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.

First Reformed Church in Schenectady, Full-Time Interim of Christian Formation and Communication

FRC Schenectady is looking for a person to coordinate and lead youth and young adult programing as part of a dynamic team of lay leaders and clergy. In addition, this person will be responsible for managing the communication  tools of the congregation and be a part of the worship, education, and social life of the church. This is a one-year position with the possibility of continuing after a year. Applicants do not need to be ordained, though they may be, and this is a position of call for those seeking ordination. For a full description of the position; qualifications and responsibilities, send your request to 1streformed@gmail.com. To apply, send a PDF of your resume and references to the same email address.

The Schoharie Reformed Church

Seeking pastoral support during our pastors’ sabbatical leave from May 28, 2017 – September 25, 2017.  Requested services include working with congregation members to fulfill their own “reconnecting” goals, including coordinating guest speakers, writing liturgy, providing pastoral services, and officiating any special services, such as funerals, should the need arise.  20 hours per week, stipend available.  Interested persons please submit a letter of inquiry and resume to the Sabbatical Implementation team c/o SchoharieReformedChurch@gmail.com by March 27, 2017.

 Synod of the Far West: New Hope Community Church, Full-time Senior Pastor in Aurora CO

New Hope Community Church is located in Aurora, Colorado, a growing suburb of Denver. We exist to equip all people to live by Faith; to Joyfully serve Jesus Christ with skill, integrity, and vitality; to be known by our Love; and to be a voice of Hope in the community and the world. Our church has a stable membership of approximately 150 members and is in a strong financial position. The congregation is aging, but actively involved in spreading the good news of Christ and is seeking to grow by better identifying and satisfying the diverse needs of the community. We are blessed by our current senior pastor who has served our church and will be retiring after 27 years of exemplary service.

We seek a new senior pastor who will first and foremost be an individual that models integrity and will be an articulate advocate and communicator for the vision of God’s church and for the glory of God. This person will be the primary leader and teacher, who will have a broad responsibility for the spiritual welfare, growth, and life of the church in all areas including discipleship, evangelism and equipping the congregation for service. Preferred candidates will embody the essence of a servant leader and have the skills to shepherd an older church population while attracting new members with a balanced ministry that reflects an appreciation of people with diverse backgrounds and a variety of worship experiences. A minimum of five years of pastoral and teaching experience in a multi-staff church/para-church setting is required as well as a Masters level training or equivalent.

If interested, submit a letter of interest and resume/profile to Sandy Abbott at Sandya65@outlook.com. To review full job description, visit www.newhopeaurora.org.

 The Greenbush Reformed Church, Part-time Music Director/organist

Approximately 16 hours per week which includes rehearsal, practice, arrange for maintenance of instruments,  planning and worship.  Weekly choir rehearsal, one Sunday morning service, help with Christian Education Program music, work with youth music.  Close working relationship with pastor planning music for the liturgical seasons.   Paid time off and continuing education included in package. Opportunity to further develop creative worship music program. Welcoming congregation.  Please contact Nancy Jones  care of grcsecretary11@verizon.net, or 518-477-6030, for more information.

Scotia Reformed Church, Full-time Senior or Associate Pastor

First Reformed Church of Scotia seeks a Senior Pastor and an Associate Pastor. The Senior Pastor will be primarily responsible for preaching, spiritual leadership, and staff administration. The Associate Pastor will oversee youth ministry, community involvement, and Christian education. A number of roles will be shared between the two positions.

Since 1818, the First Reformed Church of Scotia has opened its doors for worship to provide a new beginning each week for those who listen for God’s word. We currently gather for worship twice each Sunday, at 8AM and 10AM. We are an active congregation with many ministries that reach beyond our own walls.

Scotia is located in the Capital District of New York State, just to the west of Albany and Schenectady. Our church is set in a picturesque location overlooking the village park and Collins Lake.  Information about our church, our congregation, and our work for God’s mission is available on our website, firstreformedscotia.org.

We are excited to open our hearts to new leaders and create new journeys along God’s path. If you are interested in leading us on our path, please review our Church Profile, which can be found on our website at www.firstreformedscotia.org/pastor-search or through Rev. Marla Rotman at the RCA Office of Ministry Services, mrotman@rca.org.

Application for either the Senior Pastor or Associate Pastor positions can be made by submitting an RCA Minister Profile and cover letter to FRCScotia@gmail.com. Please indicate whether you are applying for the Senior Pastor or Associate Pastor position. Inquiries or questions can also be sent to the same email address.

Contact Email: sisudaw@gmail.com

Altamont Reformed Church, Full-time Senior Pastor

Altamont Reformed Church is seeking to replace our Senior Pastor who retired after more than 30 years of service. Altamont Reformed Church is a medium-sized congregation located in a beautiful, Victorian village in upstate New York near Albany.  We are a caring, thoughtful, and devoted congregation which is looking for a new minister to support, revitalize, and teach us in the word of the Lord. As you read this announcement, we hope your heart and the Lord will direct you to us. Our church profile is available by contacting Marla Rotman at mrotman@rca.org. For more information or to apply, contact Steven T. Simmons at altamontconsult@aol.com.

Contact Email: altamontconsult@aol.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

First Reformed Church of Scotia, Part-time Organist/Pianist

The First Reformed Church of Scotia is seeking to hire an Organist/Pianist. Salary range $12,000 to $17,500, commensurate with expericance). FRCS has a heritage of supporting and providing quality music for both sacred and secular services. The Organist/Pianist works with the Pastor(s) and Choir Director to plan musical support for the congregation’s worship. Two Sunday morning services at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Choir rehearsals Thursday evening and Sunday morning, September through June. Additional compensation for weddings and funerals, etc.
Our sanctuary supports our singing with excellent acoustics and with our June Selke Memorial Organ, a 4-manual, 132 rank hybrid (meaning both pipe and digital) organ built by Allen Ogan Sutdios of Delmar, NY and Allen Organ Company of Macungie, PA in 2013.
Per the church’s agreement with Allen Organs, the Organist/Pianist will be available for organ demonstrations and consolation to visitors and contribure to visibility of the instrument. This inculdes arranging with the organ company for performances twice aper year (on average) by a variety of artists.
Please vistit Our Website for a complete description of the position. Interested individuals may submit a cover letter and resume to the address below. Electronic submissions will aslo be accepted.
Organist/Pianist Search Committee
C/O Rev. Lynn carman Bodden, Interim Pastor
224 North Ballston Ave
Scotia, NY 12302
Or at frcslcbodden@verizon.net

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.

Delmar Reformed Church, Full-time Pastor

Come back to where Christ’s ministry all started, THE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM, (NY)!  The Delmar Reformed Church is a large and vibrant community united in love and service to the Lord.  We are located in the town of Bethlehem, just south of the state capital, Albany, and within easy reach of New York City, Boston, and the Adirondacks.  Bethlehem features an excellent school district, ranked the #1 school district in academic performance by the Capital District Business Review in 2015 for the fifth time within seven years.

We are searching for a passionate and spirit-filled pastor or pastoral team with strong skills and the willingness to listen and work together with the congregation.  The ministry of the successful candidate will reflect a personal devotion to Christ and His work and mission as it translates in today’s world.

The church is a large and inviting space that houses not only many church activities, such as mission work, religious education, a large multi-church youth program, and caregiving, but also hosts many outside groups including several 12 step programs, Samaritan Counseling Services, children music classes, and many others.

…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,

and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8

Inquiries and submission of profiles may be directed to co-chairs:  Noreen Fargione (noreenfargione@gmail.com  518-506-1226) and Susan Leath (sel7@juno.com  518-439-7470) or Church Supervisor – Rev. Rick Behan (rlbehan@aol.com  518-433-1080).

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.