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Registrar, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.

Wesley is currently accepting resumes for the Registrar position.  The Registrar directly reports to the Dean and is responsible for the management and oversight of the Registrar’s office. The Registrar’s office is responsible for student registration, maintenance of academic records, transfer evaluations, and managing degree progress. The Registrar is also responsible for compliancy with all relevant laws, and policies/regulations.  This office ensures that student records are maintained with integrity and confidentiality. The Registrar also serves as the Budget Manager for the Registrar’s Office and commencement.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, knowledge of regulations related to student records, demonstrated ability to produce reports and analyze data and a strong background in student information data systems required. Experience with Ellucian and Crystal Report necessary along with excellent oral and written skills; the ability to work in a team environment; a firm commitment to providing excellent customer service; a proven record of leadership and managerial experience; ability to multi-task and prioritize competing work demands.  Relevant work experience at a college or university and experience working in higher theological education or a Master’s degree in theological education strongly preferred. The ideal candidate should have strong interpersonal and relational skills including an ability to work collegially with a diverse set of colleagues and constituencies.

Salary:  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to:  hr@wesleyseminary.edu

Website: www.wesleyseminary.edu

Posted:    May 22, 2015               

Closes:       When filled

                                          Wesley Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer

 

 

Graphic Designer and Social Media Editor, The Contributor, Nashville TN

 

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

 

Executive Director, Crossroads Ministry, Louisville, KY

PURPOSE:

The Executive Director oversees, promotes, and supervises the ongoing mission and work of the organization in collaboration with the staff. 

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary responsibility of the Executive Director is to serve as an ambassador of the ministry through maximizing development opportunities, providing supervision for all staff, and supporting the day to day work of the ministry. Additionally, the Executive Director will work on the coordination and implementation of a limited number of retreats. CrossRoads operates under a team ministry model, and the specific responsibilities of the Executive Director will develop from the collaborative relationship between all staff persons.

The responsibilities of the Executive Director fall into three general categories:

RETREAT WORK (10%)

  • Contribute to the scheduling and planning of retreats, including:
    • Creation and enhancement of retreat materials, themes, and schedules.
    • Coordination of logistics (TARC schedules, meals, etc.)
    • Recruitment (when appropriate).
    • Creatively embodying Gospel values in the format of intensive and profound retreat experiences.
  • Contribute to facilitation of retreats, including:
    • Direction of activities.
    • Oversight of and responsibility for groups of retreatants.
    • Prayerful engagement of retreatants.
    • Processing the experience through deep, theological reflection.
    • Leadership by example of sincere and conscientious participation.
    • Management of logistical concerns.
    • Overnight presence at CrossRoads whenever retreat groups are present.
    • Follow up with retreatants to maintain and sustain relationships.
    • Co-facilitation of Engaging Spirituality.
  • Integration of social media into the outreach of CrossRoads, including:
    • Posting on Facebook.
    • Uploading photos onto Dropbox. 

RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING (75%)

  • Create and maintain relationships with donors in order to financially sustain and grow the CrossRoads staff, programs, and facilities, including:
    • Inviting individuals to CrossRoads to solicit funds and support.
    • Promotion, organization, and implementation Salt and Light Dinners (fundraising and informational gatherings to promote the mission and grow support and awareness of the ministry.
  • Create and maintain relationships with granting organizations, foundations, communities and other institutions to increase the support and financial sustainability of CrossRoads staff, programs, and facilities.
  • Organize and implement fundraising events, including:
    • Organizing Hearts on Fire, the annual art show/auction.
    • Organizing JustMusic, the annual concert.
    • Organizing Trivia Night.
    • Empowering others to volunteer.
    • Coordinating the details of the events.
    • Solicitation of sponsorship and donations for the events.
  • Organize and implement the Annual Report
    • Providing an end of the year financial report to donors.
    • Inviting all members of the database to affirm and support the ministry financially.
    • Reflecting and sharing the mission and story of CrossRoads.
  • Reach out to others by embodying the mission of CrossRoads and nurture the circle of support, including:
    • Maintaining a relationship with St. William staff and community by belonging to the Leadership Circle and being a regular presence at Mass and community events.
    • Maintaining commitment with outreach to the margins by volunteering at a social service agency on a biweekly basis (regularly).
    • Maintaining relationships with organizations of parallel interest by sharing resources and wisdom through conversations, presentations, and/or other collaborations.
  • Chair and coordinate the CrossRoads Advisory Council and volunteers, including:
    • Attendance at monthly Council meetings and other sporadic meetings.
    • Collaborate with members of the Leadership Team subcommittee of the Advisory Council.
    • Coordinate the Development Team subcommittee of the Advisory Council.
  • Intentionally practice spiritual, personal, and professional development, including:
    • Weekly staff meetings.
    • Regular staff prayer.
    • Three CrossRoads staff retreats.
    • One personal retreat.
    • Two St. William/CrossRoads staff retreats.
    • One St. William/CrossRoads staff adventure day at John’s camp.
    • Monthly mentorship meetings for the first year of employment.
    • Preparation for and participation in monthly and quarterly evaluations. 

ADMINISTRATION (15%)

  • Manage, guide, and support the staff of CrossRoads, including:
    • Hiring, training, forming and maintaining a functioning staff.
    • Overseeing the day to day activities of CrossRoads.
    • Preparation for and facilitation of monthly and quarterly staff evaluations.
    • Oversee administrative volunteers.
  • Manage the finances of the organization, including:
    • Creating income and expense statements.
    • Making decisions regarding the finances of CrossRoads.
  • Uphold correspondence and communication on behalf of the organization, including:
    • Checking and responding to the voicemail.
    • Checking and responding to the email.
    • Oversight of the monthly e-newsletter.
    • Writing articles for the quarterly newsletter.
  • Contribute to maintenance of the Butler Center, including:
    • Scheduling use of Butler Center facilities.
    • Being aware of the state of the building.
  • Management of files and records, including:
    • Management of organization budgets and financial statements.
    • Oversight of donor database.
    • Invoicing retreats.
    • Creating and maintaining employee files.

Demonstrated Qualifications Needed:

  • Commitment to the vision, mission and values of CrossRoads
  • Passion for gospel justice
  • Desire to work predominantly with high school and college-aged people
  • Commitment to deep prayer
  • Interest in retreat ministry
  • Call to work in a faith-based environment
  • Effective written and oral communications skills
  • Undergraduate degree in theology or religious studies or equivalent life experience
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others
  • Computer proficiency (word processing, internet research, web site development)
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously 

Compensation Details:

  • Salary commensurate to education and experience
  • Health care coverage
  • 10 vacation/personal days (after 6 months)
  • Sick days accrue at 1 day per month
  • Personal retreat for reflection, prayer, renewal and study (three days/year)
  • Opportunities for celebration, sharing, and reflection 

 

Youth Minister, Middletown Christian Church (DOC), Louisville, KY

 

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

 

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Central United Methodist Church, Stockton, CA

 

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

 

Registrar, Denver Seminary, Denver, CO

 

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

 

Research, Communications, and Administrative Assistant, Jardana Peacock, Virtual Position

 

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

 

Crisis Counselor (Part-Time), YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN

 

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

 

AmeriCorps Vista Community Garden Manager, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY

 

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

 

Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA

General Job Description:

This is a full-time, exempt, regular benefitted staff position to begin July 1, 2015.

 Pacific School of Religion is hiring an Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions who will play a key role in recruiting for Pacific School of Religion’s (PSR’s) diverse degree and certificate programs, interpreting these programs to prospective students and other constituents.  We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, as s/he will work closely with prospective students and applicants, primarily through recruitment travel, recruitment events, admissions counseling appointments, visit coordination, phone calls, email correspondence, and social media.  The Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions will be expected to travel locally and nationally  (and possibly internationally) to educational institutions, organizations, churches, denominational and other conferences, and other venues in order to increase PSR’s visibility and to identify and attract a large and diverse pool of qualified prospective students.  Up to 50% of this position will be in recruitment travel.

Essential Job Functions/AdmissioNS Counseling (50%):

  • Under the supervision of the Director, provide admissions counseling and vocational discernment for prospective students and applicants through email correspondence, social media, phone conversations, and in-person counseling appointments. 
  • Respond to initial inquiries received via email or phone
  • Accurately interpret PSR’s diverse degree and certificate programs to prospective students and assist them in discerning which program(s) best meet their vocational and academic interests and goals.
  • Accurately interpret admissions processes, policies, and requirements to prospective students and applicants.
  • Accurately interpret financial aid resources to prospective students and applicants.
  • Complete all inquiry phone calls, initial applicant phone calls, admitted student phone calls, and attending student phone calls as dictated by the communication tracks.
  • Participate in Come and See and other on-campus recruitment events
  • Participate in online-information sessions and virtual seminary fairs.
  • Counsel current students who are considering changing or adding a program.
  • Coordinate campus visits: plan itineraries, recruit ambassadors, coordinate campus tours, meals, appointments, and housing, and provide clear communication with the visitor.
  • Provide tours when necessary.
  • Maintain social media presence (e.g. Facebook) for recruitment and admissions purposes including regular information updates and interactive relationships with prospective students, current students, faculty and staff, alums and friends, and denominational representatives.
  • As time permits, assist in the evaluation of application files.
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate/schedule Student Ambassadors to assist with campus visits and other recruitment opportunities.
  • Ensure that the Campus Visits and Student Ambassador manuals are kept up to date.
  • Serve as DSO (Designated School Official) for PSR: when Director is unavailable, process and sign I-20 forms for international students. 

Essential Job Functions/Recruitment Travel (50%):

This position requires significant local and national travel. 

  • In collaboration with the Director, develop a strategic recruitment travel schedule that includes local and national travel to educational institutions, organizations, churches, denominational and other conferences, and other venues.
  • Travel to strategic locations locally and nationally (possibly internationally): provide prospective students with accurate information about PSR programs and resources; provide admissions counseling and vocational discernment.
  • Attract a diverse pool of applicants in terms of background, ethnicity, gender identity, and religion.
  • In collaboration with the Director, consider how to best utilize the department’s travel budget.
  • Monitor the department’s travel budget.
  • Represent PSR at local and national (and potentially international) recruitment events.
  • Reach out to strategic partners (faculty, chaplains, university staff, etc.) to develop recruitment events and opportunities.
  • Coordinate travel logistics (transportation, hotel, venue reservations, etc.).
  • Follow up with prospective students immediately after events and periodically thereafter, providing continuing discernment support and encouragement to move through the application process as appropriate.
  • Identify and follow up with potential influencers.
  • Provide recruitment travel reports and summaries to Director.

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Take on additional assignments and responsibilities as time permits.

  QUALIFICATIONS:

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.  Must be able to travel for several days at a time.  A master’s degree is required (MDiv or other theological master’s is highly desired). 

PREREQUISITE SKILLS

  • One to three years of experience in vocational counseling, graduate school recruitment, admissions counseling, or related field
  • A significant aptitude for discernment of vocational issues for prospective students. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally, nationally, and possibly internationally; for multiple days; this will include some weekends
  • Ability to think strategically about recruitment travel to maximize resources, network and create beneficial partnerships, and increase PSR’s presence with the overall goal of attracting a large and diverse pool of qualified prospective students
  • Proven ability to build trust and caring relationships with prospective students
  • Competence to effectively and enthusiastically communicate the programs, resources, and opportunities offered by the school
  • Proficiency in interpersonal and public speaking skills (including the ability to listen and converse with people from different cultural backgrounds)
  • Proven ability to handle confidential material accurately and with sensitivity, general familiarity with higher and theological education, and a commitment to high-quality teamwork 
  • Facility and experience with social media is highly desirable. 
  • Valid passport, driver’s license and clean DMV record; reliable vehicle to travel throughout the greater Bay Area
  • Personal computer skills including Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook)
  • Other requirements: strong writing skills, demonstrated organizational skills, ability to manage multiple simultaneous responsibilities, careful attention to detail, excellent time management

DESIREABLE SKILLS

PSR views recruitment and admissions to be an important ministry of the school.  Ministerial, pastoral and/or counseling experience is desirable. Master of Divinity or other theological master’s degree is preferred. Professional ministry experience in either congregational or organizational settings, as well as experience in leadership for social change is preferred.  Intimate knowledge of PSR is a plus.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS :

Hours of work: 37 hours per week. Significant local and national travel is required (50% of the position). Evening and weekend work will be required in connection with various recruitment travel and events.  Indoor work environment at PSR is temperature controlled.  Frequently works with others.  Variable environment when traveling for conferences, etc. 

Mental Requirements:

  • Reading/Writing/Math - Complex reading and writing for reviewing applicant materials, and drafting of correspondence.   
  • Attention to Detail - Close attention to detail for maintaining records, compiling files, data input and responding to inquiries with accurate information.
  • Judgment/Decision Making - Ability to prioritize own work.  Respond pro-actively by anticipating needs and demands of the office.
  • Verbal Communication Skills - Frequent and essential, with ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts and to understand communications from others.
  • Social Skills - Capability to relate readily with students and foster cooperation and teamwork among colleagues.  Ability to support prospective students with a welcoming and pleasant demeanor.  Ability to work with diverse and multicultural populations.
  • Planning - Ability to manage multiple projects and still meet deadlines.  Ability to gracefully shift focus in order to tend to walk-in prospective and current students seeking admission information. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Hours of work -37 hours per week generally.  Evening and weekend work will be required in order to accomplish tasks.
  • Vision - Close vision is required for reading correspondence and working with computers.
  • Hearing - Ability to hear verbal communication.
  • Clear Speech - Ability to communicate clearly in person and on the telephone.
  • Travel – Ability and means to commute to various Bay Area locations for recruiting purposes.  Ability to travel nationally (and possibly internationally) by air.
  • Lifting/Carrying - Some lifting and carrying of files, printed materials, and event supplies.
  • Pushing/Pulling - Ability to push/pull desk and filing cabinet drawers.
  • Sitting - Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Reaching - Ability to reach above shoulder, below shoulder at arms' length.
  • Manual Dexterity - Ability to use computer keyboards.
  • Walking - Ability to walk around the campus with prospective students and at off-site locations when traveling.
  • Driving - Ability to drive to off-campus meetings and events/conferences.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Including, but not limited to:  Phones, personal computers, printers, fax machine, photocopiers, shredder, car.

Compensation Package:     Salary commensurate with experience.   Benefitsinclude family medical, dental and vision insurance, employer contribution to 403(b) retirement account, flexible benefit & commuter plans, free parking, an extraordinary & committed team of colleagues, and beautiful park-like campus. 

Application Process:    Send cover letter addressing the qualifications of this position, resume, and names of three professional references.  Please include: “Apply-Asst Dir” in the subject line of your email and send to: 

Nicole Naffaa

Director of Recruitment and Admissions

1798 Scenic Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94709

Email: nnaffaa@psr.edu 

Deadline to apply:      Candidates who apply by June 1 will receive priority consideration.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates.  Alums of PSR are strongly encouraged to apply.  Successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.   

Organizational Overview:     Since its founding in 1866, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has served as a multi-denominational Christian seminary. PSR stands at a remarkable crossroads of faith and learning communities.  PSR has formal relationships with three denominations: the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Half of PSR’s students come from these three traditions. Other PSR students come from faith traditions as diverse as Quaker, Unitarian Universalist, the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and several other denominations and religious traditions.

PSR participates in the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an ecumenical consortium of eight theological schools.  PSR students use the GTU's Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, one of the largest theological libraries in the United States.  GTU’s twelve academic centers, programs, and affiliates make it a pioneering place for interdisciplinary religious thought, study, and practice, adding to its unparalleled depth of faculty and course selection.  PSR is located one block away from the University of California, Berkeley, where students have access to resources of one of the world's great research universities.  For more information about PSR and the GTU, please visit http://www.psr.edu and http://www.gtu.edu.

PSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

We encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply

 

Admissions and Financial Aid Officer, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA

General Job Description:

This is a full-time, non-exempt, regular benefitted staff position to begin July 1, 2015.

 Pacific School of Religion is hiring an Admissions and Financial Aid Officer who serves as the primary administrative and operational support for the Office of Recruitment, Admissions & Financial Aid and is responsible for the administration of student financial aid, including institutional scholarships and federal student loans and work study. S/he is the first point of contact for inquirers and prospective students and is instrumental in establishing a welcoming and helpful environment.  S/he must be familiar with Pacific School of Religion’s (PSR’s) diverse degree and certificate programs and with complex admissions requirements, policies, and procedures.  By managing the database and admissions spreadsheets, s/he tracks all inquiries and applicants. S/he is responsible for the processing of all application materials and manages the admissions review process. 

As the primary financial aid officer, s/he interprets financial aid options and policies to prospective students and applicants and manages the financial aid application process and award packaging for new and returning students.  S/he is a vital part of the Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid staff and is involved in almost all aspects of the department’s mission.  In short, the Admissions and Financial Aid Officer ensures that the operational systems and procedures of the department and the processing and awarding of institutional and federal financial aid run smoothly and efficiently.

  Essential Job Functions:

Admissions Operations and Application Processing:

  • Provide general reception functions for the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Function as primary point of contact for prospective students and applicants via phone and email throughout the inquiry and admissions processes
  • Provide prospective and current students with accurate information regarding application requirements and instructions, procedures and policies, and application status
  • Direct phone and email inquiries to the Director or Assistant Director
  • Assemble and maintain all applicant files; file all application materials and other important documents
  • Manage online application system
  • Input and update applicant information in the Excel Master List and GTU database (Colleague) and follow up with applicants as needed
  • Manage Communication Tracks (inquiry, applicant, admitted, attending)
  • Generate prospective student and applicant information and statistical reports from the GTU database as needed
  • Collect needed transcripts for MDiv equivalency review and inform the Director when a review is needed
  • Serve as DSO (Designated School Official) for PSR: when Director is unavailable, process and sign I-20 forms for international students
  • Prepare/update prospective student lists for monthly newsletters; assist with event publicity and other periodic communication to prospective students and applicants.
  • Maintain admissions influencers contact information for monthly newsletter; assist with event publicity and other periodic communications with influencers
  • Maintain office forms in print and electronic format
  • Provide technical support for online information sessions
  • Update and purge prospective student inquiry files
  • Participate in Admissions, Recruitment and Financial Aid staff weekly meetings
  • Order office supplies and equipment as needed
  • Keep Colleague, Vertical Response, and Admissions Process office manuals current
  • As time permits, serve as support staff representative on seminary committees at the request of the support staff and attend other meetings as necessary
  • When necessary, assist with or perform the following student worker functions:
    • Distributing view books/applications to prospective students and/or institutions
    • Packing and shipping display materials for recruitment events
  • Coordinate applicant file reading by committee members and schedule consultations or interviews as needed

 Financial Aid:

  • Answer questions regarding the application process for institutional and federal aid
  • Counsel prospective and returning students regarding financial aid; read, interpret, apply and explain complex laws, regulations, policies and procedures regarding student financial aid and awards
  • Provide financial aid counseling and information services to new and returning students
  • Ensure the accuracy of student financial aid awards and records.
  • Work closely with a third party financial aid servicer in administering federal loans and work study for new and  returning students
  • Working with third party servicer, ensure that PSR maintains compliance with all Department of Education regulations
  • Work with applicants to ensure completion of financial aid applications and FAFSA submission
  • Administer PSR institutional scholarships, according to annual awarding policy provided by Director
  • Monitor PSR institutional aid budget
  • Retrieve/run reports needed from third party service software or from Colleague
  • Work with Director on financial aid requests received during the year.
  • Provide information about external scholarships; direct applicants to scholarship databases. 
  • Use software provided by third party service to review federal aid eligibility and input institutional aid
  • Follow up with applicants on any needed documentation
  • Input financial aid award packages into Colleague if needed
  • In collaboration with the Director, coordinate and implement debt management and default prevention activities of the financial aid office. This may include the following: planning and coordinating entrance/exit counseling events, presentations and workshops; providing student loan repayment counseling; other duties and projects related to debt management and default prevention.
  • Attend trainings and professional development opportunities, to remain current on federal financial aid awarding policies
  • This position will work closely with the Director of Admissions and Recruitment, the Business Office, and the Chief Financial Officer
  • Take on additional responsibilities regarding financial aid as needed
  • Note: We will be contracting with a third party financial aid servicer for the 2015-16 academic year and possibly beyond that.  Eventually we may transition out of this service and bring the administration of federal financial aid entirely in house.  In this event, the Admissions and Financial Aid Officer will work closely with our third party servicer to ensure a smooth transition, and will take on additional responsibility at the completion of the transition

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Takes on additional assignments and responsibilities as time permits.

Prerequisite Skills:

Must have participated in or be willing to participate in a two-part training program for Federal Student Aid Administration.  This includes an online tutorial and a 4.5 day in-person training.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and work experience in related field.  At least 3 years of comprehensive administrative experience.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) are also necessary.

The position also requires strong database management skills (knowledge of Colleague and Raiser’s Edge is highly desirable), personal computer skills including Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook), and the ability to quickly learn and master other applications and systems such as federal software and third party servicer platforms.

Other requirements include the ability to: listen and converse with people from different cultural backgrounds and work in a multi-cultural and diverse environment, organize and manage multiple projects, programs, and priorities, give careful attention to detail, perform tasks in a timely manner and meet deadlines, work independently and collaboratively, and handle confidential material accurately and with sensitivity, and to effectively and enthusiastically communicate the programs and opportunities offered by the school.

Desirable Skills:

Experience in graduate-level admissions administration (especially in theological education) is highly desirable.  Knowledge of and/or experience with financial aid administration is preferred.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS :

Majority of work is indoors. Indoor work environment is temperature controlled.  Regularly works with others.  Some evening and weekend work in connection with various Recruitment and Admissions events. 

Mental Requirements:

  • Reading/Writing/Math - Complex reading and writing for reviewing and editing of forms, procedure manuals and catalogue & drafting of correspondence.  Simple math is required for statistical report compilation. 
  • Attention to Detail - Close attention to detail for maintaining records, compiling files, data input and responding to inquiries with accurate information.
  • Judgment/Decision Making - Ability to priorities own work and schedule work for part-time student personnel.  Respond pro-actively by anticipating needs and demands of the office.
  • Verbal Communication Skills - Frequent and essential, with ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts and to understand communications from others.
  • Social Skills - Capability to relate readily with prospective and current students and to foster cooperation and teamwork between staff and student workers.  Ability to keep prospective students and current students feeling supported with a welcoming and pleasant demeanor.    High tolerance for regular interruptions while maintaining composure under stressful conditions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Hours of work – 37 hours per week.
  • Vision – Close vision is required for reading correspondence and working with computers.
  • Hearing – Ability to hear verbal communication and to carry on conversations.
  • Clear Speech – Ability to communicate clearly in person and on the telephone.
  • Lifting/Carrying – Some lifting and carrying of files, printed materials, and event supplies.
  • Pushing/Pulling – Ability to push/pull desk and filing cabinet drawers.
  • Sitting – Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Reaching – Ability to reach above shoulder, below shoulder at arms' length.
  • Manual Dexterity – Ability to use computer keyboard and mouse.

  TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Including, but not limited to:  Phones, personal computers, printers, fax machine, photocopiers, and shredder. 

Compensation Package:     Salary commensurate with experience.   Benefitsinclude family medical, dental and vision insurance, employer contribution to 403(b) retirement account, flexible benefit & commuter plans, free parking, an extraordinary & committed team of colleagues, and beautiful park-like campus.

Application Process:    Send cover letter addressing the qualifications of this position, resume, and names of three professional references.  Please include: “Apply-Adm&FAOfficer” in the subject line of your email and send to:

Nicole Naffaa

Director of Recruitment and Admissions

1798 Scenic Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94709

Email: nnaffaa@psr.edu

Deadline to apply:      Candidates who apply by June 1 will receive priority consideration.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates.  Successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.  This position begins July 1, 2015. 

Organizational Overview:     Since its founding in 1866, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has served as a multi-denominational Christian seminary. PSR stands at a remarkable crossroads of faith and learning communities.  PSR has formal relationships with three denominations: the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Half of PSR’s students come from these three traditions. Other PSR students come from faith traditions as diverse as Quaker, Unitarian Universalist, the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and several other denominations and religious traditions.

PSR participates in the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an ecumenical consortium of eight theological schools.  PSR students use the GTU's Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, one of the largest theological libraries in the United States.  GTU’s twelve academic centers, programs, and affiliates make it a pioneering place for interdisciplinary religious thought, study, and practice, adding to its unparalleled depth of faculty and course selection.  PSR is located one block away from the University of California, Berkeley, where students have access to resources of one of the world's great research universities.  For more information about PSR and the GTU, please visit http://www.psr.edu and http://www.gtu.edu.

PSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply

 

Director of Religious Education (Part-Time), Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, Knoxville, TN

WUUC is seeking a Director of Religious Education

Title: Director of Religious Education

Hours: 20 hours per week, including Sundays (one Sunday off per month)

Compensation: UUA Fair Compensation, based on experience and credentialling level

Benefits: 2 weeks per year vacation

Westside UU Church is a congregation of approximately 100 members on the western side of Knoxville, TN. Our RE program includes approximately 20 children and 10 youth, as well as a team of 5-7 volunteers. The DRE works closely with the Religious Education Committee to create programs and curriculum for children and youth, and is supervised by the Minister. He or she will lead a team of volunteer teachers, oversee curriculum and resource materials, administer the RE budget, and engage with other church leaders and committees to integrate children and youth into the life of the church. She or he will also help to create periodic multigenerational worship services. Necessary skills include: the ability to communicate well with children, youth, and families; volunteer support and management; good organizational skills; the ability to collaborate with the larger church community; knowledge of children's developmental stages; and an enthusiasm for education.

Experience with Religious Education is preferred, but not required. Experience in UU communities, particularly UU Religious Education is preferred.

Pleases send resumes and letters of interest to Cindy Arnold, Chairperson of the RE Committee, at  religiouseducation@westsideuuc.org .

  

Director of Worship Music and Worship Media, St. John's United Methodist Church, Davenport, IA 

Salaried, Full-Time

  This position has responsibility for:

  • Christian Choral music for the Classic Service
  • Christian music and lyrics for the Celebration Service
  • Oversight for Living Faith and Jesus Country Services
  • Other church-wide programs for choral groups of all ages and/or the Celebration Band
  • Managing the St. John's media ministries

Reports To: Senior Pastor

Responsible For:

  • Music selection for the Classic Service as well as other church-wide programs for choral groups of all ages.
  • Music selections, rehearsals, organization and coordination for the Celebration Service Band and the Celebration Service.
  • Oversight for Living Faith and Jesus Country music. 
  • All aspects of media presentations at St. John's including media presentations at all weekly church services, special services and events.  Recruiting and coordinating training and activities of volunteers for media services.
  •  Annual budgets for all the above including capital equipment and maintenance.

Working Relationshpis: 

Works and interacts with all Church staff, Ministry Staff, and volunteers.               

Coordinates, trains and places volunteers in the area of media activities and         contemporary musical activities.

 The following are direct reports to this position:

All volunteers associated with media activities at St. John's

All music related volunteers associated with all worship service

Primary Functions:

CLASSIC SERVICE MUSIC

  • with pastoral staff and others ( i.e., Organist, Bell Work Choir director, instrumental director) to select appropriate music to suit/enhance the sermon, scripture and event topics.
  • Ability to direct the Chancel Choir as needed
  • Establish rehearsal schedules and direct rehearsals of the Chancel Choir as needed                       
  • Responsible for the “music ministry” on Sundays when the Chancel Choir is not singing
  • Maintain music files in an organized and tidy manner

 CELEBRATION SERVICE MUSIC

  • Responsible for an ongoing database of contemporary music using a combination of online resources, original creations and hymnal selections
  • Work with pastoral staff to select appropriate music to suit/enhance sermon, scripture and event topics
  • Create weekly books or music for musicians
  • Creation of music charts in appropriate keys for band and/or vocalists
  • Monthly scheduling of selection and special events calendar for volunteers
  • Weekly planning meetings with staff and volunteers

CELEBRATION BAND COORDINATION AND REHEARSALS

  • Schedule twice weekly rehearsals for the Celebration Band
  • Schedule additional voice rehearsals, as needed
  • Schedule special monthly rehearsals for new music, canceled rehearsals and/or for special events, holidays as needed
  • Schedule band/musician fill-ins for the Celebration Service

  SPECIAL MUSIC EVENTS

  • Take a leadership role in scheduling and planning the children's Christmas program, church choir concert, 11 PM Christmas Eve Service, Lenten and Easter special programs.  Plan and anticipate with the choir(s) and others well in advance
  • Coordinate music and players for yearly special events, including children and youth events

MEDIA PRESENTATION PRODUCTION

  • Responsible for the media presentations at St. John's.  This includes audio as well as visual presentations.  Audio levels should be at appropriate levels.
  • Pre-screen video selections prior to delivery for appropriateness, length, time and quality of the sound and image.
  • Coordinate activities, as appropriate and needed, with ministers, worship leaders, musicians, visiting groups/speakers etc.
  • Be present or represented at rehearsals which include presentations as needed.
  • Recruit volunteers to aid in producing/delivering media presentations as needed.

AUDIO/VIDEO SUPERVISOR

  • Ensure reliable operation of the audio/visual equipment and support equipment.  This includes maintenance of existing equipment and the selection and procurement of new equipment.
  • Train and supervise staff and volunteers to produce and deliver media presentations and “pre-service” materials for all weekly church services, funerals and scheduled special events.
  • Coordinate needs of all guest groups for sound and video production and operation
  • Create, as needed, DVD's, CD's, video productions and audio tapes (if requested) for weekly services.
  • Responsible for equipment setup and tear-down for each event.

BUDGET

  • Prepare a detailed annual budget proposal by October 1 of each year for:
  • Expenses and equipment for the Classic Service music and Chancel Choir.
  • Expenses and equipment for the Celebration Service music and Band.
  • Expenses and equipment for St. John's media services.
  • Administer the approved annual budgets for the above so they are followed

CORE SKILLS:

MUSICIANSHIP:  This position requires reading scores and conducting skills as well as providing vocal and keyboard proficiency.   Provide variety and continuity of music ministry.  

COMMUNICATIONS :  Communicate effectively and compassionately. Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools, grammar and techniques.

 BUILD RELATIONSHIPS:  Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all ages.  Establish an ongoing relationship with those who show an interest in audio/video production activities as well as those interested in music such as band members, vocalists and worship leaders.  Requires the ability to effectively work with outside vendors/suppliers.

 TEAMWORK:  Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.  Teamwork and mentoring skills are essential when working with volunteers.  Work not just as a stand-alone leader but also as an integral part of a continually evolving team.

SUPERVISION & TRAINING:  This position requires Supervisory skills and background with the ability to independently recruit, train and mentor select volunteers for audio/visual tasks.  Maintain a training record tracking database detailing training for different aspects of audio/visual presentations by volunteers. 

EDUCATION:  Bachelor Degree in Music.  Knowledge of and appreciation for all styles of music is an asset to support 4 different services; Classic, Contemporary and Gospel.    Must have a working knowledge of current copyright laws for print, duplication and use/selection of music.

 EXPERIENCE:  A  minimum of 4 years in a commensurate position is desirable. 

 OFFICE SKILLS:  Proficiency in the use of Microsoft computer programs for word processing, and E-mail.  Background in appropriate software including Power Point, Photoshop or some other form of music production software.  Ability to plan and organize work meeting schedules and time lines. Ability to maintain accurate records.

 PROBLEM SOLVING:  Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem. 

 

Regional Organizer-Southern Region, Bread For the World, Tennessee or North Carolina

POSITION TITLE: Regional Organizer – Southern Region
DEPARTMENT: Organizing
LOCATION: Tennessee or North Carolina
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director of Organizing
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To build, organize and strengthen a regional grassroots network to help Bread for the World accomplish its legislative goals toward ending hunger and poverty in the United States and internationally.

 CORE RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:

1. Build relationships and create a new network of Bread leaders and members from among clergy, lay leaders and community leaders from diverse backgrounds.

2. Train leaders in basic organizing skills and engages them in setting realistic yet challenging goals.

3. Engage leaders in the research of how Federal policy on hunger and poverty impacts local issues.

4. Work with leaders to organize actions and to mobilize around Bread’s Federal legislative platform.

5. Builds, strengthens and maintains Bread’s network in a multi-state portfolio of 3-5 states.

 ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/ ACTIVITIES:

1. Implements mobilization efforts including resourcing existing activists and Bread teams and churches, delivering results for legislative campaigns and developing financial support for Bread and the Institute.

2. Engages, educates and motivates a diverse network on hunger-related issues and advocacy

3. Builds grassroots capacity identifying new leaders, building grassroots infrastructure and ensuring that diversity (racial, ethnic, generational, and providing denominational) is an active part of activist recruitment.

4. Recruits participants for Bread for the World-sponsored events.

5. Works with deputy director in setting grassroots strategies. Works cross-departmentally to implement engagement with local activists.

6. Communicates regularly with Bread for the World activists and members.

7. Stays abreast of legislative and organizational developments, building and maintaining knowledge of key Congressional targets as well as congressmen in assigned regions.

8. Uses organization's resources in a manner that demonstrates responsibility and good stewardship, including submitting corporate credit card receipts on time, completing time sheets on time, submitting personnel documents on time, and making choices regarding travel arrangements, meals and lodging that are consistent with Bread's values.

 SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

• Minimum of five years' organizing experience; professional training preferred

• Understanding of public policy advocacy, legislative process, international and domestic hunger, and congregational/denominational governance

• Experience working with diverse groups, including ability to reach across racial, ethnic, generational, socioeconomic and denominational lines

• Ability to write and speak English and Spanish fluently is preferred

• Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, use of the Internet for research and experience with data collection and the importance of databases

 WORK ENVIRONMENT ISSUES:

• Overnight travel up to 13 weeks a year, including 3-4 weeks per year in Washington, DC

• Must live within one hour of a major airport.

• Valid Driver's License and driving history that is consistent with the ability to be insured at an affordable, “safe driver” rate (Determined at Bread's discretion)

• The individual chosen for this position must be able to work from home.

• Self-motivated and ability to work independently.

 DISCLAIMER:

The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

 HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Careers.Southern@bread.org or fax these materials to the attention of Sarah Rohrer at 202-688-1155. Preference will be given to applications received by May 29, 2015. Visit our website http://www.bread.org/about-us/jobs/ for a full listing of open positions. Bread is an EOE.

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

 

Youth Minister, Culver Academies, Culver, IN

Located in north-central Indiana, Culver Academies bring together a quality faculty on a beautiful campus to educate students from all walks of life who share an excitement about their futures. The system is simple and direct: Young people learn important habits for life when the challenge is high, the routine is clear, and accountability is required. Mix in the ceremony and structure of the military, the traditions of 116 years, and the commitment to student leadership, and you have an experience unlike any other in private secondary school education.  

The Academies –composed of the original Culver Military Academy (1894) and Culver Girls Academy (1971) – offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum within a boarding school environment for young men and women in grades 9 through 12.

Leadership at the Academiesa military system for boys and a prefect system for girls – combines with academics and athletics to foster an education in the classic virtues of wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice. Culver is an important and challenging training ground for future leaders. Culver students represent a variety of cultural, geographic, economic, and religious backgrounds. In the 2014-2015 school year, 800 students are enrolled from 40 states and 28 countries.

Program Mission

 Culver’s Spiritual Life Program seeks to facilitate the Culver student’s search for identity, wisdom, courage and joy through the development of programs attentive to the following four developmental needs of the Culver student:

  1. Practicality: students will know why they are required to attend services.  They will understand the connection between the program and their lives, specifically, how the program adds value to their lives.
  2. Novelty: students will explore new and unfamiliar ideas, practices and skill sets through the required programming.  They will have the opportunity to test the value of these new experiences for themselves. 
  3. Relationship building: required services will build healthy connections between peers/family members and students and gain students access to new relationships.
  4. Progress: students will set goals for themselves within the context of the required programming and will understand what it would take to accomplish these goals.

Overview of the Position

Develop programming with an emphasis on relationship building between program adults and students and students and their peers. 

Develop programming that would enable students to ask questions of a theologically well-informed Protestant adult and to receive guidance as to how they might individually proceed on their spiritual journeys.

Direct Spiritual Life Program’s “Praise Band,” designed for students with instrumental talent or interest, who wish to learn about the role music plays in spirituality, and to participate in Culver’s worship services as musicians.

Required Skills

A sophisticated understanding of the Protestant tradition, and an appreciation for its various theological schools of thought, as well as a good understanding of the different religions practiced by Culver students and their families.

A desire to participate in all aspects of the boarding school experience: coaching, dormitory living, evening and weekend activities, as well as

The capacity to collaborate with and work alongside people of other faith traditions as a member of Culver’s Spiritual Life Program, engaged in a common project, namely, the spiritual formation of Culver’s students, faculty and staff.

A high degree of energy and enthusiasm for working with young people.

 Familiarity with contemporary Christian music, expertise as an instrumentalist, and experience performing in, organizing and directing small musical ensembles.

 Required Educational Background

Bachelors’ degree with undergraduate-level training in theology, divinity or a related field.

 Application Instructions

 Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and list of references to the following address:

Kathy Lintner
Dean of Faculty
Culver Academies
1300 Academy Road #156
Culver, Indiana 46511 

The position’s start date is August 15, 2015.  It is a ten-month position with a salary of $34,000.00.

Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Communications, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (Posted 5/11/15)

 

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Communications Specialist (6-Month Position), General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

 

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Vice President of Finance and Administration, YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN

 

 

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Youth Ministry Intern (Part-Time), Bellevue United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

Overview

The Youth Ministry Intern works with the Director of Living and Learning and lay leaders in the church implement programs for and with youth that help young people to become disciples of Jesus Christ.  This program shall be designed to balance the spiritual, missional, and recreational needs of youth.

Status and Hours

Part-time, salaried employee                                                                                                           10 hours per week,

Supervision

Primary:  BUMC Director of Living and Learning                                                                      Secondary:  BUMC Pastor

Employment Category

Program Intern

Requirements

  • As per the Safe Sanctuaries policy of Bellevue UMC, all staff members and interns must receive a criminal background check, Safe Sanctuary training, and complete an application for employment or submit a resume, both of which will be kept on file in the church office.
  • Must be flexible and open to supervision, recognizing that the unique demands of a church environment often require an ability to adapt as circumstances change.
  • High School diploma or GED required, with preference given to persons who are involved in undergraduate or graduate studies.
  • As this position requires spiritual leadership, the person filling this position must have a strong and rooted faith life.
  • This position requires a knowledge of faith and practice in the Wesleyan tradition.
  • Must have good organizational and communication skills.  Persons filling this position should be computer literate, including an active understanding of the role of social networks in the lives of youth and their parents.
  • Must embrace diversity and be able to love all persons regardless of their identity and background.

Major Duties and Job Responsibilities

  • Works with staff, lay adult leaders, youth, and their parents to implement a program of ministry designed to address the spiritual, missional, and recreational needs of youth in grades 7-12.
  • Engages in building relationship with youth through regular personal engagement.
  • Works with the Youth Advisory Council to implement and organize a variety of activities that connect youth to God, to one another, and to the world.
  • Works with staff to ensure that youth ministry is integrated into the total life of the church, and to coordinate with those staff members activities to avoid conflicts.
  • Works with Youth Advisory Council to include Conference Youth events in the yearly calendar.
  • Meets weekly with the Director of Living and Learning for supervision, evaluation, support, and spiritual growth.
  • Engages weekly in some form of personal spiritual growth activity outside the boundaries of the youth ministry.

Working Environment/Physical Demands

Like all faith communities, Bellevue United Methodist Church has a wide range of personalities that make up the congregation.  As such staff must recognize the need for flexibility and be able to accept criticism with patience and understanding. 

The Youth Ministry Intern should be in reasonably good health and able to engage in games and other recreational activities with youth.  Likewise this person should be able to work alongside youth in mission activities.

Licenses Required

A valid standard driver’s license is required

Hours

The expectation for the Youth Ministry Director is a 10 hour work week, however we understand that the demands of ministry will sometimes require additional hours which will need to be offset by corresponding time off.  As we think about the schedule we are anticipating the following allocation of time (to be negotiated based on program demands).

  • Sundays – 5 hours (Sunday morning, worship, evening youth and supervision meeting with Director of Living and Learning
  • Planning, communications and creating relationships with youth (4-5 hours)

Compensation

$6000.00 per school year

 

 

Choir Director (Part-Time), Cross Plains United Methodist Church, Cross Plains, TN 

 

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Middle School Youth Minister, Brentwood United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

 

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Minister, Online Engagement, Rethink Church, United Methodist Communications, Nashville, TN

 

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Executive Assistant to the General Secretary, United Methodist Communications, Nashville, TN

 

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Senior Director, LGBTQ Health and Rights, Advocates for Youth, Washington, D.C.

 

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Assistant Director of Spiritual Formation, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

 

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Associate Dean of Students, Yale Divinity School, New Haven CT

 

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Garden Leader (Summer Position), Hinton Center, Hayesville, NC

 

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Director of Children and Youth Ministry, St. John's Lutheran Church, Nashville, TN


St. John's Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation of 150 members in Nashville, is looking to hire a part-time Director of Child and Youth Ministry. If chosen, the Director would be responsible for the design and direction of a ministry program that reaches our youngest members and their families through college age. Through education, service, worship opportunities and fellowship activities we work to deepen a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and promote a lifetime participation in the community of faith.

Applicants should have at minimum a high school diploma, although a higher education degree is preferred. It is also preferred the applicant has meaningful experience in youth ministry as a paid staff member or volunteer. We are looking for individuals with a strong personal faith consistent with Lutheran theology, Biblical knowledge and the ability to articulate both.

Resumes and inquiries can be sent to sjlcnash@bellsouth.net .

 

Associate Pastor, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA

 

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MPH Practicum Director, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN

To apply, visit http://hr.vanderbilt.edu/

This position of Practicum Director is an essential role in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the Department of Health Policy. The MPH is an interdisciplinary program to train public health scientists and leaders dedicated to improving public health. The program currently offers tracks in Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Policy.

The primary responsibility of the Practicum Director is to oversee the public health practicum component of the MPH program. The public health practicum is a supervised practical field experience designed to provide students the opportunity to develop and use the knowledge and skills acquired in the academic program in a public health agency or other environment in which a public health function is performed.

The person in this role will serve as a resource to current students and community site supervisors. The Practicum Director will help develop community relationships and work closely with students to guide them through the process of identifying, arranging and completing a substantive field experience that fulfills the program’s degree requirements. A global perspective and high level of professionalism are needed as this position will interact with a diverse student population as well as faculty and leaders from the academic health care field across Vanderbilt, the local community, nationally and internationally. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

Direct strategic planning for practicum component of MPH degree and manage day to day operations of practicum planning and student experience

o Maintain Practicum Handbook and create other print or web materials

o Develop forms and records to streamline program processes


Supervise students by providing direction, input, and feedback 
o Assist students in identifying and connecting to public health settings suitable for a substantive practicum.
o Conduct individual meetings with students to discuss their goals for practicum.
o Conduct pre-departure training for students traveling internationally.
o Monitor and evaluate student progress in the development and completion of their practicum through progress reports and communication with students and site supervisors.
o Coordinate and encourage students to submit abstracts on their practicum experience to regional and national public health meetings and conferences.


Develop, manage, and implement public relations and outreach to practicum sites, locally and internationally
o Liaise with potential site contacts and manage any required documentation for sites.
o Develop and maintain relationships with community partners.
o Promote student competencies and aptitude to encourage competitive marketplace for students’ service among agencies


Develop and manage online practicum placement directory
o Create platform for both students and practicum sites to navigate, explore, and post practica opportunities
o Familiarity with Drupal would be helpful


Oversee planning and execution of Practicum Colloquium (held annually), practicum planning sessions, and portions of student orientation
o Manage colloquium abstract submission and selection process.
o Coordinate event logistics with MPH Program Manager.


Ensure program activities operate within accreditation standards 

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of relevant experience. Candidates with a Master in Public Health (MPH) or similar degree are preferred. 

Preferred experience and skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing and coordinating program activities and events
  • Awareness of and/or connections to nationally and internationally recognized public health organizations focused on epidemiology, global health, and/or health policy
  • Familiarity with Middle Tennessee’s community organizations and public health agencies
  • Experience in academic medical setting 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan in advance and manage deadlines 
  • Professional work style with high level of problem-solving skills

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time position. 
  • Salary is dependent upon education and experience. 
  • Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation. 

Qualifications

  • Job requires Bachelor's and 3 years of experience or the equivalent.

 

Grant-Making Internship (Summer Position), Baptist Healing Trust, Nashville, TN

 

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Senior Pastor, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN 

 First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tenn., established in 1841 and a flagship church of the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination, seeks a minister who will lead our congregation as we grow in mind, body and spirit while honoring a heritage of faith, stewardship, traditional worship and community ministry. 

Our new minister will: 

  • Be a strong spiritual and inspirational worship leader 
  • Value traditional worship 
  • Have an energetic personality with the ability to engage the congregation in the work of the church 
  • Have strong communication skills with the ability to serve as moderator of our Church Session 
  • Be an effective administrator who is capable of leading a multi-person staff 
  • Show proven growth in areas of membership, church income, and community engagement 
  • Invest in building relationships with congregation, staff and community 
  • Have a strong sense of self 
  • Be a life-long learner who is dedicated to continual spiritual growth 
  • Hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college. A Master of Divinity or Doctoral degree from a seminary that is accredited by the American Association of Theological Schools is preferred. 

 The mission of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga is to give witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, preaching, teaching, fellowship and ministering to all human needs of the heart, mind and body; that all persons may experience the saving power of God in this life and the life to come.

 We are a congregation with an average attendance of 180-200 in Sunday worship. Our church campus is home to a daycare center with an enrollment of 75 children, a summer outreach program for 200+ children, and a community pool. More information is available at www.firstcumberland.com. We welcome applicants from other denominations, with the understanding that the selected candidate will affiliate with the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination. 

Please submit resumes by e-mail or postal mail by Sunday, May 31, 2015. Resumes should include three (3) references and three (3) letters of recommendation. E-mail submissions are preferred. An audio or video clip of a sermon would be highly appreciated. Ideally, the successful candidate will begin ministry in October 2015 after the successful completion of a complete background check. Please send submissions to: 

ministersearch@firstcumberland.com 

or 

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church 

Attn: Pastoral Search Committee 

1505 N. Moore Road 

Chattanooga, TN 37411