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

Fulltime Interim Assistant/Associate Rector - Christ Church, Phila.

Christ Church, 20 N. American Street, Phila., PA 19106

Full Time

Applicants should submit the following electronically to the Rev. Susan Richardson, Interim Rector,  srichardson@christchurchphila.org:

Description

Christ Church Philadelphia, known as the birthplace of the Episcopal Church and a historic site for the country, is a progressive and public parish that comprises several areas: the worshiping community, the music program, the Farmer’s Market, artists and performers who utilize Neighborhood House, and the thousands who come here yearly for educational experiences. We have a vibrant, team-oriented staff, dedicated and highly skilled lay leadership, and volunteers in every aspect of parish life.

We seek a fulltime clergy assistant to the Interim Rector who can partner with us in the range of normal parish activities, as well as support the special activities and reflections of this exciting year of transition, as we search for a new installed rector

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
• Strong, seasoned preaching skills
• An ability with and commitment to work with our youth, young adult (the Bridge), and newcomers (Journeys class) programs
• 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 basic 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
• Assisting Interim Rector and Director of Music with liturgical leadership and supporting and coordinating with the Director of Music and the Parish Administrator
• Preaching and presiding at the Holy Eucharist
• Pastoring and presence with the vestry
• Providing pastoral care for all ages
• 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 Interim Rector
• Participating in the life and ministry of 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, including 5 Sundays, of vacation, one week of continuing education
• Other standard clergy benefits, including family leave, health and dental insurance, and retirement plan (Church Pension Fund).

Applicants should submit the following electronically to the Rev. Susan Richardson, Interim Rector, srichardson@christchurchphila.org:
A letter of interest (500 words max); c.v.; four references; OTM profile

Full-Time Position Rector - Trinity, Solebury

Trinity, Solebury

Full Time

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

 

To view more information about our parish and to view our parish profile, please visit trinitysolebury.org/newcalling

Description

What is Trinity Church seeking in a new Rector?

Following several Parish Meetings, and after review of the responses to the Parish Survey, the Vestry and Search Committee have summarized what we are seeking in a Rector:
• The energy and skill to lead Trinity’s dynamic committed parish
• Love of the Episcopal liturgy, and love of the role of music in the service
• Honest, generosity, and candor
• Humility
• Excellent communication skills
• Sermons with Biblical, as well as real-world and local relevance that grab us and inspire us
• Deep commitment to all aspects of pastoral care
• Desire and ability to:
- Hear and listen; to step into others’ shoes; to empathize with and understand individuals’ perspectives
- Reach out to children and youth
- Appreciate and utilize our skills as volunteers and lead us to the next chapter of Trinity
- Encourage and develop Trinity’s outreach in the areas of social justice, community and interfaith engagement
- Maximize and maintain the gift of our physical plant and sanctuary
- Develop and maintain the financial health of the parish
- To inspire, motivate and hold us accountable . . . and occasionally to make us a little uncomfortable.

Associate for Transition Ministry - Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

23 E. Airy Street, Norristown, PA

Full Time

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

Description

FUNCTION:
The primary function of this position is to provide support to the Canon for Transition Ministry and Office of Transitions in areas that pertain to clergy transitions, the discernment and ordination processes and other areas support in specified areas pertaining to the care of clergy and congregations.
The Associate for Transition Ministry is a diocesan staff position which has as its major responsibility the performance of administrative, clerical, and organizational duties to support the ministry of the Office of Transition in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.
He/she/they must be a seasoned and highly competent collaborator, well organized, with good people skills, pastoral sensitivity, the ability to keep a cool head under pressure. They/she/he must be able to use independent, sound judgment when the need arises.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:
• Assists Canon for Transition Ministry with clergy transitions
• Assists Canon for Transition Ministry with discernment process program planning
• Coordinates scheduling of psychological, child protection testing and background check and files reports in confidential files.
• Publication of discernment process information
• Oversee logistics for ordinations for the diocese

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OR PROFICIENCY LEVELS
• Knows Jesus.
• Master’s in Divinity (or equivalent experience).
• Personal computer background with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including ability to learn new computer programs and platforms.
• Ability to multi-task and manage busy desk; flexibility required; work duties are subject to interruption and must be able to prioritize tasks.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Relates well with various professionals, clergy, laity and peers.
• Ability to maintain composure under stress and attend to people in crisis.
• Good judgment regarding sensitive matters. Ability to accept responsibility, and maintain confidentiality regarding pastoral communications.
• Sense of humor.
• Self-motivated and able to work with no supervision.
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude and ability to take initiative.

Clergy, Full time

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

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Laity Positions

FT Communications Assoc. - St. David's, Radnor

St. David's Episcopal Church, 763 S. Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA 19087

Full Time

Please email cover letter and resume to resumes@stdavidschurch.org

Description

Fulltime Exempt Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to resumes@stdavidschurch.org
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Minimum Job Qualifications
• Communications and Social Media experience required
• College Degree in Marketing or Communications preferred
Position Purpose The Communications Associate assists the Communications Director with the implementation and execution of an effective communications strategy. The Communications Associate is a self-starter who is able to re-prioritize tasks based on frequently changing needs.
Principle Responsibilities
1. Responsible for creating and editing church wide video content. Must be proficient in all mediums to efficiently upload large media files (e.g. videos)
2. Assists with website design and management including event listings, forms, and basic content updates
3. Develop and maintains a Social Media calendar
4. Manage church Facebook and Instagram accounts, including daily posting and event uploading, and responding as needed to comments and messages
5. Create shareable content from content streams of the Diocese and other partners
6. Manage Church YouTube account – adding to/creating playlists, edit naming of videos and descriptions to optimize SEO, and basic layout
7. Creation, general proofreading, and scheduling of weekly eNews emails, Clergy emails, and other periodic emails as assigned
8. Creation and general proofreading of weekly printed Sunday announcement page
9. Creation and posting of slides for livestream and video monitors
10. Upload, tag, edit, and file photography to in-house searchable photo archive
11. Pulls event registration reports from the website as needed for fellow staff and parishioners
12. All other projects as assigned by the Communications Director or Parish Administrator
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
1. Must be proficient in writing/editing, basic graphic design, communication and marketing strategies
2. Must be adept in MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher, including the ability to run merges
3. Must be skilled working with computers and A/V technology and assisting others in working with same
4. Knowledge of basic design principles utilizing software such as Canva, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, and video-creation software such as Final Cut Pro; skilled in email systems such as Constant Contact
5. Experience in website content management, ideally in WordPress
6. Must understand social engagement platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok
Additional Requirements
• Possession and retention of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Pennsylvania
• Must pass pre-employment criminal background investigation (every 60 months or 5 years)
• Must pass Safe Church Training (National Church mandate, every 3 years)
• Adherence to Church Employee Handbook

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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