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This position serves as the project manager of the Camino Project Grant.

Job Description

Camino Grant Project Manager
Full Time
Professional
Location: To Be Determined, US
Today
Requisition ID: 1175

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Salary Range:
$65,000.00 To 70,000.00 Annually

Area Function

In 2023, The Episcopal Church was granted a $1.25MM grant from the Lilly Endowment’s Christian Parenting and Caregiving Initiative. This grant, entitled The Camino Project: Faith Forward Pathways for Episcopal Families, is intended specifically to equip and empower parents as key disciplers of their own children. While we all recognize the profound impact that parents and congregations can have on the faith of children and youth, sadly, far too many parents feel totally at sea when it comes to passing along their faith. By leveraging key transition moments in a young person’s life, this project will offer parents and congregations resources to deepen the faith-forming impact of those milestone moments. The program design of the Camino Project centers around key moments in the developmental flow of young people, helping families attend to the sacred in those moments, and creating space for families to set new intentions for their next chapter of faith formation. Three distinct elements undergird the project’s holistic approach: pilgrimage, resources, and community.

This grant work is a part of the Department of Faith Formation which oversees formation and ministry of all ages with a primary focus on youth (ages 13-18) and young adults (ages 18-30) and leaders. We incorporate the work of four different offices: Youth; Young Adult and Campus; Safe Church, Safe Communities; and Episcopal Service Corps. We also equip and support those working with children and adults through our ongoing ministry of Lesson Plans that Work, bible studies, and leadership development. We seek to train, teach, and mentor leaders by convening, coordinating, and facilitating gatherings of leaders for development, networking discernment, and mutual support. We build and sustain relationships within networks of leaders and possible partners. We strive to advocate and maintain the visibility and importance of children, youth, and young adults. We work with partners to curate and create resources that help form disciples of all ages.

Job Summary

This position serves as the project manager of the Camino Project Grant. Working closely with the Grant Officer, this position will take the lead on program and content management. The Program Manager will serve as the general contractor for the grant overseeing the people involved in the grant, training, and equipping the leadership teams.

This is a limited-term, full-time position funded through August 2027, with the possibility of extension beyond this date contingent upon availability of grant funding and program needs.

Reporting Relationships
Reports to the Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries and Camino Project Grant (Grant Officer)

Duties & Essential Job Functions

Principal Responsibilities

Strategic Design

Works in partnership with the Grant Officer to develop design details and oversee all components of the Camino Project Grant.
Ensures that all parties are working to meet the outlined goals of the grant.
Works alongside the Camino Project Leadership Team and the leadership teams for each component to design their particular area.
Manages the implementation timeline for the grant in collaboration with the Grant Officer and our consultants, Ministry Architects.
Provides oversight and leadership into pilgrimage planning from travel logistics to daily content and providers for both family-led and department-led opportunities.
Consults with content experts in all aspects of program development, including but not limited to leaders in family systems, theological pedagogy, developmental education, and curriculum design.
In collaboration with the Grant Officer, builds and pilots online community cohorts of congregations and families who regularly engage with the resources of the Camino Project, consistently seeking feedback.
Nurturing and Developing Relationships

Represents the Camino Project Grant and the Episcopal Church at various national, diocesan, and regional gatherings as needed.
In partnership with the Grant Officer, manages the hiring of additional consultants/specialists for particular projects.
Recruit and foster relationships with partner congregations and families.
Fosters partnerships with organizations, publishers, and possibly other identified denominations.
Fosters engagement and specific connection for non-immediate family (i.e., godparents, other extended family or chosen family, etc.) to participate as key members in a family’s faith formation.
Represents the Camino Project at General Convention (2024, 2027) and annual gatherings, such as Forma, to optimize the exposure of the Camino Project and to create opportunities for collaboration, as needed.

Training and Support

In collaboration with the Grant Officer and Ministry Architects, creates, and facilitates training for the various leadership roles throughout the project.
Provides ongoing support to those directly involved in the implementation of the grant.
Provides a feedback loop to those directly involved in the implementation of the grant so that adjustments can be made throughout the project.

Administration

Oversee the maintenance of the Camino Project database and assists in tracking data and necessary reporting metrics and stories.
Works with the Office of Public Affairs and communications team of DFMS staff to develop a strategic communication plan for the duration of the grant.
Steward communication across to educate The Episcopal Church and its various organizations about the project and engage participation where possible.
Help manage website upkeep with Communications and consultants.

Other Functions And Responsibilities

Promotes a diversity of voices within the leadership of the church.
Works well with other departments of DFMS
Works with Formation Associate on meeting preparation including travel authorizations, lodging and meal arrangements, getting materials prepared and communication before a gathering.

Travel

The Grant Officer and Project Manager will be expected to travel to network and collaborate with leaders across The Episcopal Church. Travel to headquarters in New York may also be expected. An annual travel budget will cover staff’s anticipated travel costs including transportation, lodging, and meals.

Qualifications
Required

Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent experience
Strong electronic and in-person communication skills .
Thorough understanding of and ability to interpret the traditions and polity of The Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion.
Capacity for leadership and partnership development.
Demonstrated success in completing projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline.
Demonstrated success in building, equipping, and empowering teams.
Experience in administration and project management for non-profit or church ministry
Proven strong organizational, time management and priority-setting skills.
Gifts and passion for faith formation with children, youth, and their families.
Proven ability to solve problems creatively.
Team player and collaborates with others.
Respect for, openness to, and understanding of the Episcopal tradition.
Committed to diversity and inclusion.
Domestic and International Travel
Technically proficient with Microsoft Office, internet conferencing programs, email management, Dropbox, Facebook, YouTube, and Google (or programs similar to these)
Must be able to set up and operate LCD projector with laptop and internet.
Must be proficient in using Smartphone and email on smartphone due to travel.

Preferred

Bilingual (English/Spanish) is highly preferred.
Theological Training preferred but not required.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift and carry twenty pounds of materials.

Must be able to set up and operate LCD projector with laptop with internet capability and speakers.

Work Environment

This is a remote work position. Travel is required up to 50% of the time (domestic and international travel.)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Those who believe they are qualified are encouraged to apply by clicking on the Apply Online link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d1cae930-dd81-4f59-8d43-f40bce17a5fe&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US

In addition to completing the profile and submitting your résumé in the space provided, please submit a cover letter that includes at least three professional references. If you encounter a problem with this online procedure, please contact [email protected].

The Episcopal Church Center is the office of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. The Episcopal Church 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.

The Episcopal Church

In 2023, The Episcopal Church was granted a $1.25MM grant from the Lilly Endowment’s Christian Parenting and Caregiving Initiative.