Diocesan Office to hire Human Resources Manager
The Diocese of Fond du Lac is hiring a Human Resources Manager to provide human resources support for clergy and lay employees of diocesan congregations in compensation and benefits. This is a salaried part-time position.
The manager will administer insurance (medical, dental, short- and long-term disability, group term life) and pension (defined benefit, defined contribution and voluntary contribution) benefits through the Church Pension Group. The manager will handle hiring processes for clergy and lay employees and conduct orientation. Assistance is also provided to congregations and clergy in transition from active service to retirement. Complete details are provided in the position description.
To apply, submit a cover letter of interest with resume by December 31, 2022 to email@example.com. All submissions will be acknowledged. Questions are to be directed to Matthew Payne at (920) 830-8866.
Diocesan Office Staff Changes Announced
During a December meeting of the Board of Trustees, The Rt. Rev. Matt Gunter, Bishop of Fond du Lac, announced a plan to reorganize the diocesan staff effective January 1, 2023. “The catalyst to change,” Gunter remarked, “was a request of our current Lay Canon of Administration, Matthew Payne, to move into a half-time position to allow him time to follow other interests.” Payne has worked for the diocese for 23. Gunter shared his “appreciation of Matthew’s desire to continue to serve the diocese, especially as we consider possible reunion with the other Episcopal dioceses of Wisconsin.”
Three new positions will be initiated, and the current ones phased out. An Office Administrator will serve as advisor to the bishop and leadership in areas of administration, events, information management and communication. Current administrative assistant Lisa Baltes has been offered this full-time, executive level position and has accepted. A Business Administrator will serve as advisor to the bishop and leadership in areas of finance, property, and business procedure. Payne has been offered this half-time position and accepted. In addition, Payne has agreed to serve as transition consultant during the change period.
A Human Resources Manager is to be hired, who will provide human resources support for clergy and lay employees of the diocese and congregations in the areas of compensation and benefits. This quarter-time position will be advertised within the diocese. The expectation is the position will be filled by the end of January. Anyone interested in applying should click here.
Clergy and lay leaders may be speaking with different people in in different areas, but little disruption in regular diocesan operations is anticipated. The changes are within the adopted budget and provide a benefit of expanding knowledge and procedures among additional people.
Diocese Hires Administrative Assistant
Diocesan Administrative Assistant Position
The Diocese of Fond du Lac is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to complete an assortment of administrative tasks including processing financial transactions. Successful candidates will have excellent service skills and must be efficient while working with minimal supervision. The ability to multi-task with attention to detail is essential. The ideal candidate is resourceful, is an organized problem solver and who has a working knowledge of the church. This is a part-time, salaried paid diocesan staff position eligible for benefits.
The Administrative Assistant will perform administrative procedures, manage information flow, process financial transactions and other occasional duties. A complete position description is available here.
Screening is performed by Qualified Staffing in Appleton. Cover letters and resumes may be sent to Jeani Reiter (firstname.lastname@example.org) for review. Interviews for the position begin August 6 and continue until the position is filled. Additional questions may be directed to Matthew P. Payne, Lay Canon for Administration at (920) 830-8866.
Diocesan Office Secretary Retiring
Bishop Matt Gunter is both disheartened and delighted and to announce Vicky Stauber-Pufall's retirement with her last day being May 31, 2018. Vicky has served the diocese as Diocesan Office Secretary for over 11 years, contributing her gifts of hospitality and servanthood. Vicky said she approached the position "as a called ministry of Christ Jesus my Lord and Savior, and not simply a job." She plans to spend more time with her family both in Wisconsin and the Duluth, MN area.
"We will keep Vicky in our prayers." Bishop Gunter shared, "and wish her health and happiness as she enters this next chapter in her life." Those who have appreciated Vicky's service are invited to contribute to a retirement purse, facilitated through the Diocesan Office. A check may be sent with "Retirement" in the memo or your gift may be made electronically.