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
Small Group Pastor
Reports to: Associate Rector
This position will oversee Small Group Ministry, be a main point of connection for pastoral care, oversee the prayer team, and serve in general all-staff commitments. The majority of the work will be related to small group ministry with then pastoral care and prayer team being the minor roles.
A. Small Group Ministry
There is a history of thriving small groups at Christ Church. In fact, we frequently tell our congregation that if they do anything else beyond Sunday worship, they should join a small group. This is a vital part of creating a warm and hospitable community and carry the pulse of the church.
- Carry the vision for small group ministry throughout the parish
- Communicate vision and set the tone for small group community at Christ Church
- Recruit and develop new small group leaders to be the leaders of the small groups
- Recruit and develop lay coaches who help oversee the small group leaders
- Train small group leaders and coaches
- Start new groups; multiply groups; and end groups well
- Innovate new pathways for folks to join small groups
B. Pastoral Care Connection and Prayer
This role is to be the central node of pastoral care concerns at Christ Church. Some of these will be handled directly by the candidate. Many others will be sent out by the candidate to be covered by others: pastoral staff, Stephen’s Ministry, Lay Eucharistic Ministry, and the Prayer team.
There is a robust lay-led prayer team at Christ Church. The candidate will work with the prayer leadership to resource and support them, to be a staff connection, to champion them, etc.
Additional/alternate roles will be considered, subject to candidate’s giftings, experience, and calling.
Be a part of the staff team including coming to weekly staff meetings. Church staff involves teamwork and sometimes supporting each others’ ministries. Whatever else is needed by the Rector.
The candidate will embrace the following Christ Church leadership values, expected of all staff and vestry:
- Generative: Able to make things happen; initiates transformation/formation
- Fun-loving: Light-hearted and joyful; not taking ourselves too seriously
- Hard-working: Has whole-hearted devotion to our work; cares about our work in a way that aims for results and excellence
- Perpetually learning: Always reading and listening; looks for ways to keep growing/learning within ourselves and within our ministries; asks good questions
- Relational: Relates to each other and parishioners with a “people first” mentality; contributes to a culture of care and trust
- Risk-taking: Willing to take a chance, to fail; is adaptable and willing to think outside the box
The candidate will maintain a personal and professional lifestyle of high Christian character.
Terms of Employment
This is a part-time position.
How to Apply
Reports to: Business Administrator
Christ Church is hiring a part-time Accounting Assistant who will contribute to consistent and accurate accounting data and processes as part of the operations team. This position reports directly to the Business Administrator with general direction from the Director of Operations. This position requires an exceptionally high level confidentiality in dealing with financial and human resources information. The work is done in a team environment and involves a blend of independent and team work.
- Assist the Business Administrator through weekly processing of income in the form of online giving, checks and cash deposit preparation.
- Assist the Business Administrator through weekly expense recording for credit card, check, bill-pay software and petty cash purchasing.
- General data entry for financial reporting, utility reporting and payroll administration.
- Filing of paper and digital church records.
- Occasional, short-term administrative projects as assigned.
- Strong record of handling confidential information appropriately.
- Proactive and self-motivated disposition.
- Disposition towards task-oriented work satisfaction.
- Desire to work as a team with the staff of Christ Church.
- Excels in data accuracy and information organization.
- Ability to work on-site at the church with reliable transportation.
Terms of Employment
This is a part-time, hourly position; estimated 10 hours per week. Background checks are required for all Christ Church employees.
How to Apply
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
To apply for this position:
REPORTS TO: Director of Operations
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
To apply for this position: Submit an application.
The purpose of this position is to provide effective administrative support to the church staff as well as direct operational support to the Director of Operations. This position is responsible for office management, event coordination, communications coordination, coordination of day-to-day operational processes, and receptionist duties.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Answer and direct phone calls, emails, visitors and other correspondence to appropriate staff in a courteous, friendly, professional and timely manner
- Manage the church database:
- Own and optimize church management system: Become the organizational expert in system functionality (Planning Center)
- Manage parishioner information, registrations, volunteer scheduling and facility calendar application
- Create and maintain contact lists for various functions
- Perform visitor follow-up and post information to church management software
- Track and update life events of parishioners, such as baptisms, weddings, funerals, baby dedications, making necessary updates in church management software
- Coordinate regular opportunities for parishioner information to be updated
- Manage church records and staff central files digitally and manually
- Coordinate meetings and take detailed minutes; maintain meeting notes, follow-up communications and status updates
- Coordinate and maintain daily operational/administrative procedures with staff and parish
- Carry out regular administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, printing, binding, scanning, etc.
- Assist the Director of Operations with:
- writing and distributing correspondence
- monthly expense reports
- Provide support to the Business Manager and Treasurer as needed
- Work with and take direction from the Communication Manager in matters of public communication, assisting them with the execution of communications
- Prepare and print weekly worship bulletins
- Format and send weekly electronic newsletter
- Print periodical special event collateral
- Update church web site events, announcements and homepage on a weekly basis
- Prepare and execute periodic bulk mailings
OFFICE MANAGEMENT & HOSPITALITY
- Ensure operation of office equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and opportunities
- Manage church calendars and associated scheduling processes including internal staff calendar, public calendar and facility use calendar
- Serve as host to incoming visitors, offering coffee or other drinks that are available and announce their arrival to the appropriate party
- Maintain a clean and tidy office between custodial cleanings
- Maintain office and facility inventory, order supplies, research and maintain accounts with suppliers
- Plan, coordinate and execute many small and medium size events/gatherings, working with stakeholders to define the scope, develop human resources and/or external vendors, and coordinate event logistics
- Coordinate volunteers and other arrangements for weekly services and special services
- Coordinate facility schedule and resources with ministry leaders and facilities staff for ongoing ministry activity
- Assist the Director of Operations in coordination and execution of major church events.
REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
- Embrace the following Christ Church leadership values, expected of all staff and vestry: catalytic, fun-loving, hard-working, perpetually learning, relational, risk-taking
- Maintain a lifestyle of high Christian character, both personally and professionally
- Self motivated, primarily driven by a healthy desire to perform, achieve and develop, seeing each responsibility as an opportunity
- Be an outstanding problem solver and trouble-shooter demonstrating resourcefulness, improvisation and adaptability
- Demonstrate foresight to anticipate needs of the church staff and provide solutions before the problem arises
- Demonstrate “tech savviness” – must have a robust digital skillset as well as a distinct aptitude for learning new software applications. Must have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Google suite as well as working in a Mac environment. Experience with Adobe InDesign a plus
- Have prior professional experience with church management software (required); Planning Center experience is a plus
- Possess excellent professional written and verbal communication skills demonstrating ability to understand each communication’s purpose and audience
- Have a proven ability to prioritize a rapidly changing “to do” list and complete work accordingly, determining how, when and to what degree something needs to get done according to team culture and desired outcomes.
- Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact in a professional, winsome way with many different types of people
- Commit to maintain confidentiality of personal information of the congregation and staff
- Have the ability to analyze and organize complex data
- Have the ability to manage project details and meet deadlines.
- Attend work on time, with full attention and with ability to vary schedule when needed.
- Commitment to good interpersonal relationships, teamwork and support of church ministries, and a pleasant personality.
To apply for this position: Submit an application.