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CTS Staff Positions

Digital Marketing & Communications Coordinator (Chicago, IL) 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) seeks to hire a Digital Marketing & Communications Coordinator. This position will report to  Director of Marketing. If you love creating and coordinating the distribution of digital, social and print publications, this could be your opportunity to make an impact for this well-respected institution. You will support institutional marketing by writing engaging content on behalf of the seminary, along with editing and proofing and distribution of department and organization materials. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, driven and open to learning new skills. Candidates with a passion for social justice, higher education, and/or theology are highly encouraged to apply. A PDF version of the job description is available HERE


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

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS: The  Digital Marketing & Communications 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, supporting CTS as a national thought-leader, highlighting faculty experts, building institutional partnerships, cultivating new, and sustaining existing, donor and alumni relationships etc.

  • Coordinate the seminary’s monthly e-newsletter; locate and create content, identify photos and layout newsletter using MyEmma online design program to engage CTS donors, influencers, and prospective and current students.
  • Coordinate CTS social media accounts in accordance to set standards and procedures.
  • Work with student workers to maintain CTS social media presence through post research, scheduling, photography, and content creation for CTS Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and CTS web initiatives.
  • Compile, edit, and send internal communications efforts (email campaigns, fliers, video screens, etc.)
  • Work with staff and faculty to update and promote CTS program information and events.
  • Make updates and additions to the CTS website using Joomla and/or Wordpress platforms. (Training available.)
  • Compile monthly metric Marketing reports for Advancement Dashboard and other reports.
  • Maintain and update the Seminary's photographic and video database.
  • Assist with marketing project coordination; includes working with student workers and other departments to complete tasks, track progress, update status, meet deadlines and report on project results.
  • Create and send media alerts and press releases and post them to the CTS website and social media.
  • Assist in planning for, and provide support at, major campus events including Spring Conference, Commencement, and major lectures.
  • Assist in working with graphic design professionals to create print and electronic projects, such as invitations, brochures, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience, excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently and in a team setting, ability to effectively work in a highly collaborative team environment, general understanding of marketing and development strategies and practices, driven to provide excellent customer service, strong communication skills and strong computer skills specifically in Adobe Creative Suite, and a strong understanding of social media and e-communications.


  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or related field.
  • 1-2 years of demonstrated knowledge and experience in marketing communication and/or related volunteer or internship experiences required.
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills required, including the ability to write to different audiences and for different platforms.
  • Basic photography skills required.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Familiarity with key social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).
  • Familiarity with Joomla, Wordpress and/or other CMS platforms and basic web analytics is desired.
  • Previous experience in higher education or similar type of nonprofit organization is a plus.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include "Digital Marketing & Communications Coordinator" in the subject of your email. 

External Jobs

Church Musician, Gilead Church of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Posted 11.28.2016

Organization Description: A progressive church plant in Rogers Park. We create beautiful worship together, grow and share great food, and tell true stories that save lives.
Job Requirements: 
Collaborate with the ministry team to plan and lead eclectic and inspiring worship music.
Must be proficient in keyboard and/or guitar and skilled at leading non-musicians in singing/playing. Needs to be available for Sunday evening worship service. Person of color preferred. LGBTQ+ candidates and those of any or no faith encouraged to apply.
Contact Name: Vince Amlin
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Application Instructions: Send inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Application Deadline: Thursday, December 22, 2016 

Chaplain Resident & Instructor of Religious Studies, Westminster College (Fulton, MO)

Posted 11.28.2016

Organization Description: Founded in 1851, Westminster College is a private, selective, coeducational, residential, undergraduate college in Fulton, Missouri. Our curriculum focuses on preparing students to succeed within their chosen careers and the diverse, global community we live in. Students are challenged and guided by expert faculty to evolve into the capable leaders and confident difference-makers they are meant to be.
Job Requirements: 
Westminster College is seeking a someone to fill the position of Chaplain Resident & Instructor of Religious Studies. The Chaplain Resident will serve as a member of the Center for Faith & Service staff, offering a ministry of pastoral care and spiritual support for students, faculty, and staff. In addition, they will oversee community engagement initiatives as well as other areas of focus determined in conversation with the Chaplain and Director of the Center for Faith & Service. The Chaplain Resident will serve on the faculty as an instructor of Religious Studies, teaching at least two undergraduate Religious Studies courses during their tenure at Westminster. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to service, a passion for mentoring and journeying with 18 to 22 year old college students, and a deeply rooted commitment to faith. Because of the diversity of the Westminster campus, we seek someone with a welcoming, inclu sive the ological paradigm who thrives in an interfaith environment. The ideal candidate demonstrates an enthusiastic interest in exploring ministry within the context of higher education.
All candidates must have earned a graduate degree in theological education, including, but not limited to, an MDIV, MTS or similar degree, and be set to graduate from their current institution in either fall of 2016, spring of 2017, or have earned their degree from an accredited institution within the last 12 months. While ordination is not required, the candidate must demonstrate a commitment to a faith tradition or community of faith and be rooted within a meaningful theological paradigm. Experience in any service oriented positions or service based learning is optimal but not required. Additionally, teaching experience is optimal, but also not required. Westminster College strives to offer a competitive salary comparable to other residency programs.
Contact Name: Erin Perry
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Application Instructions: 
Submit the following to Erin Perry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Wednesday, January 7t h , 2017: 

● Cover Letter

● Resume

● Contact information for three references

Questions regarding the application process or the position may also be directed to this address.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 7, 2017

Associate Pastor of Youth & Family Life, LaSalle Street Church (Chicago, IL)

Posted 11.10.2016

Job Description: LaSalle Street Church is committed to supporting and nurturing both youth and families. Families with young children and youth navigating the worlds of culture, faith and school are in some of the most taxing and vulnerable periods of life. The primary responsibility of this role is twofold: the first is to encourage and enable young people to develop a strong and lasting relationship with God. A good candidate will excel at engaging junior and senior high youth in curriculum and experiences that are inviting, fun, adventurous and relational. 

The second area of responsibility is to provide support and encouragement for young families in the church by initiating new discussion groups, fellowship opportunities and occasional programming for the fastest growing group in our church. To that end we desire a candidate who will have a vision and drive to assist in the overall spiritual formation of young people and their parents.

Expectations: It is expected that the Associate Pastor of Youth & Family Life will be a regular worshipper at LaSalle Street Church, a practitioner of spiritual discipline (s) and a constant investor in the lives of our youth and families. 


  • Provide oversight of programs for junior and senior high youth. Develop and grow youth group that attracts children from both the church and the local community by building strong relationships with the youth and their parents.
  • Develop and manage a team of volunteers and provide formal and informal leadership training
  • Develop strong lines of communication with parents and/or guardians and support families by providing them resources, counsel programming to support their roles as parents and partners
  • Remain current and relevant to secular and Christian culture and, as LSC is a non-denominational church, be able to handle progressive and conservative viewpoints
  • Oversees the ongoing work of the Director of Children's Ministries
  • Manage the overall budgets of children, youth, and adult education ministries
  • Meet regularly with leadership team and attend weekly staff meetings
  • Preach, baptize and serve in all areas of Sunday morning worship as requested


  • Education/Experience: A Master of Divinity is preferred. Some experience working with you and previous management experience is crucial. Prior experience working in an urban environment is important.
  • Leadership Skills: The ideal candidate will be a strong team leader who is highly organized and collaborative. They will be skilled in delegating tasks. They will be able to work independently and as part of a pastoral team.
  • Active Listener/Humble Learner: The Associate Pastor of Youth & Family Life should not only be a strong leader but also an energetic listener and life-long learner
  • Accountabilities: The Associate Pastor of Youth & Family Life will report directly to the Executive Pastor and is also subject to the leadership and director of the Senior Pastor.

Application Instruction: If you believe you are the ideal candidate for the Associate Pastor of Youth & Family Life position and you desire to apply, please proceed accordingly:

  • Please forward a cover letter and resume to Sharon Williams via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Please place APYFL 2016 in the subject line of your email
  • When you receive a response to your email please follow the instructions accordingly 

Communications Manager, First Congregational Church of Western Springs (Western Springs, IL)

Posted 10.26.2016

Organization Description: First Congregational Church is a vibrant and progressive village church that attracts members from several surrounding communities. "First Congo" is diverse in its theology, but united in its love for Christ and its desire to be faithful disciples.
Job Requirements: 
The primary responsibility of this position is to cultivate consistent, clear and creative communications that embody and promote the vision, mission and values of First Congo. This person is to keep abreast of everything that’s going on in the church* and help communicate/promote church events/programs/services to the congregation and community, when appropriate. Specifically, this position will envision, create and implement an ongoing and evolving comprehensive communications strategy and plan. Various forms of communication will be employed to inform members/community of church activity, including but not limited to: 

  • Written collateral materials, such as a bi-weekly newsletter, fliers, posters, press releases, direct mail postcards, seasonal ads, and brochures
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Website 
  • Regular targeted and mass emails
  • Written correspondence from the senior minister
  • Texting (explore/implement for various staff/groups)


  • Work with staff, lay leaders and/or Communications Liaisons to help identify communication goals and target audience, and determine best method of communicating information in a clear and inspiring way.
  • Gather/write articles, layout and produce biweekly newsletter, including folding, copying, uploading to website and sending out e-version.
  • Continually update and expand electronic and social media content. Consider ways to improve our website and help implement appropriate enhancements, possibly working with the guidance of the Technology Committee.
  • Help design/layout/print Lenten Devotional and set up template for daily emails in Constant Contact.
  • Assist as needed in writing/proofing/sending out target emails.
  • Help with Celebration Sunday, committee projects such as stewardship, Advent services, Gifts of Hope, labyrinth walks, Lenten services/ devotional, rummage sale, annual meeting, to name a few.
  • Work with Senior Minister, Stewardship Committee, Business Manager and Office Administrator in developing/implementing annual stewardship campaign. (Enhance online giving opportunities.)
  • Design/produce/coordinate mailing of three-four direct mail postcards (to WS residents)
  • Develop slide presentations as needed.
  • Photograph (or line up photographer for) various church events and organize digital photos appropriately on shared Z drive.
  • Help produce year-end highlight video for annual meeting in late January (select song, photos, etc.) and other videos as needed.
  • Review layout and content of Sunday bulletin 
  • Attend Sunday worship at least once a month
  • Attend weekly Monday morning staff meetings and quarterly extended planning meetings.
  • Keep current of the latest trends, methods, and materials as related to church marketing, etc.
  • Work on team to update/produce LifeTouch Membership Directory (approx every five years). 
  • Other duties and activities as required

Contact Name: Nancy O'Brien
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Application Instructions: 
Please submit resume and cover letter to Nancy O'Brien at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Executive Director, Center for Changing Lives (Chicago, IL)

Posted 10.26.2016

Organization Description: Center for Changing Lives (CCL) is a high-impact, innovative, twenty-seven year old, community-based, economic opportunity organization. Over its lengthy history, CCL has demonstrated a commitment to its core values of innovation, poder (Spanish, meaning noun: power and verb: to be able to), economic justice, accountability, and solidarity. Through its work to partner with those held back by lack of resource and economic opportunity, CCL uncovers possibilities, overcomes barriers, and realizes potential, so that all may thrive. CCL takes a three pronged approach, which includes coaching, training, and advocacy, to build households’ economic capacity to realize their promise and potential. 

CCL embraces a strength-based, asset focused practice. CCL acknowledges its core competencies:

  • CCL as a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC): One of 80+ organizations nationally using the evidence-based FOC model, CCL is unique both in how the model has shaped its identity and also in how it has applied the model to address the economic nature of housing instability and homelessness in Chicago. 
  • CCL as a Leader on Coaching: CCL is, to its knowledge, the first direct service organization to adopt coaching as its primary change method and to align service delivery, supervision and leadership development to coaching.
  • CCL as an Innovator: CCL is continuously learning, improving and evolving. Therefore, the organization practices flexibility and creativity to strive to find more principled and effective individual, organizational, and community solutions that more perfectly reflect our values and vision. 
  • CCL as a Leader on Resource Development Interventions: Acknowledging that social, relational, and human capital each function to support the development of capacity needed to achieve big change, CCL has designed services and products that address capital to accelerate clients’ economic advancement. 
  • CCL as a Community: CCL knits together diverse stakeholders who participate in its work through radical acts of sharing that cross prescriptive or rigid boundaries or roles. In connecting in new ways, unique opportunities for learning, development, growth, perspective, and social connection are possible. 

CCL provides services to the greater Logan Square community of Chicago, with a particular emphasis on providing bilingual, bicultural services to Latino households on the northwest side of Chicago. CCL also provides services to people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, extending its work across Chicago. CCL is an independent 501(c)3 with a nearly million dollar budget and is governed by a 14 member Board of Directors.

CCL is characterized by a deep commitment to all people as naturally creative, resourceful and whole and the expert on their own lives. In the next chapter in its story, with an influx and further diversification of resources and relationships, CCL will continue to innovate to ensure all members of its community – staff, clients, board members, donors and partners – live into their promise and potential. For more information, please visit


Job Requirements: 
Center for Changing Lives (CCL) is seeking a new leader to take the organization and its work to the next level. Reporting to and partnering closely with the Board of Directors, CCL’s Executive Director (ED) will work with the Board, administrative team, staff, donors, partners, and clients to advance CCL’s strategic efforts. S/he will lead a talented, dedicated, resourceful team of 16 professionals and a host of volunteer leaders.

CCL’s ED serves as its primary spokesperson, visionary, and coach. Taking an energetic, inspirational, and affirmative position on matters related to CCL’s vision, values and mission, s/he inspires and builds a community of peers and partners, develops leaders throughout the organization, and advances CCL’s unique identity as an organization that coaches, learns and advocates. The ED’s work includes developing strategies to further engage high-level constituents, including elected officials, corporate partners, and new and existing individual and institutional donors at all levels, to increase their understanding of the role that CCL plays locally and beyond. 

The ED, working with the Board of Directors and CCL’s administrative team, is CCL’s primary strategist and developer of resources and relationships. S/he is responsible for leading and advancing CCL’s recently approved strategic plan and for mobilizing the resources and relationships needed to advance those goals and visions. As such, CCL’s ED is a strategic relationship builder. S/he will lead engagement initiatives, which strengthen connections, create awareness and build support for CCL. The ED will actively manage CCL’s foundation, government, corporate and major giving portfolios through engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. 

CCL’s ED will oversee consistent application of CCL’s values to the management of the organization, developing on the firm foundation built over the last three years. In partnership with CCL’s administrative team, the ED works to ensure strong, effective programs, accountability and stewardship of CCL’s financial and operational functions, and cultivation and engagement of CCL’s broader stakeholder groups and communities. The ED will steward CCL’s overall approach to community building: one that creates a culture of partnership and shared leadership throughout the organization, seeks justice, practices mutual accountability and solidarity, and ultimately fulfills CCL’s mission and achieves its vision.

Key metrics for success of this role are linked to the CCL’s third strategic plan, approved August 15, 2015. The plan has three strategy areas: Economic Opportunity Services, Resource Development, and Innovation and Learning. Through these strategic areas, the ED will ensure CCL: 

  1. Increases client access to resources and financial opportunities, by expanding the use of current programmatic resources and products available to clients and developing of new programs and products that meet client need, 
  2. Increases stakeholder engagement and investment, by defining successful strategies and plans around fundraising, marketing and communications, and leadership development to expand the donor base, deepened donor connections, and facilitate growth in client, staff and Board leadership of CCL, 
  3. Increases its risk-taking activities to maximize innovation and learning and, by scaling innovations and sharing knowledge gained through training and technical assistance, change the fields in which CCL operates, and
  4. Prudently manages the organizations resources and stewards the financial, tax, risk, human resources, and facilities management functions according to regulatory and fiduciary responsibilities.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics to serve them as they engage the responsibilities of the ED position:

Leadership and Management

The ED will demonstrate leadership capabilities by articulating clear, inspirational and strategic vision and goals, practicing transparency and mutual accountability, sharing leadership and cultivating new organizational leaders, evidencing openness and self-management, fostering a practice of collective decision making and collaboration, and taking a non-directive approach to supervision. S/he will be an innovative, energetic, inspiring individual who functions well in a fast-paced, “all hands on deck,” team environment, which includes cross-function action and coordination. Both capable of being firm and supportive, the ED will enhance CCL’s culture that is demanding of excellence and fiercely protective of the dignity and worth of each person.

While principally leading, management acumen is also necessary, particularly as it relates to the human resources, financial management and governance functions of the position. Comfort and experience with management functions, particularly those related to non-profit financial management, are necessary for success. The ED will possess the highest level of oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to effectively partner with a broad range of individuals and organizations including Board members, donors, colleagues, elected officials and partners, as well as the media.

Fundraising & Resource Development 

The ED will have a strong skillset around fundraising and resource development with a measurable track record of success. S/he will cultivate investments, beyond traditional charitable giving, of time, talent, treasure and ties. S/he will think outside of the box, customizing fundraising and resource development strategies to be consistent with CCL’s vision and values of a community practicing radical acts of sharing. Therefore, s/he will have demonstrated expertise with a wide range of fundraising channels and strategies, with particular focus on major and individual giving. CCL utilizes a “coach approach” to donor development, creating donor-centric approaches to resource development that are mutually beneficial to CCL and the donor. 

Strategy and Influence

The ED will be an excellent strategist, discerning between opportunities and actions to identify the course most advantageous to CCL and the achievement of its strategic plan. On both the micro-, mezzo- and macro-level, the ED will forge the partnerships and alliances necessary to achieve CCL’s strategic ends. The ED expertly balances idealism and pragmatism to ensure that CCL’s visionary plans are supported by the relationships and resources needed to achieve them. The ED will make no small plans: action will not be isolated from a broader strategy that advances CCL’s plan. 

In order to do so, CCL’s ED will be a talented influencer, utilizing a suite of change management and coaching skills to move individuals to action on campaigns internally and externally. They will demonstrate a strong skillset around one on ones, challenging, powerful questions and accountability that, when utilized together, build the self-interested community and investment needed to for CCL to thrive in a context of shrinking resources and heightened competition.

Passion and Conviction

The ED will have a passion for the CCL’s mission and a commitment to economic justice. They will share CCL belief that everyone has the right to lead a full and abundant life. They will passionately pursue equal access to and allocation of opportunities and resources; advocate for the personal and structural changes needed for equity to flourish; and encourage the radical acts of sharing that open doors to opportunity and lift all people.

S/he will embrace the CCL’s culture, while continually innovating to expand its brand and reach. The ED will be an empathic, socially intelligent, charismatic leader who has strong faith in the capacity of organized people and organized resource to achieve transformational change. S/he will unapologetically encourage the self-determination of those who have often been oppressed or exploited by our financial systems and will look for innovative solutions among those most impacted by the systems and structures that shape people’s economic lives. As such, the ED must be experienced and comfortable working within a context of diversity and have either lived experience or demonstrated outreach to diverse communities. S/he will be an individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics and values, who can be unreservedly trusted. 

Candidate Qualifications

Experience in community development, economic opportunity, or integrated financial services are preferable, though not a requirement. The successful candidate will possess an understanding of the local and national non-profit environment and management and exhibit thought leadership as to how CCL can capitalize on the ongoing changes for the benefit of both the organization’s financial success and the economic needs of its clients. 

A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Five or more years working in community or public service in a series of positions with progressively greater responsibility are required. Three years of leadership and supervision experience and previous Board of Directors experience is also required. Spanish language proficiency and previous work with communities of color is preferred, but not required. 

Center for Changing Lives is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQI applicants.

Salary and Benefits: 

The annual salary range for this position is in the low to mid $70s, commensurate with experience, and compensation will keep pace with the growth of CCL’s budget. CCL offers a competitive benefits package, including employee-only health and dental insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance and generous paid time off. 

Physical Demands & Working Environment: 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Physical Demands: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is: 

  • constantly required to operate a computer, phone and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and printer
  • constantly communicates with staff, donors and partners who have inquiries about CCL, via phone, email and in-person conversations
  • frequently required to remain in a stationary position and move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • frequently required to review, read, inspect documents related to service provision, management and administration
  • frequently required to travel to off-site locations. Ability to drive and access to car required.
  • occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds

Work Environment: 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may significantly vary given the open air layout of CCL’s offices. 
  • CCL’s regularly workday is Monday - Friday either from 9am – 5pm or 10am – 6pm. The position requires flexibility in schedule and evenings and weekends and off-site work are frequently required.

Contact Name: Ellen Ray
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Application Instructions: In order to express interest candidates must submit the following materials: a cover letter and a resume. To express interest in this role, please submit materials by email to The Transition and Search Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No calls, please. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Minister of Christian Education, First United Methodist Church Omaha (Omaha, NE)

Posted 10.10.2016

Organization Description: First United Methodist Church in Omaha, Ne is an inclusive community committed to full equality of all persons We are theologically progressive and have hosted preachers such as: Marcus Borg, John D Crossan, John Song, Walter Brueggemann. We are a 700 member church with a fantastic music program and mercy and justice ministries.
Job Requirements: 
The Minister of Christian Education will supervise ministry teams and volunteers to promote spiritual growth to Children, Youth and Adult Education opportunities. Assess needs and identify areas for potential growth. Oversee Sunday morning education program. Recruit, train and support teachers and class facilitators. Coordinate programming with other staff and communicate programming to the congregation.

  • Theological beliefs in keeping with our progressive theology 
  • Commitment to social justice and inclusivity 
  • Commitment to spiritual practices
  • Formal training or experience in Christian Education
  • Passion for inspiring and empowering laity 
  • Strong communication and leadership skills 
  • Ability to work well with others as a non-anxious presence 
  • Ability to be Safe Gathering approved (i.e. background checks) 

Contact Name: Rev. Jane Florence
Contact Email: 
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Youth Director, Plainfield United Methodist Church (Plainfield, IL)

Posted 09.28.2016

Job Requirements: Part time: 20 hours per week. The Youth Director works with the Minister of Faith Formation and the Youth Ministry Advisory Panel (YMAP) to promote PUMC's mission and is responsible for ministries of junior and senior high youth. The goal of this position is to equip the youth for a growing relationship with Jesus Christ to serve our church, community, and the world. This position will require flexible hours, including Sunday mornings, weeknights, and some weekends/week for retreats and mission trips.
Required Qualifications: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Experience in recruiting and working with volunteers
  • Ability to plan in advance and communicate via multiple communications channels.
  • Self-motivated, reliable and able to take initiative as well as work with teams and staff.
  • Bachelor's degree. Preference will be given to candidates who have training and experience in church ministry with youth (Junior and Senior high students).Awareness of the struggles and faith questions of modern youth, and a desire to be inclusive to all youth with their various skills, talents, and personalities.
  • Confidence and creativity to envision and suggest new ideas, with humbleness to accept the ideas of others.
  • Experience with common office software including Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Familiarity with social media.
  • Applicant must be at least 24 years old (as required by our Safe Sanctuaries Policy). Before hiring, applicant must pass a background check, which includes driving records.

Contact Name: Rev. Eun-Hye Choi
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Application Instructions: 
Email your resume and statement of faith to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Posted 09.08.2016

Organization Description: First Presbyterian Church is a progressive community led by a team committed to seek first the realm of God.
Web Site:
Job Requirements: 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
Qualifications: Please see job requirements
Contact Name: Dr. Samuel Massey 
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Application Instructions: Please submit resume and cover letter to contact email.

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