Director of New Members, Community Life & Stewardship - St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Job Title: Director of New Members, Community Life & Stewardship

Reports to: Rector

Employment Classification: Fulltime

Average Hours Per Week: 40

Employment Status: Exempt


The Director provides leadership, strategic direction and coordination of the Invite/Welcome/Connect program and oversight of all new member ministries; facilitates the planning & implementing of Community Life events; and directs the parish stewardship & fundraising initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

New Member Incorporation:

  • The staff member is also responsible for providing oversight, direction and support for all efforts with Welcoming & Evangelism. She/he will initiate new programs which will equip and empower clergy and the laity to “cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness rooted in the Gospel imperative to ‘Go and make disciples of all nations.’” (Invite/Welcome/Connect). Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Initiate a ministry which integrates the transformational aspects of Invite/Welcome/Connect or some similar program. http://www.invitewelcomeconnect.com/
  • Recruit, train, support volunteers for the implementation of our welcoming ministries.

Community Life:

  • The minister/staff member is responsible for the parish’s community life, providing opportunities for parishioners to grow into the Body of Christ. Specific community life duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Staff resource for the Mission & Ministry Committee of the Vestry
  • Coordination of the volunteer recruitment for parish councils
  • Coordination and oversight for the Community Life Council, providing both vision and leadership in the creation of new community life initiatives and ongoing evaluation of existing programs/ministries.
  • Implementation of community life events, including Annual Parish Retreat, Annual Parish Picnic, St. Francis Celebration, Ministry Fair, and new programs.
  • Development and implementation of new community life events that meet the various demographic, generational and geographic (i.e. “neighborhood”) needs of the parish.
  • Recruitment, scheduling and support of office volunteers

Stewardship:

  • The Director engages the St. Paul’s community in a comprehensive program that fosters a deep understanding of how focusing time, talent and finances for use in God’s kingdom on earth will grow “generous living and generous giving.” Develop strategies and programs to identify, cultivate and track donor and non-donor members with potential to make significant current and deferred gifts, evaluated by a set of key performance indicators.
  • Manage the Annual Appeal, including the incorporation of a year-round stewardship philosophy, communicate parish goals and budget needs to parishioners, monitor and communicate campaign progress, recognize pledgers, monitor and acknowledge donations from non-pledging members, and work to ensure their continued generosity.
  • Enhance and maintain the Legacy Society planned giving program: Communicate spiritual and financial benefits to parishioners and help them determine a means of including St. Paul’s in their estate planning.
  • Promote “Stewardship of People and their talents” by making parishioners aware of the various opportunities for ministry and how they may best fit individual spiritual gifts and talents.
  • Oversee stewardship database within ACS, implement available new functions and create metrics to evaluate performance.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to the Vestry and/or other groups as assigned by the Rector.

Qualifications:

  • Organized yet flexible individual with good communications skills, who is spiritually motivated and knowledgeable of church stewardship practices and trends.
  • Strong sense of professional ethics that inspires confidence in parishioners.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge of ACS Technologies is a plus.
  • Experience in fund development for a church, organization or institution is a plus.

Work Environment:

  • Work closely with the Rector, staff and other volunteers within the parish.
  • At times will be required to work independently.
  • Meet deadlines and multi-task while paying attention to detail.
  • Sunday to Thursday work week.

To apply send Cover letter and resume to the Rev. Brad Whitaker at whitaker@stpaulschatt.org