The Society of King’s Chapel: Church School Director
The Society of King's Chapel is seeking a Church School Director to lead our children and family ministries. The primary responsibility of the Church School Director is to ensure effective and joyful delivery of King's Chapel's church school ministry, including administration of all church school operations, supervision of paid and voluntary church school staff, effective communication with church school parents and other King's Chapel staff, the cultivation of community among King’s Chapel families, and seeing that children are safe and cared for while they are participating in the church school and King's Chapel events. The Church School Director will also represent the King's Chapel Church School and promote its programs in the wider community, working with the Parish Administrator and Ministers to engage in outreach activities.
About King’s Chapel King’s Chapel is a big-tent Christian church in the heart of Boston. We worship “in the love of truth, in the Spirit of Jesus Christ, and in the service of all.” We are both the first Anglican and the first Unitarian Church in the nation, and have a long (300+ year!) history of widening our welcome. We follow an old form of worship known well to Catholics, Episcopalians, and Lutherans, in a beautiful prayer book passed down by our forebears; and we keep asking big, new questions, relevant to today, trusting that God loves us and welcomes all questions, however big or small. King’s Chapel affirms the worth, dignity, and equal rights of LGBTQIA people, and our community includes a variety of a faith perspectives and diverse backgrounds. Whoever you are, and where ever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at King’s Chapel.
Job Responsibilities The Church School Director reports to the Assistant Minister, and will work closely with the Senior Minister.
Building and implementing a joyful, intergenerational, creative church school curriculum for our children and families.
Overseeing the Confirmation Class curriculum and volunteer schedule.
Administering church school operations, including weekly newsletters, volunteer schedules, outreach activities, etc.
Coordinating and recruiting church school volunteers from the congregation.
Ensuring that Safe Church policies are followed in all areas of the Church School.
Coordinating between the Church School and the wider church through weekly updates, occasional events, etc.
Supervising church school staff and volunteers, including the nursery care staff.
Qualifications We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, are results oriented and have demonstrated experience working with families and children’s programs. You should have:
Experience working with children in families in a formal setting (Church, Academic, etc.)
A working knowledge of progressive Christianity; theological training highly preferred.
Experience planning and implementing programs for children and families.
Mastery of Safe Church Standards and a strong commitment to following those protocols.
All candidates will need to pass a CORI check and provide references.
The Society of King's Chapel: Graphic Design and Communications Coordinator
Overview The candidate will be the principal design and communications official for King’s Chapel’s external communication, creating and overseeing our public face to the world, including signage, advertising, and big- picture website design. They will focus on publicizing our three programs: congregational outreach, musical concerts and programs, and our History Program, which sees over 300K visitors yearly. This position will report to the Chief of Staff and be responsible the Executive Team. They will work closely with our administrative staff, who handles our internal communication, to ensure consistency. This is a part time position.
About King's Chapel King's Chapel is an historic monument and a living congregation. We blend old and new – a church founded in 1686, and a community of people open and searching, still learning how God can be more real and understandable to each of us in our daily lives. We see ourselves as a face of progressive, open-minded Christianity, and our location in the heart of Boston gives us a unique opportunity to witness to our city. We are looking for someone who will help us get to the next level.
Responsibilities Oversee our external communications including ● Design of signage, advertising and website ● Create, curate and manage the production of external content (written, photos, video, etc.) in, the KC website, large signage, strategic social media, and advertising. ● Ensure there is a consistent visual and communicated brand throughout all materials ● Monitor and evaluate success of different modes of communication, and implement needed changes.
Qualifications ● B.A. or equivalent work experience in communications, marketing or related field. ● High aptitude for visual design, graphic arts, photography, and using social and multimedia communications to advance our mission. Attention to detail a must. ● Outstanding communications skills, with ability to market to a variety of audiences ● High proficiency with social media and commitment to keep current with knowledge and understanding ● Must be proficient in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Microsoft Office Suite. Comfortable with Website Design. Proven record of working to deadlines. Excellent communicator (spoken and written). Works well on a team. ● Work is part time and may require occasional evening and weekend work for special services or events. ● Compensation and benefits: Salary is depending on experience.
The Society of King's Chapel: Administrative Assistant
The Administrative Assistant is the first interface between visitors, parishioners, the public and King’s Chapel. It is imperative, therefore that s/he offers to all a warm, welcoming presence and should be willing to help anyone who calls or comes to the door. The Administrative Assistant provides strong support to the Ministers, Parish Administrator, employees, volunteers and committees of the Society in all administrative functions to facilitate the carrying out of the work of the church.
Duties of the position include: Reception:
Greeting and welcoming people via phone and in person
Working with rentals on daily logistics of set up
Addressing and solving problems that may arise
Oversee creation and dissemination of all internal publications, including weekly Orders of Service, newsletter, and bulletin boards
Coordinate all print jobs for external communications, including signs, brochures, etc.
Maintain effective communication with supervisor and all other staff
Check email and phone messages regularly and process as necessary
Respond to requests and inquiries in timely manner, written and verbal
Ensure all equipment is in good working order for use by staff and members
Update database regularly
Work with members on database, handbooks, mailings or other needs as they arise
Work with sexton on layout and set up for rentals
Courier between Church and Parish House
Assure linens are clean and ready for use, including table and chancel linens
All other duties as assigned
Knowledge and skills required
Attention to fine detail and accuracy a must!
Must be customer service oriented and like working with a variety of people.
Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Publisher, and other software. Must be able to navigate around WWW, Social Networks (fb, twitter, g+) and use church database software.
Organized self-starter with ability to work independently
Strong interpersonal and team skills; capable of working effectively with volunteers, clergy, all levels of staff, vendors and public
Technical knowledge of office equipment a plus
Flexible enough to step into any role - no job is too small for this position
Ability to maintain confidentiality, neutrality and objectivity