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May 16, 2017 – Assembly Connect

The Stated Clerk Summary

Read it online HERE (complete with links)!

Download and print it HERE.

Read the latest edition of Our Common Ministry

 

See picture from assembly on Facebook HERE or Flickr HERE.

Pianist or organist

Hours 10:00 am-12 noon, Sundays. No weekday nor weekday-holiday services other than possible funerals. Position is available immediately.

Contact Marcia Mrazek via email info@warrenparkchurch.org to apply.

Director of Student Ministries

First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette

The Director of Student Ministries develops, implements and oversees age appropriate youth ministry programming and relationship building. This position reports to the Associate Pastor.

For a full description and how to apply, CLICK HERE.

Presbytery wide trip to Cuba

Join others from the Presbytery of Chicago to visit our partner, the Presbytery of Havana in Cuba.
The trip will be October 8-16, 2017. Spend time visiting churches in Cuba and getting to know our Cuban brothers and sisters. Find out what life is like in Cuba today and how recent political developments have affected people there. See historical sites and enjoy the beauty of Cuba. Trip cost is $1800. A deposit of $1000 is due June 30, 2017 so there is time to get religious visas. Contact Rev. Dr. Muriel Miller (murielm366@aol.com) for more information and an application.

Director of Youth Ministry (Part-time)

POSITION: Director of Youth Ministry

Southminster Presbyterian Church is seeking a Christian with a heart for youth, able to relate with today’s youth and their families. He or she has experience in a faith community and demonstrates high Biblical standards and who both teaches and exemplifies a Christ-centered life.

PURPOSE: To minister to the youth of our church and community; to administer, develop, and implement youth ministry programs designed to meet the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of the youth, leading them to spiritual commitments and growing them as disciples of Christ.

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

• Plan, implement, and attend weekly activities for the youth during the school year that include, Bible study, worship, fellowship and fun! The activities need to be relevant and effective in instructing, training, nurturing, and equipping youth for leading a Spirit-filled life of faith and forging deep Christian friendships.

• With the help of the Youth Ministry Team, develop and help coordinate hands-on opportunities
for service projects and mission trips for youth as they learn to serve others.

• With the help of the Youth Ministry Team, help facilitate youth retreats and other youth events
such as conferences, concerts and off-site events such as Dare 2 Share.

• Participate in youth ministry and individual spiritual development training as available on an
annual basis (usually offered by the Presbytery).

• Regularly attend the youth Sunday school classes and teach as needed.

• Assist the Associate Pastor in teaching the Confirmation program as needed.

• Work effectively with parents to foster support of the youth program, including ongoing
communication to provide opportunities for input and feedback.

• Work alongside other church staff members as a team player, attend staff meetings as
possible, and share in the broader mission and ministry of Southminster Church

• Pray for the youth.

ACCOUNTABILITY:
– Endorse and follow the Southminster Behavior Covenants
-Work hand in hand with the Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, and the Youth Ministry Team at SPC

*** This position will become available the end of August

To apply, send resume to sandy_ushev@yahoo.com

Summer Camp Counselor, Support Staff, Lifeguards, etc.

Looking for an experience like none other this summer? Are you seeking a summer filled with memories, adventures, faith, and friends? Or do you know of an individual who is? Pilgrim Center and Moon Beach are looking for summer staff for counseling, support roles, as well as lifeguards and program areas.  Please visit our website at www.ucci.org or contact either site for more information. 

Director of Children’s Ministry (Part-time)

Southminster Presbyterian Church is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry to join our team in the fall. Working with children from infants through fifth grade, the Director’s goal is to facilitate Christian Biblical learning with fun and exciting programs that help children grow in their faith.

Responsibilities
• Provide vision and leadership for children’s ministry program
• Work with Children’s Ministry Team to provide a biblically sound and vibrant children’s program
• Recruit, equip, train, and inspire volunteers
• Maintain program growth through promotion, inviting, and personal conversations
• Utilize the spiritual gifts of the congregation
• Grow and enhance the program as needed
• Attend Children’s ministry conferences on an annual basis
• Background check and educate all adults on protocol when working with children

Church School/Worship
• Direct Sunday school programs during the school year
• Direct the annual Vacation Bible School
• Plan and execute children’s chapel time/children in worship
• Organize the Christmas play/choir for the chosen Christmas service
• Evaluate new curriculum as needed

Faith Development/Fellowship Events/Mission Opportunities
• Direct family nights and the other special events (i.e. Seder dinner, church picnic etc.)
• Oversee the Kid’s Christian library
• Plan communion class
• Encourage, develop and coordinate mission projects (Operation Christmas Child, Feed my Starving Children, etc)
• Direct and plan Easter Children’s activity

Experience/Skills
• Reformed theological grounding
• Organizational skills (self-starter, detail-oriented, multi-tasking, and can delegate)
• Ability to use Microsoft Word, create PowerPoint presentations, manage an Excel worksheet, use a digital camera, and scan pictures, etc.
• Good inter-personal skills with both children and adults
• High energy, enthusiasm, and creativity
• Warm, caring and demonstrates a willingness to know and love the families at Southminster
• A great passion for God’s children

Time Commitment: Approximately 20 hours/week
Number of hours varies by the scheduled events and time of year.

Benefits: Two-weeks/per year paid vacation equivalent to work week. (three weeks after five years). Job allows for three Sundays off during school year. Additional time off, without pay, is negotiable.

To apply, send resume to sandy_ushev@yahoo.com

Associate Director of Admissions: Marketing & Recruitment

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Associate Director of Admissions: Recruitment and Marketing will work closely with the Senior Director of Admissions and Enrollment to promote and recruit students for McCormick. This person will ensure that McCormick has a prominent and effective presence in spaces (online and physically) where we can reach and recruit students for our Master’s level, Doctoral level and Certificate programs. This will be done primarily through the development and execution of a marketing and recruitment strategy, developed in collaboration with the Senior Director of Admissions and Enrollment. The strategy will encompass the development of marketing materials, our online presence, (i.e., website and other online tools), external and internal relationship building and aggressive and expansive recruiting. The person filling this role may be out of the office and on the road at least 50% of the time, distributed throughout the year. The remainder of the time, the person will be primarily focused on internal events or local area recruiting, and ensuring that McCormick’s printed and online presence is attractive, effective, and represents McCormick well.

Note: The Senior Director will also share the recruiting duties, but this role will have recruiting as a primary responsibility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Work closely with the Senior Director of Admissions and Enrollment to develop marketing and recruitment strategies and corresponding budgets for Masters Level, Doctoral level, and Certificate programs. Ensure strategies are designed to yield a student body which is cross-cultural and ecumenical, including international student representation, and an ongoing emphasis on the PC (USA) church, aligned with McCormick’s mission and strategic plan goals.

Marketing-Related

2. Become familiar with the McCormick community including McCormick’s history, faculty, student body, degree programs and course offerings, alumni/ae, campus, partners, unique events, etc., to identify McCormick’s uniqueness and attractiveness in the marketplace of theological schools.

3. Design and produce print, electronic and social media marketing collateral which are innovative, attractive, per McCormick’s standards, and which represent McCormick and our uniqueness among theological schools.

4. Recommend, and upon the approval of the Sr. Director, implement changes to and maintain the Admissions section of our website, working with our IT department through implementation.

5. Work with our social media staff to develop and implement the social media strategy.

Recruiting-Related

The following duties and responsibilities are in collaboration with the Senior Director of Admissions and Enrollment. The Sr. Director may fully delegate or share these responsibilities throughout the year, as you work together to plan the recruitment workload.

6. Plan and coordinate internal recruiting events including EXPLORE (Master’s level), D. Min. Informational sessions, college student visits, and other events for prospective students.

7. Personally represent the School at external events, such as: college and university job fairs, graduate school fairs, ministry/church events and conferences, etc. Invite others, including faculty/staff members, alumni/ae, or student representatives to attend events as necessary, due to the nature or attendance (size) of the event, to ensure the best representation and coverage.

8. Understand and use Ellucian Recruit and the PowerCampus database. Track data for each recruiting event including: target audience, church denomination, cost to exhibit, number of prospective students reached/contact data collected, and other strategic information to support recruitment follow-up and future planning.

9. Collaborate with the Director of Alumni/ae and Church Relations and the Centers to identify, plan and implement recruiting opportunities with churches, pastors, and other constituencies per the Church Relations’ and Centers’ calendars.

10. Maintain awareness of McCormick’s event calendar, always seeking opportunities to provide a brief Admissions presentation and/or staff the exhibit table.

11. Promote the school’s reach in traditionally underserved settings.

12. Build relationships with college chaplains, executive presbyters, other church denomination leaders, etc. to ultimately reach prospective students within their institutions and churches.

13. Assist the Director with coordinating the activities of the student recruitment representatives.

The following duties will be primarily handled by the administrative support or student representatives in the Office of Admissions and Enrollment, as guided by the Associate and Senior Director. However, the Associate may need to perform these duties on occasion.

14. Plan and implement pre- and post-visit or event correspondence.

15. Explain admission procedures and courses offered to prospective students through phone calls, emails and face-to-face meetings.

16. Assist with follow-up communication with prospective students via phone, mail, and electronic media, as necessary.

17. Perform additional related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

• Previous admissions/recruiting, and marketing experience are required.
• Background in theological education preferred. Alumni/ae of a graduate theological school is strongly encouraged to apply.
• Experience in Higher Education preferred.
• Excellent organizational, oral/written, presentation and problem solving skills.
• Ability to use discretionary judgment.

Position:
Associate Director of Admissions: Marketing and Recruitment Department:
Office of Admissions and Enrollment Grade:
Status: Exempt Supervisor:
Senior Director of Admissions and Enrollment

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED (continued):

• Ability to present to small and large groups, as well as to engage in one-on-one conversations.
• Ability to work independently, meet critical deadlines and enrollment targets, while prioritizing a heavy workload, under pressure and competing assignments.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
• Ability to attend some night and weekend events required.
• Ability to travel locally, throughout state, nationally, and internationally.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Information regarding students and employees must remain confidential. Individuals who break confidentiality are subject to dismissal.
2. All employees shall avoid even the appearance of conflict of interest, special interest or any other inappropriate conduct.
3. Awareness of the Seminary’s multi-cultural environment with the ability to distinguish diverse characteristics and to work accordingly.
4. All employees are required to assist, where needed, at Seminary-wide events.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Ashley Woodfaulk in the Human Resources Department at mccormickhr@mccormick.edu.

This description contains information and facts considered necessary to describe and evaluate this job fairly and equitably. This document should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements performed, but as an indication of the duties and levels of skills required.

Director of Children’s Ministry

Director of Children’s Ministry (Birth-5th Grade)

The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for leading a children’s ministry that is a comprehensive program for infant through 5th-grade students. Enrollment is about 25 children with a weekly attendance of approximately 15 children. Responsibilities include spiritual and program leadership and development for PreK-5th grade weekly Sunday School, Christmas pageant, children’s mission projects, and supervision of Sunday Nursery staff and volunteers. Summer Sunday School includes special Vacation Bible School-styled programming. We are currently a 260 member congregation.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or related experience.
    • Ability to administrate and direct team members and volunteers for children’sministry.
    • Comfortable working within a PC(USA) congregation and in a Reformed theologicalsetting.
    • Experience in working with and leading children/youth programs.

Application Process:

    • Submission of a resume and brief cover letter.
    • Submit above material to Rev. Josh Erickson at office@parkridgepresby.org.
    • Visit http://www.parkridgepresby.org/ to learn more about Park RidgePresbyterian Church.
    • A more detailed job description is available upon request.

Administrative Assistant

Park Ridge Presbyterian Church (PRPC) is a multi-generational and growing congregation with 260+ members located in Park Ridge, Illinois (northwest suburb of Chicago, IL) with a calling to “Engage and Inspire All People to Share God’s Love, Grow in Faith, and Serve as Disciples.” As part of that calling, PRPC is committed to supporting people of all ages in the journey of faith so that they can share God’s love, grow in faith, serve as a disciple, and help others do the same.

Full Job Description HERE.

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