• External Jobs

    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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    Outreach Manager Anchorage, Alaska

    Date Entered: 06/04/2014

    Job Title: Outreach Manager

    Employer/Location: Parachutes Teen Club  & Resource Center, Anchorage, Alaksa

    Position Title: OUTREACH MANAGER
    Reporting To: Executive Director
    Hours: Average of 40 hours per week

    Position Summary:
    The Outreach Manager position is responsible for developing and maintaining resource partnerships with individuals and organizations to benefit the teens that frequent Parachutes Teen Club and Resource Center as well as to form and maintain healthy, friendly and professional relationships with youth (and youth-serving staff) through street outreach and the drop-in center.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
     Networking with local youth serving organizations in Anchorage.
     Developing, implementing and maintaining resource partnerships.
     Scheduling and communicating with individuals and organizations utilizing Parachutes as a location to provide services.
     Communicate resources and opportunities for youth to staff and volunteers.
     Practice outreach to youth regarding Parachutes, youth services and job readiness within the drop-in center, in the city at large, and through events.
     Develop a team of volunteer youth outreach workers.
     Work regular shifts in the drop-in center, including weekends.
     Serve in a mentorship role to youth.
     Participate in decisions affecting service delivery.
     Maintain order and ensure safety during drop-in shifts.
     Complete and maintain all records and documents in a timely manner.
     Support “in-house” programs.
     Provide crisis intervention and visitation services and when necessary, out in the field.
     Provide follow-up with youth.
     Personal and organizational fundraising.

    The goal in all of this is to demonstrate the unconditional love of Jesus to the teens at Parachutes.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
     Demonstrate leadership, training skills and youth development experience.
     Experience with at-risk youth and related service agencies.
     Skills to provide outreach service to target population.
     Demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.
     BA in a related field required (experience in lieu of education accepted).
     Strong problem solving ability.
     Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
     Sound computer skills.
     Effective oral and written communication skills.
     Ability to work flexible hours.
     Access to a vehicle.

    Contact Information:
    Joel Kiekintveld, Executive Director

    Youth and Family Minister Bronxville, NY

    Date Entered: 06/04/2014    

    Job Title: Youth and Family Minister

    Employer/ Location: Reformed Church of Bronxville, NY

    The Reformed Church of Bronxville (www.reformedchurch.org), a church with over 900 family members, is seeking a full-time Youth and Family Minister. The church is located in Bronxville, New York, in Westchester County, approximately 16 miles north of mid-town Manhattan.

    Job Description:
    The Youth and Family Minister will be accountable to and supported by the Senior Minister, Youth Council Chair, and Church Consistory. Compensation will be full-time salary and benefits commensurate with an experienced minister position. The Youth and Family Minister will be called upon to cultivate relationships with the youth (6th-12th grade) and their families in the church, to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to nurture them toward spiritual growth.

    The Youth and Family Minister will be directly responsible for the following:
    • Enhancing, leading and administering the youth ministry programs of the Reformed Church of Bronxville and directing the implementation of its mission and vision.
    • Recruiting, managing, and supporting a volunteer team to successfully implement the youth and family ministry programs and to ensure that the Reformed Church of Bronxville youth are connected to multiple Christian adults in the church
    • Taking the lead role in developing and administering an integrated approach to family ministry programs that engage all family members (adult, youth and children) in spiritual growth and development together.
    • Collaborating with staff members who direct other church programs involving youth (Christian Education, Mission and Outreach, Music) to promote integrated programming.
    • Nurturing an atmosphere of enthusiasm and energy around all of the Reformed Church of Bronxville’s youth and family ministry programs.

    Qualifications include:
    • Five to ten years of experience and demonstrated success in youth and family ministry, with experience in recruiting, developing, and managing volunteer teams.
    • Demonstrated success in collaboration and coordination with other ministries in the church.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with adults and youth of various ages and levels of spiritual maturity.
    • Proficiency in communications technology and social media.
    • Theological inclusivity, embracing the congregation’s wide range of doctrinal beliefs.
    • Willingness to abide with the Reformed Church of Bronxville’s rules of conduct and safety rules in adult/youth circumstances and communications and to demonstrate stewardship of the church and facilities.

    Contact Information:
    If interested, please send cover letter and resume to terrymullen619@gmail.com.

    Music Program Director Caledonia, MI
     Date Entered: 07/18/2014

    Job Title/Location: Music Program Director & Worship Leader in Caledonia, MI

    Employer: Leighton Church

    Job Description:
    The purpose of the position is to oversee, coordinate and give leadership to weekly worship services and music program by utilizing your gifts, the resources of the church family, and ultimately glorify God by reaching others through music, praise, and worship. Immediate supervisor is the Pastor.
    • Plan worship portion of weekly church services
    • Plan in collaboration with the staff and/or pastor in weekly meetings, with accountability first to immediate supervisor and then the Staff Parish Relations Committee
    • Recruit, train, mentor, manage, and schedule instrumentalists, vocalists and sound and power point technicians for Sunday worship services, seasonal services (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Holy Week), weddings, funerals, etc.
    • Provide care and nurture for spiritual growth to worship teams
    • Oversee the purchase, filing, and use of all printed music related to the worship and music program
    • Attend and contribute to bi-monthly Leadership Team meetings
    • Plan and lead seasonal and other music events i.e. cantata, children’s choir, special music
    • Provide creative leadership and direction working with other aspects of church ministry such as drama, youth and adult programs

    Job Requirements:
    • Professed Christian who is living a Christian lifestyle
    • Acceptance of Leighton Church core values
    • Gifts of servant leadership, communication, and administration
    • Ability to give creative leadership and direction of worship service and music program
    • Musically trained with 3-5 years or more of experience
    • General working knowledge of music required
    • Instrumental and/or vocal skills would be a plus
    • Possess the ability to be flexible in regards to style of worship
    • General knowledge of sound, multi-media and lighting systems
    • Proficient with preparing power point presentations
    • Ability to recruit, develop, and lead volunteer vocalists, technicians, and instrumentalists
    • Committed team player-working with pastoral, worship support staff and volunteers.
    • Open minded approach to special music, guest musicians, concerts, instrumentalists, choirs, etc.

    Time Requirements: Part-Time

    Contact Information:
    Resumes will be accepted through July.
    Second Service Pastor and Food Chaplain Grand Rapids, MI

     Date Entered:07/18/2014

    Job Title/Location: Pastor of Second (bi-lingual) Service and Saturday Food Chaplain

    Employer: Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI

    Job Description:
    Purpose: To point people to the presence of God through leadership in preaching, worship, pastoral care, and strategic planning through the second (bi-lingual) service and Saturday Food Program with a special focus on the Hispanic population of western Michigan. 

    As Second Service Pastor, responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Preaching at the Sunday morning second worship services and teaching or leading evening worship services (LIFT groups).
    • With the assistance of others, plan worship services which glorify God and edify God’s people.
    • Provide pastoral care to members and attenders of the Second Service as needed and requested.
    • Help foster engagement between the congregations of the two services and encourage community building between them.
    • With the assistance of the Senior Pastor, direct the overall ministry of the church in accordance with plans adopted by the Council.
    • Supervise any other second service staff.
    • Supervise and participate in overall functions and activities of the second service congregation including fund raising.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Elders.
    • Attend Elder meetings and provide a monthly written report of the work.
    • Attend staff meetings and Worship Committee meetings.

    As Saturday Food Program Chaplain, responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Prepare an annual work plan with the help and approval of the Neighborhood Engagement Committee.
    • Conduct a regularly-scheduled Saturday morning Bible study in Spanish and English for the clients who wish to participate.
    • Be on site at the program during its hours of food distribution. Provide hospitality and seek opportunities for pastoral relationship-building with the clients and volunteers during this time.
    • Provide pastoral care to the clients and volunteers as needed and requested, including spiritual counseling in client’s homes, neighborhoods and hospitals.
    • Be willing to lead additional worship services and to conduct weddings and funerals if licensed.
    • Provide information and advice regarding matters that relate to the spiritual care of the clients and volunteers of the program to the relevant staff or committee.
    • Invite clients to the Second (bi-lingual) Sunday service, serving as a bridge between the two communities.
    • Communicate client and volunteer prayer concerns to Eastern Avenue prayer groups.
    • Identify and develop relationships with ecumenical partners and other churches working in local Hispanic ministries.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Neighborhood Engagement Committee and/or Saturday Food Program Director.
    • Attend Neighborhood Engagement Committee meetings as requested.

    Job Requirements:
    • A transformational love of Jesus Christ
    • Deep love for the people of God
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish
    • Demonstrated ability to preach sermons that are Biblical, authentic, contextual, and life-changing. (See:  Calvin Seminary, Center for Excellence in Preaching, sermon evaluation form:  http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/engageCongregation/sermonEvaluation/sermonEvaluationForm.pdf)
    • Ability to work with and motivate volunteers
    • Commitment to the flourishing of Eastern Avenue CRC and the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRCNA)
    • Support for and understanding of the polity and governance of Eastern Avenue and of the CRCNA church order.
    • Sense of humor
    • Team player
    • Master of Divinity degree preferred
    • Ordained or able to be ordained in the Christian Reformed Church as a Minister of the Word or Commissioned Pastor

    Time Requirements: Part time, 20 hours per week

    Wages/Salary: Within the average salary range of associate pastors in the CRCNA

    Contact Information:
    Interested parties are encouraged to contact Rev. Thea Leunk (454-4888 or thea@eacrc.org) or send a resume and cover letter to 514 Eastern SE (03).


    Youth Director Jenison, MI
    Date Entered:07/18/2014
    Job Title: Youth Director

    Employer: Fairway Christian Reformed Church in Jenison, MI

    Job Description:
    The director will oversee all aspects of the middle and high school youth programs (grades 6-12).  Responsibilities include, establishing and developing Christ-centered relationships with students, families, and congregational members, planning and implementing ministry programs and activities, recruiting, training and supervising volunteer staff, and collaborating with the Senior Pastor and other church committees. 

    Job Requirements:
    Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry, strong Biblical knowledge combined with a reformed theological perspective, and experience leading a youth ministry.   Candidates must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as competence with current technology for communicating with students and parents. 

    Time Requirements: Full-time

    Contact Information:
    Please email a cover letter and resume to Jesse Moes (jrm3@calvin.edu) by July 16. 

    Student Coordinator Grand Rapids, MI
    Date Entered:07/18/2014

    Job Title/Location: Student Coordinator in Grand Rapids, MI

    Employer: Grand Rapids Right to Life

    Job Description:
    Are you looking for a fun job in the prolife movement? Do you like working with and motivating young people? Grand Rapids Right to Life is seeking a Student Coordinator to help build a Culture of Life in Grand Rapids!
    Duties will include public speaking at schools and churches, growing the Grand Rapids Students for Life group, developing new ideas for educating on the life issues, networking with youth pastors and teachers, and helping Grand Rapids Right to Life be a strong prolife presence and resource in the community. There is an opportunity to grow this 25-hour per week position into a full-time career.

    Job Requirements:
    The right candidate will have an outgoing personality, will enjoy working with the youth, will be focused on developing outreach opportunities, and will be a go-getter for the prolife cause!

    Time Requirements: 25 Hours per Week   -   Monday - Friday   -   12:00 NN - 5:00 PM

    Contact Information:
    Please send a cover letter and resume by June 20 to:
    Laura Alexandria, Director of Operations
    Grand Rapids Right to Life
    2340 Porter Street SW
    Grand Rapids, MI  49519
    For more information on Grand Rapids Students for Life visit:  http://www.grrtl.org/students
    Director of Youth Discipleship Massapequa, NY

     Date Entered:07/18/2014

    Job Title Director of Youth Discipleship or Youth Pastor 

    Employer: Massapequa Reformed Church in Massapequa, NY

    Job Description:
    Massapequa Reformed Church in Massapequa, NY (on Long Island) is looking for a Director of Youth Discipleship or Youth Pastor to join our ministry team. We believe there is great potential for a growing ministry to youth in our congregation and community. Our church has optional housing available rent-free. For more information read our brief position description, or to inquire or apply please email Pastor Joshua at pastorjoshua@massreformedchurch.org, or call the church office at 516-799-5158.

    Contact Information:
    Pastor Joshua Scheid, pastorjoshua@massreformedchurch.org or 516-799-5158
    Website: http://massreformedchurch.org/ 

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