Positions for Clergy

To apply, email a copy of your resume, OTM Portfolio and a letter of intent to our Canon to the Ordinary, The Rev. Canon Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew. Please contact her for any further information about the positions listed below.

Portfolios for congregations seeking clergy are available at website for The Episcopal Church from the Office of Transition Ministry (OTM). Our congregations do not have profiles, but use the OTM Portfolio along with their website to provide candidates with information about their life and ministry.

Churches Receiving Names

  • None at this time.

Churches Discerning their Future

  • None at this time.

Information about diocesan policies:

2024 Compensation Guide and Individual Church’s Salary Grades

Retired Clergy

Rhode Island’s beach communities, villages and cities are attractive retirement choices for many clergy. The diocese works with retired clergy who wish to be engaged in ministry to match them with needs in the diocese. One popular option is for teams of two retired clergy to serve a small congregation enabling clergy to serve without worrying about taking time off for health reasons or to visit those endearing grandchildren! Many of our clergy and congregations welcome retired clergy to serve in a variety of capacities. Some retired clergy find service in nonprofits meaningful while others provide valuable assistance to a wide range of committees, commissions and diocesan programs and others serve as consultants or in volunteer adjunct diocesan staff roles. Bring your dreams for ministry and we’ll help you find a way to make them become reality!

Lay Employment

There are many opportunities in ministry that don’t require ordination. Are you called to one? Here’s a list of what is available throughout the Diocese of RI.

If your church has a job opening, submit it here .

Diocesan Listings

  • Controller Position Available                

    Posting Date: February 28, 2024

    The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island – a welcoming, faith-based organization headquartered in Providence – is seeking a full-time, hands-on Controller to manage its internal and external financial reporting and general accounting operations.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Maintaining the accounting system and financial books of record for the Diocese, whose financial size is approximately $50 million in assets with a $5 million operating budget
    • Processing accounts payable and receivable and preparing related checks and deposits
    • Staffing monthly meetings of the volunteer Commission on Finance
    • Supporting operations of the Diocesan Investment Trust and the use of endowment accounts within applicable restrictions
    • Coordinating payroll, benefits, and insurance programs’ management with outside service providers
    • Generating reliable monthly budget-to-actual reports for leaders’ decision-making, annual financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for audit purposes, and required annual financial reports to the national church
    • Maintaining good lines of communication with church clergy, bookkeepers, and volunteer treasurers

    This position reports to the chief financial officer and is presently supported by a part-time bookkeeper and board-level treasurer.

    Required qualifications include: Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles for nonprofit organizations acquired through education and/or experience (CPA preferred); 5 years of relevant experience in nonprofit accounting including bookkeeping procedures and internal controls; and a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred). Other preferences include direct experience with audits, endowments, investments, and church administration.

    Salary negotiable, starting at $80,000 plus benefits. Candidates will ultimately be required to submit a list of references and, if offered the position, undergo a background check.

    Send cover letter and résumé to: Edward Biddle, Chief Financial Officer, ed@episcopalri.org.

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    The Episcopal Church Diocese of Rhode Island values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other protected classification under Federal, State or Municipal laws as well as the Canons of the Church and resolutions of General Convention.  We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Parish & Other Listings

Sunday School Teacher, S. Stephen’s Church, Providence

Saint Stephen’s in Providence seeks someone to teach our small Sunday School class each Sunday from 10:00 to 10:45. (The children go down to Mass at the Peace/before Communion)

There are resources available for purchasing arts, crafts, and other supplies throughout the year. We currently use Lessons Plans that Work, a free online resource of the Episcopal Church, but are open to other curriculums.

Depending on how much time the candidate thought his or her time would be spent  preparing for each Sunday school session, the weekly pay would range from $50 to $70. Other opportunities to help with the children’s ministry arise in November/December as the children of the parish work to put on a Christmas Pageant each Christmas Eve.

Inquiries should be sent to Fr. Benjamin Straley at rector@sstephens.org

 

Food Pantry Coordinator, St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Providence

This position pays $25/hour, and is for 18 hours a week. 8-10 hours required on site at the Food Pantry (Friday mornings and 2 Saturday mornings per month), and the rest can be remote. The ideal candidate is fluent in Spanish and has experience managing in a fast-paced environment.

  • Responsibilities include:
    Coordination of volunteers, registering food pantry guests, helping to manage Friday mornings when we receive food orders, and Saturday mornings when we distribute food. Learn more about the Food Pantry here. Contact Kristen Millette.

 

Part-Time Director of Music/Organist, All Saints’ Memorial Church, Providence. Seeking a dynamic Director of Music/Organist to develop a high-quality music program that embraces the diversity and range of traditions within our congregation.Vision Statement: Music that brings all closer to Christ is the ultimate goal of the Music Program at All Saints’.  We achieve this by developing a quality program geared to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through song that includes music from throughout the Anglican communion, past and present. Our program must recognize and embrace the diversity and the range of traditions within our congregation.  Music at All Saints’ must support and develop congregational singing as well as build and improve the choir.Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Provide organ music and direct the choir for the 9:30 am Sunday service.  This includes 8:30 Sunday morning rehearsal and a 1 ½ hour weekly evening rehearsal. Also provide music for Principal Feast Days such as Christmas, Easter, All Saints’ Day, etc.

  • Collaborate with the Priest-in-charge to develop a music program that includes a variety of styles that will facilitate inclusive worship and support congregational singing.
  • Direct the parish music program; select and plan music for use in liturgies.
  • Great interpersonal skills, with solid decision making and leadership qualities; capable of creating a sense of community in the music ministry and is a team player.
  • Work to integrate the ethnically diverse musical gifts of the congregation into the music program on a regular basis.

Competencies

  • Familiar with the Episcopal Church Liturgy and traditions.
  • Has understanding of musical, liturgical, and pastoral judgements.
  • Proficient at playing the organ and piano.
  • Proficient in directing a choir.

Employment Information

  • Part-time, 15 to 18 hours a week with flexible hours.
  • Main tasks include planning and providing music for all Sunday services and other major celebrations and organizing and rehearsing the parish choir.
  • Providing music for weddings and funerals will be an added benefit.
  • Compensation contingent on education and experience