Employment

Thank you for your interest in working at Calvary Church. In order to create and maintain an atmosphere of excellence, we are looking for highly motivated people who are willing to give 100% every day. We want people who will partner with Calvary Church in reaching our community with the love of Christ.

Please read carefully the requirements and qualifications for the job in which you are interested. You must complete a separate application for each position of interest to you. Based on the position, you may be asked to attach your résumé. Full-time benefits are available. 

If we think you’ll be a good fit with our team at Calvary Church, we’ll be in touch. 

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Full-time

Facilities Director

Facilities Director
Exempt, Salary Full-time (40+hrs/week)

The Facilities Director will lead the Facilities department, including Facility Planning, Maintenance, Custodial and Event Staff. This person is responsible to develop and execute a Facilities and Event Management Program including processes and procedures for the development, use, care and maintenance of all church and school buildings, grounds and property. The Facilities Director implements programs and provides leadership and support to all facilities support staff in an effort to effectively and efficiently maintain all properties. The director is responsible for establishing standards and guidelines for facility operations, major equipment/systems use and replacement, long-range replacement plans, and leading the implementation of these programs.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Direct and oversee the maintenance, repairs and capital improvements of church-owned properties and facilities.
  • Plan, manage and administer Facilities Department budget. Review reports of expenditures for previous fiscal year and proposed improvements to facilities in order to prepare budget estimates for upcoming fiscal year.
  • Manage the department staff, including responsibility for hiring, training, scheduling work assignments, performance management, discipline and authorization of overtime.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records, files and cost summaries (both material and labor) on all projects.
  • Establish departmental goals and objectives in coordination with the strategic plan of Calvary with long-term and short-term planning and space utilization.
  • Directly manage functional department heads to ensure that the focus, relationships and communication between the departments is optimized and functioning to ensure the highest level of service at all times.
  • Obtain bids for additional work from outside contractors as needed.
  • Ensure that supervisors/leads maintain an appropriate inventory of cleaning materials and supplies compared to cost/budget analysis.
  • Work with appropriate staff, committees and leaders in managing the facilities by providing input for both short and long range expenses.
  • Evaluate, implement and manage energy management/utility consumption improvement programs.
  • Ensure that HVAC systems are well maintained and in good repair.
  • Direct security contractors, operate and maintain security and fire alarm systems, coordinate campus safety and environmental issues along with other departments.
  • Work with appropriate government agencies to ensure that buildings are safe and meet current code requirements while maintaining a safe and productive work environment for all employees.
  • Inspect facilities to determine necessary maintenance and ensure quality control of all work.
  • Interpret church policy to employees and enforce church policy and practices.
  • Schedule and coordinate major projects with other staff members.
  • Develop and implement emergency preparedness plans.
  • Provide facilities emergency "on call" services.
  • Ensure the implementation and execution of all established safety requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring that grounds, buildings and other surrounding areas meet quality assurance standards.

Key Competencies

  • Ability to manage team and execute long-term planning.
  • Ability to work well with others and be a team player.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills are required for effectively directing staff, negotiating vendor and contract services. Correspondence with managers, tenants, contractors, staff and other departments must be clear and concise to represent the organization in the most positive and beneficial manner.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines and manage many projects simultaneously.
  • Work varying shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • Work extended hours outside in varying weather conditions.
  • Perform heavy manual labor.
  • Operate various types of tools and equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.

Education and Experience

  • 6-10 years of relative work experience
  • 4 years of supervisory experience
  • High school diploma required, college degree preferred
  • Combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position may be considered.
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license
  • Computer skills: i.e. Microsoft Office, eSpace (or other resource scheduling program) and ability to learn other software. Knowledge of legal codes and standards (OSHA, MSDS, etc.).

Number of people supervised: All of Maintenance Department

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift and move objects up to 35 pounds consistently with heavier weight necessary at times.

Part-time

After-School Teacher

Job Posting: 3/7/18

After-School Teacher

This position is a 12-month position and hours can vary during the summer months.

The Teacher shall prayerfully help students obtain the foundational attitudes, skills, and subject matter that will contribute to their readiness for life-long learning as they develop into mature, able, and responsible Christians to the praise and glory to God.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Reflect the purpose of the Center which is to help young children “grow in wisdom and stature and favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52) in such a way that honors Christ in every activity.
  • Lead students to a realization of their self-worth in Christ.
  • Cooperate with Director and Executive Team in implementing all policies, procedures and directives governing the operation of the Children’s Center.
  • Integrate Biblical principles and the Christian philosophy of education throughout the curriculum and activities.
  • Keep proper discipline in the classroom, on Center premises and during field trips for a good learning environment.
  • Plan ahead by maintaining a lesson plan book with age appropriate activities.
  • Maintain, a clean, attractive, well-ordered classroom.
  • Plan a program as required by the Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services licensing standards that challenges each child to grow and learn according to his/her individual needs, interests and abilities.
  • Employ a variety of instructional aids, methods and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child: spiritual, mental, physical, social and emotional.
  • Maintain regular and accurate attendance records.
  • Keep students, parents and administration adequately informed of progress, deficiencies or incidents involving each child.
  • Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with students, parents and administration.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled devotional, in-service, faculty and parent meetings.
  • Know the procedures for dealing with issues of an emergency nature.
  • Inform the Director/Executive Team in a timely manner if unable to fulfill any duty assigned.

Key Competencies

  • Be in whole-hearted agreement with the school’s Statement of Faith.
  • Be a "born-again" Christian who knows the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior (John 3:3, 1 Peter 1:23).
  • Be a Christian role model in attitude, speech and action toward others. This includes being committed to God’s Biblical standards for sexual conduct.
  • Faithfully attend and financially support a local church whose fundamental beliefs are in agreement with the Statement of Faith of this school (Hebrews 10:25).
  • Have the spiritual maturity, academic ability and personal leadership qualities to “train up a child in the way he should go.”
  • Self-motivated
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High work standards
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Learning orientated
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Show initiative

Education and Experience

  • Associate or Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education or Development OR
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution and at least 12 semester hours in Early Childhood Education AND
  • Relevant teaching experience as documented in three written references

Relationships

  • Number of people supervised: None
  • Work with colleagues in a team-teaching arrangement
  • Reports to Calvary Children Center Director

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk throughout facility; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk, hear and have sufficient vision to allow for active supervision and interaction with students. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift, hold and/or move up to 45 pounds.

Internships

NXT Kids Summer Internship

The goal of the NXT Kids Summer Internship Program is to expose student ministry workers to vocational Christian ministry. Due to the relatively short period of time that an intern will be serving, the internship will only be able to show a glimpse of full-time church ministry, specializing in children’s ministry. The hope is to share principles that will affect the intern’s future ministry and life.

A holistic approach to preparation is the goal; we hope our interns will grow in spiritual, emotional, relational and ministry preparedness. Interns need to understand that the focus will be on personal growth, not just productivity. They will be expected to come with a willingness and openness to change and grow as their experiences provide opportunity to do so.

The idea of the Summer Internship Program is based on hands-on ministry in an environment rich for success and growth. It is a place of learning and testing. More important than outlines and information is the opportunity for the intern to spend hours with individuals who have ministry experience and a desire to speak into their life in preparation for the road ahead.

The NXT Kids Internship Program exists for three main purposes: personal growth, leadership development and ministry experience. 

NXT Kids Summer Internship Application

Internship Basics
NXT Kids Summer Internship 2018 spans May 21, 2018 - August 6, 2018

Finances / Housing
All materials and activities will be provided for the internship program. A weekly stipend of $125 for interns who live locally or $150 for interns who are coming from out of town is what Calvary Church feels is appropriate for a Summer Intern’s expenses. A car will be necessary as well. All interns are required to live in our intern housing in downtown Naperville. They move in on Monday, May 21 and move out on Monday, August 6.

Age Range/Application Criteria
All NXT Kids interns must have spent a year out of high school. While it is not necessary that interns feel called to full-time ministry, they should have a strong desire to experience the process of conducting ministry as well as the desire to learn to properly utilize various programs in order to conduct ministry.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

NXT West Student Ministries

The NXT West Summer Internship Program for Next Generation Student Ministries will focus on 3 areas: (1) Personal growth; (2) Leadership skills; (3) Ministry experience. The goal of the Program for NXT West is to expose student ministry workers to vocational Christian ministry. For more information, contact Calvary West by calling 630-466-4940 or emailing us.

Summer Internship Application

A holistic approach to preparation is the goal; we hope our interns will grow in spiritual, emotional, relational and ministry preparedness. Interns need to understand that the focus will be on personal growth, not just productivity. They will be expected to come with a willingness and openness to change and grow as their experiences provide opportunity to do so. The idea of the Summer Internship Program is based on hands-on ministry in an environment for success and growth. It is a place of learning and testing. More important than outlines and information is the opportunity for the intern to spend hours with individuals who have ministry experience and the desire to speak into your life in preparation for the road ahead.

Personal Growth

In many cases ministry has been professionalized to the point of ineffectiveness. Lifestyle counts in pastoral ministry! Any amount of learning will be useless unless accompanied by a spiritual brokenness before God and men, and obedience to the Holy Spirit. Emotional equipping is as important as intellectual. Our goal is for the Summer Intern to pursue wholeness through Christ. This will require openness and trust on the part of the Intern. A student can plan on…

I. Meeting with an NXT Pastor for feedback and guidance on ministry and personal growth, as well as to discuss reading for the summer.
II. Consistent personal spiritual development through a regular devotional life and participation inthe worship and life of Calvary Church.
III. Building loving relationships with students, leaders, parents, and others at Calvary Church.
IV. Maintaining good taste in speech, dress, manner, and relationships.
V. Keeping a journal of field experience: programs planned, services conducted, talks, sermons, anecdotes, failures, and successes.

Leadership Skills

The ministry of the Summer Internship Program is leadership focused. Good leadership is the key to effectiveness and long-term success in ministry. No matter what the intern’s gifts are, they will be expected to lead.

I. The Leader’s Administration
     A. Office Management – this will include office hours
     B. Financial Management – budgeting, accounting, and organizing.
     C. Communication – this includes promotion, advertising, newsletters, and leading meetings
     D. Attend staff meetings – participate in planning and discussion
     E. Attend Pastoral Prayer Meetings (weekly)

II. Pastoral Leadership
     A. Lead a small group and do follow-up
     B. Conflict resolution
     C. Counseling (of typical youth-related or kids-related issues)

III. Organizational Growth and Leadership
     A. Planning for growth
     B. Developing the leaders around you
          1. Identify, call, and equip someone to lead
          2. Develop student leaders
          3. Lead other leaders (who may be more gifted than you in certain areas)

IV. Required Reading for Leadership and Spritual Growth
     A. The Lord and His Prayer By NT Wright
     B. Fresh Wind Fresh Fire By Jim Cymbala

Ministry Responsibilities

Interns will have the responsibility to lead ministries that already exist. The challenge is to take what is already being done and improve upon it. We expect ministry to be done with excellence! Interns will be given many responsibilities immediately, while other responsibilities they will have to grow into. Here are some of the areas interns will be responsible for:

  • IDT involvement (HS)
  • Delta Chi & Rush Week (JHI)
  • Kids Camp involvement (Kids)
  • Lead a prayer meeting with students
  • Follow-up with visitors and students from Sunday mornings
  • Aid in developing new leadership
  • Aid in developing new curriculum
  • Aid in the creative aspects and preparation of Wednesday night services
  • Lead Outreach Teams in the community
  • Lead a Sunday morning Round Table (HS & JHI)

Small Group Discipleship

With regards to such a large student ministry, the only way to sustain growth is to breakdown the ministry into small groups. Students cannot feel like they are just another number or slip through the cracks. We need to provide individual attention and care for every student who attends anything to do with NXT. Small group discipleship is crucial for this. This is done in a variety of ways:

  • Interns must be willing to lead a small group (material and training will be provided)
  • Interns will be required to train and mentor a small group of student leaders
  • Interns have to make it a priority to be involved in students’ lives (i.e.: going to non-scheduled events; developing meaningful relationships outside of Sundays and Wednesdays)

Ministry success cannot be viewed simply by numbers and crowds. Individual lives must be touched and changed for ministry to be considered successful. 

Leadership Development

Every intern will be expected to make a concerted effort to grow in their leadership ability. Reading, research, interviews, training sessions, as well as hands-on experience will further develop the leadership skills in the intern’s life. Interns will have required reading that focuses on leadership and spiritual growth.

Specialized Ministries

The overall aim of the Summer Internship Program will be to allow young men and women to be used by God in their areas of strengths and interests. Interns will not be held back from ministry opportunities that attract them, but rather, will be encouraged to pursue those areas. Our goal is to provide the resources and environment for success in ministry. Interns will be able to develop the giftings the Lord has blessed them with. Areas may include:

  • Worship leading
  • Singing
  • Organization
  • Outreach
  • Prayer & Intercession
  • Preaching
  • Teaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Research and Study

The areas of ministry in which an intern can be involved are varied. We serve a creative God. Knowing this, we recognize the special and unique gifts the Lord has blessed you with. Interns will have freedom to develop and use those gifts in different aspects of ministry.

Finances / Housing

All materials and activities will be provided for the internship program. A weekly stipend of $125 for interns who live locally or $150 for interns who are coming from out of town is what Calvary Church feels is appropriate for a Summer Intern’s expenses. A car will be necessary as well. All interns are invited to live in our Intern Housing in Downtown Naperville. Move in on Tuesday, May 22. Move Out on Monday, August 6.

Summer Internship Application

Contact

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