Employment at Northwoods Church

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Northwoods Community Church. Please take a few minutes to review the current job openings, then complete the application form below.

Contact jobs@northwoods.church with any questions.

Current Openings

Connections Café Associate

Part time

The Connections Cafe Associate provides assistance to the Food Service Ministry and the Connections Café. The Food Service Ministry’s goal is to provide a convenient cost effective food service for all Northwoods events.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Restock supplies in the kitchen and café
    • Restock all drinks and snacks
    • Cleaning kitchen, café, refrigerators, and anything else assigned
    • Serving customers in the café
    • Laundry for kitchen and café
    • Any other duties assigned by manager

    Interaction with Others

    The Connections Café Associate will interact with ministry leaders, volunteers, church attendees, inventory suppliers, and the Business Office staff on a regular basis.

    Desired Skill and Abilities

    Interpersonal and organization skills, self-motivated and goal setting ability. Food safe certificate is helpful.

    Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

    Hospitality, Administration, and Encouragement

    Educational and Experience Required

    Food service experience is preferred.

Re:New Thrift Store Associate

Part time

The Re:New Thrift Store Associate will help to open and manage the Re:New thrift store in Galesburg.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working on the floor
      • Customer Services: Assist at the cash register during check out and assisting customers.
      • Hours: Open and close the store on assigned days and be available to work 1-2 Saturdays a month
      • Promotion: Responsible for creative ideas for arrangement and promotion of the store.
      • Pricing: Assist with pricing donations and display of donations.
      • Safety: Promote customer safety by following safety guidelines.
  • Store organization
      • Receiving: Assist with sorting clothes and other items in the receiving area. Assist customers bringing in donations.
      • Clothing: Sort and hang clothing and keep racks organized.
      • Preparation: Prepare items for display and sale (cleaning, pricing, stocking shelves).
      • Large donations: Pick up and moving of furniture and large donations.
      • Electronics: Check all electronics and price same before putting on display.
      • Housekeeping: Keep showroom in a neat and tidy order.

Interaction With Others

The Thrift Store Associate will work closely with the Team Leader and volunteers.

Desired Skills and Abilities

Have a positive attitude.

Educational and Experience Required

Education and experience to carry out the duties of this position is desired.

Children's Ministry 2nd-4th Grade Associate

Full Time

 The 2nd – 4th Grade Associate will provide key leadership over the Upper Elementary Ministry of Discoveryland, and family and children’s events. This position requires oversight of volunteers, facility, and resources required to effectively minister and care for these age groups. The associate will support the Children’s Ministry Pastor with both short term and long term projects, and assist in oversight of Discoveryland during weekend services. In addition, team building and volunteer care are critical to success.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leadership
    • Procedures: Develop processes and procedures to effectively train volunteers in Discoveryland. This effort would include: recruitment, shadow training, and formal training opportunities. These training initiatives would be carried out to ensure the effectiveness of our weekend programming and outreach efforts.
    • Coaching: Provide ministry coaching and accountability with upper elementary volunteers.
    • Resources: Ensure all volunteers are adequately resourced with supplies and curriculum.
    • Program Development: Develop creative programs by organizing teams of storytellers, drama teams, music leaders, and technical support personnel to integrate music, drama, video, and other creative art forms to enhance our teaching efforts during weekend services. Work closely with the Children’s Ministry Creative Developer to develop videos and media enhancements. Practices and technical run-throughs will be required well in advance of service times. This will require volunteer recruitment and close interaction with purchased curriculum.
    • Staging: Provide facility oversight by being responsible for the integrity of the staging areas for kids including: lighting, sound, video, staging props, and multi-media equipment.
    • Summer Programs: Help to organize a summer program by working with the Children’s Ministry Pastor to develop a scope and sequence for summer weekend teaching ministries, if needed. Interaction with paid summer interns will be expected if applicable.
    • Family & Children’s Events: Responsible for development and execution of family and children’s events (examples: Springhill Day Camp, Centered, Family Swim Night, etc.). Other events may include age specific events for children and ministry building events for volunteers.
    • Oversee: Assist with oversight of Discoveryland during our regular service times.
    • Church Membership: Attend the 4 Steps classes and complete church membership
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  • Secondary Responsibilities
    • Team Building: Assist the Children’s Ministry team in various projects as needed to build teamwork.
    • Volunteer Care: Provide care for the volunteers and ensure age graded volunteers are connected with each other through regular and frequent community building times.
    • Budget: Assist the Children’s Ministry Pastor with the preparation of the department’s annual budget.
    • Facility: Ensure facility and its contents are safe, clean, and in good order for every service. Interface with non-Discoveryland room users as requested by the Children’s Pastor.
    • Communication: Parent and volunteer communication.
  • Accountability: The following is a list of things for which the Associate would be held accountable:
    • Staff Meetings: Attend monthly staff meetings for global, visionary, and organizational matters.
    • Departmental Meetings: Attend Discoveryland meetings to ensure personal integrity and fidelity in your personal and spiritual life.
    • Continuing Education: Use of continued education to develop his/her talents to model excellence in the ministry through attendance at conferences, seminars, classes, etc.
    • Bridge Building: Maintain bridge building through regular outside contact and specific bridge building with seekers through a self-chosen avenue of opportunity.

Interaction With Others

This person will work most closely with Discoveryland paid staff as well as ministry volunteers and parents. In addition, networking with other children’s ministries for problem solving and creative solutions will be helpful.

Desired Skills and Abilities

Should possess a heart for God and skills in loving adults and children. This person will possess the ability to see and communicate “the big picture” or how a lesson/event will look as a whole with attention to detail and methods of delivery.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Creative Communication, Leadership, Administration, Shepherding, and Wisdom

Educational and Experience Required

Music, Drama, and Teaching.   Plus a thorough understanding of, commitment to, and hands on experience with directing programming elements and volunteer personnel.

High school diploma, college, and at least two years’ experience in Elementary Education or Children’s Ministry

Life Help Administrative Assistant

Part Time

The Life Help Ministries Administrative Assistant is to provide support to each ministry in the department.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Scheduling: Handle scheduling and related correspondence for various ministry appointments for the ministry teams and their recipients.
    • Administrative
      • Phone: Handle incoming phone calls for weddings, funerals, benevolence, prayer, recovery, Equip, and Freedom ministry.
      • Communication: Communicate events for each Life Help Ministries Director. i.e.: event requests, registration, website information, Enews information, facility usage, and prepare announcements.
      • Proofread: Proof documents for accuracy and clarity.
      • Filing: Maintain filling cabinet contents in Life Help Ministries Administrative office. Manage the contents in storage area.
      • Supplies: Keep supplies and forms updated as needed. Stock supplies needed by all Life Help Ministries Staff.
      • Meetings
        • Staff Meetings: Attend staff meetings for global, visionary, and organizational matters as schedule allows.
        • Life Help Ministries: Team Meetings as needed for coordination and communication for group initiatives.
        • Administrative: Any administrative specific meetings or training.
      • Ministry Coordination Assist in coordination of groups, events, classes, and seminars. (i.e.: event requests, registration, website information, ENews information.)
      • Pastor On Call: Call the hospitals for daily updates, update patient information when received, and forward to POC and related distribution lists, who may have a connection to that person through volunteer ministries. Update POC rotation and track changes as needed.
      • Availability: Available Tuesday-Friday, with an occasional night or weekend to support various ministry initiatives.
      • Other Responsibilities: Special projects assigned by the Life Help Pastor and other Life Help Directors as time allows.
      • Benevolence: Receive incoming calls, send out Benevolence Assessment Forms, and make copies of returned forms to give to the Benevolence Team for review. Manage all logistical details for benevolence. (i.e.: inquiries, communications, food vouchers, gas vouchers, check requests.)
      • Weddings: Receive incoming calls, send out wedding packets, track incoming packets, and finalize paperwork/contracts that need to be signed by the pastor doing the wedding. Prepare and keep wedding packets available at all times. Fill out event request forms and let staff know via email of the event date and time.
    • Volunteers: Develop relationships with volunteers; assist with requests; and problem solve, etc.

     Funerals:

    • Services: Administrate the logistical details and coordinate with the Officiating Pastor and Pastoral Care Director. (i.e.: receive incoming calls; communicate information, fill out event request forms, and let staff know via email of the event date and time.)
    • Luncheons: Administrate the logistical details and coordinate with Luncheon Facilitator and Pastoral Care Director. (i.e.: receive incoming calls, communicate information, fill out event request forms, and let staff know via email of the event date and time.)
    • Director Support
      • Support: Work closely with the Directors in the Life Help ministries to ensure adequate coordination and communication of tasks as needed.
      • Director Meetings: Support Leadership Meetings: Meet with Directors regularly as needed for coordination, communication, and training.

Interaction With Others

The Life Help Ministries Administrative Assistant will work closely with each director within the department, as well as with other departments such as Facilities and Communications as related to coordination of activities.

Desired Skills and Abilities

Good administration and organizational skills, a compassionate heart, and appropriate telephone etiquette. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Effective time management, organizational, leadership, proofreading, and multi-tasking skills. Must be confidential, flexible, accurate, and have good follow-up skills. Basic aptitude for database and other portal applications as well as receiving tech training for event support.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Administration, Discernment, Helps, Encouragement, Creative Communication, and Leadership

Educational and Experience Required

Skills to fulfill the position.

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