The national offices of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), based in Louisville, Kentucky, serve and work with mid-councils, congregations and partner organizations to carry forth the mission of Jesus Christ in the World. The work at the Presbyterian Center is carried out by approximately 400 staff members in several national entities: Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Investment and Loan, Presbyterian Mission Agency, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, Presbyterian Women and the Administrative Services Group.
Position Purpose: To assist with embedding and implementing the Matthew 25 vison and subsequent PMA vision and foci within congregations, mid councils and entities of the PC(USA).
Job Skills / Requirements
- Represent the Executive Director’s Office as the administrative point of contact for visionary projects associated with the Matthew 25 invitation.
- Coordinate the development of Matthew 25 programs and processes
- Develop a Matthew 25 resource programs including grant funds to help mid-councils grow and implement their Matthew 25 vision. Includes grant program definition, criteria, eligibility, communication, and grant administration.
- Follow up with Matthew 25 mid-councils and congregations on requests for grants, resources and questions.
- Coordinates with Mission Engagement Advisors, providing referrals and follow-up where needed.
- Develop and administer methods for tracking resource distribution and requests.
- Work with ministry areas to determine current grants that have or will be made to mid councils for a purpose related to one or more of the Matthew 25 focus areas.
Essential Position Requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Divinity degrees very helpful.
- 3-5 years of significant experience in the PC(USA).
- Knowledge of and experience working with PC(USA) agencies, mid councils, congregations, and other related institutions.
- Understanding of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
- Experience writing and presenting engaging sermons and presentations to groups
- Proven communication and people skills with the ability to build credibility and maintain strong relationships
- Solid Project management skills.
- Previous experience with grant administration.
- Experience developing, implementing, administering and maintaining processes and procedures
- Command of computer software and social media platforms
Helpful Skills: Fluency in languages other than English are encouraged to apply.
- Ability to interact and communicate with individuals from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and to respect different work styles and personality types.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively with a focus on building and maintaining strong relationships, both internally and externally.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and to deliver results without close supervision or support.
- Must be an organized, self-starter, able to complete projects and meet goals.
- Ability to work well under pressure, to meet targets and to be flexible.
- Ability to work as part of a team and contribute to team identity and growth; works cooperatively with others to accomplish goals and objectives.
- It requires the ability to travel.
- Requires the ability to work evening/weekend hours on occasion to support events/programs/travel.
- It requires the ability to see, hear, speak, type, write, and move from one location to another while performing tasks.
Additional Information / Benefits
We believe a balanced life, with time for work, leisure, and spiritual nurture, makes us healthier and more productive colleagues at the Presbyterian Center.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offers a competitive benefits package for eligible employees including Medical, Dental, Pension Plan, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending accounts, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, Vacation Days, Sick Days, and Paid Holidays.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply. Individuals living with disabilities encouraged to apply.