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To post a new opening or remove an outdated one, contact Jen Boyle-Tucker, 312-751-4215.
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.
Associate of Operations (Part time)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
1509 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Evanston seeks an experienced Associate of Operations to partner with its liturgical staff and oversee general operations of the church. This is a new, 20 hour per week exempt position (schedule to be determined). This is not an entry level position and benefit package includes salary, pension, vacation, and health reimbursement account.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated with professional demeanor and presence, positive attitude, and excellent verbal communication and inter-personal skills. They must possess strong organizational skills and an attention to detail, proficiency in office procedures and methods, knowledge of office computers and software. The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of independent problem solving and decision making.
We are a small staff and so it is essential that the Associate of Operations be enthusiastic about working as a full member of the team and motivating volunteers. A sense of humor is a must.
Interested candidates should review the full job description and then submit a cover letter outlining their interest in the position and the related gifts and skills they possess along with a resume. Applications will be accepted by email at the address below until May 21. The selected applicant must successfully pass a background check and Keeping God’s People Safe training as outlined by the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and St. Mark’s policies.
Please send letters and resume by email to Anna Stefaniak.
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.
Director of Family Ministry
implementing, growing and evaluating faith formation programs and activities for the children, youth, adults and families of Saint Gregory’s Episcopal Church which foster their faith, deepen their spirituality, provide opportunities to live their faith in the wider world, and build Christian community. This position is also responsible for identifying and equipping adult leaders and mentors, as well as growing a culture that promotes connections between the children, youth and adults of the parish. The person filing this position must also be able to effectively delegate tasks, build teamwork, inspire volunteers and take ownership of all aspects of the children’s and youth ministries. This position is open to clergy and lay applicants. View the complete job description. To apply please send resume and cover letter by email.
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.
Development Manager (Part time)
410 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085
Waukegan to College (W2C) is a nonprofit organization located in Waukegan, Illinois, whose mission is to create brighter futures for students, families and communities by preparing students to enroll in and graduate from college. W2C seeks a part time (24 hours per week) Development Manager to lead our development and fundraising program. Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional project management skills, fluency in innovative thinking, and strong writing skills. This individual will develop relationships by engaging new sponsors and keep a strong connection with current donors, while solidifying the tools that W2C uses to manage its fund development efforts. This role is ideal for a development professional who has developed his/her basic fundraising competencies, but seeks more in their role – in entrepreneurship, strategy, grant writing, and leadership responsibility.