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Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church

Develops and maintains the overall online presence for the Division on Ministries with Young People (DMYP) in conjunction with Discipleship Ministries web services office. Develops, designs, and supports web properties for DMYP web initiatives as well as provides technical expertise to DMYP and general staff. Works with Web Services, Information Technology, and DMYP staff related to websites, online training, and all other aspects of DMYP�s use of online technology to integrate DMYP�s web presence into Discipleship Ministries� World Service web presence. Manages and implements social media strategy. Assists with overall online presence for Discipleship Ministries.

Job Requirements

This position requires a genuine curiosity about new ways to communicate with and engage users; an understanding of the longings and struggles of our audiences; skill and experience in developing and maintaining websites; an eye for color, design, and beauty; mastery of the English language, grammar, punctuation, and copyediting; experience in creating, launching, and running web projects with an editorial objective; experience in running a successful online community preferred; a moderate level of graphic design skills and experience in web page development and layout; proficiency in HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, FTP, MS Word, Adobe Creative Cloud (particularly Photoshop and Illustrator), as well as experience using Content Management systems; skill and experience in designing and running digital, mobile, audio, and video software/equipment and web applications; demonstrated oral and written skill; knowledge and experience in editorial practices and procedures; strong attention to detail; ability to work in a team environment; ability to handle multiple assignments and to work under tight deadlines; demonstrated cultural sensitivity; ability to remain flexible; ability to exercise courtesy and tact with internal and external customers; a basic knowledge of biblical content; knowledge of and sensitivity toward the structure and polity of the United Methodist Church and other denominations.

Education / Specialized Knowledge / Experience
Bachelor�s degree in Information Technology, with emphasis on web development / HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, web social networking and media applications (digital, mobile, video, audio, e-letters). / Two to four years related experience developing and/or managing websites. Minimum of one year of experience managing public facing social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat.) Preferably, experience building follower base and increasing web traffic for online sites.

How to Apply
To be considered for this opportunity please send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources via email at employment@umcdiscipleship.org or via fax to 615.340.7565.

Discipleship Ministries is an Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V EOE.
Application Deadline: June 16, 2017

Education: BachelorÕs degree
Experience: 4 years

Work Hours 8-5

Compensation Competetive

About Discipleship Ministries

An agency of The United Methodist Church, Discipleship Ministries helps local church, district, and conference leaders fulfill the shared dream of making world-changing disciples.

The agency connects leaders with needed resourcing, training, consulting, and networking that support spiritual formation, new church development, revitalization of local churches, and materials for use in Central Conferences. Discipleship Ministries has embarked upon an integrated, strategic direction that serves the church with continuity, based upon basic values and mission.

For more than 40 years, Discipleship Ministries has been on the journey of making disciples for Jesus Christ.

Every product and service of Discipleship Ministries begins with the mission of equipping world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ. Discipleship Ministries is also harnessing its energies and those of its partners and colleagues to address important issues facing the church and the world. And for a world that is clearly in need of transformation, Discipleship Ministries faithfully provides a wealth of learning opportunities for all areas of discipleship.

Acting on the recommendations of the Structure Study Committee, the 1972 United Methodist General Conference established Discipleship Ministries to serve in a number of areas of major importance to the local church.

Among all the general agencies of The United Methodist Church, Discipleship Ministries was the one given the major responsibility for the support of receiving, nurturing, caring, and sending ministries of congregations.

Discipleship Ministries has long provided resources in the areas of Christian education, worship, music, evangelism, new church development, stewardship, funding and financial management, lay leadership development, age-level (children, youth, adult) and family ministries, small-group ministries, ethnic local church concerns, devotional life, spiritual formation, and other areas related to the lives of people and the ministries of congregations.

Discipleship Ministries staff produce written and audiovisual resources to support the work of people and congregations; and they provide training, education, and skill development seminars and workshops.

Contact Information
Cecilia Thomas

• Location: Nashville

• Post ID: 22981613 nashville
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