Associate Rector / Senior Associate Rector

Vienna, VA
Type: Clergy
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Job Title
Associate Rector / Senior Associate Rector
Name of church or organization
Church of the Holy Comforter
Job Location
Vienna, VA
Job Description
The Church of the Holy Comforter is a dynamic, large, suburban Episcopal congregation in Northern Virginia. We are seeking energetic, positive, and flexible clergy co-developer of ministry with the rector and lay leaders. An ideal candidate is self-motivated, communicates well, inspires action in others, and is able to unite a diverse congregation.

We are active in small groups, outreach, pastoral care and liturgy, and we need additional collaborative clergy support. We recently called a new rector and believe this is an exciting opportunity to set the tone for a new chapter in our parish’s life. This spring, we will open doors to a new ministry center, expanding on our space and allowing for new opportunities and growth. Our church is located in Vienna, Virginia, rated a “Top Place to Live” by Money Magazine, and feeds into one of the top school districts in the country.

Full-time position approximately 40+ hours/week, position starting winter/spring 2019.
Commitment expectation for 3-5 years.

Primary responsibilities (shared with the Rector and other lay leaders)
Engaging, thoughtful, and relevant preaching and weekly Eucharistic celebration
Adult formation program development and teaching
Pastoral care and pastoral care team development
Engagement and leadership in parish outreach ministries to the local community and world
Connecting with and supporting young families to build community
Energizing, training, and recruiting of lay ministers and volunteers
Pastoral ministry to Children’s Ministries, Youth Ministries, Marriage Ministry, and families
Mission trip support in collaboration with lay volunteers
Staff support to Parish Wednesday gatherings (coordinate support team)
Support in development of small group ministries (open-circle groups), with planning team
Retreat support planning and implementation for small groups/ministries
Supervision of staff in assigned ministry areas

Salary Details:
Associate Rector $65-75K per annum plus benefits
Sr. Associate Rector $75K-85K per annum plus benefits
Housing is available as part of the above salary package.

Type of commitment
  • Full time
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Application Process
Application Process: Please submit your resume to The search team and Rector will be in touch after the application deadline of December 19. Interviews will be scheduled for January. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our church or the position.
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