Director of Community & Engagement

Date Posted: May 25, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Redeemer Churches & Ministries, West Side
New York, NY, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor
Other Details

This position is open to ordained pastors in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Position Summary

The Director of Community & Engagement oversees the church’s community group and other community-related ministries (midsize, engagement, large gatherings). The Director helps gather, form, and sustain welcoming communities that engage our neighborhood in service. This person works closely with other pastoral team members on wider church discipleship and pastoral care efforts.

Job Description
Oversee the Community Group (CG) system
● CG Vision | Develop a vision for CG ministry and plan ministry year activities
● Develop Leaders | Recruit and equip CG leaders through gatherings, training, and resources
● Support Leaders | Meet with CG leaders for coaching, support, care, and discipleship
● Study Guides | Write all weekly CG discussion guides
● Staff Team | Supervise CG support staff, including interns, if available
● Quality | Visit each CG annually (or more if needed) for observation and support
● CG Outreach | Inspire missional efforts, guide evangelism team to start outreach groups

Expand RWS neighborhood engagement
● Partnerships | Under the direction and supervision of the Sr Director of Mercy and Justice, develop sustainable partnerships with local neighborhood leaders (such as non-profits, churches, and government agencies) to connect congregants to service opportunities
● Outreach | Collaboratively plan the ministry year with mercy & justice activities, lead several related missional outreaches, and inspire missional efforts in the congregation
● Mobilization | Recruit, train and support congregants to become long-term volunteers who both engage in the church’s neighborhood initiatives and learn to integrate mercy & justice into their daily lifestyle
● Networking | Serve as the point of contact for broad initiatives with Hope for New York and its RWS-designated affiliates

Develop the community life of RWS
● Goals | Develop annual goals for overall community ministry
● Connect | Respond to new visitors or online questions about the church
● Systems | Evaluate and improve the ways that people connect with our church body

Pastoral leadership and development
● Staff | Actively participate in full staff, pastoral care team, and other staff gatherings
● Care | Lead a Neighborhood Care Team (NCT), which includes elders/diaconate/staff, in pastoral care efforts and community-building. Work with NCT and the counseling center on congregant pastoral care needs
● Discipleship | Maintain ongoing proactive discipleship and pastoral care of members
● Teaching |Teach/co-teach at least two discipleship classes every ministry year. Substitute in ongoing classroom teaching as needed
● Worship | Lead Sunday worship and preach at worship services on rotation
● Other Pastoral | Perform marriages and memorials of congregants upon request. Interview new member candidates and officer candidates. Assist regional churches with preaching periodically upon request and availability
● PCA | Attend and participate with WS elders at the Session. Engage the denomination (e.g., presbytery meetings, General Assembly)

● Aligned with the core theological principles of Redeemer West Side and the Presbyterian Church of America, including the Westminster Confession. Ordained.
● Undergraduate degree and a Master’s Degree in ministry, theology, or a related field
● Previous ministry leadership and pastoral experience
● Strong gathering ability to take the initiative and pursue congregants and leaders
● Able to navigate and affirm a city-positive approach to ministry in New York City
● Passion for and experience with leading ministries of mercy and justice and neighborhood
● Previous experience building systems and setting programming
● Must be a dependable team player and self-starter
● Engaging, encouraging, experienced, and wise in individual pastoral responsibilities
● Proven ability to navigate interpersonal relationships
● Excellent written and spoken communication skills
● Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
● Work hours are generally flexible, yet must be available for some evening and weekend meetings
● Proficient in GSuite (Google docs, etc.) and ability to use messaging and pro
● Ability to work collaboratively and interface with other ministries and congregations
● Agreement with Redeemer West Side staff policies, including the intellectual property policy

Work Hours: Full Time

Salary Range: $85,000 – $93,000/ year

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill set; experience and training; licensure, certifications, and ordination; and other organizational needs.

How To Apply

Apply using this link: https://westside-redeemer.apscareerportal.com/j/01ryaoy.