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Job Postings

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

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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

Rector (FT), St. John's Episcopal Church (Southampton, NY)

Posted 8.21.15

Family Ministries CoordinatorTrinity Episcopal church in Wheaton (Wheaton, IL)

Posted 8.18.15

  • Organization Description: A community dedicated to Loving God, Loving Neighbor and Changing the World. An Episcopal Church in Wheaton, IL
  • Website: www.trinitywheaton.org
  • Job Requirements: -Supervise Family Ministries while working in conjunction with parishioners and the rector to organize and develop a comprehensive Family Ministries program.
    -Develop resources that support families in having an active and intentional faith life in their homes.
    -Oversee the ongoing evaluation of family ministry offerings.
    -Support the ongoing development and maintenance of a culture that encourages widespread congregational involvement in Family Ministries. This includes, but is not limited to, recruiting parishioners to be actively involved in Family Ministries offerings.
    -Train, coordinate, and supervise parishioners involved in Family Ministries offerings.
    -Supervise the selection of curriculum materials and education tools for Family Ministries .
    -Publicize Family Ministries offerings, to the children, parents of children, general congregation, and the community.
    -Develop regular communication with children and parents, as appropriate, through mailings, email and phone calls, personal visits at home and school.
    -Advocate for the interests of children and families in the church.
  • Qualifications: -A life of faith that you are excited to share with children and their families.
    -Ability both to cultivate and work effectively with a network of volunteers.
    -Excellent skills in organizing people and the attention to details necessary to manage the ministry.
    -Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
    -Knowledge of the Bible and various approaches to prayer.
    -Concern and interest for the spiritual life of children.
  • Contact: The Rev. Kevin Caruso
    417 W Wesley St
    Wheaton, IL 60187
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    773.519.0159
  • Application Instructions: The congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church seeks to hire a new part-time Coordinator of Family Ministries. We look forward to the spirit, vision and leadership that a new Coordinator will bring – one who will partner with us in providing exceptional family ministries for the future. Our ministries to children and youth are currently being supported by our Children’s Christian Formation Commission and numerous other volunteers. The candidate will join a congregation that called a new Rector in November and has committed itself to revitalizing ministries to and with households that have children and youth. For qualified candidates, the hours and scope of the position can be adjusted to fit the candidates particular skills and availability.
    Please contact the Rev. Kevin Caruso for more information: 630-665-1101, or by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2015

Director of Youth Ministries, Union Church of Hinsdale (Hinsdale, IL)

Posted 8.18.15

  • Organization Description: Union Church of Hinsdale is an open and progressive United Church of Christ congregation located in Hinsdale, IL, and are committed to intentional Christian faith development with openness to the contemporary world.
  • Website: hinsdale.church
  • Job Requirements: The Director of Youth Ministries will lead all aspects of our congregation’s ministry with youth (roughly ages 12-18). The priorities of the work will be:
    • to help all youth grow as disciples of Jesus Christ;
    • to fully integrate youth into the overall life of the congregation;
    • to invite and welcome non-member youth and their families into the youth program and the life of the congregation, leading to growth of the youth program and congregation;
    • to sustain the priority of service to others as an essential part of Christian faith and spiritual growth, maintaining and enhancing the “work tour” program and other forms of service.

    Our Director of Youth Ministries will be a key contributor to our overall ministry, working closely with other staff and committed lay leadership to help our youth grow and mature in Christian faith. We need our Director of Youth Ministries to be intentional about the faith development of our youth, while recognizing that mature faith is often “caught” more than “taught.” Our Director of Youth Ministries needs to share a vision of faith that includes both personal commitment to the way of Jesus and open, thoughtful engagement with the beliefs and everyday realities of contemporary youth. We seek someone who is relational and engaging, is able to handle the organizational demands of youth ministry, is able to communicate well with parents and the congregation, and will work collaboratively with church members in building a thriving youth program.
  • Qualifications: A Bachelor of Arts degree (or equivalent) is expected, with a minimum of two years of professional experience leading a congregational youth ministry program, or working with youth in a Christian ministry position (e.g. outdoor/camp ministries). Formal theological training is highly desired, although we will consider candidates with mature Christian faith and the ability and willingness to engage in formal theological training in the future.
  • Contact: The Rev. J. Michael Solberg
    137 S. Garfield Ave.
    Hinsdale, IL 60521
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  • Application Instructions: Respond by email only please.
  • Application Deadline: October 31, 2015

Senior Minister, Arbor Grove Congregational Church (Jackson, MI)

Posted 8.18.15

  • Organization Description: Arbor Grove Congregational Church is made up of individuals from all walks of life, covenanting together on the basis of Purpose rather than on any particular Creed. This Purpose is to nurture and support one another so as to serve all Creation, as exemplified in the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. We are continuing seekers after justice, kindness, and humility, believing that new light and truth are constantly breaking forth from God’s Creation. We affirm that God guides each local Church to best control its own affairs. We call our own ministers, regulate our own finances, plan our own programs and determine our own policies. Since Arbor Grove was founded in 1950, there have been three ministers. Our Church is proud of its fiscal responsibility and its missionary outreach.
  • Website: www.arborgrovechurch.org
  • Job Requirements: Polity:
    The pastor speaks to, and never for, the congregation; All points of view are respected, including views in opposition of others; Bible teachings are not a literal interpretation. ; The pastor questions and explores God, Jesus, and the Bible, challenging the congregation to explore for themselves.

    Church Needs and Priorities
    Strong leadership and advisory role in youth programming; Pastoral care with hospitals, nursing homes, etc.; Member recruitment.; The congregation is traditional and liturgical, but may consider changes and updates to weekly service.; Professional participation in National Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

    Administrative/Supervisory Duties:
    Willingness to use technology within the office environment
  • Qualifications: Historical knowledge of the Bible, scriptures, and other relevant religions; Ecumenical perspective on the traditions and institutions of religion; Professional relationships with local/regional non-Christian groups; Preferred Masters of Divinity from an accredited seminary (ATS).
  • Contact: Jerry Turner
    Pulpit Search Committee
    2621 McCain Rd.
    Jackson, MI 49203
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  • Application Instructions: For more information regarding this position candidates are asked to go to www.naccc.org to review the Church Information Form and complete the Minister's Information Form or contact Marie Steele at 800-262-1620 ext. 1614 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christian Education Director, Yorkville Congregational UCC (Yorkville, IL)

Posted 8.4.15

  • Website: http://www.yorkvilleucc.org/
  • Job Description: The role of the Christian Education Director is to develop and execute a unified and strategic educational program for Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ. The Director must demonstrate support for, and commitment to, the vision, mission and values of Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ.
  • Qualifications: The Director should possess a baccalaureate degree, preferably in education or a closely related field, and shall have experience teaching or directing educational activities in a Christian setting. Appropriate experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree. Advanced study and training in Christian Education is desirable and strongly encouraged.
  • Contact: Roger Brooks
    409 Center Parkway
    Yorkville, IL 60560
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    630.553.7308
  • Application Instructions: Please email resume with dates of employment and compensation history. No telephone calls please.

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.

 


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