7/18/17: Lay Associate for Member Engagement (Norwalk, CT)

What are you looking for?
Lay Associate for Member Engagement
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Paul’s on the Green
Where is the job site located?
Norwalk, CT
What do you want this person to do?
St. Paul’s on the Green is a progressive, diverse parish of the Episcopal Church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition whose core values include a commitment to offering a radical welcome to all who enter its doors, excellence in liturgy and music, and a commitment to creating a diverse community with regard to economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, etc.,

The Lay Associate for Member Engagement is a part-time position that provides oversight, support, and facilitation of membership incorporation and retention. The Lay Associate for Member Engagement reports to the Rector and works collaboratively with staff, wardens & vestry, and appropriate parish commissions or task forces as outlined below.

Position Responsibilities:
-Continue to strengthen and support the existing Greeter Ministry in welcoming parish guests and prospective members
-Support Ministers of Welcome team through periodic refresher training, recruitment of additional members, and scheduling
-Provide follow-up contact with guests and prospective members through written notes, phone, email, and personal meetings
-Provide attention and coordinate follow-up to new and existing members who lapse in their connection
-Provide, with the clergy and other leadership, a consistent presence at Sunday morning Coffee Hour
-Make appropriate introductions and connections among members
-Maintain contact with greeters and ushers to receive and provide updated information
-Work with ushers on Sunday morning to maintain diversity and balance of other teams (i.e., healing) and assist with troubleshooting absences, as needed
-Work with vestry members and/or other staff to create new points of entry and opportunities for community
-Oversee formal and informal mechanisms for connection and membership
-Identify and initiate invitations to Welcome Rite
-Collaborate with clergy to identify persons to explore Confirmation & Reception
-Participate in planning and implementation of Education / Formation programming in preparation for adult Confirmation & Reception
-Identify pastoral follow-up needs, in partnership with other staff, to provide care and retention of members
-Maintain Parish Web Site
-Oversee Parish database re: Membership
-Provide Parish Administrator with additions / changes of status
-Periodic review of all members, in partnership with Parish Administrator
-Review birthday and anniversary lists to assure accurate and active information
-Oversee Name tags system and Welcome Center supplies: including promotional brochures, business cards, layout, and lanyards
-Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to
-Weekly staff meeting
-Seasonal liturgical and event planning
-Annual Vestry / Staff Retreat
-Annual Calendar Planning
-Senior Staff meeting re: strategy & vision, as requested

Skills & Characteristics:
-Understanding and commitment of St. Paul’s commitment to Radical Welcome, Christian Hospitality
-Organized, self-starter
-Ability to manage own time and work independently
-Ability to work collaboratively as part of a staff team
-Interest in and ability to engage with diverse types of people
-Familiarity and ease of use with MS Office (or similar) software
-Familiarity with WordPress or the ability and willingness to learn its content management system
-Familiarity with the Episcopal Church, or willingness to learn its basic tenets and principles
-Working knowledge of scripture and liturgy; theological training is a plus

Terms of Employment:
-This is a salaried position based on an expectation of 15-18 hours weekly, September – June;
10 hours/weekly, July & August (approximately 700 – 800 hours annually); Hours include Sunday mornings
-Parish office space, phone, and internet are provided by St. Paul’s
-The ability to work remotely is both permissible and optional
-Regular meetings with supervisor provides both support and feedback

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to The Rev. Nicholas Lang, Rector, at rector@stpaulsnorwalk.org. Cover letters should include specific explanations of how the applicant’s resume demonstrates the skills required for this position.

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  • Part time
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