Positions Available

Program Director for Business Development

The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) seeks an experienced investment counselor to oversee business development in its endowment management program. ECF is an independent nonprofit organization that works with dioceses, congregations, and other Episcopal faith communities to develop leadership and manage financial resources. ECF’s endowment management program serves more than 300 organizations that invest over $500 million in endowment and other investment assets with ECF and its outside investment manager, State Street Global Advisors. The program also supports numerous other Episcopal organizations seeking guidance on endowment or investment structure and governance as well as growth through new gifts.

ECF is committed to creating a diverse working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

This new position of Program Director for Business Development will join a team that embraces ECF’s mission to strengthen Episcopal communities of faith and is committed to excellence, professionalism, and client service. The Program Director for Business Development will report to the Director of Endowment Management, work closely with the Program Director for Investments, collaborate with all program staff, and interact with other program and administrative areas of the organization.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Expand assets under management in ECF’s endowment management program.
  • Develop new relationships, and nurture and expand existing relationships, with Episcopal organizations of all kinds throughout the U.S. and with a focus on investment and other financial matters.
  • Collaborate with the endowment management team to provide services and advice relating to endowment and investment funds and to carry out client and program-related responsibilities.
  • Present at conferences, seminars, and workshops, and in written publications, about ECF’s endowment management program and its impact on churches.
  • Develop information about financial trends and innovations in Episcopal organizations to enhance ECF’s reputation as a financial thought leader and to facilitate collaborative work with other ECF program areas.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Endowment Management on program strategy and presentation.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent and experience in a relevant financial, business or church-related field.
  • Proven success in relationship building, business development and/or program expansion.
  • Experience with nonprofit endowment or investment management.
  • Strong knowledge of investments and financial markets.
  • Familiarity with Episcopal organizations and their opportunities and challenges.
  • Strong analytic and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in relationship management software.
  • Self-motivation combined with enthusiasm about working collaboratively with the endowment management team and supporting the mission of ECF.

This is a full-time position with competitive benefits and a salary commensurate with experience. Although the ECF office is in New York City, this position can work remotely from anywhere in the United States. The position will require some travel.

To apply for this position, please send your resume with a cover letter to Carsten Sierck, Director of Endowment Management, at [email protected].

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Project Researcher/Data Analyst

The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) seeks an experienced, Spanish bilingual project manager to coordinate ECF’s new initiative entitled, Pivot 2021: Addressing the Needs of Underserved Episcopal Faith Communities in a Digital World, funded by a generous leadership grant from Trinity Church Wall Street (TWS). The purpose of the grant is to collaborate with underserved Episcopal communities to create a digital version of ECF’s successful Congregational Leadership Initiative (CLI) to be available online to the entire church. CLI is a year-long program for newer priests and their leadership teams to help address the financial and leadership challenges of congregational ministry in the 21st century.

Founded in 1949, The Episcopal Church Foundation is an independent, lay-led and inclusive organization that helps build, vitalize and transform Episcopal faith communities focusing on formation, finance and resources. Our purpose is to be a catalyst, agent, and advocate for transformation, renewal and growth in the Episcopal Church in practical, innovative and spiritually-grounded ways.

ECF is committed to creating a diverse working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

This part-time position of Researcher/Data Analyst will serve from August 2021 – July 2022, for the term of the grant, and will actively participate in the project planning, collection, and presentation of demographic and other information and data. The Researcher/Data Analyst will report to the Director of Leadership and work alongside the Project Assistant with other program and administrative areas of the organization and community leaders involved in the grant.

Duties and responsibilities:

• Collaborate with the Director of Leadership and the Project Assistant on program strategy and presentation.

• Assist in developing the project plans for the term of the grant from August 1, 2021-July 31, 2022.

• Develop new relationships with individuals across the Episcopal Church who work with/in communities that are small, rural, ethnic, or emerging.

• Participate in a discovery process with key stakeholders from across the Church to discern the curricula and digital needs of small, rural, ethnic, or emerging communities.

• Work with key stakeholders and the Pivot 2021 team to identify the specific local faith communities to participate in determining needed leadership resources and training.

• Explore with the identified communities to learn about their membership and local context to determine opportunities and gaps in leadership resources, technology, and training.

• Share learnings with Pivot 2021 team to develop an appropriate curriculum and design a digital delivery system that is adaptable to meet training needs.

• High proficiency in computer and digital skills, including, but not limited to Microsoft Office/Outlook, database programs, survey tools, and video conferencing.

• Design and implement the evaluation process and report on initial findings, learnings, and impact.

Qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent and experience in non-profit or church-related field.

• Fluency in another language is recommended.

• Experience in research and writing.

• Proven success in relationship building and pilot projects.

• Familiarity with Episcopal organizations and their opportunities and challenges.

• Strong knowledge of the small, rural, ethnic, or emerging communities of faith.

• Strong analytic and communication skills.

• Self-motivation combined with enthusiasm about working collaboratively with the leadership team and supporting the mission of ECF.

This position, estimated at 8 hours per week for one year, will have a consulting fee commensurate with experience. Although the ECF office is in New York City, this position can work remotely from anywhere in the United States. The position will require some travel. To apply for this position, please send your resume with a cover letter to Adriane Bilous, Director of Leadership at [email protected] by August 13th, 2021.

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Project Coordinator for Digital Outreach Learning

The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) seeks an experienced, Spanish bilingual project coordinator to coordinate ECF’s new initiative entitled, Pivot 2021: Addressing the Needs of Underserved Episcopal Faith Communities in a Digital World, funded by a generous leadership grant from Trinity Church Wall Street (TWS). The purpose of the grant is to collaborate with underserved Episcopal communities to create a digital version of ECF’s successful Congregational Leadership Initiative (CLI) to be available online to the entire church. CLI is a year-long program for newer priests and their leadership teams to help address the financial and leadership challenges of congregational ministry in the 21st century.

Founded in 1949, The Episcopal Church Foundation is an independent, lay-led and inclusive organization that helps build, vitalize and transform Episcopal faith communities focusing on formation, finance and resources. Our purpose is to be a catalyst, agent, and advocate for transformation, renewal and growth in the Episcopal Church in practical, innovative and spiritually-grounded ways.

ECF is committed to creating a diverse working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

This part-time position of Project coordinator will serve from August 2021 – July 2022, for the term of the grant, and will be responsible for program coordination, managing resources, and program scheduling. The Project Coordinator will report to the Director of Leadership and work closely with other program and administrative areas of the organization and community leaders involved in the grant.

Duties and responsibilities:

• Collaborate with the Director of Leadership on program strategy and presentation.

• Finalize the project plans for the term of the grant from August 1, 2021-July 31, 2022.

• Serve as the liaison among ECF staff, the program’s researcher, and community leaders across the Episcopal Church.

• Develop new relationships, and nurture and expand existing relationships, across the Episcopal Church who work with communities that are small, rural, ethnic, emerging, or nontraditional.

• Establish a discovery process with key stakeholders from across the Church to discern the curricula and digital needs of small, rural, ethnic, emerging, or non-traditional communities.

• Work with key stakeholders and the researcher to identify the specific local faith communities to participate in determining needed leadership resources and training.

• Coordinate developing an appropriate curriculum and design a digital delivery system that is adaptable to meet training needs.

• Pilot the curriculum and its delivery methods with two pilot cohort groups.

• Oversee implementation of the evaluation process and report on initial findings, learnings, and impact.

• Ensure complying with the terms of the Trinity Church Wall Street grant, completion of Interim and Final Reports to TWS, and TWS conference calls as needed.

Qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent and experience in non-profit management or church-related field.

• Proven success in relationship building, pilot projects, and project management.

• Familiarity with Episcopal organizations and their opportunities and challenges.

• Strong knowledge of the small, rural, ethnic, or emerging communities of faith.

• Fluency in another language is recommended.

• Strong analytic and communication skills.

• Self-motivation combined with enthusiasm about working collaboratively with the leadership team and supporting the mission of ECF.

• High proficiency in computer and digital skills, including, but not limited to Microsoft Office/Outlook, database programs, survey tools, and video conferencing.

This position, estimated at 8 hours per week for one year, will have a consulting fee commensurate with experience. Although the ECF office is in New York City, this position can work remotely from anywhere in the United States. The position will require some travel, with all expenses covered through ECF with prior approval. To apply for this position, please send your resume with a cover letter to Adriane Bilous, Director of Leadership at [email protected] by August 13th, 2021.