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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 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Outreach and Faith Coordinator LGBT Equality and Reproductive Rights Program, Texas Freedom Network, Austin, TN

The Texas Freedom Network ( www.tfn.org ), a statewide, nonprofit organization located in Austin, seeks a full-time Faith Outreach Coordinator to help execute our reproductive rights and LGBT equality programs. TFN is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization that advances a mainstream agenda of religious freedom and individual liberties to counter the religious right.

This is a one-year, grant-funded position. Responsibilities include: Faith-Based Organizing

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Develop and execute ongoing campaign to highlight progressive religious voices in the areas of reproductive rights and LGBT equality

Cultivate and expand clergy involvement on other issues relevant to TFN’s mission and program (see tfn.org/issues)

Serve as TFN representative in coalitions and partnerships with religious focus
Identify creative initiatives to expand TFN’s advocacy work in faith communities and

with progressive clergy
Coordinate with state and national organizations to share information and execute

policy agendas

Grassroots Mobilization

Assist TFN outreach department in designing and executing issue advocacy campaigns, civic engagement and field work

Build participation in TFN programs using outreach tools, including email alerts to members and allies, coalition building, and social media

Help coordinate logistics for TFN outreach events, including trainings, visibility events, speaker forums and lobby days

Provide assistance to Outreach and Field Director

Some travel and working long and/or irregular hours are required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Applicants must have at least two years organizing and coalition experience (issue advocacy, labor or student organizing, or political campaign field work) working in progressive policy advocacy. In addition, some experience with faith-based organizing is essential. Strong facilitation skills a must. Prior experience and a firm understanding of government, the legislative process, civic engagement and political advocacy are also crucial. Bilingual Spanish a plus.

Applicants must be highly motivated self-starters who are able to work independently and in a team environment and have a strong commitment to social justice.

COMPENSATION

Annual salary for this one-year position is highly competitive; excellent benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plan, generous paid vacation, personal leave and holidays as well as a fun working environment.

TO APPLY
Email cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@tfn.org by April 30.

Texas Freedom Network is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, ethnic minorities, women, and individuals from the LBGT community to apply. 

 

Director of Youth and Children's Ministry (Part-Time), St. Anne Episcopal Church, Nashville TN

St. Ann’s is seeking to hire a person part time to coordinate ministries for the children and youth from August, 2015 through May, 2016. The duties would include

  • Coordinate Sunday Christian Education classes for children and youth.
    • Choose the curriculum and ensure adequate supplies are available
    • Recruit and train teachers and other volunteers
    • Communicate with parents
    • May require teaching youth Sunday school class
  • Work with the childcare staff and recruit volunteers as needed
  • Organize programs and activities for youth that include appropriate outreach efforts.
  • Communicate and work with parents
  • Oversee communications with congregation about Children and Youth Ministries.

St. Ann’s is located in historic east Nashville. It is a pastoral size congregation with an average Sunday worship attendance of 100. A core value and tradition is inclusivity for all of God’s people that celebrate the diversity of race, sexual orientation, gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity and theology. 

If interested contact the Reverend Rick Britton at rick@stannsnashville.org or 615.254.3534. To apply send a resume. 

 

Director of Collegiate Ministry Resources and Training, General Board of Higher Education Ministry, United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

The successful candidate will coordinate the development of resources for collegiate ministries, oversee the development of training and continuing education events and resources, connect with and support global work with students around the world, and give attention to emerging trends in higher education that impact collegiate ministry. Primary responsibilities include creating materials for publication in print and electronic form, recruiting writers and identifying unpublished resources, and leading efforts to facilitate the sharing of resources and training for collegiate ministers; developing resources and creating awareness around emerging trends in higher education including online education and other trends that impact student involvement in collegiate ministries; resourcing other church-related programs not traditionally identified as collegiate ministries (i.e. Wesley Foundations, chaplaincies); and working with international collegiate ministries and student movements to promote effectiveness and prepare resources for ethnic minorities and multi-cultural environments. In addition, the incumbent will have assignments rela ted to the implementation of GBHEM’s Strategic Plan.

Requirements: Theological Master’s degree required; ordination in the UMC preferred; minimum of three years’ experience in collegiate ministry; 1 -2 years of management or organizational management; experience with and successful development of communication media (samples will be required); expertise in current trends in internet communications, e-learning and multi-media resources; fluency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese a plus; previous supervisory experience; understanding of United Methodist theology and structure; strong organizational skills and ability to handle complex multiple tasks; ability to work independently and be a self-starter; ability to work collegially with a staff team and supervise support personnel; strong computer skills; strong interpersonal communication and public-speaking skills; ability to work with people of diverse theological perspectives and national backgrounds; good attention to detail; good decision-making skills; and ability to build relationships and form networks. Candidates must be willing and able to travel. Relocation to Nashville, TN required.

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Send your application packet to:

Human Resources
C/O Recruitment, Collegiate Ministries GBHEM
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

Posting Date: April 2, 2015

Email: hr@gbhem.org Fax: 615-340-7538

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The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer 

 

Ecumenical and Multifaith Campus Minister, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Seattle University is an outstanding Jesuit Catholic university and our Campus Ministry department is looking for an enthusiastic, competent person to fill the position of Ecumenical and Multifaith Campus Minister.  The person in this role is dedicated to serving the spiritual needs of Seattle U students in all of their diversity.  Please see the job description if you are interested!

 

Various Positions, LGBTQ Funders, New York, NY

 

For a list of current openings and application instructions, please click here.

 

Director of Youth Ministries (Part-Time), Harpeth Presbyterian Church, Brentwood, TN

Harpeth Presbyterian Church

3077 Hillsboro Rd.
Brentwood, TN  37027
615-373-8386
www.harpethpresbyterianchurch.org

POSITION DESCRIPTION:        Director of Youth Ministry 

STATUS: Part-time, salaried

 COMPENSATION: $850/month

 HOURS: 10 -12 hours per week on average.

  General Purpose of Position:

To lead youth group of 10 - 15 students in 220 member congregation. 

  Organizational Relationship and Supervision:

The Director of Youth Ministry reports to the Pastor in cooperation with the session elder responsible for youth ministries.

  Responsibilities:

  1. Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
  2. Help plan and lead activities and lessons for the regular Sunday evening youth group meetings (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
  3. Attend both Sunday morning worship services (8:30am & 11:00am), being a visible presence and advocate for HPC’s youth ministry, making announcements concerning youth activities, and reaching out to families with youth, both current members and visitors.
  4. Help plan and lead senior high summer mission trip. This requires one full weeks’ commitment for travel and participation, typically in July.
  5. Help plan and participate in monthly Wednesday afterschool mission activity in community (“Mission Wednesdays”).
  6. Convene and lead quarterly meeting of youth committee in conjunction with Elder for youth, to plan and assess programs.   
  7. Mentor youth in developing their spiritual lives, and be available to talk, pray, or give guidance in good times and bad.
  8. Communicate with youth and families by email, text, Facebook, church newsletter, etc.
  9. Assist Pastor in finding ways to involve youth in Sunday morning worship in a meaningful way.

10. Occasional leadership in Sunday morning worship, planned in conjunction with the Pastor, contingent on Director’s experience and goals in ministry.

11. Ensure that the Child Protection Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings. 

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  1. A bachelor’s degree is required.
  2. Familiarity with Presbyterian doctrine and theology.
  3. Must enjoy relating to middle and high school aged youth, and be able to do so in a positive, encouraging way.
  4. Ability to lead engaging and participatory small group lessons.

Internship Option

              The church is open to treating this position as a Field Education placement in an internship capacity.  In that case, the hours, compensation, and responsibilities would be adjusted accordingly. 

Contact:

         Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume, including at least two references to Rev. Craig Pope, Pastor of Harpeth Presbyterian Church (and VDS alumnus), at harpethpastor@gmail.com

 

Admissions and Retention Counselor, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI

 Location: Detroit, Michigan  Type: Full-time (35 hours/week)
 Category: Administration – Admissions & Enrollment  Hiring Range: $38,000-$41,600 USD/year
Salary Classification: B

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

As a team member in the Institute for Ministry (IFM), the Counselor is responsible for supporting the Admissions and Enrollment Manager and for the development, implementation, and coordination of admissions counseling, retention programs, student activities, and career services for commuter students.

MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

1. Admissions Counseling

2. Admissions Office Assistant

3. Student Retention and Advising

4. Commuter Student Activities

5. Career Services

1. Admissions Counseling

Collaborate with the Director of Admissions in recruitment of students and admissions counseling:

a. Conduct admissions interviews, as needed, especially during peak admissions periods.

b. Support the Admissions Director as needed in recruitment activities both on and off campus, including helping

to generate new inquiries.

c. Organize and prioritize inquiries for the Admissions Director.

d. Provide prospective students with information in order to make decisions about their studies.

e. Schedule, prepare for, and take minutes for Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Committee meetings.

f. Provide initial advising, in terms of course selection, for new students.

2. Admissions Office Assistant

Support the clerical functions required in the work of the Admissions Office:

a. Answering phones and recording messages.

b. Creating, organizing, and maintaining admissions files.

c. Follow up with prospective students on attaining appropriate admissions documentation.

d. Input new student data into Empower.

e. Work with Dean of Studies office to determine equivalencies for transfer credit for new students.

3. Student Retention

Develop programs to improve commuter student retention:

a. Establish and implement a “communication cycle” through which existing students are contacted at key points

in the registration period in order to ensure that they register for courses.

b. Establish plans of action to address negative attrition/retention patterns, including establishing realistic reentry

goals and assisting students in their implementation.

c. Develop and implement a “First-Year Experience” program, in collaboration with the Dean of Studies office

and the Academic Skills Center, to support student performance and retention.

d. Track retention and report bi-annually to the Admissions Director and the IFM Dean regarding retention

statistics and patterns; use this information to enhance student retention and performance.

4. Commuter Student Activities

Design and implement student services that enhance commuter students’ experience at Sacred Heart:

a. Schedule, publicize, and run new student orientations, including the development and implementation of an

online orientation.

b. Assist in the establishment and advisement of student activities and organizations that provide students

opportunities to grow in the human, spiritual, and pastoral realms of formation.

c. Work with the Commuter Student Council, staff and faculty to plan, organize, promote, supervise, and

evaluate student activities that stimulate student interaction, promote the image of the seminary, and strengthen

bonds between students and the seminary.

d. Communicate with the Office of Institutional Advancement when commuter students graduate and transition

into alumnus/ae status.

5. Career Services

Provide services that will assist SHMS commuter students in achieving their career goals:

a. Build positive rapport with pastors, lay ecclesial ministers, alumni, and others who hire graduates.

b. Provide career counseling services, including resume-writing and interviewing training for commuter students.

c. Monitor and cultivate relationships with employers, particularly parishes and the Archdiocese of Detroit, for

the purposes of externship/internship placements as well as job placements.

d. Record all job placements in EMPOWER XL.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

· Participate in seminary committees and activities as assigned.

· Make budget recommendations to the Admissions Director.

· Other duties as assigned by the Admissions Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree.

2. A minimum of two years administrative experience in higher education, preferably in admissions, enrollment

management, academic advising, and/or student life, or a related field.

3. Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.

4. A proven record of service, strong interpersonal and administrative skills, and the ability to work in

collaboration with students, staff, faculty, and administration.

5. Demonstrated proficiency in computer hardware and software, including database applications and Microsoft

Office Suite and willingness to learn the EMPOWER XL student information system.

6. Ability to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality relating to student academic files.

7. Commitment to supporting and advancing the Sacred Heart Major Seminary mission.

 

Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

 

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