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Resource Development Specialist

Job Title: Resource Development Specialist
Department: Office of Church Life and Health
Reports To: Director of the Office of Church Life and Health
FLSA Status: Exempt: Half-time (18.75 hours per week), Band II        Non-Exempt
Prepared By: Rev. Tony Freeman
Prepared Date: 9 March 2015
Approved By:  
Approved Date:  

Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements

Job Summary Research, develop, and distribute resources relevant to strengthening and supporting MCC churches and ministries
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Director to identify, create, develop, and distribute relevant resources for strengthening and supporting MCC congregations
  • Develop, prepare and implement learning opportunities and resources to strengthen and support MCC congregations
  • Provide creative and administrative support for content and logistics for onsite learning opportunities presented by OCLH staff and designated facilitators (i.e. workshops, seminars, summits, etc.)
  • Organize and implement the development of an “open source” (wiki) site for local church resources, including ongoing quality control and site management
  • Provide oversight and quality control for OCLH resources, including webinars and online learning center content
Marginal Duties Other duties may be assigned, based on workload and specific skills of the Resource Specialist.
Supervisory Responsibilities  

Qualifications – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education And/Or Experience An advanced degree. Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in the development of church-related resources.
Language, Mathematical, And/Or Reasoning Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as strategic plans, spreadsheets, budgets, contracts, policy manuals, and church by-laws. Ability to write and edit reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before small and large groups.

Ability to speak effectively to clergy, congregants, MCC employees, office directors, elders, members of the governing board, and external contractors/clients.

Ability to independently organize time and meet job deadlines. Ability to assist Director in meeting deadlines.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to communicate in a high pressure environment.

Ability to work effectively within a diverse multicultural environment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will need to complete the majority of tasks on a computer (PC or Mac). The employee will also need to be able to access internet in a home office. Vision abilities include vision needed to work on a computer, read typed and handwritten notes, received email and messages, access Microsoft Office software (software provided) Facebook, Skype, Adobe Connect, Constant Contact and Google Drive.

In performance of the duties of this job, the employee may be required to travel occasionally, drive a motor vehicle, and communicate using telephone, email and other systems of communications as needed (i.e. Skype).

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will work from a home office the majority of 20 hours each week. Compensation for mileage is not included in the salary.

Skills Required
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Google docs, Google drive, Adobe Connect, Constant Contact
  • Social media skills
  • Customer service skills
Desirable Skills
  • Knowledge of MCC
  • Knowledge of trends and pertinent current information related to strengthening and supporting congregations
  • Knowledge of church size theory
Personal Characteristics
  • Team Player
  • Creativity
  • Learner
  • Able to keep confidences
  • Oral and Written communications skills
  • High integrity
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to research, assimilate, and synthesize large quantities of information
Other Important Information
  • Part time, 18.75 hours per week
  • Location: home office, with occasional travel
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Response needed by: 25 March 2015
  • Please submit resume and cover letter to: Linda@MCCchurch.net



 

Associate Director of the Office of Church Life and Health

Job Title: Associate Director of the Office of Church Life and Health
Department: Office of Church Life and Health
Reports To: Director of the Office of Church Life and Health
FLSA Status: Exempt: Full-Time, Band II                      Non-Exempt
Prepared By: Rev. Tony Freeman
Prepared Date: 9 March 2015
Approved By:  
Approved Date:  
Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements
Job Summary Assist the Director of the Office of Church Life and Health to strengthen and support MCC churches
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee and provide leadership for all OCLH Transitional Ministries, including Interim Ministry and Pastoral Search
  • Provide supervision, training, coaching, recruiting and retention strategies, education, evaluation for Intentional Interim Pastors
  • Work closely with the Director to:
    • Evaluate and implement strategies for conflict resolution/interventions and in promoting congregational wellness
    • Develop, implement, and evaluate strategies and objectives to strengthen and support MCC congregations
    • Develop, prepare and implement learning opportunities and resources to strengthen and support MCC congregations
Marginal Duties Other duties may be assigned, based on work load and specific skills of the Associate Director
Supervisory Responsibilities Intentional Interim Pastors and Mentors, and Volunteers and Teams
Qualifications – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education And/Or Experience An advanced degree (minimum). Active, credentialed, MCC Clergy with at least 10 years successful experience in both pastoral and interim ministry. Experience in the development and presentation of workshops, seminars and trainings; experience in conflict resolution and interventions; experience in supervising, motivating, and retaining volunteers and staff.
Written, Verbal, Interpersonal Communication, Language, Mathematical and Reasoning Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as strategic plans, spreadsheets, budgets, contracts, policy manuals, and church by-laws. Ability to write and edit reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before small and large groups.

Ability to independently organize time and meet job deadlines. Ability to assist Director in meeting deadlines.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to communicate in a high pressure environment.

Ability to work effectively within a diverse multicultural environment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

In performance of the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel frequently, drive a motor vehicle, and communicate using telephone, email, messaging, and other systems of communications as needed (i.e. Skype).

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will work from a home office for the majority of the 37.5 hours each week.

Skills Required
  • Organizational development expertise
  • Evidence of innovative programmatic development skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to MCC Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  • Demonstrated commitment to MCC values around diversity and inclusion, including cross-cultural sensitivity
  • A thorough understanding of the MCC By-laws and governance (denominational and local)
  • Commitment to keeping current on development and trends in the field of transitional ministry; practices continuing education
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with multi-lingual proficiency a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Google docs, Google drive
  • Social media skills
Desirable Skills
  • Spiritual maturity, able to provide spiritual leadership
  • Team player
  • Flexibility
  • Customer service focus and responsiveness to church leaders
  • Experienced at public speaking and/or preaching
  • Basic competency with budget and financial reports
Personal Characteristics
  • Team Player
  • Able to keep confidences
  • Oral and Written communications skills
  • High integrity
  • Flexibility
Other Important Information
  • Work location: flexible
  • Relocation package is not available
  • The individual holding this position will be subject to the MCC Clergy Code of Conduct
  • Response needed by: 25 March 2015
  • Please submit resume and cover letter to: Linda@MCCchurch.net

 

 

MCC General Conference Music Leader/Music Leader Assistant

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The Music Leader Assistant will aid the Music Leader in the activities list above. It is our hope that the person serving as the Music Leader Assistant will serve as the Music Leader for GC 2019.

Apply Now! Please send resume highlighting music experience, 3 references, and a cover letter to Linda Brenner-Beckstead, Assistant to the Moderator, at Linda@MCCchurch.net.

Questions? Contact Linda or conferences@MCCchurch.net.

Resumes are due by January 31st.

Both the Music Leader and Music Leader Assistant will be asked to attend our first face-to-face meeting in Victoria, B.C., 10-14 March.

Online Learning Center Programming Coordinator – 1 Year Contractor Position

The MCC Office of Formation and Leadership Development (OFLD) is seeking an Online Learning Center Programming Coordinator for a new contract position to perform as required and mutually agreed the following services:

 

A. Take the lead on identifying topics and presenters for online courses and webinars;

B. Advise the OFLD ont he potential for virtual technology for leadership development, training, care and connection, and spiritual development;

C. Function as a project manager for webinars offered by the OFLD;

D. Interface with all MCC offices to identify topics and presenters for online offerings;

E. Follow up with presenters to determine availability;

F. Coordinate scheduling and keep the Master Calender for the Online Learning Center; and

G. Provide occasional technical support and trainig for OFLD webinars.

 

This position will be accountable to the Director of the OFLD for the length of the contract, starting 1 November 2014 and ending 31 December 2015.

Application deadline is October 17th

This contract position is not a hired staff position and therefore is not eligible for employment benefits. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to MarinaLaws@MCCchurch.net

Seeking Contractor: Program Developer for Virtual Ministry

MCC desires to engage a qualified independent contractor to research and develop a virtual church program for MCC that functions synergistically with local churches and to manage the start-up. The contract will begin immediately upon engaging and is expected to end no later than 31 December 2015. The contractor will be accountable to the Director of the Office of Emerging Ministries.

It is expected that the contractor will engage collaboratively with existing MCC staff and volunteers to:

Phase 1: Assessment and investigation

  1. Identify the needs of people inside and outside of MCC that could be best met virtually by the denomination and those that could be best met virtually by churches.
  2. Identify the MCC congregations that provide effective, high-quality virtual ministries.
  3. Identify what kinds of support are needed by churches that would like to begin or to enhance virtual ministry.
  4. Research what other denominations provide in the way of virtual programming for outreach and their possible application within the MCC context.
  5. Research how mobile apps and social media can be used even more effectively by local churches and by the denomination to enhance accessibility to MCC, to increase effective communications, as a marketing tool, and as a fund-development tool.

Deliverable: Research report that documents the findings

Phase 2: Recommend

  1. Use the learning identified in the investigation to develop a detailed plan and timeline for creating a virtual church program for MCC that functions synergistically with local churches.

Deliverable: Detailed proposed plan and timeline

Phase 3: Feasibility Testing

  1. Test the feasibility of the plan and make modifications as appropriate to meet our needs.

Deliverable: A final plan that can be agreed to by MCC

Required Skills:

  1. Can effectively gather and synthesize information.
  2. Is proficient at the use of online sources for information gathering.
  3. Experienced with the use of social media as a tool for building awareness and community for not-for-profit and/or church communities.
  4. Experienced with developing mobile applications.
  5. Can effectively assess the quality of user experience with web sites, social media, and mobile applications.
  6. Is fluent in English.
  7. Can write and speak effectively in English about the use of technology.

Other Qualifications:

  1. Can provide his/her own work tools, including but not limited to a phone, computer, and broadband Internet access.
  2. Is familiar with and respectful of MCC vision and values.
  3. Is a self-starter and works well without strict supervision.
  4. Able to travel.

The contractor will be compensated at up to $1,500 (USD) a month, commensurate with experience, for the duration of the contract. The position is not a hired staff position and therefore is not eligible for employment benefits.

The deadline for submission of applications is 15 February 2014. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a relevant resume to:

Rev. Elder Darlene Garner
Director, MCC Office of Emerging Ministries
RevDarleneGarner@MCCchurch.net

 

 

MCC Governing Board Announcement

  • MCC’s Governing Board has accepted Reverend Tony Freeman’s letter of resignation from the Governing Board. We extend our sincerest thanks to Tony for his service to MCC over the past three years. We wish him well on his next endeavor. Tony was elected by the 2010 General Conference XXIV in Acapulco, Mexico, for a six-year term of office. 

    Pursuant to UFMCC Bylaw,  Article V.C.4.e  – GOVERNING BOARD: Vacancies: “In the event of a vacancy on the Governing Board, the Governing Board may appoint someone who meets the qualifications to fill the vacancy until the next General Conference, when an election shall be held to fill the unexpired term.” 

     

    To that end, the Governing Board will appoint a Clergy Person to complete the remaining three-year term until the 2016 General Conference XXVI in Victoria, British Columbia (Canada). At such time, the General Conference will elect a new Clergy Person to begin a six-year term ending at 2022 General Conference XXVII.

     

    We are seeking an interested Clergy person who meets the qualifications stated in UFMCC Bylaw, Article V.C.4.a – GOVERNING BOARD: QUALIFICATIONS:

    “Members of the Governing Board must be members in good standing within the Fellowship who, in the sole discretion of the UFMCC, have spiritual quality and leadership, are mature, have sound judgment, and have a proven record of accomplishment.  Consideration will be given to elect members with diverse perspectives, core competencies, and complementary skills consistent with the required functions and responsibilities of the Governing Board.”

     

    We have implemented the following process to fill this vacated seat by our October 2013 Governing Board meeting:

     

     

    • Applications are due by 9:00 pm UTC/GMT (5:00 pm U.S. ET) on Thursday, 12 September 2013.

     

    • The Governing Board will review all applications received.

     

    • The Governing Board will pre-select and conduct interviews with candidate(s).

     

    • The Governing Board will select and appoint a Clergy Person to serve by our October Governing Board meeting.

     

    • The Governing Board will send out an announcement to introduce our new Governing Board member following our October meeting.

     

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rev. Onetta Brooks,

     

    We look forward to receiving your application to serve on MCC’s Governing Board!

     

    Thank you!

    MCC Governing Board

Denomination Job Opening – Program Support/Data Analyst

Program Support/Data Analyst for Metropolitan Community Churches

This position is responsible for ongoing analysis of tithe/membership information, obtained from a variety of sources, including tithe reports, annual reports, surveys, registration databases and demographic data. It involves development and preparation of information products for MCC staff and members. It requires the ability to analyze data from conceptualization through presentation of the data. It requires proficiency with analytical tools, knowledge of data analysis methodology, use of presentation software, strong communication skills and a strong commitment to and affinity for delivering the highest level of customer service. Additional duties of this position relate to posting information to the MCC website, and as such the position requires a basic level of skill with web content management systems and blogging software.

The description below covers the primary duties and skills required for success as Program Support Analyst/Data Analyst.

Primary duties

  • Accurately recording tithe and membership information
  • Analysis and reporting of tithe and membership data
  • Developing standardized reports and custom analysis using tithe and membership data
  • Posting documents to the appropriate place on the MCC website
  • Assist with MCC website maintenance through content management system (WordPress primarily).

 

Required skills:

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise with Excel
  • Demonstrated experience using advanced Excel features and techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis and presentation of data required
  • Experience working with a variety of information systems and data files, including large and complex files: analyzing file structure, using and creating file layouts, transforming raw data into finished products
  • Ability to consult with data users to formulate analysis request parameters
  • Database application development and maintenance (e.g., church databases)
  • Excellent personal communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Ability to work independently, with experience working in a team environment
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to use computer hardware and software
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Detail oriented
  • Creative
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required
  • Proficiency in WordPress or equivalent is strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Constant Contact is a plus

 

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field
  • Coursework in statistics, data analysis, research methods or decision support
  • IT/website courses or subsequent training

 

Other Important Information

  • Full time, 37.5 hours, benefits eligible based on our Employee handbook.
  • Location:  Sarasota, Florida, USA
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Reports to: Barb Crabtree, Director of Operations
  • Response needed by August 24, 2012
  • If interested, please submit resume & cover letter to