Careers2019-01-10T08:28:52-06:00

Director of Outreach & Missions

Job Summary

The Director of Outreach & Missions is responsible for leading and developing St. Luke’s local and global outreach ministries.  Outreach is a vital component of St. Luke’s mission to equip families and individuals to live and love like Jesus. This is a full-time position which supervises a team comprised of two full-time and two part-time employees. The Director of Outreach & Missions reports to the Executive Director of Program Ministry.

Responsibilities

  • Determine and monitor the most significant needs of the local community to help guide the priorities of local outreach initiatives
  • Strategically plan relational service opportunities that have the greatest life-changing impact and align with the philosophy of the book Toxic Charity
  • Maintain relationships with other church and community non-profit organizations; partner with other organizations when appropriate
  • Encourage, teach, and inspire congregational involvement in outreach projects
  • Effectively communicate the outreach ministry vision and opportunities to the congregation, the community and other organizations, including effective use of stories
  • Equip, disciple, coach and supervise ministry lay leaders and volunteers so they are equipped to live and love like Jesus and effectively use their giftedness in God’s church
  • Build ministry capacity through the recruitment and training of lay leaders and volunteers to ensure the effective implementation of ministry objectives, goals, and action plans
  • Lead, direct and develop the Outreach & Missions Team
  • Provide leadership and oversight to St. Luke’s Houston Project annual grant-making program
  • Lead the annual planning and budget process with Lay Outreach Council
  • Manage and oversee the Outreach budget with faithful stewardship
  • Maintain and evaluate all programs and activities in the Outreach and Missions ministry
  • Directly participate in key projects
  • Actively participate as a member of the Program Ministries and Staff Leadership teams                                                     

 Requirements & Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree a plus
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a supervisory / management role
  • Prior community service experience, in either a volunteer or paid capacity
  • Proven leadership skills; experience working with a board of directors a plus
  • Exceptional relationship and teambuilding skills; must be effective at working with people at all levels of an organization, able to listen, build consensus and collaborate
  • Possess experience and the ability to work with socio-economically diverse individuals and groups from multicultural backgrounds
  • Have a heart for serving the community
  • Must be self-motivated, organized and able to multi-task
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be an articulate English speaker; proficiency in Spanish and/or French a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office and social media applications

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

Building Engineer

Job Summary

The Building Engineer is responsible for the overall maintenance of all buildings, grounds and systems at the Westheimer campus. This position also provides back-up maintenance support to the Gethsemane campus.  This is a full-time position which frequently requires work on Sundays and occasionally on weekends and evenings.  The Building Engineer reports to the Director of Facilities.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and ensure the timely, accurate completion of preventive maintenance and repairs for the Westheimer campus including the buildings, grounds, systems and physical plant.
  • Direct contractors/vendors in the maintenance of HVAC, Elevators, Fire Protection Equipment, Exterminators and other directly contracted facilities services. Coordinate with the Director of Facilities to ensure that work performed is per contract and within cost parameters.
  • Perform back-up programming/coordination of HVAC energy management system.
  • Ensure the proper maintenance of all Church leased property and vehicles.
  • Ensure that all work is performed in adherence to all policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the coordination of Security on church property.                                                            

 Requirements & Attributes

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Current Third-Grade (or higher) Stationary Engineer License
  • A minimum of three years directly related building maintenance experience including HVAC, electrical, plumbing and structural
  • Basic Microsoft Office computer skill
  • Effective oral and written communications skills in responding to work requests and discerning maintenance and repair needs
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively triage work requests
  • Ability to foster cooperative work relationships with Church staff and contractors/vendors

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

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.