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Setauket Presbyterian Church Director of Spiritual Formation

Position Overview:

The Setauket Presbyterian Church, established in 1660, celebrates the gifts, worth and dignity of each person. Open to all people because we believe everyone is created in God’s image, SPC is a place to deepen faith, share God’s love, and create community.

The Director of Spiritual Formation shepherds disciples of all ages towards a deeper connection with God. The Director is an experienced educational leader who can creatively engage children and adults together in an intergenerational community of faith.  The Director also works on the integration of newcomers and redeployment of existing congregants into the mission and ministry of the church.

This is a 3/4 time (30 hrs/wk) salaried position.

Accountability:

Accountable to the session, under the supervision of the pastor as head of staff

Ministry Responsibilities:

As detailed below, the Director of Spiritual Formation serves as staff support for various committees, which are made of volunteer members of the congregation.

  1. Cultivate and oversee church culture of discipleship, acting as staff support for Christian Education and Adult Education Committees
    1. Develop & implement spiritual formation practices for the church as an intergenerational community
    2. Research & support education curricula for Church School (Pre-K-6th Grade)
    3. Research & guide programming for youth (7th Grade and beyond), including a weekly youth group and annual mission trips
    4. Nurture church school teachers and youth leaders
    5. Research & help organize education curricula and practices for weekly adult education classes
    6. Oversee & continue building the Small Group ministry and other faith formation initiatives
  • Shepherd spiritual gifts assessment, acting as staff support for Membership and Nominating Committees
    1. Support new member integration into life of the church
    2. Integrate current members into church mission and ministry
  1. Other
    1. Serve as designated staff support for background checks and training in SPC Child and Youth Protection Policy
    2. Attend staff and session meetings as a part of church leadership team
    3. Duties as assigned by Session and senior pastor as the church continues to grow and respond to growth and changing needs of congregants

Qualifications:

  1. Certified Christian Educator or equivalent professional development in programs of Spiritual Formation
  2. Character
    1. Spiritual maturity
    2. Ability to maintain healthy boundaries
    3. Ability to work collaboratively with other leaders
  3. Competencies
  4. Strong interpersonal skills
  5. Strong organizational skills
  6. Experience in developing and leading ministries of spiritual formation for all ages
  7. Ability to translate Reformed Theology into meaningful programs
  8. Understanding of & experience engaging with congregations as emotional systems

To Apply:

Interested candidates should please send a cover letter, resume, and two-three references to [email protected].


Open Door Exchange Outreach Operations Manager

The Outreach Operations Manager oversees the daily operations of two critical missions of Setauket Presbyterian Church: the Open Door Exchange (ODE) furniture program (25 hrs/wk) and the Wednesday night Soup Kitchen (5 hrs/wk).

This 30 hours per week position is for a contract term of one year, starting July 2019, with review after three months and potential for renewal after one year.  Salary is $28,000 plus health insurance benefits. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references by email to [email protected].

Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Community Outreach Pastor, serve as the primary contact person for ODE and the Soup Kitchen
  • Respond to phone calls and emails for ODE and the Soup Kitchen
  • Schedule client appointments and furniture pick-ups for ODE
  • Schedule volunteers to cover weekday and Saturday hours at the ODE warehouse and Wednesday evening hours at the Soup Kitchen in Port Jefferson Station
  • Schedule volunteers to cook for the Soup Kitchen on Mondays at SPC and to pick up and drop off food and supplies during the week
  • Coordinate with volunteer groups from Stony Brook University, local secondary schools, faith communities, and community organizations
  • Work on site with volunteers at the ODE warehouse on Mondays and Wednesdays 10AM-12PM, and 
Fridays 1-3PM, and two Saturday Volunteer Days per month 9:00AM-12:00PM; office and Soup Kitchen hours are flexible
  • Maintain a database of:

 

  • Clients
  • Furniture Donors
  • Financial Donors
  • Social Service agencies
  • Faith communities
  • Volunteers
  • Community Contacts
  • Inventory

 

  • Assist with design of outreach materials & manage an online presence (Facebook, website updating)
  • Connect with local companies, organizations & non-profits to expand our reach to clients & donors
  • Attend all events to promote the organization to expand our reach to clients and donors
  • Assist with supervision of any interns
  • Attend monthly ODE Team Meetings, and Steering Committee meetings as scheduled
  • Assist with planning of fundraisers and research grant opportunities

Qualifications:

  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Office management and computer skills essential, including fluency with Excel
and Google docs
  • Ability and willingness to interact respectfully with a diversity of people in a variety of settings (clients, volunteers, community leaders, students, etc.)
  • Ability to attract, build, motivate, and support involvement in these outreach programs
  • Ability to comfortably lift 40-50 lbs
  • Experience in social work, human services, mission work, volunteering, or related area a plus
  • Spanish language competency strongly preferred

We welcome applicants from all faith traditions and do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.