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Youth Minister

Kessler Park UMC

Hours:Part-time, approximately 10 hours/week

Reports to:Director of Christian Education; Staff-Parish Relations Committee

Purpose:Kessler Park UMC is a reconciling community of hope and a catalyst for creative change in north Oak Cliff, and young people are called to actively participate in this churchwide mission. The primary responsibility of the Youth Minister at KPUMC is to lead young persons from 12-18 into faithful Christian discipleship, particularly through acts of service and justice.

Responsibilities:Plan, organize, and implement all youth ministry programs and activities, primarily Sunday evening gatherings and Wednesday Night Live activities

Interpret the goals and needs of youth to the church at large

Equip parents and volunteers for effective youth-related ministry

Keep and maintain all youth-related records and administration

Support youth-related ministries in the district, conference, and ecumenical ministries

Optimize personal performance and model Christian discipleship by attending to spiritual and physical care of self, continuing education, and new life experiences

Communicate with youth and parents in a timely manner concerning activities and programs

Lead and nurture members of the Youth Council and Parents Council

Recommend annual budget for youth-related ministries

Requirements:Bachelors Degree

Experience working with youth and families and a genuine love and concern for youth

Ability to work with varied personalities and perspectives

Strong commitment to the Christian faith as expressed in the United Methodist tradition

Strong commitment to an inclusive faith community, particularly to participation by members of the LGBTQ community

Flexibility with regard to work schedule


Director of Programming

Project Transformation Tennessee

POSITION SUMMARY: Under policy direction of the Executive Director, performs a wide range of difficult to complex management. Uses considerable, independent judgment and leadership in decisions that influence Project Transformation programming in order to meet program objectives. Provides vision and direction to the development, implementation, and evaluation of all programming activities, including social emotional interventions. Responsible for oversight of all interns, particularly site coordinators and fellows. Creates nurturing, supportive environment for year-round and summer interns to grow personally and professionally. Advises and assists the Executive Director in planning, policy, and operations matters. Responsible for upholding the mission and values of Project Transformation, including a Wesleyan practice of faith.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

* Creates, implements, and monitors evidence-based programs for children in order to achieve program outcomes.

* Works with Program Team to develop and implement long-range plan for Project Transformation participants.

* Visits program sites throughout the week and provides ongoing coaching and supervision of interns, supporting interns in professional and personal development. Attends intern dinners and worship services throughout the summer.

* Oversees registration process with the goal of reaching maximum capacity.

* Collaborate with community partners, including local service providers, churches, schools, and capacity builders, to leverage additional assets that strengthen program impact.

* Assists Director of Leadership Development in interviewing and hiring all interns, particularly site coordinators and fellows. Works with Director of Leadership Development to develop and implement an annual training schedule for year-round and summer interns. Provides support and guidance in planning and implementation of volunteer and partner training.

* Is accountable to grants and organization mission by collecting participant and intern data and implementing strategic objectives. Maintains database to ensure that participant and community partner information is accurate. Develops, prepares, and assesses forms, records, reports, charts, and other operational materials. Collects all required site paperwork, input the data, and submits it to the Executive Director on a bi-monthly basis.

* Prepares and delivers formal presentations before various public and private concerns; attends community meetings, conferences, and seminars requiring periodic to frequent travel. Communicates with new and existing partners to share the mission of Project Transformation and seek volunteers, potential interns, and additional support.

* Assists in developing departmental plans, goals, objectives, budgets, policies and procedures. Maintains accurate records of staff, supplies, inventory, purchase card expenditures and budget management. Reviews on a continual basis the department procedures, staffing and equipment for maximum efficiency while controlling costs. Orders and inventories supplies, researches and reports on capital equipment purchases and maintenance.

* Facilitates and troubleshoots problems associated with service issues. Reviews any major problems with the Executive Director. Completes all duties and projects as assigned by the Executive Director.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

* Must have Master’s Degree or the equivalent years of experience plus 3-5 years of specialized program management/supervisory experience. Other related fields can include higher education and campus ministry, education, social work, local church children/youth ministry, etc.

* Must be able to accept all diverse background including sexual orientation, race, religion, and disability. Knowledge of developmental levels for children and youth, specifically those in a low socio-economic context.

* Must have excellent computer skills. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Must have excellent communications skills both verbal and written. Must be able to work with others to resolve issues and maintain composure in an environment of changing priorities. Must use the personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, database and computer aided design software, calculator, fax, phone, projectors, website and mobile phone.

* Must be able to work well under pressure. Must be able to work on a time table, follow instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance. Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments. Must have excellent organizational and detail orientated abilities. Possession of strong organizational skills is imperative. Must have the ability to prioritize and execute tasks.

* Must have excellent team experiences, working in a team orientated, collaborative environment.

* Must have knowledge of principles of personnel practices and employment laws, program budgeting, and fiscal management practices; and the appropriate methods and means of dealing with human behavior in a variety of business circumstances.

* Must have strong project management principles, interpersonal skills, ability to present ideas in a business and user-friendly language. This position must be able analyze complex information and keep confidentiality.

* May be required to work weekends, travel out of town for extended days.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Courtney Aldrich (aldrich@pttennessee.org).


Executive Director of Campus Ministries

the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and SouthTexas College.

UNITED METHODIST CAMPUS MINISTRY OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

Job Title: Executive Director of Campus Ministries of Rio Grande Valley

United Methodist Campus Ministry of the Rio Grande Valley serves as an ecumenical Christ-centered organization at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and South Texas College. The ministry is an active participant in social issues through education, actions and service projects. As a Christian organization, our goal is to provide guidance to all people by helping them grow spiritually and by serving as an organization that encourages fellowship and support. The ministry will strive to create an environment which enables students' growth and development and encourages educational

persistence and academic achievement, assisting students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their personal abilities and vocational goals.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Pray for the ministry.

2. Duties:

Managing facility and day-to-day operations

Connect to college students, college campus, and area churches

Discipleship, Worship, and Pastoral Care

Leadership development and mentorship

Develop and partner with The Board of Directors to implement development and fundraising initiatives

Stay abreast of grant opportunities from United Methodist sources as well as other non-profit groups

Oversee that grant submissions are complete

Work with district and conference leadership to ensure the success of the United Methodist

Connection

Partner with University and College leaders to create strong connections for students

Mentor students through the higher education process

Provide pastoral counseling to students and refer to licensed professionals accordingly

REQUIRED

Bachelor’s degree

Two years experience in ministry in UMC working with students and or young adults

PREFERENCES

Masters of Divinity from a UMC accredited seminary

Ordained Elder or Deacon in the UMC

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

Must have good organizational skills, excellent communication skills and be able to handle

multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be an enthusiastic team player, must have excellent

computer skills, a basic understanding of a network, be proficient with word processing,

PowerPoint, spreadsheets, social medias, and other software programs. Must be a quick learner,

good listener and excellent interpersonal skills. Must be flexible and adapt quickly to change.

Some overnight travel may be required. The typical work week of 40 hours but at times, may be

more depending on ministry need

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to type, communicate via on the phone and electronically, able to sit and stand for

long periods of time, crouch and bend as needed and must be able to lift a minimum of 25

pounds.

HOURS

Full-Time 40 hours/week (exempt)

Salary ($32,000 - $40,000) Based on experience and education plus benefits

Please include: Letter of Intent; Resume; and Two (2) Letters of Reference to J.J. Wicke at jj@fumcharlingen.org.


DIRECTOR & CAMPUS MINISTER

Wesley Foundation at Hinds Community College

DIRECTOR & CAMPUS MINISTER

Wesley Foundation at Hinds Community College

JOB TITLE: Director & Campus Minister, Wesley Foundation at Hinds Community College

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors of Wesley Foundation at Hinds Community College and the United Methodist Committee on Higher Education & Campus Ministry

The Hinds Community College Wesley Foundation (“Hinds Wesley”) is a campus ministry for Hinds Community College students. It is administered by The Mississippi Annual Conference Committee on Higher Education and Campus Ministry and a local Hinds Wesley Board of Directors. Hinds CC is the largest community college in the state of Mississippi with its primary campus located in Raymond, MS. Hinds Wesley strives to create space for students to experience grace in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The Hinds Wesley students and Board of Directors seeks a spirit-centered, dedicated and dynamic leader for its campus ministry program. This Campus Minister position is a part-time position requiring approximately eight (8) hours per week. Job duties include administration, communications, worship leadership, and advising the student leadership team.

Successful candidates should:

* Have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree;

* Be well grounded in Wesleyan theology and tradition and be committed to teaching theology

compatible with the United Methodist Church;

* Be committed to working with the Hinds Wesley Board of Directors in fundraising efforts;

* Have demonstrated capabilities in worship leadership; and

* Possess a positive team spirit and proven ability to recruit, empower and listen to student

participants and leaders.

Candidates interested in this position should contact Maris Mellon at maris.mellon@gmail.com for the full job description and instructions on how to submit an application. The estimated start date for this position is July 30, 2018.


Campus Minister and Director

The Wesley Foundation at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia (IGNITEnorfolk)

The Students and Board of Directors of the Wesley Foundation at Old Dominion are prayerfully searching for a new director to lead the ministry to serve the students and campus of ODU. Serving a diverse campus of over 20,000 students and with strong roots in the Norfolk community, there is an abundance of unique and creative ministry potential for the next director at IGNITEnorfolk (the name of the Wesley Foundation at ODU). The campus ministry’s focus is upon embodying God’s love through mission and service, worship and discipleship. We are seeking a campus minister enthusiastic about serving with and strengthening this ministry that is truly for all students.

Ministry Description:

The IGNITEnorfolk is the United Methodist campus ministry at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. It is an extension ministry of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church and has served the students of ODU for over 70 years. The heart behind IGNITE is to help people experience the love of Jesus in real and tangible ways: bringing people together AND sending them out; speaking about God's love AND embodying it; going to church, AND being the church. IGNITE's roots are found in its mission and service work across a very diverse campus and around the city. Its two primary ministries are IGNITEpantry and IGNITEmentoring. The goal of these ministries is to serve those in need - whether hungry students at ODU or children throughout the city - while showing ODU students how God can work through them to change lives.

IGNITE also believes worship and discipleship are essential. Worship services are casual, relevant, and welcoming. People say that they attend because of the judgment-free environment where messages speak directly to the issues they are facing each day (e.g. self-image, depression and anxiety, dating and sexuality, failure, finances, fear, etc.). Services are geared towards the campus community and provide a safe and comfortable space for young people to discover and to grow closer to God. Similarly, small groups build upon worship, discussing questions that further the conversation, giving students opportunities to deepen their relationships with God and each other.

IGNITE is also blessed with a capable staff. IGNITE currently has 10 people on staff, almost entirely students, most serving as volunteer interns. The family-like atmosphere inspires staff not only to strive to maintain and grow IGNITE's ministry, but also to help one another grow by working closely with each other in both professional and personal matters.

Finally, IGNITE is an incredibly diverse ministry. Its diversity falls along racial, socio-economic, and even religious lines. Many of the students who come to IGNITE are unchurched, searching for answers. In IGNITE, they find a place where they can safely ask questions, unafraid of judgment. In this way, IGNITE has been able to overcome many of the social stigmas associated with church and connect with people who otherwise may never have been introduced to a relationship while at ODU.

IGNITE has strong financial support from the annual conference, the Elizabeth River District, and benefits from good relationships with local United Methodist churches. IGNITE also has strong relationships with staff and offices throughout campus. The IGNITE building is located across the street from the ODU campus, very close to the main dining hall.

Position Description:

The Campus Minister/Director is a pastor to the student community who provides ongoing preaching and teaching, mentoring and discipleship, care and counseling, and relational leadership to grow and equip students for a life of faith and servant leadership. The Campus Minister/Director is also a director for the organization who provides strategic and administrative leadership for IGNITE in partnership with the student leadership team and the board, develops relationships on campus, in the community, and throughout the annual conference that help grow and strengthen the ministry.

Minimum Requirements:

• A servant leader who feels called to ministry with a diverse community of college students and who possesses gifts for relationship-building, organizational leadership, pastoral care, and student discipleship.

• Bachelor’s degree, pursuing theological studies, and licensed or otherwise credentialed within the United Methodist Church

• Ministry experience working with students and/or young adults

Preferences:

• An ordained deacon or elder in the United Methodist Church

• A Master of Divinity from a United Methodist accredited seminary

• At least 2 years of experience leading a campus ministry or serving in university chaplaincy

To apply for the position:

Please submit a resume including at least 3 references along with a cover letter describing your interest in campus ministry, and this position specifically. All submissions should be emailed to info@ignitenorfolk.org. Specific questions about the position may be directed to Rev. Max Blalock, mwblalock@wm.edu or 757-634-7406.

Timeline:

Resumes are being accepted now and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Desired start date is July 31, 2018.

Salary & Benefits:

Compensation (salary & housing allowance) depends on experience. Benefits package includes health insurance, UMC pension, reimbursable account, and continuing education. A moving stipend will be provided, amount to be negotiated.


Assistant Director

University of South Florida Wesley Foundation

We are the United Methodist campus ministry serving the Tampa and St. Pete campuses of the University of South Florida. Our St. Pete campus operates independently with assistance from an outstanding advisor. On our Tampa campus, currently, we serve approximately 50-60 students throughout our weekly programming, which involves a Tuesday night community night (free dinner and small groups) and Wednesday worship night (a 60-75 minute worship service). Our students run the full gamut of faith commitment - from timid faith explorer to seasoned and frustrated deconstructionist, from eager follower of Jesus to agnostic.

Vision:

The vision of USF Wesley is for every student to have the opportunity to experience authentic Christian community, to grow in personal and spiritual maturity as they are formed in the image of Christ, and to develop a life of impact, in service to God and others.

We are hiring for a 20-hour per week Assistant Director position, ideally to be filled quickly.

The assistant director will work with the executive director to oversee the ministry and ensure programming happens smoothly. Required hours will center around 20 hours per week. Occasionally, more heavily-programmed weeks will require additional time and presence. The assistant director is expected to attend all weekly programming, except where previously arranged, and to be present for any and all trips and retreats.

Tasks will be wide-ranging - worship planning, small group leadership, trips to Sam’s, graphic design (based on skill set), promotions, social media management, calendar setting in cooperation with students and director, residential staff management, individual and small group discipleship/pastoral care, email and phone call contacts, event management and/or set-up and tear-down, and filling in for the director in her/his absence. Relational ministry with students is a critical component of every aspect of this job.

The assistant director will demonstrate unquestionable integrity of faith and life. Consistent personal faith practice is expected and weekly prayer time will be part of work responsibilities/hours.

Task-oriented and self-motivated

Reliable

Spiritually mature - capable of dialoguing about the complexities of faith from a place of personal conviction

Confident leading various forms of discipleship - possibly leading a small group, with or without a student staff member; possibly guiding one-on-one discipleship with a small number of students

In the midst of consistent relational ministry, maintains appropriate professional distance from residential staff (that is, the students are not fulfilling the primary social needs of the AD)

Some experience with worship planning and/or familiarity with A/V equipment

Decent skills in administration (not highest priority but some skills needed)

Exceptional delegation - student involvement in leadership, in both small and large ways, is critical to the long-term success of the ministry

Rate of pay - based on 20-hour work week - salary range from $16k-21k, based on experience. If you have interest, please email resume to Keri LaBrant, Interim Director, at info@wesleyusf.com


UPDATED - Executive Director & Campus Minister

The Wesley at Oklahoma University, Norman, OK

The OU Wesley Foundation in Norman is looking for its next executive director and campus minister. The Wesley is a ministry with 90 years of rich history to the OU campus located at the gateway to campus. We have a large facility with multiple offices, small group meeting spaces, a large fellowship area, and a chapel that seats 200 students conveniently located between the dorms and campus. We are a five-minute walk from the dorms and a five-minute walk to most parts of campus. The Wesley has a $500,000 budget that includes multiple secure sources of income (parking lot revenue, endowments, etc) to sustain the long-term financial viability of the ministry. The ministry typically maintains a staff of 4-5 full time ministerial employees, 10-15 part-time paid student interns, and multiple support staff (currently there are 23 people on staff). The full time staff includes an ordained elder from Mainland China and a full time lay minister from Nigeria, serving a growing International Student Ministry. The Wesley has a 16-member board with 100% giving.

The Wesley recently wrapped up a successful $700,000 capital campaign to do significant capital updates and improvements to its facilities. We are currently under construction and will have a substantially newer and nicer looking building by the start of the 2018-2019 school year (debt free)!

OU Wesley Executive Director & Campus Minister Job Description

Element 1: Managing staff, facilities, board

Responsibility: Manage day-to-day operations of Wesley

Percent of time: 30%

Major Activities:

• Supervise, develop, and cast vision for the entire staff

• Address personnel issues

• Meet with board members and engage in board development

• Oversee the budget including all revenue, expenses, and endowments

• Oversee maintenance and upkeep of building

• Cast vision for the ministry in conjunction with staff and board

Element 2: Coordinate and Participate in Outreach beyond the campus

Responsibility: Outreach to donors, alumni, churches, and the annual conference

Percent of time: 25%

Major Activities:

• Coordinate fundraising by meeting with and building relationships with donors, alumni,

pastors, conference officials, leadership of other campus ministries

• Speak in local churches, coordinate the worship band and other students in local churches,

make presentations to Sunday School classes

• Oversee and contribute to newsletters and other forms of outreach communication and PR

• Oversee Planning Mission trips and activities

Element 3: Discipleship & Pastoral Care

Responsibility: Provide pastoral care, vision, discipleship, and leadership development to

students

Percent of time: 25%

Major Activities:

• Teach small groups and provide one-on-one discipleship as needed

• Lead and cast vision for the student leadership program

• Provide pre-marital counseling

• Engage in one-on-one counseling as needed

• Engage in relationship-building with students through fun & fellowship activities

• Mentor and develop student leadership and interns through small groups, discipleship,

missions, etc.

Element 4: Sermon Prep and Worship planning

Responsibility: Minister to the students and broader community through preaching

Percent of time: 20%

Major Activities:

• Sermon preparation

• Coordinating worship music and all other parts of worship service

• Preach Tuesday nights during the fall and spring semesters

• Preach on selected Sundays at district and conference churches (assists fundraising)

Minimum Requirements:

• Calling from God to serve specifically in campus ministry for the next season of life

• Minimum of three years of experience in college or campus ministry

• Demonstrated record of growth in young adult ministry

• Must be willing to live in Norman

Preferences:

• Master of Divinity from a UMC accredited seminary

• Ordained elder in the UMC

• Minimum of three years of experience in fundraising, board development

• Minimum of three years experience managing multiple ministry staff

To Apply for the Position:

Submit a resume that includes three references, with cover letter detailing your calling to campus

ministry, your theological identity, and prior ministry experiences. Resume & cover letter should be

emailed to david@thepromotionsolution.com.

Timeline:

Accepting resumes IMMEDIATELY. Desired start date is June/July 2018

Salary:

Total Compensation (including housing allowance): $65,000-$80,000 depending on level of experience, plus a $4,000 accountable reimbursement account, plus a cell phone with data plan, plus UMC pension. A moving stipend, to be negotiated, will be provided.


Wesley Foundation Pastor/Director

Texas Christian University (TCU)

Ministry Description: The TCU Wesley Foundation is the United Methodist campus ministry at Texas Christian

University in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU Wesley is an extension ministry of the Central Texas Conference of the UMC

and has served the students of TCU for 70 years. The mission of TCU Wesley is to make disciples of Jesus who think

and live as servant leaders and faith-driven citizens in the Church and the world. The vision of TCU Wesley is to be

a Christ-centered and welcoming community that inspires personal growth and develops student leaders who

change the campus and the world. The current Wesley community includes weekly dinner and worship, multiple

small groups and Bible studies, an active student leadership team, an intentional living community, regular

outreach to campus, service and fellowship events, and multiple annual off-campus experiences (mission trips,

retreats). TCU Wesley has a healthy Board of Directors and very strong financial support from the annual

conference; has a great relationship with the TCU Office of Religious and Spiritual Life; and benefits from good

relationships with local United Methodist churches. The TCU Wesley facility sits across the street from the TCU

campus, one block from the campus library.

Position Description: The Pastor/Director is a pastor to the student community who provides ongoing preaching

and teaching, mentoring and discipleship, care and counseling, and relational leadership to grow and equip

students for a life of faith and servant leadership. The Pastor/Director is also a director for the organization who

provides strategic and administrative leadership for Wesley and develops relationships on campus, in the

community, and throughout the annual conference that help grow and strengthen the ministry.

Minimum Requirements:

• A servant leader who feels called to ministry with college students and who possess gifts for relationshipbuilding,

organizational leadership, pastoral care, and student discipleship

• Bachelors degree, pursuing theological studies, and licensed or otherwise credentialed within the United

Methodist Church or another Wesleyan theological tradition

• Ministry experience working with students and/or young adults

Preferences:

• An ordained deacon or elder in the United Methodist Church

• An MDiv from a United Methodist accredited seminary

• At least 2 years of experience leading a campus ministry or serving in university chaplaincy

To apply for the position:

Please submit a resume including at least 3 references along with a letter describing your interest in campus

ministry. All submissions should be emailed to Jeff Roper at JeffRoper@ctcumc.org. Specific questions about the

position may be directed to Rev. Paul Massingill at 305.282.1929.

Timeline:

Resumes are being accepted now and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Desired start date is

July 1, 2018.

Salary & Benefits:

Compensation (salary & housing allowance) depends on experience. Benefits package includes health insurance,

UMC pension, reimbursable account, and continuing education. A moving stipend will be provided, amount to be

negotiated.


Campus Minister & Director

LSU Wesley Foundation

The Students and Board of Directors of the Wesley Foundation at LSU are prayerfully searching for a new director to lead the ministry to serve the students and campus of LSU. See the attached description for a deeper understanding of the unique and creative ministry potential for the next director at LSU. Any questions you might have or to submit a cover letter and resume please contact us at board@lsuwesley.com . The hope is to fill the position soon enough to give the new director time to prepare with student leadership for the upcoming fall. We are accepting applications until April 21st, 2018.

Wesley Foundation at LSU Campus

Minister

Job Description and Qualifications

Organization and Considerations

The Wesley Foundation at LSU (‘Wesley’) was founded in 1936. It is a campus

outreach ministry focused on the faith formation and personal development of

students. The Wesley is comprised of the Campus Minister, 1 parttime

administrative support staff, Interns and approximately 60 regularly attending

students, some of which are in residence. A Board of Directors and the Baton Rouge

District Superintendent, Senior Minister of University United Methodist Church and

two student representatives govern the Wesley.

The following considerations apply:

The position is considered fulltime, and

The position is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Title: Campus Minister

Duration: Indefinite

Compensation: Salary

Reports to (functional): Board of Directors

Reports to (administrative): District Superintendent / Bishop*

* The Campus Minister reports annually to the Louisiana Annual Conference Board

of Higher Education and Ministry.

Roles and Responsibilities

The mission statement of the Wesley is “a community of students living the way of

Jesus.” The primary role of the Campus Minister is to advance the mission through

various channels.

Specifically, the Campus Minister is responsible for:

Networking. The Wesley enjoys a strong relationship with local churches

and other university organizations. The Campus Minister oversees the

Foundation’s effort to grow and maintain those relationships for the

purposes of financial support, student recruiting, etc.

Faith Formation. The Campus Minister is responsible for the faith formation

and personal development of students. He/she is expected to:

o Invest in relationships with students, which requires consistent

presence at the Wesley building,

o Maintain a welcoming, inclusive, open environment at the Wesley

which fosters growth,

o Lead the faith and personal development of the residential

community,

o Provide theologicallysound encouragement to students, and

o Assist students as they discern their unique vocations.

Ministry. The Campus Minister is responsible for the design, implementation

and maintenance of effective ministries. In order to facilitate development, it

is expected that the Campus Minister leverage students to assist in

organizing and leading ministry. Current ministries include:

o Weekly worship services,

o Small groups,

o Regular mission trips, and

o Regular retreats.

Interface with the Board of Directors. The Campus Minister is responsible

to interface effectively with the Board of Directors and leverage them to

provide strategic guidance, business administration functions, financial

support, etc.

Administration. The Campus Minister is responsible for coordinating (with

the Board of Directors, students or other support staff) or fulfilling

administrative functions including:

o Developing effective advertising and communications,

o Administrating the Wesley annual budget, and

o Submitting the required documents to the Louisiana Annual

Conference Board of Higher Education.

Schedule. The Campus Minister interfaces primarily with college students.

Accordingly, he/she should have a sufficiently flexible schedule that allows

attendance at frequent evening events.

Qualifications

Clergy in the United Methodist Church

Demonstrated interpersonal skills

Demonstrated leadership, administration and communication skills

Preferences

Postgraduate ministry experience with young adults

Demonstrated interpersonal skills including faith formation / development,

counseling and relationshipforming

Demonstrated leadership including vision / goalsetting and informal

influence in a church environment


Director of Residence Life

K-State Wesley, a United Methodist campus ministry at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS

K-State Wesley, a United Methodist campus ministry at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, is seeking a Resident Life Director (RLD) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The RLD is responsible for overseeing the Christian residential living environment at K-State Wesley. Job duties include administration, programming, policies, communications, services, and personnel management.

A bachelor’s degree is preferred, although equivalent experience will be considered. Residence Life experience is preferred and strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills are required.

The RLD position is a part-time, 11-month position, from July 1st, 2018 - May 31th, 2019. It is a 2-year contract that may be renewed once. Hourly wage of $15.00, up to 25 hours a week. Live-in housing provided with a single room on the 1st floor of the residence hall (with students living on 2nd and 3rd floors). Housing includes room, electricity, gas, water, trash, laundry, and cable/internet service. Total compensation/benefits package estimated at $26,000.

Applicants may email a one-page letter of interest, resume and references to Chelsea Shrack, Director of Campus Ministry, at kstatewesley@gmail.com. For full consideration, apply by March 12, 2018. For more information about the job description, visit our website: http://kstatewesley.com/resident-life-director/


full time Graduate Intern

Mere Christianity Forum in Greenville, SC serving Furman College

Graduate Intern - Job Description

Position: Mere Christianity Forum (MCF), a collegiate ministry serving Furman University in Greenville,

SC, is seeking a full-time Graduate Intern, who is interested in exploring campus ministry, and whose

primary responsibilities are pastoral care, leading small groups, and communications and staff support.

Organization: MCF is a largely student-led ministry that works both collaboratively and ecumenically to

foster the thoughtful exploration of Christian faith through conversation and community. MCF offers a

variety of collegiate ministry experiences that cultivate unique “third space engagement” for students and

faculty; service opportunities connecting students to community ministries; and experiences in Christian

hospitality at Vista House, MCF’s intentional Christian community house. The organization aims to serve

seekers, skeptics, and the deeply faithful with our unique blend of faith, reason, and tomfoolery.

Core competencies: MCF’s Graduate Intern is a self-starter with a high level of energy and inter-personal

capacity. S/he is both professional and relational; demonstrates strong organizational skills and attention to

detail; and has a keen ability to follow through with multiple concurrent projects while operating with a team

mentality. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Proficiency in computing, desktop publishing, and social media

skills necessary. This position requires a high aptitude for interaction with young adults and other members

of a typical collegiate context, self-sufficiency, and adaptability.

Description: The Graduate Intern works in close partnership with the Executive Director, Director of

Programming, Board of Directors, and Student Board to faithfully and effectively accomplish the ministries

of MCF including developing new initiatives, evaluation, and cultivating a capacity for organizational

sustainability:

1. Programming - Assisting in developing new programs and improving existing programs.

Cultivating opportunities for Furman undergraduates and our other constituents to thoughtfully

explore the Christian faith. Offering and enhancing experiences of sacramental worship.

2. Pastoral Care – Discipleship and mentoring of students from a variety of faith perspectives and

backgrounds. Relating extraordinarily well to and between students, faculty, our Board of

Directors, and other staff to accomplish the goals of the organization.

3. Personal Growth – In consultation with the Executive Director and Director of Programming,

interns have the opportunity to select an area of personal interest to explore through readings and

experience.

4. Personal Fundraising - Half of the salary for the position will be raised by the Graduate Intern

by leveraging our existing donor database and their own networks to support their position in

ministry.

To Apply: Please send your resume and completed Graduate Intern Application to Sherri Whittington at

sherri@faithreasontomfoolery.org. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2018 (although rolling applicants are

considered). The Graduate Intern Application can be found on the Job Opportunities page on our website www.faithreasontomfoolery.org


full time Director of Programming

Mere Christianity Forum in Greenville, SC serving Furman College

Director of Programming - Job Description

Position: Mere Christianity Forum (MCF), a collegiate ministry serving Furman University in Greenville,

SC, is seeking a full-time Director of Programming, whose primary responsibilities are programming

leadership and development, pastoral care, communications, and administration.

Organization: MCF is a largely student-led ministry that works both collaboratively and ecumenically to

foster the thoughtful exploration of Christian faith through conversation and community. MCF offers a

variety of collegiate ministry experiences that cultivate unique “third space engagement” for students and

faculty; service opportunities connecting students to community ministries; and experiences in Christian

hospitality at Vista House, MCF’s intentional Christian community house. The organization aims to serve

seekers, skeptics, and the deeply faithful with our unique blend of faith, reason, and tomfoolery.

Core competencies: MCF’s Director of Programming is a self-starter with a high level of energy and

inter-personal capacity. S/he is both professional and relational; demonstrates strong organizational skills and

attention to detail; and has a keen ability to follow through with multiple concurrent projects while operating

with a team mentality. Collegiate ministry experience preferred; theological training preferred; ordination

optional. Non-profit and/or fundraising experience preferred. Proficiency in computing, desktop publishing,

database management, and social media skills necessary. This position requires a high aptitude for interaction

with young adults and other members of a typical collegiate context, self-sufficiency, and adaptability.

Description: The Director of Programming works in close partnership with the Executive Director, Board of

Directors, and Student Board to faithfully and effectively accomplish the ministries of MCF including

developing new initiatives, evaluation, and cultivating a capacity for organizational sustainability:

1. Programming - Developing new programs and improving existing programs. Cultivating

opportunities for Furman undergraduates and our other constituents to thoughtfully explore the

Christian faith. Offering and enhancing experiences of sacramental worship.

2. Pastoral Care – Discipleship and mentoring of students from a variety of faith perspectives and

backgrounds. Relating extraordinarily well to and between students, faculty, our Board of

Directors, and other staff to accomplish the goals of the organization.

3. Communications and Organizational Administration/Sustainability - Building systems of

effective institutional practices through evaluation of previous experiences. Responsible for

online presence of the organization, administration of finances, and general maintenance of Vista

House.

4. Personal Fundraising - Half of the salary for the position will be raised by the Programming

Director by leveraging our existing donor database and their own networks to support their

position in ministry. Cultivating relationships with local churches/clergy, non-profits,

community leaders, and alumni. Developing practices of relating to our donors and alumni.

Conducting grant research and writing to underwrite our programs and staffing.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Rimes McElveen at

rimes@faithreasontomfoolery.org. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2018 (although rolling applicants are

considered)


CAMPUS MINISTER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Wesley Foundation at The University of South Alabama

Wesley Foundation at The University of South Alabama

CAMPUS MINISTER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

USA Wesley is a Campus Ministry of The Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Church in Mobile, AL.

The USA Wesley Foundation seeks a spirit-centered, dedicated and dynamic leader for its collegiate ministry program. USA

Wesley provides a spiritual home for United Methodist and other students to GROW in Christ, CONNECT with other

students, and SERVE the world in Christian love. Wesley has been a significant United Methodist presence on the campus

for many years. We have an active and healthy board of directors dedicated to working with the Campus Minister to ensure

successful ministry.

We engage students in:

Christ-centered community

Worship which engages both heart and mind

Intellectual and soulful examination and development of faith

Reflective missions and social justice practices that embody the peace of Jesus

Hospitality and Outreach

The successful candidate should:

Have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree

Be well grounded in Wesleyan theology and tradition and be committed to teaching theology compatible with the

United Methodist Church

Be committed to working with the Board of Directors in fundraising efforts

Possess a positive team spirit and proven ability to recruit, empower and listen to student participants and leaders

Have demonstrated capabilities in worship leadership, supervising leaders, crafting vision, fundraising and

administering finances

Nurture an atmosphere of intellectual, prayerful, socially engaged discernment and development

Be attentive to students’ spiritual and emotional needs

Preferred:

Possess a graduate degree in religion, Christian education, Master of Divinity or related field

Have a successful track record of leading a collegiate ministry or similar leadership practices in another ministry

setting

The position is an extension ministry appointment within the Alabama-West Florida Conference of The United Methodist

Church. The Campus Minister works with the Board of Directors and student leaders to chart and implement the vision and

strategic plan for the ministry.

Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a resume, 3 references with email and phone contact. Materials should be

submitted to Crystal Couch at crystalfoxcouch@gmail.com as soon as possible. Estimated start date for this position will be

June 1, 2018.


Development & Alumni Relations Job Opening

U of A Wesley, a United Methodist college ministry at the University of Arkansas

U of A Wesley, a United Methodist college ministry at the University of Arkansas, is seeking an experienced, full-time candidate for Development & Alumni Relations. This position will cultivate relationships with alumni, friends, donors, and stakeholders of the Wesley ministry, re-establish an alumni network, develop new donors, plan and manage fundraising campaigns, and work with volunteers. This position will also write for grants and promote Wesley through print and social media outlets, including a monthly newsletter. Ideal candidate is a dedicated Christian with a heart for ministry to college students. A Bachelor’s degree and experience is required. Seasoned development officers are encouraged to apply. Membership and background in the United Methodist Church and campus ministry experience is preferred. Must have strong organizational and communication skills, have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media, and be an effective public speaker. Some night, weekend, and out-of-town work required. Direct applications to Rachel Boatz at wesleyoffice@centraltolife.com including cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references. Applications submitted by March 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. For more information about this position, visit http://uawesley.com/jobs/.


Recruiting Summer Staff several positions available see description for more details

Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center in Shelter Island, NY

It takes character, compassion, and fun to be a dynamite camp counselor, and that’s exactly what we look for in our staff. We select spiritually grounded, creative, caring, inspiring individuals who have a passion for working with children.

Quinipet offers both a day and an overnight camp for boys and girls ages 5-17. Most staff members live in cabins with campers and also teach a program activity. Quinipet staff have two hours off daily and a day and an evening off weekly, perfect for enjoying our spectacular beachfront location. We provide laundry facilities, a staff retreat with wifi and fridge, and van shuttles around the island.

Activity Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper, ensuring their overall care and well-being. Activity Counselors are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and leading one or more activities. They will live with campers, lead cabin activities, and guide campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. Minimum age: 19

Waterfront Counselors are responsible for lifeguarding, teaching swimming, and implementing fun waterfront activities. Waterfront/Lifeguard Counselors live and work with campers. Kayak and paddle board experience is a plus! Must hold current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification (course is offered at Quinipet). Minimum age: 19.

Sailing Counselors are responsible for leading safe, fun, and instructional sailing activities. Sailing counselors live with campers and will guide campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. US Sailing Level 1 certification or the equivalent and lifeguard training desirable. Must be proficient in power boat operation and sailing American 18 Day Sailers, Harpoons, Optis, and FJs. Minimum age: 19

The Spiritual Formation Coordinator is responsible for nurturing our common core value of Faith, setting the tone for the spiritual growth of campers and counselors. He or she will plan and implement a creative outdoor ministry for children ages 5-17. B.A. in religious studies, sociology, education or related field required; seminary and/or camp ministry experiences preferred. Must have valid driver's license. Min. age 24

*Other positions available are listed at http://www.quinipet.org/camp-staff-positions.html

*Apply online at https://quinipet.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App

Madi McNew

Program Services Director

NY Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Camping & Retreat Ministry

PO Box 549/99 Shore Road

Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965

631.749.0430

mmcnew@nyac.com

www.nyaccamps.org


Executive Director /Interfaith Campus Minister

Interfaith Campus Ministry, Inc. serving Kent state University at Stark and Stark State College, No

Interfaith Campus Ministry

Executive Director /Interfaith Campus Minister

Job Description/Search

Interfaith Campus Ministry, Inc. serving Kent state University at Stark and Stark State College, North Canton, OH

ICM is seeking a fulltime Executive Director/Campus Minister to lead the staff of our ministry. Interfaith serves over 15,000 students, faculty, staff and administrators of both campuses and our Campus Preschool.

The Ideal candidate should possess the minimum of a Master’s degree in Divinity or a related discipline from an accredited institution; a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and faiths; 5-7 years of professional full-time service in pastoral ministry, preferably with young adults or college students; and ordination from a nationally recognized religious body.

Basics:

•Direct administrative responsibility for Interfaith Campus Ministry, Inc., a 501 C (3) nonprofit religious organization housed on the KSU Stark Campus. Administrative oversight includes, but is not limited to, budgetary, funding, staff, and related business and legal concerns with the ministry and preschool.

•Serve the faculty, staff, students and administrators on the KSU Stark Campus through pastoral support, counseling, crisis intervention, emergency assistance and other means appropriate to the office.

•Meet regularly with the Stark State College Campus Minister, providing general oversight of their work and activities on the Stark State campus.

•Meet weekly with the directors of the Interfaith Campus Preschool and Childcare Center to provide oversight for financial, personnel, parental, business and legal issues as required.

•Meet routinely with ICM accounting personnel to assist with general oversight of taxes, budget, income and expenses. Monitor and review monthly financial reports.

•Participate in the KSU community by attending campus-wide events both voluntarily and as requested, meeting routinely with various KSU communities as requested, and working alongside other KSU organizations and offices to co-sponsor activities and events. Additionally, plan and initiate faith-based campus-wide programs and events that are conducive to furthering our mission.

•Meet monthly with the ICM Board of Trustees and provide a written report of activities.

•Assist with fund-raising through ongoing contacts and/or furnishing requested reports to various supporting denominational bodies, private donors, and nonprofit partners. Promptly process all individual donor requests and, as appropriate, furnish a personalized receipt.

•Strong verbal and communication skills

All Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and names of at least three references to ICM, Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720, Att’n: Dr. Leslie Heaphy or send to lheaphy@kent.edu. Questions can be directed to Leslie Heaphy at 330-244-3304.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates can learn more about Interfaith Campus Ministry at

https://www.kent.edu/stark/interfaith-campus-ministry


Assistant Director

UL Wesley United Campus Ministry at University of Louisiana Lafayette

The UL Wesley United Campus Ministry is searching for an Assistant

Director. This will initially be a 10-12 month campus missionary

assignment but could be longer. The AD is a committed follower of

Jesus who will serve UL students through the Wesley United Campus

Ministry to help fulfill our mission of creatively impacting the

campus of UL with the good news of Jesus Christ and to train a new

generation of Christian leaders.

The AD will be expected to live in such a way as to exhibit both

personal and social holiness and to be an example of a follower of

Jesus.

We are looking for someone who has campus ministry experience and

understands the "nuts and bolts" side of campus ministry. Our AD will

be able to lead Bible studies, outreach events, do some office work,

be able to personally Disciple college students and be comfortable

speaking to congregations and other audiences about UL Wesley.

We have a three year grant to help compensate our AD beginning at $1K

per month (possibly more) so some support raising will need to be

done.

There is more information on the Careers tab at our website

http://ulwesleyministry.wixsite.com/ulwesley/careers.

Please contact Rev. Bill Baker at 478-550-4782 or email at

ulwesleyministry@gmail.com.


Director of Children's Ministries

Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, Florida

Job Title Director of Children’s Ministries

SUPERVISED Pastor

SUPERVISES AND SHEPHERDS Staff: Nursery Coordinator, Play Day staff,

Lay Servants: Ministry leaders, Small Group leaders

Sunday School Teachers

CLASSIFICATION Salaried/Exempt

WORK SCHEDULE 40 hours minimum per week

COMPENSATION SCHEDULE Bi-weekly (26) annual payments

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the creation of a compelling ministry vision, organization,

design and delivery of program activities for children (from birth through 5th grade). Such

activities will cultivate the spiritual formation of children. This position will lead the

Children’s Team in the development of a comprehensive age appropriate programming.

This will be in partnership with the other members of the Program Ministry, and driven by

the Vision and Mission of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church

SPIRITUAL GIFTS: Administration, Vision, Leadership, Knowledge, Shepherding, Discernment

PASSION: Working with Children and Parents, developing relationships with God

SKILLS: People management, project management, coaching, communication, team builder

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INTENDED OUTCOMES FOR POSITION:

Provide faith based programming for children

Grow participation in children programs – numbers and spiritual depth

Inspire parents and others to use their gifts in Children’s Ministry and follow God’s call

on their lives.

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TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project and cast a compelling vision for the faith development of children and

establish measurable goals.

Recruit, train, supervise, encourage and provide resources for volunteer Sunday

School teachers (primary, as well as substitute teachers), Family Night activities,

special events such as Vacation Bible School, seasonal fellowship/outreach activities

and Third Grade Bible Celebration.

Wednesday Night Programs

Evaluate and select appropriate Bible-based curriculum.

Supervise the Nursery Coordinator to insure a safe, welcoming and nurturing staff for

the nursery.

Liaison to the Bright Beginnings Advisory Board.

Participates with the Director of the Bright Beginnings Early School in spiritual

formation opportunities of the weekday program.

Promotes Play Day

Promotes and co-ordinates Children’s summer camp opportunities i.e. Florida Annual

Conference Camping Ministry

Prepare the annual budget for the children’s program; prepare written reports

showing activities and expected monetary expenditures necessary to accomplish the

activity; control expenditures not to exceed the budgeted values

Helps maintain in the Shepherd Staff and Excellerate Check in systems a database

of each child, including parent’s name, address, and telephone information, that is

involved in activities, or could be served by the activities – including maintaining an

accurate record of attendance/participation at ministry events.

Communicate with parents and/or children directly (telephone, E-Mail, FaceBook)

and indirectly (letters and bulletin notices) to assure an appropriate welcoming

invitation and information relating to program activities

Coordinates and schedules activities/events with other ministry leaders to maximize

learning opportunities for the children of our congregation.

Works cooperatively with the Children’s Ministry Team and Church Council.

Attends all scheduled staff and ministry team meetings.

Establish regularly scheduled office hours.

Ensures compliance with child-protection policies, i.e., screening of workers, security

identification, child /worker supervision ratio, sanitary equipment, and meeting area

cleanliness

Prepares the Baptism certificate and gift and follow up with parents after baptisms at

the church to encourage their involvement in the church.

Participation in annual Continuing Education (2 units per year)

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Must profess a belief in Christ, embrace Christian values, and an understanding of

the United Methodist Church.

College degree in Education preferred but not required.

Be experienced in Christian leadership roles with a practical understanding of issues

confronting children/families.

PROFICIENCIES:

Have basic computer communication skills (e-mail, word processing).

Have the ability to organize work and manage time; be able to work with diverse

personalities and maintain working relationships through interpersonal skills.

Cyndy Cook

CCook@cypresslakeumc.com

Church Administrator

Cypress Lake United Methodist Church

8750 Cypress Lake Drive

Fort Myers, Florida 33919

(239) 482-1250 x 227

http://www.cypresslakeumc.com/

https://www.facebook.com/CypressLakeUnitedMethodist/


Youth Director

Good Samaritan UMC, Cupertino, California

To apply or ask questions, please email youthdirectorsearch@goodsam.info.

Youth Director Job Description

Purpose: To lead and expand a dynamic youth program focused on middle and high school youth, inspiring them to grow in Christian faith through fellowship, discussion, celebration, and service. This program is succeeding if it gains visibility in our community, the youth are engaged spiritually and socially, they are excited about asking friends to join the weekly activities and special events, and these visitors feel welcomed and attendance grows over time.

Key Responsibilities:

Be a positive role model, mentor, and confidant who is passionate about his or her faith.

Develop and maintain an active relationship with youth, take genuine interest in the lives of youth inside and outside of church, stay connected including the use of social media.

Work efficiently with volunteer youth counselors to plan and lead engaging Sunday evening youth program. (5:30pm to 7:30pm)

Recruit and work with youth counselors to plan, advertise, and run special, full-day or overnight events, and periodic youth-led worship services.

Build positive relationships with parents, church and preschool families, and the community. Coordinate with preschool administrators to have youth participate in preschool events.

Communicate directly with parents and youth about upcoming plans, and regularly provide updates to the church via the newsletter, email, bulletin and announcement during worship service.

Involve youth in worship service, small groups, service projects, and conference youth events.

Other Responsibilities

Recruit and train youth counselors as needed

Attend church on Sunday mornings

Implement United Methodist “Safe Sanctuary” requirements, including training counselors and volunteers on “Safe Sanctuary” practices

Attend Church Council meetings as requested by the Senior Pastor

Attend weekly staff meetings

Recommend and work within the annual budget for the youth program

Required Qualifications

BA degree or four years of experience leading a youth program

Minimum age: 23 (a “Safe Sanctuaries” requirement)

Follower of Christ who is passionate about changing the lives of youth through the love of God

Strong organization and communication skills

Comfortable speaking in front of people, especially youth

Open and honest about his or her own faith journey

At ease leading both large and small group groups in games, worship, programs, and discussions

Competent cross-culturally; able to perceive needs of youth within the larger community who may or may not have parents attending church

Licensed driver

Desired Qualifications:

Educational background in psychology

Training in suicide prevention, anti-bullying, youth leadership

Biblical training

First Aid/CPR certified

Social media skills (Facebook, Twitter, Google)

Work Hours:

This is a non-exempt half-time (20 hrs) position, with the potential for additional hours as the youth group grows. It requires non-standard work hours, and weekend commitments.


Director of Children's and Family Ministries

First United Methodist Church in Bloomington, IN

irst United Methodist Church in Bloomington, IN is hiring a Director of Children’s & Family Ministries:

Our large, downtown, progressive United Methodist church in Bloomington, Indiana is seeking an enthusiastic, Christ-centered, delegating leader to direct our growing ministry to children and families.

The candidate would be responsible for the direction, leadership, and growth of the program. They will collaborate with church staff and direct a large amount of adult volunteers to create a comprehensive and diverse faith-based program for children and families at our two worship locations. Candidates should have knowledge of United Methodist theology, as well as experience building leadership teams.

Please visit www.fumcb.org/jobs for full job description and details on how to apply.


Director of Student Leadership Developent

GBHEM Collegiate Ministry Office - Nashville, TN

THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

POSITION OPENING

Job Title:DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Reports to: Assistant General Secretary of Collegiate Ministry - DHE

Department:Division of Higher Education – Collegiate Ministry

Status:Salaried, Exempt

Responsibilities:To fulfill the objectives of the GBHEM mission, vision, and strategic plan by giving leadership to the development of programs, resources, and networking tools for the vocational discernment and leadership development of students in United Methodist campus ministries, schools, colleges, and universities. The incumbent is the lead staff person in interpreting the priorities of the agency and the church to college-age persons and leads the agency in developing the church’s understanding of the spiritual needs of college students.

Essential Job

Functions: Create and implement student-oriented leadership development and vocational discernment opportunities, materials, and resources toward creating a culture of calling within UM campus ministries, chaplaincies, colleges, schools, and universities

Lead the development of the UMSM (United Methodist Student Movement) by supporting and resourcing the development of conference and regional student gatherings, developing print and Web-based resources, resourcing a network of local churches engaged in student ministry, and by developing and resourcing the UMSM leadership team.

Direct “Imagine What’s Next” events by leading a support team of GBHEM staff, student leaders, & campus ministers to implement program plans. Oversee event budgets, registration, and coordination of logistical arrangements along with the agency event planner, overseeing site selection and negotiation of facilities/services contracts, overseeing enlistment of event leadership, and overseeing preparation of event publicity & registration materials, including Web site.

Design, implement, and maintain a program for pre-college and college students as a means for connecting them to UM college ministries, higher education institutions, and other higher education resources.

Provide general support of the work of campus ministry through assignments determined by the Assistant General Secretary. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum

Qualifications:Ability to relate to and understand the issues of the current and upcoming generation of college students is fundamental. Ability to relate to academic institutions and annual conferences critical; ability to organize regional and national events; strong organizational skills and ability to handle complex multiple tasks; ability to work independently along with the ability to work collegially with a staff team and supervise support personnel.

Bachelors and a theological Masters (or equivalent) degrees required. A doctoral degree (Ph.D., D.Min, Ed.D.) and ordination in The United Methodist Church preferred.

Understanding of current demographics of students and especially the UM Student Movement; working knowledge of collegiate ministry in either private or public institutions; demonstrated understanding of young adult spiritual formation and vocational discernment; understanding of United Methodist theology and structure. Knowledge and proven track record utilizing web-based tools for social networking and information sharing. Facility in Spanish, French, or Portuguese a plus.

Minimum of three years of experience in collegiate ministry in a Wesley Foundation, ecumenical program, college/university chaplaincy, and/or a local church; 1-2 years’ management or organizational experience; proven record of successful development of leadership programming.

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To Apply:Email your resume and a letter indicating how your experience, training, gifts and skills equip you for this work to: GBHEM Human Resources - C/O Director-Student Leadership Development

Email: hr@gbhem.org

Posting Date:April 26, 2017

Job will remain open until filled

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


Director of Collegiate Ministry Leadership Development

GBHEM Collegiate Ministry Office - Nashville, TN

THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

POSITION OPENING

Job Title:DIRECTOR OF COLLEGIATE MINISTRY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Reports to: Assistant General Secretary of Collegiate Ministry - DHE

Department:Division of Higher Education – Collegiate Ministry

Status:Salaried, Exempt

Responsibilities:Leads the development of high quality leadership resources and training programs for professionals serving in collegiate ministry (college and university chaplains, Wesley Foundation directors, ecumenical campus ministers); Oversees the development of training and continuing education events; connects with and supports the global United Methodist connection, including developing leadership training and resources, in connection with the Office of Global Education; Conducts and/or analyzes research into to emerging trends in higher education, especially those that impact collegiate ministry.

Essential Job Functions:

Develops high quality leadership resources and training programs, including creating material for publication in print and electronic form that resources collegiate ministers and promotes and interprets the work of DHE in collegiate ministry.

Recruits mentors, leaders, and writers that are helpful for advancing the work of collegiate ministers; leads and offers assistance in efforts to facilitate the sharing of resources and training of collegiate ministers and oversight boards (like Boards of Directors, ACBHECMS, etc.).

Develops resources and create awareness around emerging trends in higher education, including developing responses related to increases in online education and other trends in higher education that impact student involvement with collegiate ministries. Develops training and continuing education events for collegiate ministers. Resource other church-related programs that engage in collegiate ministry that are not traditionally identified as collegiate ministries (i.e., Wesley Foundations, chaplaincies).

Works with international collegiate ministries to promote their effectiveness and prepare resources that are relevant for ethnic minorities; involves working with collegiate ministers overseas as well as developing and supporting cooperative work with US collegiate ministers. Resources must be useful in multi-cultural settings as well as international settings.

Provides general support of the work of collegiate ministry through assignments determined by the Assistant General Secretary. Performs other duties including board wide tasks related to the strategic plan as assigned.

Minimum

Qualifications:In-depth knowledge of the UMC structure and polity; interpersonal, communication and public-speaking skills; creativity and initiative; ability to work with people of diverse theological perspectives and national backgrounds; strong attention to detail; excellent oral and written communication skills; good decision-making skills; willingness to align work with the strategic priorities and disciplinary requirements of the agency; good problem-solving skills; ability to build relationships and form networks; experience working with colleagues in a team approach.

Theological Master’s degree required. A terminal academic or professional degree preferred (Ph.D., D.Min., Ed.D.)

Expertise in current trends in internet communications, e-learning trends, and in developing multi-media resources; strong computer skills; fluency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese a plus.

Minimum of three years of experience in collegiate ministry, preferably with experience in both a Wesley Foundation and a college/university chaplaincy; 1-2 years’ management or organizational experience; proven record of successful development of leadership programming.

To Apply:Email your resume and a letter indicating how your experience, training, gifts and skills equip you for this work to: GBHEM Human Resources - C/O Director-Collegiate Ministry Leadership Development

Email: hr@gbhem.org

Posting Date:April 26, 2017

Job will remain open until filled

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


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