The Diocese of The Arctic
PO Box 190, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
Anglican Church of Canada
Contact Administrator
Today is: Monday,29 August,2016 07:23:03 PM

Employment in the Diocese of the Arctic
If you are interested in employment opportunities please send resume/application to the Diocese of The Arctic, PO Box 190, Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2N2

You will find the Application forms by clicking on the "Employment Application" button on the website. Please print the Application forms, and complete them by both the applicant and the applicant's spouse (if applicable.) When completed, please mail to the Diocese of the Arctic, to the address indicated above.

Executive Officer

The Bishop of the Arctic is seeking a Christ-centered personal assistant to help in the revitalization of the diocesan mission and ministry.  Matthew 28:19-20 & Ephesians 4:11-16

Desired Qualities:
  • Team Player
  • Fearless Visionary
  • Effective Communicator
  • Transparent Approachable Leadership
  • Flexible Multitasker
  • Inspirational Administrative Trainer
We offer a salary, location allowance and housing allowance along with a benefit package.

For more information please contact the Synod office at 867-873-5432. Applications should include references, a cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position and a resume to by April 18, 2016.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a criminal records check.

Below is a job description for this position.

Job Description
Executive Officer
Diocese of the Arctic

The Bishop of the Arctic is seeking a Christ-centered personal assistant to help in the revitalization of the diocesan mission and ministry.  Matthew 28:19-20 & Ephesians 4:11-16

Our Mission is:
To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus to the nations and enable members of the church to mature in Christ and  live out their Christian Calling. Matthew 28:19-20 Ephesians 4:11-16

Jesus said:
  • Go to the world
  • Share His story purpose, plan and covenant
  • Invite others into a personal relationship with Jesus
  • Teach them how to live in relationship with God: Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit
  • Make disciples who will Go, Share, Invite, Teach and Make disciples
The Executive Officer’s primary duty is to:
  • Support and work closely with the Bishop in his provision of pastoral and administrative leadership to the Diocese.
  • Under the direction of the Bishop, work closely with clergy, lay leaders, Suffragan Bishop, Dean, Regional Deans, Diocesan Treasurer, Chancellor, and the chairs of various boards and committees
Our Executive Officer must :
  • Understand  Jesus’ Great Commission and want  to be part of a Diocese, whose purpose for being is to fulfill Jesus’ mandate to us.
  • Be able to handle stress and interruptions without losing focus
Desired Qualities:
  • Fearless Visionary loyal to the Bishop and a committed to the Bishop’s ministry, vision and plans
  • Flexible Multi-tasker
  • Team Player who is a capable self-starter able to inspire and give leadership to Synod office staff
  • Effective Communicator is able to communicate and work well with diocesan staff, clergy and lay leaders
  • A person of integrity who is comfortable in any difficult or confidential situation
  • Computer literate so as not to require extensive secretarial support
  • Transparent Approachable Leadership Trusted by the clergy and has their confidence
  • Good knowledge of the diocesan structures, and a unique blend of knowledge, skills and personality to be able to work well with the committees and boards of the diocese.  
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills;
  • A well-organized Inspirational Administrative Trainer who is able to help parish leaders lead their parishes and willing and able to listen to leaders hear their problems and help seek solutions
Communication and Mediation in Helping Parish and Synod Office
  • Communicate effectively with each other.
  • Help parishes gather and submit  year end reports to synod office
  • Help parishes improve their administration skills
  • Ensure information is shared where and when needed especially diocesan and national programs and monthly reports                            
Episcopal Support
  • Confidant to the Bishop
  • Act as the Bishop’s Commissary in the signing of documents on his behalf and his emissary in a variety of situations
  • Represent-the Bishop on various committees, when appointed to do so
  • Participate in the formulation & implementation of long-range plans for the Diocese
Administrative Support
  • Brief and assist the Bishop in his preparation for, and follow-up of, various important-meetings and events including: Diocesan Synod, Provincial Synod, National Synod, Diocesan Executive, Finance Committee, Bishop's Counsel, etc.
  • Organization of meetings for the Bishop including agendas, attendees, minutes and follow-up
  • Administer the diocesan office and supervise its staff  
  • Implement effective administrative and computer systems and procedures on behalf of the diocese
  • Supervise registers and records management  
  • Provide financial and statistical information as may be required for the National Church, Province of Rupert’s Land and the Council of the North
  • Supervise the ordering, storage and shipment of diocesan supplies both for the office and to the parishes
  • Ensure the effective management of donor relations
  • The preparation and distribution of The Arctic News.
  • Administer diocesan lands and buildings – handle insurance premiums, claims, additions and deletions under a comprehensive policy, the acquisition, sale, construction and maintenance of lands and buildings, in consultation with the Chancellor where necessary
Diocesan Relations
  • Assist the Bishop in his various roles within the diocese
  • Be a member and secretary of the Bishop's Counsel, (Suffragan Bishop, Dean of the Cathedral Regional Deans) and an ex-officio member of various committees, when appointed by the Bishop.
  • Preparation for Tri- annual Synods and Executive Committee. Ensure that the necessary arrangements are made. Be a member and secretary responsible for taking and distributing minutes
  • Preparation for annual Council of the North meeting. Block Grant Application, parish and summary financial statistics and possibly attend
Clergy Relations
  • Provide Support to the clergy of the Diocese
  • Oversee-the maintenance of clergy personnel records
  • Parish vacancies and the clergy placement process, including the development of parish profiles in preparation for appointments
  • Communication regarding resignations and appointments
  • Be-the diocesan "trouble shooter "in a difficult or unusual situation related to clergy
  • Assist-in ordinations, consecrations and other special liturgical events
Clergy Development
  • Work with potential theological students in the discernment process
  • Be the primary contact between theological students and the diocese
Parish Growth and Development
  • Gathering information about parishes in special situations
  • Assisting in the development of strategic plans for parishes, missions, etc.
  • Administrative follow-up with parishes
Reporting Relationship
This individual will report directly to the Bishop. The position will be one of support for that office and will require a close working relationship with the: Bishop, Suffragan Bishop, Dean of the Cathedral and Regional Deans. It will not impact on the direct working relationship between the Suffragan Bishop, Dean of the Cathedral Regional Deans and the Bishop.
Terms and conditions of Employment
The Executive Assistant will be an appointment of the Bishop and, subject to an annual review by both parties, the position will exist for the duration of his episcopacy. The person appointed will receive a salary, location allowance and housing allowance along with a benefit package.  Applications should include references, a cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position and a resume to by April 18, 2016.