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Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC, USA (MCCDC) is seeking a full time Minister of Worship Arts.

 Minister of Worship Arts
Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, D.C., USA

 

The Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, D.C. (MCCDC) is celebrating over 40 years as a Christian Church with a special ministry to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered community. MCCDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a drug and alcohol free workplace.

Position Overview:

This position provides worship, programming and celebration leadership for MCCDC’s dynamic and growing congregation.  As Minister of Worship Arts, the incumbent oversees all activities related to worship arts.  Currently there are two Sunday worship services at 9 AM and 11 AM, a Spanish Speaking Service at 6 PM on the last Saturday of each month.

Reports to:

Senior Pastor

Reported to by:

Paid musicians

Primary Goals:

Work within the guidelines and vision of the Senior Pastor for the body of Christ, in an effort to create and implement a music program that enlivens, enriches and enhances the overall worship experience for the congregation that will ultimately empower and change lives!

The worship style is blended with an emphasis on gospel, providing worship connection opportunities for a very broad range of people. In addition to gospel, The Minister of Worship Arts should be well versed in and capable of providing a variety of musical and worshipping styles from well-known hymnody to contemporary. He/she should also be able to provide inspirational and healthy leadership to ministry volunteers as well as work well in teams and small groups.

Remain in open communication with the senior Pastor or his/her representative to ensure that the Worship Arts Ministry is in good alignment with the overall direction and vision plan for the growth of the congregation.

To monitor musical trends in sacred music and seek to balance these trends with the overall vision and need of the congregation.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide technical training, spiritual leadership, support and supervision for all Worship Arts Ministry groups as needed. Including but not limited to:  9 a.m. Praise Choir, Praise Team, Ensembles, Eclectic Praise, Joyful Strings, song leaders, soloists, organist, pianists, bass player,  percussionist and Moving Spirit (liturgical dancers).

A. This includes but is not limited to the following tasks and duties 

  1. Weekly staff planning meeting
  2. Regular rehearsals and additional rehearsals as needed in preparation for Sunday morning service and all other worship services as needed (including but not limited funerals/memorial services)
  3. Workshops
  4. Annual retreats
  5. One on one solo vocal coaching sessions as needed
  6. One on one vocal coaching sessions with song leaders as needed
  7. One on one training sessions with organist and pianists as needed
  8. Voice Classes as needed for choirs and ensembles
  9. Various team building activities such as choir administrative and section leader training
  10. Seek opportunities for on-going personal musical growth and development

 B. Annual Events – requiring research, coordination and planning

  1. Annual Christmas Concert
  2. Annual Black History Month Concert – February
  3. Annual Summer Concert – August
  4. Palm Sunday and Easter

C. Provide Technical Leadership, Spiritual Direction and Creative Programming to the                James T. Wilder Theater Ministry (Currently Inactive)

D.  Manage Music Ministry Budget

E.  Hire and Train Additional Musicians as Needed

F.  Keep all music Licensing (CCLI and others as needed), current

Secondary Duties/Responsibilities

A.  Provide MCC Fellowship Support Services as needed (conferences, workshops, etc.).

B. Increase MCCDC Visibility for reaching out to the community and reaching in to the congregation. Provide general choir growth and performance opportunity and advancement as appropriate within the LGBTQIA community and beyond.

C. Working with the Board of Directors and Stewardship Team to coordinate fundraising for ongoing programming and development of MCCDC and the Worship Arts Ministry.

D. Provide support to other staff, ministry leaders, board members and congregation as needed.

E.  Recognize special events and times in the life of the congregation such as but not limited to Church Anniversary, National Holidays, additional worship, and respond accordingly (at Pastor’s direction).

F.  Provide appropriate music and or leadership as needed for miscellaneous services, ceremonies and special occasions as needed.

Compensation/Benefits:

  1. Up to 40 hours per week, compensation and work schedule are negotiable.
  2. Benefit package includes health and life insurance, paid leave and holidays.  Retirement benefits may be provided after one year of service.

For more information please contact the Senior Pastor Reverend Dwayne Johnson at RevDwayne@mccdc.com and Rev Cathy Alexander at RevCathy@mccdc.com or call 202-638-7373 extension 802.

VALLEY MINISTRIES MCC Director of Congregational Life

vmWe are currently accepting resumes/applications for the position of Director of Congregational Life. Deadline for filing is January 10, 2014

 Job Summary

 Church

Valley Ministries Metropolitan Community Church
4118 Coronado Ave.
Stockton, CA 95204
209-810-9500

 Job Type

This is currently a part-time position with the potential of becoming full time as church growth and objectives are obtained.

 Qualifications

Musical ability to direct and oversee worship band, worship team, media for worship

Minimum education: an Associate’s Degree (or equivalent) and knowledge of the Bible, Christian teachings and principles.

Experience: planning and presenting programs and/or events.

(Some appropriate combination of the above education, knowledge and experience)

 Special Requirements

This position is required to work some evenings and weekends.

The person hired for this position will be expected to become a member of Valley Ministries MCC.

 About the Job

 Description

Valley Ministries Metropolitan Community Church is a Bible based, Christ centered church. We are an all inclusive church ministering particularly to the LGBTQI community. Our mission statement is: “Valley Ministries is a church alive which exists to communicate God’s love, to celebrate God and accept all people in order to encourage maturity in Christ, empowering people to share God’s love.”

 Purpose

To develop, coordinate and execute programs and ministry events, for all ages, that will introduce Valley Ministries to those in the community seeking a spiritual home, a caring refuge or simply a safe place to go to be with others. To provide programs that:

  • To direct and develop musical aspects of worship working with the senior pastor
  • Promote spiritual growth
  • Increase membership
  • Offer social events as entry points to church membership
  • Continue to enrich all in the congregation from the time they enter as a first time visitor until the time they depart.

 This position will report directly to the Senior Pastor.

 Examples of Responsibilities

  • To create a spiritual path, through programming, that will fit most of the needs of an individual regardless of background, spiritual maturity, etc.
  • To prepare and present programs for all ages, to include adults, young adults, teens and children.
  • To attend staff meetings.
  • To assist in the examination of the programs offered for Youth
  •  To assist senior pastor with on-going programs of the church

 Examples of Skills and Abilities

Ability to treat all individuals with respect and dignity.

Ability to build friendly, honest and professional relationships with staff and congregation.

Ability to organize a variety of programs for a variety of ages.

Ability to operate a personal computer using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Ability to clearly communicate, both verbally and in written form.

Ability to deal effectively with the public at large.

Knowledge of email, SKYPE, online teaching software, etc.

Ability to represent Valley Ministries MCC and its mission to community groups and organizations.

 Salary

Annual salary range is $14,000–$16,000, negotiable and commensurate with education and experience. There are no benefits allotted to this position at this time. (Contract options are also negotiable.)

 To learn more about Valley Ministries MCC, visit our website at: www.valleyministries.com

 Submit resume and Supplemental Questionnaire to

Programming and Volunteer Development Director – Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis

Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis

Job Description

 

Job Title: Programming and Volunteer Development Director

Status: Full-time

Salary: $38,000.00 per annum plus benefits

Department: Pastoral Staff

Reports To: Senior Pastor                                           

Date of Employment: Mid-September to early October, with flexibility for the right candidate

SUMMARY: Our Programming and Volunteer Development Director will play a key role in helping us further develop our community’s programming, structures, leadership training and culture of collaboration.  This is a great opportunity for someone who is gifted in mentoring leaders and has an excellent understanding of church systems, size congruence, strategic planning and larger church community.   If you have a heart for empowering people, a creative spirit and the programming, pastoral and managerial skills to equip a dynamic community to ‘be MCC’, we would love to hear from you. This is an ideal position for Clergy or Lay applicants with the vocational calling and training to grow communities spiritually and release missional vitality.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage our transition to a Program-size structure; Programming Launch Group convener and strategy mentor; Schedule and communicate program offerings; Support ministry collaboratives; Leadership mentoring, training and support; Children and Youth Education Liaison; Younger member engagement and empowerment; Create systems for volunteer development.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 years of professional ministry experience in a Program- or Corporate-size church – Required
  • Excellent administrator and communicator – Required
  • Professional experience in leadership training and team building (ie. church, corporate or not-for-profit) – Required
  • Proficient in spiritual education and curriculum development – Required
  • Ability to plan strategically and develop systems – Required
  • Professional pastoral care training- Desired
  • Working knowledge of Internet and A/V technologies – Desired
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage volunteers – Desired
  • Conflict transformation training – Desired

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience; M. Div. preferred

EXPERIENCE:

3-5 years of professional ministry experience. May include internship.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Driver’s License and Car

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Flexible schedule as required, primarily Sun-Thurs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  MCCGSL is a not-for-profit, inclusive faith organization and 501(c)3 organization with a mission for social engagement, human rights advocacy and spiritual development. We have a membership of 330 and network with a much larger community. We affirm and embrace people of all sexual orientations, genders, abilities, and cultures. We have a large, multi-purpose building and parking lot on South Broadway in Soulard, St. Louis. WiFi is available. Non-smoking. You will have free off-street parking, secure building entrance and comprehensive security system, and secure office space with necessary computer equipment and software provided. We currently employ three full-time and four part- time staff members.

TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter, resume and three recent professional references to Rev. Pressley Sutherland at revpressley@mccgsl.org. The successful applicant will be required to submit a current Criminal Background Report before employment.

Community Chaplain – Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis

Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis

Job Description

 

Job Title: Community Chaplain

Status: Part-time

Salary: $15,000.00 per annum, 20 hrs. per week

Department: Pastoral Staff

Reports To: Senior Pastor                                                           

Date of Employment: September 15, 2013 with flexibility for the right candidate

SUMMARY: This is an ideal position for anyone looking to share their gifts for spiritual companioning in a progressive and inclusive church. We are creating a position for a chaplain to train and support our volunteer congregational care team and prayer partners, and who will become a trusted pastoral presence within the communities we serve. A key part of this role is to manage the church’s pastoral care needs with professionalism, wisdom and sensitivity. We also hope that our chaplain will be a gifted spiritual director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Field pastoral care requests and needs; Mentor, train and support our Congregational Care Ministry Team; Provide Sunday care support around services; Staff liaison for Holy Union, marriage, funeral, and baptism requests; Offer Spiritual Direction as capacities allow, including spiritual retreats and sessions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professional vocational chaplaincy or pastoral training and experience – Required
  • Ordained and licensed clergyperson or equivalent professional qualifications and training – Required
  • Excellent spiritual discernment, listening skills and pastoral gifts – Required
  • Ability to mentor, train, supervise and develop volunteer care ministers – Required
  • A commitment to self-care and healthy professional boundaries– Required
  • Ability to support and partner with other Staff or counseling professionals when circles of care or interventions are necessary. – Required
  • Training and experience in spiritual direction or companioning –Desired
  • A heart for working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning, and Affirming Heterosexual people, including our families, children and wider networks – Essential

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a related field; Master of Divinity preferred

Documented CPE units

EXPERIENCE:

3-5 years of professional chaplaincy or pastoral experience.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Driver’s License and Car

Ability to sustain emotionally stressful situations

Flexible schedule as required, primarily Sun-Thurs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  MCCGSL is a not-for-profit, inclusive faith organization and 501(c)3 entity with a mission for social engagement, human rights advocacy and spiritual development. We affirm and embrace people of all sexual orientations, genders, abilities, and cultures. We have a large, multi-purpose building and parking lot on South Broadway in Soulard, St. Louis, MO. WiFi is available. Non-smoking. You will have free off-street parking, secure building entrance and comprehensive security system, and secure office space with necessary computer equipment and software provided. You would be joining a staff of six other full- and part-time employees.

TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter, resume and three recent professional references to Rev. Pressley Sutherland at . The successful applicant will be required to submit a current Criminal Background Report before employment.

Executive Pastor – MCC Toronto

Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCC Toronto) has an extraordinary opportunity for an ordained Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) clergy with an interest in social justice issues and serving in a progressive spiritual community.

MCC Toronto, established in 1973, is a progressive spiritual community, rooted in Christianity and originally founded to serve the needs of the LGBT community. Today our congregation is diverse: our heterosexual community has grown significantly; over 30 ethnic backgrounds are represented; over 20 countries reported as a place of birth; more than 20 different languages are spoken and we are home to a wide range of faith backgrounds, including individuals with no previous church history. On average, 600 people attend our worship services every Sunday. For people facing life’s challenges, a wide range of programs and support groups are offered. MCC Toronto also offers classes, seminars, retreats and workshops for spiritual and personal growth. MCC Toronto’s vision is to be a Bridge. We believe in the core values of Spirituality, Diversity and Advocacy.

Our rich and successful history of social justice has given us a unique position in Toronto, in Canada, and increasingly in the world. We led the battle for same-sex marriage in 2001. In August of 2011, we were invited to officiate at the state funeral of Jack Layton, a senior Canadian statesman, affirming our position as a progressive, inclusive faith community that is becoming a beacon for change in the world. Historically, our recent growth is unparalleled and we are seeking an Executive Pastor to work with our passionate and committed team of staff and volunteers. Reporting to the Senior Pastor, this position will further advance the vibrant paths of spiritual growth at MCC Toronto.
Areas of Responsibility:

  • creating and connecting all programs associated with our congregational ministries: worship, religious education, pastoral care, evangelism, stewardship and social justice
  • in collaboration with the Senior Pastor, identifying and implementing a wider range of innovative worship approaches
  • actively modeling the beliefs and values of the church in relationships with staff, volunteers and congregants
  • actively participating in building a culture that reflects the beliefs and values of MCC Toronto
  • acting in a spiritual leadership capacity, helping the congregation to engage meaningfully with the mission and vision of the Church

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • achieved ordination as clergy within the UFMCC (or eligible and willing to achieve ordination with UFMCC)
  • at least 3 years of executive management experience at a mid to large size church
  • proven record of building effective and efficient congregational systems
  • highly collaborative, with the ability to work in cooperative environments
  • exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • demonstrated ability to motivate and support volunteers and staff

This is a tremendous opportunity to join an organization that plays a unique role in the local community, is passionate about its growing value to the world and helps individuals achieve their spiritual development goals. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Please send resume with cover letter stating salary expectations no later than Tuesday September 10, 2013.

Business and Operations Manager – MCC of Greater Saint Louis

Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis

Job Description

 

Job Title: Business and Operations Manager

Status: Full-time

Salary: $35,000.00 per annum plus benefits

Department: Administration

Reports To: Senior Pastor

FLSA Status: Exempt                                      

Date of Employment: September 1, 2013 with flexibility for the right candidate

 

 

SUMMARY: This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a mind for business and financials and a heart for inclusion and justice. Our Business and Operations Manager will be at the center of our growing organization, managing our finances, budget and cash flow while leading us to make the most of our business planning and assets, particularly our facilities. We are looking for someone who is excellent with details, reports and numbers; possesses good people skills; and is entrepreneurial.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Budget Management: Payroll, Financials, Expenditures authorization, Assist annual external audit; Building Management: Rentals and maintenance, Strategic planning, marketing and networking;  HR Generalist: Employee contracts and benefits knowledge.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellence with accounting software, reports and procedures – Required
  • Ability to drive a strategic business plan – Required
  • Excellent attention to detail in business management – Required
  • Ability to self-manage and set and meet deadlines – Required
  • Proficient at working with other staff, volunteers and sub-contractors– Required
  • Manage payroll and employee benefits – Required
  • IT and social media marketing proficiency – Desired
  • Experience in facilities management – Desired

 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or comparable experience

 

EXPERIENCE:

3-5 years of Business or Not-for-profit Management experience

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Driver’s License and Car

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Flexible schedule as required, primarily Sun-Thurs.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  MCCGSL is a not-for-profit, inclusive faith organization and 501(c)3 entity with a mission for social engagement, human rights advocacy and spirituality. We affirm and embrace people of all sexual orientations, genders, abilities, and cultures. We have a large, multi-purpose building and parking lot on South Broadway in Soulard with excellent potential to develop into an income generating facility. WiFi is available. Non-smoking. You will have free off-street parking, secure building entrance and comprehensive security system, and secure office space with necessary computer equipment and software provided.

TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter, resume and three recent professional references to Rev. Pressley Sutherland at by Wednesday August 21. The successful applicant will be required to submit a current Criminal Background Report before employment.

Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church – Director of Operations

Position Description and Purpose

Reports to:             Senior Pastor

Supervises:            All Operation Staff and Volunteer Team Leads

Part of:                   Executive Team

Revised:                 May 7, 2013

Job Summary: The Director of Operations has primary responsibility for the planning, development, and implementation of the Operation ministry of the church. The Director of Operations serves as the primary point of contact and accountability for finance, facilities, campus development, risk management, information technology, human resources, and office management issues.

Essential Functions:

  • Proactively communicate, support and fulfill the mission, vision, core values, purposes and goals of the church.
  • Directs all functions of financial management, including accounting, to assure full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as well as generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Manages cash-flow and assets in accordance with the budget and other policies as established by the Board of Directors and the direction of the Senior Pastor.
  • Assures preparation of timely financial reports, including an annual independent audit, in accordance with policies established by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for monitoring all bank accounts and depositing funds in the banks and responsible for monitoring all accounts receivables and payables for timely receipt and payment.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate donor records and for preparing information to be incorporated into regular pledge statements and annual giving reports.
  • Assists individuals with stock, mutual fund and other gifts beyond the offerings generated through weekly services.
  • Assists Treasurer of the Board with budget preparation including performing revenue/cost projections and reviewing department budget submissions.
  • Responsible for completing government filings including tax returns, bingo operations, non-profit reports.
  • Directs all functions of human resource management to assure full compliance with all applicable laws as well as the policies established by the Board of Directors and the direction of the Senior Pastor.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Senior Pastor for stewardship campaign efforts.
  • Develop follow-up strategies in order to motivate and inform those who have made pledges, as well as to secure new pledges.
  • Develop, implement and maintain procedures whereby all fund donors will be adequately thanked.
  • Work with the Senior Pastor and Facilities Staff to insure that the facilities and grounds are kept in “newness” condition through systems of cleaning, maintenance and improvements and ensure that a regular preventative maintenance program for facility and grounds is established and followed.
  • Assure the safety and environmental excellence of the facilities.
  • Establish procedures (i.e. forms) for maintenance requests.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships for facility issues.
  • Serve as liaison to City of Houston or any other governmental agencies regarding property, right-of-ways, easements or any other concern that arises. Build and maintain relationships with these key leaders.
  • Maintain asset inventory list for Treasurer and update as needed.
  • Maintain files on all equipment with such information as user guides, warranty information, manual, purchase information, etc.
  • Manages the inventory and availability of office supplies and equipment.
  • Oversee program events assuring safe processes are followed.
  • Utilize established ministry priorities to handle facility scheduling.
  • Develop systems to inform staff and others of facility schedule.
  • Facilitate those who schedule use of rooms: determining room set-up and equipment (i.e. tables, chairs) needs, enforcing procedures for room use, etc.
  • Work with and for the Senior Pastor to determine strategies for facility or property expansion.
  • Participate in Building Committee meetings.
  • Think creatively and give direction regarding future computer hardware and/or software needs.
  • Give direction to Resurrection’s facility systems development (i.e. voice mail, satellite, in-house broadband, data networking).
  • Responsible for managing all telephone accounts and the church’s telephone system.
  • Maintain an accurate and reliable data base of all volunteers, members, friends, and vendor relations that enable tracking of attendance, giving, service, and finances.
  • Oversee the administration of all church insurance policies including property, liability, workers’ compensation and key man plans.
  • Directs implementation of a program for risk management that includes annual review and reporting in accordance with all applicable laws and the policies established by the Board of Directors.
  • Shepherd the growth of the Operations ministry through intentional recruitment, delegation, mentoring, and coaching. Strengthen communication and collaboration among and between various ministries
  • Provide direct leadership to the Operations ministries if leadership is vacant or as needed support current leaders through administration and training, and mentoring their work as teams within the department.
  • Pursues opportunities for fund raising and outreach where possible.
  • Prepare annual ministry plan and budget request for Operations ministries and submit to the Senior Pastor for presentation to the Board of Directors.
  • Make recommendations to the Senior Pastor regarding Operations personnel; including hiring, review, salary, professional growth, and termination. Act as first line supervisor for all paid Operations ministry personnel. In conjunction with the Senior Pastor, conduct a yearly review of all department related personnel.
  • Act as a liaison for the church with denominational and interdenominational groups and other public appearances as necessary.
  • Review all communications related to the Operations ministries and forward it to the Executive Team for approval of release. Advertise staffing needs, volunteer opportunities, and special events in various publications.
  • Adhere to all Resurrection MCC Policies. Identify, define, and communicate operating procedures. The OP’s should be forwarded to the Executive Pastor for approval before they become effective.

Other Responsibilities

  1. Participate in the meetings and processes of the Executive Team.
  2. Lead the meetings and process of the Operation teams.
  3. Participates in general staff and congregational meetings or events as scheduled.
  4. Continue professional growth in a leadership role of finance, fundraising, audit, maintenance, facilities, information technologies, database, and office management.
  5. Participate in training and practices to effectively equip and support the involvement of volunteers in the functions of congregational life.
  6. Participate in training and practices to effectively use teams where applicable.
  7. Participate in development and training to increase personal effectiveness through core competencies.
  8. Perform any other duties assigned by the Senior Pastor.

 Core Competencies

  1. Trust and Integrity: Acts and speaks in ways that are direct and truthful; keeps confidences ; admits mistakes; is accountable for commitments and promises; is reliable and responsible to complete work in a timely and consistent manner; adheres to high ethical standards as well as the core values of the church.
  2. Interpersonal Relationships: Interacts well with others; builds constructive relationships; demonstrates good communication skills; gives and receives candid feedback; is open to different viewpoints; shows respect for others; maintains appropriate boundaries in both personal and professional relationships; collaborates on joint projects and decisions; uses diplomacy and tact; willing to work in a team context when needed.
  3. Valuing Diversity: Values diverse perspectives; participates in diversity training opportunities;  shows sensitivity to individual differences; treats others fairly and with respect without regard to race, sex, color, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation; recognizes differences as opportunities to learn and gain by working together; values and encourages unique skills and talents; seeks and considers diverse perspectives and ideas.
  4. Flexibility and Change: Understands the dynamics of change; remains open-minded and changes opinions on the basis of new information; adapts to change and different ways of doing things quickly and positively; manages transitions from task to task effectively; adapts to varying needs of those served.
  5. Management of Self:  Expands self-awareness through ongoing self-reflection; manages own emotions well; nurtures knowledge and skills actively through continuous learning; diversifies life interests with balance between the professional and private; engages in efforts to optimize personal health and well-being.
  6. Managing Purpose and Vision: Understands the culture and values of this church; articulates and supports its mission and direction; communicates a compelling and inspired sense of how individuals contribute to this church’s purpose and vision.
  7. Management Processes:  Can establish annual work plans with goals, objectives and timelines; organizes resources – people, funding, material and support – to get things done; manages within established budgets; equips and empowers employees and volunteers who implement work plans; understands and supervises through a performance management cycle that encourages the success and growth of those supervised; engages in feedback with volunteers and offers appreciation and recognition; inspires leadership development in both staff and volunteers; evaluates achievement of goals and objectives
  8. Team Leadership: Is aware of the dynamics and disciplines of real teams; Establishes effective team structures; manages and guides group efforts; tracks team progress, adequately anticipates roadblocks, and changes course as needed to achieve team goals; provides appropriate feedback concerning group and individual performance, including areas for improvement.
  9. Conflict Management: Steps up to conflicts seeing them as opportunities. Addresses conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disputes or disagreements occur; helps others resolve conflicts by providing impartial mediation when needed.
  10. Communication: Writes and speaks effectively, using standards proper to the situation; states own opinions clearly and concisely; demonstrates openness and honesty; listens well during meetings and feedback sessions; explains reasoning behind own opinions; asks others for their opinions and feedback; engages stakeholders at an appropriate level of decision making; asks questions to ensure understanding; exercises a professional approach with others using all appropriate tools of communication; uses consideration and tact when offering opinions
  11. Executive Leadership:  Has the willingness and ability to develop focus on the larger view of the church rather than just one’s own area of functional or operational responsibility.  Can think, reflect, conceptualize and converse on issues of strategic significance to the future of the church. Interacts well with other executive leaders in strategic and operational planning and in ongoing processes of leading change.
  12. Program Direction: Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the management of programs and projects, including planning, organizing, staffing, direction and evaluation; is comfortable with and capable of assuring develop of annual goals and objectives for each program; effectively works with program staff and volunteers to plan and implement programs; is knowledgeable and capable of managing the budget and resources of the annual work plan. Is proficient in use of database software to support program management.
  13. Knowledge-Technical and Professional (Finance & Administration): Demonstrates knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, applicable laws related to human resources, taxes and regulation of charities; shows knowledge and proficiency in the functions of finance, administration, information technology, and risk management.

 Preferred Qualifications

  1. College graduate and/or equivalent work history.
  2. Two years experience in a management/supervisory position.
  3. Ability to deal effectively with the public at large and be a “face” of Resurrection’s mission, vision, and values is required.
  4. Knowledge of the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer community.
  5. Practices Christian faith and knowledgeable of faith community dynamics.
  6. Acceptable background checks for criminal and credit history are required.

Conditions of Employment:

Basics:           Resurrection MCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Work Week:   Position is a professional role with a salary (exempt employee) and the work week is based on the function.  Minimum of forty (40) hours per week would be required.

 

Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave:    As provided in the Resurrection Employee Manual.

 

Salary:            As recommended by the Senior Pastor and approved by the Board of Directors.

Benefits:        The church shall provide the following benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Other insurance policies as approved by the Congregation.

 

Probationary Period: Three (3) months initial probation. After the initial probationary period, the individual will be evaluated annually.

Director of Communications & Technology – LifeJourney MCC, Indianapolis

One of MCC’s largest congregations, LifeJourney Church, is seeking a full-time Director of Communications & Technology. We are a Christ-centered, Bible-focused, radically-inclusive congregation of 400 people who celebrate diversity and encourage independent thought. We label ourselves as “Emergent” and “Progressive Evangelical.” (More info on our web site,www.LifeJourneyChurch.cc.) We are seeking someone who is passionate about Jesus, passionate about developing and executing dynamic communications strategies that will better connect our congregation and better project our message of grace and hope, and passionate about supporting technical excellence in worship through media, sound, lighting, etc.  For a full position description, go to: http://LifeJourneyChurch.cc/news/archives/2513.

 

Program Director – MCC Richmond

MCC Richmond, for 34 years a key part of the global MCC movement serving central Virginia, seeks the right person to become Program Director.

This is a half-time position, working with the Pastor and ministry leaders to develop, sustain, and grow effective ministry programs serving church members and friends as well as those in the larger community. There is opportunity for this to grow into a full-time position with church growth.

Demonstrated experience in program and leadership development, preferably (at least in part) in church or non-profit settings, and good communication skills, required. Salary range, $13-15K, depending on experience and education.

Send letter of interest and resume, or inquiries, to Rev. Dr. Robin H. Gorsline, Pastor  No phone please.

MetropolitanCommunityChurch of Richmond

2501 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA23220

www.MCCRichmond.org

Church Administrator – Spirit of Hope MCC – Kansas City, MO

Spirit of Hope Metropolitan Community Church in Kansas City, Missouri is seeking candidates for a Church Administrator.  We are a 150 member congregation with 40+ years’ affiliation with the denomination.  We are looking for an individual with the drive and motivation to facilitate, supervise and provide leadership for the day-to-day operations of the church.  This individual will assume administrative responsibilities for the church, including data maintenance and basic bookkeeping functions, as well as provide support and assistance to the Senior Pastor and Board of Directors with community outreach and communications.  Appropriate candidates will have prior experience in an administrative field, preferably in a church setting.  Candidates should also have prior experience with managing, motivating, and leading other team members.  This is a full-time exempt position, and the individual should specifically be available for work on Sundays.  A complete job description is available upon request.  Interested candidates should make inquiries and submit a resume (including salary expectations and references) to .