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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.

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.

 

 

 

Executive Director

Yokefellow Prison Ministry of NC is seeking an Executive Director

  • Virtual Location
  • Christian Prison Ministry in North Carolina
  • Part Time Employment (25 Hours per week)

Well established Non-Profit in volunteer Prison ministry is looking for the services of a proactive Executive Director to work in promotion, development, recruitment, training, fund raising, grant writing and relational expansion for Yokefellow Prison Ministry of NC (North Carolina) (for more information, visit http://yokefellowprisonministry.org/). Candidate should have project management, organizational and technological skills. The role will encompass the input of technical and detailed strategies for positive and measured outcomes in building a viable and lasting volunteer program in NC prisons. Liaison with clients, general office administration, duties and support where required will keep you challenged and busy. If you are a proactive, professional person and want to be part of a growing non-profit, this could be your next role.

Please email your confidential resume and cover letter to yokefellowprisonministrync@gmail.com.  You may telephone 336-724-9801 for more information.  Resumes and cover letters will be accepted through July 31, 2017.

Team Coordinator

Salud y Paz is a non-profit organization working in the Guatemalan highlands to promote health and education among the indigenous Mayan population.  We are currently seeking an organized, responsible, and enthusiastic individual to fill the role of team coordinator.  Duties include coordinating and hosting volunteer teams, financial record keeping, data collection, and marketing. S/he reports directly to the Director of Logistics and works closely with other volunteers and Guatemalan staff to fulfill duties.

Specific duties include:

  • Communication with team leaders to establish appropriate expectations and preferences regarding accommodations and service projects.
  • Communication with coworkers of preferences and details of upcoming service projects.
  • Maintains team schedule
  • Communicating with customs contact in Guatemala to insure teams easily enter the country
  • Recruits new teams based on the needs of Salud y Paz and the people it serves
  • Works closely with the medical coordinator for successful completion of surgery weeks. This may include but is not limited to: airport welcome, patient scheduling, set up, break down, etc.
  • Works closely with medical coordinator and coordinator of logistics to organize and schedule medical and dental teams.
  • Maintains impeccable financial records for all expenses.
  • Updates Facebook and other social media pages
  • Updates website
  • Interviews patients and team members for future stories.
  • Works with resource coordinator to complete newsletters
  • Takes quality photos to illustrate our story.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills/ requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic Computer proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Dropbox
  • Photography skills
  • Proficiency of photo editing program
  • Proficiency with social media sites and websites
  • Willingness to use own computer for work
  • Basic level of Spanish comprehension or a desire to learn
  • A small stipend is provided, but is intended to be accompanied by personal fundraising

Interested candidates should contact Katie at surgerycoordinator@saludypaz.org.

More information: http://www.saludypaz.org/team-coordinator-job-posting/

Medical Coordinator

Salud y Paz, a non-profit organization working on health and education in the Guatemalan highlands, is seeking a medical coordinator.  The ideal candidate will be a medical professional (RN, PA, pharmacist, surgery tech, etc.) with a willingness to be flexible, learn on the job and work with a Guatemalan staff and international volunteers.  Knowledge of Spanish is not a requirement but language school will be necessary once in country for a candidate that is not fluent.  Duties include coordinating details of surgical mission trips, hosting medical teams, data collection, health education, committee work, etc. Openness to a long-term (2 years) commitment is preferred.  A small stipend is provided to help offset living costs.  Interested candidates should contact Katie at surgerycoordinator@saludypaz.org.

Specific duties include:

  • Coordinate all details and preferences of surgery teams coming to serve with SyP
  • Host all surgery teams
  • Host most medical volunteers working in coordination with team coordinator
  • Coordinate clinic usage by other groups
  • Liaison to other partner organizations
  • Supervise community health education
  • Participate on medical/dental/surgical committee
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • General Computer skills with MS Word, Exel and Dropbox
  • Willingness to use own computer for work
  • Basic level of Spanish comprehension and desire to become proficient
  • Fundraise the rest of expenses (may be GBGM possibilities later)

This position has a small stipend allocated for living expenses and comes with a provided telephone.

More information: http://www.saludypaz.org/medical-coordinator-job-posting/

 

Connections Campus Pastor

Connections is a five year old satellite campus of First United Methodist Church in Paris, Texas.  It is a storefront with a contemporary worship service that is just across the street from Paris Junior College (may also be opportunities for Wesley Campus Ministry).  Paris is a county seat town of 25,000 people in a county of 50,000.  We are one hundred miles northeast of Dallas. Connections was launched as a way to reach people that wouldn’t ordinarily come to a traditional church and sanctuary like we have at our Downtown campus.

Responsibilities

Leadership

As part of FUMC’s staff our Connections campus pastor will be involved with decisions for both campuses and especially decisions about the direction of Connections.


Preaching

Prepare and deliver sermons weekly.  Must have preaching gifts.


Pastoral Care

Responsible for all pastoral care at our Connections campus and some for Downtown

Worship

As a part of the worship team, the campus pastor will be a part of developing and leading worship.

  • Weddings/Funerals
  • Congregational Care

Teaching

The pastor will take part in teaching opportunities throughout year

Relationship Building

A vital part of at being a pastor Connections is the ability to build relationships and invite people into deeper commitment and service.

Community Partnerships

We believe it is important to connect with our community and work with others to make Paris and Lamar County a place where friendships can be built and the hopeless can find hope and love.

One of the ways with do this is with our new partnership with CitySquare in Dallas.  We have just become a subsidiary and will be called CitySquare Paris.  CSP mission is to fight the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy and friendship.

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Alderman
  • Business Owners
  • Other pastors in the community

Qualifications

Driven to reach people for Jesus

UMC clergy or clergy candidate

Experience leading or serving a faith community

Strong interest in working with the poor

Spiritual maturity and vitality

Desire to be creative and start new things

Strong leadership and team building skills

Receptive to the needs of others and committed to building relationships

Creative mind and flexible work habits

Candidates with gifts for young adult ministry are encouraged to apply

 

Application Process

Interested North Texas Conference clergy and clergy candidates should contact their District Superintendent. If applicants are from outside the NTC and are under covenant or itineracy, they should seek approval from their District Superintendent or equivalent supervisor and send cover letter with verification of that supervisor’s approval (e.g., a letter from that supervisor or a copy of an email) and a resume to our senior pastor, Rob Spencer, at rccbs@swbell.net. Recent seminary graduates or current students are also encouraged to apply.

 

http://connectionsparis.org/

http://firstmethodistparis.org/

Director of Camping/Retreat and Discipleship Ministries

SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE is seeking a  DIRECTOR OF CAMP/RETREAT and DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRIES

Position Title: Director of Camp/Retreat and Discipleship Ministries

Classification: Full-Time; Exempt (Supervisory/Professional Staff)

Purpose: Working collaboratively with the mission/vision of the Susquehanna Annual Conference, Connectional Ministries, and other key leaders, this person will develop and implement a mission strategy for both Camp/Retreat Ministries and a discipleship ministry outreach for the Annual Conference and local churches.

Objective: The Director of Camp/Retreat and Discipleship Ministries will plan, organize, direct, evaluate, and supervise a comprehensive camp/retreat and discipleship ministry strategy that will assist the annual conference and local churches in their mission and vision to help congregations make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Accountability: The Director of Camp/Retreat and Discipleship Ministries is directly accountable to and works under the supervision and direction of the Director of Connectional Ministries, with additional accountability to the Camp/Retreat Board.
Primary Responsibilities:
1. Basic Functions for Camp/Retreat Ministries

A. Develop and implement a clear and comprehensive vision and mission strategy for Camp/Retreat Ministries that includes:
a. A promotional and growth plan so all four sites grow in their ministries, offering new and diverse camping/retreat opportunities so all participants can grow in their discipleship.
b. Donor and fund development moving toward financial stability and sustainability for each site.
c. Continue to work with and continue to develop significant partnerships and effective team relationships among the site directors/managers of the four camps.
d. Be visible, accessible and present in local congregations and other constituencies to develop and strengthen ongoing relationships with camps as well as create cooperative ministry together.
e. Work with the site directors/managers of the four sites to continue to develop diverse, culturally and generationally relevant camping and retreat programs.
f. Continue to maintain the highest standards of camping/retreat ministries and work toward camping/retreat accreditations.

2. Basic Functions for Discipleship Ministries

A. Develop and implement a clear and comprehensive vision and mission strategy for engaging local churches and individuals in becoming and growing in discipleship.
B. Work with conference leaders, pastors and congregational leaders so there are specific and significant opportunities for people to
a. grow in their discipleship
b. grow in their maturity in following Jesus Christ
c. transform their world and community because of their faith and outward faithful practice of discipleship
d. develop small groups and other avenues for Christian nurture, support, and outreach
C. Work with existing conference committees, structures, and local congregations to help develop innovative pathways for persons to grow in their faith.
D. Be visible, accessible, and present in local congregations to help them plan and implement intentional processes for persons to grow in their faith.
E. Knowledgeable about new and diverse faith development strategies so local churches have many ways to experience and grow in their faith.

Qualifications:

1. Experience and Background

a. Must be a committed disciple of Jesus Christ and active in a faith community
b. Proven ability in vision casting, ministry expansion, marketing, and fiscal responsibility
c. Proven experience in leading and managing change
d. Strong leadership and organizational skills
e. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

2. Education

a. Minimum undergraduate degree
b. At least five years of experience in Camp/Retreat and Discipleship Ministries or related ministries
c. Certification in Camp/Retreat Ministries or willingness to pursue certification and successfully complete it

3. Theological Understandings

a. Demonstrates an active faith with a Christian faith community and call to this ministry
b. Willingness and ability to support the vision, mission, core values, and polity of the United Methodist Church and the Susquehanna Conference.
c. Strong knowledge of the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church
d. Be committed to and supportive of the diversity of theological positions within the United Methodist Church
e. Be open to all persons participating in the Camp/Retreat and Discipleship Ministries of the annual conference and its local congregations

4. Other Essential Functions

a. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a team to implement the work of the annual conference
b. Ability and commitment to work weekends and evening hours
c. Willingness to travel both within and beyond the Susquehanna Annual Conference
d. Ability to work with and support volunteers
e. Willingness and ability to work with and through existing structures of the United Methodist Church
f. Must have or be willing to submit to required background checks

PLEASE SEND RESUME AND/OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT TOM SALSGIVER, DIRECTOR OF CONNECTIONAL MINISTRIES AT: 303 MULBERRY DRIVE, MECHANICSBURG, PA 17050; TSALSGIVER@SUSUMC.ORG; 717.766.7441
DEADLINE IS JUNE 30, 2017

Minister to Children and Families

Mill Grove United Methodist Church (Indian Trail, NC) is seeking a Minister to Children and Families

Mill Grove United Methodist Church is seeking a full time Minister to Children and Families. This is an excellent opportunity for a leader who desires to build a quality children’s ministry from the ground up.

Reporting Line

The minister to Children and Families reports to the Lead Pastor

Position Description

The Minister to Children and Families is a full-time staff leadership position. Responsibilities for the position include providing vision, program coordination, and direction to staff and volunteers whose mission is to create and implement a strong Christian education program to develop fully committed followers of Jesus Christ. For additional information and specific responsibilities please refer to the attached position description.

Character Overview

The Minister to Children and Families at Mill Grove UMC shall be a person of genuine and deepening Christian character, willing to grow as a loyal participant of the ministry team, able to work well and communicate with others, act as a role model in and outside of the church, and to develop and nurture relationships and trust with children, families, and volunteers in a growing congregation.

About Mill Grove United Methodist Church

Mill Grove is a thriving church that has experienced substantial growth over the last 15 years. The church serves two campuses located in Indian Trail NC.  Indian Trail is a flourishing community with a well-balanced ratio of ages with many families with school age children.

The church has a recently renovated and modern Christian education wing that is shared with a weekday pre-school that serves students from ages 2-TK. The facility is up to code for all children’s safety requirements and safe sanctuary procedures are currently being implemented.

Position Requirements

  • A commitment to Jesus Christ
  • A passion for helping children and families embrace the Christian faith.
  • Ability and passion to plan, develop, and manage children and family ministry programs
  • Formal biblical and theology training
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Experience with volunteer recruitment and training
  • Experience with Christian education curriculum

Salary

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and education

To Apply:

Email your cover letter, resume, and references to spprc@millgrove.org , including your children and family ministry philosophy and salary requirement.