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Minister for Volunteer Engagement, Extended Close Date: Open Until filled 

Ministry Team Global H.O.P.E  
Reports To Team Leader Global H.O.P.E  
FLSA Status Exempt  
Salary Grade 8  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category National and Global Ministries, Cleveland, Ohio  
Starting Salary $63,000-$70,000  

GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION: Bears primary responsibility for developing and coordinating strategies, initiatives and resources related to the comprehensive UCC Volunteer Ministries Program in collaboration with ministries across the wider church.  




  • Conceptualize and develop a plan for relating the Volunteer Ministries program to the overall mission of the UCC and WCM with a focus on youth, young adults, and intergenerational missions.
  • Develop and administer the Partners in Service program, including recruitment, processing, and placement of individual volunteers; development of new placement and housing sites; and training and retreat gatherings.
  • Develop and administer mission trip opportunities including resources and programs to enable groups to participate in meaningful short- and long-term missions and opportunities to learn with partners.
  • Coordinate and implement special UCC Service Opportunities at national gatherings in collaboration with appropriate parties (e.g., Local Arrangements Committee for General Synod, Minister of Youth & Young Adult Engagement for National Youth Event).
  • Develop and administer leadership training and orientation providing resources and offering workshops and experiential opportunities to develop mission trip leaders.
  • Assist in developing new financial resources including the Endowment Fund for Volunteer Ministries.
  • Coordinate with the Minister for Disaster Response and Recovery in promotion of disaster recovery site volunteer opportunities.
  • Co-host ecumenical volunteer mission opportunities with volunteer programs of UCC denominational partners.
  • Cooperate with Global Ministries Mission Personnel Office in identifying and placement of volunteers in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Interpret the Volunteer Ministries Program to the UCC constituency through speaking engagements, articles, correspondence, and preparation of printed, electronic (web) and other resources.
  • Represent the UCC in ecumenical volunteer programs and coalitions.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Global H.O.P.E. team for developing resources and promoting mission engagement around the Team’s core work.

Participate in Global H.O.P.E. Team grant review meetings to provide input for assessing volunteer grant applications, sharing knowledge or insight of organizations seeking funding.

Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The following requirements are representative of knowledge skills and/or abilities required to perform successfully in this position:


  • A college degree in a related field, or the equivalent amount of demonstrated work experience.
  • A commitment to, and theological understanding of, global mission in its broad range of concerns; knowledge of and experience within the UCC is desirable.
  • Ordination or authorized ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ preferred.
  • Prior experience in the field of Volunteerism.
  • Demonstrated success in program development, administration, promotion and marketing; experience in budget control and supervision of staff.
  • Desire and sensitivity to work in diverse racial, cultural and religious settings with commitment to pluralism within the workplace as well as in one’s understanding of mission.
  • Ability to function effectively in a team environment including group decision-making.
  • Demonstrated public speaking, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability and flexibility to travel in the U.S..
  • Computer literacy skills.
  • Other duties as required.



Relocation to Cleveland is expected.

COVID-19 Update: Protecting the health and safety of our employees is a top priority. Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment (proof of record will be requested during the onboarding process).

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for the position and is subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the ministry. Since no job description can detail all duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a position, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a position shall also be considered part of the position holder's responsibility.

It is expected that the person who holds this position will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the policies of the UCC and in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization. All staff are encouraged to nurture safety within the work performed on behalf of the UCC by being attentive to self-care, education, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and the importance of referring those in need to supportive and helpful resources.

Comprehensive Benefits Package Employer paid health, dental, life, pension benefits  
Application Deadline Open until filled  
About the Organization The United Church of Christ

Our faith is 2000 years old. Our thinking is not.

We believe in God's Continuing Testament.

We believe in Extravagant Welcome

We believe the church's mission is to Change Lives

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