Category: Careers

Youth and Children’s Ministries Director

The mission and purpose of Center UMC Youth and Children’s Ministry (Concord, NC)  is to disciple our youth and children in the ways of Jesus Christ. This discipleship process can take place in a variety of forms and means – from small group learning times to hands-on mission work in the community to fun outings meant to bring the group together as a Christian fellowship.

The Youth and Children’s Ministries Director is directly accountable to both the Senior Pastor and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.

Current expectations:

  1. Sunday UMYF meetings from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. That includes a meal at 6 p.m. provided by church members.
  2. Attendance at Sunday morning worship services for visibility and involvement with the congregation.
  3. Weekly children’s Bible Study on Wednesday nights and Parents Night Out one Friday night per month.
  4. Plan some fun trips or retreats for the youth during the coming year.
  5. Involvement with Carolina Cross Connection during the summer.
  6. Coordinate special program planning during the year for occasions such as Easter, Christmas, graduation, the Halloween Trunk or Treat, Vacation Bible School and the Youth Puppet Ministry.
  7. Attend meetings of the Administrative Council and Worship Committee..
  8. Develop leadership among the youth – allow them to lead in the planning and programming.

Duties

  1. Report directly to the Senior Pastor and Staff-Parish Relations Committee.
  2. Develop a long-term strategy for our youth and children’s ministry for the next five years (with the help of the Senior Pastor and Council on Ministries.

Compensation

Part-Time position – 12 to 15 hours per week at $15 per hour. Hours will vary from week to week based on time required. Additional hours must be approved by the Senior Pastor in advance. Compensation includes a bonus structure for events such as Carolina Cross Connection, weekend trips and lock-ins.

The first three months will be a probationary period. Following the first three months there will be an evaluation by the Pastor and the SPRC, at which time the decision will be made whether to continue the relationship.

Please send resumes to Center United Methodist Church, 1119 Union St. South, Concord, NC 28025; or email to cumc@ctc.net.

 

Director of Youth Ministry

First United Methodist Church of Austin, Texas (www.fumcaustin.org), a progressive faith community in the heart of Austin’s vibrant downtown, is looking for an inclusive and dedicated full-time Director of Youth Ministry. With over 1600 members in this outwardly focused congregation, the candidate will need to bring a high level of passion and energy for undergirding the many different aspects of the church’s ministry to youth. FUMC hopes to find a director who has a gift for reaching and inspiring 6th through 12th graders during their formative years of Christian discipleship. In addition to building commitment and trust with parents, training and equipping volunteers, and steering a Spirit-led youth program of mission and ministry opportunities, the director will join an enthusiastic pastoral, staff, and administrative team committed to youth and their families.

The successful candidate will have a college degree, several years of experience in youth ministry leadership, and strong personal faith consistent with the Methodist tradition. Please send your resume along with a cover letter to Aly.Eaton@MinistryArchitects.com.

Office Administrator

Salem United Methodist Church in Morganton, NC seeks an Office Administrator for part-time position (approximately 17 hours per week). The Office Administrator is accountable to the Senior Pastor and provides administrative support to the Pastor, other staff and to the congregation.  Applicant must have a commitment to and love for Jesus Christ.  Knowledge and appreciation of the United Methodist Church, its practices and teachings are highly desirable.  Previous experience in a church setting is also preferred.  A personal maturity and genuine commitment to Christian ministry that demonstrates joy for sharing one’s personal gifts, talents, abilities and interests through the local church’s ministry are key to success in this position.

A high degree of proficiency in Word, Publisher, Outlook, Excel, Quick Books/bookkeeping and church management software is mandatory. The Office Administrator maintains all payroll, financial and membership records and prepares reports as required.  The position interacts with people both on the phone and in person.  The ideal candidate possesses a positive attitude and works to the highest standards of excellence, integrity, and confidentiality and is highly organized, detail oriented, with excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines.

For a complete job description and to submit a resume and cover letter, please contact Rev. Norm Jones at rev.norm@alumni.duke.edu.  Or visit www.sumcm.org  Applications accepted until position is filled.

Administrative Assistant for Communications

The Uwharrie District of the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time administrative assistant for communications (10 hours per week, with flexible schedule to meet the needs of the District Office and the employee).  The purpose of this position is to support the District Superintendent and the Conference in maintaining communication of all relevant information in a timely manner to the Uwharrie District.

Responsibilities will include producing the weekly newsletter, ensuring timely updates to the District website, maintaining local user groups, and email lists to ensure communication is appropriate and timely to individuals and groups within the District.  This individual will also maintain contact/communication with candidates, clergy partners, surviving spouses, and all other clergy categories, and other office duties as needed.

Experience/training in newsletter development, website creation and maintenance is required, with the ability to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing; pleasant telephone manner; able to think on feet when dealing with callers.   The ideal candidate will be proficient and keep up with updates of computer software, including Microsoft Office 2007 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Access (maintain database for mailing labels, lists, records for district reservations, certified lay speakers, etc.), Adobe Suite/Microsoft Publisher (newsletter, other brochures/flyers), and website management.

To apply for this position, please submit cover letter, resume and completed employment application (email preferred).  Please click here to access the employment application: http://www.wnccadmin.org/docs/EmploymentapplicationNewLogo.docx

Kathy C. Odell, SPHR
Director of Human Resources
The Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
P. O. Box 18005
Charlotte, NC  28218
Email:  kodell@wnccumc.org
(704) 567-6117 (Fax)

Regional Coordinator

Regional Coordinator for Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) initiative of the NC Council of Churches, Charlotte region.

Hours: Full time with occasional evening, Saturday and Sunday engagements and some travel within the state

Approximate Salary: $38,000 with benefits (vacation, sick leave, retirement option after 3 months)

Reports to: PHW Program Director

COUNCIL DESCRIPTION

With nearly eight decades of progressive activism, the North Carolina Council of Churches remains the leading faith-based ecumenical voice for justice advocacy in North Carolina. We are particularly concerned about issues related to health care, immigration, farmworkers, care of creation, voting rights, food security, peace, and making all congregations healthier places. The Council embraces ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual diversity, while standing within the Christian faith.

PHW DESCRIPTION

Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) works with faith communities across the state helping them live healthier and more fulfilling lives. PHW provides faith communities with tools, resources, and support to enhance their capacity and readiness to address the health priorities of their congregation and surrounding community. By strengthening the connection between faith, health, and social justice as well as helping faith communities be the leads in addressing their health issues- we hope to help reduce the health burden in NC.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The PHW Regional Coordinator will serve a designated region* of congregations located in the state with a special focus on rural areas. Specific job responsibilities of the PHW Regional Coordinator include:

  • Promoting the PHW Collaboration and Mini-grant program through building relationships with clergy, congregants and community partners.
  • Event planning and hosting to promote PHW partnerships, resources and support to help congregations take steps toward better health and wholeness
  • Develop special projects and/or resources for PHW statewide initiatives regarding areas such as (but not limited to) food systems, mental health, health policy/advocacy, etc.

Administrative

  • Complete program and financial reports related to program activities in region.
  • Write and submit blogs to promote information regarding faith, health, and social justice
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Assume other tasks as requested by the PHW Director and NC Council of Churches Leadership.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Public health/health and wellness experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Organizational and relational skills
  • Self-guided and pays attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with others
  • Proficiency in MS office
  • General agreement with the NCCC’s mission for Christian unity and social justice and PHW’s mission for promoting health as a practice of faith and social justice
  • Willingness to undergo a criminal background and/or credit check

Preferred

  • Program planning and budget management experience
  • Reside in one of the designated counties
  • Community, grass-roots, organizing
  • Interest and background in food systems, mental health, or health policy/advocacy
  • Experience working with faith communities and/or nonprofit organizations
  • Advanced degree in public health, religion, theology or a related field
  • Proficiency with WordPress, Sales Force and iContact
  • Affiliation with a faith community that is part of the NCCC’s membership

* Charlotte region includes, but is not limited to, the following counties:Lincoln, Gaston, Iredell, Rowan, Cabarrus, Union, Anson, Montgomery, Richmond, Stanly and Mecklinburg.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@ncchurches.org  or by mail to 27 Horne Street, Raleigh, NC 27607. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please note: PHW Regional Coordinator, in the subject line.

For more information about the North Carolina Council of Churches, please visit www.ncchurches.org. For more about PHW, see www.healthandwholeness.org.

Family Ministries

Pleasant Garden UMC (Greensboro, NC)  is seeking a Part-time Family Ministries Position

Location:  Pleasant Garden United Methodist Church is located in a suburb community of Greensboro, NC, just 15 minutes from downtown.

Scope:  Responsibilities include overseeing, coordinating, and developing our programs & ministries for children, youth, and their families.

Salary:  20 hours/week, paying $1,000 monthly with 2 weeks paid vacation annually from date of hire.

Candidate Qualifications:  Applicants should exhibit Christian faith and character; enjoy working with children of all ages and relating to their families; be creative, proactive, outgoing, and community oriented; be trained or experienced in the spiritual formation of children/youth; be comfortable in recruiting and coordinating volunteers; be a college graduate holding a bachelor’s degree; be available Wednesday afternoons/evenings and Sundays.

Applicants:  Please send a cover letter and resume to:  KidsYouthDirectorSearch.pgumc@gmail.com or contact Mark Weekley at 336-482-1647.

Communications Coordinator

University City UMC, Charlotte, NC is seeking a part time Communications Coordinator (Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm.)

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as the gatekeeper for all materials created for internal and community distribution to
    assure consistency of message and branding.
  • Serve as a resource to staff and UCUMC groups on planning for internal & community advertising. Provide guidelines and suggestions for internal publications, photography needs, banner protocol, scrolling announcements, website use, flyers, posters, etc. Provide details about community publications, ad rates, and submittal deadlines.
  • Attend worship planning and staff meetings to gather information for weekly needs as well as
    long-range plans and events.
  • Produce weekly worship needs:
    • Bulletin – includes creating cover graphics to support the sermon (as needed), layout, printing, folding and distribution.
    • Scrolling Announcements – receive requests, edit, and provide text to tech team.
  • Produce The UCUMC News, printed weekly newsletter:
    • Receive submissions, edit, layout, printing, and distribution.
  • Produce the weekly UCUMC e-News
    • Receive submissions, edit, layout, and schedule.
  • Website management:
    • Ongoing content updates.
    • Reorganize site architecture as needed.
    • Troubleshoot problems, issues.
  • Manage Social Media:
    • Create UCUMC relevant posts.
    • Monitor for inappropriate comments/posts and delete as needed.
    • UCUMC App.
    • Manage postings for digital sign.
  • Coordinate and/or create ads for magazines/newspapers.
  • Design and coordinate printing of curbside banners.
  • Design and produce postcards, flyers, posters for special events or ministries.
  • Design and produce bulletins for special services and musicals.
  • Design and produce @UCUMC booklet (Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer editions)
  • Design and produce materials to support special initiatives, Sermon Series, etc.
  • Manage Communications yearly budget
  • Oversight of Communication related invoices; responsible for required financial forms.

Applicant’s qualifications should include the following:
Proficient in Word, Publisher, PageMaker, photo editing software
Experience in website content maintenance, Robly, and social media
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Send cover letter and resume to Ria Holtzhausen, rholtzhausen@ucumc.org.