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!

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

PT Music Minister - Christ Church, Ridley Park

Christ Church, Ridley Park

Part Time

Music Minister Search
the Reverend Jane Gober
rector@christchurchridleypark.org
Christ Church
104 Nevin Street
Ridley Park, PA 19078

Description

We are seeking a part time collaborative partner to be the new minister of music. This person will plan and implement the Music Ministry which currently includes a lovely organ and ensemble choir. We are a kind, stable, and generous congregation in the center of Episcopal worship styles and musicianship. Our choir is limited by the physical space of the nave, however the possibility for a classical, yet creative, music minister are considerable. We are open to considering a duo sharing the duties of this position.
Ridley Park is a lovely historic suburban community and good schools with easy access to I-95 (mile 8), I-476, the Philadelphia airport, and the Wilmington/Newark Septa line. Learn more about us on our website: christchurchridleypark.org
Professional and Technical Skills, Qualifications and Requirements
Appropriate musical education and experience to share with this community:
• Talented Organ/Keyboard skills for hymn leadership.
• Proficient choir directing, rehearsing, and teaching with both professional and volunteer singers.
• Familiarity with common Episcopal liturgy, music, and church calendar (or the commitment to be a fast learner).
• Understanding of appropriate music software and competency with digital communications.
• Experience with initiating opportunities for music ministry that offer fresh avenues of sacred interaction and/or social impact.
Responsibilities and Expectations
• Weekly preparation of music for services appropriate to the church calendar and lectionary, balancing the familiar with new pieces in the style typical of our congregation.
• Lead choir rehearsals, rehearing choral music and hymns needed for service during the academic school year.
• Play Organ and/or Keyboard for all Sunday and other significant services (or prepare hybrid function or arrange other musicians) including but not limited to” All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve/Day, Ash Wednesday, Tenebrae, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Day, Pentecost.
• Transmit in a timely manner music selections to the Parish Administrator and Rector.
• Schedule and supervise professional singers (4), nurture relationships with volunteer choir members and help them to grow in their skills.
• Communicate to tech team regarding additional instruments or special music, or elements outside of the typical pattern so that microphones and camera angles may be prepared. (1 streaming service per Sunday, most seasonal services, many funerals).
• Arrange other instrumentalists as needed.
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• Encourage growth in singing for the congregation, especially teaching new music.
• Have first right of refusal for all weddings or funerals held at CCRP; communicate with clergy and participants to choose appropriate music.
• Maintain an organized and updated choral library – keep up to date on needs for each service.
• Arrange for substitute organists/musicians.
• Purchase of new music and supplies within budget or working with leadership to finance as needed.
• Supervise and schedule maintenance of organ, digital piano, and analog pianos.
• Contribute articles and submit relevant information to communications director.
• Honor copyright licensing agreements and compliance.
• Assist streaming team with having necessary information to be compliant while producing on our digital ministry platforms (YouTube and website).
• Build networks related to music ministry.
• Attend agreed upon portion of staff meetings.
• Pro-actively and cooperatively adapt to changing circumstances and needs for the whole mission and ministry of CCRP.
• Be a hearty team member of Christ Church staff and community, working wholeheartedly for our mission in this place and time.
Areas for Growth
As we hopefully emerge from the pandemic and enter more fully the new era that began in our life together, there is desire for innovative avenues of music ministry that connect to the needs and interests of the Ridley Park area. What follows is not the end of the possibilities, simply what has been stirring in the hearts and minds of the leadership. If one of these calls to you, or another idea that seems to fit, we would like to learn more about how and why.
• Charitable concert series that helps us connect with varied musicians and offers our sacred space for more than worship.
• A no-charge after-school music education program.
• Someday, when singing together is easy, pastoral staff desire to expand our worship experiences to include something from either the Taizé or paperless music movment.
As this is a part-time position, we know most applicants will have other work. We are glad to make an agreement for a music minister to use the office space and/or other spaces (and the instruments) to have a music studio, or other venture that aligns with our mission or serves the common good.
Instruments and Choir:
• Opus 73 organ installed in 2003. 8 ranks, 64 digital voices, 3 manual console with 82 draw knobs, 18 tilting tablets, 3 expression shoes,56 thumb pistons and 24 toe studs. Hybrid function by Walker Technical.
• Yamaha Clavinova (less than 3 years old) in sanctuary.
• Two upright pianos in parish building.
• Malmark Handbells and Chimes
• Ensemble Choir with four professional singers and varying volunteer members. Choir seating tightly fits about 20 adults.
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Important Information, Compensation and Vacation and Continuing Education
Position Reports to: Rector (who is a singer) who is in her third year of pastoring at Christ Church, Ridley Park. In the Episcopal Church a Rector has the final say on all music selections, however, this Rector will work thoughtfully with the music minister in the selection of music for services.
• Successful applicants will complete a background check and safe church, and anti-racism training in accordance with Episcopal Church best practices; and live a life that will not reflect poorly on the reputation of this inclusive community.
• $25-30k per year depending on experience; 15-20 hours a week balanced appropriately with Holy Week and Advent requiring more time.
• Four weeks a year vacation, preferably during the summer.
• Family leave may be negotiated for as needed.
• Continuing Education is expected and can be financially supported.
Applying
The position is open until filled, however we are hopeful to be well on our way by Lent. If interested in this position please submit the following before January 31, 2022:
• A letter of interest, especially addressing any of the ‘areas for growth’ or flexibility opportunities listed above.
• A resume or CV and two professional references
• An audio or video file of no more than 10 minutes of relevant musicianship.

Part-Time Financial Administrator - St. Martin-in-the-Fields

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Phila.

Part Time

Please direct cover letters, resumes and references to the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, jkerbel@stmartinec.org

Description

The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields is seeking a part-time Financial Administrator to manage the bookkeeping, payroll, reconciling and reporting for our church office. The position is for up to 18 hours per week.

The successful candidate will have a background in bookkeeping and accounting in either the for-profit or non-profit sector, strong organizational and communications skills, an ability to work on deadlines and an excellent customer service demeanor.

Please direct cover letters, resumes and references to the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, jkerbel@stmartinec.org

The Financial Administrator will:

Perform all accounting and financial transactions for the parish using the software owned by the church (ACS Technologies). Training in ACS software is offered as part of the position if the applicant is unfamiliar with the technology.

Accounts Receivable for contributions (via cash, check, online giving, stock gifts) and payments.
Accounts Payable for vendor payments, reimbursement requests, etc.
Employee payroll & 403b processing
Endowment updates
Monthly & as needed reporting for staff, finance committee, Vestry
Annual audit management
Annual budget process
Full participation in monthly finance committee meetings
Required skills:

Employment experience in church and/or non-profit settings
Accounting and/or bookkeeping background
Solid understanding of fund accounting
Knowledge of or willingness to learn ACS Technologies software for contribution management and general ledger.
Experience with payroll processing (knowledge of PayChex preferred)
Advanced Excel knowledge
Attention to detail
Ability to transition between detailed tasks and high level planning

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.

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

Compensation:
$75,000 - $80,000 per year

Excellent benefit package including 403b supplemental pension with 10% employer contribution, life insurance, and short & long term disability insurance. Hybrid work schedule. COVID-19 vaccinations are required.
Please send resume & pay requirements to senioraccountant@diopa.org.

Part-Time Parish Administrator - St. John's (Huntingdon Valley) & Church of Our Saviour

St. John's (Huntingdon Valley) & Church of Our Saviour

Part Time

Applicants may direct inquiries & resumes to stjohnshvoffice@gmail.com

Description

St. John's (Huntingdon Valley) & Church of Our Saviour seek qualified candidates for the part-time position of Parish Administrator. Responsibilities include coordination of church communications, publications, and schedules. Ideal candidates will have office experience, strong interpersonal & organizational skills, an ability to multi-task, and a high level of attention to detail; familiarity with Office, Publisher, and Quickbooks preferred. Applicants may direct inquiries & resumes to stjohnshvoffice@gmail.com

Part-Time Communications Associate - Anti-Racism Commission

Remote

Part Time

Barbara Ballenger, ARC Co-Chair, arc@diopa.org. 

Description

Racial discrimination and inequality remain a formidable barrier to quality education, employment, housing, health care, and equal justice under the law in throughout the nation. As Episcopalians, we are called to racial justice and repair, understood as the spiritual practice of seeking loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships with God and one another, as well as our communities, institutions, and society.

The mission of the diocesan Anti-Racism Commission is to educate, advocate, and act to eliminate racism, discrimination and intolerance; to build loving relationships; and to restore and repair ourselves and each other. ARC offers anti-racism workshops, resources and support for clergy and lay people in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.

The ARC is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced, and skilled writer and communicator, who understands the ARC mission. As our Communications Associate, you would work for 10 hours a week and would take the lead on writing content for ARC, including electronic newsletters, articles, and social media posts. The position is responsible for developing and executing multi-platform communications strategies designed to build awareness of ARC training opportunities, and anti-racism theology. This position pays $15 per hour.
This position is for you if:
● You are enthusiastic about working part-time leading the communications effort for the Commission.
● You communicate clearly and effectively —in meetings, by phone and email, speaking to groups, one-on-one, and on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
● Like to help translate social media analytics into actions and strategy.
● You have an entrepreneurial spirit. You have what it takes to “do more with less” and have a strong ability to problem-solve.
● You can prioritize and synergize materials so that all communications platforms work together synergistically.
● You have the flexibility to manage ongoing tasks while taking on new ones and the decisiveness to troubleshoot issues as they arise.
● You are looking for communications and/or justice engagements to build your resume.

Requirements

● You have experience in nonprofit or community-based programming.
● A strong background in social media engagement and outreach.
● You are adept with standard office software such as Constant Contact, Google products (Gmail, Google calendar, Google Suite), Canva, mass communication tools, and internet research. You are familiar with content management of blog platforms.
● Undergraduate degree or higher required.

This is a contract position with the commission, not the diocese. To be considered for this position, submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample (links to online materials you created can be included) to arc@diopa.org attention Barbara Ballenger, ARC Co-Chair by Nov. 30, 2021.

Part-Time Parish Administrator – Holy Nativity Rockledge

Holy Nativity Rockledge, 205 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046

Part Time

Please email resumes and cover letter to fr.dan@holynativityrockledge.org

Description

Job Description
A. Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Support the ministries of the Clergy and Holy Nativity Church by fulfilling the following duties and responsibilities:
1. General
a) Be professional in showing discretion and confidentiality in handling pastoral and financial materials and information.
b) Be friendly, personable, and willing to be of service.
c) Work willingly with Wardens and the Parish Priest.
d) Business casual clothing and appearance.
2. As Parish Administrator
a) Usual Church Office Hours: Mondays through Fridays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
b) Be the point of first contact in the church office and on telephone and email.
c) Secretarial and Data Base experience necessary. Have good computer skills and be able to learn and use the following software: Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Realm, Constant Contact, Adobe Acrobat, and our church website.
d) Prepare weekly worship bulletins, bi-monthly newsletters, occasional parish reports and other materials as assigned by the Parish Priest.
e) Prepare occasional all parish mailings.
f) Maintain and update the parish master calendar.
g) Be point of contact for all use of church facilities and grounds.
h) Maintain and operate photocopier and other office equipment.
i) Maintain inventory and order all liturgical, facility and office supplies as needed, staying within budget.
j) Assist Parish Priest with maintaining and updating parish membership records and files through the membership software “Realm.”
k) Be in charge of the Columbarium: niche sales, urns, co-ordinate engraving with engraver and getting urns to funeral homes.
l) Post Weekly Offerings into Realm.
m) Scan Bills and send to Bookkeeping Service.
n) Coordinate with PayChex twice a month for payroll.
o) Maintain Church Files.