Oak Harbor (WA) First UMC: Communications & Operations Administrator

Oak Harbor FUMC

Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church is seeking a fully devoted follower of Jesus who loves to pioneer a new, hybrid position that melds (1) a move into all things digital for communications to aid in public relations, marketing, story-telling and worship support and (2) general office operations and administrative support. Experience with digital technology, worship presentation software, all social media platforms and office software preferred.  Working hours, salary all negotiable. Paid vacation and sick leave. 

Apply at: https://oakharborfumc.org/who-we-are/employment

Job description available on link.    

This position is open and applications will be accepted until April 17, 2021 (this date may be extended). 

Oak Harbor FUMC
c/o SPPR Chairperson
1050 SE Ireland Street
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

United Church in University Place (WA): P/T Church Office Administrator

United Church in University Place (a church affiliated with both the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church) seeks a part-time church office administrator (up to 14 hours per week, typically three mornings per week). This individual supports the work of our welcoming and justice-oriented congregation and pastor by managing communications, coordinating building access, and maintaining church records.

Qualified candidates will hold at least a high school diploma or equivalent and have three year’s administrative experience, with competency in Microsoft Office products. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Chair, UCUP SPR Committee at dawnseymour@gmail.com. No in-person applications or phone calls, please. Hourly wage dependent on qualifications. Position open until filled. Click here for the full job description attached. We are seeking applicants external to UCUP.

Mount Vernon (WA) UMC: P/T Coordinator of Spiritual Growth

Job Announcement – Coordinator of Spiritual Growth

Mount Vernon First United Methodist Church is seeking applicants for the position of coordinator of spiritual growth. This person will work to nurture our congregation as they grow in faith and in relationships with one another, learning and working together. They will develop opportunities for people of all ages to live out their growing faith in the church. The work includes, but not necessarily limited to: organizing Christian education for all ages, helping plan Bible and book studies, offering workshops and training for groups with special interests, and assisting members of the congregation in volunteering to lead church activities. Work includes developing communication among the congregation through such things as newsletters, community emails, social media, and website. The position will work with the pastor, Hispanic Ministry leader, church staff and lay leadership to continually assess the needs and interests of the congregation and work to help them to learn, work and grow together.

Helpful experience and education includes: practice of a lifestyle of Christian faith; familiarity with UMC history, theology and tradition; genuine love and excitement in working with people; interest in building community and relationships; strong communication and listening skills; ability to support congregation members in developing leadership skills; skill in planning, organization and follow-up; competent in computer skills and social media; familiarity with conference and other resources.

Supervised by the pastor. Twenty hours per week schedule with some flexibility, compensation is $24,000 annually.

For more information or to apply contact Kent Turner, kturnerlake@gmail.com.

Edmonds UMC has two job openings

Edmonds United Methodist Church in Edmonds, Washington is seeking applicants for two open staff positions. The congregation is committed to being a radically loving, welcoming, anti-racist community of faith, centered in the good news of Jesus Christ, which is for all people. Therefore, in faithfulness to the gospel and our United Methodist heritage, and to the best of our ability, we promise to provide programs, ministries, and pastoral care to all who seek God in this place.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Digital Ministry Producer

We believe in the power of technology to communicate the love and grace of God. We believe compelling stories of life change can be felt through video, image and word. Our Digital Worship Producer prepares and empowers our church community to show up creatively in online spaces, fully believing our presence there matters.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to jobs@edmondsumc.org by January 31, 2021 for priority review. Position will remain open until filled.

Director of Family Ministries

We love the families and children of our community. Our Director of Family Ministries draws our community closer together as we draw closer to God through the spiritual development of children, youth, and families.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to jobs@edmondsumc.org by January 31, 2021 for priority review. Position will remain open until filled.

Sand Point Community UMC (Seattle, WA): Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries

Sand Point Community United Methodist Church in northeast Seattle is hiring a Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries. 

This salaried position requires 35 hours per week with fewer summer hours from mid-June until September. The hours are to be coordinated with the pastor; Sundays and Christmas Eve are required. (Hours may be reduced while our building remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our staff is working from home during the pandemic until our building re-opens.)

The Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries:

  • connects children, youth, young adults and families to each other and integrates them into the wider life of the church;
  • develops outreach strategies to invite new families and to connect the congregation to the wider community;
  • Works with the Pastor and staff to develop a ministry program which complements the faith formation for children, youth and their families;
  • Leads spiritual and faith forming education for Children and Youth each Sunday (including Children’s Time during worship);
  • Recruits and supports volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • Christian faith that includes an understanding of the Bible beyond a literal interpretation;
  • Shares our progressive-leaning theology and is hospitable to diverse viewpoints;
  • Strong organizational skills, positive interpersonal skills, and effective communication skills;
  • Ability to recruit and encourage volunteers;
  • Academic coursework or direct experience in Christian Education/Spiritual Formation;
  • Experience in early childhood development and/or in education desirable.

Please reply to sandpointsprc@gmail.com to request a more detailed job description and/or send your cover letter and resume.

Candidates will be interviewed via video chat.

SAND POINT COMMUNITY UMC MISSION STATEMENT: We are an inclusive, caring community – committed to Christ’s work, seeking spiritual growth, and lovingly responding to the needs of God’s world. We welcome all persons, including members of the LGBTQ + community.

Bellevue First UMC (Bellevue, WA): P/T Missional Community Director

Bellevue First United Methodist Church (www.fumcbellevue.org) seeks a new part time Missional Community Director. The purpose of this role is to create dynamic opportunities for missional community and engagement outside of Sunday morning worship services that reflect our core ministry focus areas of: Community Building, Spiritual Practice, Helping Others, and Deep Thinking. This will be done through: (1) the development of a thriving small group ministry, (2) helping to lead and support our various Sunday experiences and (3) creating dynamic connections for community life both within and outside traditional church membership.

Bellevue First United Methodist Church is a progressive congregation near the center of Bellevue, Washington. As a part of the greater Seattle area, the city of Bellevue is in a rapidly growing location, and its focus is on both urban and suburban ministry. Bellevue First is a long time reconciling church and strives to be a voice for the undeserved and marginalized in the community.

Responsibilities of this position:

• Develop a thriving network of Community Groups that embody our core values of: (1) Community Building, (2) Spiritual Practice, (3) Helping Others, and (4) Deep Thinking
• Serve as the primary leader of new and established Community Groups, which includes ongoing teaching, leadership development, curriculum, and engagement with each group
• Provide oversight to a digital database of Community groups, maintain accurate records of each group’s membership, and help modify (stop or grow) new groups as needed
• Serve as one of the primary leaders on Sunday mornings (volunteering, set-up, teaching, liturgy, etc.)

Qualifications for this position:

• Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Christian Theology, Christian Ministry, or a relevant field
• Experience (3+ years) in professional Christian ministry
• Expresses a call to vocational Christian ministry

If you are interested in this position, contact: phil@fumcbellevue.org

For a full job description and information on how to apply, visit www.fumcbellevue.org/employment

‘Where Love Lives, Creating a Fully Inclusive United Methodist Church’; Western Jurisdiction Beginning Year-long Campaign

DENVER, Colo. (Oct. 7, 2020) – The Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church is beginning preparations for the next General Conference by recommitting itself to be a faithful, inviting, open, safe and loving place for all people.

As The United Methodist Church awaits a delayed decision on the proposed Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation, “Where Love Lives” is a nearly year-long campaign centering on the faith values that have undergirded the jurisdiction’s long-term commitment to a scripturally based fully inclusive ministry. It advocates approval of the Protocol by the General Conference.

“The Western Jurisdiction is committed to living out our belief that God’s church is open to all,” said Bishop Karen Oliveto, president of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops. “The Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation offers a way forward to begin easing the five decades of pain created by the wounds inflicted on LGBTQ persons by the church.”

Bothell UMC: F/T Director of Operations

Description: Manage administrative operations for Bothell United Methodist Church and develop future operational strategy in collaboration with the lead pastor. 

Responsibilities

Supervise workings of the finance office including: 

  • Gather information in preparation for annual budget development 
  • Develop draft budget in collaboration with lead pastor 
  • Read, analyze, and summarize financial monthly reports in collaboration with the Treasurer 
  • Attend finance meetings and brief lead pastor 
  • Supervise Bookkeeper and Financial Secretary 

Oversee overall office administration including: 

  • Supervise administrative personnel and services (e.g. office manager, internet, and phone services) 
  • Oversee the gathering of materials for, and creation of, written communication deliverables (e.g., Witness, programs, signage, website, etc.) 
  • Ensure that year-end reporting is completed accurately and on time 
  • Collect topics, create agenda, and facilitate staff meetings 
  • Manage staff training (onboarding, retaining, and continuing education) 

Liaise with trustees on all facility improvements or repairs: 

  • Oversee significant facility projects and spending 
  • Supervise facility personnel and services (e.g., custodial services) 
  • Establish or maintain contracts including for tenants, facilities, and administrative services 
  • Identify areas for improvement, propose solutions, and lead implementation efforts gaps and propose solutions with regard to office administration, communication, and other areas related to business of the church 
  • Attend pertinent church leadership meetings Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
  • Understand and commit to the vision of the United Methodist Church and of Bothell United Methodist Church 
  • Exude friendly, professional, and approachable demeanor 
  • Two years of personnel managerial experience 
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills 
  • Enthusiastic approach to problem solving; ability to help generate novel solutions 
  • Reliable and consistent follow through 
  • Experience as a people manager 
  • Ability to delegate for optimal efficiency 
  • Experience facilitating or interest in learning facilitation techniques 
  • Manage new or unknown processes (able to ask the right questions) 
  • Experience managing projects or programs 

Four year college degree or equivalent work experience to apply or for more information please send an e-mail with subject line of “Director of Operations” to: applybothellumc@gmail.com

Organization: Bothell United Methodist Church

Contact: Alan Jacobsen

Closing Date: 10/25/2020

Idaho Institute of Christian Education: Interim Director of Campus Christian Center

The Idaho Institute of Christian Education announces a job opening for an Interim Director of the Campus Christian Center. The Center is an ecumenical Christian campus ministry serving the University of Idaho community. The Interim Director will provide program support and coordination, offer pastoral care for UI students and explore ways to connect with students via social media platforms as The Center modifies its presence in light of COVID-19 circumstances.

For more information and an application please go to http://www.uicccenter.org. Consideration of applications will begin on June 15 and continue until the position is filled. The start date is August 1.

Moran UMC (Spokane, WA): Lead Nursery Attendant

Moran United Methodist Church in Spokane, Washington is seeking applicants for Lead Nursery Attendant. Please continue reading for the full job description and for information on how to apply.


Lead Nursery Attendant
Reports To:  Pastor and Nursery Coordinator for day-to-day operations; Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) for fulfilling responsibilities defined in the job description, defining goals, evaluation, and communication of concerns related to the performance of the position.Directly Supervises:  Volunteer Nursery AssistantsStatus:  Part-Time/Non-Exempt  (4 hours/week)Compensation:  $14.00 per hour
Job Summary:  The Lead Nursery Attendant will implement the Nursery/Preschool Sunday School program, creating a safe and loving environment for young children (ages 0 through 5 years) during Sunday worship and special events.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work up to 3 hours on Sunday morning providing care and programming for children age 5 and under (8:45am to 11:45am), plus 1 additional hour each week for planning and preparation.  Occasional additional work hours will be available periodically during meetings and special events.
  • Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ, seeking to know, love, and serve God.
  • Understand and be able to champion the church’s purpose, vision, and journey, as well as the theology and traditions of the United Methodist Church.
  • Establish and maintain good communication with, and be responsive to, parents and guardians.
  • Use personal creativity to actively engage children while leading learning activities and teaching the provided curriculum.
  • Provide a safe, clean environment for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  Disinfect tables and chairs weekly.  Clean toys, furniture, and materials as needed.
  • Ensure that each child has a current registration form on file, and that all children are signed in and out.
  • Communicate with nursery coordinator regularly.
  • Work with the Director of Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministries to recruit, train, supervise, and support volunteer nursery assistants.
  • Attend quarterly Sunday School Teachers Meetings and occasional staff meetings.
  • Follow written rules and procedures for the Nursery, including the Safe Sanctuary policies of Moran United Methodist Church.

Skills and Qualifications:  

  • Prior experience working with infants and young children is strongly preferred
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to relate well to children and their families
  • Possess strong communication and organization skills
  • Ability to frequently change position: stand, sit, kneel, bend, and carry children
  • Ability to lift and carry children up to 35 pounds
  • Must be certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR, or willing to become certified upon hire
  • Prior experience working with children with disabilities preferred
  • Present the results of a current (within 1 year) Tuberculin test and current immunizations.
  • Must pass a National Background Check.

Application Deadline:  OPEN until the position is filled.  Please submit your resume and cover letter to PastorNatland@gmail.com

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