Job Opportunities

Please contact Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph for information on transitions and vocational opportunities for clergy. Also included below are job listings for laity within the Diocese. Please contact Canon Jen Tucker to have yours listed.

Clergy Positions

Rector - Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge

Valley Forge National Historic Park

Full Time

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and OTM profile to the Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph, abenoitjoseph@diopa.org.

Description

Poised to enter into an exciting new chapter in the life of the parish, Washington Memorial Chapel is seeking a Rector uniquely qualified to partner with and lead the chapel as it continues to grow in its dual missions of worshiping God and honoring the legacy of George Washington.
Located in historic Valley Forge National Historical Park, the chapel sits on over 40 acres and hosts tens of thousands of visitors to its campus each year. Tourists and parishioners alike are captivated by the 115 year-old Gothic revival chapel, the 58-bell carillon tower, and the tree-lined serenity of the churchyard. All are welcome at one of the Chapel’s three weekend worship services, each grounded in the liturgical traditions of the Episcopal Church. An active and dedicated community of laity and staff supports a wide range of ministries, caring for those both within the parish walls and beyond.
The next rector will serve as pastor, spiritual leader, a key partner for the capital campaign, and engaging preacher with the ability to inspire all to live as followers of Jesus Christ, proclaiming the Gospel to the world.

The parish profile can be found at: http://wmchapel.org/

Rector - St. John's, Concord

576 Concord Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Full Time

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and OTM to Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph at abenoitjoseph@diopa.org .

Description

Saint John's Concord seeks an inspirational spiritual leader as their next rector. They are a congregation of over 600 members founded in 1702 and located on 15-acres in Glen Mills, PA. Saint John's is a heart friendly church where all are truly welcome. They engage the community through youth & adult education, fellowship opportunities, pastoral care and outreach both locally and in Guatemala.

Parishioners enthusiastically welcome newcomers and offer support to the congregation with time, talent and treasure. Their goal is to grow with intent; maintaining intimacy and reaching all generations through fellowship, to nurture spiritual growth and to be a welcoming community with a strong commitment to seeking, serving and growing in Christ.

The next rector will be a consensus-building leader who is personable, empathetic and accessible to their church family while they work together to discern God's call for the future of Saint John's Church.

PT Associate Rector for Children’s and Youth Ministries - Trinity, Swarthmore

Trinity Episcopal Church, Swarthmore

Part Time

The Rev Dr. Edward E. Thompson, rector, revted@trinity-swarthmore.org

Description

Hours: Half-time, with benefits

Areas of responsibility:

1) Coordination and oversight of education for children and youth
2) Liturgical visioning and planning for weekly, child-friendly Holy Eucharist, in collaboration with the Rector
3) Some preaching and pastoral care

Summary: The Associate Rector for Children’s and Youth Ministries provides clergy leadership for all children’s and youth ministries as relates to Christian formation in educational and liturgical settings. This position involves delivery of the Youth Ministries program, both directly and through coordination of volunteers, and clergy support for the Coordinator of Children’s Ministries. Reporting directly to the Rector, the Assistant Rector will be invited to join in the rotation of preaching at other services and share in other responsibilities, as time allows.

Areas of Responsibility: The Assistant Rector for Children’s and Youth Ministries shall do the following:

In relation to liturgy,
• Refine the vision for the weekly, child-friendly, “9:15 am” Holy Eucharist, in collaboration with the rector and lay leaders as appointed by the rector. This Eucharist currently serves approximately 50-60 people weekly, September through May;
• Plan and oversee execution of the weekly 9:15am Holy Eucharist (Sept.-May), including coverage of preaching or message time and, in collaboration with music staff and volunteers, musical decisions;
• Plan and execute occasional special liturgies, such as the yearly, Sunday morning Liturgical Breakfast, the yearly Rite 13 ceremony, and liturgical offerings in connection with youth group meetings;
• Support incorporation of youth into the 8am and 11am services, as appropriate, to include acolyte service; and
• Take part in the rotation of preaching and presiding at the 8am and 11am weekly services.

In relation to Youth Ministries beyond liturgy,
• Take a lead role in articulating theology to inform programming for and about youth;
• Take a lead role, in collaboration with the Rector, Committee, and others as invited, in developing an overall strategy and implementation plan for youth ministry;
• Plan and execute weekly, Sunday-morning middle school class, either directly or through oversight of volunteers;
• Provide organizational support for ongoing youth ministries with in-place volunteer leadership, including:
o the monthly, Sunday-morning food ministry; and
o non Sunday-morning activities that provide opportunities for relationship-building and spiritual reflection;
• Plan and execute the yearly youth trip, which currently alternates annually between a service trip and pilgrimage;
• Develop additional opportunities for youth to gather, in particular with a focus on faith-development;
• Work with volunteers to reformulate a confirmation program;
• Meet with Rector and parish staff, as needed; and
• Communicate with youth, their parents, and the parish at large about plans and activities.

In relation to Children’s Ministries beyond liturgy,
• Provide theological support to the Coordinator of Children’s Ministries (CCM);
• Collaborate with the CCM to develop an integrated program for Children’s and Youth Ministries; and
• Collaborate with the CCM to provide support to families with children spanning the age brackets or approaching the transition from childhood to teenage-hood.


Start date: By September 1, 2020

Initial application deadline: May 4, 2020. Subsequently, applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Contact: The Rev Dr. Edward E. Thompson, rector
revted@trinity-swarthmore.org

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Laity Positions

Nursery School Director - All Hallows, Wyncote

All Hallows Episcopal Church, Wyncote

Full Time

Sherry Geoghan, Parish Administrator, 215.885.1641, sgeoghan@allhallowswyncote.org

Description

Overview:
The Director leads Preschool staff in carrying out the mission of the school, working collaboratively with the AHENS Board, church vestry, Rector, Preschool parents, and staff.

AHENS is a ministry of All Hallows Episcopal Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, actively serving children and families in our community for more than 50 years. The Preschool welcomes children of all denominational and spiritual backgrounds. Current enrollment is 44 students. AHENS is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and offers early childhood education programs for children age 2 – 5.

The goal of our program is to provide age-appropriate experiences that stimulate children’s interest in God’s world in an environment where each child can fully develop his or her spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, and social skills.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, or elementary education
• Three (3) to five (5) years of classroom teaching experience
• At least one (1) year of supervisory or program administration experience
• Conversant in and practicing the Christian faith
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
• Proven leadership, managerial and organizational skills
• Track record of being flexible, approachable and inspiring positive collaboration
• Demonstrated ability to relate sensitively to children, parents and staff
• Openness to, and interest in, the spiritual formation of children
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Requirements:
• Must hold Pennsylvania Certificate as Nursery /Kindergarten Teacher for private schools. If applicant has a public-school certificate in elementary or early childhood, they will be able to apply for a private certificate through the PA Department of Education.
• Necessary Clearances include Pennsylvania criminal and child abuse background checks, as well as FBI clearance and Act 168 disclosure.
• Must have three letters of reference from previous employers stating experience in educational administration, supervisory, teaching, and other educational activities, indicating the location and length of service for each.

Basic Duties and Job Responsibilities:
The Director is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Preschool, including curriculum development, staff hiring and management, marketing and communication, recruitment and enrollment, parent relations, budget development and oversight, and purchasing of supplies and equipment. The position requires supervisory, leadership, and communication skills along with a warm and nurturing personality.
• Plan, organize, direct, manage, supervise, and teach programs for preschool-age children.
• Work to facilitate positive relations among Preschool staff, parents and the parish.
• Prepare Board meeting agenda and attend monthly meetings.
Program Development:
• Maintain, develop, or modify curriculum to meet the needs of children enrolled in the school.
• Remain current on best practices in early childhood education.
• Work with Preschool Board to develop long-term plans to facilitate the growth of the school.
• Collaborate with AHENS Board to define policies of admission, attendance, tuition and educational goals.
• Establish all necessary policies, procedures or rules regarding the operation of the school.
Staff Supervision/Employee Relations:
• Oversee and assist the staff in administering, planning and evaluating activities and lesson plans that adhere to developmentally appropriate learning.
• Hold monthly staff meetings and mediate minor disagreements.
• Coordinate recruitment and hiring to fill staff vacancies. Arrange for substitute help for the staff.
Administration:
• Handle day-to-day operation of the Preschool, including determination of all schedules, assignment and placement of preschool staff, and utilization of classroom space and resources.
• Ensure compliance with licensing requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education and serve as primary point of contact with the Department of Education.
• Plan and implement staff First Aid and CPR trainings.
• Manage all aspects of student admission.
• Collaborate with parish to develop marketing, advertising and recruitment plans as needed to maintain optimal school enrollment.
• Conduct tours for prospective families and organize marketing and enrollment materials.
• Maintain full records pertaining to the operation of the school.
Fiscal Responsibilities:
• Work with Accounting Warden to prepare an annual budget for approval by the Vestry.
• Manage creation and issuing of monthly tuition invoices and collection of monthly tuition payments, registration fees, and activity fees.
• Handle purchasing of routine equipment, supplies, and snacks.
• Prepare and submit monthly payroll to AHENS’ accountant.
Communication and Leadership:
• Develop a strong rapport with All Hallows’ Rector, church staff, and Board.
• Communicate effectively with school parents and staff, prospective families, Board, and parish to promote understanding and support of the school’s ministry. Encourage feedback regarding programs and activities.
Hours: Full time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM during the school year;
flexible hours during month prior to start of the school year.
Preferred Start Date: 7/1/2020
Benefits: Health coverage available
Paid days off
Pension
Apply by Email to sgeoghan@allhallowswyncote.org
Application must include: Cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference

Ministry Associate - St. Martin’s in Field, Chestnut Hill

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St Martins Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Full Time

The Very Rev. Jarrett Kerbel at jkerbel@stmartinec.org

Description

The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields is seeking a lay or ordained person to lead our Children, Family, Youth and Young Adult programming. We are looking for someone with a passion for sharing the Good News with children, families, youth and young adults. Do you wake up in the morning eager to do ministry with children, youth, families and young adults? Then this job is for you.

The successful candidate will be heartfelt in their faith, highly relational in their approach to ministry, an effective organizer and a proven developer of programming. At St. Martins we follow a collaborative approach to ministry; successful ministries are developed through mutual cooperation between staff and our highly engaged and talented lay ministers. We are looking for a team member who builds up leaders and teams for effective ministry.
While the focus of the position is children, youth, families and young adults, the job may be tailored to match other gifts for ministry held by the applicant. For example, we would love to branch out into campus ministry with three local colleges. Or, if liturgy is your passion, liturgy planning and supervision of liturgical ministries could also be included in the job description. Lay or ordained applicants may expect to preach, lead liturgies, teach, welcome newcomers and engage in our Becoming Beloved Community work.

The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields is an equal opportunity employer with a special interest in developing leadership which better reflects our growing neighborhood and congregational diversity. We affirm and celebrate LGBTQI+ people at St. Martins. We welcome all applicants.
Interested applicants should cover letter and resume to The Very Rev. Jarrett Kerbel at jkerbel@stmartinec.org.

Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant - St. Thomas', Whitemarsh

St. Thomas Church, 7020 Camp Hill Road Fort Washington, PA 19034

Full Time

Tamika Rodriquez, tamika@stthomaswhitemarsh.org

Description

Position: Bookkeeper – Administrative Assistant
FLSA: Nonexempt Administrative Professional
Reports to: Parish Administrator

Position Description:
The bookkeeper – administrative assistant is responsible for establishing accounts and posting financial transactions to ensure the financial records of the organization are accurate and in compliance with legal requirements. The bookkeeper also performs routine financial calculations and general ledger entries. The bookkeeper may also check the accuracy of calculations performed by other employees.
Administrative duties encompass a variety of tasks, working closely with the Parish Administrator to provide a welcoming and helpful presence in the parish offices.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Qualifications:
Education:
• High school diploma or equivalent; Associates Degree in Accounting preferred.
Experience:
• 3-5 years general accounting and finance experience
• Familiarity with ACS/Realm Software; Quickbooks
• Data entry with attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness
• Developing and maintaining records in compliance with Statements of Finance and Accounting Standards
• Conducting research and analyzing information
• Maintaining confidentiality
Specific Duties:
Bookkeeping
• Operates computer programs with accounting software to create and maintain a chart of accounts, record, store and analyze information.
• Checks figures, postings and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy and proper codes.
• Classifies, records and summarizes numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.
• Debits, credits and totals accounts in computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
• Receives, records and banks cash, checks and vouchers.
• Complies with federal, state and company policies, procedures and regulations.
• Compiles statistical, financial, accounting or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses.
• Codes documents according to procedures.
• Reconciles or notes and reports discrepancies found in records
• Prepare and implement payroll
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
• Performs other duties as directed by supervisor

Administrative
• Respond to requests for information and resources via email, telephone, and in-person visits
• Place orders for supplies and equipment as authorized
• Pick up mail from P/O Box & drop off outgoing mail
• Sort all incoming mail
• Assist with seasonal bulk mailing
• Maintain parish directory - Realm
• Enter weekly pledges - Realm
• Create quarterly pledge letters - Realm
• Create YTD pledge letters – Realm
• Assist with correspondence to various ministries
• Maintains filing system

Knowledge and Skills
• Financial Management
• Ethical Conduct
• Thoroughness
• Performance Management
• Excel, Word, Database Maintenance
• Attention to detail
Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Work Environment
This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Physical Demands
This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Resumes can be sent to tamika@stthomaswhitemarsh.org

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