With national offices in Louisville, Kentucky, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) focuses on the national and international mission work of the church. It serves and works with congregations, presbyteries, and synods as the central provider of resources that enable individuals, congregations, and governing bodies 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 and Presbyterian Women.
This position calls for a basic commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Christian faith, as well as a basic commitment to the mission program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as noted in its theological confessions, the Book of Order, and the actions of the General Assembly. It especially calls for a strong vision to be developed for the Mid Council Ministries area to provide support for mid councils of the PC(USA) as they retool for leadership in a new setting. The position requires relocation to the Louisville area.
The Director of Mid Council Ministries will develop, in collaboration with the Stated Clerk, a vision of the Office of the General Assembly's work with mid councils. The Director will fulfill the vision by leading programs and services provided to mid councils of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), by the Office of the General Assembly. The Director will focus on connecting leaders to one another and maintaining effective channels of communication between mid councils and the Office of the General Assembly.
1. Provide leadership for all the programs and services within the Mid Council Ministries Area, including the formation, articulation and implementation of a vision for OGA's ministry with mid councils.
2. Empower the staff of the three staff teams within Mid Council Ministries Area (Constitutional Interpretation; Ordered Ministry and Certification; and Mid Council Relations) to create a collaborative and cohesive environment; coordinate team leadership of the area with the Associate Directors of Mid Council Relations and Constitutional Interpretation; provide particular leadership to the staff team on Ordered Ministry and Certification and the Office of Immigration Issues.
3. In consultation with the Director of Ecumenical Relations, the Director oversees the development of policy and responses to issues regarding the exchange of ministries with other denominations.
4. Ensure policies, budgets, and programs carry out the assignments of the Office of the General Assembly and General Assembly mandates.
5. Ensure that appropriate staff support is provided to committees of the General Assembly and task forces created by the assembly or the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) as assigned by the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly.
6. Coordinate and provide leadership training events for mid council leaders and as requested by our mid councils.
7. Work with OGA staff and mid council leaders to collect stories of the work of OGA and mid councils, and work with OGA Communications to find appropriate ways to tell the stories.
8. Coordinate the provision of leadership on issues related to Mid Council Ministries, and collaborate with other PC(U.S.A.) entities as the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the Committee on Theological Education (COTE), Mid Councils, and the Board of Pensions (BOP).
9. Ensure the gathering of data, monitoring of trends, and interpretation of results to share and implement a vision for the future leadership of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
10. Other duties as assigned by the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly; travel required.
- Graduate degree from a Presbyterian seminary preferred. Other related graduate degree required.
- Requires a person who is a Teaching Elder or a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
- Five to seven years of experience in executive leadership service, articulating a vision for ministry, and experience in leadership within a mid council of the PC(USA).
- The Office of the General Assembly seeks applicants who value differences and the benefits to be derived from working with a broad range of people.
- Ability to work in a consultative and collaborative style within and across agencies, councils and governing body lines.
- Ability to effectively manage interpersonal relationships.
- Fluency in English and excellent communication skills both oral and written.
- A thorough knowledge of the mission, polity, systems and structure of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
- Able to use current technological equipment.
- Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
- Ability to travel to meetings, conferences and the biennial General Assembly.
- Fluency in Spanish or Korean
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 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, 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 disability encouraged to apply.
This job reports to the The Stated Clerk of the General Assembly
This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.
Number of Openings for this position: 1