Director of Caring Ministries

First Congregational Church of Ithaca

First Congregational Church of Ithaca is an open and affirming community in upstate NY. We are theologically progressive, busy, thoughtful, musical, and growing! We seek a thoughtful part-time Director of Caring Ministries who will support our members who are in need. The Director will work closely with a dedicated Caring Committee, staff, and the Senior Minister. This person will be passionate about people; knowledgeable about counseling and health care, possess excellent communication and people skills; experienced in how to recruit, train and supervise volunteers; organized, gentle, inspired, and inspiring; and will create an overall program that ministers to our members and friends and carries the church’s mission to the broader surrounding community. The Director will provide visitation support and collaborate with the Senior Minister, Caring Committee and others to ensure that church members’ and friends’ needs are met, and spiritual care is provided. This is not a called position.
Bachelor’s degree and at least five years’ experience in care and counseling in a pastoral, chaplaincy, social services, educational or medical role, is required. This person must be open and affirming, well organized, detail oriented, creative, warm, nurturing, and driven by faith in God. The Director of Caring will join First Congregational Church of Ithaca as a full or associate member. A working knowledge of scripture and Christian traditions and a desire to deepen one’s personal understanding of scripture is preferred. We will encourage and support continuing education. Strong communication skills, both verbal and through the use of technology, are a must. See for further details.
Bachelor's Degree
How To Apply

Holly Kazarinoff
First Congregational Church of Ithaca
309 Highland Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850