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Pastor (three-quarter time), Ravenswood Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois

Ravenswood Presbyterian Church is seeking a fully bilingual (Spanish/English) and multiculturally proficient pastor to lead its congregation. This person must 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).  This will be a three-quarter 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
  • Work with the congregation on revitalization issues
  • Communicate greetings and information to the congregation in both Spanish and English by email and U.S. mail. 
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays in both English and Spanish
  • 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
  • Provide for the special spiritual needs of members who have physical, hearing, vision, cognitive or developmental challenges
  • Work with the Building/Office manager to prepare Sunday bulletin and announcements
  • Serve as moderator of the session and congregational meetings by Presbytery appointment
  • Serve as head of staff
  • Work with the Treasurer and Office/Building Manager to oversee the financial affairs of the church.
  • Work with the Office/Building Manager to facilitate relationships with space sharing partners.
  • 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 and Youth Leader to develop educational opportunities for children and adults
  • 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
  • Actively participate in the leadership of the Covenant of Hispanic Churches as time allows

Terms of Call

Term                     .75 FTE / 30 hours per week (on average)
Salary/Housing     $39,000 annually
Benefits                Full coverage under the Board of Pensions
Expenses               Per POC guidelines
Duration               One year, renewable

Contact

Maxine Oria, Clerk of Session, maxinegoria@sbcglobal.net, 773-474-2051
Applicants are encouraged to apply by July 31, 2020

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Temporary Supply Pastor (Three-quarter Time), Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church, Skokie, Illinois

Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church is seeking a three-quarter time temporary pastor to lead its congregation as it discerns a potential merger. This person must 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). This will be a one-year contract position with the option of termination of the relationship by either the pastor or the Session upon 30 days notice.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Work with the congregation on reopening the church for public worship when feasible
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays  on-line and/or in-person
  • Coordinate with the Director of Music to plan meaningful services
  • 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
  • Provide for the special spiritual needs of members who have physical, hearing, vision, cognitive or developmental challenges
  • Work with the Church Secretary to prepare Sunday bulletin and announcements
  • Serve as moderator of the session and congregational meetings by Presbytery appointment
  • Serve as head of staff
  • 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 and Sunday School staff to develop educational opportunities for children and adults
  • Attend  Presbytery Assembly meetings and participate in the life of the Presbytery of Chicago

Terms of Call

Term                        .75 FTE / 30 hours per week (on average)
Salary/Housing     Negotiable
Benefits                   Full coverage under the Board of Pensions
Expenses                 Per POC guidelines
Duration                 One-year renewable, with the option of termination upon 30 days notice
 
Contact: Georgette Joseph, georgettejoseph@comcast.net. Applicants are encouraged to apply by July 31, 2020.

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Half-Time Pastor, Morton Grove Community Church, Morton Grove, Illinois

Expectations/Duties

 Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Teaching the Bible with clarity and relevance so that believers will be strengthened in the faith, and individuals who are new to the Christian faith will want to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
  • Collaborating with ministry teams and helping to find fresh ways of worshipping that will allow congregants as well as people in the community to participate in meaningful ways.
  • Leadership in worship services and administering the Sacraments.
  • General pastoral duties including, but not limited to, Counseling and Spiritual Guidance/Support especially during life events such as weddings, hospitalization/home confinement, and funerals.
  • Exemplifying Christ-like character and assisting with conflict resolution.
  • Helping us to reach new people by helping to organize community-based events, and preparing interested attendees for Membership in MGCC.
  • Assist us as we discern the future of Morton Grove Community Church and seek God’s will for our congregation, especially during this period of transition.
A link to the CLC Church Information Form will be available soon.
For more information, please contact Joyce Sienkowski, jsienkowski@yahoo.com, 847.922.2773

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Office Manager – The Village Presbyterian Church, Northbrook, Illinois

Job Purpose
The Office Manager recruits, trains, develops ministry teams, and manages both the administrative and volunteer staff to accomplish all office procedures, processes and functions. Special focus on developing ministry teams to promote the efficient and effective operation of the church campus to join in God’s mission.
 
Requirements for all positions at The Village Church include:
A love and deep commitment to The Village Church Mission
A love of the local church.
An appreciation of Missional Theology
Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and time-management skills
Self-motivated and ability to work in fast-paced team environment where multi-tasking is the norm
Proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Office 365 programs and database management.
Key Authorizations of this Position
A. Oversees Church Office and Administrative Tasks
1. Provides direct clerical and administrative support to Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor by managing calendars and assist with assigned projects and weekly tasks.
2. Oversees report preparation and distribution, including annual report, Session and staff manuals, Session meeting packet, monthly statistical reports, worship attendance, annual Session Retreat.
3. Recruits and Trains Volunteers for Welcome Center and acts as the primary receptionist for church campus and pastors.
4. Prepares PCRs for the Administrative expenses of the church.
5. Oversees Human Resource Documentation of the Church:
a. Maintains all confidential personnel files; maintains Paid Time Off (PTO) records and Study Leave/Continuing Education for all staff, Background Checks.
b. Oversees payroll.
B. Congregational Events
1. Facilitates and coordinates church staff and families for details regarding weddings, funerals and baptisms so the events run smoothly including bulletins for memorials and weddings.
2. Coordinates memorial wall leases, works with Memorial Garden Committee as needed, and makes sure the slabs for the garden are done in a timely manner.
C. Communication
1. Creates all bulletins and announcement slides for worship services.
2. Assist in compiling and distribution of church mailings, newsletter, and other correspondence including confidential financial giving and quarterly thank you mailings.
3. Assembles and distributes Monthly Budget Reports to council chairs.
D. IT and Database Management
1. Works with Blue Data regarding computer upkeep.
2. Manage church calendar, room reservations and exterior door scheduling.
3. Oversees and trains staff for Microsoft 365.
4. Acts as administrator for ACS database and implements regular maintenance of database (People Suite), updating member records, address changes, and assists rolls committee when necessary.
E. General Office Support
1. Turns on Communication Monitors.
2. Secures campus and locks all doors at night.
F. Perform other duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications:
• A joyful personal faith in Christ Jesus that can be expressed in an engaging manner.
• Personal integrity, sensitivity and caring that inspire confidence in our members and visitors with the ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters and specifically financial.
• Excellent telephone and interpersonal skills.
• Proven track record of recruiting and managing volunteers and employees in a variety of settings.
• Ability to express and maintain clear goals and boundaries in working relationship.
• Creates structure and accountability with an attitude of grace.
• Desired Skills: ACS/Database Management, Microsoft Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher) Mail Merge, Adobe.
• College Degree: (Preferred Business Administration)
FULL-TIME POSITION
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
PAY SCALE: Salary
BENEFITS: Yes
NORMAL WORKING HOURS: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday 8-4.
Reports To:
1. The Senior Pastor for general supervision and to the Personnel Committee for any concerns related to the position. He/She will be evaluated per the performance appraisal policies and procedures of The Village Presbyterian Church.
SUPERVISES: Part-time Administrator-Office Manager will have the ability to influence the responsibilities of this position in coordination with the Senior Pastor and Personnel.
 
To Apply: Contact Rev. Dr. Spencer L. Lundgaard, Senior Pastor, The Village Church, 1300 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 60062, slundgaard@tvpchurch.org

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ACTS DMin. Program Coordinator – McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

The Program Coordinator assumes primary responsibilities for the day to day operation of the ACTS D. Min in Preaching program, under the supervision of the Dean of the Program. The responsibilities of the Program Coordinator include the following:

  • Connect with and maintain timely, ongoing and accurate communication with the dean of the program and with students regarding their participation and status in the program, project submissions as well as changes and other information regarding the program.
  • Maintain program records and files of all participants – students, instructors, advisers, and administrators i.e. members of the Program Committee; program documents submitted by students, instructors and advisers; and all other program documents. This includes the collection and organization of course materials, review and update of the Program Manual, maintenance of student transcripts and seminary contacts at the six schools that are a part of the program.
  • Coordinate and manage the summer residency, including travel and lodging arrangements for instructors, information to students on courses and other residency requirements, allocation of classroom space and other program materials, supervision of the summer staff, and all other physical and other requirements necessary to the success of the summer residency.
  • Perform other essential administrative functions connected with the recruitment and admission of students; preparation, management, and care of the program budget, maintenance and updating of the program’s and website and management of specific and general communications to and from the Program Office.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Minimum educational level – baccalaureate degree in business or social sciences.

At least 3 years’ experience in office administration including the following skills

  • Ability to develop a program budget
  • Familiarity with seminary and/or pastoral areas of operation
  • Ability to communicate clearly with persons at all levels and to work collaboratively with disparate persons at different levels
  • Create, update and maintain both physical and online files
  • Knowledge of and ability to maintain and update web data and social media communication

Salary/ Application

Annual salary is determined by the Program Committee. Application materials, including a cover letter and resume, should be sent to Dean Gennifer Brooks at Gennifer.brooks@garrett.edu. Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2020. The position begins on July 15, 2020.


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Finance Administrator (PT), First United Church of Oak Park, Illinois

GENERAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Process all receipts and disbursements.
  • Process monthly and bi-monthly payroll.
  • Maintain the physical and electronic records of the Church.
  • Prepare monthly and year-to-date financial reports for the Church Council, Nursery School, committees, and people responsible for specific accounts.
  • Provide annual and periodic giving records to the congregation after reviewing with the financial consultant and the manager of operations.
  • Provide monthly statements/invoices to each nursery school family.

MAJOR DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

Receivables:

  • Record all Church receipts into the Church’s financial software, ACS Technologies.
  • Process online transactions through Vanco Services for credit card pledge payments.
  • Process automated tuition payments for the nursery school through ACH.
  • Contact donors and tuition payers about pending expirations and declined transactions.
  • Record withdrawals from endowments.
  • Record and provide for the acknowledgment of all gifts to the Church (monetary and non-monetary) including annual pledges, capital campaign pledges, memorial gifts, one-time donations, and other gifts.

Payables:

  • Pay vendors in a timely manner.
  • Process check requests from staff and committees.
  • Fill out check requisition forms when bills arrive from office-related vendors, mail payments for approved bills in a timely manner, and maintain payable files.
  • Process monthly and bi-monthly payroll according to employee contracts and letters of employment.
  • Make all necessary payments to employee benefit plans accurately and on time.

Record-Keeping:

  • Maintain the physical and electronic financial records of the Church.
  • Maintain all records and spreadsheets related to endowments and trust relationships under the direction of the Church Treasurer and the Finance Committee.
  • Manage the ACS financial system.

Reporting:

  • Prepare monthly and year-to-date financial reports for the Church Council, nursery school, committees, and people responsible for specific accounts.
  • Email monthly each nursery school family a statement/invoice.
  • Provide annual and periodic giving records to the congregation.
  • Assist staff and committees in the preparation of the annual budget for approval by the Church Council and the congregation.
  • Assist the Stewardship Committee with data on pledge contributions.
  • At the direction of the Church Treasurer, provide a quarterly report on the endowment funds.
  • Collate and compile annual budget binders for the Church Council.

Other:

  • Coordinate the functionality of ACS with the parties involved in keeping up the hardware and network.
  • Facilitate upkeep of information on the website related to giving, finance, and stewardship.
  • Maintain relationships with financial service providers.
  • Adhere to the financial policies and procedures of the Church.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of two to three years of bookkeeping experience.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles.
  • Experience working with financial software, databases, and financial spreadsheets. ACS software experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative in managing projects.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

HOURS AND COMPENSATION:

  • The Finance Administrator is a part-time (25 hours per week), non-exempt position subject to the guidelines in the Personnel Handbook and other Church policies. The rate of pay is negotiable. 
  • Benefits for this position are per the Personnel Handbook.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:

The Finance Administrator shall be under the direct supervision of the Lead Pastor, in consultation with the Church Treasurer and the Chair of the Finance Committee.
 
The response deadline is Monday, May 18. Please submit both a cover letter and resume. Applicants should send documents in PDF form to jobs@firstunitedoakpark.com. 

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Facilities Manager – First Presbyterian Church, Evanston, IL

We are currently seeking a facilities manager who will serve 1st Presbyterian by supervising and assisting directly in the operation, care, maintenance and necessary renovation of the church building and grounds.  The FM will also oversee the efficient, safe and secure preparation of facilities in order to accommodate the varied programs and functions conducted in the church buildings and grounds.

FACILITIES MANAGER-DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure appropriate maintenance of church and grounds
  • Manage building custodial and maintenance staff
  • Work closely with all groups who use church facilities
  • Ensure a safe working environment that is compliant with governmental regulations
  • Interact closely with all groups regarding budgets, capital planning, and projects
  • Manage and oversee operations, maintenance, administration and improvement of church and grounds

FACILITIES MANAGER-REQUIREMENTS

  • 3-4 years of experience with project management
  • Able to manage time effectively, strong organizational skills
  • Strong leadership skills to lead staff (experience strongly preferred)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and skills in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry and mechanical repairs
  • Facilities management experience preferred
  • Computer skills

The facilities manager is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.

For questions or to apply, please attach your resume to jdobschuetz@firstpresevanston.org with the “Facilities Manager position” in the subject line.

First Presbyterian of Evanston exists to know Christ and to grow in Him as we serve and make disciples in Evanston, the Chicago area and the world. 


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Temporary Supply Pastor, Community Presbyterian Church, Broadview, Illinois

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the congregation on revitalization issues
  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Be committed to the life and ministry of 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
  • Serve as moderator of the session and special called meetings by Presbytery appointment
  • Serve as head of staff
  • Assist boards and committees in their ministry
  • Train newly elected officers and assist in preparing persons for membership
  • Attend assembly meetings and participate in the life of the Presbytery of Chicago

Terms of Call

  • Term: .5 FTE / 20 hours per week (on average)
  • Salary: $26,000 annually
  • Benefits: Presbytery of Chicago requirements
  • Travel Expenses: $.575 per mile   
  • Duration: One year, renewable

Contact 

Joyce R. Perry, Elder, jrbp@kwom.com, 708-544-5074


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Director of The Growing Place, Community Presbyterian, Lombard, IL

For over 40 years, The Growing Place preschool has been a valued and integral part of Community Presbyterian Church, Lombard. CPC is a family oriented and child-friendly church. The Growing Place is well known in the Lombard-Villa Park community and is highly regarded for its high standard of excellence in academic and social development for preschool children. The Director functions in cooperation with the Senior Pastor and the Session of CPC and with oversight from the Growing Place Advisory Board. While not a “religious” school, teachers are required to be actively involved in a Christian church if they are not members of CPC. The Director is also required to be a Christian and needs to be actively involved in CPC activities that are oriented toward children as well as other church activities and outreach.
 
The role of the Director is to manage the daily operations of the preschool on a full-time basis. These duties include all responsibilities related to staffing, classroom curriculum, financial operations and adherence to standards of regulatory agencies like DCFS, the Health Department, the Fire Department as well as the church.
 

In addition to a college degree from an accredited college or university, potential candidates for the position will have 21 semester hours in child development, early childhood education, or early childhood special education. DCFS standards are adhered to. Experience in working with DCFS, working as a lead teacher in the classroom, excellent communication, relational and organizational skills are necessary. Experience with financial management also required.

Reports to Head of Staff/Senior Pastor

Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience

Starting Date: Immediate Opening for temporary Director and also a full-time position.

Resumes can be sent to resumes@cpclombard.org. A more complete job description is available on request.

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