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Director of Children & Family Ministries, Knox Presbyterian Church, Naperville, IL

Job Description

Do you want to work in a Christian, collaborative, fun and meaningful environment? Work at Knox! Each day you will have an opportunity to have a positive impact on our children. Make a difference!

Knox is seeking a dynamic individual with a passion for children and family ministry to be our Director of Children & Family Ministries. This position is 32+ hours a week and the individual we are looking for has a passion to ignite and nurture children and their families to have a genuine relationship with God and help them to build Christian relationships with others. You will have opportunities to be creative in developing new programs and maintaining the exciting events and programs that our Children’s Ministry already has in place. You will help to lead our Children’s Ministries Council and other Knox team members. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, create, plan, implement and supervise all Christian Education programs for children & families at Knox Presbyterian Church for children age pre-K through grade 8.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Children’s Ministries Council in developing the above programs.
  • Recruit, train and provide resources for teachers, part-time staff, and volunteers for the above programs
  • Create events, and opportunities for outreach to children and families to engage them in Christian fellowship, education, and mission and connect them to the life of the church.
  • Effectively communicate these programs to the congregation.
  • Order materials, attend and supervise programming and coordinate room usage for all Children & Family programs.
  • Manage and track the Children’s Ministry budget & Family Ministry budget
  • In conjunction with the Children’s Ministry Council, strategize and implement new programming that will enable new families to have a relationship with God
  • Follow-up with visitors, providing a point of contact and outreach from Knox.
  • Work with the Directors of Youth Ministries and Music in coordinating programs.
  • Be a part of the church staff team by attending and contributing to staff and programming meetings. Encourage and support the overall mission of the church by interpreting the church’s mission to both children and their families.
  • Maintain an ongoing program for study and enrichment through reading, participation in professional groups and continuing education opportunities.
  • Plan and promote a summer camp program for Knox youth and a Family Camp for Knox families in conjunction with Children’s Ministry Council.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree. Graduate degree in Christian Education or a related field preferred. 2 years experience in Christian education or related field is a plus. A love for and understanding of children is essential as well as a commitment to the Christian education of all ages. Demonstrated abilities in organizational and administrative skills are necessary. A strong dedication to the Christian faith is of primary importance.

Compensation: Salary and benefits; professional expense allowance; educational expense allowance; paid vacation and holidays

Additional information: Regular office hours, program attendance and attendance at weekly staff meetings and Children’s Ministry Council meetings; coordination and collaboration with pastoral and other program staff; access to office and support staff.

Please send your resume to knoxchurch@knoxpres.org 


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Associate Pastor for Evangelism and Community Engagement, Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago

Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago seeks an Associate Pastor for Evangelism and Community Engagement, with responsibilities for:

  • evangelism and the new member process
  • cultivating relationships and building partnerships with Chicago religious, civic, and business communities
  • leadership of the weekly jazz service
  • young adult ministry
 

Associate Pastor Nominating Committee, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611.2014  asantos@fourthchurch.org   312.573.3363


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Church Administrator, Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, Orland Park, IL

This position is 25 hours per week | Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 Seeking a people and detail orientated dependable person to

  • Preparation and production of weekly bulletin, and Annual Report
  • Management of the church office and records
  • Serving as in-person and telephone receptionist
  • Provide administrative support for Pastor, Church Staff and board
  • Maintenance of the church calendar and website.
  • Create weekly electronic newsletter
  • Supervise church custodian
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies
  • Maintain supply inventory, ordering as needed.

 The ideal candidate should possess the following competencies:

  • Ability to work well with others – including members of the staff, congregation, guests, and volunteers.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in MS Office Suite of products (Word, and Excel). Knowledge – or a willingness to learn – the operating software Servant Keeper, excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to adapt to changing priorities.

Please send resume to Rev. Yvette Marie Eber, Transitional Pastor at pastoryvette@pcorlandpark.org


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Interim Pastor – Highland Park Presbyterian, Highland Park, IL

The Highland Park Presbyterian Church (HPPC) of Highland Park, Illinois, is seeking an interim pastor to help us through a transitional period following the retirement of our pastor of 17 years. Nestled within a few blocks of Lake Michigan, the historic church houses a vibrant, active congregation of 285 members. Recent years have seen a growing number of young families join the church whose children are enriched by our youth program. Our large building offers a home to several not for profits that serve our community such as Montessori, boy scouts, Family Network, to name a few.

Our optimistic, warm, and faith-focused congregation is poised to do more outreach both within the church and in our community. We believe that an interim pastor will help us focus our energy to serve the body of Christ and to tend effectively to the needs of our members and our community.

What We Need From You:

  • The interim pastor should feel comfortable challenging Session, church staff, and congregation to enhance spiritual leadership, pastoral care and active mission.
  • Engage with us to discern our mission so that we may call a permanent pastor who will join us to fulfill that mission.
  • Preach and instruct to help us to grow spiritually.
  • Serve as head of staff to our dedicated team.
  • Moderate Session and congregational meetings.
  • Administer the sacraments of communion and baptism. Conduct confirmations, and officiate at weddings and funerals of members.
  • Provide pastoral care as well as guide our congregation to support those in crisis.

Your Experience

You have taken the interim pastor training (or agree to take the training), have interim experience, and you have had led a congregation as head of staff.

Commitment

We prefer a full time person but will certainly consider part time.

Contact Us

               hppcinterim@gmail.com  or call Vince Racioppo, 847 840 9926


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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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Interim Minister for Pastoral Care, Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago, IL

Due to a retirement on the staff, Fourth Presbyterian Church seeks an interim pastor to join the staff full-time on or about January 1, 2020, on a one year contract, with an option to renew, if needed and mutually agreed. The minister would be charged with sustaining the high quality of pastoral care during the period of time until a new Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care is called.

The Minister for Pastoral Care is responsible for the care of Fourth Presbyterian Church congregation and constituents, including providing one-on-one care and coordinating pastoral care efforts of Fourth Presbyterian Church staff and volunteers.

Reports to: Senior Associate Pastor for Leadership and Adult Education.

Board/Committee Responsibilities

  • Board of Deacons
  • Pastoral Care Council
    • Stephen Ministers
    • Pastoral Care Team

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and delegate Pastoral Care: work with clergy staff to ensure that pastoral care is provided in appropriate, caring, and timely ways, in all situations that arise and when requests are made.
  • Maintain pastoral relationships particularly in moments of crisis and on-going need including hospital and home visits.
  • Work with and guide Pastoral Care Council, a standing committee of the Session, with oversight over the entire area of pastoral care.
  • Convene and coordinate the work of the Pastoral Care Team which meets monthly and includes the Parish Associate, Pastoral Residents, and the Directors of Volunteer Ministry and the Elam Davies Social Service Center and the Center for Life and Learning.
  • Maintain daily prayer list for inclusion at morning prayers and provide weekly pastoral update to Program Staff.
  • Coordinate memorial/funeral services with Events Coordinator and officiate when a pastoral relationship is not otherwise in place.
  • Manage the Pastoral Care budget and Board of Deacons budget.
  • Serve as staff support to Board of Deacons: Attend Executive Committee meetings (meets 1st Tuesday of month) and full board meetings (meets 3rd Wednesday of month).
  • Serve as staff support and counsel to Deacon Committees and subcommittees.
  • Serve as staff support to Stephen Leaders Team.
  • Supervise Parish Associate for Older Adults.
  • Participate in Sunday morning, seasonal, and special worship leadership as assigned.
  • Oversee publicity and communications concerning pastoral care including making the congregation aware of the availability of care to them.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Participate in monthly Session meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned, including staff support for Ecclesiastical Relations Committee and Seminarian Care Committee.

Key Qualifications:

  • Ordained as a teaching elder in the PC(USA), or in a denomination that is in correspondence with the PC(USA).
  • Strong commitment to and experience in pastoral care.
  • Ability to be collaborative with colleagues, and proven skills in coordinating activities among colleagues and volunteers.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Energy, discipline and willingness to work in a complex organization requiring multiple functions– supervising, leading, discerning, and collaborating.
  • Commitment to urban ministry, and an affinity with Fourth Church’s worship and theological values.

Please send Personal Information Form (PIF) or cover letter and resume to asantos@fourthchurch.org. No phone calls please.


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Director of Music Ministry – Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL

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 (August-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 Children’s Choir, and hires paid musicians for worship.
  • Coordinate the maintenance of musical instruments and sound equipment.
Qualifications:
  • Works 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 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: Sunday 9:30am Choir Review and 10:30am worship, 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 range of $15,000 to $16,000 based on experience.
  • Not eligible for unemployment benefits
To apply:
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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Director of Chancel Choir – Community Presbyterian Church, Lombard, IL

Position Summary

Direct the Chancel Choir in rehearsal and worship services and provide spiritual leadership and fellowship within the choir. Coordinate weekly worship service music with organist, Bell Choir Director, and Praise Team Director. Serve as member of the CPC Worship Committee.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct the Chancel Choir at the 8:30 a.m. Sunday service and lead weekly rehearsals (7 – 8:30 p.m.) from the first week of September through the end of May. Choir generally sings 3 of 4 Sundays per month. Choir occasionally sings at both services. Performance and celebration with special music selections are encouraged periodically (e.g. Christmas and Easter). Arrange instrumentalists as needed for some choir presentations consistent with budget resources.
  • Select all choir anthems for use in the worship services in consultation with the Pastor and provide music to accompanist/organist in advance of the rehearsals. In a timely manner, provide the CPC administrative assistant with selection information for inclusion in the weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter.
  • Coordinate with other music groups, instrumentalists, etc. as needed for participation in worship services.
  • Work with the Worship Committee, Senior Pastor, audio/visual and other staff and committees in planning and conducting weekly and special worship services.
  • Recruit new choir members.
  • Oversee and maintain the CPC music library, adhere to copyright laws, purchase music and supplies for the Choir within budget constraints.
Hours per week: 5-6 hours per week on average.
 
To apply: Send your resume to resumes@cpclombard.org

 


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Part-time Organist, Southminster Presbyterian Church, Arlington Heights, IL

Job Summary
Southminister Presbyterian Church seeks a highly qualified organist/pianist who will provide dynamic pipe organ and piano music that contributes to and enhances the traditional worship experience for Sunday morning worship, special services, funerals and weddings.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide organ/piano music for all traditional worship services, including Sunday traditional services, mid-week services (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week) and all special occasions where the organ is the primary instrument used.
  • Rehearse with and accompany the adult choir at mid-week rehearsals (normally Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.) and one- half hour prior to Sunday worship. The choir sings from mid-September through May.
  • Rehearse with and accompany soloists and instrumentalists for traditional worship service and other special worship services, when necessary, on organ or piano.
  • Provide regular organ solo works (Prelude, Postlude and Offertory, and other supporting selections) for traditional worship service and other special worship services, as needed.
  • Work cooperatively with the Pastors and the Director of Traditional Music to plan and prepare music for traditional worship service and other special services.
  • Provide organ music for weddings and funerals held at Southminster in collaboration with senior and associate pastors, or arrange for a substitute, if unavailable. (Pay for weddings, funerals, and memorial services is compensated additionally, based on an established fee schedule.)
  • Collaborate with the Director of Traditional Music to oversee the tuning and maintenance of the organ and pianos as well as provide regular reports specifying maintenance needs to the Head of Staff and the Elder for Worship.
  • Maintain a continuing professional level of musical training appropriate to the position as it evolves in the future
Minimum Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Music degree required (an emphasis in organ performance preferred).
  • Demonstrated ability to play pipe organ and piano required.
  • Demonstrated ability to accompany choirs and individual musicians required.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability playing in a worship setting required
  • Understands how music contributes to the flow and meaning of worship
  • Exhibits a commitment to the Christian faith
Schedule
  • Sundays: Traditional Services, normally held at 9:00 a.m., from September through May;
    Six (6) or seven (7) of twelve (12) services during the summer, one service at 10:00, without choir, but with guest musicians or vocalists.
Salary
  • $17,000-$20,000, dependent on experience and education
Benefits
  • Vacation days: two Sundays with related rehearsals; schedule of services to be arranged with the Head Pastor, Director of Traditional Music, and Personnel Ministry Team.
Core Competencies
  • Organizational skills, interpersonal relationships, and team player
  • Technical expertise with piano and organ
  • Knowledge of music and Presbyterian hymnody
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to climb stairs to choir loft where the organ is located.
Responsible to
  • Head of Staff/Senior Pastor and Director of Traditional Music
Instruments
  • Buzard Organ, Opus 9, 30 rank
  • Sanctuary: Kawai Grand Piano, excellent condition
  • Chapel: Kawai Grand, excellent condition
  • Choir room rehearsal: Yamaha Grand, excellent condition
  • Electronic Keyboard available
To apply
Contact Information: Submit cover letter and resume via email or U. S. Mail to: Email: spcorganistsearch@gmail.com.
U. S. Mail: Organist Search Committee, Southminster Presbyterian Church, 916 E. Central Road, Arlington Heights, Il 60005 Applications will be accepted until the position is no longer available. Email inquiries: Leon Nelson, Director of Traditional Music, Lee@spcah.org
 

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Communication Coordinator – Northminster Presbyterian Church, Evanston, IL

About Northminster Presbyterian Church
Northminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is a vibrant community “Growing in Faith, Rooted in Love.” The church, almost 100 years old, engages in a wide range of ministries, both locally and globally, and seeks to nurture people of all ages in fellowship and faith formation. Northminster welcomes all to participate fully in the life of the church.
 
Position Summary
The Communication Coordinator will keep the congregation and community informed of and engaged in everything Northminster has to offer through clear, consistent, and high-quality communication. This involves producing the weekly email newsletter, updating information on the church’s website, and maturing Northminster’s presence on social media. The person holding this position will work primarily with staff, the Communications Committee and other committees as needed. They must be proficient in creating and managing email lists and messages, as well a social media tools. This position requires someone who can communicate clearly and directly with internal and external audiences; work with a variety of members to articulate the work of the congregation; and produce high quality communications while meeting deadlines.
20-25 hours/week; salaried, commensurate with experience
 
Reports To: Senior Pastor/Head of Staff
 
Responsibilities
● Solicit and write content for, design, edit, and produce member communications,
including weekly newsletters and other periodic communications
● Create and maintain content on church’s website and social media accounts
● Work with staff and volunteers to promote church and community events in various
communication channels
● Use various metrics (i.e. Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Constant Contact) to
track engagement
● Identify new tools and approaches to improve Church communication.
● Support the Stewardship Committee in building and executing an effective
communication strategy for its annual campaign
 
Requirements
● College degree; Bachelor’s preferred
● 3-5 years communications experience
● Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
● Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
● Experience with (or ability to learn) member database software, ACS preferred
● Familiarity with Google Apps, Constant Contact, Survey Monkey, SignUpGenius, and
photography helpful
 
Skills & Attributes
● Strong written, oral, and visual communication skills.
● Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines
● Strong attention to detail
● Proven experience working with colleagues and volunteers to generate content
● High degree of professionalism, integrity, and warmth
● Self-directed with ability to learn quickly
 
Compensation
Salaried position commensurate with experience and ability and budget constraints.
Northminster Presbyterian Church is an equal opportunity employer.
 
How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to Jobs@northminpres.org with the subject line “Communication Coordinator.”

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