Director of Engagement

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 05/25/2018
Categories: Church Staff
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:



PURPOSE:  To equip disciples to be the hands of Christ’s Church by developing systems and implementing programs designed to engage guests, inquirers, new congregants, and established congregants in the Shandon worshiping community.


ACCOUNTABILITY:  Church Administrator


TERM OF SERVICE:  The Director of Engagement is a part-time (24-hours) non-exempt position serving in a director role witha competitive salary and benefit package.


REQUIRED SCHEDULE: The typical work week includes Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. The position enjoys the benefit program outlined in the Human Resource Policy Guide.



  • Provide congregants and guests with opportunities to serve and/or be served as appropriate based on their gifts and faith journey.
  • Explore the previous ministry experiences of new congregants and encourage new opportunities in the life of our own faith community engaging them with the appropriate ministry and staff person(s).
  • Monitor attendance to facilitate the Diaconate’s quest to find a place at the table for all congregants.
  • Ministry Fairs
  • o Coordinate the featuring of ministries within the context of Shandon on Wednesdays (SOW); Sunday morning fellowship, etc.
  • Assist ministries in populating their area of responsibility within the committee structure.
  • Partner disabled congregants with gifted volunteers who are comfortable and confident in encouraging the active participation of all people.



  • Research guests and provide pertinent information to Diaconate and Pastors for personal follow-up.
  • Connect first-time visitors to members within our faith community and establish a data base.
  • Phone calls
  • Handwritten notes or e-mails with invitations to upcoming opportunities (worship, spiritual, fellowship, etc.)
  • Monitor visitor’s participation and encourage membership.


  • Coordinate, as appropriate, with the Pastor, quarterly Inquirers Classes for those interested in joining the Shandon fellowship.



  • Strives to engage transitioning congregants (i.e. singles, empty nesters, widows, widowers, etc.) to find their place at the table.
  • Maintain consistent membership records within the context of Automated Church Systems by editing contact information; comments.
  • Maintain participation records in worship and various ministries.




  • Attends regular meetings including weekly staff and monthly Diaconate.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills; research skills; information processing ability; the ability to teach, nurture, encourage, and connect.


Relationships:  Accountable to the Church Administrator in the performance of responsibilities. Employee is expected to work cooperatively with others and to treat other staff members, members of the congregation, and outside work-related contacts with respect.

Volunteer Management:  Provide direction, gain commitment, and facilitate change with continuity, engaging all people in their particular ministries of giftedness and passion.

Leadership Development: Encourage others to discover and engage their giftedness and skills in service; call out the best in others; think strategically about the continual need for a next generation of leaders and work to build the leadership base.

Evaluation: A performance review will be conducted by the employee, supervisor and the Personnel Ministry annually.

Performance: Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop, kneel, talk, and hear, drive, and ride.

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