Job Openings

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Communications Ministry Intern

DEPARTMENT: Communications Ministry
SUPERVISOR: Director of Communications
FULL/PART TIME: Part-time; approximately 10-15 hours per week

First Pres Communications Intern Overview

If you are passionate about all thing’s communication, media, and creativity within the Christian space, this is the internship for you! Help us tell stories of God’s faithfulness to others through any of our communication pillars, copywriting, photography, videography, graphic design, and social media management. There is tremendous potential to learn and grow your skills in this position and gain new skills as you work alongside the First Pres staff.

Who We Are

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn (or “First Pres”) has a rich history of engaging in both local and international mission and justice ministries. There is a long history of equipping people for a life-long journey of discipleship through participation in Bible study, small groups, and mission. We are a growing PC(USA) congregation with an emphasis on both discipleship and outreach, and are looking for someone to minister in worship through the same lens. Having wrestled through issues at both the denominational and congregational level, First Pres is a church that has remained a family centered on Jesus Christ. We are a church that desires to see individuals of all ages serve alongside one another in what God is already doing in our church, community, and beyond. which every worship participant feels compelled engage with their entire selves.

Partnership with First Pres

  • The Intern is an effective collaborator with the staff at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn and the Director of Communications.
  • The Intern actively offers suggestions and ideas on how to reinvent communication ministry in the twenty-first century.

Who the Intern Needs To Be

The Communications Intern needs to be someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, and who is intentional with personal prayer and Bible study. Has a passion for media and communications, the Communications Intern easily connects with people, and has an understanding of current cultural trends.

Key Responsibilities

General Communications

  • Help plan and coordinate internal and external communications strategy and engagement alongside the communications director.

Marketing

  • Write copy for social media posts, promotional emails, and other marketing material
  • Maintain and update the First Pres’s social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter)
  • Assist in brainstorming a social media strategy and schedule.
  • Develop and execute marketing strategies across a variety of media/platforms

Admin

  • Oversee the production of church publications, such as the church bulletin, eNews, and website *Website design skills are not required for this internship, but the intern will create content to be displayed on the website
  • Work with various ministries to assess and serve their promotional needs
  • Writing, editing, and proofreading

Multimedia

  • Assist in video production within the First Pres studio.
  • Assist in safe transfer of footage and video editing.
  • Work with the communications director and staff to create compelling video ideas to be shown to the congregation and beyond.

Qualifications:

  • At least one year of college education preferred.
  • Have a passion for communications and media.
  • Skills in one or more of the communications pillars.
  • Understand basic social media practices and algorithms.
  • Displays openness to learning new skills.

Compensation:

Interns are paid a rate of $14 per hour.

Applications and Contact:

Interested? Please send your resume to Katherine Vasile, Director of Communications

Student Ministry Intern

DEPARTMENT: Family Ministries
SUPERVISOR: Director of Student Ministry, under the umbrella of the Associate Pastor for Family Ministries
FULL/PART TIME: Part-time; approximately 10 hours per week

Purpose of the Student Ministry Intern Position

  • Equip students to be lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ who participate in Christ’s mission in Glen Ellyn, surrounding communities, and the world, promising to seek the fellowship of the church wherever they would go.
  • Thoughtfully and creatively balance ministry to the “nones,” “dones,” and “wons.” (i.e.: non-Christians, the disaffected Christians, and intentional Christians).

Specifics of the Worship Ministry Intern Position

  • Engage students where they’re at both physically (i.e.: their sporting events and plays) and spiritually (provide safe places to learn more about faith in Jesus Christ).
  • Be a compelling role model to volunteers, inspiring their own relational ministry to students.
  • Partner with DSM in all aspects of the mid-week ministry for middle school and high school, and nurture a magnetically Christian atmosphere in which every student feels safe and personally cared for by someone on the student ministry team.
  • Collaborate in partnership with volunteers, both adult and student leaders, in all ministries.
  • Attend trips, retreats, and special events as requested.

Ultimate Destinations

Students are Equipped:
  • Students can articulate what it means to have faith in Jesus Christ and live lives transformed by having faith in him.
  • Students are Biblically literate.
  • Students understand what it means to have a rich personal prayer life and the importance of praying with others.
  • Students are participating in a small group, attending worship, and engaging in mission.
  • Students’ worldviews are expanded beyond affluent suburban culture via participation in ministry and mission.
  • Students are sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with their friends.
  • Student participation will increase within the middle school and high school ministry.
  • Students are integrated into the greater life of the church.
Students are integrated into the greater life of the Church:
  • The Intern is helping students have meaningful connections with at least 3 adults who are not related to them.
  • The Intern is engaging students in Sunday morning worship through participation and leadership.
  • The intern is providing all first-time guests to the student ministry with exceptional and timely follow-up, in such a way that all students discover a welcoming community at First Pres.
Partnership with the Family Ministries Team
  • The Intern is an effective collaborator with the various staff members under the umbrella of Family Ministries.
  • Parents know they have a partner in the Intern as they seek to disciple their son and/or daughter as a follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Additional tasks assigned by the Director of Student Ministry are accomplished in a timely fashion.

Who We Are

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn has a rich history of engaging in both local and international mission and justice ministries. There is a long history of equipping people for a life-long journey of discipleship through participation in Bible study, small groups, and mission. We are a growing PC(USA) congregation with an emphasis on both discipleship and outreach, and are looking for someone to minister to youth through the same lens. Having wrestled through issues at both the denominational and congregational level, First Pres is a church that has remained a family-centered on Jesus Christ. We are a church that desires to see individuals of all ages serve alongside one another in what God is already doing in our church, community, and beyond.

Who The Intern Needs To Be

The Student Ministry Intern needs to be someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, who possesses a high view of Scripture, and who is intentional with personal prayer and Bible study. While gifted at relational ministry, the Student Ministry Intern is emotionally mature and has healthy boundaries with the students to whom she/he ministers. This intern understands relational ministry, easily connects with youth, and has an understanding of current youth culture. He or she knows and humbly accepts his/her “growing edges.” The Student Ministry Intern attends worship and is periodically involved in worship leadership at First Pres.

Qualifications

  • At least one year of college education preferred
  • A proven interest in ministering to young people

Compensation

Interns are paid at a rate of $14/hour

How to Apply:

Interested? Contact Courtney Osterholm at costerholm@firstpresge.org.