YDS Job Board

To have a job posted, attach a PDF of the job description and brief summary to ydsjobs@yale.edu

Jobs below are listed in three categories:

  1. Full or part time professional jobs, generally requiring a graduate degree from a divinity school. These will include positions for ordained or non-ordained ministry, positions in education, administration, research or teaching, non-profit leadership positions, jobs in the arts, and opportunities in writing, editing and publishing.
  2. Part-time academic year jobs, intended for those who are students at YDS.
  3. Summer jobs and opportunities, that will likely offer meaningful experience for graduate students at YDS.

Please understand that this job board is by no means representative of the many thousands of job openings that are always available; these are postings that employers chose to send to YDS, and that we share. Note that these job postings are not vetted, and we offer no opinions about their legitimacy. Do be in touch with us if you find a posting inappropriate, or if you have concerns about it.

Professional Jobs

September 11, 2019 

Teach Kentucky (Full-Time) 

Teach Kentucky, an AmeriCorps program, recruits college graduates to launch their teaching careers in Louisville, Kentucky’s public schools. For 17 years, we have recruited energetic, passionate, and tenacious would-be educators to our program from 40+ states and more than 100 top-tier colleges and universities. Now in our 18th recruiting season, we are proud to have assembled more than $800,000 of funding for our candidates in 2020-21 from AmeriCorps, Jefferson County Public Schools, university partners, local foundations, and more. This means that the majority of our candidates pay little to no tuition for their Master of Arts in Teaching. View Job Here.

Apply at https://teachkentucky.com/apply/. Contact Rowan Claypool, Founder and President, at (502)-599-5061 and rowan@teachkentucky.com

September 10, 2019

First Parish Concord in Massachusetts (Full-Time)

Seeking an Intern for the 2020-2021 church year. The internship focuses on all aspects of parish ministry. Our intern will work closely with the Senior Minister, Rev. Howard Dana, the ministerial team, and First Parish staff to meet a wide range of ministerial needs. At the same time, she/he/they will experience all of the parish’s primary roles and responsibilities. Our intern will be expected to give six sermons. The workweek is 40 hours. View Job Description.

Contact Susa Ryan, Chair of the Ministerial Intern Committee at 781-724-5992

September 9, 2019

National Institute of Health (NIH) Bioethics Fellowship in Washington, DC

The Department of Bioethics is pleased to offer a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and post-baccalaureate fellowships. Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of our interdisciplinary department and study ethical issues related to biomedical research, clinical practice, genetics, biotechnology, public health, and health policy. They conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research on a range of bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH. No prior bioethics experience is required or expected.

Apply Online at: https://bioethicsapps.cc.nih.gov/bioethicsApp/. For further information see www.bioethics.nih.gov, contact bioethics-inquiries@mail.nih.gov, or call 301-496-2429. Post-doctoral Application Deadline: Midnight January 1, 2020.

September 3, 2019

Full-Time Settled Pastor at Sherburne United Church of Christ (NY State)

Sherburne United Church of Christ is seeking a full time settled pastor with strengths in creating joyful and uplifting multi-generational worship services. We desire someone who engages our congregation with the use of technology but also appreciates tradition. View Job Description

Contact: Dr. Rev. Marsha Williams, mwilliams@uucny.org 


Director of Children’s Ministry (Full-Time) at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC

Located in upper northwest Washington, D.C., St. Columba’s Episcopal Church (www.columba.org) is a vibrant, inclusive, and urban congregation committed to proclaiming the Gospel through worship and ministry, as individuals and as a congregation. The church is seeking an experienced full-time lay Director of Children’s Ministries (DCM). This individual will serve as pastor, teacher, evangelist, and administrator who works collegially with staff and parishioners to share the love of Christ, and to develop and implement offerings and programs that serve the overall mission of the church.

Requirements: A competitive compensation package including full benefits is offered. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to abby.buter@ministryarchitects.com.

September 2, 2019

Sunday School Ministry Intern (Part-Time) at Green’s Farm Church in Westport, CT

A typical Sunday morning begins with a group meeting from 9am-10am wherein the Sunday School Teachers and the Director of Children’s Ministry gather to review the lesson for the morning and the accompanying activities and projects. Starting in September, a weekly Sunday morning commitment, from 9:00am – 11:30am. Link to Job Description (PDF).  

Requirements: For more information about Green’s Farms Church, visit greensfarmschurch.org. To arrange an interview, please send a resume and brief cover letter to laqruishia@greensfarmschurch.org

August 30, 2019

Nursery Supervisors (Part-Time) at First Baptist Church in New Haven, CT 

We are looking for two or three individuals who might be interested in supervising our nursery Sunday mornings. Nursery supervisors would be needed for about 1.25 hours on a rotation basis. The time would be from 10:30–11:45, and we can offer $25 for each session. Ideally we hope to have persons who are Christian and trained as teachers or who have a child development background, but would consider anyone who loves to care for young children. Interested individuals can reach me by phone, text, or email: 203-526-7613 or lcdelahunt@gmail.com. Link to Job Description

Youth Leader (Part-Time) at Norwich Congregational Church (UCC) in Norwich, Vermont

Job Description: The Norwich Congregational Church, UCC, in Norwich, Vermont, a progressive Protestant congregation, seeks a dynamic Youth Leader to work with our young people, grades 5 through 12. Three primary responsibilities: Lead a weekly Sunday School class for children in grades 5-7 with a focus on creative and experiential learning; Plan and oversee one monthly community service project with middle-grade youth; Plan and oversee one monthly recreational/cultural activity for middle school youth and one for high school youth (e.g., hike, ball game, open mic, local theatrical or music event). Our ideal candidate has a zest for nurturing young people in spiritual formation, social justice and community engagement. The Youth Leader works closely with the Pastor, the Sunday School Coordinator, and the Ministry of Religious Education to design a successful program. Total time commitment: 7-8 hours per week. Start date: September 2019 to continue throughout the school year. Pay: $20/hr

Requirements: Submit letter of interest and resume to norwichcongregational@gmail.com

August 22, 2019

Program Manager (Full-Time) at Waterspirit in Rumson, New Jersey

Job Description: Waterspirit is seeking a passionate and experienced Program Manager to develop and carry out public-focused programming that furthers the mission of Waterspirit, a nonprofit center of spiritual ecology headquartered in Rumson, New Jersey. Link to Job Description

Requirements: Applicants should send their CV, resume, and brief writing sample on religion and ecology to jobs@waterspirit.org



Multiple Positions: Youth Minister, Part-Time Coordinator, Part-Time Administrative Assistant for Communications

Location: Saint Bridget of Sweden Parish in Cheshire, CT

Link to Job Description (Page 4 of the Bulletin)

Requirements: For more information, send resume and contact rectory@stbridgetcheshire.org

Minister of Faith Formation (Part-Time)  

First Church of Christ in Saybrook (CT)

Job Description: This position will be filled by a person who has a passion for ministry. A person who enjoys leading youth and adults in their faith formation. This person should have experience in planning and implementing activities for all ages and be an effective communicator. This person would assume a preaching schedule of once per month and cover of pastoral duties times when the senior pastor is away. Link to Job Description

Requirements: This person should be ordained or approved for ordination. Contact Jill Ford, jillf@ctucc.org.


Minister/Director of Christian Formation (Full-Time)

Location: Wilton Congregational Church (CT)

Job Description:  We are seeking an individual who can foster a dynamic and vibrant Youth Ministry and Children’s Ministry program at WCC.  This individual will work with the Boards of Youth Ministry and Children’s Ministry to develop the best strategies, plans and tactics to support this growing spirited environment.  In this role, this individual provides spiritual, relational, organizational, and administrative leadership. This includes building relationships with children, youth, teachers, parents and church leaders to devise a learning process that will strengthen commitment to the church and nurture youth’s and children’s self-esteem, responsible behavior, creative potential, care and respect for others and creation, love of God and biblical study and inquiry. Link to Job Description

Requirements: Please email resume to: christianformation@wiltoncongregational.org


Director of Children’s Ministry (Part-Time)

Location: Brick Presbyterian Church in New York, NY

Job Description: The Brick Presbyterian Church is searching for a part-time Director of Children’s Ministry. The Brick Church is a 250-year-old congregation with a long and rich tradition of children’s ministry through its Sunday Church School (250+ children) and a vibrant 75-year-old Day School.  While we enjoy this rich tradition, we recognize that there are many opportunities for us to embrace new ways to deliver this ministry.  As we reassess how we minister to our children and embrace changing family preferences, The Brick Church is seeking an energetic and passionate leader to invigorate the existing programs. Link to Job Description

Requirements: Please email Rev. Adam D. Gorman at agorman@brickchurch.org

Choir Director and Musician (Part-Time)

Location: Greenwood Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY

Job Description: To develop and oversee the music program of Greenwood Baptist Church, direct thecongregation’s praise ministry and choir(s), and lead our congregational worship music. Link to Job Description

Requirements: To apply for the position, please submit a resume and cover letter, to gbccdsearch@gmail.com, explaining why you feel called to this role. We sincerely thank you for your interest.


August 16, 2019

Pastoral Resident (Post-Graduate) or Seminary Student (Year-Long Internship)

Location: Huguenot Memorial Church in New York (PCUSA)

Job Description: Responsibilities would include: monthly preaching, weekly worship leadership, shared pastoral care, mission and outreach support, youth group, and spiritual formation. Your mentor would be the Pastor, who has served as a solo pastor (300 member), associate pastor (1,200 member), executive pastor (3,000 member), and senior pastor (400 member). Housing is provided (separate church-owned manse), along with a stipend of $25,000/year, reduced if less than a full-time commitment.

Requirements: Paul Seelman, Pastor, pseelman@huguenotchurch.org, Cell: (914)-704-0311

Part-Time Pastor

Location: Newent Congregational Church in Lisbon, CT (UCC)

Job Description: The Newent Congregational Church UCC in Lisbon, CT, is seeking part-time pastoral leadership to lead Sunday services and perform occasional pastoral care.  Seminary students who would have Member in Discernment Standing or could be eligible for Lay Ministerial Standing in the New London Association of the UCC are encouraged to apply. Time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours per week. Total compensation is $8,000-10,000 annually.

Requirements: Please contact Lori Angel at: lorioldfield@gmail.com or 860-215-9202.

Adjunct Instructor, Theology 

Location: Seminary of the Open Bible in Hamden, CT

Job Description: The Department of Theology seeks an adjunct instructor to teach an introductory level course, Introduction to Theology, Leadership, Homiletics. Click here for job description PDF.

Requirements: Please submit the following application documents: Cover letter including your interests in teaching Theology and CV/resume, including list of references. Official transcripts will be required of finalists; submission instructions will be provided to applicants as necessary. Contact Person: Laquita McGraw, Executive Director, Email: info@seminaryoftheopenbible.org

August 13, 2019 

Minister/Director of Christian Formation (Full-Time)

Location: Wilton Congregational Church (CT)

Job Description: We are seeking an individual who can foster a dynamic and vibrant Youth Ministry and Children’s Ministry program at WCC.  This individual will work with the Boards of Youth Ministry and Children’s Ministry to develop the best strategies, plans and tactics to support this growing spirited environment.  In this role, this individual provides spiritual, relational, organizational, and administrative leadership. This includes building relationships with children, youth, teachers, parents and church leaders to devise a learning process that will strengthen commitment to the church and nurture youth’s and children’s self-esteem, responsible behavior, creative potential, care and respect for others and creation, love of God and biblical study and inquiry. Click here for job description PDF.

Requirements:Please email resume to: christianformation@wiltoncongregational.org. Wilton Congregational Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Campus Minister (Full-Time)

Location: Lauralton Hall (CT)

Job Description: In this high-visibility full-time role, the campus minister collaborates with the school community to enliven Lauralton’s rich Mercy Catholic identity and tradition. Essential duties include to create a welcoming atmosphere that supports spiritual growth and to plan campus ministry activities including, but not limited to, all-school liturgies, prayer services, and retreats. The campus minister also will teach four sections of freshman religion.  Candidate should have graduate level theological or pastoral ministry degree with some pastoral experience and be a practicing Catholic with an active sacramental and faith life.

Requirements: Please send resume and cover letter to Dean of Academics Jan Powers at jpowers@lauraltonhall.org or mail to her attention at Lauralton Hall, 200 High St. Milford, CT 06460.

Religion Teacher (Full-Time)

Location: Lauralton Hall (CT)

Job Description: Lauralton Hall is seeking a full-time teacher for five sections of religion classes. This role, reporting to the religion department chair, requires subject matter expertise and commitment to the Mission and core values of Lauralton Hall as articulated by the Sisters of Mercy.

Requirements: Please send resume and cover letter to Dean of Academics Jan Powers at jpowers@lauraltonhall.org or mail to her attention at Lauralton Hall, 200 High St. Milford, CT 06460.

August 12, 2019

Director of Children’s Ministries (Full-Time)

Location: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wilton, CT

Job Description: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wilton, Connecticut is seeking a faithful, dynamic disciple of Jesus Christ who has a passion for the formation of our youngest members. The primary responsibility of this person will be to love our kids and support our families into a deep and meaningful relationship with Jesus through weekly Church School programming. The successful candidate will be collaborative, imaginative, and energetic. She or he will be organized, tech-savvy, team-oriented, and ready to work in a vibrant setting other with dedicated staff, lay-leaders, and volunteers. The person called to this part-time position will plan, coordinate, support and oversee our Church School programming, and nurture the faith of our children and young families. Click here for job description PDF.   

Requirements: Please send a resume and cover letter to the Rector via e-mail: marissa@stmatthewswilton.org. This position will remain posted until it is filled.


August 2, 2019


Settled Pastor (Part-Time)

Location: The Congregational Church in Killingworth, UCC

Job Description: The Congregational Church in Killingworth is seeking a settled Pastor to offer worship that provides a meaningful experience of God and Christian tradition. It is the hope of the congregation that our new Pastor will help to deepen our personal, spiritual relationship with God. It is important that our new Pastor helps encourage members to act on the relationship of the Christian faith with regard to social, political and economic issues within the context of each individual’s beliefs. We seek someone who can help members understand their use of money, time and talents as an expression of Christian stewardship. Members would like help discovering their own gifts for ministry and service. We are seeking a preacher, teacher and counselor. Click here for job description PDF.   

Requirements: Write a Summary Ministry Description: In a short paragraph, reflect on where your church is going and what it might look like when you get there. What do you need to get there? Who are you seeking to join you on this part of your church’s faith journey?  Contact Kristen Forster, Pastoral Search Committee Chair, Email: kccsearchcommittee2019@gmail.com.


July 31, 2019

First Day School Teacher (Part-Time)

Location:New Haven Friends Meeting

Job Description: You will collaborate with our First Day School Committee to plan and facilitate a weekly spirit−filled experience for our children.  You can draw from the existing practices of our Meeting, various published curricular resources, and your own vision. Click here for job description PDF.   

Requirements:Please send cover letter and resume to Senior Pastor, Rev. Al Bunis, at al@plymouthmiami.org


July 23, 2019

Associate Pastor for Church Life and Educational Ministries with Children and Youth (Full-Time) 

Location: Plymouth Congregational Church in Miami, FL

Job Description: Plymouth Congregational Church, a growing and thriving church in the United Church of Christ, would like to bring on board an Associate Pastor for Church Life and Educational Ministries with Children and Youth. Click here for job description PDF.   

Requirements: Please send cover letter and resume to Senior Pastor, Rev. Al Bunis, at al@plymouthmiami.org

July 22, 2019

Hospice Chaplain (20 hours/week)

Location: Fairfield County, Connecticut

Job Description: Unique opportunity to join Fairfield County’s premier home health and hospice agency. Per diem role (approximately 20 hours per week; flexible schedule) providing interfaith ministry and spiritual care in the home setting to patients, families and significant others. Lead/facilitate memorial services, community education sessions and function as member of hospice interdisciplinary group. Service area includes Stamford, Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, Weston, New Canaan, Ridgefield. Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited seminary school or school of theology, experience in end-of-life care preferred, CPE training preferred.

Requirements: Please submit resume to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, Email: thomasc@visitingnurse.net, Fax: 203-762-6693.

July 12, 2019

Director of Children’s Ministries (Full-Time)

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich (CT)

Job Description: The Director of Children’s Ministries is responsible for the spiritual nourishment of young disciples, Pre-K through 5th grade. The Director will minister to the congregation through meaningful intergenerational worship, care for the family unit, and will communicate through word and deed the Children’s Ministry purpose of providing a safe and inspiring environment for children to experience the love of Jesus Christ. Click here for job description PDF.

Requirements:Resume, one-page vision for your ministry with children and families, and at least three professional references to ChildrenandYouth@fpcg.org.

June 25, 2019

Catholic Campus Minister at the University of Hartford (Part-Time)

Location: Archdiocese of Hartford – Hartford, CT

Job Description: The University of Hartford Catholic Campus Ministry has an opening for a part-time Campus Minister who will, along with the Campus Ministry Chaplain, will be responsible for developing and maintaining a vibrant campus ministry, by integrating authentic, engaging Catholic practice seamlessly into the academic life of the institution, with the ultimate goal of forming engaged/intentional Christian disciples. Click here for job description PDF.

Requirements:To submit a letter of interest, resume, or to request the full job description, please email: Karen.Kean@aohct.org


June 5, 2019

Christian Education Coordinator (Full-Time)

Location: First Congregational Church, Branford, CT

Job Description: The First Congregational Church, Branford, CT seeks a welcoming, organized, creative, prayerful, energetic person to serve as Christian Education Coordinator in our vibrant Christian community. The days and hours are flexible, but hopefully performed Tuesday-Thursday, with Sunday from 9-12. $25,000 for 12-month position.

Job Description Link

Requirements: Contact doconnell26@comcast.net


June 1, 2019

Pastor (10 hours/week)

Location: The Hadlyme Congregational Church, East Haddam, CT

Job Description: PDF for Job Description

Requirements: Contact one of the following: Church: Hadlymecc@gmail.com, Marion: Marionbuck@comcast.net, Lorraine: tony.shetensky@comcast.net

Academic Year Jobs

September 9, 2019 

Diversity and Inclusion Liason at YDS - Office of Student Affairs (Part-Time) 

The YDS Office of Student Affairs seeks a, 2nd or 3rd Year YDS student to join the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) Team as the Diversity & Inclusion Student Liaison. The D&I Student Liaison in partnership with the Director of Community Equity (DCE), will be responsible for providing administrative support for existing Student Group events and collaborating on new ideas to support an equitable school community. Duties include: 6 Hours a week working in the Office of Student Affairs reporting directly to the Director of Community Equity. View Job Here.

To apply, please send a resume to: Lynn Sullivan (Lynn.S.Sullivan@yale.edu) and a one-page response addressing each of the following questions in the PDF file. Completed applications are due by 11:59pm on Friday, September 20, 2019.

September 5, 2019

Multiple Positions in Communications, Data Evaluation, and Community Partnerships (Part-Time)

Location: Dwight Hall at Yale

Job Description: We’re looking for Work Study eligible students, ranging from 6-10 hours per week, with wages between $13.25 and $14.75/hour. Opportunities are currently listed (and can be applied for) on SEO, and are also posted at dwighthall.org/opportunities

August 24, 2019

Assistant CLC Coordinator (Part-Time)

Location: Yale Divinity School

Job Description: The YDS Office of Student Affairs seeks 1 student to join the CLC Team as the Assistant CLC Coordinator.  The Assistant CLC Coordinator, in partnership with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and the CLC Coordinator, will be responsible for the planning of monthly Community Events (including Community Lunch and Dinner).  Additionally, the Assistant CLC Coordinator will work with the CLC Coordinator to plan the Advent Party and Spring Fling. Link to Job Description

Requirements: Contact Jeanne Peloso at Jeanne.Peloso@yale.edu


Multiple Positions: Planting Crew Trainer, Planting Crew Supervisor, Tree Loader, GreenSkills Office Assistant

Location: New Haven, CT

Job Description: The Urban Resources Initiative (URI) is hiring Yale student interns for its GreenSkills program this fall and spring! GreenSkills is a city-supported job training program for local high school students and formerly incarcerated adults. GreenSkills crews plant landscape-grade street trees at the request of New Haven residents and business owners. Never planted a tree before? That’s okay! Paid training is provided. It’s a great opportunity to get outside, learn about New Haven, and impact the city in a positive way. See below for job descriptions. A year-long commitment is preferred, but semester-long internships are possible. Link to Job Description

Requirements: To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the GreenSkills Manager, Caroline (Caro) Scanlan, at caroline.scanlan@yale.edu. Questions? Call 203-432-6189


August 16, 2019

Family Assistant (Part-Time)  

Location: New Haven, Connecticut

Job Description: Yale Law School professor is looking for a part-time family assistant. Responsibilities are generally assisting in running the household – gardening, home-office paperwork, errands, supervising home repairs by service people, etc.). The person must have gardening experience since that is the first priority at the outset. The position will run through the end of the school year. In different past years, a Divinity School student, a Divinity School spouse/partner, and a recent Divinity School graduate have held the position. Entering Divinity School students should not apply unless they’ve already lived in New Haven for at least a year and know the area. I am looking for someone who would be available about 10 hours a week. Having a fairly flexible schedule is important.

The position pays $18/hour plus employer will pay both employee’s and employer’s portion of social security taxes.

Requirements: If interested, please send email to paul.gewirtz@yale.edu


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