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Assistant Rector: Director of Children, Youth, and Outreach Ministries

Posted March 21, 2019 (Will remain posted until fulfilled)

General Description:
The primary responsibilities of this position will focus on All Saints ministry to children and youth and
developing and maintaining outreach opportunities for the entire congregation. The Assistant Rector at All
Saints will perform a wide range of clergy duties working as part of the church’s leadership team. The Assistant Rector will share in all sacramental rites and services.

The position is full time and fully benefitted. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Job Requirements:

The Assistant Rector shall work closely with the clergy and lay leadership to fulfill the Church’s goals and the Strategic Plan.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for growing and developing programs focused on children, youth, young adults, and outreach;

  • Lead weekly formation for all children and youth;

  • Connect children, youth, and young adults with all aspects of parish life;

  • Participate in the liturgy of the parish, leading worship and preaching;

  • Provide pastoral care in family life situations, both joyous and grievous;

  • Incorporate service learning as part of formation for youth;

  • Network with other churches in the diocese and denominations in the greater Richmond area;

  • Partner with five outreach non-profits focused on feeding, teaching, and sheltering;

  • Oversee the implementation of an event - raise funds and awareness of our outreach partnerships;

  • Coordinate financial support with the Human Needs Fund for our partnerships

  • Maintain the highest standards of conduct, courtesy, confidentiality, integrity, and working relationships with others.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Develop youth and children’s Sunday School and Children’s Chapel curriculum;

  • Collaborate with the Christian Education Committee to oversee the Sunday School program including supplies, registration, logistics, and volunteer staffing;

  • Coordinate biennial Youth Confirmation;

  • Share as the Episcopal Chaplain presence on the University of Richmond Campus.

  • Lead and plan Sunday evening Youth Group activities, including organizing adult volunteer support;

  • Compile and maintain a calendar including all children, youth, young adult, and outreach events;

  • Serve as the primary logistical coordinator for special family and youth events, such as: fall retreats, service trips, Advent Event, Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunt, etc.

  • Identify and lead opportunities for members of all ages to participate in service in the local community

  • Manage the budget and expenditures for designated youth, children, and outreach activities;

  • Communicate clearly with families and the parish at large through newsletters, email, and social media.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Building and sustaining a positive team culture of collaboration and mutual support amongst staff members that also positively impacts relationships with children, families, the parish and community.

  • Recruiting, selecting and orienting early childhood center staff.

  • Observing, evaluating and supporting all preschool staff and directing, supporting individual and all-staff professional development.

  • Planning and budgeting preschool fiscal resources.

  • Managing organizational change and establishing systems to monitor and evaluate program quality standards.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to take and invite feedback, plus share information in a variety of technology outlets

  • Oversee and guide a play based curriculum and educational programs.

  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining partnerships with program staff, family members, board members, and necessary community representatives.

  • Knowledge and experience working with AELL program accreditation standards.

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development.


The Assistant Rector accomplishes all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church and will work with the Rector to increase the depth and breadth of laity participation in leadership roles.


Education and Professional Knowledge: 

The Assistant Rector must possess a Master’s of Divinity and be eligible for ordination in the Episcopal Church. In addition, they will possess the knowledge and skills of a dynamic preacher, pastor, and leader; a high degree of social affability and awareness; and the ability to deal creatively with change and conflict both on the human relations level and in the larger societal context.



The office hours of the church are Monday – Friday from 9:00 am -4:00 pm, which provide the framework of a typical day. Sunday services and programming, morning and afternoon/ evening meetings, as well as pastoral visits are expected.


Supervision and Evaluation: 

The Assistant Rector must be able to work independently. The Rector, along with input from the Vestry, will evaluate his/her performance annually and at other times as required. Staff goals are set each year.

About All Saints:

All Saints Episcopal Church is a 130 year old parish within the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Our church is situated adjacent

to Roslyn Retreat Center and borders an established suburban neighborhood nine miles west of the city of Richmond.

Richmond, Virginia, is a diverse and growing metropolis which has been noted on numerous lists as one of

the nation's best places to live.

Does this sound like the job for you?


To apply, please email a PDF version of your cover letter, resume, and references. 

Please use the words "Assistant Rector Application" in the subject line.

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