Student Ministry Coordinator
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wooster, Ohio, the Congregation in Residence on the campus of The College of Wooster, is searching for a Student Ministry Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting the vision, mission, and values of our church. This is a wonderful opportunity for a person who wants to be part of an intentional, innovative, and creative ministry in a pluralistic context with the desire to develop advocacy skills, work with college, high school, and school age children within an inter-generational ministry in collaboration with the Office of Interfaith Campus Ministries.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a person of deep faith with an expressed discipleship and a desire to work for a more just world.
If this position resonates with you, please contact Andries Coetzee, Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church here to explore possibilities, or to apply, include a cover letter and your resume by June 23, 2017. We are open to full time and part time candidates and would love to explore possibilities with you.
Westminster is committed to offering a Living Wage and is a safe place for all people regardless of ethnicity, creed, age, cultural background, sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Student Ministry Coordinator is a full time position and will work collaboratively with the pastor, church staff, and the Office of Interfaith Campus Ministries of The College of Wooster to cultivate spirituality, intentionality, and intergenerational community, promoting peacemaking, grounded in the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, especially as it relates to our children, youth, and college students. The essential function of this position is to nurture discipleship through spiritual growth, meaningful relationships, consistency, and continuity among families, children, youth, and college students as they express themselves in ministry at Westminster.
Supervision: The Student Ministry Coordinator will be supervised by the Pastor.
Education and Experience:
- At least one of the following credentials:
- A graduate degree, or enrollment in a graduate program, dedicated to theology, religious studies, pastoral counseling, or other appropriate field.
- An undergraduate degree in theology, religious studies, pastoral counseling, or other appropriate field AND 3-5 years in ministering to a college campus or relevant experience.
- Candidate must resonate with the core values of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
- Computer skills, including word processing, collaborating software, database, and calendaring. Ability to learn new software systems.
- Willingness to expand personal knowledge and capabilities.
- Strong Spiritual Foundation: Shares in the mission and values of Westminster expressing the openness and acceptance that enhances progressive Christianity.
- Non-Judgmental: Is accepting of all people regardless of ethnicity, creed, age, cultural background or sexual orientation or gender identification.
- Interpersonal and Cross-Cultural Skills and Compassion: To genuinely care for people of all ages, ethnicities, and spiritual expressions and to communicate with and engage them in ministry.
- Intentionality: Is sincere and authentic in expressing relationship with God in words and deed in the midst of a broken world.
- Trustworthiness: Exhibits the ability to maintain confidentiality and to share information only on an as-needed basis.
- Team Player with Self-Starter Abilities: Has the ability to think independently and work well on his/her own within the boundaries of a collaborative, team oriented environment.
- Management Skills & Organizational Skills: Is organized and motivated; capable of long range planning and the implementation and execution of ideas and plans in a timely manner.
- Flexibility: Recognizes that for an effective ministry, there will be situations that call for totally different actions and responses than planned; changes course if necessary; does things that are different because they are needed.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- With the pastor and Congregational Life Cohort, create, organize and support the cultivation of reformed spirituality for children and youth, including confirmation and other activities.
- In partnership with the pastor and worship committee, include children and youth in all facets of worship on a regular basis.
- In partnership with the pastor and the Mission Cohort help children, youth and families to express their faith through action.
- Build meaningful relationships with students and help incorporate them with intentionality into the life of the church.
- Support Westminster-sponsored student groups, like UKirk, and develop new opportunities as needs arise. Special attention needs to be given to developing a stronger discernment process for students interested in faith-based service years, such as the Young Adult Volunteer program of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
- Work with The College of Wooster Interfaith Campus Ministries Staff as an affiliate in strengthening and coordinating ministries.
- Will work with mentors to explore and grow in the expression of your Christian faith and vocational discernment/skill development, unearthing God’s desire for your personal life and work.