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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.
VP of Development, One Mission Society (Greenwood, IN)
- Organization Description: One Mission Society unites in partnership with more than 180 organizations and denominations for one purpose: to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread throughout the world, with the greatest number of disciples made, and to see God glorified in all that we say and do — to help fulfill the Great Commission. This has been, is and always will be our One Mission.
- Website: onemissionsociety.org
- Job Requirements: • Partner with the OMS President and his Executive Team to develop the organization’s plans and priorities and to implement them. This includes setting clear Development vision and implementing plans that ensure the ministry objectives of OMS can be funded.
• Lead by example, as OMS’s chief fundraiser and friend-raiser. The VPD will have his/her own assigned donor relationships and prospective donor partnerships, with responsibility for cultivating, engaging, and soliciting them. He/she will provide 15% of personal support, identifying with the personal support culture of OMS.
• Actively assist the President to maximize his impact with OMS donors. Set-up the President’s efforts to cultivate and solicit gifts with donors, briefing him thoroughly in advance. Join the President on key major donor calls.
• Participate in OMS board meetings when requested by the President.
• Assume primary responsibility for Development interface with OMS “marketing,” helping to strengthen donor communications about the OMS message and opportunities to advance the OMS mission.
• Build strong partnerships with the OMS International Ministries Department, including relationships with other OMS entities around the world, OMS regional leaders and OMS indigenous partnerships. This includes travel with OMS regional leaders and OMS entity leaders, and interested current or prospective major investors.
• Develop and supervise the Development team toward steady capability to strengthen donor relationships, expand donor relationships and raise financial resources for the ministry. Utilize outcomes-based goal setting processes for each Development team member in establishing team and individual goals for each year.
• Foster team expertise and maintain awareness of trends in the various areas of resource development and giving, in order to assist the President and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities. The VPD should actively cultivate a network of other advancement senior executives, helping him or her to keep abreast of industry best practices and also positioning and raising the OMS profile in the field.
• Lead the Development department’s budget process, based upon priorities established in consultation with the CEO and the Executive Team. Track actual vs. projected expense and revenue on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis, and adjust Development efforts accordingly.
• Fulfill other tasks or duties as needed and requested by the President.
- Qualifications: • Experience, Competencies, and Education
The desired candidate must exhibit:
o Clearly articulated theology of distinctively Christian resource development;
o Proven leadership with resource development experience and results in the nonprofit industry;
o Demonstrated success in a resource development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources);
o Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time;
o Proven ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships;
o Strategic vision with analytical ability and strong operational focus;
o Strong organizational skills;
o Demonstrated relational maturity—a self-directed individual who is culturally savvy, experienced in and excited about building a team culture, coaching, training and mentoring;
o Flexibility and adaptability—a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives;
o Ability and willingness to travel extensively, including some global travel;
o Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
• Communication Skills
o Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents;
o Ability to respond promptly and effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints;
o Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to the board and outsiders;
o Ability to write persuasively and concisely;
o Capacity to communicate trust and respect to colleagues and partners with a wide range of backgrounds, education, and understanding of the OMS mission.
• Training, Development and Team Building
o Proven ability to build a cohesive, high-performance team;
o Proven ability to work across functions in productive relationships.
- Contact: Paul Cox
941 Fry Rd
Greenwood, IN 46142
- Application Instructions: Contact Paul Cox to further discuss the position.
- Application Deadline: July 31, 2015
Congregational & Community Relations Coordinator, The Night Ministry (Chicago, IL)
- Organization Description: The Night Ministry compassionately provides housing, health care, and human connection adults and youth grappling with homelessness, poverty and loneliness. We accept individuals as they are and offer support as they seek to improve their lives. We invite others to join this hope-filled work.
- Website: www.thenightministry.org
- Job Requirements: Position Summary: Promotes the mission of The Night Ministry through education and engagement of faith-based groups and community organizations.
• Build, maintain and deepen congregational, denominational, and community relationships in Chicago and the metropolitan region.
• Education and engagement:
- Represent The Night Ministry at congregations, clergy associations, denominational meetings, faith-based advocacy groups, mission fairs, and other events as assigned
- Conduct educational immersion experiences
- Recruit volunteer groups to prepare & serve meals at outreach sites and in shelters
- Meet periodically with program staff to assess the need for congregational volunteers and to evaluate usage and satisfaction; develop strategies for resolving problem issues as needed
• Tracking and recognition:
- Maintain up-to-date database of significant contacts & projects. Develop and execute a regular recognition plan for participating service groups
• Maintain familiarity with agency’s mission and target populations and communities served using current literature and available resources
• Attend staff, agency, and inter-agency meetings, trainings and seminars as assigned; participate in the agency’s public relations and fund raising activities as required
• Must demonstrate professional and interpersonal skills and commitment consistent with the mission of The Night Ministry.
• Must be able to build strong, collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders of The Night Ministry, especially faith-based stakeholders
• Must be effective using theology to speak publicly about The Night Ministry’s mission and work
- Qualifications: Essentials skills and experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in religion, human services, communications, education or related field, from an accredited university or college
• Able to interact comfortably, confidently, and non-judgmentally with diverse populations, cultural and faith traditions
• Two years’ experience in related position
• Outstanding interpersonal, writing and oral skills
• Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, nights, and the days leading up-to Christmas Eve (may include up to two Fridays and three Sundays every month)
• Extremely detail-oriented, creative team player and self-starter who can multi-task
• Thorough knowledge and fluency in Microsoft Office, social media, and Internet
• Frequent local travel; valid driver’s license, current insurance, access to reliable vehicle required
Nonessential skills and experience:
• Graduate degree in Theology or Divinity strongly desired
• Familiarity with Chicago-area faith-based community
- Contact: Rev. Barbara Bolsen
- Application Instructions: Please use this link to apply via The Night Ministry's online portal. Applicants should fill out the form and upload a resume and cover letter. Only applications filed in this way will be considered.
Please don't wait until the application deadline to apply!
- Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
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
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