Associate Rector for Parish Life

Nature & Scope

The Associate Rector for Parish Life (ARPL) is a core staff position sharing – with the Dean, other clergy and core staff – in the leadership of this church.  S/he functions under the direct supervision of the Dean.  The ARPL is a pastor, prophet, teacher, and evangelist who works collegially with staff and parishioners to develop and implement offerings primarily for young families, children, and youth. S/he will supervise the Director of Children and Youth as well as up to four lay staff and interns. In addition to sharing in pastoral and liturgical leadership of this congregation, this person will preach and preside, provide ongoing pastoral care; e.g., counseling, home and hospital visits, marriages, funerals, etc.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop, with the Director of Children and Youth Ministries, children’s worship including Sunday Children’s Chapel and seasonal children’s worship opportunities.
  • Provide pastoral support & increase opportunities for fellowship amongst those with school-aged children so that families can build relationships with other Christians and learn what it means to be a part of healthy Christian community.
  • Develop and implement ongoing age-appropriate opportunities for service and outreach (in collaboration with DCYM and the Director of Parish Life and Newcomer Ministries) so that families can put their faith in action together.
  • Develop and implement age-appropriate stewardship teaching and practices for children, youth and their families.
  • Support and supervise the Director of Children and Youth Ministry and youth interns.
  • Develop offerings for parents and families so that those primary caregivers grow in ability and confidence in fulfilling their role as the primary faith educator in the life of their children.

Core Competencies

  • Ordained Transitional deacon or priest in the Episcopal church
  • Creativity and Innovation - develop new ideas, learns from mistakes, willing to take risks to be innovative.
  • Integrity and Trust - practices honest and direct communication, instills trust in others, admits mistakes, reliable, avoids triangles and unhealthy subgroups.
  • Interpersonal Skills - establishes good working relationships with others, considers the impact of his/her actions and interactions with others, is diplomatic and approachable.
  • Ethics and Values - honors the core values of the Episcopal Church in word and deed, consistently displaying behaviors congruent with those values.
  • Communication - clear, articulate in speech, writing, and digital/social media skills.
  • Personal Resilience - able to be flexible, deal with uncertainty and shift gears smoothly, can comfortably handle risk and innovation.
  • Mission Ownership- support the Cathedral’s work as a Diocesan resource and ministry in the greater Jackson area.

Inquiries to The Very Reverend Anne M. Maxwell at 601-354-1535 or
Send resume and OTM to The Very Reverend Anne M. Maxwell at

Medley Fellow for Church Music

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral invites applications for the 2024 - 2025 Medley Fellow. The Medley Fellowship is named in thanksgiving of Jean and Tim Medley, whose generosity established the Cathedral’s Music Endowment. This opportunity is designed to provide hands-on experience to an individual who has an interest in pursuing church music ministry as a vocation and is eager to gain experience in choral conducting, service playing, children’s music, or some combination thereof. The ideal candidate is an undergraduate student pursuing a major in music who has completed at least the sophomore year, or a recently graduated music major who is in the first year or two of their career. The specific duties will be tailored to the successful candidate’s interests and skill, but will include a combination of choral conducting, service playing (organ and/or piano), children’s music, liturgical planning, administration, and other duties as assigned. The position will not exceed 8 hours per week. A complete application includes a resume and cover letter.
This position will be a one academic year appointment, September 2024 – May 2025, and carries a $6000 stipend. The successful candidate must pass a background check and complete Safeguarding God's Children training per the requirements of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi.

Please contact Jessica Nelson ( for more information.

Staff Singers

St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral is seeking staff singers for the 2022-2023 academic year. These paid positions require availability оп most Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings September-May. The ideal candidate is а confident singer, capable sight-reader, and has previous choral experience.

Please contact Jessica Nelson via email ( for more information