TITLE: Search and Call Associate
REPORTS TO: Area Conference Missioner Team Leader
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Part Time
POSITION SUMMARY: The Search and Call Associate provides support to Churches in Search of a new pastor, associate or interim pastor as it relates to position postings, review, holds, closures, sending candidate profiles, and communicates with search teams on logistics of the position posting. This position communicates with Churches regarding any changes in the search status of candidates they have received and provides follow-up communication as needed. This staff member embodies the vision of the Conference in all interpersonal interactions with co-workers and visitors as they complete their assigned duties.
The Search and Call Associate 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.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Manages the pastoral/congregational profiles
- Maintains database records of transitions; tracking criminal background (CBC) status; tracking interim profiles and placement; MID scholarships; managing Employment Opportunity notices.
- Performs Intake of Ministerial Profiles sent to our Conference
- Maintains data entry of information from the Candidates’ profiles into searchable database
- Provides follow up communication of clarification as needed (including files and record keeping as per National UCC Legal counsel)
- Communicates with Area Conference Missioners regarding any candidate concerns (including updates from Data Hub and MESA)
- Responds to questions from Candidates about search logistics (not individual church situations)
- Maintains intake of non-UCC clergy when appropriate
- Supports Churches in Search of position postings review, holds, closures, and sending out candidate profiles
- Communicates with search teams on logistics of position posting
- Performs data entry of church positions and changes in status of churches in transition
- Provides Data Hub updates (including files and record keeping as per National UCC Legal counsel)
- Maintains and updates listing of churches in transition
- Researches potential lists of candidates using Etapestry or other database programs and Snapshot to help generate additional names for churches (Interim, Designated, Settled)
- Provides support for monthly search and call meeting (reviewing church openings and candidate’s profiles)
- Provides periodic reports on profiles and search committee activity
- Updates list of interim clergy with availability/non-availability, checks that the profile is up to date, and sends profiles to regional staff and Churches as requested
- Other duties as assigned
- Minimum of high school diploma or GED equivalent required
- At least two years of recruiting, clerical or administrative experience preferred
- Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Capable computer skills
SALARY: $ 22,000 - $32,000 depending on relevant credentials and experience.
BENEFITS: No benefits are provided for this part time position.
Sabbatical / Professional Development: Support Staff Tier
Internal Candidates: Submit cover letter & resume or profile, attention Marilyn Kendrix, to email@example.com.
External Candidates: Submit cover letter & resume or profile, attention Sioux Wilusz to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLOSING: October 6, 2020
EEOC POLICY: The Conference provides equal employment opportunities and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion (except insofar as ordination or religious background may be a qualification for a position), sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or preference, gender, gender identity or gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, or any other class or status protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including prospective employment and the application and interview process, selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.