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Applications accepted for Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer

August 17, 2016
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[August 17, 2016] The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of Chief Operating Officer, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

The Chief Operating Officer is based in New York City and is a full-time position. The Chief Operating Officer oversees a broad portfolio of responsibilities including the day-to-day operation and management of Human Resources, Information Technology, Buildings and Facilities, and real estate acquisitions. He/she will serve as a senior member of the Presiding Bishop’s leadership team.

As noted in Title I, Canon 1.4.2: (f) Upon joint nomination by the Chair (Presiding Bishop) and the Vice-Chair (President of the House of Deputies), the (Executive) Council shall appoint a Chief Operating Officer who shall serve at the pleasure of, and report and be accountable to, the Chair (Presiding Bishop).

Information about the position, details for applying and process overview are available here.  To apply, please provide your résumé and a cover letter that includes at least three professional references. Materials should be submitted by email to Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until this position is filled. For more information, contact Dr. George Conway, President, IES Consulting, IES Consulting has been engaged as the search firm for this position.

The COO Nominating Advisory Committee members and their dioceses are: Bishop Gregory H. Rickel (Olympia), serving as chair of the committee; the Rev. Canon Elizabeth Easton (Nebraska); Dr. Katy George (New Jersey); the Rev. Lang Lowrey (Atlanta); Diane B. Pollard (New York); Steve Smith (Vermont); and Dr. Fredrica Harris Thompsett (Massachusetts).

The Episcopal Church values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity and expression, or any other protected classification under Federal, State or Municipal law as well as the Canons of the Episcopal Church and resolutions of the Episcopal Church General Convention.  We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.


Amanda Skofstad

Public Affairs Officer

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