Lay Employee Openings


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Parish Administrator

The Church of the Holy Spirit
400 East Westminster Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

The Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest seeks a parish administrator. The parish administrator is an ambassador for the church who manages the church office and provides support to clergy, staff and lay leaders.  The parish administrator reports to the Rector. Primary responsibilities include managing the operations of the parish office; producing a variety of service bulletins, reports and mailings; working with clergy and parishioners on making arrangements for baptism, weddings, funerals and other events; scheduling lay ministers for all services; maintaining parish records and membership databases; and managing the columbarium. View a complete job description.

Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.  This is a full-time position with vacation, health and retirement benefits. Send applications and inquiries by email. Applications should include a cover letter, resume and a list of three references.





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.




July 2018

Bookkeeper (Part time)

St. James the Less Episcopal Church
550 Sunset Ridge Road
Northfield, IL 60093

St James the Less seeks a part-time bookkeeper to work closely with the Rector, parish Treasurer and Staff to oversee the weekly deposits and disbursements, generate financial reports, assemble yearly budget, and support giving campaigns. We seek someone who is diligent, responsible, detail oriented, organized, and a strong communicator. View a complete job description.  To apply, please submit resume and cover letter by email. Deadline to apply is July 30.





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 ( 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.




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.




Accompanist/Section Leader (Part time)

St. James the Less Episcopal Church

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)

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Chicago

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)

Church of the Holy Nativity, Clarendon Hills

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.

A detailed job description is available on the Holy Nativity website. For more information or to apply for the position, please contact the Rev. Bradley A. Linboom by email or phone (630.323.6820).




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.

A detailed position description is available on the St. Mark’s website. For more information or to apply for the position, please contact the Rev. George Smith by email or phone (630.858.1020).