Monday
Jul312017

Director -- Adelynrood, Byfield, MA (Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross)

POSITION: Director

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt (year-round, full time)

REPORTS TO: Companion-in-Charge (Chief Executive Officer)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director is responsible for and in charge of the day-to-day operations and maintenance of Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center, its staff, and its peripheral operations as well as ensuring the successful accomplishment of duties and obligations directly associated with the Society. This responsibility includes both a year-round staff and a seasonal summer (May-September) staff that supports both SCHC and Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center.

In concert with the Aims of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross (SCHC or The Society) the Director collaborates with the leadership of the Society to develop and carry out the organizational vision, mission, and goals of the Society.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of property management, operations, programming, and accounting, financial development, budget planning, and human resources. Financial reporting, both written and verbal, as well as a working knowledge of not-for-profit accounting is also requisite.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Human Resources (HR) 
    • In consultation with the Companion-in-Charge (C-in-C) and the Chairwoman of the Human Resources Committee, hires qualifed and experienced staff.
    • The Director trains, guides, supports, supervises, and coordinates the duties of staff and contract employees to ensure the tasks are carried out to their full potential, proficiently and in a timely and cost efficient manner.
    • Recognizes employees who meet or exceed expected levels of performance and implements immediate corrective procedures with those whose performance or conduct does not meet expectations.
    • Conducts annual performance appraisals in partnership with the C-in-C and the Chairwoman of the Human Resources Committe.
    • Ensures staff position descriptions are accurate and up to date.
    • Maintains knowledge of current HR laws and regulations and ensures that they are applied in all employee interactions. Ensures strict compliance with all federal, state, and local health and safety, licensing laws and other legal regulations applicable to the operation of the Society and Adelynrood. Maintains up-to-date, legally compliant personnel and payroll files. In accordance with Wage and Hour Laws, ensures accurate and on-time payroll and benefits. Immediately reports to the C-in-C and the Human Resources Committee Chairwoman any concerns, complaints and issues relating to compliance.
  • Accounting/Finance 
    • Administers/oversees approved budget and prepares, as required, daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for review with the C-in-C and Treasurer and those responsible for the various budget line items.
    • Ensures strict adherence to the approved budget and monitors expenditures of each department under his/her direction.
    • Manages, controls, and administers procurement functions and procedures to include approval of purchases, maintenance of appropriate records and accomplishment of an annual equipment and supply inventory as specfied within the approved budget.
    • Negotiates and/or monitors all facility and personnel service contracts.
    • Oversees the tracking of all incoming funds and donations, including in-kind, and ensures proper records and receipting processes to provide year-end tax documents.
    • Supports and provides requested documentation for financial audits. Stores, secures and creates a backup for all documentation as required.
    • Establishes and monitors procedures for recording sales and receiving money through the House Coordinator and Hostess desk, and periodic fundraising events.
    • Maintains communications with C-in-C regarding exceptional donations/contributions.
  • Administration 
    • Provides support and assistance to Companions and volunteers.
    • Ensures all areas of responsibility are integrated resulting in smootly running events, programs and meetings.
    • Develops and executes a plan for the advancement of purchases of I.T. hardware, software, and training.
    • Oversees communications prepared by or disseminated through the administrative office to various constituencies.
    • Reviews all insurance and other contracts for compliance and financial impact.
    • Develops and implements an effective instrument to gather and receive Companion and non-Companion feedback to ensure continuous improvement for services.
    • Attends SCHC business meetings and events as requested. Is consulted in plans to be carried out by the administrative office.
    • As needed and requested, provides input in the short- and long-term planning for Adelynrood and the Society.
    • To improve the efficiency of Adelynrood and Society operations, evaluates existing human resources policies and procedures and recommends improvements that reflect the needs of Adelynrood and SCHC.
  • Leadership and Public Relations/Marketing 
    • Maintains a professional relationship with the staff, Companions, volunteers, and guests at all times.
    • Maintains positive Companion, guest, employee relations both personally and through staff.
    • Collaborates with Program, Adelynrood Board (this includes Board Chairwomen), and staff to build an annual marketing plan.
    • Represents both Adelynrood and SCHC through membership in community, business, and faith-based organizations and by attending/hosting local gatherings.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Hospitality, or equivelent knowledge.
  • Three to five years staff management experience, including hiring, training and supervising staff.
  • Prior experience in the hospitality or public assembly industry preferred.
  • A through knowledge of, and proven record in, property management, operations, program and budget execution, and financial development.
  • Ability to positively interact with employees, Companions, volunteers, guests, vendors, and the general public.
  • Time management and leadership skills with abilty to schedule projects and help staff manage their time effectively.
  • Possesses excellent organizational, interpersonal, and listening skills.
  • Proficient in the use of wordprocessing, spreadsheet, presentation, and specialized data base software as well as email, social media, accessing the internal and external SCHC websites, and performing research and work-related tasks.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, and ability to work collabortively with all constituencies.
  • Ability to work a non-standard work week.
  • Possesses a valid, current driver’s license; must be bondable; must maintain Safe Church certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with frequent interruptions.

To apply: Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to katherineparadise@gmail.com. The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross is an equal opportunity employer; vets are encouraged to apply.

Monday
Jul312017

Office Manager -- Camp Capers, Waring, TX (Diocese of West Texas)

The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas is a dynamic, faith-based, non-profit organization. We are seeking a year round Office Manager for Camp Capers, our youth camp and retreat center located 45 minutes northwest of San Antonio, Texas on the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River. The Office Manager directs the overall business operation of the camp on a year-round basis, including camp and conference registrar, camp store, personnel record keeping, customer service, and financial records. The position involves considerable independent work as well as being an effective member of a team.

Qualifications include experience in business or office setting/ preferably within a camp situation. Knowledge of and experience in business: organization, ordering, inventory, cash management, and office equipment use. The position is a year round, salaried job with excellent benefits. To submit a letter of interest and resume or to inquire about the job description and more information, please contact David Griffin, Camp Capers Director, at david.griffin@dwtx.org.

Monday
Jul172017

Children & Family Ministries Coordinator -- St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA

The Children and Family Ministries Coordinator is a half-time position responsible for the development and implementation of the vision, strategy and tactical elements of all programs and activities related to Children and Family Ministries at Saint Mark’s, in collaboration with the Dean, Cathedral Canons and other formation leaders. The CFM Coordinator will provide leadership in educational and pastoral care initiatives for both SMC children and their parents. The CFM Coordinator serves as a key member of a Christian Formation team and will be supervised by the Cathedral Canon. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to employment@saintmarks.org. Full job description and requirements at saintmarks.org/employment.

Sunday
Jul022017

Director of Youth Ministries -- St. Columba's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

St. Columba’s is seeking an experienced full-time lay Director of Youth Ministries.

St. Columba’s is a vibrant, urban congregation committed to proclaiming the Gospel through worship and ministry, as individuals and as a congregation. Located in upper northwest Washington, DC, this is the largest parish in the Diocese of Washington with an ASA of 600. In 2016-2017, 110 youth (6th-12th Grade) were enrolled in Journey to Adulthood Sunday formation classes; 46 youth participated in summer service projects. St. Columba’s is both a neighborhood church and a center for the community. St. Columba's celebrates five services on Sunday mornings. Children and youth are at the heart of our community, with a nursery school, active Sunday School and Journey to Adulthood programs. Social outreach, music, adult formation, and education are also central to the parish.

Nature & Scope: The Director of Youth Ministries is a full time, core staff position sharing–with the rector, clergy and program staff–in the leadership of this congregation. S/he functions under the direct supervision of the rector. The Director of Youth Ministries is a pastor, teacher, evangelist, and administrator who works collegially with staff and parishioners to share the love of Christ, and to develop and implement offerings and programs that serve the overall mission of the church. The Director of Youth Ministries is expected to function at a very high level of personal and professional creativity, take initiative and responsibility for specific areas of ministry, and work collaboratively with others.

Essential Responsibilities: The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) leads a vibrant ministry with and for the youth of the church and the surrounding area that encourages faith in Jesus Christ, equipping them for ministry and mission, and training them to be leaders in their community. Essential responsibilities include inspiring youth to a life of faith, nurturing a community of mutual support, program development and oversight, leadership training, and administrative duties.

Youth Formation:

Direct the Journey to Adulthood formation program–includes three classes: Rite 13 (Middle School, normally split into two classrooms), J2A (early High School), and YAC (later High School). With guidance and support from the Youth Council, the DYM is responsible for program coordination, including but not limited to:

  1. Support of young people on their individual spiritual journeys
  2. Discern and recruit adult youth leaders annually
  3. Develop and implement leader training; provide ongoing support to leaders
  4. Adapt and supplement Journey to Adulthood curriculum as necessary and appropriate, with other available curricula or self-produced
  5. Provide parental support and education
  6. Organize, manage and facilitate all regular Journey to Adulthood activities, meetings, classes and events, including liturgical rites of passage and the J2A Pilgrimage
  7. Prepare youth candidates for baptism and confirmation
  8. Promote participation in diocesan, regional and national youth events; participate in diocesan and regional youth leader training opportunities

Youth Outreach:

The DYM is responsible for coordination, facilitation and support of all youth outreach opportunities, including but not limited to:

  1. SCAP–St. Columba’s Appalachia Project - coordinate annual Sr. High mission trip to West Virginia
  2. SON–Serving Our Neighbor - coordinate annual Middle School mission project in Washington, DC.
  3. ASP–Appalachia Service Project - support youth participation in annual Diocesan trip to Appalachia
  4. Kids4Peace–support a new interfaith initiative in partnership with Muslim and Jewish congregations

Youth Community:

With the help of parent coordinators, the DYM will facilitate opportunities for youth to build community, including but not limited to:

  1. Identify and support parent coordinators for each class
  2. Work with parent coordinators to design, promote, and manage events and activities that engage youth in building community

Other Responsibilities

  1. Maintain and manage all modes of communication for youth ministries, including weekly email updates targeted for each class; work with Director of Communications when parish-wide communication is needed
  2. With parent support, coordinate fundraisers as needed to support youth ministry projects
  3. Manage the budget for youth ministries
  4. Support other ministries at St. Columba’s that engage youth, including but not limited to acolytes, youth choirs, lay readers, ushers, etc.
  5. Be involved as a regular presence in the lives of our youth outside of the program; e.g., having lunch at schools, attending games, plays, etc.
  6. Other duties as assigned by the rector

Qualifications: We seek an individual whose love of Christ and personal gifts will inspire others; a person of prayer, personal integrity, and joy; who has a heart of compassion; is a good listener, avid learner and creative teacher; is a good model and teacher of the faith; has a natural ability to relate and work well with youth and their parents; an enthusiastic and engaged partner with staff and other parish leaders; and a deep sense of calling to youth ministry, eager to help this congregation grow into the fullness of our potential as children of God and as the body of Christ. A Bachelor's Degree, a minimum of three years’ parish youth ministry experience, and experience coordinating and executing mission trips with young people is preferred.

A competitive compensation package including full benefits is offered. Anticipated start date is late August 2017. Review of applications will begin mid-July.

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Paul Barkett, Chief Operating Officer, St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, at jobs@columba.org. In your cover letter, please address these questions (limit your response to each question to 300 words or less):

  1. Tell us about an experience of working with youth that felt just right–for them and for you. What made it work?
  2. When a young adult sets forth (“graduates”) from our youth ministry, what do you hope s/he will have received and take with them?
  3. Tell us about a project (of any sort) that you initiated that did not go as planned. What did you do about it, and what did you learn?
  4. Given the size and vibrancy of St. Columba’s, all clergy and staff need to function effectively amid numerous activities and constituencies. Tell us about an experience when you had to juggle competing demands to achieve your goal.

Full application instructions may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/StCsDYM.

Wednesday
Jun282017

Executive Director - Camp Mokule'ia - Wailua, HI (Diocese of Hawai'i)

Mission

Camp Mokule‘ia (a place of abundance), an historically sacred place of rest, recreation and renewal, is a ministry of the Episcopal church of Hawaii that inspires individuals and communities to connect with the goodness and blessings of all God’s Creation.

Description

Founded in 1947 by the Episcopal Church in Hawai‘i, Camp Mokule‘ia is located O‘ahu’s North Shore at the foot of the Waianae mountain range. Originally intended as a site for Episcopal church conferences and summer camps, it has transitioned to a year-round operation open to all interested individuals and groups, regardless of their faith or beliefs, serving more than 15,000 guests annually.

Its location fronting Kaiahulu Bay, with more than ¾ of a mile of beach is home to honu (sea turtles) and an occasional monk seal, offers a safe gather place to share physical and spiritual resources of land, sea, and sky of God’s creation.

Camp Mokule‘ia, is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership and oversight for overall operations, work collaboratively with the Board to develop and implement the mission and vision for  this year-round camp and conference center, located on ¾ mile beachfront and farm acreage at the base of the Waialae Mountain range. The Executive Director will insure safe, effective management of the camp land, facilities, personnel, & develop exciting programming for diverse groups, families, faith groups, and individuals. The E.D. should possess strong interpersonal and verbal skills; the ability to build trust, to communicate honestly with empathy, to implement systems, delegate, coach, & provide feedback; work independently and as part of a team; handle stressful situations with calm, rational, effective action.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Oversight of Camp Operations
  2. Oversight of Camp Personnel

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree in any area (B.A. or B.S.)

Experience

• 3-5 years of camp or retreat or teaching experience

• 3-year minimum of administrative camp experience

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

• Graduate Degree or equivalent post-graduate study

• 3-5 years Executive Director or Administrative experience

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience

Submit cover letter, contact information (email, telephone, postal address) for 2 work-related professional references, 1 character reference.

For more information and application visit campmokuleiahr@gmail.com

(ACA accredited and ECCC member)