Employment Opportunities at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Appleton

We currently have two positions open at First Congregational UCC. We are searching for a Director for Youth Ministries and an Administrative Assistant.

Director for Youth Ministries –

First Congregational United Church of Christ of Appleton, WI is seeking a Director for Youth Ministries. The Youth Director helps youth to deepen their Christian faith by offering them leadership and service opportunities, by promoting a sense of belonging, and connecting them to one another. This individual works closely with a variety of professionals on an interdisciplinary staff in a progressive and welcoming church. A part time Director will focus mainly on Middle School while a full time candidate will also include High School. The exact job description, areas of ministry, and total hours will be established by FCUCC and final candidate to accomplish best schedule and fit for everyone needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Youth Ministry: include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Facilitate and strengthen the existing middle school youth ministry of First Congregational UCC by deepening caring relationships with students, empowering gifted adults and fostering a welcoming atmosphere of belonging and fellowship.
  • Recruit, coach, deploy and coordinate volunteers in the middle youth ministries using a ministry team approach.
  • Implement the Youth Ministry Architects model developed by First Congregational UCC in all aspects of this ministry.
  • Directly develop relationships with youth, parents and volunteers by taking interest in their lives and weaving the youth ministries into the intergenerational life of First Congregational UCC.
  • Build relationships with the entire staff of First Congregational UCC, seeking to work collaboratively and supportively with our larger church’s mission, values and intergenerational focus.
  • Foster and resource student leadership in the youth ministry.
  • Possess a heart for shepherding and encouraging youth in their faith and personal journeys; display a strong personal commitment to faith.
  • Display strong administrative, planning, organizational and communication skills.
  • Lead summer middle and/or high school weekend mission trip(s) and possibly lead overnights and/or weekend retreats.
  • Serve as a key voice and advocate for the youth ministry in an interdisciplinary, collegial environment. Attend staff meetings.
  • Plan, resource, and lead the Wednesday evening ministry which is an intentional educational program including curriculum, service projects, fellowship, and other activities.
  • Consider spending up to one week per summer at either UCCI camps in a leadership role.

Other Ministry: include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • If this is a full time position there may be other areas of ministry responsibility that fall under this job description which will be negotiated prior to hire.

Supervisory Responsibilities: include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise adult volunteers working with youth.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include recruiting and training volunteers; planning, assigning and directing work; evaluating performance; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have participated in Bible or theology classes or other religious training.
  • Experience working with youth, youth ministry or related field preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn other applicable computer programs and office equipment.
  • Must exhibit a faith and possess values supportive of the United Church of Christ and First Congregational UCC.
  • Strong interpersonal, time-management and delegation skills.
  • Displays sound judgment, a positive attitude and professional conduct, including the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Valid driver license; background check required. 

Physical Functions:

  • Able to use staircases, walk, sit, bend and lift. Ability to lift 20 pounds. 

Application:

  • Please submit a cover letter and résumé with at least 3 references not related to the applicant, to [email protected] 
  • Questions? Contact Carolyn Frederick at 920-733-7393 .

 

Administrative Assistant-

The Administrative Assistant will primarily assist in the front office while doing some work for the Children, Youth and Family (CYF) team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities – include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide primary telephone support.
  • Data entry and preparation of reports (attendance, registration, membership, etc).
  • Work with bookkeeper to keep auto-giving entries up-to-date and help congregation members with questions about their pledges and contributions. Also keeps an eye on mobile and online giving to make sure correct funds are assigned to giving. Also does petty cash reports.
  • Work with volunteers.
  • Schedule activities in the church calendars and enteliweb. Point person for community groups renting rooms. Schedule and manage use of guest Zoom account with volunteer leaders.
  • Proofread, print, copy, prepare and send documents and correspondence (hard copies and electronic). Point person for correspondence for weddings, baptisms, funerals, community groups and new members.
  • Perform receptionist duties by welcoming, directing and answering questions for visitors to the office.
  • Assist with document assembly and production, including the church newsletter, The Open Door, Alternative Christmas market brochure, mission trip devotionals. Also mails out copies of Sunday Bulletin/The Open Door weekly.
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail, uses stamps.com.
  • Daily/weekly goes through pew pads, calls hospitals, keeps eye on announcements on bulletin boards and Narthex Table to remove expired items, keeps Care Notes stand full, watch Constant Contact for bounced emails.
  • Realm Administrator.
  • OneLicense music reporting.
  • Helps Stewardship keep yearly track of pledging, incudes % change per household over the years. Also helps with thank yous – cards for senior pastor to sign, letter for team to sign.
  • Keeps systems updated used by staff – timesheets; mileage sheets; printing- distribution-attendance records; flower book. Also creates sign-up sheets.
  • Keeps road sign current.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in an applicable field, two or more years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, (especially Excel) and the ability to learn other applicable computer programs and office equipment.
  • Strong interpersonal, time-management and delegation skills.
  • Displays sound judgment, a positive attitude and professional conduct, maintains confidentiality and works well with others.
  • Valid driver license. 

Physical Functions:

  • Able to use staircases, walk, sit and bend. Ability to lift 20 pounds. 

Application:

  • Please submit a cover letter and résumé, with at least 3 references not related to the applicant, to [email protected]