JOB POSTINGS - CURRENT AS OF 5.23.19

Christian Education (CE) Director Job Description – May 2019

Park Avenue Congregational Church, UCC, Arlington, MA, an Open and Affirming Congregation, seeks an experienced part-time Christian Education Director.  At the heart of what PACC offers is a warm welcome and a sense of belonging to all who come through our doors. All of the duties described below ultimately work toward this goal: cultivating a positive, nurturing, healthy relationship with children, youth, and their families so that church becomes a place where they feel loved, valued, and nurtured on their faith journey.

The primary functions are in the areas of:

- Sunday School planning, administration, and oversight

- Youth fellowship, service, and faith

- Sunday services, special services, and church events

- Overall administrative and budgetary responsibilities

Applicants for the position should have a commitment to progressive Christian faith; ability to work with youth and children and concern for nurturing them; strong listening skills; a desire to collaborate; and sincere interest in others.  Applicants should be familiar with and comfortable working in a church environment, demonstrate strong organizational skills, have strong written and oral communication skills, be punctual, have discretion and the ability to maintain complete confidentiality of sensitive information, and have excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills with diverse individuals (age, race/ethnicity, prior religious background, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, etc.), including a positive attitude, sense of humor, and pleasant personality.

The job requires approximately 20-25 hours per week, September to June, and 10-15 hours per week in the summer months.  Salary-based compensation (50% FTE) with paid vacation and sick leave. College degree or equivalent work-related experience required, including ideally 3-5 years experience working with children, especially in a religious or similar nonprofit setting. Experience for a religious organization or similar nonprofit a plus. Submit a cover letter and resume to: ce-search@pacc-ucc.org.

Park Avenue Congregational Church, UCC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Muslim-American Society - BOSTON
Openings for: Executive Director; Tarbiya/Development Director; and Youth Director

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

A senior leader, reporting to the MAS-Boston Board, and leading a team of full-time employees and dedicated volunteers. The ED will oversee the operation, build relations with Muslim and broader community leaders, work with partner institutions, foster an environment of cooperation between communities, and is able to develop other leaders. The first job of the ED will be to work with the broader community to develop a strategic plan for the organization moving forward.

Submit resume, and inquire at hossam@masboston.org

TARBIYA/DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

This individual will be a seasoned coach, and mentor, with superb personal integrity, high emotional intelligence, a strong sense of mission, and unwavering love for people. This leader will leverage MAS’s decades of experience in Tarbiya to develop and execute programs of self-development and “servant leadership” to MAS members, and the community at large.

Responsibilities

- Work closely with the MAS Boston chapter Board to develop overall chapter Tarbiya / Development strategy.

- Coordinate with MAS National Tarbiya Department and implement the Tarbiya program locally.

- Plan and implement Tarbiya activities (Qiyam, workshops, etc.)

- Develop Usra leaders and build capacity within the Tarbiya committee.

- Track all Tarbiya activities in the chapter.

- Supervise and grow Usras and develop and maintain systems to follow the growth of members; both for those within Usras and for those who are not sitting in Usras.

- Should endeavor to be a role model, motivator and mentor.

- Coordinate with other MAS Boston committees on various programs and offerings to the community.

Qualifications

- Experience as an Usra leader for at least 3 years and worked closely with MAS Tarbiya.

- Bachelor’s degree.  

- Formal Islamic education highly preferred.

- Experience working with Muslim youth and young professionals.

- Has good organizational skills and be able to effectively plan, organize, and execute programs.

- Has a solid understanding of MAS’ organizational mission and values and an understanding of the American Muslim community.

- Willing to work early/late hours and attend virtual meetings.

- Able to effectively communicate with various age groups and backgrounds within the community.

- Computer and online proficiency (Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Social Media, etc.)

Terms & Compensation This is a full-time job.

Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

Benefits include paid vacation, holidays, medical & dental insurance, administrative assistance, and the opportunity to work with a group of highly dedicated volunteers.

A relocation package is available if needed.

Submit resume, and inquire at hossam@masboston.org

YOUTH DIRECTOR

This experienced candidate will exhibit passion in working with Muslim youth & young professionals (especially ages 16-30), and will collaborate with Imams, Chaplains, MSA’s, Seminaries, Masjid Youth groups, Young professionals, and others in order to create a movement of active Muslim Youth, who are fully contributing to the broader society, while being committed to their faith. The Youth Director will build a team of youth leaders and activists who deliver programs and partnerships in order to enhance student and youth work in Massachusetts.

Responsibilities

- Team leader, with the ability to form a team of youth who are motivated to assist in developing youth-oriented programs

- Develop Weekly Halaqas in various locations around Boston.

- Develop Regular monthly signature projects that organize and inspires Muslim Youth (such as Camps, Outings, Sports, Talents, Giving, Service, etc…)  

- Organize/lead the committee that will focus on the annual MAS Youth Retreat

- Conduct MAS Youth Leadership training seminars bi-annually to bring up new leaders

- Collaborate with MSA’s & College Chaplains

- Conduct MSA Leadership training annually

- Coordinate Khatib schedule on a monthly basis

- Monthly Professional Networking Events

- Recruit social media team: Facebook, Twitter, and Email

- Develop a yearly youth budget

- Document processes and create manuals for future program directors to follow

Qualifications

- Previous experience working with and counseling youth in North America

- Previous experience as a group leader with a passion for coaching.

- Bachelor’s degree,

- Knowledgeable in Islamic Studies.

- Good managerial, organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills

- Takes initiative and self-reliant with minimum supervision.

- Computer and online proficiency (Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Social Media, etc.)

- Ability to motivate others.

- Familiarity Youth Culture and Muslim American youth issues

- Has an understanding of MAS’ organizational mission and values and an understanding of the American Muslim community.

- Must be willing to work early/late hours and attend virtual meetings.

- Must be able to effectively communicate with various age groups and backgrounds within the community.

Terms & Compensation This is a full-time job.

Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

Benefits include paid vacation, holidays, medical & dental insurance, administrative assistance, and the opportunity to work with a group of highly dedicated volunteers.

A relocation package is available if needed.

Submit resume, and inquire at hossam@masboston.org

Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium