Associate Director of Women’s Ministry and Discipleship

Date Posted: March 4, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Covenant College
Lookout Mtn, GA, USA
Job Type: Women's Ministry
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Covenant College Job Description  

Associate Director of Women’s Ministry and Discipleship

Join a team of employees who are committed to an exciting mission to offer the world biblically grounded men and women equipped to live out extraordinary callings in ordinary places. Covenant College is a community committed to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God, and everything we do is grounded in our Reformed theology and worldview.

Covenant has a beautiful 400-acre campus that stretches atop Lookout Mountain, Georgia on the Georgia/Tennessee border, just outside of Chattanooga.  The community is a hub of vibrant cultural, educational, business, high-tech and entertainment activity and is an affordable place to live or raise a family. The campus enjoys incredible vistas of the Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau with views that span across several states.  The region is widely known as an outdoor recreational paradise for campers, boaters, cyclists, climbers, cavers and hikers, all this while being conveniently located within two hours of Atlanta, Nashville and Knoxville.


The Associate Director of Women’s Ministry and Discipleship serves alongside the Chaplain to shepherd students towards growth in their love and knowledge of Jesus Christ and his Gospel. The primary responsibility is the discipleship of female students on campus, which involves helping to create and implement a vision for spiritual formation and care for women in both individual and group settings. This role is an important part of a highly collaborative team that ministers together to meet the needs of the Covenant College campus. 


Women’s Ministry: Ministry to the female students on campus will be the primary focus of the position. This person will provide opportunities for women to grow in their love and knowledge of God and his word, and will provide intentional shepherding and discipleship. They will meet with female students in various capacities for discipleship through mentoring and counseling, and will organize small groups, Bible studies, and book studies, along with other discipleship-focused events.

Departmental Discipleship Roles: This person will be expected to work alongside the Chaplain in training and equipping students who are part of discipleship ministries through the Chapel department.

Chapel: The Associate Director will be expected to attend all chapel services and will occasionally be asked to speak in chapel. They will work with the Chaplain to identify speakers to invite to campus. They will also assist with the planning and execution of chapel conferences, including the Schaeffer Conference on True Spirituality and the Kingdom Life Conference. 

Institutional: This person will be asked to sit on various college committees, including Student Development, Spiritual Life, Sexuality, Women at Covenant, and Culture at Covenant.


  • Collaborate and network with key PCA agencies for the good of the college and the development of students.
  • Contribute where possible to PCA women’s ministry initiatives (writing, teaching, conferences, etc.)

*Other duties as assigned by the college Chaplain.


  • Possess a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. 
  • Love for God’s word and the gospel of Jesus Christ. 
  • Passion for teaching, discipling and nurturing college-aged students.
  • Exceptional relational gifts with a high level of emotional intelligence (EQ self and others). 
  • Experience working collaboratively and cooperatively with teams and mission critical stakeholders.
  • Excellent listening skills. 
  • Excellent public speaking, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience leading and/or participating in discipleship ministry.
  • Good intuition, discernment and decision-making skills.
  • Unquestioned integrity and strict confidentiality.
  • Master’s degree (in process or completed).
  • Familiarity with the PCA denomination.  
  • Working knowledge of email, calendars, spreadsheets, and word processing applications (e.g. Google Apps, Microsoft Office).


  • Master’s degree in theology or other field-related area.
  • Three or more years of experience leading teams.
  • Experience in a not-for-profit, and/or higher education work environment.
  • Two years in a people and/or project management role.
  • Covenant College alum.
  • Advanced administrative skills and experience.
  • Advanced resource management skills and experience.

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • An understanding of the mission and purpose of Covenant College.
  • A strong understanding of and commitment to Scripture, the Westminster Standards, and the doctrinal standards of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) denomination.
  • Must be able to assent to Covenant College’s Staff Commitments.

Physical Work Environment:

  • This role is expected to be performed on campus unless otherwise directed or arranged for and operates primarily in a professional office environment using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and other job-related technology.
  • There is a mix of standing and sitting for this particular role. 
  • Classified as light, occasional lifting or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) up to 10 lbs.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas and conversation by means of the spoken and written word; needs to be fluent and conversant using the English language.
  • Generally, college hours of operation for full-time staff are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
  • Occasional travel  required for this position.

Position Classification: 

Department/Unit: Student Development/Chapel

Job Title:  Associate Director of Women’s Ministry and Discipleship

Job Status: Regular full-time, FLSA Exempt

Reports to:  College Chaplain

Job Class: Professional

Job Type: Permanent

Benefit Eligible: Yes

How To Apply

To Apply:

Interested applicants should apply at https://www.covenant.edu/about/employment.  Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to attach supporting documents to the application. Documents required for this position include:

  • Letter of interest.
  • Résumé – including contact information for three references.
  • Brief statement (two page maximum) summarizing the applicant’s philosophy of student discipleship. Of particular interest is how the applicant views this area complementing the full educational life of the college in light of the college’s motto of “In all things Christ preeminent.” 
  • A statement or expression of your personal faith, sharing about your walk and the ongoing work of Christ in your life, and your understanding of and commitment to Scripture, the Westminster Confession of Faith (http://www.pcaac.org/resources/wcf/), and the doctrinal standards of the Presbyterian Church in America (http://www.pcanet.org/beliefs/)