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Director of Christian Education

You have a passion for education. You have a passion for your faith. You dream of so many possibilities if you could live both, together.

Consider realizing the possibilities you have dreamed about by leading Christian Education at Wildwood Presbyterian Church. Your mission will be to lead our faith community to:

LEARN to connect to God through the stories of our faith,
GROW in faith by following Jesus, and
LIVE God’s Word through leadership and service

WPC makes a great commitment to Christian Education, dedicating 35% or our budget to support our Christian Education mission. As a full time Director, you will touch all ages of youth from toddlers to high school and their families, directing multiple programs including Sunday school classes, Vacation Bible School, and Children’s Worship. In addition to dedicated middle and high school coordinators and a Nursery supervisor on staff, you will have the support of over 70 volunteer teachers and leaders, and the joy of wrangling them. You will have a large, beautiful, 16 room CE wing at your disposal, all on the main level. Our 4 classrooms for young children are surrounded by lovely murals in the hallway. The 5 classrooms for grade school aged children feature a gathering space we call The Lighthouse with a mural that looks out over the countryside. Our 4 youth classrooms can be converted to large areas for youth group. There are 3 adult education rooms, one of which has a reference library.

Our Director of Christian Education must have experience as an educator, and experience in Christian Education as part of a formal program such as Sunday school, focused on youth. Experience leading others, professional or volunteer, will be an asset. A background in the Reformed tradition is helpful and preferred. Our director should also have formal training in education, instruction, curriculum or similar areas equivalent to a 4 year degree. We are open to candidates with a seminary education and those who are ordained ministers.

In addition to a competitive full time salary, we offer a great earthly benefit program including full medical, dental, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and vacation. You will also have standard eternal benefits provided by God’s grace, no pre-existing condition limitations, eternally renewable and non-cancelable.

Visit our website to see more about our community, our Christian Education programs, and a more detailed description and an application: http://www.wildwoodpc.net/

If you are interested, either complete the application and send it to your church office at 18630 West Old Gages Lake Road, Grayslake, Illinois 60030, or email a resume to personnelwpc@gmail.com.


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Organist, Part-Time

First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton in Wheaton, IL with its dynamic and diverse history of musical excellence in the traditional worship style is currently seeking a part-time Organist to work approximately 12-15 hours a week (including prep time). We are looking for a musician who works well with others and has a desire to work collaboratively with the Director of Music Ministries, the Westminster Choir, as well as with the pastoral team. There also may be opportunities for leadership with the Handbell Choir and/or Children’s Music Ministry. The ideal candidate must have or be in pursuit of degree(s) in piano/organ performance or demonstrates equivalent experience and technical skill. Excellent sight-reading and improvisational ability desired.
For a complete job description go to http://www.firstpreswheaton.org/job_opportunities .

To apply please send resume and cover letter to:

Kedrick Armstrong, Director of Music Ministry
First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton 

715 N. Carlton Ave
Wheaton IL, 60187
630.668.5147 ext. 22

karmstrong@firstpreswheaton.org


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Church Administrator

First Presbyterian Church of La Grange is seeking a part-time Church Administrator.

Responsibilities include receptionist duties, providing targeted reports from the church database, assisting with publicity for special events, maintaining inventory and processing orders for supplies and property needs.

A qualified applicant will demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

The position is 24-30 hours a week, Tuesday-Friday depending on the church schedule. Compensation competitive with positions of similar qualification.

Contact Jonathan Krogh for more information and to apply.

jkrogh@fpclg.org
773.550.2214


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Praise Team Worship Leader- Part Time

Yorkfield Presbyterian Church is seeking a part time Praise Team Worship Leader for our Sunday morning praise service. YPC has been a presence in Elmhurst IL for 75 years. We are a solid and stable family-oriented, church actively living out our faith in mission, service, and fellowship as we accept God’s call to be His hands and heart in the world. We currently have 150- 200 people worshipping on Sunday (split between our Traditional and Praise services). We have had a praise band for 20 years, and our long time leader is stepping down to explore other aspects of her ministry. We are excited partner with someone who will build on this foundation and expand our horizons in worship in ways that help us live into God’s vision for our church.

This position is 6-8 hours a week involving a weekly praise band rehearsal, Sunday morning warm-up at 10, and a worship service at 11:15 as well as coordination with pastors in planning music and engaging and scheduling volunteer musicians, vocalists, and tech help. The band plays every Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day and 4-8 times in the summer months with occasional special services. There is generous time flexibility built into the position.

An ideal candidate is:
-Passionate about their faith and desires to use their musical talents to lead worship and engage the hearts of others.
-Able to relate to people across generations.
-Talented vocally with instrumental experience, actively familiar with current Christian music.
-A team-builder with a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and attentive to details.
-Able to engage, recruit, encourage, and develop other musicians, and vocalists, and able to rehearse and lead the band.
-Familiar with sound equipment and technical troubleshooting.

Previous worship leading experience is a plus but will consider a candidate with vision who is ready for this next step.

To apply, send a letter of interest with details of qualifications (OR resume with pertinent experience), salary requirements, AND a video/audio sample to YPCWL2018@gmail.com

Applications with a tape will be given prompt consideration. Our goal is to have a person in place at end of summer.


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Organist/ Piano Accompanist

Organist/ Accompanist

First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, Illinois seeks an Organist/ Accompanist to provide organ and piano music for our worship services and accompany our choir.

Primary duties include:
1. Participation in one Sunday morning blended (traditional & contemporary) service, including prelude, postlude, other service music, leading the congregation in hymn singing, and accompanying choir anthem.
2. Occasional participation in a second, contemporary Sunday service.
3. Accompany Thursday evening choir rehearsals, and any additional rehearsals scheduled.
4. Participation in special services as determined by the church calendar (e.g., Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve), and occasional special events, such as choir programs or concerts.
5. Care for our two pipe organs, working with the Director of Worship and Music to arrange for tuning and repair, as needed.
6. Play for weddings and funerals as requested, for additional compensation.
7. Maintain a collegial relationship with the Director of Worship and Music, Pastoral staff, choir members, instrumentalists, praise band members, and AV coordinator, and the entire First Pres staff as necessary to accomplish the church’s ministry.

Position requirements
1. Authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and a desire and ability to use music to enhance worship among the congregation.
2. Skilled organist and pianist, able to play a variety of styles of music. Improvisation ability and strong sight-reading ability required. Ability to read open score desirable.
3. In coordination with Director of Worship & Music, ability to select music fitting to the occasion, sermon topic, and overall flow of the service.
4. Team player, willing to work with the staff and congregation to accomplish the church’s mission.

Information regarding our organs
1. Sanctuary Organ – Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. Opus 1321 (1955). Three manuals, 4 divisions, 45 stops, 59 registers, 56 ranks, 3263 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.
2. Walker Chapel Organ – Austin Organs, Inc. Opus 2509 (1969). Three manuals, 4 divisions, 30 stops, 23 registers, 29 ranks, 1727 pipes

Compensation/ hours
This is a part-time position, approximately 12-15 hours/ week. Compensation is negotiable based on credentials.

To apply, send resume and links to performance video to Elizabeth Brown, Search Committee Chair, at fpceorganist@gmail.com.


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Custodian/Sexton

Northminster Prebyterian Church in NW Evanston, needs someone to make sure that facilities are always clean, well-maintained, safe and secure; that all systems are operating properly and in good repair; and that the facilities efficiently and smoothly support all church activities. For details, please see our job listing at this link: http://northminpres.org/about-northminster/staff/open-positions/


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Business Operations Manager

First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest is seeking a full-time Business Operations Manager. This position works closely with the Pastor/Head of Staff and is responsible for overseeing the operations and business affairs of the church, including Personnel, Finance, and Buildings and Grounds. A candidate should have a comprehensive understanding of financial reports and a leadership style that is proactive, accessible, and able to interact openly with others. If you would like more details or would like to apply for this position, please email jobs@firstchurchlf.org.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Oversee the day-to-day Operations and Staff functions of the Church.
2. Support and oversee the Human Resource (HR) functions, working with the Pastor/Head of Staff and the Personnel Committee to ensure proper administration of payroll and benefits, timely performance reviews, and the development and implementation of contemporary, relevant HR policies and processes.
3. Attend monthly Session meetings, weekly staff meetings as well as Finance and Buildings and Grounds Committee meetings; prepare presentations as needed.
4. FINANCE:
a) Provide finance support , working with the Church Accountant and the Finance Committee. Assist Stewardship and Endowment Committees.
b) Work with Stewardship Committee to create a theologically sound and fiscally successful campaign to support the operating budget of the Church. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining the customized database and reports to facilitate actions and communications for the congregation and relevant Committees.
c) Work closely with Finance Budget Subcommittee, Personnel Committee, Buildings and Grounds, Mission and other Committees in preparation of annual church budget and supporting the Annual Meeting.
d) Review and monitor Church expenditures in relationship to Church Budgetary guidelines.
e) Oversee Church Accountant/Finance Staff in the collection, deposit and disbursement of Church monies in accordance with established accounting principles and in maintaining accurate timely computer records of all financial transactions on the ACS system.
f) Oversee with Church Accountant banking transactions, the annual budget, monthly budgetary reporting and accurate and timely payment of accounts payable.
g) Work with Church Treasurer on approved banking line of credit and portfolio transactions.
h) Oversee and maintain adequate Church insurance and risk management coverage as approved by Buildings and Grounds and Finance Committees.
i) Serve as purchasing agent and represent the Church in business related matters and contract negotiations.
j) Arrange for and work with the Certified Public Accountant and the Finance Audit Subcommittee during annual church audit.
k) Assist committees to launch and fulfill successful capital campaigns. Responsibilities include evaluation and management of fundraising consulting resources and coordination among relevant Committees.
l) Support Endowment Committee and provide Northern Trust interface for the Brinkman Charitable Trust and other trust/financial instruments along with Church Treasurer.
m) Represent Church to established Bank and/or investment accounts to make investments, withdrawal and transfer of funds in consultation with Church Treasurer and Finance Committee, as well as Treasurers for Deacons, Rummage, Sanctuary Choir and Preschool.
n) Work with Finance Committee on guidance for Memorial Fund gifts and expenditures for Committee approval.

5. BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

a) Working with the Building Supervisor and the Building and Grounds Committee, ensure proper maintenance of the buildings and grounds to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and appearance.
b) Oversee, with Building Supervisor, building and grounds projects done by contractors, to ensure safe, timely and fiscally prudent completion.
c) Maintain, with Building Supervisor, complete and accurate inventory of Church equipment.
d) Develop and implement plans, systems and training for campus security, fire and safety policies, risk management, insurance programs and building inspections, coordinating with Building and Long-Range Planning Committees.
e) Represent Buildings and Grounds Committee on matters pertaining to Anderson Legacy Manse for Pastors, Tenants, City of Lake Forest or suppliers contracted by the Church.
f) Provide guidance to congregation families on Memorial Garden interment placements and ensure preparation and maintenance as required.

6. Provide support to Long Range Planning and Governance Committee, along with Pastor/ Head of Staff for discernment of implementation plans and identification of any capital, building or technology needs.

7. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)

a) Contract for support of the In-House computer network and the ACS Software system to ensure efficient and 24/7 operation.
b) Provide for In-House computer training and additional support as needed.
c) Partnering with Long Range Planning and Governance, and Buildings and Grounds Committees, assess IT immediate and strategic needs for the organization, and recommend resources needed to address those needs

8. RELATIONSHIPS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

a) The Business Operations Manager is accountable to the Pastor/Head of Staff and to the Session (the governing board) through the Personnel Committee. The Personnel Committee will provide for annual performance reviews with input from the Buildings and Grounds and Finance Committees. It is expected the Business Operations Manager will work as a member of the overall staff team toward the effective and faithful ministry of the Church.
b) The Business Operations Manager hires and supervises the Building Supervisor and Finance staff working with the Personnel Committee.

9. PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS/CHARACTERISTICS

• Successful track record of managing operations and teams.
• Comprehensive understanding of Financial Reports for Non-Profit Organizations.
• Experience with managing multiple project tasks and project budgets.
• Familiarity with fundraising, development and strategic communication skills.
• Team player with high integrity, able to embrace the concept of team ministry.
• Leadership style that is proactive, accessible, able to deal openly with others.
• Highly motivated and able to direct, inspire and motivate others.
• Ease and familiarity with language and culture of a values- driven organization; church familiarity preferred.


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Office Administrator

Second Presbyterian Church
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Church Office Administrator
Part Time Position: 16 Hours/week at $20/hour
Opening: Immediate

Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago is a multicultural landmark church located in Chicago’s south loop. This position will assist the Pastor, Session, staff, and congregation in achieving Second Presbyterian Church’s ministry and mission.

• Pay rate of $20/hour, working 16 hours per week 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM Tuesday through Friday
• Six paid holidays/year
• Work location: Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
• Office space on 2nd floor, accessible only by stairs

Skills

• Basic office administrative experience
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and attention to details
• Proficiency in basic computer programs, including Word, Excel, and Publisher
• Skilled in social media

Job Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Pastor (as head of staff) and Chair of Administration and Personnel Committee

Duties:
1. Greet and respond to the needs and request of visitors, the congregation and staff with warmth, discretion and sensitivity
2. Provide administrative assistance to the Pastor
3. Prepare weekly worship bulletin under the direction and guidance of the pastor
4. Provide support to the treasurer and financial secretary
5. Maintain Church Master Calendar
6. Maintain up- to- date mailing address, email list and member directory database
7. Electronically distribute communications to members and groups
8. Maintain office equipment and order supplies as needed
9. Other duties as assigned.

Submit cover letter and resume as attachments in Word or PDF format by

Second Presbyterian Church
Secondchurch1936@comcast.net
(312) 225-4951


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Music Director

This is a part-time position.
Music director is only expected to be on site for rehearsals and services of worship.

Qualifications

  1. Appreciation of and experience with liturgy, worship planning, congregational and choir music
  2. Awareness of the complexity of a multi-cultural, multi-racial congregation
  3. Knowledge and appreciation of a variety of global Christian music
  4. Open, flexible, team player, sense of humor, good communication skills
  5. Committed Christian faith
  6. Ability to direct choir in ways that draw out their full potential
  7. Ability to strengthen congregational singing and broaden their musical repertoire
  8. Good keyboard skills

Position Description

  1. Coordinate with the pastor regularly to choose appropriate music for the weekly choir anthems and offertory music during the choir season (from 2nd Sunday in September through 1st Sunday in June) and to ensure that music is an integral and vital part of worship
  2. Design ways to strengthen congregational singing and broaden the congregation’s musical repertoire
  3. Conduct weekly choral rehearsals and additional rehearsals as needed.
  4. Schedule singers and accompanists for special services such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve; as well as weddings and funerals.
  5. Purchase diverse styles of vocal anthems suitable for EPC’s choir’s ability and size.
  6. Submit time sheets for all music employees twice monthly, in accordance with the established payroll process. Submit contract musician (1099) payment requests as needed
  7. Hire substitute and additional singers and instrumentalists, as needed, including Easter brass.
  8. Submit annual budget requests, and manage the music department’s expenditures.
  9. Play keyboard as needed on Sunday mornings
  10. Coordinate with the keyboardist to ensure that instruments throughout the church are tuned and maintained in good working order
  11. Prepare a job description, hire, manage and perform an annual review of each employee in the music program
  12. Other tasks as needed

Salary flexible according to qualifications and experience.
Direct questions and applications to Rev. Dr. Barbara Cathey at bcathey713@gmail.com


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