• 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. 

    We welcome comments or information on any position, program, or organization listed. If you obtain a position that you originally learned of in our job-posting area, please send an email to jobpostings@kuyper.edu so we can maintain accurate records. Thank you for your help! 

    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/ 

    Director of Youth and Faith Formation Belding, MI

    Date Entered: 08/04/2014

    Job Title: Director of Youth and Faith Formation

    Employer/Location: Oakwood Christian Reformed Church

    Job Description:
    Responsibilities include facilitating K-12 Sunday School, directiing middle school, high school, and post-high groups, and developing outreach events.

    Time requirements:  Full-time with benefits

    Wages: To be discussed at interview

    Contact information:
    Oakwood Christian Reformed Church
    8750 Storey Road
    Belding, MI 48809


    Youth Director Lake City, MI

    Date Entered: 08/04/2014

    Job Title: Youth Director

    Employer/Location: Lake City CRC in Lake City, MI

    Position Classification:  Director II/PT/S/Exempt
    Ministry Team:  Youth, Discipleship
    Reporting Relationship:  Director of Discipleship & Operations

    Position Description: Through strong relationships with youth and by empowering volunteers, the Youth Director carries out the vision and mission of Lake City CRC in ministries related to youth in 6th – 12th grades. The Youth Director is responsible for implementing the spiritual formation pathway into ministries for youth and for providing ministry that incorporates community youth. As a strategic leader in the lives of youth, the Youth Director must provide opportunities and environments that encourage students to come to know and then walk with Jesus Christ.

    Position Responsibilities:
    • In collaboration with the Director of Discipleship & Operations, participate in visionary leadership, as well as the planning and development of strategies and programming that result in the spiritual formation of youth
    • Serve as the primary leader and point person for creating and implementing relational, engaging, and transformational opportunities for students in 6th – 12th grades, including two retreats, the Open Door ministry, and a mission trip experience
    • Provide weekly opportunities for discipleship and relationship growth (i.e, Mountain Movers/Small Groups
    • Implement SALT (Student Action Leadership Team) or another ministry that develops leadership skills in youth
    • Be present and engaged with youth in school settings
    • Implement and design programming for youth as well as provide for on-going evaluation and oversight of its effectiveness
    • Ensure clear and timely communication to and with the Youth Ministry Team, the Discipleship Team, volunteer teams, church and the community
    • Develop, equip and shepherd adult and student leaders to carry out effective ministry
    • Attend Staff meetings and youth meetings as directed

    The Youth Director position is a part-time, salaried, exempt position. This position requires a person with a passion for Jesus Christ and for youth to know Him. Other minimum requirements for the position include: a high school education, ministry leadership experience, demonstrated relational ability with 6th-12th grade students, the ability to work in a team, the ability to lead through relational influence, and the ability to teach with scriptural knowledge. The Youth Director must be an active member of Lake City CRC and have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, an active prayer life, and a servant’s heart.  

    Contact Information:
    Resumes will be received through August 18 and may be sent to the attention of Bob DeBoer at either:
    bobandbarbdeboer@gmail.com; or
    Lake City CRC, P.0. Box 659
    Lake City MI 49651.  


    Director of Youth Ministries Portage, MI

    Entered: 8/8/2014

    Job Title: Director of Youth Ministries

    Employer: Prairie Edge CRC in Portage, MI

    Job Description: Oversee Middle School, High School, and Post-High Ministries

    Time Requirement: Full-time

    Wages: Approximately $35,000 plus benefits

    Contact Information:
    Prairie Edge CRC
    9316 Oakland Drive
    Portage, MI 49024


    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


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