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Program Representative/Admissions Counselor (Bilingual), Indiana Wesleyan Seminary, Marion, IN

 

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Minister for Young Adults and Faith Formation, Highland Baptist Church. Louisville, KY

Position Title: Minister for Young Adults and Faith Formation

Reports to:  Senior Pastor

Description

Highland Baptist Church is a progressive voice of faith in an urban setting. This 122 year-old congregation is rooted in tradition, but not mired in it. We are serious about the Christian way, and seek another minister to help equip a dynamic congregation committed to embodying God’s inclusive and transforming love to the people of the greater Louisville community.

Particularly, we seek a minister to work with the 200 young adults (ages 18-35) who are part of Highland and to build on currently thriving Young Adult programs.  In addition, we seek someone to lead the spiritual formation of all of Highland’s adults by continuing to build on already strong Bible study classes and developing an array of additional ways to nurture and deepen faith in individuals and in the congregation collectively.                                          

Essential Duties and Tasks

  • As a Minister of Highland Baptist Church
    • Lead worship
    • Cultivate relationships with church members
    • Provide pastoral care to members and visitors and communicate needs with staff, deacons, and church leaders as appropriate
    • Lead and participate in various meetings and church-wide activities
    • Partner with staff and lay leaders in visioning for the future of Highland
    • Seek to embody and empower others to realize God’s transforming Love always
    • Foster diversity and inclusion both with outreach and within the Highland community
    • Ensure that theology, message, and quality of ministry are consistent with HBC
  • As a Minister for Young Adults
    • Nurture and grow a ministry geared toward young adults and others through education, dialog, fellowship, service, and community engagement
    • Oversee small group spiritual formation by providing a variety of opportunities and evaluating and responding to the needs and effectiveness of each group
    • Connect all young adults with each other and with the larger Highland community of faith
    • Equip young adults to engage with, and assume leadership roles in, the church as a whole along with other groups within the church  
    • Represent the voice of Young Adults
    • Implement and oversee a two-fold strategy for reaching out into the Young Adult community of Louisville and then connecting prospects and new members with our existing ministry
    • Maintain an active social media presence
    • Serve as staff liaison to the Young Adult Ministry Group
    • Dream and think creatively about new ways to expand and improve the Young Adult ministry
  • As a Minister for Faith Formation
    • Enable all adults to experience and deepen their own faith story by: 1) discerning and/or clarifying the fundamental language and theology of faith that needs to be communicated at Highland; and 2) creating ways that all adults can understand the basic scope and sequence of the Biblical story and the basic tenants of Baptist doctrine and theology
    • Strengthen, enhance, and implement the overall educational curricula for faith and spiritual formation for all adults including Sunday morning classes, Wednesday evening classes, and other educational opportunities
    • Create and implement new ways for adults to grow in their faith outside of Wednesday and Sunday morning classes
    • Enlist and support small group leaders and other spiritual instructors
    • Serve as staff liaison to the Adult Education Ministry Group
  • Perform Other Duties as Assigned

 The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the person so classified. Highland Baptist Church reserves the right to revise this Position Description, as it deems necessary.

Role Essentials                                             

  • Master’s degree
  • Proven experience in leadership of young adults
  • Proven experience in adult spiritual formation programming
  • Knowledge of biblical and theological disciplines
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of any information encountered
  • Proficiency in basic computer programs and ability to learn new ones
  • Valid drivers’ license

Role Desirables

  • Counseling experience (formal or informal)
  • Experience with database software and/or applications 

 Working Conditions - This work is performed in a general office setting.  Some travel is required.

 Effort – Frequent talking, listening, and use of hands and fingers to manipulate objects.  Long periods of time sitting, reading, and working at a computer.  Moderate standing and walking.

 Additional Application Requirements

If you are interested in applying please send the following to hiring@hbclouisville.org

A short cover letter (less than one page)

A resume

List of references

Two letters of recommendations 

 

Director of RISE Student Ministries, Covenant United Methodist Church, Greer, SC

 

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

 

Children's Ministry Pastor (Part-Time, 2 Positions Available), Nashville Korean Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

Nashville Korean Presbyterian Church, a Korean immigrant church, is seeking applicants for the part-time pastors of Children’s Ministry in two departments: (1) Kindergarten Sunday School; (2) Elementary Sunday School.

The position requires a passionate pastor who has a desire to serve Jesus Christ in a multicultural setting. The pastor is expected to create a vibrant ministry that collaborates with parents to introduce children to Christian life. The pastor is also expected to develop and implement curriculum, train teachers, and co-work with other ministry areas. Even though this position is currently an interim one, there is a strong possibility that it may be extended to a permanent position later.

 Job Description:

 Job Type: Part-Time

 Position # 1: Children’s Pastor (Interim Position) in Kindergarten Sunday School

 Position # 2: Children’s Pastor (Interim Position) in Elementary Sunday School

Salary: 30 dollars per hour

Working Hours: approximately 4 hours a week

 Working Time: 10:30 a.m through 1:30 p.m. Every Sunday and more (if necessary)

Location: 5555 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220

 Church Size: 200+

Denomination: PC (USA)

Direct Link to the Church Webpage: http://www.nkpc.net/xe/

 Qualifications:

  •  Leadership experience in a church setting
  • Understanding of an ethic immigrant church
  • Leadership abilities to share in the church’s vision and needs

 If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Elder Young Soo Kim via: youngsookim@bellsouth.net or 615-300-8359.

 

10-12 Month Full-Time Associate Pastor Internship, United Church of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

The United Church of Santa Fe (United Church of Christ) is deeply rooted in the Christian tradition and seeks to connect the stories of our faith with the stories of our lives and this world.  A “uniting” as well as United Church, we welcome people from many different backgrounds and affirm God’s inclusive love for all people and all creation. We have been Open and Affirming since 1994.

We are offering a 10 – 12 month paid Associate Pastor internship/residency (beginning the end of
Summer 2015) for a seminary student or recent grad.   

Founded in 1980, United has approximately 300 members along with another 100 “friends of United” who are active and consider United their church home.  Our congregation includes families of all kinds—single parent, double parent, grandparents raising children, same gender couples, straight couples, adoptive, biological.  Although the adult population of United is predominately white, our children represent a wide range of ethnic and racial backgrounds, coming from Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Mexico, and other countries as well as the U.S.

This position has a direct reporting relationship to the Sr. Pastor, Talitha Arnold.  For information about Talitha please visit United’s web site:  http://www.unitedchurchofsantafe.org/ (Who We Are/Staff)

Salary:  High 30’s

Primary Areas of Responsibility

The position will cover a full range of pastoral ministry, including:

  • Youth Leadership
  • Worship Leadership
  • Preaching
  • Pastoral Care
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • Outreach Ministries
  • Music ministry (depending on candidate’s interest/background)

Desired Experience/Attributes

  • A person of faith with a progressive understanding of Christianity
  • Experience working in ministry (volunteer or paid) within a church setting
  • Background in education (desirable, not mandatory)
  • A pastor’s heart and a focus on service and social justice issues
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to relate to all ages inside and outside our congregation
  • Teamwork/collaboration skills
  • Public speaking ability  

Education: Bachelor's Degree, Working on or completed Master of Divinity

Computer Skills: Comfortable with computer software and social media 

Resume Submission:

Electronic:      unitedchurch.talitha@gmail.com

Mail:               United Church of Santa Fe,1804 Arroyo Chamiso, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (Attn: Talitha Arnold, Sr. Pastor)

 

Church Organist/Pianist, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Murfreesboro, TN

 

For a complete description and application instructions, please click here

 

Life Skills Instructor (Part-Time or Full-Time), Project Return, Nashville, TN

Project Return, Inc., is seeking to hire a Life Skills Instructor to facilitate classes at Tennessee Prison for Women. We are looking for two part time instructors (or would consider one full time) to facilitate a behavioral cognitive curriculum at Tennessee Prison for Women. The classes seek to instill self-awareness, healthy interpersonal dynamics and lifestyles, and promote successful reentry via the cultivation of pro-social and community-positive attitudes for incarcerated women. This position works with both structure and creativity and offers an incredible experience in group facilitation and engagement; additionally it entails teaching employment readiness. The positions would start at $15/hour and are 15-25 hours a week per week. 

Respond to Marriah at  mvinson@projectreturninc.org , up through June 30th, or to   bkirkland@projectreturninc.org

 

Communication Campaign, World Student Christian Federation, North America Region, Location Flexible

The World Student Christian Federation-North America(WSCF-NA) seeks a creative, innovative, dynamic and energetic person to fill the position of Communication Campaign Coordinator for eight months starting in September 2015.  

Work location: Anywhere in Canada and the US, with a preference for New York City

The WSCF-NA Communication Campaign is intended to enhance communication tools and methodologies for the WSCF in North America as well as increase media presence in order to promote more effectively the work of the Federation to students, partners, friends and other stakeholders.  The campaign is also geared towards increasing fundraising strategies to support the work of the WSCF in North America and globally. The WSCF is an ecumenical organization empowering Christian students and young adults to engage in the work of peace, justice and global action, following  Jesus’  call to bring good news to the poor, proclaim release of the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.  (Luke 4:18)  The WSCF supports Student Christian Movements regionally and globally in their work to build local networks of engaged students on campuses and communities and organizes conferences and other activities to provide opportunities for leadership training, Biblical and theological reflection, ecumenical engagement, mutual support and social change and action.  The WSCF includes over one million members in 90 countries around the world.  In addition to run this campaign, the Communication Campaign coordinator will be responsible for the WSCF-NA website, e-newsletter and database.

The Communication Campaign coordinator will be responsible to 

  • Collect stories by students, senior friends (alumni) and partners about the present and past work of the Student Christian Movements in North America  and the World Student Christian Federation to be included in newsletters, websites, special appeals and other communication tools as determined by  the WSCF-NA Regional Office and the North America Regional Committee  
  • Help students to communicate effectively their involvement in SCM/WSCF on their campuses and to initiate communication campaigns locally
  • Raise awareness and communicate outcomes of WSCF-NA programs and activities to the public and various stakeholders in North America and globally
  • Publicize events, promote and distribute resources, and engage information sharing in the region
  • Engage young people and students in interactive online activities and other innovative projects
  • Promote awareness of faith, peace and solidarity issues stemming from the region and the global Federation
  • Build a more effective WSCF-NA database
  • Increase web and social media presence in innovative and creative ways
  • Produce a video to be used as a communication tool to increase visibility and increase fundraising
  • Produce branding material to be distributed on campus and in other settings to publicize the work of the WSCF
  • Recommend other ideas suitable for the implementation of the campaign.

Qualifications

  • Previous work in communication, web design and management, database management and use of creative communication methodologies and tools 
  • Relevant undergraduate degree or currently enrolled in similar advanced study course 
  • Willingness to consult with supervisor and peers
  • Submit progress/strategy reports when necessary
  • Passion for empowering students and encouraging leadership
  • A good grasp of the SCM’s ministry and “raison d’être”
  • Understanding of the political and theological orientation of the movement, including its social-justice work
  • Experience or exposure to the SCM’s work on a national or regional level and/or experience in an organization with similar objectives
  • Adequate understanding of the Christian Churches in North America; appreciation of the wider ecumenical movement in the North America and internationally is an asset.
  • Ability to interpret the work and vision of the WSCF to its various stakeholders
  • Commitment to working in an social-justice framework
  • Inter-faith experience is an asset.

 The Communication Campaign coordinator will be supervised by the WSCF North America Regional Secretary, Luciano Kovacs, located at 475 Riverside Drive, New York City, and supported by North America Regional Committee’s Communication  and Fundraising Coordinators.  Salary is $20/hour for an average of 10 hours a week.  No benefits.  Position begins in September for an 8 months contract with the possibility of renewal and expansion of position. 

The successful candidate will have the vision, passion and skills to coordinate the communication tools of the region and implement the communication campaign. The successful candidate will be committed to peace, social, economic, racial and gender justice and will have the desire to work as part of an international community. WSCF-NA is LGBTQ affirming and an equal opportunity employer.  

Deadline for applications is July 15 2015. Estimated starting date for position September 15, 2015.  Please submit cover letter, cv and contacts for three references and a short essay on your vision for a WSCF communication campaign. For more information, contact Luciano Kovacs, wscfna@gmail.com

For more information about the WSCF, please visit www.wscfna.org  and www.wscfglobal.org

 

Field Associate (Part-Time), Reconciling Ministries Network, South Central Jurisdiction

 

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Field Associate (Part-Time), Reconciling Ministries Network, Southeastern Jurisdiction

 

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Director of Youth Ministries, Belmont United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

 

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Student Recruiter, Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School, Rochester, NY

 

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Student Activities Coordinator, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA

  Immediate Supervisor: Associate Dean, Office of Student and Community Life

Jobs Supervised: Student Employees, as assigned

FLSA Status: Full-time, exempt (37.5 hours per week). Benefits eligible.

Date Updated: May 14, 2015

Job Content

Summary:

The Student Activities Coordinator works directly with the student body to promote a hospitable, healthy and spiritually-rich environment for the student community at the Claremont School of Theology. The Coordinator plans, implements and evaluates events for a diverse, multicultural and interreligious student body and has responsibility for the physical space of the Edgar Community Center.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee student government leadership, including student-led councils and organizations on campus and acts as liaison between these groups and the Office of Student and Community Life with regards to budgets, event management, and planning.
  • Work as a member of a team on planning, implementing, and evaluating community-building student activities and events for a diverse, multicultural and interreligious context.
  • Manage the Edgar Community Center including coordinating events, vending services, and upkeep and care of the shared space.
  • Coordinate publicity, scheduling, food orders, etc. for the Office of Student and Community Life events including, but not limited to, the weekly Community Tea, New Student Orientation, Community Conversations, etc.
  • Manage budget reporting, petty cash, check requests and other financial processes for the Office of Student and Community Life including the Edgar Center and Student Activities Fund.
  • Manage the online job board for students, including screening and updating job postings as needed, and coordinates programming with the career services consultants.
  • Maintain good relationships with Claremont School of Theology’s denominational representatives and with partner schools.
  • Participate in weekly departmental meetings and other institutional meetings as needed.
  • Supervise student workers, including Federal Work Study students, as assigned.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will perform all reasonable duties as requested by supervisor and other authority personnel

Qualifications Guidelines: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong planning/organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to work with a diverse student population in a multicultural and interreligious setting
  • Adaptability in the face of a rapidly changing environment

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required; advanced degree in theology, religion, higher education administration, or cognate desirable.
  • Minimum 2 years (4+ years preferred) of work-related program administration experience, most desirable at an educational institution.

Language Ability:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. The successful candidate/employee will be required to use written and/or oral communication. The position requires the ability to write standard correspondence. The ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondences, and memos is necessary. It also requires the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business memos.

Math Ability:

The position requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. This requires fundamental math skills, which includes the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information.

Reasoning Ability:

This position requires strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects.

Computer Skills:

This position requires proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, google mail, Internet browsers, and other appropriate software. Experience in using social media desirable. Must be able to operate a variety of office machines, including copier and fax machine.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position requires supervisory responsibilities of student employees, as assigned.

Physical Demands:

This position may require long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers and moving around campus for events and activities. There may also be moderate lifting of supplies and materials up to 25 lbs. at times.

Special Requirements/Certification:

This position is not open to students currently enrolled in any program at Claremont School of Theology or its affiliates and partners.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor, policy and company management.

Claremont School of Theology is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send resumes to Claremont School of Theology, Human Resources Office, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711; e-mail: humanresources@cst.edu or fax 909-447-6390

 

Associate Director of Youth Ministries, St. George's Episcopal Church, Nashville, TN

St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, TN, is looking for a full-time Associate Director of Youth Ministries.  The Associate Director will build upon and strengthen the youth program particularly in the relational and programmatic lives of our Middle School (6 th -8 th grade) youth.  The Associate Director will work in a team environment with a staff of a Director of Youth Ministries and an Administrative Assistant. 

Our candidate will need to bring high levels of passion and energy and a strong work ethic for undergirding the many different aspects of our church’s ministry with youth.  This person will be responsible for working with youth staff and volunteers to provide quality programming – including weekly programs as well as trips and retreats. This person will also oversee communication with parents, youth, and volunteers, and actively reach out to building relationships with students and parents.

St. George’s Episcopal Church is a growing church with a thriving youth presence in the community. Position is a full-time salaried position with benefits.

Interested candidates for this position should have a college degree and at least two years of local church youth ministry experience.  An Episcopal Church background is preferred. Resumes and inquiries can be sent to Daniel Bradley, Director of Youth Ministries at daniel.bradley@stgeorgesnashville.org .

 

Director of Student Services, Methodist Theological School of Ohio, Delaware, OH

  Position Title: Director of Student Services 

Supervisor: Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Department: Administrative Services 

QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Divinity or related Master’s degree with some professional experience in either academic or ecclesiastical settings. Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite. Experience with Populi or some other student information system. Knowledge of SEVIS systems highly desirable, but not required. Candidate must have exceptional interpersonal skills, take initiative with campus programming, have potential to learn federal regulations for ADA compliance, work well with international students and requisite documentation, practice confidentiality, and participate in the Academic Affairs office as an Academic Affairs staff member. 

PROGRAMMING: Programming for student life necessitates attending to the variety of backgrounds, contexts, religious beliefs, traditions, identities, sexualities, genders, and ages. This role functions as pastoral care resource for all students as needed. 

  PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 

1. Coordinate the Student Life Program with particular attention to diversity, justice, and the mission of MTSO. 

2. Facilitate development of leadership in student groups including the Student Leadership Council and other programs. 

3. Administer appointments to faculty committees and student campus elections to the Board of Trustees. 

4. Support individual students in terms of spiritual and emotional growth in extra-curricular student programming. 

5. Work with the Dean as student disciplinary actions arise. 

6. Coordinate MTSO’s disability services programs and provide support for enrolled students with documented disabilities. 

7. Coordinate student housing in communication with the maintenance staff. Supervise student-building managers through regular meetings regarding needs, events, maintenance, safety and security. 

8. In conjunction with the Academic Affairs office, coordinate new student orientation twice per year (fall and spring semesters). 

9. Serve as international student director, communicating with students during the exploratory process and enrollment about regularly frameworks and appropriate documentation for particular student status, partnerships with other institutions, financial aid eligibility.

10. Facilitate conversation groups with international students. 

11. Regularly assess student services. 

12. Update, revise, and publish the MTSO student handbook annually, and other documents related to student life (ADA and Disability Services manual and International Student Resource guide). 

13. Produce and post the campus safety report (Clery) annually. 

14. Coordinate student health insurance in conjunction with the Human Resources Director. 

15. Attend committee meetings related to student life and campus life. 

TO APPLY: Methodist Theological School in Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes and cover letters should be electronically directed to Grace Welch at gwelch@mtso.edu. Conduct all correspondence electronically. No phone calls, please. Application deadline, June 24, 2014. 

 

Music Director, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Nashville, TN

St. Ann’s Episcopal Church invites applications for the position of Music Director (pianist/choir director), a part-time, year-round, salaried one-year position with the possibility of becoming permanent. Located in a thriving and growing community in the heart of Nashville, St. Ann’s is a 156 year-old congregation with a strong musical tradition and a history of working for a just and inclusive community. The Music Director will be responsible for all choral and instrumental music for services, specifically: 

  • Rehearse and direct adult choir members during weekly rehearsals.
  • Provide music for two services weekly, and occasional extra services for holidays. Weddings and funerals at St. Ann’s provide opportunities for extra income. 

Salary commensurate with education and experience, in congruence with the guidelines set forth by AGO. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to:

Music Director Search Committee

Emelyne Bingham, chair

St. Ann’s Episcopal Church

419 Woodland Street

Nashville, TN 37206

dirigentbna@gmail.com

Postmark Deadline: July 1st, 2015. Please direct all inquiries to the chair at dirigentbna@gmail.com.

 

Registrar, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.

Wesley is currently accepting resumes for the Registrar position.  The Registrar directly reports to the Dean and is responsible for the management and oversight of the Registrar’s office. The Registrar’s office is responsible for student registration, maintenance of academic records, transfer evaluations, and managing degree progress. The Registrar is also responsible for compliancy with all relevant laws, and policies/regulations.  This office ensures that student records are maintained with integrity and confidentiality. The Registrar also serves as the Budget Manager for the Registrar’s Office and commencement.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, knowledge of regulations related to student records, demonstrated ability to produce reports and analyze data and a strong background in student information data systems required. Experience with Ellucian and Crystal Report necessary along with excellent oral and written skills; the ability to work in a team environment; a firm commitment to providing excellent customer service; a proven record of leadership and managerial experience; ability to multi-task and prioritize competing work demands.  Relevant work experience at a college or university and experience working in higher theological education or a Master’s degree in theological education strongly preferred. The ideal candidate should have strong interpersonal and relational skills including an ability to work collegially with a diverse set of colleagues and constituencies.

Salary:  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to:  hr@wesleyseminary.edu

Website: www.wesleyseminary.edu

Posted:    May 22, 2015               

Closes:       When filled

                                          Wesley Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer

 

 

Graphic Designer and Social Media Editor, The Contributor, Nashville TN

 

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Executive Director, Crossroads Ministry, Louisville, KY

PURPOSE:

The Executive Director oversees, promotes, and supervises the ongoing mission and work of the organization in collaboration with the staff. 

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary responsibility of the Executive Director is to serve as an ambassador of the ministry through maximizing development opportunities, providing supervision for all staff, and supporting the day to day work of the ministry. Additionally, the Executive Director will work on the coordination and implementation of a limited number of retreats. CrossRoads operates under a team ministry model, and the specific responsibilities of the Executive Director will develop from the collaborative relationship between all staff persons.

The responsibilities of the Executive Director fall into three general categories:

RETREAT WORK (10%)

  • Contribute to the scheduling and planning of retreats, including:
    • Creation and enhancement of retreat materials, themes, and schedules.
    • Coordination of logistics (TARC schedules, meals, etc.)
    • Recruitment (when appropriate).
    • Creatively embodying Gospel values in the format of intensive and profound retreat experiences.
  • Contribute to facilitation of retreats, including:
    • Direction of activities.
    • Oversight of and responsibility for groups of retreatants.
    • Prayerful engagement of retreatants.
    • Processing the experience through deep, theological reflection.
    • Leadership by example of sincere and conscientious participation.
    • Management of logistical concerns.
    • Overnight presence at CrossRoads whenever retreat groups are present.
    • Follow up with retreatants to maintain and sustain relationships.
    • Co-facilitation of Engaging Spirituality.
  • Integration of social media into the outreach of CrossRoads, including:
    • Posting on Facebook.
    • Uploading photos onto Dropbox. 

RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING (75%)

  • Create and maintain relationships with donors in order to financially sustain and grow the CrossRoads staff, programs, and facilities, including:
    • Inviting individuals to CrossRoads to solicit funds and support.
    • Promotion, organization, and implementation Salt and Light Dinners (fundraising and informational gatherings to promote the mission and grow support and awareness of the ministry.
  • Create and maintain relationships with granting organizations, foundations, communities and other institutions to increase the support and financial sustainability of CrossRoads staff, programs, and facilities.
  • Organize and implement fundraising events, including:
    • Organizing Hearts on Fire, the annual art show/auction.
    • Organizing JustMusic, the annual concert.
    • Organizing Trivia Night.
    • Empowering others to volunteer.
    • Coordinating the details of the events.
    • Solicitation of sponsorship and donations for the events.
  • Organize and implement the Annual Report
    • Providing an end of the year financial report to donors.
    • Inviting all members of the database to affirm and support the ministry financially.
    • Reflecting and sharing the mission and story of CrossRoads.
  • Reach out to others by embodying the mission of CrossRoads and nurture the circle of support, including:
    • Maintaining a relationship with St. William staff and community by belonging to the Leadership Circle and being a regular presence at Mass and community events.
    • Maintaining commitment with outreach to the margins by volunteering at a social service agency on a biweekly basis (regularly).
    • Maintaining relationships with organizations of parallel interest by sharing resources and wisdom through conversations, presentations, and/or other collaborations.
  • Chair and coordinate the CrossRoads Advisory Council and volunteers, including:
    • Attendance at monthly Council meetings and other sporadic meetings.
    • Collaborate with members of the Leadership Team subcommittee of the Advisory Council.
    • Coordinate the Development Team subcommittee of the Advisory Council.
  • Intentionally practice spiritual, personal, and professional development, including:
    • Weekly staff meetings.
    • Regular staff prayer.
    • Three CrossRoads staff retreats.
    • One personal retreat.
    • Two St. William/CrossRoads staff retreats.
    • One St. William/CrossRoads staff adventure day at John’s camp.
    • Monthly mentorship meetings for the first year of employment.
    • Preparation for and participation in monthly and quarterly evaluations. 

ADMINISTRATION (15%)

  • Manage, guide, and support the staff of CrossRoads, including:
    • Hiring, training, forming and maintaining a functioning staff.
    • Overseeing the day to day activities of CrossRoads.
    • Preparation for and facilitation of monthly and quarterly staff evaluations.
    • Oversee administrative volunteers.
  • Manage the finances of the organization, including:
    • Creating income and expense statements.
    • Making decisions regarding the finances of CrossRoads.
  • Uphold correspondence and communication on behalf of the organization, including:
    • Checking and responding to the voicemail.
    • Checking and responding to the email.
    • Oversight of the monthly e-newsletter.
    • Writing articles for the quarterly newsletter.
  • Contribute to maintenance of the Butler Center, including:
    • Scheduling use of Butler Center facilities.
    • Being aware of the state of the building.
  • Management of files and records, including:
    • Management of organization budgets and financial statements.
    • Oversight of donor database.
    • Invoicing retreats.
    • Creating and maintaining employee files.

Demonstrated Qualifications Needed:

  • Commitment to the vision, mission and values of CrossRoads
  • Passion for gospel justice
  • Desire to work predominantly with high school and college-aged people
  • Commitment to deep prayer
  • Interest in retreat ministry
  • Call to work in a faith-based environment
  • Effective written and oral communications skills
  • Undergraduate degree in theology or religious studies or equivalent life experience
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others
  • Computer proficiency (word processing, internet research, web site development)
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously 

Compensation Details:

  • Salary commensurate to education and experience
  • Health care coverage
  • 10 vacation/personal days (after 6 months)
  • Sick days accrue at 1 day per month
  • Personal retreat for reflection, prayer, renewal and study (three days/year)
  • Opportunities for celebration, sharing, and reflection 

 

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Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA

General Job Description:

This is a full-time, exempt, regular benefitted staff position to begin July 1, 2015.

 Pacific School of Religion is hiring an Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions who will play a key role in recruiting for Pacific School of Religion’s (PSR’s) diverse degree and certificate programs, interpreting these programs to prospective students and other constituents.  We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, as s/he will work closely with prospective students and applicants, primarily through recruitment travel, recruitment events, admissions counseling appointments, visit coordination, phone calls, email correspondence, and social media.  The Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions will be expected to travel locally and nationally  (and possibly internationally) to educational institutions, organizations, churches, denominational and other conferences, and other venues in order to increase PSR’s visibility and to identify and attract a large and diverse pool of qualified prospective students.  Up to 50% of this position will be in recruitment travel.

Essential Job Functions/AdmissioNS Counseling (50%):

  • Under the supervision of the Director, provide admissions counseling and vocational discernment for prospective students and applicants through email correspondence, social media, phone conversations, and in-person counseling appointments. 
  • Respond to initial inquiries received via email or phone
  • Accurately interpret PSR’s diverse degree and certificate programs to prospective students and assist them in discerning which program(s) best meet their vocational and academic interests and goals.
  • Accurately interpret admissions processes, policies, and requirements to prospective students and applicants.
  • Accurately interpret financial aid resources to prospective students and applicants.
  • Complete all inquiry phone calls, initial applicant phone calls, admitted student phone calls, and attending student phone calls as dictated by the communication tracks.
  • Participate in Come and See and other on-campus recruitment events
  • Participate in online-information sessions and virtual seminary fairs.
  • Counsel current students who are considering changing or adding a program.
  • Coordinate campus visits: plan itineraries, recruit ambassadors, coordinate campus tours, meals, appointments, and housing, and provide clear communication with the visitor.
  • Provide tours when necessary.
  • Maintain social media presence (e.g. Facebook) for recruitment and admissions purposes including regular information updates and interactive relationships with prospective students, current students, faculty and staff, alums and friends, and denominational representatives.
  • As time permits, assist in the evaluation of application files.
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate/schedule Student Ambassadors to assist with campus visits and other recruitment opportunities.
  • Ensure that the Campus Visits and Student Ambassador manuals are kept up to date.
  • Serve as DSO (Designated School Official) for PSR: when Director is unavailable, process and sign I-20 forms for international students. 

Essential Job Functions/Recruitment Travel (50%):

This position requires significant local and national travel. 

  • In collaboration with the Director, develop a strategic recruitment travel schedule that includes local and national travel to educational institutions, organizations, churches, denominational and other conferences, and other venues.
  • Travel to strategic locations locally and nationally (possibly internationally): provide prospective students with accurate information about PSR programs and resources; provide admissions counseling and vocational discernment.
  • Attract a diverse pool of applicants in terms of background, ethnicity, gender identity, and religion.
  • In collaboration with the Director, consider how to best utilize the department’s travel budget.
  • Monitor the department’s travel budget.
  • Represent PSR at local and national (and potentially international) recruitment events.
  • Reach out to strategic partners (faculty, chaplains, university staff, etc.) to develop recruitment events and opportunities.
  • Coordinate travel logistics (transportation, hotel, venue reservations, etc.).
  • Follow up with prospective students immediately after events and periodically thereafter, providing continuing discernment support and encouragement to move through the application process as appropriate.
  • Identify and follow up with potential influencers.
  • Provide recruitment travel reports and summaries to Director.

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Take on additional assignments and responsibilities as time permits.

  QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must be able to travel for several days at a time.  A master’s degree is required (MDiv or other theological master’s is highly desired). 

PREREQUISITE SKILLS

  • One to three years of experience in vocational counseling, graduate school recruitment, admissions counseling, or related field
  • A significant aptitude for discernment of vocational issues for prospective students. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally, nationally, and possibly internationally; for multiple days; this will include some weekends
  • Ability to think strategically about recruitment travel to maximize resources, network and create beneficial partnerships, and increase PSR’s presence with the overall goal of attracting a large and diverse pool of qualified prospective students
  • Proven ability to build trust and caring relationships with prospective students
  • Competence to effectively and enthusiastically communicate the programs, resources, and opportunities offered by the school
  • Proficiency in interpersonal and public speaking skills (including the ability to listen and converse with people from different cultural backgrounds)
  • Proven ability to handle confidential material accurately and with sensitivity, general familiarity with higher and theological education, and a commitment to high-quality teamwork 
  • Facility and experience with social media is highly desirable. 
  • Valid passport, driver’s license and clean DMV record; reliable vehicle to travel throughout the greater Bay Area
  • Personal computer skills including Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook)
  • Other requirements: strong writing skills, demonstrated organizational skills, ability to manage multiple simultaneous responsibilities, careful attention to detail, excellent time management

DESIREABLE SKILLS

PSR views recruitment and admissions to be an important ministry of the school.  Ministerial, pastoral and/or counseling experience is desirable. Master of Divinity or other theological master’s degree is preferred. Professional ministry experience in either congregational or organizational settings, as well as experience in leadership for social change is preferred.  Intimate knowledge of PSR is a plus.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS :

Hours of work: 37 hours per week. Significant local and national travel is required (50% of the position). Evening and weekend work will be required in connection with various recruitment travel and events.  Indoor work environment at PSR is temperature controlled.  Frequently works with others.  Variable environment when traveling for conferences, etc. 

Mental Requirements:

  • Reading/Writing/Math - Complex reading and writing for reviewing applicant materials, and drafting of correspondence.   
  • Attention to Detail - Close attention to detail for maintaining records, compiling files, data input and responding to inquiries with accurate information.
  • Judgment/Decision Making - Ability to prioritize own work.  Respond pro-actively by anticipating needs and demands of the office.
  • Verbal Communication Skills - Frequent and essential, with ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts and to understand communications from others.
  • Social Skills - Capability to relate readily with students and foster cooperation and teamwork among colleagues.  Ability to support prospective students with a welcoming and pleasant demeanor.  Ability to work with diverse and multicultural populations.
  • Planning - Ability to manage multiple projects and still meet deadlines.  Ability to gracefully shift focus in order to tend to walk-in prospective and current students seeking admission information. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Hours of work -37 hours per week generally.  Evening and weekend work will be required in order to accomplish tasks.
  • Vision - Close vision is required for reading correspondence and working with computers.
  • Hearing - Ability to hear verbal communication.
  • Clear Speech - Ability to communicate clearly in person and on the telephone.
  • Travel – Ability and means to commute to various Bay Area locations for recruiting purposes.  Ability to travel nationally (and possibly internationally) by air.
  • Lifting/Carrying - Some lifting and carrying of files, printed materials, and event supplies.
  • Pushing/Pulling - Ability to push/pull desk and filing cabinet drawers.
  • Sitting - Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Reaching - Ability to reach above shoulder, below shoulder at arms' length.
  • Manual Dexterity - Ability to use computer keyboards.
  • Walking - Ability to walk around the campus with prospective students and at off-site locations when traveling.
  • Driving - Ability to drive to off-campus meetings and events/conferences.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Including, but not limited to:  Phones, personal computers, printers, fax machine, photocopiers, shredder, car.

Compensation Package:     Salary commensurate with experience.   Benefitsinclude family medical, dental and vision insurance, employer contribution to 403(b) retirement account, flexible benefit & commuter plans, free parking, an extraordinary & committed team of colleagues, and beautiful park-like campus. 

Application Process:    Send cover letter addressing the qualifications of this position, resume, and names of three professional references.  Please include: “Apply-Asst Dir” in the subject line of your email and send to: 

Nicole Naffaa

Director of Recruitment and Admissions

1798 Scenic Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94709

Email: nnaffaa@psr.edu 

Deadline to apply:      Candidates who apply by June 1 will receive priority consideration.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates.  Alums of PSR are strongly encouraged to apply.  Successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.   

Organizational Overview:     Since its founding in 1866, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has served as a multi-denominational Christian seminary. PSR stands at a remarkable crossroads of faith and learning communities.  PSR has formal relationships with three denominations: the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Half of PSR’s students come from these three traditions. Other PSR students come from faith traditions as diverse as Quaker, Unitarian Universalist, the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and several other denominations and religious traditions.

PSR participates in the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an ecumenical consortium of eight theological schools.  PSR students use the GTU's Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, one of the largest theological libraries in the United States.  GTU’s twelve academic centers, programs, and affiliates make it a pioneering place for interdisciplinary religious thought, study, and practice, adding to its unparalleled depth of faculty and course selection.  PSR is located one block away from the University of California, Berkeley, where students have access to resources of one of the world's great research universities.  For more information about PSR and the GTU, please visit http://www.psr.edu and http://www.gtu.edu.

PSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

We encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply

 

Admissions and Financial Aid Officer, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA

General Job Description:

This is a full-time, non-exempt, regular benefitted staff position to begin July 1, 2015.

 Pacific School of Religion is hiring an Admissions and Financial Aid Officer who serves as the primary administrative and operational support for the Office of Recruitment, Admissions & Financial Aid and is responsible for the administration of student financial aid, including institutional scholarships and federal student loans and work study. S/he is the first point of contact for inquirers and prospective students and is instrumental in establishing a welcoming and helpful environment.  S/he must be familiar with Pacific School of Religion’s (PSR’s) diverse degree and certificate programs and with complex admissions requirements, policies, and procedures.  By managing the database and admissions spreadsheets, s/he tracks all inquiries and applicants. S/he is responsible for the processing of all application materials and manages the admissions review process. 

As the primary financial aid officer, s/he interprets financial aid options and policies to prospective students and applicants and manages the financial aid application process and award packaging for new and returning students.  S/he is a vital part of the Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid staff and is involved in almost all aspects of the department’s mission.  In short, the Admissions and Financial Aid Officer ensures that the operational systems and procedures of the department and the processing and awarding of institutional and federal financial aid run smoothly and efficiently.

  Essential Job Functions:

Admissions Operations and Application Processing:

  • Provide general reception functions for the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Function as primary point of contact for prospective students and applicants via phone and email throughout the inquiry and admissions processes
  • Provide prospective and current students with accurate information regarding application requirements and instructions, procedures and policies, and application status
  • Direct phone and email inquiries to the Director or Assistant Director
  • Assemble and maintain all applicant files; file all application materials and other important documents
  • Manage online application system
  • Input and update applicant information in the Excel Master List and GTU database (Colleague) and follow up with applicants as needed
  • Manage Communication Tracks (inquiry, applicant, admitted, attending)
  • Generate prospective student and applicant information and statistical reports from the GTU database as needed
  • Collect needed transcripts for MDiv equivalency review and inform the Director when a review is needed
  • Serve as DSO (Designated School Official) for PSR: when Director is unavailable, process and sign I-20 forms for international students
  • Prepare/update prospective student lists for monthly newsletters; assist with event publicity and other periodic communication to prospective students and applicants.
  • Maintain admissions influencers contact information for monthly newsletter; assist with event publicity and other periodic communications with influencers
  • Maintain office forms in print and electronic format
  • Provide technical support for online information sessions
  • Update and purge prospective student inquiry files
  • Participate in Admissions, Recruitment and Financial Aid staff weekly meetings
  • Order office supplies and equipment as needed
  • Keep Colleague, Vertical Response, and Admissions Process office manuals current
  • As time permits, serve as support staff representative on seminary committees at the request of the support staff and attend other meetings as necessary
  • When necessary, assist with or perform the following student worker functions:
    • Distributing view books/applications to prospective students and/or institutions
    • Packing and shipping display materials for recruitment events
  • Coordinate applicant file reading by committee members and schedule consultations or interviews as needed

 Financial Aid:

  • Answer questions regarding the application process for institutional and federal aid
  • Counsel prospective and returning students regarding financial aid; read, interpret, apply and explain complex laws, regulations, policies and procedures regarding student financial aid and awards
  • Provide financial aid counseling and information services to new and returning students
  • Ensure the accuracy of student financial aid awards and records.
  • Work closely with a third party financial aid servicer in administering federal loans and work study for new and  returning students
  • Working with third party servicer, ensure that PSR maintains compliance with all Department of Education regulations
  • Work with applicants to ensure completion of financial aid applications and FAFSA submission
  • Administer PSR institutional scholarships, according to annual awarding policy provided by Director
  • Monitor PSR institutional aid budget
  • Retrieve/run reports needed from third party service software or from Colleague
  • Work with Director on financial aid requests received during the year.
  • Provide information about external scholarships; direct applicants to scholarship databases. 
  • Use software provided by third party service to review federal aid eligibility and input institutional aid
  • Follow up with applicants on any needed documentation
  • Input financial aid award packages into Colleague if needed
  • In collaboration with the Director, coordinate and implement debt management and default prevention activities of the financial aid office. This may include the following: planning and coordinating entrance/exit counseling events, presentations and workshops; providing student loan repayment counseling; other duties and projects related to debt management and default prevention.
  • Attend trainings and professional development opportunities, to remain current on federal financial aid awarding policies
  • This position will work closely with the Director of Admissions and Recruitment, the Business Office, and the Chief Financial Officer
  • Take on additional responsibilities regarding financial aid as needed
  • Note: We will be contracting with a third party financial aid servicer for the 2015-16 academic year and possibly beyond that.  Eventually we may transition out of this service and bring the administration of federal financial aid entirely in house.  In this event, the Admissions and Financial Aid Officer will work closely with our third party servicer to ensure a smooth transition, and will take on additional responsibility at the completion of the transition

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Takes on additional assignments and responsibilities as time permits.

Prerequisite Skills:

Must have participated in or be willing to participate in a two-part training program for Federal Student Aid Administration.  This includes an online tutorial and a 4.5 day in-person training.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and work experience in related field.  At least 3 years of comprehensive administrative experience.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) are also necessary.

The position also requires strong database management skills (knowledge of Colleague and Raiser’s Edge is highly desirable), personal computer skills including Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook), and the ability to quickly learn and master other applications and systems such as federal software and third party servicer platforms.

Other requirements include the ability to: listen and converse with people from different cultural backgrounds and work in a multi-cultural and diverse environment, organize and manage multiple projects, programs, and priorities, give careful attention to detail, perform tasks in a timely manner and meet deadlines, work independently and collaboratively, and handle confidential material accurately and with sensitivity, and to effectively and enthusiastically communicate the programs and opportunities offered by the school.

Desirable Skills:

Experience in graduate-level admissions administration (especially in theological education) is highly desirable.  Knowledge of and/or experience with financial aid administration is preferred.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS :

Majority of work is indoors. Indoor work environment is temperature controlled.  Regularly works with others.  Some evening and weekend work in connection with various Recruitment and Admissions events. 

Mental Requirements:

  • Reading/Writing/Math - Complex reading and writing for reviewing and editing of forms, procedure manuals and catalogue & drafting of correspondence.  Simple math is required for statistical report compilation. 
  • Attention to Detail - Close attention to detail for maintaining records, compiling files, data input and responding to inquiries with accurate information.
  • Judgment/Decision Making - Ability to priorities own work and schedule work for part-time student personnel.  Respond pro-actively by anticipating needs and demands of the office.
  • Verbal Communication Skills - Frequent and essential, with ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts and to understand communications from others.
  • Social Skills - Capability to relate readily with prospective and current students and to foster cooperation and teamwork between staff and student workers.  Ability to keep prospective students and current students feeling supported with a welcoming and pleasant demeanor.    High tolerance for regular interruptions while maintaining composure under stressful conditions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Hours of work – 37 hours per week.
  • Vision – Close vision is required for reading correspondence and working with computers.
  • Hearing – Ability to hear verbal communication and to carry on conversations.
  • Clear Speech – Ability to communicate clearly in person and on the telephone.
  • Lifting/Carrying – Some lifting and carrying of files, printed materials, and event supplies.
  • Pushing/Pulling – Ability to push/pull desk and filing cabinet drawers.
  • Sitting – Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Reaching – Ability to reach above shoulder, below shoulder at arms' length.
  • Manual Dexterity – Ability to use computer keyboard and mouse.

  TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Including, but not limited to:  Phones, personal computers, printers, fax machine, photocopiers, and shredder. 

Compensation Package:     Salary commensurate with experience.   Benefitsinclude family medical, dental and vision insurance, employer contribution to 403(b) retirement account, flexible benefit & commuter plans, free parking, an extraordinary & committed team of colleagues, and beautiful park-like campus.

Application Process:    Send cover letter addressing the qualifications of this position, resume, and names of three professional references.  Please include: “Apply-Adm&FAOfficer” in the subject line of your email and send to:

Nicole Naffaa

Director of Recruitment and Admissions

1798 Scenic Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94709

Email: nnaffaa@psr.edu

Deadline to apply:      Candidates who apply by June 1 will receive priority consideration.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates.  Successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.  This position begins July 1, 2015. 

Organizational Overview:     Since its founding in 1866, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has served as a multi-denominational Christian seminary. PSR stands at a remarkable crossroads of faith and learning communities.  PSR has formal relationships with three denominations: the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Half of PSR’s students come from these three traditions. Other PSR students come from faith traditions as diverse as Quaker, Unitarian Universalist, the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and several other denominations and religious traditions.

PSR participates in the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an ecumenical consortium of eight theological schools.  PSR students use the GTU's Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, one of the largest theological libraries in the United States.  GTU’s twelve academic centers, programs, and affiliates make it a pioneering place for interdisciplinary religious thought, study, and practice, adding to its unparalleled depth of faculty and course selection.  PSR is located one block away from the University of California, Berkeley, where students have access to resources of one of the world's great research universities.  For more information about PSR and the GTU, please visit http://www.psr.edu and http://www.gtu.edu.

PSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply

 

Director of Religious Education (Part-Time), Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, Knoxville, TN

WUUC is seeking a Director of Religious Education

Title: Director of Religious Education

Hours: 20 hours per week, including Sundays (one Sunday off per month)

Compensation: UUA Fair Compensation, based on experience and credentialling level

Benefits: 2 weeks per year vacation

Westside UU Church is a congregation of approximately 100 members on the western side of Knoxville, TN. Our RE program includes approximately 20 children and 10 youth, as well as a team of 5-7 volunteers. The DRE works closely with the Religious Education Committee to create programs and curriculum for children and youth, and is supervised by the Minister. He or she will lead a team of volunteer teachers, oversee curriculum and resource materials, administer the RE budget, and engage with other church leaders and committees to integrate children and youth into the life of the church. She or he will also help to create periodic multigenerational worship services. Necessary skills include: the ability to communicate well with children, youth, and families; volunteer support and management; good organizational skills; the ability to collaborate with the larger church community; knowledge of children's developmental stages; and an enthusiasm for education.

Experience with Religious Education is preferred, but not required. Experience in UU communities, particularly UU Religious Education is preferred.

Pleases send resumes and letters of interest to Cindy Arnold, Chairperson of the RE Committee, at  religiouseducation@westsideuuc.org .

  

Director of Worship Music and Worship Media, St. John's United Methodist Church, Davenport, IA 

Salaried, Full-Time

  This position has responsibility for:

  • Christian Choral music for the Classic Service
  • Christian music and lyrics for the Celebration Service
  • Oversight for Living Faith and Jesus Country Services
  • Other church-wide programs for choral groups of all ages and/or the Celebration Band
  • Managing the St. John's media ministries

Reports To: Senior Pastor

Responsible For:

  • Music selection for the Classic Service as well as other church-wide programs for choral groups of all ages.
  • Music selections, rehearsals, organization and coordination for the Celebration Service Band and the Celebration Service.
  • Oversight for Living Faith and Jesus Country music. 
  • All aspects of media presentations at St. John's including media presentations at all weekly church services, special services and events.  Recruiting and coordinating training and activities of volunteers for media services.
  •  Annual budgets for all the above including capital equipment and maintenance.

Working Relationshpis: 

Works and interacts with all Church staff, Ministry Staff, and volunteers.               

Coordinates, trains and places volunteers in the area of media activities and         contemporary musical activities.

 The following are direct reports to this position:

All volunteers associated with media activities at St. John's

All music related volunteers associated with all worship service

Primary Functions:

CLASSIC SERVICE MUSIC

  • with pastoral staff and others ( i.e., Organist, Bell Work Choir director, instrumental director) to select appropriate music to suit/enhance the sermon, scripture and event topics.
  • Ability to direct the Chancel Choir as needed
  • Establish rehearsal schedules and direct rehearsals of the Chancel Choir as needed                       
  • Responsible for the “music ministry” on Sundays when the Chancel Choir is not singing
  • Maintain music files in an organized and tidy manner

 CELEBRATION SERVICE MUSIC

  • Responsible for an ongoing database of contemporary music using a combination of online resources, original creations and hymnal selections
  • Work with pastoral staff to select appropriate music to suit/enhance sermon, scripture and event topics
  • Create weekly books or music for musicians
  • Creation of music charts in appropriate keys for band and/or vocalists
  • Monthly scheduling of selection and special events calendar for volunteers
  • Weekly planning meetings with staff and volunteers

CELEBRATION BAND COORDINATION AND REHEARSALS

  • Schedule twice weekly rehearsals for the Celebration Band
  • Schedule additional voice rehearsals, as needed
  • Schedule special monthly rehearsals for new music, canceled rehearsals and/or for special events, holidays as needed
  • Schedule band/musician fill-ins for the Celebration Service

  SPECIAL MUSIC EVENTS

  • Take a leadership role in scheduling and planning the children's Christmas program, church choir concert, 11 PM Christmas Eve Service, Lenten and Easter special programs.  Plan and anticipate with the choir(s) and others well in advance
  • Coordinate music and players for yearly special events, including children and youth events

MEDIA PRESENTATION PRODUCTION

  • Responsible for the media presentations at St. John's.  This includes audio as well as visual presentations.  Audio levels should be at appropriate levels.
  • Pre-screen video selections prior to delivery for appropriateness, length, time and quality of the sound and image.
  • Coordinate activities, as appropriate and needed, with ministers, worship leaders, musicians, visiting groups/speakers etc.
  • Be present or represented at rehearsals which include presentations as needed.
  • Recruit volunteers to aid in producing/delivering media presentations as needed.

AUDIO/VIDEO SUPERVISOR

  • Ensure reliable operation of the audio/visual equipment and support equipment.  This includes maintenance of existing equipment and the selection and procurement of new equipment.
  • Train and supervise staff and volunteers to produce and deliver media presentations and “pre-service” materials for all weekly church services, funerals and scheduled special events.
  • Coordinate needs of all guest groups for sound and video production and operation
  • Create, as needed, DVD's, CD's, video productions and audio tapes (if requested) for weekly services.
  • Responsible for equipment setup and tear-down for each event.

BUDGET

  • Prepare a detailed annual budget proposal by October 1 of each year for:
  • Expenses and equipment for the Classic Service music and Chancel Choir.
  • Expenses and equipment for the Celebration Service music and Band.
  • Expenses and equipment for St. John's media services.
  • Administer the approved annual budgets for the above so they are followed

CORE SKILLS:

MUSICIANSHIP:  This position requires reading scores and conducting skills as well as providing vocal and keyboard proficiency.   Provide variety and continuity of music ministry.  

COMMUNICATIONS :  Communicate effectively and compassionately. Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools, grammar and techniques.

 BUILD RELATIONSHIPS:  Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all ages.  Establish an ongoing relationship with those who show an interest in audio/video production activities as well as those interested in music such as band members, vocalists and worship leaders.  Requires the ability to effectively work with outside vendors/suppliers.

 TEAMWORK:  Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.  Teamwork and mentoring skills are essential when working with volunteers.  Work not just as a stand-alone leader but also as an integral part of a continually evolving team.

SUPERVISION & TRAINING:  This position requires Supervisory skills and background with the ability to independently recruit, train and mentor select volunteers for audio/visual tasks.  Maintain a training record tracking database detailing training for different aspects of audio/visual presentations by volunteers. 

EDUCATION:  Bachelor Degree in Music.  Knowledge of and appreciation for all styles of music is an asset to support 4 different services; Classic, Contemporary and Gospel.    Must have a working knowledge of current copyright laws for print, duplication and use/selection of music.

 EXPERIENCE:  A  minimum of 4 years in a commensurate position is desirable. 

 OFFICE SKILLS:  Proficiency in the use of Microsoft computer programs for word processing, and E-mail.  Background in appropriate software including Power Point, Photoshop or some other form of music production software.  Ability to plan and organize work meeting schedules and time lines. Ability to maintain accurate records.

 PROBLEM SOLVING:  Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem. 

 

Regional Organizer-Southern Region, Bread For the World, Tennessee or North Carolina

POSITION TITLE: Regional Organizer – Southern Region
DEPARTMENT: Organizing
LOCATION: Tennessee or North Carolina
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director of Organizing
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To build, organize and strengthen a regional grassroots network to help Bread for the World accomplish its legislative goals toward ending hunger and poverty in the United States and internationally.

 CORE RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:

1. Build relationships and create a new network of Bread leaders and members from among clergy, lay leaders and community leaders from diverse backgrounds.

2. Train leaders in basic organizing skills and engages them in setting realistic yet challenging goals.

3. Engage leaders in the research of how Federal policy on hunger and poverty impacts local issues.

4. Work with leaders to organize actions and to mobilize around Bread’s Federal legislative platform.

5. Builds, strengthens and maintains Bread’s network in a multi-state portfolio of 3-5 states.

 ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/ ACTIVITIES:

1. Implements mobilization efforts including resourcing existing activists and Bread teams and churches, delivering results for legislative campaigns and developing financial support for Bread and the Institute.

2. Engages, educates and motivates a diverse network on hunger-related issues and advocacy

3. Builds grassroots capacity identifying new leaders, building grassroots infrastructure and ensuring that diversity (racial, ethnic, generational, and providing denominational) is an active part of activist recruitment.

4. Recruits participants for Bread for the World-sponsored events.

5. Works with deputy director in setting grassroots strategies. Works cross-departmentally to implement engagement with local activists.

6. Communicates regularly with Bread for the World activists and members.

7. Stays abreast of legislative and organizational developments, building and maintaining knowledge of key Congressional targets as well as congressmen in assigned regions.

8. Uses organization's resources in a manner that demonstrates responsibility and good stewardship, including submitting corporate credit card receipts on time, completing time sheets on time, submitting personnel documents on time, and making choices regarding travel arrangements, meals and lodging that are consistent with Bread's values.

 SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

• Minimum of five years' organizing experience; professional training preferred

• Understanding of public policy advocacy, legislative process, international and domestic hunger, and congregational/denominational governance

• Experience working with diverse groups, including ability to reach across racial, ethnic, generational, socioeconomic and denominational lines

• Ability to write and speak English and Spanish fluently is preferred

• Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, use of the Internet for research and experience with data collection and the importance of databases

 WORK ENVIRONMENT ISSUES:

• Overnight travel up to 13 weeks a year, including 3-4 weeks per year in Washington, DC

• Must live within one hour of a major airport.

• Valid Driver's License and driving history that is consistent with the ability to be insured at an affordable, “safe driver” rate (Determined at Bread's discretion)

• The individual chosen for this position must be able to work from home.

• Self-motivated and ability to work independently.

 DISCLAIMER:

The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

 HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Careers.Southern@bread.org or fax these materials to the attention of Sarah Rohrer at 202-688-1155. Preference will be given to applications received by May 29, 2015. Visit our website http://www.bread.org/about-us/jobs/ for a full listing of open positions. Bread is an EOE.

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

 

Youth Minister, Culver Academies, Culver, IN

Located in north-central Indiana, Culver Academies bring together a quality faculty on a beautiful campus to educate students from all walks of life who share an excitement about their futures. The system is simple and direct: Young people learn important habits for life when the challenge is high, the routine is clear, and accountability is required. Mix in the ceremony and structure of the military, the traditions of 116 years, and the commitment to student leadership, and you have an experience unlike any other in private secondary school education.  

The Academies –composed of the original Culver Military Academy (1894) and Culver Girls Academy (1971) – offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum within a boarding school environment for young men and women in grades 9 through 12.

Leadership at the Academiesa military system for boys and a prefect system for girls – combines with academics and athletics to foster an education in the classic virtues of wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice. Culver is an important and challenging training ground for future leaders. Culver students represent a variety of cultural, geographic, economic, and religious backgrounds. In the 2014-2015 school year, 800 students are enrolled from 40 states and 28 countries.

Program Mission

 Culver’s Spiritual Life Program seeks to facilitate the Culver student’s search for identity, wisdom, courage and joy through the development of programs attentive to the following four developmental needs of the Culver student:

  1. Practicality: students will know why they are required to attend services.  They will understand the connection between the program and their lives, specifically, how the program adds value to their lives.
  2. Novelty: students will explore new and unfamiliar ideas, practices and skill sets through the required programming.  They will have the opportunity to test the value of these new experiences for themselves. 
  3. Relationship building: required services will build healthy connections between peers/family members and students and gain students access to new relationships.
  4. Progress: students will set goals for themselves within the context of the required programming and will understand what it would take to accomplish these goals.

Overview of the Position

Develop programming with an emphasis on relationship building between program adults and students and students and their peers. 

Develop programming that would enable students to ask questions of a theologically well-informed Protestant adult and to receive guidance as to how they might individually proceed on their spiritual journeys.

Direct Spiritual Life Program’s “Praise Band,” designed for students with instrumental talent or interest, who wish to learn about the role music plays in spirituality, and to participate in Culver’s worship services as musicians.

Required Skills

A sophisticated understanding of the Protestant tradition, and an appreciation for its various theological schools of thought, as well as a good understanding of the different religions practiced by Culver students and their families.

A desire to participate in all aspects of the boarding school experience: coaching, dormitory living, evening and weekend activities, as well as

The capacity to collaborate with and work alongside people of other faith traditions as a member of Culver’s Spiritual Life Program, engaged in a common project, namely, the spiritual formation of Culver’s students, faculty and staff.

A high degree of energy and enthusiasm for working with young people.

 Familiarity with contemporary Christian music, expertise as an instrumentalist, and experience performing in, organizing and directing small musical ensembles.

 Required Educational Background

Bachelors’ degree with undergraduate-level training in theology, divinity or a related field.

 Application Instructions

 Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and list of references to the following address:

Kathy Lintner
Dean of Faculty
Culver Academies
1300 Academy Road #156
Culver, Indiana 46511 

The position’s start date is August 15, 2015.  It is a ten-month position with a salary of $34,000.00.

Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Communications, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (Posted 5/11/15)

 

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Communications Specialist (6-Month Position), General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

 

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Vice President of Finance and Administration, YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN

 

 

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