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

March 04, 2015
Church Organist
First United Methodist Church
Part time
Henderson, NC USA

First United Methodist Church in Henderson, N.C., is seeking a Church Organist to assist its Music Ministry in enabling its congregation, individually and together as a church family, to discover, re-discover, grow in and share God's love through music in all of its sacred varieties.
   The Church Organist is responsible for accompanying members of the Chancel Choir and other vocalists during rehearsals and worship services; providing instrumental music for worship, weddings and funerals; maintaining musical competence and professional skills through regular practice and continuing education; and working as a team player, supporting and encouraging other staff members, among other duties.
   Candidates for Church Organist should have good people skills and a positive attitude; be an accomplished musician with a Bachelor's degree in music or equivalent degree and/or experience; have a foundation and experience in utilizing the vast tradition of United Methodist music and liturgy while being equally comfortable with blended and contemporary styles of worship; and be proficient in organ and piano.
    The time commitment for the position will vary but will require an estimated average of 16 hours per week at an annual salary of $18,260.
   The purpose of Music Ministries and the position of Church Organist at First United Methodist Church of Henderson is to proclaim the Gospel of our risen Savior Jesus Christ and to glorify God by fulfilling our Mission: "Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World."
   Applications are available from the Rev. Terry Huffines, pastor, by writing to or by calling 252-438-8791. A job description is available upon request.

Terry Huffines

March 02, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Minister
Highland Presbyterian Church
Full time
Fayetteville, NC US

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.
Highland Presbyterian Church has been serving the people of Fayetteville, NC and FortBragg for more than 100 years.  An established church with ministry outreach to the surrounding communities and the triangle; we are looking for a strong leader to plan and lead the next generation of our church.
The Director is to be a person of strong faith and a deep love for Jesus Christ and His church.  This person is to be supportive of the Senior Minister’s vision and should have a knowledgeable understanding of the various ministries of the church and see the value of a team approach to all aspects of ministry.  This person will be responsible for the overall Youth Ministry Program to include Youth Sunday School and Youth Fellowship on Sunday evenings as well as midweek Bible studies and activities.  The Director of Youth Ministries will be a part of a larger team that seeks to incorporate various aspects of the total church ministry in a purposeful and missional way.  A love of people, a caring nature, a positive outlook, and the ability to motivate others is essential.
1.    Have general oversight of ministry to Middle and High School Youth.
2.    Develop, train and equip a team of Youth Leaders who will join in planning and leading youth ministry.
3.    Use of the recreation center in church programming.
4.    Provide leadership in worship services on occasion.
5.    Along with the Director of Program and Mission Outreach, Director of Music Ministries, and other staff as needed, coordinate youth activities with the total ministry of the church.
6.    Plan with Youth Committee the annual Youth Sunday, Graduation Sunday, fundraisers, mission trips, retreats, summer camp experiences, etc.
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.
1.      Primary:
a.    Willingness and ability to support the mission of Highland Presbyterian Church.
b.    The desire to use talents and gifts to further the youth ministry of HPC in the community.
c.    Be of good standing within home church and have an established faith in Jesus Christ.
d.    Possess a heart for youth, young adults and families.
2.      Education:
a.       Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in religion, communications, or management.  
Seminary experience or M. Div preferred.
3.      Experience:
a.    3- 5 years general ministry experience.
b.    Demonstrated successful leadership/management experience to include staff supervision, program management and budget management.
c.    Knowledge and experience in retreat planning and hosting, event planning and leadership development for youth.
d.    Experience in leading committees, volunteers and leadership teams.
4.      Other Elements:
a.       Excellent communications skills.
b.      Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Office, Publisher, Photoshop, and website maintenance.
c.       Success in utlizing social networking such as Facebook and Isntagram for ministry purposes.
e.       Ability to work on weekends and some evenings.  Ability to attend all retreats, lock-ins, camps, and mission trips with the youth.
Competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply for this job, please email your resume and cover letter along with references to  
Career Level Required     
Experience Required     1+ to 2 Years
Education Required     Bachelor's Degree
Job Type     Employee
Job Status     Full Time

Dawn Chmiel
910 401-0929

March 02, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Program Director
Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center
Full time
Glen Rose, Texas USA

Program Director


The Program Director seeks to lead and serve as a faithful part of God’s work in and through the Ministry of Glen Lake. The Program Director serves on a ministry team dedicated and committed to a team approach to the ministry entrusted to us.


The Program Director seeks to provide expertise in the field of Christian Education and camp ministry. The Program Director leads a team of dedicated persons in order to provide safe, fun, and Christ- centered camp experiences.


Develop, plan, organize and implement effective summer camps
Evaluate existing programs and recommend additions or deletions as needed
Partner with the Central Texas Conference of the UMC to provide programming
Review and update summer staff job descriptions annually
Recruit, interview and participate in the hiring of summer staff
Plan and implement a summer staff training program
Effectively lead, supervise and mentor a team of approximately 45-75 summer staff
Evaluate summer staff and jointly develop improvement plans when necessary
Serve as an appropriate role model for children and young adults
Host retreat groups as required, seeking to make all feel welcome and meet their camp-related needs
Involved in the ongoing marketing and promotion of both the camp and retreat ministries
Contribute ideas and verbiage to newsletters and promotional pieces

An active and growing faith in Jesus Christ, with a heart for ministry and a passion for helping others grow in their personal walk with the Lord
Integrity, consistent work ethic, and a proven success in leadership at a Christian camp or similar organization
Interpersonal communication and organizational skills
A team-oriented servant attitude and the ability to relate well with others
Creativity and high energy particularly when preparing and implementing camp programs
The ability to handle conflict in a respectful and professional manner
A bachelors degree

A Master’s degree in Christian Education
2-5 years in a manager/director position in Christian camping

Paid Time Off – detailed in Employee Policy and Procedure Manual
Major medical coverage for the employee
Matching pension benefits available after one year of employment
On-site housing with basic utilities included (water, electric, and gas)
The Program Director will adhere to the principles of confidentiality concerning the business of this ministry.

Natalie Davidson

March 02, 2015
Church, Ministry
Associate Minister: Families and Congregational Care
Second Baptist Church
Full time
Memphis, TN USA

Second Baptist Church in Memphis (TN) is seeking an individual to fill the newly formed position of Associate Minister: Families and Congregational Care. This position requires one to possess an awareness of and sensitivity to all ages in the life of the church with particular emphasis on deepening spiritual formation in children, youth, and their families as well as to share in pastoral care and outreach.

Send letters of interest and resumes by March 15, 2015 to:
John N. Avis, Search Committee Chair,
 4680 Walnut Grove Rd.
 Memphis, TN 38117

John Avis

March 02, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director
Stokesdale Christian Church (DOC)
Part time
Stokesdale, NC USA

Stokesdale Christian Church (DOC) is searching for a Youth Director.  This person shall be someone who will engage the youth of the congregation in such a way that they will know they are a vital part of the congregation.  This person shall also meet with the youth once a week on an evening to be decided by the candidate and the Search Committee.  Other duties will include working with our Educational Ministry Team to plan, organize, and implement a yearly VBS that will include the youth of the community; encourage the youth to attend summer camp at Christmount Christian Assembly in Black Mountain, NC; as well as plan, organize, and implement several outings during the year for the youth.  This is a part-time ministry position that preferably lasts throughout the calendar year.

Randy Winn

March 02, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director
First United Methodist Church
Part time
Graham, NC USA

The Director reports directly to the Senior Pastor and will be directly responsible for:
1.    Overseeing the youth ministry of FUMC Graham and directing the implementation of its mission and vision.
2.    Assisting in the implementation of a restructuring plan for the youth ministry in conjunction with the Renovation Team and adult volunteers.  
3.    Spiritually preparing the youth of FUMC Graham for challenges ahead in young adulthood and nurturing in those youth a sense of clear Christian identity through an understanding of God-given gifts and talents.

Youth Search Team

March 01, 2015
Church, Ministry
Contemporary Worship Leader
Millbrook United Methodist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC, North Carolina USA

Contemporary Worship Leader

    Millbrook United Methodist Church, a vibrant Christ-centered and mission-oriented congregation in Raleigh, North Carolina is seeking an energetic and passionate part-time Contemporary Worship Leader. (15-20 hours per week/ non-exempt)   The leader will plan and coordinate all music modalities, song selection, dance, audiovisual aids and technical requirements for a 9:45 a.m. Sunday Contemporary worship service.  Worship Leader would be responsible to recruit, audition, rehearse, train and direct a volunteer team of musicians, volunteer A-V equipment operators, and singers in a welcoming manner.   A qualified candidate will have
A deep love of God as demonstrated by living a life of joy, integrity, prayer, spiritual strength, trustworthiness, patience, and kindness.
Be  knowledgeable and enthusiastic about music with the ability to sing,  play a lead instrument in the Praise Band as a preference but not necessarily a requirement.
Have a speaking style that engages the congregation.
Understand and support the Methodist doctrine.
Skills in conceptualizing, organizing, and leading a weekly 60 minute worship service incorporating music, video, dramatic arts, sound, stage lighting.

    For a full job description, please email Kathy Scott, at  To apply, send your resume to  The deadline to apply is April 10, 2015.

Kathy Scott
919 847-3873

February 26, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
University United Methodist Church
Full time
Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

University United Methodist Church (UMC), located on the edge of the University of North Carolina campus in downtown Chapel Hill, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries.  University UMC, ( with an average weekly attendance of 600, considers the youth a priority and seeks a Director to mentor students to grow in Christ-likeness and fulfill the mission of the church, which is to transform lives for loving God, serving people, and building Christian community.  
The Director’s main responsibilities are:
•    Relate to the youth of University UMC, both at church and at other public functions important in their lives.
•    Lead, recruit and train adult volunteers and youth leadership to help guide the youth ministry.
•    Plan and organize youth events and activities that are spiritually meaningful and relevant to youth’s lives working with the Director of Children’s Ministry and pastoral team on intergenerational discipleship efforts as appropriate.
•    Effectively communicate information to youth and parents through a variety of communication media and methods.
•    Provide support to the Youth Council as they implement recommendations outlined in a recent Youth Ministry assessment.
Qualifications include:     
•    A minimum of three years of experience in leading a youth ministry program; experience working on a large-church staff preferred
•    A Bachelor’s degree with a preference toward a field related to youth ministry
•    A passion for serving youth and their families
•    Knowledge of sustainable youth ministry systems
•    Ability to plan, implement, and measure the results of the ministry programs and events
•    Membership in or previous work experience in the United Methodist Church preferred
For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please contact Kristina Zirschky at

Kristina Zirschky