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Assistant for Recruitment & Registrar, Chicago Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL)
- Position Summary: This position will provide support services to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions and to the Registrar's Office. The position is part-time, Monday through Friday, 20 hours per week. Daily hours are negotiable between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Approximately 12 hours per week will be allocated to Recruitment, 8 hours to the Registrar.
Note: This is a regular staff position at CTS. This is not a student worker position for which CTS students are eligible to apply.
- Welcome prospects (phone, email, visits) as point of first contact, providing timely response and appropriate follow-up mailings and referral to the Director and Assistant Director
- Maintain and update EMPOWER data base, preparing reports for Recruitment staff and Registrar as needed
- Coordinate prospective student visits and faculty interviews
- Supporting transition of student and admissions files from hard-copy to electronic format utilizing Radix document management software
- Process transcripts
- Organize and maintain literature (brochures, pamphlets, etc.) for Recruitment office and Registrar
- Assist Registrar and Recruitment Office with special projects including Commencement planning, mailings, statistical reports for Board meetings, etc.
- Other duties as assigned
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to learn and utilize EMPOWER data base with high degree of accuracy
- Ability to analyze data and create statistical reports
- Commitment to hospitality and to a culture of active welcoming
- Commitment to confidentiality and to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) rules of confidentiality
- Commitment to the Vision, Mission, and Commitment Statement of Chicago Theological Seminary
- Salary & Benefits: $20 per hour. Vacation accrual after six months of employment is prorated based on part time hours worked. Other CTS benefits are not available for this part time position.
- Reports to: Director of Recruitment and Admissions and the Registrar
- Contact: John H. Thomas
1407 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
Director of Music, First United Methodist Church (Palatine, IL)
- Website: www.fumcpalatine.org
- Job Requirements: Education and Work Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
* A four year college degree in Music or related field
* Prefer some prior Music Leadership experience
* Prefer some prior Worship Leadership experience
* Prefer vocal and keyboard skills
* Able to manage volunteers and staff under your supervision
* Work well with and within a team
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Demonstrated ability to lead vocal / instrumental individuals and
* Familiar/experienced/comfortable across a broad range of music genres
* Familiar/experienced/comfortable working across multiple generations
* Ability to manage to available budget
* Must display a strong Christian faith, and the ability and willingness to articulate that faith.
* Exhibit a vibrant leadership in the church that enhances the worship experience and fellowship of those attending worship services, as well as those participating in the music program.
* Self-starter who is highly motivated and passionate for planning and executing the future of FUMC's music program.
* Character that reflects flexibility, integrity, confidentiality and patience. Establishes trust and confidence with others.
* Demonstrated knowledge of music and music education, and passion for helping individuals and groups grow in their musical abilities, their love of music, and their appreciation for music's role in worship.
* Ability to recruit, encourage, work with, and build positive relationships with individuals from all generations
- Contact: Lynn Klassy
123 N. Plum Grove Rd.
Palatine, Illinois 60067
- Application Instructions: Submit cover letter and application to the email address above.
- Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2013
Assistant Director, Carpenter Programs in Religion, Gender, & Sexuality (Nashville, TN)
- Description: Under the supervision of the Director of the Carpenter Program, the assistant director will…
- Enrich and expand the Program’s practical training in the areas of gender, sexuality, sexual identity, sexual addictions, marriage, and divorce by developing and leading training intensive workshops for Vanderbilt Divinity School students.
- Develop educational materials for wider use in the education of clergy and laity about these issues.
- Increase the Program’s role as a conversation partner with local and regional congregations, their affiliated ministries, and social service organizations by providing additional programming and training opportunities that suit their needs.
- Broaden the Program’s role as programming and conversation partner with national organizations (denominations, political advocacy groups, policy institutes) to better address public policy issues locally, regionally, and nationally.
This is a full-time, exempt level position. Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm, eveneings and weekends as needed.
- Qualifications: Job requires Bachelor's and 2 years of experience or the equivalent. Prefer Master of Divinity or equivalent; two years experience in relevant field of ministry, counseling, sex education, or teaching in seminary or divinity school needed.
- Application Instructions: Apply online
Client Advocate & Community Educator, Tennessee Justice Center (Nashville, TN)
- Description: TJC is seeking a Client Advocate/ Community Educator. The advocate will educate families and community organizations that serve children about children’s rights to appropriate health care.
- Bachelor’s degree and solid GPA from 4-year accredited college or university
- Two years relevant work experience in non-profit/ human service sector or comparable educational experience (masters level)
- Passion for social justice, health care, and/or children’s and family issues
- Strong social, communication, and writing skills as evidenced in in-person interview and writing samples
- Comfortable taking direction from supervisor
- Attitude to flourish in a small office
- Strong work ethic
- Team-player with willingness to share projects and work cooperatively
- Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities (within the organization’s overall mission) as our work is shaped by the dynamic needs of our clients
- Ability to work full time, with overtime during busy periods (overtime is compensated)
- Ability and means to travel around the state (travel is compensated)
- Fluent in Spanish
- Experience working with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds
- Experience working with teens
Minister & Team Leader-Faith Formation Ministry Team, UCC (Cleveland, OH)
- Description: The Minister and Team Leader of the Faith Formation Ministry Team leads efforts to ensure that every UCC person is well-equipped to be growing in faith, theologically conversant, biblically literate, and active in the global mission of the church. This is accomplished by developing resources, events, partnerships and networks that will strengthen faith formation opportunities in local churches, Conferences, and other settings of the church.
- For more information: Minster & Team Leader job posting
- Application Deadline: July 5, 2013
Area Executive for Southeast Asia, United Church of Christ (Cleveland, OH)
- Description: Administer the Southern Asia Office of the Common Global Ministries Board (CGMB); facilitate relationships with churches, ecumenical and interfaith organizations, communities, and other partners in the region; provide pastoral care to and supervision of missionaries assigned to the region; provide leadership within the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on education and advocacy issues related to the region.
- For more information: Area Executive for Southeast Asia job description
- Application Deadline: July 5, 2013
Development & Operations Coordinator, SOA Watch (Washington, D.C.)
- Description: School of the Americas Watch is hiring a Development & Operations Coordinator to be based in Washington, DC, for a minimum of 2 years. The position is full-time with health benefits, paid vacation and holiday time, and there are opportunities for skills development. Salary: $35,000 per year.
- Organization Description: School of the Americas Watch is a nonviolent grassroots movement that works to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America, to close the SOA/WHINSEC and to change oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the SOA represents. We are grateful to our sisters and brothers throughout Latin America for their inspiration and the invitation to join them in their struggle for economic and social justice.
- Website: www.soaw.org
- Job Requirments:
- Research and apply for grants and other sources of funding
- Develop and distribute donor mailing appeals, online fundraising appeals, and other fundraising materials to supporters
- Supervise and coordinate bookkeeping tasks including managing bank accounts, payroll, benefits, and payment of other bills
- Organize and handle logistics for local fundraising events
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Part-time Associate Pastor, Anew Church UCC (Chicago, IL)
- Ministry Overview: Anew Church is a brand new United Church of Christ supported church plant. We are currently located in the Hyde Park area but our outreach ministry focus is in the Hyde Park Woodlawn, Roseland and Englewood areas. We are a church very much focused on community service. Our worship service and church ministries are nontraditional. We seek to reach those outside of the church where they are and develop relationships with those around us. Because we are a new church, it's all hands on deck. We are looking for a flexible team player with high energy and a self-starter with a demonstrated ability to successfully work independently. The candidate should also have a proven passion and experience for outreach /evangelism and people especially youth. You must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years ministry experience, have a demonstrated managerial experience, possess a Bachelor's degree and either Master of Divinity or related degree . Those candidates currently enrolled in seminary will also be considered. You must be interested in pursuing parish ministry in the United Church of Christ denomination.
- Website: www.anewworshipexperience.org
- Requirements: As part of the Pastoral Team the Associate Pastor will:
- Work with the Leadership Team and Lead Pastor to plan and implement all outreach activities.
- Assist the Lead Pastor with coordinating and leading the weekly worship service
- Be prepared to preach a minimum of once a month.
- Attend all staff /team meetings as scheduled.
- Oversee other staff and or volunteers as assigned.
- Meet weekly with the Lead Pastor for supervision.
- Complete all assigned tasks within the time specified including written reports.
- Assist with the small group coordination.
- Assist in the coordination of the children, youth and young adult groups and activities.
- Lead small groups as needed.
- Must be available Wednesdays for worship service.
Director of Field Education & Community Engagment, University of Chicago Divinity School (Chicago, IL)
- Description: The Director of Field Education and Community Engagement is a full-time position with responsibilities for supervision, teaching, and administration in the MDiv program at the Divinity School. The Director of Field Education and Community Engagement is appointed by the Dean of the Divinity School and is accountable to the Dean and to the Director of Ministry Studies. The Divinity School's ministry program is a three-year, full-time residential course of study which prepares students for traditional and emerging forms of public religious leadership through a relational, highly-engaged cohort model of professional and academic formation. The program shares a single faculty and building with the School's three other programs—the AMRS, AM, and PhD. The MDiv program welcomes students from a wide variety of faith traditions in a multi-religious learning environment, and is committed to the creation of an inclusive community with respect to gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
- supervising the two internship components of the MDiv program, one congregation-based, the other typically not. These two experiences are designed to afford students the opportunity to participate in public religious leadership in contexts that reflect the richness and diversity of the contemporary practice of ministry. The Director of Field Education supports students' reflection, integration, and evaluation during these placements, and initiates regular evaluations between students, congregational supervisors, and representatives of the Divinity School.
- leading the weekly practicum for the students in congregational placements, including developing a rich and rigorous curriculum for this practical theological reflection.
- Cultivating a varied group of teaching congregations in the Chicago area and assisting students in securing appropriate field education placements in such congregations. In addition to continuing a strong existing network of institutional partnerships, the director will develop new educational sites to include a greater diversity of religious communities of faith and practice as well as social service agencies and non-profit organizations.
- mentoring and advising students, especially with respect to recruitment, vocational discernment, career planning and placement.
- cultivating relationships with religious leaders, congregations, judicatory personnel, undergraduate campus ministries and religion departments--to help ensure that the ministry program is visible, familiar, and accessible to qualified prospective students in Chicago and across the country.
- collaborating with the Director of Ministry Studies and the faculty Committee on Ministry Studies to evaluate and shape the curriculum for the MDiv degree.
- Qualifications: The successful candidate will have considerable experience in some form of religious leadership and will demonstrate competencies in supervision, formation, and theological reflection in both interpersonal and classroom settings. Additionally, the position requires excellent administrative and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively to maintain and develop the program and its constituencies. PhD welcome but not required.
Director of Christian Education, First Congregational Church UCC (Evanston, IL)
- Job Description: First Congregational Church of Evanston, UCC is seeking a part-time Director of Christian Education. We seek a candidate who will:
- build relationships with and amongst children, youth & families
- act as a resource for furthering spiritual growth at home
- serve as a point of contact and ambassador to new families
- provide support for Sunday School teachers, study group leaders, and individuals who undertake activities related to learning
- be available to teach classes from time to time
- help ensure coherence and continuity of the curriculum
- build excitement, awareness, and energy around learning at First Congregational Church by drafting regular communications about what’s going on in Sunday School, ideas for building a stronger family faith, and deepening one’s spiritual life.
- develop partnerships which give our teens (currently small in number) access to other local resources for furthering spiritual growth, such as youth groups, retreats, summer camps, etc.
A successful candidate will result in three key shifts at FCCE: deeper engagement amongst families, growth in the number of children attending our congregation, and greater awareness of our offerings in Evanston. Candidate will need to be available to engage with the congregation on Sunday mornings, attend weekly staff meetings, and participate in monthly Board of Christian Education meetings.
Director of Children's Ministries, Colonial Presbyterian Church (Kansas City, MO)
- Organization Description: Colonial Presbyterian Church, a large, two site church in Kansas City is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry to serve at the Wornall (Kansas City, MO) Campus. CPC, associated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, is an ethnically diverse congregation with a strong emphasis on worship and mission - locally, nationally and internationally. The mission of CPC is helping people become passionate, selfless followers of Christ.
- Website: www.colonialkc.org
- Job Requirements: The Director of Children’s Ministry will be responsible for the administration and coordination of the children’s ministries for infants through 5th grade. This person will also uphold and promote Colonial’s spiritual and theological philosophies in the ministry using an approach addressing the whole child/person with the whole Gospel. The Director of Children’s Ministry will serve under the three pastors, and alongside directors who oversee other areas of the church.
The main responsibilities are to:
* Develop and maintain a vision and philosophy for children’s ministry that helps children to become passionate, selfless followers of Christ.
* Interview and hire the Wornall Colonial Kids’ Administrators with assistance from the Director of Human Resources. Train, equip and supervise administrators.
* Consistently manage and monitor performance of administrators.
* Assist Colonial Kids administrators in recruiting, hiring, equipping, and motivating ministry partners and part time paid ministry staff (teachers, small group leaders, etc.)
* Plan and provide a variety of events for children and their families.
* Participate in meetings related to the DCM’s responsibilities.
* Submit the annual budget for Children’s Ministry that includes the administrative staff in the process to assess needs for the upcoming fiscal year.
* Work cooperatively with other Colonial ministries, particularly Quivira’s Children’s Ministry team and Wornall’s Youth team.
* Promote Children’s Ministries.
* Perform any other duties as directed and specified by the supervisor
- Job Qualifications: Candidates applying for the position must exhibit the following specifications:
* Commitment to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the desire to serve His Church
* Passion for children and seeing them grow in their relationship with Christ
* Educational background or extensive experience related to children’s ministries and/or the education of young children. Strong knowledge of child development and age appropriate spiritual goals for young children
* Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire
* Exhibit energy, and enthusiasm
* Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
* Strong administrative and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize
* Experience in team building and strong managerial skills
* Ability to problem solve in a wide variety of situations, from administrative and managerial situations, to interpersonal staff and parent situations
* Creativity; ability to think “outside the box”
* Emotional resilience and confidence
* Deep spiritual maturity and self-awareness as well as a full understanding and acceptance of the history and doctrine of the EPC
* Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
Religious Education Assistant, First Unitarian Church of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
- Organization Description: First Unitarian Church is a vibrant, multiracial and multicultural congregation. We are located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, adjacent to the University of Chicago. The church was first gathered in 1836, and throughout its history has played an important role in social justice activities. Our mission states: “We are a diverse congregation, joyously united to address personal and societal challenges with passionate action for the healing of the world.” The Religious Education program serves approximately 60 children aged birth through high school.
- Website: www.firstuchicago.org
- Job Requirements: The RE Assistant is responsible for supporting the religious education program and the Director of Religious education in carrying out a church school program for children and youth. This includes administrative work such as up-keeping records, copies and supplies; volunteer support such as assisting in classroom preparation, gathering resources and understanding lesson plans; working directly with children in the capacity of a class leader and children’s worship leader; and overall meeting the needs of a growing program. This is a 10 hour per week / 44 weeks per year position. Work includes Sunday mornings and some evening meetings. Flexibility in specific hours worked is included in this position outside of Sunday am. Preferred Start Date: May 15, flexible for the right candidate.
- Qualifications: The RE Assistant should have a basic understanding of Unitarian Universalism and be familiar with church and RE settings. Interpersonal skills, confidentiality and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team are essential. The RE Assistant should be able to communicate effectively by telephone and email. Proficiency in word, excel, and the ability to use a photocopier are a must, as is experience working with children of various ages. An understanding of volunteer support preferred. This position also involves work on several levels of the church building, the ability to navigate stairs and lift up to 20 lbs is required. A background check will be conducted.
- Contact: Virginia LeBeau
5650 S Woodlawn
Chicago, IL 60637
- Application Instructions: To apply please send cover letter and resume. Open until filled.
Pastor, Lakeville United Church of Christ (Lakeville, NY)
- Organization Description: We are a very caring congregation, strong in its beliefs and spiritual growth, committed to openness and acceptance of anyone, and a happy church with a rich tradition of ecumenism and social justice. We identify ourselves as a "4 F" community -- one of Faith, Food, Fun, & Fellowship. Nestled in the Finger Lakes and greater Rochester area, we enjoy small town appeal with all the nearby cultural, recreational and medical amenities of New York's 3rd largest city. Letchworth State Park, the "grand Canyon of the East" is nearby as well as access to Conesus Lake within walking distance of the church. The 21 colleges within a 50 mile radius, including Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, and Rochester Institute of Technology, provide convenient opportunities for higher education.
- Website: www.lakevilleucc.com
- Job Requirements: An ONA, progressive mission-oriented church, we are seeking a pastor committed to the educational ministry of all ages to deliver Bible-based sermons relative to modern day life and to inspire us to use our God-given gifts and leadership abilities.
- Qualifications: Proper authorization by an Association of the United Church of Christ.
- Contact: Nancy Parker
Lakeville United Church of Christ
5687 Big Tree Road
Lakeville, NY 14487
- Application Instructions: Who To Contact
Name: GLORIA HALKO
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Faith Education Intern, Wellington Ave UCC (Chicago, IL)
- Website: www.waucc.org
- Program Description: Every Sunday, children of all ages are invited to join us for fun activities as we explore what it means to be a Christian in today's world, focusing on:
- Celebrating Diversity
- Cultivating Spirituality
- Loving Relationships
- Covenantal Community
- Faith in Action
- Job Description: We are looking for a seminary intern who is interested in faith education and willing to start this summer or fall.
- Contact: Alli Baker
Temporary Chaplain, Retirement Community (Chicago, IL)
- Description: A small retirement community in Norridge is looking for seminarians to help fill ministerial needs in the transition after the retirement of their chaplain. They are looking for a variety of individuals to help fill their Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon worship services. Students of all denominations are welcome.
- Worship Times: Sunday morning worship is from 9:30-10:30 am and a regular worship experience with sermon is requested. The Wednesday afternoon service is from 2-3pm and the service is open to different types of worship experiences. A musician is available for all worship services, as is A/V equipment.
- Honorarium: $125 per service
- Contact: Karen Walther