Church.
• Proven skills as a strategist, planner and thinker to ensure the communication needs of The United Methodist Church are met with strong, theologically based communications and marketing strategic plans.
• A working knowledge of and sensitivity to the structure, polity and heritage of the denomination and its theological orientation and Social Principles.
• Excellent listening, presentation, writing and oral communication skills.
• Strong spiritual grounding with solid theological understanding.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the capacity to lead a highly creative and innovative staff.
• Visionary leadership to unite people together for a common purpose.
• A strong record of recruiting, developing, supervising and evaluating a talented, diverse staff, including men and women from various racial and ethnic backgrounds.
• The ability to lead United Methodist Communications in examining and determining its place in an increasingly global Church.
• A demonstrated understanding of the complexity of communications and a willingness to lead the Church in using various forms of communication, including print, broadcast media production, publications and digital media.
• An understanding of media technologies and a willingness to learn in a rapidly changing environment.
• Strong goal-oriented management skills, an understanding of fundraising, and the ability to manage a diverse organization with a complex budget.
• A demonstrated responsibility for a broad range of functional activities, up to and including entire agency operations.
• Experience making strategic policy decisions; organizational impact can be far-reaching.
• Experience managing subordinate managers; establishing objectives/providing general direction to areas.
• Possession of hiring, discipline, and promotion authority. Experience conducting performance appraisals and reviewing appraisals completed by others.
• Consistent sensitivity, skill and persuasiveness to influence persons with different perspectives in situations involving difficult negotiations.
• A well-developed sense of strategy and timing to obtain results, including situations with critical and/or upset constituents/customers.
• Experience operating within and across multiple teams—leading and coordinating the efforts of multiple teams to achieve results.
• A demonstrated responsibility for producing new, imaginative or innovative solutions and conceptual approaches in services, programs and issues.
• Complex skill using all tools/media with regularity to provide or exchange information that is sensitive and/or difficult in nature.
• Experience and ability to work with a board of directors.
• This position requires extensive knowledge and experience in the area of communications, comparable to a Ph.D. or at least 10 years equivalent experience in mass communications or a related field.
December 03, 2014
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Oak Ridge UMC
Oak Ridge, NC United States
Oak Ridge United Methodist Church (ORUMC) is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. The purpose of this job is to glorify God and His kingdom through service and dedication to the ministry programs assigned to meet the needs of the congregation of ORUMC and the surrounding community.
The Director’s principal assignments include establishing vibrant ministries that teach Christian discipleship and lead the youth and young adults to a relationship with Jesus Christ. These ministries seek to address the needs of students in middle school, high school, and college as well as young adults. Given the size and age range of this population, the success of this role is dependent upon the development of laity who will join this Director in ministering to the many needs. An area of growth for this role is the development of a youth and young adult mission program to teach the importance of service.
Oak Ridge United Methodist Church is located in a small town just north of Greensboro, North Carolina. The surrounding community and the church are both rapidly growing. ORUMC currently has just over 1,400 members with an average of 505 in worship on Sundays. The church is orthodox and evangelical in theology with a passion for outreach, missions, discipleship, fellowship, and worship. ORUMC opened a 28,000 square foot Family Life Center in November, with a goal of continuing to build a strong youth program in it along with other ministries.
Please refer to the job description linked at our website for a list of qualifications and responsibilities. The online job application is linked to this site.
Please provide a resume and complete both application forms (available on the website) and send to Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, Attention Staff-Parish Relations Committee.
Mailing address: 2424 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge NC 27310
December 01, 2014
Church, Administration, Other
Hillsborough, NC US
Vertical Church is seeking out a passionate and energetic Worship Director to oversee and manage our contemporary and diverse worship experience. Preferably Strong vocal skills along with a proficiency with lead or acoustic guitar. Flexibility, diversity, and a teachable heart are essential.
November 26, 2014
Director of Youth Ministry
Highland Presbyterian Church
Fayetteville, North Carolina United States
The Office for Youth Ministry of Highland Presbyterian Church has an opening for a full-time Director of Youth Ministry Services. This opening is to fill a vacant position.
1. Have general oversight of ministry to Middle and High School Youth.
7. Participate in staff meetings and staff retreats in goal-setting process.
8. Develop contact system to reach youth and families of all ages.
9. Oversee Sunday School – curriculum selection, teachers, recruitment, overall support, etc.
10. Research curriculum and resource the Youth Ministry Team.
11. Help guide youth in their faith journey.
12. As outreach attends extracurricular activities of youth.
November 24, 2014
Director of Missional Discipleship (Apex Campus)
Apex UMC Family of Faith Communities
Apex, North Carolina United States
The Apex UMC Family of Faith Communities is seeking a Missional Discipleship Director to serve full-time as a member of our Apex UMC team. The Director of Missional Discipleship is responsible for recruiting and developing leaders, connecting and developing relationships with missional partners in our community, and helping persons in the Apex faith community grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. This person will work with the Apex Pastor and Pastor of Missional Discipleship to generate and align initiatives consistent with the church’s mission to invite and equip all to follow Jesus in transforming the world. Applications for this position will be reviewed upon receipt with interviews beginning the week of January 12th. The application period will remain open until the job is filled. Target start date is March 1, 2015. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with subject “Apex UMC Missional Discipleship.”
November 20, 2014
Campus Minister - Northeast Navigators
Boston, Massachusetts USA
The Navigators® is an international, interdenominational Christian ministry that helps people grow Christ who in turn will help others. Having begun in 1933, the Navigators are currently in over 100 nations. Navigators minister on college campuses, on military installations, among business & professionals, and among the urban poor.
November 14, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Children's Ministries
East Lake United Methodist Church
Palm Harbor, Florida United States
East Lake United Methodist Church, a Christ-centered congregation, worshipping 350 weekly in Palm Harbor, Florida, is looking for an energetic and creative full-time Director of Children’s Ministries. Building on a current core group of about 40 active children, the position will be responsible for leading and expanding a program that inspires discipleship for children, commitment and trust with parents, and dedicated involvement for volunteers. The director will lead ELUMC’s efforts to create a nurturing and welcoming faith community where families can build relationships with other families; children may explore and develop a relationship with Christ, and participate fully in a Spirit-led, mission-oriented church. The children’s ministry program serves children from birth through fifth grade.
November 10, 2014
Minister to Students
St. Matthews Baptist Church
Louisville, Kentucky United States
The Minister to Students is responsible for a full range of dynamic spiritual, social, emotional, and developmental programming that will enhance the Christian walk of students in Middle School, High School, and College. Qualifications include a Masters of Divinity or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution, experience and knowledge of student ministry, and the ability to coordinate and work well with volunteers and families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating weekly Sunday School and Bible Study programs, planning missions experience and retreats for students, family and student counseling, community outreach, planning special events, and maintaining fiscal responsibility in regards to the budget. The Minister to Students is also responsible for performing other assigned duties in conjunction with other staff members. If interested, please submit a resume and three professional references to Emily Thompson.
November 07, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Adult Ministry
Simpsonville, South Carolina USA
Advent United Methodist Church, a vibrant church in Simpsonville, SC with a membership of 1800 is seeking a full time Director of Adult Ministry. This individual will be an inspiring and engaging leader who is responsible for overseeing programming, assimilation, and discipleship for Adults of all ages. Responsibilities include teacher recruitment and training, curriculum development, and oversight of Sunday School and small groups. This individual will work with the Adult Ministry Committee to promote a culture of learning, service, worship and fellowship. The position requires a four year degree with UMC theological training preferred. The candidate must have prior experience in adult discipleship or Christian education. This person must be a good communicator, team player and one who has a passion for helping adults grow in their faith. Please submit resume and salary requirements via email.