February 6, 2014
By Israel Ramos


Center for Adventist Ministry to Public University Students
a the Public Campus Ministries Department
Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Job Title:  Assistant Director, Bonders & Associate Pastor & Administrator, University SDA Church Wage Range: $1,200 + insurance – 93%
Supervisor:  CAMPUS & UCHURCH Credentials:  Ministerial
Date Written:  February 6, 2014 Starting Date:  August/September 2014

The statements found in this job description are general in nature.  The following information is not exhaustive and may be subject to change at any time.


POSITION SUMMARY:  The Administrator of University Seventh-day Adventist Church (UCHURCH) and Assistant Director for Bonders (CAMPUS) serves to bridge together the ministries of CAMPUS and UCHURCH.


AUTHORITY, ACCOUNTABILITY:  Authority as delegated by the combined leadership of UCHURCH and CAMPUS.  Under the supervision of the UCHURCH pastor and Bonders Director, is responsible for directing the administrative activities of Bonders Ministry to Young Professionals & their families in accordance with CAMPUS and UCHURCH vision.  Responsible to the CAMPUS directors and UCHURCH senior pastor for administration of church policy in harmony with the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Decisions are made independently; incumbent uses own discretion in asking others for counsel on matters of policy or sensitive topics.  Creative effort is required in planning.  Unless ordained, must participate and complete Michigan Conference New In Ministry program and any other similar programs as required until ordination is obtained.




  • Associate Pastor, UCHURCH
    • Serve as personal assistant to the church pastor
    • Coordinate church services
    • Lead in transitioning church to two services per week
    • Be the director for church ministries
    • Oversee schedule of church events
    • Serve as administrator of UCHURCH/Bonders/CAMPUS evangelism center
    • Oversee teacher scheduling
    • Be guest speaker liaison
  • Assistant Director, Bonders
    • Assist the director in day-to-day operations
    • Oversee conference planning
    • Assist with planning and visioning
    • Oversee international networking and development
    • Serve as property manager



EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CREDENTIALS: Be a committed and baptized member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  A degree in theology/religion is preferred.  Known to be a person who is highly competent, able to learn effectively, and value educational and intellectual rigor.  Is a person of moral and academic or professional excellence.



KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL: Knowledge of church structure and organization, including committee procedures, and of academic culture on a public campus.  Knowledge and skill in appropriate methods of dealing with human behavior in various circumstances and cross-cultural settings.  Adaptable and able to evaluate priorities.  Must possess advanced ability to effectively present facts and recommendations in oral and written form.  High levels of tact, friendliness and other aspects of strongly-developed interpersonal skills plus proven organizational skill are crucial.  Proficient in use of social networking, Internet, and other means of electronic communication.


CONTACTS, ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:  There is frequent contact with church and community leaders, as well as church officials at various levels.  There are frequent contacts with Seventh-day Adventist students on public campuses, Seventh-day Adventist churches who minister to those students, outside organizations on public campuses, and families of graduates from public campuses.


WORKING CONDITIONS:  Living arrangements are provided at the CAMPUS House parsonage located next to the University Seventh-day Adventist Church on the campus of Michigan State University.  When travel is required, working conditions may change and sometimes become challenging.

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