Parish Administrator - 32 hrs / week 

Christ Church Cathedral is seeking a Parish Administrator to join the Cathedral staff 32 hours a week. 


About Christ Church Cathedral


The Cathedral’s mission takes shape in ways as diverse and varied as the individuals who call this place their spiritual home. This is a community that extends its ministry of welcome and inclusion to all who know the brokenness of life, are drawn to Christ, and who seek God in this rapidly changing place and time. The Cathedral is dedicated to becoming a barrier-breaking community of reconciliation.

We consider the following to be core aspects of pursuing the Cathedral vision: 

  • Making our heritage building a place where beauty, reverence and creativity can flourish, in our worship and through music and the art
  • Committing faithfully to liturgy
  • Developing lay and ordained leadership
  • Growing through welcoming new people into the life of the Cathedral
  • Answering spiritual and secular calls to reconciliation
  • Providing a place of nurturing and sustenance, for body, mind and spirit
  • Embracing LGBTQIA/2S people, their families, and their friends in a positive, safe environment
  • Welcoming the uncomfortable and the unknown
  • Accepting the duty and responsibility of being the “City’s Cathedral” and the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of New Westminster 

Job Description 



The Parish Administrator is often the first point of contact between the public, parishioners, and the Cathedral. This is a pastoral role.  It  is a key touchstone within the Cathedral organization, acting as a central point of contact and coordination between the various lay ministries and the Cathedral staff. During key moments in the liturgical year the parish administrator acts as a project manager, coordinating the various moving pieces that must come together in order for worship services and other programs to unfold smoothly. 

The Parish Administrator reports to the Dean

Duties 

  • Liaise on a weekly basis with various ministries involved in Sunday worship 
  • Triage incoming requests from parishioners and the public, connecting people to the appropriate Cathedral staff or clergy
  • Coordinate Internal Communications
  • Liaise with the Diocesan Office
  • Gather and prepare paperwork required for weddings, baptisms and funerals 
  • Maintain and update the Parish Registry and Vestry Book. 
  • Maintain and update Parish Statistics
  • Maintain clergy worship rotas 
  • Prepare materials for volunteers and clergy involved in worship services 
  • Some office administration duties as required
  • Oversee Office staff volunteers
  • Attend weekly Director’s meetings 
  • Attend weekly Pastoral meetings as needed
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings 
  • Project managing preparations for annual Vestry meeting 
  • Maintaining an annual calendar of events requiring coordination by the Parish Administrator
  • Occasional weekends and evenings
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean

Skills & Attributes 

  • Google suites, administrative
  • Mail Chimp, Trello or equivalent, Doodle, and other office software
  • Theological background
  • Communications Experience

Remuneration package: Commensurate with experience 

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to the Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas at chris@thecathedral.ca