Careers 2018-02-21T13:12:32-06:00

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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Director of Facilities

Job Summary
The Director of Facilities is responsible for ensuring the integrity and efficient operation of all St. Luke’s properties including the buildings, grounds and facilities located on both church campuses, the parsonage and those of St. Luke’s foundation. This position ensures that all maintenance, repairs and renovations are completed timely, per specification and within budget.  In support of these functions, the Director of Facilities manages the Buildings & Grounds and Facilities Administration teams and all aspects of the business relationships with outside contractors including maintenance, landscaping, janitorial and security. The Director of Facilities seeks to optimize and support use of the Church’s facilities as needed by its membership, ministries, staff and community partners. This position also serves as the spokesperson and Facilities representative to the Church’s governing boards and committees.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Church’s governing boards and committees, ministries, staff and community partners to define and understand their Facilities’ needs and expectations.
  • Develop short and long term facilities maintenance and renovation plans/programs to ensure the church’s resources are effectively and timely utilized. These plans/programs will include facility usage, maintenance, energy management, landscaping, housekeeping, emergency response plans, etc.
  • Implement a work order request and tracking system.  Communicate with and train users.  Monitor and ensure user compliance with system.  Function as the primary interface for all maintenance requests.
  • Coordinate with Finance to create and monitor annual and capital budgets for all Facilities related income and expenditures.  Ensure fiscally responsible use of Facilities budgeted and dedicated funds.
  • Lead and manage the Buildings & Grounds and Facilities Administration teams. Ensure that both teams are comprised of employees possessing the needed knowledge, skill sets and abilities.  Define their roles and identify deficiencies.  Implement development plans and/or hire new personnel to ensure that team competencies meet service delivery needs. Manage individual and team performance.
  • In conjunction with the Buildings & Grounds team, oversee the ongoing inspection of church buildings, grounds and equipment during projects, new construction, daily and routine maintenance and repairs to ensure that jobs are prioritized appropriately, completed efficiently and at reasonable cost.
  • Monitor bid proposals to ensure compliance with Finance processes and procedures.  Manage Facilities contractor relationships.
  • In conjunction with the Facilities Administration team, oversee requests for facility usage and resources.  Support efforts to maximize building usage and effective scheduling.
  • Prepare specifications for capital improvement projects which comply with policies and procedures and that are within budgetary constraints.  Review and approve project status reports and contractor requests for payment
  • Manage Security services for all church facilities. Ensure emergency response plans and resources are in place and kept current. Communicate with and train staff and volunteers to ensure ongoing emergency preparedness.

Requirements & Attributes

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a related technical field such as Engineering, Building Services or Construction Management; an advanced degree which includes a business management focus would be preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years progressive, multi-function management experience
  • At least 7 years progressive experience in facility management and maintenance including hands-on familiarity with basic building maintenance
  • A proven track record in contract negotiation and management
  • A proven track record in budgeting and project management
  • Exceptional planning, organization and prioritization skills; ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills; interpersonal, group, digital and presentation
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office and with project management software; ability to assess and specify software needs and performance
  • 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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Youth Ministries Coordinator

This position plans and leads the Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Youth Ministry programs and is responsible for building relationships with youth, families, and volunteers at our Gethsemane campus. This is a full-time, 30 hour per week position, which reports to the Director of Family Ministries, with secondary supervision from the Gethsemane Pastor.

Responsibilities

  1. Plan and execute weekly programs and monthly events.
  • Weekly programs include Sunday School, Sunday afternoon youth fellowship, and Wednesday Night youth group.
  • Monthly events include mission trips, field trips, hangouts, and community service events.
  1. Build Christ-like relationships within the youth group and with volunteers.
  • Attend Sunday morning worship with the youth.
  • Recruit additional adult volunteers as leaders, teachers, drivers and chaperones.
  • Serve as a role model for young people.
  1. Communicate effectively with youth, parents, and volunteers in a way that creates excitement and joy within the ministry.
  • Methods of communication include email, social media, Sunday morning announcements, texts, and phone calls.
  • Approach youth ministry with a contagious enthusiasm that invites more youth and adults to enter the program.
  1. Support community outreach events and programs where youth would attend and/or youth could be invited into the youth ministry.
  • Attend Thursday night Curfew at least twice a month.
  • Organize devotionals for Sunday afternoon soccer.
  • Support other occasional community outreach events sponsored by the church.

 

Requirements & Attributes

  • A High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess at least one year of leadership experience in church youth ministry
  • Spanish proficiency preferred
  • Guitar proficiency preferred
  • Willing and able to adapt to a multicultural context
  • Willing to work in a missional context with socio-economically diverse youth
  • Proven ability to collaborate and work with other ministry leaders and thrive in a team atmosphere
  • 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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Wedding Coordinator

We are searching for a candidate who possesses exceptional relational skills, an eye for detail, the ability to manage the many facets of planning a major event, and to lead a team of volunteers who serve on the Wedding Guild.  This is a part-time position, requiring approximately 20 hours work per week, reporting to the Executive Pastor.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all inquiries regarding weddings at St. Luke’s; send detailed guidelines to the bride/groom and meet with the bride/groom to discuss plans and details of wedding
  • Coordinate clergy, building management, Welcoming, music, and media for the wedding
  • Coordinate and manage photographers, florists, videographers, etc. and other contractors as needed or requested
  • Proof all published collateral for wedding participants
  • Write notifications regarding weddings for the Media Ministry
  • Recruit, train, and manage all Wedding Guild volunteers and staff for weddings
  • Act as a hostess and support person for wedding rehearsals and wedding ceremony

 

Requirements & Attributes

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 4 years event planning experience required; at least 2 years of wedding planning experience preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of wedding protocols
  • Must be capable of maintaining exceptional diplomacy and tact in stressful situations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • The ability to recruit, train and supervise a team of volunteers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

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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