Open Positions

Washington East District Administrator

Reports to: Washington East District Superintendent
Locations: Fulton, MD
Classification: Full-time
Salary Range: $50,000 - $58,000
Posting Date: October 2022
Position Objectives: The District Administrator will support the District Superintendent and provide administrative leadership, oversight and support for district ministry that advances the Baltimore-Washington Conference’s mission of inspiring and equipping local faith communities to develop disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Key Accountabilities
  • Facilitate interpretation of BWC policies and procedures and communicate with pastors and churches so that issues and concerns are addressed immediately and appropriately, and pastors’ and congregations’ appreciation for the connection grows.
  • Coordinate church conference schedules and material for the district so that church conferences can occur in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Perform final review of church conference forms and process compensation forms so that the BWC database and other appropriate files can be accurate and current.
  • Assist pastors and congregations in completing church and clergy profile information so that the superintendent is equipped to make recommendations and decisions regarding appointment-making.
  • Disseminate information and respond to questions and concerns on apportionment payments, pension and medical arrearages, statistical reports, church fund balance reports, evaluations, clergy advisories, and church conference.
  • Coordinate arrangements and prepare material for regional or district meetings, training events, and workshops; including, but not limited to, Discipleship Academy and Annual Conference.
  • Manage/maintain district budget and credit card records; including, processing vouchers, expense reimbursements, and internal transfers.
  • Prepare and send communications from conference, region, and district through district blog, email, social media, and other electronic communications.
  • Conduct trainings/workshops; including, administrator/secretary workshops and trainings for statistical reports, charge conference and BWC database.
  • Manage the workflow of the change of appointment lifecycle. This includes: scheduling take-ins, preparing folders, processing necessary paperwork and updating database.
  • Complete Change of Appointment form within five business days of a change and forward to appropriate offices.
  • Support planning and execution of events and initiatives that further the district and connectional mission.
    Individual Job Responsibilities
  • Participate in regional and district team meetings; prepare and distribute information regarding follow-up action items.
  • Serve as Lay Servant Ministries Academy registrar—register participants, collect funds, submit deposits, create spreadsheets for each class and total participants; make contact with registrants to collect unpaid debts; order refunds; create registration forms and brochures for online marketing.
  • Provide support for correspondence and calendar management for district superintendent.
  • Coordinate financial and mission campaigns for the district.
  • Serve in the Arrangements and/or Clergy Registration Offices during Annual Conference.
  • Provide trainings on/for the district.
  • Coordinate the logistical planning for District and Regional events; site location, registration, create name badges, develop class lists, etc..
  • Provide administrative support for creating appreciation and CEU certificates for district/regional events
    Special Aspects of the Role
  • Confidentiality is mandatory.
  • It is preferred that the jobholder be of the Christian faith, ideally of United Methodist denomination, and driven to be Christ-centered and Christ-like. In addition, the individual should be open to listening and learning from the faith experiences of others with different theological views.
  • The job will be based in the Baltimore-Washington Conference Center in Fulton, MD. Requires some travel throughout the district/BWC area.
  • Manage flow of work throughout the year in preparation for seasonal work (church conference, change of appointments, evaluations, statistics, etc.).
  • Ability to work as a member of a variety of teams at the same time.
Educational Attainment

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of experience as an administrator or executive assistant.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Leadership: motivates and influences people to achieve positive results, demonstrates a non-anxious presence, has the ability to disciple leaders, builds teams; mentors and coaches in a peer environment; thinks strategically; has the ability to interact with diverse groups of people and manage a variety of tasks.
  • Organization: plans with the end result in focus, performs administrative tasks effectively and completes tasks on time; communicates professionally using written, oral, and digital media, demonstrates timely follow through, a problem solver.
  • Knowledge: Possesses a working knowledge of the culture and structure of the UMC denomination and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Customer Service and Technical Competency: Demonstrates the ability to work effectively to assist persons with various conference tools and processes including Arena, the Conference Web site and resources available through BWC.
  • Hospitality: Welcome, orient, and assist visitors to the District Office.
  • Creativity: Brings fresh ideas and approaches to the planning and execution of tasks and events.
    Application procedure:

To apply for this position, send a resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the position's specific requirements to as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed weekly until we identify the right candidate.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Baltimore-Washington Conference is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


CAMPUS MINISTRY COORDINATOR

Job Description: The Terp HUB is a United Methodist campus ministry at the University of Maryland College Park. HUB stands for Here You Belong. It is a faith community where people find their place of belonging so that they might journey toward becoming all that God has created them to be.

At The Terp HUB you will discover that you are beloved so that you might be loved. Everyone is welcome no matter what. Learn more about the foundations of our faith.

The HUB strives to be a safe and bold space for all students, regardless of theological stance, race, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Terp HUB is a Reconciling Ministry.

The Campus Ministry Coordinator of The Terp HUB, helps the campus ministry accomplish its mission by creating environments where students belong, become and belove. The successful candidate is responsible for a. Stewarding the co-created vision through alignment and connection; b. Developing leaders development; c. Providing ministry presence and oversight.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Steward the Co-created Vision through Alignment and Connection
  • Co-create a culture where students deepen their faith, discern their call and develop as leaders for the church and the world.
  • Build relationships
    • Serve as a liaison between the HUB and work to develop partnerships with nearby UMC churches.
    • Follow up with students and church leaders including names from the College Student Registry.
    • Nurture connectional relationships with Conference-level program ministries and staff, and with other campus organizations as appropriate.
    • Communicate, celebrate, and engage the vision of BWC Young People’s Ministry.
  1. Develop Leaders
  • Recruit and develop principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.
  • Organize the agenda for weekly leadership meetings and track action items at those meetings.
    • Coordinate the work of HUB interns to ensure that face-to-face connections are made weekly with uninvolved/new students and with currently involved college students or leaders active in the ministry.
    • Meet with each hubber one-on-one for mentoring on a bi-monthly basis.
    • Create a leadership pipeline where HUB interns and student leaders take responsibility for more and more of the ministry as they grow in their skills and clarify their gifts.
  • Lead a small group as needed to train up student leaders.
  • Lead annual development and planning retreats
  1. Provide Ministry Presence and Oversight
  • Provide a consistent onsite presence in the Chaplain’s office and with interns.
  • Ensure all programming is excellent and theologically sound.
  • Provide leadership for the sacramental life of the Terp HUB.
  • Come alongside interns and student leaders to accomplish the following:
    • Finalizing weekly programming plans
    • Intentionally promote opportunities for engagement through student initiated programs of the Terp HUB among UMD students, through personal invitation, weekly emails, GroupMe, photos and videos on social media, and storytelling.
    • Manage the logistics of preparing for meetings and events
    • Database management
    • Attendance tracking, reporting, and follow-up
    • Website management
    • Social Media Management
    • Logistics of reserving rooms on campus. Registering for tabling events each semester with student leaders.
    • Completion of the calendar for each semester
    • The development and implementation of processes for integrating new students naturally into the life of the campus ministry
  • Develop and implement processes for integrating students into the life of at least one local United Methodist Church.
  • Manage the following administrative tasks: annual registration of the Terp HUB as an official UMD student organization; MailChimp and weekly email communication; the Terp HUB email account; the Terp HUB phone service through Grasshopper.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required, Master’s preferred
  • United Methodist with at least 2 years of theological education
  • Success in growing something from nothing
  • Passion for working with college students
  • Evidence of creating a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity and antiracism
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills who builds teams well
  • Entrepreneurial, curious mindset who isn’t afraid to try something new and learn from failure
  • Organized, punctual and technologically proficient with Google products

Reporting Relationships: The Campus Ministry Coordinator is mentored by the Chaplain and reports to the Executive Minister for Connected Engagement.

Time Commitment: Average of 15-20 hours per week while school is in session, 5-7 hours per week during summers and breaks.

For consideration send cover letter and resume to BWC HR Director Francess Tagoe, at .


Site Director at Manidokan Camp & Retreat Center

The Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking a Site Director with an entrepreneurial spirit to manage Manidokan Camp & Retreat Center, a 426-acre property along the Potomac River with year-round accommodations for 130 people in addition to tenting and rustic camping opportunities.  The successful candidate will have the ability and passion to further our work to create sacred spaces that nurture Christian faith and discipleship, teach creation care, extend Christian hospitality and community, develop principled spiritual leaders and inspire and equip lives for love and justice.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall oversight for Manidokan including hospitality, food service, maintenance, program development, administration, and finance.
  • Develop and implement a mission strategy for the site consistent with that of the Conference and Retreat & Camping Ministries.
  • Ensure the site is in compliance with all applicable codes, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Promote and recruit campers, volunteers, and retreat groups.
  • Select, supervise, and develop staff as needed to achieve the mission strategy.

Position Requirements:

  • Practicing and committed Christian, preferably of United Methodist denomination.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least one year experience in a supervisory or administrative role in retreat and camping ministries.
  • History and continued commitment to IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism) work.
  • Ability to attain needed certifications for program leadership and facility management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid financial management skills.
  • Basic understanding of facility management.

Reports to: Director of Retreat & Camping Ministries.

This full-time year-round position includes: salary, onsite housing, medical insurance plan, and retirement.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   We anticipate an early November start date.  For consideration send cover letter and resume to BWC HR Director Francess Tagoe, at .  For more information on current operations please visit www.bwccampsandretreats.com or contact Chris Schlieckert at .