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If you have a position you would like to list, send an email to communication@chicagopresbytery.org with the pertinent information.
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Associate Pastor for Caring Ministries and Spiritual Formation, Fourth Presbyterian Church

Fourth Presbyterian Church seeks an Associate Pastor for Caring Ministries and Spiritual Formation to oversee and coordinate the multiple facets of Caring Ministries, including pastoral care by clergy staff for hospital and home visits; the work of Stephen Ministers and the Board of Deacons; and the Parish Associate for Older Adults. The Associate Pastor also coordinates, with the Events Coordinator, memorial and funeral services; provides program leadership for the Spiritual Formation Council; supports the work of the Ecclesiastical Relations Council and its Seminarian Care Subcommitte; has responsibility for administrative duties; and participates in worship leadership.
 

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Faith Formation Coordinator, First Presbyterian Church, Libertyville, IL

The primary goal of our faith formation at First Presbyterian, Libertyville is to create lifelong Christian disciples. That means providing faith formation for children that grows with them, rather than offering them a faith they will outgrow. Recent research has shown that the best seeds for a lifelong faith come from doing faith formation together across generations. First Pres is committed to making our faith formation more intentionally intergenerational, and the Faith Formation Coordinator (FFC) will be one of the chief architects and leaders of this new and innovative ministry.
 
FAITH FORMATION
 
The FFC plays a key leadership role in developing and implementing faith formation ministry designed to bring together children, youth, and adults across generations in our church. But the FFC won’t do it alone. We are a highly collaborative team, and the FFC will partner with the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation, the Intergen Vision Team, and other Faith Formation teams and volunteers to fulfill our vision for faith formation ministry by:
  • Creating an innovative and engaging Sunday morning faith formation experience for our community:
    • Customizing curriculum for a weekly intergenerational Sunday morning faith formation experience;
    • Helping design and lead a weekly worship experience for children (Kindergarten through 3rd grade);
    • Implementing a play-based curriculum for our 2-4 years olds;
    • Creating safe, vibrant, and welcoming spaces for all of our faith formation;
  • Playing a lead or support role in organizing other intergenerational faith formation events (e.g. Bible Sunday, Advent Workshop);
  • Implementing intergenerational summer faith formation experiences;
  • Curating and customizing digital resources for family faith formation at home;
  • Participating in the Intergen Vision Team meetings and other faith formation leadership meetings, as appropriate;
ADMINISTRATION & COMMUNICATION
 
The FFC will also collaborate with the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation, the Intergen Vision Team, the Faith Formation Committee, and our administrative staff to:
  • Recruit and train volunteers for faith formation experiences, and ensure training and compliance with our Child, Youth, and Vulnerable Adult Protection policy;
  • Coordinate registration, attendance records, forms, and communications for our family and intergenerational ministry;
  • Via email, text, church website, and social media, create and coordinate communication for volunteers, parents, faith formation teams, the Church family, and our wider community about our faith formation opportunities.
  • Maintain essential supplies in classrooms and coordinate the purchase, preparation and distribution of materials needed for all Faith Formation events;
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
  • As part of a lifelong learning community, take advantage of continuing educational opportunities to deepen your own theoretical, theological, and technological skills and understanding;
  • Take on other responsibilities as determined in conversation with the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and/or the Head of Staff.
The Faith Formation Coordinator will have many demands on their time. The FFC will be encouraged to find a balance between the many calls on their time and the need to renew, deepen and continuously develop their own spiritual and personal life.
 
The FFC reports directly to the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation. The FFC should have a degree/certificate in a field of education and/or commensurate professional experience in the area. Though the FFC doesn’t need to be Presbyterian, they should be a committed Christian who is excited about growing a new and vital ministry at First Presbyterian
Church.
 
As a member of the staff of the church, the FFC is expected to:
  • Pray regularly for the staff, the congregation and the Church;
  • Be a friend and colleague to all members of the First Presbyterian team; Model the values and practices of our staff covenant;
  • Give and receive constructive feedback from colleagues and church leaders.
The Faith Formation Coordinator is a part-time position, currently 25 hours/week and requires on-site ministry on Sunday mornings (generally 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and at other faith formation events.
 
Interested candidates should send their resume to Firstpreslibstaffopenings@gmail.com

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Digital Marketing and Technology Specialist, Presbytery of Chicago

Digital Marketing and Technology Specialist: This position is responsible for the Website, enewsletter, and any other digital media/marketing of the presbytery; for all video and any other media production for staff, committees, and the Presbytery Assembly; for maintaining the infrastructure needed for all media needs; and for providing assistance to congregations in the presbytery as needed as they initiate or upgrade their digital ministry. This is a full time position with the work conducted remotely and in the Presbytery Office.

For more information or to submit your resume, including three references, please contact employment@chicagopresbytery.org.


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Director of Internal Operations, Presbytery of Chicago

Director of Internal Operations: This position is responsible for supporting the work of the program staff of the presbytery; for supporting the work of all of the Committees and Commissions of the presbytery; and for supporting the Presbytery Assembly meetings. This is a full time position with the work conducted in the Presbytery Office.
 
For more information or to submit your resume, including three references, please contact  employment@chicagopresbytery.org 

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Full-time Director of Christian Education, First Presbyterian Church, La Grange

First Presbyterian Churchof La Grange, located in the near west suburbs of Chicago, is receiving applications for a full-time Director of Christian Education to coordinate learning programs for an intergenerational congregation of the Presbytery of Chicago, PC(USA). Interested candidates should email resumes to the pastor, Rev. Jonathan Krogh, at Jkrogh@fpclg.org. Additional information regarding the programs and ministry of FPCLG may be found on our website, www.FPCLG.org.
 
 
The Job Description may be found here

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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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Director of Finance & Accounting, First Presbyterian Church, Evanston

POSITION TITLE:      Director of Finance & Accounting

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Exempt – Salaried REPORTING TO: Head of Staff / Senior Pastor

SUPPORTING: Senior Staff, Church Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Budget Committee, Finance and Endowment Committee, Personnel Council and Stewardship Committee

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

The Director of Finance & Accounting is the senior-most employee responsible for all matters of finance and accounting. This person effectively implements, oversees and executes financial accounting functions, payroll preparation, employee benefits and other fiscal matters of the church and coordinates with many staff- and lay-led councils and committees.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Finance & Accounting
    • Manage all accounting and finance functions for the
    • Oversee monthly reconciliations, journal entries and account
    • Prepare necessary materials for independent audits and tax
    • Oversee payroll, including time off accruals and related journal entries and transfer funds.
    • Oversee all non-building purchasing and vendor relationships, including all IT
    • Maintain records associated with Primary Duties.
    • Make recommendations to the relevant decision makers as to improvements that should be made to the reporting and budgetary processes, policies, systems and reporting requirements.
 
B. Risk Management, Benefits & HR Records
  • Manage all insurance premiums, pension payments, and benefit
  • Manage compliance and statutory reporting requirements.

 

C. IT Oversight
  • Maintain an inventory of church-owned IT resources, including location/person assigned.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Communications and make recommendations to the Building Committee about IT hardware and software purchases.
  • Collaborate with Administrative Associate regarding Realm database
  • Proactively determine whether the systems used by the business office are appropriate and make recommendations as necessary.

 

D. Support Services for Lay Leadership & Staff
  • Support staff with timely information to make decisions.
  • Assist the Budget Committee in budget
  • Assist the Stewardship Committee in giving trend analysis and
  • Assist the Personnel Committee in tracking employment costs.
  • Assist and support Trustee Board and church
  • Attend Trustee and Budget meetings.
  • Attend Finance & Endowment and Stewardship meetings upon request.
  • Assist the Building Committee and coordinate on matters relating to building projects and related contracts.
  • Oversee preparation and distribution of financial and related reports as
  • Oversee preparation and distribution of monthly financial statements to all councils and TCC Board.

 

E. Supervision & Other
  • Oversee Senior Accountant who works up to 30 hours per week.
  • Oversee material purchases and contracts of IT hardware and systems as well as other material office assets.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION REVIEW:

An annual, written review of performance will be conducted by the Head of Staff in conjunction with the Personnel Ministry Council and other designated lay leaders. An annual review of compensation will be conducted by the Personnel Ministry Council.

 

SALARY RANGE:

Salary will be determined by budget, education, experience and qualifications with an initial target of $75,000 to $85,000 per year.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & QUALITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business with at least five years of highly relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to effectively complete Primary
  • High attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Able to work under the pressure of important deadlines.
  • Proactive leadership skills and a spirit of continuous improvement; strong team player with a friendly and supportive attitude. Willing to lead improvements to existing procedures to improve efficiency, governance and communication.
  • Responsive and attentive; Adaptable and quick to respond via email and phone.
  • Ability and willingness to develop improved reporting and analytical tools to inform staff and lay leaders and assist them in their decision-making.
  • Strong communication skills; Able to explain financial concepts to those who may lack basic knowledge of accounting.
  • Committed to maintaining strict confidentiality of church members’ financial contributions and staff personnel
  • Demonstrate effective time management and ability to prioritize multiple tasks in an office environment characterized by frequent interruptions.
  • Fluent with technology and information systems.
  • Highly experienced and efficient with Excel; comfortable with other Microsoft office software.
  • Able to attend council meetings during the evening (approximately one to two nights each month and as necessary from time to time).
  • A desire to serve the staff, church members and the community at large. Comfortable operating in a faith-based organization.

 

Please submit resume and cover letter with at least three references to jdobschuetz@firstpresevanston.org.

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Part-time Accountant, First Presbyterian, La Grange, Illinois

First Presbyterian Church of La Grange is receiving applications for the part-time position of Church Accountant to oversee and maintain all dimensions of financial reporting for a Chicago near-west suburban congregation.
 
Suitable applicants will demonstrate satisfactory completion of bookkeeping, accounting, and personal computing educational courses (Excel, Word proficiency a must, experience with ACS Technologies church accounting software, a plus).
 
Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate familiarity with recording contributions, accounts payable, payroll, budgeting, and not-for-profit tax law.
 
Hours are flexible working in a private office; two other church employees work in adjoining offices. Weekly hours vary depending on the financial reporting cycle. The position is salaried, but time required averages 12-15 hours/week.
 
Resumes may be sent to the Pastor, Reverend Jonathan Krogh, Jkrogh@fpclg.org, subject line “ACCOUNTANT” 

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

https://pm.healthcaresource.com/CS/presbyterianhomes#/job/2687

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

Skills/Qualifications

  • 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

Benefits:

  • 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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Bridge Pastor, Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church, Skokie, Illinois

Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church is seeking a three-quarter-time bridge pastor to lead its congregation beginning May 1 as it searches for an installed pastor. 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 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 4 to 8 months.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays in person.  The church will be resuming in-person worship in late March.  The live worship services will be recorded and posted on the website for those who cannot attend 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 

Elder Georgette Joseph, georgettejoseph@comcast.net

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