Job Opportunities

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

March 04, 2015
Other
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 thuff_55@yahoo.com or by calling 252-438-8791. A job description is available upon request.


Contact
Terry Huffines
thuff_55@yahoo.com
252-438-8791

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.
 
GENERAL INTRODUCTION:
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.
 
GENERAL SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE:
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.
 
ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES:
 
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.
 
 
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
 
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 hpernie@aol.com.  
 
 
 
Salary     
Career Level Required     
Experience Required     1+ to 2 Years
Education Required     Bachelor's Degree
Job Type     Employee
Job Status     Full Time


Contact
Dawn Chmiel
danord9@hotmail.com
910 401-0929

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.


Contact
Randy Winn
de3winns@triad.rr.com
336-543-5785

February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Children
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 8304 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC, seeks a person to serve as Children’s Minister at a time level of 15- 20 hours weekly. Salary will be in accordance with experience.  Submit a resume and cover letter to: David Pontz and Bill Casteen, Co-Chairs of Personnel Committee, info@tabernacle-raleigh.org.

Minister of Children

The Minister of Children is a part time position, who performs under the direction and supervision of the Pastor. The Minister of Children will be primarily responsible for the ministries of the children of Tabernacle Baptist Church. The Minister of Children shall have appropriate educational and/or work experience.  This position will support the total church programs and is accountable for working toward the stated Vision and Goals of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Primary Responsibilities:

1.   Provide opportunities for spiritual growth of all children through grade 5 by planning, administering and evaluating programs of education, training and ministries. These programs will effectively integrate and support the programs and activities of the church.
2.  Be the Sunday morning greeter for children and families involved in the Children's program.
3.  Assist in motivating and training church members/parents to work with the children's programs.
4.  Serve as an advisor to the Children's Council and staff contact for Children's Sunday School teachers (check on supplies, materials, equipment needs, etc.).
5.  In conjunction with the Tabernacle Learning Center Director, and Tabernacle Learning Center Committee develop and evaluate a unified ministry to preschoolers.
6.  Plan, coordinate and attend functions for children (e.g. Fall Festival, Eggstravaganza, etc.).
7.  Attend or have representation at Church Council.
8.  Serve as the representative for the Children's Programs of Tabernacle Baptist in and outside the church walls.
9.  Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Pastor.
10.Cooperate as a team member with the Church Staff and other Church members


Contact
David Pontz and Bill Casteen
info@tabernacle-raleigh.org
919-781-4600

February 23, 2015
Education
Religious Studies Teacher
School of the Holy Child
Full time
Rye, New York USA

School of the Holy Child, located in Rye, NY, seeks a talented and dynamic Religious Studies teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.  Holy Child is most interested in candidates who wish to teach in both the Middle and Upper Schools, but will consider candidates whose primary interest may be in one division or the other.  The candidate should have deep content knowledge, preferably in the areas of the New Testament and Church History, and be thoroughly comfortable working with technology.  Additional responsibilities may include advising and a portion of our Campus Ministry responsibilities.   Ideal candidates will have a Master’s degree and at least three years of teaching experience, preferably in a Catholic, independent school environment.   Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to jobs@holychildrye.org and should reference the job title in the subject line of the email.  No phone calls please.


Contact

jobs@holychildrye.org

February 21, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor
White Oak Missionary Baptist Church
Full time
Enfield, NC USA
http://www.whiteoakmissionarybaptistchurch.org.

The White Oak Missionary Baptist Church of Enfield, North Carolina is prayerfully seeking a full-time Pastor, called by God, equipped to effectively preach and teach the Word of God to His people. The candidate must provide the vision and direction throughout the church community by leadership, counseling, teaching and preaching to lead others to Christ.
Interested candidates should return:
•    A Cover letter-a description of how you became a believer of Jesus Christ and the reason you are called to ministry.
•    An updated resume/Completed Application
•    A copy of degree(s), ordination certificate, and any other certificates
•    Three (3) letters of recommendation (2 from pastors/clergy and 1 personal (non-relative)

Email question(s) or request for application to whiteoak1612@aol.com or download application at whiteoakmissionarybaptistchurch.org.


Contact
Deacon Steve Battle
whiteoak1612@aol.com
9252)445-2032

February 06, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director
Chinese Bible Church
Part time
Apex, North Carolina United States
http://www.cbcnc.org

We are sincerely looking for a God-loving, passionate candidate to fill a Youth Director position at Chinese Bible Church at Apex NC.
(30 min drive from Duke)

Qualified candidates please send your resume / inquiries to YouthSearch@cbcnc.org.
We will be happy to discuss this local service opportunity with you.

Qualifications
The candidate for the youth director shall meet the following criteria:

1.     Biblical view is of the evangelical and/or fundamental theology and belief
2.     Good spiritual role model
3.     Be passionate or experienced in youth ministry
4.     Prefer in pursuing or already obtained the Degree of Master in Divinity
5.     Good family role model
6.     Strong in teaching and planning
7.     Good interpersonal communication skill
8.     Experienced or be comfortable working in a cross-cultural church settings
9.     In agreement with the doctrinal statement of CBCNC

Job Description
The candidate for the youth director shall fulfill the following responsibilities:

1.    In charge of Youth Sunday worship service and weekly (Friday) Fellowship
2.    Planning and leading youth-related outreach activities
3.    Implementing and participating in CBCNC youth family visitations
4.    Collaborating with the Parents Committee which was formed to assist in the work of the youth program
5.    Teaching Youth baptism classes and Youth Sunday School classes
6.    Training Youth disciples and leaders on regular basis.
7.    Leading  annual youth evangelistic outreach / Short Term Mission trip once a year
8.    All work under the supervision of the church’s Elder Board, and all youth ministry report should be made to the Elder Board on regular basis.


Contact
Solomon Chen
YouthSearch@cbcnc.org
9192808521

February 06, 2015
Other
Horizons Worship Leader
Creedmoor UMC
Part time
Creedmoor, NC USA
http://www.creedmoorumc.com

Horizons Worship Leader

Creedmoor United Methodist Church is seeking a Worship Leader for the Horizon's Worship Service.   The Worship leader will directly oversee and assist in providing spiritual, musical and creative multimedia leadership in service to the Horizon's worship experience.  The Worship Leader will select and arrange music, develop and train a volunteer team of musicians and vocalists, and work in cooperation with the Pastor to plan and implement worship services that honor God and fulfill the mission statement of CUMC; to welcome, love and serve all people.  

This candidate must exhibit initiative, communicate with staff and volunteers, and demonstrate a passion for praise and worship.  

This is approximately a 10hr/week part-time position.

To apply or to request a copy of the full job description contact Rev. Jared Hanson at pastorjared@outlook.com.


Contact
Jared Hanson
pastorjared@outlook.com
919-457-6602

February 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
International Church of Karachi
Full time
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan
http://internationalchurchkarachi.org

International Church of Karachi

Karachi, Pakistan, CA
ICK is looking for a pastor who has, or is seeking experience, in an international church.

The main duties of the pastor are to
* Lead Sunday worship
* Hold prayer and Bible Study meetings
* Encourage/shepherd church members in their ministries
* Reach out to the expatriate and local communities.
The pastor is accountable to the Church Council (CC) and major decisions are made in cooperation with the CC.

The Pastor Search Committee feels the following qualifications are important for a successful ministry in Karachi at ICK:
* Possess a degree in some area of Biblical Ministry.
* Have experience in ministering to a culturally diverse community with many people who do not speak English as their native language.
* Have experience in living outside the United States of America.
* Be willing to work with ICK’s leadership in solving the problem of financial support with flexibility and creativity.
* Have some outside financial support.
The following remuneration is what is planned for the Pastor:
* Salary
* Fully furnished house with rent
* Car provided
* Return airline ticket with spouse yearly

If you think you possess the above qualities and wish more information about ICK and the Pastor position, please send us your resume including references. We are open to your comments and any questions you may have.


Contact
Debra Lobo
icofk@yahoo.com
+923002536105

January 08, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa
California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Full time
Pasadena, CA USA
https://www.calpacumc.org

The California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is looking for a Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director located at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Under general direction of and in conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Director will provide oversight to Wesley Foundation’s programs and services, monitor and assess the effectiveness of campus ministry offerings, participate in the development of resources to support the ministry, and promote and support campus ministry in higher education among student leaders, board members, and local churches in the Hawaii District. This position is full-time, non-exempt and located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  

 
THE MISSION OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IS:  “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

THE VISION OF THE CALIFORNIA-PACIFIC ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS: “Inspiring the world as passionate followers of Jesus Christ so all may experience God’s life-giving love.”

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Hawaii is a ministry to higher education of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church serving college students, faculty, and staff primarily on Oahu, Hawaii.  While located across the street from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), the outreach of Wesley Foundation also extends to other private higher education institutions in the Honolulu metropolitan area including Hawaii Pacific University & Chaminade University.  

The Wesley Foundation was chartered by thirty-seven students in September of 1949 and has provided a United Methodist presence to the University community for the past 66 years.  Our ministry facilities are located on a double-lot campus and has two buildings: a three-level student center with a fellowship hall, kitchen, chapel, offices and parking; and a student residence, the White House, with a capacity for ten residents.  Historically, Wesley Foundation has included, as a part of its programs and activities, students from a variety of denominational and faith backgrounds.  The Wesley Foundation also strives to be an inclusive community that invites participation of individuals regardless of their ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

In January 2009 the Board of Directors adopted the following mission statement, “The Wesley Foundation at the University of Hawaii is a United Methodist campus ministry that journeys with students as they discover, embrace and share their God-given gifts of intellect, compassion and leadership; living out Christ’s call to be disciples.”

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is part of a statewide, public higher education system that includes three four-year university campuses and seven community colleges throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  Founded in 1907, the Manoa campus is the “flagship campus” of the UH system comprised of 14 Colleges and Schools offering Bachelor’s degrees in 97 fields, Master’s degrees in 85 fields, and Professional & Doctoral degrees in 57 fields.  This 320 acre campus has a student enrollment of 20,000 students: 67% Hawaii (in-state) students, 27% out-of-state students, and 6 % international students representing over 119 countries.  UH Manoa is known for its pioneering research in such fields as oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, cancer research and genetics.  The University’s motto is “Maluna a’e o nā lāhui a pau ke ola ke kanaka” (Above all nations is humanity.)


Supervised and evaluated by: Executive Director of Connectional Ministries, in consultation with the Higher Education and Campus Ministry Council (HECMC) and the Board of Directors of the Wesley Foundation.  

Supervision responsibility for:
Employees
Bookkeeper; building manager; and outside contracted service providers such as custodial service, yard care and facilities related contracted workers.
Volunteers
Student Peer Ministers; Summer Seminary Intern; White House (student resident) Officers; Board Officers and members; and community volunteers.

Evaluation based on:

 
•Alignment with the mission of The United Methodist Church, the vision of the California-Pacific Annual Conference and the purpose of the Leadership Essential Ministries Team.
•Teamwork and decision-making habits consistent with Conference core values and expectations.
•Skills and competencies that include strategic planning and organizational leadership, financial management, and evaluation and assessment.  
•Level of integrity in the modeling of conference core values.
•Progress toward and achievement of goals.

PRIMARY ROLES, ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Planning and Organizational Leadership
•Develop and implement strategic planning in conjunction with the Wesley
Foundation Board, that is consistent with and complimentary to that of the mission and
goals of the ministry.
•Create a vision for the planning and implementation of programs and services.
•Organize, develop and implement student-oriented programs and services that
include, but are not limited to, student leadership development, spiritual development, fellowship & worship, community service, interfaith communication/collaboration, pastoral counseling, and social justice.
•Develop strategic alliances with administration and on-campus departments to provide ppropriate programs and services to students.
•Develop strategic alliances with United Methodist Churches to participate in a supportive campus ministry.
•Mentor, supervise and provide work direction to the Student Peer Ministers and the Summer Seminary Intern.
•Identify and implement best practices and policies for serving student needs.
•Represent Wesley Foundation on the University of Hawaii at Manoa Religious Council and on other university committees and councils, as requested.


Financial Management
•Work with the Wesley Foundation Board to develop, fundraise and manage the annual operating budget to meet organizational needs and objectives. Work with Board Officers/ members and the bookkeeper, to prepare an annual budget.  Additionally, work with the aforementioned to monitor the budget monthly and quarterly to insure proper expenditures and resource needs.
•Collaborate with the annual fundraising campaign chairperson in developing an effective organizational structure that will ensure the financial sustainability of Wesley
Foundation.
•Initiate and comply with financial audits required by The United Methodist Church structure.
•Work with the Board of Directors to comply with financial reporting under 501 c (3)
when appropriate.

Evaluation and Assessment
•Conduct routine assessment of all Wesley Foundation programs, and provide evaluation and feedback to the Wesley Foundation Board.
•Complete timely evaluation tools required by HECMC.
•Comply with United Methodist and University of Hawaii requirements related to safe practices related to student contact and pastoral counseling.
•Comply with rules and guidelines for membership as a Registered Independent Organization (RIO) religious student group within the University of Hawaii system.

The activities and essential functions listed in this job description are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job, and may be subject to changes in the future.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to grasp, handle or feel.
•The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, stand, talk and hear.
•The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
•The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
•If telecommuting is elected for this position, a safe environment must be established in keeping with the guidelines of the Conference.

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.


SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
•Knowledge of United Methodist history, polity, liturgy, and Annual Conference structures directly associated with campus ministries.
•Ability to live and communicate in an Interdenominational and Interfaith world.
•Knowledge of unique aspects of campus climate at UH at Manoa and the needs of contemporary students.
•Ability to utilize electronic forms of communication for promoting campus ministry and communicating with students.
•Excellent communication and listening skills.
•Demonstrated self-motivation and self-starter skills.
•Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
•Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

EDUCATION
Master of Divinity degree or equivalent
Significant and relevant life experience will be considered.

EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in campus ministry or equivalent.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position and request the application paperwork, please send your cover letter and resume to hr@calpacumc.org and reference Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Position is open until filled.


Contact
hr@calpacumc.org
hr@calpacumc.org
626-568-7300

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