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Assistant Professor, Theology or Practical Theology
- Description: Chicago Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Theology and/or Practical Theology to begin July 1, 2015. The seminary welcomes applicants who engage in interdisciplinary work, and integrate theology and practice. Ph.D. required. Knowledge of one or more religious traditions in addition to Christianity, and commitment to interreligious engagement, are desirable. Applications from scholars with strengths in the areas of mujerista, feminist, womanist, and queer approaches to religion and society are encouraged. Applicants should share the seminary’s historic commitments to social justice and the care of persons, and be able to teach in six degree programs (MA, MARL, M.Div., STM, D.Min., Ph.D.) with several concentrations. The successful candidate will have a scholarly trajectory and be committed to developing a professional profile that includes publication.
Program Director, Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center (Glen Rose, TX)
- Organization Description: Glen Lake Camp & Retreat Center is a Christian retreat and conference center owned and operated by the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.
- Website: www.glenlake.org
- Job Requirments: STAFF PURPOSE
The Program Director seeks to lead and serve as a faithful part of God’s work in and through the Ministry of Glen Lake. The Program Director serves on a ministry team dedicated and committed to a team approach to the ministry entrusted to us.
The Program Director seeks to provide expertise in the field of Christian Education and camp ministry. The Program Director leads a team of dedicated persons in order to provide safe, fun, and Christ- centered camp experiences.
DUTIES (INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
Develop, plan, organize and implement effective summer camps
Evaluate existing programs and recommend additions or deletions as needed
Partner with the Central Texas Conference of the UMC to provide programming
Review and update summer staff job descriptions annually
Recruit, interview and participate in the hiring of summer staff
Plan and implement a summer staff training program
Effectively lead, supervise and mentor a team of approximately 45-75 summer staff
Evaluate summer staff and jointly develop improvement plans when necessary
Serve as an appropriate role model for children and young adults
Host retreat groups as required, seeking to make all feel welcome and meet their camp-related needs
Involved in the ongoing marketing and promotion of both the camp and retreat ministries
Contribute ideas and verbiage to newsletters and promotional pieces
- Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
An active and growing faith in Jesus Christ, with a heart for ministry and a passion for helping others grow in their personal walk with the Lord
Integrity, consistent work ethic, and a proven success in leadership at a Christian camp or similar organization
Interpersonal communication and organizational skills
A team-oriented servant attitude and the ability to relate well with others
Creativity and high energy particularly when preparing and implementing camp programs
The ability to handle conflict in a respectful and professional manner
A bachelors degree
A Master’s degree in Christian Education
2-5 years in a manager/director position in Christian camping
Paid Time Off – detailed in Employee Policy and Procedure Manual
Major medical coverage for the employee
Matching pension benefits available after one year of employment
On-site housing with basic utilities included (water, electric, and gas)
The Program Director will adhere to the principles of confidentiality concerning the business of this ministry.
- Contact: Natalie Davidson
1102 Barnard Street
Glen Rose, TX 76043
- Application Instructions: Please send resume with cover letter to the email address above, attention to Natalie Davidson.
- Application Deadline: April 1, 2015
Pastor, Cosmopolitan Community Church (Chicago, IL)
- Organization Description: Cosmopolitan is a historic church established in 1923 under the leadership of the late Dr. John Russell Harvey. The Church has been led by three outstanding spiritual leaders; The late Dr. John Russell Harvey (1923-1932), the late Dr. Mary G. Evans (1932-1966), and Rev. Dr. Henry O. Hardy (1967-2014). The church has historically been involved in the spiritual growth and civic development of the local community. Cosmopolitan has consistently been a pillar in the urban landscape for over 90 years. We have approximately 300 members /200 Active, 60% Seniors.
- Job Requirements: Cosmopolitan Community Church is actively seeking and accepting resumes for the position of Pastor. The Rev. Henry O. Hardy has served our congregation victoriously for 47 years. He became Shepherd at his early age of 30 yrs young and at the blessed life of 77 years old he has retired and became, Pastor Emeritus in 2015.
We seek a servant Pastor with a shepherds heart to serve our congregation with compassion, a generosity of kindness of spirit. One who believes in the Trinity, the full deity and humanity of Christ, being connected to the spiritual lostness of the human race skilled with the authority and inerrancy of Scripture. One who has administrative savvy as well as interpersonal skills when communicating with church laity. A compassion for the sick and elderly, children, one who is able to build up our youth ministry.
- Qualifications: Advance degree, ministerial experience, talent to Preach and understands African American people and their spiritual roots.
- Contact: Patricia Crenshaw
Attn: Pastoral Search Committee
P.O. Box 805771
Chicago, IL 60680
- Application Instructions: Qualified and interested candidates should mail resumes: Cosmopolitan's P.O. Box 805771, Attn: Pastoral Search Committee, Chicago, IL 60680, (application are now being taken and reviewed for trial sermons in April). Out of State applicants, expenses will not be paid unless considered as a finalist. Please do NOT call the Church, you may email or contact Patricia Crenshaw at the contact information above.
Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
- Organization Description: Wellesley College was founded in 1870 by Henry and Pauline Durant, who were passionate about the higher education of women. Wellesley College has developed from a nascent institution into a vibrant academic community built upon a strong liberal arts foundation. “Not to be ministered unto but to minister,” proclaims Wellesley’s motto, capturing in four Latin words the College’s mission: To provide an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. The world’s preeminent college for women, Wellesley is known for intellectual rigor, its belief in the enduring importance of service (and putting that belief into practice), and its cultivation in students of an inclusive, pragmatic approach to leadership. At Wellesley women learn from one another to promote collaboration, create understanding, build community, and support the advancement of social justice and equity on campus and beyond. Wellesley students come from all over the world. Many religions are practiced on campus, many languages spoken, many traditions celebrated.
- Website: www.wellesley.edu/religiouslife
- Job Description: Wellesley College seeks a dynamic leader of its nationally recognized religious and spiritual life program. Over the past two decades Wellesley College has built a national profile in multifaith work through its Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. The new Dean will build on the program’s strong multifaith foundation, enlarge the multifaith mission of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and further broaden and deepen our students’ connection between intellectual life and religious and spiritual learning in their residential campus, community, and beyond. The Dean of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life reports to the Dean of Students, is an active member of the Division of Student Life, and serves on the Dean of Student’s cabinet. The Dean also serves on the Emergency Response Team of the College. The Dean provides strategic leadership, vision and management to Wellesley College’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. Additionally the Dean will:
• Support and coordinate the 25 different student religious groups recognized by the College served by 8 chaplains, part-time religious life advisors, and affiliated campus ministers.
• Lead the Religious Life Team of chaplains, advisors and administrative staff as a collective, as well as supervise and mentor them individually.
• In partnership with the advisors and chaplains provide oversight of the student multifaith leadership program.
• Serve as the head Chaplain to the community, the facilitator of multifaith dialogue and programming, an advocate for the relationship of spiritual life and service, and a leader in growing religious diversity at the College.
Criteria for the Successful Candidate
The College is seeking a professional with desire, energy, and passion for the place of religion and spirituality in modern life. The position requires a leader with strategic vision, outstanding communications skills, excellent supervisory and managerial skills. Additionally, the successful candidate will also:
• Be an able catalyst for enriching the religious and spiritual presence at Wellesley, and a public figure who invites exploring the ways spiritual commitments may serve to advance human wellbeing.
• Be an outstanding educator, committed to women’s education and leadership, in both formal and informal settings.
• Serve as a catalyst and team leader who can serve in a collaborative environment within the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life as well as be an exemplar for the Office to the broader campus community including students, faculty, administration and alumnae.
• Be an approachable, accessible, non-judgmental, calm, and open-minded facilitative leader who empowers and enables chaplains and advisors to respond to diverse student needs, and who models these qualities, along with a spirit of service, for students.
• Have pastoral sensitivity, theological depth, intellectual power, and a demonstrated leadership in a particular religious tradition, as well as a successful record of work in college or university setting.
• Possess a broad understanding of the world’s faith traditions, be knowledgeable about other cultures and religious traditions, and be able to apply that understanding in Wellesley’s diverse environment.
• Be able to reach out and enlist all members and constituency groups of the Wellesley College community and work effectively across the campus and in the broader community.
• Be a talented public speaker, able to articulate and promote the mission, vision and values not only of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life but also of Wellesley.
• Have an interest in and knowledge of social media that will increase the power of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life to engage ever more broadly the diverse constituencies of Wellesley.
• Be committed to social justice and serve as a role model to the entire College community as a leader who promotes understanding that social justice is not only through words, but, more importantly, through relationships and deeds.
• Possess impeccable integrity, creativity and a sense of humor.
• Work effectively with students, one-to-one as well as in homogeneous and heterogeneous groups, offering spiritual, religious component to students’ lives both on and off campus.
• Be the community-oriented spiritual leader, moral compass and heart of Wellesley College who calls all to their better selves.
- Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have experience in programming for students and the larger intellectual and multifaith community, pastoral and theological depth, the ability to form appropriate and caring relationships with a wide variety of students and campus community members, maturity, and exquisite skills in all manner of modern communication. The position requires an accredited M.Div., or equivalent training in religious leadership; ordination when possible, and extensive relevant experience. A terminal degree such as a Ph. D. is desirable. Understanding of the culture of a college/university and the nature of campus ministry is essential.
Wellesley College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. It welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups.
- Contact: David Mersky
- Application Instructions: If you, or someone you know, might be a suitable candidate for this unique position, please forward, in confidence, the person’s name, cover letter stating a philosophy of multifaith chaplaincy, resume, salary requirements and contact information to David A. Mersky via email. Screening of applications will begin immediately, with the goal of an announcement in late spring and assumption of duties during the summer of 2015.
- Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
Senior Minister, First Congregational Church (Akron, OH)
- Organization Description: 181-year-old church in inner city Akron dedicated to serving the community. We have been in our current building, recently restored, for more than 100 years. We have decided, as a congregation, to remain here instead of moving to the suburbs. We have a garden that supplies fresh produce to our 27-year-old Food Cupboard. We sponsor live arts and music events, winter meals for the homeless, and are an important member of the local interfaith council. We have recently gone through a discernment process, and look to move forward, using our history as a progressive congregation to serve the neighborhood, the Akron community and the wider world.
- Website: http://www.akronfcc.org
- Job Requirements: Working with the Moderator and the Governing Board, the senior minister will have supervision of staff, responsibility for preaching and leading worship, pastoral care (direct or supervision), and leading a theologically independent and spiritually diverse congregation.
- Qualifications: At least one if not more advanced degrees. Excellent preaching in both style and content. Ability to work collaboratively, to inspire lay members to active roles in the community and to become an integral part of the immediate neighborhood, the wider community and the interfaith council.
- Contact: Ellsworth Poole
1037 Jefferson Ave.
Akron, OH 44302
- Application Instructions: We have profiles on file with the United Church of Christ and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. One will be emailed to the candidate if needed. Please send resume, links to sermon videos and all pertinent information to our Corresponding Secretary Ellsworth Poole. While we are eager to fill the position, we are willing to wait until either we find the right candidate or the candidate finds us.
Sunday School Substitute, Edgebrook Community Church UCC (Chicago, IL)
- Organization Description: We are an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ located in Edgebrook, the northwest corner of the city of Chicago.
- Website: www.edgebrookucc.org
- Job Requirements: Ability to craft and facilitate interactive, engaging Sunday School classes from the end of April through mid-June to cover the current director's maternity leave. Position reports to the pastor.
- Qualifications: Works independently with minimal supervision. Must be great with kids.
- Contact: Rev. Greg Sabetta
Edgebrook Community Church
6736 N. Loleta Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646
- Application Instructions: Email or phone your interest in this position.
- Application Deadline: March 31, 2015