Job Opportunities

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

June 11, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Duke Youth Academy Mentor
Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation/Duke Divinity School
Part time
Durham, North Carolina United States

Are you interested in learning how to approach youth ministry in a richly theological and practical way? Serve on the staff of the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation (DYA), a program for high school students at Duke Divinity School. Staff members serve during residency from June 14-20, 2015 and continue mentoring students for year as they integrate what they learn in their congregations and communities (5 hours/month through July 2016). Apply today!

Alaina Kleinbeck

June 08, 2015
Student U Middle School Teacher
Student U
Full time
Durham , North Carolina United States

Student U is a year-long commitment. Student U teachers work full-time in the summer, creating lesson plans, teaching their own classes, and working collaboratively with other teachers to engage and inspire students to gain academic skills and take ownership over their own education. During the academic school year, we ask Student U teachers to commit to tutoring once a week in our daily after-school program.  Teachers are compensated for their work, and they're also partnered with mentor teachers who provide them with plenty of support throughout the summer. The final deadline to apply to be a Middle School Summer Teacher is January 30, 2015. Applications are available on our website.

Jessica Cagle

April 16, 2015
Church, Ministry
Music Director
Browns Summit UMC
Part time
Brown Summit, North Carolina USA

Browns Summit UMC is looking for a musician to lead Sunday morning worship and lead Wednesday night choir rehearsals.  The ideal candidate will be someone with a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a teachable spirit, and strong knowledge in United Methodist hymnody as well as current contemporary worship trends.

Applicants may send their resumes to Pastor Amy Hutchison,

Pastor Amy Hutchison

April 16, 2015
Church, Administration
Church administrative assistant
Grace Lutheran Church
Part time
Durham, NC USA

Grace Lutheran Church, Durham, NC is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to support its ministerial staff and Church Office operations.   This is a part-time hourly position averaging 25-29 hours per week, which does not offer benefits.  The successful candidate will be self-motivated with professional demeanor and presence, positive attitude, strong work ethic, the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, and excellent verbal communication and inter-personal skills.  He/she must possess strong organizational skills, proficiency in office procedures and methods to ensure work flow, knowledge of office computers and software (Microsoft Office Suite required; desktop publishing, Facebook and web page skills a plus).  This person must be able to multi-task, be flexible in dealing with normal job routines, work as team member in a collaborative environment, and relate well to other church staff, congregants and visitors.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in the position and the gifts and skills they possess along with a resume and salary requirements.  NO phone calls to the church, please. Applications will be accepted by email only and will be reviewed as received.

Jan Graham

April 14, 2015
Church, Administration
Church Educator
Church of Reconciliation (Presbyterian, USA)
Part time
Chapel Hill, NC USA


The Church of Reconciliation seeks a part-time Church Educator for Children and Youth, beginning work in August 2015. We are a progressive, 280-member congregation in the PC(USA) tradition, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina We are seeking a creative, energetic Church Educator to work alongside our Ministries with Children and Youth Committee, our active, committed parents, and our Pastor, to  develop vibrant faith and life experiences for the children and youth of our congregation, and to help us grow our ministries. We offer a supportive, collegial work environment with room to innovate. Primary areas of ministry: Sunday School, Worship Readiness and Participation, Children’s Church, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation, Youth Group, Mission Trip, Youth Retreats, and Community Outreach.

Qualifications: Strong Christian Education background (Master’s degree and 2-4 yrs. experience preferred).

Compensation: Competitive part-time salary, medical insurance, death and disability insurance, and a professional development allowance, 25 hrs/week, Sundays required.

Send resume and cover letter to: Church Educator Search Committee, Church of Reconciliation, 110 N. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill, NC   27514. Resumes accepted from April 10 until June 15, 2015.


Mr. Craig Carlson, Chair
Church Educator Search Committee                            


Rev. J. Mark Davidson, Pastor
Church of Reconciliation                      

Mark Davidson, Pastor

April 13, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry
Youth Minister
Bayshore Baptist Church
Full time
Tampa, FL USA

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 to or Bayshore Baptist Church, Youth Minister Search Committee, 3111 W. Morrison Ave., Tampa, FL 33629.

Katherine Miller - Youth Minister Search Committee Chair

April 13, 2015
Coordinator of Children's Education
Second Presbyterian Church
Full time
Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis, Indiana seeks to hire a Coordinator of Children’s Education to meet the needs of our congregation.
Second Presbyterian Church is a welcoming community of faith where Jesus Christ transforms lives through: Worship, as we praise God; Mission, as we embody God’s love in service to the world; Discipleship, as we listen for God’s Word; Giving, as we express gratitude to God; Fellowship, as we love and care for one another.
Situated on the north side of Indianapolis, Second Presbyterian church is home to more than 4,000 members. Our city offers an affordable cost of living, a broad array of educational choices for school aged children and a vibrant technology sector with a wide variety of business opportunities. Cultural opportunities are available in many of the vibrant neighborhoods and include world-class museums, public and private colleges and universities, and occasions to explore music, art and drama. Indianapolis is home to professional and semi-professional athletic teams and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Commonly referred to as the “Crossroads of America,” Indianapolis is conveniently close to many major Midwest cities for business and leisure travel.
Our Children and Family Ministry is led by the Associate Pastor for Children and Family Ministry and served by many dedicated and faithful volunteers. We seek a Christian Educator to joyfully work with our ministry team to develop, lead and teach the educational ministry to our children, infants to fifth graders, and their families. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of faith and references to or to Christian Educator Search Committee, Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN  46260.
Primary Functions
• Develops an overall plan of Christian Nurture for infants through fifth graders and their families
• Provides for curriculum, which supports overall goals
• Provides for training of staff and volunteers
• Provides for communication to parents and the congregation regarding ministry events, as well as faith formation and Christian nurture resources
• Provides direct supervision for Sunday morning and Wednesday evening programs and children's special events
• Supervises volunteer and paid staff for children's educational programming
• Participates in weekly meetings with Children's Ministry Staff, weekly meetings with Church staff and monthly meetings of Ministry Teams
• Coordinates ministries with Choir School and other church departments

The Coordinator of Children's Education is accountable to the Session of Second Presbyterian Church through the Personnel Committee of Second Presbyterian Church and is supervised by the Associate Pastor of Children and Family Ministry.
Personal & Professional Qualifications
• Holds and demonstrates Christian faith and values
• Demonstrates welcoming, engaging presence with children and families
• Demonstrates mastery in classroom instruction in guidance of faith formation
• Demonstrates skill in verbal and written communication

• Holds a Masters Degree in Christian Education or Early Childhood Education
• OR Holds a BA in Early Childhood Education and is a Certified Christian Educator
• Has 3 - 5 years of experience as a Christian Educator
• Has 3 - 5 years of Early Childhood and/or Elementary teaching experience

Dick Ristine

April 10, 2015
Church, Administration
Membership Director
The Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist
Part time
Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

The Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist, is seeking to hire a Membership Director. This staff position is responsible for helping those who are new to the congregation feel welcome and become connected as well as helping established members to deepen their connections with the church. Our ideal candidate has a warm and welcoming personality, strong written and verbal communication skills, and excellent organizational skills. This is a part-time position (15-20 hours/week) with the opportunity to increase hours as the church grows.

Thom Belote

April 09, 2015
Church, Administration
Director of Communications
General Commission on the Status and Role of Women
Part time
Chicago, Illinois USA

The Director of Communications for the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) plans, coordinates, and carries the message of GCSRW via web, social, and print media. The Director is responsible for web content, print media content, distribution of news and information via church and public media, and oversees the day-today editing, organization and content management of GCSRW-related websites, electronic newsletters and press releases. The Director also works with GCSRW staff to distribute information to constituent groups. The goal of the Director is to provide high-quality, multi-directional communications between GCSRW and its constituents at all levels of the church.
 For more information, please go to

Elaine Moy

April 09, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor of Formation for Mission
Pillar Church
Full time
Holland, Michigan USA

Title:  Pastor of Formation for Mission  

If the gospel is to challenge the public life of our society... it will only be by movements that begin with the local congregation in which the reality of the new creation is present, known, and experienced, and from which men and women will go into every sector of public life to claim it for Christ, to unmask the illusions which have remained hidden and to expose all areas of public life to the illumination of the gospel. But that will only happen as and when local congregations renounce an introverted concern for their own life, and recognize that they exist for the sake of those who are not members, as sign, instrument and foretaste of God's redeeming grace for the whole life of society. (The Gospel in a Pluralist Society)

Purpose – to equip and empower the community at Pillar to witness to the gospel of Christ with their lives in their locations and to strengthen the mercy and justice missions of the church in the world. The work of this position will assist us all to live into and out of Jesus’ claim on us as the “salt of the earth and the light of the world” and will lean heavily into the particular articulation of this in Lesslie Newbigin’s remarkable claim.

Responsibilities – create, implement and oversee in cooperation and collaboration with other staff and congregational members the adult formation ministries of Pillar Church in order to strengthen this community to be a “sign, instrument and foretaste of God’s redeeming grace for the whole life of society.”  This will be accomplished through:
o    Adult Formation opportunities
•    Bible Studies
•    Book Studies
•    Sunday School
•    Small Groups
•    Collaborating with community events (Veritas Forum, World Christian lectures, Hope, Calvin, WTS seminars and conferences)
•    Initiating new opportunities to urge us in mission
•    Giving guidance to the Karios Fellowship
•    Implementing and sustaining the Newbigin Fellowship
o    Congregational Fellowship
•    Participating in Pastoral care and calling
•    Nurturing congregational relationships
•    Initiating congregational fellowship
o    Local and global partnerships
•    Nurture and sustain reciprocal relationships with local and global churches and organizations that share a similar vision
o    General pastoral responsibilities including:
•    Preaching at the direction of the lead pastor and in a way that assists in the fulfillment of the mission stated above.
•    Funerals
•    Weddings
•    Worship participation
•    Deacons and Council meetings
•    Denominational participation

Skills: the person to fill this position will be a woman or a man with a deep love for Christ, strong commitment to the importance of the local church as a missionary agent in culture, a self-starting leadership capacity and a love for people that draws him or her to pursue relationship.  

Accountability – this person is directly accountable to the Lead Pastor and generally accountable to the Pillar Church Council

Compensation – this is a full time ordained position and the financial package will be in accordance with the denominational guidelines and continued flourishing of Pillar Church.

Thank you for your interest, please send your questions and resume to:

Catherine Dreyer