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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 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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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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Program Assistant for Children’s & Youth Ministries

FUNCTION: Provide administrative support to the Director of Children’s Ministries and Director of Youth Ministries.

REPORTS TO: Director of Children’s Ministries and Director of Youth Ministries.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Non-Exempt, 28 hrs/wk, Hourly Rate TBD.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Communication
a. Work with Communication Coordinator to update bulletin and website for various activities of Children’s and Youth Ministries including content, photographs, mp3 and video links.
b. Communicate ministry and program events through established accounts such as Facebook and Constant Contact.
2. Program Support
a. Cooperate with and assist the Directors in fulfilling day-to-day event tasks and projects of the various activities of Children’s and Youth Ministries. Possibilities might include:
i. Creating flyers for various programs and activities
ii. Shopping and stocking supplies
iii. Making phone calls or sending group emails
b. Maintain accurate and comprehensive records for both Children’s and Youth Ministries:
i. program registrations and fees
ii. family ministry database maintained through ACS
iii. attendance records
c. Coordinate materials and registration for Children’s and Youth Ministry programs including summer mission trips, camps, seasonal workshops, and other events.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must have High School Diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 a must
• Previous experience promoting events via social media and websites
• Experience with database maintenance or ability to learn same, and Constant Contact
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION:
An annual written review of performance will be conducted by the Children’s and Youth Directors 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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Praise Band Worship Director

First Presbyterian Church of Evanston seeks a Part-time Director of the Praise Band to plan and coordinate the music in the context of blended and contemporary styles of corporate worship.
Position reports directly to the Director of Worship & Music.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership
1. In consultation with the Director of Worship & Music coordinate the worship music for the contemporary service and lead the choir and praise band on contemporary praise songs during the blended service.
2. Rehearse the Praise band to prepare for worship services.

Oversight
Music
1. Maintain effective communication with Director of Worship and Music and the praise band members.
2. Select praise songs. Selections should represent the breadth of Christian music available in style, culture, and time period.
3. Lead praise band in weekly Sunday services and rehearsals, develop the team spiritually through spiritual activities, recruit and evaluate technical abilities, and administrate tasks related to this ministry area.

Audio/Visual
1. Maintain effective communication with Audio/Visual Coordinator regarding audio and media components for weekly Sunday services.
2. Communicate with Administrative Associate regarding Audio/Visual needs.

Departmental responsibilities include:
1. Plan and execute all service elements in weekly contemporary service.
2. Supervise, assist in recruiting volunteer musicians and worship leaders for services.
3. Oversee copyright compliance.

Development
Enhance the worship music program through:
1. Music research and selection with Choir Director and Organist.
2. Identify, attend, or create with others, as appropriate, seminars and conferences on worship leadership.

Complete additional duties and responsibilities as requested by Director of Worship & Music as well as other miscellaneous tasks/projects.

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & QUALITIES:
• A mature relationship with Jesus Christ and evidence of strong spiritual leadership ability is required.
• Bachelor’s degree in Music or a related major is desired, or a combination of education and experience.
• Strong administrative, organizational, relational and communication skills.
• Ability to embrace a service of combined classical/traditional and contemporary music.
• Experience in paid or volunteer work within a church setting is highly desirable.
• Experience with piano/keyboard desired.
• Ability to rehearse and lead a contemporary worship band (including vocalists) is required.
• Proficiency in MS Office Suites (required); proficiency with Planning Center, ProPresenter, and Finale are highly desirable.

This is a non-exempt position. Generous compensation package offered.

If interested, please send a resume to fpceworship@gmail.com attn: Eleanor Ehresman. For more information about First Presbyterian Church and to see a complete job description, please go to our website at www.firstpresevanston.org.


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Youth Ministries Director Part-Time

Youth Ministries Director River Glen Presbyterian Church (Naperville, IL)

The Director of Youth Ministries develops, promotes, and implements activities for the youth in grades (6-12), as well as builds healthy relationships with the youth that model a Christ-centered life and reflect encouragement and love for the youth as they grow in maturity and faith. Full job description is below. Interested candidates should sent a cover letter, resume, and three references to riverglenpersonnel@gmail.com

Essential Functions
• Builds relationships with youth in ways that help foster faith development, spiritual maturity, and community.
• Serves as the youth leader for all middle school and high school youth including but not limited to weekly Sunday school and youth group gatherings, annual mission trips, the Great Escape and other youth retreats, Youth Sunday worship, the Big Splash (annual congregational-wide retreat), and other mission and educational activities throughout the year. This includes regular communication with youth, parents, and congregation concerning youth ministry activities.
• Seeks to manage and expand youth ministries, including a regular presence in worship and as available in the community at concerts, performances, and youth sporting events as well as incorporating youth into Sunday morning worship leadership.
• Manages administratively youth ministries’ budget, scheduling volunteers, making sure the congregation is in compliance with the Child Protection Policy.
• Participates as an ad hoc member of the Youth Leadership and Christian Formation teams, attending regular meetings as well as staff meetings as available,
• Recruits and equips adult volunteers from within the congregation to regularly help with Sunday school, youth meetings, and other activities. Encourages and recruits congregation members to participate as leaders and mentors in the youth ministries.
• Seeks to deepen the discipleship of children, youth, families, and congregation members as a leader.

Minimum Qualifications
• Mature and active faith commitment to Jesus Christ with love for the church and appreciation for Presbyterian tradition and reformed worship
• Working towards or completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Religious Studies (or equivalent) with computer literacy.
• Experience either as a participant or as a leader in active youth group settings.
• Demonstrated leadership in project completion and fundraising.
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Able to pass sexual misconduct background checks and willing to submit to criminal background check
• Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation.

Physical Requirements
• Able to move freely in and out of buildings
• Able to speak in a public forum
• Able to physically perform all essential functions


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Director of Children’s Ministry

First Presbyterian Church (www.fpcspartanburg.org) of Spartanburg, SC is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry to oversee the ministry with children birth – 5th grades and their families. FPCS is a 2300-member downtown church actively involved in mission and serving the surrounding community.

In collaboration with the Children’s Education and Discipleship Committee, the Director of Children’s Ministry will develop and implement a vision for children’s ministry that will encourage and challenge children and their families to become disciples of Christ through a rich variety of opportunities undergirded by vital, caring relationships with adults. Children’s programming includes Sunday school, Children’s Worship on Sundays, weekly chapel for the Weekday School, special events, and Kids’ Crossing on Wednesday evenings.

The ideal candidate would combine a highly-relational approach with the maturity and organizational skills to connect and communicate well with children, parents, and volunteers. A Bachelor’s degree, at least 2 years of experience in Christian Education, and the ability to recruit and equip volunteers are required.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to sara.bailey@ministryarchitects.com.


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