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To post a new opening or remove an outdated one, contact Jen Boyle-Tucker, 312-751-4215.
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: Thursday, June 21. 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 by June 22.
Music Director (Part-time)
Calvary Episcopal Church
105 W. Maple Street, Lombard, IL 60148
Calvary Episcopal Church in Lombard is a small, inter-generational Episcopal congregation seeking to grow our Sunday attendance through dynamic worship experiences. Sunday worship includes two services with one including music at 10am. Calvary seeks an enthusiastic and energetic part-time Music Director to lead its music program. Anchored by an electric piano, the future of Calvary's music program will embrace the congregation's desire for growth in inter-generational and diverse membership. Calvary is a congregation seeking to learn, sing, and enjoy a variety of music that represents the world. View a complete job description. To apply, please send resume and cover letter by email to the Rev. Maureen O'Connor by June 22.
Church of the Holy Spirit
400 East Westminster Road, Lake Forest, IL
The Church of the Holy Spirit (CHS), an Episcopal faith community located in Lake Forest, IL, seeks a full-time organist/choirmaster. CHS rejoices in the Episcopal liturgy and music, and is considered a cardinal parish in the Diocese of Chicago. Our music is in the Anglican sacred art tradition, and is central to the way we, as individual parishioners, experience communal worship. We seek someone who will sustain our vibrant music program. Additionally, we are looking for someone to be a strategic partner as we develop and expand our music ministry. Rite II Sunday Eucharist is led by the Adult and Children’s Choirs, and a Bell Choir that rings monthly. Choral Evensongs and special music are offered throughout the year, including Sung Compline during the season of Epiphany. The Senior choir includes volunteer singers, four paid section leaders and additional singers for Evensong and other events.
The candidate we seek has a demonstrated record of leadership in music ministry, an advanced degree in church music, organ performance or equivalent, is an experienced choral conductor with understanding of vocal technique, has outstanding organ playing and improvisational skills, is sensitive to the liturgy and has familiarity with the musical resources of the Episcopal Church, and can work as part of a team with fellow staff. View a complete job description and application information online. Application deadline is May 31, 2018.
Nursery Care Worker (Part time)
St. James the Less
550 Sunset Ridge Road
Northfield, IL 60093
The Episcopal Church of St. James the Less in Northfield, IL is looking for a Nursery Care Worker for their Sunday 10am services (work hours are 9:30-11:30am). Our recently renovated nursery provides a lovely place for children to have an early experience of fellowship while their parents spiritually refuel during services. The ideal Nursery Care Provider is organized, compassionate, and thoughtful, with an ability to communicate clearly to parents and children. Must have reliable transportation to and from Northfield. Background check and safety training will be required, but provided by the church. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work on floor with children. Please contact kClare for more information.
2120 Lincoln St., Evanston, IL 60201
St. Mathew's Episcopal Church Evanston seeks a part-time Parish Administrator to support the work of the Rector and Associate Rector and enables all ministries to function effectively. Responsibilities include administrative and communications tasks; liturgy support; and office management. View a complete job description. Please contact the Rev. Kevin M. Goodman by email for details and application. Applications are due April 20.
Episcopal Charities and Community Services of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago is looking for a new Executive Director. Episcopal Charities brings to a broken world the hope for lasting change, rooted in Episcopal vision, faith, and experience expressed through collective community efforts. The ECCS Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Trustees, is the chief executive responsible for achieving vision and strategy. With a bold new strategic plan, ECCS is well-positioned for impactful growth. ECCS seeks a Director who is a seasoned executive, has a record of building relationships and is a collaborator, values trust and is grounded in mission. The Director should be able to work with staff and the Board of Directors as a partner and leader, be a relationship-based fundraiser and embrace the vision and mission of ECCS. To learn more, including how to apply, please read the complete job description. No email or phone inquiries, please.
Communication Coordinator (Part time)
550 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield, IL 60093
St. James the Less seeks a part-time Communication Coordinator to support us in web-based and other promotion. We seek someone who is creative, articulate, and efficient at communication, and who would enjoy developing communication for multiple generations. Parish life requires the ability to manage multiple simultaneous assignments. It is important then that the Communication Coordinator collaborate with Rector, staff, and parishioners in a team approach to this important work. The deeper invitation in this job is to shape it into ministry wherein the responsibility becomes service for a larger purpose in support of a healthy faith community. Inquiries may be made to the rector, the Rev. Lisa Senuta. Please send a resume and cover letter by email.
Accompanist/Section Leader (Part time)
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. Additional worship services may occasionally 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.
The position will entail 3 - 4 hours per week and the compensation is $50 per call. Qualified candidates should submit a resume to Josh Langhoff at The Episcopal Church of St. James the Less, 550 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield, IL 60093, or by email. For questions please call the church at 847-446-8430.
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 Director (Part time)
275 S. Richmond Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
Church of the Holy Nativity in Clarendon Hills, Illinois seeks a part time youth director to lead our Jr. and Sr. High programs for grades 6-12. Holy Nativity has an active and committed youth community that is excited for the arrival of our new youth director.
Primarily responsible for ministering to and cultivating the faith of our youth to be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ, the right candidate will be committed to working with clergy, leaders, and parents to engage in ministry to the youth of the church - encouraging their faith in Jesus Christ, equipping them to be in ministry and mission, and training them to be leaders in their community.
Currently, educational formation occurs after the 9:30 Sunday service (coinciding with formation offerings for all ages), with additional youth events/gatherings for activities and further spiritual development to be scheduled regularly. The position will entail 10-15 hours per week, and church leadership will work with the successful candidate to define working hours and responsibilities suited to his or her particular needs and gifts.
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.