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Manager, Alumni Relations
- Description: The seminary seeks to hire a MANAGER OF ALUMNI RELATIONS in Advancement. This position will be report to Vice President of Advancement. The principal responsibilities include The Manager of Alumni Relations is responsible for the planning and implementation of events, programs and projects that strategically engage CTS alumni in strengthening programs and provide tangible benefits to alumni and current students. The CTS alumni community currently numbers approximately 3,000 of whom approximately 1,700 may be reached via current contact information.
- Essential Job Functions: Serving as an ambassador, the Manager of Alumni Relations is charged with coordinating events, programs, and projects for CTS alumni across the nation, the manager of alumni relations position is focused on planning events, projects and programs that generate contributed revenue as well as renew annual association membership dues from CTS alumni. The manager will also staff the CTS Alumni Association Advisory Committee.
- Position Description: Available, HERE.
Chaplain, Edward Hospital (Naperville, IL)
- Organization Description: We're looking for chaplains with open, pro-active approaches that can work independently while providing pastoral care, spiritual direction, or pastoral/spiritual support; facilitating support groups and seminars; and providing worship opportunities.
- Website: www.edward.org
- Job Requirements: Provides spiritual care ministry, guidance and comfort to patients, families and employees of Edward Hospital. In doing so, visits patients and responds to their spiritual, religious, and emotional needs. Provides counsel and outside resource referrals to employees when requested, facilitate support groups, facilitate spirituality seminars, and provide worship opportunities for patients and staff. Duties include responding to routine and critical requests for ministry, maintaining departmental records, and the like. A flexible schedule with the ability to work days, nights, weekends, and holiday hours is required.
- Qualifications:Requirements include:
> One unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at an accredited educational site
> Bachelor’s Degree preferred
> Experience in small group leadership and development; and grief support preferred
> 30-minute response time
> Flexible schedule (including days, nights, weekends and holidays)
- Contact: Kathy Hester
Naperville, IL 60540
- Application Instructions: Please apply online at www.edward.org job#17930
Solo Pastor, Atkinson Congregational Church (Atkinson, IL)
- Organization Description:
The church serves the village of Atkinson and the surrounding rural area predominantly. In past years a good part of the congregation came from the rural area. The village population remains fairly steady, with the rural population diminishing, due to today’s farming practices of farmers combining smaller farms into larger acreages leaving many farm homesteads either gone or uninhabited.
However this community is a part of a larger community area consisting of several small towns within a 20 mile radius and while there are also other churches in those areas, there are people who are unchurched, or sporadically attending church, or believers not attending services of any kind. As with many communities our churches are attended mainly by the mature adult population, leaving the young families with no real church affiliation.
The need is there to reach these people & introduce them to the peace & comfort of Jesus saving grace. We are rural but we are not isolated.
Atkinson is a rural community of about 1100, located on Interstate 80 and US Route 6, 30 minutes east of the Quad Cities (Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa, and Moline, East Moline, Rock Island, Milan & Silvis Illinois), a metropolitan area of over 300,000 population, and is about 2 ½ hours west of Chicago. This makes the area a small-town, rural close-knit community with access to all the amenities one could want. Schools in the area have been mentioned, the QC has many industries, the Arsenal is a military base located on an island between Moline and Rock Island that has a strong industrial influence, being one of the largest employers in the area. Others would be Deere & Company who has several industrial plants in the area & their main headquarters located in Moline. Alcoa has a plant in Bettendorf, Iowa, 3M has a plant nearby.
There are several sports venues including, minor league baseball, & hockey. Deere & Co. sponsors a PGA golf tournament every summer. Music, art, & other cultural events are available in the QC. Anything that can’t be found locally is available in Chicago about 2 ½ hours away. A train connecting the QC and Chicago has been planned & approved however circumstances may cause delay. A completion date has not yet been announced.
Atkinson businesses are primarily agriculture related. Primary businesses are Atkinson Grain & Fertilizer, which is a grain elevator, Patriot renewable fuels, which is an ethanol processing plant, Gold Star FS service center, a farm chemical distributor, Wyffels Seed Company, grows, processes, & sells seed corn, VanOpDorp Trucking, who hauls farm products & livestock. We have the L&J Grocery, a barber, The Barn, & The Corner, (both serving food & beverages), Lisa’s Place, a restaurant & the Regional office of Education is located in Atkinson.
Atkinson is in a consolidated school system with students picked up & bussed 8 miles to Geneseo, a neighboring community of about 6,000. Geneseo school system is highly esteemed for both their academic and sports programs. The consolidated system allows the school to offer a wide variety of opportunities for the students.
In the immediate area, the private school offered would be the Catholic school in Geneseo, however Atkinson is about 30-40 minutes from the Quad City Area on the western edge of Illinois. The Quad Cities combines cities on both sides of the Mississippi river. In that area the private schools include a Montessori school, a Christian school and several others for students of all ages.
Black Hawk Community College has a campus in the Quad Cities & a campus in Kewanee a small town 12-15 miles southeast of Atkinson. In the greater area including the Quad Cities to the west and Peoria to the southeast within a 40-45 minute drive there are numerous colleges, universities & trade schools available. Western Illinois University is located in Moline IL, Augustana College in Rock Island IL, St Ambrose University in Davenport IA. There are nursing schools available & Palmer College of Chiropractic is located in Davenport IA.
- Job Requirements:
Since the present membership is made up of mostly retired folks with some who have gone to this church all their lives & like things “as they are & always have been”, there will likely be reluctance to making changes, but most of the congregation realize that change is necessary.
The complacent attitude in the congregation that has risen from having a part-time minister for over 20 years is causing the church to die. That minister has told us he is ready to retire & most of the congregation sees the need for a full-time minister who will be able to do more than come on Sunday morning, deliver a sermon, & leave.
We need a very active person with a deep commitment to introducing the gospel & God’s love, forgiveness, & salvation to everyone no matter what their circumstances or their past life. We realize this is going to be a huge job, but we also realize there are a good many young families in the area who travel the 8 miles or more to go to Geneseo or somewhere else to go to church because we don’t have a strong Sunday school for their children. We’ve had people come to church a few times & not return because we have little to offer them. The lack of people is not the problem.
We know that God has someone in mind who will be the answer to the challenge that we are presenting here. If that person is you, we will be more than happy to hear from you.
It is the Mission of Atkinson Congregational Church to enable persons to walk side by side in God’s way, and in our walking to draw other persons, young and old into Christ’s fellowship. We will walk shoulder to shoulder, follow God’s Word in everyday life and give witness to God’s love by daily acts of Christian friendliness. We will work in harmony, expressing the wholeness of Christ’s body, as we educate persons in God’s Word and develop the leadership potential of each one among us so that the ministry of the Church may be preserved into the future.
The primary goals are:
• To develop a plan for Christian education for all ages including Sunday School, men’s women’s & youth bible studies, & vacation bible school
• To increase membership, by seeking out new members.
• To increase church attendance & activity in the church.
• To increase social activities with the assistance of a new full-time minister.
The present church building is a 2-story brick building built in 1914, and has been well maintained. A lightning strike resulting in a fire 2 years ago caused a good share of the interior of the church to be repainted & refurbished. There are stained glass windows with protective covers. Wood pews with seat pads are in use, & several furnishings date back in history. Several years ago the entrance was remodeled to provide a ground-level entrance and an elevator installed to make all levels of the building accessible. Fellowship hall and the Sunday-School area are in the basement level. The building sits on a large lot located across the street from the city park. There is on street parking on 2 sides of the building.
The growth of this or any church body comprised of a mostly retired congregation will require change & new fresh ideas. We realize the ability to accomplish this will take time & hard work. It will take a special person who looks forward to this as a challenge. With God’s help & the right person, we know it is possible.
Qualifications: A seminary graduate who is ordained or qualified to be ordained. Further expectations are included in the previous information
24738 County Hwy 22
Atkinson, IL 61235
Christian Education Director/Minister, Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ (Conover, NC)
- Organization Description: We are a member church of the United Church of Christ. This relatively young denomination was officially formed in June of 1957 as a merger of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches, but our roots date far back in history - back through the Reformation of the 16th century to the time and person of Jesus Christ. We believe that we are a united and a uniting church that takes seriously Jesus words; that they may all be one. (John 17:21) We believe that in essentials unity, in non-essentials diversity, in all things charity. We believe that no one formula can be used as a test of faith, though we do recognize a number of testimonies of faith. We believe in the primacy of the Bible and acknowledge that it offers us new insights and help for living today. We believe that all our members are ministers with their own unique gifts to contribute to our churches ministry. We believe that each member is free to act in accordance with his or her perception of God's will for their life. But, we also firmly believe that we are bound together in a loving relationship with each other. We are Christian because we follow Jesus Christ. We are Reformed because we acknowledge the need to constantly re-form the church in response to Jesus' call to discipleship. We are Congregational because the basic unit of the United Church of Christ is the congregation. Each congregation has the right and the responsibility to carry on its own ministry. And yet, we know that we are bound together to carry on the mission and ministry of Jesus. We are Evangelical because our primary task is to proclaim the good news of God's love in Jesus Christ through our words and through our deeds.
- Website: www.TrinityToday.org
- Job Requirements: The Christian Education Minister will provide educational support in cooperation with the Senior Pastor and will provide guidance, and support for the education programs of all ages at Trinity Church, in accordance with the goals and policies established by the Board of Christian Education and the Consistory. With Special Focus on Youth Ministry they will encourage the youth of Trinity to grow in their spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ.
Areas of Ministry
Sunday School Ministry – All Ages
- Oversee the operation of the Sunday Schools.
- Recruitment of teachers, aides, and substitutes.
- Provide curriculum resources for all age groups in consultation with teachers.
- Provide training for teaching staff.
- Order and have supplies distributed
- Advocate for physical improvements of classrooms.
Children’s Ministry Age 3 to 12
- Support special programming for children; including Vacation Bible School; Advent workshop;
- Facilitate cooperative relationship with the Children’s School and the Church School Board.
- Advocate for participation of children in the life of the church.
- Share with Pastor in “Time With Our Children” in worship.
- Work to enhance Children’s Church
- Promote new programs for children.
Youth Ministry: Teenage
- Plan, implement and lead programs for the Youth of the Church. Meeting spiritual, service and social needs of our youth and is responsible for growing the size of the group.
- Recruit and support adult advisors.
- Envision and promote ministries to and with youth.
- Advocate for participation of youth in the life of the church.
- Plan, organize and implement a yearly Youth Mission Trip for Youth.
- Facilitate Adult groups (singles, parents, seniors, etc.)
- Promote new educational opportunities.
- Provide service opportunities for Adults.
- Plan, organize and implement an Adult Mission Trip.
- Trinity Women’s Ministry and The Brotherhood Ministry
- Promote community activities that will help bring in young families to the church.
- Continue to develop and grow the First Sunday Program.
- Envision and promote new inter-generational programs.
- Promote the use of devotional aids.
- Create and support teamwork.
Contemporary Worship Service
- Provide support and participate in Sunday Service.
- Meet weekly with the Pastor.
- Participate in Church Staff meetings.
- Communicate through Tablet and other means of publicity.
- Provide staff support to the Boards of Christian Education, Missions and Children’s School.
- Submit requests for funding of educational programs.
- Other Duties as assigned by Pastor or Consistory.
Education: 4 year College Degree Preferred
Experience: Experience in the church in a paid position in Christian Education and programs preferred.
Skills and Attributes: Self-starter; Leadership and management skills. Commitment to Christian faith and to the ministry of the church through education; personable, creative, energetic, and organized; capacity to relate well with all ages; ability to work cooperatively with others and to communicate clearly in oral and written form; capacity to engage and supervise volunteers.
Minimum Age: Must have attained a minimum age of 25 to drive the Church Van for insurance purposes. Have valid Driver License.
Benefits and Evaluation: Defined by Staff handbook and/or Contract
Work Standards: Salaried position requiring minimum of 40 hours week
- Contact: Deborah Hill
217 2nd Ave NE
Conover, NC 28613
- Application Deadline: May 4, 2015
Pastoral Associate, First Baptist Church of Iowa City (Iowa City, IA)
- Organization Description: We are an open and inclusive Christian community in Iowa City, IA, called to join in God's work of growing compassion, hope and justice.
- Website: fbciowacity.org
- Job Requirements: First Baptist Church (ABC-USA) of Iowa City, IA, seeks a Pastoral Associate with a passion for Christ, love for all kinds of people, and vision for a new way of being church. This half-time position has the potential to evolve over time. Ministry with young adults and families will be primary, with other duties to be mutually decided. FBC is theologically progressive, a member of AWAB, and home to Inside Out Reentry, a program for people returning from incarceration.
- Qualifications: Seminary or similar education required; ministry experience preferred.
- Contact: Daniel Woods-Milligan
500 N. Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
- Application Instructions: Submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest to First Baptist Church, 500 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, IA 52245, by May 15, 2015.
- Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Director of Faith Formation Ministries, Central Lutheran Church (Eugene, OR)
- Organization Description: Central Lutheran Church (ELCA) is located in Eugene, Oregon, at the southern end of the beautiful Willamette Valley, two hours south of Portland. We are excited about our commitment to be the hands and feet of Jesus by loving God and each other, nurturing faithful living, serving others, and sharing the Gospel. Our congregation’s vision is that everyone we meet will experience God’s transforming love, grace and forgiveness. We are a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) church, building and sustaining healthy relationships and collaborative ministry work. Adjacent to the University of Oregon, we are also a growing church, active in faith formation and many outreach ministries.
- Website: www.welcometocentral.org
- Job Requirements:
- Model and raise the value of a Christ-centered lifestyle by working to minister and serve along with the church family.
- Work collaboratively with the senior pastor and other church staff as an effective partner in ministry.
- Establish and build trusting and supportive relationships with children, youth, families, college students and young adults.
- Build and train a dynamic Faith Formation Team to develop and implement effective strategies to reach the families of Eugene, Oregon.
- Collaborate with Christian Education Team to develop and coordinate faith formation opportunities for Sunday School (nursery through grade 12), middle and high school youth groups, college and young adults that emphasizes growing in faith.
- Recruit, train, and supervise parents and other volunteers to support faith formation programs and activities.
- Assist in maintaining “safe church” policies and procedures.
- Assist in worship services as needed and plan and direct special youth-related services.
- Assist in the formation and responsible management of budgets related to family ministries.
- Engage in continuing education to stay abreast of current models and trends concerning faith formation ministry by attending workshops, seminars, workshops, conferences, and literature review.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Vibrant and growing Christian faith
- Passion for outreach to children, youth, college students, and young adults
- Basic understanding of Lutheran theology and eagerness to learn more about what it means to be a Lutheran Christian
- Relationship-driven, collaborative
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent technological skills (social media, presentation forms, etc.)
- Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent) minimum, Master of Arts preferred, but not required
- Minimum of three years of leadership experience in the field of children, youth and family ministry
- Contact: John Morse
- Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Ecumenical & Multifaith Minister, Seattle University Campus Ministry (Seattle, WA)
- Organization Description: At Seattle University, we are dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world. Our faculty is positively engaged in contributing to the university’s vision to be the premier independent university of the Pacific Northwest in academic quality, Jesuit Catholic inspiration, and service to society.
- Website: http://www.seattleu.edu/campusministry
- Job Requirements: See full job description here: https://jobs.seattleu.edu/postings/17503
- Qualifications: Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s in Theology and four years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Must have knowledge of Christian ecumenism and world religions.
A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
Previous program coordination experience, and group leadership ability.
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision, and values.
All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.
Master’s in Theology, Divinity, or comparable graduate degree as well as ordination in the Christian tradition.
Familiarity with young adult faith development, and the ability to draw students into reflection to explore and deepen their faith.
Ability to contribute to the religious diversity and Catholic and Jesuit character of Seattle University.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse population.
- Contact: Kari Langsea
901 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
- Application Instructions: Apply through our website: http://jobs.seattleu.edu/postings/17503
- Application Deadline: April 24, 2015
Director of Youth Ministries, The Congregational Church of New Canaan (New Canaan, CT)
- Website: www.godsacre.org
- Job Requirements: The Congregational Church of New Canaan, Connecticut is seeking an energetic, passionate, motivated Christian to serve as full-time Director of Youth Ministries for the youth (grades 3-12) in our church and community. Our dynamic high school youth group (“YG”) has over 115 active members, our middle school youth group (“MSYG”) of 7th and 8th graders has 60 active members, our junior youth group (“JYG”) of 5th and 6th graders has 40 active members, and our “Guppies” group of 3rd and 4th graders has 30 active members. The Director is responsible for assisting the Youth Minister with the spiritual development and growth of youth participating in our youth groups. This includes taking a support role in the development and execution YG and MSYG, and a lead role in the development and execution of the JYG and Guppies.
- Qualifications: Undergraduate degree required
MDiv or additional education is a plus but not required
- Contact: Caroline Ainsworth
23 Park Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Full-Time Pastor, First Congregational Church UCC (Walla Walla, WA)
- Organization Description: The oldest Congregational Church in the state of Washington now in its 151st year of faith and service to a vibrant and creative community in the Walla Walla Valley of Southeast Washington.
- Website: www.firstchurchuccww.org
- Job Requirements: Our congregation is seeking a full-time pastor who shares our progressive theology and supports an open and affirming church. Our pastor will be an engaging preacher who collaboratively plans and leads worship services that strengthen our commitment to understand and act on issues of social justice. Our pastor will help us develop our individual spiritual lives, connections to each other in community, and our ecumenical relationships with our neighbors. Our pastor will be a compassionate, caring person of faith who values pastoral calls and welcomes people with divergent views and lives.
- Qualifications:A seminary graduate, previously ordained or ordainable in the United Church of Christ
- Contact: John R. VanSlyke
First Congregational Church
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
- Application Deadline: June 1, 2015
Christian Education Coordinator, St. Luke Presbyterian Church (Downers Grove, IL)
- Organization Description: St. Luke Presbyterian Church is a vibrant, progressive community of 220 members. We are an intergenerational church with members of all ages filling our pews. Located in the western suburb of Downers Grove for the past 53 years, St. Luke enjoys a traditional worship service that includes a weekly children’s sermon and children’s choirs performing once a month. We have a strong interest in Mission and provide opportunities for all ages to participate in mission activities.
- Website: www.stlukedg.org
- Job Requirements: The Christian Education Coordinator works closely with the Pastor and the Christian Education Committee to design and implement programs for children and youth at St. Luke. The Christian Education program serves 34 children ages 3-18 and includes church school classes for preschool through 5th graders, Youth Group for 6th-12th graders, a summer Youth Mission trip, and a summer Vacation Bible School. Increasing volunteer participation in children and youth programming as well as developing opportunities for children to participate in worship and learning will be an emphasis for this position. The position description follows. This is a 25 hour per week position, including Sundays.
We are looking for someone who is deeply Christian, with a passion for the spiritual nurturing of children and youth. Degree, course work, and/or experience in Christian Education, education or a related field is desired.
- Contact: Fred Moszur
- Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Marketing Coordinator, Warm Blankets Orphan Care International (Rolling Meadows, IL)
- Organization Description: Our Orphan Care International mission is to rescue permanently displaced and orphaned children around the world and restore their childhoods in Christ as we raise them to be Disciples and leaders who bring about lasting change right where God planted them.
- Website: www.warmblankets.org
- Job Requirements: Do you have a passion to help children who are orphaned by war, disease, or disaster?
It will be your job to tell their stories. You will craft compelling communications with engaging design to reach out to potential donors through web advertising, direct mail, radio campaigns, and more.
You will play a key role on the Orphan Rescue Operations team, the funding arm of Warm Blankets Orphan Care. WBOC has a 10 person domestic staff, including volunteers.
• Grow Warm Blankets Orphan Care’s donor database through targeted web, email, radio, and/or direct mail campaigns.
• Campaign creation, execution, and analysis
o Writing great ad headlines and copy
o Setting campaign budgets and bidding
o Graphic design
o Google AdWords
o Landing pages
o Installing conversion tracking code
o Measuring ROI
o Testing ads with split tests
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, or similar;
• Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with tight deadlines;
• Disciplined with priorities and ability to balance competing priorities relative to available resources
• Proven ability to work effectively on a team;
• Excellent written communication skills;
• Understand organic traffic
• Proficiency in graphic design and ability to learn new software.
• A deep and meaningful understanding of the WBOC statement of faith;
• International awareness;
• A passion to serve orphans, widows around the world;
• Ability to analyze data and change course accordingly
• Professional in demeanor, written and oral communications;
• Strong initiative and desire to learn.
- Contact: Christine Fragoso
5105 Tollview Drive, Suite 155
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
- Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Donor Stewardship Coordinator, Warm Blankets Orphan Care International (Rolling Meadows, IL)
- Organization Description: Warm Blankets Orphan Care, an organization rescuing and caring for thousands of orphans and widows (see James 1:27) throughout Africa and Asia. Our Orphan Care International mission is to rescue permanently displaced and orphaned children around the world and restore their childhoods in Christ as we raise them to be Disciples and leaders who bring about lasting change right where God planted them.
- Website: www.warmblankets.org
- Job Requirements: When’s the last time you wrote a thank you note? Do you just love to say those two magic words, with a smile?
If so, you’d love Donor Relations.
Warm Blankets Orphan Care, an organization rescuing and caring for thousands of orphans and widows (see James 1:27) throughout Africa and Asia, is looking for a dynamically grateful individual who loves to say “thank you”. This person would join the resource development office and would be responsible for thanking new donors and stewarding them into a rewarding friendship with the organization.
An ideal candidate will:
- Love Christ and be growing in Him.
- Have deep compassion and a heart overwhelmed with a desire to save children who have been orphaned by poverty, disease, and war.
- Have an analytical mind with a relationship-oriented communication skill set
Why we need you:
65% of first-time donors never make a second gift. Your responsibility will be to connect with first-time givers and get them excited about partnering with Warm Blankets Orphan Care. Then, encourage them to make their second gift and build a stronger base of monthly donors.
- Hone a plan to thank and follow up with new donors
o Thank you notes
o Phone calls
o Informational newsletters
o Meetings with local donors
- Engage new donors in monthly support with targeted asks and reporting.
- Identify new donors with the potential to grow into major donors
- Other strategic donor communications as necessary.
- Very relational communication skills
- Comfortable on the phone
- Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word proficient
- Intermediate writing, editing and proofing abilities
- Ability to learn and work in a database
- Some domestic travel may be required
- Contact: Christine Fragoso
5105 Tollview Drive, Suite 155
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
- Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
VP of Development, One Mission Society (Greenwood, IN)
- Organization Description: One Mission Society unites in partnership with more than 180 organizations and denominations for one purpose: to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread throughout the world, with the greatest number of disciples made, and to see God glorified in all that we say and do — to help fulfill the Great Commission. This has been, is and always will be our One Mission.
- Website: onemissionsociety.org
- Job Requirements: • Partner with the OMS President and his Executive Team to develop the organization’s plans and priorities and to implement them. This includes setting clear Development vision and implementing plans that ensure the ministry objectives of OMS can be funded.
• Lead by example, as OMS’s chief fundraiser and friend-raiser. The VPD will have his/her own assigned donor relationships and prospective donor partnerships, with responsibility for cultivating, engaging, and soliciting them. He/she will provide 15% of personal support, identifying with the personal support culture of OMS.
• Actively assist the President to maximize his impact with OMS donors. Set-up the President’s efforts to cultivate and solicit gifts with donors, briefing him thoroughly in advance. Join the President on key major donor calls.
• Participate in OMS board meetings when requested by the President.
• Assume primary responsibility for Development interface with OMS “marketing,” helping to strengthen donor communications about the OMS message and opportunities to advance the OMS mission.
• Build strong partnerships with the OMS International Ministries Department, including relationships with other OMS entities around the world, OMS regional leaders and OMS indigenous partnerships. This includes travel with OMS regional leaders and OMS entity leaders, and interested current or prospective major investors.
• Develop and supervise the Development team toward steady capability to strengthen donor relationships, expand donor relationships and raise financial resources for the ministry. Utilize outcomes-based goal setting processes for each Development team member in establishing team and individual goals for each year.
• Foster team expertise and maintain awareness of trends in the various areas of resource development and giving, in order to assist the President and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities. The VPD should actively cultivate a network of other advancement senior executives, helping him or her to keep abreast of industry best practices and also positioning and raising the OMS profile in the field.
• Lead the Development department’s budget process, based upon priorities established in consultation with the CEO and the Executive Team. Track actual vs. projected expense and revenue on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis, and adjust Development efforts accordingly.
• Fulfill other tasks or duties as needed and requested by the President.
- Qualifications: • Experience, Competencies, and Education
The desired candidate must exhibit:
o Clearly articulated theology of distinctively Christian resource development;
o Proven leadership with resource development experience and results in the nonprofit industry;
o Demonstrated success in a resource development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources);
o Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time;
o Proven ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships;
o Strategic vision with analytical ability and strong operational focus;
o Strong organizational skills;
o Demonstrated relational maturity—a self-directed individual who is culturally savvy, experienced in and excited about building a team culture, coaching, training and mentoring;
o Flexibility and adaptability—a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives;
o Ability and willingness to travel extensively, including some global travel;
o Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
• Communication Skills
o Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents;
o Ability to respond promptly and effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints;
o Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to the board and outsiders;
o Ability to write persuasively and concisely;
o Capacity to communicate trust and respect to colleagues and partners with a wide range of backgrounds, education, and understanding of the OMS mission.
• Training, Development and Team Building
o Proven ability to build a cohesive, high-performance team;
o Proven ability to work across functions in productive relationships.
- Contact: Paul Cox
941 Fry Rd
Greenwood, IN 46142
- Application Instructions: Contact Paul Cox to further discuss the position.
- Application Deadline: July 31, 2015
Director of Evangelism & Spiritual Growth (PT), Community Congregational Church (Elburn, IL)
- Position Description: The purpose of this position is to lead and guide the church in its renewal and growth by fostering the program of evangelism in the church.
Funding: As part of this renewal process, using Local Evangelism, Envisioning And Planting (LEEAP) funds from the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ, the church will seek to grow and to reach out to the community through evangelism. Church funds already budgeted will also be used.
Hours and Compensation: This position will be a one-year, temporary, part time position – 25 hours per week. The compensation will depend on education and experience.
- Supervision: This will be done under the supervision of the pastor, and a steering committee made of church leaders including members of the church council. The person filling this position will assist the pastor in reaching out to the community, especially the youth and young adults who are "unchurched, with expansion of existing programs and with new programs, including intergenerational programs. The position will be evaluated based on the effectiveness of these programs. The work of the steering committee will be reviewed on a monthly basis by the Church Council. The targeted demographic includes the entire community of Elburn and the surrounding community of "unchurched" people. We will include all members of the surrounding community—no exceptions.
- Goals: The first and foremost goal is to reach out to the community and to foster spiritual growth through the sharing the gospel through service, worship and education.
A second goal is to renew and to develop the spirituality and the faith of the existing members and of all who would come to participate in the programs of the church.
A third goal is to foster relationships between the youth and the older adults in the congregation by increasing involvement of the youth in the programs of the church that also include older members. This will be done through activities that involve youth and older members working together.
A fourth goal is to help youth understand the needs of older members of the church and to help older members of church and community understand young people –their needs and their concerns.
Ministries and activities that will be enabled by this position include the following:
• Faith development programs for all ages.
• Outreach to youth and young people in the church and community through development of the use of social media including Facebook and possibly Twitter.
• Plan and lead Sunday School for middle school and high school youth. The Youth Ministry Assistant will help with this ministry.
• Plan and lead the Vacation Bible School. Members of the Christian Education Committee will assist in this ministry.
• Assist staff and laity in the congregation by creating content for a new church website that will showcase what the church is doing in the community in terms of mission and outreach. This will be an often-updated, ongoing effort.
Intergenerational faith development activities that may be done through this the leadership of the person filling this position include:
• Establishing and fostering relationship between youth and order adults.
• Exploring with the pastor and worship team through a blended worship experience that would include explore how contemporary music could be included in the existing worship experience.
- Qualifications: Undergraduate degree with church experience. Graduate religious studies would be strongly encouraged as would experience with experience with contemporary worship and music.
- Field Placements: •This is a part-time position that may meet the terms of a seminary field
•If a personal car is needed for transport of youth and/or equipment in keeping with approved activities mileage may be requested. No mileage reimbursement is made for commuting.
•No other benefits will be provided.
•Rev. Bennett McNeal will serve as supervisor.
- Contact: Rev. Bennett McNeal
Elburn Community Congregational Church
100 E. Shannon St
Elburn, IL 60119
Youth Ministry Director (PT), Southminster Presbyterian Church (Arlington Heights, IL)
- Organization Description: PCUSA Church located in the NW suburbs of Chicago about 25 miles NW of downtown Chicago
- Website: www.spcah.org
- Job Requirements: Southminster Presbyterian Church is looking for an energetic individual passionate about youth ministry to serve as our PT ( 12-14) hours a week, Youth Ministry Director. The person should have a strong faith, strong work ethic, and live a Christ centered life. Good decision making skills and good sense of personal and group responsibility is a must. Flexible schedule will include Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings twice a month, once a month weeknight youth ministry team meetings, summer US mission trip, service outings and two retreats a year. Occasional social outings as planned. Responsible to Pastor and youth ministry team.
- Qualifications: Current seminary student or recent graduates are both encouraged to apply. The position will be responsible for formulating Sunday school lessons with an existing curriculum, assisting pastor with confirmation, developing social and service opportunities and fellowship nights twice a month. It will involve nurturing youth in their faith development, while creating meaningful mentoring relationships. The position is PT and does not include benefits. Salary of $17 an hour. 12-14 hours a week.
- Contact: Diane Ahlquist
Southminster Presbyterian Church
Sexton, First Unitarian Church of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
- Summary: The sexton opens the church on Sunday, prepares set-up for service, provides support to worship leaders, and re-sets the church following worship and Sunday church events.
- Hours: Sundays 8am - 2pm, plus occasional special events and services.
- Description: The sexton is responsible for all aspects of setup and breakdown around the Sunday services and special events. This includes, but isn't limited to, unlocking the building; setting up tables and chairs in the sanctuary, social spaces, and classrooms; liturgical setup and support to worship leaders; removing garbage; touch-up cleaning as needed; salting or sweeping sidewalks and paths; keeping an eye on entrances during the service; and other tasks as they arise to support the leaders of the worship and Sunday activities.
-Care and pride for this space which is our church home, and for its people
-A polished and professional manner appropriate to a Sunday at church
-The good judgment to troubleshoot and solve problems as they arise
-The ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds and move large numbers of tables and chairs