Position Available: Part-Time Asst. Director for Communications & Development, ECS-NJ

Episcopal Community Services of the Diocese of New Jersey

Job Title: Assistant Director for Communications and Development, ECS-NJ (part-time)

About the Position

Episcopal Community Services-New Jersey (ECS-NJ) is seeking a part-time Assistant Director for Communications and Development. The Assistant Director will work with the Executive Director and the volunteer-based Communications and Development teams to promote the work of ECS-NJ to churches, donors, and communities in the Diocese of New Jersey. The role includes frontline communications along with fundraising and administrative responsibilities.

A successful candidate for this position is a self-motivated individual with outstanding organization and interpersonal skills, proven attention to detail and follow-through, and enthusiasm for ECS-NJ’s work helping members of Episcopal churches in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey live out their faith as followers of Jesus.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director is a part of ECS-NJ’s management team and is responsible for supporting the mission and strategic priorities of ECS-NJ by implementing the communications strategy and securing funding.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Taking the lead on all aspects of communications efforts in print, video, and online, developing and sharing compelling messages about the need for, and impact of, the work of ECS-NJ.
    • Maintaining the current fundraising program, with an emphasis on church outreach and stewardship of past donors, funders, and prospects
    • Working with the ECS-NJ Advisory Council and donor community on the execution of events including galas and small, private gatherings.
    • Tracking donations and interactions and generating reports in Bloomerang

This part-time position is largely remote but will include attendance at in-person events, often on evenings or weekends.  This position is less than 1000 hours per year (approximately 15 hours per week). The salary is $20,000 and does not include benefits.  We anticipate this growing into a full-time position with benefits in the future.

The person in this position will use their own equipment.



Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

3-4 years of Communications/Development/Fundraising experience

Demonstrated ability to engage key audiences through various media and methods of outreach

Demonstrated ability in securing funds from individuals, corporations, foundations and/or other private funding sources as well as knowledge of development/fundraising best-practices, protocols, procedures, and data management – database experience preferred.

Essential Skills

Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, along with excellent networking skills (Spanish fluency a plus).

Must be able to take initiative, maintain good communications and develop effective relationships with volunteers, donors, board members, prospects, and colleagues.

Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team focused environment

Ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and graphic design programs such as Canva

Database management (Bloomerang preferred) and volunteer management skills

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume to ECS-NJ Executive Director, Deacon Trisha Thorme, at along with a cover letter describing your interest in the position. Please combine the resume and cover letter into one PDF.

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by July 14, 2023; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Episcopal Community Services of the Diocese of New Jersey (ECS-NJ) is an equal opportunity employer and highly encourages applications from candidates regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS-NJ is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace reflective of individuals who share our mission.

About ECS-NJ

Episcopal Community Services of the Diocese of New Jersey (ECS-NJ) is an initiative that focuses on proactively addressing human needs, such as food and shelter, and relentlessly working against both social and racial injustice.  Through education, advocacy, fundraising, grantmaking, and prayer, ECS-NJ increases the collective capacity of the Diocese, building a movement for Gospel justice.  ECS-NJ expects to become a nonprofit (501c3) organization financially independent of the Diocese sometime in 2023.