Friday
Jun082018

Young Adult Ministry Coordinator -- Diocese of Western North Carolina

The Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina comprises the western third of the state of North Carolina. Its jurisdiction is comprised of 28 counties and 70 congregations and worshiping communities. The Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlin was elected in 2016 and serves as the current Bishop.

Position Summary: The Young Adult Ministry Coordinator engages in ministry with young adults (post-high school, including college students through late 20’s) in Boone and the surrounding areas through work with the Episcopal Presbyterian Campus Ministry, the local Episcopal Churches and the ministry of 3rd Place. The coordinator will work in collaboration with the Presbyterian college minister and the student leadership team to plan and facilitate college ministry meetings. The Coordinator will also oversee 3rd Place, a nontraditional ministry, that strives to reach young adults and community members who consider themselves more spiritual than religious and who many never enter a church building. The coordinator strives to create communities that live into the call to be the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.

Employment Classification: Full-time lay position

Accountability: The Young Adult Ministry Coordinator (Boone Area) is an employee of the Diocese, a member of the Bishop's staff, and reports to and is responsible to the Missioner for Youth and Young Adults.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

Building Christian Community with college students:

  • Work with the Presbyterian Episcopal Campus Ministry leadership team to cultivate the qualities of open, affirming, and radical welcome that defines PECM Ministry;
  • has an active and consistent presence on campus to educate young adults about the opportunities for spiritual growth that are provided by PECM community;
  • networks and collaborates with other college minister in the local area and the wider Episcopal church;
  • strives to create personal relationships with the young adults at Appalachian State University through regular contact, outside of the weekly gathering, that adhere to safe church policies;
  • plans and leads one overnight retreat and one regional or international mission focused trip each academic calendar year;
  • plans weekly meeting in collaboration with the PECM leadership team;

Building Christian Community with young adults:

  • recruits and coordinates with community partners for monthly local outreach events;
  • plans and organizes events that speak to and nurture the spiritual needs of young adults;
  • develops opportunities for young adults to response and process unfolding events in the world;
  • manages and actively post social media outlets;
  • listens to the young adults in the local community;
  • attends one service per month at each partnership church;
  • supports, engages, and connects with young adults in the partnership churches to build community;
  • educates themselves on the current issues and trends that speak to young adults;
  • Young Adult Ministry Coordinator Boone, NC

Building Christian Community through 3rd Place:

  • Create opportunities for lectures, films, discussion sessions, and similar events for hosting conversations about topics such as environmental sustainability, food scarcity and poverty, homelessness, and other matters of social justice, as well as provide opportunities for interfaith dialog and worship, engaging with LGBTQ concerns, supporting racial justice, and providing opportunities for dialog across divides;
  • Schedule events that celebrate artistic and musical expression such as art shows, concerts, and other events that relate to the mission of 3rd Place;
  • Schedule and post space use of 3rd Place on the calendar;
  • Follow up with community groups, prior to their event, to confirm date and time and to collect signed 3rd Place Space Use Agreement;
  • Check to make sure that the space is clean and organized after each event and ready for subsequent events;
  • Have regularly scheduled open hours for students and the community to use the space; The Ideal candidate will have these qualities:
    • A joyful sense of God’s abundant love demonstrated by an open, warm, outgoing, and energetic approach to and appreciation of all people, members of the campus ministry and the larger community;
    • Ability to build relationships with diverse populations;
    • Ability to communicate through multiple media platforms;
    • A respect for and appreciation of young adults;
    • A commitment to engage young adults and the larger community, to develop relationships and nurture spiritual growth;
    • The ability to work collaboratively with students, clergy, lay leaders, community leaders and ministers from other denominations;
    • A commitment to social justice;

Education/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or necessary experience; Preference will be given to those with primary or secondary degrees in a religious studies, psychology, and social work.
  • Background in either ministry, community organizing, social work or higher education;

Professional Expectations:

  • Communicate clearly and regularly in writing, verbally and on social media;
  • Organize effectively;
  • Respect confidentiality;
  • Monitor the budget and submit monthly bills to the Diocese;

Work Environment:

  • Requires a flexible schedule; willingness to work weekends and evenings;
  • Must be able to attend meetings and events in Boone and the surrounding area;
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently

Resumes with cover letters can be emailed to Canon Augusta Anderson at canonaugusta@diocesewnc.org. We will keep the posting open until June 15.

Monday
Apr232018

Youth Minister -- Epiphany of Seattle, Seattle, WA (Diocese of Olympia)

Epiphany Parish of Seattle is seeking a full-time Youth Ministry Convener who will lead and grow its youth ministry by developing and living into Epiphany’s Formation Goals:

  • Educate youth about Christianity, the Bible, the Kingdom of God, liturgy, and Jesus;
  • Engage youth in the wonder and beauty of the liturgy;
  • Challenge youth to be their best selves living into the person God created them to be;
  • Weave youth into the life of Epiphany to create an intergenerational community where they are loved and valued, so they will know where to find community and a spiritual home throughout their lives;
  • Create the structure, opportunity, and environment for youth to fall in love with God;
  •  Give youth the capacity to articulate their faith and to invite others.

Job Qualifications

  • Capacity and flexibility to enhance and develop a broad range of program offerings that challenge, invite, and develop Christian faith and a sense of community to the youth (6th – 12th grade) of Epiphany;
  • Love and delight in the faith development of youth;
  • Strong Christian beliefs and some understanding of the Episcopal Church;
  • Know the story of Jesus, and be able to help young people translate and integrate the life and work of Jesus into their own lives;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and complete numerous tasks under time constraints.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate professionally with a diverse group of church staff, youth, parents, parishioners, other churches, and community organizations;
  • Ability to recruit and develop adult volunteers to assist in the curriculum and formation of Epiphany youth;
  • Good knowledge of common computer hardware and software programs, and strong social media skills;
  •  Understand basic marketing and fundraising principles;
  • Ability to develop and maintain budget; and
  • Maintain a safe environment.

Send application, resume, references, questions to: hr@epiphanyseattle.org. No phone calls please.

Monday
Apr232018

Assistant Chef -- Camp Stevens, Julian, CA (Diocese of Los Angeles)

Camp Stevens is hiring an assistant chef who has a passion for preparing nourishing and delicious food for groups of up to 100. This is a unique opportunity for an organized, self-motivated and independent person who enjoys working with people in a natural setting to learn and grow in a professional, community based and environmentally conscious camp kitchen.

The assistant chef is responsible for assisting the food services director in the day-to-day operation of the camp kitchen including regular food preparation and baking, supervision of staff, maintaining health department standards and meeting the standards of accreditation for the American Camp Association.

Job Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have two years’ experience in a commercial kitchen and an interest in learning about sustainable food management. This individual must take initiative, working in a structured as well as creative environment, which caters to a variety of populations, from formal adult events to the summer camp kids and staff. Applicants must also have or have the ability to obtain a food handlers card and First Aid and CPR certification.

Submit cover letter and resume to Sierra@campstevens.org. Please no phone calls. Qualified applicants will be asked to complete an in-depth Camp Stevens application. Please note that three letters of reference will be due by the application deadline.

Monday
Apr232018

Assistant Youth Minister -- The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA

Under the supervision of the Canon for Education and the Director of Youth Ministries, the Assistant Youth Minister will work closely with the Director of Youth Ministries, to nurture relationships with youth; design and lead programs (like EYC); teach Bible studies and Sunday school; coach acolytes; and assist with special events, retreats, and trips. Training in Godly Play, the main curriculum in our children’s programs, will be provided.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate as a full member of the Cathedral of St. Philip staff and community
  • Attend regular programs (Sunday School, EYC, Bible Study, High-School Breakfasts, Wednesday dinners, etc.) 
  • Lead weekly EYC programming
  • Assist in leading and planning Bible Study
  • Help with special family events (Shrove Tuesday dinner, Ash Wednesday Family Service, Blessing of Backpacks, etc.)
  • Lead the Youth Acolytes during the 8:45 and 11:15 services
  • Serve as a pastoral presence to youth, engaging them through text, card, call, or by attending sporting events, plays, concerts, or lunch
  • Maintain social media accounts for the Youth Ministry Programs
  • Participate in professional development and continuing education opportunities, including book studies with the whole Education team

Requirements:

  • Complete Safeguarding God's Children training
  • Pass a background check Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Interest in working with youth
  • Ability to work on a team and communicate with others
  • Availability on Sundays and some evenings (with Fridays off)
  • Preferred:
    • Experience in working with Youth
    • Background in The Episcopal Church

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to mpaul@stphilipscathedral.org.

Thursday
Mar222018

Director -- Sandscrest Retreat Center, Diocese of West Virginia (Wheeling, WV)

Director of the Sandscrest Retreat Center

Mission

The Sandscrest Foundation seeks to advance the educational, scientific, religious, charitable or other public benevolent use of its facilities, in keeping with benefactor Harry Sands' vision for his farm and adjoining property.

Accountability

The Sandscrest Retreat Center is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia.  The Director is an employee of the Sandscrest Foundation, Inc.. The ministry of the Director is conducted in conjunction with, and under the direction of, the Sandscrest Board of Directors. The Director shall implement board policies, keep the board informed and updated regarding all operations of Sandscrest, and serve as an ex officio member of the Board. The Director shall participate in the development of the Board of Directors in a manner that will enhance the overall decision-making with board members. In coordination with the Board of Directors, the Director will provide recommendations to the Bishop for the enhancement and improvement of Sandscrest operations and facilities in an ongoing manner.

Administration

The Director is responsible for the operation of Sandscrest’s facilities and its business administration. The Director will work with the Board of Directors in the development of an operating budget. The Director is also responsible for:

  • enforcement of policies established by the Board of Directors
  • fund-raising and grant writing opportunities
  • ensuring all diocesan audit rules are met
  • scheduling and coordinating all site activities and events
  • managing the rental properties and farming lease
  • preparing or supervising the preparation of required reports, records, lists, and all other paperwork
  • efficient maintenance and safekeeping of all records and important papers
  • providing orientation for new staff members and an annual refresher training session for all staff members on the operations and policies in force at Sandscrest
  • ensuring successful personnel background checks are conducted, completed, and on file
  • employing, directing, and supervising Sandscrest staff and adjunct personnel, including the management of business affairs related to their employment
  • ensuring all interactions with staff and persons utilizing Sandscrest are handled with discretion, tact, and courtesy

Center Programs

The Director will closely monitor all program activities conducted at Sandscrest to ensure compliance with applicable standards of expectations and safety whether groups are from within or outside the diocese.

The Director will:

  • participate, with the Board, in visioning
  • immediately suspend any activity that is deemed, in the Director’s opinion, to be harmful or potentially harmful to person or property
  • ensure proper training is provided to all personnel as required by current state and county ordinances, The Episcopal Church canons, and diocesan canons and policy
  • maintain accurate records for event attendance and utilization of Sandscrest resources
  • ensure that either the Director, or designee, is readily available on-site at all times when facilities are in use

Marketing and Promotion

In conjunction with and as directed by the Board of Directors, the Director is responsible for identifying and developing marketing opportunities in the Diocese of West Virginia, our neighboring diocese and the dioceses of Province III. Publicity and promotion is to be directed foremost to Episcopal, ecumenical, and other not-for-profit groups. Of special concern is increasing the visibility of Sandscrest in the life and mission of the diocese. The Director shall:

  • be prepared to make, at the invitation of the Bishop, an annual presentation at Diocesan Convention, reporting the activities of Sandscrest and promoting its programs and use by the parishes represented at convention
  • seek an invitation to the convention of the Dioceses of Pittsburgh, Ohio, and Southern Ohio for the purpose of exhibiting and promoting the Sandscrest Retreat Center
  • at a minimum, make a visit to each of the deaneries annually, making a presentation promoting Sandscrest and parish retreat opportunities
  • submit an article of interest for potential publication in each Dayspring issue
  • Build and enhance effective relationships within Wheeling, the diocese and region
  • Serve as effective public spokesperson and “face” consistently and frequently

Physical Facilities and Operations

The Director is responsible for the proper maintenance, cleanliness, security, and inventory of all buildings, equipment, and grounds. The Director is responsible for taking prudent measures in all aspects of hospitality including lodging, food service, budgeting, personnel supervision, and purchasing. The Director will ensure that standards are in compliance with applicable state and county regulations and statutes.

Compensation: The Director’s amenities include: salary, health insurance, vacation commensurate with tenure, retirement, and business travel reimbursement. The Board of Directors would give emphasis to applicants who are active, faithful church members and have a college degree. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates will need to undergo a background check and a drug test before being hired.

All interested persons should forward a current resume to The Rev. Mark E. Seitz, mseitz@stmatts.com and to The Rt. Rev. William M. Klusmeyer, mklusmeyer@wvdiocese.org. The deadline for accepting resumes is June 15, 2018.