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Director of Vocal Music, Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church

Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church
Please email cover letters and resumes to office@fairoakspres.org

Job Position: Director of Vocal Music Salary: $15,000 – $17,000/year
Start Date: August 1, 2022

Minimum of two years’ professional experience in the field of music or music education.
Highly skilled in musicianship and ability to direct choirs and choral ensembles.
Skilled working with adults and children of all ages.
Demonstrated experience in choral pedagogy; skilled at coaching and developing singers with novice to professional musical experience.
Possessing both a broad knowledge base of and passion for interconnecting music styles.
Strong understanding of traditional worship liturgy and congregational music.
Understanding and experience of PCUSA theology preferred.

Embodies an empathic and patient spirit in working with others.
Is highly organized and able to plan in advance.
Is adaptable to last-minute changes and ability to pivot on short notice.
Is a team player, focused on growing engagement and participation in the music ministry.

While striving for musical excellence, to prioritize inclusivity, health, and safety.
Work closely with the Director of Instrumental Music to plan and provide music during all worship services during the program year (mid-September
Work closely with the Director of Instrumental to recruit volunteers to provide music during summer worship services (mid-June
Involve Fair Oaks participants of all ages and skill levels in making vocal music fostering gifts for music, fostering gifts of leadership, community, and connection with worship.
Support the mission of LOGOS to include all ages in musical offering during worship by providing music leadership to PB&J (grades 1
2), Musical Notes (grades 3 5), Intermission (grades 6 8), and Encore (grades 9 12).
Recruit soloists and ensembles and add vibrancy to the music ministry and hire special musicians within budget guidelines.
Work with the Director of Instrumental Music to provide for special music and music staffing for memorial services and special services and provide oversight for special non-worship, church-related musical events.
Research and select music appropriate to the age and abilities of adults and children and work with the co-pastors to ensure that the service musical offerings are thematically appropriate and reflective of the Scripture lessons for the service.
Attend weekly staff meetings, Sunday hospitality (bi-monthly), Worship Committee meetings, church social events (as requested) and other
meetings deemed necessary to the church’s music ministry. Provide oversight of administrative responsibilities of the vocal music ministry, including

correspondence and music budget expenditures. Maintain the vocal music library, including purchasing new music, filing, purging, cataloging, and keeping within copyright guidelines.
Consult with the co-pastors, the Director of Instrumental Music, and the Worship Committee to coordinate music ministry offerings and schedules in a safe fashion, considering all necessary protocols for virtual, hybrid and in-person worship and/or practice sessions.

The Director of Vocal Music reports to the co-pastors and works closely with the Director of Instrumental Music, the Worship Committee, the Personnel Committee, the LOGOS Board, the church organist, and volunteer church singers and musicians.

The Director of Vocal Music’s performance will be evaluated annually by the Personnel Committee with input from the co-pastors and the Worship Committee.

Expected Work Hours and Compensation
The Director of Vocal Music will be expected to work approximately 39 hours per month from September through mid-June. Hours for mid-June through August are dependent on the scheduling of memorial and special services as needed.

Compensation will be $15,000 – $17,000 per year. The Director of Vocal Music will be entitled to any FOPC benefits for which they may be eligible, as outlined in the FOPC General Personnel Guidelines, as updated June 7, 2018 (“the FOPC Guidelines). In addition, they agree to abide by all provisions of the FOPC Guidelines during their employment by FOPC. All employment with FOPC is “at will.” This means that either the employee or FOPC may end the employment relationship with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, except as otherwise provided by law.

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Youth Ministry Intern, First Presbyterian Church Evanston

The Youth Ministry Intern helps the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Youth Ministry by building relationships with the youth, serving as a resource and support person for the youth, and infusing each program with energy, creativity, and enthusiasm.

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Job Authorization Director of Music

The Director of Music leads and develops the music ministry of the Village Church with a primary emphasis on the traditional music program and ensembles. A key role of the Music Director is to help inspire congregants to make a joyful noise to the Lord, to worship God in Spirit and in truth, and to join in God’s mission in everyday life. 
View full application here

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Youth Intern Indian Boundary Prarie

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. We are seeking a knowledgeable, driven professional to serve as Youth Intern Indian Boundary Prairies. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization. We value collaborative approaches, diverse perspectives, and encourage innovative ideas.
Click here to view the full detailed application


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Temporary Supply Pastor, Edgewater Presbyterian Church

Edgewater Presbyterian Church is seeking a temporary pastor to lead its congregation beginning April 1, 2022 as it searches for an installed pastor.  This person may be an ordained PC(USA) Minister of Word and Sacrament or ordained as a pastor in a denomination in full communion with the PC(USA).   Seminarians or M.Div. graduates under the care of a Presbytery may also be considered.  This will be a contract position with the option of termination of the relationship by either the pastor or the Session upon 30 days’ notice.  It is anticipated that the position will be needed from 5 to 12 months.
See full application details here


Elder Gerald Farinas  

Email:  gfarinas@gmail.com      

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Grant Writer, The McCormick Theological Seminary

The McCormick Theological Seminary Grant Writer will work closely with faculty, staff and potential donors to identify and secure grant funders for, but not limited to the Solidarity Building Initiative, The Academic Centers and various initiatives. The Grant Writer will research, identify and write grant proposals, manage a grants calendar and keep track of various deadlines. The grant writer must be highly organized, detailed oriented and exceptional in written and oral communication.
For full job description and details: Click here

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Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, Wheaton, IL

First Pres Church of Wheaton seeks an Associate Pastor that will advance the mission of First Pres by equipping and supporting the staff and leaders of our church. The Associate Pastor will help coordinate the work and responsibilities of the church’s committees and staff. This Associate Pastor will also assist the Senior pastor in planning, leading and developing ways for the vision of First Pres to be realized. The Associate Pastor will supervise the program staff and their ministry areas: Kids Ministry and Director of Youth Ministry, coordinate with the Board of Deacons and care teams, and oversee adult ministries: Adult education; women’s and men’s ministry.  The Associate Pastor will also champion volunteer teams, resource the Mission Committee, and oversee the process of helping people engage in our discipleship path.  Additionally, the Associate Pastor will provide pastoral care in consultation with the Senior Pastor and participate weekly in worship and special services.

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Interim Pastor, Oak Lawn Community Church, Oak Lawn, Illinois

Oak Lawn Community Church is seeking a pastor to lead its congregation.  This person must be an ordained PC(USA) Minister of Word and Sacrament,  a Commissioned Lay Pastor (CLP) or ordained as a pastor in a denomination in full communion with the PC(USA).   This will be a half- time position on an annual contract.  The contract will be renewable on an annual basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays
  • Administer the sacraments
  • Officiate at weddings and funerals
  • Provide pastoral care for the congregation and for all who seek comfort and guidance through the church
  • Work with the office staff to prepare Sunday bulletin and announcements
  • Engage in community outreach as time permits
  • Serve as moderator of the session and congregational meetings by Presbytery appointment
  • Serve as head of staff
  • Work with the Treasurer and Session to oversee the financial affairs of the church.
  • Assist boards and committees in their ministry and offer training as needed 
  • Train newly elected officers and assist in preparing persons for membership
  • Work with Session to provide educational opportunities for congregation
  • Attend Presbytery assembly meetings and participate in the life of the Presbytery of Chicago
  • Report regularly to Session on Presbytery matters and actions.
  • Promote Presbytery program opportunities

Terms of Call

Term                     .50 FTE / 20 hours per week (on average)

Salary/Housing     $29,000    

Benefits                 Full coverage under the Board of Pensions

Expenses               Per POC guidelines

Duration                One year renewable


Kelly Villegas, Clerk of Session

Email:       kellylee1220@aol.com

Church Phone: (708) 599-4025    

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Contemporary Worship Music Director, Park Ridge Presbyterian Church

Park Ridge Presbyterian Church (PRPC) is a multi-generational and growing congregation with 275+ members located in Park Ridge, Illinois (northwest suburb of Chicago) with a calling to “Engage and Inspire All People to Share God’s Love, Grow in Faith, and Serve as Disciples.” As part of that calling, PRPC is committed to supporting people of all ages in the journey of faith so that they may share God’s love, grow in faith, serve as a disciple, and help others do the same.
Job Summary:
The Contemporary Worship Director will work with the Associate Pastor to plan, coordinate and oversee the implementation of a new worship style for PRPC.
Essential Functions:
  • Provide contemporary worship music leadership for the online service

  • Provide special music for in-person services

  • Collaborate with the Worship Committee for Special Services

  • Train and oversee any additional contemporary worship musicians

Responsibilities Include:
  • Selecting songs for online worship service in coordination with Associate Pastor

  • Supporting the launch and directing the new band, including leading the group through all songs during worship recording, conducting rehearsals, and coordinating musicians and singers for each week. Recruiting new musicians and singers into the band as needed.

  • Assisting in the set-up and tear-down of sound equipment before and after rehearsals, recording sessions, and in-person worship services.

  • Preparing sheet music/chord charts in advance of rehearsals, keeping music organized, and continually seeking out new songs for the service

  • Arranging for a qualified alternative leader when away

  • Leading the band to provide special music for in person worship or other gatherings


Core Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong vocal performer

  • Ability to play piano or guitar strongly preferred but not required.

  • Skilled in organization, administration and interpersonal relationships

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and integrate feedback from multiple people/groups

  • Comfortable working in a Presbyterian Church USA congregation


Terms of Employment:

  • The contemporary worship director is a contract position for PRPC.

  • Up to 10 Hours a week – hours can be flexible week to week

  • Compensation – starting hourly rate is $20 an hour

    o This is an hourly position
    o Additional hours may be available if approved by the senior pastor/head ofstaff

  • The contemporary worship director reports to the associate pastor. Employment contingent upon completion of a background check

  • Other terms of employment are outlined in the Park Ridge Presbyterian Church Employment Manual and Policies

Application Information

Please send a cover letter and resume to Rev. Josh Erickson, Senior Pastor/Head of Staff, at josh@parkridgepresby.org to apply for this position. Please contact Rev. Erickson directly with any questions about the position.


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Full-Time Director of Pastoral Care, Westminster Place, Evanston, IL


Looking for a great opportunity to be a Pastoral Care Director where you can really make a difference?  

Join the team at Westminster Place, a Presbyterian Homes community, an independent, non-profit senior living care organization offering full continuum of care from independent and assisted living to skilled nursing and memory care at four luxury retirement communities. Presbyterian Homes has achieved national recognition and accreditation for senior living leadership and expertise. We were established in 1904 and have an excellent reputation for providing a wide range of living options to seniors to live every day as they wish.  Our team members have consistently rated Presbyterian Homes as a great workplace in confidential engagement surveys. 

Position Overview

To plan, direct and manage the spiritual life progr­ams for Ten Twenty Grove and Westminster Place of Presbyterian Homes. 

Essential Functions

  • Under limited direction and within the framework of the philosophy of Presbyterian Homes: Oversees religious programming for the residents of Ten Twenty Grove and Westminster Place
  • Plan, direct and manage the spiritual life program which includes pastoral care, worship, religious programming, communications, teaching and training. Schedules and conducts departmental staff meetings as necessary to plan, inform and direct the departmental programs and staff
  • Prepares, conducts or arranges for:
    • Five weekly worship services, special services in celebration of church holidays and services for Jewish, Episcopalian, and Roman Catholic residents
    • Sunday afternoon Vesper Services in the Chapel
    • Funeral Services
  • Spiritually nurture residents and their families. Counsels individual residents and their families as appropriate particularly in times of emotional and/or physical stress
  • Serve as Staff Liaison to the Resident Spiritual Life Committees of the Highlands and Westminster Place Resident Council and Presbyterian Homes Spiritual Life Advisory Council
  • Insures regular and systematic visits to Residents in the Health Care Center and hospital
    • Prepare and assist in providing spiritual/religious/educational programs in conjunction with the Choices program for living well
  • Prepare and supervise distribution of resident death notices
  • Supervise the Elliott Chapel music program including the monthly Gift of Music organ recital series
  • Co-chair the Ethics Committee of Westminster Place


  • Master’s degree in theological/religious studies (M.Div.)
  • Ordained Presbyterian minister
  • Special training in Pastoral Counseling and Ministry with older adults and their families
  • Pastoral experience and demonstrated professional competence serving in a long-term care setting


  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental Vision
  • Long-term Disability & Extended Illness Bank Program
  • Employee wellness program with medical benefit deduction incentives and cash bonuses!
  • Confidential employee assistance program
  • Generous Paid Time Off/PTO plan. It is a plan that rolls over year to year.
  • Employee lounges and meal discount program.
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match and baseline
  • Scholarship programs including Tuition reimbursement
  • Citizenship Funding Program
  • On-site Fitness Centers staffed with certified personal trainers

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