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Director of Children and Youth Ministry, St. John's Lutheran Church, Nashville, TN


St. John's Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation of 150 members in Nashville, is looking to hire a part-time Director of Child and Youth Ministry. If chosen, the Director would be responsible for the design and direction of a ministry program that reaches our youngest members and their families through college age. Through education, service, worship opportunities and fellowship activities we work to deepen a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and promote a lifetime participation in the community of faith.

Applicants should have at minimum a high school diploma, although a higher education degree is preferred. It is also preferred the applicant has meaningful experience in youth ministry as a paid staff member or volunteer. We are looking for individuals with a strong personal faith consistent with Lutheran theology, Biblical knowledge and the ability to articulate both.

Resumes and inquiries can be sent to sjlcnash@bellsouth.net .

 

Associate Pastor, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

MPH Practicum Director, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN

To apply, visit http://hr.vanderbilt.edu/

This position of Practicum Director is an essential role in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the Department of Health Policy. The MPH is an interdisciplinary program to train public health scientists and leaders dedicated to improving public health. The program currently offers tracks in Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Policy.

The primary responsibility of the Practicum Director is to oversee the public health practicum component of the MPH program. The public health practicum is a supervised practical field experience designed to provide students the opportunity to develop and use the knowledge and skills acquired in the academic program in a public health agency or other environment in which a public health function is performed.

The person in this role will serve as a resource to current students and community site supervisors. The Practicum Director will help develop community relationships and work closely with students to guide them through the process of identifying, arranging and completing a substantive field experience that fulfills the program’s degree requirements. A global perspective and high level of professionalism are needed as this position will interact with a diverse student population as well as faculty and leaders from the academic health care field across Vanderbilt, the local community, nationally and internationally. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

Direct strategic planning for practicum component of MPH degree and manage day to day operations of practicum planning and student experience

o Maintain Practicum Handbook and create other print or web materials

o Develop forms and records to streamline program processes


Supervise students by providing direction, input, and feedback 
o Assist students in identifying and connecting to public health settings suitable for a substantive practicum.
o Conduct individual meetings with students to discuss their goals for practicum.
o Conduct pre-departure training for students traveling internationally.
o Monitor and evaluate student progress in the development and completion of their practicum through progress reports and communication with students and site supervisors.
o Coordinate and encourage students to submit abstracts on their practicum experience to regional and national public health meetings and conferences.


Develop, manage, and implement public relations and outreach to practicum sites, locally and internationally
o Liaise with potential site contacts and manage any required documentation for sites.
o Develop and maintain relationships with community partners.
o Promote student competencies and aptitude to encourage competitive marketplace for students’ service among agencies


Develop and manage online practicum placement directory
o Create platform for both students and practicum sites to navigate, explore, and post practica opportunities
o Familiarity with Drupal would be helpful


Oversee planning and execution of Practicum Colloquium (held annually), practicum planning sessions, and portions of student orientation
o Manage colloquium abstract submission and selection process.
o Coordinate event logistics with MPH Program Manager.


Ensure program activities operate within accreditation standards 

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of relevant experience. Candidates with a Master in Public Health (MPH) or similar degree are preferred. 

Preferred experience and skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing and coordinating program activities and events
  • Awareness of and/or connections to nationally and internationally recognized public health organizations focused on epidemiology, global health, and/or health policy
  • Familiarity with Middle Tennessee’s community organizations and public health agencies
  • Experience in academic medical setting 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan in advance and manage deadlines 
  • Professional work style with high level of problem-solving skills

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time position. 
  • Salary is dependent upon education and experience. 
  • Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation. 

Qualifications

  • Job requires Bachelor's and 3 years of experience or the equivalent.

 

Grant-Making Internship (Summer Position), Baptist Healing Trust, Nashville, TN

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Senior Pastor, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN 

 First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tenn., established in 1841 and a flagship church of the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination, seeks a minister who will lead our congregation as we grow in mind, body and spirit while honoring a heritage of faith, stewardship, traditional worship and community ministry. 

Our new minister will: 

  • Be a strong spiritual and inspirational worship leader 
  • Value traditional worship 
  • Have an energetic personality with the ability to engage the congregation in the work of the church 
  • Have strong communication skills with the ability to serve as moderator of our Church Session 
  • Be an effective administrator who is capable of leading a multi-person staff 
  • Show proven growth in areas of membership, church income, and community engagement 
  • Invest in building relationships with congregation, staff and community 
  • Have a strong sense of self 
  • Be a life-long learner who is dedicated to continual spiritual growth 
  • Hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college. A Master of Divinity or Doctoral degree from a seminary that is accredited by the American Association of Theological Schools is preferred. 

 The mission of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga is to give witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, preaching, teaching, fellowship and ministering to all human needs of the heart, mind and body; that all persons may experience the saving power of God in this life and the life to come.

 We are a congregation with an average attendance of 180-200 in Sunday worship. Our church campus is home to a daycare center with an enrollment of 75 children, a summer outreach program for 200+ children, and a community pool. More information is available at www.firstcumberland.com. We welcome applicants from other denominations, with the understanding that the selected candidate will affiliate with the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination. 

Please submit resumes by e-mail or postal mail by Sunday, May 31, 2015. Resumes should include three (3) references and three (3) letters of recommendation. E-mail submissions are preferred. An audio or video clip of a sermon would be highly appreciated. Ideally, the successful candidate will begin ministry in October 2015 after the successful completion of a complete background check. Please send submissions to: 

ministersearch@firstcumberland.com 

or 

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church 

Attn: Pastoral Search Committee 

1505 N. Moore Road 

Chattanooga, TN 37411

 

Outreach and Faith Coordinator LGBT Equality and Reproductive Rights Program, Texas Freedom Network, Austin, TN

The Texas Freedom Network ( www.tfn.org ), a statewide, nonprofit organization located in Austin, seeks a full-time Faith Outreach Coordinator to help execute our reproductive rights and LGBT equality programs. TFN is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization that advances a mainstream agenda of religious freedom and individual liberties to counter the religious right.

This is a one-year, grant-funded position. Responsibilities include: Faith-Based Organizing

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Develop and execute ongoing campaign to highlight progressive religious voices in the areas of reproductive rights and LGBT equality

Cultivate and expand clergy involvement on other issues relevant to TFN’s mission and program (see tfn.org/issues)

Serve as TFN representative in coalitions and partnerships with religious focus
Identify creative initiatives to expand TFN’s advocacy work in faith communities and

with progressive clergy
Coordinate with state and national organizations to share information and execute

policy agendas

Grassroots Mobilization

Assist TFN outreach department in designing and executing issue advocacy campaigns, civic engagement and field work

Build participation in TFN programs using outreach tools, including email alerts to members and allies, coalition building, and social media

Help coordinate logistics for TFN outreach events, including trainings, visibility events, speaker forums and lobby days

Provide assistance to Outreach and Field Director

Some travel and working long and/or irregular hours are required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Applicants must have at least two years organizing and coalition experience (issue advocacy, labor or student organizing, or political campaign field work) working in progressive policy advocacy. In addition, some experience with faith-based organizing is essential. Strong facilitation skills a must. Prior experience and a firm understanding of government, the legislative process, civic engagement and political advocacy are also crucial. Bilingual Spanish a plus.

Applicants must be highly motivated self-starters who are able to work independently and in a team environment and have a strong commitment to social justice.

COMPENSATION

Annual salary for this one-year position is highly competitive; excellent benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plan, generous paid vacation, personal leave and holidays as well as a fun working environment.

TO APPLY
Email cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@tfn.org by April 30.

Texas Freedom Network is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, ethnic minorities, women, and individuals from the LBGT community to apply. 

 

Director of Youth and Children's Ministry (Part-Time), St. Anne Episcopal Church, Nashville TN

St. Ann’s is seeking to hire a person part time to coordinate ministries for the children and youth from August, 2015 through May, 2016. The duties would include

  • Coordinate Sunday Christian Education classes for children and youth.
    • Choose the curriculum and ensure adequate supplies are available
    • Recruit and train teachers and other volunteers
    • Communicate with parents
    • May require teaching youth Sunday school class
  • Work with the childcare staff and recruit volunteers as needed
  • Organize programs and activities for youth that include appropriate outreach efforts.
  • Communicate and work with parents
  • Oversee communications with congregation about Children and Youth Ministries.

St. Ann’s is located in historic east Nashville. It is a pastoral size congregation with an average Sunday worship attendance of 100. A core value and tradition is inclusivity for all of God’s people that celebrate the diversity of race, sexual orientation, gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity and theology. 

If interested contact the Reverend Rick Britton at rick@stannsnashville.org or 615.254.3534. To apply send a resume. 

 

Director of Collegiate Ministry Resources and Training, General Board of Higher Education Ministry, United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

The successful candidate will coordinate the development of resources for collegiate ministries, oversee the development of training and continuing education events and resources, connect with and support global work with students around the world, and give attention to emerging trends in higher education that impact collegiate ministry. Primary responsibilities include creating materials for publication in print and electronic form, recruiting writers and identifying unpublished resources, and leading efforts to facilitate the sharing of resources and training for collegiate ministers; developing resources and creating awareness around emerging trends in higher education including online education and other trends that impact student involvement in collegiate ministries; resourcing other church-related programs not traditionally identified as collegiate ministries (i.e. Wesley Foundations, chaplaincies); and working with international collegiate ministries and student movements to promote effectiveness and prepare resources for ethnic minorities and multi-cultural environments. In addition, the incumbent will have assignments rela ted to the implementation of GBHEM’s Strategic Plan.

Requirements: Theological Master’s degree required; ordination in the UMC preferred; minimum of three years’ experience in collegiate ministry; 1 -2 years of management or organizational management; experience with and successful development of communication media (samples will be required); expertise in current trends in internet communications, e-learning and multi-media resources; fluency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese a plus; previous supervisory experience; understanding of United Methodist theology and structure; strong organizational skills and ability to handle complex multiple tasks; ability to work independently and be a self-starter; ability to work collegially with a staff team and supervise support personnel; strong computer skills; strong interpersonal communication and public-speaking skills; ability to work with people of diverse theological perspectives and national backgrounds; good attention to detail; good decision-making skills; and ability to build relationships and form networks. Candidates must be willing and able to travel. Relocation to Nashville, TN required.

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Send your application packet to:

Human Resources
C/O Recruitment, Collegiate Ministries GBHEM
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

Posting Date: April 2, 2015

Email: hr@gbhem.org Fax: 615-340-7538

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The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer 

 

Ecumenical and Multifaith Campus Minister, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Seattle University is an outstanding Jesuit Catholic university and our Campus Ministry department is looking for an enthusiastic, competent person to fill the position of Ecumenical and Multifaith Campus Minister.  The person in this role is dedicated to serving the spiritual needs of Seattle U students in all of their diversity.  Please see the job description if you are interested!

 

Various Positions, LGBTQ Funders, New York, NY

 

For a list of current openings and application instructions, please click here.

 

Director of Youth Ministries (Part-Time), Harpeth Presbyterian Church, Brentwood, TN

Harpeth Presbyterian Church

3077 Hillsboro Rd.
Brentwood, TN  37027
615-373-8386
www.harpethpresbyterianchurch.org

POSITION DESCRIPTION:        Director of Youth Ministry 

STATUS: Part-time, salaried

 COMPENSATION: $850/month

 HOURS: 10 -12 hours per week on average.

  General Purpose of Position:

To lead youth group of 10 - 15 students in 220 member congregation. 

  Organizational Relationship and Supervision:

The Director of Youth Ministry reports to the Pastor in cooperation with the session elder responsible for youth ministries.

  Responsibilities:

  1. Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
  2. Help plan and lead activities and lessons for the regular Sunday evening youth group meetings (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
  3. Attend both Sunday morning worship services (8:30am & 11:00am), being a visible presence and advocate for HPC’s youth ministry, making announcements concerning youth activities, and reaching out to families with youth, both current members and visitors.
  4. Help plan and lead senior high summer mission trip. This requires one full weeks’ commitment for travel and participation, typically in July.
  5. Help plan and participate in monthly Wednesday afterschool mission activity in community (“Mission Wednesdays”).
  6. Convene and lead quarterly meeting of youth committee in conjunction with Elder for youth, to plan and assess programs.   
  7. Mentor youth in developing their spiritual lives, and be available to talk, pray, or give guidance in good times and bad.
  8. Communicate with youth and families by email, text, Facebook, church newsletter, etc.
  9. Assist Pastor in finding ways to involve youth in Sunday morning worship in a meaningful way.

10. Occasional leadership in Sunday morning worship, planned in conjunction with the Pastor, contingent on Director’s experience and goals in ministry.

11. Ensure that the Child Protection Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings. 

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  1. A bachelor’s degree is required.
  2. Familiarity with Presbyterian doctrine and theology.
  3. Must enjoy relating to middle and high school aged youth, and be able to do so in a positive, encouraging way.
  4. Ability to lead engaging and participatory small group lessons.

Internship Option

              The church is open to treating this position as a Field Education placement in an internship capacity.  In that case, the hours, compensation, and responsibilities would be adjusted accordingly. 

Contact:

         Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume, including at least two references to Rev. Craig Pope, Pastor of Harpeth Presbyterian Church (and VDS alumnus), at harpethpastor@gmail.com

 

Admissions and Retention Counselor, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI

 Location: Detroit, Michigan  Type: Full-time (35 hours/week)
 Category: Administration – Admissions & Enrollment  Hiring Range: $38,000-$41,600 USD/year
Salary Classification: B

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

As a team member in the Institute for Ministry (IFM), the Counselor is responsible for supporting the Admissions and Enrollment Manager and for the development, implementation, and coordination of admissions counseling, retention programs, student activities, and career services for commuter students.

MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

1. Admissions Counseling

2. Admissions Office Assistant

3. Student Retention and Advising

4. Commuter Student Activities

5. Career Services

1. Admissions Counseling

Collaborate with the Director of Admissions in recruitment of students and admissions counseling:

a. Conduct admissions interviews, as needed, especially during peak admissions periods.

b. Support the Admissions Director as needed in recruitment activities both on and off campus, including helping

to generate new inquiries.

c. Organize and prioritize inquiries for the Admissions Director.

d. Provide prospective students with information in order to make decisions about their studies.

e. Schedule, prepare for, and take minutes for Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Committee meetings.

f. Provide initial advising, in terms of course selection, for new students.

2. Admissions Office Assistant

Support the clerical functions required in the work of the Admissions Office:

a. Answering phones and recording messages.

b. Creating, organizing, and maintaining admissions files.

c. Follow up with prospective students on attaining appropriate admissions documentation.

d. Input new student data into Empower.

e. Work with Dean of Studies office to determine equivalencies for transfer credit for new students.

3. Student Retention

Develop programs to improve commuter student retention:

a. Establish and implement a “communication cycle” through which existing students are contacted at key points

in the registration period in order to ensure that they register for courses.

b. Establish plans of action to address negative attrition/retention patterns, including establishing realistic reentry

goals and assisting students in their implementation.

c. Develop and implement a “First-Year Experience” program, in collaboration with the Dean of Studies office

and the Academic Skills Center, to support student performance and retention.

d. Track retention and report bi-annually to the Admissions Director and the IFM Dean regarding retention

statistics and patterns; use this information to enhance student retention and performance.

4. Commuter Student Activities

Design and implement student services that enhance commuter students’ experience at Sacred Heart:

a. Schedule, publicize, and run new student orientations, including the development and implementation of an

online orientation.

b. Assist in the establishment and advisement of student activities and organizations that provide students

opportunities to grow in the human, spiritual, and pastoral realms of formation.

c. Work with the Commuter Student Council, staff and faculty to plan, organize, promote, supervise, and

evaluate student activities that stimulate student interaction, promote the image of the seminary, and strengthen

bonds between students and the seminary.

d. Communicate with the Office of Institutional Advancement when commuter students graduate and transition

into alumnus/ae status.

5. Career Services

Provide services that will assist SHMS commuter students in achieving their career goals:

a. Build positive rapport with pastors, lay ecclesial ministers, alumni, and others who hire graduates.

b. Provide career counseling services, including resume-writing and interviewing training for commuter students.

c. Monitor and cultivate relationships with employers, particularly parishes and the Archdiocese of Detroit, for

the purposes of externship/internship placements as well as job placements.

d. Record all job placements in EMPOWER XL.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

· Participate in seminary committees and activities as assigned.

· Make budget recommendations to the Admissions Director.

· Other duties as assigned by the Admissions Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree.

2. A minimum of two years administrative experience in higher education, preferably in admissions, enrollment

management, academic advising, and/or student life, or a related field.

3. Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.

4. A proven record of service, strong interpersonal and administrative skills, and the ability to work in

collaboration with students, staff, faculty, and administration.

5. Demonstrated proficiency in computer hardware and software, including database applications and Microsoft

Office Suite and willingness to learn the EMPOWER XL student information system.

6. Ability to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality relating to student academic files.

7. Commitment to supporting and advancing the Sacred Heart Major Seminary mission.

 

Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

 

For a detailed position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Volunteer and Student Coordinator (Part-Time), Faith Family Medical Center, Nashville, TN 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Admissions Counselor, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Youth Pastor (Part-Time), First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Shelbyville, TN 

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Shelbyville, Tennessee, has a part-time youth pastor position open.

Contact Pastor Tom Bierovic at 931.684.7467 for more information.

 JOB DESCRIPTION

 Position Reports to Pastor

 Function of Job:

To be responsible for the development and oversight of our youth ministry with the goal of our youth becoming devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

 Qualification and Position Requirements: 

  • One who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, basic administrative skills, and a personal spiritual life congruent with biblical mandates for leaders.
  • One who is capable of creating and executing a long term vision for FCC’s youth ministry.
  • One who is gifted and is called to youth ministry, loves young people, spends time with them and has a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.
  • An engaging teacher, with strong Biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with FCC’s vision and beliefs.
  • A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for youth ministry, possessing relational skills with students, parents, and staff.
  • Technology Savvy; including knowledge and use of Microsoft Office programs and other information technology needed for presenting youth ministry.

Qualification and Position Requirements:

  • Lead and organize effective youth programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as ministry and mission opportunities.
  • Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer youth staff with diverse gifts and personalities.
  • Provide counseling and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis.
  • Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.
  • Support FCC parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with other pastoral staff.
  • Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry budgets; also manage student fees for events and trips in a timely fashion.
  • Seek to integrate youth ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministry.
  • Other duties requires.

 Expectations:

  • Grow FCC youth ministry in dynamic and meaningful ways.
  • Be mentored by the Associate and Senior Pastor, remaining accountable and responsive to their oversight of the Youth Pastor’s ministry. Ultimate accountability is to the Senior Pastor.
  • Attend weekly worship services and scheduled staff meetings.
  • Present quarterly ministry updates and goals for the coming year to the church.
  • Participate in a yearly job performance review.
  • Present a yearly youth budget proposal.
  • Stay current with youth ministry practices by reading, attending youth leadership conferences, etc.

 Hour/Salary:

  • This part-time position requires approximately 10 – 20 hours per week. Salary range is commensurate with experience.

New Student Recruiter and United Methodist Student Candidacy Liaison, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, OH

 

For a compete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Program Director, Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center, Glen Rose, TX 

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Minister of Community Outreach and Evangelism, Franklin First United Methodist Church, Franklin, TN

 

For a complete job description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Associate Director of Children's Ministry, Franklin First United Methodist Church, Franklin, TN

 

For a complete job description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Summer Internships, Freedom Defense Fund Freedom Schools, Nashville, TN

Summer Teaching Internship: Six-week literacy program developed by the Children’s Defense Fund. One to 10 ration in each classroom. Three sites in Nashville, Tenn.; inner-city children, grades K-8; emphasis on cultural pride, reading, personal and community responsibility. Working hours 7:30-4:30 weekdays. Training, curriculum provided. Art, music, dance experience and previous classroom experience especially welcome. Must have own transportation and be available May 3 1-July 24. Stipend of $2,700. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS (mailed or email only) April 10. Mail to NFSP 2015, 104 Fitzpatrick Court, Nashville, TN  37214. Contact Garlinda at nashvillefreedomschools@gmail.com; 615.497.1398. 

 

Project Director, Southern LGBTQ Funding Initiative, Flexible (South)

 

Reports to : FLSA : Director of Engagement Exempt (Full Time)
Location: Flexible/Southern region 

About Funders for LGBTQ Issues:

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a network of funders committed to advancing equality and well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. We provide three key services for the field:

  1. Organizing convenings and forums for LGBTQ funders to connect, coordinate their efforts, learn from each other, and maximize their impact.

  2. Expanding the scale and reach of philanthropic resources for LGBTQ communities by building relationships with a wide range of foundations, corporations, and other partners.

  3. Providing up‐to‐the minute information, research, and resources on LGBTQ grantmaking for the benefit of funders and the broader LGBTQ movement. 

For more than a year and a half, Funders for LGBTQ Issues has conducted research and facilitated conversations around the under-funding of LGBTQ communities in the U.S. South. As a result of this work, Funders for LGBTQ Issues is now poised to launch a major five-year initiative to increase foundation funding of Southern LGBTQ communities. This initiative has been designed by the LGBT Southern Funding Project Steering Committee and will have three major components:

  1. An outreach effort to engage, inform, and support Southern funders in integrating LGBTQ communities into their grantmaking;

  2. A pooled fund to provide matching dollars to public LGBTQ funds in the South, with the goal of building sustainable streams of funding built by and for LGBTQ communities; and

  3. A network for funders to share resources, best practices, and strategies for funding Southern LGBTQ communities. 

Overview of the Position:

The Director is a new position that will be responsible for the leadership, development, and implementation of the new Southern LGBTQ Funding Initiative. The three key areas of responsibility are:

(1) Leading outreach efforts to funders in the South, including the cultivation of new funders with the potential to support LGBTQ communities, and providing them with support, information, and resources to integrate LGBTQ issues into their ongoing grantmaking.

(2) Managing the initiative’s pooled fund , including outreach to potential applicant funds, leading the application process from start to finish, providing technical assistance and support for grantee funds, and staffing the committee of funders supporting the fund.

(3) FacilitatingtheLGBTSouthernFunderNetwork ,workingcollaborativelywithmemberstobuild a network for sharing information and resources. 

The Director will play an important leadership role in the organization, and should be a team player with the creativity and entrepreneurialism to bring an ambitious new initiative to fruition while working collaboratively with a small staff and a growing network of funders. The Project Director will report to the Director of Engagement and will also work closely with the President and the Director of Communications & Education. The Director will be responsible for supervising consultants, interns, and possibly part-time staff devoted to the Southern Initiative. Funders for LGBTQ Issues is based in New York City; preference is for candidates who would work remotely in the U.S. South.

Responsibilities

Leading Outreach Efforts to Funders in the South

  • Develop and implement strategies for engaging funders in the strengthening of Southern LGBTQ communities in a way that is responsive to both community needs and areas of funder interest.

  • Set priorities and develop a multi-year plan for Southern funder outreach, which may include targeting funders in specific states, issue areas, or existing funder networks.

  • Identify and cultivate new funders with the potential to support LGBTQ communities.

  • Build relationships with Southern funders and provide them with support, information, and resources to integrate LGBTQ issues into their ongoing grantmaking.

  • Serve as a bridge for Southern LGBTQ community organizations and leaders with national and local funders.

  • Provide coordination, training, and support for members in reaching out to peer funders with the potential to fund Southern LGBTQ communities.

  • Work collaboratively with members to organize regular funder briefings, workshops at philanthropy conferences, and other programs on Southern LGBTQ communities.

  • Work in collaboration with communications staff to develop reports and communications material as well as storytelling to articulating the needs and opportunities for funding LGBTQ communities in the South.

  • Convene and lead a steering committee responsible for oversight of initiative’s outreach efforts Manage Grantmaking and Technical Assistance for Southern LGBT Public Funds

  • Staff the committee of funders overseeing the grantmaking initiative.

  • Develop request for proposals and grantmaking guidelines based on initiative goals and theory of change.

  • Identify, reach out to, and provide technical assistance for potential applicants: community foundations, public foundations, and other philanthropies housing LGBT funds in the South.

  • Manage application process, review applications, and make funding recommendations for the committee.

  • Provide ongoing support and resources for grantee funds, including the development and implementation of an annual grantee convening.

    Facilitate LGBT Southern Funding Network

  • In collaboration with the Network co-chairs, develop a structure for the Network that will allow for the ongoing sharing of resources, best practices, and grantmaking strategies.

  • Schedule and manage regular meetings of the network via conference call and in-person at relevant funder conferences.

  • Develop and manage systems for the network to share online resources, including a listserv.

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Other Duties

  • Manage and supervise interns, consultants, and other staff for the Southern Initiative.

  • Collaborate with communications and development staff to produce grant proposals, reports,

    press releases, and other documents for fundraising and communications related to the Southern Initiative.

    Qualifications:

    Four qualities are absolutely essential for any applicant:

  • Significant experience working in Southern communities is absolutely required.

  • An excellent relationship builder , with at least some experience in philanthropy , grant making, or fundraising and funder relations.

  • Experience leading collaborative efforts , with a demonstrated capacity to bring together diverse

    stakeholders and build consensus while maintaining a clear focus on impact and results.

  • Broad understanding and commitment to LGBTQ issues , and, ideally, in-depth knowledge of at least one or two subject areas that affect Southern LGBTQ communities, such as economic opportunity, education, employment non-discrimination, health, HIV/AIDS, immigration, racial justice, reproductive justice, transgender rights, voting rights, or youth empowerment.

  • A strong commitment to social justice combined with a pragmatic , problem-solving approach and an openness to understanding and engaging people and institutions representing diverse viewpoints and theories of change.

    The successful candidate will also possess these qualifications:

  • Strong writing and oral communications skills.

  • Ability to synthesize ideas in a succinct and compelling manner.

  • Self-starter with ability to work effectively as part of a small and highly motivated team.

  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects and deadlines while advancing long-term goals.

  • Willingness to travel 1-2 times per month.

  • Excellent sense of humor.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including full medical, HSA account, retirement plan contributions, and generous holidays and vacation schedule. Flexible work hours friendly to balancing work and personal obligations.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to marvin@lgbtfunders.org . Please place Southern Project Director position” in the subject line. For more information on Funders for LGBTQ Issues visit our website at www.lgbtfunders.org.

    Funders for LGBTQ Issues is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building the leadership of immigrants (regardless of status), people of color, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, transgender and gender non-conforming people, and women. 

Summer, Fall, and Spring Internships, Human Rights Campaign, Various Locations

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MEND Program Director, YMCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN

 

For more than four decades, the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee has been a leader in providing domestic violence services and speaking out for victims and survivors in Middle Tennessee. Today, we are moving forward with an innovative prevention movement dedicated to ending gender violence against women and girls in our community. Our initiative is focused on engaging all men to help end all violence against all women and girls. Our areas of work and targeted potential partnerships include athletic groups, faith & spiritual communities and corporations. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic project leader, gifted public presenter and skilled facilitator who shares our commitment for reducing gender violence to help lead this initiative as MEND Program Director. The MEND Program Director will be responsible for the overall planning, implementation and evaluation of the program. This includes building a community-wide infrastructure and capacity to promote gender equality and implementing strategies for the engagement of men in gender violence prevention. 

For more information or to apply, visit the YWCA Jobs Portal. 

 

Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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Assistant Director, Mere Christianity Forum, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Date posted: Feb. 18, 2015

Position: Mere Christianity Forum, a campus ministry serving Furman University in Greenville, SC, seeks full-time Assistant Director for programming, development, and administration. Organization: Mere Christianity Forum is a largely student-led ministry that works both collaboratively and ecumenically to foster the thoughtful exploration of Christian faith. MCF offers a variety of campus programs that cultivate unique “third space engagement” for students and faculty; service opportunities connecting students to community ministries; and experiences in Christian hospitality at Vista House, MCF’s intentional Christian community house. The organization aims to serve seekers, skeptics and the deeply faithful. For more information about Mere Christianity Forum, please visit our website at www.mcforum.org.

Core competencies: MCF’s Assistant Director is a self-starter with a high level of energy. S/he is professional and relational; demonstrates strong organizational skills and attention to detail; and has a keen ability to follow through with multiple concurrent projects while operating with a team mentality. Theological training, non-profit and/or ministry experience, and fundraising experience preferred. Proficiency in computing, desktop publishing, database management, and social media skills necessary. This position requires a high aptitude for adaptability and relational capacity.

Description: The priorities for this position will be working in partnership with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and our Student Board to accomplish the strategic actions necessary for effective ministry in the following areas:

1. Development/Fundraising - Development and leveraging of our existing database; cultivating relationships with local churches/clergy, non-profits, community leaders, and alumni; developing practices of relating to our donors, alumni, etc.; grant research and writing to underwrite our programs and staffing.

2. Relationships - Relating extraordinarily well to students, faculty, our Board of Directors, and other staff to accomplish the goals of the organization.

3. Programming - Developing new programs and improving existing programs aimed at cultivating opportunities for Furman undergraduates and our other constituents to thoughtfully explore the Christian faith.

4. Organizational/Institutional Sustainability - building systems of effective institutional practices through evaluation of previous experiences.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and three references to rimes@mcforum.org.

Applications received and addressed on a rolling basis through April 1, 2015.

 

Studio NPL Mentor (Part-Time), Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN

 

Studio NPL Mentor – Nashville Public Library Foundation

Hourly Rate: $17-$20 per hour depending on experience  

Applicants are encouraged to apply by 2/25/2015

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Studio NPL consists of Nashville Public Library spaces with the latest technology where teens will learn real world, 21st-century skills, including but not limited to creating their own robots, designing their own video games, producing their own music and films, and designing and printing 3D models.  Sponsored by the Nashville Public Library Foundation, Studio spaces will be staffed with professional mentors with the experience needed to guide teens through innovative 21st century learning pathways.

 

Studio NPL Mentor: This part time, (up to 20 hours per week), position will need a high level of ENTHUSIASM and a unique combination of people skills, artistic skills, and technology skills.  Under general supervision this position is responsible for coordinating and leading workshops that align with Studio NPL’s learning goals, and documenting and recording Studio activities for promotion and reporting.  Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.  Position is based at the Main Library but may be required to work at NPL Studio locations throughout the Nashville Public Library system.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Fosters a positive, productive, and engaging environment for teens in conjunction with other mentors, staff, and volunteers.
  • Leads workshops with patrons in one of our focus areas; 3D printing and Making, Writing and Digital Storytelling, Video Game creation, Photography, Graphic Design, and Filmmaking
  • Assists in conducting tours and providing outreach programs for school and community groups to increase awareness and grow use of facilities
  • Attends mentor meetings and professional development and training
  • Develops curriculum around targeted programming area(s)
  • Assists in the daily operation of the space and technology circulation
  • Maintain expertise with current technology trends, digital technologies, and education models
  • Delivers post-workshop surveys and submits activity reports and attendance
  • Documents and shares patron work and develops showcase opportunities, including but not limited to online platforms
  • Attends professional conferences, workshops and continuing education courses as necessary

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of experience working with teens in a library, educational, recreational or social services setting including the development and implementation of curriculum and teen-centered programming. 

 

Candidates selected for an interview must provide a current portfolio of work for review.

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with and engage teens positively
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Clear communication skills (written and oral) and comfort speaking publicly
  • Experience and fluency with new technologies and social media
  • Fluency in a foreign language relevant to Nashville’s communities
  • In-depth experience in more than one of our focus areas
  • Familiarity with media tools such as iMovie, Finalcut, Sketch-Up, Garage Band, Adobe CS, Logic
  • Full knowledge of Web 2.0 technologies and experience with both Mac and PC operating systems

*Applicants will submit to a background check process before any offers are made.

* Please send resume to niq.tognoni@nashville.gov. No phone calls.

 

Administrative Assistant, Nashville Area Office of Ministerial Concerns, The United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

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Director of Children's Ministry, Christ United Methodist Church, Franklin, TN

Purpose

The Director of Children’s Ministry works with the Children’s Ministry Team and other church staff to develop and coordinate programs for children from birth to 6th grade and to connect all aspects of the children’s ministry with the mission of Christ UMC.

Terms of Employment

  • This position is full time (40 hours/week).
  • Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

 Duties and Responsibilities                                            

  • Communicate and interpret the church’s vision with all involved in children’s ministry
  • Establish goals and objectives by prioritizing related programs, managing the use of facilities, planning an appropriate budget, delegating tasks, and evaluating progress
  • Work with the Children’s Ministry Team and staff to envision and implement new ministry opportunities
  • Facilitate communication between children’s ministry leaders, staff and the congregation
  • Work with and supervise the Childcare Coordinator and workers
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, Administrative Council meetings, and children’s ministry events
  • Enforce Safe Sanctuary policies
  • Establish and plan activities as needed for the children at church-wide functions
  • Coordinate and implement special events including but not limited to Created by God, confirmation, and BANANA Club
  • Oversee children’s worship while advocating for opportunities for children to participate in adult worship
  • Supervise curriculum, recruitment, and training of volunteers for Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and other children’s ministry needs
  • Encourage teamwork and provide support and leadership to all volunteers
  • Be present and available for children and their families, making visits to homes, hospitals, and schools as needed
  • Empower and equip parents and other family members to be spiritual leaders in their homes
  • Foster relationships and provide consistent communication with families
  • Welcome and involve new families in the life of the church
  • Develop opportunities for children and their families to be in mission and demonstrate hospitality by reaching out to children in the community

Qualifications, Skills, and Gifts

  • Strong and growing personal commitment to Jesus Christ
  • Accordance with the beliefs of the United Methodist Church
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Christ United Methodist Church
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree
  • A heart, passion and love for children
  • Experience working with children in church.  Experience in Children’s Ministry or children’s programming preferred
  • Desire to be a part of a team and an ability to work with a variety of persons
  • Superior organizational skills and creativity
  • Aptitude for programming
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of social media and ability to navigate church website
  • Capacity for speaking publicly
  • Desire to team build

 

Contact:   Elizabeth Fellows
Email:   fellows@montrose.net
Phone:   970-209-6203
Posting dates:  2/1/15 – 2/27/15

  

Summer Positions, Hinton Center, Hayesville, NC

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Registrar, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH

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Education Team Administrative and Communications Support, Highlander Research and Education Center, New Market, TN

 

Organization Summary

 

The Highlander Research and Education Center is an 82-year old popular education center that works with grassroots groups in Appalachia and across the U.S. South to promote social and economic justice. We are located 25 miles northeast of Knoxville, Tennessee on a 186-acre farm and work in local communities as well. Highlander’s long and proud history includes cutting edge work with labor education and organizing, the Civil Rights Movement, environmental justice in Appalachia, and more recently, changing demographics of our region. Widely acclaimed as a leadership development center for grassroots activists across race, culture and generations, Highlander is world-renowned as a beacon for progressive organizing.

 

Overview of position:  

 

This staff position will provide administrative support to Highlander's Education Team, which works together to plan, carry out and evaluate the movement and capacity building educational work of the Highlander Center. This is a full time position with some dedicated percentage support to particular education programs. The work of the team takes place at various times and also on weekends and this position requires flexibility and adaptability.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

This position will provide administrative to he Education team and organization in general to carry out programs, including:

 

  • Maintaining consistent correspondence with program participants, staff and board
  • Scheduling meetings and taking notes
  • Booking travel for Education Team staff and program participants
  • Ordering Supplies for entire organization
  • Tracking staff calendars
  • Assist with foundation fundraising and reporting
  • Assisting in development, editing, printing, and copying materials for workshops
  • Assisting in the application and interview process for fellowship program, interns, contract staff, etc.
  • Maintaining database
  • Supporting the We Shall Overcome Fund and Seeds of Fire Fund administratively

 

Helpful skills and experience for this position:

 

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Able to establish rapport with activists and community members in diverse ethnic, racial, social and economic groups
  • Commitment to and analysis of racial, gender, economic, environmental and social justice and civil and human rights
  • Experience with social media
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  • Computer savvy and willingness to explore and utilize new technologies and software
  • Experience in layout and design
  • Detail oriented, big picture understanding
  • Solid administrative skills
  • Time management ability and strong organizational skills
  • Problem-solving, initiative, not afraid to ask questions
  • Writing skills
  • Bi-lingual (English-Spanish languages) helpful
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours at times
  • Willingness to travel (as needed)

 

Location:   Highlander is a residential workshop center located on 186 acres in east Tennessee northeast of Knoxville in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Some staff live on the Highlander grounds while others live in the surrounding areas, including Knoxville.   This position will be based at the Highlander Center.

 

Expectations of all staff positions at Highlander:

 

  • Passionate about Highlander’s purpose and able to communicate our program work effectively.
  • Committed to racial, gender, economic, environmental and social justice.
  • Self-starter as well as a team player.
  • Organized and ability to balance multiple responsibilities with grace.
  • Be an active participant in a democratically participatory organization.
  • Keep Highlander’s purpose and the people with whom we work central.
  • Sense of humor welcome and most helpful.
  • High degree of honesty and integrity. 

 

Salary and Benefits:

 

Highlander has an existing pay scale and excellent benefits package.

 

  Start Date:

 

This position starts as soon as possible, with plans to fill the position by April.    Highlander will start reviewing applications immediately, application deadline is February 27th.   The position is open until filled.

 

  To Apply: 

 

Send letter of interest, resume, one page writing sample and 3 references to:

 

 Search Committee: Education Team Admin Support,  Highlander Center,  1959 Highlander Way,  New Market, TN, 37820  

 

Email applications are accepted at matt@highlandercenter.org or by fax at 865-933-3424.   For more information, you can email Susan Williams at swilliams@highlandercenter.org.   Highlander is a Equal Opportunity Employer and People of Color, Women, LGBTQQ, people with disabilities and other marginalized/intersectional identities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

Pastor, Balboa Union Church, Panama City, Panama

The Balboa Union Church (BUC) is located “at the crossroads of the world,” about a mile away from the Panama Canal in Balboa, Ancón, Republic of Panama.  The mostly-English-speaking congregation hails from all over the world, all walks of life, representing a variety of cultures and denominations.  Each of us comes from a different place in the spiritual walk, but all of us come with God’s love in our hearts, a yearning to follow Jesus Christ and a strong desire to make the world a better place. Our church is seeking to fill its senior minister position with an experienced and studied leader with a passion for people and the Christian mission.
 
As the spiritual leader of the BUC, the pastor will use the example of our Lord Jesus Christ in worship, in the care of God’s people, in teaching the Scriptures, and in bringing along disciples and leaders in the ministry.
 
The pastor of BUC will have/will be:
·         Fully bilingual, English and Spanish, and an inspirational speaker
·         Ecumenical, progressive, and committed to preaching The Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ
·         Seminary-trained with a strong theological background and in capacity to administer baptism and the Lord’s Supper; preference will go to those with a theological degree and/or ordination.
·         Pastoral experience with at least ten years of leadership in the church or other organizations – most of it non-profit (e.g., as pastor, youth minister, Christian Education Director, community organizer, etc.)
·         Committed to the spiritual growth of all members of the congregation, with a passion for people and skills for networking
·         Willing to get out into the larger community and “talk up” the Balboa Union Church!
 
The pastor of the Balboa Union Church will work hand in hand with the Council (church governance) and committee chairs to fulfill the objective the church.
Interested candidates should email pastoralsearch@balboaunionchurch.org

Youth/Young Adults and Families Minister, Trinity United Methodist Church, Greeneville, TN

Trinity UM Church in Greeneville, TN. seeks an energetic person with proven ability to connect to young adults and young families along with their children and youth.  The position is a full-time ministry position, which will give direction to and coordinate volunteers for our ministry to children, youth and young families.  Candidates with Theological education and experience in this type of ministry are preferred.  A Bachelor's Degree, commitment to small group and team based ministry are required. Interested candidates should send resumes to the Church office 524 Tusculum Blvd. Greeneville, TN. 37745 or as an attachment to email:  trinity8888@embarqmail.com

 

Driver/Program Assistant (Part-Time), Nations Ministry Center, Nashville, TN

Nations Ministry Center is looking to hire a driver/program assistant to help in our after-school tutoring program, and the position will start as soon as possible.  Responsibilities will include driving a 14 passenger bus (no CDL required), tutoring and managing middle school and/or elementary students, and other duties as required.  Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a good driving record, and be comfortable around children.  The hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:30-6:30.  This position pay $12 per hour.  References and a background check will be required.  To apply for this position, please contact Caitlin Trotter at  caitlin@nationsministrycenter.org , or Chris Lovingood at  chris@nationsministrycenter.org

 

Pastoral Residency, First Baptist Church - Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

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Director of Nonprofit Relationships, Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, WI

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Director of Admissions, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, OH

Methodist Theological School in Ohio is seeking a Director of Admissions. The Director of Admissions is a critical member of the Admissions department and is responsible for an overarching recruitment plan to bring a high-achieving and diverse student body to Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Director is responsible for all aspects of the admissions process.

For additional information, please visit http://www.mtso.edu/about-mtso/employment-opportunities/

This position will be posted until February 5, 2015.