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CTS Staff Positions

Project Manager-InterReligious Institute

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Chicago Theological Seminary seeks a Project Director for the new InterReligious Institute (IRI). The position is full-time with benefits. IRI advances interreligious studies and engagement by focusing on three vital intersections: 1) the worlds of activism and the academy, 2) religious studies and other fields or professions 3) diverse aspects of identity, e.g., race, class, gender, sexuality, politics, religion. The Director will be appointed for a three-year term with an option for renewal should CTS have the will and resources to continue the work. A PDF version of this job description is available HERE

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS: The Project Director will report to the President and will initially be responsible for incubating and implementing the start-up phase of IRI, including: 

  • Work with faculty and senior administration to fill out the vision for IRI, mapping implementation plans for Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3 with specific benchmarks in relation to funds available 
  • Draft directions for research, curriculum and external program development 
  • Ensure timely reporting to external funders 
  • Work with the Development team to raise funds to secure the future of IRI 
  • Facilitate additional hiring 
  • Build relationships and partnerships locally, nationally, and globally 
  • Develop and facilitate an internal Steering Committee and Global Advisory Committee, working with senior administration and faculty 
  • Supervise the budget in coordination with the CTS Vice President of Finance and Administration - Work closely with Executive Director once this person is on board 

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates will need to demonstrate: 

  • Proactive and positive experience with interreligious engagement 
  • At least three years of administrative experience 
  • Experience with strategic planning 
  • Expertise with linking academic work with the general public. 
  • Experience in countering multiple forms of privilege (white, Christian, male, cisgender, able-bodied, economic, etc.) 
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and mindset 
  • Excellence in interpersonal, organizational, communication (written and oral) and presentation skills 
  • Ability to adjust to dynamically changing priorities and fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects and resources with competing priorities and timelines, innovate and learn new tools and processes. 
  • Comfort with new technologies and proficiency with standard office software. 

An Executive Summary of the InterReligious Institute is available upon request by prospective applicants. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications, including a full resume and three names with contact information for references should be sent to: 

Kim Johnson 
Office of the President 
Chicago Theological Seminary 
1407 E. 60th St. 
Chicago, IL 60637 

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The position will remain open until it is filled. 

ABOUT CHICAGO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Based on Chicago’s Southside, CTS is committed to creating leaders for the next generation of religious leadership…whatever that may be. A leader in social justice, CTS is committed to interreligious engagement, and LGBTQ, gender, racial and environmental justice. CTS is a seminary affiliated with the United Church of Christ and an academic home to students from over 40 faith traditions. Since its inception in 1855, CTS has pushed the boundaries of the church in order to make faith more relevant and transform society toward God’s greater justice and mercy.


External Jobs

Faith Formation Director, Mayflower, United Church of Christ, Minneapolis, MN

Posted 1.12.17

Organization Description: We are a progressive congregation of 700 including 200 children located in Southwest Minneapolis. The mission of Mayflower Church is to inspire each individual’s spiritual journey and transform each individual into a catalyst for justice through communion with God, education and action.

Web Site: http://www.mayflowermpls.org/2017/01/11/mayflower-seeks-director-of-faith-formation/

Job Requirements: The Director of Faith Formation at Mayflower will work with an advisory group to create:

• programs for children, youth and adults that encompasses the essential elements of faith formation—education for all ages in the stories of our tradition;

• intergenerational, multisensory worship;

• resources for spiritual practices and faith conversations in the home;

• caring conversations and friendships in community; and,

• opportunities to serve and do the work of justice in the world.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher

• Experience as an educator of pre-k – 12

• Theological education

• Demonstrated ability to connect with all age groups

• Significant program and volunteer management experience

• Understanding of, and passion for, the principles of Christian faith formation.

Contact Name: Ms Kari Hansen

Contact Address: 6810 W. 26th St St. Louis Park, MN 55426 United States

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Contact Phone Number: (612) 226-9399

Application Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017

Application Instructions: Please send application materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Eden United Church of Christ

Posted 1.10.2017

Organization Description: Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 West Gunnison, Chicago, is a small 102-year old congregation committed to revitalization in Jefferson Park. We are committed to a revitalization plan which prioritizes relationships at every level -- intergenerational relationships among members, intentional deepening of connection with those sharing our building, educational outreach in our space in support of healthy families and organizations, and emerging partnerships in our neighborhood.

Web Site: http://www.edenuccchicago.org

Job Requirements: The Communications and Outreach Coordinator is a temporary grant-funded position, February - July 2017, potentially renewable for a second six months. This is an independent contractor position for 10 hours/week; compensation is $12-15/hour depending upon experience. The Coordinator will focus on four areas of constituency development which require strong communication skills: a) Social media engagement and strategy development b) Create website resources for intergenerational/family-related programming c) Develop and implement strategies to build relationships with current tenants d) Assist in event planning and logistics for grant-funded activities (intergenerational events and educational outreach for families and organizations)

Qualifications: Core Competencies: -- Strong written and verbal communication skills -- Web design experience and/or experience working with designer -- Capacity to implement a vision already partially cast -- Willingness to share feedback, balanced with flexibility -- Genuine commitment to local church ministries, regardless of personal affiliation

Minimum Qualifications: -- A track record in successful marketing/distribution -- At least three years experience in a related field -- Competence in Word, Excel, Social Media, WordPress

Contact Name: Rev. Jacki Belile

Contact Address: 5051 West Gunnison Street Chicago, IL 60630 United States

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Contact Phone Number: (773) 655-4357

Application Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017

Application Instructions: Apply by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submit resume, cover letter and two references by January 20, 2017.

 

Senior Pastor, Jacob's Well Community Church

Posted 1.10.2017

Organization Description: Church located in Normal, IL near two major universities - Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University.

Web Site: http://thejake.cc

Job Requirements: Preaching minister position - experience preferred but not a must.

Qualifications: Will consider any applicant with appropriate education or experience in ministry. You must fill out one of our application forms found at our web site.

Contact Name: Mr Bob Vercruysse

Contact Address: 304 Jersey Av Normal, IL 61761 United States

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Contact Phone Number: (309) 212-1098

Application Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017

Application Instructions: find an application to fill out and return at: thejake.cc/pastor-job-application/ You may also send us a resume.

 

Youthworks

Posted 1.10.2017

Position: Title: Site Director

Organization Description: YouthWorks is a multi-denominational, nonprofit organization that exists to connect teenagers to God, each other and communities through life-changing, Christ-centered mission trips. As 30,000 people take part in service this summer at over 70 communities, we need over 300 college and post-college-age staff to be on the front lines leading this ministry. In the midst of leading around 65 students and adult leaders on a mission trip each week, our staff teams cultivate relationships, develop their leadership skills and deepen their faith. And they get paid to do it! Web Site http://www.youthworks.com/summer-staff

Job Requirements: YouthWorks offers several types of summer staff positions/internships. Although each team member shares many of the same job responsibilities, unique areas of leadership define each position. All summer staff receive their community information and are trained at the beginning of the summer. For example, YouthWorks does not expect all Work Projects Coordinators to know how to teach every aspect of home painting prior to being hired. The main thing we ask is that you would be willing to learn. Staff work together to create a spiritually focused and servant-centered mission site. All staff participate in evening programming in a leadership capacity and interact with youth at every opportunity. Other responsibilities include building relationships with community members, coordinating one meal a day and having a weekly check-in time with your supervisor. Staff must be flexible, teachable and willing to grow in all areas.

Site Director: Facilitate ministry experiences while you experience authentic leadership. Mentor and supervise 3-4 Site Coordinators. Assist with daily service and ministry projects. Manage finances with integrity and maintain the overall spiritual focus of the mission site. Provide leadership for adult leaders and help them process their mission week as they experience it alongside their youth. Develop lifelong friendships with community members and be changed by their love.

Compensation: $4,250 + food/gas/housing

Dates of Employment: The dates for full-summer employment are May 22-August 9, 2017. Site Directors also have a required weekend training in Minneapolis in late spring.

Qualifications:

• College graduate or of post-college age

• Actively pursuing a relationship with Christ

• Desire to serve the Church

• Able to relate to youth

• Model servant leadership

• Have a teachable spirit

• Previous leadership experience

• Ability to lead a team

• Management experience/ability

• Previous YW summer staff experience is helpful but not required

Contact Name: Ms. Lauren Domski

Contact Address: 5320 W. 23rd St. Suite 130 Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States

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Contact Phone Number: 1-877-249-9904

Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Application Instructions: For more information or to apply please visit our website https://www.youthworks.com/summer-staff/

China Internship Program 2016

Posted 12.19.2016 

Organization: CRCC Asia

Web Site: http://www.crccasia.com/apply/

CRCC Asia is seeking ambitious, talented and hardworking students and graduates for its 2016 China Internship Programs. Chinese language skills are not necessary, fluent English is the only language requirement.

Our program has been featured in numerous high profile media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek and the BBC. Click here to read more: http://bit.ly/28Lc05e

This is an incredible opportunity to gain excellent professional experience and transferable skills in one of the worlds most important and fastest-growing economies. You will be working in a company in Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenzhen where you will be required to work independently and in international teams. Our internships last 1, 2, or 3 months.

There are many sectors available including (but not limited to) Business Development, Finance, Marketing, Advertising, Legal, PR, Pharmaceutical, NGOs, Sustainable Energy and Engineering.

Typical tasks include: conducting research, writing reports, giving presentations, working in teams on strategy, accompanying colleagues on client meetings and business administration.

Our international internship in China is highly regarded by employers and is certain to make a positive impact on your resume. Many of our previous interns are now working in top international firms.

CRCC Asia offers other programs including: Intensive Mandarin courses, Business & Finance Course, and a China travel program, all of which can be done in conjunction with or in lieu of our Internship Program.

We have internship programs running throughout 2016. More information can be found on our website, www.crccasia.com

All CRCC Asia China Internship Programs provide a full package of support, activities and networks from the moment you join the program until well after your return from China. Due to Republic of China visa regulations internships are unpaid. International internship experience in China can only be possible through an unpaid internship, however we ensure that every aspect of your trip to China from your internship to our regular social and cultural activities is managed in a friendly and professional manner.

Our Comprehensive Global Internship China Program Includes:

  • Guaranteed internship in a sector of your choice
  • Visa processing for China
  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation for duration of internship
  • Welcome banquet
  • Welcome pack
  • SIM card and city guide
  • Induction course and cultural training
  • Weekly Beginner Mandarin lessons
  • Social and networking events
  • English speaking supervisor
  • Full support and guidance from our Beijing, Shanghai, or Shenzhen office

Qualifications:

All applicants for CRCC’s China Internship must have completed or be currently enrolled in a degree program. We are also looking for you to exhibit a strong academic record, and an interest in foreign travel and culture. Fluent English is essential; if you speak some Chinese and would like to practice your language skills we can find you a company where this is possible.

For examples of previous internships based on your sector please visit our website : http://bit.ly/28NgLsr

Contact Name: Ms Thao Le

Contact Address:

12 Geary Street Suite 306

San Francisco, CA 94108

United States

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Contact Phone Number: (415) 243-0968

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Application Instructions: To apply, fill out our online application and submit your resume at: http://bit.ly/28K2OvO