Financial Controller: Hybrid, FT/PT negotiable

The Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island is seeking a Controller who will provide leadership, direction, management, and vision to our financial, operational, IT, risk management, and reporting systems to ensure the financial strength and operational efficiency of our organization.

We are The Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, serving and sustaining 90+ parishes and over 200 congregations as Christ-centered, mission-minded communities. Founded in 1787, we are a faithful, innovative, courageous, and compassionate organization. We value diversity, integrity, grace, generosity, and transparency. We care deeply about our work, our people, our communities, and our world. We host a positive and accessible work environment. We offer an exceptional benefits and pension package with the possibility of a hybrid working environment.

Reporting on a regular basis to the Executive Director, the Controller is ultimately accountable to the Bishop and to the Synod. In this position, you will play a pivotal role in shaping financial and operational strategy and contributing significantly to continued growth. You excel at working collaboratively with individuals, task groups, and committees. Your exceptional interpersonal skills include demonstrated success building trusting, inclusive relationships.

As the ideal candidate, you are a proven financial and operational leader with a Canadian accounting designation and several years’ experience leading a finance team. You have a thorough knowledge of CRA registered charity requirements and proven experience contributing to overall strategic direction and business planning. You excel at providing expert advice, financial insights, and business analysis that support the achievement of strategic growth while safeguarding assets and maintaining financial stability. You have a talent for identifying operational efficiencies and are process driven, tech-savvy, and results-oriented.

Our Diocese is on the cusp of transformational change. We are being called to greater diversity of membership, wider participation in ministry and leadership, better stewardship of the environment, and a stronger resolve in challenging attitudes and structures that cause injustice.

If you share our values and are eager to help us lead over 20,000 Anglicans in vital, community-based ministries that transform lives and society, we would love to hear from you.

TO APPLY

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please send both your resume and a cover letter to employment@nspeidiocese.ca

In your cover letter, please tell us why you are interested in this position at this point in your career. Please submit your application in the form of one pdf document containing both your cover letter and resume.

We will be accepting applications and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their time and interest and regret that we are only able to contact those selected for an interview.

The Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from individuals in traditionally marginalized groups. At The Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still apply. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they are a member of a marginalized community.

 

Full-time Ecumenical Shared Ministry Position

Between the Parish of Digby, The Anglican Church of Canada and Rivers of Grace Pastoral Charge, The United Church of Canada.

Position Description

Position Summary:  This is a full-time position with time shared with and equally supported by the two denominations.  It is expected that there will be overlap and cooperation between the two denominations.  The minister will provide leadership within each congregation and the community as we move into this new relationship.

The minister will work with the Official Board of the United Church and the Parish Council of the Anglican Church to carry out the duties specified below in each congregation.  It is expected that some activities may be joint between congregations.

Rivers of Grace Pastoral Charge and the Anglican Parish of Digby is located in Southwest Nova Scotia, where the Atlantic Ocean crashes over the Bay of Fundy, named as one of the seven natural wonders of North America, for having the highest tides in the world. Tidal Power is becoming a reality with test turbines in several locations. The rolling hills of the Annapolis Valley share Canada’s oldest historic memories. The area has a rich cultural tapestry, where the Mi’kmaq people have made their home for over 10 000 years, welcoming French and English explorers 400 years ago. The tapestry also includes Acadian, African Canadian and Loyalist heritage.   We are a rural community, located 2 ½ hours from the city of Halifax and its International Airport.

The congregations come from the town of Digby and a 20 minute drive in each direction takes you to the home communities of Clementsport, Bear River, Weymouth, Digby Neck and Islands congregation members.

There are numerous Provincial Parks, campgrounds, beaches to explore and enjoy. Our coastline provides you with the opportunity for swimming, rock and shell collecting and just plain relaxing as you explore the beauty of God’s handiwork. The many lakes and rivers and Kejimkujik National Park (one hour away) offers backpacking, biking and hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking.   Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are very popular activities in the easily accessed “back-country”.  The Digby Area Recreation Commission offers free use of snowshoes and provides a wide variety of programs for all ages to promote healthy lifestyles.  There are also hiking groups (Fundy Erratics) and Trails Associations that can help you connect with other people that enjoy the outdoors year round. If you enjoy sailing, the Royal Western Nova Scotia Yacht Club with adjoining marina is the place to be! 

Both Rivers of Grace (UCC) and the Parish of Digby (ACC) are LGBTQ2SI+ inclusive congregations and affirm a welcoming and hospitable environment for all. Together we are committed to the work of affirming ministries: “challenging bias and discrimination based on appearance, culture, class, or age; working to end racism; promoting economic justice; increasing accessibility; and caring for the planet.” (from “Why Become an Affirming Ministry?”)

To receive more information about these two congregations and an application form  please contact Jana Gauthier, Diocesan Executive Administrator at bishopsoffice@nspeidiocese.ca or (902)420-0717. 

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 30th at 5:00 pm.

Please note:  A Police Records Check report, Vulnerable Sector Check report must be submitted before assuming this position. Anglican Clergy from outside the Diocese of Nova Scotia and P.E.I., must present confirmation that they are an ordained minister in good standing and have their Bishop’s permission to seek employment opportunities outside their own diocese.  
Full Position Description

Parish of Tangier, 1/2 time, Rector

The Anglican Parish of Holy Trinity Tangier is seeking a half-time rector to join our parish family. Our parish is located on the scenic Marine Drive (Highway 7) on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. Our Parish serves the communities from East Ship Harbour in the west, to Sheet Harbour in the East, to Beaver Dam, and Mooseland in the North. We are a parish with six congregations, St. Peter’s (Murphy Cove), Holy Trinity (Tangier), St. Thomas (Mooseland), St. Andrew’s (Spry Harbour), St. James (Spry Bay), and St. Paul’s (Mushaboom).

The Eastern Shore is full of rugged wilderness for hunting and fishing enthusiasts, sheltered coves, salt marshes, dramatic windswept headlands, pristine beaches, heritage attractions, and the stunning 100 Wild Islands archipelago. Our region is known for its incredible ocean views, world-class surfing, laid-back culture, heritage attractions, independent shops and eateries, and of course, its trails, and beaches. With the vast Atlantic coastline, beautiful lakes, rivers and trails; there are plenty of ways to explore our beautiful area.

The Rectory is located beside Holy Trinity Church in Tangier near the western end of the Parish. The Rectory is about an hour and ten minutes from downtown Dartmouth. The community of Sheet Harbour is about 20 minutes east and provides many amenities, and services a person needs. We are only minutes away from Taylor Head Provincial Park, with its many kilometers of hiking trails and two beautiful beaches. Fibreoptic internet is slated to be installed in the area in early 2023. We have a new pre-primary to grade 12 school in Sheet Harbour, several restaurants and eateries, and a new Lifestyles Center soon to be constructed in the Sheet Harbour area. A full list of businesses, amenities, and services in the area can be found at the end of the parish profile.

During a recent parish survey, our parishioners said the parish gave them a sense of belonging and a sense of community. Many parishioners grew up going to church here and or have a strong longstanding family connection to the parish. Our parishioners and their families were raised here, went to church here, and had baptisms, confirmations, weddings, and have had funerals in our parish.

Our parish is looking for a person of strong faith, someone who is outgoing and likes to visit with parishioners, especially shut ins. We are looking for someone who is a good teacher and a good listener. The successful candidate should be a relatable person who brings the lessons, and gospel alive and makes them relevant to today’s world in a way that is easy for all to understand.

We have two licensed lay ministers in the parish, a team of dedicated wardens, other lay people, and our supportive congregation who will be there to support the incumbent. To learn more about our parish please consider reading our parish profile which our parochial committee has prepared. In closing, we want to thank you for reading about our parish, we look forward to meeting anyone interested in joining our parish community as our new rector.

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To receive the profile and an application form please contact Jana Gauthier, Diocesan Executive Administrator at bishopsoffice@nspeidiocese.ca or (902)420-0717. 

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 28th, 2022.

Please note:  A Police Records Check report, Vulnerable Sector Check report must be submitted before assuming this position. Anglican Clergy from outside the Diocese of Nova Scotia and P.E.I., must present confirmation that they are an ordained minister in good standing and have their Bishop’s permission to seek employment opportunities outside their own diocese.  
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Our Mission and Diocesan Vision

Mission: To participate in God’s mission of reconciling the world to God through Jesus Christ.

Vision: To create and sustain Christ-centered, mission-minded- ministering communities of faith.

How?

*By focusing on the Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion (1984)

  • to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom;
  • to teach, baptize and nurture new believers;
  • to respond to human need by loving service;
  • to seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation; [revised wording Nov2012]

  • to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.

*By focusing on the Marks of a Healthy Congregation as adapted by our Synod from the Alban Institute

  • IDENTITY: Our congregation knows who they are before God;
  • VISION: Our congregations knows what it is called to do;         
  • STEWARDSHIP: Our congregation has the resources and leadership necessary to carry out its calling;  
  • WORSHIP: People experience the power and energy of the Gospel in their worship and life together;
  • OUTREACH: The activities of our congregation make a discernible difference in individual lives and in the world around us.
  • CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION: Our congregation has the ability to transform conflict into positive energy for the Gospel.