Job Opportunities

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

September 22, 2014
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church
Full time
New Bern, NC USA
http://www.fbchurch.com

First Baptist Church, New Bern, NC, is seeking a Senior Pastor.  We are a 200 plus year old church located in downtown New Bern, NC.  We have over 700 members of diverse ages and backgrounds.  We are a moderate, traditional Baptist fellowship currently aligned at the state and national levels with the CBF.  Our next minister should have strong preaching skills and provide great pastoral care.  Our preferred qualifications include a degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school and a minimum of 8 years pastoral experience.  For more information about our church, please see our website.  Anyone interested should submit a resume or other contact information via email or by mail to Pastor Search Committee 4813 Briarhill Rd. , New Bern,m NC 28562.  Responses should be received by October 15, 2014.


Contact
James Garner
fbcnbpasdtorsearch@gmail.com

September 21, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
Saint Paul's United Methodist Church
Full time
Tallahassee, Florida United States
http://www.saintpaulsumc.org

Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, located in Tallahassee, Florida, is searching for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries.  This person will lead the church's youth ministry (grades 6 - 12) in keeping with our mission to "Follow Jesus, grow in community and transform the world."

Saint Paul's is a well-established, traditional church of about 1600 members.  We have two traditional worship services and one contemporary service each Sunday, a robust Sunday School program, and a variety of programs for all age levels.  Our theological environment offers a foundation on the Bible while valuing theological diversity.  We strive to be accepting, open and tolerant.

Florida's capital city, Tallahassee is home to 187,000 residents, with a median age of 26.  Home to Florida State University and Florida A&M University, Tallahassee has a highly educated population, with 45% of adults possessing a Bachelor's degree or higher.  The cost of living is below state and national averages.  Sometimes described as "Florida with a southern accent", Tallahassee is known for its many trees and rolling hills.  Tallahasseeans enjoy, in addition to bountiful cultural, educational and athletic activities, being within two hours of some of Florida's most beautiful beaches.


Contact
Meg Guyton
saintpaulsemployment7@gmail.com
(850) 385-0275

September 20, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church, Other
Director of Development, Missouri UM Foundation
Missouri United Methodist Foundation
Full time
Columbia, MO USA
http://www.mumf.org/

The MO UMF is the statewide charitable foundation for the UMC.  A full job description should be requested via email.  


The Director of Development will expand the number and quality of relationships among all Foundation constituencies and help grow financial resources for ministry at every level.  With a primary emphasis on personal contact, the Director will arrange and conduct visits, meetings, meals, workshops, and events. A car and travel budget are provided and significant travel throughout the state is required.  The new Director will also help develop marketing materials and a comprehensive development plan.


Contact
David P. Atkins
datkins@mumf.org
(573) 875-4168

September 18, 2014
Church, Ministry
Part-Time Youth Program Director
Saint Giles Presbyterian Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA
http://www.saintgiles.org/#!staff/c5bh

Saint Giles Presbyterian Church is seeking a Part Time Youth Program Director to work with a team of adult church members and staff to develop, continue and ensure appropriate faith-based ministry (in the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition) for youth grades 6-12 (ordinarily ages 11-18).

Saint Giles is striving for a team-based model of Youth Ministry in which leaders embody the best practices of shared-leadership, balanced living, consensus building and Sabbath-keeping in ways that invite youth to practice Christian Living in a safe, nurturing Christian environment.

Areas of Leadership include (but are not limited to):

- Sunday School (Sundays 10:00am-11:00am)
- Youth Group (Sundays 6:00pm-8:00pm)
- Weekend and overnight retreats
- Sunday worship (9:00 and 11:00; primarily presence; worship leadership may be negotiated if the Youth Director desires)
- Mission opportunities
- Fund raisers
- Summer trips

Responsibilities

The Youth Program Director will work the Elder for Youth, Duke Intern (where appropriate) and the Director of Christian Education (DCE) to identify, create and equip a team of adult and youth leaders.

The Youth Program Director will develop relationships with youth, their families and the congregation as a whole. Relationships are developed through regular communication and engagement with youth and parents/guardians including appropriate use of technology, regular newsletter articles and, as time permits, presence in our youth’s non-church activities (sporting events, concerts, performances, etc.)

The Youth Program Director will work with the DCE and other church leaders to engage youth in all-age ministries at Saint Giles. This will include interacting with a range of Saint Giles’ Ministry Teams and may include planning and organizing programs and events.

On a monthly basis during the academic year, the Youth Program Director can expect to:

- Participate in Sunday School 3 Sundays/month; teaching when needed
- Attend worship 3 Sundays/month (attending an equal number of 9am and 11am worship services)
- Lead Youth Group 2 Sundays/month and be present weekly; the Youth Program Director can miss up to 4 Sundays/academic year in consultation with the DCE
- Lead (with the DCE and elder) and participate in 1 planning meeting/month

On an academic year basis, the Youth Program Director can expect to:

- Attend 2 two-night retreats
- Plan and lead at least 1 overnight lock-in
- Lead (with the DCE and elder) and participate in at least 2 “Big Picture” Youth Planning events

Summer Camps/Conferences will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Accountability

The Youth Program Director will report directly to the DCE. The Youth Program Director will have a midyear review conducted by the DCE.   

Qualifications

The Youth Program Director must be:

- At least 23 years of age
- Able to provide 3 references
- Willing to submit to a background check and drug-screening.
- Willing and able to comply with all Saint Giles Presbyterian Church policies, including the Saint Giles Safe Sanctuary Covenant and Policy and the Personnel Policy

The ideal Youth Program Director will:

- Have, or be working toward, an undergraduate degree.
- Have experience leading and working with teenagers and their families (preferred)
- Be familiar with congregational settings (preferred)
- Be organized, creative, energetic and fun
- Be committed to fostering her/his own ever-growing Christian faith

Preference will be given to candidates with the above qualifications as well as the ability to commit to more than one academic year.

Compensation/Terms of Employment

- This is an academic-year position (mid-August through early June) designed to be ca. 15 hrs/week. The Youth Program Director will be expected to: track his/her hours and submit a time sheet
- Hourly rate to be determined based on experience.
- Lock-ins and Retreats will be paid separately in consultation with the DCE.
- Unless specifically document and agreed to, this position is considered part-time and follows the personnel policies for part-time non clergy-position.

Saint Giles is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact
Rev. Katherine Kussmaul
office@saintgiles.org

September 18, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Christian Education
Saint Giles Presbyterian Church
Full time
Raleigh, NC USA
http://www.saintgiles.org/#!staff/c5bh

Saint Giles Presbyterian Church is seeking a Full Time Director of Christian Education to develop, administer, oversee and participate in an intentional, well-planned and integrated Christian Education Program. This program will offer high quality learning experiences that will help all ages grow in faith and understanding of scripture and life as disciples of Jesus Christ. Knowing that Christian learning happens best with community, where supportive, caring relationships nurture faith development and growth, the Director of Christian Education will coordinate with multiple leaders and ministry teams that work together to serve the Saint Giles community.

Saint Giles is striving for a team-based model of ministry in which leaders embody the best practices of shared-leadership, balanced living, consensus building and Sabbath-keeping in ways that invite others to practice Christian Living in a safe, nurturing Christian environment.

Areas of Leadership include (but are not limited to):

- Sunday morning educational opportunities for children, youth and adults
- Sunday evening youth group (including youth retreats, lock-ins, summer trips/conferences and special activities and fundraisers)
- Sunday worship (9:00 and 11:00; leadership in worship to be negotiated)
- Nursery care (primarily Sunday morning)
- Other educational opportunities for children, youth and adults (Vacation Bible School, Confirmation, midweek programs, Bible Studies, Presbyterian Women, etc.)
- Children, Family and All-age (Intergenerational) Mission activities – this will involve interaction between the Education and Nurture Division and the Outreach Division.
- Supervisory Responsibilities for paid Nursery Workers and the part-time Youth Program Director

Responsibilities

With the support and assistance of the Education and Nurture Division (elders and team members) volunteers and the Pastor, the general responsibilities of the Director of Christian Education include:

- Recruit, equip, support, train and provide resources to Christian Education leaders and teachers. This includes initiating leadership development opportunities, anticipating challenges, resolving conflict, solving problems, responding to needs, being available to members of the congregation and encouraging creativity, imagination and vision. Implement a model to continually evaluate curriculum and programming. Work with church leaders and staff to strengthen existing programs, initiate and develop new (innovative) programs and appropriately celebrate/retire programming that has served its purpose.
- Initiate the scheduling, planning and implementation of extra opportunities as part of the Saint Giles Christian Education Program (all-age classes/events, Kickoff Sunday, Advent and Lent programs, Sunday worship leadership opportunities for children and youth, coordination with local campus ministries and education-related volunteer-appreciation).
- Occasionally attend off-campus activities in which our children and youth participate.
- Provide support and care for children, youth and families in the planned and unexpected events of life.
- Encourage and provide resources to support at-home spiritual nurture and faith development.
- As needed, work with the Congregational Life Ministry Team to develop and strengthen “House Church” program and other small group studies by providing coaching regarding program possibilities, curriculum and resources.
- Be active in areas of professional development by engaging with other DCEs and church professionals and be actively involved in the life of the Presbytery in the areas of Christian Education or Youth.
- Work with the Administrative Assistant to ensure proactive communicate re: educational events and opportunities for children, youth and adults – utilizing existing publications, social media and new avenues of communication.
- Ensure close communication with the Education and Nurture Division and church staff.
- Attend:
o    Sunday School
o    Worship (9 & 11 during the academic-year)
o    Youth Activities (in coordination with the Youth Program Director)
o    Monthly Session meetings, as requested or required.
o    Monthly Children’s, Youth and Adult Ministry Teams or others as needed.

Accountability

The Director of Christian Education is accountable to the Session and works under the supervision of the Pastor/Head of Staff. Annual reviews will be conducted by the Pastor/Head of Staff, members of the Personnel Team and elders on the teams with which the Director of Christian Education ordinarily serves.

Qualifications

The Director of Christian Education must be:

- Able to provide 3 references
- Willing to submit to a background check and drug-screening
- Willing and able to comply with all Saint Giles Presbyterian Church policies, including the Saint Giles Safe Sanctuary Covenant and Policy and the Personnel Policy

The ideal Director of Christian Education will:

- Have an undergraduate degree; a degree in Christian Education is preferred
- Have experience as a Christian Educator (preferred)
- Have experience leading, and serving with, a team of staff and volunteers
- Demonstrate (through references and interactions) the ability to successfully engage, and relate to, children, youth and adults
- Be excited about joining a small staff-team in which relationship-development, shared responsibility and mutual accountability are honored and sought
- Be familiar with congregational settings (preferred)
- Be organized, creative, energetic and fun
- Be committed to fostering her/his own ever-growing Christian faith


Compensation/Terms of Employment

- This is a Full Time position. Salary will be based on experience.
- Since work on Sunday is required, the Director of Christian Education will have one consistent weekday off to compensate.
- Paid Vacation and Study Leave will be negotiated based on experience and level of education.
- Business use of personal vehicles, continuing education and other such professional expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the Accountable Reimbursement Plan in the Session Personnel Manual, subject to budget limitations.
- Unless specifically documented and agreed to, this position is considered full-time and follows the personnel policies for full-time non clergy-position.

Saint Giles is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact
Katherine Kussmaul
office@saintgiles.org
(919) 787-4790

September 16, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Student Ministry
Ooltewah United Methodist Church
Full time
Ooltewah, TN USA
http://www.oumclive.org/

Ooltewah United Methodist Church of Ooltewah, Tennessee, is a well-established United Methodist Church that is enjoying new growth and development springing up around it.  The church is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministry to oversee youth programs and lead a team of ministry staff and volunteers in fulfilling the church’s mission of “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”  Ooltewah United Methodist is blessed to have a strong core group of youth, dedicated volunteers, and a great staff and pastors.

Primary responsibilities of the Director of Student Ministry will include:
•    Developing relationships:  Establishes relationships with youth, parents, and volunteers through church, community, and school events.  Ensure that relationships are being built between the adult leaders of Ooltewah UMC and the youth.
•    Programming leadership:  Ensures that all details of youth programs and events are addressed to build an engaging and welcoming atmosphere in which spiritual and leadership skills can be developed.
•    Equipping staff and volunteers:  Recruits, trains, and equips volunteers, regularly, to provide spiritual support and encouragement in working with the youth in the youth ministry.

The qualified candidate will have:
•    A deep faith in Jesus Christ
•    A love for youth
•    A Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry or in a related field
•    Five years experience in working with youth
•    Three years experience on a church staff, preferably a larger, multi-staff church environment
•    Experience in recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of United Methodist tradition and theology
•    Be skilled in connecting with youth and parents, energetic, a team player, and adept in using social media

Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to Debra Malone via email .


Contact
Debra Malone
office@oumclive.org
(423) 238-9216

September 16, 2014
Education
Dean of Spiritual Life/Campus Pastor
Whitworth University
Full time
Spokane, Washington United States
http://www.whitworth.edu

POSITION: Whitworth University invites applications for the position of Dean of Spiritual Life/Campus Pastor; appointment anticipated to begin on January 1, 2015 or as soon after that date as possible. The Dean of Spiritual Life/Campus Pastor provides leadership for campus ministry including worship and evangelism, pastoral care, and service and community building. The dean reports to the Vice President for Student Life, serves on the President's Cabinet, and has administrative faculty status.

ATTRIBUTES
1. A desire to point the Whitworth community to Jesus Christ as he is attested to in Holy Scripture and the historic creeds of the church.
2. A desire to pursue a life of integrity that reflects the humility, holiness and love of God in Christ.
3. A desire to serve the Whitworth community with energy, intelligence, imagination and love.
4. A desire to embrace Whitworth’s identity as a Reformed, evangelical and ecumenical university.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Leadership, Administration and Teaching
a)    Oversee campus ministry.
b)    Supervise staff as they lead campus ministry programs.
c)    Interview finalists for faculty positions and for key staff positions.
d)    Represent Whitworth to external constituencies.
e)    Participate in board of trustees meetings and consult with trustees on matters related to the university’s mission.
f)    May teach up to one course a year, if desired.
g)    Oversee the campus ministry department budget.
h)    Serve on the Whitworth Institute of Ministry Planning Committee.
i)    Serve as a member of the Whitworth Student Life Directors team.
j)    Collaborate with the Whitworth Office of Church Engagement on initiatives that engage students with church internships and other ministry opportunities.  

2. Worship and Evangelism
a)    Serve as a key theological voice on campus.
b)    Witness to Christ by actively seeking relationships with people across campus.
c)    Collaborate with the campus ministry staff to design and lead worship services.
d)    Preach regularly in weekly chapel services and encourage participation in worship by students, faculty and staff.
e)    Discern and develop ministries that attract a diverse range of students.
f)    Encourage each student, faculty member and staff member to participate regularly in a local church.

3. Pastoral Care
a)    Provide pastoral care and counseling to the Whitworth community.
b)    Nurture a life of disciplined prayer for Whitworth, the church and the world.
c)    Collaborate with student life directors in response to emergencies and crises.
d)    Creatively help people understand themselves in the light of Scripture and the person of Jesus Christ.
4. Service and Community Building
a)    Encourage an atmosphere of thoughtful and charitable inquiry and disagreement about issues of faith, while being a welcoming presence on campus.
b)    Model a life of service, and actively connect students to local and global service opportunities.
c)    Plan and lead special campus worship services such as baccalaureate and memorial services, and participate in campus ceremonies and events such as Whitworth Family Weekend and Fall and Spring Convocations.

QUALIFICATIONS
•    A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning and the ability to clearly and winsomely communicate both.
•    A master of divinity degree and strong intellectual and educational interests required.  A Ph.D. is desirable.
•    Successful experience in college student ministry, administration and teaching is desirable.
•    An understanding of student development and faith development. Experience successfully creating environments where both occur.
•    A demonstrated awareness of and commitment to addressing effectively the unique needs and concerns of persons from a variety of diverse backgrounds, including those from under-represented racial/ethnic populations, persons with different gender and religious identities, and those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
•    Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
•    A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Whitworth’s Reformed, evangelical and ecumenical identities.
•    Active involvement in the church; ordained or able to be ordained.
•    A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
•    All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit the following application documents through our online system:
1.    A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the qualifications of the position  
2.    Your curriculum vitae
3.    Three letters of reference
4.    A short personal essay (approximately one page) describing your personal Christian faith. This essay about your Christian commitment is intended to be a personal, authentic statement in your own words that will help the committee to determine your interest in joining Whitworth's “community of Christian scholars.”  
5.    Candidates selected for phone interviews may be asked to provide additional materials.  
    
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.


Contact
Elise Forman
eforman@whitworth.edu

September 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
Wakefield United Methodist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC United States
http://www.wakefieldumc.org

Wakefield UMC in North Raleigh is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministry.  The primary responsibility will be for the Christian formation of students 6th-12th grade.  The candidate must have an authentic relationship with Jesus and be able to help youth develop the same.   The ideal candidate must communicate effectively and demonstrate strong leadership, administrative, and organizational skills.  He or she must be a self-starter, highly motivated, and able to get things done.   He or she must be able to plan and execute events like kickoffs, retreats, work days, and mission trips.   He or she must possess excellent interpersonal skills, an aptitude for building meaningful relationships with youth and their parents, and be able to provide pastoral care.  He or she will engage with the congregation and the community leading the youth in outreach and missions.   The ability to build teams, work with teams, and cultivate leaders (youth and adult) is essential. Individual must be able to preach and teach youth effectively, plan and lead worship experiences, and address relevant issues to youth effectively.  The ideal candidate will lead in a way that is engaging, inviting, fun, energetic, relevant, meaningful, and strengthens the faith of our youth.  Ideal candidate will have youth ministry leadership experience with demonstrated success, a college education, and an understanding and commitment to United Methodist theology, doctrine, and polity.  The position is part-time for approximately 15 hours per week. Pay is commensurate to experience.    Candidates should email cover letter, resume, and references via email by October 15.


Contact
David Gira
dgira@wakefieldumc.org
(919) 747-1493

September 11, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Senior Adult Ministries
Wesley United Methodist Church
Part time
Beaumont, Texas United States
http://www.wesleyumc.com

The Director of Senior Adult Ministries is responsible for planning and coordinating the senior adults, 60’s+.   

This person should be a passionate leader with the desire to energize and lead by developing a comprehensive ministry emphasizing outreach, worship, and discipleship that is modeled after the teachings of Jesus Christ. This position will receive general direction from the senior pastor and will collaborate with the other staff, volunteers, and members.

A full job description is available on our website.


Contact
Robert Besser
jobs@wesleyumc.com
(409) 892-7733

September 11, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Middle Adult Ministries
Wesley United Methodist Church
Part time
Beaumont, TX
www.wesleyumc.com

The Director of Middle Adult ministries is responsible for planning and coordinating the middle adults, 40’s-50’s.

This person should be a passionate leader with the desire to energize and lead by developing a comprehensive ministry emphasizing outreach, worship, and discipleship that is modeled after the teachings of Jesus Christ. This position will receive general direction from the senior pastor and will collaborate with the other staff, volunteers, and members.

A full job description is available on our website.


Contact

jobs@wesleyumc.com
(409) 892-7733

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