Position Openings in the Synod

Do you have position openings within the Albany Synod that you would like posted? Is your position filled and needed to be removed?
Send a request to Annie at rsa.comscoordinator@gmail.com 


Greenbush Reformed Church, Part-Time Christian Education Director

The Greenbush Reformed Church, an open and affirming congregation, seeks a part-time (15 hrs. per wk.) Christian Education Director to lead our Christian education program.  The Christian Education Director will work closely with the pastor and the Christian Education Committee to oversee all areas of our children and youth ministry.  This includes coordination of the Sunday morning Christian education hour, teacher recruitment, and curriculum selection and development.  Christian education is an important mission of the Greenbush Reformed Church and we are looking for someone with a solid understanding of the Christian faith and the Reformed tradition to bring new energy and ideas to our programs. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jon Penn at jpenn@nycap.rr.com.

Niskayuna Reformed Church, Director of Handbells/Chimes

The Niskayuna Reformed Church has an immediate opening for a Director of Handbells/Chimes, a key contributor to the music ministry of the Niskayuna Reformed Church, in partnerships with the Director of Music, the other music staff, the Pastor, and the Worship Committee of Consistory.
Responsibilities of the position include managing and directing the Een Dracht Bell Choir with 4.5 octaves of handbells. Rehearsals to be scheduled once per week from September to May. Performances are to be scheduled for 4 times per year during worship service. Additionally the Director may collaborate with other staff memvers to add individual or small ensembles (when appropriate and time permitting) for special services such as Christmas, etc., as well as even the possibility of chruch exchanges and performances at other venues.
The Director is responsible for creatively working to retain and promote membership in the Handbell choir. At the discretion of the Dirctor, consideration may also be given to the development of a Kinder Klokken choir from the children of the congregation using 2 octaves of handbells, and possibly also a chimes choir with two octaves of chimes. Bells for such groups are available.
The candidate must demonstrate skill and experience playing with and directing handbell groups and must work collaboratively with the Director of Music Ministries and with the Music Committee on performance and rehearsal scheduling. Also included is responsibility for the custodial care of the handbell and chime instruments, their cases, tables, robes, gloves, mallets, sheet music, cushions, coverings, lights, music stands, etc. and arrange for their maintenance as needed, as well as ensuring that no one other than the Choir memebrs play or handle these instruments without permission.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to: Personnel Committee, Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Niskayuna, NY 12309, or by email to office@niskayunareformed.org

New York State Council of Church, Part-time Bookkeeper

The New York State Council of Churches, a small non-profit organization with an office in Albany, NY is seeking an experienced part-time Bookkeeper. Previous experience using QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel is preferred. The hours can be flexible and are typically nore more than 10 hours per week. Expected duties include monthly income/expenditure statements, overseeing financial transactions, and keeping accurate records for audit or review. Please send a cover letter and resume to The New York State Council of Churches, 1580 Central Ave. Albany, NY 12205. Email nyscoc@aol.com Phone 518.436.9319 Fax 518.427.6705

Altamont Reformed Church, Part-time Organist/Choir Director

The Organist/Choir Director will be responsible for all musical aspects of worship at Altamont Reformed Church, including play the pipe organ or piano, directing the Chancel Choir, and assissting in worship service planning.
The Skills and Qualifications desired are: at least five years experience as a church organist, demonstrated ability in choral conducting, knowledge of church music especially withing the Reformed Church, familiarity with the pipe organ and its maintenance requirements, ability to sight-read hymns and simple athem accompaniments.
This position will be filled as a one-year, renewable contract at an annual salary of $11,625, payable monthly. The Organist/Choir Director is expected to serve as an ex-officio member of the Worship Life Committee and contribute to the preparation of the music ministry budget.
Request full job description or submit resume and cover letter to arcmusic@gmx.com or by mail to Altamont Reformed Church, PO Box 671, Altamont, NY 12009.

Per Diem Chaplain at Ellis Hospital
The per diem chaplain will provide spiritual care to patients, their families, and staff at Ellis Medicine. Ordained clergy, deacon or active lay person in a faith community of choice.  Must be committed to inclusive ministry among people of all faiths or no faith. Bachelors degree and two (2) units of Clinical Pastoral Education or equivalent are required. Masters Degree in Theology/Divinity preferred. Experience in pastoral care in a health care setting is preferred. Evidence of success in interpersonal relations, effective verbal and written communications, and working with others.  This position is for overnight, sleep allowed/on-call in the hospital presence. Interested applicants can send their resume to Rev. Fr. Tony Green, M.Div., BCC the Director of Pastoral Care and Volunteer Services at greena@ellismedicine.org

Linlithgo Reformed Church, Part-time Pastor
Contact: Jim Andrews, search chair, at CCSO10@aol.com or 518-610-0014
Our mission is to grow in faith and to share that faith in God with those around us. Through regular study in God’s Word, our goal is to equip people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up (Eph. 4:12). If you feel called to pastoral leadership at Linlithgo Church, contact Jim Andrews at CCSO10@aol.com.