Vice President of Marketing & Communications

The Presbyterian Foundation seeks a Vice President of Marketing & Communications to lead a comprehensive outreach strategy that advances the financial security of the Church and its ability to enact its mission throughout the world and for generations to come.

In 1799, The Presbyterian Church envisioned an entity that would safeguard its long-term financial interests and its ability to serve as God’s hands and feet on earth. The Presbyterian Foundation helps congregations thrive by partnering with them to gather and to steward the funds needed for the Presbyterian ministry to fulfill its mission.

The Foundation’s very first endowment fund, created by Elias Boudinot in 1821, still provides resources to purchase books for use by pastors in their congregations’ library. It is just one of more than 7,000 funds valued at more than 1 billion dollars managed by the Foundation today.

The Presbyterian Foundation seeks a Vice President of Marketing & Communications to support both of its key activities: fundraising support and financial investment services for local congregations across the U.S. The Foundation’s Marketing team is responsible for designing and orchestrating outreach to pastors and donors to promote these services and attract investment in the Church and the hundreds of thousands of members of the Presbyterian congregation.

The ideal Vice President of Marketing & Communications will have:

·     5 to 7 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing and communications roles.

·     Track record of directing successful strategy for internal and external communications.

·     Record of producing high-quality video, direct mail, and social media marketing.

·     Experience steering development of emotionally powerful messages and adapting messaging for donors of all constituencies.

·     Knowledge and understanding of the Presbyterian church; ability to build and maintain trust with senior leaders, Board members, Presbyterian congregation, and external partners.

·     Ability to lead decision-making processes that incorporate opportunities for collaboration and culminate in clear decisions.

·     Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit www.driconsulting.com.


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Bible Assistant or Associate Professor

McCormick Theological Seminary
 
McCormick Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning July 1, 2019. We seek candidates with a research doctorate in Bible, with a specialty in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, who are able to teach Biblical Hebrew, are familiar with traditional as well as innovative biblical scholarship, and have the capacity to relate scholarship to faith communities. Candidates should demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching, should have a commitment to preparing people for leadership in ministry, should be open to interdisciplinary teaching, and should have facility and experience with hybrid and/or online technology.
 
Strong preference will be given to candidates who can engage a diverse community of students and/or scholars, who can teach in Spanish and who have an expertise in LatinX biblical interpretations. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that includes a statement on teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, two syllabi (actual or proposed), and a writing sample, along with the names of three references. Applicants should upload materials at http://mccormick.edu/content/applications-faculty-positions. Questions should be directed to Jennifer Ould, Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty, at jould@mccormick.edu.
 
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 14, 2018 and continue receiving applications until the position is filled.
Located in Chicago, IL, McCormick Theological Seminary is a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with Reformed, ecumenical, cross-cultural, and urban commitments. We are committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women/womyn and persons of color. McCormick Theological Seminary is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.

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Director of Music

Morgan Park Presbyterian Church
 
Director of Music Part-Time For full listing visit: http://morganparkpres.org/getinvolved/employment/
 
Job Description
Morgan Park Presbyterian Church is a progressive congregation “committed to Christ, Diversity and Mission.” This is lived out in worship by creating an inclusive and spiritual environment that utilizes a variety of musical genres.
 
Responsibilities Coordinates with the Pastor in planning, preparing, and playing music appropriate to the worship service. Directs the choir during weekly rehearsal and on Sunday Morning during choir season (September-June). Given first refusal to play for weddings and funerals. Additional compensation is provided for these services. Available to play for special gatherings of the church when requested by the Pastor including holiday services (Advent, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise Service, Easter Morning Service), and additional services and concerts as needed. Assist in the hiring of substitute musicians if not available. Attend and provide a written report to Worship and Music Committee and collaborate with worship planning. Be present in the church a minimum of 6 hours weekly during choir season. Pursues opportunities for community collaboration. Recruits for Chancel Choir and potential Youth Choir. Coordinate the maintenance of musical instruments and the sound equipment.
 
Qualifications Works well with others and has a desire to work collaboratively with the pastor, Worship and Music Committee, and choir. Must be an experienced church musician Must be proficient in piano/organ performance. Excellent sight-reading and improvisational ability desired. Skill in performing a diversity of musical genres for a diverse congregation desired, for example: Jazz, Classical, Contemporary etc.
 
Relationships Accountable to the pastor Member of the Worship and Music Committee. Director of the choir. Minister of Music to the congregation.
 
Hours and Benefits Part-time position includes: 10:30am weekly Sunday service, Chancel Choir rehearsal, and holiday services as described above. Estimate of 15 hours per week for all services, rehearsals, and prep time. Annual three-week paid vacation, dates to be scheduled with Pastor. Salary based on experience. Not eligible for unemployment benefits
 
Apply today: Send résumé with cover letter to: Morgan Park Presbyterian Church 2017 W 110th Place Chicago, IL 60643 773-779-3355 morganparkpres@gmail.com

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Bookkeeper

Church of the Cross (COTC)
 

Job Classification

This position is defined as hourly, restricted part time (5-8 hours per week) and does not qualify for health, medical, or retirement benefits.

Purpose

To assist COTC in achieving its mission and goals by carrying out the responsibilities of the job which are related to the finances and business operations.

Accountability

Receives guidance and direction from the Corporation Operations Team and Pastor—Head of Staff, and is ultimately accountable to the Session through the Corporate Operations Team.

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills – written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently, demonstrating initiative to identify, communicate, and resolve financial and accounting issues
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage work flow
  • Knowledge/experience of working with budgets, bookkeeping, and financial/accounting principles
  • Proficiency in Church Windows software preferred, but not required
  • Skilled in financial software (accounting and reporting) and proficient in use of Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Ability to work with Staff, Ministry Teams, Session, and Deacons to plan, implement and evaluate budgets

Responsibilities

  • Execute the timely payments of church expenses utilizing the approved invoice/purchase order procedures including check preparation and signature by authorized account signers.  Copy and submit all payments after review and signature by the authorized signer.  Maintain accurate payment and invoice records using a clear filing system easily understood by Staff, Ministry Teams, Session, and Deacon.
  • Enter budget information using COTC’s financial reporting software and update as instructed by the Corporate Operations Team
  • Prepare all necessary financial statements/reports for Staff, Ministry Teams, Session, and Deacons, and Corporate Operations Team and extract any information (detailed data by line item) as requested.
  • Enter/update financial data in COTC’s financial software in a timely manner.
  • Set up new line items for special offerings or new programs and communicate the new line items and the intention of the line item via email to individuals responsible for counting weekly offerings and donations.  Ensure this information is updated on the instructions for the counters through communication with the Administrative Assistant
  • Prepare and reconcile all bank accounts for COTC on a monthly basis, provide a list of all outstanding checks (with details) to the Corporate Operations Team, and follow up in a timely manner on outstanding items.
  • Generate periodic statements of contributions for each church member.  In addition, if a member identifies an error on their statement, an investigation must be performed and if an error was made an adjustment must be made.  Communicate with the church member the outcome of the investigation in a timely fashion.
  • Manage and assist in completing all necessary insurance paperwork (including but not limited to the annual work comp premium audit).
  • Meet periodically with the pastor (monthly) and the Corporate Operations Team (quarterly) as requested or as need dictates.
  • Manage and assist corporation officers with any necessary paperwork.
  • Assist the Giving Team with annual stewardship drive and tally.
  • Manage year end account closing.
  • Perform other duties relating to finance and business items as they arise or are assigned (including but not limited to managing the transfer of stock gifts).

Evaluation

The Pastor will prepare a formal annual review relying on input from the Corporate Operations Team and others who work directly with the bookkeeper.  The Corporate Operations Team will submit formal compensation recommendations to the Session annually.

To apply, send resume to Rev. Julie Peterson, pastor@cotc-pcusa.org


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Director of Children’s Ministry

The Presbyterian Church of Barrington

We are offering a part time position for Youth Ministry approximately 20 hrs a week, responsible for program development. $22,000 salary plus Medical Benefits and matching 403b.

Email Rev. Joe Dorociak at pastorjoe@pcbarrington.org with questions or to apply with CV.


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