Interested persons are invited to apply for the position of part-time chaplain for Edmonton Presbytery of the United Church
Position: Part-time Chaplain
Hours: 8 hours per week
Remuneration: $25.00/hour, plus reimbursement of relevant travel, refreshment and mailing costs
Length of Appointment: Twelve months, beginning on 1 January 2018
Location: Edmonton Presbytery
Reporting: To Edmonton Presbytery Ministry & Congregational Support Committee, supported by Edmonton Presbytery Ministry & Personnel Committee
Deadline for Applications: Thursday 30 November 2017 at 4:30 pm
How to apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter, outlining relevant experience, to Katharine Moore, co-chair of the Edmonton Presbytery Personnel Committee
The Edmonton Presbytery Chaplain will focus on providing pastoral care primarily to the retired members of the Order of Ministry and their spouses in the Presbytery. This may be done in a number of ways, including through personal and/or phone visits responding to identified needs, through gatherings of both retired and active ministry personnel, and through promoting the services available from the Chaplain throughout the Presbytery, etc.
A more detailed position description is available on request from View Email.
• Knowledge of the life and work of The United Church of Canada together with experience working within its structure, policies and ethos;
• A minimum of three years of clearly documented leadership experience in ongoing/continuous pastoral ministry (congregational, parish or church-based, or institutional i.e. Chaplaincy);
• A minimum of four years post-secondary education or appropriate life experience;
• Able to maintain confidentiality;
• Willing to be flexible with scheduling;
• Above average communication skills (both verbal and written) together with superior human relations and interpersonal skills are extremely important as the Chaplain is often dealing with people in crisis and/or conflict;
• Recognition of personal and professional boundaries;
• Ability to work with volunteers (both order of ministry and lay);
• Ability to motivate and encourage people;
• A willingness and ability to travel within the Presbytery.