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Careers 2017-05-02T15:13:29-05:00

Network Support Engineer

Job Summary

This position will provide critical onsite technical support for St. Luke’s network and desktop systems.  Responsibilities will comprise all aspects of maintaining the Church’s IT systems including installations, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of MS Windows and macOS devices, plus Windows Server environments. The Network Support Engineer will engage in the resolution of incidents and use technical expertise to install, restore, and maintain IT systems.  This position provides an exciting work environment that requires quick thinking skills and a solid knowledge of Data Networking, MS Server, VMWare, Firewall Administration, Network Storage, Telecommunications, and Desktop Applications.

Technical Requirements

  • MCSE/MCITP certification essential
  • A minimum of 5 years Network/Systems Engineer experience
  • Experience with installation, configuration, and management of Desktop Operating Systems such as Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10, plus macOS
  • Experience with Windows Server 2012 R2 – 2016 infrastructure and Active Directory management
  • Experience working with iSCSI, SAS, or Fiber SANs
  • Knowledge of VMware ESXi 6 and managing virtual environments
  • Knowledge of VPN, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP setup, configuration and troubleshooting
  • Group Policy implementation
  • MS Office 365 setup and maintenance
  • Experience with Mobile and Tablet MDM and connectivity
  • Working knowledge of IP Telephony
  • Enterprise Backup methods including Veeam software
  • Knowledge of Church Management Systems (ChMS) or CRM applications

Additional Requirements & Attributes

  • Bachelor’s Degree required preferably in a technical, related field of study
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills including the ability to interact effectively via phone, text, e-mail, and in person
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as collaborate in a team environment
  • Willingness to learn new technologies

Candidates considered for an offer of employment will be required to submit to a background check.

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Student Ministries Summer Intern

This full-time seasonal job is designed to allow individuals to explore their interest in Student Ministry.  The intern works for an Assistant Director and the job functions vary, depending on the needs of that ministry.   This job will involve travel.

 Responsibilities

·       Welcoming – Helping to ensure that all first-time visitors to Student Ministry events receive exceptional and timely follow up, so that everyone who enters our door feels welcomed and included

·       Supporting Spiritual Growth – Encouraging students to be involved in groups that focus on spiritual formation, such as Sunday School and Small Groups

·       Practice the 5 Habit of St. Luke’s – Assist students, in both formal and informal settings, in developing their own ways to practice the 5 Habits of St. Luke’s which are:

  • We pray to build a closer relationship of love with Jesus Christ.
  • We study the Bible to dig deeper and learn everything we can about God’s love.
  • We make friends because lives are changed in community.
  • We tell our stories to share with others how God is still at work in the world.
  • We give ourselves away in generosity and service as apostles, sent by Jesus to be the good news in the world
  • Events – Planning and executing special events that engage active students and also have an outreach focus

·       Reaching Out

  • Being visible at students’ extracurricular events
  • Creating outings for small groups of students
  • Staying in contact with students through telephone calls, notes, email or informal conversations

·       Developing Community – Creating an environment that fosters healthy, deep relationships among students

Personal Spiritual Development Expectations

·       Weekly Bible Study – Meet weekly with Assistant Directors and fellow interns to study God’s Word together

·       Practicing the 5 Habits of St. Luke’s in personal life

  • Pursuing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, on one’s own and outside of work hours
  • Holding oneself to a higher standard in personal life, that represents one’s relationship with Christ and St. Luke’s, outside of the walls of the church

·       1-on-1 Mentoring – Meeting 1-on-1 with Assistant Directors in a mentor/mentee relationship to foster continual personal, spiritual, and professional growth

Requirements & Attributes

  • Must have a personal relationship with Christ and be capable of sharing what that has meant in one’s own life
  • Be passionate about changing the lives of middle school – senior high school students
  • Be comfortable with and effective at public speaking
  • Be self-motivated, organized, creative and capable of independently solving problems
  • Possess a high school diploma/GED and have completed at least one year of college
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Be a true team player with the ability to both share and receive constructive feedback

Candidates considered for an offer of employment will be required to submit to a background check.

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Recreation & Activities Coordinator

St. Luke’s actively participates in and hosts year-round United Church Athletic League (UCAL) sports and special events programs. Our two campuses are expanding to accommodate our growing neighborhood presence.

We are seeking a part-time, 25 hours per week, Recreation & Activities Coordinator.  This position is responsible for ensuring that registered groups have access to the athletic fields and facilities, and that the fields and facilities are in safe and ready condition.  This position will also supervise a staff of attendants.  Depending upon the sport and season, this position may have to work evenings, Monday – Friday 5:30 – 8:30pm, Saturdays 8am – 12pm and Sundays 2:30 – 5:30pm or 6:30-8:30pm.  Availability at the start of the fall, winter and spring sports seasons is crucial.  As the first point of contact for teams and other groups utilizing the facilities and grounds, the Recreation & Activities Coordinator is the face of St. Luke’s to the local community.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the programming, recruitment, registration, scheduling and billing of UCAL sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball, as well as sports programs at our Gethsemane campus.
  • Ensure that facilities and grounds are properly set-up and maintained for scheduled events
  • Maintain the attendant shift calendar, timesheets and daily duties schedule
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise evening and weekend attendants
  • In conjunction with the Facilities Administration Coordinator, develop and maintain budgets and financial records for all sports, activities and events
  • Attend weekly Facilities Administration meetings, monthly Coordinating meetings, and general staff and ministry meetings as needed

Requirements & Attributes

  • High school diploma/GED required; associates degree with a concentration in recreation/sports management preferred
  • At least 1 year of direct work experience in recreation/sports programming and scheduling
  • Proven ability to supervise college-age employees
  • Exceptional organization skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills; oral, written, digital
  • MS Office skills; Word, Publisher, Excel, database

A passion for sports and a heart for kids!

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Coordinator of Children’s Church

This position will coordinate the development and implementation of Children’s Church, a new worship experience for children of St. Luke’s and The Story Houston.   This is a part-time, 20 hour per week position, which reports to the Director of Children’s Ministries.

Responsibilities

Developing & Implementing

  • Build a new leadership team, which includes established leaders from St. Luke’s and The Story Kids
  • Recruit, train and equip worship leaders, small group leaders, storytellers, and other key leader opportunities for our youth and adults to help launch this new worship service
  • Select developmentally and spiritually appropriate curriculum that encompasses our 5 habits:
  • We pray.
  • We study the Bible.
  • We make friends.
  • We tell our stories.
  • We give ourselves away in generosity and service.

Building Community

  • Collaborate with ministries and worship communities to foster community in our church and our neighborhood.
  • Partner with parents and our intergenerational church family to nurture our children as we, together, fulfill our ministry purpose, to build a spiritual foundation in each child that will last a lifetime.
  • Foster relationships with other church communities to share ideas and create ways of bringing new children and their families to know and love Jesus.

Ministry Focus

  • Embrace, love and care for our children.
  • Serve on the Children’s Ministries team and Children’s Council and participate in other programs and events as a vital team member.

Spiritual Gifts which are Helpful for this Job Include:

  • One or more of these spiritual gifts: apostleship, administration, shepherding, leadership, compassion, evangelism and exhortation (encouragement)
  • Evidence of a passion for cultivating a love of Jesus in each child
  • Active and growing disciple of Jesus

 

Requirements & Attributes

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Prior ministry leadership experience including working with a large group of volunteers
  • Proven ability to collaborate and work with other ministry leaders
  • Strong organizational skills; the ability to delegate responsibility and follow-up to complete tasks
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to listen to and communicate with children, their families, lay leaders and our community
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and social media tools

Candidates considered for an offer of employment will be required to submit to a background check.

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Sunday School Coordinator 2s- 1st Grade

Job Summary

The Sunday School Coordinator plans, develops and executes Sunday morning programming, with a focus on two year olds – first grade children.  This position exists to assist this specific age of children to build a spiritual foundation that will last a lifetime, as well as fostering relationships among their peers and throughout the congregation.  This is a part-time, 20 hour per week position, which includes Sundays.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement Sunday School curriculum
  • Recruit, train and equip adult volunteers to execute Sunday School
  • Coordinate the special needs ministry
  • Assist with planning and implementing Children’s Ministries special events
  • Build relationships with the children and know them by name
  • Effectively communicate with the children and their families
  • Teach in a Sunday School classroom as needed to support the adult volunteers
  • Partner with other ministries and support departments to execute programming
  • Participate in church staff meetings and events
  • Ensure the children’s programs aligns with the church’s vision proper and mission
  • Assist parents in getting connected within the church
  • Nurture a personal, dynamic faith walk with God

Requirements & Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a concentration in early childhood development/education
  • Solid MS Office skills; Word, Publisher, Excel, database
  • Diplomacy in relationships
  • Team player
  • Maintain confidentiality

Candidates considered for an offer of employment will be required to submit to a background check.

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