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Director of Christian Education – Part-time

(6-22-17)
Mission del Sol Presbyterian Church – Tempe, AZ 85284

High energy, creative, faith driven director needed to lead Christian educational and spiritual development opportunities for all ages. Your opportunity to make a difference! Relationship development and team development skills essential. Vision to initiate exciting and valued educational opportunities important. Expertise in needs and interests of children and youth critical. Part-time hours at Mission del Sol in Tempe, a church hungry to grow and change to be a church home for all ages. Send note of interest and background information to Rev. Dr. Judy Winkelpleck at judy.winkelpleck@gmail.com. Calls welcome at 480-820-9944. See Mission del Sol Career Opporunities for more information.

Purpose of Position:

Lead the development, delivery and evaluation of Christian Education for all ages while relating to all church members and extensively involving volunteer leaders.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

* Lead Christian Education regular and special programming, including involvement in learning through mission activity. Ensure curriculum and activities for all ages support spiritual development opportunities and objectives.
* Develop, implement and evaluate recruitment and training for volunteers, including utilization of delegated leadership opportunities, especially with commission members.
* Build sustaining relationships which promote Christian Education and Mission del Sol with all ages of church members, the Presbytery and appropriate other churches or organizations. Ensure relationships with children and youth and their parents with each other, with staff and with the total church are developed and affirmed.
* Collaboratively develop with the pastor, other staff, and appropriate commissions opportunities for children and youth to be involved in worship and all other possible activities.
* Develop strategies for, plan for, implement, and participate in groups and activities for youth.
* Ensure knowledge of available curriculum, learning opportunities, and educational trends in churches.
* Recommend creative educational ideas.
* Ensure through delegated involvement or provide leadership for specific activities including Sunday educational classes, youth groups, small groups, confirmation, Vacation Bible School, mission trips, mission activities, Family Christmas Eve service, the Easter egg hunt, and other activities which are initiated.
* Develop and distribute integrated communication to the church and to involved volunteers.
* Provide needed mandated training and keep background checks updated, on file, and accessible to the Office Manager.
* Coordinate with the Office Manager and ensure CE administrative data bases of volunteers, participants, attendance, teaching schedules, parent information, and outside contact information.
* Arrange for and coordinate with the nursery attendant.
* Be present at all worship services and for Sunday educational opportunities.
* Develop, with the Christian Education Commission and the pastor, and monitor the CE budget and other resources.
* Regularly meet with the pastor and other staff for coordination of all spiritual development.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Pursuing or obtained Bachelor’s Degree in religious studies or Christian Education, or equivalent experience.

Experience:

Strong administrative, educational ,spiritual leadership and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal team skills in working with staff, volunteers, parents, children/youth of all ages, and adults
Ability to recruit for, train, and enhance leadership and delegated responsibilities in serving children, youth, and adults
Ability to identify and envision short and long term Christian Education goals and priorities.
Ability to source, evaluate and select education resources
Ability to suggest and adhere to approved budget
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Job Opportunity with Westar Institute (6-16-17)

 

Executive Assistant: Marketing and Events Management

 
Westar is a non-profit religious research and educational institute whose mission is to foster collaborative scholarly research in the study of religion and to communicate the results of that scholarship to a broad, non-specialist public. Through publications, educational programs, and research projects, our member-supported institute brings scholars with advanced degrees in biblical studies, philosophy of religion, and related fields into conversation with non-specialists from all walks of life.

Westar is seeking to fill the position of Executive Assistant with marketing and events management skills. This position combines two main, interrelated tasks: 1) the lead position in marketing and social media; 2) an associate position, working with other staff, in events management. This position requires the ability to work independently in a telecommunicating environment.

• This is a ¾-time (30 hours/week) position with potential to grow to full-time.
• Compensation: $32 – $36K per year
• This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises a part-time web technician.

Responsibilities:

Marketing
The Executive Assistant will take the lead role with Westar Institute staff and the Board Marketing Committee (BMC) in carrying out a broad communications strategy for Westar’s nonprofit mission of advancing religious literacy. He/she ensures that Westar members and prospective members receive clear, timely information about the activities and resources of the organization which include:
• 2 national events
• 15–20 regional events
• Books, periodicals, audiovisual, and other forms of educational material or public announcements.

Events Management
The Executive Assistant works cooperatively with the Board Program Committee (BPC) to plan and carry out the logistical aspects of programs. He/she maintains a master calendar and takes responsibility for procedural needs such as recruiting new hosts and sites, answering questions, offering advice on how to handle various event-
related tasks, and overseeing the events planning progress. Overall, the Executive Assistant ensures that staff and key volunteers are all working together effectively.

Summary
The ideal candidate is a capable communicator who can translate specialist jargon into non-specialist parlance, creating popular and appealing program web and social media copy; is a capable planner and promoter of events and excels at managing a schedule for an organization with a rich variety of programs and activities.

Qualifications:
• Capable of providing strategic input and leadership for developing and carrying out a marketing plan.
• Capable of understanding and valuing religious literacy and critical thinking skills in a humanities-centered environment (a university degree is an asset).
• Strong verbal & written communication skills.
• Highly skilled at researching and gathering information and converting it into professional, effective ad copy for both traditional and new media.
• Capable of communicating with wide variety of religiously diverse stakeholders in a graceful and honest manner.
• Professional and friendly demeanor for presenting Westar Institute to stakeholders including members, donors, and partner organizations. • Flexible and adaptable attitude toward organizational growth and change.
• Demonstrable skill/experience at maintaining a detailed, accurate schedule and breaking down major events into manageable tasks.
• Demonstrable skill/experience at managing events remotely, in close collaboration with volunteers via phone, email, and Skype.
• Comfortable managing events ranging in size from 50–150 attendees.
• Comfortable working in an environment where diverse religious and philosophical ideas are regularly discussed.

Exceptional candidates will also have these skills:
• Audiovisual skills, e.g. to support live streaming of events or to create recordings of events for future promotions.
• Experience with marketing research tools, e.g. surveys, A/B testing.
• Experience negotiating contracts with hotels and other event partners.
• Experience with livestreaming, webinars, and other new media events.
• Experience in graphic art
• Religious Studies education (or equivalent knowledge/experience)

Interested and qualified candidates may apply online at Westar Institute
For questions, please email: dgalston@westarinstitute.org

Important Dates:
• Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
• Start Date: August 28, 2017

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Full-time Pastor, Church of the Holy Family, Aurora, Colorado (3-27-17)

 
Church of the Holy Family, a member of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC), in Aurora, Colorado is a progressive community which strives to be an inclusive family in Christ celebrating the Catholic tradition in an atmosphere of acceptance and support. We believe in an environment in which clergy and laity work alongside one another. Our members include former Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, and Protestants. We recognize the dignity of all people, regardless of race, nation of origin, gender, or sexual orientation. At Church of the Holy Family, all are welcome to the Lord’s Table.

Church of the Holy Family is seeking a committed and visionary full-time pastor to guide us into our next chapter. This pastor will provide leadership in:
– Liturgy
– Pastoral Care
– Outreach
– Spiritual Formation

We are looking for a pastor whose values align with the mission, vision, and distinctives of Holy Family and the ECC. This pastor will have the knowledge and experience to envision creative ways to grow our parish and address the challenges facing churches today. Eligibility for ordination or incardination into the ECC required. Master’s of Divinity required.

Compensation: $50,000/yearly

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, transcripts, and curriculum vitae by June 1 to Jennifer@holyfamilyco.org OR Church of the Holy Family, ATTN: Parish Leadership Team, 16738 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80013

For more information, please visit our websites: churchofholyfamily.org and ecumenical-catholic-communion.org
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Senior Pastor- United Church of Chapel Hill (UCCH – Posted 1-25-17)

 
UCCH is a United Church of Christ congregation located in the beautiful Research Triangle region of North Carolina, a thriving research, educational and cultural center with great schools and a mild 4-season climate. Our co-senior pastors are retiring in 2017 and we are seeking a new senior pastor to provide inspirational leadership in worship and outreach, oversee operations, and lead 17 staff and a congregation of 955 members.

Our congregation is from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions, but all are attracted to our passion for biblical truth, social justice, and caring for God’s creation. We are an open and affirming congregation committed to extravagantly welcoming everyone to share in God’s abundant joy; our overarching creed is love.

We are seeking a senior pastor with the skills and proven leadership to build on the strengths of our thriving community, and the insight to help us envision and create our future. We also are looking for a leader that can respond creatively to the unique opportunities and the challenges facing churches today. Our future pastor will be a prophetic voice, an inspirational advocate for justice, and a caring shepherd for our members and lay leaders. Eligibility for privilege of call in the UCC required.

Please send inquires to searchcommittee@unitedchurch.org and visit our website United Church of Chapel Hill.
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