- While making plenty of room for people with a wide spectrum of beliefs, the teaching of LHC is grounded in the beliefs about God consistent with the early followers of Jesus as expressed in the Apostle’s Creed.
- As a community, we are committed to living relationally according to the values of the Highlands Church ethos, which is spoken at every gathering of LHC:
Married, divorced and single here, it’s one family that mingles here.
Conservative and liberal here, we’ve all gotta give a little here.
Big and small here, there’s room for us all here.
Doubt and believe here, we all can receive here.
LGBTQ and straight here, there’s no hate here
Woman, non binary and man here, everyone can here.
Whatever your race here, for all of us grace here.
In imitation of the ridiculous love Almighty God has for each of us and all of us, let us live and love without labels!
- We are committed to being a fully inclusive faith community.
- Equip and empower our faith community to do the work to which the church is called.
- Conduct work in accordance with LHC core values and policies laid out in our Team Member Handbook.
Note: While the Elder Board recognizes clear descriptions of responsibilities and qualifications for Left Hand Church (LHC) positions are needed to help pastors and staff fulfill their roles in LHC, we also don’t want these descriptions to reduce or oversimplify the relational, dynamic, organic ways that ministry happens. A list of responsibilities and skills cannot represent a person, so we offer this description as a starting point in any conversation about hiring or evaluating LHC pastors or staff.
Description of Work:
Interim Community Manager is a 10 hour/week LHC contractual staff position performing complex and specialized duties, including assisting with weekly worship service operations, providing staff support for community gatherings and events and communications responsibilities including our mailing list, newsletter and social media.
This position is scoped to begin no later than August 15th 2022, though an earlier start date would be welcomed.
This position is scoped to end on Friday, June 2 2023.
This is a contractual, short-term position paid weekly at a rate of $18/hour for 10 hours/week.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Worship Services: Assists along with the rest of the pastoral team with weekly church service logistics including set up, greeting, attending, cleaning up and maintaining supplies. Estimated time commitment is about 3 hours/week, 3:45pm-6:45pm on Sundays during June-September and Saturdays during October-May. These hours are expected to be in-person at Left Hand Church, located in Longmont, CO.
- Programming: Coordinates and provides staff support for community programs including socials/community dinners, contemplative and other special services, book studies, winter and summer retreats and other events as needed. Estimated time commitment is about 2 hours/week on average. Socials follow the service on the 2nd weekend of each month. Other programs are a mix of evenings and weekends in person at various locations, and some via Zoom.
- Communications: Develops, administers and updates all social media platforms and LHCC website, as needed for slides during services. Maintains a central events calendar. Develop and distribute monthly newsletter. Manage mailing list. Estimated time commitment is about 3 hours/week on average, with flexible timing. This work can be done remotely.
- Growth Strategies: In coordination with the rest of the staff, conducts ongoing outreach strategies, with a specific focus on growth-focused digital marketing, advertising and special events. Estimated time commitment is about 2 hours/week on average, with flexible timing and remote work possible outside of specific in-person events.
- Admin/Operations: Other administrative and operational support to pastors as needed as schedule allows.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Personal faith in God grounded in spiritual practices including contemplation/prayer, study, and service.
- An approach to ministry work centered on teaching grounded in the beliefs about God, consistent with the early followers of Jesus.
- Commitment to living relationally and being radically inclusive.
- Dedication to promoting social justice, racial equity.
- Loyalty and a complementary personality and philosophy of ministry to the pastoral team and Elder Board.
- Ability to see the primary role of this position as supporting pastors in the implementation of the vision of the Elder Board.
- Strong community-building and people skills, able to relate well to our church members, Elder Board and full staff.
- Experience in managing day-to-day operations of an organization, staff, and volunteers.
- Interpersonal skills, especially in empowering, motivating, delegating, coordinating, and evaluating to achieve the purpose and vision of the church.
- Demonstrated ability to solve problems and resolve conflict.
- Familiarity with how to use technology in ministry.
- Competent in social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Familiarity with Later for social scheduling, Canva for social post and other graphic creation and Mailchimp for newsletter distribution and mailing list maintenance.
- Skill in program administration.
- Excellent organizational skills, including ability to effectively prioritize workload and achieve goals independently.
- Strong and effective communication skills and ability to provide clear, concise information.
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.