Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
Coordinator of Congregational Care
MCC Toronto has long been at the forefront of shaping Canada’s values of human rights, diversity and inclusion. We are a vibrant, inclusive, and progressive church, a place of action and a world-renowned Human Rights organization. While MCC Toronto is rooted in the Christian tradition and the LGBTQ2+ community, it is growing into much more both in and beyond our walls. We now sit on the cusp of exciting transformational change and are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Coordinator of our new Congregational Care Program. This position reports to our Senior Pastor, Rev Jeff Rock.
Development Phase (March – April):
20 to 40 hours per week. Depends on availability of existing training materials.
The primary objective of this Phase is to launch a new congregational care program at MCC Toronto. This Program does not currently exist.
Key responsibilities include:
- 1. Develop and implement a training strategy
- 2. Create training materials
- 3. Assist in the recruitment of volunteer Lay Ministers
- 4. Assist in conducting a training needs assessment for the Lay Ministers
Ongoing Program Management: (May – ongoing):
8 – 16 hours per week. Depends on volume of requests received.
The primary objective of this Phase is to successfully meet the pastoral care needs of MCC Toronto’s congregation.
Key responsibilities include:
- 1. Lead and mentor the Congregational Care Team of Lay Ministers, Clergy and Friendly Visitors. (60% of weekly hours)
- 2. Manage congregational care requests. (30% of weekly hours)
- 3. Produce reports highlighting the effectiveness and efficiency of the Program. Make improvement recommendations as appropriate. (5% of weekly hours)
- 4. Conduct formal evaluations of our Pastoral Care Providers (semi-annually) (5% of weekly hours)
The full job description is available here: https://www.mcctoronto.com/news/congregational-care-program/
Knowledge and skill requirements:
- Support of the beliefs, core values, mission and vision of this church is required.
- Experience serving as a staff member or volunteer leader in an inclusive faith community is desirable.
- Completion of a Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS), Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or Pastoral Counselling Education (PCE) is desired. The successful candidate may be in the midst of pursuing their certification. In addition, candidates with equivalent experience will also be considered.
- Working knowledge of Office computing tools (Microsoft Office Suite) is required.
- Proven ability to manage teams in a service-providing environment
The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a passion for social justice and human rights, be sensitive to diversity in sexual orientation, gender expression, race, country of origin and physical/mental abilities.
This is a part-time contract position. The role requires flexibility in work schedule to support the volunteers and congregation outside of “regular working hours”. Must be willing to work regularly on Sundays. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Please email your letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2019. We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.