The Wesley Foundation at UT Martin is a ministry of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference (TWK) of the United Methodist Church whose Mission Statement is:

To DISCOVER, EQUIP, CONNECT and SEND lay and clergy leaders who shape congregations that offer Jesus Christ to a hurting world,

Within the neighborhood of the UT Martin community, the Wesley Foundation seeks to love like Jesus Christ by offering college students intentional opportunities to CONNECT, GROW and SERVE on the University campus among college students, faculty and staff, local church communities, and the wider UT Martin community.

The Board of Directors of the Wesley Foundation of UT Martin is seeking individuals to fill the position of Director (full time) and assistant director (part time).

Job Description:

The directors of the Wesley Foundation are responsible for championing campus ministry, cultivating an open, welcoming, Christian community where all feel safe and loved. The director’s main job is to build and maintain relationships with students which includes being available for emergency situations.

Within Wesley:
● Lead/facilitate weekly worship services and protect the integrity of worship
● Lead/facilitate small group studies
● Provide pastoral care
● Supervise the development and implementation of Christian programing
● Manage and implement development work for the ministry
● Manage and implement Strategic Planning Process
● Along with Board, select, mentor and supervise student staff/council members
● Equip, mentor and empower students to lead
● Maintain facility
● Along with board, oversee fundraising
● Submit a written report to Wesley Board of Directors for each meeting
● Attend Wesley Board of Director meetings
● Post and keep reliable office hours
● Abide by the personnel policies of Martin FUMC
● Oversee digital presence and Marketing
○ Maintain website
○ Facebook
○ Instagram
○ Paypal Page

Within the Community:
● Promote awareness of the Wesley Foundation on the UTM Campus
● Work with the Campus Ministry Association (CMA) to promote the Campus ministries at SOAR Events
● Promote our events on Runway, a UTM message board
● Maintain Registered Student Organization status with UTM
● Promote UTM Wesley with local churches
○ Coordinate opportunities for church members to volunteer and build relationships with UTM Wesley students
○ Coordinate opportunities for UTM Wesley students to volunteer and build relationships with church members
○ Guest preach and/or provide musical offerings at community churches

Within the TWK Conference
● Along with the Board of Directors, develop and submit a budget per Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries (BHECM) directives
● Submit a report to the TWK Conference Journal per BHECM Directives
● Represent UTM Wesley at Annual Conference and other TWK/BHECM/District events
● Submit a report and represent UTM Wesley at Martin First United Methodist Church Charge Conference
● Advocate for campus ministry and find ways to incorporate Wesley Students into existing conference ministries
● Facilitate UTM Wesley Students participation in conference and national events

The director will also need to be available for other duties as needed.

The director will supervise the assistant director.

The director will report to Martin FUMC pastor, UTM Wesley Board/Personnel Committee, and Martin First United Methodist Church Staff Parish Relation Committee.

Salary: Range of $15,000 to $45,000 depending on director or assistant director and qualifications.

Qualifications :
Bachelor’s degree
Passion for and experience working with college students
Ministry experience and/or Training

Masters Degree
United Methodist

To apply : Please submit a resume with cover letter stating which position you are interested in, full time director or part time assistant director, and qualifications to:

Wesley Director
First United Methodist Church
225 Main St.
Martin, TN 38237

Application deadline : June 14, 2024

Thank you for your interest.