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    Kuyper College notices of available jobs come from various organizations. Below you'll find recent job postings and accompanying contact information. Jobs are listed under the category heading that we feel best describes the position. To our knowledge, the information within every job listing posted on this site is accurate and legitimate. Please contact the organization advertising the position before applying to ensure the position is still open. Please also apply directly to the organization advertising the position. 

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    Administrative Assistant Grand Rapids, MI

     Date Entered: 03/24/2014

    Job Title: Administrative Assistant for Church Multiplication 

    Employer/Location: Reformed Church in America in Grand Rapids, MI 

    Job Description:
    To serve as a member of the joint RCA/CRCNA Church Multiplication Operations Team by providing administrative, program, and event support.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
    1. Manage the RCA’s Church Multiplication web presence as we implement a new communication plan with various stakeholders. This includes managing content for blogs, social media, websites, reviewing analytics, and communicating back to the team.
    2. Research and implement best practices in communication with various stakeholders (i.e. social media, text, push communication, etc.).
    3. Prepare finances for reimbursement and disbursement and enter details in financial tracking system.
    4. Assist with management of financial reporting, budget monitoring, budget analysis, and communication.
    5. Serve as liaison with Development staff to monitor incoming designated gifts, communication with donors, and reporting back to Church Multiplication team.
    6. Provide timely, effective, and thorough communication.
    7. Assist Operations Manager in entering church planting data and statistics into databases; update and maintain accuracy of databases once established.
    8. Update, edit and analyze church planting data in both RCA and CRCNA databases.
    9. Serve as on-site host for events as required.
    10. Provide comprehensive meeting and event support including marketing materials, processing registrations and payments, arranging travel, developing and analyzing surveys, event data entry and reporting in database systems.
    11. Provide a full range of administrative and clerical support services, including filing and records management; faxing, mail, maintenance of registers and routine databases, photocopying, compilation of manuals and reports.
    12. In collaboration with Operations Manager, conduct annual review of office technology integration needs; attend recommended training courses, if needed, to update knowledge and skill development.
    13. Assist Church Planting Operations team on additional RCA and CRCNA projects as needed in order to create capacity to start and maintain new projects.

    Job Requirements:
    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
    1. A commitment to Christ and the mission of the church; professing membership in a RCA or CRCNA congregation preferred.
    2. A commitment to racial reconciliation and to enfolding and empowering persons of color.
    3. Proficient computer skills in a variety of software programs and internet (i.e. Microsoft Office Products, AdobePro software, GoogleDocs, Email).
    4. Impeccable accuracy in data entry.
    5. Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information.
    6. High capacity for management of multiple activities, communication channels and information flow.
    7. Proactive approach to responsibilities and projects.
    8. Demonstrated ability to appropriately problem solve while working independently and as a team player.
    9. Excellent administrative and communication skills (written and verbal).
    10. Experience working with Constituent Relationship Management systems, preferably Salesforce and/or Raiser’s Edge.
    11. Occasional travel may be required.

    Education and Experience
    1. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    2. Minimum two years office experience or equivalent knowledge required.

    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.

    Work Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. It is expected that the Administrative Assistant work at a shared location with the entire CRCNA/RCA Church Planting Operations Team two-days per week (currently at CRCNA offices). Additional work days will be at the CRCNA offices.

    Wages/Salary: Commensurate with experience

    Contact Information:  Please email a letter of interest with your resume by March 31, 2014, to Shayes@rca.org.
     

    Information Technology Systems and Project Manager Grand Rapids, MI
     Date Entered: 03/24/2014

    Job Title: Information Technology Systems and Project Manager

    Employer/Location: Reformed Church in America in Grand Rapids, MI

    Job Description:
    The IT Systems and Project Manager oversees the planning, implementation, and day-to-day functions of technology within the RCA. This work is accomplished through a collaborative process and close relationship with the IT staff of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA). As Project Manager, this person works closely with RCA staff on significant projects including but not limited to software changes and upgrades. Both in the IT work and the managing of major projects, this individual’s most urgent goal is to support the mission and ministry of the RCA.
     
    Nature and Scope: 
    The IT Systems and Project Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and supporting the technical needs of the organization. This includes a balance between supporting the immediate technology needs of the organization and strategically planning for future technological opportunities. This is done in conjunction with the IT staff of the CRCNA. He/She has interpersonal skills necessary to provide effective leadership to staff, the ability to respond to needs, and the skills to teach staff how to most effectively use technology to serve the Church. 

    Principle Accountabilities: 
    1. Oversee the design, development and maintenance of technology systems.
    2. Work with IT staff of the CRCNA to ensure and enhance IT security and system continuity in the equipment, programs and processes used.
    3. Purchase and install equipment and applications as necessary. Oversee vendor support contracts, service agreements, and provide budget management over the IT area.
    4. Work with the CRCNA to ensure user support.
    5. Recommend and maintain policies and procedures that support and project information and technology for the RCA.
    6. Ensure back-up procedures and archiving of information occurs properly and in accordance with local and federal laws and guidelines.
    7. Offer project management to RCA staff for major projects that may include technology shifts, software or hardware upgrades, or other significant changes to resources or systems within the denomination.
    8. Because of the broad distribution of RCA staff and events, this individual must be able to travel to offices and events most typically within the United States and Canada.

    Job Requirements:
    The Information Technology and Systems Manager should have a bachelor’s degree and/or advanced training and experience in computer technology and project management. Technical training of five or more years with a focus on systems support, client support, information systems management and/or administration are important. This person will have a demonstrated ability to work and serve collegially and cooperatively with other staff in order to further the mission and ministry of the RCA.

    Wages/Salary:
    Commensurate with experience

    Contact Information:
    Please email a letter of interest with your resume by March 31, 2014, to Shayes@rca.org.
     
    Pastor Intern Toronto, Ontario
     Date Entered: 03/24/2014

    Job Title: Pastor Intern

    Company/Employer: Covenant Reformed Church Of Toronto in Ontario 

    Job Description:
    The intern mainly will be responsible for leading ministry with our post-high single young adults and young married couples, as well as heading up outreach and discipleship efforts in our community. In addition we are seeking help with occasional preaching and leading in worship. The intern will report to the church consistory with an informal reporting relationship to our pastor, Randal Lankheet, who seeks a team approach to ministry.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES are summarized below into five main areas of ministry (not necessarily limited to such):
    1) Shepherding young adults, and young couples
    • disciple and mentor young adults and young couples, both members and visitors
    • encourage their involvement in ministry programs
    • be active among post-high College & Careers, single young adults and young couples
    2) Evangelism and Outreach
    • be the main contact for youth, young adults, and young couples visiting worship services
    • actively involved in community outreach
    • encourage youth to participate in outreach and service opportunities
    3) Sunday worship services
    • exhorting (“preaching”) twice per month at Covenant and once per month elsewhere
    • leading God’s people in uplifting worship with songs, prayers, etc
    4) Teaching Ministry
    • oversee the content of materials used in all youth, young adult, young couples programs
    • teach “one semester” of a high school catechism class
    • lead in various Bible studies, as needed
    • be coordinator of the existing Fellowship Groups
    5) Proposing and implementing other opportunities for ministry
    • research ideas from other Reformed churches which have proven effective in youth, education, and outreach/discipleship programs
    • propose these ideas to the appropriate committee(s) and through them to the consistory
    • help to implement these ideas as they are approved

    Job Requirements:
    • a passion for Christ
    • an enthusiasm for biblical teachings from a contemporary Reformed viewpoint
    • a love for the younger generation(s) of church members
    • enrolment in and/or graduation from a Reformed seminary
    • proven authoritative and non-authoritative leadership skills
    • familiarity with development strategies for youth and youth programs
    • experience in evangelism and discipleship ministries
    • comfortable in multicultural urban environment

    Time Requirements: One-year term starting in June 2014

    Wages/Salary: In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, we are offering to pay rent and other housing costs.

    Contact Information:
    If you want more information or sense the Lord is leading you to apply for one of these positions, please send your resume and any accompanying material to Mr. Tim Sinke at tsinkemail@bell.net. His telephone number is 416-788-1510. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2014.
     
    Youth and Outreach Intern Toronto, Ontario
     Date Entered: 03/24/2014

    Job Title Youth and Outreach Intern

    Employer/Location: Covenant Reformed Church of Toronto in Ontario, Canada 

    Job Description:
    The candidate mainly will be responsible for leading ministry involving high-school and post-high youth. Covenant’s youth programs targeting this age group are Youth In Christ (YIC) for youth aged 14 to 18 years and College & Careers for post-high school youth. Other programs of interest to this position include a boys club and girls club for elementary age children as well as Sunday School and Catechism classes. The candidate will report to the Church Council with an informal reporting relationship to our pastor, Randal Lankheet, who seeks a team approach to ministry.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not necessarily limited to, these four main areas:
    1) Youth Program Development
    • assist the youth to discover and develop their spiritual gifts
    • review existing programs and enhance them
    • seek out youth leadership opportunities within these programs
    2) Shepherding youth
    • disciple and mentor new, younger members and visitors
    • encourage youth to become involved in all aspects of church life
    • create dynamic youth programs and participate in events
    • support them through life events
    • be active among post-high College & Careers singles and young couples
    3) Evangelism and Outreach
    • be the main contact for youth visiting Covenant
    • actively involved in community outreach
    • encourage youth to participate in outreach and service opportunities
    4) Teaching Ministry
    • assist in the leading and/or oversee the theological content of youth programs
    • teach a catechism class
    • lead a Bible study
    The candidate also will act in an advisory capacity to all programs involving children and youth in the church.

    Job Requirements:
    • a passion for Christ
    • an enthusiasm for biblical teachings from a contemporary Reformed viewpoint
    • a love for youth
    • enrolment in and/or graduation from a seminary or bible college
    • experience in leading youth programs and planning youth events
    • proven authoritative and non-authoritative leadership skills
    • familiarity with development strategies for youth and youth programs
    • experience in evangelism and discipleship ministries
    • comfortable in multicultural urban environment

    Time Requirements: One-year term starting June, 2014

    Wages/Salary: In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, we are offering to pay rent and other housing costs.

    Contact Information:
    If you want more information or sense the Lord is leading you to apply for one of these positions, please send your resume and any accompanying material to Mr. Tim Sinke at tsinkemail@bell.net. His telephone number is 416-788-1510. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2014.
     
    Director of Youth and Family Ministries East Lansing, MI
     Date Entered: 03/24/2014

    Job Title: Director of Youth and Family Ministries

    Employer/Location: River Terrace Church (CRC)  in East Lansing, MI

    Job Description:
    River Terrace Church is looking to hire a Director of Youth and Family Ministry who will facilitate the growth of students to be formed in Christ and maintain their faith and church involvement into adulthood. Note: This is not an ordained position, but candidates for ordination would be considered. The majority of this position's work responsibilities will be outside of Sunday morning services and would not include preaching or administering the Sacraments.

    Job Requirements:
    • Finds personal identity in Christ, actively pursuing lifelong growth
    • Successful experience in recruiting, training, delegating to and managing volunteers
    • Proven ability to comprehend both the large picture of strategy, church-systems and calendars, while working out the details
    • Familiarity with and commitment to Reformed doctrinal tradition
    • Has identified a long-term call specifically to youth and families in the church
    • Willingness to become a fully active member of River Terrace Church and, thereby, the Christian Reformed denomination
    • Conversant with the findings of the National Study on Youth in Religion (NSYR), headed by Christian Smith of Notre Dame
    • Education: Bachelor's Degree
    ◦ M.A. in family/youth ministry or M.S.W. Preferred
    ▪ Note: If the candidate desires to pursue further education, a minimum of three years serving in the position would be required before undertaking formal work on a degree.

    Time Requirements: Full-time

    Contact Information:
    Blythe White, Administrative Assistant to the Pastors
    blythe@riverterrace.org
    517-351-9059
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to youthdirectorsearch@riverterrace.org.
     
    English Instructor Shanghai, China

    Date Entered: 03/24/2014

    Job Title: English Instructor

    Employer/Location: Ivy Group in Shanghai, China

    Job Description:
    20 face-to-face English classes (50 minutes per class) will be delivered to students every work week.

    A one or two bedroom apartment will be provided for free. Employees may choose to live alone or with a roommate. The apartment is equipped with a bed, refrigerator, television, washing machine, air conditioning, internet connection and other necessary furniture. Utilities will be paid by the school.

    Job Requirements:
    Speak English as native language. College degree. Previous teaching or tutoring experience preferred, but not required.

    Time Requirements: Full-time. The school observes all national holidays.

    Wages/Salary: Salary is attractive with full benefits depending on experience and qualifications. The school will offer a round trip flight ticket every year. Additionally, the school will pay bonus after one year with satisfactory performance. Based on performance, the bonus may be up to two months’ salaries.

    Contact Information:
    Please send your resume/CV to: usivygroup@126.com 
     

    Director of Youth Portage, MI
     Date Entered: 03/24/2014

    Job Title:
    Director of Youth

    Employer/Location:
    Prairie Edge Christian Reformed Church in Portage, MI

    Job Description:
    Oversee our Middle School, High School, and Post-High ministries

    Job Requirements:
    Candidates should have a degree in youth ministry or commensurate experience

    Time Requirements:
    Full-time

    Contact Information:
    Resumes should be emailed to philkok@charter.net.
    Teacher Uganda
     Date Entered: 04/02/2014

    Job Title/Location: Teachers in Uganda

    Employer: International Teams

    Job Description:
    Teach three siblings of one of three families on our team.
    Opportunity would be available for involvement in other ministry work.

    Job Requirements:
    Preferably with a K-8 teaching degree

    Time Requirements:
    2014/15 school year

    Wages/Salary:
    Funds must be raised, but curriculum, housing and other costs are provided

    Contact Information:
    Contact Tim & Angie Sliedrecht at sliedrechts@iteams.org for more information.

     
    Youth Leader Goshen, Indiana
     Date Entered: 04/02/2014

    Job Title/Location: Youth Leader in Goshen, IN

    Employer:
    Greene Road Church

    Job Description:
    The Youth Leader will:
    a) Meet one-on-one with students from our church and community for evangelism, encouragement, counseling and discipleship.
    b) Attend student extra-curricular events.
    c) Organize and lead group meetings and events for middle school and high school students.
    d) Build caring communities for youth to be loved and discipled.
    e) Guide youth to find their place within the church community and the broader body of Christ.
    f) Plan retreats, mission trips and local service projects which stimulate student spiritual growth.
    g) Recruit and train volunteers and coordinate work with volunteers for an effective youth ministry.
    h) Meet with Growing Team for coordination and guidance.

    We also desire the Youth Leader to serve as a Children’s Ministry Consultant to:
    a) Meet with Growing Team to help integrate and coordinate current programs.
    b) Give advice to leaders of GEMS, Cadets, Kingdom Kids, and Children’s Church.
    c) Help train volunteers to be effective in their current roles.
    d) Develop events that help connect unchurched students and families to Greene Road Church.

    Job Requirements:
    The Youth Leader is expected to be a passionate follower of Jesus and whose life reflects His teachings and standards as understood within the Reformed perspective. He or she must be able to develop healthy relationships with young people and work well with adults. The Youth Leader should have strong skills in discipling, teaching, leadership, organization and communication. He or she must be in agreement with our Safe Church policy and practices. The Youth Leader will be encouraged to live in the community, and is expected to be a member of Greene Road Church and attend worship services regularly.

    Time Requirements: Full-time

    Wages/Salary:
    Salary of $30,000 plus compensation for health care and professional expenses.

    Contact Information:
    If you believe that God is calling you to apply for this position, please send your resume to:
    Pastor Dave Van Der Wiele, Greene Road Church
    518 N. Greene Rd., Goshen, IN 46526
    Phone: 574-533-2676; Email: PastorDaveGRC@gmail.com
     
    Middle School Youth Director Grand Rapids, MI

     Date Entered:
    04/02/2014

    Job Title: Middle School Youth Director

    Employer: Hillside Community Church in Grand Rapids, MI

    Job Description:
    We are looking for a strong leader who can oversee a middle school ministry of over 50 students and can help equip parents and other adults to be mentors and leaders for our students. The Middle School Ministry Director helps the church accomplish the youth ministry vision by infusing a joyful, energetic, warm, welcoming, and Christian atmosphere into the middle school ministry; developing volunteer leaders to invest in middle school youth and their families through meaningful connections, activities, events and service opportunities.

    The Middle School Ministries Director reports directly to the Lead Pastor and will be directly responsible for:
    1. Facilitating the middle school ministry of Hillside and directing the implementation of the mission and vision as it relates to this age group.
    2. Assisting in the implementation of a long-range, sustainable youth ministry plan for Hillside.
    3. Spiritually preparing the middle school youth of Hillside for challenges of high school and nurturing in those youth a sense of clear Christian identity through a relationship with Christ.
    4. Working closely with the High School Ministries Director on collaborative efforts that embrace the overall vision, especially as it relates to emerging high school leaders investing in the middle school ministry.

    RELATIONSHIPS: The first priority of the Middle School Ministries Director is to ensure that relationships are being built between the adult leaders of Hillside and the youth of the church.
    Result #1: The Middle School Ministries Director knows 90% of the middle school youth in the youth directory by name as well as their parents.
    Result #2: The Middle School Ministries is praying for Hillside youth ministry regularly.
    Result #3: All first-time visitors to middle school youth events are receiving exceptional and timely follow up, so that all youth who want to become a part of the Hillside youth ministry do so in a way that feels welcoming and natural to them.
    Result #4: The Middle School Ministries Director is serving as a “sounding board” for middle school youth and their parents, and has an accessible referral list of professional counselors to access when necessary.
    Result #5: The Middle School Ministries Director is identifying community and school events involving youth and encouraging the middle school ministry team members to support youth through these events.
    Result #6: “Spontaneous” events are engaging not only the participating youth, but also youth from the community and from Hillside families who do not currently participate.

    RECRUITMENT and DEVELOPMENT: The Middle School Ministries Director recruits and coordinates a team of middle school ministry volunteer leaders, ensuring that the efforts of all leaders are coordinated to maximize their effectiveness.
    Result #7: All weekly hands-on adult volunteers are recruited and have received training at least one month before their terms of service began.
    Result #8: Monthly prayer and planning meetings, in which spiritual support and encouragement are provided to the volunteers working hands-on with youth, are taking place.
    Result #9: In conjunction with the Lead Pastor and the High School Ministries Director, the Middle School Ministries Director helps implement the Hillside youth ministry by ensuring that 1) three-year goals and one-year benchmarks for the youth ministry are updated annually, 2) the youth staff annually evaluates their progress based on those goals and benchmarks and 3) the staff is regularly attentive to and is in accomplishing the youth ministry’s one year benchmarks.
    Result #10: In conjunction with the High School Ministries Director, nurturing of the youth ministry interns (working with the middle school youth) is taking place along with high school students who may express interest in assisting with the middle school ministry.

    PROGRAMS: The Middles School Ministries Director is ensuring that all details of the middle school youth programs and special events are taken care of so that an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship is created, in which emerging spiritual and leadership skills can be developed,.
    Result #11: The weekly programs (i.e., Sunday morning classes, weekly Wednesday Night meetings and small groups) are growing in participation, enthusiasm, and excellence.
    Result #12: A curriculum design template is in place for the Hillside middle school ministry and curriculum resources for each year are selected at least two months before the school year begins.
    Result #13: All major events coordinators and other behind-the-scenes volunteers are being recruited and equipped with the information and tools needed to carry out their responsibilities.
    Result #14: The middle school ministry regularly has met or exceeded its participation targets for calendared youth ministry events.
    Result #15: The Middle School Ministries Director is available to teach Sunday morning classes when needed and is present on Sunday mornings in worship and around the Sunday school classrooms.
    Result #16: The Middle School Ministries Director has designed and implemented a summer middle school ministries program, including the opportunity for middle school youth to participate in a mission trip.
    Result #17: The Middle School Ministries Director is ensuring that adherence to the child safety policy of Hillside is being followed in all middle school programs.
    Result #18: Expenses for the current year are being tracked and a middle school ministries budget has been developed and proposed (with the assistance of the High School Ministries Director) for the next program year.
    Result #19: Collaborative efforts with the high school ministry that are inter-generational in context are designed, promoted and implemented, in such a way that middle school students are regularly exposed to caring adults (and older youth) who will further model authentic faith and spiritually invest in their lives.
    Result #20: The Middle School Ministries Director has faithfully participated in Hillside ministry team meetings that provide corporate opportunities for prayer and engaging conversations around a united set of ministry goals and objectives.

    Job Requirements:
    The right candidate must have a vibrant and growing faith, love teenagers, and be able to lead both students and adults.
    Spiritual Gifts: Any of the following: Administration, Artistic Expression, Discernment, Helps, Intercession, Leadership, Mercy, Prophecy, Teaching, and Hospitality. The Middle School Ministries Director must be a member of Hillside Community Church and in agreement with the stated vision and mission of Hillside Community Church.

    Time Requirements: 32-40 hours per week

    Wages/Salary: The job will be compensated according to the educational background and experience of the person. There is a professional allowance per year and mileage reimbursement. Eligible benefits are outlined in the benefit addendum.

    Contact Information:
    To apply for this full-time position, please send your resume, cover letter, and references to Kimberly Kohlhoff at kkohlhoff@hillsidech.org
     

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