Christ Church is a vibrant and growing Anglican (ACNA) church in downtown Austin, Texas with 500 active worshippers. Christ Church is called into the heart of the city, to bear witness to the goodness of God and the bounty of Jesus’ reign in every arena of life. We want to be used of God so that no one stands alone: no one in Christ Church; no one in Austin; no one in the world. It is our hope that all people would stand in the company of Christ and His people.
This vision calls upon the time, treasure and talents of the people of God to be engaged with purpose, directed toward a hurting world and making a difference in the streets, homes and workplaces of Austin, and beyond. Why? So that ultimately, we might exalt Jesus Christ. We’re called to be a people of changed lives, serving our world, together in the heart of Austin for the praise of His glory.
Executive Assistant to the Rector
Reports to: Rector
We are searching for an experienced and reliable Executive Assistant who is able to provide administrative support to the Rector in both local parish and denominational ministry endeavors, serving as both personal assistant and administrative face of the Office of the Rector. The ideal candidate is highly-motivated, professional, and able to manage their work load and prioritization of tasks.
- Administrative duties include calendaring (reconciling church, family and work calendars) and scheduling appointments, serving as gatekeeper to the Rector and redirecting appointments that can be appropriately handled by another pastoral staff member, while ensuring people are helped/served in a friendly, compassionate manner. Administrate projects (hiring processes, Vestry transitions, etc.).
- Reviews and/or drafts the Rector’s correspondence, answers mail, and/or composes letters and correspondence, as directed.
- Arranges and reserves all ministry-related travel.
- Collects receipts for ministry-related expenses, and handles expense reporting.
- Assist Rector with both short and long term planning, and implement systems where needed to improve efficiency and organization. Assist with work-flow management, prioritization of tasks, and timelines.
- Host and welcome guests of the Rector’s office (including Vestry, in-office appointments and staff).
- Assists with planning events, luncheons and meetings hosted by the Rector/coordinate hosting responsibilities for special guests, job candidates, speakers, and visiting clergy.
- Manage Rector’s personal appointments and errands as required.
- Comfortable performing clerical duties, taking memos, maintaining files, etc…
- Acts as liaison to the staff of the church
- Prepares agendas, as well as maintaining files, records, and correspondence for meetings
- Handles confidential information
- May help plan church events, meetings, and employee team building activities or special projects.
- Assist the Rector in the pastoral leadership of the parish, pastoral care of the parish and the education and equipping of members for life and ministry. The list below represents the main categories of responsibility with examples that are representative of the role.The candidate’s experience, gifts and calling will also contribute to the shape of the role.
- Pastoral Leadership
- Actively grow and build community among young adults
- Provide oversight to some lay-led ministry teams
- Assist with leading Sunday worship and occasional preaching
- Disciple and develop new leaders in the parish
- Serve as a catalyst for possible new initiatives
- Lead the assimilation process
- Pastoral Care
- Direct lay-led pastoral care initiatives, as well as provide personal pastoral counsel; experience/familiarity with healing prayer is also desirable
- Sick and Homebound Visits
- Assist, as needed, with weddings, funerals and baptisms
- Education and Equipping
- Assist the current Small Groups Pastor with oversight of small group ministry
- Lead and/or assist with The Alpha Course or similar courses, as offered
- Teach and train, in partnership with others, in classroom or other formats, to “equip the saints” for a fruitful life and ministry
- Plan Occasional Community Building and Outreach Events
- Additional/alternate roles will be considered, subject to candidate’s giftings and calling
- Perform other duties, as assigned by the Rector
Reports to Rector
Director of Vocation
Do you have a passion to see the church empower people to live their callings where they live and work? Is part of your own calling to help Christians connect their Sundays and Mondays? The Director of Vocation is a catalytic role to inspire, equip, and mobilize the people of Christ Church to live their unique and God-given callings in their workplaces, neighborhoods, relationships, areas of influence, and the whole world. The Director of Vocation creates strategies, builds tools and experiences, establishes partnerships and passionately champions the vision of faith and daily-life integration. The role has a bigger vision than Christ Church alone, and seeks to bring the blessing of vocation to the community of Austin, TX and the Diocese.
- Develop a plan for mobilizing every member of Christ Church to live their vocation outside the walls of the church
- Build and lead a dynamic Vocation Team of volunteers and marketplace leaders to implement the vision
- Create and implement tools, events, experiences and content that activate people in their vocation
- Develop a service catalogue for connection and resourcing offerings related to spiritual formation, living on mission, engaging the community
- Manage Fuller Cohorts and other spiritual formation programs
- Support existing sector groups: MOLO, Faith & Offerings (Culture, Arts, Business)
- Coordinate Catalytic Faith & Work and Faith & Culture events
- Visit ambassadors in their workplaces
- Establish and maintain external partnerships related to vocation, missions and community outreach
- Serve as active and enthusiastic member of the Christ Church staff and congregation
- Maintain personal spiritual vitality through intentional devotional practices
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
- Oversee leadership development programs at Christ Church
- Manage the Community Outreach and Mission Teams at the church
- Oversee Spiritual Formation pathways at Christ Church
- Oversee the "Faith &" Team at Christ Church
Reports to: Director of Operations
Part-Time: 20 hours/week; flexibility with schedule - includes Sundays, some evenings and holidays; occasional emergency on-call
The Sexton (a combination of property maintenance technician and event logistics) supports the church by working under the supervision of the Director of Operations to provide a variety of routine and preventative maintenance and repairs to the church facilities as well as reinforce the church’s weekly services and special events by providing setup, teardown and other logistics while services are happening. Duties include but are not limited to minor maintenance of HVAC and plumbing systems, appliances, building equipment, doors, windows, roofs, interior and exterior surfaces, painting and light carpentry. The sexton will also provide coordination with routine contract maintenance and supply partners. The sexton is responsible for church event logistics including chairs/tables, lighting, HVAC scheduling, miscellaneous setup and general labor as needed. Other duties as assigned.
Caregiver Team Member
Reports to: Director of Children’s Ministry
Job Description: Christ Church is hiring part-time, paid caregivers for infants through elementary-age children on Sunday mornings and some weeknights. If you have a heart to connect children with the gospel of Christ while providing excellent care for them, please complete this application.
We have many openings, provide paid training and pay $12/hour.
Director of Children’s Ministries
REPORTS TO: Associate Rector
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt
The Children’s Ministry Director is responsible for oversight, administration, and shepherding of Christ Church’s nursery (ages 0-5), Kid’s Quest (K-5th), weekday childcare ministries, and special programming (Parish Retreat, Vacation Bible School, etc.). The Director is responsible to recruit and oversee a team of volunteers and paid caregivers who support parents in raising their children to walk in God’s purposes and grow in the love and character of Christ. A passion for God, a heart for children, and an active participation in Christ Church must be present and apparent.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Oversee Children’s Ministries: Kid’s Quest, Nursery & Weekday Childcare, Special Events
- Give leadership, vision and oversight to all Children’s Ministry activities and programming
- Manage a team of caregivers to staff the Nursery, Weekday Childcare, and Special Events. This includes hiring, training, supervising, maintaining adequate workforce, and cultivating positive team culture
- Recruit, train, and pastor a team of Children’s Ministry volunteers who will be responsible to shepherd our children, organize special events, and partner together to accomplish Christ Church’s vision and strategy among our children
- Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and safety standards governing paid caregivers and volunteers
- Conduct a smooth administrative operation through effective communication, supply management, departmental budget supervision, and employee administration in coordination with the church administrative staff
- Communicate proactively with parents. Cast vision and provide information regarding children’s programming, upcoming events, and any challenges related to children’s programming
- Manage and Supervise the Nursery and Weekday Childcare
- Supervise the Nursery during Sunday mornings and Weekday Childcare, ensuring kids are engaged and a warm, safe, fun, and helpful environment is fostered. Weekday Childcare is offered 2 nights a week and on mornings 2-3 times a month. The Director’s on-site presence is not required for Weekday Childcare events where caregivers are trained and empowered as Team Leaders
- Consider and apply curriculum for the Nursery and Weekday Childcare
- Manage logistics of two or more sites for Weekday Childcare
- Shepherd Kid’s Quest Sunday Program (K-5th graders)
- Review, develop, and implement Kid’s Quest curriculum
- Oversee Kid’s Quest on Sunday mornings (at both the 9AM and 11AM services)
- Organize appreciation and recognition for Kid’s Quest volunteers
- Create and Implement Programming for Special Events
- Plan, recruit and/or staff, and oversee Children’s Ministry Special Events. These events include Vacation Bible School (Summer), our Annual Parish Retreat (Oct. 20-22, 2017), the Christmas Eve Children’s Offering, and special services (Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, etc.)
- Schedule and promote a bi-annual New Mother’s Blessing for all mothers who have delivered, adopted, fostered, and married into new children
- Coordinate volunteers to identify and support expectant mothers of the congregation. Ensure all expectant mothers are assigned a mentor/support person
- Assist staff members by coordinating childcare for other ministries as needed
- Contribute as a Staff Member
- Attend and participate in all appropriate staff and parish meetings and retreats; this includes weekly staff meetings, bi-annual staff retreats, annual parish meeting, and supervisory meetings
- Direct and maintain proactive communication with staff and parish at-large, casting vision and providing relevant information for children’s ministry initiatives, updates and upcoming events
- Track attendance, understanding and responding to trends and communicating needed resources
- Maintain the Children’s Ministry website with current information, staying consistent with the Christ Church branding
REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
- Maintains a lifestyle of high Christian character, both personally and professionally
- Effectively builds teams, leads teams, and serves as a part of a team
- Embraces the Core Values of Christ Church and the following Christ Church leadership values, expected of all staff and vestry: catalytic, fun-loving, hard-working, perpetually learning, relational, and risk-taking
- Is or will become an active member of Christ Church
- Is able to affirm the Jerusalem Declaration
- Displays excellent interpersonal skills and leadership ability
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