Opening/Closing Date: October 12, 2021 to October 31, 2021
Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council, as part of the wider United Church of Canada, is seeking an individual to fill the role of Minister supporting Visioning with Communities of Faith, Clusters and Social Justice and Outreach Networks, on a permanent full-time basis (35 hours/week). This position reports to the Regional Executive Minister.
This regional council represents diverse contexts: urban centres as well as many rural regions and recreational communities. Within them are significant hubs for technology, manufacturing and academia. The number of communities of faith being served means that staff will work with collectives of communities of faith and clusters and networks, along with the regional structures related to their portfolio. The regional council is committed to supporting the United Church's work of reconciliation and its desire to be intercultural and bilingual. Work of the regional council and staff will be viewed through this lens.
The role of this position is to build the capacity of communities of faith to engage in ministry and mission, discover, enhance their capacity and implement their vision for ministry, and further, encourage clusters, networks, the Vision and Transformation Team and focused task groups to enhance their capacity and implement their vision for ministry. This position will connect with other Regional Council staff regularly for staff meetings devoted to team building, information sharing and strategic-planning.
The main focus of this position is to support and enhance:
- the visioning of Communities of Faith where ministry takes place,
- Social Justice and Outreach programs in Communities of Faith and Regional Council, and
- regional clusters and networks
To request a copy of the full position description, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, education, experience and ability required.
- Knowledge of life and work of The United Church of Canada;
- Minimum of four years post-secondary education or appropriate life experience;
- Graduate studies in theology would be an asset;
- Demonstrated skills in time management;
- Motivated self-starter capable of identifying needs and taking action in cooperation with volunteer leadership and other staff;
- Excellent oral and writing skills in both official languages will be an asset;
- Group facilitation skills and experience;
- Ability to articulate the link between faith and ministry practice and to reflect theologically upon the same;
- Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with other members of the staff team and with volunteers;
- Recognition of personal and professional boundaries;
- Competency with technology or the willingness to become more competent with technology;
- Willingness and ability to travel throughout the regional council;
- Good judgement as responsibilities can be difficult and complex and recommendations can have long lasting effects; openness to consulting with supervisor when no clear advice available;
- Membership in The United Church of Canada and experience working within the structure and policies would be considered an asset.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, The United Church of Canada will provide assistance to employees who request accommodation throughout their employment with United Church of Canada, unless the position is deemed to be a bona fide occupational requirement and/or to the point of undue hardship considering issues of health, safety and cost.
This position works from a home office under normal working conditions but will be expected to be ‘out in the field’ regularly. The Regional Minister will connect with other Regional Council staff for staff meetings with these days devoted to team building, information sharing and strategic-planning. This position will have regular one-on-one supervision with the Executive Minister. All staff will be provided with a laptop and headset, and are expected to provide their own cell phone. This role demands considerable travel and will involve some evening and weekend meetings
Salary will be based on skills and experience, within the salary range of $55,554 - $74,071 (Order of Ministry Rate) or $63,194 - $84,259 (Lay Equivalent Rate). Pension and group benefit plans coverage and annual vacation round out the compensation package.
Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter, quoting the job number to: