Director of Connectional Ministries


: $105,360.00 - $158,170.00 /year *

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Director of Connectional Ministries

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (PA), United States 17050

Director of Connectional Ministries

The Director of Connectional Ministries is responsible for ensuring the collaboration of the leadership of the Susquehanna Conference of The United Methodist Church to achieve the conference mission to grow spiritual transformational leaders, equip vital congregations, and connect with each other and the world. The role is also responsible for supervising the Connectional Ministries Administrative Staff, Connecting Ministries Resourcing Staff, Communications Staff, Disaster Response and Volunteers in Mission.

Primary Roles:

* Serve as steward of the vision of the annual conference, including the development, clarification, interpretation and embodiment of the vision.
* Serve as leader of the continuous process of transformation and renewal necessary for the annual conference to be faithful to our Christian identity in a changing world.
* To ensure the connections among the local, district, annual conference, and general church ministries for the purpose of networking, resourcing, and communicating their shared ministry.
* Supervises the Connectional Ministries Administrative Staff, Connecting Ministries Resourcing Staff, Communications Staff, Disaster Response and Volunteers in Mission. Also, to supervise, cooperate and help in directing the ministries in light of the vision and mission of the conference.
* Serves the Annual Conference Sessions Committee in preparation for and coordination of the sessions of the annual conference.
* Works in cooperation with the Area Office on the scheduling and implementation of the general church and serves as a member of the Vision Table of the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference.
* Ensures essential communications flow among various bodies of the conference.
* Attends the Extended Cabinet meetings and other meetings as requested by the Bishop.
* Supervises the budget process for the Connectional Ministries Areas. (Includes Communications, Volunteers in Mission and Disaster Response)
* Adheres to the Susquehanna Conference's Personnel Policy Handbook, Information Systems Security Policy and the Book of Discipline.


* Must be an active Professing Member of a local United Methodist Church.
* Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree is preferred. Position is open to laity and clergy.
* 4 to 7 years in a supervisory/managerial role is required. Business acumen with organizational skills is preferred.
* Understanding of United Methodist polity and ability to work with persons of differing theological and biblical view points and beliefs are required.
* Supports the Vision, Mission and Core Values of the Susquehanna Conference and The United Methodist Church.
* Must be able to work in a collaborative effort with other members of the cabinet and the conference leadership team, demonstrate ability in providing team leadership as well as being able to work independently.
* Must be able to articulate, interpret and clarify the development of the vision of the conference.
* Must be able to develop action plans and guide, resource, and implement the plans.
* Familiarity with denominational and conference structures and programs.
* Must possess the following:
* Excellent Interpersonal skills
* Knowledge of church related marketing, public relations/witness skills, communication and knowledge of print and electronic media
* Knowledge and proficiency in planning and organization
* Ability to prioritize
* Strong budgeting and writing skills
* Display cultural sensitivity, discernment, judgment and initiative.
* Awareness and ability of adaptive thinking

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Closing Date: December 16, 2019

No Staffing Agencies or Recruitment Firms

* Organization: Susquehanna Annual Conference
* Contact: Cianta Hogan
* Phone:
* Email:
* Closing Date: 12/16/19

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