Job Posting

American Baptist International Ministries (IM) Job Posting

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Assistant Director of Development

Join a vibrant ministry that is helping people all around the world come to Christ, grow in Christ, and change their world for Christ!

Role and Responsibility

Raise support for ministry programs and services. Follow agency protocol in the acquisition, cultivation, and solicitation of current and potential donors. Implement stewardship and generosity principles and fund raising program(s) as directed. Serve as an ambassador of the organization. As part of the Mission Advancement Team (MAT) assist in establishing short- and long-range goals/strategies for identifying funding sources. Manage an assigned list of donors, prospects, congregations and church related groups (e.g., VBS, Sunday school classes, women’s groups, etc.) from a designated geographic region for cultivation and solicitation. Visit with pastors, drop off updated materials, answer questions and conduct speaking engagements for groups as requested. Communicate and collaborate with members of Mission Advancement Team (MAT) on speaking events and display opportunities. Help acquire new donors. Compile and analyze information about potential contributors, including corporations and businesses, to develop a cultivation and solicitation strategy. Write, telephone, or visit potential contributors to inform and educate them about the agency and to persuade them to contribute funds or gifts-in-kind by explaining purpose and benefits of their gift. When necessary, confer with appropriate financial advisors to establish methods of transferring funds to benefit both donors and institution. Attend approved continuing education opportunities, i.e. relevant conferences or training programs. This position will spend a majority of their time (65%) working with individual donors and congregations and working on grant funding (35%).This position will either be based in Valley Forge, PA or it could be a deployed position.

Education, Experience and Competencies

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; Preference is given to individuals with previous fundraising/development experience, an understanding of Biblical Stewardship and Generosity, and familiarity with American Baptist Churches. Minimum of 5-7 years of development experience with successful track record of having deepened relationships with existing donors (churches or individuals) while cultivating new relationships, preferably in a faith-based environment. Must have a track record of successfully identifying, applying for and securing grants. Passion for International Ministries and an ability to translate that passion into a personal and team-wide pursuit of IM’s fundraising goals. Requires high degree of integrity and excellent analytical, communication (written and oral including the ability to develop and write detailed reports), organizational and attention-to-detail skills. Evidence of global and/or cross-cultural experience preferred. Must be proficient with Microsoft products and comparable donor relations software.

Compensation

Competitive compensation package including employer paid contributions to a 403(b) retirement plan, healthcare benefits) and paid time off (vacation, sick leave, and holidays).

International Ministries serves more than 2,000 volunteer, short-term and long-term missionaries working in 70 countries. If you are ready to be a part of this dynamic organization, send a cover letter, resume, and name/address/phone numbers of three (3) professional references to: jobs@abc-usa.org

Job Posting at International Ministries

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Administrative Assistant

Join a vibrant ministry that is helping people all around the world come to Christ, grow in their relationships with God and change their worlds with the power of the Spirit!

Role and Responsibility

Provide administrative support to ensure that the offices of the area directors (ADs) of Europe and the Middle East and of Southeast Asia and Japan are functioning effectively to serve the global needs of IM. Support the ADs in managing global personnel and activity relating to many IM partners. Oversee all the domestic and international travel arrangements. Facilitate activities of visiting partners. Handle the logistics of various events. Communicate extensively with domestic and international partners; provide up-to-date information about ADs’ work to board members, churches, clergy, lay leaders, IM staff, global personnel, overseas partners and Christian and secular agencies as requested. Keep abreast of ADs’ activities and provide reports as needed. Manage the budget and maintain accurate financial files. Fulfill tasks that will be related to the missions of both ADs. Coordinate activities related to global personnel debriefing. Be responsive to the needs of the Mission Partnership Teams.

Education, Experience and Competencies

Passion for international mission. Bachelor’s degree with four years of administrative experience. Proficiency in MS Office. Excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomacy skills. Must be detail-oriented and possess the ability to work in a team environment. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities. Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Compensation

Competitive compensation package including employer-paid contributions to a 403b retirement plan, healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision) and paid time off (vacation, sick leave and holidays).

International Ministries serves more than 2,000 volunteer, short-term and long-term global personnel working in 70 countries. If you are ready to be a part of this dynamic organization, send a cover letter and resume as well as the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to jobs@abc-usa.org.

This posting will close on October 16, 2015.

Imani Baptist in East Orange Seeks a Youth Minister

Imani Baptist Church of Christ, Inc. 113-115 Elmwood Avenue, East Orange, New Jersey 07018

Tel: 973.678.7222 Fax: 973.678.1919

Youth Minister - Job Description

MISSION:

To direct, create and lead programming for teens and young Adults; the Youth Minister shall encourage growth in our Christian community through the building of relationships with our young people that strengthen their commitment to the church and growth in their faith for Jesus Christ.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Subject to review and oversight of the Senior Pastor and the Board of Christian Education, the Youth Minister shall.

  1. 1. Provide leadership for and function as the primary staff person relating to the Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
  2. 2. Oversee the recruitment and training of adult volunteers to work with the different age groups.
  3. 3. Plan and implement age appropriate activities for youth that promote community through fellowship, fun and faith development. Such activities might include; musicals and dramatic presentations, small group Bible study, retreats, etc.
  4. 4. Coordinate fund-raising activities that support special youth activities and trips.
  5. 5. Promote Christian service through age appropriate service projects.

IN CARRYING OUT THESE RESPONSIBILITIES THE YOUTH MINISTER SHALL: 

  • • Attend staff meetings when required, including meetings of the Board of Christian Education
  • • Coordinate youth activities with other ministries of the congregation when required.
  • • Provide a timely and accurate schedule of Youth activities. Keep the congregation informed of youth events by coordinating the publicity for youth activities through the appropriate vehicles provided by the church, (special mailings, posters, bulletin announcements, web page, etc.)
  • • Provide monthly reports for the Board of Christian Education and for the quarterly Official Ministry and quarterly church meetings.
  • • Manage the disbursement of budgeted funds for Youth Ministry within the guidelines of the approved budget and in adherence with the purchasing policies of the church.
  • • Provide for the keeping of administrative records of the Youth Ministry.
  • • Participate in worship services and officiate when requested
  • • Encourage our young people to participate in all facets of the life of the community of faith, including worship, choirs, educational opportunities, youth activities, Bible studies, vacation Bible School and service projects, etc.
  • • Refer prospective families for membership and unusual circumstances where follow-up is desirable to the pastor.
  • • Assist the Pastor and Confirmation Ministry in confirmation instructions as requested.
  • • Attend Sunday school, worship services, and other events of church.
  • • Continue growth and development through conferences, reading, and exchanges of ideas with others.
  • • Maintain some regularly scheduled hours in order to be accessible to youth, parents, staff and the leadership of the congregation.
  • • Notify the staff prior to all unforeseen and untimely absences from regularly scheduled events, and provide a suitable substitute (if necessary) in the case of anticipated absence.
  • • In the case of extended time away from the office arrange to receive messages.
  • • Be familiar with and operate within the guidelines set forth in the church’s Constitution & By-Laws.
  • • Office, phone, computer, voice mail, email, Internet services, duplicating and secretarial support will be provided by the church for work related to this position.
  • • Senior Pastor and Board of Christian Education must approve continuing education.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Since the Youth Minister plays a major role in the faith development of the younger members of the church, both as a leader, and as an example, Imani Baptist Church seeks a professional leader who has a solid understanding of the foundations of the Christian faith, Baptist tradition and who has a strong desire to nurture young people in the Christian faith. We seek a person who will generate new ideas and programs as well as a person who values a team concept of ministry. Therefore the following qualifications are desirable.

  • • Must be a seminary student or at least, a student with college credits in Theology, Christian Education, or Youth Ministry. A thorough understanding of Bible is essential.
  • • The ability to work with adults of other Ministries.
  • • Good organizational skills.
  • • Experience preferred in an established successful youth program.
  • • Must be sensitive to needs and pressures of young adults and teens
  • • Must be able to teach, train, and disciple young adults and teens.
  • • Must be able to exercise initiative and judgment as an independent worker.
  • • Must be able to respond to changing needs throughout the daily and weekly schedule
  • • Meeting the 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5 qualifications for church leaders

 

MMBB Job Posting

From the posting,

The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (“ED/CEO”) of The Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board of The American Baptist Churches (“MMBB”) is responsible for directing the work of MMBB, administering its benefit plans and services, managing its assets, and providing leadership to the Board of Managers (“Board”) on policies and strategies to fulfill MMBB’s mission. The ED/CEO also serves as one of the National Secretaries of the American Baptist Churches USA (“ABCUSA”) and represents MMBB on the Board of General Ministries and the General Executive Council, and participates in establishing policies for the ABCUSA.
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MMBB Executive Director Job Posting