Director of Community Life

Date Posted: October 2, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Redeemer East Harlem
New York, NY, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor
Other Details

Position: Assistant Pastor: Director of Community Life
FLSA Status: Exempt
Hours worked: Full-time (40+ hours)
Salary Range: $75-$90kPosition Summary: The Director of Community Life focuses on engaging both external community efforts, as well as helping strengthen our internal community.

External Community

  • Community Closet:
    • Oversee the ongoing development and execution of the Community Closet.
    • Facilitate donation opportunities through REH and other churches.
    • Develop relationships with businesses and nonprofits who might be interested. in supporting the closet through donations or be present at the closet with resources.
    • Work with volunteers to oversee inventory and closet ministry, such as prayer.
  • Outreaches:
    • Work with staff in the development of community outreaches; oversee some initiatives.
    • Execute outreaches and initiatives, such as Costumes & Candy, Easter Outreach, Toy Drives, Food Drives, Back to School drives, etc.
  • Partnerships
    • Facilitate and lead the ongoing ministry at the Bowery, and develop a team to volunteer on our scheduled weeks.
    • Oversee the ongoing development of REH’s involvement in Care Portal.
    • Communicate and work with local neighborhood organizations like Union Settlement to execute occasional collaborative events and quarterly events such as Cash Mobs.
Internal Community
  • Oversee Community Groups (CG) and leaders by resourcing and meeting with CG leaders.
    • Send a weekly CG study guide.
    • Assist Senior Pastor with registration and communications with CG leaders and participants.
    • Plan, organize and oversee 3-4 CG events/ministry year.
  • Assist diaconate to coordinate care as needed, both through community groups and external partnerships.
  • Occasionally lead training or teaching initiatives (classes).
  • Preach Sunday morning services occasionally.
  • Work with the REH Session, and other leaders, in the development of regular men’s, women’s, and single’s ministries.
  • Assist with writing and development of ongoing resources and content for congregants, such a devotionals, articles, and more.
  • Maintain a highly visible presence in worship services and congregational events.
  • Assist with “upfront” participation on some Sundays, including leading congregational prayer announcements, and possibly occasional preaching.
  • Additional task from Senior Pastor and session, as needed.
  • Spanish conversant.
  • Must embrace Redeemer’s vision and have a gospel-oriented heart for New York City and especially East Harlem.
  • Candidates must be aligned with core theological principles of Redeemer and the Presbyterian Church of America, including the Westminster Standards (Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechism).
  • Excellent communication with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Theology degree, MA or MDiv preferred; must be willing to move toward Ordination in the PCA or be licensed to preach.
  • Some experience working with internal or external community within a church context.
  • Experience in community engagement and pastoral care.
  • Work hours are generally flexible yet must be available for some evenings and weekend meetings, as well as work on Sundays.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills: the ability to deal with demanding and challenging people and adapt to changes and maintain professionalism during crises or any unexpected situations.
  • Must be a team player.

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.

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