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Wesley Foundation Director at Central Michigan University

Wesley Foundation at Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI
The Wesley@CMU Board is looking to add a dedicated, innovative Director to lead the non- profit corporation and the spiritual development of the students. The Director will lead Wesley’s Board and student leadership in creating a Christian community that develops disciples of Jesus Christ who transform the world.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead the Wesley non-profit corporation
  • Provide leadership
  • Maintain/create healthy leadership teams: Board, Student Leadership Team
  • Lead teams in establishing and implementing goals for Wesley
  • Evaluate progress toward goals
    • Grow leadership
  • Recruit and develop student leaders and board members


  • Serve as the executive administrator
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise student staff
  • Ensure maintenance of the organizational assets, both physical and intangible, including: buildings and grounds (Wesley Center, residence, and
  • parsonage); finances (budgets, accounts, fundraising information); organizational paperwork (e.g., non-profit corporation, registered student organization)
  • Fund development
  • Assist the Board in fund development, including nurturing new and continuing Covenant Church relationships
  • Work with the volunteer Board of Directors, that includes existing and new Covenant Church relationships, grant writing, events, alumni giving
  • Personally encourage local churches and Wesley alumni to support the Foundation.
Organization Accountability:
  • Report to the Board, the Division of Higher Education and Campus Ministry, and others as required, about programs, budgets, and evaluation of progress toward goals
  • Meet Division of Higher Education and Campus Ministry benchmarks:
  • Maintain 50 “active” students (participating 2+ times per month)
  • Place 2 interns through EncounterMICall
  • Relate to 2 University offices
  • Ensure awareness of Wesley’s values and activities to students and stakeholders, including: the campus community, the Board, local churches, home churches of Wesley students, the affiliated District, the Michigan Conference, and the Division of Higher Education and Campus Ministry
  • Provide Spiritual leadership to students
  • o Personal example
  • Model an authentic and healthy spiritual lifestyle, including Sabbath and other forms of self-care
  • Set goals for personal growth and monitor progress towards those goals
    • Corporate spirituality
  • Lead and/or supervise corporate worship and other group activities promoting student spiritual growth
    • Individual/small group spirituality
  • By guidance and example, assist students to develop and reach spiritual goals
  • Provide direct spiritual leadership to the Student Leadership Team
  • Offer spiritual small groups to all Wesley students and provide them as necessary, directly and/or through others
    • Pastoral Care & Counseling
  • Provide for pastoral care
  • Provide for vocational counseling
  • Direct students to appropriate campus resources for mental/physical health counsel
    • Community relations
  • Participate in/take leadership in some community concern activities that are consistent with Christian community action
  • Participate in the Campus Religious Leaders Association
Job Requirements:  
  • Master’s degree in a religious field, such as ThM or MDiv (preferred)
  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Relevant experience in ministry and/or religious non-profit work will be considered
  • Familiarity with campus and young adult culture
  • Familiarity with the United Methodist Church
  • Commitment to Wesley’s values: openness, authenticity, community
To Apply, send a resume, three references, and a description of your understanding of the
purpose of campus ministry to by February 7, 2020.
Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Mount Pleasant
Wesley Foundation
Job Type: 
Job Category: 
Adult Ministry
United Methodist Church (UMC)