Archives for 2017

1/18/17: Diocesan Coordinator for Youth & Young Adults (Louisville, KY)

What are you looking for?
Diocesan Coordinator for Youth & Young Adults
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Diocese of Kentucky
Where is the job site located?
Louisville, KY
What do you want this person to do?
The coordinator is responsible for all aspects of summer camp, seasonal gatherings, and collaborates with the Department of Christian Formation to support ministry with young people in local contexts.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
02/08/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.episcopalky.org
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://s3.amazonaws.com/dfc_attachments/public/documents/3232372/Youth_And_Young_Adult_Position_Description.pdf

1/18/17: Executive Director, All Saints Center (Leitchfield, KY)

What are you looking for?
Executive Director
What’s the name of your church or organization?
All Saints Center
Where is the job site located?
Leitchfield, Kentucky
What do you want this person to do?
The Diocese of Kentucky is hiring an Executive Director for our camp & retreat center. The director will need to work with diocesan leadership to develop financial sustainability of the Center. The Center hosts our diocesan summer youth programming and various other events, meetings, retreats throughout the year. Rural context, housing provided.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
02/08/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.allsaintscenter.org
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://s3.amazonaws.com/dfc_attachments/public/documents/3232371/Camp_Director_Position_Description.pdf

1/18/17: Organist (Tampa, FL)

What are you looking for?
Organist
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Tampa, FL
What do you want this person to do?
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
Tampa, FL
CHURCH ORGANIST
POSITION SUMMARY: The Church Organist plays the organ/piano/keyboard and provides music for religious services. She/he works in conjunction with the Music Director and Rector to accomplish this task. The Organist has a leadership role in nourishing and enhancing the existing music program.

Position Specification: This position is part-time and paid an annual salary. Hours are flexible to meet the needs of the Church activities.

Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor degree in Music or higher
Experience:
1. Experience with working with a Music Director on choral sound and musicianship
2. Competency in organ/piano/keyboard performance
3. Experience working in the Anglican musical tradition is preferred
4. Experience working with youth/children’s choirs is a plus
5. Ability to work well with others and to be self-motivated

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Music for Worship:
• Choose, in coordination with the Rector and Music Director, Prelude and postlude music and anthems. This includes playing and directing the music of regular and special services and pre-service warm-up rehearsals, weddings, blessing ceremonies and funerals.
• Lead music at weekly worship services, as well as at special services and feasts, as required in the church’s year.
• Promote, organize and use various types of music in worship services.
• Ensure that all church instruments are properly maintained and tuned.
• Provide the musical selections for each week in a timely manner as specified to be published in the weekly bulletin.

2. Music Education and Outreach:
• Attend Worship Committee meetings.
• Assist the choir and the congregation to become more knowledgeable about the historical background, theology, and/or technique of the service music.
• Instructing congregation in new hymns, music and liturgy when needed.
• Encourage long range planning, in coordination with the Rector about music in the life of the church.
• Submit monthly articles for the church newsletter in order to education the congregation about the music program.

3. Administrative:
• Assist with the maintenance and organize current music library and database of all music/manuscripts/scores owned by St. Clement’s Episcopal Church.
• Consult with families regarding weddings and funerals.
• Provide feedback to the Music Director regarding the condition of church instruments and any future large expense that may become necessary.
• Assist in identifying the needs of the music ministry and in consultation, with Rector and Music Director.

4. Continuing Education and Enrichment:
• Studying to maintain current stylistic and performance practices.
• Reading professional journals.
• Maintaining memberships in professional organizations.
• Attending conferences and conventions as appropriate.
• Pursue continued education in relevant skills, with support from the music budget.

5. Pastoral Care:
• Be an integral supportive member of the ministry team.
• Fielding parishioners’ concerns and questions regarding church music.
• Participate in an annual review of the position with the Rector

6. Other Responsibilities/Duties:
• Assume other related duties as directed by the Rector.
• Must maintain strict confidentiality.
• Maintain technical skills by regular practice.
• Supervise organ maintenance.
• Develop, implement creative programs as time and energy allows.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements: Recognizing that not all elements of an effective staff position are functional, the following competences are also requirements of this position:
1. Proficient in playing organ, keyboard and piano.
2. Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
3. Ability to prioritize tasks
4. Ability to be flexible
5. Must be accountable, reliable and punctual
6. Proven ability to train choir volunteers
7. Ability to work with vendor with diverse personalities and differing opinions
8. Willingness to be a “team player” within a church setting.
9. Ability to work well with staff and church leadership.

Supervision:
• The Church Organist works under the direct supervision of the Church Rector.
• The Rector will conduct an annual review of the performance of the Church Organist relative to the responsibilities identified in this job description, and recommend any changes in compensation or responsibilities to the Vestry.
• The Church Organist is required to undertake background checks as required by the Diocese or the National Church.
• Will be required to complete any Diocesan course for providing a safe environment for children/elderly. Failure to maintain recertification will result in dismissal.

Compensation and Benefits
1. The Church Organist receives an annual salary determined by the Vestry and Rector and will be paid on a bi-weekly basis.
2. The Church Organist will receive an annual salary determined by the Vestry and Rector and will be paid on a monthly basis.
3. The Church Organist will receive no weeks of paid vacation per year because they work less than 22 hours a week.
4. There are no other compensation and benefits (e.g. health coverage, pension and annuity, education allowance).

Authority
1. This job description and the responsibilities of the Church Organist are determined by the Rector who has the sole privilege of hiring and firing, as well as the sole authority to modify the job description.
2. Vestry approval of job descriptions and any changes will be required.

Note: This job description seeks to provide clarity and focus to the general role of the Church Organist. It is not intended as, nor can it be, an all-inclusive list of every task that may emerge during the course of work, nor is it a static document.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
02/14/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.stclement.net

1/18/17: Music Director (Tampa, FL)

What are you looking for?
Music Director
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Tampa, FL
What do you want this person to do?
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
Tampa, FL
MUSIC DIRECTOR
POSITION SUMMARY: The Music Director oversees the musical aspects of the life of the church, including leading music for worship services and directing the choir.

Position Specification: This position is part-time and paid an annual salary. Hours are flexible to meet the needs of the Church activities.

Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor degree in Music or higher
Experience:
1. Experience with choral directing and development of choral sound and musicianship
2. Experience in organ/piano performance
3. Experience working in the Anglican musical tradition is preferred
4. Experience working with youth/children’s choirs is a plus

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Music for Worship:
• Choose, in coordination with the Rector, hymns and service music appropriate to the themes of worship and seasons of the church year. This includes playing and directing the music of regular and special services and pre-service warm-up rehearsals, weddings, blessing ceremonies and funerals.
• Lead music at weekly worship services, as well as at special services and feasts, as required in the church’s year.
• Promote, organize and use various types of music in worship services.
• Ensure that all church instruments are properly maintained and tuned.

2. Choir Director:
• Selecting, learning, or reviewing music for services and developing interpretations.
• Preparing for and conducting rehearsals.
• Promote, organize, and recruit various musical talents from within the congregation and from the wider community, as appropriate.
• Recruit and support choir members.
• Make expectations explicit for choir members.
• Continuing to develop the vocal “sound” of the choir, training in musicality & good choral technique.
• Develop the strength of the choir, its musical ability and sense of community and mission.
3. Music Education and Outreach:
• Attend Worship Committee meetings.
• Assist the choir and the congregation to become more knowledgeable about the historical background, theology, and/or technique of the service music.
• Instructing congregation in new hymns, music and liturgy when needed.
• Oversee hospitality for other choirs, recitalists, or chamber artists using Church space.
• Tend to emails, publicity and other correspondence efficiently and professionally.
• Encourage long range planning, in coordination with the Rector about music in the life of the church.
• Submit monthly articles for the church newsletter in order to education the congregation about the music program.

4. Administrative:
• Plan and research total repertory for the church year.
• Maintain and organize current music library and database of all music/manuscripts/scores owned by St. Clement’s Episcopal Church.
• Recruit and support choir members.
• Liaise between the Rector and the Organist.
• Consult with families regarding weddings and funerals.
• Determine a realistic budget for music ministry on an annual basis, with approximate costs as appropriate.
• Provide feedback to the Vestry regarding the condition of church instruments and any future large expense that may become necessary.
• Determine the needs of the music ministry and in consultation, with Rector and Vestry, order resources appropriate to music ministry and within the budget.
• Maintain licenses for use of printed music, and for the performance of any copyrighted materials.
• Prepare a summary report for the annual Parish Meeting

5. Continuing Education and Enrichment:
• Studying to maintain current stylistic and performance practices.
• Reading professional journals.
• Maintaining memberships in professional organizations.
• Attending conferences and conventions as appropriate.
• Pursue continued education in relevant skills, with support from the music budget.

6. Pastoral Care:
• Be an integral supportive member of the ministry team.
• Fielding parishioners’ concerns and questions regarding church music.
• Participate in an annual review of the position with the Rector

7. Other Responsibilities/Duties:
• Assume other related duties as directed by the Rector.
• b. Must maintain strict confidentiality.
• c. Maintain technical skills by regular practice.
• d. Supervise organ maintenance.
• e. Develop, implement creative programs as time and energy allows.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements: Recognizing that not all elements of an effective staff position are functional, the following competences are also requirements of this position:
1. Proficient in playing organ, keyboard and piano.
2. Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
3. Ability to prioritize tasks
4. Ability to be flexible
5. Must be accountable, reliable and punctual
6. Proven ability to train choir volunteers
7. Ability to work with vendor with diverse personalities and differing opinions
8. Willingness to be a “team player” within a church setting.
9. Ability to work well with staff and church leadership.

Supervision:
• The Music Director works under the direct supervision of the Church Rector.
• The Rector will conduct an annual review of the performance of the Music Director relative to the responsibilities identified in this job description, and recommend any changes in compensation or responsibilities to the Vestry.
• Time sheets will be submitted monthly on the 1st day of the new month.
• The Music Director is required to undertake any background checks as required by the Diocese or the National Church.
• Will be required to complete any Diocesan course for providing a safe environment for children/elderly. Failure to maintain recertification will result in dismissal.

Compensation and Benefits
• The Music Director will receive an annual salary determined by the Vestry and Rector and will be paid on a bi-weekly basis.
• The Music Director will receive four (4) weeks of paid vacation per year. New employment will be entitled to two weeks of vacation after six months of employment, thereafter, rising to four weeks.
• The choir’s “summer break” shall not constitute vacation time for the Music Director.
• Exemptions as to when vacation time can be taken are the times during the Church Seasons of Advent, Lent, and Holy Week (including Easter Sunday).
• There are no other compensation and benefits (e.g. health coverage, pension and annuity, education allowance).

Authority
1. This job description and the responsibilities of the Music Director are determined by the Rector who has the sole privilege of hiring and firing, as well as the sole authority to modify the job description.
2. Vestry approval of job descriptions and any changes will be required.

Note: This job description seeks to provide clarity and focus to the general role of the Music Director. It is not intended as, nor can it be, an all-inclusive list of every task that may emerge during the course of work, nor is it a static document.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
01/31/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.stclement.net

1/18/17: Church Administrative Assistant (Tampa, FL)

What are you looking for?
Church Administrative Assistant
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Tampa, FL
What do you want this person to do?
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
Tampa, FL
CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION SUMMARY: The Church Administrative Assistant is responsible for maintaining a warm, welcoming, orderly atmosphere for parishioners and other who call or visit St. Clement’s. This position is a very special ministry and important to a church setting. The Church Administrative Assistant provides general office management including financial/bookkeeping duties as well as administrative support to the Rector, Vestry Commissioners, parishioners and visitors to St. Clement’s. This individual serves as a primary communications link, responding to all telephone, electronic and in-person inquiries with courtesy and tact. This person is engaging, motivated and self-directed.

Position Specification: This is a salaried position requiring 22-25 hours a week. Office hours: currently five days a week, M-F 10am-2pm with occasional evening or weekend work.

Qualifications:
Education: High School diploma or higher
Experience:
• Three to five years of office management experience
• Experience with the operations and activities in a Christian Church
• Excellent Command of the English language, composition and punctuation to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Knowledge of standard office procedures (filing, answering telephone, etc.)
• Proficiency in the use of standard office tools and equipment (copier, fax etc.)
• Strong Computer skills (Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, Website maintenance, Publisher, and accounting software)

Essential Responsibilities: (not limited to the following)
A. Communication:
• Review and respond to voice messages and emails
• Screen and route all incoming calls and/or emails to appropriate personnel
• Sort and Distribute mail among staff, vestry and committees
• Notify all Pastoral staff of member hospitalization, deaths, etc.
• Coordinate scheduling for weddings, baptisms, funerals and special services
• Receive requests for use of buildings and submit for approval to the Rector
• Maintain a clean and welcoming reception area and current information on all bulletin boards
• Alert the community about church events. Distribute the monthly newsletter and electronic communications
• Prepare, proof, print and distribute weekly service bulletins with correlation to the Episcopal Calendar, Parish Calendar and Monthly Newsletter, the Anchor

B. Record Keeping:
• Maintain the parish database and publish parish directory
• Maintain the Parish calendar
• Keep membership records up-to-date
• Receive baptismal information and prepare certificates
• Maintain church files of important documents
• Establish a system to maintain required background screenings for employees and volunteers as required by Diocesan policies

C. Office Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the maintenance of office equipment
• Order church and office supplies
• Prepare bulk church mailings
• Assist in preparing the Annual Parochial Report and other Diocesan reports
• Prepare new member information packets
• Keep accurate list of flower gifts for the Flower Guild
• Ensure Thank You Letters for all gifts are recorded and sent out in a timely manner
• Keep track of church key assignments and returns

D. Financial/Bookkeeping Duties:
• Process biweekly payroll with our 3rd party payroll service
• Enter pledge and plate deposit information into accounting system
• Secure evidence of receiving and vestry approval for all incoming invoices and receipts to be reimbursed, prepare checks for Treasurer approval and check signers’ signatures
• Assemble documents and reports for monthly accounting package to be emailed to the Certified Public Account
• Print financial reports as directed by the Treasure

Conduct: Recognizing that not all elements of an effective staff position are functional, the following conduct is also required:
• Energetic and personable
• Exhibit Professionalism in a well-groomed appearance, punctuality, conscientious work ethic and personal accountability
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to prioritize tasks effectively

Screenings and training requirements:
• A criminal and abuse background check is required for employment
• The candidate must complete required course for providing a safe environment for children/elderly
• Failure to produce a clear background check and/or maintain safe environment recertification will result in dismissal

Authority
• The Church Rector directly supervises the Church Administrative Assistant.
• The Rector will conduct an annual review of the performance of the Church Administrative Assistant and recommend any changes in compensation or responsibilities to the Vestry.
• The Rector, who has the sole authority of hiring and firing, determines the duties and responsibilities of the Church Administrative Assistant.

Note: This job description seeks to provide clarity and focus to the general role of the Church Administrative Assistant. It is not intended as, nor can it be, an all-inclusive list of every task that may emerge during the course of work, nor is it a static document.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
01/31/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.stclement.net

Praying with Julian of Norwich, Lent retreat, Mar. 3-5 (Racine, WI)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Praying with Julian of Norwich (Lent retreat)
When does it start?
03/03/2017
When does it end?
03/05/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
DeKoven Center
600 21st St.
Racine, Wisconsin 53403
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
Tell us more about what you’re planning

Bishop Matthew Gunter of Fond du Lac

This retreat will seek wisdom from the great English mystic and theologian Julian of Norwich (1342-1416) and, praying with her, learn to see the world in the light of Jesus. The Lent silent retreat will be conducted by Bishop Matthew Gunter, who graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1996. It was there that he was introduced to Julian of Norwich, whom he has re-read and studied since. Gunter was ordained Bishop of Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) on April 26, 2014. He is serving as bishop visitor for the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace in London.

The retreat begins with a reception Friday followed by dinner, and goes through brunch on Sunday. The cost is $200, including meals and lodging. Many special diets may be accommodated with advance notice. Racine is accessible via Metra, Amtrak, Greyhound, Coach USA, and nearby Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee.

Website
http://www.dekovencenter.org
Contact
Ingrid Burnett
Email
ingridbcos@gmail.com

1/17/17: Director, Whitaker Institute (Detroit, MI)

What are you looking for?
Director, Whitaker Institute, Diocese of Michigan
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Episcopal Diocese of Michigan
Where is the job site located?
Detroit, MI
What do you want this person to do?
The Diocese of Michigan seeks a Director for the Whitaker Institute to work as part of the bishop’s staff. The Whitaker Institute serves as the primary resource for all baptized ministers in formation for leadership – both lay and ordained (http://www.edomi.org/whitakerinstitute/). The Director collaborates with the Bishop, the Ministry Developer, other members of diocesan staff, the Commission on Ministry, and the Whitaker Institute Advisory Council to oversee all formation programs and activities of the Whitaker Institute. A job description is available here: http://files.constantcontact.com/1c9f6cd0301/ba555217-1c80-4988-99dd-10abdd7f835e.pdf.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
02/28/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.edomi.org/
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://files.constantcontact.com/1c9f6cd0301/ba555217-1c80-4988-99dd-10abdd7f835e.pdf

1/17/17: Rector, part time (Duanesburg, NY)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Christ Episcopal Church, Diocese of Albany
Where is the job site located?
Duanesburg, NY
What do you want this person to do?
Christ Church is a family oriented congregation dedicated to joyfully serving, encouraging and praying for the healing of others in Jesus’ name. Our 224 year old church building is located 20 miles west of Albany, NY and serves parishioners who are largely from a rural setting.

We are seeking a Rector who will:
Provide effective leadership for parish growth through thoughtful engagement with individuals, families and our local community.
Deliver inspiring sermons that tie the Scripture readings to daily life and describe the path to salvation.
Enthusiastically interact with the youth of our parish and guide the programs and activities which are essential for their Christian education.
Exhibit a leadership style which respects long standing traditions but allows and encourages new ideas and activities.
Personally ministers to the sick, dying, bereaved and visits disaffected parishioners.

Our congregation eagerly awaits and is ready to support fully our new Rector as together we follow God’s Word and strive to fulfill our mission statement.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Do you have a website?
http://www.christchurchduanesburg.org/
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
https://www.otmportfolio.org/user/login

1/17/17: Director of Family Ministries (Shreveport, LA)

What are you looking for?
Director of Family Ministries
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
Where is the job site located?
Shreveport, LA
What do you want this person to do?
St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (http://www.stmarkscathedral.net/) in Shreveport, LA, is seeking a full-time Director of Family Ministries. St. Mark’s is an exciting 1300 member congregation with a rich history full of great energy and excitement for the future of family ministry. The Director of Family Ministries oversees and directs the children’s and youth ministries by developing a comprehensive vision for the ministries, supervising the Director of Children’s Formation, and ministering directly to youth (grades 6-12) and their families through Christ centered programs, activities and relationship building. Key responsibilities for the position include:
● Developing and evaluating the short and long term vision for children’s and youth ministries.
● Recruitment and training of dedicated and faithful teachers and leaders
● Faith development and growth of children, youth and families through: fellowship, mission, Bible study, relationships, and church involvement.
● Building and enriching relationships with children, youth, and parents of St. Mark’s.
● Fostering relationships between children, youth and the congregation as a whole.
● Taking the ministries out of the church and into the community.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7-10 years experience in youth ministry, at least a Bachelor’s degree and an exceptional understanding of adolescents and families. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Laura Addis search@ymarchitects.com.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
03/31/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.stmarkscathedral.net
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://hireayouthpastor.com/churches/1534/jobs/1955

1/12/17: Curate (Champaign, IL)

What are you looking for?
Curate
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Champaign, IL
What do you want this person to do?
Emmanuel is an established downtown parish in the thriving micro-urban setting of Champaign-Urbana, a Big 10 university town two hours south of Chicago. Part of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield, we gather established “townie” families, faculty and grad students, and a wide variety of others around the presence of the living Christ expressed in a full, traditional liturgy schedule (2 Sunday Masses, daily MP+EP or Mass). Our life together includes excellent worship and music, a deliberate partnership with a local social service organization, recent forays into neighborhood ministry, and initial steps in Christian formation to equip laity as disciples. The liturgical style is Anglo-Catholic (our altar faces East), but in the pews piety, theology and politics cover a wide range. Recent growth (especially among young adults) and a sense of strategic opportunity have led the vestry to commit to expanding the clergy staff (currently one priest and one deacon) to support current and new ministry and mission.

Position: Curate/Assistant Rector. We seek a recently ordained priest (or transitional deacon) for what is intended to be a 3-year full-time position that may be extended on mutual agreement. The Curate will gain wide exposure to all areas of parish ministry, including sacramental life, preaching, formation, pastoral care and visitation, administration, and outreach. For more specific information and application instructions, please visit http://www.emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org/curate-position.html

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
03/03/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org/curate-position.html