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

Campus Services Associate

Part time

Position Description:

To assist with facility readiness, excellence in facility care, a distraction-free environment and a ministry experience for volunteers and service providers

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Cleaning: To ensure that the building and grounds are clean and ready for use at all times. This includes vacuuming, running the carpet cleaning machine, cleaning the bathrooms, dusting, etc.
  2. Room Set-Up: Set up rooms, including tables being set up or taken down, placing chairs, easels, etc.
  3. Security: To ensure that the building is locked securely following our corporate service times.
  4. Assist: To assist the Campus Service Director in all building and ground maintenance as needs arise.
  5. Procedures: Must have knowledge of the Emergency Procedure of the building systems.
  6. Other: Other duties as assigned.

Interaction with Others

The Campus Services Associate will keep in contact with the various Team Leaders to ensure that tasks are being carried out and see if any help is needed. Contact with the Campus Service Director should be made on a regular basis to keep him/her informed of actions and goals.

 Desired Skills and Abilities

Must be able to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds. Good organizational and planning skills.

 

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Administration, Leadership, Helps, Encouragement, Craftsmanship; also a servant’s heart and a willingness to learn.

 

Educational and Experience Required

None required. We provide superior training.

Media Producer

Part time

The Media Producer advances the ministries of Northwoods Church through visual elements that attract people who are far from God, that introduce them to Jesus and Christian principles, and that help them mature in Christ as they continue on their spiritual journey. The Media Producer provides creative, visually excellent media content for weekend services and special events.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administration
    • Scheduling: Schedule for live video shoots to maintain workflow.
    • Staff Meeting: Attend staff meetings for global, visionary, and organizational maters.
  • Creative Arts Team
    • Creativity: Work side-by-side with the Production Director and the Media Team in developing excellence and creativity in this ministry.
    • Brainstorming: Meet weekly and work alongside the Production Director for planning of the services.
    • Current Trends: Be listening for new music, ideas, and creative means of communicating our message with an emphasis on the new technology available.
  • Production
    • Media Production: Shoot, edit and finalize video projects, and create graphics as needed for weekend services, special services and other ministries. Coordinate with the Music Team to create visually appealing center screen, side screen and AP content to support the weekend worship experience. Produce other media projects for the overall Northwoods community as assigned by the Production Director.
    • Services: Provide media support during all services and special events in the auditorium and other venues as needed. Media support includes video directing, graphics presentation, video playback, video switching, camera directing, and ensuring CCLI compliance.
    • Innovation: Continuously explore fresh and creative ways to deliver media content. Ensure that frequently recurring projects (video testimonies, pre-service announcement videos, sermon bumpers, etc.) do not become “stale”.
    • Training: Cross train with other media positions.

 

Interaction with Others

The Media Producer will work closely with the Media Director and Media Team, as well as the other members of the Creative Arts staff. He/she will also work closely with volunteers in the Creative Arts area at all campuses.

Desired Skills/Abilities

This must be a creative person with leadership abilities. Organizational and time management skills are essential. An understanding of the Seeker Event philosophy is necessary. Must be an effective communicator willing to work with others to develop cohesive teams. The Media Producer should have experience shooting and producing field segments and have a working knowledge of live video directing and production.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Creative Communication, Leadership, and Administration

Education and Experience Required

Experience in graphic design, Character Generation, and non-linear video editing is also essential.

Software: Apple Final Cut and Adobe Creative cloud. Advanced knowledge in 3D software is preferred.

Systems Administrator

Full-Time Exempt

The Systems Administrator is responsible for ensuring network availability to all users by designing, installing, supporting, and upgrading the operation of the organization’s infrastructure, servers, and software. Manages and maintains LANs, WANs, on-premises servers, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, cloud services, and software systems. Oversees disaster planning, upgrade planning, and responds to outages by monitoring and analyzing problems within the network and server infrastructure to ensure its availability. Works with other Information Technology and ministry staff to develop and support ministry efforts using MinistryPlatform and other technology systems.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities
      • Daily administration: Administration of servers and network infrastructure to provide system stability and integrity in a multi OS environment by solving problems reported by users and monitoring systems. Administer the network to obtain the best balance of performance, internet/intranet connectivity, manageability, and reliability. Maintain Microsoft 365 cloud services. Develop appropriate automation of systems administration.
      • System Monitoring: Support and maintain network efficiency by monitoring and overseeing all network infrastructure.
      • Analysis: Providing internal analysis and support in relation to network capacity and uptime and future planning and performance. Learns about new features of our technology systems and emerging technologies to make suggestions for improving Northwoods’ use of technology.
      • Implementation: Assist in or lead the planning for and implementation of new systems and software.
      • Budget: Provide insight and raw data to help facilitate the preparations of organizational Information Technology budgeting.
  • Policies and Procedures:
      • Input: Provide input and develop drafts of policies and procedures overseeing network system use, administration, and maintenance.
      • Assistance: Assist in establishing and maintaining procedures for regular preventative maintenance of services with vendors and service providers.
      • General Administration: Document procedures for and coordinate execution of general administration, such as adding and configuring new users, managing backups, etc.
      • Coordination: Provide input to establish policies to streamline administration and support. Coordinate basic system installation and configuration according to these policies.
      • Volunteers: Leverage the skills, experience, and availability of volunteers to assist with all aspects of Northwoods infrastructure, including Help Desk, basic installations and upgrades, emergency issues, strategic planning and brainstorming.
  • Collaboration:
      • Teamwork: Work with the teammates and service providers to develop and implement strategic plans.
      • Processes: Assist in developing orientation processes for new staff and procedures for the use of technology by staff and volunteers.
      • Support: Provide Tier 2 support for escalated helpdesk requests.
      • Recommendations: Make recommendations for resolutions and enhancements in the implementation of future servers and networks.
      • On-call and Weekend Support: Participate in a rotation for off hours support. Be available to be scheduled for weekend support and special events.
      • Staff Meetings: Attend staff meetings for global, visionary, and organizational matters.

Interaction with Others

The Systems Administrator will have regular interaction with the Information Technology Director for coordination of the efforts of the department. He/she will work closely with all levels of ministry staff as well as interacting with volunteers. The candidate for this position should be able to develop and maintain working relationships using positive, cooperative, professional interactions with staff, and outside agencies, and other individuals. He/she should be comfortable presenting and communicating our technology systems and choices to groups of ministry staff and/or volunteers.

 

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • The Application Support and Systems Administrator should have training and/or experience sufficient to competently carry out the responsibilities of the position.
  • A strong working knowledge and experience administrating VLans, Switches, Routers, WiFi, and Gateways
  • A strong working knowledge and experience administrating: Active Directory, Microsoft 365 suite, VMware virtualization, MS SQL, Apple MDM
  • A strong working knowledge and experience with Powershell scripting, MS SQL Stored Procedures, MS Power Automate
  • Previous experience with MinistryPlatform is highly desired, but not required.

 

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Administration, Helps, Service, Leadership

 

Educational and Experience Required

3-5 years’ experience in related roles

 

 

 

 

Student Life Pastor

Full-Time

The Student Life Pastor oversees all aspects of ministry on behalf of 7-12 grade students, in partnership with their parents, where they have the opportunity to grow and mature relationally and spiritually through creative, dynamic, and relevant communication of the gospel. By necessity, the Student Life Pastor must be a team builder and mentor to volunteers and students, as well as a team player with Northwoods leadership and staff.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ministry Development
    • Vision: Cast vision, plan, and execute ministry with volunteer teams, as well as care for them.
    • Recruit: Identify, recruit, and equip volunteers for 7-12th grade ministry through orientation and ongoing equipping.
    • Strategy: Implement the 4 Steps in a relevant way for 7-12th grade students. Create community within volunteer teams and among students through small groups.
    • Teach: Develop and oversee a teaching ministry.
    • Planning: Establish a comprehensive annual ministry plan that incorporates the E4 strategy.
    • Relationships: Build relationships with 7-12th grade students and leaders in the 7-12th grade ministry.
    • Service Projects: Oversee regular service projects and mission trips for high school students.
    • Work jointly: Work jointly with other ministries of Northwoods Community Church, youth functions of the Fellowship of Evangelical Church (FEC) conference, and other Peoria area student oriented Christian ministries.
    • Relevancy: Awareness of current trends in student culture and Youth Ministry.
    • Family: Partner with parents by providing effective resources to assist them as they raise their son/daughter.
  • Leadership
    • Leadership Team: The Student Life Pastor is also a member of the Leadership Team who leads the various ministries of Northwoods Community Church.
    • Vision casting: Cast vision and make strategic requests in conjunction with any stewardship emphasis Northwoods Community Church may undertake.
    • Stewardship: Develop a culture of stewardship within the church.

 

  • Administration
    • Budget: Propose and manage an approved budget throughout the year.
    • Communication: Ensure that all communication forms of the ministry are timely, accurate and attractive.
    • Web page: Ensure that the 7-12th grade web page is current.
    • Facility: Practice good stewardship of facility space and all related equipment.

 

  • Pastoral Responsibilities and Expectations

At Northwoods, pastoral staff are spiritually ready and biblically prepared to minister to the congregation and community on a personal level. Pastoral care is shared among many pastors.

  • Credentialing: Pursue and maintain ministerial credentials through Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (F.E.C.). Be an active participant in F.E.C. denominational events and initiatives.
  • Care Responsibilities: The expressions of pastoral care may include but not be limited to: Prayer, teaching, encouragement, shepherding, equipping, personal ministry, and visitation.
  • Officiant: Specific functions pastors officiate include weddings (and pre-marital counseling), funerals, baptisms, and communion.
  • Pastor On Call Rotation:  Every Pastor will serve on a scheduled rotation, with the assignment to meet emergency needs and after-hours care to our congregation. Expectations include being available 24/7 by phone, responsible management of requests, needs, and emergencies, and ensuring hospital visitations are being made.   As a minister you will be licensed or ordained and be compensated for doing pastoral duties. 
  • Church Staff
    • Participate as a team member of the Northwoods Staff.
    • Attend staff meetings for church wide communication.
    • Communicate with other Ministry Pastors/Directors as necessary.

 

Interaction with Others

The Student Life Pastor will regularly meet with the Next Gen Team (Birth through High School), the Student Ministry Staff, and the 7-12th grade volunteers.

 

Desired Skills and Abilities

Outstanding relational and communication skills

 

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Leadership, Administration, Shepherding, Teaching

 

Educational and Experience Required

College degree, preferably Bible College, and/or theological training

Ideally, the candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience in a large church of 1,000, or more

Children's Pastor

Full-Time

Position Description:

The Children’s Pastor provides leadership over Children’s Ministry in a multi-campus environment with the primary purpose of impacting children and parents spiritually. This position requires direct supervision of Early Childhood and Elementary Creative Programmers, Administrative Assistant, multiple campus staff, key leaders, and volunteers. The role of influence, coaching, and leadership ensures campuses reflect the shared mission and values of Discoveryland in a collaborative culture.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leadership
    • Branding: Ensure campuses maintain the Discoveryland brand and culture.
    • Care: Provide primary care for multiple Children’s Ministry staff which include Creative Programmers, Administrative Assistant, volunteers, and seasonal Interns.
    • Coaching: Provide ministry coaching and accountability to paid staff, campus Children’s Ministry Directors and volunteers.
    • Evaluation: Regular evaluation and development of staff effectiveness, curriculum, ministry descriptions, security, safety systems and volunteer training.
    • Campus Resourcing: Provide weekend curriculum and related resources to campuses.
    • Safety and Security: Ensure effective processes and procedures are in place to adequately screen and train volunteers and maintain safe practices for children during Children’s Ministry events.
    • Church Planting: Invest “front end” time into church planting and related leadership.
    • Special Events: Parent and volunteer communication of special events across campuses (i.e., Miracle Camp, Day Camps, Centered Family Conference, etc.)
    • Meetings: Lead Discoveryland Staff meetings, and as needed, including campus staff.
    • Staff Meetings: Attend monthly all-staff meetings for church-wide visionary, and organizational matters.
    • Leadership Meetings: Attend monthly Leadership meetings.
  • Department Support
    • Procedures: Develop processes and procedures to effectively process and train volunteers/staff. This effort would include recruitment, orientation, and formal training opportunities. These training initiatives would be carried out to increase the effectiveness of our weekend programming/outreach efforts.
    • Facilities: Ensure facilities represent the Northwoods/Discoveryland brand and culture.
    • Relationships: Provide opportunities for Discoveryland Campus Leadership to connect relationally and build a healthy culture.
    • Strategy: Monitor the effectiveness of the Discoveryland goals. Create effective strategies for families and students to spiritual growth.
    • Budget: Assist in the preparation of the annual budget.
    • Assist: Assist the Campus Directors and Discoveryland staff.
    • Oversee and Coach: Assist with the oversight of Discoveryland on campuses during our regular service times.
  1. Pastoral Responsibilities and Expectation
    • Credentialing: Pursue and maintain ministerial credentials through Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (F.E.C.).  Be an active participant in F.E.C. denominational events and initiatives.
    • Care Responsibilities: The expressions of pastoral care may include but not be limited to: Prayer, teaching, encouragement, shepherding, equipping, personal ministry, and visitation.
    • Officiant: Specific functions pastors officiate include weddings (and pre-marital counseling), funerals, baptisms, and communion.
    • On Call Rotation: Every Pastor will serve on a scheduled rotation, with the assignment to meet emergency needs and after-hours care to our congregation. Expectations include being available 24/7 by phone, responsible management of requests, needs, and emergencies, and ensuring hospital visitations are being made.  As a minister you will be licensed or ordained and be compensated for doing pastoral duties.

 Interaction with others

Possess the ability to lead a diverse staff lovingly, respectfully, and as a servant leader. Able to work well with Northwoods staff, adult volunteers, and parents. Frequent interaction with key Discoveryland leadership and the Executive Pastor of ministries for the purpose of care giving, truth telling, listening, and transparency is expected.

Desired Skills and Abilities

Curriculum usage and child development. Good organizational skills, communication, ability to properly delegate, self-discipline, self-starter, love of kids, ability to lead others and enjoy their success, spiritual, emotional, and physical health.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Leadership, Administration, Shepherding, and Wisdom

Educational and Experience Required

High school diploma, college, or 5 years of experience in Children’s Ministry preferably in a large church setting.

 

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