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IT Manager – UFMCC

Job Title: IT Manager
Department: Operations
Reports To: Director of Operations, Barbara Crabtree
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared By: Barbara Crabtree
Prepared Date: 14 October 2014
Approved By: Barbara Crabtree
Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements
Job Summary

The IT Manager works in a global capacity to optimize development for time, cost, quality and reliability of information systems to support the mission of Metropolitan Community Churches.  The Manager works closely with teams throughout the organization to create and maintain the multi-year technology roadmap for MCC; to acquire the necessary equipment and software, services and support required; and to identify and implement improvements in technology.  The Manager will establish and promote methods for sharing knowledge, tools, processes and resources between staff teams. Periodically the Manager will directly manage R&D projects of benefit to the entire organization.

The successful candidate will be highly technically proficient and have extensive experience in the management of technology.   Excellent problem solving, communication, listening and leadership skills are vital, as is the ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders and provide support remotely to the staff organization around the world.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Create and manage Technology Plan to meet the global technology needs for the MCC organization.
  • Create and maintain multi-year roadmap for technology, including computer, phone and teleconference/videoconference to enable MCC to successfully work in the virtual world.
  • Consult with staff teams and advise on technology processes and decisions.
  • Establish and promote methods for sharing knowledge, tools, processes and communication between teams.
  • Identifies opportunities for adoption of new technologies that will benefit multiple projects or MCC and its churches as a whole.
  • Provide trouble-shooting and maintenance of MCC-owned computers, phones, devices, and other technology hardware.
  • Maintain inventory of MCC-owned computers, phones, devices, and other technology hardware.
  • Keep current on technology trends and advise staff on purchase requirements for computers, phones, devices and equipment when equipment is replaced/upgraded.
  • Provide technical support for the MCC website on a backup basis, to cover absence by the website manager; assist with maintenance of the MCC website on occasion, during times of peak demand.
  • Oversee the financial, administrative and logistical management of technology required for General Conference. Work closely with MCC’s Accounting Manager to monitor the event’s technology expenditures to meet budget goals.
  • Ensure the quality of the technical program at General Conference and other conferences/meetings where technical support is required.
  • Acquire input from professional management and appropriate volunteers on estimated technology costs. Document all assumptions associated with each line item.
  • Assist in the identification and recruitment of appropriate volunteers for all technology positions being fulfilled by volunteers.
  • Prepare and submit a conference final report as directed to document decisions, activities, results of experiments, and recommendations of importance to future General Conference planners
  • Participate in Conference Review as directed
  • Oversee all conference technical logistics, including evaluation of the venue’s ability to meet technical requirements during site selection.
Marginal Duties Other MCC Staff duties may also be assigned, time and workload permitting.
Supervisory Responsibilities No staff supervision, but significant amounts of volunteer coordination may be required.
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

Bachelor’s degree or higher with education or experience in Information Technology or comparable technical field.

 

In addition, the candidate must be a skilled user of computers for:

  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • PowerPoint
  • Email
  • Internet applications
  • Technical support
  • Telecommunication or video conferencing (e.g., Skype, Adobe Connect, etc.)
  • Social media
Written, Verbal, Interpersonal  Communication, Mathematical, and Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as technical manuals, and specifications, conference reports and basic financial reports.
  • Ability to create project plans, communicate them and manage them through execution.
  • Ability to review and edit reports, including grammar and punctuation.
  • Generate correspondence according to needs of the job.
  • Effective verbal communications ability, interaction MCC staff members, office directors, elders, members of the Governing Board, and donors and volunteers.
  • Ability to independently organize time and meet job deadlines.
  • Ability to assist team leaders and team members in meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and follow instructions in revising documents to improve or update products produced in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in an office environment in which much interaction occurs through phone, email, messaging, Skype, and virtual meetings.
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), including reading typed and handwritten notes, receive email and messages, access Microsoft Office software (software provided), Facebook, Skype, Adobe Connect, and Google Drive. The employee will also need to be able to access broadband internet in a home office.

The employee will need to communicate with the Director of Operations and others as needed by cell phone, email, and other systems of communications as needed (i.e. Skype).

Work Environment

The employee will either work from the MCC business office in Sarasota, Florida or in a home office for the majority of the hours each week. Some travel is required, including international travel.  All travel will be planned and coordinated with the Director of Operations.

 

Skills Required
  • Strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Creativity, strategic and analytical thinking, with proven ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Developing and managing budgets
  • Recruiting, training, and leading volunteers.
  • Highly organized and able to work well with others
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows based computer application
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in additional languages is strongly preferred, specifically Spanish, Portuguese or German.
  • Effective use of Social Media in business applications
  • Proficiency in Word Press
  • Proficiency in Constant Contact is strongly preferred
  • Experience with graphic design is strongly preferred
Desirable Skills
  • Knowledge of MCC
  • Experience with MCC General Conference is a plus
  • Database design and maintenance is a plus

 

Personal Characteristics
  • Leadership
  • Judgment and Ethics
  • High integrity
  • Team Player
  • Organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Problem-solver
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Oral and Written communications skills
  • Flexibility, including the ability to wear different ‘hats’

 

Other Important Information
  • Full-time, 37.5 hours/week, eligible for benefits based on the MCC Employee handbook
  • Work schedule followed is generally between the hours of 9am and 5pm in the Eastern US time zone, however flexibility is needed to support occasional meetings or webinars outside those hours
  • Location: MCC Office in Sarasota, Florida is preferred as the primary work location; however work from home office may be acceptable, with occasional in-person meetings at a designated meeting location.
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Response needed by: October 27th, 2014
  • Please submit resume and cover letter to: Janine McCarthy janinemccarthy@mccchurch.net

 

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

Conference and Meeting Coordinator – UFMCC

Job Title: Conference and Meeting Coordinator
Department: Operations
Reports To: Director of Operations, Barbara Crabtree
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared By Barbara Crabtree
Prepared Date: 13 August 2014
Approved By: Barbara Crabtree
Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements
Job Summary The Conference and Meeting Coordinator will develop, oversee, and implement MCC General Conference as well as other meetings, events and conferences.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan and oversee the program for General Conference or other conferences/meetings, in accordance with MCC’s mission and goals.
  • Lead implementation of overall plans for General Conference or other conferences/meetings. Monitor progress, assure goals are met.
  • Oversee all conference logistics, including site selection and conference location logistics.
  • Oversee financial management of conferences/meetings, including budget development and planning according to MCC’s established policies and standards. Continually monitor the event’s finances and achieve budget and financial goals. Work closely with MCC’s Accounting Manager to track expenditures and report status.
  • Development and implement marketing, public relations and communications strategies to support goals and increase awareness among MCC adherents, partner organizations, and local community.
  • Ensure database(s) maintenance which include(s) participant information and mailing list.
  • Organize and establish meetings on regular basis with volunteers or other designated individuals to foster positive relationships and equip the volunteers or staff to carry out their responsibilities for the conference/meeting.
Marginal Duties Other MCC Staff duties may also be assigned, time and workload permitting.
Supervisory Responsibilities No supervision, but significant amounts of volunteer coordination is required.
 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 Bachelor’s degree or higher with education or experience in event planning, hospitality, and/or project management.In addition, the candidate must be a skilled user of computers for:

  • Word processing
  • Simple spreadsheets
  • PowerPoint
  • Email
  • Internet applications
  • Communication (i.e. Skype, Adobe Connect)
  • Social media
  • Databases
Written, Verbal, Interpersonal  Communication, Mathematical, and Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as conference reports and basic financial reports. Ability to create project plans, communicate them and manage them through execution. Ability to review and edit reports, including grammar and punctuation.
  • Generate correspondence according to needs of the job.
  • Effective verbal communications ability, interaction with clergy, congregants, MCC staff members, office directors, elders, members of the Governing Board, and donors and volunteers.
  • Ability to arrange travel by comparing options and making arrangements that meet the needs of the traveler while meeting budget.
  • Ability to independently organize time and meet job deadlines. Ability to assist team leaders and team members in meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and follow instructions in revising documents to improve or update products produced in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in an office environment in which much interaction occurs through phone, email, messaging, Skype, and virtual meetings.
 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), including reading typed and handwritten notes, receive email and messages, access Microsoft Office software (software provided), Facebook, Skype, Adobe Connect, and Google Drive. The employee will also need to be able to access internet in a home office. The employee will need to communicate with the Director of Operations and others as needed by cell phone, email, and other systems of communications as needed (i.e. Skype).
Work Environment The employee will work from a home office for the majority of the hours each week. Some travel is required, including international travel.  All travel will be planned and coordinated with the Director of Operations.
Skills Required
  • Strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Creativity, strategic and analytical thinking, with proven ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Developing and managing budgets
  • Recruiting, training, and leading volunteers.
  • Highly organized and able to work well with others
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows based computer application
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in additional languages is strongly preferred, specifically Spanish, Portuguese or German.
  • Effective use of Social Media in business applications
  • Marketing expertise is strongly preferred
Desirable Skills
  • Knowledge of MCC
  • Experience with MCC General Conference is a plus
Personal Characteristics
  • Leadership
  • Judgment and Ethics
  • High integrity
  • Team Player
  • Organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Problem-solver
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Oral and Written communications skills
  • Flexibility, including the ability to wear different ‘hats’
Other Important Information
  • Full-time, 37.5 hours/week, eligible for benefits based on the MCC Employee handbook
  • Location: home office, with occasional in-person meetings at the MCC Office in Sarasota, Florida
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Response needed by: August 29th, 2014
  • Please submit resume and cover letter to: Janine McCarthy janinemccarthy@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