Job Openings

Positions available for Congregational Transitions and Vocational Opportunities for Clergy and Lay Professionals. Please contact Canon Jill Mathis, jillm@diopa.org. Also included are job listings for laity within the Diocese. Please contact J.D. Lafrance, jdlafrance@diopa.org.

 

FOR CLERGY

 

Full Time Searches in Process

Trinity, Swarthmore – interviewing finalists
St. Andrew’s, Yardley – receiving names
We invite you to read our parish profile, which reflects the collective hopes and prayers of St. Andrew’s parishioners to share our Community of Christ with a new rector.  Clergy interested in discussing our rector search should contact one of our discernment committee co-chairs, Cindy Shaw at cmshaw@comcast.net or Jonathan Smith at jjjosmith00@gmail.com[Click here to view  St. Andrew’s Parish Profile]
Gloria Dei – interview finalists
St. Luke’s, Germantown
Christ Church, Pottstown – receiving names

Note the following change: Christ Church, Ithan will extend the Interim time for 1-2 years.  The Rev. John Sosnowski will continue as the Interim.

Part Time Openings

St. George/ St. Barnabas, Philadelphia
St. Stephen’s, Norwood
St. James’, Prospect Park
Grace and the Incarnation

Supply Only Searches

Holy Innocents/St. Paul’s, Tacony
St. Augustine of Hippo, Norristown
St. Simon the Cyrenian

Assistant Positions Available

Christ Church, Ridley Park – contact the Rev. Doug Tompkins, Rector@christchurchridleypark.org
Holy Trinity, West Chester

Transitions

The Rev. Ryan Whitley resigned from St. George’s, Ardmore effective 8/13/17. He was called to be Rector of St. Thomas’, St. Petersburg, FL
The Rev. Jonathan Mitchican resigned from Holy Comforter, Drexel Hill, effective 8/13/17.
The Rev. Richard Robyn resigned from Trinity, Oxford, effective 7/16/17.  He was called to be Rector of St. Mary’s, Tuxedo Park, NY
The Rev. Jo Ann Jones is the new Assistant at Redeemer, Bryn Mawr
The Rev. James Stambaugh is the new Rector of Holy Apostles, Penn Wynne
The Rev. Elizabeth Costello is the new Assistant at St. Thomas’, Whitemarsh
The Rev. Daniel Moore was called to be Rector of St. Paul’s, Doylestown
The Rev. Barbara Abbott was called to be Interim at St. George’s, Ardmore
The Rev. Lorna Williams was called to be Associate for Children & Youth at St. Andrew’s Church, Newport News, VA, effective 10/1/17.
The Rev. Emmanuel Mercer was called to be Rector of Christ Church, Columbia, MD

 

St. Stephen’s Church, Norwood
Position:
Priest-in-Charge

Contact: All interested applicants can apply to the Pennsylvania diocese or send your resume and salary requirements to searchcommittee@sstephen.org.
Description: Priest-in-Charge – St. Stephen’s, Norwood. St. Stephen’s is a transformational church that celebrates the liturgy in a relaxed and casual style. We are an inclusive community that values and fosters individual incremental growth into the potential that God has planned for us.

The weekly message/sermon is an integral part of who we are in Christ and recharges our spiritual vitality inspiring us to actions we can practice and take with us into the communities we serve.

Development of lay leadership is fundamental to our identity. Opportunities begin with our youngest members, as children are welcome to actively participate in worship and service. We have a lay leadership vision that cultivates an open, accepting environment where our young members can serve, not only as acolytes, but also on the vestry (beginning at age 16), if they are so called. We promote a supportive environment where one can explore new leadership roles and opportunities, make mistakes, learn and grow.

In addition to our year round Sunday School, we provide dedicated meeting rooms for local Girl Scout troops and we encourage young men as they advance through Boy Scouting to accomplish their Eagle Scout status. The St. Stephen’s Christian Preschool has recently expanded their exciting program to include more children, as well as extending their program from half day to the addition of a full day option. The Preschool values the lessons and services the priest-in-charge brings to that programming.

Like any family, we have occasional differences, but our way of dealing with problems is to address them immediately and respectfully. This helps to circumvent further issues and prevent hurt feelings. Our Priest-in-Charge can provide leadership in identifying and mediating potential differences that could impact our sense of well being and obstruct the achievement of our mission.

We are looking for someone to provide a weekly message and attitude that will promote a call to action for our very diverse congregation and inspire the parish to fulfill the aspirations of our mission prayer:

For the communities we serve give us generous hearts, oh Lord, that our inviting and including may create the spiritual home so many are looking for. Let us be that family of worship and mission where all can grow spiritually and serve joyfully in Christ’s name. Amen.

The Application Process:

All interested applicants can apply to the Pennsylvania diocese or send your resume and salary requirements to searchcommittee@sstephen.org

We are accepting applications until November 20, 2017.

Christ Church, Pottstown
Position:
Full-Time Rector

Contact: Canon Jill Mathis, jillm@diopa.org or Stephanie Laidig, Search Chair, stephanielaidig@aol.com
Description: Christ Church, Pottstown, is seeking a Full-Time Rector who, with staff and associate clergy, will share in the comprehensive ministry of the parish. Christ Church is a thriving Christ-centered community in the heart of downtown Pottstown, PA. We are blessed with a broad based congregation who love and care for one another and our surrounding communities. We are looking for strong applicants who are able to work with people of all ages and are committed to the Episcopal worship, the nurturing of habits of study, prayer, and mission, and the integration of faith and life. A fuller job description can be found at our web site http://tinyurl.com/CC-Rector). CDOs or resumes should be sent to Canon Jill Mathis or Stephanie Laidig, Search Chair, above. Our mission: To Glorify God through Worship, Nurture, and Service.

 

FOR LAITY

TEACHERS

Trinity Episcopal Church, Buckingham
Position: Part-Time Positions
Contact:
TBAcademy director Stephanie Elliot at tbns@comcast.net.
Description: 
Trinity Episcopal Church, Buckingham, PA — The Trinity Buckingham Academy is looking for nurturing, creative people to join our team. Part-Time Positions are available in our Kindergarten and pre-school programs. Past teaching experience, ECE or Elementary education degree is preferred. For more information or to apply, please contact TBAcademy director Stephanie Elliot at tbns@comcast.net.. Trinity Buckingham Church and Academy are located at 2631 Durham Road, Buckingham, PA at the intersection of Routes 413 and 202.

 

VOLUNTEERS

St. Simon the Cyrenian Church
Position: Servers at Fellowship Café
Contact: 
If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Deacon Barbara Tobin at tbtobin@aol.com or 215-348-7762.
Description: 
Volunteers needed at St. Simon the Cyrenian Church’s Fellowship Café to serve lunch to our Point Breeze neighbors. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Deacon Barbara Tobin at tbtobin@aol.com or 215-348-7762.

Fellowship Café (Second and Fourth Saturday of every month: September 23rd, October 14th, October 28th, November 11th, December 9th. from 10:45 am to 1:45 pm. 1401 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146.

Thanksgiving Dinner (November 23rd from 12 noon to 4 p.m.)

If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Deacon Barbara Tobin at tbtobin@aol.com or 215-348-7762.

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Position: Cathedral Food Pantry Volunteers
Contact:
Archdeacon Pam Nesbit – PamelaMNesbit@gmail.com. or 267-374-6952.
Description:
Volunteers needed at the Cathedral Food Pantry. Every Monday the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral Food Pantry distributes nourishing food to 150 households. We need help with food distribution on Mondays and help with receiving the food on alternate Wednesdays.

St. Luke’s, Germantown
Position: Inspirational Choir Needs New Members
Contact:
Church Office at 215-844-8544
Description:
St. Luke’s Germantown, Inspirational Choir Needs New Members. If you are a teen and like to sing-we need YOU. Rehearsals are Saturday at 10:00 a.m., and we sing in Church Every Fourth Sunday.

  

CHURCH STAFF

St. Andrew’s Church, West Vincent
Position:
Administrative Assistant to the Rector
Contact: 
The Rev’d Tommy Thompson, fathertommy@outlook.com (610) 458-5277
Description: 
They assist the Rector in the day-to-day oversight of the parish.

Qualifications: Strong interpersonal skills; Familiarity with common desktop publishing programs; Understanding of the basic principles of database management; Functional knowledge of electronic and social media; Acquaintance with ACS is helpful but not necessary. Candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check, obtain clearances for working with children, and undergo training through the Diocesan Safe Church program.

Education and Experience: Associate’s Degree or 3+ years applicable experience preferred. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively in the English language, both orally and in writing.

Work Schedule: This position is expected to average 16 hours per week. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday. Work schedule flexibility within posted office hours is negotiable.

For a full job description, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/3oF3Es

**Resumes will be accepted until a candidate is hired.

Grace Epiphany Church, Mt. Airy
Position: Porter

Contact:  belong@graceepiphany.org
Description: Monday to Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The porter will be responsible for opening/closing the facility doors; greeting guests; and at the end of the time, arming the alarm system. We are located in Mt. Airy; and this could be an ideal opportunity for someone in the Germantown, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill neighborhoods or the vicinity of Glenside, Wyndmoor & Springfiled, Montgomery County areas. Applicants will need to comply with necessary background checks.

Redemption Episcopal Church
Position: Part-Time Cleaning Person

Contact: Fr. Emmanuel Williamson at 215-357-0303 or redemptionepiscopalchurch@gmail.com
Description: Cleaning Person Needed. Redemption Episcopal Church is hiring a part-time cleaning person. Max 20 hours per week – flexible schedule. $10-$11/hr., depending on experience. Please contact Fr. Emmanuel Williamson at 215-357-0303 or redemptionepiscopalchurch@gmail.com. The church is located at 1101 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966.

St. Stephen’s Church, Norwood
Position: Part-Time Sexton/Custodian

Contact: Interested applicants can apply by sending their resume ststephensopenings@gmail.com.
Description: The position will be 5-10 hours per week (28 hours on average per month). The sexton will report to and be supervised by the Facilities Warden who will coordinate with other staff and volunteers to determine cleaning, set up and other needs. Physically fit and able to lift and carry items up to 40 lbs, work from a tall ladder, kneel, squat and stand to perform duties.
Responsibilities:
* Maintain according to schedule: sweeping, vacuuming, mopping of floors; dusting and wiping down of various surfaces; cleaning windows; taking out trash and recycling, thorough cleaning of bathrooms, shampooing of carpets as needed. 

* Submit supply requests to Director of Parish Operations as needed.
* Remove ice and snow from deck during inclement weather.
* Maintain clean church entrance, sidewalk, and parking lot.
* Help with set up and clean up after events.
* Other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
* Understanding knowledge of and skill in cleaning procedures and processes, products and equipment. 

* Knowledge, or the ability to acquire knowledge of basic building maintenance. 
* Demonstrated awareness of surroundings and the ability to translate that to carry through on what needs to be done or problems that need to be addressed as they relate to the building and property. 
* Ability to work independently and be proactive with moderate supervision.  
* Background check required for this position.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont
Position: Sexton

Contact: Please submit a resume to office@goodshepherdrosemont.com. Emails without resumes will not be accepted. No phone calls please.
Description: Sexton (Custodian, Janitor, Handyman) position for Good Shepherd, Rosemont, an Episcopal Church located in Bryn Mawr, PA. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This position will start at 16 hours per week that is compensated through use of a lovely 2 bedroom, duplex apartment on Church grounds. Duties include:
Building Maintenance: Church, Sacistry, Rectory, Parish House & Offices.
Small handyman repairs: plumbing, electrical, painting, sanding, battery/bulb/filter replacement. Monitor heating/cooling units/ thermostats making sure they remain functional.
Keep all church, rectory and office entrances and yard clear of debris/litter. Keep leaves, sand, and dirt away from entrances. Maintain grounds, mow grass/ weed, prune, keep free of branches, leaves and litter.
Cleaning: Church, Sacistry, Rectory & Offices
Rotate Vacuuming/Sweeping/Dusting/Mopping Cleaning. (Doing each at least once a week or more if needed)
Make sure all bathroom areas are clean and have adequate supplies as needed.
Make sure all trash is emptied and recycled in appropriate manner.

Church of Saint Asaph, Bala Cynwyd
Position: Part-Time Children’s Formation Person

Contact: office@saintasaphs.org to the attention of Rector
Description: The Church of Saint Asaph, Bala Cynwyd is seeking a Part-Time Children’s Formation Person to work with a creative staff. The program is small and flexible with several committed families. Approximately 10 hours a week. Please send a resume to office@saintasaphs.org to the attention of Rector.

St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church
Position:
Parish Administrator
Contact: St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church

c/o The Rev. Kevin Dellaria
689 Sugartown Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
rectorstfrancisfields@verizon.net
(610) 212-2083
Description: The Parish Administrator of St. Francis-in-the-Fields assists the Rector and Warden’s in the day-to-day oversight of the parish and is expected to create and update printed and electronic media (e.g., bulletins, directories, webpage), maintain parish records and calendars, track pastoral care needs as directed, and coordinate the supply of goods and services, in addition to other assigned duties. Additionally, this position will include some financial data entry and reporting.

Qualifications:  Strong interpersonal skills; Familiarity with common desktop publishing programs; Acquaintance with bookkeeping and usage of bookkeeping software (e.g., Quickbooks); Understanding of the basic principles of database management; Functional knowledge of electronic and social media. Candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check, obtain clearances for working with children, and undergo training through the Safe Church program.
Education and Experience: Associate’s Degree or 3+ years applicable experience preferred.  Candidates should be able to communicate effectively in the English language, both orally and in writing.
Work Schedule: This position is expected to average 25 hours per week. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday. Work schedule flexibility within posted office hours is negotiable.
Benefits: This position is eligible for pension considerations with the Church Pension Group of the Episcopal Church. It is not eligible for health care benefits.
Resumes and applications will be accepted through May 1, 2017.

 

Youth/Family Ministries

St. Paul’s Church, Chestnut Hill
Position: Children, Youth, and Families Ministry Coordinator

Contact: Email all documents to: ccutler@stpaulschestnuthill.org. Website: www.stpaulschestnuthill.org.
Description: The CYF (Children, Youth, and Families) Ministry Coordinator is a full-time, established position with benefits (insurance, and pension in year 2), and an efficiency apartment on campus if desired. Full-time staff include the Rector, Administrator, Music Director, and Capital Campaign Facilitator. At Saint Paul’s we believe that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. Godly Play is a Montessori approach to faith stories, gaining for participants religious language, and enhancing their spiritual experiences through wonder and play (which is children’s work). Youth engage in a lifelong journey of questioning, exploring, and discovering together. Confirmation, Rite 13, service to others, and fellowship all offer an arena to find support and grace in their encounter with each other and God. The CYF Ministry Coordinator is accountable to the Rector, manages budget responsibilities, and works collegially with other staff, volunteers, teachers, youth group advisors, and parents. Full job description, here.