Community of Christ Positions
All positions listed below are at Community of Christ International Headquarters in Independence, Mo.
The benefits listed on the page on the right are not applicable to these positions.
Position Summary: Provides primary support to Legal Services in completion of transactional agreements for the field and International Headquarters (IHQ); serves as the principle resource in legal services for the Community of Christ Retirement Trust; functions as the primary attorney for tax related matters and support for the General Counsel on international matters. Responsibilities for this position include responding to inquiries and completing requests and assignments for the field, IHQ and affiliates, and involves daily contact with members, leaders, coworkers and outside professionals. Serves as one of three attorneys representing the church in all legal matters.
Work Experience: 3-5 years
Graduate Intern, Community of Christ
Position Summary: The two-year graduate internship at Graceland University is a full-time opportunity for persons seeking to develop personally and professionally in full-time ministry in Community of Christ. The Graduate Intern will complete a Masters of Arts in Religion through the Community of Christ Seminary while actively involved in practical ministry with Graceland University Campus Ministries on the Lamoni campus. The position includes active involvement in Graceland University campus life; assisting Graceland University Campus Ministers in their work to promote, recruit, and administer the Community of Christ Leadership Program “CCLP”, oversee campus ministries, i.e., worship, spiritual formation, outreach, discipleship, marketing, peace and justice ministries, priesthood, chaplains, ministry of presence and pastoral care, and other administrative and ministry functions; fulling the requirements for successful completion of the Masters of Arts in Religion from the Community of Christ Seminary. The position includes a small stipend, seminary costs, room and board (individual, during school year only), and office space and is a nine month assignment only each of the two years.
Work Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelor Degree
Children's Peace Pavilion, Summer Intern
Position Summary: The Summer intern will work 40 hours a week. Hours will primarily be Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. for 10 weeks beginning June 2, 2014 through August 8, 2014. Hours may vary to include a Saturday or evening event, not to exceed 40 hours a week. The Intern graciously welcomes visitors to the Children's Peace Pavilion ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors. This person must have the ability to relate well with children and families. This position requires an understanding of peace concepts and principles. Duties include ensuring a quality experience for all visitors by greeting and educating visitors, answering questions, interacting with visitors as they complete the exhibits, and acknowledging visitors comments and concerns. Additional responsibilities involve coordinating group and individual visits. The intern will represent the Children's Peace Pavilion during community events as requested. The intern will facilitate the smooth and efficient operation of the Children's Peace Pavilion by maintaining cleanliness and organization of exhibits and exhibit areas and restocking supplies as needed. Intern reports directly to the Director of Operations of the Children's Peace Pavilion.
Integrated Formation Ministries Associate
Position Summary: This position has the opportunity for two years of service as a member of the Integrated Formation Ministries Team which coordinates, creates, and contributes to resources, projects, ministries, and events for congregations, members, and individuals throughout Community of Christ and International Headquarters. The position will support the development and creation of Community of Christ resources and events and will focus in either Worship Ministries or Formation Ministries.
Position Summary: This position is the result of a gift from a generous donor. Funding is for a full-time position for one year. A main focus would be disciple formation. The copy editor is responsible for reviewing written copy and assuring clarity and conciseness of message. The copy editor checks for holes, accuracy, organization, spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, consistency, and style for written communications. This position also provides writing, proofreading, and other duties as assigned to support communications of the church.
Fellow - Nauvoo 2014
Position Summary: Develop and lead interpretive programs, including guided walking tours of
Joseph and Emma Smith's Nauvoo, welcome and orient visitors to the Joseph Smith Historic Site
Visitor Center, develop and complete independent projects based on area of expertise, use a cash register to process tour preservation fees and provide visitors with preservation passes, provide support, including operation of cash registers, in museum store, interpret museum exhibits. Posted 12/24/2013
Fellow - Kirtland 2014
Position Summary: Fellows develop and lead interpretive programs, serve as Historical Interpreters, and share Latter Day Saint history with the public in an open, honest, and gracious manner. As part of their training, they take classes in Kirtland era Latter Day Saint history and museum curatorship, assist in the instruction, and are eligible to receive 6 semester hours of undergraduate credit from Graceland University. Additionally, they receive a weekly stipend and are provided with housing and utilities for the summer. The program typically runs from late May to mid-August. Posted 12/24/2013.
History Intern - Nauvoo
Position Summary: Interns lead guided walking tours as they serve as Historical Interpreters and share Latter Day Saint history with the public in an open, honest, and gracious manner. As part of their training, they take classes in Jacksonian Era and Latter Day Saint history, are exposed to archeological principles and practices, and can earn up to 6 semester hours of credit from Graceland University. Additionally, they receive a weekly stipend and are provided with housing and utilities for the summer. The program typically runs from late May to mid-August.
More details here (pdf)
History Intern - Kirtland
Position Summary: Interns lead guided walking tours as Historical Interpreters and share Latter Day Saint history with the public in anopen, honest, and gracious manner. As part of their training, they take classes in Kirtland era Latter Day Saint history and can earn up to 6 semester hours of credit from Graceland University. Additionally, they receive a weekly stipend and are provided with housing and utilities for the summer. The program typically runs from late May to mid-August.
Volunteer Children's Peace Pavilion Museum Docent
Position Summary: The Volunteer Children's Peace Pavilion Museum Docent role is a non-paid position and is essential in ensuring a welcoming, safe and enjoyable visit for the museum's visitors. It is especially important this person have the ability to relate well with children and families. This volunteer position requires an understanding of peace concepts and principles. Duties include ensuring a quality experience for all visitors by greeting and educating visitors, answering questions and acknowledging visitor comments and concerns. Additional responsibilities involve scheduling and coordinating group and individual visits. The Museum Docent is responsible for ensuring the Children's Peace Pavilion operates smoothly and efficiently by maintaining cleanliness and organization of exhibits and exhibit areas, and ordering and restocking all museum supplies. In addition, the Museum Docent will participate in special museum events, special projects and staff meetings. Qualifications include: understanding peace principles, registered youth worker with Community of Christ or ability to obtain within 30 days, excellent customer service skills; computer skills; attention to detail; organized, flexible, ability to multi-task; background in education or child-related services.
More details here (pdf)