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Job Postings

Need a job? Take a look at these employment opportunities sent to CTS from churches and organizations nationwide.

If you would like to advertise a job in your organization to our passionate, talented students and alumni, please read about the job submission process and then fill out our job description form.

CTS Jobs

Manager, Annual Fund & Alumni Relations

Posted 7.20.15

  • Description: The seminary seeks to hire an ANNUAL FUND & ALUMNI RELATIONS MANAGER in Advancement. This position will report to the Vice President of Advancement. The ANNUAL FUND & ALUMNI RELATIONS MANAGER is responsible for generating annual fund revenue from alumna/ae, churches, and individuals. A key function of this job is building strong connections with CTS alumni and creating and managing key strategies to cultivate them in churches, communities, student's events and other spaces. The annual fund represents a significant part of CTS's earned revenue of which the majority of donors are alumni. The CTS alumni community currently numbers approximately 3,000 of which approximately 1,700 can be reached via current contact information.
  • Essential Job Functions: the ANNUAL FUND & ALUMNI RELATIONS MANAGER is charged with development, implementation and oversight of soliciting CTS alumni, churches and individuals though direct mail, mobile giving, online fundraising campaigns and events. The ANNUAL FUND & ALUMNI RELATIONS MANAGER position is focused on developing engaging programs, events, and projects which engage the above listed audiences to acquire new, renewed and lapsed annual fund dollars; and on the launch and ongoing management of CTS's alumni association—membership focus.
  • Position Description: Available, HERE.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 773.643.1334. A seminary affiliated with the United Church of Christ with an ecumenical faculty and student body, Chicago Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity, Open and Affirming employer.

Coordinator, Annual Fund & Alumni Relations

Posted 7.20.15

  • Description: The seminary seeks to hire an ANNUAL FUND & ALUMNI RELATIONS COORDINATOR in Advancement. This position will be report to the Annual Fund & Alumni Relations Manager. The ANNUAL FUND & ALUMNI RELATIONS COORDINATOR is responsible for the coordination of annual fund activities.
  • Essential Job Functions: The ANNUAL FUND & ALUMNI RELATIONS COORDINATOR is responsible for completing the day to day tasks related to ongoing solicitation, execution and follow up of campaigns, programs, events, and essential activities related to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of the churches, individuals and alumni prospects and donors.
  • Position Description: Available, HERE.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 773.643.1334. A seminary affiliated with the United Church of Christ with an ecumenical faculty and student body, Chicago Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity, Open and Affirming employer.

Coordinator, Marketing

Posted 7.20.15

  • Description: The seminary seeks to hire a MARKETING COORDINATOR. This position will be report to Director of Marketing. The MARKETING COORDINATOR is responsible for assisting the operational functions of the Marketing office and providing administrative assistance to the Director of Marketing.
  • Essential Job Functions: The MARKETING COORDINATOR will coordinate the activities necessary to build audiences and enhance internal and external communications as directed by the Director of Marketing. He/she will assist in completing day to day tasks related to ongoing marketing and engagement with CTS audiences using all distribution channels to execute measure and follow up on campaigns, programs, events, and essential activities related to building CTS audiences. Marketing at CTS focuses institution-wide and covers all aspects of building audiences including student recruitment, establishing CTS as a national leader, highlighting faculty experts, building institutional partnerships, cultivating new, and sustaining existing, donor and alumni relationships etc.
  • Position Description: Available, HERE.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 773.643.1334. A seminary affiliated with the United Church of Christ with an ecumenical faculty and student body, Chicago Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity, Open and Affirming employer.

Administrative Assistant, Advancement

Posted 7.20.15

  • Description: The seminary seeks to hire an ADVANCEMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. This position will be report to Vice President of Advancement. The ADVANCEMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT is responsible for assisting the administrative and operational functions of the Advancement Department and providing administrative assistance to the VP of Advancement.
  • Essential Job Functions: The ADVANCEMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT will support the Vice President of Advancement in all fundraising and administrative functions. He/she will assist in the day-to-day administration and operations of the organization including gifts processing, communication with staff, board and contributors, events planning, budget and donation tracking.
  • Position Description: Available, HERE.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 773.643.1334. A seminary affiliated with the United Church of Christ with an ecumenical faculty and student body, Chicago Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity, Open and Affirming employer.

 

External Jobs

Full-time Pastor, The Little Brown Church (Nashua, IA)

Posted 7.25.15

  • Organization Description: Small rural church with all functions of a church including, Sunday morning worship service, small Sunday School, women's fellowship, weddings, tours. This is a historical functioning church. We have a large number of weddings and visitors each year. This is the church in the song, "The Church in the Wildwood". We are settled in a wooded, peaceful setting on many acres. The parsonage is across the street. This is an opportunity to lead a small congregation with a diverse group of visitors and weddings nationally and internationally. Our profile can be found on www.naccc.org
  • Website: www.littlebrownchurch.org
  • Job Requirements: Sunday morning worship service, visitations of shut in's and those in the hospital, officiate at less than 200 weddings a year, renewal of vows, involvement with the ministerium, cooperation with the County Museum next door, tours. The church has a rich history.
  • Qualifications: We will accept an ordained pastor, licensed, or lay.
  • Contact: Donna Pierce
    2730 Cheyenne Ave.
    Nashua, IA 50658
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    641.330.3391
  • Application Instructions: You may just email or you may start the process by calling me on my cell at 641.330.3391.

Youth Director, First United Methodist Church (Park Ridge,IL)

Posted 7.25.15

  • Organization Description: We are a multi-generation Christian community spreading God's love, welcoming all, offering spiritual growth and opportunities for compassionate service. "Welcoming All" means we see all persons as created in the image of God and bearing sacred worth and dignity. We invite all persons to participate fully in the life of the church regardless of age, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental condition, marital status, family situation or economic standing.

    First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge has been in ministry since 1856. The building is located on the busy corner of Touhy Ave. & Northwest Highway. The congregation is composed of members from at least five different suburbs and the northwest corner of Chicago.
  • Website: www.parkridgeumc.org
  • Job Requirements: The youth director coordinates ministry with and to youth and college age students. Design and implement a youth ministry that incorporates education, fellowship, mission and worship in ways that deepen the spiritual development of students; work with volunteers; communication and coordination of activities; work cooperatively with the pastor and other staff. More requirements available upon further inquiry.

    Current membership of the congregation is 420. Youth ministry attendance is anywhere between 8 and 18 depending on activity. Youth Council and supportive staff are ready to assist with the development of a great program. Part-time position, 15 hours, weekly. Salary range: $12,500-$15,600.
  • Qualifications: Core competencies: spiritually mature, familiar with and supportive of the mission of the UMC or other mainline denomination, team building skills, interpersonal skills, self starter. College student. College graduate. Seminary student. Seminary graduate. Ordination candidate.
  • Contact: The Rev. David Aslesen
    418 W. Touhy Ave.
    Park Ridge, IL 60068
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    847.825.3144
  • Application Instructions: Contact the Rev. David Aslesen, Pastor, First UMC of Park Ridge; 847.825.3144; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As of July 15, the position is still open. Applicants should apply ASAP.
  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2015

Director of Christian Life, Galilee Lutheran Church (Pewaukee, WI)

Posted 7.24.15

  • Organization Description: Galilee Lutheran Church is a congregation of nearly 700 members that sees itself as “a center for ministry and spiritual formation.” We are located in a growing area in the beautiful Lake Country community of southeastern Wisconsin, and our campus is about a 25 minute drive from downtown Milwaukee. Galilee is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and strongly supports the work and ministry of Christ through the Greater Milwaukee Synod. Galilee also has active partnership ministries with congregations in Tanzania, El Salvador and Milwaukee
  • Website: http://galileelc.org/
  • Job Requirements: We are seeking a full partner in ministry, with an active faith centered in Jesus Christ, to create and nurture a culture of active congregational members. This organized, professional leader will build, develop and facilitate programs that enable growth and renewal in each Galilean’s Baptismal life. This people-person should be exited to share their theological depth and Lutheran understanding of Christianity within a growing, dynamic community.

    The key to success for this leader will be their ability to engage and equip Lay Leaders to build excitement for all ministry areas and activities, with a focus on program coordination from birth through High School.
    See http://galileelc.org/directorofchristianlife/ for details.
  • Qualifications: Minimum three years experience with youth and family ministry, or equivalent ministry training
    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    A strong Christian faith in God’s saving work in Jesus Christ
    An understanding of Lutheran Christianity and the Lutheran Christian context

    Key Characteristics:
    Able and willing to articulate his/her faith
    A willingness to learn and grow
    Strong leadership, organization, delegation and marketing skills
  • Contact: Pastor Jay Ford
    N24 W26430 Crestview Drive
    Pewaukee, WI 53072
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    262.691.2380
  • Application Instructions: E-mail or send Cover Letter and Resume.

Director of Policy, Community Renewal Society (Chicago, IL)

Posted 7.17.15

  • Organization Description: Community Renewal Society (CRS) is a faith-based organization that strives to achieve its vision of a just community in which racism and poverty no longer limit people’s full participation in society through working with a powerful organizing and policy advocacy network and by publishing two highly-regarded investigative journals on matters of social justice.
  • Website: www.communityrenewalsociety.org
  • Job Requirements: The Policy Director leads the Policy team in developing and implementing the organization’s policy agenda in coordination with the work of CRS’ community leaders and the Organizing staff. The Policy Director also does direct lobbying on one or more specific policy initiatives and staffs one or more issue teams and/or community campaigns. The Policy Director is a member of the senior leadership team and reports to the Executive Director.

    Work Responsibilities:
    • Lead coordinated efforts with Policy and Organizing staff and community leaders to explore community problems, research potential solutions, develop policy proposals, and identify coalition partners and community allies;
    • Work with staff collaboratively to develop operational plans for each legislative campaign, including research priorities, policy analysis, and strategy development;
    • Oversee the development of materials that advance policy initiatives, including research reports, position papers, fact sheets, and templates for letters-to-the-editor;
    • Educate and lobby members of the Illinois General Assembly on the policy priorities of CRS’ platform through in-district conversations, meetings at the Capitol, legislative hearings, and a consistent presence in Springfield during legislative sessions;
    • Confer with elected and appointed governmental officials of the city and county to influence their support of legislation and budgets aligned with CRS priorities;
    • Collaborate with Communications, Policy, and Organizing staffs to design and implement media plans for legislative and direct action campaigns;
    • Coordinate with Communications, Policy, and Organizing units to create content for on-line media, write timely blogs on current issues, organize educational forums, speak at news conferences, and testify at legislative and/or public hearings;
    • Foster team development in the Policy staff through relationship building, leadership opportunities, collaborative decision making, mutual respect, and clear expectations;
    • Fulfill administrative duties, including development and implementation of program plans and budgets, regular communication with the Executive Director, supervision, evaluation, and professional development for Policy staff, and, as appropriate, interaction with the Board of Directors;
    • Serve as a member of the CRS Leadership Team, contributing to an overall climate of mutual support among program units, vision casting for the organization, problem solving, and opportunities for cooperation across departmental lines;
    • Work with the Director of Development and the Communications Officer on setting goals and implementing plans in the areas of resource development, donor cultivation, church relationships, and communications;
    • Staff the Organizing and Policy Committee of the Board in collaboration with the Director of Organizing;
    • Contribute to the development of state-wide or local policy recommendations through participation in legislative task forces, work groups, and/or study commissions aligned with CRS’ mission.
  • Qualifications: 
    • Commitment to the faith-based tradition and work of CRS, and passion for working within a faith-based, social justice setting
    • Capacity for communication and relationship-building with clergy, congregational members, FORCE (Fighting to Overcome Records and Create Equality) leaders, and the general public on matters of justice and faith
    • Experience with and/or knowledge of grassroots community organizing and decision-making practices, including demonstrated ability to interact comfortably and competently with people from diverse racial, social, economic, and education backgrounds
    • Experience with and/or knowledge of policy issues emerging from realities of race and poverty (e.g., progressive tax policy, education funding reform, criminal justice, restorative justice, work force development, affordable housing, and police accountability)
    • Experience with and/or knowledge of political systems in Chicago, Cook County, and the State of Illinois, including the ability to navigate legislative and administrative decision-making processes in partnership with our grassroots community base
    • Commitment to team work in a complex environment that includes organization staff, community leaders, issue teams, and broad coalitions
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills essential, along with research capacity and theological reflection
    • Willingness to travel regularly, with some over-night stays
    • Master’s degree or equivalent in public policy, community development, legal, theology, or related field
    • A minimum of seven to ten years of experience in public policy advocacy and knowledge of the politics of the City of Chicago, Cook County, and State of Illinois, particularly at the state level
    • Direct experience leading and/or partnering with community organizations and coalitions on social justice issues
    • A minimum of five to seven years of experience in program management, budget development, staff supervision, performance evaluation, impact measurement
    • Additional training or hands-on experience in the area of cross-racial, cross-cultural communication, antiracism, cultural competency, and the like
    • Knowledge of and experience in congregational life and ministry, denominational systems, and ecumenical and interfaith collaboration, particularly in communities of color
    • Direct experience of living and working in communities impacted by issues of racial and economic injustice preferred
    • Facility with social media and basic knowledge of on-line organizing desirable
    • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) desired
  • Contact: Beth Babbitt Borst
    111 W Jackson Blvd
    Suite 820
    Chicago, IL 60604
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  • Application Instructions: Please email cover letter and résumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Digital Advocacy and Fundraising Strategist, Interfaith Worker Justice (Chicago, IL)

Posted 7.17.15

  • Organization Description: Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is a progressive and growing national organization that educates, organizes, and mobilizes the faith community and workers across the nation on issues and campaigns that improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for all workers, especially workers in low-wage jobs.
  • Website: www.iwj.org
  • Job Requirements: Interfaith Worker Justice seeks a creative and mission-driven Digital Communications Strategist to drive the development and implementation of online organizing strategies and integrated digital campaigns across different online platforms.
    For complete description, visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/BXKBb747DfsP/
  • Qualifications: Commitment to promoting economic and worker justice.
    2-5 years of experience planning social media programs.
    Strong writing and communications experience for a variety of channels.
    Familiarity and knowledge of the religious community, community organizing and the labor movement.
    Knowledge of media strategy and planning options and new media's role in integrated communication.
    Ability to work well in a fast paced, collaborative, team environment
    Willingness and desire to learn and test new technologies, tactics and strategies.
    Experience with online fundraising.
    Basic knowledge programming languages (HTML) and design programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
    Attention to detail and strong project management skills.
    Photography and video editing skills preferred.
    Experience with CRM, CMS and online advocacy tools. Familiarity with Salsa is a plus.
  • Contact: Angela Lobo
    1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 4th Fl.
    Chicago, IL 60660
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    773.728.8409
  • Application Instructions: Please send an e-mail with Digital Communications Strategist in the subject that includes links or attachments with your cover letter, resume, and names and numbers of three professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We'd also like URLs for Twitter and/or Facebook accounts you've managed (personal and/or professional). Creative applications demonstrating your internet savvy and ability to think creatively are highly encouraged.

    IWJ is planning to interview candidates on a rolling basis, and seeks to fill the position as soon as possible. Interfaith Worker Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Grants Manager, Interfaith Worker Justice (Chicago, IL)

Posted 7.17.15

  • Organization Description: Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is a progressive and growing national organization that educates, organizes, and mobilizes the faith community and workers across the nation on issues and campaigns that improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for all workers, especially workers in low-wage jobs.
  • Website: www.iwj.org
  • Job Requirements: Interfaith Worker Justice is looking for a strong candidate that will be able to maintain its foundation and religious funding streams through writing grants and reports; managing the grants calendar to ensure timely submissions of all applications; work with staff on fundraising for their programs; and research new funding opportunities to expand the organization's funding streams. Ideally, this candidate has a desire to connect their faith values to advancing the mission of the organization.
    For complete description, visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/GZSmWbMtMtBD/
  • Qualifications: 4-year degree.
    At least 3-5 years grant management experience.
    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to produce high quality work in a timely manner.
    Commitment to economic justice and the mission of the organization.
    Strong writing and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team environment. Must possess strong time management and planning skills.
    Proficiency in computer skills such as e-mail, word processing and spreadsheets.
    Knowledge of community organizing and religious communities a plus.
  • Contact: Angela Lobo
    1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 4th Fl.
    Chicago, IL 60660
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    773.728.8409
  • Application Instructions: Please send cover letter with salary expectations, resume, writing sample, and names and numbers of three professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Put Grants Manager in the subject. No calls please. Interfaith Worker Justice is a union shop. Interfaith Worker Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Annual Fund Manager, Interfaith Worker Justice (Chicago, IL)

Posted 7.17.15

  • Organization Description: Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is a progressive and growing national organization that educates, organizes, and mobilizes the faith community and workers across the nation on issues and campaigns that improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for all workers, especially workers in low-wage jobs.
  • Website: www.iwj.org
  • Job Requirements: Interfaith Worker Justice is looking for a full-time Annual Fund Manager to expand the organization's individual giving program using mail, email, events and in-person fundraising methods. Candidate's responsibilities will largely include tasks related to Individual and Major Donors and Fundraising Events.
    For complete description, visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/9Ppf9HDXk6W4/
  • Qualifications: 3-5 years previous fundraising experience, particularly building individual support.
    Experience with Salsa database (or similar donor database) preferred.
    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to produce high-quality work in a timely manner.
    Commitment to economic justice and the mission of the organization.
    Strong writing and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team environment.
    Proficiency in computer skills and online communications required.
    Knowledge of religious communities, labor, and community organizing a plus.
    Ability to travel.
    Spanish speaking is a plus.
  • Contact: Angela Lobo
    1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 4th Fl.
    Chicago, IL 60660
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    773.728.8409
  • Application Instructions: Please send cover letter with salary expectations, resume, writing sample (an appeal letter or other fundraising documents), and names and numbers of three professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Put Annual Fund Manager in the subject. No calls please. Interfaith Worker Justice is a union shop. Interfaith Worker Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Organist/Accompanist, Kingswood United Methodist Church (Buffalo Grove, IL)

Posted 7.17.15

  • Organization Description: Kingswood United Methodist Church is an open, dynamic faith community, committed to God’s grace in Jesus Christ as we welcome all in celebration of God’s beautiful and diverse creation. Our mission is to follow Christ as we LOVE God, SERVE others, and BUILD sacred community.
  • Website: www.kingswoodumc.com
  • Job Requirements: Primary responsibilities include (in general) Sunday Services, weekly rehearsals, choir accompaniments, special services, coordinating summer music, arrange for substitute, consult with clergy. Email Randy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for specifics.
  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s or higher degree in music or related subject with a major or minor discipline in keyboard music
    • Self-motivated, reliable and able to work independently as well as in a team
    • Ability to maintain professional and cordial interaction with co-workers and vendors
    • Ability to work evening or weekend hours
  • Contact: Randy Lawrence
    401 W. Dundee Road
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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    847.462.1402
  • Application Instructions: This position will require a performance audition. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with references, and any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Application Deadline: August 15, 2015

Hospital Chaplain, Cayuga Medical Center (Ithaca, NY)

Posted 6.19.15

  • Organization Description: Cayuga Medical Center is searching for a Hospital Chaplain to work alongside the Director of Spiritual Care and one per diem chaplain. Chaplaincy at Cayuga Medical Center covers all areas of the hospital. We are a 204 bed JCAHO accredited, community hospital located in Ithaca, NY. CMC employs a medical staff of 200 highly credentialed physicians and more than 1300 employees. We have a long-standing commitment to provide care that embraces the diversity of our community. CMC is recognized for its commitment to patient safety, a positive work environment, and clinical excellence.

    Ithaca is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes—an area renowned for natural beauty, and progressive culture. Home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, our community is consistently identified as highly educated, desirable and economically stable.

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to our focus on excellent care, future, while participating in an excellent compensation and benefits program.
  • Website: www.cayugamed.org
  • Job Requirements: Hospital Chaplain: (Part-time, Salaried) Responsible for spiritual care for medical center patients and their loved ones. Requires the ability to connect with and provide counseling to individuals from diverse religious, cultural, ethnic and educational backgrounds. This position is responsible for developing a training program for Spiritual Care Volunteer Visitors. Includes some emergency on-call responsibility.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, a theological degree from an accredited seminary, and ecclesiastical endorsement. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are Board Certified Chaplains or candidates who have successfully completed 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Contact: The Rev. Timothy Dean
    101 Dates Drive
    Ithaca, NY 14850
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    607.274.4113
  • Application Instructions: Apply online http://cayugamed.org/content.cfm?page=joblist
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

Associate Minister, University Christian Church (Austin, TX)

Posted 5.29.15

  • Organization Description: University Christian Church (UCC) seeks to be a dynamic, inclusive community living out the love of Jesus the Christ, through thoughtful worship, compassionate service and spiritual growth. The church is located on the footsteps of the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Website: www.ucc-austin.org
  • Job Requirements: The Associate Minister coordinates and collaborates with the following standing committees and councils:

    Endowment for Creative Ministries Program
    Membership
    Education
    University

    Worship:
    The Associate Minister will participate in worship weekly and will preach on a regular schedule in consultation with the Senior Minister.

    Education:
    The Associate Minister will formulate a coordinated educational focus through planning and supervising the Christian Education program at University Christian Church, including:

    Adult Education
    Recruit and provide resources for adult Sunday School teachers
    Develop new adult Sunday School classes as needed
    Develop non-traditional educational opportunities for adults
    Break new ground in electronic communications and education technologies
    Provide support and counseling to UCC parents
    Create leadership development materials
    Support and supplement UCC Campus Ministry

    Educational Outreach
    Develop educational experience for the Church and broader community
    Assist with producing materials on subjects of interest to the wider Christian (and perhaps secular) community as described in the New Beginnings final report

    Faith Formation
    Recruit and train Sunday School teachers, and provide curriculum for children and youth Sunday School teachers
    Teach Sunday School classes and other studies for all ages when appropriate
    Recruit, train, schedule leaders for Children's Church
    Recruit, train, support, provide resources for Children and Youth Fellowship Group sponsors
    Plan and provide leadership for special youth events
    Provide counseling for youth
    Assist Senior Minister in Providing curriculum for and teaching Pastor's Class
    Work with volunteers in preparing and implementing Vacation Bible School
    Participate in leadership for Bluebonnet Area children and youth events, including summer camping program
    Oversee childcare in cooperation with the Education Council


    Administration:
    Manage non-music related building use requests
    The Associate Minister will attend weekly staff meetings, meetings of the appropriate councils and board meetings, as well as other meetings as requested and as schedule allows
    The Associate Minister will perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Minister
  • Qualifications: Master of Divinity from an accredited seminary.
  • Contact: Paul Kofron
    2007 University Ave
    Austin, TX 78705
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    512.477.6104
  • Application Instructions: If you are interested in applying for this new ministry opportunity in Austin, Texas, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

Educational Ministries Coordinator, First Church of Lombard (Lombard, IL)

Posted 5.29.15

  • Organization Description: Vital, 550-member, progressive, outreach-oriented ONA congregation of the United Church of Christ 19 miles west of Chicago.
  • Website: www.firstchurchoflombard.org
  • Job Requirements: This person staffs the Christian Formation Team and Youth Ministry Team, working in close collaborative relationships with church members and fellow staff members to develop, guide, and support the educational ministries of the congregation, including Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Youth Community, adult education, retreats, and other programs. The candidate needs to be available to engage with church members on evenings and Sundays, and attend monthly staff meetings.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess: * theological knowledge; * a commitment to progressive Protestant values; * solid administrative abilities; * spiritual and emotional maturity; * the ability to identify and develop leaders; * the ability to build and support strong lay teams; and * the ability to delegate effectively and trust others to fulfill their responsibilities. This 30-hour-per-week, salaried position reports directly to the senior minister. $38,000-43,000, based on experience.
  • Contact: The Rev. Jefferey Phillips
    First Church of Lombard, UCC
    220 S. Main St.
    Lombard, IL 60148
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    630.629.2630
  • Application Instructions: Send resumes via U.S. mail, email, or fax: (630) 629-2610.
  • Application Deadline: August 31, 2015

 


Seminarian Jobs

Music Accompanist, Berry United Methodist Church (Chicago, IL)

Posted 7.17.15

  • Organization Description: Founded in 1909 as the Berry Memorial Methodist episcopal Church, Berry United Methodist Church has been serving the Lincoln Square community for over 100 years.

    Currently, we offer a vibrant worship experience for all people. As a reconciling congregation within the United Methodist Church, Berry is welcoming and affirming of all people regardless of your ethnicity, gender, social status, or sexual identity. We believe that you are beloved by God and you are welcome in our community. Berry also offers a growing family and children’s ministry which includes Godly Play, a program on Sunday morning during the school year where Montessori meets Sunday School

    Berry Church currently shares our building with our sister church, African Community United Methodist Church, which gathers at 2:30 on Sunday afternoons. African Community Church was founded primarily to fill the spiritual needs of the African immigrant and to be an advocate for that community in matters of social concern, such as immigration and naturalization.

    In addition, our building houses a Refugee Women’s art program sponsored by Refugee One and Loom – Catholic Charities, and the Net and Paddle Club.
  • Website: www.berryumc.org
  • Job Requirements: Purpose: To play the piano/organ for Sunday worship services, and special services
    Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Pastor
    Full/Part Time: Part Time

    Responsibilities:

    Facilitate Music for Worship
    • Plan, rehearse, and play music for 40 Sunday worship services a year and religious holiday services as available
    • Act as facilitator of music by aiding in the choice of appropriate music selections for worship services

    Other Support Duties
    • Attend regular supervisory meetings with the Pastor and quarterly staff meetings
    • Adhere to Berry Memorial UMC policies

    Compensation
    $100 per worship service
  • Qualifications: Piano or Organ skills
    Ability to organize well
  • Contact: Susan Gell
    4754 N LeavittChicago, IL 60625
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    773.784.3273
  • Application Instructions: To Apply
    Send the following documents:
    Resume
    Cover letter or personal statement (please express music experience)

    To This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or
    Mail: 4754 N Leavitt Chicago Il 60625
    Phone Inquiries: 773-784-3273

    Application will be accepted until August 15, 2015, and auditions will take place in late August /September of 2015
  • Application Deadline: August 15, 2015

Youth Director, First United Methodist Church (Park Ridge, IL)

Posted 7.17.15

  • Organization Description: We are a multi-generation Christian community spreading God's love, welcoming all, offering spiritual growth and opportunities for compassionate service. "Welcoming All" means we see all persons as created in the image of God and bearing sacred worth and dignity. We invite all persons to participate fully in the life of the church regardless of age, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental condition, marital status, family situation or economic standing. First UMC has been in ministry since 1856. The building is located on the busy corner of Touhy Ave. & Northwest Highway. The congregation is composed of members from at least five different suburbs and the northwest corner of Chicago.
  • Website: www.parkridgeumc.org
  • Job Requirements: Coordinates ministry with and to youth and college age students. Design and implement a youth ministry that incorporates education, fellowship, mission and worship in ways that deepen the spiritual development of students; work with volunteers; communication and coordination of activities; work cooperatively with the pastor and other staff. More requirements available upon further inquiry.
  • Qualifications: Core competencies: spiritually mature, familiar with and supportive of the mission of the UMC or other mainline denomination, team building skills, interpersonal skills, self starter.

    College student or college graduate or seminary student or seminary graduate.
  • Contact: The Rev. David Aslesen
    418 W. Touhy Ave.
    Park Ridge, IL 60068
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    847.825.3144
  • Application Instructions: Send resume and cover letter to the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Application Deadline: August 30, 2015

Director of Development for Youth Ministries, Bethany Union Church (Chicago, IL)

Posted 7.17.15

  • Organization Description: We are a historic Union Church that is celebrating 144 years of ministry in this location. We were created by 7 different denominations after the Great Fire. We are diverse in heritage, ethnicity and social status. We celebrate "different" and have no creed or doctrine subscribed. We are a Congregational based church which is bouncing back after a long decline. We currently have an average of just less than 100 souls each week, but nearly 500 souls pass through our doors each week for some type of ministry or social event.
  • Website: www.bethanyunionchurch.org
  • Job Requirements: We are looking for a person who will develop and engage the children and youth of the community. This person will need to have an entrepreneurial spirit and will be starting from scratch. Presently we have only 3 to 5 youth of a variety of ages. We are open to trying many things in order to serve this population. The person who has this position will receive as much or as little input from the Sr. Pastor as they desire. This position provides the opportunity to experiment, create, fashion, reproduce and allows a lot of room for creativity and reliance upon the Holy Spirit.
  • Qualifications: Ideal candidate will be enrolled in a seminary and will be age appropriate in their own faith development and practice.
  • Contact: Dr. Lawrence Cameron
    1750 W. 103rd Street
    Chicago, IL 60643
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    7739416227
  • Application Instructions: Potential candidates should send an email to the above address with their resume attached.
  • Application Deadline: August 31, 2015

Associate Pastor Internship/Residency, United Church of Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NM)

Posted 7.17.15

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

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

    Founded in 1980, United has approximately 300 members along with another 100 “friends of United” who are active and consider United their church home. Our congregation includes families of all kinds—single parent, double parent, grandparents raising children, same gender couples, straight couples, adoptive, biological. Although the adult population of United is predominately white, our children represent a wide range of ethnic and racial backgrounds, coming from Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Mexico, and other countries as well as the U.S.
  • Website: www.unitedchurchofsantafe.org
  • Job Requirements: The position will cover a full range of pastoral ministry, including:
    -Youth Leadership
    -Worship Leadership
    -Preaching
    -Pastoral Care
    -Adult Faith Formation
    -Outreach Ministries
    -Music ministry (depending on candidate’s interest/background)

    There is a direct reporting relationship to the Sr. Pastor, Talitha Arnold. For information about Talitha please visit United’s web site: http://www.unitedchurchofsantafe.org/ (Who We Are/Staff)
  • Qualifications: -A person of faith with a progressive understanding of Christianity
    -Experience working in ministry (volunteer or paid) within a church setting
    -Background in education (desirable, not mandatory)
    -A pastor’s heart and a focus on service and social justice issues
    -Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
    -Ability to relate to all ages inside and outside our congregation
    -Teamwork/collaboration skills
    -Public speaking ability

    Education
    Bachelor’s degree
    Working on—or completed—Master of Divinity

    Computer Skills
    Comfortable with computer software and social media
  • Contact: The Rev. Talitha Arnold
    1804 Arroyo Chamiso
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
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    505.988.3295
  • Application Instructions: Email resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

Administrative Coordinator, The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Posted 6.19.15

  • Organization Description: The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy is a not-for-profit organization offering psychotherapy and pastoral counseling for adults and adolescents, individuals and couples, since 1965. Fully accredited as a clinical and educational site by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the Center also offers education and consultation services. Clinical staff members are licensed by the state of Illinois, and have been trained both in psychodynamic psychotherapy and in the engagement of the spiritual and religious dynamics of human experience.
  • Website: www.crpchicago.org
  • Job Requirements: The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy is seeking an experienced part-time Administrative Coordinator for approximately 20 hours per week with excellent skills in bookkeeping, clerical administration, and office management. It is essential for this individual to honor confidentiality in relation to interfacing with the Executive Director and Board, as well as the clinical and educational aspects of the Center.

    Bookkeeping Services: Manage accounts payable, deposit consolidation and bank reconciliation. Provide standardized billing and insurance billing for clinical staff and maintain monthly demographics. ADP payroll preparation and submission, financial reporting using Quickbooks Pro, and consult at least quarterly with ACT Group accountants.

    Clerical Tasks: As assigned by the Executive Director, including correspondence, mailings, maintenance of mailing lists, report preparation for AAPC Accreditation, Staff Meetings, and Board Meetings. Former Grant Writing experience and familiarity with internet research desirable.

    General Office Management: Maintain current administrative filing systems, monitor daily office forms, monitor and order supplies, distribute mail, attend to general office maintenance and office machine upkeep, including computer system management, printer, and copier. Maintain master clinical office schedule. Monitor Center’s general voicemail and email.

    Education Program Support: Provide student billing and process payment. Assist in maintaining student files. Assist in updating Program Manual and other documents. Maintain files related to practicum /internship site contracts. Assist faculty and Administrative Directors of Education with clerical tasks as needed. Respond to requests for application to the Education Program.

    This position requires approximately twenty hours per week.
  • Qualifications: Required Skills, Knowledge, and Characteristics:
    1. Has an appreciation for the objectives and purpose of the Center.
    2. Provides assistance to the Executive Director.
    3. Handles confidential material appropriately and respects the privacy of clients, clinical staff, the Executive Director and Board Members.
    4. Excellent communication, office organizational and management skills.
    5. Works independently without close daily supervision.
    6. Experience with accounts payable, budget management, payroll, commercial banking and not-for-profit financial record-keeping and tax reporting procedures (Bonded or Bond eligible).
    7. Excellent computer knowledge and experience, including:
    Quickbooks Pro
    Microsoft Word, including Excel
    Database Management and 125 Cafeteria Plan record keeping
    ADP Payroll Preparation Procedures
    Internet Banking and Electronic Transactions
    HTML and Website Management
  • Contact: Dr. Catherine Burris-Schnur
    30 N. Michigan Ave.
    Suite 1920
    Chicago, IL 60602
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  • Application Instructions: Send resume with cover letter to:
    Catherine Burris-Schnur, D.Min., LCPC, Executive Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    OR

    The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago
    Attention: Catherine Burris-Schnur, D.Min., L.C.P.C., Executive Director
    30 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1920
    Chicago, Illinois 60602