Position Open: Lay Associate for Member Engagement

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Recent retirement has created an opening for a unique, part-time employment opportunity. Read on for more details.

St. Paul’s on the Green is a progressive, diverse parish of the Episcopal Church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition whose core values include a commitment to offering a radical welcome to all who enter its doors, excellence in liturgy and music, and a commitment to creating a diverse community with regard to economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, etc.,

The Lay Associate for Member Engagement is a part-time position that provides oversight, support, and facilitation of membership incorporation and retention.  The Lay Associate for Member Engagement reports to the Rector and works collaboratively with staff, wardens & vestry, and appropriate parish commissions or task forces as outlined below.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Continue to strengthen and support the existing Greeter Ministry in welcoming parish guests and prospective members
    • Support Ministers of Welcome team through periodic refresher training, recruitment of additional members, and scheduling
    • Provide follow-up contact with guests and prospective members through written notes, phone, email, and personal meetings
    • Provide attention and coordinate follow-up to new and existing members who lapse in their connection
    • Provide, with the clergy and other leadership, a consistent presence at Sunday morning Coffee Hour
    • Make appropriate introductions and connections among members
    • Maintain contact with greeters and ushers to receive and provide updated information
    • Work with ushers on Sunday morning to maintain diversity and balance of other teams (i.e., healing) and assist with troubleshooting absences, as needed
  • Work with vestry members and/or other staff to create new points of entry and opportunities for community
  • Oversee formal and informal mechanisms for connection and membership
    • Identify and initiate invitations to Welcome Rite
    • Collaborate with clergy to identify persons to explore Confirmation & Reception
    • Participate in planning and implementation of Education / Formation programming in preparation for adult Confirmation & Reception
  • Identify pastoral follow-up needs, in partnership with other staff, to provide care and retention of members
  • Maintain Parish Web Site
  • Oversee Parish database re: Membership
    • Provide Parish Administrator with additions / changes of status
    • Periodic review of all members, in partnership with Parish Administrator
    • Review birthday and anniversary lists to assure accurate and active information
    • Oversee Name tags system and Welcome Center supplies: including promotional brochures, business cards, layout, and lanyards
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to
    • Weekly staff meeting
    • Seasonal liturgical and event planning
    • Annual Vestry / Staff Retreat
    • Annual Calendar Planning
    • Senior Staff meeting re: strategy & vision, as requested

Skills & Characteristics

  • Understanding and commitment of St. Paul’s commitment to Radical Welcome, Christian Hospitality
  • Organized, self-starter
  • Ability to manage own time and work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a staff team
  • Interest in and ability to engage with diverse types of people
  • Familiarity and ease of use with MS Office (or similar) software
  • Familiarity with WordPress or the ability and willingness to learn its content management system
  • Familiarity with the Episcopal Church, or willingness to learn its basic tenets and principles
  • Working knowledge of scripture and liturgy; theological training is a plus

Terms of Employment

  • This is a salaried position based on an expectation of 15-18 hours weekly, September – June;
    10  hours/weekly, July & August (approximately 700 – 800 hours annually); Hours include Sunday mornings
  • Parish office space, phone, and internet are provided by St. Paul’s
  • The ability to work remotely is both permissible and optional
  • Regular meetings with supervisor provides both support and feedback

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to The Rev. Nicholas Lang, Rector — Email. Cover letters should include specific explanations of how the applicant’s resume demonstrates the skills required for this position.