Job Posting: Kids' Discipleship Leader (part-time)

Objective: Engage kids and families in the story of Jesus through creativity, creation care, and cultivating a safe, creative, and compassionate ecosystem of learning and joy.

Summary: This is a part-time, non-benefited position, approximately 12-15 hours a week. Two weeks of paid vacation is available within a fiscal year. Christmas Week and Holy Week are exempt from vacation days, except in the case of life, death or near-death emergencies. Pay: $15/hour  Reports to: Lead Pastor

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Initiate, build and maintain authentic relationships with children, parents and volunteers both within the church community and in the surrounding neighborhood
  • Imagine, develop and communicate a programming plan, curriculum, and community events that align with Northeast UMC’s mission, vision and values with an eye towards connecting with new people; assess and evaluate success, failures, and relevance of programming and adjust accordingly
  • Collaborate with church members and volunteers to coordinate Eco-Kids Camp
  • Recruit, develop, train and appreciate a team of adult volunteers and mentors to serve
  • Foster congregational awareness and involvement with children and family ministry through intergenerational programming opportunities and worship service involvement
  • Provide targeted, effective and consistent communication and promotion of activities including impact stories to kids, parents and congregation via appropriate communication channels.
  • Manage kids & family ministry budget and finances
  • Participate in regular check-ins with pastor and staff.
  • Be a present and engaged participant in standing church programs and worship services (including special services like Good Friday & Christmas Eve services).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor

Qualifications:

  • One to three years of related experience
  • Associate’s Degree preferred
  • Familiar/open to and comfortable with progressive Methodist theology
  • Passion for engaging and nurturing children, and families
  • Flexibility in hours and scheduling
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Expectations:

  • Embrace and support Northeast UMC’s mission of engaging neighbors in the story of Jesus through creativity, creation care.
  • Establish an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment; foster discipleship, encourage thinking and sharing, and be aware and responsive regarding emotional and mental health among children.
  • Help parents and guardians inspire curiosity and spiritual interest in their children; equip parents and guardians with resources to be the primary influencers of faith formation
  • Demonstrate initiative in problem-solving, both long-term and last-minute.
  • Display a willingness to serve and collaborate with others.
  • Responsive communication with staff and lay people.
  • Maintain consistent attendance throughout the year:
    • Comp time available the week after Eco-Kids Camp.
    • Planned absences: If Kids’ Discipleship Leader needs to be absent they will provide advance notice (at least 14 days) and find appropriate substitute accommodations.
    • Unplanned absences: If Kids’ Discipleship Leader is unable to perform his/her duties because of illness, an appropriate substitute must be found.
  • If at any time the Kids’ Discipleship Leader wishes to discontinue his/her services, he/she must give a 30-day written notice to the Lead Pastor & Council.
  • If at any time the Lead Pastor and Council wishes to discontinue the services, they will give a 30-day written notice to the Kids’ Discipleship Leader.
  • The Lead Pastor, Council representative, and the Kids’ Discipleship Leader will review his/her performance within 90 days of hiring.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Rev. Leah Challberg (leah@northeastumc.com) and Cindy Sowden (cynthia.sowden@gmail.com).

Job Posting: Community Organizer (Part-Time)​

Objective: Engage new people, church members, and neighbors in the story of Jesus through creativity, creation care, community organizing, and volunteer coordination.

Summary: This is a part-time, non-benefited position, approximately 12-15 hours a week. Two weeks of paid vacation is available within a fiscal year. Christmas Week and Holy Week are exempt from vacation days, except in the case of life, death or near-death emergencies. Pay: $15/hour  Reports to: Lead Pastor

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Engage church members and connect new participants with Northeast UMC’s mission, vision and goals. 
  • Build a base of volunteers who actively participate in current and emerging ministries.
  • Connect neighborhood institutions, organizations and initiatives with Northeast UMC’s mission, vision and goals
  • Connect church members to emerging service and justice needs in the Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood.
  • Help to develop and support volunteers & leaders, including assisting key volunteer leaders in identifying goals and work towards their completion. 
  • Develop and carry out organizing campaigns and support community mobilization efforts.
  • Represent Northeast UMC at various community events, meetings, and media events.
  • Serve as a credible source of knowledge and information to community members who desire to be more involved and educated on various efforts.
  • Coordinate with church staff to create intergenerational justice and service efforts. 
  • Participate in regular check-ins with pastor and staff.
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities; network with other community organizers.
  • Be a present and engaged participant in standing church programs and worship services (including special services like Good Friday & Christmas Eve services).
  • Other duties as assigned by Lead Pastor 

Qualifications:

  • One to three years of related experience
  • Associate’s Degree preferred
  • Familiar/open to and comfortable with progressive Methodist theology
  • Passion for engaging and nurturing children, and families
  • Flexibility in hours and scheduling
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Expectations:

  • One to three years of related experience with demonstrated effectiveness in mobilizing people around a cause.
  • Belief in community organizing as a means to improve community development.
  • Experience working in low-income urban communities.
  • Familiar/open to and comfortable with progressive Methodist theology
  • Willingness to experiment, initiate, and problem-solve independently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Associate’s Degree preferred
  • Familiar/open to and comfortable with progressive Methodist theology
  • Flexibility in hours and scheduling
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Rev. Leah Challberg (leah@northeastumc.com) and Cindy Sowden (cynthia.sowden@gmail.com)