Campus Ministry Coordinator

Job description

Category:: Campus Services
Department:: Campus Minsitries
Locations:: Pella, IA
Posted:: Sep 21, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time

About Central College:

Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America that began in 1916. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just two minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.

Job Description:

Reports directly to the Chaplain to develop, coordinate and maintain campus ministry programs of the college. Actively participate in the ministry team, which in turn supports students and the mission of the College.This is a 10 month position from August 1 through May 31.

  • Enabler
    • Assist in supervising ministry teams.
    • Provide ministry teams with opportunities to collaborate and share God's word in both on and off-campus settings.
    • Facilitate retreats and community building functions for students.
    • Serve as an information point of contact for students regarding opportunities
  • Collaborator
    • Work to partner with other student organizations.
    • Support, plan, implement and evaluate mission trip experiences.
    • Network students with other campus wide programs and opportunities.
  • Leader
    • Provide leadership and direction in empowering students in the preparation of worship, including messages, music, set-up and evaluation.
    • Assist in leading mission and outreach events.
    • Foster campus ministry team unity.
  • Mentor
    • Provide guidance to students on their faith journey.
    • Provide spiritual care to students in need.
    • Engage regularly in one-on-one student interaction.

  • Communicator/Recorder
    • Schedule and supervise student workers.
    • Prepare correspondence, programs/bulletins, brochures and memos related to the work of campus ministries; including emails, personal interaction, mailings and phone.
    • Inventory, order and purchase supplies for department.
    • Maintain campus ministries calendar and event documentation.
    • Maintain campus ministries files and budget records.
    • Act as campus ministry contact with outside constituents for logistical and programmatic needs.


  • Bachelor's degree required with over one year and up to two years in a general ministry setting with experience in small group ministries, worship team coordination/planning, and mission trip involvement, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and solid interpersonal skills are important. Ability to speak in front of groups as well as work effectively in small group settings and group facilitation skills.
  • A solid background in Christian music, both traditional and contemporary, and computer skills including PowerPoint presentation and experience in sound system operations are preferred.
  • Ability to travel (ground and air).
  • Available to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work effectively across difference.
  • Conversant in Spanish preferred.
  • Service trip involvement may require working in conditions where there are negative factors such as cold, heat, noise, dirt, etc. and moderate to heavy physical effort (i.e. lifting, loading, standing, etc.).

Additional Information:

Central College is an equal opportunity employer and a drug/tobacco free workplace.

Application Instructions:

Please contact Human Resources with questions by emailing [email protected] or calling 641-628-7681.




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Job No:
Posted: 9/22/2020
Application Due: 12/12/2020
Work Type: Full Time