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Executive Director & Campus Minister Job Opening

The OU Wesley Foundation in Norman is looking for its next executive director and campus minister. The Wesley is a ministry with 90 years of rich history to the OU campus located at the gateway to campus. We have a large facility with multiple offices, small group meeting spaces, a large fellowship area, and a chapel that seats 200 students conveniently located between the dorms and campus. We are a five-minute walk from the dorms and a five-minute walk to most parts of campus. The Wesley has a $500,000 budget that includes multiple secure sources of income (parking lot revenue, endowments, etc) to sustain the long-term financial viability of the ministry. The ministry typically maintains a staff of 4-5 full time ministerial employees, 10-15 part-time paid student interns, and multiple support staff (currently there are 23 people on staff).  The full time staff includes an ordained elder from Mainland China and a full time lay minister from Nigeria, serving a growing International Student Ministry. The Wesley has a 16-member board with 100% giving.

The Wesley recently wrapped up a successful $700,000 capital campaign to do significant capital updates and improvements to its facilities. We are currently under construction and will have a substantially newer and nicer looking building by the start of the 2018-2019 school year (debt free)!

OU Wesley Executive Director & Campus Minister Job Description

Element 1: Managing staff, facilities, board

Responsibility: Manage day-to-day operations of Wesley

Percent of time: 30%

Major Activities:

  • Supervise, develop, and cast vision for the entire staff
  • Address personnel issues
  • Meet with board members and engage in board development
  • Oversee the budget including all revenue, expenses, and endowments
  • Oversee maintenance and upkeep of building
  • Cast vision for the ministry in conjunction with staff and board


Element 2: Coordinate and Participate in Outreach beyond the campus

Responsibility: Outreach to donors, alumni, churches, and the annual conference

Percent of time: 25%

Major Activities:

  • Coordinate fundraising by meeting with and building relationships with donors, alumni, pastors, conference officials, leadership of other campus ministries
  • Speak in local churches, coordinate the worship band and other students in local churches, make presentations to Sunday School classes
  • Oversee and contribute to newsletters and other forms of outreach communication and PR
  • Oversee Planning Mission trips and activities

Element 3: Discipleship & Pastoral Care

Responsibility: Provide pastoral care, vision, discipleship, and leadership development to students

Percent of time: 25%

Major Activities:

  • Teach small groups and provide one-on-one discipleship as needed
  • Lead and cast vision for the student leadership program
  • Provide pre-marital counseling
  • Engage in one-on-one counseling as needed
  • Engage in relationship-building with students through fun & fellowship activities
  • Mentor and develop student leadership and interns through small groups, discipleship, missions, etc.

Element 4: Sermon Prep and Worship planning

Responsibility: Minister to the students and broader community through preaching

Percent of time: 20%

Major Activities:

  • Sermon preparation
  • Coordinating worship music and all other parts of worship service
  • Preach Tuesday nights during the fall and spring semesters
  • Preach on selected Sundays at district and conference churches (assists fundraising)

Minimum Requirements:

  • A calling from God to serve specifically in campus ministry for the next season of life
  • Commissioned elder or deacon in the UMC 
  • A minimum of three years of experience in college or campus ministry 
  • Demonstrated record of growth in young adult ministry
  • Must be willing to live in Norman


  • Master of Divinity from a UMC accredited seminary
  • Ordained elder or deacon in the UMC 
  • Minimum of three years of experience in fundraising, board development, and managing multiple ministry staff

To Apply for the Position:

Submit a resume that includes three references, with cover letter detailing your calling to campus ministry, your theological identity, and prior ministry experiences. Resume & cover letter should be emailed to


Accepting resumes IMMEDIATELY. Desired start date is June/July 2018


Total Compensation (including housing allowance): $65,000-$80,000 depending on level of experience, plus a $4,000 accountable reimbursement account, plus a cell phone with data plan, plus UMC pension. A moving stipend, to be negotiated, will be provided.