Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church – the future Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church

Administrative Assistant – Discover/Send and Connect

Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church – the future Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church


Job Summary

Background:  The Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church will form the new Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church on January 1, 2022.  This new position will provide administrative support the Ministry Associate- Discover/Send and Connect position.  We are looking to fill this position by October 1, 2021.  The conference’s mission is to discover, equip, connect, and send lay and clergy leaders who shape congregations that offer Christ to a hurting world, one neighborhood at a time.

Summary of the position: The Administrative Assistant – Discover/Send and Connect supports the work of the Ministry Associate–Discover/Send and Connect and works with ministries teams in the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference, as well as the ministries supported by the Discover/Send and Connect Strategy Teams.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Provides administrative support, such as coordinating schedules, reports, and meeting arrangements, for the Ministry Associate–Discover/Send and Connect.
  1. Provides administrative support for the Discover/Send and Connect Strategy Teams, which relates to several ministries, including but not limited to:
  • Disaster Response
  • Fresh Expressions
  • New Church Development
  • Church Revitalization
  • VIM
  • Missional Faith Communities and Church Plants
  • Missional Engagement
  • Existing Church Plants
  • Ethnic Local Church Concerns
  • Justice and Mercy Ministries
  • Golden Cross/Encore
  • Hispanic Ministries
  • Asian Ministries
  • Native American Ministries
  • Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century
  • Church and Society
  • United Methodist Men
  • United Methodist Women
  • Covenant Entities
  • Commission on the Status and Role of Women
  • Commission on Religion and Race
  • Health and Wellness
  1. All other duties as assigned or required.   

Non-essential FunctionsMay be required to support the work of other conference leaders, as directed.

Physical Requirements:   While performing the duties of this job, they will be in an office environment.  The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, computer, etc.  The person in this positon frequently communication with the public and other co-workers on business related questions. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.  Employee must occasionally lift or move office supplies or other items weighing up to 25 pounds.  Minimal travel to other conference locations in Middle or West Tennessee and Western Kentucky may be required. Ability to work remotely and in the office in a hybrid work environment.


  • Team mindset: Ability to be a team player and work collaboratively; has a commitment to build covenant with the Discover/Send and Connect Team and staff.
  • Interpersonal Skills:  Capacity to work collegially and develop rapport with a wide diverse, variety of individuals and leaders.
  • Helping/Customer Service Orientation: Demonstrate concern for, attend to the needs of, provide resources for the work of the Ministry Associate-Discover/Send/Connect, associated boards, and customers, both internal and external to the conference.
  • Mission Mindset: Committed to the mission and ministry of the United Methodist Church; commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the TWK Conference; United Methodist background preferred. Ability to articulate the meaning of connectionalism of the United Methodist Church.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills. Speak and write clearly and succinctly; clearly deliver message in a tone appropriate to the context. Able to speak in a public forum.
  • Organizational Skills: High ability to prioritize tasks and processes. Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple tasks and projects
  • Time Management Skills: Effective and efficient use of time, talent and resources.
  • Computer Savvy: Proficient in the use of computers, including Microsoft Office.
  • Dependability: Able to meet deadlines and be reliable.
  • Maintain confidences: Commitment to complete confidentiality and high degree of integrity.
  • Faith: Evidence of intentional discipleship and faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Church polity: Knowledge of General, Jurisdictional, and Annual Conference Church polity.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required with at least three years’ work experience in an office setting. College degree and/or seminary education preferred.

Additional Information


  • Full-time, Monday through Friday, occasional weekend work may be necessary
  • Must be able to work remotely or in the office
  • Fulltime employees are eligible for medical/dental/vision and 403(b) retirement savings plan, as well as vacation time and paid holidays.


  • Because of the Conference’s non-profit status, its employees are not eligible for unemployment benefits.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants, please send a letter of interest and resume to careers@tnumc.com and specify that you are applying for Administrative Assistant- Discover/Send and Connect position.  Deadline for submission:  Monday, August 16, 2021. Job contingent on successful completion of references and background check. 


  • Date Posted: August 2, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Religious
  • Start Date: 10/01/2021
  • Salary Range: 19.23/hr
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm