Associate Minister (CYF and Connection), Part Time

Reports To
Senior Associate Minister

General Summary
The Associate Minister, along with sharing in the ministerial responsibilities for the congregation such as worship liturgy and pastoral care, will focus on managing and overseeing the daily and weekly operations of the Children, Youth and Families Ministry and Connection (the 20s and 30s ministry). This will include overseeing all Sunday and weekday operations and events in CYF and Connection.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with the Senior Minister, Senior Associate Minister and appropriate staff related to successful coordination and expansion of assigned ministries and groups. Ministries such as congregational care, education, missions/outreach, fellowship groups, etc. are applicable examples.
  2. Collaborate with the Director of Children’s Ministry to manage day-to-day operations of the CYF Ministry.
  3. Work with the Director of Children’s Ministry with planning of CYF Calendar, child care, music staff, and teaching staff.
  4. Manage ongoing communication with members of Youth and Connection.
  5. Collaborate with the Director of Children’s Ministry to provide leadership for all CYF events – including worship, special events, and outreach.
  6. Collaborate with other Program Directors and ministerial Staff in regards to Youth and Connection involvement in the church.
  7. Share the responsibility for producing the monthly newsletter and/or emailing calendar communications for members of CYF and take full responsibility for communications for Connection.
  8. Manage, in cooperation with the Director of Children’s Ministry, the CYF budget and fully manage Connection budgets.
  9. Coordinate publicity and promotion for CYF and Connection programs and events in conjunction with other staff (includes announcements for bulletins and Sunday services).
  10. Attend program staff meetings.
  11. Schedule yearly calendar of events for CYF, along with Director of Children’s Ministry, and Connection events at the church and offsite.
  12. Mediate interpersonal conflicts between volunteers and participants with the assistance of other Ministerial staff.
  13. Worship leadership: participate regularly in Sunday and/or Wednesday worship by leading prayers, litanies, announcements, etc.
  14. Participate in church-wide events, team meetings, etc., some of which occur on weeknights and weekends.
  15. Nurture and add to the Connection leadership team and reach out to newcomers to the Marble community who show an interest in that area of programming.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Expectations

  1. Ordained minister of word and sacrament.
  2. Knowledge and experience in Christian education and church life.
  3. Ability to supervise.
  4. Ability to handle programming of multiple fellowship and program groups.
  5. Ability to get along well with others.

Compensation
Range of $50,000-$60,000 per year for 20-25 hours of work per week. Benefits not included.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Rev. Kirsty DePree, Senior Associate Minister, at Applications@MarbleChurch.org. EOE

Social Worker, Part Time

Reports To
Senior Associate Minister (Congregational Care)

General Summary
Provides professional counseling and case worker services to church members and congregants and, occasionally members of the community as requested by the Senior Associate Minister.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Based on referrals or initiation from congregants, make appropriate contact on a regular basis to provide on-going support and to assess and evaluate the biological, emotional, social, spiritual, and other needs of the care recipients.
  2. Develop and maintain current service plans for each referral in collaboration with the individual being served, appropriate Marble clergy or staff and the individual’s formal and/or informal support systems and service providers.
  3. Coordinate the multiple services required by frail and disabled individuals with a variety of outside providers, resources, organizations and informal supports to help meet that individual’s needs.
  4. Locate and arrange home care services and alternative living situations, including assisted living and nursing home placements, when necessary.
  5. Organize and facilitate case conferences with other service providers to facilitate collaboration and help ensure the effective coordination of services.
  6. Provide counseling services to individuals in need of assistance with issues, including, but not limited to; significant life changes/events/transitions, loss, grief, family relationships, end of life, death and dying, financial concerns, health and/or other life crises, etc.
  7. Make referrals to Marble’s pastoral care providers, as needed.
  8. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all visits, contacts, service plans, transitions/moves, correspondence, collaborations and other case information, and share with Congregational Care.
  9. Utilize technology resources (including the desktop computers, laptop computers, Surface Pro, Tablets, cell phones, Smartphones, PDAs and/or ISP databases) as tools to communicate with referrals and colleagues and to help maintain p-to-date information on all care recipients and applicants.
  10. When appropriate, perform and document relevant assessments and update emergency plans and legal documents, in order to identify changes in status and to ensure that appropriate services and supports are provided to meet each care recipient’s evolving needs.
  11. Maintain and submit on a monthly basis accurate records of time expended, including a description of work performed and expenses incurred for each activity and project.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Expectations

  1. Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. Licenses and Certifications: LCSW, CSW, or equivalent.
  3. Minimum Experience: 3-5 years.
  4. Broad knowledge and referral network of regional caregivers and care facilities (especially geriatric), city and regional agencies, and foundations to best suit the needs of individual congregants, whether a shut-in, homeless person, or someone newly confronted with the adversities of life.
  5. Extensive knowledge of government aid possibilities.
  6. Large referral network of regional caregivers, agencies, geriatric facilities, etc.
  7. Extensive, sensitive and empathetic experience with a variety of geriatric issues, including home care, retirement, family, health, finances, etc.
  8. Extensive background in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Long Term Care.
  9. A “can do” attitude that instills trust that individuals will receive the best advice and care possible.
  10. Solid computer knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, or similar email system, and experience with Raiser’s Edge is a Plus.
  11. Excellent customer service mentality and follow-up skills.
  12. Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work in a team environment with all levels of the organization and membership.
  13. Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to maintain confidentiality.

Compensation
Based on final configuration of hours and experience.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Rev. Kirsty DePree, Senior Associate Minister at Applications@MarbleChurch.org. EOE

Marble Collegiate Church is located on Fifth Avenue and 29th Street in New York City. An open and affirming community, Marble’s history dates back to 1628 and has grown and progressed with New York City to develop a worldwide reputation.

Mission
Marble Collegiate Church is a diverse, inclusive community of God’s people led by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. We inspire everyone to become positive thinkers who make a difference in the world.

Minister of Word and Sacrament at Blawenburg Reformed Church

Blawenburg Reformed Church is an established RCA church continuously serving an evolving community for 184 years. Our reputation as a successful training ground for First Call pastors, and our partnership with New York’s Marble Collegiate Church are sources of pride to our small but sturdy congregation. Our most recent pastor left after a short tenure to support his wife in a major career-starting move, and we’re ready to launch the next chapter in a storied ministry.

Our next pastor will be a dynamic worship leader and community organizer unafraid of contemporary technologies and ready to grow our church. We are located halfway between New York and Philadelphia, just north of Princeton.
We hope to narrow the field of candidates by early May for a new ministry launch ahead of the fall season. We’re open to considering “co-pastoring” arrangements.

This is a Full time Position.

For more information on Blawenburg Reformed Church, go here.

Contact: Ms. Evelyn Cochran at BRCSearch2016@gmail.com