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.
- 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
Administrative Assistant to the Rector
Reports to: Rector
Position Summary: 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.
- 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 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.
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Education: College Degree or Professional Career Development Equivalent
- Technical Skills: High proficiency in using Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, etc) and Google Docs/Sheets. Very high aptitude for both PC and MAC based products as well as specialized database management, and aptitude for learning office applications.
- Personal Attributes: Must have a strong Christian faith. Must be welcoming, encouraging, hospitable, patient and show compassion for those you serve and the office you represent. Must be attentive to details, excel at follow-through, and have an organized disposition. Confidentiality in all matters is an absolute necessity. Able to work independently and efficiently. Must be able to work and adapt in an environment of change and growth. Develop a working knowledge of denominational hierarchy in title and position within the Anglican Communion.
Terms of Employment: This is a full-time salaried position, with benefits. A part-time (25 hrs/week) option is also available.
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
To apply for this position, please complete the application here.
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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