Lay Staff Openings
St. Luke’s is seeking an Associate Director of Children, Youth and Families (CYF). The Associate Director of CYF will share the transforming love of Jesus with children and youth in a real and relevant way, engaging new narrative theologies of contemporary Christian theologians. The Associate Director will participate in the creation, development, and operation of programs that support the spiritual formation and overall well-being of parishioners ages 0-11. The Associate Director will also engage in pastoral care of children as well as to minister to the needs of families.
The ideal candidate is energetic, collaborative, a team player, well-organized with excellent communication skills and familiar with dynamic children and family ministry as a central mission of the Church. The candidate demonstrates a knowledge and love of scripture along with Episcopal tradition and has experience sharing that knowledge and love with children and youth. The candidate must be familiar with, or willing to be trained in the Godly Play curriculum. The candidate is hard-working, flexible, and has a passion for both building community and incorporating children and families into the larger church community.
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree with coursework in religious education, child development and primary education OR other related disciplines
- Knowledge of or interest in learning family systems theory
- Experience creating and implementing multicultural curriculum for children
- Experience working with children and families from diverse backgrounds
- Strong leadership and people skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively
- The ability to recruit, train, and lead volunteers
- The ability to work collegially in a large staff
- Demonstrated ability to effectively advocate for children in all aspects of parish life
- Build and maintain relationships with children and families
- Plan, implement, and manage:
- Educational programming for children and families Sunday morning, weeknights, and during summer programming
- VBS programming during the summer with full recruitment and training of volunteers
- Annual Parish Retreat program in November
- Plan and implement teacher trainings for August
- Oversee nursery and nursery staff, including all scheduling of nursery staff for all services including special services or programs.; ensure the
- nursery is kept clean and nursery rules are maintained
- Communicate CYF events and updates using relevant technology and established parish communication channels
- Recruit, train and collaborate with volunteers and committee of lay leaders to lead formation programs
- Ensure children and families are represented across Church ministries and are involved as appropriate.
As this is a full time position with irregular hours, the Associate Director of CYF must be present for Sunday services and all other weekend duties.
Please submit your resume and cover letter (word document or PDF only please) to Elizabeth Moore, Interim Director of Operations by March 27.
Your cover letter should address the following:
How do you currently engage diverse communities (including communities of color, LGBTQ+, etc)? Give an instance when you integrated difference(s) to achieve a common goal.
Share an important moment in your spiritual journey.
Tell us a personal story that will help us understand your approach to ministry with children and families.
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer Job is Hiring a Part-Time Organist
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro is seeking a part-time organist to accompany our Saturday Evening and Sunday morning services. At this time there is no formal choir, or weekly rehearsals.
If you are interested, please contact Rev. Bill Combs at 706-453-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Bart’s is Seeking a Director of Faith Formation and Ministry with Families
St. Bart’s is seeking a gifted, experienced, compassionate, and creative person
to join us to fill this new position. The successful candidate will bring a broad
perspective and spend the majority of time developing and carrying through
faith formation and activities for children and youth, with a bridge to families
beyond Sunday morning. Continuing Godly Play which has long been an
important part of formation with many learning to “wonder” together is
Approximately, one quarter of the time will be dedicated to working with the
adult formation committee to suggest and coordinate related themes that
include all generations particularly during certain seasons of the year, i.e.
Lent, and Advent as well as creating opportunities for multigenerational
engagement. The Director of Faith Formation and Ministry with Families will
be supported by vestry liaisons.
St. Bartholomew’s is progressive, yet respectful of diverse theologies. We are
inclusive and dedicated to broadening our welcome to children and youth with
special needs, LGBTQ+ and inclusion of transgender children, youth, and
- Be a person of prayer
- 3-5 years’ experience working with children, youth, and families in a church
setting, Episcopal Church preferred
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and listening skills
- Value the importance of lifelong Christian formation for self and others
- Certified Godly Play teacher
- Experience recruiting and sustaining volunteers
- Skilled in conflict resolution
- Adept at managing social media and online communication resources
- Open to new ideas
- Understand one’s place in the Body of Christ and work well with others
- Have a sense of humor, good boundaries, and self-differentiated
- Complete all required trainings: Safe Guarding God’s Children, Safe Guarding
- God’s People, Transgender Inclusion, and Dismantling Racism.
- Dedicated to maintaining a safe environment for children and youth
- Successfully complete a background check
- Education: A degree in Religious Education, Christian Education, or
- Education with extensive experience in a church setting; coursework in
pastoral care a plus, but not required
- Dedicated to being “Good News”
HOURS AND COMPENSATION
Work includes Sunday, weekly staff meetings, biannual staff retreat, and annual vestry/staff retreat. Must be available to work on Friday and/or Saturday as needed. Full-time position reports to the Rector. Salary is competitive with benefits: medical for one person, pension, professional
development, generous vacation time, and sick leave.
To apply send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Deadline to apply is March 7.
St. Simon’s Episcopal Church in Conyers, Georgia is Looking for a Part Time Parish Administrator
St. Simon’s Episcopal Church in Conyers seeks a part-time Parish Administrator to assist with running the daily affairs of our church. We want you to be excited about the work you do and conscientious about your performance. It helps if you love our people, because our people will love you. They can’t help themselves.
We want someone who thinks clearly and writes well because you’ll be responsible for our bulletin and some parish communications. Proficiency in ACS, MS Excel and Word are necessary. Knowledge of maintaining web sites, making Facebook posts, sending notices through MailChimp, and making telephone blasts sure would help. Some understanding of the Episcopal Church would shorten your learning curve.
Hours and Compensation
The position is for 19 hours per week. Unfortunately, there are no benefits at this time.
Please send your resume with references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Provide administrative support to the Rector, Vestry and church Staff.
- Provide a welcoming atmosphere for all who contact or visit the parish office.
- Work with the Rector and others to prepare content for Sunday and special service bulletins; prepare parish announcements.
- Maintain membership updates and data in our database.
- Manage network/computer issues and purchase of technical equipment.
- Coordinate and manage the church calendar and room assignments for all scheduled meetings, social activities, and other uses of buildings and property for internal and external groups.
- Prepare reports for Vestry and Diocese of Atlanta as needed.
- Maintain office equipment including telephone system, contracts, inventory.
- Order supplies for office and Staff as needed.
- Participate in weekly Staff meetings, preparing calendar before meeting.
- Answer phone calls for the main line of the Church.
- Prepare administrative budgets annually.
- Other duties as assigned by the Rector.
- Knowledge of liturgical church environment (Episcopal, Catholic, Lutheran or similar).
Proficiency with Constant Contact, Community Church Builder (database management), Microsoft Office 365.
- Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.
- Employment is contingent on a successful completion of criminal background screening.
- Personal and business references required.
- Required to complete Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People (prevention of sexual misconduct and child abuse in a Church setting).
Hours and Compensation
Part-time position for 25 hours per week, competitive salary commensurate with the experience and education of the applicant; the position includes retirement and vacation benefits.
Interested applicants please email your resume and two professional references to
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, known to many in the Jacksonville, Florida, community because of the fifty-year-old Day School, is looking for their next full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. Located in an historic neighborhood, canopied by oak trees, one block from the St. Johns River and blessed with a beautiful campus, committed adult volunteers and friendly parishioners, this church maintains a healthy balance of long-time generational members combined with those who are new to the Jacksonville community. Only 10 minutes away from downtown the best of all worlds meet here. Great restaurants, professional sports, cultural opportunities, recreation and the Atlantic Ocean are all close by. St. Mark’s is one of the largest churches in the Diocese of Florida and offers traditional and contemporary worship experiences on Sunday mornings. This is a church people choose to come back to after they have been away at college or relocated to another town. St. Mark’s has a solid strategic plan for the children’s ministry, developed with input from congregants and clergy, and is excited to find the right person to help implement it. Please apply by sending a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Please apply by sending a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is March 20.