Executive Minister for Area Conference Ministry

Executive Minister for Area Conference Ministry


Start Date January 1, 2023

The Executive Minister for Area Conference Ministry provides leadership for the Area Conference Minister (ACM) team assuring that the ACMs work as agents of transformation. ACM’s bring adaptive change by provoking and nurturing discipleship, new life, and creative partnerships in and through the love and justice of Jesus in our clergy and church congregations and Associations.

ACM’s are the chief provokers of clarity and provide vision and adaptive change by embodying and living our Conference Vision. The Executive Minister for Area Conference Ministry serves the God we know in Jesus Christ through the United Church of Christ by providing an environment and a culture that embodies the 4-part vision of the Southern New England Conference to: Make disciples of Jesus Christ; Make God’s love and justice real; Bring new life as agents of change; and form covenant partnerships.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and supervision to the Area Conference Ministers in the day-to-day performance of their duties
  • Provides support to the Conference-wide Fitness Review and Conference-wide Committee on Ministry groups
  • Connects Churches, Clergy, Leadership and Associations, Conference staff and covenant partners with the Vision of the Conference serving as the face of the Vision rather than the face of the Conference
  • Develops relationships with clergy and church leadership, congregations and Associations that enable us to live into the 4-part vision of the Conference
  • Develops a strategy of identification and cultivation of congregational and individual gifts to support the ministry and mission of the Conference
  • Minister to the ministries of Jesus Christ in, through and beyond our churches by pastoring to pastors and churches as a key means to that end
  • Participates along with the Executive Conference Minister and the Senior Leadership team to formulate and implement policies and plans to meet the organization's short- and long-term objectives to achieve the mission of the Conference and that all programs, events, and ministries are in alignment with the vision of the Conference
  • Encourages research and development, leadership capacity, increased competency, and capacity for innovation
  • Collaborates on development within and among all teams 
  • Provides planning, information and coordination for the Board of Directors and its committees
  • Provides planning, information, and coordination for General Synod, assuring that Associations, Churches, and individuals are connected to the church’s wider ministries
  • Implements and assists in implementing policies, practices and priorities set by the Annual Meeting, Board of Directors, and Executive Conference Minister
  • Assumes responsibility for major projects; may assume responsibility for organization in absence of Executive Conference Minister
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Conference Minister Conference-Sponsored Events
  • The Executive Minister for Area Conference Ministry will be required to participate in Conference-Sponsored events throughout the year
  • Must be ordained in the United Church of Christ or ordained to one of the UCC covenant partners
  • Master of Divinity degree with ministerial standing in the UCC
  • Proven ability to work with Board of Directors to ensure the fiduciary compliance of board governance
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Proven track record of leadership
  • Possess soft skills which ensure positive internal and external relationships
  • Possess the skills to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan
  • Ability to seek of common ground Physical Requirements: Data Utilization - Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data, and/or information. Includes exercising discretion in determining data   classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.

Human Interaction - Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence. Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization - Requires the ability to use computer hardware and software and database systems in regular performance of job duties.

Verbal Aptitude - Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude - Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may require ability to utilize principles of fractions and/or interpret graphs. Functional Reasoning - Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as: motivation, incentive, and leadership. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.

Situational Reasoning - Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable. 

ADA Compliance: Physical Ability - Tasks involve the ability to travel to meetings outside office, exert moderate physical effort, and may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials up to 20 pounds. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation and/or repetitive motion.

Sensory Requirements - Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Requires oral communications ability. Environmental Factors - Tasks are occasionally performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, or pathogenic substances

Location: Southern New England Conference United Church of Christ

Contact: Irma Reyes, Director of Human Resources

Address: 1 Badger Road Framingham MA 01702

Phone: 860-761-7197

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