Careers

JOB DESCRIPTION

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Want to be a part of a team that is (self-proclaimed) hilarious, joy filled, passionate, spirit led and obviously crushing ‘it’ for Jesus? A team where you will be free to lead in your passion and strengths with a clear mission. New Hope is a vibrant and dynamic faith community with thriving ministries. We are looking for someone to come and give high level leadership to our ministries. Can you coach and mentor top notch volunteers while also discipling families?

Our story began 19 years ago. Starting as a small church plant in a local city, our church has held onto its organic nature despite our growth to over 800 each week. At our root we are genuine and real in our pursuit of Jesus. The New Hope family reflects the diversity of our community. We want to work hard, play hard, pray hard, laugh hard and love deeply!
Start Date: TBD (2022)
Full Time: This position is 40 hours/week.
Compensation :Salary starting to be determined by experience. Competitive market rates offered.
Vacation : 3 Weeks/Year
Pension/Benefits : Provided as a matched benefit/pension program
Please submit any applications to Nathan Braun via email nathan@newhopechurchniagara.com
Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Please do check out our website, social media and mobile app for more insight into New Hope.
Work in partnership with the Executive Pastoral Staff in discipleship and pastoral care
Work with existing teaching team on sermons, leadership training, seminars and more
Strategically organize and leverage the pastoral giftings of the whole church
Assist with the leadership, strategy and organization of the ministry at New Hope
Cultivate a missional culture in our local context
Recruit, train and equip teams to care for the pastoral needs of the church
Utilize and educate volunteers and congregants about New Hope Church’s Pastoral care tools (New Hope Prevention/Crisis Plan, Seven Steps to Freedom in Christ)
Provide pre-engagement, pre-marital and marital counselling
Lead and further develop New Hope’s mentorship program
Build a network and foster relationships locally with counsellors, social workers, doctors..etc
Pastor families through the different seasons of life (ie. Weddings, funerals, baptisms)
Oversee and organize the prayer ministry of New Hope Church
Overseeing the distribution of the pastoral care fund.
Help to connect new families/individuals to New Hopes culture and ministry opportunities Education & Qualifications
A MDiv and/or some theological education is preferred
At least 5 years of church leadership experience.

Camp Coordinator

New Hope Day Camp runs for one week, August 15th-19th 9:00-3:30 for campers.  August 13th-August 21st is ‘Missions Week’ for New Hope Church, where the whole church is called to volunteer their time to provide a safe place for children to get to know Jesus, learn to love Jesus and start to serve Jesus.  The program has included over 360 campers and 130 volunteer staff. This is the 16th year of Day Camp and our program has always been volunteer-lead.  

The role of the Camp Coordinator and Camp Program Leader Interns (the Summer Team) is to support and recruit volunteers in their leadership, not to replace the volunteer roles.  
This year camp will take place at two different multi sites to allow for a larger number of campers (between 384 and 480 total).  The sites will be linked to connect and compete with each other in various games and competitions.
Start Date: June 27th - Finish Date: August 26th
Full Time: This position is 35 hours/week. Total of 8 weeks of work
Compensation : $16.50/Hour
Vacation : 5 Days off available but must be available July 31, August 13-21
Pension/Benefits : Provided as a matched benefit/pension program

Requirements: Applicants must be in or returning to school (Secondary or Postsecondary) or under 30 and 15 or older.
Report to: Family Pastor
Hiring Pastor: Jay Werner
Supervising: Camp Program Leader Interns 
Submit a Resume and Cover letter by June 2 to office@newhopechurchniagra.com
Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

In Preparation for Camp

  • Supervise the five Camp Program Leader Interns including coaching and feedback, tracking of hours, assigning the right tasks to the right team members, team building and encouragement
  • Project management of tasks delegated to the Summer Team Volunteer Leaders
  • Recruit volunteers for camp preparation, support, and staffing. 
  • Support Head Leaders, in particular, with the recruiting of their teams
  • Use Day Camp preparation to network and include people new to New Hope

During Camp Week

  • Anchor one of the Day Camp sites supporting the volunteer Head Leaders
  • Support the Program Leader Interns with their support of their Head Leaders

After Camp

  • Follow up of Camp families
  • Follow up, encourage, and thank Camp volunteers
  • Provide follow up and feedback to Camp Leader Interns

Typical Work Week

  • Most weeks the team will work Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30. Some flexibility in these days and times is possible. Team members will be responsible for logging the hours they work
  • Some weeks the team may need to work Saturday or Sunday and may take Friday off in lieu
  • The team will work more than 35 hours during the week of camp, and may have other Friday’s off in lieu, before or after the week of camp
  • As with all church staff, team members are expected to be involved in volunteer service approximately 7-10 hours per week.
  • Camp Coordinator will also work various casual hours in the two months before work formally begins.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned by the Family Pastor
  • Possible support for other family ministries at New Hope Church

Key Skills Required

  • Project Management and ability to delegate tasks, manage progress and monitor efficiency
  • Comfort and clarity in communicating via email, over the phone and in person to volunteers and staff
  • Able to inspire and cast the vision of the mission of our camp to both the Summer Team and volunteer leaders
  • Virtual and in-person collaboration and teamwork skills; proficiency working with Office and Google suites collaboratively
  • Any of the following, while not required by all members of the Summer Team will be an asset for any members of the team:
    • Current CPR and First Aid certification
    • Audio/visual tech equipment experience

Experience/Education Recommended

  • Experience volunteering or working at camps or other children’s ministry
  • Experience leading other leaders
  • Education or experience in event planning, education or recreation an asset
  • Experience with New Hope’s Day Camp

Camp Program Leader Intern

New Hope Day Camp runs for one week, August 15th-19th 9:00-3:30 for campers.  August 13th-August 21st is ‘Missions Week’ for New Hope Church, where the whole church is called to volunteer their time to provide a safe place for children to get to know Jesus, learn to love Jesus and start to serve Jesus.  The program has included over 360 campers and 130 volunteer staff. This is the 16th year of Day Camp and our program has always been volunteer-lead.  
The role of the Camp Coordinator and Camp Program Leader Interns (the Summer Team) is to support and recruit volunteers in their leadership, not to replace the volunteer roles.  
This year camp will take place at two different multi sites to allow for a larger number of campers (between 384 and 480 total).  The sites will be linked to connect and compete with each other in various games and competitions.
Start Date: June 27th - Finish Date: August 26th
Full Time: This position is 35 hours/week. Total of 8 weeks of work
Compensation : $15.00/Hour
Vacation : 5 Days off available but must be available July 31, August 13-21
Pension/Benefits : Provided as a matched benefit/pension program

Requirements: Applicants must be in or returning to school (Secondary or Postsecondary) or under 30 and 15 or older.
Report to: Family Pastor
Hiring Pastor: Jay Werner
Supervising: Camp Program Leader Interns 
Submit a Resume and Cover letter by June 2 to office@newhopechurchniagra.com 
Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

In Preparation for Camp

  • Recruit volunteers for camp preparation, support, and staffing. 
  • Track training requirements of volunteers (Police clearance, training sessions etc.)
  • Support volunteers in camp preparation tasks
  • Use Day Camp preparation to network and include people new to New Hope
  • Each Summer Team member will be assigned to two of the colour group Head Leaders to support them as needed.

During Camp Week

  • Support two of the Day Camp colour groups and/or special support of ‘Purple Shirt’ session leaders
  • Possibly run a session or Head Lead a colour group

After Camp

  • Follow up of camp families
  • Follow up, encourage, and thank camp volunteers

Typical Work Week

  • Most weeks the team will work Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30. Some flexibility in these days and times is possible. Team members will be responsible for logging the hours they work
  • Some weeks the team may need to work Saturday or Sunday and may take Friday off in lieu
  • The team will work more than 35 hours during the week of camp, and may have other Friday’s off in lieu, before or after the week of camp
  • As with all church staff, team members are expected to be involved in volunteer service approximately 7-10 hours per week.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned by the Camp Coordinator, or Family Pastor
  • Possible support for other family ministries at New Hope Church

Key Skills Required

  • Comfort and clarity in communicating via email, over the phone and in person to volunteers and staff
  • Able to inspire and cast the vision of the mission of our camp to volunteer leaders
  • Virtual and in-person collaboration and teamwork skills; proficiency working with Office and Google suites collaboratively
  • Any of the following, while not required by all members of the Summer Team will be an asset for any members of the team:
    • Current CPR and First Aid certification
    • Audio/visual tech equipment experience

Experience/Education Recommended

  • Experience volunteering or working at camps or other children’s ministry
  • Experience leading other leaders
  • Education or experience in event planning, education or recreation an asset
  • Experience with New Hope’s Day Camp