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Coordinator for Connection and Welcome

Coordinator for Connection and Welcome

Reports to: Assistant Pastor    Liaison with:  Lead Pastor, Welcoming/Including Team, Affinity Group Coordinator

Part-Time Position:  10-12 hours per week

Salary:  Average annual salary of $4000 to $6500 based on experience and skill level

Job Summary:  To cultivate and promote a culture of welcome, inclusion, and hospitality at Kingswood Church, by helping all people to connect fully to our sacred community and to commit to expanding their faith journey in Christ.



·       Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ, seeking to love God, serve others, and build sacred community.

·       Exemplify the church’s core values and uphold the staff covenant.

·       Work independently, with little supervision; follow projects through to completion with minimal direction.

·       Able to maintain strict confidentiality.

·       Exceptional interpersonal skills, with proven track record of developing quality relationships; a recognized aptitude for interpersonal engagement, structured dialogue, and diplomacy.

·       Able to resolve conflicts quickly and with integrity.

·       Able to coordinate events and projects including ability to delegate responsibilities.

·       Experience in building, leading, and directing teams of volunteers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·       Create and maintain the ongoing monitoring of welcome bags/or equivalent system for first time guests.

·       Greet newcomers on at least 3 Sundays per month. Secure volunteer on Sunday not present.

·       Track newcomers and their information as well as access and share at staff meetings. - Follow-up with newcomers and update newcomers database.

·       Resource Group Co-Leaders for Welcoming and Connecting.

·       Invite newcomers to engage activities and connect more deeply in partnership with other staff and leaders.

·       Resource Affinity Groups coordinator and assist in connect all people to appropriate groups.

·       Follow up and invite newcomers to Newcomers Lunch. Organize Newcomers Lunch with Welcome Team.

·       Facilitate process for persons to join the church as full members. Offer continual and consistent follow-up.

·       Order name tags for those who are attending regularly.

·       Coordinate with Finance/Membership Coordinator to update the church database for membership/guests.

·       Staff liaison for 50’s Plus Ministry

·       Must be present at Christmas Eve and Easter Services.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to produce creative and concise communications
  • Good skills and knowledge of hospitality, welcome, and connection.
  • Self-motivated, reliable and able to work independently as well as with teams and staff.
  • Excellent skills at developing and recruiting leaders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with print and electronic media as well as Microsoft Word and Outlook

Job Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Part-time
  • Attend full staff meetings.
  • Attend related committee and team meetings as needed.
  • Availability for some weekday time hours to coincide with regular office hours.
  • This job could expand in hours and responsibilities as we move and grow forward.
Buffalo Grove
Kingswood United Methodist Church
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Adult Ministry
United Methodist Church (UMC)