Job Posting - Bishop's Staff Position

Canon for Diocesan Mission and Program


Diocesan Mission Statement

The mission of the Diocese of Ohio is to build healthy communities that:

            GROW in faith, numbers, and resources for mission.

            GIVE sacrificially as a spiritual surrender of self to God, and

            SERVE the world together as the risen body of Jesus Christ.


General Position Description

This is a Bishop’s staff position.  The primary areas of responsibility include diocesan governance and mission, lay and ordained leadership support and development, and extra-diocesan relations.


Specific Responsibilities

  1. Parish consultations, including vestry leadership planning, retreats, conflict resolution, and other assistance as needed.
  2. Sunday visitations to parishes to teach, preach, and meet with leadership.
  3. Support Mission Areas in development of ministries.
  4. Coordinate diocesan involvement in Province V and General Convention activities.
  5. Coordinate Clergy Days and annual Clergy Conference.
  6. Oversight of deaconal ministries.
  7. Ecumenical and interfaith relations.
  8. Liaison and resource to Committees and Commissions as assigned, including: advocacy and public policy, Commission on Racial Understanding, Episcopal Community Services, nominations for Diocesan leadership, college work and young adult ministry, summer internship program.
  9. Organization of annual Bishop's Bike Ride.

Skills and Experience Required

  • This position is open to ordained and lay candidates.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills: ability to see comprehensive big picture, develop and implement a constructive strategy, delegate and collaborate with others.
  • Proven ability to problem solve, employing conflict resolution and mediation skills.
  • Ability to function as both a leader and a support person where appropriate.
  • Understand the needs of a congregation, particularly as regards functions and roles for vestry and clergy ministering in their particular contexts.
  • Ability to appreciate and work with people with a variety of perspectives, temperaments, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated collegial work ethic.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


College degree required.  Graduate degree preferred. 



This is a full time position that includes benefits as approved in the current edition of the Manual of Personnel Policies and Benefits of the Diocese of Ohio, including full family health and dental insurance and a pension plan.  Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.


Submit resume with cover letter by February 20, 2015 to:

The Rev. Percy Grant
Canon for Ministry
2230 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 774-0455

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