Careers 2018-05-08T15:31:11-05:00

Human Resources Coordinator

Job Summary
St. Luke’s Human Resources department supports the entire Church staff which encompasses the Westheimer, Gethsemane and The Story Houston campuses, as well as the Nick Finnegan Counseling Center.  We are in need of a strong HR Coordinator to assist us in providing timely, quality service and to enable us to expand our suite of deliverables. This is a part-time, twenty hour per week position which reports to the Human Resources Manager.

Responsibilities

Provide administrative support throughout the employee lifecycle :

  • Assist with recruiting, new hire orientation and onboarding
  • Process, track and audit employment status changes
  • Assist with benefits orientation
  • Process benefits enrollments and changes
  • Assist with employee exits

Provide specific support to the department:

  • Maintain all HR/Benefits files
  • Complete data entry and ensure data integrity in internal and external data management systems
  • Complete required government reporting
  • Complete verifications of employment
  • Respond to employee inquiries for verifications and documents

Provide general support to the department:

  • Assist with annual benefits Open Enrollment
  • Assist with annual performance and compensation review process

Assist with special initiatives and events

Requirements & Attributes

  • Associate’s degree or 2 years college required; Bachelor’s degree in HR track/related discipline strongly preferred
  • At least two years of progressive, administrative work experience
  • At least one year of experience working with large data management systems
  • Exceptional skills in Microsoft Office
  • Strong oral and written communications skills including the ability to be a patient listener
  • Must affirm St. Luke’s values and beliefs

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

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Outreach Assistant

Job Summary
The Outreach Assistant provides administrative support to St. Luke’s Outreach Ministries including the Outreach Team and lay council.  This position reports to the Director of Outreach and is a full-time, 30 hour per week job, which occasionally requires work in the evening and on weekends.

Responsibilities

Provide support for Outreach programs and events including:

  • Reserving space, media/communications service and catering for events
  • Assisting with event set-up and take-down
  • Managing event registrations/RSVPs
  • Coordinating with initiative leaders and community partners to ensure completion of administrative tasks
  • Managing display tables for special offerings and seasonal volunteer/fundraising programs
  • Coordinating volunteers for various programs

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining the Outreach calendar
  • Responding to and resolving inquiries from volunteers and persons seeking referral information
  • Tracking volunteer and impact metrics using the church management software
  • Assisting with special events including the annual Christmas and Easter offerings
  • Processing and maintaining paperwork for mission trips
  • Maintaining Outreach files
  • Organizing and maintaining the Outreach Ministries staging room

Requirements & Attributes

  • High school diploma/GED, some college preferred
  • At least two years of administrative work experience
  • Ability to collaborate, work with other ministry leaders and thrive in a team atmosphere
  • Ability to work with socio-economically diverse individuals and groups from multicultural backgrounds
  • Strong oral and written communications skills including the ability to be a patient listener
  • Spanish proficiency a plus
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

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

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Director of Generosity

Job Summary
The Director of Generosity is responsible for developing and implementing strategies which strengthen the financial support of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church including the operating budget and the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Foundation.  The Director serves as strategist, organizer, and advocate for key leaders and key staff to keep generosity at the forefront of the life of St. Luke’s, both in terms of giving as a component of discipleship and with St. Luke’s as a primary recipient of those  gifts.  This position reports to the Executive Pastor.

Responsibilities

Plan, implement, and oversee St. Luke’s annual generosity campaign

  • Work with and support the Advancement Committee Chair and Generosity Chair
  • Recruit, develop, and support the volunteer Generosity Team
  • Collaborate with pastors, staff, and the Generosity Team to develop theme, strategy, timeline and campaign components; develop educational resources for use during and apart from campaign
  • Serve as staff liaison for development of campaign communications
  • Utilizing data and metrics, design specific approaches for various categories of donors and to ensure ongoing cultivation of donors
  • Plan cultivation events and lead volunteer teams in the execution of these events
  • Work with the Communications Team to provide information and transparency to the congregation

Initiate and manage ongoing, year-round communications with the congregation regarding generosity

  • In conjunction with Communications, develop messaging for the SPIRE, bulletin, website, and social media
  • Collaborate with Ministry team leaders to advocate and organize periodic Sunday morning speakers in worship services, Sunday School classes and other small groups
  • Develop and implement a strategy for e-giving
  • Implement a strategy to move donors into new levels of giving, developing the next generation of financial leaders for St. Luke’s
  • Work with the Finance Team to provide for regularity and consistency of financial reporting to the congregation, including information within contribution statements
  • Plan for and organize ongoing appreciation and relationship management with donors for the Senior Pastor, senior staff, and lay leadership of St. Luke’s
  • In conjunction with Finance, foster collaboration among ministries in planning and scheduling fundraising opportunities, to include calendars and content for all campuses and St. Luke’s ministries

Develop and implement planned giving strategy for St. Luke’s Methodist Church Foundation

  • Identify, research, cultivate and solicit planned giving prospects
  • Manage communications to congregation regarding planned giving opportunities, such as website, direct mail, email, and newsletters providing up-to-date information
  • Develop and manage communications for the Fellowship of the Spire
  • Plan and execute a series of donor focused and professional events for the Fellowship of the Spire and planned giving and educational seminars

Requirements & Attributes

  • Bachelor’s Degree; preferably in Marketing, Public Relations or Communications
  • A minimum of seven years progressive, related work experience in fundraising, marketing and event management
  • Demonstrated track record of the ability to cultivate, build and maintain a network of major donors
  • Thorough knowledge of current best practices and trends in major gift fundraising
  • Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
    • Ability to interact with and motivate prospective/existing donors with demonstrated skills in gift solicitation
    • Ability to write persuasively and accurately
    • Strong, articulate public speaking skills
    • Ability to build, motivate and manage teams
  • Must possess tact and diplomacy and be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Must present a poised and professional image that appropriately reflects upon the Church
  • Must possess strong organizational, analytical and planning skills combined with attention to detail
  • Strong MS Office skills are essential
  • CFRE accreditation preferred

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

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Facilities Assistant

Job Summary
This position provides administrative support to the Facilities department and reports to the Director of Facilities.  This is a part-time, 25 hours per week, position.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains employee work schedules for the department
  • Maintains the Work Order System
  • Schedules and maintains Temperature Controls
  • Maintains the Maintenance & Equipment Repair logs
  • Maintains Service Contracts
  • Schedules required inspections (Elevator, Fire Alarm, Fire Suppression Systems Fire Marshall, etc.)
  • Keeps general department filing and data entry up-to-date
  • Functions as the Assistant Fire Director
  • Assists with the Event Management System (EMS) maintenance

Requirements & Attributes

  • High school diploma/GED
  • At least two years of directly related work experience
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Must be self-motivated, self-directed and possess extremely efficient work habits
  • Must possess diplomacy and tact in oral and written communications
  • Knowledge of and experience with work order systems and contract management strongly preferred

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

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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.  Supervise subordinate staff and/or outside contractors/vendors to ensure proper work completion.
  • Supervise outside 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.
  • Interface with and respond to the Day School Resource Coordinator for maintenance requests.
  • Perform back-up programming/coordination of HVAC energy management system.
  • Supervise and ensure the proper maintenance of all Church leased property.
  • Supervise and ensure the proper maintenance of all Church vehicles.
  • Ensure 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
  • A minimum of seven 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 supervise others and effectively foster cooperative work relationship with direct reports, outside contractors/vendors and Church staff

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

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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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