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.

Laity Positions

Director of Public Engagement - Christ Church Preservation Trust

20 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Full Time

Barbara Hogue, Executive Director, Christ Church Preservation Trust, bhogue@christchurchphila.org. No phone calls please. 

Description

The Christ Church Preservation Trust (“CCPT”) seeks an experienced and passionate public
education professional, with dynamic public speaking skills, to partner with and support the
Executive Director and the Rector of Christ Church in all aspects related to education,
outreach and public engagement.
Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the CCPT Board’s Education
Committee, the Director of Public Engagement will be responsible for the development and
administration of dynamic programming relevant to existing audiences and committed to
growing our audience reach, with a focus on presenting Christ Church’s history with
professional accuracy, integrity, and truth-telling inspiration, including by bringing to the
fore themes concerning diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion.
The DPE will be responsible for expanding the scope of the CCPT’s public engagement,
establishing and nurturing both a national audience and community partnerships in strategic
ways, and designing programs that deepen the relationships with the wide-ranging
communities we serve and, most particularly, with Philadelphia public schools we hope to
more widely serve. The Director must balance the creative and intellectual process of
educational programming with duties associated with administration. The ideal candidate
will be curious and engaging, have broad historical perspective, and be able to engender
trust and a shared vision for inspiring and reaching wider communities while deepening our
local impact.
An active and dynamic parish with 400 members, Christ Church was founded in 1695 as a
provision of William Penn’s Charter. During its history, hosting members of the Continental
Congress during the American Revolution and Presidents George Washington and John Adams
in the first decade of the newly established Republic. Among early members were Benjamin and
Deborah Franklin, Betsy Ross, John Penn (William Penn’s grandson) and (with Franklin) signers
of the Constitution and of the Declaration of Independence, including Robert Morris, Benjamin
Rush, and Francis Hopkinson.
Dating to 1744, the current building has been cited as “our finest Early American church” and
one of the finest Georgian structures in America. Its steeple (completed in 1754), financed by a
lottery organized by Benjamin Franklin, is the work of Robert Smith, one of America’s earliest
architects. For 56 years, the Christ Church steeple was the tallest structure in North America, and
and remained tallest in Philadelphia for 119 years until 1873. Christ Church is a privately
managed historic site that is an official component of Independence National Historical Park.
Christ Church Burial Ground is located at 5th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia and is one of
America’s most unique Colonial and Revolution-era graveyards, with 1,400 markers on two
beautiful acres right in the heart of historic Philadelphia. The Burial Ground is the final resting
place of some of our most prominent leaders, including Benjamin Franklin and four other signers
of the Declaration of Independence.
Founded in 1963, the Christ Church Preservation Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose
mission is the preservation and protection of Christ Church historic properties and responsible
for the programs that welcome the general public for education and inspiration. With an
independent Board of Trustees and Executive Director, the Trust works closely with the Christ
Church Vestry and clergy.
The DPE will be responsible for forging a consensus vision, designing, building and
implementing the educational programming initiatives at the Church and the Burial Ground.
The DPE will cultivate strong relationships with Trust colleagues; provide thought
leadership regarding effective methods and dissemination of education and community
relations, with special attention relative to the history of the Church and of Philadelphia.
The DPE must possess a comprehensive understanding of professional standards and best
practices as established by the American Alliance of Museums and are expected to maintain
a genuine and deep commitment to historical accuracy, diversity and inclusion.
Primary Responsibilities:
The Director will hire and oversee training for up to 20 part-time educators and must be able
to communicate effectively with various constituent groups, have strong organizational and
operational skills, able to develop historically accurate, engaging and insightful curriculum,
and must be self-directed and a team player.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Curatorial Duties
• Develops the strategies for public engagement to meet the needs of existing audiences,
while simultaneously expanding audiences to engage a wider audience, particularly
with respect to the growth of younger and diverse attendees.
• Collaborate closely in the identification and cultivation of donors, and in the research
and application of grants designed to support the Trust’s vision for programming.
• Networks out to organizations in the area to invigorate programming partnerships
• Strategizes and contributes historical and thematically engaging content for the website,
digital outlets, and social media channels
Administrative Duties
• Management of staffing in public programs, educational programming, group tours,
sometimes including volunteers, docents, and interns.
• Oversees general operation, including ticket sales, overseeing the setting up and
preparing of cash register efficiencies and working with POS system.
• Works closely with Executive Director to ensure fulfillment of assigned strategic
initiatives, including educational content and annual program offerings
• Active member of staff and in overall management, attends meetings with Board
Trustees, representing the Trust effectively and with integrity in public forums.
• Examines and evaluates all programming efforts at the Church and the Burial Ground.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
• Degree in History or Museum Education preferred, with 5 years of public education
leadership experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be
considered
• Demonstrated management and administrative abilities
• Commitment to the best practices in public history education
• Excellent written and interpersonal skills; leadership ability, and proven ability to work
with a range of colleagues based on consensus building
• Excellent writing and public speaking abilities
• Experience with virtual programming, including live streaming and revenue models
associated with creating programs.
• Willingness to work nights and weekends when necessary and to organize key CCPT
events and program schedule
This is a full time regular, non-exempt position

PT Music Director - St. Luke's, Germantown

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 5421 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pa 19144

Part Time

If you would like to participate in our search and obtain additional details, please send an email explaining your interest to stlukesgermantown.music@gmail.com. Applications will only be received until May 15, 2021.

Description

We are a vibrant, welcoming Episcopal parish in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, and we have been serving this community for more than 200 years. We are a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Communion. We
worship in the “Anglo-Catholic” tradition, and you can find more information about our parish at our website, https://www.stlukesgermantown.com/

Our music program is rooted in the traditions of Anglican church music and African American hymns and spirituals. We are proud of our historic 1894 organ built by C.C. Michell. Our parish values a high-quality music ministry, which deepens our worship experience for the entire faith
community.

We are seeking qualified applicants for the position of part-time music director, who will lead our music program, which principally provides sacred music for Sunday services, for Holy Days, and for other parish celebrations.
Our music director serves as choirmaster and organist, and our ideal candidate will be a confident choral conductor with a desire to teach and work with musicians of all ages and abilities, a detail-oriented administrator, a kind and collegial pastoral presence, and a strong organist. They are expected to enhance our already vibrant music program, continue our traditions of excellence in organ and choral music, and enhance the spiritual growth of our parish--while being musically flexible and also willing to use our new audio-visual and live streaming capabilities.

Our music program includes the main St. Cecilia’s Choir, which consists of unpaid and professional singers, with weekly rehearsals and High Mass services. Our program also has included a bell choir and various forms of youth choirs, which the parish would like to see reinvigorated, as well as occasional professional vocal and instrumental soloists. We would like to explore expanding our music program to other formats that would extend beyond our main, more formal service.

If you would like to participate in our search and obtain additional details, please send an email explaining your interest to stlukesgermantown.music@gmail.com. Applications will only be received until May 15, 2021.

Senior Accountant - Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

23 E. Airy Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Full Time

Please send resume & pay requirements to senioraccountant@diopa.org.

Description

The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Senior Accountant 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 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 Senior Accountant is responsible for managing and controlling the accounting functions of the organization which include treasury, investments, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger, fixed assets, audits, financial reporting, & budgeting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare journal entries as needed.
• 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.
• Work with management and other departments to provide timely reviews and reports of the organization's financial status and progress within its various programs and activities.
• Prepare analyses and documents in preparation for the annual independent audits.
• Work closely with the Senior Accounting Specialist to ensure that position’s responsibilities are successfully achieved.
• Support Canon for Finance & Business as needed.

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

Required Competencies and Characteristics:
• Strong organizational skills
• High attention to detail to ensure accuracy.
• Strong sense of urgency and situational awareness.
• Team player with strong interpersonal skills.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.

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

Excellent benefit package including 403b supplemental pension with 10% employer contribution, life insurance, and short & long term disability insurance. Please send resume & pay requirements to senioraccountant@diopa.org.

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