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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 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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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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