Lay Employment Opportunities

Following are job openings sent to us by churches and ministries in The Episcopal Church in Colorado.

Executive Director, The Center at Cathedral Ridge

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Reporting to the Missioner for Faith Formation, and partnering with the Cathedral Ridge Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees all operations and strategic development of the Cathedral Ridge property and facilities. The Executive Director is responsible for effectively managing Cathedral Ridge’s infrastructure, development, human and financial resources, as well as creating systems that efficiently support daily operations. The Executive Director represents Cathedral Ridge and the Office of the Bishop with external audiences locally, regionally, and nationally. The Executive Director is an active member of the Woodland Park/Colorado Springs communities and supports the vision for faith formation and evangelism across The Episcopal Church in Colorado.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership
    • Work with Missioner for Faith Formation and the Cathedral Ridge Board of Directors to set and execute vision/mission.
    • Keep abreast of industry trends in faith formation, conference center management, camp management, and hospitality and assess the applicability of those trends and innovations to Cathedral Ridge.
    • Maintain clear strategic goals; ensure operations align with goals/mission.
    • Ensure continuity of high quality experience for all guests and users of Cathedral Ridge.
  • Operational Leadership
    • Responsible for efficient and effective organizational design and development of appropriate internal systems, processes, and controls.
    • Optimize financial and human resources.
    • Responsible for development, management, and control of the annual operating and capital budgets.
    • Team effectively with staff in the Office of the Bishop in all administrative support areas.
    • Comply with all applicable ethical and legal requirements.
    • Oversee the management of infrastructure projects, maintenance, and rehabilitation of buildings.
    • Ensure high quality programming is offered on a regular basis.
    • Within established personnel policies, hire, terminate, evaluate, develop, and supervise staff; administer compensation programs.

Specific Position Responsibilities (continued):

  • Community and Partner Outreach
    • Build and enhance effective relationships with Woodland Park, Colorado Springs, and Teller County representatives.
    • Engage parishes across the Diocese and other constituents in the Cathedral Ridge vision.
    • Build and maintain effective relationships with program providers.
    • Serve as effective public spokesperson and “face” consistently and frequently.
    • Oversee all marketing and brand positioning efforts including production of marketing materials, social media, and website information.
  • Revenue Generation
    • Build and execute effective revenue plans.
    • Actively market Cathedral Ridge facilities to parishes and other users.
    • Ensure effective guest reservation systems.
    • Lead philanthropic fundraising efforts for operating funds; partner with special committees and others in raising funds needed for capital projects.
    • Ensure effective donor stewardship cultivation and stewardship activities.
  • Board Development and Support
    • Support board recruitment efforts; assist with orientation.
    • Work with President to ensure effective governance structures.
    • Support ongoing board development efforts.
    • Attend all board meetings and ensure all Cathedral Ridge board committees have adequate staff support
    • Serve as liaison to and support for the board for financial development and fundraising.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities associated with the job.


We seek a person who is an accomplished leader to oversee and strengthen the operational infrastructure in ways that will enable Cathedral Ridge to grow into its potential and realize its mission of transforming lives through relationship with God among people from all over the diocese, The Episcopal Church, and the world.

The Center at Cathedral Ridge seeks an accomplished Executive Director to coordinate staff, facilities, nourishment, and land that constantly exceeds guests’ expectations and enables Cathedral Ridge to provide sanctuary for all.

Qualified applicants will have experience and/or traits in these areas:

Commitment to Mission

  • A passion for the mission of Cathedral Ridge as a place of meeting, retreat, and spiritual formation.
  • Knowledge of the theology and values of The Episcopal Church strongly preferred; commitment to supporting those values and principles required.


  • Ability to work in a position of leadership and in partnership with a governing board using good judgment in decision-making and other matters, as appropriate.
  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial and leadership experience, preferably within a not-for-profit organization.
  • Relevant experience managing a complex, multi-faceted environment in the service/hospitality industry.
  • Experience in representing entities with external constituents and building effective long-term relationships.


  • Business acumen to ensure that revenue and expenses are effectively maintained within the operating budget.
  • Knowledge of working with a governing board.
  • Ability to focus on details and manage projects to completion.
  • Some knowledge of physical facility development and maintenance.
  • Experience leading, motivating, caring for staff wellness and effectiveness.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and human resource management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in hiring, developing, affirming, and retaining employees.

Revenue Generation

  • Marketing experience and creativity in approaching and closing new business opportunities.
  • An understanding of how to build networks to attract funds, not-for-profit organizations, volunteers, and broad public and community support.
  • Demonstrated success in securing financial gifts from diverse funding sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.

Personal Qualities

  • A graceful change agent who can implement improvements with minimal disruption.
  • Even temperament and comfortable working at both the strategic and operational levels.
  • Strong listening, and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and ecclesial diplomatic skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Willingness to travel around the diocese as needed including weekends.

This is a full-time exempt position with salary, medical, and retirement benefits, commensurate with the guidelines of the Diocese for clergy and lay compensation. The Cathedral Ridge Executive Director will also be provided housing on the grounds of the facility.

We encourage interested candidates to send a cover letter, resume,  and salary requirements to All applications are to be received via email.

The Episcopal Church in Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Organist-Choirmaster – Grace & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Colorado Springs

Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Colorado Springs, a vibrant parish with an average Sunday attendance of 350, is seeking a full-time organist/choirmaster who will maintain and continue our excellent music program, which is one of the largest in the Diocese of Colorado. The program includes: an adult choir of 35-40 singers with 4-6 paid voices, three youth choirs ranging in age from kindergarten through 12th grade, a professional octet specializing in Early Music and plainsong for Compline and concerts, and a volunteer-directed handbell choir. Many choir members are also active in other musical organizations in the community. The program also includes a fully-endowed concert series offered to the larger community at no charge, a quarterly choral Evensong, and occasional choral masses.

Interested parties should: be familiar with Episcopal musical and liturgical traditions; be able to work comfortably and creatively within the traditional Anglican-style program that the parish favors; be a skilled musician, teacher, and conductor; be well-organized and able to administer a large, complex program; have the skills to manage staff including a part-time assistant organist/choir director. Additional duties include planning and playing for weddings and funerals, as well as feast days and occasional services.

Our 1928 Welte organ is in excellent condition and is midway through re-leathering/restoration. It has 4 manuals, 57 ranks, and 96 stops. A full description of the instrument is available on the parish website. There is also a nine-foot fully-restored Baldwin concert grand piano in the main church.

An upcoming choir pilgrimage to the UK has been organized. Members of the choir will be in residence at the Norwich Cathedral in July 2018. This will serve as an excellent opportunity for our next organist/choirmaster to connect with members of the choir and other pilgrims from the parish.

The youth choir program is an essential and highly valued ministry of the parish. Each choir rehearses weekly; they sing in the primary Sunday liturgy most weeks. Many of the young choristers also participate in RSCM ribbon training. They also enjoy the annual choir camp, a week of challenging music and fellowship that traditionally takes place in August at our diocesan camp in the mountains of Colorado. At the following 10:30 Sunday service, the young people present the music they have learned.
This position is full-time (40+ hours) with a competitive salary and benefits package. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in music/organ and a minimum of five years of church music experience. We are looking for someone who deeply values his/her Christian faith, for whom music is a vital expression of his/her worship. Close cooperation and coordination with the Rector and staff are expected.

More information about the music programs and the parish can be found at:

Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is located in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs, just south of Colorado College. We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or disabilities.

Please send a CV/resume, cover letter, references, and links to on-line recordings to: The Rev. Jeremiah Williamson at We will receive applications through January 12, 2018.

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Nursery Worker – Saint John’s Cathedral, Denver

Saint John’s Cathedral is an inclusive, welcoming, and worship-centered community of faith committed to creating a deeper sense of belonging with God and embracing others in community. It is the Nursery Worker’s job to engage with the children and families of Saint John’s Cathedral so that a community is established that makes our youngest members want to return and their parents confident that they will be safe and well tended. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to the following email address: All applications must be submitted electronically—none will be accepted in person. More information about the Cathedral can be found on our website at Full Job Description >

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