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Business Manager, First Presbyterian Church, Evanston, Illinois

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

The Business Manager effectively implements, and executes financial accounting functions, payroll preparation, employee benefits and other fiscal matters of the church.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Finance & Accounting

  • Manage all accounting and finance functions for the church.
  • Perform monthly reconciliations, journal entries and account reviews.
  • Prepare necessary materials for independent audits and tax documents.
  • Process payroll, including time off accruals, fund transfers and related journal entries
  • Oversee all non-building purchasing and vendor relationships, including all IT related.
  • Maintain records associated with Primary Duties.

B.  Benefits & HR Records

  • Manage all insurance premiums, pension payments, and benefit records.
  • Manage compliance and statutory reporting requirements.
C.  IT Oversight
  • Oversee church information technology and coordinate with technology consultants.
  • Collaborate with Administrative Associate regarding ACS database management.
D.  Support Services for Lay Leadership & Staff
  • Assist the Budget Committee in budget preparation.
  • Assist the Stewardship Committee in giving trend analysis and projections.
  • Assist the Personnel Committee in tracking employment costs.
  • Assist and support Trustee Board and church treasurer.
  • Attend Trustee, Budget and Stewardship Meetings.
  • Assist the Building Committee and coordinate on matters relating to building projects and related contracts,
  • Prepare financial and related reports as directed.
  • Provide monthly financial statements to all councils and TCC Board.
E.  Supervision and Other
  • Oversee Accounting Clerk, IT consultants and Business Office lay volunteers.
  • 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.

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 Duties.
  • 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.
  • 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 records.
  • 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).
For questions or to apply, please attach your resume to jdobschuetz@firstpresevanston.org with the job title in the subject line.

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Transitional Pastor, Half-Time, Niles Community Church, Niles, Illinois

Niles Community Church in Niles, Illinois is seeking a half-time transitional pastor to lead its congregation. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Work with the Niles community and the Threefold Cord church leadership (Niles Community Church, Morton Grove Community Church, and Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church) to pursue Matthew 25 objectives and goals
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead regular and special worship services, including administering the sacraments
  • Provide pastoral care
  • Plan and provide Christian Formation/Bible studies
  • Moderate Session meetings; guide and support Session members in their efforts to carry out the mission and ministry of the church
  • Officiate at weddings, funerals, baptisms, and confirmations
  • Connect NCC with the community and resources of the Presbyterian Church USA and Presbytery of Chicago
  • Interface with administrative staff to ensure that the church functions efficiently and effectively
  • Work with the Session and the Congregation to determine and implement the next steps forward for Niles Community Church

Terms of Call

Term Half-time, 20 hours per week
Salary Negotiable, at least $ 26,000 annually
Benefits In accordance with the Board of Pensions
Expenses In accordance with Presbytery of Chicago guidelines
Duration One-year renewable, with the option of termination upon 30-day notice

The full MIF for Niles Community Church may be found on PC(USA) Church Leadership Connection.

Contact:  Debbie Oates, Clerk of Session, doates1@comcast.net


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Worship Arts Director, Knox Presbyterian Church, Naperville, Illinois

The Worship Arts Director at Knox Presbyterian Church is responsible for the worship music ministry traditional and contemporary. In consultation with the senior pastor and team members, the Worship Arts Director develops and implements this ministry in a way that is consistent with the mission, values, and theology of the Knox Church community. The Worship Arts Director is responsible for the direct supervision of all music arts staff.

Qualifications:

  •  Authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative
  • Able to recruit, coordinate, motivate and/supervise musicians, church ensemble musical directors and technical team
  • Integrate and cultivate strong relationships with volunteers and pursues additional musicians and vocalists to serve in leadership positions
  • Able to work closely with senior pastor and participate as a strong team member with the staff and congregation
  • Serve as a resource consultant for church concerns regarding music. Help to educate staff and congregation in understanding the role of music in
  • Comfortable in outward communication, verbal and written, in cultivating and maintaining good relationships with staff and
  • Knowledge of Google programs and music software
  • Able to organize and prioritize tasks and
  • Bachelor’s degree in Music with an emphasis on church music
  • Minimum of five years of music experience in a music church-related setting

Musical Competencies: 

  • Knowledge and experience with a wide range of Christian music genres/styles, including traditional Christian hymns, choral anthems as well as contemporary music
  • Able to lead worship music for all worship services, contemporary and/or traditional service
  • Able to provide spiritual leadership to the congregation and to the musical team; lead in prayer, guide discussion and offer spiritual insight to musical selections.
  • Able to produce and direct special musical events and programs

Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in the planning of all service(s) with the senior and/or preaching pastor
  • In consultation with senior and/or preaching pastor, select music for worship services (traditional service and/or contemporary service)
  • Assist Personnel Committee in the selection for Assistant Director of Worship Arts
  • Supervise Assistant Director of Worship Arts
  • In consultation with senior and/or preaching pastor, plan and execute special seasonal worship services such as Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Advent, and Christmas
  • Recruit and engage solo instrumentalists, instrumental ensembles, and orchestras for worship and other events
  • Supervise current media technology personnel and recruit new personnel as
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly (evening) Worship Council meetings as staff
  • Maintain regular office hours
  • Assist Worship Council Elders in creating and managing the annual church budget
  • Serve as Music Librarian for the church
  • Participate in the life and ministry of Knox Church
  • Direct or recruit volunteers for children’s music leadership opportunities. To include
    • pre-school (participate in worship occasionally)
    • K-2nd grade (participate in worship 2-3 times per season)
    • 3-5th grade (participate in worship 2-3 times per season)
    • 6-8 grade (participate in worship occasionally)
    • 9-12 grade (participate in worship occasionally)
  • Emphasis on traditional or contemporary music depending on the candidate competencies
  • Provide guidance and support to Saturday night worship leader
  • Supervise and coordinate music with the organist

Traditional Focus / Emphasis 

  • Lead and direct the traditional adult choir
    • Communicate with choir members regarding rehearsals
    • Select weekly choral anthems and responses, choral introits, and benedictions where appropriate
    • Lead weekly adult choir evening and Sunday morning rehearsals
    • Recruit and engage solo instrumentalists, instrumental ensembles, and orchestras for worship and other special events
  • Direct or recruit volunteers for 3-octave handbell choir which offer musical offerings 6-8 times per year

Contemporary Focus / Emphasis

  • Able to lead the congregation in praise and worship
  • Recruit and supervise music teams (vocalists and instrumentalists) for the contemporary services
  • Lead and direct the Sunday Contemporary Worship Team
    • Communicate with worship team regarding rehearsals
    • Provide music and recordings to worship team members
    • Lead weekly worship team evening and Sunday morning rehearsals
    • Recruit instrumentalists/vocalists for the contemporary worship/praise team
Compensation: Salary and benefits; professional expense allowance; educational expense allowance; paid vacation and holidays.
 
To apply: Send your resume to knoxchurch@knoxpres.org

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Part-time Solo Pastor – Faith Presbyterian Church, Franklin, Wisconsin

Faith Presbyterian in Franklin, Wisconsin is seeking a Part-Time Solo Pastor. The full Job Posting and Ministry Information form (MIF) is on the Presbytery Church Leadership Connection (CLC) site here

Faith Presbyterian Church is a small, stable, and faithful congregation witnessing to Christ’s grace and love in a growing suburban community outside of Milwaukee. We are a multi-generational congregation with dedicated staff and musicians and a Christian education program that spans all ages. Faith is actively involved in mission work locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. 

Our mission is to share the word of God, assist with the needs of our community, and through our Christian discipleship, nurture all God’s people. 

At Faith, we invested in our spiritual direction by completing the Holy Cow assessment as a congregation in 2018. Our vision team analyzed the results identifying the strengths and opportunities in our Faith family. Through this process, we identified just how important it is to be flexible as we govern the church body, and we recognized the impact that leadership can have on our church’s well being. This also illuminated the importance of congregational care and the relationships we build within the church in sustaining our spiritual lives. 

While we have been unable to worship together in-person during COVID-19, we continue to keep the heart of Faith beating, maintain our church staff, and care for our community. This required an adjustment to nearly every aspect of how we conduct worship, but provided us the opportunity to focus on our deepest needs and shift our resources to where they are most needed.

We nurture our Faith family and community through:

  • Worshiping virtually on Facebook Live
  • Mailing hard copies of our services to members without internet access
  • Added devotionals on Facebook Live
  • Increasing our food pantry schedule

Faith is actively involved in the City of Franklin, sharing our mission and collaborating with the community, schools, the local health, police, and fire departments. 

Supporting Mission & Outreach Links:

Faith is a congregation of the:

We are also member of the Covenant Network

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit your Resume/Pastor Information Form (PIF) through the CLC Website


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Part-time Weekend Custodian, First Presbyterian Church, Evanston, Illinois

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Non-Exempt, Hourly, 20 hours/ week

INTENDED HOURS: Saturday and Sunday:  7:30 am – 5:30 pm

POSITION OBJECTIVE: To serve the church by providing custodial services and light maintenance and groundskeeping work.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Opening the Church
  2. Room/ Event Set Up as scheduled
  3. Cleaning as scheduled
  4. Buildings and Grounds clean up, snow removal and grounds keeping as needed
  5. Maintenance as assigned
  6. Other – cover other custodian’s shifts as needed and mandatory overtime as needed
  7. Closing the Building

QUALIFICATIONS AND QUALITIES:

  • Self-starter
  • Ability to perform duties without supervision
  • Reliability
  • Able to take direction
  • Good people skills
  • English language speaking proficiency
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Prior custodial experience strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION:  Competitive salary based upon experience

CONTACT:  If interested, please send resume to jdobschuetz@firspresevanston.org with “Weekend custodian position” in subject line.


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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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