Employment Opportunities

First Congregational Church of Akron (First Church) is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. First Church believes that all qualified persons should be accorded an equal opportunity for all terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, national origin, age, religion (except insofar as ordination or religious background may be a qualification for a position), sex, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military status, criminal record, familial and marital status, or any other class or status protected by law.
Please note that First Church is a drug-free workplace.
With the exception of contracts, members of First Church are not eligible to be employed by the church either part- or full-time per Personnel Board decisions 9/20/2015 and 12/13/2016.

Associate Minister of Visitation
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First Church is actively seeking a part-time Associate Minister for Visitation. Working closely with the Senior Minister and the Congregational Care Team, this position would be to provide pastoral care for the sick, shut-in, and others in need of support through regular visitation and follow up. Serving Holy Communion would be an important part of this ministry. Ordination in the United Church of Christ or an equivalent denomination and possessing a Master of Divinity degree from a seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools or equivalent certification, is required. It is anticipated that the position would require 10-15 hours per week and that the schedule would be flexible. Position requires local travel.
To apply, please download and complete the Employment Application Form and submit it, together with your cover letter and résumé, to search@akronfcc.org or
Rev. Nanette Pitt
292 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44308-2016

Choir Director and Organist
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First Church is actively seeking a part-time Choir Director and Organist to work closely with the Senior Minister and our Chancel Choir in leading our 11am worship service each week as well as at special services throughout the liturgical year. The ideal candidate understands the role of music within the worship experience, has enthusiasm for the church and its mission, exhibits clear communication skills, has experience in the style of traditional Congregational worship, and is classically trained with an appreciation for diverse genres of music. The position requires 20-25 hours of work per week with a flexible schedule. Applications for either Organist or Choir Director will be considered. This should be clearly indicated on your application materials.
To apply, please download and complete the Employment Application Form and submit it, together with your cover letter and résumé, to search@akronfcc.org or
Rev. Nanette Pitt
292 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44308-2016

Church School Coordinator
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First Church is actively seeking a part-time Church School Coordinator who would work 16-20 hours a week, including Sunday mornings. This person will provide leadership to nurture and enhance the educational ministries of the church for children, youth, and families with children. The ideal candidate will exhibit passion and energy for faith formation in children and helping parents nurture their children’s spiritual growth. We are developing a vibrant Church School firmly rooted in the Christian faith and are seeking a Coordinator who wishes to be part of that vision.
To apply, please download and complete the Employment Application Form and submit it, together with your cover letter and résumé, to search@akronfcc.org or
Rev. Nanette Pitt
292 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44308-2016

Finance and Operations Manager
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First Church is seeking a full-time Finance and Operations Manager. This person would direct and oversee all of the business, fiscal, and facilities life of the church. We are seeking an experienced professional with strong organizational skills. This position will support the Senior Minister by providing direct supervision for the administrative staff and working as a part of a collaborative team.
To apply, please download and complete the Employment Application Form and submit it, together with your cover letter and résumé, to search@akronfcc.org or
Rev. Nanette Pitt
292 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44308-2016