Laity Positions

Receptionist - Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square

Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square

Part Time

Send Resumes and Letter of Interest to applications@htrit.org 

Description

Send Resumes and Letter of Interest to applications@htrit.org

Oversight:
Welcome, Reception

Outputs:
Friendly, welcoming face at the front door, Monday - Thursday

Job Description:
The Receptionist’s primary duty is to be the public presence of the church to the community. It is expected that the Receptionist be friendly and courteous to all people, maintain a pleasant presence, communicate effectively with visitors and callers and complete the duties outlined in the Job Description, which follows. It is also expected that the Receptionist maintain confidentiality in all areas when necessary.

Receptionist Duties:
• Answer telephones, take messages and direct calls to appropriate staff
• Welcome and Greet visitors/guests
• Coordinate and facilitate visitors/guests and staff meetings
• Keep literature racks and other information stocked and neat
• Keep narthex clean and free of clutter

Wages & Hours
• Monday – Thursday 10 am – 3 pm
• $16/hour + part-time benefits (after 6 week probation period)

PT Nursery Attendants (2) - St. Thomas' Whitemarsh

7020 Camp Hill Rd., Fort Washington, PA 19034

Part Time

To apply: please send cover letter and resume with relevant work experience to the Rev. Lorna H. Williams, Associate for Lifelong Discipleship and Pastoral Care, lwilliams@stthomaswhitemarsh.org

Description

Love working with children and need a part-time job with a vibrant church community? We are a large Episcopal congregation in the Whitemarsh section in Fort Washington, PA. We run 3 Sunday school classes for children and youth and provide nursery care for our children infant to 3 years.
Expectations:
We expect the Nursery Attendant to be a consistent presence in the lives of the children in their care, therefore the Nursery Attendant needs to be present every Sunday from 9:15 am to 12:45 pm. It is very important that someone in this position convey a sense of hospitality to our little ones and their parents.
Responsibilities:
• Provide age-appropriate care which means cleaning, changing diapers, holding, and cheerfully interacting with children through games, stories, art activities and prayer
• Be polite and friendly to all children, parents, and volunteers
• Set up and keep nursery clean and sanitize toys as needed, keep art/craft supplies tidy
• Straighten and tidy the nursery before leaving.
• Dependability and a warm and welcoming presence are essential
Minimum Requirements
• Minimum of 21 years old
• Attend Safeguarding God’s Children/Safe Church training
• PA background check
• Candidate demonstrates that they love working with children
• Flexibility as needs change from week to week.
The compensation is $30 an hour, and there may be opportunities for work during special church events.
To apply: please send cover letter and resume with relevant work experience to the Rev. Lorna H. Williams, Associate for Lifelong Discipleship and Pastoral Care, lwilliams@stthomaswhitemarsh.org
Deadline for resume submission is March 1,2023

PT Associate for Communications and Administration - St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Glenside

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 654 N Easton Rd, Glenside, PA

Part Time

Please send a resume and cover letter to the Rev. Barbara Ballenger at stpeter654rector@gmail.com.

Description

Part-time Associate for Communications and Administration

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, a warm and inclusive faith community, is seeking a part-time Associate for Communications and Administration, a 25-hour, in-person, position that can be scheduled over four or five days per week. St. Peter’s is located at 654 North Easton Road in Glenside, PA.
Responsibilities include:
• Organizing and managing the parish office, maintaining materials, coordinating volunteers and offering welcome to callers and visitors.
• Creating the weekly e-newsletter and worship leaflet, as well as designing other communications for parish and community audiences, using print, electronic and social media platforms.
• Working in collaboration with staff, volunteers and contractors to manage parish finances, as well as property use and tenant relations.
• Support record keeping, scheduling,

The successful candidate will be skilled in the following:
• Organization and planning, managing many dimensions of a church community.
• Basic financial skills.
• Familiarity with databases and scheduling programs.
• Speaking, writing and editing. Skills in graphic design and layout are a plus.
• Experience and competence with using Google applications and social media platforms such as Facebook, Wix, and YouTube.
• Offering welcome, care and concern to parish and community.
Familiarity with church settings, terminology and structure, especially in an Episcopal context, is a plus.
Please send a resume and cover letter to the Rev. Barbara Ballenger at stpeter654rector@gmail.com.

PT Choir Director - St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Glenside

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 654 N Easton Rd, Glenside, PA

Part Time

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to The Rev. Barbara Ballenger, stpeter654rector@gmail.com.

Description

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to The Rev. Barbara Ballenger, stpeter654rector@gmail.com.

Choir Section Leader/Soloist Positions - Church of the Holy Trinity, West Chester

Church of the Holy Trinity - West Chester

Part Time

Contact Elizabeth Cochran music@holytrinitywc.com or 610-322-0140 for detailed information or to schedule an audition.

Description

Positions available:

- Soprano Section Leader/Soloist

- Contralto/Mezzo soprano or Countertenor Section Leader/Soloist

The fee is $55 per appearance and the Choir rehearses most Thursday evenings to prepare for a 10:30 am service on Sunday. Call time for Sundays is 9:30 am. There are additional service opportunities for income. Any potential candidate would be paid to sing a Sunday service as an audition. More information about the Church: www.holytrinitywc.com

FT Administrator - Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr

Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr

Full Time

Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to: rquinn@divsearch.com

Description

ADMINISTRATOR
CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER
BRYN MAWR, PA
REPORTS TO: THE RECTOR
The CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER in Bryn Mawr, PA is in search for a new Administrator due to the retirement of the incumbent.
Since 1889, The Church of the Redeemer, set on fourteen acres in the center of Bryn Mawr, has been an anchoring institution of the surrounding neighborhood and continues to be a dynamic center for worship, education, performance, community action, and fellowship. Due to the retirement of the incumbent, the Parish is seeking an Administrator to join their collaborative team in maintaining active engagement with parishioners and their families, and act as the principal contact with the parish’s financial institutions, vendor community and regulatory bodies.
The various areas for which she or he will be responsible for on a daily basis require managerial, financial, human resources and plant and facilities experience and expertise. As the senior non-clergy role of a not-for-profit institution, the Administrator is a multi-hat wearer: equally adept at communicating with church custodial staff and parish families as demonstrating financial expertise in Vestry meetings; and equally comfortable working hands-on with the parish Sexton as analyzing monthly budget reports.
A continuing sense of the church as both a structure, as well as a place of being and belonging to hundreds of families is critical. In many ways, the role is a ministerial one, helping in all respects to foster an atmosphere of transparency, communication, mutual respect, and servant leadership that is values-driven, authentic, and of the highest integrity. Ultimately, the Administrator allows The Redeemer to play an integral role in the lives of those it serves; and continue its vision of serving God by welcoming and affirming all who walk through its doors.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Finance
Broadly defined, the Administrator is operationally responsible for all finance, facilities and grounds, program support and Parish administration. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be experienced in financial management, including budgetary management, capital expenditure and related planning; and relationship management, including banking, asset management, and audit providers, and comfort with an approximate $2 million budget and a $12 million endowment.
Buildings and Grounds
The Redeemer campus is defined by three major buildings – the church, parish house, and rectory -- and an expansive church yard and cemetery. The church, designed by Frank Burns, was built in 1889 and has undergone several major renovations. The last major renovation was completed in 2010. The administrative offices, meeting spaces, classrooms, and a commercial kitchen are located in the 22,000 square foot parish house, which benefits from a $12.5 million renovation completed in 2021 The rectory serves as a home for the Rector. Additionally, the church owns four residential lots across from the campus on Pennswood Road, for all of which oversight is the Administrator’s responsibility.
Program Support
The church maintains a large number of programs for worship and engagement, including multiple choirs, education opportunities for all ages, community service activities, and fellowship events, and as host for a number of private organizations community services occasions. The related calendars, custodial care, planning and third party contracting for such activities all fall under the Administrator’s purview.
Parish Administration
The Administrator will participate in all staff, Vestry, and Finance committee meetings, will oversee all Safe Church compliance with staff and employees, and be responsible for all other required background checks in accord with local, state, and federal regulation. She or he will also maintain employee files, personnel and staff records, and periodic update of the employee handbook; and such other administrative duties as requested by the Rector.
QUALIFICATIONS AND PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
Professional
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in finance, management, or a related field. Minimum 5-10 years managerial experience, preferably with non-profit institutions.
Personal
Excellent, demonstrable personable communication skills, together with characteristics that exhibit honesty, transparency, forthcoming sensitivities, and a concern for every stakeholder.
A quick grasp of position essentials, and the ability to analyze and articulate necessary plant maintenance and upkeep strategies.
Additional attributes include a cheerful, collaborative personality and the ability to respond promptly and graciously to sudden, unforeseeable administrative or building emergencies that may arise across a wide variety of constituents.
COMPENSATION: A competitive salary with superb benefits including a very generous 403 (b program, fully paid health insurance, and four weeks of vacation.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to: rquinn@divsearch.com

PT Director of Family Ministries - St. Peter's, Phoenixville

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1121 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA. 19460

Part Time

Contact Father Sam Ndungu at kirabisam@gmail.com

Description

The Director of Family Ministries (DFM) will provide innovative and hands-on leadership of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s ministry with families. The director will build on existing dynamic programs and experiences that will spiritually enrich the lives of all involved, including children (age 3 through 12th grade), parents, and volunteer leaders.

Who we are:
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is a vibrant, welcoming and healthy church. We are an inter-generational community of believers who seek to grow spiritually through worship, fellowship, and mission to our neighbors, locally and around the world. We understand the importance of nurturing children and families in a creative, supportive, and loving environment. Our view of educational ministry is wholistic in the sense that it is an integral part of all the church is doing.

Whom we seek:
We are looking for an imaginative leader with a passion for working with children and their families The Director will bring creative ideas to our children's program, adding vital new components to the current elements that are meaningful to our families. We seek a person who is warm and welcoming to all, building relationships and inspiring spiritual growth. We believe our new DFM will thrive as part of a team of committed, faithful members and volunteers who walk with one another through the seasons of life.

The Director will possess the following abilities and qualities:

Minimum Job Qualifications
• College degree required
• Quality of experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified
• Proficient in Word and Excel to aide in communications and tracking of information
• Work with parish communication channels to provide updates and announcements to parents and parish





The Director will possess the following abilities and qualities:

• Christ-centered and Biblically grounded
• Experience in planning and implementing programs for children, youth and/or families
• Skill in recruiting, training and sustaining a volunteer team
• Skill in organization and administration
• Experience in outreach and communication, including social media
• Collaborative, energetic, creative, friendly to all… and fun!
• Enjoys meeting new people and creating welcoming opportunities
• Enjoys working in a team environment
• Demonstrates a working knowledge of human development
• Experience working/volunteering in a church culture
• Enthusiastic about the faith and tradition of the Episcopal Church.
• Comfortable expressing their faith and committed to personal spiritual growth

Key Responsibilities:
1. Lead a ministry with children, youth, and families, providing varied opportunities for worship, discipleship, fellowship, service and fun.
2. Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers for the following:
• Children’s Chapel ages 2-7
• Godly Play Program through 5th grade.
• Youth Group 6th through 12th grade
• Once a month family services
• Inter-generational events and activities.

4. Provide regular, reliable communication with parents
5. Nurture relationships with the community that provide opportunities for outreach.
6. Plan annual learning event (in conjunction with the Rector) on the issues of the Sacraments.
7. Attend church staff meetings and functions.
8. Support church activities by being a presence at community events and advertising them to church families.
9. Meet weekly with the Rector
10. Attend worship services weekly
11. Maintain and update clearances for all volunteers working with minors
12. Coordinate and maintain permission slips for youth excursions/events
13. Plan and coordinate fundraising for youth activities/missions etc.
14. Coordinate safe church trainings (every three years)
15. Be present on Sundays to coordinate and support children/youth programs.

Salary and Hours
The Director position is expected to provide approximately 15 hours per week in pursuit of the duties listed. Some duties may be performed remotely, but in-person attendance on Sunday mornings is required. The Church year spanning from September through June would be the most active for this position. Hours to be reviewed after one year if adjustment is needed. Salary range is $15,000 to $17,000 per year.

To apply Contact Father Sam Ndungu at kirabisam@gmail.com
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
1121 Church Street
Phoenixville, PA. 19460
www.saintpeterschurch.net

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!

Nursery Coordinator - St. Christopher's, Gladwyne

St. Christopher's, Gladwyne

Part Time

If interested please reach out to Katie Gibbs at 610-642-0225 

Description

We are currently looking to hire two nursery coordinators to work in our Church Nursery in Gladwyne on Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:30. The candidate must be reliable, responsible, and trustworthy and enjoy working with Children. You would be required to work the months of January-May and September through December and be off for the summer months (June, July, August) we will pay $20 per hour. ($40 per Sunday) You will be required to pass a National Background check.

If interested please reach out to Katie Gibbs at 610-642-0225

Part-Time Parish Administrator - Incarnation Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church

Drexel Hill, PA

Part Time

Rev. Benjamin Gildas, 484-841-9026, fatherbenjamingildas@gmail.com

Description

Job Title: Parish Administrator
Job Reports To: Rector
Employment Classification: Part Time, Non-exempt
Hours per Week: 16
Summary
The duty of the Parish Administrator is to assist the Rector and other staff in the administration of parish worship and activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Parish Administrator will meet at least weekly with the Rector to prioritize tasks, which include:
-Preparing weekly, seasonal, and special occasion bulletins
-Scheduling parish events and maintaining the church calendar
-Scheduling and sending weekly reminders to lay ministers
-Answering the mail and telephones
-Maintaining and updating the church’s website
-Populating the church’s social media accounts each week
-Coordinate newsletters and other parish mailings
-Creating and completing various letters, mailings, reports and other information for the Rector, and other parish groups
-Working with the Accounting Warden to
● Receive new invoices and enter into QuickBooks
● print checks (for Accounting Warden to sign) and maintain files of vendor invoices
-Working with the Music Director when needed
-Administering the pledge drive and maintaining pledge records
-Maintaining parish files and archives, including Vestry minutes and membership records
- assisting parish groups and parishioners as approved by the Rector
-Ordering and maintaining office supplies
-Arranging for altar flowers when needed
-Other duties and responsibilities as requested by the Rector
-Maintain an organized and tidy office.
Qualification and Experience
The ideal candidate for this job:
-welcoming, helpful, and courteous to parishioners, visitors, and guests
-excels at handling several tasks at once
-has a knowledge of the Episcopal church and liturgy or willing to learn
-is computer literate, technologically proficient, and able to use online resources, update the website and social media accounts, use Quickbooks, etc.
-Has good organizational skills
-Keeps parish financial and parishioner information in confidence

Times of work and leave
Hours for this position are:
9a.m.-1p.m. Tuesday thru Friday (these office hours are potentially flexible for the right candidate)
The Parish Administrator may work up to five additional hours per week during busy periods, with the prior approval of the Rector.
The Parish Administrator must arrive promptly and does not have a lunch break.
Compensation
The hourly wage for the position of Parish Secretary is $12 per hour. The Parish Administrator may not volunteer his or her time to the parish.
Two weeks (8 regular work days) paid time off per year will be a benefit of this position. No paid time-off will be allowed during the first six months of employment.
There are no additional benefits for this position.
Review and Oversight
The Parish Administrator serves at the discretion of the Rector.
There will be an initial 90-day trial period. During this time performance deficiencies which remain uncorrected may result in the Parish Administrator being released without prior notification. At the end of the 90 day trial period an evaluation will be given.
Thereafter, evaluations will take place each January and July. The instruments of evaluation for this position include this letter, regular meetings with the Rector, and formal reviews twice per year with the Rector. The Rector and Parish Administrator agree to regular discussion: to establish and monitor goals; to isolate areas of conflict or disappointment as well as praise and success; and to clarify the expectations of all parties.
After the trial period at least two weeks notice will be given before dismissal—except in the case of “major infractions” which are cause for immediate dismissal. Two weeks notice is also expected upon resignation.