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Jobs in Ministry

English/Chinese Ministry Leader, Riverside United Methodist Church, Sacramento, CA

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Riverside United Methodist is a Chinese-American Church located in Downtown Sacramento, CA.  We are seeking someone who is passionate in working with the local community in a diverse setting who embraces the cultural implications of working in a bi-cultural environment with a deep sense of compassion for others.  Sensitivity to issues and needs of a bi-lingual congregation and background or experience in working with Asian communities are also valuable characteristics we are looking for.  Our church consists of Asian Immigrant Families and youth that have an open heart to serve and connect people to Christ.


  1. Be present on Sunday Morning for our English Worship Service at 11:00 am and provide leadership in supporting our worship team.
  2. Coordinate spiritual leadership team and support/lead monthly small group young adult fellowship.
  3. Support and coordinate ministry events/programs throughout the year: retreats, community outreach and youth / college fellowship.

Stipend: $500/month
Car Required?:  YES
Contact Information: Tracy Huynh
, Email: tracy_sing@hotmail.com
, Phone: 916-225-2328

Associate for Liturgy, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

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Grace Cathedral, Episcopal Church and the seat of the Bishop of California, seeks an Associate for Liturgy. Under the direction of the Canon Precentor, the Associate for Liturgy leverages broad knowledge of liturgy and practices in the Episcopal, Roman Catholic and/or Lutheran traditions for effective production of cathedral worship.

The role manages and maintains systems necessary for all regular, weekly services and special services throughout the year; s/he also lays out and publishes relevant documents.

For details and contact information, click here.

Part time Church Administrator, Many Journeys Church, San Mateo, CA

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Many Journeys Church needs a part time church administrator. Many Journeys is a progressive Christian church with a special outreach to the LGBT community.

This position is 10 hrs a week at $15-$20 an hour, DOE. Sunday hours (11:45-2:30pm) will be required at 1150 W. Hillsdale Blvd. San Mateo. There will also be occasional evening meetings.

This position is responsible to the Senior Pastor for administering the business affairs of the church. Many Journeys does not have an office and most duties will be completed at home with a church issued computer. This position is not exempt.

Responsibilities include:

  • Database Administration
  • Complete training for Servant Keeper software
  • Maintain and improve membership database as new functionality is implemented
  • Track weekly attendance
  • Update membership data as needed
  • Provide membership and attendance reports upon request
  • Worship Preparation
  • Participating in worship planning with senior pastor and staff
  • Prepare and print material for worship services using Google Docs
  • Prepare projected portion of worship service in Power Point, OpenLP, or other software determined by church staff
  • Operate and maintain church projector
  • Calendar Facilitation
  • Facilitate and schedule building usage
  • Maintain and communicate the master church calendar
  • In Service Team Administration
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate worship volunteers
  • Send weekly email to worship volunteers with information for the coming service
  • Church Communication
  • Use data base to help staff acknowledge birthdays, anniversaries etc.
  • Send welcome letters to all new attendees
  • Compile and send weekly prayer requests from Sunday by Monday afternoon
  • Edit and Distribute weekly e-mail and other communications using Constant Contact software

Role Requirements:

  • Facility with MS Office and Google software and projectors
  • The ability to quickly master specific church software used by Many Journeys including Servant Keeper, Constant Contact and posting of content to WordPress website.
  • Timely and consistent attendance and availability at Sunday services and evening staff meetings
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, using good time management skills
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality

Contact: Rev. Terri Echelbarger, Senior Pastor, Revterri@manyjourneysmcc.org

Temporary Program Coordinator: Trans Spiritual Care Initiative, Sojourn Chaplaincy, SF

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Sojourn Chaplaincy was founded in 1982 as a response to the AIDS crisis. Sojourn emerged to train local clergy to minister to people dying from HIV/AIDS and ensure that AIDS patients had spiritual and emotional care at end of life. Over the years Sojourn has evolved to support all patients at the city’s only safety net hospital and our roots in care for the most marginalized in the health care system ground us in this work. In 2017 Sojourn launched our Trans Spiritual Care Initiative (TSCI) to develop curriculum for spiritual care providers to improve spiritual care for trans and gender variant people who often face marginalization within the healthcare system.

The primary role of this position is to coordinate and implement the fundraising efforts of the Trans Spiritual Care Initiative. This includes some development of our TSCI fundraising campaign. This work includes but is not limited to:

  • Utilizing Sojourn’s photos, videos, quotes, acnedotes, writings and stories and translating them into online fundraising materials
  • Leading the fundraising efforts through HandsUp and ensuring execution of campaign timeline
  • Coordinating volunteer involvement with fundraising

Ideally, the Temporary Program Coordinator will also be involved with curriculum development for the Trans Spiritual Care Initiative. This will include utilizing a similar skillset to take curriculum materials from the initiative and support the creation of the first draft of the curriculum. The Temporary Program Coordinator will also take the lead in organizing our feedback and visioning event with local trans and gender variant clergy and trans and gender variant spiritual care providers for feedback on this curriculum. This work will be done in close collaboration with Sojourn’s Program Director.

Ideal Candidates will have:

  • Experience with and personal understanding of gender diversity
  • Chaplaincy experience either through CPE or equivalent is a plus but not required
  • Online fundraising and social media marketing experience
  • Knowledge of WordPress and/or fast learner of internet technology
  • Excitement and enthusiasm about gender justice and spiritual care
  • Experience working with marginalized communities and commitment to social justice and an understanding of intersectionality

LGBTQQI and POC strongly encouraged to apply. If interested, please submit resume to sojournspiritualcare@gmail.com

Pay: $30/hour. No more than 20 hours /week.
Ideal Work Dates June 21st-September 1st.

Full-Time Director of Religious Education, Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, MD

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The Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring (UUCSS) is seeking an outgoing, committed individual to serve as its Director of Religious Education (DRE) beginning August 15, 2017. This full-time (40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year) position serves as the professional responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the established children and youth religious education program. This position is ideal for a people-oriented person seeking to become an integral part of a vibrant, growing congregation of Unitarian Universalists.

The individual is supervised by and will work closely with our Interim Minister, Evan Keely.

Job Qualifications:

• Enthusiasm for Unitarian Universalism religious education,
•  excellent supervisory skills, patient and caring with children of all ages,
•  outgoing nature with excellent interpersonal skills, highly dependable and responsible,
•  college education.
•  UUA Credentialed status preferred, but we will consider non-credentialed with relevant experience.

Job Duties:

As Director of Religious Education, the incumbent will:

• Supervise the administration of the established children and youth education program;
• Provide leadership for and continued development of the religious education program;
• Coordinate and train religious education volunteers;
• Promote and facilitate communication within the church and with the larger community;
• Participate in continuing education workshops and organization for professional growth;
• Create and lead children’s and multigenerational worship;
• Work collaboratively with the minister, other staff, and the religious education committee.

The incumbent supervises children and youth RE staff, currently including the RE Assistant and youth Ministry Coordinator (8 hours/week), Summer RE Coordinator (5 hours/week) and Nursery/Toddler Room Staff (2 Nursery Assistants, 3.5 hours/week each). The position is full-time, however, the demands of the position during summer months are less extensive and hours may be adjusted accordingly.

Salary Range: Salary is within UUA Guidelines commensurate with experience and credentials.

Applications are due by June 21, 2017.

Here is a link to a Drop Box folder with additional information about the position:

Contact: For more information or to apply, contact Sharon Snyder at personnel@uucss.org or Miranda Bradley at CouncilChair@uucss.org

Skyline Community Church; Children, Youth, & Families Director; Oakland, CA

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Skyline Community Church is a progressive, open and affirming, justice-oriented congregation of the United Church of Christ. We are blessed with a beautiful sanctuary a diverse and talented faith community, and a wonderful preschool.

We are looking for energetic individuals who are passionate about children, youth, and families. We are looking for outstanding individuals to become an important part of our dedicated staff. We offer a welcoming community, meaningful purpose, and a competitive salary.

We are looking for a part-time program coordinator/leader for our children, youth and family programs of the church. This person will work closely with the pastor to organize and with members of the congregation to create and implement engaging faith building programs for children, youth and families, in all areas of church life and in the world.

The position is 10 hours per week and starts at $20-$25 per hour.

For a complete job description, including how to apply, please click here.

Young Adult Service Communities internship, Macalester Plymouth United Church, St. Paul, MN

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Are you looking for an internship experience in social justice? Are you curious about the role of spirituality in service? Please consider the Young Adult Service Communities (YASC) program of the United Church of Christ!

Macalester Plymouth United Church in St. Paul is now seeking two full-time interns for work in dynamic local social justice non-profits starting in August 2017. We are a progressive Christian church located in the heart of St. Paul near Macalester College, committed to inclusion and justice.

In this program, interns spend 32 hours per week working at the non-profit and 6 hours per week working at the church. The non-profits are Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, whose mission is to end homelessness in Minnesota by developing more affordable low income and transitional housing, and Interfaith Action, whose mission is to relieve the effects of poverty and address its root causes by mobilizing people of all faiths in St. Paul.

The work at the church will depend upon the interns skills and interests, but could include social justice education, volunteer management, communications, leadership development and work with children and youth. No faith or religious experience or background is necessary. Simply have an open mind and we will meet you where you are. The internship provides a stipend and includes housing with a small group of young adults from other service programs (AmeriCorps, etc) in the Twin Cities..

Here is the link to the application: http://www.ucc.org/volunteer_yasc. Please mention your interest in the St. Paul site.

If you would like more information, please contact Rev. Adam Blons at 651-698-8871 or revadamblons@gmail.com.

Positions for leading youth at Community United Methodist Church of Half Moon Bay, CA

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The mission of Community United Methodist Church of Half Moon Bay is to inspire young people to develop and deepen a relationship with Christ so that their faith makes a difference in their lives and in the world.

We are a congregation that has the resources and the depth of discipleship to envision creative and innovative ministry. For example, we send more than 30 students on weeklong mission trips each summer to Native American Reservations and inner-city Los Angeles; and we built a water system for a village in Kenya which provides water to 50,000 people. The potentials here are great – and we have a solid base from which to grow.

Currently worshiping 150 on Sundays, we have about 25 children, 30 youth, about 10 volunteers participating in our Children and Youth Ministries regularly. Special events can draw up to 75 participants. We value collaboration, a “whatever it takes” attitude, and a willingness to try new things.

We are hiring for two part-time positions. For information about the Children & Family Director, please click here. For information about the Youth Director, please click here. Application instructions are included in both job descriptions. We would be open to combining the two positions into one full-time position for the right candidate.

Academic & Community Relations Coordinator, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO

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The Iliff School of Theology is an independent, graduate school related to the United Methodist Church that educates and develops leaders with courageous theological imaginations. Located in Denver, Colorado, it serves more than 30 denominations and faith traditions and is committed to social justice, inclusiveness, and religious diversity.

Iliff seeks an Academic & Community Relations Coordinator. The position is within the Office of Professional Formation is responsible for coordinating contextual education and professional formation, community relationships and communications, and event planning and management. This is a benefitted, full-time position and and reports to the Director of the Office of Professional Formation.

A brief overview of Primary Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provide student consultation for: Internship preparation, vocational discernment, career guidance, ordination, internship and job search networking,
    and ongoing professional formation.
  • Contribute to curriculum development, and develop and facilitate residential and online trainings
  • Develop and maintain departmental coordination of communications and relationships with diverse community partners across sectors, and administer
    constituent relationship management system for department.
  • Responsible for departmental visual design, social media, and internal and external web presence in collaboration with Iliff’s Communications and IT
  • Responsible for departmental calendar, events, trainings, and campus visits by community partners: scheduling, planning, coordination, event management,
    and stewardship-focused budget development and oversight.
  • Event support for annual and one-time major Iliff events (e.g.: Renewal Conference, institutional anniversaries and special events, etc.)

A brief overview of Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field with at least 3 years of related/translatable work experience.
    • Relevant degree fields: Contextual education or community-engaged learning; community development or relations; higher education—curriculum
      development, administration; community organizing, social change/justice; theology, divinity, or religion; etc.
    • Related fields for work experience: higher education—contextual education, community-engaged learning, graduate-level internships and/or Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE); community relations, administration; etc.
  • Commitment to social justice and inclusivity, and ability to translate these values into all aspects work.
  • Ability to align work with departmental and broader institutional strategic goals, and to contribute towards the development of healthy departmental and institutional cultures (i.e.: build public relationships with diverse colleagues, assume the best of others, directly address disagreement/conflict, etc.).

Application deadline is May 30, 2017 at 9:00am MST.

Current Iliff students are not eligible to apply for this position.

For a complete job description, including how to apply, please click here.

Program Manager(s): Public Service, Community Engagement, and Student Leadership at UC Berkeley

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The Public Service Center (PSC) serves as a critical “hub” for public service on the Berkeley campus by connecting Berkeley faculty, community partners, and alumni with student leaders — through service, internships, and courses — to create a more just and equitable world. Founded in 1967 by a coalition of student service groups, the PSC has grown at a remarkable rate and now supports nearly 200 student leaders and more than 5,000 students who partner with approximately 200 community-based organizations each year. The PSC is committed to growing our next generation of social change leaders. Through our programming and coaching we build student leadership skills, help students find their public service passion and purpose, enhance the capacity of our community partners, and lift up the public service mission of the University. To learn more about us, please visit our website at publicservice.berkeley.edu.

The PSC is currently recruiting for two open positions: The Program Manager for Public Service Internships and The Program Manager for Community Projects and Immersive Service. Both of these positions report to the Assistant Director.

The PSC is evolving and we are projecting strategic growth in the coming years. We are looking for innovative, collaborative, and action-oriented individuals who want to work with PSC staff, students, and stakeholders to shape our work and position the PSC as a leader in community/university civic engagement. Please indicate in your cover letter for which position you would like to be considered and please feel free to indicate you are interested in being considered for both.

For additional instructions, including expanded descriptions for each job, as well as how to apply, please click here.