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Director of Financial Aid and Student Services, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA

 Title:  Director for Financial Aid and Student Services

Organization: Wartburg Theological Seminary


Location: Dubuque, Iowa

Wartburg Theological Seminary, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, invites resumes for the Director for Financial Aid and Student Services position. The Director for Financial Aid and Student Services will lead Wartburg Theological Seminary’s financial aid program providing strategic planning, compliance oversight, financial aid packaging/processing, and financial literacy education for all seminary programs. The Director will act as the Primary Designated School Officer-PDSO for the international program providing VISA, financial aid oversight, and support to international students and will provide leadership in matters related to student and community life. This is a regular full time exempt position that reports to the Dean for Vocation.

Qualifications:  Previous work experience in Financial Aid and/or Student Services preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Application Timeframe:  Until Filled

Please electronically submit cover letter, resume, and references to Mr. Andrew Willenborg, Vice President for Finance & Operations at


Executive Director of Admissions and Student Services, Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, IN

Bethany Theological Seminary, the seminary of the Church of the Brethren, announces an opening for the full-time position of Executive Director of Admissions and Student Services with a starting date in early 2016. 

This is an opportunity for a creative professional to serve the seminary, helping to identify and encourage leaders to develop their gifts through graduate theological education. The Executive Director will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating a dynamic recruitment strategy and leading the seminary’s Student Services Department, which includes recruitment, student development, financial aid and student services to implement the strategy. The Executive Director will also represent the seminary at off-campus events related to recruitment and enrollment management, develop relationships and conduct interviews with prospective students, design creative presentations for small and large group settings, and meet with church and college constituents. The work will include significant travel to visit students, attend camps, conferences, and other events. 

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree is preferred. Affinity with the values and mission of the seminary is required and an understanding of the Church of the Brethren, in the Anabaptist-Pietist tradition, is beneficial. Three to five years of professional experience in admissions or enrollment management with demonstrated success in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a recruitment strategy is required. Applicants should demonstrate strong persuasive oral and written communication skills, listening skills, organizational skills, the ability to help individuals discern their vocational calling, and the eagerness to work as part of a team. Experience in communications technology and multicultural recruitment is highly preferred.

To apply please send a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to:

Rev. Dr. Jeff Carter

Bethany Theological Seminary

615 National Road West

Richmond, IN 47374

 Application review will begin on December 15 and will continue until an appointment is made.

 Bethany Theological Seminary equips spiritual and intellectual leaders with an Incarnational education for ministering, proclaiming, and living out God’s shalom and Christ’s peace in the church and world. 


Student Ministry-Associate Director of Discipleship, Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX

Alamo Heights UMC, a large suburban church in San Antonio, TX is looking for an Associate Director of Discipleship to lead all aspects of our Student Ministry’s discipleship (i.e., Sunday School classes, Mentor program, etc.) for 6th-12th graders and occasionally their parents.  For a full job description, application instructions, and salary, go to the “job bank” on


Children's Ministry Coordinator (Part-Time), Blakemore United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

Progressive United Methodist Congregation in West Nashville seeking worker with children. Responsibilities include coordinating Sunday School, worship readiness program, Wednesday evening activities, and special events. Hours negotiable and compensation commensurate with experience. Send resume and contact information to Rev. John Hill, Pastor, Blakemore United Methodist Church at


Fellowship Manager, CoreAlign, Oakland, CA


For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.


Administrative Assistant to the Priest, St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Nashville, TN


  • Return and initiate phone calls; email management and other correspondence with members, staff, vendors and community.


  • Designing and producing publications: weekly and special worship bulletins and announcements using online programs; posters/fliers; creating forms.
  • Produce and distribute correspondence for the rector, vestry and parish committees as needed;
  • Produce electronic communication (example: weekly newsletter using Mail Chimp) 
  • Produce other publishing tasks as requested by the rector
  • Email/Mail: Monitor and respond to email.Maintain parish email list, mailing list and membership directory using Outlook, Mail Chimp, Church Online Management Computer Program.


  • Coordinate and monitor the parish calendar for parish meetings and events and the usage of the facility by community groups;
  • Complete tasks as assigned by the rector.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings;
  • Maintain parish files and vendor contracts
  • Answer the phone
  • Serve requests for assistance by homeless and others;
  • Complete and submit applications for assistance with rent and utilities from Rooftop;
  • Assist with ordering office and cleaning supplies; maintain important records and documents;
  • Work with receptionist in opening and sorting mail.
  • Assign and maintain security codes for access to church building 

Computer Programs

  • Publisher, Word, Excel (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Church Online Management Program. (membership roster/directory and bookkeeping)
  • Mail Chimp
  • Facebook
  • Rite Worship Computer Program (worship bulletins)
  • Others as needed

Contact Rick Britton if interested.  20 hours per week.  Salary negotiable. 

 Church 615.254.3534

Cell 615.818.9796


Senior Pastor, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC 


For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.


Development and HR Associate, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA

Development and HR Associate:


Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) and Business Office


John Aney, Assoc. Advancement Director (Interim Supervisor) and Patrick O’Leary, Chief Business Officer

Job Description:

The position will assist the development department and the business office of Pacific School of Religion (PSR), dividing time approximately equally to each:

Development department responsibilities:

The Associate supports many aspects of the work of the Office for Institutional Advancement including gift processing, database management, office management, event planning and coordination, donor research and stewardship, and alumni/ae relations support.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Coordinate and oversee all aspects of gift processing;

• Oversee donor acknowledgement and maintain donor records;

• Maintain the Raiser’s Edge database through accurate records as well as updating and entering constituent, event, fund, and campaign information;

• Initiate database projects including data clean-up, donor coding and tracking, management of attributes, prospect, and action items, and imports and exports;

• Train student workers on Raiser’s Edge and office protocols;

• Maintain active and archived files, in hard and digital formats;

• Produce reports, mailing lists, and other documents to support development activities;

• Assist with event planning and coordination for recurring and one-time events;

• Assist with donor prospect and foundation research;

• Maintain alumni/ae directory and related communications, services, and updates;

• Help with in-house mailings and other projects;

• Perform general secretarial and receptionist duties for OIA; and

• Other duties as assigned.

Business office responsibilities:

Support PSR’s human resources (HR) and payroll function.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Maintain PSR’s ADP Workforce Now human resources information database, entering HR and payroll change information;

• Assist PSR managers with new hires, leaves of absence, terminations, and other HR events;

• Administer ADP time and attendance;

• Run payroll and staffing reports;

• Maintain HR and payroll filing;

• Process group insurance invoices for payment;

• Serve as point-person for questions related to HR and payroll processes.

Requisite skills, knowledge and abilities:

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

• Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities giving high level of attention to detail

• Good verbal and written communication – as well as strong writing and editing skills.

• General knowledge of higher and/or theological education

• Ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and others

• Ability to work independently as well as function cooperatively and productively as a member of a team

• Ability to work in a multi-cultural and diverse environment

• Proficiency with Windows based Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

• Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds with the assistance of a dolly and while performing the duties of this job, is frequently required to walk and sit.

• Ability and willingness to take initiative

• Basic bookkeeping skills and ability to type at least 50 words per minute

• Proven ability to handle confidential material accurately and with sensitivity

Education and /or experience:

Associates degree and / or 1 to 2 years minimum experience required in an Administrative support and / or Human Resources Capacity.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, legal documents, financial documents, or procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively with customers or PSR managers and staff.

Hours per week: Full-time

Hourly rate: $20.00 – 25.00 per hour, DOE. This position is benefits eligible.

Wage range: 6

Date job is to begin: November 2015


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Desirable skills, knowledge and abilities:

• Fundraising experience

• Experience with Raiser’s Edge database software

• Conference or event planning skills

• Human resources information system experience

• Familiarity with HTML a bonus

Apply to: John Aney, Assoc. Advancement Director (Interim Supervisor)


Application deadline: November 15, 2015

Other comments: Interested candidates should send resume and letter of application addressing specifically the qualifications of this position and salary history as attachments. Please include: “Apply-Development Associate” in the subject line of your email. Successful candidates will be required to provide three professional references and pass a background check.

PSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Pulpit Supply Pastor, Berea Christian Church, Adairville, KY 

Berea Christian Church is a small country church located approximately 7 miles south of Russellville, KY and approximately 50 miles north of Nashville, just off Hwy 431. Our worship attendance will fall between 30-40 persons weekly. This attendance has fallen from an average of around 45 just a year or so ago. We have experienced loss of several members due to death and other circumstances. Our gender mix is close to even. I would estimate the age ranges as 60 & over 25%, 40-60 30%, 20-40 22%, 20 & younger 23%. We are nearly 100% Caucasian with occasional visitors of other races, we have one black member who only attends occasionally. Our church has a pretty traditional worship service with hymn type singing although we do vary the content and style infrequently. Our Sunday School begins at 10 am followed by worship at 11 am.

We have an immediate need for a supply minister to fill our pulpit beginning November 29. Your response will help us determine how you may help us with that need. Please share this with Mark Miller-McLemore and I will look forward to following up with him by phone.

 Again, thanks for your willingness to assist us, 

John Kees, Board Chairman

Berea Christian Church

220 Berea Church Road

Russellville, Ky. 42276

270-847-1814 (John cell)

Personal email:


Year-Long Intern (Paid), Garner and Forest City United Methodist Churches, Garner/Forest City, IA


To give a seminary student and opportunity for hands-on youth ministry; and give the Garner and Forest City churches leadership in developing the youth ministry.

General Information

The Garner United Methodist Church in Garner, Iowa and the Forest City United Methodist Church in Forest City, Iowa are interested in sharing an intern, working in youth and children’s ministry. The intern will gain experience in organizing youth ministry in a small county-seat setting, and organizing and equipping volunteers to work with the program, as well as other ministry opportunities.  Currently our vision for this position is that the intern will spend approximately half of their time working with each church.

Forest City UMC has a worship attendance of about 130 per week.  Forest City is a college town about 30 minutes from Mason City.  Garner UMC has a worship attendance of about 130 per week, and is about 20 minutes from Mason City.  In both churches, the youth programs are in their infancy, and the intern will be able to guide their growth without the restrictions of tradition. We will be offering a stipend, as well as housing.

Working Relationships

The Intern will be supervised by the Senior Pastor of one or both churches. He/she will supervise all volunteers in this ministry and will attend scheduled staff meetings 

Desired Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and must demonstrate the reality of that relationship through their life and testimony. Candidates should have a deep desire to help youth grow in their faith.

Principle Duties

To provide personal leadership in the development of a youth program in which youth experience:

1.  spiritual growth through giving input toward worship planning for Sunday mornings, and devotions for youth gatherings.;

2.  fellowship occasions, both regular meetings and special events.

3.  exposure to and participation in mission and ministry beyond the local church;

5.  developing discipleship.

The director will also:

1.  teach the youth the basic tenets of the Christian faith and how to apply fundamental Christian values to life situations. He/ she will help the youth establish Biblical guidelines for appropriate behavior and to model high standards and set a good example in the areas of relationships, commitment, follow thru

and responsible living;

2.  recruit and train adult leaders to help in all areas of youth ministry;

Hours:  40 hours per week, divided between the Garner and Forest City Church.

Compensation:  $20,000, plus housing and utilities, and mileage.


Development Coordinator, Showing Up For Racial Justice, Location Flexible


For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.


  Minister of Youth and Young Adults, Walk in the Light Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN

The Minister of Youth and Young Adults shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • ·Plans and coordinates a calendar and program of activities empowering to children, youth, and young adults.
  • ·Recruits and supervises volunteers to assist in the planning and conduct of these activities.
  • ·Conducts fundraising events and activities in support of the ministry.
  • ·Plans and coordinates outings and trips for youth and youth adults, including inter-faith and fellowship outings designed to promote spiritual fellowship and growth.
  • ·Leads monthly meetings of the youth and young adult ministry team and attends church staff meetings monthly.
  • ·Plans, youth staffs, conducts, and preaches at Youth Sunday every 5th worship day of the month.
  • ·Prepares and presents the children’s sermon each Sunday morning during regular worship.
  • ·Plans, prepares, and conducts relevant bible studies, curriculum, and teaching events designed to expose the Word of God to served populations.
  • ·Monitors, establishes rules for, and insures the safety of children, youth and young adults participating in the ministry as relates to travel, facilities use, and personal conduct.
  • ·Is responsible for the maintenance, up-keep, care, and storage of ministry supplies and equipment and the condition of facilities used.
  • ·Such other tasks as may be assigned by the Senior Pastor.

WLCC is a diverse and predominantly African-American church located in Northwest Indianapolis, Indiana and is affiliated with the Christian Church (DOC). Successful candidate must set an excellent example of a moral lifestyle for youth; evidence submitted followership; compassionate leadership; be thorough in preparation for ministry; be accountable; dependable; and a team player. Reports directly to the Senior Pastor.  Immediate opening. Salary and full or part-time hours available and negotiable. Employment assistance locally otherwise available.

Call or send resume to:

Rev. Clarence Bolden Jr.

Senior Pastor

(317) 728-0064


Coordinator, Girls, Inc., YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN


For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.


Paid, One-Year Residency, Change Corps, Various Locations

I know you're interested in social change issues like women's rights, LGBTQ rights, gun violence, immigration reform, voting rights, and money in politics, so I wanted to let you know about a job with Change Corps. Change Corps is a paid, one-year training academy for activists- you'll receive 8 weeks of classroom training and spend most of the year gaining hands-on field experience working to make a difference on these kind of issues. You can learn more and apply here .

There are positions available in cities across the country, but interviews are being held in Boston, D.C. and San Francisco in November, so you should apply before then if you can.

Also, feel free to pass it along to anyone you know who may be interested. 

Director of Admissions, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Hamilton, MA


For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.


Middle School Chaplain, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA


For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.


Executive Director, East Nashville Cooperative Ministry, Nashville, TN

East Nashville Cooperative Ministry is currently seeking an Executive Director to run its day to day operations.

East Nashville Cooperative Ministry is a Second Harvest food distribution site and secondhand clothing store that serves the East Nashville and Inglewood communities of Nashville. Our goal is to encourage and empower our clients to thrive within their families and communities. We strive to do this by creating an atmosphere of Christian love and acceptance within our organization and operations. 

The Executive Director is responsible for successful leadership of ENCM by assuring that the mission of ENCM is developed and achieved and the financial objectives and needs are met. Reporting and updates on these tasks are made directly to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is required to supervise, manage and lead the following components of the organization: 


 All programs and operations of ENCM operate under the supervision of the Executive Director.

The Executive Director will oversee the finances of the organization, including management of monetary gifts and bookkeeping. This financial information should be conveyed accurately to the organization’s accountant for processing.


The Executive Director is responsible for the public relations efforts of ENCM, including but not limited to the agency partnership, corporate sponsorships, and media relations.

The Executive Director is responsible for managing the development of ENCM by implementing the operative annual strategy and budget. This includes cultivating a growing donor base, researching and applying for grant support, and annual fundraising campaigns.


The Executive Director needs to directly lead ENCM’s human resource efforts. This includes volunteer management, internships and field education placements from supporting universities, and staff development.

 Direct leadership is required over our marketing efforts. These are: website maintenance, social media updating, and email marketing. 

The Executive Director is the primary leader in developing and sustaining church partnerships, primarily through direct relationships with pastors and church leaders.

The Executive Director will be responsible for contributing to the development of the Board of Directors and will equip the Board members with the necessary resources to succeed in their leadership role. 

Please answer the following questions and include with your resume:

  1. What is your philosophy regarding the poor/homeless?
  2. What are 3 leadership qualities that you would bring to this position?
  3. Why are you interested in this position?

Salary:  $30,000

Benefits:  $10,000 for health insurance

30 hour work week

Bonus incentives at the discretion of the Board based on fundraising


Please forward your resumes to Dustin Welch, President, ENCM Board of Directors, and/or Judy Wahlstrom, Secretary, ENCM Board of Directors,  Closing date to accept resumes is October 15, 2015


Director of Youth Ministry, Grace Community United Methodist Church, Shreveport, LA

Grace Community United Methodist Church ( ) in Shreveport, LA, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry.  Grace Community, an exciting and growing 1900 member congregation with a rich history of excellent youth formation and mission, is committed to helping people find restoration and becoming engaged in the healing of their city and beyond. 

 The Director of Youth Ministry will help build and sustain an environment that shapes theological imagination, forms leaders for the church and the world, is missionally engaged in the community, and grows out of our inter-generational community through worship, formation and mission.  Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Plan and organize weekly, monthly and yearly opportunities for young people to grow through formation, relationship building, and service
  • Develop, nurture, and deploy teams of servants who build relationships and provide continuity for the youth ministry
  • Network with local, regional, and international partners to provide missional experiences
  • Lead youth and their families in worship, formation, and service ministry
  • Provide a ministry of presence on behalf of Grace Community in the lives of young people

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years experience in youth ministry as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Religion/Theology, or a related field.  A United Methodist Certification in Youth Ministry or Christian Education is preferred.

If you know someone who might be a match for this position, please forward this email to him or her or send me their contact information so that I can inform them of this ministry opening.  Or, if you know someone else in the youth ministry field whom you think might know of someone I should talk to, would you send me their contact information or simply forward my email to them? 

Thank-you for your partnership with this work.  You may receive a follow-up phone call from a member of our search team.  If you would prefer not to receive future emails of this kind, please let me know and I would be happy to remove you from our list.

Blessings on your ministry,

Kristina Zirschky

Search Specialist
Ministry Architects


Contract Faculty, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Ball State University, Muncie, IN


For a complete description and application instructions, please click here.


Senior Pastor-Seasonal Position, Little Stone Church, Mackinac Island, MI 

Little Stone Church is seeking a senior pastor to lead as well-established congregation.  This calling is a unique opportunity to serve a seasonal congregation in the small resort community of Mackinac Island, Michigan.  The church operates from mid-May through early October.  As one of only three Protestant churches on the island, the church’s congregation consists of members from several denominations. 

Church Vision or Mission Statement

Senior Pastor Qualifications

  • Ordained minister, preferably Congregational
  • Ability to perform same-sex marriages and accepting of alternative lifestyles
  • Self-starter who can work with very limited staff
  • Prefer minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Retired or semi-retired pastors encouraged
  • Must be engaging speaker
  • Interested in community involvement and meeting new people
  • Physical ability to ride a bicycle or walk for a few miles
  • Willing to relocate every May and October

Worship Service

  • One service per week at 10:30 on Sunday
  • One communion service per year
  • Simple weekly service usually 40 minutes in length (see program attached)
  • Hymns are traditional with piano or organ accompaniment
  • Arrive about 9:00 to open church, set up microphone, turn on lights & fans (early and late season arrive 7:30 to turn on heat)
  • Ecumenical sermon.  Use of lectionary optional.  Humor appreciated.
  • Attendance varies from 50 people in May and October to 140 in July and August
  • Dress is casual
  • The sanctuary holds a maximum of 200 people
  • Assistance provided by member ushers
  • Refreshments are served on the lawn behind the building after the worship service (weather permitting).  Refreshments provided by member volunteers.
  • The church does not offer Bible study, adult or youth groups, or any worship activity outside of the Sunday morning service

Church Building

  • The church building consists of the sanctuary and a small storage room/rest room.
  • There is no Fellowship Hall or office.
  • The building is open during the day every day for tourists to visit (except during services and weddings).
  • The roots of the church go back to 1896 when a group of Island Protestants began weekly meetings in their homes.  The church was built in 1905 in the style of a rural English chapel with native Mackinac Island stones.  The stunning stained glass windows were added in 1914.


  • Estimate 75% of attendees are tourists visiting for a few days.
  • Total membership is 100 with about 40 usually attending
  • Members come from a wide range of Protestant denominations
  • Nearly all members are well-educated couples who own summer homes on Mackinac Island.  Some live on the Island for 2-5 months and others are on the Island only on weekends.  A few own businesses on the Island.  Many are retired.  Currently only 6 members are year-round residents.
  • Only a few children, usually visiting grandchildren of members or tourist families.  The church offers no Sunday school or youth activities.


  • Mackinac Island is a destination wedding resort.
  • Pastor performs 30-35 weddings and vow renewals each summer.  Most are attended by 20 people or less.
  • Pastor must be able to perform and be supportive of same-sex marriages.
  • Weddings are a primary source of income for the church and will require about the same amount of pastor attention as the Sunday worship services.
  • Church wedding coordinator makes all arrangements with the couples:  scheduling, administrative, and financial.  She works closely with the pastor for scheduling.  (She also schedules vow renewals and baptisms.)
  • Premarital counseling takes place for 30 minutes prior to the rehearsal.  Because couples come from long distances, substantive counseling is impractical.  Most are second marriages and many couples have no church affiliation.
  • Most rehearsals and weddings occur on Fridays and Saturdays, but can be scheduled for any day of the week.
  • Wedding coordinator will provide the pastor with the wedding schedule two months in advance, but additional weddings and vow renewals may be scheduled after that if the pastor has no other obligations.
  • If the wedding coordinator is not available to give prospective couples a tour of the church, the pastor may be asked to fill in.

Community Involvement

  • Men’s Breakfast weekly for 8 weeks.  Pastor arranges for community members to speak on various topics.  Attendance is open to men of all faiths with typical attendance of 15-20 Island residents and visitors.
  • Cultural activities:  the church has hosted poetry readings, music recitals, and educational speakers for the benefit of the entire community.
  • Pastor provides prayers at civic gatherings such as Annual Blessing of the Animals, Memorial Day. Sept 11 Remembrance, and American Legion events
  • Past pastors have served as Mackinac Island Yacht Club chaplain
  • Church members and pastor serve as volunteers at Vacation Bible School (held at local Catholic church in conjunction with 3 other Island churches)
  • The church budgets a significant amount for local scholarships, local volunteer activities, and international medical missions.

Church Administration

  • Church has a very active Moderator plus 6-member Executive Board (including the Treasurer and Clerk).  The pastor works closely with the Moderator and serves as ex-officio member of the Board.  The Board meets monthly during the season.
  • The Board hires the wedding coordinator, website administrator, and organist/music director.  The Board also hires the pastor following a vote of the congregation.
  • Member committees take care of scheduling ushers; weekly refreshments; sanctuary flowers; maintaining church and parsonage buildings; budgets and investments; charitable/mission giving; pastoral search; membership; and stewardship.
  • The congregation elects the Moderator and Board members, approves the treasurer’s report and budget, and renews the pastor’s contract at the annual meeting.
  • Church maintains a website at and a Facebook page.  Currently the wedding coordinator also administers the website.
  • Pastor does not keep regular office hours.
  • There is no church secretary or administrative assistant for the pastor.
  • Pastor prepares a weekly bulletin insert (see example attached)
  • The church By-laws and most recent fiscal year financial statement are attached.
  • Due to the lack of a fill-in pastor, the pastor’s contract does not provide for any Sundays off during the 21-week season. 


  • Music has always been an important part of the church’s worship service.
  • Church employs an organist who plays at all worship services and weddings (when requested).  The church has no choir.
  • Church organist also secures a guest musician for each worship service.
  • Pastor selects hymns and coordinates with the organist.
  • Music selections are very traditional, focusing on organ and piano and traditional hymns.  No rock, folk, or “modern” music. 


  • Church provides a fully-furnished parsonage for the pastor and family.  It is a historic Victorian home with 4 bedrooms (first floor master), pastor’s office, 2 baths, formal dining room, laundry room, and kitchen stocked with dishes, flatware, and pans.
  • All utilities paid except cable.
  • Parsonage located about 2 blocks from the church.
  • The home is not suitable for winter habitation.
  • Photos of the parsonage are attached.

Island Living

  • All transportation is by bicycle, walking, or horse-drawn taxi.  The parsonage is located in the central downtown area and most services (post office, grocery store, ferry docks) are within a 20-minute walk from the parsonage.
  • There is a small grocery store on the Island, but most Islanders go to the mainland to stock up.
  • The ferry ride takes about 20 minutes.  The pastor and family are provided passes allowing them to ride the ferry at no charge.
  • Horse-drawn wagons are available to transport heavy items from the ferry dock to the parsonage for a nominal fee.
  • The Island is 8 miles around the perimeter and about 3 miles uphill through the center. 
  • Mackinac Island Medical Center provides a doctor, lab, and 24/7 emergency room.  St. Ignace has a community hospital 6 miles away by ferry.  Petoskey has a regional hospital with many specialists 40 miles away.
  • The city library is small but nicely appointed and is open 5 days per week.  It offers a monthly author lecture series and weekly programs for children.
  • The Island’s public school has about 80 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.  During the school year it offers sports and music events.
  • Summer population is approximately 3000 people and includes wealthy summer cottagers, middle-class families residing on the Island year-round, and low-income workers who staff the restaurants and hotels (many from overseas).
  • The city Recreation Department organizes activities for adults and children throughout the summer.
  • About 80% of the Island is state park land and includes a historic fort and miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horse riding.
  • General tourist information about Mackinac Island can be found at the Tourism Bureau website  The local newspaper is the Mackinac Island Town Crier and can be accessed at

 Applicant Instructions

  • If you are interested in this seasonal position, please email your resume to  In your email, please indicate that you heard about the position through Vanderbilt.

Cantonese Lead Pastor, Sunset Church, San Francisco, CA


For a complete position description and application information, please click here.


Associate Director of Admissions: Marketing and Recruitment, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL


For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.


Director of Distance Learning, Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA


For a complete position description and application instructions, please   click here.


Co-Director, Matthew 25 House (Internship), Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

We are currently looking for a volunteer to fill the role of Co-Director at Matthew 25 House in Port-au-Prince, Haiti beginning January 1, 2016.  Matthew 25 is a hospitality house for American visitors from the Parish Twinning Program of the Americas as well as for other delegations that work with various projects or organizations in Haiti.  Room and board and a stipend of $600 a month will be provided in addition to airfare to the states every three months.  This position would provide some time for study or other outreach projects and it is a wonderful opportunity to meet fascinating people from all walks of life.  If interested, call or write Theresa Patterson at 615/298-3002 or

Director of Admissions, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, MA


For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.


Director of Student Ministries, Grace United Methodist Church, Mount Juliet, TN


For a detailed job description and application instructions, please click here.


Cooperative Living Tutor, Monroe-Harding, Inc., Nashville, TN 

Position Overview:

The primary responsibility of every employee of Monroe Harding is to contribute wholeheartedly to a positive, healing, and trauma-informed environment for the youth we serve.  Beyond that, there are specific responsibilities, including: 

  • Tutor adolescent boys, ages 15-18, individually or in small groups. Subjects may include English, Foreign Language (Spanish or French), Math (basic skills through Algebra II), Social Studies, HiSET preparation, and ACT preparation.
  • Maintain a consistent weekly schedule throughout the semester.
  • Engage students in discussions about high school completion and post-secondary opportunities.
  • Communicate needs or concerns to supervisor of tutoring program.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30-9 pm (Note: tutors can choose 2-4 nights per week, but are expected to commit to the shifts throughout the semester.) Fall semester runs through December 16. Spring semester runs January 11-May 25.

  Pay: $16/hr 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • works in partnership with the team
  • follows principles of Trauma- and Resiliency-Informed Care (TRIC), including:
    • is flexible
    • acknowledges small successes
    • establishes rapport with students
    • understands the influence of the system and environment on youth
  • maintains healthy boundaries
  • ensures safety
  • demonstrates commitment to youth success


Minimal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority. Therefore, applicants must pass a thorough background check and drug screen that includes fingerprinting, drug screening, and the Diana Screen®.

Job Type: Part-time

Contact Information and Procedure:

Think you are interested in joining our team?  Then please send an email to and attach the following in one document: 

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume 

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, October 1

Monroe Harding is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Raquel Barlow

HR & Development Specialist

1120 Glendale Ln.

Nashville, TN 37204
615.298.5573 ext 229 office

615.298.1281 fax


Youth Director (10 hrs/week), Liberty United Methodist Church, Brentwood, TN

Liberty UMC in Brentwood is looking for a PT (10 hr a week) youth director.  Liberty is a great little church with 15 highly active youth in there program.  Interested parties, please contact Adele Hardin ( ). 


Pastor/Head of Staff, Silver Springs Presbyterian Church, Mechanicsburg, PA

Position: Head of Staff (who supervises one teaching elder and other staff)


Silver Spring Presbyterian Church

444 Silver Spring Road

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050


Ministry Size 401 - 650 members

Average Worship Attendance 260

Church School Attendance 35



Community Type Suburban

Minimum Effective Salary: $70,000

  Housing Type: Open to Manse/Housing Allowance

Leadership Competencies: 

·          Compassionate

·          Preaching and Worship Leadership

·          Spiritual Maturity

·          Public Communicator

·         Advisor

·          Organizational Agility

·          Strategy and Vision

·          Collaboration

·          Interpersonal Engagement

·         Motivator

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry:

Our vision for ministry begins with meaningful, emotionally moving worship rooted in reformed Presbyterian tradition. Our historic meeting house, built in 1783, continues to be the site of our traditional worship services as it has been for many generations. Our contemporary service, “The Gathering”, is held in Memorial Hall. Common to all worship is a hunger for inspiring and intellectually challenging sermons, beautiful liturgically integrated music and continued spiritual development.

This foundation has molded us into a caring congregation. With a parish nurse, active deacons, and a Stephen Ministry, our members care for each other and our neighbors in times of need. Whether it is preparing care packages for shut-ins, military, and college students or an “Angel Tree”, SSPC members are generous with their love and support of all in need of prayer, comfort, and listening.

We are a mission oriented church, with opportunities open to all members for hands-on mission locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Here at home, SSPC members have been serving lunch at a soup kitchen in downtown Harrisburg every Friday for over 30 years. Our Reach Out and Rebuild teams of traveling carpenters rehabilitate housing for low income seniors, respond to communities that have been devastated by disasters, and help communities with needy families. On a global level, we share a committed relational ministry with the Newcastle Presbyterian Church in the Zulu region of South Africa.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency:

Originally a frontier church and later serving a largely rural community, we have evolved into a suburban church as farmland has given way to residential and retail development. What was once a congregation composed of multigenerational families is now also a church adapting and reshaping itself into a program church striving to meet the needs of a growing community.

 We have the desire to connect with recent college graduates and other young adults who are looking for a church family. We feel called to build the church for the long term with a focus on meeting specific needs of our community.

“The Gathering”, created in 2011, features a more relaxed, discussion style sermon and a praise band. It has a committed following, attracts people of all ages from teens to elders, and with strong leadership is poised to grow significantly. Arising from the success of “The Gathering” is the need to ensure that the participants in each style of worship remain involved with each other as a cohesive congregation. 

We continue our commitment to strengthening our Christian Education program for all ages. The SSPC Preschool is highly regarded in the community and our VBS is thriving. And although we have dedicated leaders, our CE and youth programs have room to grow.

With the rapid increase in local population, there are great opportunities for growth at SSPC calling for new forms of ministry, mission and worship.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals:

Our next Head of Staff will be an inspirational leader who will bring out the best in each of us, creating synergies that will help our congregation fulfill its mission goals. SSPC has had a strong Interim Pastor in place since June of 2013 who led us through an extensive mission study. The study results confirmed that we are a vibrant faith community with many strong programs and an openness to embrace the future. 

We seek a pastor to help us respond with gratitude to the many blessings in our lives, and to help us respond with confidence to the calls for leadership and commitment that will come our way. We are well prepared to continue on our faith journey with our next pastor.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization:

We require a pastor who shares our vision, exemplifies our beliefs, and honors our values.

This pastor will: 

·          possess strong preaching skills, and will deliver sermons that are challenging, inspirational and grounded in the scriptures.

·          will be liturgically versatile, and be able to excel in both our traditional and contemporary worship services.

·          be a compassionate, spiritually mature leader who inspires and motivates.

·          be an active Head of Staff, responsible for leading and supervising staff.

·          understand how congregations function and know how to get things done through formal and informal channels.

·          possess strong communication skills and foster dialogue and working partnerships with our new and long-time members alike.

·          encourage people to work together, building upon the talents and commitment of our congregation.

·          possess the wisdom, experience, and judgment to challenge us to explore additional ways to follow Christ.

·          demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a counselor to members in need.

·          encourage personal involvement and stewardship by all members of the church.

·          use technology and multi-media tools effectively for ministry.

·          reach out enthusiastically to engage our surrounding communities. 

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility? 

  • Plan and lead traditional and contemporary worship services.
  • Administer Sacraments and officiate at Weddings and Memorial Services.
  • Moderate Session and serve as a resource for all church committees.
  • Provide pastoral care for our congregation, including all aspects of visitation, and referrals for counseling.
  • Provide pastoral counseling to members in times of transition or crisis.
  • Actively participate in the Christian Education program.
  • Coordinate and preside over prospective member classes, and follow up with Sunday visitors.
  • Guide our mission programs into new areas of service.
  • Be actively involved in the life of the church.
  • Be actively involved with the Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly.
  • Pursue continuing education and professional development, as well as spiritual well-being.
  • Serve as an active Head of Staff, responsible for the supervision and direction of all paid staff. At present, this staff includes:

o     Stated Supply Pastor*

o     Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

o     Director of Children and Family Ministry

o     Co-Directors of Music

o     Organist

o     Parish Nurse

o     Preschool Director

o     Business Manager

o     Office Manager

o     Custodial Supervisor  

  • * In addition, it should be noted that 85% of the respondents to the 2014 Mission Study survey expressed their belief that SSPC should reinstate the position of Associate Pastor.  


Church Website:

Mission Study Report:

Annual Report:

Church Facebook Page:

CORE Youth Group Facebook Page:

Pastor Nominating Committee Chair: Jim Anderson

Phone 717-571-1845

Address 6338 Pennsboro Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050



Director of Development, The United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN


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Research Director, Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy, Los Angeles, CA

The Research Director of the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law (“Williams Institute”) will lead a team of scholars in defining and executing a research agenda that informs public policy debate on the leading national and international issues impacting the LGBT community.

THE WILLIAMS INSTITUTE: Based at the UCLA School of Law, the Williams Institute is a national think tank dedicated to the field of LGBT law and public policy, which it advances through rigorous, independent research and scholarship. Drawing on the intellectual and material resources of UCLA, one of the world's leading research universities, the Williams Institute provides a national center for the interdisciplinary exploration of the issues central to sexual orientation and gender identity law.The Institute assists scholars in generating new ideas, researching and developing those ideas, and producing legal and public policy analysis and social science research. It also works to disseminate research and scholarship to policymakers, the media, and the public through regular conferences, meetings, and published materials.

For more than a decade, Williams Institute research has been critical to public debates on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. Scholars are actively engaged in debates around the country on a range on policy issues related to families, employment, health and youth, among others. Examples include:

  • Williams Institute research and scholars were cited in over half of the briefs submitted this year in the Supreme Court marriage cases, and directly cited by the Court in its majority opinion.
  • Institute scholars testified in Senate and House hearings on the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act and on an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice relied on the Williams Institute’s documentation of LGBT employment discrimination in choosing not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court.  
  • The Institute partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau in its decision to release counts of same-sex couples in Census 2010, and the Institute partnered with the Bureau in outreach to the LGBT community.
  •  The Institute has a growing research agenda on transgender issues, and is currently partnering with a national team of scholars to define best practices for asking gender identity questions on large, population-based surveys.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Williams Institute’s Research Director will lead a team of over eight full-time and part-time researchers and scholars and help enhance their effectiveness in fulfilling the Institute’s mission of providing the high quality research to inform sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy issues. The Director will oversee the Williams Institute’s social science and public policy research and help secure funding for researchers and research projects. The position will entail substantial program development and administration as well as supervising scholars, fellows, consultants, research assistants, student interns, and volunteers. The Research Director will also conduct his or her own research and publish reports. The Research Director will help the Williams Institute in disseminating knowledge, provide commentary for a variety of audiences and help plan meetings and events to accomplish these goals. The Research Director will report to the Executive Director of the Williams Institute.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements include an excellent publication record; a PhD, JD, or equivalent degree; experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis; familiarity with current LGBT-related law and policy issues; experience conducting research related to LGBT people and/or areas that inform those issues. The Research Director should have excellent management and supervisory experience; communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; and experience with successfully completing grant-funded research projects. Applicants with senior-level experience in academic or non-academic research centers or think tanks and those whose research or experience focuses on people of color, transgender people, women, people with disabilities, children and youth, and/or people of low socio-economic status are encouraged to apply. Experience communicating research to the press, judges, policymakers, and the public strongly preferred. Successful candidates will also be creative, flexible; motivating, and committed to the Williams Institute’s mission.

The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position includes research and travel support. This is a year-round, non-tenure track position. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, October 30, 2015 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. Please apply online at by submitting a cover letter, resume, a list of publications, and the names and addresses for at least five professional references. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at The University of California seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

PRIMARY DUTIES & Responsibilities

Developing the Williams Institute’s Research Agenda

  • Developing the Institute’s public policy research agenda and priorities, in consultation with the Williams Institute's Executive Director, senior management and faculty advisors
  • Keeping abreast of relevant LGBT law and policy issues to inform Williams Institute research
  • Promoting and facilitating  cutting-edge research, including collaborative and interdisciplinary research
  • Balancing the Institute’s overall research portfolio in terms of topical areas, disciplines, methodologies, types of publications, relevance to sub-populations within the LGBT community, and formal and substantive equality issues

Leading the Williams Institute Research Programs

  • Overseeing the Williams Institute's public policy-related research activities, including its original research, policy research re-granting program, public policy fellowship program, and public policy roundtables, workshops, and educational programs
  • Managing research projects effectively and efficiently, including tracking research projects for successful completion
  • Ensuring research projects meet the highest standards of academic excellence and ethical behavior and are relevant to informing law and policy
  • Representing the Williams Institute in working with related disciplines, programs, and institutes on the UCLA campus and in other academic and research settings
  • Communicating the Williams Institute's research and LGBT related research more generally in various contexts, including media, testimony, journalistic writing, etc.
  • Supporting  fundraising for Williams Institute research projects including helping to identify new grant opportunities and communicating the importance of Williams Institute research to current and potential funders and donors

Supervising and Supporting Williams Institute Scholars and Researchers

  • Building, and providing sufficient support for, a community of innovative researchers
  • Supervising Williams Institute policy-related staff, including senior scholars, research fellows, research consultants, policy fellows, research assistants and volunteers
  • Leading monthly research meetings and contributing to management and staff meetings
  • Creating an environment conducive to intellectual and research growth
  • Ensuring researchers have support and opportunities for professional development
  • Overseeing the policy fellowship program, including the hiring and evaluation
  • Supporting networks of researchers focused on LGBT people and issues in public and private sectors, and locally, nationally and internationally

Providing an additional area of expertise to the Williams Institute

  • Conducting  and leading research projects in personal areas of expertise
  • Responding to inquiries from media and others and publish  op-eds and commentary in areas of personal expertise
  • Speaking at law school conferences, judicial trainings, other professional conferences, and community forums in areas of expertise
  • Providing expert testimony and legislative testimony in areas of expertise


Deputy Executive Director, Operation Stand Down, Nashville, TN

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Deputy Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from client and project management (framing of key approaches, high-quality client service delivery, written products) to administration (information technology, reporting, facilities), and human capital (HR/recruiting, mentoring, career progression, employee relations). The Deputy Director’s primary focus will be day-to-day operations and administration. The Deputy Director will partner closely with the ED to chart OSDTN’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services.  



Project Development, Management, and Client Relations/Management

  • Structure and lead teams to deliver outstanding client work.
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships; exceptional relationship-builder.
  • Represent OSDTN in conferences, professional associations, and other public venues.
  • Develop strong relationships with partner agencies.
  • Develop thought leadership around specific topics/emerging practice areas.
  • Share in knowledge dissemination, reporting, and communications.

 Firm Building

  • Partner with the ED in essential internal firm leadership activities (human resources, administration, and organizational planning).
  • Manage increasing segments of information technology, human resources (recruiting, reviews, staff deployment/workload balancing, career progression) with related internal communications and budgeting/finance duties.
  • Identify best practices and improve internal systems with an eye toward future needs and budget realities.
  • Lead supervisors in execution of agency programs.
  • Mentoring, coaching; visible, approachable sounding board/resource.


  • 10+ distinguished years in a senior management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agency.
  • Highly intelligent, bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree a plus.
  • Track record delivering superior results, commanding respect, and assuming leadership roles.
  • Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities.
  • Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people – junior and senior, for-profit and nonprofit, and from diverse backgrounds.
  • Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/debate ideas without ego interfering.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Passionate about OSDTN’s mission and impact.
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings.
  • Positive and collaborative, strong listening skills.
  • Transparent, direct, with substance.
  • Self-starter, self-disciplined.
  • Spark, imagination, creativity.
  • Remain focused in the face of pressure, delivers against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitations.

E-mail your résumé, cover letter and DD214 (if applicable) to  

by September 9, 2015. No faxes will be accepted.


Human Resources Coordinator, Operation Stand Down, Nashville, TN

The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for providing support in areas of recruitment, engagement, compliance, benefits, employee relations, and leave management. To be successful in this role you must be pro-active, organized, and have a demonstrated ability to achieve results by working independently.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide consultation to management team on employee relations opportunities, provide guidance on employee counseling process and handle ER investigations
  2. Oversee all compliance needs as related to areas of I-9 and Labor Law postings requirements
  3. Manages the performance review process
  4. Provide counsel to management team in areas of retention and employee engagement
  5. Assist with recruitment activities and processes as needed
  6. Support benefits and payroll projects
  7. Maintains employee records in compliance with applicable law
  8. Oversees the employee onboarding process
  9. Maintains the employee handbook and recommends changes according to best practice and applicable law
  10. Administer leave and workers compensation programs
  11. Process unemployment requests and act as company representative in administrative hearings
  12. Serve as primary first point of contact for general HR-related questions
  13. Conduct exit interviews for assigned groups/departments and monitor turnover trends
  14. Participate in special projects and initiatives and provide general support to the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director
  15. Assist in identifying and coordinating staff training opportunities
  16. Performs other duties as needed to ensure the success of all OSDTN programs.

Knowledge/Qualifications Required by the Position:

  1. Bachelor's degree in related field or combination of college coursework and relevant work experience
  2. PHR Certification preferred
  3. Minimum 2 years of experience in a professional HR role required. 4+ years HR experience preferred
  4. Experience with non-profit organizations and veterans organizations is a plus
  5. Superior MS Office application skills, working knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Outlook
  6. Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills, with attention to detail & a high degree of accuracy
  7. Ability to mediate between employees during conflict resolution
  8. Maintain confidentiality and professional demeanor at all times
  9. Strong problem solving and decision making ability

E-mail your résumé, cover letter and DD214 (if applicable) to  

by September 9, 2015. No faxes will be accepted.

Registrar/Director of Institutional Research, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI


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