2/17/17: Controller (Philadelphia, PA)

What are you looking for?
Controller
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
Where is the job site located?
Philadelphia, PA
What do you want this person to do?
The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Controller is an exempt staff position which has as its major responsibility the performance of financial, investment, budgetary and organizational duties to support the ministry of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and the Bishop of the Diocese of the Pennsylvania in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and policies. This position also assists the Bishop’s Office as needed, and functions as a member of the team. The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Controller is responsible for managing and controlling the daily accounting functions of the organization which include accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger and expense authorization activity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare journal entries.
• Perform monthly reconciliations of all bank accounts.
• Conduct monthly and annual closings.
• Maintain chart of accounts and determine proper account coding for all classes of transactions in accordance with organization policy.
• Create and review general ledger reports to ensure accuracy of general ledger activity.
• Prepare monthly financial reports which summarize and forecast organizational business activity, performance against budget and financial position in areas of income, expenses, earnings and cash flow based on past, present, and expected operations.
• Participate in preparation of budgets, review budget proposals, and prepare necessary supporting documentation and justification.
• Provide management and work with other departments to provide timely reviews and reports of organization’s financial status and progress within its various programs and activities.
• Act as a liaison in conjunction with the Finance & Business Administrator on audits of organization’s accounts.
• Prepare reports required by regulatory agencies.
• Assist Finance & Business Administrator as needed.

Management Responsibilities
• Direct reports: Accounting Specialist

Specific Experience Required:
• Minimum of 5-7 years progressive management accounting experience.
• Combination of profit and not-for-profit background gained in a complex environment with a complete understanding of fund accounting.
• Must have a strong systems background using an integrated financial software package. Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge would be a plus.
• Faith based experienced a plus.
• Excellent PC skills must include Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat

Required Competencies and Characteristics:
• Astute and analytical business manager.
• Strong organizational skills along with high attention to detail
• Team player with strong interpersonal skills.
• High level of patience and diplomacy.
• Professional in demeanor and appearance.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.

Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
• CPA and/or MBA highly desirable

Excellent benefits package with matching 403(b)

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Submit resume to controllerposition@diopa.org
Do you have a website?
http://www.diopa.org/

2/17/17: Officer, Communications (Richmond, VA)

What are you looking for?
Officer, Communications
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
Where is the job site located?
Richmond, VA
What do you want this person to do?
OFFICER, COMMUNICATIONS
EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF VIRGINIA

ABOUT THE DIOCESE
The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia (DOV), the largest diocese in The Episcopal Church, is a community of more than 80,000 baptized members and 400+ clergy, serving the world through 181 congregations, six schools, two diocesan centers and six diocesan homes. The DOV is also home to the largest Anglican seminary in the world, the Virginia Theological Seminary. The diocesan offices enable Bishop Shannon S. Johnston to support the Diocese in areas including Transition Ministry, Christian Formation, Stewardship, Mission and Outreach, Race and Reconciliation, Governance, and Finance. The Bishop’s office is a great place to work that values camaraderie, collaboration, and coming together to learn, worship and have fun. Applicants don’t need to be Episcopalians, but should enjoy working in a distinctly Christian work environment.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The DOV Communications Office is in transition with a focus on strategic communications, elevating organizational communications and external communications with a keen eye on effective results. The DOV has an immediate, full-time, opening for an Officer, Communications who will serve as a brand ambassador, managing traditional and digital communications platforms for internal and external audiences. The Officer, Communications will work closely with the Director, Communications to develop and implement communications strategies that connect with audiences to advance the DOV vision, mission and priority ministries. The candidate will be an insightful, enthusiastic, self-starter who is creative, highly organized, and adept at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines. This is a unique opportunity for a forward-thinking practitioner who has the experience and operational skills to enhance brand awareness and drive results. The position is located in Richmond, Va. and requires the selected candidate for hire to be located in Richmond.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Works closely with Director, Communications to support effective development and implementation of DOV strategic communications plan, crisis communications plan and media relations strategy
• Provides a variety of internal and external public relations and communications collateral across traditional, digital and social media, e.g., outlines, presentations, news releases, video scripts, web content, e-news, blogs, print publications, media pitches, talking points, message maps, FAQs, etc.
• Produces monthly and bi-weekly e-newsletters for specific audiences using Constant Contact or other email marketing tools
• Provides communications support for internal customers and serves as resource for church communicators
• Leads DOV’s social media strategy, developing integrated digital and social media campaigns and maintaining editorial calendar to frequently generate, publish and share content
• Reviews and analyzes social media and digital efforts and provides analytics reports, while continually developing tactics to increase engagement
• Manages website, including creating, editing, posting and updating content, providing design, and leading its overall maintenance, using SEO skills to create pages and content to attract target audience
• Conducts thorough and reliable research in a timely fashion to help inform communications strategies and tactics

REQUIREMENTS
• BA/BS degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or equivalent area
• Minimum 5 years communications or PR experience in a business, media or non-profit environment
• Superior understanding, skill and use of social media and digital space, trends and analytics platforms, including FB, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, WordPress
• Demonstrated use of Constant Contact for publications
• Demonstrated use of web site content development and management systems
• Expertise in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
• Meticulous attention to accuracy and detail
• Goal-oriented and deadline-driven
• Excellent interpersonal and interviewing skills
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills, as well as proofreading ability and use of AP Stylebook
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure, maintaining good judgment and escalating PR issues appropriately
• Ability to work independently and as a team player while nurturing relationship building within and outside our Richmond office

PREFERRED
• Seven+ years of PR or Communications experience
• Strong visual design sense, with bias toward modern aesthetic
• A genuine curiosity and knowledge of the Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The DOV is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates please submit a PDF of your cover letter, resume, references, and two writing samples to: Ed Jones, secretary and chief of staff, ejones@thediocese.net. We will receive applications through Feb. 28, 2017.
If you have applied for a DOV communications position in the past six months, it isn’t necessary to re-apply. We’ll contact you if there is a good match for this position. We appreciate your interest in this role and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.
Thank you.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please send your resume to Ed Jones, Secretary and Chief of Staff ejones@thediocese.net
When is the application deadline?
03/03/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.thediocese.net
Do you have a website?
www.thediocese.net

2/17/17: Director of Youth Ministries (Cartersville, GA)

What are you looking for?
Director of Youth Ministries
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Ascension Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Cartersville, GA
What do you want this person to do?
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Cartersville GA is seeking a part-time (10 hrs/week) director of youth ministries for a thriving, active program. This position will help to maintain and develop youth ministry programs and events for grades 6-12. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in youth ministry or a related field. Position requires a strong Christian faith, high energy level and enthusiastic attitude, solid organizational skills and ability to coordinate with volunteers to plan and execute various events. Flexible work hours are needed. Knowledge of the Episcopal Church and music talent is preferred.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Email resume to jdowens@jdowens.net
When is the application deadline?
03/12/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
eycdioatl.org/jobcorner
Do you have a website?
http://www.ascensioncartersville.org

2/16/17: Youth & Young Adult Ministries Coordinator (Lebanon, PA)

What are you looking for?
Youth & Young Adult Ministries Coordinator
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Lebanon, PA
What do you want this person to do?
We are looking for a dynamic individual to provide leadership of youth and young adults within the parish community. This individual will play a critical role in the parish as member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s staff, working with parish leadership, parents, and youth, and acting as a catalyst in connecting youth and young adults to God, one another, their parents, the congregation, and the community.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Youth & Young Adult Ministries Coordinator shall:
1. Oversee the implementation of a youth program including Church school, social groups, and special events
2. Develop healthy relationships with youth, young adults and their parents outside of regular programming
3. Lead and organize events such as mission trips, conferences, and summer activities
4. Recruit, train, support, and supervise adult volunteers
5. Assist in worship as well as preach occasionally, if desired
6. Share pastoral responsibilities such as hospital visitations as well as committee obligations as pertain to youth and young adults in the parish
7. Attend and participate in ongoing training, continuing education and creative development as available

This position may be able to linked to other opportunities with partnering parishes (Episcopal and/or Lutheran) in the area.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please send a letter of inquiry and a brief description of how you believe that you can help us develop this critical element of ministry to The Rev’d Dr. David A. Zwifka (rector@stlukeslebanon.org)
When is the application deadline?
03/31/2017
Do you have a website?
www.stlukeslebanon.org

2/16/17: Director of Finance (Seattle, WA)

What are you looking for?
Director of Finance
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Diocese of Olympia
Where is the job site located?
Seattle, WA
What do you want this person to do?
Are you good with numbers and are you looking to put those skills to use in a nonprofit, faith-based organization? Come work with us at the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia! The Diocese of Olympia (the Episcopal Church in western Washington state), established in 1853, is seeking a Director of Finance. The diocese is the regional governing body of more than 100 Episcopal churches.

Our Seattle offices are located in a beautiful mansion on Capitol Hill, a few buildings north of St Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. The approximately 25 member staff provide services and resources to congregations as well as manage the tangible assets (real estate and investments) for the entire region of Western Washington churches. The Diocese of Olympia is led by Bishop Greg Rickel, who came to the Diocese in 2007.

SUMMARY
The Director of Finance reports to the Canon to the Ordinary and directs the financial affairs of the diocese. This position manages the accounting operations, insurance needs, compliance with IRS and applicable federal, state and local regulations, and risk management assessment. This position serves as a resource to congregations and ministries within the diocese to ensure that the congregations’ fiscal matters follow accepted procedures and comply with applicable laws and regulations. The Director of Finance manages two employees and this position plays a key, hands on role in closing the monthly financial statements as well as serves as the financial analyst for the organization. There are multiple funds (operating and non-operating) as well as two legal entities for this tax-exempt organization. The Director of Finance works out of the Seattle office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide oversight of audit preparation and financial reporting, as well as financial accounting and reporting systems, including the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and bank accounts.
• Develop and monitor compliance with financial policies, procedures and internal controls.
• Develop an annual operating budget with the support of the Budget & Finance Committee.
• Provide back-up for the Accountant and be prepared to “jump in” and provide hands-on support when needed.
• Manage employee payroll and benefits program, including insurance and pension.
• Provide support on financial matters to the Diocesan Investment Fund Committee, Board of Directors, Diocesan Council, Budget & Finance Committee, Joint Finance Panel, Episcopal Retirement Communities Board, and others as assigned.
• Continually assess the mission strategy in the diocese, against current financial performance, investment return, individual giving, and church attendance trends, and bring this to the attention of the governing bodies and the Bishop.
• Collaborate with others to develop and provide financial training and information to clergy, church treasurers, and other appropriate congregation members.
• Supervise finance office personnel; currently includes a fulltime Accountant and fulltime Accounting Assistant & Insurance Coordinator.
• Serve as a member of the diocesan management team, providing financial information, advice and recommendations as needed to the Bishop, other departments, governing bodies and committees.
• Participate as a member of the Bishop’s staff – including staff meetings and retreats.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Four-year degree in accounting, business administration or related field.
• Desire to work in a faith-based organization. The Episcopal Church is a very inclusive denomination and promotes the value of diversity. People from any faith background, or a strong belief in a higher being would be welcome.
• Experience with fund and non-profit accounting is highly desired.
• Experience managing the closing of monthly financial statements.
• Experience as an auditor or being audited by a CPA firm is required.
• Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Highly motivated and takes initiative.
• Ability to manage, supervise and lead people in a collaborative style.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Understanding of church operations and church policy of any denomination would be nice to have.
• Ability to translate accounting and financial terms to persons unfamiliar with the field.
• Ability to multi-task and shift focus quickly and frequently.
• Flexible schedule is essential as there are several “peak times” throughout the year – year end, budgeting, and audit are often tasks that require more hours than the normal work week.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
The Diocese of Olympia offers an excellent benefits package currently including 100% employer contribution for employee healthcare (75% employer contribution for dependent(s) healthcare), retirement plans, paid holidays, paid sick leave, and four weeks paid vacation annually. The Diocese of Olympia is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Salary low to mid $80,000’s, DOE; FLSA exempt position.

TO APPLY
The search for our Director of Finance is being handled by an outside search firm, CFO Selections, LLC. All inquiries received by Diocese of Olympia regarding this position will be forwarded to CFO Selections; for fastest response, please send an email with your resume attached to Carly McBride atcarly@cfoselections.com.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
The search for our Director of Finance is being handled by an outside search firm, CFO Selections, LLC. All inquiries received by Diocese of Olympia regarding this position will be forwarded to CFO Selections; for fastest response, please send an email with your resume attached to Carly McBride atcarly@cfoselections.com.

ABOUT CFO SELECTIONS: CFO Selections provides finance and accounting interim consulting and executive search services to a wide range of organizations in the Northwest. Established in 2002, the company focuses on locating and recruiting the highest caliber senior-level talent available. Its team of consulting CFOs and Controllers work in a collaborative and problem-solving way to generate maximum results.

When is the application deadline?
02/28/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://ecww.org/diocese-olympia-seeks-director-finance/
Do you have a website?
http://ecww.org

2/15/17: Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Bishop (Philadelphia, PA)

What are you looking for?
Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Bishop
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
Where is the job site located?
Philadelphia, PA
What do you want this person to do?
The Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Bishop is an exempt staff position which has as its major responsibility the performance of administrative, clerical, and organizational duties to support the ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania and the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. This position also assists the Diocesan Staff as needed, and functions as a member of the team.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to eaposition@diopa.org.
When is the application deadline?
05/01/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://conta.cc/2knyIqi
Do you have a website?
www.diopa.org

2/15/17: Design and Production Lead, Forward Movement (Cincinnati, OH)

What are you looking for?
Design and Production Lead
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Forward Movement
Where is the job site located?
Cincinnati, OH
What do you want this person to do?
DESIGN and PRODUCTION LEAD

This position is responsible for providing creative and compelling design for print, digital, and web projects, and for serving as the production manager for products and resources. The design and production lead will collaborate with Forward Movement staff on a variety of projects, from books and pamphlets to online offerings and marketing materials. The ideal candidate should be skilled in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) and have some knowledge of web design. The employee should be a creative team player with a keen sense of how to design for different media. This person should have the ability to deliver quality products on deadline and in a fast-paced environment. An entrepreneurial and playful spirit is essential.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks
1. Serve as graphic designer for Forward Movement products, including digital books, pamphlets, marketing materials, and websites. Prepares resources from creation to final production. Works closely with editorial, marketing, and development teams to produce quality content that is visually appealing and engaging.
2. Contribute to the creative work of Forward Movement. Write creative briefs in support of editorial, marketing, and business strategy and launch specific project initiatives as they relate to our core brand identity.
3. Serve as a brand ambassador for Forward Movement, working closely with the marketing staff to implement brand strategies across communication platforms such as marketing collateral, advertising, marketing campaigns, social media, trade publications, direct mail, email newsletters, video, and web presence.
4. Serve as production manager, preparing files to printing and digital specifications and working with staff and contractors through delivery to warehouse or launch. Work with a variety of contractors and printers for best quality at the best price. Coordinate and oversee preparation of print-on-demand and ebook resources.
5. Develop design-driven products to create revenue and to expand the ministry of Forward Movement.
6. Share in a collaborative, creative process to design engaging covers and internal content for printed and web-based materials. Develop creative workflow and best practices processes.
7. Position reports to the deputy director/managing editor but works closely with other departments, especially marketing. Work closely with staff and contractors to ensure quality control, with all designs suitably prepared and digital products properly formatted for distribution.
8. Establish and meet deadlines for short-and long-term products.
9. Contribute to the total effectiveness of Forward Movement, communicating openly, solving problems proactively, offering creative ideas, and working as a positive, engaged team member.
10. Perform related work as required.

This is a full-time position that reports to the Deputy Director/Managing Editor. This position receives generous benefits. Strong preference for work in the Cincinnati location. Occasional travel may be required.
The successful applicant will possess Christian character and be knowledgeable about The Episcopal Church. Forward Movement hires without regard to race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities, or age.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Send cover letter, resume, and link to an online portfolio to Tania Jones at tjones@forwardmovement.org by March 7, 2017.
When is the application deadline?
03/07/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://news.forwardmovement.org/2017/02/forward-movement-is-hiring-design-and-production-lead/
Do you have a website?
www.forwardmovement.org

2/14/17: Controller (Naples, FL)

What are you looking for?
Controller
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Naples, FL
What do you want this person to do?
Purpose
The Controller is responsible for sharing in the ministry of the church relating to proper stewardship of the money given to the church for its mission and ministry within the life of the congregation as directed by the Rector.

Accountability
Works with the coordination of the bookkeeper, treasurer, finance committee and under the supervision of the Rector.

Level of Independence/Supervision
Works largely independently, is expected to manage time and resources, attend financial staff meetings, contribute to the communications of the church as needed (including Trinitarian, weekly emails, bulletins etc) and be responsive to email communication from church staff and parishioners.

Collaboration
Works in close collaboration with all the staff, priests and lay leaders.

Principal Functions
• The Controller’s prepares a reconciliation report of all financial statements monthly for the Treasurer and provides oversight of the church’s finances from an independent perspective.
• The Controller should examine the general ledger transactions monthly to ensure proper recording of transactions.
• The Controller prepares a journal report to the Vestry for monthly review.
• The Controller prepares the parochial report to be reviewed by the Treasurer and Rector.
• The Controller prepares the parish annual report to be completed by the third week in January
• Reviews Budget Variance (Overs and Unders) and sends a report to the Finance Commission
• The Controller prepares the parish annual report to be completed by the third week in January

Qualifications
The Controller should have a friendly personal demeanor in dealing with parishioners; college and business training with some experience in supervision; attention to detail; self-starter good prioritizing skills; high level of discretion in dealing with sensitive data and confidential matters; ability to be a team member, work under pressure and meet deadlines. Proficiency with (or willingness to learn) a variety of software including Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, ACS People and Financial Suite. Master of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and good working knowledge fund accounting. Able or willing to learn to use office equipment in the office necessary to complete job requirements.

Abilities
• Effective Communicator
• Pastoral sensitivity and grace
• Skillful and creative project development management
• Competence and comfort with computers and online communication
• Readiness to give and receive feedback and to offer complete solutions and plans

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please email our treasurer, Jeanne Feight (bayshoreplaces@aol.com) or our rector, Edward Gleason (egleason@trinitybythecove.com).
When is the application deadline?
03/24/2017
Do you have a website?
www.trinitybythecove.com

2/11/17: Worship Leader (Dallas, TX)

What are you looking for?
Worship Leader
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Dallas, TX
What do you want this person to do?
Saint Michael is an embracing and engaging community of faith living our baptismal covenant, and one of the largest Episcopal Churches in the United States with nearly 7,000 communicants. We are looking for a full-time Contemporary Christian Worship Leader. This person should be a skilled musician and will be responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of Christian music for the church’s modern worship services.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.saintmichael.org/jobs
Do you have a website?
www.saintmichael.org

2/11/17: Director of Children and Family Ministry (Dallas, TX)

What are you looking for?
Director of Children and Family Ministry
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Dallas, TX
What do you want this person to do?
Saint Michael is an embracing and engaging community of faith living our baptismal covenant, and one of the largest Episcopal Churches in the United States with nearly 7,000 communicants. We are looking for a full-time Director of Children and Family Ministry. This person will work with the Director of Religious Education and the Children and Family Ministry staff to recruit teachers, engage children (age 0-5th grade), and raise up families in ministry and a knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.saintmichael.org/jobs
Do you have a website?
www.saintmichael.org