OverviewThe United Church of Canada Conference Minister: Native Ministries (17.5 hrs/week) Part Time in Lower Mainland, BC
The United Church of Canada
Branch Lower Mainland BC CA
Conference Minister: Native Ministries (17.5 hrs/week)
Lower Mainland, BC
This position works from the Conference Minister’s home office or from another local office. Regulations regarding confidentiality as defined by The United…
The British Columbia Conference of The United Church of Canada is looking for an individual to work in partnership with United Church First Nations congregations and leadership to ensure their ability to participate fully in the life of The United Church of Canada and to carry out their mission in their local areas and communities. This is a permanent-part time position, 17.5 hours per week.
The Conference Minister will focus on First Nations congregations and leadership development, providing support and information. In this role the Conference Minister will:
- Assist the Native Ministries Council in the development and articulation of the overall vision of Native Ministries within BC Conference;
- Provide staff support for the Council, plan meetings, and ensure that the work of the Council is carried on between meetings;
- Ensure Native congregations have the information and support they need to participate fully in the life of the United Church, including access to nominations, governance, and financial support;
- Provide counsel for congregational leadership on issues of congregational life and governance;
- Assist in the discernment of and planning for the mission of the congregations in their local communities;
- Visit ministry personnel in Native congregations and ministries;
- Liaise with other United Church governance bodies and ministries on behalf of the Native Ministries Council, and with other church-related institutions.
- Significant studies in theology, mission studies and community development together with a minimum of 4 years post-secondary education or appropriate life experience;
- Extensive knowledge and experience of First Nations traditions and communities;
- Knowledge of and experience in The United Church of Canada structure, policies and ethos;
- Experience in facilitation and leading small groups, as well as larger ones, with an u nderstanding of how to motivate groups to grow into new ways;
- An ability to relate policies and procedures to faith, and to reflect theologically on policy and gospel;
- Demonstrated skills in administration, time management and situational analysis;
- Recognition of personal and professional boundaries;
- An ability to work in a collegial environment;
- A willingness to work within the British Columbia Conference governance model (Policy Governance) and with the Conference mission: Healthy Congregations and Ministries, Effective Leadership, Faithful Public Witness;
- A willingness and ability to travel extensively within the Presbyteries and BC Conference.
The Conference Minister will embody the following values:
- Leadership: The Conference Minister shall be proactive and take initiative in achieving the Goals of this work.
- Respect: The Conference Minister shall show respectful behaviour toward all persons. Sensitivity and understanding shall guide all relationships and, in particular, where culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age may be an issue.
- Cooperation and Consultation: The Conference Minister shall be proactively cooperative in working with the Presbyteries, displaying both leadership and flexibility. They will consult regularly with, and receive direction from, the Conference Personnel Minister, particularly on employment and discipline issues. They will work as part of the Conference staff team to achieve the Conference mission and goals.
- Confidentiality: In order to respect persons and to ensure fair processes, information and opinions about persons involved in any formal or informal personnel process or relationship shall be kept strictly confidential. Regulations regarding confidentiality as defined by The United Church of Canada and appropriate government regulations shall be followed.
Compensation will be based upon General Council standards. This position is considered a Category 8 with a 2015 rated salary range (calculated at 50% of a full time position) of $28,212 – $37,616 (Order of Ministry Rate) or $32,052 – $42,736 (Lay Equivalent Rate). This position works from the Conference Minister’s home office or from another local office. Working hours will vary significantly. Significant travel within BC Conference and attendance at evening and weekend meetings is required. Occasional travel elsewhere in the country is also required.
Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Surrey, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-07-30