Children’s and Youth Education Director: Notice of Opportunity

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, in Halifax is seeking a Christian and Youth Education Director (CYED). The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, delivering (or sharing the delivery with volunteers) of a faithful and creative programme of Christian Education and Formation for our children and youth reflecting the Anglican traditions and liturgy. It is important that the CYED inspire the children and youth of St. Paul’s Anglican Church to learn and study the faith by communicating and demonstrating a deep desire to follow Jesus Christ. It is also important that the CYED role works within the spiritual framework of the Anglican Community, specifically as articulated by the Rector, and using materials, projects, and materials that reflect this focus and approach. The CYED will also seek and develop the engagement of the parents and families of the children and youth of the Church, as well as other members of the Church community, as resources and partners in the delivery of programs and projects. The CYED shall be committed to active Christian congregational worship, demonstrate a current active spiritual life, and have an intellectual interest in Christian faith. The CYED will have earned a university or college degree, or have equivalent professional training in a field he or she has applied to Christian Education, and shall have prior experience teaching or directing educational activities in a Christian setting. The Director should communicate enthusiasm for Christian Education and spiritual formation, a good knowledge of the Bible, an interest in the Anglican Tradition, and a love of Anglican worship. The CYED should demonstrate commitment to, and the practice of, continuing education in relation to his/her role at St. Paul’s Church. The Children’s and Youth Education Director shall Be deeply committed to the faith formation of children and youth Demonstrate support for and commitment to the work of St. Paul’s Display/demonstrate a positive work ethic and relationships Be both self-motivated and a team player, and have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating an ability to work harmoniously and enthusiastically with children youth and adults. Be action-oriented and comfortable taking the initiative Maintain a commitment to staying current in the field of Christian Education and value Continuing Education Be willing to participate in relevant church-wide activities and events beyond the position scope as defined above. Safer church requirements: The Director will meet the standard police checks required of all church staff in the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
This position requires the ability to work flexible hours (apart from Sunday) to meet the programmatic needs of the ministry and of the church and to accommodate the seasonal aspects of Christian ministry. The Director is expected to take an active role in the life of St. Paul’s. We Offer competitive compensation/benefits and a team oriented, congenial work environment, with regular communication and constructive feedback. The position is based upon a fifteen-hour workweek, Sundays usually included, some of which can be at remote locations by prior arrangement. Salary is commensurate with educational background and experience. Continuing Education funds and a Book Allowance are included. 15 days of vacation are available after one year along with 5 days of annual study leave.

Submit resume, cover letter, and two references to the following: Email: Fax: (902) 429-8230 OR In Person/by Mail: St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1749 Argyle St., Halifax NS B3J 3K4 (on the Grand Parade).

Closing date: March 31, 2017. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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