||This position is open to either lay or ordained persons.
The Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries will meet adults (ages 35-65) where they are spiritually and help them move through the stages of faith, so they become equipped and empowered apostles.
- With the Adult Council, coordinate, communicate, budget, plan, recruit, train and resource leaders to provide Adult Sunday School, Bible Studies, Small Groups, Parish-wide and Men’s and Women’s Ministry events, and Diocesan and Episcopal Church opportunities.
- Help adults in the parish feel comfortable with the technology needed to attend classes and activities.
- Develop appropriate relationships with adults, integrating them into the ministries of the parish, while providing and connecting them to resources and Pastoral Care.
- Create a bridge of leadership development and transition programs in collaboration with the Director of Young Adult Ministries and the Director of Senior Adult Ministries.
- Learn the newest trends in formation while also curating content and resources such as books, programming, and videos for classes and groups.
- Maintain an accurate database of adults and their contact information.
- Attend Diocesan and local clergy gatherings and annual retreats.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the rector or his designee.
- Ordained persons also provide pastoral care, sacramental preparation, liturgical leadership, preaching, and teaching in collaboration with the other clergy persons and ministry area teams.
The Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries’ duties and responsibilities outlined above may be changed or altered as parish needs change and/or at the discretion of the Rector or Wardens of the parish.
- Must be computer literate with knowledge of MS Office and the ability to learn new software quickly
- Must pass background/drug/motor vehicle screening
- Must have completed Safeguarding God’s People training within the last 5 years or complete it within 6 months of hire date
- Must be able to operate a 15 passenger bus with insurance and a safe driving record.
Required Minimum Education and Experience
- Div. or equivalent degree
- Experience in event planning, team leadership, and/or non-profit program management
- Experience in volunteer management
- Experience with group facilitation and public speaking
- Experience in group coordination and small group facilitation
- Lives out his/her faith and actively seeks growth opportunities
- Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented and able to prioritize, plan and manage complex, multiple projects
- Prayerful person who serves as a spiritual presence in the community.
- Lives into the Church’s Core Values of Inviting to All, Grateful, Faithful, Compassionate, and Community
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative management style
- Excels at operating in a fast-paced, diverse community environment
- Excellent people manager, open to direction and commitment to task completion
- High comfort level working in a fluid environment
- Creatively envisions new ministries and new possibilities for existing ministries
- Seeks continuous improvement of self and the ministry
- Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends