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St. Thomas Columbus is Seeking Director of Youth and Young Adults

St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Columbus, Georgia is looking for our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. We seek a full-time staff member, lay or clergy, to join our strong staff and nurture ministry with youth and young adults.

 

Position Summary
The Director will lead ministries with youth (grades 6-12) and young adults (ages 18-25), with a focus on spiritual formation, inclusion, service in the church and community, witness to justice, and diocesan involvement. The goal is to foster lifelong growth in the Christian faith. Values to emphasize are from our Baptismal Covenant: study, community, worship, repentance, love of neighbor, serving Christ in all people, striving for justice and peace, and respecting the dignity of every human being.

 

Essential Responsibilities:
– Coordinate opportunities for youth formation to include Sundays, Wednesday evenings, approximately one special event a month, and an annual youth pilgrimage.
– Coordinate opportunities for young adults to include at least one regular gathering per month, opportunities for service, and an annual retreat, mission trip, or another multi-day event.
– Connect youth to opportunities for spiritual growth in the community and Diocese of Atlanta.
– Manage communications related to youth, youth parents, and young adults.
– Encourage and support preparation for Baptism and Confirmation.
– Recruit and nurture a team of volunteers and ensure that Safeguarding practices are followed.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
– Lively and contagious faith.
– Proven ability to work creatively and responsibly with youth and young adults, including LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults.
– Knowledge of and delight in the liturgy, theology, and witness of The Episcopal Church.
– Safeguarding God’s Children, Safeguarding God’s People, and Dismantling Racism certification within two months of hire.
– Initiative, team worker, and leader with other adults.

 

To Apply
Benefits include full employee health care, paid vacation, and a retirement plan. Salary based on experience.

 

To apply, send a resume or profile and letter of interest by mail or email to the Parish Administrator, Patty Slembarski, at patty@stthomascolumbus.org or 2100 Hilton Ave., Columbus, GA 31906 by November 7, 2021.

 

Applications from Episcopal clergy will be forwarded to the Diocese of Atlanta for review prior to consideration.

 

This opening was posted October 20, 2021.

St. James Episcopal Church is Seeking Parish Administrator

General Summary:
St. James Episcopal Church in Clayton is looking for a part-time (19 hours/week) parish administrator. Candidates should have strong communication and people skills, be organized, detail-oriented, proficient in MS office products, and familiar with database management and social media platforms. The ability to handle confidential information is a must.

 

To Apply
Send resume to St James Episcopal Church, PO Box 69, Clayton, GA 30525 by November 7, 2021.

 

This opening was posted October 20, 2021.

Holy Trinity Parish is Seeking Two Parish Administrators

General Summary:
Holy Trinity Parish seeks two people to job-share the position of parish administrator, each working 20 hours/week. The parish administrators we seek will work collaboratively with one another to support the rector, other clergy and staff, parish leaders, members, and others in our community in living into our parish mission: “to open hearts to God and open doors to community.”

 

Core Competencies:
– Teamwork and Communication with Co-Administrators, Clergy and other Staff, Parishioners and Visitors
– Customer Service Orientation to Welcome and Encourage the Use of our Facilities (“Open Doors to Community”)
– Initiative and Observation to Notice Areas of the Campus that Need Attention
– Trustworthiness
– Strong Organizational Skills
– Experience and/or Willingness to Learn Microsoft Office, Google Drive, MailChimp, ACS, and Realm

 

Summary of Responsibilities:
More detailed descriptions will be provided later in the process but this is a general summary of the duties of the parish administrators.

 

Buildings & Grounds:
– Manage and coordinate building maintenance, including scheduling vendors and supervising sextons
– Schedule facilities use & calendar, including set-up, HVAC scheduling, and clean-up

 

Finances:
– Mail and file checks
– Prepare mail for financial secretary and others as needed

 

Office:
– Order office supplies
– Recruit, train, and manage office volunteers
– Routine correspondence and updates to Realm software
– Maintain employee roster and order background checks
– Work with tech support and office machine vendors

 

Worship:
– Print worship-related materials, including memorials
– Keep track of and post list of Sunday ministers of the day

 

Colleagues:
– Prepare for and attend twice-weekly staff meetings
– Attend bi-weekly meeting with rector and co-parish administrator
– Help the ministers and ministries of the parish operate more effectively

 

Seasonal:
– Tasks related to Annual Parish Report, Christmas, Easter, and Stewardship Campaign

 

Pay, Hours, and Start Date:
– The position is envisioned as 20 hours/week for each co-administrator with occasional additional hours available when the other administrator is on vacation or leave.
– Wages are $19/hour with 9% pension and a week’s paid vacation
– The start date is November 29th which includes 3 weeks overlap with the retiring administrator

 

To Apply
Interested parties should email a resume and cover letter to The Rev. Greg Tallant, rector of Holy Trinity Parish, at tallant@htparish.com by October 31, 2021.

 

This opening was posted October 11, 2021.

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church is Seeking a Audio-Visual Technician and Coordinator

Mission:
St Bartholomew’s mission is to be a nurturing, inclusive community centered in Jesus Christ, called to grow in our faith through worship, ministry, education, and service.

 

Time of Work:
Approximately four hours per week which includes a minimum of two Sunday mornings per month. The workday begins at 10:00 am; worship starts promptly at 10:30 am and concludes by 12:00 pm.

 

Compensation:
$100 – $150 per worship service Reports to Assistant to the Rector

 

Position Purpose:
To effectively use equipment in a way that enhances the experience of worshippers in person, livestream, and via Zoom. A smooth and uninterrupted experience for worshippers who are live and at a distance is crucial to forming a bond between these two communities. The AVT must be sensitive to the needs of both and have the technical ability to create and preserve worship.

 

General Description:
The AVT will be part of the worship team and therefore hold responsibility for coordinating and training volunteers. The AVT configures, troubleshoots all AV equipment used for services on Sundays and occasional opportunities during the week including Holy Week and Christmas Eve. In addition to in-person engagement and coordination on Sundays, videos of the entire service along with sermon (edited) are posted weekly to St. Bart’s YouTube channel and webpage.

 

Scope of Responsibility:
This position is responsible for membership support to include visitor follow-up, member registration, and database management. The position will also support the stewardship office which raises annual, capital, and endowment funds for the parish. Additionally, the position will support colleagues and ministry leaders by extracting information from the database as requested, and by pro-actively data-mining for membership and ministry opportunities.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
– Arrive in a timely manner and prepare in advance checking all equipment and presets.
– Maintain a reliable system for providing technical support. This includes (but is not limited to):
– Audio mixing, monitor mixing, and audio recording
– Switching with multiple cameras
– Video recording, and live streaming production
– Use current Tricaster settings and work to expand use of other capabilities that are included
– Attend monthly worship committee meetings
– Initiate successful communication with the Assistant to the Rector, Rector, Organist, and Director of Music, and lay ministers who are intricately involved with worship.
– Ensure that every worship experience at St. Bartholomew’s is well-orchestrated via AV equipment.
– Recruit and train volunteers as needed.
– Update and maintain technologies and inventory of equipment. Keep equipment clean.
– Other duties that may evolve.

 

Requirements:
– Minimum one year experience using a NewTek Tricaster video production system (or similar) and working with congregations in this same or similar capacity.
– Cell-phone that may be used for worship-related communications and emergencies.
– Enthusiasm for creating online worship and learning experiences.
– Individual appearance should be neat and orderly
– Formal training in production or related discipline. Willingness to learn and to expand knowledge.
– Must have broad hands-on experience with technology in a modern worship production environment.

 

To Apply
Send your resume and letter of interest to The Rev. Dr. A. F. Shepherd, Rector angela@stbartsatlanta.org.
Please apply by October 29, 2021.

 

This opening was posted October 8, 2021.