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Senior Pastor, Community Church at Tellico Village, Loudon, TN

Community Church at Tellico Village is seeking a Senior Pastor to lead our pastoral team and congregation following the retirement of our pastor who served for seventeen years.  CCTV is a 1400 member interdenominational church located SW of Knoxville, TN in a planned community on Tellico Lake in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.  The church is affiliated with the International Council of Community Churches. The ideal candidate possesses a deep personal faith in Jesus Christ and demonstrates a true desire to shape their ministry by the Great Commandment. S/he values Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation.  S/he is a mature “people-person” with leadership skills who has a passion for: preaching, developing fellowship, and spiritual growth ministries. Ministers from all denominations may apply. M. Div. required.  If interested, visit us at www.tellicochurch.com and post resume to search@tellicochurch.org. Otherwise mail to TVCC Search Team, 130 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774.  The deadline for submission of application materials is November 15, 2014. 

Minister of Congregational Life, Wieuca Road Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA

The Minister of Congregational Life is primarily responsible for planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating the spiritual education and formation ministries of the church. With oversight of age-group ministries, the Minister will supervise the professional and volunteer leaders of these ministries. The Minister will work closely with the Christian Education Director and Christian Education Committee to plan and coordinate innovative  Bible teaching and discipleship programs. The Minister will be under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor and will serve as ex-officio on appropriate standing and ad hoc committees. The Minister will participate in regular staff meetings, planning retreats, and staff team building events and will assist in pastoral duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

Primary Areas of Responsibility:  

  1. Bible teaching/discipleship programs – Work closely with the Christian Education leadership in developing truly innovative Bible teaching and discipleship programs. This would include establishing the education calendar, choosing and evaluating curricula and other resources, and enlisting and training teachers, facilitators, and other leaders. Directly accountable and  responsible for Covenant Groups and In-Home/Small Group development including the expansion of Singles and other specific ministries.
  2. Leadership Development – Work with the Senior Pastor and Nominating Committee to identify spiritual gifts among members, seek potential leaders, and staff existing and new programs; Create, plan, coordinate leadership training events in January, August (Global Leadership Summit), and November.
  3. Marketing/Technology – Oversee website development, content creation, communication vehicles, work with staff, Social Media Team, Marketing Committee, and appropriate contractors to promote church vision, processes, events, and activities to church and community.
  4. Pastoral Ministry – Serve as Associate Pastor to assist the Senior Pastor in worship leadership, visitation/outreach, pastoral care, and participation in denominational/community events. Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective follow-up initiatives with worship visitors to provide them with appropriate information about engaging with Covenant Groups, Bible study groups, various activities ministries for family members, and others.
  5. Strategic Plan module oversight – Serve as staff liaison for age group, marketing, and facilities modules; participate in evaluation and updating of related plan areas.

Key Competencies and Experiences:

 -Demonstrated leadership profile in previous assignments including: Creating a clear, shared vision among his/her constituencies; Possessing strong “delegation with accountability” skills; Developing people through coaching, teaching, mentoring; Building strong and effective teams; Resolving conflict positively for all concerned; Leading both staff and laity effectively; Creating momentum for positive, sustainable change; Communicating effectively and spiritually in one-to-one and in group settings, both orally and through writing; Possessing a sense of urgency and is a self-starter who can work well independently when required

-Seminary degree required.

-Vocational experience in a multi-staff church setting.

-At least five years of positive and successful experience in church vocation.

-Ability to articulate spiritual gifts as well as professional abilities.

-Successful and creative experiences in developing, implementing, monitoring, and coordinating In-Home/Small Group Bible Study.

-Proven passion for the use of social media and associated technology to market church initiatives and to provide evangelical outreach to change lives.

-Successful experience in developing, implementing, evaluating, and continuously updating a strategic planning process in a church environment.

-Demonstrated capabilities in effective written communications particularly in connection with the use of the written word in social media, web content creation, and other forms of publication.

-Successful experience in the preparation, analysis, implementation of budget processes in a church setting.


Bilingual Case Manager, YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN

The YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee has a rewarding career opportunity for a Bilingual Case Manager to serve women who are fleeing domestic violence. In this role, you will focus on assisting women as they move toward self-determination and independence, whether they are living temporarily in our domestic violence center or in transitional housing. Key responsibilities include helping clients establish and manage their goals, facilitate individual and group counseling, connecting clients with community resources to provide a continuum of services. The position also shares the on-call rotation with a very dedicated customer-centric team.

To be qualified you need to hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field, have 1 to 3 years of case management experience, and be fluent in both English and Spanish. 

Visit the YWCA Jobs Portal to review the complete job description and apply.

 

Youth Minister (Part-Time), St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Franklin, TN

Job Summary:  To be responsible for the development and oversight of all church ministries to 6th-12th grade youth with the goal of proclaiming the Good News of Christ and caring for all.

Supervision: Reports to Rector or Interim Rector, Part-Time Position, Probationary Period of 90 days 

Qualifications and Position Requirements:

Must exhibit a personal and growing relationship with Christ and a teaching and teachable spirit.

Must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, experience in youth ministry, basic administrative skills and knowledge of publishing programs and Microsoft Office applications, be proficient in social networking and be a positive role model.

Experience preferred in an established successful youth program.

Must participate in training programs mandated by the Episcopal Church, including a background check.

Must be able to create and execute a long-term vision for St. Paul’s Youth Ministry.

Must feel called to youth ministry, love young people, and have a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.

Must demonstrate a genuine love and maintain a good rapport with young people, recognizing both the marginalized as well as the engaged youth.

Must maintain good relationships with youth, parents, and staff, keeping them informed on ongoing activities and encouraging involvement and communication, which should include a variety of tools including, texting, email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media as well as parish-wide written and electronic communications.

Must be able to exercise initiative and independent judgment.

Duties:

Lead and organize effective youth programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, and discipleship, as well as ministry, retreats and mission opportunities. Specifically it would be anticipated that the youth minister would be present on Sundays during morning worship hours and would lead either Catechumenate or other youth Christian formation.

Be available for counseling and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis.

Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry budgets; also manage student fees for events and trips in a timely fashion.

Be knowledgeable about the teachings of the Episcopal Church and able to authoritatively lead Catechumenate training.

Must be skilled in volunteer recruitment for youth programs and projects and be able to effectively delegate authority when necessary.

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 ministries.

Must bring fresh ideas to fund-raising projects for the youth.

Be mentored by the Rector and Associate Priests, remaining accountable and responsive to their oversight of the Youth Minister’s ministry. Must engage in professional development to grow skills and bring fresh ideas to youth programs.

Must attend weekly church services at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and encourage youth to attend regular church services with the youth minister.

Must work well with other churches in the diocese on common projects.

Attend Vestry meetings and present monthly reports.

Present a yearly youth budget proposal.

Other duties as assigned.

Characteristics of an ideal youth minister would also include an energetic and outgoing personality that would welcome newcomers and encourage those who’ve resisted participation in youth activities in the past.

Interested candidates please send resume to youth@stpaulsfranklin.com

 

Director of Children and Family Ministries (Part-Time), Epworth United Methodist Church, Franklin, TN

Reports to:  Senior Pastor and Staff/Parish Relations Committee

Job Summary:  Serves as staff member of Epworth UMC with overall responsibility for creating and driving implementation of a progressive children's ministry and family ministry.  Develops and implements plans for each ministry in collaboration with Church Council and aligned with the vision and mission of Epworth UMC.

To Apply:  Please send resumes to Rev. Donna A. Parramore, ℅ Epworth UMC, 4241 Arno Road, Franklin, TN 37064, or email resumes to Donna.Parramore@epworth-umc.com 

Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university; minimum of two years of experience in children and/or family ministries; Deacon or certified Children's or Family Ministry Leader preferred; 20-25 hours per week

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  1. Develops clear, measurable and attainable plan for the long-term spiritual, educational and discipleship growth for the growing number of children and young families at Epworth UMC.
  2. Implements plans and programs for children up to participation in Youth Ministries with a focus on spiritual growth and safety, while developing aligned programs with their families through Sunday School, small group and other discipleship programs.
  3. Actively recruits, trains and empowers leaders to effectively deliver children’s and family programs, broadening participation for adequate rotation and support of both programs.
  4. Provides guidance and counseling to parents and to both parents and the congregation regarding the needs of both children and their families, supported with scripturally based solutions.
  5. Serves as an effective staff minister and aligns children and family activities with other church ministries, including Sunday School, worship, annual events, missions, evangelism and stewardship.
  6. Ensures and/or trains all children’s and tweens’ leaders on Safe Sanctuary requirements, and training updates.
  7. Develops and implements Sunday School Teacher enrichment programs for teachers of both children with a defined plan of annual events. Coaching and training of teachers will occur as needed.
  8. Other duties as assigned by Senior Pastor

Administrative Secretary (Part-Time), Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Nashville, TN

A small, liberal congregation in Bellevue seeks a part-time (16 hours/week) administrative secretary. The job includes reception, bookkeeping, database management, and communications duties. A successful applicant will be proficient in (or have the ability to quickly learn) Microsoft Office, database programs, MailChimp and other programs. We are looking for someone who has great attention to detail, can work well with a variety of people, and is trustworthy and reliable. We offer flexible hours, generous compensation and a supportive work environment.

Please send a resume, cover letter and two references to minister@gnuuc.org.

 

Office Coordinator, Endorsement/Communications (Part-Time), General Board of Higher Education & Ministry, The United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

Job Title :              OFFICE COORDINATOR, ENDORSEMENT/COMMUNICATIONS (PART-TIME)

 Reports to:           Director of Extension Ministry and Pastoral Care

 Department:         Division of Ordained Ministry

 Status/Schedule: Non-Exempt; Part-time (Approximately 22.5 hours per week), Flexible with Days/Hours Monday-Friday between 8a-4:30p

Responsibilities:Promotes the ministry of chaplains and pastoral counselors through effective internal and external communications to include maintenance and administration of the United Methodist Endorsing Agency (UMEA) social media and UMEA postings on web pages, development and production of electronic publishing formats, and development and distribution of promotional materials. Coordinates and assists with administration of the UMEA continuing education program.  Prepares budget requests and gathers metrics in support of strategic plan for UMEA. Provides other general administrative assistance as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: High school graduate with business courses/degree or equivalent experience; associate’s degree preferred; minimum of 2 years’ administrative or professional office experience required; advanced knowledge of MS Word/Publisher required; experience with layout design helpful; previous experience in creating and/or developing newsletters preferred; experience with social media; knowledge of The United Methodist Church and experience/knowledge of national network of United Methodist connections helpful; strong oral and written communication skills; excellent customer service skills; strong attention to detail; ability to work well as part of a team; ability to multi-task; ability to interact well with all levels of constituents and the general public; ability to establish and set priorities; ability to work independently and take appropriate initiative.

 Apply To:  GBHEM Human Resources, P.O. Box 340007, Nashville, TN  37203-0007, Phone:  615/340-7360, Fax: 615/340-7538, Email: hr@gbhem.org

 Posting Date:       August 1, 2014

Director of Children and Youth (Part-Time), First Christian Church, Henderson, KY

Paid Staff/Part-Time (15 hours)
 

 The Director of Children and Youth at FCC is responsible for: 

1. Building relationships with FCC Children, Youth and their families. 
2. Infusing energy and creativity into all programs sponsored by the children’s and youth ministry 
3. Handling the logistical operations of the ministries in a way that supports families and that helps volunteers be exceptionally effective. 

RELATIONSHIPS: The Director of Children and Youth is involved in the lives of the children and youth — establishing relationships with them, shepherding them and helping them develop their own relationship with Jesus Christ and with other families at First Christian Church. 
Knowing the Flock: The Director of Children and Youth knows every participating child and youth by name and is visible on school campuses that represent FCC whenever possible and appropriate. 
Welcome and Follow-up: All first-time visitors to one of the programs of either ministry receive an exceptional welcome and timely follow up, so that all children and youth who want to become a part of the ministry at FCC do so in a way that feels welcoming and natural to them. 
Discipleship: The Director of Children and Youth regularly encourages children and youth to take the next natural step in their journey of Christian discipleship, including involvement in worship, leadership, Sunday school, special programs and Bible studies. 

LOGISTICS: The Director of Children and Youth oversees logistical concerns relative to the programs of the Children’s Ministry and the Youth Ministry (forms, volunteer recruiting, transportation arrangements, etc.) 
Logistical Details: The logistical details of the Ministries are handled in a professional and timely manner. These needs include at least: 

  • Attendance tracking 
  • Forms and registrations 
  • Compliance Documents 
  • Communication with church staff, youth, families and the congregations 

Special Event Organization: All special events are well organized and publicized. Their execution leaves parents confident that their children and youth are being faithfully and creatively nurtured. 
Volunteer Coordination: All volunteers have been recruited at least one month before they begin their work. They receive whatever information they need to do their job well, including curriculum for Sunday school, youth group or Bible studies. Their work is acknowledged with thanks. Their experience leaves them feeling that they’ve made a difference, and they are eager to serve with the youth ministry in the future. 
Working with the Pastor and the Christian Education Committee: The Director of Children and Youth works closely with the Pastor and the Christian Education committee to ensure the ministry is in line with the vision and expectations of the church. In cooperation with the Pastor, the Director of Children and Youth supports the committee and engages them with the tasks they deem appropriate which include: 

  • Curriculum for Youth and Children 
  • Sunday school and Wee Worship/First Kids management 
  • Special events for Children and Youth including Youth Sunday and VBS 
 
Please contact the pastor, Dr. Chuck Summers by phone 270-826-3652 or by email chucksummers@bellsouth.net to apply for the position.
 
 

Scholar in Residence, Religious Institute, Westport, CT

Organization Religious Institute (www.religiousinstitute.org) 
Position Title Scholar in Residence 
Type of Position Full time 
Salary $40,000 annually 
Benefits Cost of "bronze level" on health insurance exchange covered 
Duration October 1, 2014 –September 30, 2015 (may be renewable for second year) 
Work location Westport, CT accessible by Metro North commuter rail 

General Purpose 
The Scholar in Residence will provide direct program assistance on grant funded programs, including administrative tasks, online network management, conference and travel management, and research. The Scholar in Residence will also assist in general Religious Institute projects as needed. 

Essential Duties 

  • Provide research, program, and dissemination assistance on domestic and international reproductive justice, LGBT full inclusion, and sexuality education projects. 
  • Support project-related programs, events, and workshops including travel and conference planning (in collaboration with Office Director), coordination with host institutions, and arrangement of conference calls.
  • Coordinate and schedule social media postings. 
  • Coordinate administrative tasks for specific projects, including filing, maintaining contacts, and general clerical assistance. 
  • Provide research and writing for publications, including creating new program resources. 
  • Represent the Religious Institute on coalition calls and meetings. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience

  • Demonstrated commitment to sexual justice. 
  • Recent M.Div. or M.P.H. or related graduate degree 
  • Experience in not-for-profit agency in office-based job preferred. 
  • Experience with Wordpress templates/websites, PHP, and/or Filemaker a plus. 

Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to take initiative in setting priorities and capacity to work independently on multiple projects. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff. 
  • Excellent oral communication, editing, and research skills. Public speaking skills preferred. 
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills. 
  • Demonstrated use of MS Office programs, proficiency with social media, demonstrated ability to use (or learn to use) web-based programs such as Formstack, Google forms, Survey Monkey, Mail Chimp, etc. 

 To apply, send resume and cover letter to godoi@religiousinstitute.org. Review of applications begins immediately until position is filled.

 

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in New Testament/Early Christianity, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Department of Religious Studies at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with a specialization in New Testament/ Early Christianity to begin in July 1, 2015.  The successful candidate will be able to support graduate training in New Testament; have expertise in early Jewish history and texts; be familiar with theory and methods of religious studies; and contribute broadly to our undergraduate curriculum.  This position is integral to the department's "Religions in the Ancient Mediterranean" graduate track and programming.   

Candidates should submit (1) a current CV; (2) a statement of interest; (3) a short writing sample (no more than 25 pages); (4) a list of four courses (title with short paragraph), at different levels, that would complement the department's existing curriculum; (5) one syllabus for an undergraduate introduction to New Testament course, supplemented by annotations and/or a brief statement describing the thinking behind it; and (6) three references.  Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully defended their dissertation by the time of application.  Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014.  Please submit applications online at http://apply.interfolio.com/25184. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer.  Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community;  as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

 

Associate Campus Minister, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY

About LeMoyne College:

Le Moyne College, located in Syracuse, N.Y., is an independent college established by the Jesuits in 1946 to provide students with a values-based, comprehensive academic program designed to foster intellectual excellence and preparation for a life of leadership and service. Today, Le Moyne has evolved into a nationally acclaimed college of liberal arts and sciences that draws students from across the U.S. and abroad.

Our Mission:

Le Moyne College is a diverse learning community that strives for academic excellence in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition through its comprehensive programs rooted in the liberal arts and sciences. Its emphasis is on education of the whole person and on the search for meaning and value as integral parts of the intellectual life. Le Moyne College seeks to prepare its members for leadership and service in their personal and professional lives to promote a more just society.

 Job Description:

Associate Campus Minister with Responsibility for Coordinating Retreats

  • Work collaboratively with a Campus Ministry team to serve the campus community
  • Assume a primary responsibility to coordinate and implement retreat programs for the student body at Le Moyne
  • Develop follow up programs to engage students after retreats
  • Assist with other spiritual formation programs with students
  • Assist the staff with our developing service immersion programs

 Requirements:

EDUCATION: 

  • Bachelor's degree required and Master’s degree in theology, divinity, pastoral ministry, or related field preferred

PREREQUISITES:

  • Experience with retreat programming in higher education;
  • Knowledge of and experience of Ignatian spirituality and the Jesuit mission

Weekend work and some out of town travel will be required.  This is a 10.5 month position.

Additional Information:

Le Moyne College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color and Jesuits to apply for employment.

Application Instructions:

To apply, click here.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit all application materials by July 25, 2014.

 

VISTA Position, Star Center, The National Ministry Center, Nashville, TN

The VISTA Member will serve with Nations Ministry Center in Nashville, TN. The Star Center's Building Together Project places Americorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) members with non-profit organizations that work with children and adults with disabilities statewide, as well as other agencies that empower communities to get out of poverty. Building Together Project VISTA members build the capacity of the individual organizations where they serve and collaborate with other VISTA members on the development of resources, trainings, and related projects. Through their service, the Building Together Project's VISTA members endeavor to build a network that facilitates collaboration, support, and the sharing of ideas among a diverse group of participating organizations.

For full position information, visit - https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=56700&fromSearch=true

 

Senior Pastor, Community Congregational United Church of Christ, Montgomery, AL

Community Congregational United Church of Christ is receiving applications for the position of Senior Pastor. We are a small, progressive predominately African-American congregation that is poised for growth. We seek a passionate senior pastor of faith, vision, and energy with the ability to build and lead ministries. Experience as a Senior/Associate Pastor or Chaplain; graduate of seminary or Master of Divinity preferred, but not required. Salary commensurate with the size of congregation and candidate’s qualifications.

For confidential consideration, send cover letter, resume, and salary history to: jrthornton1@gmail.com or Pastoral Search Committee, 3481 South Court St.  Montgomery, AL 36105.

Director, Parents Day Out Program, Inglewood United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN 

Job Summary:  The Director of the Parents Day Out Program (PDO) supervises and directs the overall operation of the program according to policy, ensures requirements are met for age appropriate curriculum along with safety and health matters, and accepts other assignments as directed. The Director is supervised by the Pastor and is responsible to the Pastor, the PDO Board and the Pastor Parish Relations Committee (PPRC).  The Director also provides a monthly report to the Finance Committee. Inglewood United Methodist Church has run the Parent’s Day Out Program for 41 years. The Director will be in charge of a staff of 7 and a roster of 35. We intend on doubling our numbers.

Education/Experience:  Minimum requirement of an Associate Degree in Childhood Education or beyond, prior experience in a church-centered program or a for-profit daycare. A Teaching Certificate is preferred, and a business savvy paired with clear communication skills would be the icing on the cake. Interest in the National Association of Education of Young Children standards and continuing education through the TNELDS program for personal gain and staff training is preferential.  A minimum of 3 years of related experience in a childcare environment and some supervisory experience is required. 

A servant’s heart, a passion to grow the program, high moral expectations, and a commitment to promote and preserve the integrity, intelligence, innocence and safety of the children of the Inglewood Community should be the intent for at least a three to five year term if not longer in the position.  

Responsibilities:  

    1. Personnel Management:  Supervise teachers and aides in curriculum planning on calendar and daily activities; Responsible for faculty scheduling, including substitutes; Develop and maintain a program suited to the needs of the students with input from the teachers and the Pastor / PDO Board; Select and present  curriculum resources to the PDO Board; Ensure that teacher and aides are trained within the minimum training requirements or beyond (CPR & First Aid, Safe Sanctuary Methodist Policy, TNELDS self-guided certificates); Keep morale and energy high, promote new employee cohesion and get acquainted Friday night weekend retreat, head up training in August and spend the month readying for Sept. 2nd first day.
    2. Administrative Management:  Plan programming to engage/include PDO children and Parents in the activities of the church (Parent’s Night Out/Lock-Ins, Game Nights, Consignment Sale, Bake Sale, BoxTops for Classrooms, etc.); Obtain and distribute all necessary materials to support the classroom experience; Schedule and hold regular PDO team meetings; Attend church staff meetings as requested; Maintain a database of student enrollment which includes billing information; Prepare annual budget and control disbursements with reporting to PPRC and Finance Committee. Collect and forward payments to the Church Treasurer, provide monthly statements to parents. 
    3. Specific Skills:  Basic Accounting Skills; Self-starter; Maintains Confidentiality; Computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Office (word, xcel); Flyers, banners, decorate boards in church hallways; Facebook social media and email proficient.

Please forward a cover letter, resume, and provide two references by JULY 15th to inglewoodumcpastor@comcast.net.  You will receive a confirmation of receipt of resume.

*Notification/Scheduling of Interviews July 15-22nd (on or around), Acceptance Awarded to Incoming Teachers 25th-28thth. Plan for August Training and Advancement, Fingerprinting, Safe Sanctuary Policies Meet & Greet, Get to Know Your New Workplace, Director, Teachers & Pastor Spiritual Retreat TBD Sat. night in August. Introduction of Staff to Church Sunday Morning.

 We are proud to be an "Equal Opportunity Sanctuarium"! Visitors, employees, and members alike are welcome without regard to race, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.

Visit Us at http://www.inglewood-umc.org/

 

English Instructor, Golden Triangle SEE Program, Brentwood United Methodist Church, Brentwood, TN

Program Objective:  To improve the knowledge and performance of Golden Triangle Fellowship refugee youth primarily from Burma (also known as Myanmar) , who attend Belmont United Methodist Church (Belmont UMC) in conversational, written, and spoken English, an area that is critical for success in school and after graduation.

Job Summary:  

Planning for and teaching conversational, written, and spoken English classes for up to 25 rising 7th through 12th grade Metropolitan Nashville Public School students, who are primarily Burmese refugees with English as a second language, during fall 2014. Planning  will take place prior to the start of the program and the program will last for 13 weeks/1 day per week/4  hours per day. The instructor will be present each day of the program and will teach two English classes, each lasting 1.5 hours each day for 1 Saturday per week. When  not teaching, the instructor will provide supervision to the students  and carry out other duties as required to make the program run smoothly. English will be spoken during all program activities.

Dates for fall 2014 classes are as follows:

Aug. 16, 23
Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
Oct. 4, 18, 25
Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22

Instructor may miss one, and only one, day without loss of pay. 

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college/university, preferred
  • Current Tennessee state teaching license (endorsement in English preferred) or adequate relevant experience
  • Recent experience teaching  English in middle or high school
  • Experience with teaching ESL students preferred

Employment Type and Wages:  Employment in this position is as a part time independent contractor. No taxes or deductions are taken from the paycheck. No benefits are offered.  Payment is $20 per hour, not to exceed 88 hours, or $1,760.

For Full Position Description and to Apply:

Submit a resume plus a short statement of interest to Cathy Folk, mcfolk@att.net, no later than July 8, 2014.  References are required upon offer.  Engagement in this position is conditioned upon the candidate’s passing a background check and meeting requirements under the Immigration Reform and Control Act and applicable state law.

 

Program Coordinator, Golden Triangle SEE Program, Brentwood United Methodist Church, Brentwood, TN

Program Objective: To improve the knowledge and performance of Golden Triangle Fellowship refugee youth primarily from Burma (also known as Myanmar) , who attend Belmont United Methodist Church (Belmont UMC) in conversational, written, and spoken English, an area that is critical for success in school and after graduation.

Job Summary: 

Be present and provide oversight to SEE each day of the Program during class.  Assume overall responsibility for planning and implementing SEE, subject to the review and approval of the  GTF Committee Co-Chairs.

Dates for fall 2014 classes are as follows:

Aug. 16, 23
Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
Oct. 4, 18, 25
Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22

Coordinator may miss one, and only one, day without loss of pay.
Perform responsibilities to ensure Program safety.
Guide and assist volunteers.
Supervise and guide staff.
Be responsible for delivering lunches on Saturdays if there is no lunch volunteer .
Assume a fiduciary responsibility for the SEE budget.
Communicate between Program administration and operations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college/university, required
  • Experience in a social services environment directing large, multi-level programs with budgetary responsibility, preferred
  • Proven ability to interface with a broad range of individuals of varying educational levels and experience
  • Recent experience with teenage clients or customers
  • Experience with ESL students preferred

Employment Type and Wages:   Employment in this position is as a part time independent contractor. No taxes or deductions are taken from the paycheck. No benefits are offered.  Payment is $20 per hour, not to exceed 142 hours, or $2,840.

For Full Position Description and to Apply:

Submit a resume plus a short statement of interest to Cathy Folk, mcfolk@att.net, no later than July 8, 2014.  References are required upon offer.  Engagement in this position is conditioned upon the candidate’s passing a background check and meeting requirements under the Immigration Reform and Control Act and applicable state law. 

Administrative Assistant to Adult Discipleship (Part-Time), Brentwood United Methodist Church, Brentwood, TN

 Reports to:  Pastor of Group Life for Adults

 Ministry Description:To partner with the Pastor of Group Life for Adults and the Adult Discipleship Staff to create environments where adults are becoming more deeply committed followers of Jesus Christ.

 This will happen by providing general support, project and/or event management, information and schedule coordination, and other duties to support the ministry and operations of Brentwood United Methodist Church.                

 Qualifications and Skills:

  • Self-starter who takes initiative and anticipates needs.
  • Positive and flexible attitude.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Excellent people skills and a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Enjoys a team environment and a job they can build, grow and evolve.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Maintain grace and poise under pressure.
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks and priorities without becoming frustrated.
  • Bachelors or associate degree and previous administrative experience needed.  
  • High computer proficiency including Microsoft Office and Evernote.
  • Knowledge or experience with Arena church management system and EventU scheduling software helpful.

 Work Schedule and Number of Hours:  Part-time

10 hours per week. Monday – Friday, flexible schedule to be determined by the Pastor of Group Life and Administrative Assistant.

Ministry Responsibilities:

  • Calendar Management: coordinate scheduling, meeting requests, and gathering relevant background material for meetings as needed.
  • Communication: return and initiate phone calls, assist in email management, and manage our various communication channels to share information with staff, congregants, church leadership, and the community.
  • Project and Event Management: provide support for event management responsibilities, coordinate event details, and provide support for special projects as they arise.
  • Organization and Data Management: maintain filing system, build and maintain databases and files used for measuring and managing the ministry impact in the area of Adult Discipleship, coordinate purchases and required paperwork for Adult Discipleship.
  • Ensure various administrative tasks are completed in an effective and efficient manner.

 Compensation:  $13 per hour, benefits are not included. Position will run from July 1, 2014-December 31, 2014.  (As of January 1, 2015 we hope to expand this position to 20 hours a week.)

 To Apply:

 Send Resume and a Cover Letter to Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger at eburtonkrieger@bumc.net.

 Feel free to call 615.324.8207 with questions. 


Associate Director of Youth (Full-Time), Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

Westminster Presbyterian Church (www.nashvillewpc.org) of Nashville, Tennessee, is a well-established, traditional Presbyterian church, firmly rooted in the Reformed theological tradition. The church is seeking a full-time Associate Director of Youth to oversee the youth programs as well as work with a youth ministry team of staff and volunteers.  Westminster Presbyterian Church has well over one hundred youth in attendance each week.  This healthy youth program is currently being led by a seasoned staff looking forward to having the Associate Director on the team for the next step in ministry. 

Qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to serve as a spiritual role model by demonstrating a commitment to Christian spiritual practices and by articulating a personal faith journey.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and measure the results of ministry programs and events.
  • Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the Presbyterian Church Reformed tradition and theology.

 Please submit a cover letter and resume to wpcyouthdirector@gmail.com.

Job Description

 We are looking for a Full-Time Associate Director of Youth who will seek to live towards our mission statement of being “committed to youth and their families, by nurturing and inspiring their relationship with God, exploring Christ’s teachings, and preparing them to use their faith to meet life’s challenges and serve their church, their community, and the world.” 

 RELATIONSHIPS: The first priority of the Associate Director of Youth is to ensure that relationships are being built between the youth leaders of Westminster Presbyterian and all youth of the church.   One of the keys to an effective youth ministry is adult involvement in the lives of the youth and in helping the youth develop their own relationships with other youth and adults at Westminster.

  • The Associate Director of Youth knows the youth and their parents in the church by name. 
  • The Associate Director of Youth prays regularly for Westminster youth and the youth ministry program.
  • The Associate Director of Youth communicates effectively and regularly with the youth and their parents about programs, ministry opportunities, and as a form of pastoral care, using all forms of communication, including social media, email and texting.
  • All first-time visitors to youth events receive exceptional and timely follow up, so that all students who want to become a part of the Westminster youth ministry do so in a way that feels welcoming and natural to them.     
  •  The Associate Director of Youth participates weekly in community and school events involving Westminster youth members.       
  • The Associate Director of Youth is involved in outreach not only with the participating youth, but with the teens of Westminster who do not currently participate.


RECRUITING and SUPERVISION:  The Associate Director of Youth works and meets with all youth ministry staff and hands-on youth volunteers regularly to ensure that the efforts of all youth leaders and staff members are coordinated to maximize their effectiveness. 

  • All weekly youth ministry volunteers are recruited and receive preparation at least one month before their terms of service are to begin.
  • Spiritual support and encouragement is provided to the volunteers working hands-on with youth in the youth ministry. 
  • The Associate Director of Youth is involved in the visioning and strategic planning process and therefore helps to ensure that 1) three-year goals and one-year benchmarks for the youth ministry are updated annually, 2) the youth staff annually evaluates their progress based on those goals and benchmarks and 3) the staff is regularly attentive to and accountable for accomplishing the youth ministry’s one year benchmarks as set forth in the Youth Visioning documents and works with the Youth & Families Committee in accomplishing those goals.

PROGRAMS: The Associate Director of Youth is free from the vast majority of logistical concerns relative to the programs of the youth ministry (forms, transportation arrangements, etc.) in order to be free to create an atmosphere such that the youth ministry is seen and understood to be a place of belonging and fellowship, where emerging spiritual and leadership skills can be developed.

    • The Associate Director of Youth works with all youth.  However, the focus at times may be directed more specifically at a particular age group at the determination of the Director of Youth & Their Families. 

      • The Associate Director of Youth works with other youth ministry staff and has input in the development and implementation of a curriculum design template, Curriculum resources are developed, written, or selected at least one month before the school year begins.
      • All youth ministry programs have a positive Christian atmosphere, with the Associate Director of Youth setting a tone of joyful enthusiasm at each of these events.  
      • The Associate Director of Youth supports programs that help the youth ministry regularly meet or exceed its participation targets for calendared youth ministry events.  These goals are created at the beginning of the Fall semester and are reviewed on a regular, on-going basis.
      • The Associate Director of Youth serves as a catalyst for spiritual growth, both in a small group setting and in everyday conversations with youth and youth leaders, and parents of youth.
      • The Associate Director of Youth is available to teach Sunday school and works to become increasingly effective in communicating the essentials of the Christian faith to youth.  
      • The Associate Director of Youth oversees the development and oversight of effective small group youth ministries such as Bible studies.
      • The Associate Director of Youth provides support for participation of the youth in various local outreach programs of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
      • The Associate Director of Youth is responsible for recruitment of trip leaders and oversees in the planning of and participation in annual mission and youth fellowship trips.
      • The Associate Director of Youth has some responsibility in organizing, planning and implementing special events such as kick-offs and retreats.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

    • The Associate Director of Youth will serve on the Youth & Families Committee.
    • The Associate Director of Youth will participate in weekly staff meetings, both the professional staff and the youth staff.
    • The Associate Director of Youth will participate regularly on the church’s staff liturgy rotation.

PERSONNEL: The Associate Director of Youth will report directly to the Director of Youth and Their Families. 

 

Crisis Counselor, YWCA of Middle Tennessee (Part-Time, 2 Openings)

The YWCA has 2 openings for part-time  Crisis Counselors . This position is responsible for answering our crisis hotline, giving appropriate responses to callers and providing direct-care services to women and children who are temporarily living in our domestic violence shelter.  We are looking for someone with outstanding communication, interpersonal and conflict management skills and a passion for the work we do.

This is a great opportunity to work with an outstanding team of professionals who are dedicated to our Mission and to providing the highest level of service to the women and children in our shelter. To be successful in this job, candidates must have a strong interest in helping women break the cycle of domestic violence and in providing support to them as they move to a life of safety and security. High school diploma and minimum of six months related experience required; or a Bachelor’s degree in counseling or a related field. Fluency in Spanish and English is a plus.

Schedules:

1) Every 1st, 3rd, 5th Saturday & Sunday 11am – 7pm  

2) Every 2nd & 4th Saturday & Sunday 11am – 7pm

The full job description and application are online at the YWCA Jobs Portal

Admissions Associate - Brite Divinity School 

Brite Divinity School seeks an Admissions Associate who values progressive theological education and possesses demonstrated abilities to develop and sustain networks with churches, colleges, and other partners in recruitment. The successful candidate for this position will bring the following qualities: collaborates effectively with colleagues; exceptional communicator (written and verbal); high energy for social networking and travel; positive interactions with a wide range of diverse candidates for admissions; organizational skills and entrepreneurial vision for outreach

Brite Divinity School, an ecumenical seminary related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and affiliated with Texas Christian University enrolls approximately 200 students in six degree programs including the Ph.D. Brite Divinity School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. 

Education required: completion of a graduate degree,  theological degree preferred (MDiv, MTS, MA or similar)

 To apply, upload a letter of application addressed to Joretta L. Marshall, Dean, Brite Divinity School, along with a C.V. and the names of three references at: https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Welcome.asp

 Review of applications will begin on June 23 and continue until the position is filled

YWCA Case Manager

Position Summary Position maintains primary responsibilities for providing counseling, advocacy, and case management to domestic violence survivors within the Domestic Violence Services program. This includes coordinating in-house and community resources to meet the needs of the clients. More information here.Click here for more info.  

Assistant Director, Vanderbilt University Center for Student Professional Development

Description (about Vanderbilt and the Center)  The Center for Student Professional Development seeks to hire an Assistant Director to join a team that is collaborative, innovative and creative in providing career resources and opportunities for undergraduate students. The Center’s goal is to help students develop professionally to be resilient in the workplace. This strategy involves partnering with stakeholders to integrate services across campus; incorporating experiential and simulated learning activities through engaging employers, faculty, staff, parents and the Vanderbilt community; and utilizing stakeholder networks to teach students about change and transition, professionalism, relationship building, understanding opportunities and how their identity relates to them.

Job Summary: The Center for Student Professional Development is an academic resource office aligned under Academic Affairs and helps students build resilience to prepare them for employment in a rapidly changing world. The foundation of services is based on helping students identify strengths and interests; understand change and transition; develop professionalism in school and the workplace; understand and pursue opportunities; and identify and leverage personal connections.

The Assistant Director is supervised by a member of the Center Leadership Team, and provides professional development services for students including coaching, event management, simulated learning exercises, employer connections, and labor market information.

This person will work in an innovative, collaborative, team-based environment, which is committed to excellence and being “best in class,” excellent customer service, personal and professional development and the belief that innovation leads to transformation. The competitive candidate will have experience building, maintaining and leveraging relationships and will have an understanding of how to incorporate emerging career development theories into an integrated campus model of service delivery.

 To apply for this position, please go to www.vanderbilt.jobs and search for job number 1401841.

Vanderbilt is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Pastor, Vienna, Virginia

The Vienna Baptist faith community seeks a strong pastoral leader to guide us, to minister alongside us, to cast the vision, and join our journey of spiritual growth and discipleship. For further information, see the pastor search page at vbc-va.org .  Send resume and cover letter to VBCpastorsearch@vbc-va.org.  Please call Nancy Curtis (Vienna Baptist Church Pastor Search Team) at 703-608-0680 or email with any questions.

Chaplain Position - Ochsner Health System

Ochsner Health System is  a growing system of 9 hospitals and 15,000 employees - it has grown since Katrina especially and is taking a leadership role in the region. It also has many special recognitions, including being the no.1 liver transplant center in the country for quality and volume.  New Orleans is also known for hurricanes, as in the cocktail and the weather.

Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system.  Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by nine hospitals, both owned and managed, and more than 40 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 17 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across 11 specialty categories.

This position is for one of 11 fulltime chaplains who provide spiritual care across the system.  An especially strong role is played by chaplains in the decedent care processes.  The religious composition of New Orleans is both strongly Catholic and Baptist and the cultures of the New Orleans area are rich in the pleasures of food and music with many visitors saying New Orleans is not really like the rest of the US.  Since Katrina, much progress has been made and much is yet to do to rebuild.  This is a great opportunity to work  with patients, families and staff facing complicated conditions and challenges.

Requirements include a Masters degree in Theology and four units of CPE as well as ordination and endorsement by a faith group.

Please enquire further by writing or calling:

The Rev. Deryck Durston, M.Div, STM
System Director of Spiritual Care and Education
Certified Chaplain Educator
Ochsner Health System  www.ochsner.org 
ph 505-842-6288  fax 504-842-7386

The Clinical Pastoral Education program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. which is recognized as an accreditor by the US Department of Education.  www.acpe.edu

The Cal Aggie Christian Association Campus Ministry (CA House), the progressive Christian ministry at the University of California, Davis is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Campus Minister and Executive Director to begin July 1, 2014. The Campus Minister is responsible for developing and growing a supportive, Christian community where students can feel free to engage in open discussion of questions of faith, vocation, and issues of social justice.

The Board currently is developing a full position description. This notice announces the search and provides a basic description of the ministry and its programs, general duties comprising the position, and the minimum qualifications of a successful candidate.

Founded in 1916, the CA House has served as a center of student and community action. The ministry is grounded in four basic values: community, faith, social justice and sustainable living. Supported by three denominations – the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ – CA House ministry comprises two major programs: Christian worship and spiritual development, and an on-site, 42-member Multifaith Living Community (MLC) built on the principles of religious pluralism. Situated across the street from the UC Davis campus, the CA House offers weekly programming including a community meal and Christian worship.  CA House enables students to participate in social justice projects in small groups, in the broader Davis community, and with a great diversity of individuals.  Visit www.cahouse.org <http://www.cahouse.org/>  for more information about the community.

Minimum candidate qualifications will include demonstration of the following:

1.    Ordination (or near ordination) in one of the three sponsoring denominations.

2.    A commitment to the spiritually grounded development of young adults necessary to engage in an increasingly multicultural society.

3.    Nonprofit administrative skills including but not limited to fund raising, board development, staff supervision, and program design and implementation.

4.    An understanding of young adult spiritual development based on theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

5.    Theoretical and practical knowledge of and a commitment to the tenets of religious pluralism.

6.    Experience mentoring college students.

Compensation for this position will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience and will be determined by the Board of Directors. Benefits include three weeks of paid vacation annually, plus one paid week of continuing education time and health benefits.

Individuals who are interested in applying to be Campus Minister should contact Helen Roland, Chair, Personnel Committee, hroland2@gmail.com or Jim Kitchens, Interim Campus Minister, jim@cahouse.org  for more information about the position.

The General Board of Higher Education & Ministry

is hiring a Conference Releations Office Coordinator . This position provides programmatic support for events & meetings that are managed by the Candidacy Office. Apply to hr@gbhem.org  Click on the here for more info.  

Second Presbyterian Church

in Nashville, Tennessee, (secondpresbyterian.org) seeks a Director of Children’s Ministries , to oversee all aspects of programming for children from birth through sixth grade and their families. This ministry aims to help children live their faith by seeing themselves and all others as children of God, learning the stories of the Bible and making these stories their own, serving others joyfully, and participating meaningfully in the life and worship of the church.

 A growing church with an average worship attendance of 230, Second Presbyterian is known for its vibrant children’s ministry, its intentional embrace of LGBT families and individuals, and its long history of expressing Christ’s love through a deep commitment to social justice and community outreach. Our church is a warm, lively place where the questions and doubts that mark an honest life of faith are honored and where we strive to proclaim the Christian gospel in worship and education, to love one another, and to witness to Jesus Christ through prayer and compassion.

 The DCM s main responsibilities are:

 1.   Education: The DCM will plan and implement the Sunday School curriculum for 2PC’s traditionally structured preschool classes as well as its elementary age classes, which operate on the rotation model; lead Sunday morning Children’s Worship; and plan and implement special programs such as Vacation Bible School and the Christmas Pageant.

2.   Leadership: The DCM will recruit, train and support Sunday school teachers and other adult volunteers who participate in children’s ministries. The DCM will work closely with and be supported by the Committee on Children’s Ministries.

3.   Relationship Building: The DCM will develop a community of loving relationships among children, their families, and children’s ministries volunteers, and will help 2PC meet the needs and celebrate the gifts of each child and family.

 Qualifications include:

 •       A minimum of 5 years professional experience including at least two years in a leadership role in children’s ministry

•       A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to children’s ministry

•       Ability to “hit the ground running” from the first day of employment

•       A calling to nurture the spiritual lives of children and their families

•       Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the Presbyterian Church USA as well as the mission and core values of Second Presbyterian Church.

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please email dcmsearch@secondpresbyterian.org


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