Career Opportunities

Dean of Province 1 School for Deacons


The search has been reopened! Deadline for applications is September 3, 2019. Please send cover letter and resumes to the Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens,

The search committee has opted to open the search to both ordained and lay candidates.

Reports to/Supervisor: Bishop Suffragan of ECCT, in collaboration with Bishops of Province I.

Position Summary:

The Dean of the Province I School of Deacon is responsible for the continuing development, oversight, and implementation of the School for Deacons for the participating Episcopal Dioceses in Province I. Currently, the Dioceses of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Western Massachusetts participate. The principal roles of the Dean are as program administrator and occasional instructor. The Dean works collaboratively with formation colleagues in the Province. The Dean tracks each student’s process in the school and oversees other administrative roles for each student. The Dean is primarily responsible for overseeing the eight academic online sessions and written assignments. The Dean designs quarterly retreat weekends collaboratively with the other diocesan coordinators. The Dean is also the primary staff contact for the school and will work in collaboration at the quarterly retreats with the Archdeacon in RI and Director of Formation in Western Massachusetts, and other colleagues as appropriate. The position is part-time (8-12 hours/week) with costs shared among the dioceses.

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