Category: Careers

After School and Summer Care Ministry Leader

Clemmons United Methodist Church of Clemmons, NC is seeking an After School and Summer Care Ministry Leader (part time staff position, 20-25 hours per week) to begin service on August 1, 2017. The After School and Summer Care Ministry is a Christian outreach ministry for covenant partners of the church and the Clemmons community. We currently have 45-50 elementary aged children enrolled in this vital ministry.

The Ministry Leader:

  • Develops relationships with children, parents and staff members while providing a safe, encouraging Christian environment for K-5th grade students to receive academic support through tutoring and enrichment activities and to participate in both creative and recreational activities
  • Guides staff in leading activities that promote positive child development, leadership and an enjoyment of learning
  • Acts as a mentor and models leadership behaviors to both staff and students participating in the ministry
  • Must be willing to act as an effective member of a team on the After School Ministry Team, the Weekday Children’s Ministries Team and the Church Staff.

Our ideal candidate possesses:

  • Fluent in the English language
  • Demonstrate a strong faith in Jesus Christ in life and practice
  • Undergraduate degree in Child Development, Child Psychology, Early Childhood Education or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibilities in child care or early childhood education
  • Minimum of 2 years direct managerial responsibilities
  • Possess strong leadership, interpersonal, team-building and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Publisher and Excel and internet
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s license
  • Willingness to drive a 15 passenger bus
  • Pass mandatory background checks

All interested parties are asked to send resumes and inquiries to Kathy Giff, Coordinator of Children’s Ministries, at giffk@clemmonsumc.org

 

Director of Music Ministry

Pineville United Methodist Church (PO Box 3, Pineville, NC 28134) is seeking a Full-time Director of Music Ministry

Seeking a person of faith to lead the music ministry at a medium-sized congregation. Responsibilities include contemporary and traditional music groups, children’s and youth music. Bachelor’s degree in music or commensurate work related experience required.  Flexible work schedule negotiable.  Applications and full job description available on-line at www.pinevilleumc.org or contact the church office, 704-889-2022 and churchoffice@pinevilleumc.org
Deadline April 16, 2017

Tom Stinson-Wesley, tstinsonwesley@pinevilleumc.org, 704-889-2022

 

Director of Community Outreach and Student Ministries

Sunrise UMC, a contemporary congregation in Lewisville, North Carolina, seeking energetic person to lead children and youth programs and develop plans for spiritual growth, with willingness to be involved in community outreach and management of church facilities.  Must relate well with all ages, have organizational skills, computer competency (Word, Excel, other Internet-based programs).  Other Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, prefer previous work in a ministry setting, understanding of Wesleyan theology.

For questions or a copy of the Job Description, please email Karen at Sunriseumcoffice@gmail.com.  To apply, send cover letter and résumé to:  Sunrise UMC, Attn: Ron Fobes, 1111 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Lewisville, NC 27023, or email Sunriseumcoffice@gmail.com with the subject “Director of Community Outreach & Student Ministries” by April 30, 2017.  Salary negotiated upon experience and qualifications.

 

Administrative Assistant

Myers Memorial UMC (301 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054) is seeking an ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Contact person: Rev. Sally Queen, pastor@myersmemorialumc.com

Job Summary: The Administrative Assistant is part of the ministry of Myers Memorial United Methodist Church by creating an environment of hospitality for all call and visit the church. The Administrative Assistant is available to the needs of others and eager to help church members and staff in a professional manner. The Administrative Assistant will handle interruptions pleasantly while handling assigned tasks and needs that arise.  The Administrative Assistant reports to the Senior Pastor.

Hours:  9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Monday-Thursday and 9:00 AM-Noon, Friday

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Disciple of Jesus Christ and familiarity or willingness to learn United Methodist doctrine and theology
  2. Church office administration experience preferred
  3. Highly developed communication skills, relational, and ability to maintain high standards of confidentiality and professionalism
  4. Proficient in computer skills for Microsoft Office.   Knowledge of Publisher and Church Windows are preferred.
  5. Ability to work on a team, multitask and handle interruptions

General Duties:

  1. Greet visitors and answer phone calls and check for staff availability prior to directing calls and visitors
  2. Serve as the liaison and handle responsibilities related to the church’s CPA firm
  3. Use the Gateway Referral form for calls and visitors seeking financial assistance. Hand out snack packs to those in need
  4. Order office supplies and manage the office supply budget
  5. Send cards to church members for special occasions, illness and sympathy
  6. Input membership data to Church Windows and Membership Book, so membership is accurate and current
  7. Assist staff and committee chairpersons with mailings and correspondence                        (ex:  printing, distribution, labels, reminder emails for meetings)
  8. Assimilate Connection Cards from worship to mail visitor letters, update, organize and share information with the appropriate staff and lay leadership
  9. Maintain and prepare Charge Conference and Year End Report information under the direction of the Pastor
  10. Manage and maintain office equipment and computers in partnership with the church trustees
  11. Recruit and train office volunteers
  12. Assist members and staff as needs arise

Resumes should be emailed to pastor@myersmemorialumc.com

Youth Ministry Assistant

First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville, NC is seeking a Youth Ministry Assistant (part time staff position, 25 hours per week) to begin service on June 5, 2017.  Hendersonville is a picturesque small town, just south of Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. We are a vibrant congregation with an abiding passion for missional engagement and a deep commitment to nurturing our youth as they develop a meaningful and lasting faith as disciples of Christ.

The Youth Ministry Assistant will work closely with our Director of Youth Ministry in all facets of our ministry to 6th – 12th graders:

  • Sunday evening youth program (supper, games, worship, small groups)
  • Sunday morning and mid-week small groups
  • Monthly group outings
  • Summer mission trips (domestic and international)
  • Local service projects
  • High school and middle school retreats

Our Sunday evening program averages 60-70 in attendance and routinely attracts youth from outside our church.

Our ideal candidate possesses:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and/or comparable experience in leading and serving within a congregation
  • Experience working with adolescents (paid or volunteer)
  • Highly developed relational skills with a passion for walking alongside youth in their faith journeys
  • An understanding of and commitment to the theology and traditions of the United Methodist faith and the willingness to model the core values of our church
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to ensure timely and effective communications with parents and participants through weekly email blasts, newsletters, etc.
  • Competency in the effective and appropriate use of social media and technology
  • Organizational skills, as well as the willingness to take the initiative and accept accountability
  • The ability to recruit, train and inspire volunteers
  • A collaborative spirit to work as part of a ministry team

Due to the nature of youth ministry, office hours will be adjusted when retreats, mission trips and other special events are scheduled.

A background check and references are required.

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter supporting their qualifications for the Youth Ministry Assistant position to Mary Casey, Chair of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, at marycasey0826@yahoo.com.

Executive Assistant

Apex UMC Family of Faith Communities (Apex, NC) is seeking a full-time, exempt Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for all matters pertaining to the Lead Pastor. The Executive Assistant also provides human resources administrative support and oversees special projects.

The Executive Assistant will report to the Lead Pastor and will be responsible for the following:

Executive Support:

  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Lead Pastor including: managing incoming phone calls and emails; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
  • Plan and coordinate the Lead Pastor’s calendar.
  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Lead Pastor, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  • Work closely and effectively with the Lead Pastor to keep him/her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a “barometer,” having a sense of the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the Lead Pastor updated.
  • Successfully complete critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgment letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the Lead Pastor’s ability to effectively lead Apex UMC Family of Faith Communities.
  • Prepare materials for the Lead Pastor prior to counseling sessions, speaking engagements, funerals, and weddings. Conduct research for content as directed.
  • Prioritize conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor.

Human Resources:

  • Coordinate schedules and prepare materials for on-campus interviews.
  • Prepare new hire packets and initiates/manages the on-boarding process for new employees including initiating background checks, coordinating onboarding activities with IT, Admin/Facilities, Communications, Finance, collecting new hire paperwork, entering new employees into the Human Resources Information System (HRIS), etc.

Ministry Support:

  • Attend ministry and conference meetings as directed by the Lead Pastor.
  • Provide leadership, coordination, and support for special projects and events as assigned by the Lead Pastor and Executive Director. These projects may include an annual stewardship campaign, quarterly NCCUMC critical driver reports, and annual charge conference.
  • Provide assistance to other staff members and ministry areas as directed by the Executive Director.

General Requirements:

  • Pray regularly and actively develop one’s personal faith.
  • Sense God’s calling to this ministry and be eager to use one’s gifts and talents to serve Christ.
  • Commit to invite and equip laity to serve in ministry area when appropriate.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant administrative work experience. Relevant human resources work experience a plus.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to handle multiple interruptions/adjustments to priorities throughout the day.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and project management skills with a fine eye for detail.
  • A self-starter who is also a team player and able to work with minimal direction/little supervision.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and be organized, flexible and personable.

A cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and writing sample should be sent as one file (file name: EA Package for First Name Last Name) in a Microsoft Word or PDF format to jobs@apexumcfamily.org.

Preference will be given to application packages received by Friday, March 31, 2017, and the job will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.

Organist/Music Associate

Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, Saint Simons Island, GA is seeking an Organist/Music Associate.

Purpose: To glorify God and to nurture faith within the congregation and community by working
with the Director of Music and Worship to plan and execute a comprehensive ministry
of music, worship, and arts involving all age groups in the church. Specifically, by
providing working as a collaborative artist to provide rehearsal and performance
accompaniment and/or directorship for the music ensembles of Wesley church; playing
the organ for all services; concertizing; and working to support music in the community
through music ministry in a variety of forms.

Hours: Part-time job (20 hours +/- per week)
Usual number of Sunday services: 2
Number of other weekly services: 0
Number of annual occasional services: 6
Usual total number of weekly rehearsals this musician will be directly involved with: 5
Adult: 3                                                Youth: 0
Children: As needed                       Handbell: 2                         Instrumentalists: 1

Reports to: The Organist/Music Associate reports to and is under the supervision of the Director of Music
and Worship. All staff are ultimately under the supervision of the Senior Pastor and relate
to the Staff Parish Relations Committee, which is responsible for all church staffing
decisions in consultation with the Senior Pastor (hiring/firing/salaries, etc.).

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Worship Planning and Participation

  • Work under direction of the Director of Music and Worship in worship planning.
  • Work with the Director of Music and Worship to provide music for all sanctuary services.
  • Select and perform a variety liturgically appropriate, high caliber organ literature for all traditional services
  • Assist in the selection of hymns, anthems, etc., for Sunday worship
  • Work to synergize with the Director of Music and Worship to design creative worship and music experiences
  • Support and lead congregational singing from the organ with an emphasis on creative and vibrant expressions of worship through music
  • Participate in various worship services throughout the year and cooperate in planning services.
    (Ash Wednesday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, community services, etc.)
  • Provide organ/piano music for all weddings and funerals held at the church, consulting with wedding couples or families as requested. For these services the organist will receive an additional fee as specified by the organist through the church policy (currently $400 per wedding). The services of another organist may be used with the permission of the regular organist. (NB: St. Simons Island is a major destination wedding location; Wesley hosts 10-15+ weddings per year, which can serve to augment the regular pay of this position by an estimated $4,000-6,000 annually.) Memorial Services are offered free of charge to church members, but honorariums are often given.

Music/Arts Education and Enrichment:

  • Collaborate with Director of Music and other related staff to encourage, organize, develop, expand, and elevate Music/Arts education, enrichment, and opportunities at Wesley, including beginning new ensembles and music/arts experiences as guided by the interests of the candidate
  • Support community music/arts
  • Assist all assigned ensembles through rehearsal accompaniment, acting as a collaborative artist and seeking to bring the highest caliber of musicality to the groups we have at Wesley
  • Assist in recruiting, motivating, and leading in all aspects of sacred music and creative arts in the lift of the church
  • Cooperate with St. Simons Island community-based organizations in music experiences and opportunities.
    Accompany annual performances of Handel’s MESSIAH with orchestra, hosted at Wesley.
    (This pays separately from the Wesley salary.)
    2. Accompany the community chorus in residence at Wesley (unpaid).
  • New Ensembles we would like to offer:
    Youth Choir; expanded graded Children’s Music Program (choirs, handbells/chimes, Orff instruments); instrumental ensembles (i.e. woodwinds, brass, strings, recorders); additional adult vocal ensembles (Chamber Choir, small ensembles, early service choir, etc.)
  • Offer regular organ concerts at Wesley (at least one concert annually)

Administration:

  • Work with the Director of Music to assist in the comprehensive administration of the Music Ministry at Wesley.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Music, oversee regular maintenance for the organ and pianos

QUALITIES NEEDED BY THE CANDIDATE:   

  • Must feel called by God to the ministry of sacred music through organ performance and working as a collaborative artist, and feel led to work in a church environment.
  • Must demonstrate a capability, willingness, and desire to actively participate in the life and ministry of the church
  • Must be a team player with other program staff persons, demonstrating flexibility in all areas of ministry. Must be able to integrate into the culture of Wesley UMC at Frederica and bring value to the congregation and staff. Wesley has a team approach to ministry and worship planning.
  • Must be a self-starter, a good communicator, friendly, engaging.
  • Must be proficient in organ technique, musicianship, and a supportive accompanist and collaborative artist; knowledgeable and experienced in playing for religious, traditional, and ecumenical worship services.
  • Must be of excellent moral character.
  • Must have experience planning and coordinating music appropriate to the liturgical calendar and the scripture texts/sermon of the pastor.
  • Must desire to maintain high levels of personal music and performance skills.
  • Must be able to contribute to, and implement, the vision for music and the arts at Wesley, seeking to synergize with the Director of Music to form a collaborative team responsible for the total Music and Worship program at Wesley.

REQUIREMENTS:  

  • A./B.M. in Music (organ emphasis); or currently enrolled in a Music Degree program with keyboard or organ emphasis; or, at a minimum, significant experience
  • Significant experience as a church organist/accompanist
  • Submit to criminal background check for Safe Sanctuaries policy and abide by South Georgia United Methodist Church Sexual Ethics Standards (provided upon request)

ADDITONAL ACHIEVEMENTS / ABILITIES PREFERRED:

  • Master’s Degree in Organ and/or Sacred Music (M.M. or M.S.M)
  • Music Director experience (choral ensembles, handbells, instrumental, or children)
  • Experience in administration of a Church Music Program
  • Experience in administration of a Concert Series
  • Significant performance ability and experience
  • Equally gifted in piano as well as organ

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

The Salary is commensurate with experience, qualifications, and job assignments. Additionally, as a resort area church, we host 10-15+ weddings per year, which can serve as additional income for the organist ($4,000-6,000). Other income opportunities are plentiful in our community, as well.

Other benefits include, Books/Music Allowance, Continuing Education Funds, and Professional Memberships Allowance.

OVERVIEW OF THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE:         

We are seeking a high caliber organist/accompanist who can assist in taking the musical components of our worship and arts programs to the next level. The position and responsibilities are ultimately flexible to the qualified candidate.
The most qualified candidate will be an outstanding organist with wonderful accompanying and service playing skills, including service improvisation and creative hymn playing.  In addition to great playing skills, the candidate will be an organized administrator, and willing to work as a strong collaborative partner with the Director of Music and Worship, the clergy of the church, and with its members with the goal of elevating the worship experience at Wesley through the arts and music program.

Application: Reviews will begin on a rolling basis and continue until a candidate has been selected. Ideal employment start date is Summer/Fall 2017.

Questions and Submissions:

Christopher Goodson
chris@wesleyssi.org

 

APPLICATION PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Detailed resume/CV
  • List of references, both professional and personal
  • CD/DVD/Youtube video, etc. reflective of candidate’s work
    (e.g., audio/video of rehearsals, services, concerts, etc.)
    Please include at least one entire worship service within the last 6 months, as an example of service playing abilities
  • Brief statement on philosophy of worship and music ministry
  • Representative repertoire list from, at least, the last 12 months

Church website:         http://www.wesleyssi.org         
Music Ministry Page:
http://www.wesleyssi.org/musicministry