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ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

This position provides general administrative assistance to the Executive Director of Administration, as directed, including support for the The Woodlands UMC Foundation.

JOB DUTIES

  • Schedule and arrange events and meetings, including arranging media support, food service, space and resource booking, nursery, and event registrations
  • Prepare and run reports from church information systems to respond to data requests as needed
  • Prepare large mailing distributions using spreadsheets and mail merge functions
  • Draft communications, including thank you notes, donor correspondence, meeting notes, and giving materials
  • Edit correspondence and ensure document accuracy
  • Maintain databases and filing systems, whether electronic or paper, for retention of items such as thank you notes, donor correspondence, meeting notes, and giving materials
  • Perform basic bookkeeping, including reconciling credit card statements, tracking receipts, and budget preparation
  • Provide support for Generosity and Foundation activities and events
  • Provide content for publishing to website and church publications
  • Communicate with lay leaders and volunteers
  • Order, copy, and/or update materials, handouts, books, and relevant supplies
  • Set up and clean up meeting rooms and hospitality items (coffee, snacks)
  • Maintain the director’s appointment calendar
  • Answer telephone calls and emails
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail
  • Order office supplies or other items upon request
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Highly professional demeanor; experience handling sensitive information with utmost discretion
  • Strong skills in preparing and managing databases and reports/spreadsheets
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint required
  • Demonstrated experience with customer/donor databases and event scheduling software
  • High school diploma

SCHEDULE

This position is part-time (15-20 hours/week). Weekday work schedule. Limited weekend or evening hours may be required for special events.

Contact Sarah Lewis at SLewis@twumc.org. No phone calls please.


WORSHIP AND WOMEN’S MINISTRY ASSISTANT

This position’s main responsibility is for the coordination of the worship experience in our main building on Sundays and our campus-wide services. This person will need to be highly organized and relational in order to recruit, train, and direct our main building usher, greeter, and communion teams. The position will maintain worship supplies and will need to be able to clearly communicate with staff and volunteers in order to support the worship experience.

JOB DUTIES

  • Report to Pastor of Worship and Women’s Ministry and provide administrative assistance as directed
  • Worship support including, but not limited to:
    • Oversee Sunday worship services in the main building
    • Set up room requests for worship services and related activities
    • Maintain pastoral calendar, campus-wide announcement emails, worship attendance information, etc.
    • Attend and maintain notes for Harvest and Traditional worship team meetings
    • Coordination with Creative Services on bulletins, worship promotion, and worship set up
    • Support campus-wide services
    • Support Baptisms including: maintain website information, training classes, schedules, certificates, etc.
    • Maintain worship support supplies including: registration pads, communion items, altar décor, seasonal decoration, Christmas candles, children’s bulletins, offering plates, robes, acolyte supplies, etc.
    • Worship planning retreats
  • Volunteer Recruitment, Training, and Coordination of:
    • Ushers
    • Greeters
    • Communion servers and set up teams
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • A strong and growing personal commitment to Jesus Christ and the church
  • Ability to interact well with others. Very personable and professional
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Proven excellence in verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills

SCHEDULE

This position is full-time: 35-40 hours/week with Sundays expected.

Contact Sarah Lewis at SLewis@twumc.org. No phone calls please.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY: PROGRAMS AND PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR

This position is responsible for directing all promotions and event logistics for the Children’s Ministry, communications for Children’s and Special Needs Ministries, and oversight of the Sunday morning worship experiences in Children’s Ministries. The Programs and Promotions Coordinator works to ensure that all areas of the ministry are of the highest quality possible and consistent with the mission and vision of The Woodlands United Methodist Church.

JOB DUTIES

WORSHIP MINISTRY
  • Collect information, share with media, and administer monthly Children’s Ministry Parent Cues.
  • Schedule, maintain and monitor interactions on Children’s Ministry social media sites (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Plan and implement the process for providing a Blog/Vlog/Resourcing Component for Children’s Ministry
PROMOTIONS/MEDIA LIAISON
  • Campaigns – Submit requests for Sunday School and special event promotions including artwork design, posters, banners, web banners, bulletin ads and any other venue for promotion.
  • Website – Monitor and submit updates to ensure all information is current and correct including all information pages and registrations links.
  • Special Events – Serve as liaison to Media team to plan and coordinate all media needs. Ensure media, nursery and food service requests are timely and accurately entered into Event Pro.

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • A strong and growing personal commitment to Jesus Christ and the church.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Ability to interact well with others. Very personable, professional, and upbeat.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work within the department and with other departments toward a common vision.
  • Proven excellence in verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Previous event planning experience preferred.
  • Previous church staffing experience preferred.

COMPETENCIES

Communication, Collaboration, Leadership, Organization, Teamwork, Time Management, Administration, Attention to detail, Computer proficiency.

Contact Chris McLain at cmclain@twumc.org. No phone calls please.


CHILDREN'S MINISTRY: SUNDAY MINISTRY LEAD

The Sunday Ministry Lead role has been designed to give children a consistent adult staff presence in Children’s Ministry on Sundays, while providing the right tone and environment for learning. The Sunday Ministry Lead is responsible for having a dedicated weekly focus on sharing biblical truths about Jesus Christ in a fun and exciting way.

JOB DUTIES

  • Preparing the classroom/learning area on Sundays
  • Providing direction to volunteer and intern team
  • Welcoming children and families as they arrive
  • Take attendance and offering
  • Lead large group learning
  • Reinforcing and facilitating small group activities
  • Concluding the lesson and dismissing students
  • Clean up the environment

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

The Sunday Ministry Lead serves on Sundays from 8:00 am-12:30 pm. Curriculum is provided; Sunday Ministry Leader is simply presenting the prepared lesson weekly. Arrangements can be made if Ministry Leader needs to miss an occasional Sunday. The position is based on a weekly stipend and assumes a minimum of 46 Sundays per year; no health benefits are provided.

The ideal candidate is high energy, loves kids, enjoys being on a stage on a mic, and is gifted in teaching about the Lord. Candidates will work directly with Early Childhood, Elementary, or Intermediate Ministry Teams. Candidates will be asked to participate in a Saturday night experience as part of the interview process.

Contact Julie Crocker at JCrocker@twumc.org. No phone calls please.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY: INTERN

This is a part-time position with no benefits created for high school students age 16 or older.

Shift schedules include Sundays and/or Saturday nights and Children’s Ministry-sponsored events serving children ages 3-12 years of age.

JOB DUTIES

  • Greet families and students as they arrive on Sundays and events.
  • As an intern your primary focus is to help ensure that every child is greeted, encouraged, interacted with and engaged in program activity.
  • Help set up and lead Sunday School, events, crafts, activities and clean up.
  • Support Ministry Directors and Ministry Leaders.
  • Arrive and Sign in on time for scheduled shifts.
  • Behavior in the community and your online presence must be compatible with values and beliefs of our church. Your online social networks should be accessible to CM Staff.

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

Strong interpersonal skills, enjoy children, role model for young children and a growing Christian that feels comfortable sharing their faith with others. Creative artistic talents in music, drama and art a plus.

Contact Julie Crocker at JCrocker@twumc.org. No phone calls please.

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRY

The Director of Student Ministry is responsible for providing leadership, direction and guidance for all youth programming at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. This individual is responsible for creating and maintaining the Rebelbase Students DNA and strategy across both the Woodlands and the Woodforest campuses. This role requires an individual to have exceptional leadership, collaborative, strategic, developmental, and communication gifts.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least 5-7 years of leadership experience in full time ministry
  • 1-3 years of experience supervising staff
  • Experience leading volunteer teams
  • Experience at large and very large congregations
  • College graduate; seminary preferred

FUNCTIONS

  • Lead the discipleship of 7th - 12th grade students with meaningful, relevant teaching, fellowship, events, and small group experiences, consistent with the theology and core values of The Woodlands United Methodist Church.
  • The Director of Student Ministry leads and develops the Student Ministry staff in a way that allows them to lead their ministry areas at their highest level of potential. All staff members are growing in both the areas of leadership and spiritual growth.
  • Plan and lead weekly student ministry staff meetings as well as monthly parent support team meetings. Ensure all staff are provided with clear direction and expectations.
  • Lead the student ministry staff to move the student ministry forward through vision, creativity, problem solving, and communication.
  • Create a global strategy across all campuses to recruit and develop volunteers, small group leaders, and ministry leaders to support current groups as well as anticipated growth in student ministry.
  • Foster a healthy spiritual support structure for youth and their families.
  • Develop and execute the annual budget for Student Ministry. Supervise and approve expenditures from that budget. Work with Finance Department and Executive Director of Administration to ensure fiscal accountability and responsibility.
  • Participate on the Ministry Staff and attend periodic meetings to communicate Student Ministry direction and programs. Ensure Student Ministry is working toward the same mission as the overall church.
  • Monitor all organizational systems for effectiveness and develop and change as necessary for the ministry to grow and move forward.
    • Ensure control documents are in place and distributed in a timely fashion (including volunteer job descriptions, the student ministry calendar, calendar requests, event and trip registration forms, and leader’s directory).
    • Ensure compliance documents are up-to-date and distributed to all involved parties (copyright licensing, Safe Sanctuary, background checks on volunteers and staff, etc.).
  • Partner with other The Woodlands UMC ministries to ensure seamless transitions in/out/through Student Ministry life stage, especially, Children’s Ministry (Confirmation/56), Special Needs Ministry Youth/Adults, Emerge College Ministry.
  • Assist in sanctuary and contemporary worship on a rotating basis as assigned.
  • Assist in any area of the church's ministry where those talents and abilities are needed or requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Lead from a core of spiritual health and wholeness
  • Model incarnational and relational ministry
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to teach and engage large audiences
  • Ability to balance time, understanding the importance of self and family care
  • Event planning
  • Computer and Internet skills
  • Diplomacy in relationships

This is a full-time position (40 hrs./wk). Sundays required; some evenings, some travel, some Saturdays. Reports to Harvest Lead Pastor.

Interested applicants may send a resume to search@ministryarchitects.com. No phone calls, please.