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We are excited to announce that we are currently looking for a new enthusiastic and creative staff member!
Business Administrator, Marketing & Communications
Business Administrator, Marketing & Communications
Education and Experience:
MA or MDiv would be an asset
This position requires an independent and outgoing person with a background in religious studies, marketing and communications to staff an office in downtown Tacoma. Tasks are multi-faceted and include: writing, editing, social networking, donor relations, fundraising, research, web posting, communications, event planning, and accounting. Staffing the office also involves fulfilling orders, answering the phone and administrative responsibilities.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Background or education in religious studies, with an awareness of inter-faith dialogue and progressive Christianity
Experience or education in Communications and Marketing
Accounting skills (Paypal, budgets, financial reports)
Skill in planning and organizing work activities to meet established assignments
Skill in compiling, analyzing, and reporting accounting and budget data
Ability and comfort in marketing materials developed by the organization
Ability to communicate ideas effectively
Ability to organize and prioritize day-to-day functions of the position and to work independently
Positive attitude, openness to interfaith connections, skilled communicator, efficient, interested in social networking, creative, ability to self-direct, volunteer experience, critical thinker, integrity and willingness to learn web posting and accounting tasks.
Salary and Benefits:
Beginning salary: $30,000/ 30 hour work week. Two weeks paid vacation leave. 10 days paid sick leave.
Part-Time Transitional Pastor
Hillsborough Presbyterian Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey
We are a small church community with Presbyterian roots looking to embrace a progressive focus. We intend to orient the core of our mission around: respect for and openness to learning about and from other backgrounds and faith traditions and respect for and inclusion into our faith community of all people who are honest seekers desiring to be a part of a community that orients its life and action around the path and teachings of Jesus.
Our church, The Hillsborough Presbyterian Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA, is seeking a part-time transitional pastor to help discover God’s plan for our worship family. The vacancy is due to the resignation of our pastor of thirteen years. The ideal candidate will assist us in our transition toward finding a permanent pastor. We have committed leadership who has already begun working towards redevelopment of the church. Redevelopment plans are directed towards outreach in the areas of community support groups, a community garden, and providing a welcoming spiritual community for LGBT persons and for seekers and doubters to explore belief and spirituality in the context of 21st century realities. We are also investigating offering alternative worship experiences such as Taize prayer.
We are seeking a charismatic leader who can inspire, energize, motivate and lead a congregation through such a transformation. We are especially interested in individuals with experience in and/or passion for crafting of alternative worship experiences, challenging traditions, listening for and interpreting God’s voice in today’s world, openness to dialogue with other faiths, fostering a “welcoming and affirming” congregation environment and embracing the diversity of human experience and justice. The candidate should also have energy and a willingness to revitalize God’s spirit within the congregation. The candidate must have a Masters of Divinity. Being an ordained pastor or certified candidate in The Reformed Church in America, Presbyterian Church USA, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, or Episcopal Church in the USA is desirable.
Casting for a new show called, “Off The Grid”!
We are wanting to follow groups of people as they spend 30 days building a civilization from scratch. Again, We’ll follow them for 30 days as they rely on themselves and each other to build a new society, with no help from the camera crew etc. We will leave them with a few tools and bare essentials. But you will be starting from a blank slate. It will be up to the group to organize, govern, get food and build a shelter.
We are looking for people who want to escape their current life.
We are looking for fun, interesting, and charismatic personalities with leadership skills.
This is not Survivor. There is no voting off. This is a social experiment!
This is not Naked & Afraid. haha… There will be clothing required.
Of course there is a weekly pay, as you will have to be away from work/family for a full month. There are no shooting dates as of yet.
The only requirement is that you are 21yrs old, located in the US and matching the skills/personality we are looking for.
If you know someone who is crazy enough to take on this Off The Grid challenge, or you yourself are interested, please email me at Naela@metalflowersmedia.com and attach two good photos of you, your name, age, location, and contact information.
Mrs. Naela Durrani-Lindsay
Metal Flowers Media, LLC
Cell: 310-691-9244 (PST!!!)
Spiritual Director, CEO
The Administrative Board at the Aspen Chapel has begun the search for a Spiritual Director, CEO to replace our Chaplin who is stepping aside after 35 years of dedicated service.
As a first step in our search, we are reaching out to Spiritual Organizations , who know and understand a progressive interfaith mission. I have attached a copy of the position description and hiring ad to ask for your help in posting our job opening on your posting board:
The Aspen Chapel in Aspen, Colorado’s mission is to promote open and progressive theology, spiritual enrichment, and peace through interfaith engagement.
The Chapel is seeking the service of a new leader with spiritual maturity and hands-on experience who embodies one of the ancient streams of witness while at the same time embrace and work appreciatively with all others. This person will be adept at the care of people at various stages of their life-journey, and be an engaging teacher and counselor. Flexibility and resilience are prime virtues, along with a proven record of community outreach, the cultivation and nurture of philanthropic investors, the use social media as well as more traditional means of communication, the effective leadership of volunteers, and demonstrated collaborative management of governance structures and processes.
The anticipated start date for this position is May 2014. To apply, please send your resume, a minimum 15 minute message filmed before a live audience on a topic of relevance, and 3 written messages. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2013. Email inquiries and applications may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send mailed packages to Jobs, Aspen Chapel 0077 Meadowood Drive Aspen, CO 81611.
Position Opening- President
Pacific School of Religion
AGB Search is working with the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, in their search for a new president.
The denominations that PSR is most closely associated with are: the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This is their website: http://www.psr.edu/about-pacific-school-religion. They are in a transition from a more traditional theological seminary to a very progressive school which emphasizes “radical inclusivity,” both racial and gender.
Some traditional sources for faith based schools will of course be important in sourcing, but some people at PSR are hoping to locate less traditional candidates — leaders for social transformation, “change makers” — the community and social activism wing of the religious community. (This “leadership for change” profile also reflects qualities PSR hopes to foster in the student body.)
Thanks so much for any suggestions you may have for us on this very unique search. Contact: Susan Freifeld <email@example.com>
Position Opening – Pastor
Harrisena Community Church
Historic Harrisena Community Church in Queensbury, New York, seeks a full time pastor to lead our congregation of approximately 250 members; a pastor who will inspire our growing youth population, minister to our elders, and inspire all to a greater faith in God.
Candidates should have a Master of Divinity or Master of Theology degree, embrace diversity in modern Christian thinking, and be capable of energizing our congregation’s vision of discipleship. He/she should embrace traditional and contemporary forms of worship, support active outreach to the greater community, and be creative in shaping our overall ministry.
Harrisena is an integral part of a warm and welcoming community. The congregation currently cherishes its roots in the traditional theologies while embracing an intellectual understanding of a spirituality that affirms truth from whatever tradition or non-tradition it may come. Additionally, the beautiful Adirondack region offers endless recreational, cultural, and relational experiences, providing an exceptional quality of life. This dynamic position is anticipated to commence in July 2014. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to the Pulpit Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information visit www.harrisena.org
Executive Director for Progressive Christians Uniting – job opening
From: Peter Laarman
Friends, I will be stepping down as executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting at the end of this year.
Thanks so much for giving this your attention. It has been a tremendous privilege to work with the people of PCU and with other leaders from LA’s vibrant and progressive interfaith world. I know that my successor will likewise find this work as ennobling as it is challenging.
With warm regards,
Seeking an inspiring, compassionate, full-time Associate Minister
Mayflower Community Congregational UCC, is vibrant, energetic and committed 750-member church in Minneapolis, that seeks an inspiring, compassionate, full-time Associate Minister who is a “generalist with . . . with a strong, proven commitment to social justice work in a faith based environment”. Responsibilities include:
- Congregational Development and Engagement – Social justice, adult education, small group formation, new member process.
- Visitation and co-pastoral care in conjunction with the Team Lead Minister.
- Preaching and worship leadership.
Skill in using technology to engage members…is also seen as a key to the success of this position.
Mayflower UCC is an Open and Affirming, Peace with Justice, Earthwise church. The search committee will start receiving profiles in late February. Visit us at http://www.mayflowermpls.org/ To apply, contact Marita Karlisch at email@example.com.
Campus Ministry Associate position opening
Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundationin Ames, Iowa
This two-year, full-time, mentored internship is designed for a young adult exploring a call to Christian vocation. In the best of the United Methodist tradition, we are seeking a person who combines both head and heart in the living out of her or his faith. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with and a passion for building community among university students and developing student leadership. Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundationin Ames, Iowa is seeking a Campus Ministry Associate.
Membership in the United Methodist Church is not required, but a basic understanding of the denomination is helpful. Interests in theology, alternative worship, peace and justice, service-learning and music are especially valuable in this setting. Our hoped-for (but negotiable) start date is June 1.
Stipend, housing, health insurance and other benefits are included. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent must be completed by the start date.
To begin the application process send a cover letter, resume, three references and a 1 page reflection on your giftedness and vision for this position to Rev. Jim Shirbroun, Campus Pastor, Collegiate UMC/Wesley Foundation, 2622 W. Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014.
The application deadline is Monday, April 8. For more information contact Rev. Shirbroun @ 515-292-6936 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montclair Presbyterian Church
Pastor/Head of Staff
Montclair Presbyterian Church is a welcoming More Light church, dedicated to social activism. The invitation to share in our journey comes with open hearts and minds. We seek a prophetic pastor who celebrates our questions, embraces our passions, inspires our spirits and challenges us to think deeper, harder and more radically about how we can better express God’s unconditional love for the world. You, perhaps?
Learn more about us at our website: www.mpcfamily.org.
View our CIF # 00785.AA
Contact us by emailing your PIF or resume to email@example.com