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CTS Staff Positions

Director of the Lapp Learning Commons (Library Director)

Posted 05.25.2016

Description: The Director of the Lapp Learning Commons provides oversight and direction for all aspects of the Seminary’s library. Primary responsibilities include strategic planning for and ongoing assessment of the library; serving as main reference librarian, providing information literacy instruction and research support for students (both in-person and online) and faculty (full-time and part-time); analyzing, building, and maintaining the Learning Commons collection of both print and electronic resources; managing and monitoring the Seminary’s library budgets; training and supervising student employees; and serving on the Seminary’s Academic Council and Curriculum and Assessment Committee. A more detailed job description can be obtained from Dr. Emily Vogt, Assistant Dean for Academic Administration, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-896-2422.
A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school, and a Master’s degree in religion, theology, or a closely related field, are required. Other qualifications include thorough knowledge of current library trends, standards, and services in higher education; demonstrable strengths in media/technology literacy and in providing access to electronic resources for students and faculty; supervisory and administrative experience in an academic setting; strong public speaking and communication skills; and an ability to engage multiple concurrent tasks. More information can be found HERE
Application Instructions: Send application letter and resume or C.V. to: Dr. Emily Vogt, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


External Jobs

Chaplain - part time, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, now part of Northwestern Medicine (Wheaton, IL)


Posted 05.19.2016

Organization Description: Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, now part of Northwestern Medicine, is a 120-bed hospital in Wheaton, Illinois, that is dedicated to the delivery of rehabilitative medicine with a focus on Brain Injury, Neuromuscular, Orthopedic, Pediatrics, Spinal Cord, and Stroke. Founded in 1972 by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, the hospital is part of Marianjoy, Inc., a network of care that provides inpatient, comprehensive outpatient and subacute rehabilitation services. Throughout northern Illinois, our legacy of caring has helped us return patients to productive lives. 
Job Requirements: 
Part-time 12 hours per week; schedule to be discussed at time of interview. 

Chaplains facilitate spiritual well-being by assisting patients, families, staff and the wider community to cope and identify sources of meaning and hope in their experience of life transitions, inclusive of suffering, loss and grief, by drawing upon their values and beliefs in the context of their life story. Chaplains do this by providing individual, family and staff visitation; spiritual guidance and direction; advocacy for patient well-being; prayer, worship services, rituals, and sacraments; through the facilitation of support groups and family meetings/care conferences; by serving as a liaison to community clergy and resources; facilitates clinical ethical decisions; and actively participating as an integral member of the clinical care team. Experience, skills and interest in Complementary Modalities, ie. Meditation, Therapeutic touch, Aromatherapy, etc.

  • Education: Master's Degree in Theology, Pastoral Studies, Religion, Divinity, required.
  • Experience: 3 years of ministry experience with 1 year being in a healthcare setting required. Pediatric experience preferred. 
  • Certification/Licensure Required for the Job
  • NACC, APC, or NAJC Board Certification or eligibility required. 
  • Ecclesial Endorsement
  • Valid Illinois Drivers License
  • Proof of Automative Insurance
  • Clinical Pastoral Education ( 4 Units)
  • Knowledge:
    • Self-reflective, well-grounded in a relationship with God, self/others.
    • Spiritual and emotional maturity reflected in self-awareness and ability to use strengths and limitations effectively in ministry.
    • Ability to relate to others and to build and utilize peer relationships for the purpose of support, confrontation and clarification.

Contact Name: Lori Kramer
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Application Instructions: 
Monday, June 13, 2016
Application Deadline: Interested candidates should apply on line at


Pastor, Congregational United Church of Christ (Ainsworth, NE) 

Posted 04.29.2016

Organization Description: We are a small very friendly congregation in a rural community of a population of 1700 in North Central Nebraska near the South Dakota border. We have a large modern church and Fellowship Hall. The Sunday School rooms are in the basement. The church is the Hub of the Community as it is utilized by many community organizations. The church consists of people, 50's on up. Need to get younger people and children recruited.
Job Description: 
Pastor for pulpit supply on Sundays. Pastor for special services as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Christmas Eve services, etc. Serve Communion once a month. Assist in getting weekly bulletins done (at present HS girl does this) and quarterly meeting booklets. Visit elderly shut-ins, nursing home, hospital and assisted living individuals.
Resume listing education and religious education. Experience. What positions have been held in working with people or interacting with them. Has the person interned for a position? Willing to live in rural area.
Contact Name: 
Carol Woods 
Contact Email: 
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Application Instructions: 
See above - resume and our requirements. List any other pertinent information about yourself that wish to give us.
Info about our community - very busy community with many activities. Has 2 grocery stores, ShopKo with pharmacy and Dollar General, Hospital, Pizza Hut and 2 other cafes. Several gas stations with convenience store, number of businesses. Modern elementary, middle school and high school. Agricultural community.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Minister of Youth, Adult, and Servanthood Programs, First Presbyterian Church (Iowa City, IA)

Posted 04.26.2016

Organization Description: First Presbyterian Church is a progressive community led by a team committed to seek first the realm of God.
Job Description: The position does not require ordination. First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City, Iowa is currently seeking applications for a full-time Minister of Youth, Adult and Servanthood Programs. This staff position is responsible for creating an effective system of youth, adult, and intergenerational formation that builds fellowship in the congregation and leads to service in the world. This person will work collaboratively with other staff persons and lay leaders to

  • create weekly faith formation experiences attractive to youth and adults,
  • train and lead volunteers in direct ministry with youth and adults, and
  • provide programs and service opportunities for youth and adults that teach faith-sharing, both in words and in deeds of justice and mercy.

This position contributes to the organization of and shares leadership for congregational mission trips, regional ecumenical and interfaith justice ministries, and joint programs and volunteer mission opportunities in partnership with local congregations and social service agencies. The ideal candidate is a Christian with a church background holding a Bachelor's or Master's degree in an education-related field. Bachelor level courses in social work, nursing, or related caring fields are also desirable. The applicant should also have experience in youth work as well as mission or justice work. Theological knowledge is preferred, and some experience in supervising staff or volunteers is desirable. A team orientation and a "can do," humble, servant heart are also required.

Compensation and other benefits for the position are commensurate with experience and training. The position reports to the Pastor as Head of Staff. Minimum total salary $38,000 plus benefits
Contact Name: 
Dr. Samuel Massey
Contact Email: 
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Application Instructions: 
Please submit resume and cover letter to contact email.

Spiritual Life Coordinator/Chaplain, Clare Oaks

Posted 03.30.2016

Organization Description: Clare Oaks is a 5 star rated, CCAC-CARF Accredited Life Plan Community in Bartlett, Illinois that is home to people from many walks of life, including some members of the congregation of The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis, the original founders of Clare Oaks. It’s a friendly place, set in nature’s lush, wooded beauty, where people come to thrive and enjoy life. It is a place where people’s lives are easier, happier and healthier. And yes, even more fun!

Clare Oaks is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a thoughtful, committed Board of Directors. At Clare Oaks, you will experience the passion of caring about other people and the world we live in.

Together, the people, the place and our passion for caring are at the heart of what we know makes Clare Oaks a very special place. At Clare Oaks, we are open to all faiths and denominations.
Job Description: 
Clare Oaks, a 5 star rated, CCAC-CARF Accredited Life Plan Community, located in Bartlett, Illinois, is seeking a full-time Spiritual Life Coordinator/Chaplain to join our community. This position is responsible for incorporating pastoral care into the Clare Oaks community and facilitating spiritual care for those served by Clare Oaks to include residents, families, and staff. 


  • Participates in interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration, ensures residents’ spiritual/religious needs are addressed
  • Offers or facilitates rituals, prayer, and sacraments; may lead group activities including worship, Bible study, storytelling, and/or music programs
  • Facilitates various support groups to meet the changing needs of residents;
  • Collaborates with community volunteers to support meeting spiritual needs, with a special emphasis on Eucharistic Ministers;
  • Contributes in ethics and educates and consults with staff and community; participates in organizational committees, as appropriate;
  • Builds relationships with local faith communities and their leaders on behalf of the organization.



  • Master’s Degree in Theological Studies or related field
  • Ordainment, commission, or equivalent recognition by an appropriate religious authority 
  • One (1) year of full-time chaplaincy experience


  • Demonstrated competency in areas of chaplaincy care, as outlined by the Common Standards for Professional Chaplaincy
  • Affirm and practice chaplaincy according to the Common Code of Ethics
  • Primary schedule is weekdays, but will need to be flexible and occasionally support needs evenings, weekends, and holidays


  • Completion of four units (1,600 hours) of clinical pastoral education (CPE) as accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), or the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC/ACSS)

Contact Name: Shannon Mohar
Contact Email: 
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Application Instructions: 
Please submit a resume and complete our application at

Children's Ministry Director, CityPoint Community Church (Chicago, IL)

Posted 03.15.2016

Job Description: CityPoint Community Church seeks a Children's Ministry Director that will provide a truth-based, relational, adventurous, and innovative environment for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. 

As a part of this position, truths of God’s Word are taught so children will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and grow in their commitment to Him. Through exciting activities, events, and engaging teaching students learn that all of the world was created by God and for God. 

This position would be 8-10 hours weekly with a $600 monthly stipend.

If interested, please paste your resume into the body of an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell us why you'd be a good fit for this position. 

Check us out online at
Contact Name: Hayley Pandolph

Director Civil and Human Rights, General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church (Washington DC)

Posted 03.15.2016

Organization Description: The General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church is the presence of the church on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. GBCS is tasked with implementing the Social Principles, which contain stances taken on social and political issues by The United Methodist Church. The General Board of Church and Society project plans and programs that challenge the members of The United Methodist Church to work through their own local churches, ecumenical channels, and society toward personal, social and civic righteousness. GBCS is charged to inform, motivate, train, organize, and build networks for action toward social justice throughout society, particularly on the specific issues prioritized by the board. 
Job Description: The Director of Civil and Human Rights will administer the civil and racial justice programs of the General Board of Church and Society including the priority issues of immigration and restorative justice. The Director will engage in analysis, communications, and advocacy on issues, engage policy-makers and maintain relationships with ecumenical and coalition offices. In collaboration with organizing staff, the Director will oversee engagement with networks of United
Methodists working in the Annual Conference and local church contexts. The position reports to the Assistant General Secretary for Advocacy and Organizing. Essential job functions include: 

  • Administer board programs on civil and human rights by promoting racial and ethnic justice for all people.
  • Maintain the function and work-flow of the board’s emphasis on immigration and restorative justice.
  • Relate to congressional offices and government agencies on racial and criminal justice issues by advocating for systems that reflect the vision of justice set forth in United Methodist social teachings.
  • Analyze legislative and general policy issues and trends in the context of the United Methodist General Conference and General Board of Church and Society positions that promote better human relations among God’s people.
  • Monitor legislative efforts including immigration, mass incarceration, abolition of the death penalty, gun violence, religious liberty, voting rights and discrimination. In collaboration with other staff, initiate and develop responses to issues of global migration and religious persecution.
  • Develop educational and engagement materials that promote equal justice for all.
  • Represent the board in ecumenical and coalitional relationships as assigned.
  • Collaborate with ecumenical, interfaith and United Methodist inter-agency staff to support advocacy on civil and human rights issues.
  • Work with communications staff to ensure constituencies are informed of current issues and opportunities for engagement.
  • Staff the meetings of the board and resource board members to engage civil and human rights concerns in their ministry contexts.
  • Cooperate and work with staff colleagues in a team approach to ministry, which is premised on mutual trust and shared decision-making.
  • Perform other relevant duties assigned by the Assistant General Secretary related to the ministry. 

Job Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree required, post graduate studies desirable
  • Excellent communications skills and cross-cultural competencies to articulate program issues and actions.
  • Knowledge of issues including civil and human rights, criminal justice, immigration, restorative justice, hate crimes, gun violence and other social issues of the ministry.
  • Talent to research, write and articulate the positions of the church on equity, racism and justice issues.
  • Ability to develop evaluative reports in a timely manner
  • Understanding of the United Methodist structures and positions and the ability to interpret those positions to the constituency.
  • At least 3 years experience in advocacy and organizing on human rights, criminal justice and/or race relations.
  • Ability to interpret legislation on civil and human rights in view of the social teachings of the church.
  • Knowledge of policy and governance at the local, state, national and international levels.
  • Ability to work as a member of a staff team in the United Methodist Building.
  • Ability to work under time constraints
  • Willingness to relocate and work in Washington, D.C.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of time to carry out work of the ministry.
  • Willingness to perform other duties assigned. 

Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Application Instructions: To apply applicants must submit a letter indicating how your experience, training, gifts and skills equip you for this work. Include a resume with salary history and three persons familiar with your work. Incomplete applicant information will not be considered.

The position is open until filled. 


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