The national offices of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), based in Louisville Kentucky, serve with mid-councils, congregations, worshipping communities, and partner organizations to carry forth the mission of Jesus Christ. Approximately 400 individuals, diverse in race, age, gender, sexual orientation, faith, skills, and more, come together as colleagues to work for a world where justice reigns, peace prevails, and God’s love extends to all people. This community comprises the staff of several national entities: the Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Investment and Loan Corporation, the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, Presbyterian Women, and the Administrative Services Group.
The Training Associate will work with the 1001 New Worshiping Communities initiative to provide a comprehensive system of resources and training events for NWC leaders. These events will utilize various platforms (live events, peer cohorts, digital and virtual platforms and print materials) and will be shaped by the breadth of cultural and language contexts represented in the movement. In addition, the associate will function as part of the team that discerns and sets vision for the work of the new worshiping communities initiative.
Job Skills / Requirements
- Interpret and support the strategic goals of the 1001 NWC Initiative and the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
- In consultation with the 1001 team and colleagues across the agencies of the PC(USA), provide primary leadership for training resources for the 1001 initiative including Accelerators, regional and online events, and leadership cohorts.
- Share in the vision setting for the 1001 initiative.
- Lead in the development of resources for the 1001 initiative with a focus on training NWC leaders.
- Share in the evaluation of 1001 resources and tools.
Essential Position Requirements
Education: Master of Divinity or experiential equivalent
Experience: 3-7 years of related experience in NWC leadership or support
Required Skills: writing, public speaking, competency with social and electronic media, ablility to work independently while handling multiple projects and goals
Required Competencies: ability to work with a team, experience in starting a new ministry, experience with mid councils
Helpful Skills: Have a deep understanding and commitment to cultural and racial ethnic inclusiveness. Values diverse groups, ethnicities, genders, communities, cultural constituencies and points of view. Able to relate well to people from all walks of life and of varying theological perspectives; Ability to speak one or more languages other than English very helpful
Physical Requirements: Ability to travel frequently
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.
but with the inclusion of gender identity and sexual orientation as well.
preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.
This job reports to the Coordinator 1001 NWC
This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.
Number of Openings for this position: 1