Canon for Black Ministry (PT)

Phoenix, AZ
Type: Clergy or Lay
Posted Jan 4, 2023
Job Title
Canon for Black Ministry
Name of church or organization
Diocese of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
Job Description
The primary focus of the Canon for Black Ministry is to connect Black Episcopalians around the Diocese through worship, formation, and fellowship.

  • Work on intergenerational opportunities for ministry, collaborating with the Union of Black Episcopalians, Summer Camp, and other committees and structures of the Diocese
  • Assist in identifying blind spots in systems and processes that may foster exclusion and division.

Administrative Duties

  • Oversee the program budget for Black Ministry and work with allies toward expansion of the budget via grants and donations.
  • Work with diocesan staff to implement the demographic survey required by the Episcopal Church once the parameters for reporting are set.
  • Attend 2 Diocesan Staff meetings per month

Beyond Diocese

  • Establish a relationship with TEC Office of African Descent Ministries
  • Build connections with historically Black churches in Arizona, extending invitations for joint ministries
  • Invite Black Arizonans to discover the Episcopal Church

The Canon for Black ministry is a quarter-time position created by a budget amendment at the 2022 Diocesan Convention.  Clergy applicants could combine it with a parochial cure, of which several are available.  For lay applicants, this could be a stand-alone position or combined with other vocational work.

Type of Commitment
Ten hours per week
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Application Process
Interested parties should send a Resume and Cover Letter for Lay applicants; or Resume, Cover Letter, and OTM Profile for Clergy applicants to by February 10, 2023.
Application Deadline
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