By Christopher Broadwell

Case Manager at Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion: Lowell, MA

May 16th, 2014 in Job Postings

Title:               Case Manager
Reports to:     Executive Director
Status:            Full Time
Salary:            $35,000 Annually ($17,500 July 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014)

 Description: This position provides direct case management services through a restorative justice diversion program for Juvenile Court cases. Restorative Justice is a values-based process that encourages voluntary engagement between parties after a criminal act to assess needs and create a plan for accountability and support.  This program is available to first time juvenile offenders who are charged with a misdemeanor or low level felony.  For more information: www.RestorativeJusticeDiversion.org

The Case Manager is responsible for establishing a professional and supportive first contact for those connected to our cases.  This includes all communication surrounding the preparation of cases, restorative meeting, follow through, and reporting.  The Case Manager also assists the Executive Director in all program management and grant administration.  The position will begin July 1, 2014.

 Case Manager Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Operations and Management

  • Organize case meetings, send correspondence to parties, follow up with Reparation Agreements.
  • Preparation and debrief with RJ facilitator.  Case Manager will keep monthly reports and manage cases.
  • Written summary of case meetings and outcomes.
  • Manage the Youth Facilitators, including: scheduling, evaluating and invoicing.
  • Weekly updates to social media/website.

Communication with Partners

  • Communicate with foundations and community partners about JCRJD.
  • Work with ED to complete financial and programmatic reports for grant partners.
  • Coordinate, write and publish monthly e-newsletter to donors and partners.

Build Relationships in the Community

  • Attend monthly school-court meetings with Executive Director at Lowell Juvenile Court.  Brief written summary of each meeting.
  • Occasional speaking opportunities.

 Qualifications and Requirements for the Position:

  • Experience in social service setting with working knowledge of case management systems and restorative justice.
  • Experience working with a Juvenile Court System or at-risk youth.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, Quickbooks and willing to learn other web-based communication tools such as Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, eTapestry and Sales Force.

Staff Associate; Germantown, PA

May 12th, 2014 in Job Postings

 

We are looking for a Staff Associate (Associate Pastor) – 25 hours/ week

 

The Staff Associate supports the Senior Pastor in leading the congregation and by sharing administrative responsibilities.  The Staff Associate has three key focus areas:

 

  1. Sharing responsibilities with and supporting the Senior Pastor in leading Sunday Worship.  Tasks include making announcements, bible readings, assisting with rituals.  In addition, the Staff Associate will preach a sermon once a month from September through June.  Estimated time commitment: 3 hours on Sunday, 3 hours during the week, 7 hours for preparing and writing monthly Sermon.
  2. Support our Education Committee and all who are involved with our Sunday School program and Adult Academy and take an active hands-on role in making our education programs a reason for people to visit and come back.  Tasks include recruiting both students and teachers.  Coming up with ideas and initiating new programs.  Organizing and leading retreats. Estimated time commitment: 5 hours per week
  3. Sharing responsibility with the Senior Pastor to provide pastoral care including visitation with church members or family/ friends of church member at home or hospital.  Weekly follow up with visitors of our Sunday worship.  Ongoing outreach to members of the congregation.  Estimated time commitment: 9 hours per week

 

In addition to these three key focus areas, the Staff Associate may be asked to help and support in other areas, at the Senior Pastor’s discretion.

 

Our ideal person is:

  • Someone who shares our passion for Social Justice and Peace as part of our urban ministry and deeply cares for the people who are involved in it.
  • Someone who is a self-starter and is able to engage, inspire, lead and support our very diverse congregation through word and action.
  • Minimum education: 4 year bachelor degree
  • Previous work experience in urban ministry, social or community work.

 

To apply, please submit your resume/ CV with a short cover letter to resume@fumcog.org or via mail to address below, by Friday, June 6.

 

Founded in 1796, the First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) is a diverse, urban community of faith that seeks to experience and worship God through Jesus’ message of love and inclusion and the mystery of grace expressed through his life. We affirm our commitment by working together, taking risks for social justice and peace in our community, our city, our nation and our world. The crucial balance between being “Christ-centered” (nourished by deep roots in the Scripture and the Gospel) and being committed to social action is one of FUMCOG’s most distinctive characteristics. This balance fosters a strong sense of community within the congregation, a community that takes its faith seriously and is prepared to struggle with difficult issues. FUMCOG is committed to its immediate Philadelphia neighborhood of Germantown by being a community center of arts and culture, education, and social services.

 

Web Development

May 8th, 2014 in Job Postings

If you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work. Join our team! (Tempe, AZ or Bellingham, WA)

 

Are you a great developer? Want a better job?

Logos Bible Software runs a developer paradise: the latest technologies and platforms (C#, WPF, Mono, Cocoa, iOS, Android, etc.). With nearly 400 employees and an elite team of great developers (80+), we’re big enough to offer the stability and resources you want, but small enough that you get a big piece of cool projects and get to work with team of peers.

Logos is a world leader in digital publishing. We’ve been acknowledged as a leader in e-books at O’Reilly’s TOC, Digital Book World, and as a finalist for WTIA’s Consumer Product of the Year. Our flagship product, Logos 5, is the latest version of our 2011 CODiE award-winning software application.

We design elegant user interfaces, APIs, scalable systems, and reusable code. We use C#, Objective-C, Java, C++, and JavaScript to build Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and HTML applications. We also use information storage and retrieval platforms such as SQL Server, MySQL, Redis, and our own proprietary content format.

If you have a passion for new technology, a commitment to quality, and a desire to learn, you will excel in our casual but fast-paced environment.

Requirements

  • Awesome coding skills
  • Unstoppable work ethic
  • Aptitude for any programming language

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Health insurance plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Unlimited vacation time (within reason)
  • Free beverages and espresso
  • Onsite learning and training
  • Outdoor Center
  • Discount gym memberships
  • Smart co-workers

Best Workplace

Logos is one of the Puget Sound’s fastest growing companies, headquartered in Bellingham, WA, with a development office in Tempe, AZ. We have consistently been recognized as a regional Best Workplace, and most recently as one of Glassdoor.com’s Top-10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For.

Join us! No résumé needed!

Great work speaks for itself. We don’t need you wasting time formatting a résumé or polishing a cover letter. Send us some links, add an optional sentence or two about why we need you on our team, and email us at devjobs (at)logos.com!

We’d love links to your GitHub or StackExchange profile, your LinkedIn page, sites or apps you’ve built, etc. Feel free to include a résumé if you have one available.

Your future awaits. Email us at devjobs (at) logos.com!

 

Director of Children’s Education; Worcester, MA

May 6th, 2014 in Job Postings

JOB POSTING

Description:  Wesley United Methodist Church, a multi-cultural congregation in Worcester, MA, is seeking a part time Director of Children’s Christian Education who will work with the pastor, the Lay Leadership Team and other Program Staff in providing multiple opportunities and a safe environment for children and youth to participate in the life of the congregation where they are informedformed and transformed as disciples of Jesus Christ.

The candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to the Christian faith, incorporating Christian practices in his or her life. The candidate must have experience with and demonstrated ability to work with children, youth and families, including having an understanding of the developmental and spiritual life-stages of growth. The candidate must have an understanding and appreciation of the United Methodist tradition; and must have experience working in a church setting in Christian Education or children’s ministry. The candidate must be a creative problem solver, have skills in building community, be mission minded, and be a team player. The candidate will have a degree or certificate in Christian Education, religious studies, or related field.

For a complete position description visit www.wesleyworc.org/contact/job-opportunities

Contact:  To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the address listed below by June 1st.  In addition, please include a one page personal statement about your understanding of Christian formation and discipleship.

Wesley United Methodist Church
Attn:    Pastor Shandi Mawokomatanda
114 Main Street, Worcester, MA  01608

Manager of Operations; S. Hamilton, MA

May 5th, 2014 in Job Postings

 

 

Manager of Operations

Purpose:   To oversee the everyday operations of Asbury Grove reporting to the Board of Directors.

Manager’s Duties:

  • Manage the maintenance, repair and improvement of corporation owned properties and equipment under the guidance of the Grounds Committee.
  • Responsible for the finances of AG in consort with the finance committee including sending out and receiving tax payments, preparing annual budget, and overseeing the sale, rental or usage of corporation buildings and properties.
  • Attend all Corporation meetings and maintain a working relationship with AG committees, organizations and residents.
  • Oversees the AG office by receiving calls, responding to inquiries and maintaining general office practices.
  • Initiate and oversee non-profit practices such as grant writing and fund raising efforts.
  • Maintains an ongoing relationship with the Corporation attorney, State and Local offices.
  • Promote and administer the Policies and Procedures of the Bylaws of Asbury Grove.

 

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Non-profit experience, business and facilities management expertise, mechanical abilities, excellent communication skills.

 

Compensation:

  • $40,000-45,000 plus Housing, Benefits

 

For Job Description visit Asburygrove.org

Please submit your resume with a cover letter to:

• Patti Miller, Chairperson of Search Committee

8 Maple Avenue, South Hamilton, MA 01982

or

• Email pwmiller51@yahoo.com.

The purpose of Asbury Grove is to be a community in which men, women, and young people come into

a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. This is to be accomplished through worship services, Bible

study, youth programs, recreational programs and community life.

2014 Annual Conference Alumni Gatherings!

May 2nd, 2014 in Alumni/ae Events, Alumni/ae News, News

If you will be attending an Annual Conference this year, please join us at the STH alumni gatherings.

The schedule is attached here: Annual Conference Flyer.

If you do not see your conference on the list, contact Jaclyn Jones, Alumni Relations Officer: jkjones@bu.edu / (617) 353-8972

Youth Director; NYC, NY

April 28th, 2014 in Job Postings

The Church: Morningside United Methodist Church is a predominantly Asian American ministry based in Manhattan near Columbia University. We seek to impact our larger community with the love of Christ. We are comprised of people from all walks of life – families, couples, young adults, college students, youth, and children – predominantly from the NY/NJ/CT region. More information about the church can be found here: http://www.morningside-nyc.com

 

Responsibility: The Youth Group Director is responsible for developing and implementing programs for the Morningside UMC and KMC&I youth (grades 7-12) that promotes community, leadership, spiritual growth, and Christian discipleship.  Activities may include but are not limited to:

Programs

  • leading Bible study and daily devotions
  • planning and carrying out monthly fellowship activities
  • planning and leading yearly youth retreats
  • preparing and delivering Sunday messages

Management

  • recruiting and training other youth group teachers and volunteers
  • ensuring safe sanctuary policy
  • creating and managing the budget for youth group

Communication

  • communicating with parents via email and phone as necessary
  • communicating clearly with liaison to KMC&I
  • attending monthly council meetings
  • writing up year end report as part of the Annual Conference

 

Time Commitment: Approximately 15 hours/ week

 

Background/ Skills:

  • College degree required.  Candidates with or currently pursuing a seminary degree preferred.
  • Candidate has a solid understanding of the foundations of Christian faith and United Methodist traditions combined with a strong desire to nurture young people in Christian faith.
  • person should have a high level of energy, who can effectively communicate with youth
  • accountable to the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), and under the supervision of the Pastor and Church Council
  • works well across different groups – e.g. children and parents; Morningside UMC and KMC&I
  • communicates effectively and proactively with different parts of the church community – parents, church council, pastor, SPRC, and other relevant parties
  • Some familiarity with Korean language and culture helpful but not necessary.

Compensation

  • $12,000/year
  • 2 weeks vacation/year (as per vacation policy), no additional benefits.

Start Date: April 2013 or later

For inquiries, please email office@morningside-nyc.com or call (212) 870-2287.

To apply for position of Youth Group Director at Morningside UMC, please send

  • Resume
  • Statement of Faith

via email (sprc@morningside-nyc.com) or postal mail (475 Riverside Drive, Suite 460, NY NY 10115).

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

April 23rd, 2014 in Alumni/ae Events, Alumni/ae News, News

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, April 26, 2014

8:00pm

MIT’s Kresge Auditorium
Cambridge, MA

You’re invited to a free jazz concert led by alumnus Dr. Mark Harvey (STH ’71, GRS ’83), music director of Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. The world premiere of Commemoration (Boston 2013) will be in homage to the victims, survivors, and heroes of last year’s Marathon tragedy.  ”No Walls,” a bulwark of the Aardvark repertory, will be offered in a spirit of unity and healing. All compositions are by Mark Harvey.

Free admission. See below for more details.

http://rebeloweb.com/aardvark_jazz_orchestra/

Director of Student Ministries; Hamilton Mill, Ga

April 23rd, 2014 in Job Postings

Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church (www.hmumc.org) is a young and rapidly growing church in the Hamilton Mill suburb north of Atlanta an area known for its excellent schools and nationally recognized park systems for running, walking, and family leisure. HMUMC is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministries to lead the student ministry by encouraging, equipping, and empowering students (6th -12th) to grow as disciples who lead others to Jesus Christ, by nurturing a sense of clear Christian identity in students and by teaching and supporting parents to do the same. The DSM will join a team of student ministry staff and dedicated volunteers to implement a vision and long-term goals for the student ministry.

A strength of the student ministry is the relationships that make up the community through a strong small group ministry that students and small group leaders find valuable, life-giving and deeply personal. One result from these relationships is the spiritual depth of the students. Students grow through worship, small groups, large group teaching, service, and retreats. The student ministry isn’t interested in merely making converts. Instead, it is focused on making fully devoted disciples of Jesus.

The responsibilities of the DSM are

-        Ensuring relationships are built between the student ministry volunteers, the students, and their families by shepherding them and helping them develop their own relationship with Jesus Christ

-        Coordinating and supervising of all full and part-time student ministry staff and hands-on adult volunteers

-        Creating an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship where emerging spiritual and leadership skills can be developed

-        Implementing the student ministry programs including Sunday morning worship, small groups, Wednesday night worship, outreach projects and special events

-        Integrating the student ministry into the life of the congregation in which students are serving in leadership roles so that there is cohesion and connection with the rest of the church

Qualified candidates should have at least 5 years of ministry experience with a minimum of 3 years in leadership preferably in a large church and be strong in relationship building, communication, administration, ministering to parents and team building. Candidates should also have a proven track record of success in empowering, developing and equipping a large team of volunteers. This person should be theologically aligned with HMUMC and exhibit professionalism.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to student.ministry@hmumc.org.

United Methodist Communications, Project Manager

April 23rd, 2014 in Job Postings

United Methodist Communications /ICT4D 

Position Title:  Project Manager, ICT4D (Information Communications Technology for Development) 

Basic Purpose:  The project manager is responsible for designing, launching, leading and completing small to midscale programs under the initiative of United Methodist Communications known as Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D).)The ICT4D project manager will work under the supervision of the Director of the ICT4D Initiative. This initiative seeks to utilize communications technologies to empower individuals and communities, in partnership with local United Methodist leaders, local churches and related entities. The initiative addresses pressing problems, which can be affected positively by communications technologies in under-served communities. The technologies that are introduced are appropriate, affordable, and sustainable to the local context. The ICT4D staff also provide online and face-to-face training for volunteers to work in ICT4D initiatives.

To apply or for more information contact: UMCom/Human Resources, P. O. Box 320 (810-12th Ave. S., Nash. 37203), Nashville, TN 37202-0320, Phone: 615-742-5137    Fax: 615-742-5428Email:hr@umcom.org

To apply please provide the following:

Cover Letter  Resume  Application Form References → Work Sample

Please use either the PDF or Excel format of the job application form attached.