Wesley Foundation Director / University of Tennessee Southern

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Job Title: Director, University of Tennessee Southern Wesley Foundation

Time Commitment: Full Time 40 hours/week

Salary: Commensurate with experience (Please include any salary requirements when submitting your cover letter and resume)

Location: 433 West Madison St., Pulaski, TN 38478

UT Southern Wesley is looking for an entrepreneurial candidate who is comfortable building something that doesn’t exist. They should be able to readily and enjoyably meet new people and connect them to an emerging movement. Someone who loves to disciple college students and young leaders in a way that equips them to disciple others. They will love to work in a setting that embraces people from across theological expressions while creating a space that roots students in a Wesleyan (UM) experience. The ideal candidate will share the UM values of justice, belonging, and sharing the loving light of Christ so all may know they are God’s beloved.


The University of Tennessee Southern Wesley Foundation Director is responsible for the following:

Ministry Leadership
• Develop and launch weekly worship
• Create discipleship approach that grows leaders
• Be present to offer care and support to students
• Build and equip student leadership team
• Curate mission opportunities to engage the wider community

Organizational Leadership
• Provide leadership over the organization: budget, staffing, fundraising, and board development
• Develop a strategy for implementation of web presence, marketing, and communications
• Build a team of staff/volunteers to ensure ministries thrive
• Be in relationship with UT Southern Office of Student Affairs

Denominational Leadership
• Meaningfully partner with the other Wesleys in the Conference
• Remain connected with Board of Higher Education and ensure good standing with the Conference
• Share the story of the Wesley Foundation with local and regional UM congregations and denominational leadership

Background Requirements:

The University of Tennessee Southern Wesley Foundation Director shall have the following requirements:
● At least 2 years experience working in the United Methodist Church in programmatic areas (less experience will be considered if the candidate is agreeable to mentoring for the first year on the job)
● Affiliated with the United Methodist Church as an employee or member
● Agrees to the values and mission of The University of Tennessee Southern Wesley Foundation
● Enjoys working with and relating to college-age students
● Self-disciplined, budget-conscious, and has a strong faith

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Rev. Zach Moffatt at zach@fumcpulaski.com, chair of the Wesley Foundation Launch Team at UTSo.