Employment Opportunities

Mission del Sol Presbyterian Church seeks talented people to offer their gifts and abilities to the glory of God, and to fulfill our mission "receive, proclaim and extend God's love through word and deed, build disciples through creative worship and exploration of Biblical truth and foster justice in all God's creation."

Requirements for all positions include:

  • A growing faith
  • A servant’s heart and a teachable spirit
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office programs
  • Skills, education, and experience appropriate to the position
  • Preference given to non-members for most positions
  • Christian Education Director (part-Time)

    Purpose of Position

    Provide spiritual leadership to encourage growth in faith throughout the congregation. Serve as a leader for creating, planning and implementing programs for youth, children and adults. Recommend and evaluate opportunities to grow Mission del Sol’s Christian Education programs with a particular focus on young families. 


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities


    1. Evaluate, Plan, implement, and secure curriculum and resources for all children and youth Sunday school classes.

    2. Advise and coordinate adult Sunday school classes with Adult Leaders.

    3. Advise and provide needed resources/volunteers for Sunday School.

    4. Recruit, Train, Support and Supervise Sunday school teachers/volunteers, including keeping background checks on file and up to date.  

    5. Monitor and support CREW (junior and senior high Youth Group)  with planning and curriculum as needed

    6. Provide schedule and the planning administration for Summer Urban Mission Trip

    7. Evaluate and develop VBS alternatives, including partnering with other local churches to offer a summer day camp program to children.

    8. Evaluate and implement Confirmation Program including leading curriculum and training mentors.

    9. Develop relationships with parents of young children (i.e. bi-monthly offsite engagement, regular emails, communication, contact with first time visitors, available for pastoral guidance/care, etc.)

    10. Develop relationships with children/youth (i.e. birthday postcards, absentee notes, small gifts/tokens, available for pastoral guidance/care, etc.)

    11. Develop relationship with Teachers/Volunteers (emails/notes of appreciation, teacher recognition breakfast, available for pastoral guidance/care, etc.)

    12. Work with the Worship Committee, Director of Music, and Pastor to implement ways for children participation in Worship including special music by children and Youth Sundays.

    13. Plan special events including for families and children including the Family Christmas Eve Worship service, Palm Sunday Activities/Easter Egg Hunt, Serving opportunities.

    14. Provide media/communication for all Christian Education programs.

    15. Maintain organization and supplies of all Sunday school classrooms.

    16. Oversee Nursery Staff, Nursery volunteers, and maintain Nursery including health and safety codes.

    17. Collaborate in monthly CE meetings offering suggestions regarding strategies, goals, and budgets.

    18. Maintain Christian Education administrative databases (e.g. registration, attendance, teaching schedule, volunteer lists, current parent participation distribution lists, etc.)

    19. Oversee and maintain CE Budget /work together with CE Chair and Finance on budget proposal

    20. Be present and available at Sunday Morning Worship.

    21. Provide other Worship Support as needed from the Pastor or Worship Committee such as Children’s Sermons, participation in baptisms, Sr. Recognition, special events as needed, etc.

    22. Network and create partnerships with other local churches, their educators, and the Presbytery, to create paths of crossover between ministries. 


    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: Pursuing or obtained Bachelor’s Degree in religious studies or Christian Education, or equivalent experience is preferred.


    Experience:

    1. Strong leadership and organizational skills

    2. Excellent interpersonal skills in working with volunteers, parents, and children/youth of all ages

    3. Ability to recruit for, train, and enhance leadership in adults and youth

    4. Ability to envision short and long term Christian Education goals and priorities.

    5. Ability to source, evaluate and select education resources.

    6. Ability to suggest and adhere to an approved budget.

    7. Familiarity with Technology tools to provide virtual Christian Education opportunities (Zoom, Facebook, instagram, etc.)


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The essential functions described above require the incumbent to  have sufficient vision skills and motor  dexterity and strength to regularly:

          use a computer, 

          move about the campus;

          lift , reach or move objects up to 10 pounds, 

          sit, kneel or stand on the same level as students, e.g. floor, chair or perform other essential functions.

    The incumbent must have sufficient communication skills to write, hear and speak clearly, i.e.to understand and be understood by others.


    Environment

    The work environment described here are representative of those the employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

    The incumbent will work in a variety of environments including any and all buildings and grounds on the church campus.   An office will be provided that is lighted, well ventilated and smoke free.  During pandemics or other health crises, masks, social distancing  and other measures may be required to protect the health and safety of the incumbent and those around him/her.

    The incumbent also may work in a variety of off campus locations related to essential functions of this job, e.g. field trips., camps, other churches, community events.


    Compensation

    Wage varies upon education, certification and experience.


  • Financial Secretary (APPROXIMATELY 15 hours per week)

    Purpose of the Position

    Ensures that the day-to-day financial operations of the church are carried out with recognized bookkeeping principles and policies. To provide an accounting of all monies received and disbursed by the Church. Performs financial support for the church Treasurer and the Finance Committee.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Maintains financial records and prepares reports for Session and Finance Commission.

    2. Maintains records of donations received from members and other individuals. Inputs all stewardship pledges into the system. Provides quarterly statements for contributions received.

    3. Maintains accounting for all ACH transactions.

    4. Maintains a receipts/expenses General Ledger using the church’s approved software program.

    5. Prepares checks for all voucher-approved payments from specified funds.

    6. Prepares payroll checks, pays payroll taxes and maintains all payroll records.

    7. Prepares monthly reports for Finance Committee and Session, provides quarterly reports to each committee for receipts/disbursements.

    8. Answers member questions regarding pledges and contributions.

    9. Supervises the use of financial software program and familiarize specified person regarding its use.

    10. Participates in continuing education programs.

    11. Assists preparing annual budget and annual reports.

    12. Attends monthly Finance Committee meetings.

    13. Makes suggestions to appropriate persons, committees regarding any aspect of the effective performance of these responsibilities.

    14. Performs other tasks as requested by senior pastor for the congregation’s benefit.

    15. Attend Mission del Sol monthly staff meetings. 

    16. Minimal in office work required.


    Performance Measures

    The employee and pastor will establish specific periodic employee performance goals and the pastor will evaluate the employee’s progress toward achieving the goals when measuring performance. The Human Resources Committee will periodically review the responsibilities of this position.


    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Prior bookkeeping or accounting experience.

    2. Be knowledgeable regarding computer skills and possess the ability to learn appropriate software programs.

    3. Be able to work in a collegial manner with other members of the church staff.

    4. Ability to set priorities.

    5. Initiative and motivation to organize and complete tasks and meet deadlines acting independently and with minimum supervision/direction.

    6. Ability to communicate with staff, volunteers, members and the general public in a timely manner.


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to type and key input into a computer. 

    The incumbent must have sufficient communication skills to write, hear and speak clearly, i.e.to understand and be understood by others.

    Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


    The incumbent will work in an office environment.  The area is adequately lighted and ventilated.  The location is a non-smoking environment. 


    Some in office work required including staff meetings, printing and depositing checks. The rest of the work can be done remotely or in the office.

    The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


    Compensation

    Wage varies upon education, certification and experience.