Protestant Chaplain and Campus Minister
Frostburg State University
Frostburg State University is a medium-sized University tucked into the heart of the Appalachian Mountains of Western Maryland. While the University is in a rural setting, our campus population is very diverse.
Frostburg State’s Chaplain and Campus Minister primarily provides leadership for United Campus Ministry (UCM) groups which is a Christian ecumenical student organization and also provides pastoral care to the entire University community. The Protestant Chaplain at Frostburg State University develops leaders, raises financial support, leads programs, casts the vision for the ministry and provides for a healthy spiritual life on campus so that world-transforming disciples of Jesus are developed and multiply.
The Campus Minister works with student leaders to ensure that the day-to-day operation of their ministries are cared for in a faithful and professional manner and connects their ministries, their students, and their leaders with local churches and other on-campus groups as appropriate. The campus ministry and chaplain duties represent a full-time position.
Position responsibilities include:
- Engage the campus ministry Board of Directors, Office of Student Affairs and community partners in the vision and life of the campus ministry.
- Set measurements for progress toward this vision and create a game plan to ensure progress is made.
- Work in collaboration with conference leadership to communicate, celebrate, align with and engage the vision of Baltimore-Washington Conference’s (BWC) Young People’s Ministry.
Lead for Missional Impact
- Develop systems, measurements, structures, and programs that allow students to claim and grow in their faith, guiding students toward spiritual maturity and through late adolescence toward adulthood.
- Create systems and structures that encourage students to engage in ministry and outreach to the larger campus and the local community.
- Set target numbers for participation at regular gatherings and special events for each semester and create a game plan to ensure those targets are consistently hit or exceeded.
- Engage in partnerships with local UMC churches, conference staff, and conference-level ministries.
Recruit and Develop Principled Christian Leaders for the Church and the World
- Recruit, develop, and encourage a team of campus ministry leaders, including students and non-student adults.
- Reach out to community clergy and groups to support and partner with UCM to provide a faith presence on Campus.
- Connect face-to-face weekly with at least three uninvolved/new students and at least five college students or leaders active in the ministry.
- Develop processes for integrating new students naturally into the life of the campus ministry and into the life of at least one local United Methodist Church willing to participate in that work.
- Engage and work effectively with young adults in a co-curricular setting in such activities as Bible studies, counseling, mentoring, and workshops.
Raise Financial Support for Sustainable Ministry with Young Adults in collaboration with the Board
- Generate annual financial support sufficient for sustaining the campus ministry while adhering to Baltimore-Washington Conference Council on Finance and Administration and campus fundraising guidelines.
- Develop a system for consistently communicating a momentum-building, culture-shaping narrative related to the campus ministry.
- Ensure the administrative responsibilities (e.g., attendance tracking, social media, etc.) of the college ministry are cared for in a professional and timely manner.
Provide University-Wide Care
- Provide pastoral care to the entire University community, offering counsel, support, and encouragement to individuals as well as support to inter-religious and interfaith activities.
- Reach out to students, faculty, and staff to inspire spiritual growth, social concerns, and discipling new faith commitments.
- Foster partnerships with other campus organizations as appropriate.
- Work within the disciplinary and student life framework provided by the university
- Works with the student worship team to plan, calendar, conduct, and oversee chapel experiences during the academic year.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Work includes regular evening and weekend availability.
- Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
- May be required to travel to other buildings on or off campus.
Supervision: The Campus Minister reports to the Discipleship Ministries staff at the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church and works under the guidance of the Vice President of Student Affairs at Frostburg University and the United Campus Ministries Board.
- Education: Master of Divinity or similar seminary degree required.
- Experience: 3-5 years of relevant experience working with young adults.
- Possess ecclesiastical endorsement from the official endorsing agency of the Chaplain's faith or denomination at the time of appointment and maintain such endorsement for the duration of their employment.
- Must be proficient in office productivity, communication, and organizational applications and machines.
Please send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Rev. Dr. Kyle Durbin, Chair of UCM Board and Francess Spaine, Director of HR, . Learn more about the ministry at: https://www.bwcumc.org/cm/
Business Data Analyst
Job Title: Business Data Analyst
Supervisor: Business Analyst Manager
Location: Fulton, MD
FLSA Status: Exempt – Full Time
Salary Range: $80,000 - $85,000
Posting Date: April 2023
Position Summary: Oversee and manage technology information and financial systems for maximum efficiency and immediate resolution to systems issues; Assess trends and issues related to conference finances, church, and clergy data which enable successful conference ministries; Develop, execute, and update as necessary plans for an integrated information systems intended to simplify automated processes and interdependencies for efficient use of organizational time and effort.
- Test, maintain, and monitor local and web-based information, reporting and financial systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs, upgrades and systems.
- Review and analyze computer reports and performance indicators to locate errors & problems.
- Coordinate and work independently or with vendor assistance to link the computer systems within the organization to increase compatibility and so information can be shared.
- Recommend expansions or modifications to existing systems based upon organizational needs to serve new purposes or improve workflow.
- Review staff use of the systems and train or coach, as necessary, to improve staff use and performance of systems.
- Help the organization understand and identify systems needs.
- Prepare cost-benefit analyses to aid in decisions on system purchase and implementation.
- Work with staff to define the goals of the system and devise flow charts and diagrams describing logical systems processes.
- Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.
- Train staff and users to work with computer systems and programs.
- Develop and maintain a user issues log and project request log and prioritize and manage requests within
- Review and analyze data and provide reports to the executive team about trends and analysis.
- Utilize the computer in the analysis and solution of organizational problems.
- Develop and maintain a database of standard static and dynamic reports so that information is available to staff for analysis and decision-making.
- Develop ad hoc analysis reports as requested and prioritize to assist the staff in processing and decision-making.
- Monitor data quality and recommend data improvement requirements and projects.
- Liaise with other UM conferences and general agencies to maintain knowledge of industry trends and changes in IT management and data process. Actively participate in UM technology associations and meetings.
Special Aspects of the Role
The position will support both Baltimore-Washington Conference (BWC) in Fulton, MD and the affiliation with the Pen-Del Conference (PDC) that is headquartered in Dover, DE.
Occasional “field” work that will require travel within the BWC/PDC area and occasional travel to meetings and other events outside the area.
BWC is a Christian organization that is focused on promoting the teachings and values of Christ. It is not required that the jobholder be of the Christian faith, but he/she will be expected to attend staff meetings that will include Christian worship services.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, statistics, or a related field.
Three to five years of prior work experience in a directly related field.
Skills & Abilities
- Ability to understand staff, local church and general church IT, data and process needs and translate those needs into management information systems solutions.
- Proficiency with and SQL Language, Excel and Excel data tools (Power Query, Data Connections, and Data Models)
- Working knowledge of ASP.NET, HTML and CSS.
- Experience using BI tools (Power BI or Tableau) for data visualization and reporting.
- Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems
- Strong written, verbal, and organizational skills.
- Ability to coach and empower people to understand and work with the systems so that staff are reliant on their skills and learning to operate the systems.
- Relational skills with ability to interact with a diverse workforce.
- A working knowledge of the structure of the UMC denomination is a plus.
Interpersonal Awareness Ability to Learn Concern for Impact
Results Orientation Flexibility Adaptability
Persistence Self-Control Confidentiality
Efficiency Orientation Coordinator Customer Service oriented
To apply for this position, send a resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the specific requirements of the position to as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed weekly until the right candidate is identified.
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.
Manidokan, a United Methodist Camp & Retreat Center, is seeking a Program Director with a creative & caring spirit to develop and lead high-quality programming. The successful candidate will have the ability and passion to further our work to create sacred experiences 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.
The Program Director leads all aspects of programming at Manidokan including supervising the seasonal program staff and nurturing camp partner relationships. This person should respond proactively to challenges with creative solutions that prioritize safety and the camper/guest experience. Frequently directly leads program activities with campers and guests. Also plays key a role in overall hospitality throughout the year. Seeking candidates at least 21 years of age with 2+ years’ experience in program leadership for summer camp and retreat activities or equivalent. Ideal candidates have experience in ropes course and waterfront leadership, schedule development, worship planning, and a commitment to work in and create an inclusive & diverse cultural ministry setting. The job will be based at Manidokan. The Program Director is required to live on-site at the convenience of the employer. Compensation is $35,000-$40,000 dependent upon experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We anticipate a May 2023 start date. For consideration send a cover letter and resume to Meredith Petty at .
Work at Camp!
Enthusiasm is high for this summer’s camping season. Both Manidokan and West River are now looking for staff to fill a variety of roles this summer.
- Program Staff (Manidokan and West River) – Run activities for campers (must be 18+)
- In-Cabin Counselors (Manidokan and West River) – Provide general 24hr supervision of campers (must be 18+)
- Day Camp Staff (West River) – Run activities for day campers 8am to 5pm (must be high school graduate)
- Lifeguard (Manidokan and West River) – Keep campers safe at the pool and on the river (must be 16+)
- Van Driver (Manidokan) – Drive campers to activities (must be 21+)
- Kitchen Aide (Manidokan and West River) – Help with dishes, meal preparation, and clean up (must be 14+)(Year-round opportunities)
- Cook (Manidokan and West River) – Prepare and serve delicious meals (Year-round opportunities)
- Nurse (Manidokan) – Provide health care to campers and staff (RN preferred)
Contact the office at or 800-922-6795 for more information or apply online today at https://www.bwccampsandretreats.com/get-involved/summer-jobs/
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