Lay Employee Openings
LAY EMPLOYEE OPENINGS ACROSS THE DIOCESE
To post a new opening or remove an outdated one, contact Jen Boyle-Tucker, 312-751-4215.
Christian Formation Director (Part time)
Calvary Episcopal Church
222 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL 60510
Calvary Episcopal Church, Batavia, is seeking a quarter-time [Eight (8) hours per week; Thirty-two (32) hours per month] Director of Christian Formation for Children and Youth for an established program, which averages from 6 to 10 total present on any given Sunday, out of a possible 30+. The ideal candidate must be an exemplary Christian, with the personal integrity to convincingly hand on the teachings of Jesus Christ concerning everyday life, morality, and the meaning of Christian worship, possess a desire to serve others outside the parish in Christ’s name through the annual Vacation Bible School [VBS], service projects and mission trips. And, we hope the person we call will help our leadership develop a functional and sustainable Youth Ministry
Previous experience in directing a Christian formation program, or experience teaching or assisting with a program in another congregation is a plus. While we would prefer an Episcopalian for this position, we are open to any person who is passionate to serve Christ through serving the children and youth of our parish.
Custodian (Part time)
Calvary Episcopal Church
222 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL 60510
Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia, Illinois, seeks a part time custodian to work 8 hours per week (32 hours per month) to perform the ongoing cleaning and maintenance of the church proper, the parish halls, classrooms, special purpose rooms, offices, hallways, sidewalks and entrances to the buildings. This position is paid hourly. View a complete job description. For more information or to apply please email Calvary Church, the Rev. Michael Rasicci or call 630.879.3378, X302.
Parish Administrator (Part time)
Saint James Episcopal Church
516 Washington St., West Dundee, IL 60118
Saint James Episcopal Church in West Dundee seeks a Parish Administrator. The duties of this 10-hour per week position include serving as liaison to parishioners, coordinating volunteers, supervising office activities, supporting parish leaders, updating parish records, and communication with parish. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service and computer skills (Microsoft Office suite of applications), will be organized and detail oriented, and demonstrate good problem solving. View a full job description here. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter by email. Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 12. Preferred start date is October 22.
Assistant to the Academic Dean and Assessment Coordinator
Bexley Seabury Seminary
1407 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637
Bexley Seabury Seminary is seeking applications for the full-time position of Assistant to the Academic Dean and Assessment Coordinator. Bexley Seabury, a seminary of the Episcopal Church, is a “seminary beyond walls,” offering an innovative, non-residential theological education in a generous spiritual and intellectual tradition. The primary responsibilities are to support the office of the Academic Dean in all aspects of the daily administration of the seminary’s academic affairs, and to exercise primary administrative responsibility for coordinating and managing the seminary’s academic assessment protocols and data reporting requirements in collaboration with the Academic Dean and the faculty. Successful candidates will have a graduate-level degree (theological degree preferred) and/or experience in academic administration in a graduate school of theology/seminary or other graduate-level academic setting; an appreciation for the mission of the seminary; familiarity and experience with implementation of academic assessment processes and reporting procedures; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. View the complete job description.
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position and the names (with complete contact information) for a minimum of two references by email to Therese DeLisio, Academic Dean. Applications will be accepted until October 30, or until the position is filled. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Accompanist/Section Leader (Part time)
The Episcopal Church of St. James the Less
550 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield, IL 60093
The Episcopal Church of St. James the Less seeks a part-time choral accompanist and section leader. The person in this position assists the choir director at Thursday evening rehearsals and Sunday morning worship services, accompanying anthems or singing with the choir as needed. Occasional additional services may be required. Responsibilities include playing choral accompaniments and individual vocal parts on the piano, and preparing one’s own vocal part. Qualifications include experience accompanying and singing with choral ensembles, comfort with different worship styles, reliable attendance, and effective preparation skills. The ability to sing solos is a plus, as is the ability to play the organ. The church has a Yamaha grand piano.
Qualified candidates should submit a resume to Josh Langhoff by email or mail (The Episcopal Church of St. James the Less, 550 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield, IL 60093). For questions please call the church at 847-446-8430.
Sunday School Director (Part Time)
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
647 Dundee Avenue, Barrington, IL 60010
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church seeks a Sunday School Director. The part time position serves as the general administrative leader of the Sunday School ministry (infant to 5th grade). This person will be responsible for children programing, using the Living the Good News curriculum, with a focus on cultivating lay leadership and involvement by parents and other parishioners. Desired qualifications include experience teaching or working with children in a learning environment; volunteer recruitment and organization; knowledge of St. Michael’s catechesis programs and commitment to the parish mission is a plus. View a complete job description here. To apply please submit a cover letter and resume by email. The position is open until filled, with a starting date before the program year begins in September 2018.
Coordinator of Children and Youth Programs (Part Time)
St. John Episcopal Church
3857 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
The parish of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chicago, Illinois (www.stjohnschicago.com) seeks a Coordinator of Children and Youth Programs to guide and support our intellectual and spiritual growth. We are seeking a joyful, organized, and creative team player to lead our Youth Group and coordinate with the Rector and lay leaders to manage our Christian Formation programs. An ideal candidate will have experience with children and youth, be invested in their own learning and growth, and be comfortable both delegating and working independently once goals and vision are established by the team. This is a part-time, 20 hours per month position from September through May, with shorter hours in the summer. The majority of hours will be on Sunday mornings. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume by August 10, 2018 by email to the Rev. Kara Wagner Sherer or by mail to 3857 N. Kostner Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641.
Parish Administrator (Part Time)
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
22W415 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn seeks a highly organized, self-disciplined, friendly, flexible, individual with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, an eye for detail, and the ability to keep confidential information private. The part-time parish administrator prepares the supporting documents for worship each week; serves as executive assistant to a busy, high-energy Rector; manages the parish calendar as well as appointments for support services and contractors; maintains vital parish records; and manages the needs of the office and staff. Tact, graciousness, and a sense of good-humor are essential in interactions with parishioners and fielding telephone calls. The successful candidate will also have familiarity with social media and be willing to learn how to update and manage day-to-day social media interactions. Familiarity with and respect for liturgical forms of Christian worship will make this job much more fulfilling. Good writing and reading skills required. Associates degree or higher. Average 18-20 hours per week. To apply, please send resume and cover letter by email. Deadline for applications is July 1.
Parish Administrator (Part Time)
The Episcopal Church of St. Benedict
909 Lily Cache Lane, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
The Episcopal Church of St. Benedict seeks a part time Parish Administrator. Under the supervision of the Rector, the Parish Administrator provides general office support to the staff to support the ministries and mission of the church. This work includes, but is not limited to: data and records management, phone and email support, supplies and inventory management, communications work, assisting with preparing and proofing worship materials and bulletins for Sunday morning and other services, supporting church ministries by scheduling acolytes and other ministers of the church, and other duties as assigned.The Parish Administrator will be a resource person for both members and non-members, and a welcoming and responsive presence in our church’s office.
The Parish Administrator is expected to work 10 hours/week. The schedule is to be determined in collaboration with the Rector. Additionalc ompensated hours may be necessary during peak church holiday seasons. To apply, send a resume and a brief cover letter to the Rev. Barbara Harrison Seward by email. Deadline for application is Friday, July 13. No phone calls, please.
Parish Administrator (Part-time)
Calvary Episcopal Church
105 W. Maple Street, Lombard, IL 60148
Calvary Episcopal Church in Lombard seeks a part-time Parish Administrator to support the priest and congregation. Responsibilities include office management and correspondence; working with the vestry, treasurer and church school; preparing announcements and church-wide materials; managing volunteer registrations; maintaining website and social media presence. View a complete job description. To apply, please send resume and cover letter via email to the Rev. Maureen O'Connor.
Assistant Organist (Part time)
4550 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
All Saints’ Episcopal Church is a vibrant, dynamic parish on the north side of Chicago. We seek a part-time Assistant Organist to play approximately one Sunday each month and to assist the Director of Music at two rehearsals each month, dates to be determined mutually. Sunday services are at 9 am and 11 am. Rehearsal dates vary depending on season, but generally include Sundays at 8 am, Wednesdays at 7 pm, or Saturday mornings. When present on Sundays, the Assistant Organist will play the prelude, postlude, and hymns on the organ, and occasionally accompany the choir or congregation on the piano. The ideal candidate will be flexible with a variety of musical styles, from traditional repertoire and hymnody (Bach,Hymnal 1982) through more contemporary expressions.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to the Rev. Emily Williams Guffey.
Youth Ministry Coordinator (Half time)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
393 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
St. Mark’s, a thriving inter-generational and multi-cultural Episcopal congregation, seeks an enthusiastic and energetic team member to lead its youth program for grades 6 -12. The youth program is centered in Sunday worship, as is St. Mark’s as a whole, with offshoots that include Sunday school, youth programs, and mission trips. Sunday worship includes three services in English and one in Spanish with an average Sunday attendance over 400.
Job responsibilities include recruiting and supporting volunteers, engaging youth in Sunday worship and various programs for youth, managing communications with youth, parents, volunteers and the church community, and planning special social activities and service projects. The position requires a bachelor’s degree and knowledge of Spanish is preferred.