Family and Children Program Coordinator, Highland, Indiana

First Presbyterian Church of Highland, Indiana (located 35 minutes from Chicago) is seeking a Family and Children Program Coordinator.

This coordinator position would oversee opportunities for Christian formation relating to children, youth, parents, and families. The candidate should have knowledge of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and its history, traditions, and liturgies. Some of the duties might include:

– Attending Faith Development Ministry Meetings once a month
– Assisting in Sunday morning activities as needed.
– Recruiting, training and supporting volunteers for faith development programs
– Planning and coordinating intergenerational events such as the kick-off to church school
– Planning events for kids ages K – 6th grade, which could include Summer VBS
– Assisting in the coordination of the Church School program
– Helping in planning activities for youth 7th – 12th grade
– Coordinating and scheduling kids to help in worship 3rd – 12th grades
– Planning programs/events for parents of school age children
– Communicating and marketing youth programs to the congregation and community, using technology and social media, flyers, phone calls, etc.
– Organizing supplies and kids’ areas when needed.
– Ordering supplies or seeking donations as needed

– Approximately 10-15 hours per week which includes office hours one day a week of 4-5 hours

– $10,000 ($200 per week for 52 weeks/2 weeks unpaid vacation time) employed for one year, beginning in August 15, 2019.
If you have questions about the position you may email: To apply, please send resume and cover letter to First Presbyterian Church of Highland, 8727 Delaware, Highland, IN 46322 or send by email to:

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Director of Youth Ministries, Wildwood, IL

Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Wildwood, IL is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries (part-time).


The Director of Youth Ministries ministers to the youth of our church and community in Middle School and High School.  (S)he develops, implements, and administers youth ministry programs designed to meet the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of our youth.


  1. Serves as the youth leader for the Middle School and High School youth including, but not limited to, weekly youth group gatherings, retreats, mission trip, and educational activities.
  2. Maintains regular communication with youth, parents, and the congregation concerning youth ministry activities.
  3. Recruits and equips adult advisors from within the congregation to regularly help with youth group, meetings, and other activities.
  4. Teaches, models and encourages application of basic Christian values to life situations.
  5. Works efficiently and effectively in team situations.
  6. Works with volunteer teaching staff to implement post-confirmation Sunday School curriculum and the spiritual education component of youth group.
  7. Leads projects involving youth and youth programs, including fundraising.
  8. Abides by and enforces the Youth Advisor Covenant with adult volunteers.


Reports to the Head of Staff Pastor and the Christian Education Committee.  The Director of Youth Ministries regularly reports to the Christian Education Committee of the session regarding the Youth Ministries.  The personnel committee serves as a support and evaluating group, using input from the Head of Staff Pasto and Christian Education Committee.  In addition, the Director of Youth Ministries will maintain a close working relationship with the Director of Christian Education to maintain overall consistency in our approach to the education of the Youth.


The personnel committee reviews work objectives and performance at least annually, using fulfillment of the above responsibilities as a guide.  The personnel committee annually reviews the adequacy of compensation and make recommendations for change to Session.


The Director of Youth Ministries works a minimum of 20 hours per week.  Hours are reported to the Office Manager on a biweekly basis.           
For additional information and to apply for this position, please follow this link.

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Organist and Keyboard Accompanist, Clarendon Hills, IL

Community Presbyterian Church in Clarendon Hills, IL is looking for an Organist and Keyboard Accompanist. This is a part-time, salaried position (8–12 hours per week).

  • Provide service music in coordination with the Director of Music Ministries/Choirs for regular and special worship services.
    • Service music includes preludes, offertories, postludes, music for Communion, and other music as needed.
    • Regular Sunday worship is at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., September through May and at 9:30 a.m. only from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends.
    • Seasonal services are:
      • Ash Wednesday
      • Midweek Lenten worship
      • Maundy Thursday
      • Good Friday
      • Midweek Advent worship
      • Christmas Eve
      • Other services as determined by pastoral staff
  • Lead congregational singing from the organ and/or piano.
  • Accompany the Chancel Choir, and other ensembles as needed, at rehearsals and worship services. The Chancel Choir rehearses Wednesday, 7:30–9:00 p.m., September through May.
  • Work with pastoral, youth, and children’s ministers to support the music needs of their ministries.
  • Report to the Director of Music Ministries/Choirs.
  • Provide music for weddings and funerals or secure a substitute organist if not available.


  • Show prior experience as a church organist.
  • Provide music for organ and piano drawn from a variety of genres and periods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to improvise in various styles of music and to create hymn harmonizations.
  • Be sensitive to the appropriate tone and mood of services throughout the liturgical year.
  • Be comfortable with various styles of worship music, from contemporary to liturgical.
  • Value sacred music as an important element of worship rather than an opportunity to perform.


  • Martin Ott, builder, Opus 93.
  • 22 stops
  • 26 ranks
  • 1 extension
  • Mechanical suspended key action
  • Electric stop action
  • Visit for more detailed information.


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Director of Children’s Education, Elmhurst (part-time)

The Director of Children’s Education (DCE) has the primary staff responsibility for oversight and management of the children and youth Christian Education programs at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church. The Christian Education program includes congregation members from 3 year olds through high school, including Sunday School, the mid-week after school program for grades 1-8 and Vacation Bible School.

A. The DCE will work closely with the Christian Education Commission (CE) to recruit and manage volunteers to provide meaningful Christian Education for the congregation’s children and youth.
B. S/he will recruit and train all volunteers who work with children and youth.
C. S/he will evaluate and select age and content-appropriate curriculum for the Sunday School, mid-week programs and Confirmation classes, in consultation with teachers, the Pastor and CE.
The DCE is responsible for the development of the yearly budget for Education and has day-to-day oversight of all Education-related budget items in consultation with CE.
D. S/he is responsible for coordinating and participating in the grade 1-5 mid-week program.
E. S/he will organize and direct Vacation Bible School.
F. S/he will oversee the Safe Practices Committee and see that all are properly trained, and members are informed of a policy in place.
G. S/he will meet regularly for staff meetings to plan and coordinate programming.
H. S/he will continue to educate him/herself through participation in ongoing continuing education events.
I. S/he will be the point of contact for new families visiting the church and work to build the family into church membership.
J. Other duties or responsibilities assigned by Head of Staff.

The average time is 20 hrs/wk. During the program year (especially when the mid-week program is in session) there will be weeks when the hours will be higher, and other times (Summer, except for the week of VBS) when the hours are less. The DCE may exercise flexibility in the use of his/her hours, but the following will be normal components:
A. Weekly attendance at Sunday School (September-May) & the Wednesday after-school (3:30-7:30pm) program (September-March)
B. Vacation Bible School
C. Training/planning meetings with teachers prior the start of each program
D. Monthly attendance at Christian Education meetings
E. Weekly attendance at Staff Meetings, or with Pastor

A. The DCE is an employee of the Church, hired by the Session and accountable to the Pastor.
B. The DCE will provide brief written monthly reports to Session.

Required Skills and Experience
A. The DCE may be a lay person or ordained clergy.
B. Display strong organizational and communication skills to coordinate volunteers, staff and families.
C. Be creative and seek ways to continue offering exciting programs.
D. Demonstrate enthusiasm, skill and a passion for working with children in a Church setting.
E. Demonstrate an ability to understand and implement Christian & Reformed curriculum.
F. Have an ability to interpret and integrate religious education into the ministry of the church.
G. Demonstrate proficiency in computer programs, including Google docs, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

A. The DCE will need to have regularly scheduled office hours and be present on Sundays from Labor Day to Memorial Day.
B. S/he must have a flexible schedule to accommodate the program schedule.
To apply: Submit resume to

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Financial Accounting Manager, Lake Forest, IL

First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest (FPC) is seeking a full-time Financial Accounting Manager. This position reports to the Director of Business Operations and is responsible for finance, accounting and reporting activities.

The Financial Accounting Manager will lead all day-to-day finance operations including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, payroll, fund raising activities, administration of endowment portfolio investments and grants administration. The Financial Accounting Manager shall ensure that FPC has the necessary systems, policies and procedures in place to support an effective financial accounting program and that it will annually receive clean audits.

The Financial Accounting Manager will work closely with Church pastoral staff, administration team members and volunteer leaders, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures, but also to explore how the finance and accounting function can support the operations of the Church, including but not limited to the affiliated Pre-School and Rummage Sale.

A candidate should have a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint; and standardized accounting software systems, such as QuickBooks or ACS Technologies’ Church Management Software, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting and investment management/accounting. The candidate should exhibit a collaborative work style that is proactive, accessible, and able to interact openly with others.


  1. Manage all finance and accounting operations
  2. Coordinate preparation of the budget, financial forecasts and report variances
  3. Process payroll within ACS Technologies Software
  4. Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements and other financial reports


  • Produces monthly and annual financial statements, trend reports, and key metric information
  • Oversees day-to-day financial operations; manages the development of and implementation of financial policies, procedures, internal controls and systems, assuring conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Oversees and reviews journal voucher preparation and reconciliations.
  • Coordinates development of operating and capital budgets with program committees and the Director of Business Operations; develops financial accountability systems and forecasts to monitor budgets.
  • Manages and coordinates the annual audit, in coordination with the Director of Business Operations.
  • Prepares periodic grant reports in compliance with grantors.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the priorities facing each Church Committee and/or Program and works toward finding efficiencies within Church operations; uses information to assist Church Committee leader ship in decision making.
  • Evaluates financial systems and procedures and determines effectiveness in accomplishing the Church’s mission and objectives; makes recommendations to the Director of Business Operations for changes and improvements in allocation of resources.
  • Understands, applies and explains Church financial and administrative policies and procedures to managers, staff and committees.
  • Attends Finance & Investment Committee meetings and serves on other teams as required.
  • Perform work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet applicable deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

RELATIONSHIPS AND ACCOUNTABILITY The Financial Accounting Manager is accountable to the Director of Business Operations. It is expected the Financial Accounting Manager will work as a member of the overall staff team toward the effective and faithful ministry of the Church.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA license or equivalent experience desired
  • Three to five years of progressive accounting experience
  • Knowledge of Fund accounting desirable
  • Must be flexible, interested in learning, willing to be hands-on, and a self-starter who enjoys accounting.
  • The Financial Accounting Manager will interact with Church vendors, including banks, investment managers, service providers and local city personnel. Additionally, the Financial Accounting Manager should have a strong “customer centric” personality when interacting with Church members/donors. Because the Financial Accounting Manager will have access to member personal financial information, the ability to handle confidential information with discretion and a high degree of professionalism is paramount.
  • Advanced Excel skills and familiarity with accounting software systems and reporting (ACS Technologies Church Management Software experience a plus)
  • Non-profit experience preferred

For additional information, or to be considered for this position, please contact:

John J. McNicholas
McNicholas & Associates
Executive Search Consulting
Chicago/Lake Forest, IL
847-293-6171 (direct)

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