• 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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    Director of Youth & Family Ministries Pompton Plains, NJ

    Date Entered: February 10, 2015

    Title:Director of Youth & Family Ministries
    Employer/Location: First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains, NJ

    Job Description:
    First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains, NJ is seeking a Director of Youth & Family Ministries who will oversee the work of our children’s ministry staff and give leadership to the discipleship development of youth and families in our church. The person we hire will strategize, develop and implement a comprehensive intergenerational approach to discipleship formation. This includes recruiting and equipping adult volunteers for effective student ministry, cultivating authentic relationships, equipping and empowering parents as spiritual role models, creating opportunities for missional engagement with students, and connecting with families in our community area. You will find our church to be self-reflective, incarnational, experimental, missional, inclusive and intergenerational. Our campus is strategically located in a family-oriented, suburban community only 20 miles west of NYC and is rated as one of the “Best Places to Live in New Jersey.”

    We are looking for a leader who is self-motivated, highly relational, organized, and demonstrates a deep commitment in their own faith.  This person will be a vital member of our Ministry Team. We are committed to offering the resources and support needed to succeed.

    We offer a competitive package, including housing. Both ordained and non-ordained qualified individuals are welcome to inquire and/or apply.

    Contact Information:
    Contact Search Committee Co-Chairs Judy & Eric Reichenbach at FRCSearchCommittee@gmail.com to let us know you are interested, ask any questions, submit a profile or a resume with letter of interest, and/or request a detailed job description. www.firstreformedchurch.com

    Direct Care Counselor Grand Rapids, MI

    Date Entered: February 10, 2015

    Title: Direct Care Counselor
    Employer/Location:D.A. Blodgett / St.John's Residential Homes in Grand Rapids, MI

    Job Description: Counselor role providing direct care for children and youth living in an open program at D. A. Blodgett - St. John’s Residential Homes. Counselors see to the physical and emotional needs of the residents who have experienced some form of abuse and/or neglect. Counselors will model and teach appropriate social skills while working closely with a staff therapist to implement individualized treatment plans. This role demands an individual with strong relationship building skills, physical and emotional stamina and an ability to work in a team environment in order to provide a family setting. Counselors act in a parental role by meeting basic needs of youth. Completion of a Bachelor's degree in a human services field is preferred. Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record is required. Those interested in starting a career in the child welfare field or those with a desire to help struggling children and teenagers are encouraged to apply. EOE.

    Time Requirement:Full time, third shifts available.

    Wages: $12.35 per hour

    Contact Address:
    805 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503




    Youth Director Ontario, Canada

    Date Entered: February 10, 2015 

    Title: Youth Director
    Employer/Location: Drayton CRC in Ontario, Canada

    Position Description:
    Drayton CRC, located in beautiful southwestern Ontario, is seeking an outgoing, highly relational youth pastor/director who will engage the youth of DCRC in spiritual growth by developing, coordinating and administering an effective and comprehensive youth ministry. As a member of the pastoral team you will also provide discipleship and pastoral care for the youth and young adults as well as lead the congregation through preaching. Church profile upon request. Please contact Teresa Rumph at rumph@hsfx.ca.


    Outreach Manager Anchorage, Alaska
    Date Entered: 02/26/2015
    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:
    To inquire further or to receive a job description and more information contact
    Joel Kiekintveld, Executive Director - joel@parachutesalaska.com
     www.parachutesalaska.com
    Director of Ministries to Youth and Young Adults Hudsonville, MI

    Date Entered: 03-26-2015

    Position Title: Director of Ministries to Youth and Young Adults

    Employer/Location: Forest Grove Reformed Church, Hudsonville, MI

    General Responsibilities:  Work within our existing ministries to youth (BASIC and Frontline) that disciple and nurture in the gospel of Christ; work within our existing ministry to young adults that focuses on discipleship.  We anticipate this as a full-time, unordained position.   

    Specific Responsibilities: 
    • Prepare and lead Wednesday night (BASIC, junior high) Bible study (7-8pm);
    • Prepare and lead Sunday night (Frontline, high school) Bible study (7:15-8:30pm);
    • Lead meetings with volunteer leaders on a regular basis for communication and organization of activities;
    • Organize, lead, and participate in Frontline and BASIC retreats;
    • Organize, lead, and participate in mission trips and service trips for youth;
    • Be involved in youth activities outside of church;
    • Work with pastor to develop a discipleship program for youth that focuses on those who desire to make a profession of faith;
    • Work with volunteers to promote and continue our ministry to young adults (post-high);
    • Maintain good communication with parents, students, church, and staff;
    • Implement and present already-approved curriculum by Education Team to youth that is Christ-centered, doctrinally rich, and nurturing to discipleship growth;
    • Possibly teach a Sunday school class and/or Wednesday night class;
    • Possibly assist with Sunday worship;
    • Coordinate information accessibility to the church particularly through the website;
    • Attend weekly staff meetings;
    • Serve on Education Team;

    Position Requirements:
    • Must be a faithful believer in the gospel of Christ;
    • Must show forth the fruits of an active love for Christ through prayer, faithfulness, and godly Christian character;
    • Must accept the Scriptures as presented in the Old and New Testaments as God’s holy, inspired, and infallible Word;
    • Must abide by the policies of Forest Grove Reformed Church;
    • Must show a desire to see the power of the gospel in all areas of life and in the world;
    • We seek a person familiar with the doctrines of the RCA as outlined in the Creeds and Confessions;
    • We seek a person with strong leadership abilities (organization, communication);
    • We seek a person who works well with others.

    Accountability:  The Director of Ministries to Youth and Young Adults is:  1) accountable to the Consistory on a monthly basis by providing a written report of work conducted; 2) accountable to the lead pastor on a day-to-day operation; and 3) accountable to the Executive Team for review and assistance.

    Contact Information:
    Please send your resume and inquiries to the Search Team at the mailing address below or pastorjud@forestgroverc.org 
    Forest Grove Reformed Church
    1630 32nd Avenue
    Hudsonville, MI 49426

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