Director of the Seattle Service Corps and contributor to the Cathedral Spiritual Formation Ministries – Episcopal News Service

St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle, WA

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Position Title : Director for Seattle Service Corps and Contributor for Cathedral Spiritual Formation Ministries

Status: Full time (40 hours per week)

FLSA Rating: Exempt

Areas of responsibility: Administers the Seattle Service Corps program fostering the spiritual and professional development of a cohort of young adult service interns living in an intentional community on the Cathedral campus; coordinates and supports the integral spiritual formation of the cathedral in collaboration with the dean and the canons

Hierarchical relationship: Reports to the Cathedral Canon for Intergenerational Ministries

Wage scale: $52,414 — $63,391

Position Summary

The Seattle Service Corps Program Director and Cathedral Spiritual Formation Ministries Associate (hereinafter, the Director) will approach all of their work with grace, good humor, and an unwavering commitment to serving the Cathedral community of invigorating way. We are looking for a highly relational individual with initiative and a demonstrated ability to work well with people of all ages. This individual will serve as a visionary leader and staff resource to Corps members in their ten-month appointments. They will work collaboratively and closely with the Canon for Intergenerational Ministries, clergy and program staff, lay ministry leaders, and the Seattle Service Corps Advisory Board. the Seattle Service Corps is a nationally recognized program of excellence that supports life-changing training for postgraduate individuals as they work in local nonprofit service organizations while living in an intentional community on campus of the cathedral.

Because the primary purpose of the Seattle Service Corps is to foster the spiritual formation and professional development of young adults, the director is well-positioned to serve as a support to the staff of the Cathedral’s dynamic 20s and 30s group and as collaborator for ministries of spiritual formation. In this facet of the position, the Director plays a vital role in planning and communicating a range of training offerings, including the Forum Series, Project Radix and the School of Wisdom in Saint Mark, working closely with the dean, canons and ministry officials on the programming and orientation of formation programs. It is important for the director to ground his ministry work contextually in the worship of the community and in his own mature expression of Christian spiritual practices.

Work timetable: The Seattle Service Corps program director and cathedral spiritual formation ministries associate have a full-time work week, although proposals for creative alternatives are welcome. The director’s expected work week is five days, usually measured in 10 to 12 units of mornings, afternoons, or evenings in various combinations and must include a unit for Sunday morning activities. Their weekday schedule is negotiated to meet their personal needs balanced with the needs of the groups served by this role. In general, no more than two to three evenings a week should be devoted to congregational activities.

Health and dental insurance, retirement, and a wide range of paid holidays (including paid sabbaticals) are provided in accordance with Cathedral policy. Nominations, applications and questions of any kind may be directed to the Dean or Canon of Intergenerational Ministries until the position is filled. A complete application package will include a cover letter, a CV and a list of three references. Appointment will depend on completion of background check and successful completion of child sexual abuse prevention training as required by the Episcopal Church.

Core Responsibilities

Note: Responsibilities are centered on the following areas, but the design of collaborative ministry we have adopted naturally means that the boundaries between traditional departments are more porous, and this role is a key point of connection and engagement in ministry mutual.

Program Director for Seattle Service Corps

  • Provide spiritual formation and professional development to members of the body
  • Administer the Seattle Service Corps program, including managing the program budget
  • Recruit Service Corps Members
  • Cultivate site partnerships where corps members will serve 32 hours per week in paid internships
  • Network with Episcopal Service Corps colleagues, adopt best practice models while promoting the local program and celebrating successes

Collaborator for the Spiritual Formation Ministries of the Cathedral

  • Serve as support staff for the 20s and 30s ministry group.
  • Provide coordination, communication and logistical support for the series of forums, the Radix project and the school of wisdom and other flagship offerings to be developed.
  • Be part of the planning teams for these initiatives.
  • Participate in the teaching team from time to time, focusing on areas of interest and expertise.
  • Foster lay ministries; rejuvenate and encourage the spiritual formation of the community.
  • Communicate between ministry groups to ensure reciprocity and the opportunity to celebrate common experiences while nurturing affinity groups in their own identities.


  • Christian maturity: mature practitioner of the Christian faith, strong theological foundation for ministry, emphasizes healthy relationships and communication; comfort with liturgical forms of worship.
  • Team player: works well in collaboration with others, strong communication skills, commitment to investing in people.
  • Missional Alignment: understands and supports the mission, vision and values ​​of the church. basic knowledge of non-profit accounting practices and budget management.
  • Relational connectivity: strong interpersonal skills, commitment to building a relationship of trust with the church community.
  • A teachable spirit: ability to work independently, show emotional maturity, ability to receive feedback and instructions, desire to learn and pursue continuous training.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A. in a relevant field or equivalent years of experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience in the context of a Christian ministry or equivalent work is preferred. If your background is different, but this position is for you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us why!
  • General knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and electronic mail is required. Additionally, knowledge of Zoom or other video conferencing and basic database technology is also encouraged.


The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be construed as, a complete inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this position..


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