Executive Minister Job Posting

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada
invites applications for Executive Minister.

L’Église Mennonite de l’Est du Canada lance un appel
de candidatures pour le poste de pasteur exécutif (Executive Minister).

The Executive Minister will be a leader who inspires and leads pastors and congregations across the MCEC community of faith. Primary areas of responsibility will include strategic planning, promoting the health and spiritual vibrancy of Anabaptist congregations, and leading a staff team as they make disciples, grow congregations, and form leaders.

Le pasteur exécutif ou la pasteure exécutive inspirera et soutiendra les pasteur·e·s et les assemblées de la communauté de Foi de la MCEC. Les principales responsabilités incluent la planification stratégique, la promotion de la santé et du dynamisme spirituel des assemblées anabaptistes et la supervision du personnel chargé de recruter des disciples, développer les assemblées et former des leaders.

The applicant for this full-time position will be a strong team builder and a skilled communicator with excellent listening skills. They will work with the senior staff team to create and realize MCEC’s strategic plans.

Le candidat ou la candidate à ce poste à temps plein aura un fort esprit d’équipe, des habiletés de communication développées et une excellente écoute. Il ou elle travaillera à créer et réaliser les plans stratégiques de la MCEC en collaboration avec la direction.

Applicants will have a demonstrated commitment to Anabaptist theology and a love for Christ and the church. Experience with senior leadership teams and spiritual leadership would be an asset. Experience in intercultural settings and the ability to speak more than one language would be an asset.

Le candidat ou la candidate devra démontrer son engagement envers la théologie anabaptiste et un amour pour le Christ et l’église.  De l’expérience avec des équipes de direction et comme leader spirituel est un atout. De l’expérience en contexte interculturel et la connaissance de plus d’une langue est aussi un atout.

The start date is flexible but preferably Summer 2020. Resumés are accepted until January 3, 2020. MCEC also welcomes nominations for this position.

La date de début d’emploi est flexible, mais préférablement en été 2020. Les curriculums vitae sont acceptés jusqu’au 3 janvier 2020. La MCEC accepte aussi les nominations pour ce poste.

The Search Committee will be holding Focus Groups prior to interviewing candidates to get input from the community.

Le comité de sélection organisera des groupes de réflexions avant de passer les candidats en entrevue afin de connaître les attentes de la communauté.

For more information, the full position description (available November 21), or to submit an application or nomination contact:

  • Arli Klassen, MCEC Moderator

  • Brent Charette, MCEC Operations Minister

Email: search@mcec.ca

Pour plus d’informations, la description complète du poste ou pour soumettre une candidature ou une nomination, contactez:

  • Arli Klassen, modérateur

  • Brent Charette, pasteur aux opérations de la MCEC

Courriel: search@mcec.ca

Job Description Summary

Ministry Mandate:    
The Executive Minister leads Mennonite Church Eastern Canada in following the call of Christ to be the church today and into the future. This includes shaping new vision and strategic directions for MCEC, and helping congregations to live into that future.   The Executive Minister leads the mission of MCEC and works with the Executive Council to promote healthy and spiritually vibrant Anabaptist congregations that are Extending the peace of Jesus Christ by making disciples, growing congregations and forming leaders.

By the Executive Council on recommendation of a Search Committee

Accountability is to the Executive Council                 

  • Responsible for performance of work to the Executive Council
  • Supervised by the Moderator
  • Maintains personal accountability through the Staff Covenant of Ethics

The Executive Minister will have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to Anabaptist/Mennonite theology and practice, with a strong vision for leading the Mennonite Church and its leaders into more fully embracing the call to be a disciple-making church
  • Membership in good standing in a Mennonite congregation
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent work experience
  • Senior Leadership experience is an asset
  • Intercultural skills and experience, and the ability to communicate effectively in multiple languages is an asset
  • Ability to travel frequently: regionally, nationally, and internationally

Key Responsibilities:    

  1. Work with the Executive Council to create and implement MCEC’s mission, vision and strategic plan
  2. Network within the MCEC community of congregations toward the creation and implementation of MCEC’s mission, vision and strategic plan in service of MCEC congregations
  3. Provide vision and leadership to support MCEC’s goal to be an intercultural church
  4. Foster a spirit of community within MCEC by overseeing, reviewing and implementing MCEC’s ministry initiatives and collaborate with ministry partners
  5. Collaborate with other executive leaders in Mennonite Church Canada to foster a nationwide community of faith that shares resources and engages in a common mission that is regional, nationwide and global
  6. Lead and enable MCEC staff in implementing their respective roles in the support of MCEC’s mission
  7. Oversee the financial integrity and wellbeing of the organization so that MCEC is generously resourced for its mission by MCEC congregations
  8. Promote a healthy, safe, collaborative and spiritually vibrant culture within the MCEC staff and the organization as a whole that fosters learning and innovation
  9. Ensure that MCEC finances, administration, volunteers and policies are developed and deployed in a way that promotes and supports the MCEC mission
  10. Oversee the corporate due diligence of MCEC as an Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporation

Terms of Employment:

  • FTE: Full Time
  • Term: Initial three-year term with six months probation; renewable term(s) thereafter
  • Salary: MCEC Staff Salary Grid – Level 6
  • Benefits: Standard MCEC/MC Canada benefit plan
  • Review: Annual or periodic review by the Executive Council