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Employment Opportunities

Christ Church is an intergenerational, non-denominational Christian church with an average weekend attendance of 2,600 people and a membership of more than 5,000. A core group of 75 staff and hundreds of volunteers join together on its 25-acre campus to provide ministries of worship, growth, and service for the western suburbs and beyond. The church gives away more than 20% of its annual income to support a weekly television and radio broadcast and the life-changing work of more than 80 local and global mission partners with a passion for children at risk, church-planting, community development, and crisis relief.

Having successfully completed a major generosity initiative in 2016, we are well-positioned to further grow the Kingdom of God and extend help and hope to tens-of-thousands in the decades to come. Thus, we are seeking talented individuals who are humble, hungry, and smart to help us lead the way.

Are you:

  • currently in a full-time Christian ministry and seeking a larger portfolio of responsibilities or a greater mission field in which to minister?
  • currently a high-capacity lay person, serving in your local church while perhaps seeking to answer God’s call on your life into full-time ministry?
  • eager to go into our community, region, and the world as a witness of the life-changing love of Jesus?

If so, Christ Church may have a future full or part-time employment opportunity for you! Over the next several months we are interested in building relationships with highly motivated individuals with ministry and/or marketplace experience who wish to use their gifts to further Kingdom impact, equip disciples through intentional relationships, and expand the ministries on our Oak Brook and multisite campuses.

Due to the volume of inquiries and applications, we are not able to respond to every application or resume received. We will contact you if we are interested in pursuing your application for employment. Thank you for your understanding. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to: hr@cc-ob.org. Thank you for considering Christ Church! 

Positions Being Considered

Lead Multisite Campus Pastor(s)
Membership, Connections, Assimilation, and Care Pastor
Couples, Discipleship, and Small Groups Care Pastor
Senior Adults and Care Pastor
Children’s Ministry and Care Pastor or Director
Women’s Ministry and Care Pastor or Director
Student Ministry and Care Pastor or Director
Graphic Artist(s)
Media Producer(s), Sound Engineer(s), and AV Technician(s)
Marketing and Communications Copywriter(s) and Editor(s)
Ministry Associate(s) and Assistant(s)
Accounting Assistants and/or Office Manager(s)
Building Operations, Facility Maintenance, and Custodian(s)
Human Resource, Payroll, and Benefits Coordinator(s)

Current Job Openings (click to see full description)

Communications Manager

Communications Manager

PURPOSE:
Seeking a highly motivated and effective communications professional to help develop key messaging for multiple communication channels at Christ Church. The Communications Manager is responsible for conveying the organizations internal and external messages in a timely and impactful way. The role requires versatility, excellent writing skills, and the ability to manage mulitple projects while overseeing a team of individuals.

The Communications Manager should provide outstanding customer service to our ministry partners, be enthusiastic, and be able to build warm, transparent relationships with internal partners, members and/or potential members of the church, and potential vendors. 


POSITION FOCUS:
Media and Communications (Ministry Services)

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to Sr. Director of Media Strategy & Communications


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage the internal and external communications for Christ Church, aligning all communication with key strategic messaging under the vision of the Sr. Director of Media Strategy and Communications
  • Manage the project demands for the entire department including your own projects and those of three other communications professionals, ensuring on-time completion and accuracy
  • Develop email campaigns and marketing collateral; create monthly email planning calendar, generate ideas, write and edit copy with concise and impactful messaging, and gain internal approvals
  • Help develop and maintain communications plans using excel for individual ministries and larger projects to strategically implement communications according to priority and scale
  • Execute the strategy provided by the Sr. Director of Media Strategy and Sr. Leadership Team for key vision and outreach initiatives
  • Draft creative briefs to help our Graphic Designer (staff) and outsourced designers understand the vision and scope of larger, long-term projects
  • Oversee the creation of social media calendar; review content provided by Communications Coordinators to ensure key messaging and is strategically implemented on all social platforms
  • Manage the development of content for the Christ Church websites, ensuring key messages are consistent throughout the sites, as well as easily accessible and user-friendly for external users
  • Create a quarterly digital newsletter; prepare an editorial outline, lead the development of content and design, working with the Graphic Designer, Communications Coordinators, and key stakeholders
  • Generate new creative ideas for print, online, and social media promotions as well as to promote and grow the broadcast audience in conjunction with the rest of the communications staff
  • Delegate projects or portions of a project to the Communications Coordinators and Graphic Designer, and project manage them through completion
  • Manage and maintain vendor relationships to help secure best pricing
  • Additional duties as assigned
     

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Spiritual Development

  • Support and model individual spiritual formation (i.e. worship, grow, serve, weekly worship, prayer, scripture reading, small group, volunteering/service, etc.)


Traits

  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Integrity for work habits and results.
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively, and proactively 
  • Appreciation for own and other's giftedness
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character
  • Ability to keep high degree of confidentiality
  • High degree of patience and professionalism
  • Approachable and accessible
  • A team player who works well with others
     

Skills and Talents

  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Superior organizational, logistical and planning skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines while maintaining high standards of work quality and attention to detail
  • Ability to coordinate and implement communications strategies and to manage projects and/or events
  • Possess excellent writing and editing skills for print, web, digital signage, and social media 
  • Possess excellent oral communications and listening skills, with high professionalism
  • Ability to multi-task, meet project deadlines, and maintain composure under pressure
  • Begin and end projects within reasonable timeframe
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter who sees the big picture
  • Team builder who builds relationships and manages by influence
  • Energized by non-routine assignments
  • Creative and innovative
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically PhotoShop, Indesign, and Illustrator, as well as Microsoft Office

Additional Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications or related field; Masters degree is a plus
  • Experience in a large church or non-profit organization is a plus
  • Experience managing others is a plus

 

 

 

 

 

 


Children's Music Coordinator

Children’s Music Coordinator

PURPOSE:
To provide leadership and coordination of the Children’s Music ministry program, including all children’s choirs and musical events. The Children’s Music Coordinator will work to strengthen, grow and educate participants in the children’s music program at Christ Church 


POSITION STATUS:
Part-time (8-10 hours/week)  Sundays 8:00am-12:00pm  Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm  Additional on-site and off-site planning hours as needed

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to Classic Worship Director


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Choir Leadership

  • Direct Acorn Choir (K through grade 2)
  • Direct Kids of the Kingdom Choir (grades 3-6)
  • ​Potential to establish and direct new ensembles (contemporary and classic)

Program Responsibilities

  • ​Select appropriate repertoire (existing music library and some budgetary provision available) for each choir
  • Prepare each choir to sing once per quarter in both Classic and Contemporary services (to be coordinated with Worship Directors in August of each year)
  • Prepare all choirs to sing at various special services and events throughout the Church year, including

                  - All Choirs: Thanksgiving Day Service one on Thanksgiving morning)
                  - All Choirs: Spring musical or large-scale special concert event
                  - All Choirs: Palm Sunday Classic services (two on Palm Sunday morning)
                  - Acorn: Spirit Village Alternative Market (Mission Department event on a Saturday in December)
                  - Acorn and Kids of the Kingdom: Contemporary Christmas Eve services (two on December 24)
                  - Kids of the Kingdom: CarolFest Christmas concerts (two on a Sunday in December)

  • Recruit and train assistant directors, volunteer team, and rehearsal accompanist (if not piano proficient) from within the church community to properly supervise and teach all choirs in accordance with the Child Protection Policy
  • Be in regular communication with the Family Team and Children's Ministry department to collaboratively implement music into the Sunday school (WonderZone/KidZone) curriculum throughout the Church year; may include participation in Summer Vacation Bible School (one week in June)
     

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Character Traits

  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others
  • Integrity for work habits and results; punctual, reliable, responsible, approachable, and accessible
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively, and proactively
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character
  • Able to keep high degree of confidentiality
  • High degree of professionalism

Skills and Talents

  • Possess good musical, oral, and written communication skills
  • Able to multi-task and maintain composure under pressure
  • Begin and end projects within reasonable timeframe
  • Self-starter needing minimal supervision
  • Works well with others and within a team
  • Creative, innovative, and intuitive
  • Ability to anticipate and identify issues and propose recommended solutions
  • Communicate proactively and well with parents/guardians and a range of volunteers of all ages


ADDITIONAL EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Music (Education, Pedagogy, or Performance preferred)
  • Substantial experience with children's choir required
  • Basic piano proficiency strongly desired
  • At least one year of Church and/or volunteer ministry experience preferred

 


Contemporary Worship Leader

Contemporary Worship Leader

PURPOSE:
The Contemporary Worship Leader is a musician who displays the ability and desire to lead worship in a large, multi-site context. The primary functions of this position will include: leading worship, working within a large staff environment, and assisting in building a contemporary worship department to support a growing congregation.

POSITION FOCUS:
Contemporary Worship

POSITION STATUS:
Full-time

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to Contemporary Worship Director

Partners with Worship & Teaching Pastor 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Creative Direction

  • Lead worship for weekend services as scheduled
  • Participate in ministry each weekend in a variety of roles (Classic, Contemporary, Children, etc.)
  • Lead band rehearsals and sound checks when scheduled
  • Participate in monthly co-write sessions & co-write retreats for the creation of congregational songs
  • Coordinate and execute liturgies as directed
  • Lead worship monthly for staff meetings and other staff related events throughout the year
  • Provide worship leadership at other church related services/events as requested
  • Assist in creative projects as needed for contemporary worship (videos, photography, research)

Administration

  • Participate in worship planning and review meetings on a weekly basis
  • Assist in the recruiting and development of new worship leaders and band members
  • Oversee CCLI and other copyright reporting annually for congregational worship
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
  • Finalize weekly run-sheets
  • Coordinate all graphic needs with Worship Producer and Communications Manager

Volunteer Development

  • Identify candidates to serve and support weekend worship
  • Encourage and provide feedback to worship team members
  • Build rapport with team members to influence spiritual growth and creativity

Leadership & Community Development

  • Meets regularly with congregation members for the purposes of building community
  • Network with other local and national worship leaders
  • Schedule and help lead annual worship team service project
  • Coordinate visits to other worship experiences and conferences


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Character Traits

  • Support Maintain absolute confidentiality with work-related information
  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Integrity for work habits and results
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively and proactively
  • Appreciation for own and other’s giftedness
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Approachable and accessible
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment

Skills and Talents

  • Intermediate skills in Excel, Word (or Pages), Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint (or Keynote)
  • Has significant experience in creative worship leadership as a musician
  • Has some level of professional musicianship, preferably as a vocalist
  • Has exposure and experience using the following software: Planning Center Online, Ableton Live, Finale/Sibelius, Garage Band, Logic Pro, & Pro Tools

Additional Education and Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in local church ministry as a worship leader
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree (preferably in worship, communications, or other related field)
  • Has previously written worship songs for congregational worship

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assistant Organist

Assistant Organist

PURPOSE:
The The Assistant Organist serves as a collaborative member of the Worship Team in the development and offering of outstanding worship services and special music events aimed at engaging people in exalting God. The primary responsibility is to provide organ music for worship services, concert events and other church functions as needed. 

POSITION FOCUS: Worship Ministry

POSITION STATUS:
Part-Time: maximum of 8-10 hours per week on-site (may vary throughout the month and liturgical year) Hours: As needed and assigned monthly or quarterly

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS: 
Reports to:   Noelle Combs, Classic Worship Director 
Partners with:   Devon Hollingsworth, Master Organist


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consult Consult with the Classic Worship Director and Master Organist regarding solo organ music selections and liturgical accompaniments for Worship services and concert events.
  • Provide appropriate musical support in a substitute capacity for weddings, funeral/memorial services, and other special events as requested, needed or assigned.
  • Rehearse on-site weekly in partnership with the Master Organist to acquire and refine technical knowledge required to expertly play our Sanctuary 80 ranks Austin/40 ranks Allen instrument.
  • Play one Sunday per month (as assigned) in two Sunday morning Classic (traditional) Worship services.  Observe at least one additional Sunday morning per month.
  • Play one Sunday per month (as assigned) in one Sunday evening Classic Communion Worship service.
  • Maintain professional relationships with other church musicians (staff and volunteer).

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Character Traits

  • High commitment to communication and partnership with Music Staff and Worship Teams.
  • Passion for worship in the Protestant traditional expression.
  • Compassionate and friendly approach to members of the public and congregation.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, punctuality, reliability, and responsibility.

Skills and Talents

  • Exceptional skills and experience playing a pipe organ; display excellence, sensitivity and proficiency in utilizing the full capabilities of a pipe organ
  • Display knowledge of wide variety of appropriate classical and/or sacred organ solo repertoire, with the desire and capacity to become familiar with a larger library of repertoire, as recommended by the Master Organist
  • Demonstrate proficiency as a pianist and piano accompanist

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music (emphasis in either organ/sacred music/piano)
  • Experience working within a church and/or liturgical educational setting
  • Current repertoire list is a plus
  • Two professional references (at least one must be a church and/or music professional)
  • Salary commensurate with experience; to be discussed during selection process 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

PURPOSE:
To work collaboratively with all ministry and support areas to deliver accurate and timely graphic design for Christ Church communications, both internally and externally, through various print and digital channels, with a focus on print.  

POSITION FOCUS:
This position is heavily focused on layout and design, but requires the ability to carry the design through digital platforms as well.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports to:  Communications Manager
Direct Reports:  None

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage the creation and execution of sermon series artwork design, including but not limited to: sermon slides, title slides, worship slides, motion graphics, digital signage, website promotion, social media promotion, and more.
  • Create the presentation of sermon slides for Saturday or Sunday worship; display the predetermined scriptures, quotes, etc. into a uniform and consistent manner, select the background that serves the message and/or add graphics that are consistent across all slides.
  • Design layouts and specific placement of images, text, color scheme, and styles to ensure the message is conveyed, edits/revisions are accomplished, from conception to completion for print and online.
  • Design supporting ministry materials such as brochures, banners, advertisements, website graphics, social media graphics, printed booklets, bulletin layouts, printed flyers and promo cards, business cards, nameplates, building signage, etc.
  • Execute print/digital designs in an efficient manner, managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Maintain the brand of Christ Church by creating corporate communications that fit within the visual identity and brand style guide.
  • Collaborate with other outside designers and equip them with the correct brand and project files.
  • Prep files and package projects for delivery to vendors.
  • Facilitate proof approvals and check for product quality and accuracy.
  • Produce and design, in a wide range of styles, internal print jobs from concept to completion, including but not limited to printing, cutting, and delivering.
  • Manage Communications and Media Ministry production equipment.
  • Work collaboratively with the communications team and church wide ministries to ensure design, print, and digital projects consistently communicate to target audiences and align with the mission and purpose of the Church.


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, and MS Office programs. Knowledge of ProPresenter a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task with time management skills that work well under tight deadlines.
  • Extremely strong graphic, typography, hierarchy, and print design skills.
  • A passion to reach people for Christ, using high quality communications to reach those in our community and around the globe with the life-changing love of Jesus Christ.
  • A strong portfolio that showcases quality print and digital work.


Spiritual Development

  • Support and model individual spiritual formation (i.e. Worship, Grow and Serve. (Weekly worship, prayer, scripture reading, small group, volunteering/service, etc.)


Traits

  • Desire to continuously learn and serve others.
  • Honest and trustworthy.
  • Integrity for work habits and results.
  • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively and proactively.
  • Appreciation for own and other’s giftedness.
  • Ongoing desire and effort to grow more Christ-like in character.
  • Able to keep high degree of confidentiality.
  • High degree of professionalism.
  • Approachable and accessible.


Skills and Talents

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Superior organizational, logistical, and planning skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines while maintaining high standards of work quality.
  • Ability to coordinate and implement communications strategies and to manage projects and/or events.
  • Able to multi-task, meet deadlines, and maintain composure under pressure.
  • Begin and end projects within reasonable timeframe.
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter who sees the big picture.
  • Energized by non-routine assignments.
  • Creative and innovative.


Additional Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of proven graphic design experience
  • Experience in a large church or non-profit a strong plus!