Chestnut Ridge Church

Director of College Ministries

Chestnut Ridge Church
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 05/24/2017
Categories: College Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Chestnut Ridge Church is located in the educational, commercial, medical and cultural hub of north-central West Virginia. Located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh and four hours west of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, Morgantown, West Virginia, offers its residents access to rivers, mountains, lakes, hiking trails, bike paths, golf courses, and to some of the best schools, hospitals, and job opportunities in the nation.


Home of the Division I, Big 12 West Virginia University Mountaineers, Morgantown’s way of life is more than that of a idyllic college town; it’s a place with a strong economy, a flourishing culture and a quality way of life. The likes of Forbes Magazine, the Milken Institute, Parenting Magazine, Expansion Management Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, have recognized Morgantown as one of the best small cities in which to live, work and raise a family!


Progressive and growing mega-church is seeking a full-time Director of College Ministries. You will join with a dynamic staff team in a grace-filled environment taking cues from North Point Ministries, Willow Creek Community Church and "Simple Church".  


Qualified candidate will have strong relational, leadership, team building, systems development, discernment and organizational skills.  Experience in college school ministry and familiarity with North Point Ministries' strategy and approach is a plus.


The Director of College Ministries is responsible for providing vision, strategy, support and development to volunteer leaders to help assimilate 18-25 year olds into the body of the church through community groups and serving.

Summary:  The College Director is responsible for providing vision, strategy, support and development to volunteer leaders to help assimilate college students into the body of the church through college gatherings, community groups, and serving.

One-line Job Description: To lead and equip college students and singles to become growing disciples of Christ.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  • Act as an ambassador for CRC by positively reflecting the vision, mission, strategy and values to those inside and outside our walls.

  • Be able to assess and advise attendees and volunteers as to how and where they can take their next steps towards God and within the ministry.

CRC Campus and Singles Environments

  • Speak into the effectiveness of the adult weekend environment.

  • Make sure it remains appealing, engaging, and helpful to college students and singles.

  • Plan and execute “Next Step” events for college students and singles at weekend services.

  • Promote and organize college and singles community groups.

  • Lead and organize Encounter, a campus worship gathering.

  • Plan and execute 3 weekend retreats (Fall/Spring/Summer).

  • Help assimilate college students and singles into the body of the church by encouraging them to serve.

Shepherding Leaders

  • Set appointments and meet with small group leaders regularly.

  • Equip and develop each leader around the leader essentials.

  • Monitor group health and provide care/service as needed.

  • Conduct training events for small group leaders.

  • Develop a packet of essential training tools for leaders.

  • Meet with and develop a student serving team.

Enlist/Recruit Leaders

  • Continually Attract, Connect, Train, and Sustain (ACTS) key volunteers to carry out ministry.

  • Invite current leaders to join the process of recruitment by emphasizing intentional apprenticeship.

  • Create opportunities to Test Drive and ensure a timely follow-up conversation.

  • Orient new leaders before starting a college community group.

  • Recruit/Lead a student serving team to help create environments and develop leadership.

Pastoral Duties

  • Provide pre-marital counseling as specified in Marriage 101 curriculum.

  • Officiate weddings and funerals as needed.

  • Perform baptisms in weekend services.

  • Speak in other environments as needed.


  • Oversee and update group data (leaders, attendees, etc.).

  • Develop an annual departmental budget and manage spending to budget.

  • Oversee social media (facebook, twitter, CRC website).

Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.


  • Leadership - Delegates work assignments. Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Inspires respect and trust; Displays passion and optimism.

  • Communication - Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Writes clearly and informatively. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods. Writes clearly and informatively.

  • Organizational Support - Benefits organization through outside activities. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Follows policies and procedures. Supports organization's goals and values.

  • Planning/Organizing - Integrates changes smoothly.  Plans for additional resources. Prioritizes and plans work activities. Sets goals and objectives. Uses time efficiently.  Works in an organized manner.

  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

  • Customer Service - Displays courtesy and sensitivity. Manages difficult or emotional attendee/volunteer situations. Meets commitments. Responds promptly to attendee/volunteer needs. Solicits attendee/volunteer feedback to improve service.

  • Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses. Pursues training and development opportunities. Seeks feedback to improve performance. Intentionally apprentices others. Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Education/Experience:

Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals and professional journals.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of college students and the general church populations.


  • Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


  • Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications.


  • Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises 10 or more volunteer leaders. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training volunteers; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Exempt/ Salaried


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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