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    Program Director Grand Rapids, MI

    Date Entered: September 5, 2014

    Title: Program Director

    Employer: The Other Way Ministries

    Classification: Salary

    Reports To: Executive Director

    This position is accountable to the Executive Director and is responsible for upholding and supporting
    the mission and values of the organization as well as:
    1. Provide vision, supervision and oversight of all programs and program staff
    2. Encourage growth and development of team associates and equip and train volunteers
    3. Communicating with the Executive Director regarding programs
    4. Liaison to strategic partners working in collaboration with the organization

    1. Oversee implementa'on of strategic plan within parameters of mission and core values
    2. Meet with Execu've Director and Leadership Team regularly
    3. Work with Business Director regarding personnel/human resource issues
    4. Develop and monitor program budgets
    5. Communicate vision, goals, results and progress to appropriate staff, community and donors
    6. Meet individually on a regular basis with program staff for planning and evaluation
    7.Conduct annual reviews of program staff
    8. Assist with the wri'ng of grant proposals and manage grant contracts
    9.Generate regular reports on program progress
    10. Schedule and plan program staff development plans, events and retreats
    11. Cultivate strategic partnerships, coordinate services and serve as liaison with partner organizations
    12. Lead staff meetings in absence of Executive Director
    13. Investigate and design new programs
    14. Provide support for program staff by securing needed resources and recruiting volunteers
    15. Conduct ministry orientations
    16. Manage information systems (Program data / Volunteer hours)
    17. Speak on behalf of the organization

    This position may direct the work activities of ….
    Program staff, Partner organizations, Interns, & Volunteers

    QUALIFICATIONS - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the
    essential duties. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
    ability required.

    EDUCATION College degree and/or related job experience

    At least five years in a managerial or higher position. This position requires:
    Demonstrated spiritual maturity
    Successful program oversight experience
    Strong administrative skills and respect for deadlines
    Proven staff management and staff leadership skills (developing people)
    Excellent team builder
    Thorough understanding of Asset Based Community Development
    High level of Cultural Competence

    Supervisory Skills / Billingual (Spanish)
    Program Design / Management / Pleasant telephone skills
    Proposal Writing / Grant Management / Voicemail & E-mail
    Basic Accounting / Microsoft Office (WORD/EXCEL/POWERPOINT)

     Understanding of basic life issues in urban, low-income, multi-cultural settings
     Ability to relate to people from a wide variety of ages, backgrounds and situations
     Knowledge of resources available in the Grand Rapids community
     Flexibility and the ability to deal with complicated situations
     Good listening and communication skills
     Cultivate mutuality and respect

    VERBAL – Strong verbal skills are required for communication with staff, neighbors, program
    participants, board members, partners and organizations. Bi-Lingual is ideal. Proficient in
    making professional and casual presentations. Must be able to relate and assist neighbors
    with dignity and respect.
    WRITTEN – Strong written skills are required for clear and effective internal communication
    with staff, board and neighbors. Must write appropriately as a representative of the
    organization to donors, partners, churches and organizations.
     Willingness to work hard at relationships
     Value unity in Christ and partnership in the Gospel
     Listen well, speak honestly, and submit to others out of reverence for Christ
     Respect others’ opinions and differences
     Acknowledge mistakes and freely give and receive forgiveness


    Kurt Reppart : kreppart@theotherway.org 


    Human Resources Director Grand Rapids, MI

    Date Entered: September 26, 2014

    Title::  Human Resource Director
    Accountable to:  Chief Operating Officer


    The Human Resource Director is responsible for providing leadership, vision and oversight of comprehensive human resource services for the Reformed Church in America (RCA). This position also serves as the Executive Director of the Board of Benefits Services, reporting to its Board of Trustees. The Human Resources Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer; and assists, advises and supports the General Secretary, Executive Leadership Team and managers in defining and meeting the ministry goals of the RCA.

    This individual will:
    a) develop and implement human resources programs that are consistent with General Synod Council (GSC) policies [40%],
    b) be responsible for oversight and coordination of health benefit and retirement plans for  the RCA [40%],
    c) work with classes, congregations and pastors in recruitment for ministries positions throughout the RCA [10%]; and
    d) implement policies, practices, procedures, and programs through RCA human resources staff [10%].

    The Human Resources Director is responsible for the administration and management of all aspects of the human resource policies and procedures; ensures compliance with employment regulations and laws for the organization, including employee relations, compensation, staff development, recruitment, and employment; and ensures operational systems, processes, and policies are administered effectively.  The Director maintains excellent communication between the teams of the Grand Rapids, New York, and New Brunswick offices to efficiently and effectively plan, coordinate, and administer personnel practices, procedures, and programs that relate to all phases of the human resources activities.
    With the changing dynamics of health benefits, the Human Resources Director will work closely with partners such as the Reformed Benefit Association (RBA) to ensure that the RCA health and retirement plans are supporting the needs of the denomination and fully following all regulations and laws.
    The Human Resources Director is responsible for supporting and equipping congregations and ministers in transition throughout the RCA through the creation of a robust denominational placement database of minister and church profiles.
    The Human Resources Directors is responsible for providing leadership and vision in managing staff, leading a team, and collaborating with colleagues.  This person must have an ability to assess priorities and address critical issues; be highly organized, self-managed, and have the ability to proactively manage and resolve conflict.

    1. Manage, direct and oversee the implementation of human resources programs through the human resources staff.
    2. Coordinate and oversee all aspects of the RCA health benefit, wellness and retirement plans.  Serve as the Executive Director to the Board of Benefits Services; reporting to Board of Trustees.  Coordinate and facilitate Board meetings and related reports at least twice per year, and as needed.
    3. Represent the RCA as a non-voting ex-officio member of the board of the Reformed Benefits Association.  Work closely with RBA to develop and implement the strategic plan and goals.
    4. Remain informed and up-to-date on employment laws and human resources policies, programs, and practices to keep all leaders informed of and educated in new developments.
    5. Coordinate the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of the salary grade system, and performance evaluation process. Manage the identification and implementation of human resources software solutions to support the policies of the GSC and the practices and procedures of management.
    6. Develop and implement standard recruiting and hiring practices and procedures necessary to recruit, hire and maintain a superior workforce including job descriptions, interviews, reference and background checks, staff orientation and training, staff development, goal-setting, performance reviews, and exit interviews.
    7. Provide effective support, advice and conflict resolution regarding personnel and employment matters; including investigations of employee complaints/grievances/concerns, as needed.
    8. Coordinate and oversee the development and maintenance of a database of pastors, ministerial candidates; and work with congregations and classes in filling open ministry positions. Partner with RCA seminaries and the Ministerial Formation Certification Agency (MFCA) to bring ministerial candidates into RCA congregations. Coordinate with GSC staff to support the needs of pastors throughout the denomination.
    9. Work with teams in the Strategic Priority of “Equipping Emerging Leaders of Today and Tomorrow”
    10. Ensure GSC compliance with all existing governmental reporting requirements including any related to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Department of Labor, worker compensation, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
    11. Direct the preparation of information required for compliance with employment regulations and laws. Responsible for all information submitted.  In consultation with GSC corporate counsel serves as the primary contact with the organization’s employment law attorney and outside government agencies.
    12. Develop and administer an annual departmental budget.
    13. Carry out such other responsibilities and provide leadership for new initiatives as determined by the Chief Operating Officer and Trustees of the Board of Benefits Services.

    The Human Resources Director must have a strong support for and commitment to the Purpose and Standards of the Reformed Church in America and to the Mission and Vision of the General Synod.  The HR Director shall possess a broad knowledge and experience in employment law, organizational planning, health and retirement benefits, organization development, compensation, employee relations, risk management and safety, training and development. This individual must have the ability to work with sensitive, often confidential information. Ten plus years of progressive leadership experience in human resources with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field.  Masters degree preferred.
    This individual must also have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and display a collaborative work style as they work with GSC staff as well as pastors, search committees, classes, regional synods, and seminaries throughout the RCA. 

    Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience

    To Apply:
    Please email a letter of interest with your resume by October 17, 2014 to pboice@rca.org

    Community Ministries Director Grand Rapids, MI

    Date Entered: October 8, 2014

    Job Title: Community Ministries Director

    Employer: Trinity United Methodist Church

    Job Description:
    Community Ministries, a 20-year old community youth and children outreach program of Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC), is seeking a Director to oversee the program development, capacity building and implementation of this developing program. Community Ministries serves children in 2nd through 5th grade of Grand Rapids Public Schools Congress Elementary School in after-school programming, with a mission to provide a safe place for children to experience God's love. This program focuses on life skills development, service learning, arts & cultural experiences, and career exposure. Community Ministries focuses on developing dreamers and leaders by offering kids experiences that shape their worldview and their aspirations. Candidate strengths should include problem-solving, organizational management, budget and fund development, community outreach, experience working with children, ability to lead and participate in a team environment, and program growth. Spanish speaking skills preferred, but not required. The Community Ministries Director is a salaried, 30-hour position, employed by TUMC. Centered in Jesus Christ, Trinity United Methodist Church is an inclusive, progressive community of faith in which persons grow in devotion, love and service.

    Time Requirement: 30 hours/week

    Wages/Salary: To Be Determined

    Contact Address: Trinity United Methodist Church 1100 Lake Dr. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

    Contact Email: employment@grtumc.org

    Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Youth Director Sioux Falls, SD

    Date Entered: October 8, 2014

     Job Title: Youth Director

    Employer: Shalom Christian Reformed Church

    Job Description:
    A growing youth ministry program is seeking a dynamic full-time Director. This person must display a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ to nurture this passion in each young person. The Youth Director needs to exhibit a vibrant leadership in the church that enhances the worship, outreach, and fellowship of each young person attending and will provide accessible authentic support for families with youth. A four-year college degree in Youth Ministry or related field. Experience preferred, but not required. Required to believe in and teach the Reformed faith. If interested please submit your resume to: office@shalomcrc.org

    Time Requirement: full-time

    Contact Address: 4100 S. Southeastern Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57103

    Contact Email: office@shalomcrc.org

    Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    Internet Marketing Assistant Grand Rapids, MI

    Date Entered: 10/13/2014

    Job Title
    Internet Marketing Assistant

    Eerdmans Publishing

    Position Description Working with and under the direction of the Internet Marketing Manager and in cooperation with the members of marketing and sales department, the Internet Marketing Assistant will aid the creation and management of written and other content for online promotional, marketing, and sales efforts, including our website (Eerdmans.com), social media, and e-newsletters.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Social Media: Assist in the researching, writing, and posting of timely and engaging content on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Tumblr, and/or other social media sites as desired.
    • Email Marketing: Assist in the writing, editing, and layout of email marketing campaigns.
    • Website: Assist in the creation, maintenance, and regular updating of content on all Eerdmans websites.
    • Video Marketing: Support the Internet Marketing Manager in the creation of book trailers, author interviews, and other promotional videos.
    • Internet Advertising: Support the Internet Marketing Manager in the creation of web-based advertising campaigns.

    Required Qualifications:
    • B.A. in marketing, communications, English, journalism, theology, biblical studies, or relevant field
    • Experience and skill in:
    o copywriting, especially in a marketing context
    o proofreading
    o social media marketing
    o website administration and maintenance

    • Familiarity with the following:
    o Constant Contact
    o Tumblr
    o Facebook
    o Twitter
    o Google Plus
    o Pinterest

    • Above-average theological and biblical literacy
    • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively Desired Qualifications:
    • Competence in web design, including familiarity with HTML/CSS and other coding languages
    • Familiarity with the following:
    o LibraryThing
    o Goodreads
    o WordPress
    o Google Analytics

    • Knowledge of and experience with Eerdmans titles and the religious book publishing industry in general

    About Our Company:
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, located in Grand Rapids, MI, is an independent, family-owned company in business since 1911. We publish approximately 120 new books each year, primarily nonfiction, ranging from academic works on biblical studies, theology, and religious history to more popular titles on spirituality, social and cultural criticism, and biography. In addition, our children’s imprint, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, publishes critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books and novels for children and young adults.

    Time Requirement:
    40 hrs/week, M-F 8-5


    Contact Address:
    2140 Oak Industrial Dr NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505

    Contact Email:

    Additional Information:
    http://www.eerdmans.com/Pages/About/Employment.aspx Send cover letter, resume, and writing samples to webmaster@eerdmans.com

    Youth Pastor Highland, IN

    Date Entered: 10/20/2014

    Title:  Youth Pastor
    Employer/Location: New Life & Faith Church, Highland Indiana
    Position Description:
    New Life & Faith-Highland are seeking a Youth Pastor to reach and disciple the next generation of Christ followers in Northwest Indiana, just outside of Chicago.  With a Kingdom vision, our churches have partnered together for years in the area of student ministries and we are seeking the next leader for this vital area.  We want to see students fall in love with Jesus and grow in their relationships with Him.  If you’re interested, contact us. 

    Some specific job requirements are listed below.
    Jr. High & High School Groups:
    1. Provide for the nurturing of student’s faith.
    2. Provide for the building of relationships.
    3. Provide serving opportunities for students.
    4. Develop and train volunteer leaders to serve in this ministry.
    Pastoral Care:  create and maintain a care network which will
    1. Attend extracurricular activities whenever possible (athletic events, plays, etc.)
    2. Visitation of students when necessary (hospital, tragedy, celebrations, etc.)
    1. Report quarterly to the Youth Oversight Team on the following:
        a) Joys and praises in ministry
        b) Activities
        c) Financial Status of the ministry
        d) Needs and concerns
    2. Continuing education
        a) Take part in conferences for personal development throughout the year.
        b) Keep abreast of the latest trends in youth ministry.  (Allow time for reading new books, articles, and media resources throughout the workweek.)
    3. Submit yearly budget needs to the Youth Oversight Team.

    Contact Information:
    For more information, please contact Jason DeVries jdevries@faithchurchonline.org 


    Church Catalyst San Marcos, CA

    Date Entered: 10/28/2014

    Title: Church Mission Catalyst

    Employer/Location: Crossroads Church in San Marcos, CA

    Job Description: 

    I. Purpose and Objective of the Position:  Through personal example, mentoring, and leading ministries both within and beyond the church walls, be a change agent to help individuals, families, and the church become “bold Jesus proclaimers and active world changers” in our daily lives

    II. Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to:
    ● With members of the congregation, create structures and opportunities of ministry outside the church—primarily locally but also beyond this region--that provide significant and inviting opportunities to grow in being “bold Jesus proclaimers and active world changers” 
    ● Work with church ministries to guide them into living out the Mission and Vision, including…
    ○ Lead a new team that will give direction to, support and guide a Wednesday [Community] Night; the goal of the night will be such that members delight in it and are interested in inviting friends and neighbors to it
    ○ Work with the children’s and youth ministry leaders to promote active ministry by students both in and outside the church
    ○ Develop and grow a young adult ministry that actively reflects our Mission and Vision
    ○ Work with the leaders of Friends Helping Friends to promote its ministry in the lives of church members and in the broader community
    ● Be a member of the Mission and Vision Task Force (MVTF) and with their guidance and support direct the active implementation of the ministry plans
    ● Attend staff meetings and Council meetings
    ● Regularly participate in worship leadership
    ● Provide occasional ministry testimonies in worship, quarterly reports to the Council and a yearly report at the congregational meeting

    III. Qualifications & Skills: Personal and professional characteristics for the position.  The employee must:
    ● Have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Master of his/her life
    ● Have an adventurous spirit for ministry beyond the walls of the church, both locally and internationally
    ● Be willing to become a member of, and promote the mission, vision, and core values of Crossroads CRC
    ● Have experience in engaging a church or other non-profit in ministry beyond its walls
    ● Be a proactive, creative thinker and problem solver with a positive attitude and a sense of humor
    ● Be a servant leader who is a team builder and able to delegate, having excellent communication skills with the ability to inspire and motivate people, especially youth and young adults
    ● Have the energy and tenacity to be able to take initiative and follow through on plans

    IV. Reporting Relationship:
    This position is under the direction of and in a close working relationship with the Pastor.  Evaluations will
    take place in three and six months and on an annual basis after that

    V. Position Compensation:  This is a full-time position and will be paid $40,000-55,000 per year depending on education and experience.  The position includes 3 weeks of paid vacation leave and does not include medical insurance or a pension plan.

    Contact Information:
    Contact us at the church office (760-744-4673) or email us at catalyst@crossroadscrc.com and ask for an application



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