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

Associate Priest for Parish Life and Outreach - St. Paul's, Chestnut Hill

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 22 E Chestnut Hill Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Full Time

Feel free to get in touch with him at 903-271-3204 or at erichungerford@stpaulschestnuthill.org


Description

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church strives to be a welcoming, inclusive, diverse, multi-generational parish. It is a parish of talented, creative, and dedicated parishioners seeking to make a difference in the community. St. Paul’s has a rich history, a renowned music program, and a heart for outreach. St. Paul’s seeks an energetic, loving, and faithful priest to serve as Associate for Parish Life and Outreach.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work closely in a trusting relationship with the Rector of St. Paul’s, the Rev. Eric P. Hungerford
• Regular participation in the sacramental life of the parish
o Sunday Eucharists
o Preaching at least once per month
o Officiating at Evensongs and other Special Services
• Regular participation in the pastoral life of the Parish
o Share “On-Call” Pastoral Care Emergency Duties with the Rector
o Share Pastoral Visit Duties with the Rector
• Oversee Parish Life
o Nourish the Spiritual Lives of the Young People and Families at St. Paul’s
o Oversee CYF (Children, Youth, and Family) Ministries of the Parish – which include but are not limited to:
 Godly Play Program
 SPY (St. Paul’s Youth)
 Assist with Chorister and Cherub Choir Rehearsal Night
 “Parent’s Exchange” (A parent sharing forum on Sunday mornings)
o Help to Vision, Spearhead, Organize Community Events that open our campus up to our neighborhood, such as:
 Seasonal Festivals
 Film Series & Discussions
 Live Music Events
o Help to Support and Underscore the Existing Diversity of the Congregation and help the congregation to grow in diversity
o Help to build a program/curriculum for Middle School and High School-aged members of the community
o Help to Foster and Support new ideas to engage children, youth, and families in their faith Journeys.
• Oversee Outreach
o Interface on a regular basis with the Outreach committee of St. Paul’s
o Support on-going outreach relationships and Initiatives, strengthen relationships with Community Partners, and identify new opportunities for collaboration
 Face to Face Germantown
 Interfaith Hospitality Network
o Increase number of Parishioners engaged in Outreach
o Reimagine Relationship with Diocese of North Dakota and possibly help to lead pilgrimages there. (St. Paul’s has a historical relationship with congregations on Standing Rock and the Dakotas going back to the 19th Century)
o Help to build new outreach initiatives
 For example: After School Program for Neighborhood Children
• Homework Help/Musical Education
o Help to move St. Paul’s toward being a more “missionally focused” congregation
 Working to coordinate more events and activities outside the four walls of the church
 Helping St. Paul’s to be known and recognized in the community and neighborhood as a place of radical welcome.

Associate Priest for Lifelong Discipleship - St. Thomas', Whitemarsh

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh

Full Time

To apply: Please send resume or c.v. with cover letter to:

The Rev. Emily Richards, Priest in Charge;

erichards@stthomaswhitemarsh.org.

Description

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh has always been far more than a 48-acre hilltop populated with historic buildings and beautiful landscapes.
It is a blessed, beloved sanctuary, stewarded by faithful people who have found a home for prayer, study, fellowship and service. It is a community of people who strive to grow in the knowledge and love of God and to equip ourselves, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to serve in the name of Christ wherever we find ourselves. This holy hill and the inspiration and resources that emanate from it draws people from near and far of all ages and stages in life, varied perspectives, sexual orientations, physical abilities, and financial means.

We have experienced significant change over the past few years due to Covid and transitions in clergy leadership. However, under the energetic and seasoned leadership of our new Priest in Charge we are ready to take hold of the future that God has store in for us.

We seek to call a priest who will partner with us to re-envision our ministries of faith formation and who will share in our journey of faith through pastoral care, worship, and service. Our associate will be a servant leader with a joyous faith, a love for God and God’s Church, and a devotion to serving God’s people. They will be a creative leader who is excited about exploring innovative ways in which to live out our lifelong discipleship as followers of Jesus Christ. Finally, our associate will be a person of deep prayer who is passionate about inviting others into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer and study.

Skills and Gifts for Ministry
• A commitment to work collaboratively and creatively with fellow staff, clergy and lay people
• A mature understanding of one’s gifts for ministry with a call to support others in discovering and sharing their gifts for ministry
• An interest in and commitment to new approaches in connecting with families, youth and children
• Tends to one’s own spiritual health and growth while helping others cultivate theirs
• A willingness to lead in times of change and transition
• Outstanding communication skills and proficiency in information technology
• A love for developing relationships with people of all ages
• A self-starter, who has a sense of humor, and an authenticity in sharing their own faith journey with the people they serve

Responsibilities and Expectations
• Cultivating disciples of all ages: planning, leading, and teaching Christian formation
• Teaching, equipping and empowering lay leaders to help with the ministry of formation
• Assisting Priest in Charge with liturgical leadership
• Preaching and presiding at the Holy Eucharist
• Primary pastor and staff liaison with the Preschool
• Providing pastoral care for all ages, especially among our families
• Preparing for and presiding at weddings, funerals, and baptisms
• Supporting and contributing to parish communications, including social media
• Participating in weekly staff meetings
• Participating in regular supervision with the Priest in Charge
• Participating in the congregational life of the parish
• Participating in the life and ministry of the Montgomery Deanery and the Diocese of Pennsylvania

Support, Salary and Benefits
• This is a full-time position.
• Stipend and housing allowance provided according to compensation guidelines for assisting clergy in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.
• One month of vacation, two weeks of continuing education
• Other standard clergy benefits, including family leave, health and dental insurance, and retirement plan (Church Pension Fund).

To learn more about St. Thomas’, Whitemarsh please visit: https://www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org/

FT Rector - Church of the Advent, Kennett Square

Church of the Advent, Kennett Square

Full Time

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

Description

Church of the Advent, Kennett Square is a congregation who joins together for worship, service, and fellowship. They are proud to carry on the traditions that have made them a vibrant parish for many years. They are also a forward-looking parish committed to making Christ visible in their community and the world. They have been servicing Kennett Square and the surrounding communities for over 135 years.
Church of the Advent is currently receiving names for their next rector. Learn more from their Parish Profile here:
https://www.adventks.org

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Laity Positions

PT Childcare Worker - The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square

The Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Part Time

If interested, please contact Rachel Gardner at rgardner@htrit.org with relevant experience. 

Description

The Church of the Holy Trinity is looking for Sunday morning help with care for our youngest children.

Are you a college student home on break for the summer? Older high school student looking for a weekend job? Grandparent who just loves to hold babies? We’re looking for someone who is consistent, responsible, and enjoys working with children.

$20-$25/hour depending on experience. About 4-6 hours per week.

Must be fully vaccinated and pass background checks required by the state of PA and the church.

If interested, please contact Rachel Gardner at rgardner@htrit.org with relevant experience.

PT Caretaker - St. Mary's, Ardmore

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 36 Ardmore Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

Part Time

For questions or to apply, please contact the Rev. Sean Lanigan at fr.sean.lanigan@gmail.com.  Please send a letter of interest and a resume, if applying.

Description

Caretaker of Buildings, Grounds, and Community (Sexton)

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore is seeking someone who loves old buildings, loves people, and cares deeply about community building to serve as our next Caretaker of Buildings, Grounds, and Community. The Caretaker will be responsible for regular interior cleaning around our campus, light repairs, some outdoor groundskeeping, and management of outside contractors and vendors. The Caretaker also provides operational support for the Ardmore Food Pantry and coordinates hospitality (table and chair set-up; refreshment set-up and clean-up) for the worshiping congregation on Sunday mornings.

The Caretaker will often be the first point of contact for people visiting our campus, and as such, a friendly, outgoing, relationally-oriented person is most likely to enjoy and excel in this role. Our campus is home not only to our worshiping congregation but also to a food pantry, a daycare center (cleaned by an outside service), 12-step groups, people who rent our hall and classrooms, and people visiting loved ones interred in our Memorial Garden. The Caretaker is expected to welcome and assist all who use our campus with equal regard. The Caretaker need not share our religious perspective but should be sympathetic to it and aligned with our basic values.

St. Mary’s is LGBTQ affirming and is striving toward becoming fully anti-racist. We expect our next Caretaker to actively support our passion for inclusion and diversity.

Preferred Background and Experience –
Ideally, candidates would have some experience with professional-level cleaning, as cleaning is a significant part of this role. Strong handyperson and groundskeeping skills are also preferred. This role does involve some email and phone communication, so strong communication skills are also desired.

Physical Requirements —
Ability to safely lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods; ability to climb stairs and ladders; ability to bend, stoop, and twist; general physical endurance and agility.

Hours —
Sunday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (to coincide with worship)
Monday-Thursday: about 4 hours on campus each day; schedule is flexible and negotiable.

Compensation —
Time commitment is 20 hours per week with a salary range of $18,720-22,880 per year, plus a 5% employer contribution to a 403B retirement plan and up to an additional 4% match for employee contributions. No health benefits are available for this position. Performance will be reviewed annually and any raises will be contingent on job performance. Additional hours may be available in the future.

Vacation and Sick Leave —
After serving as Caretaker for six months, and following a successful performance review, the Caretaker will be eligible for 40 hours of paid vacation per year (including no more than 4 Sundays). Like all St. Mary’s contract employees, the Caretaker will have up to 10 paid sick days available per year.

Background Checks —
Finalist will be required to submit a Pennsylvania Criminal History Background Check and a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance.

To Apply

For questions or to apply, please contact the Rev. Sean Lanigan at fr.sean.lanigan@gmail.com. Please send a letter of interest and a resume, if applying. Thank you!

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