JOB TITLE: Community Director (part time 15 hours a week)
OBJECTIVE & MISSION: Hineni, a Hebrew word which means here I am or I am here, exists to provide a financially sustainable program that offers a communal living environment to up to five young adults, who are supported by a program director, community mentors and the parish of St. Margaret’s in engaging in spiritual and vocational discernment. The Mission statement is: “To provide a communal living space for young adults to serve the wider community, while coming to a deeper personal spiritual and vocational understanding.”
RESPONSIBILITIES: The goal is to ensure that Hineni is a normal, sustainable part of the parish. ●Administrative ○Oversee the systems in place for this program. This includes maintaining the website and facebook page and making sure the covenant is up to date and reflects reality. Maintain the Hineni calendar of events. ○Manage the budget and participate in parish budgeting process. Apply for relevant grants. ○Lead regular Hineni council meetings, meet with the parish leadership as needed and ensure that diocesan links are established and maintained. ○Assist in developing and strengthening links between the participants and the congregation of St. Margarets ○Coordinating and inviting community mentors. ○Cultivate a supportive working relationship with the Hineni Council. ○develop and maintain marketing strategies to ensure admissions year to year. ●Pastoral ○Ensure each participant has appropriate linkage to counselling and spiritual direction resources. ○Check in with each participant individually as needed. ○Be available to community members on their initiative. Be the first point of contact for crisis events. e.g. conflict, abrupt departures, inappropriate intimacy ○Weekly check in with the community over a community meal ○Maintain and develop the life cycle processes surrounding intake & exit. Lead the intake and exit processes with others as appropriate. ○attend and participate in worship leadership at St. Margaret’s Sunday 10am service at least once a month. ●Personal ○To practice the ministry of presence in manageable ways in the rectory house. ○To develop genuine connection with each participant. ○Establish a productive relationship with the priest at St. Margaret’s. ●Educational ○plan, develop and participate in scheduled retreats ○develop, plan and lead weekly program time.
SKILLS: These include ●high emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills. ●administrative effectiveness. ●clear communicator. ●experience as a spiritual director. ●theologically literate through some combination of educational and life experience. ●fully supportive of the mission of St. Margaret’s as reflected in its ethos and values. ●personal intentional community experience. ●familiarity with other groups that are currently doing similar programs, especially the long established Episcopal Service Corps in the United States ●technical ability to manage any social media that is leveraged in support of Hineni; support the email account and associated Google Docs and Calendar. ●openness to other faiths and traditions. ●knowledge and experience working with people living with mental illness would be an asset.
COMPENSATION: $1450 /mth. If the successful applicant would like to live on site, a private one bedroom, furnished apartment is available at a reduced rent.
If interested in this position please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1st, 2017.