Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Seeking Interim Associate Pastor

Second Presbyterian is a well-established church and dedicated mission partner in an affluent neighborhood on the northern edge of Baltimore City with the endowment and ability to serve those around us, including multi-faceted students from Johns Hopkins University and deserving residents from a handful of low-income neighborhoods faced with complex challenges ranging from unemployment to substance misuse.

The diversity of the surrounding neighborhoods is reflective of the unique backgrounds, thoughts, and life circumstances of Second Presbyterian’s nearly 400-person membership, which encompasses 60 children/teens ranging from 0-17, multi-generational families, and senior citizens in need of support. Our congregation is hungry for spirituality and a sense of belonging/wellness as we emerge from a pandemic and think about how we interact and identify with those around us in an ever-changing city, country, and world.

Caring for our own congregation in a vibrant Christian setting that thrives among competing societal distractions is as important as caring for our Baltimore City community, particularly in a time of leadership transition for the church.

Fully embracing our mantra of “Seek, Share, Serve,” our members – especially our youth and their families –  are ready to be energized by the right candidate with the ability to mold and motivate Christian followers into compassionate problem-solvers, empathetic communicators, and ethical leaders.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Interim Associate Pastor

Purpose:

The Interim Associate Pastor (IAP) is responsible for planning, executing and overseeing a vibrant program of spiritual formation and fellowship for children and youth and providing staff support for the Christian Education Committee.  In addition, the IAP is responsible for pastoral care for homebound and hospitalized members and for providing staff support for the Board of Deacons.  The IAP will participate in worship regularly, preach approximately 12 times per year and is  generally responsible for preparation of a children’s sermon in Sunday worship that fits with theme of service/scripture used in worship. 

Principal Duties:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Children and Youth:
    1. Plan, execute, and oversee dynamic programming for children and youth. 
    2. Oversee all aspects of Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.
    3. Oversee nursery and supervise nursery staff. 
    4. Lead confirmation experience for eligible youth.
    5. Recruit and train leaders for children’s and youth programs, and secure curriculum and supplies for these programs.
  2. Committee/Councils:
    1.  Provide staff support for Christian Education Committee and the Board of Deacons.
    2. Attend Session regularly.
    3. Participate in weekly staff meetings.
    4. Attend and participate in other Council meetings as requested and as time is available.
  3. Pastoral Care:
    1. Provide emergency and non-emergency pastoral care and visits to homebound members and hospitalized members.
    2. Establish and oversee a process to offer communion to homebound members.
    3. Participate in congregational events.
  4. Worship:
    1. Participate in worship weekly, with primary responsibility to prepare and give the weekly children’s sermon. 
    2. Preach approximately 12 times during the year. 
    3. Participate in special services during holy days. 
    4. Officiate at funerals as requested by the Pastor.

Requirements:

Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PCUSA

Experience leading and developing programs to meet needs of children, youth and families with children/youth – cradle to college

Ability to maintain confidentiality and to work collegially with staff and members of the congregation

 

Accountability:

Reports to Session’s Personnel Committee and to Pastor/Head of Staff. 

 

Classification and Compensation:

Full time position.  Salary, exempt

Compensation consistent with Baltimore Presbytery guidelines

 

TO APPLY FOR INTERIM ASSOCIATE PASTOR POSITION:

Submit Personal Information Form to iapnc@secondpresby.org

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Seeking Facilities Maintenance and Upkeep Technician

Basic Function: The Technician is responsible for performing DIY level routine maintenance and repairs of Second Church’s building and related items, including, but not limited to, lighting, plumbing (faucets, toilets, drains, water fountains, etc.), HVAC equipment (air filters and cleaning), electrical, doors and windows and associated hardware, plaster, and drywall, painting, kitchen equipment, and routine carpentry and other miscellaneous repairs.  Projects costing more than $1,000 and/or tasks requiring licensed individuals (plumbers, electricians, HVAC, etc.) are not part of the Technician’s responsibilities for performing routine maintenance and repairs.

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform maintenance and repairs for electric (switch and bulb replacement), plumbing (faucet leaks and stopped up drain clearing), carpentry, and HVAC equipment (air filters and cleaning).
  • Perform maintenance and repair work, including drywall installation, insulation, ceiling tile, and painting.
  • Perform rough and finish carpentry work.
  • Perform basic electrical installation and repair work.
  • Perform basic plumbing repairs.
  • Perform repair and maintenance of door hardware.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance work for HVAC systems, sprinkler, fire alarm and other equipment.
  • Identify roof maintenance needs–inspect condition of roofs, including roof gutters and drains.
  • Assist in the relocation of office furniture and adjust desks, chairs, and files,
  • Proactively identify maintenance and repair needs for the building and its contents and communicate those needs to his/her supervisor and the appropriate Trustee representative.
  • Develop and maintain an electronic (i.e., computerized) log of the maintenance and upkeep activities, including problems addressed, actions taken, when those actions took place, costs, and contractors used, if any.
  • Responds to building emergencies.
  • Duties may be added or deleted.

Relationship to Minister,  Staff and Congregation: Reports to Pastor/Head of Staff but also receives supervision and direction from the Trustee who is responsible for building and grounds.

 Education/Experience/Personal Qualifications

  • Must have a High School Diploma or the equivalent (GED).
  • Must have at least two years of skilled maintenance of building facilities, repairs of structures, machinery, plumbing, and mechanical equipment fixtures and/or experience as a construction superintendent.
  • Must possess knowledge of methods and principles of general building maintenance, with a strength in plumbing, carpentry, electrical or HVAC repairs.
  • Must possess knowledge of principles of carpentry, plumbing, drywall, painting, and electrical work.
  • Must adhere to standard safety practices.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 
  • Must understand and follow oral and written instructions. 
  • Must have basic knowledge local building codes and regulations. 
  • Must be able to operate a variety of hand and power tools in a safe and effective manner.
  • Must be able to be operate in an environment that is subject to changes in priorities.
  • Must possess excellent follow-up and follow-through skills with an eye for detail.
  • Must possess excellent time management skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with no supervision.
  • Must have knowledge of life safety systems, including fire alarm and sprinkler systems.
  • Must have knowledge of the equipment, tools and materials used in building maintenance.
  • Must have excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Must commit to providing excellence in customer service, honoring the chain of command, church leadership, members, and guests.
  • This position is a physically strenuous and demanding job. Lifting, pulling, and managing equipment and tools (up to fifty pounds), walking, climbing, squatting, standing, and working in all weather (both extreme heat and cold) will be required.

 Classification and Hours:   Part time, 25 hours per week, non exempt.             Note that this person is responsible for responding to building emergencies.

TO APPLY FOR FACILITIES MAINTENACE AND UPKEEP TECHNICIAN, email resume to jobs@secondpresby.org