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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Part Time Director of Youth 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. $25,000 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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Financial Assistant

We’re looking for a part-time, approximately 20-hour per week Financial Assistant with the following attributes/skills:
• Stellar people skills
• Experience with ACS software package or non-profit accounting software
• Contributions/Pledge receipt/recording
• Accounts payable/invoicing
• Payroll/benefits processing
• Financial reports processing
• Stewardship campaign support
• Other duties as assigned

The Financial Assistant will act as a bookkeeper under the direction of the Financial Consultant. This position requires the ability to consistently multitask and navigate a fast-paced environment with many interruptions, maintaining confidentiality, interacting with individuals from varying socioeconomic backgrounds, and having the ability to conceptualize their work as a ministry.

The Location: First United Church of Oak Park is an accessible building located downtown Oak Park, near the Green Line L, Metra and buses.

To Apply: Send a resume (as a PDF) as well as a cover letter to aswanson@firstunitedoakpark.com by September 21, 2018. First United Church of Oak Park is an equal opportunity employer.


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Worship Ministry Administrative Assistant

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Non – Exempt, Hourly – 12 Hrs/week

REPORTING TO: Director of Worship and Music (WMD)

SUPPORTING: Provides administrative support to Director of Worship and Music

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
To serve the church by providing administrative support to Director of Worship and Music.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. During the Week
a. Assists with the following tasks related to the Worship Ministry:
i. Room reservations;
ii. Order office supplies for Worship Ministry;
iii. Printing and copying materials for rehearsals and events;
iv. Maintains electronic and office filing system for music (choral and praise song library) and other documents;
v. Maintaining budget spreadsheet and expense tracking, and processing WMD’s credit card and expense reimbursements and other check requests.
vi. Collaborates and communicates with volunteers via email, phone calls, or surface mail, when necessary;
vii. Maintains accurate directory of volunteers and independent contractors in the different Worship ministries (hospitality team, praise band, choir, etc.);
viii. Maintains Worship Ministry folders on server;
ix. Occasionally help create ProPresenter (media presentation software) playlists;
x. Sets up, coordinates scheduling, and uploads materials pertaining to Sunday services through Planning Center.
b. Assist in other miscellaneous projects and, assisting Choir Director, Audio/Visual Coordinator, and possibly Organist, for special events or projects.

B. Other
a. Is primary contact for WMD when Director is out of town. Screens and responds to calls and emails/mail while WMD out of town.
b. Assist with preparations for special services/events/trainings. (Attendance to Lenten, Holy Week, Easter Services, Christmas Eve Family Pageant and Candlelight Service, preferred, but not required.)
c. Occasionally assist in person for Worship related events/meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS & QUALITIES:
• Proven administrative or assistant experience
• Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
• Attention to detail and problem solving skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational and planning skills
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
• Proficiency in Planning Center and ProPresenter preferred, but not required.
• Occasional availability to work on Sunday mornings, as mutually agreed upon in advance.
• Ability to read music, strongly preferred.
• Discretion and confidentiality required.
• High School Diploma required.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred.

REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION:

An annual written review of performance will be conducted by the Director of Worship and Music in conjunction with the Personnel Ministry Council. An annual review of compensation will be conducted by the Personnel Ministry Council

To apply send resume to Janice Dobschuetz, jdobschuetz@firstpresevanston.org


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