About Riverside
Our Mission
Senior Minister
Sr. Min. Emeritus
Clergy & Senior Staff
History of Riverside
Event Calendar
Riverside Links
Visiting Riverside:
Directions & Hours
Art & Architecture
Gift Shop


Printable Version
Send This Page

Job Postings

TRC Riverside Church
Position Descriptions

Requisition No.:TRC 0053
Job Title:Program Coordinator with the Children Youth and Family Ministry
Reports to:Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry
Department:Ministry of Education
Date:January 2013
Work Week:Part-time; 20 hours per week
Job Summary:

  • To provide creative and quality programs, activities and events and leadership to children, youth and families for an active, multi-cultural, open and affirming congregation.
  • To provide leadership and guidance in all areas of Children Youth and Family Ministry at The Riverside Church for Infants to 6th grade.

Overall Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Development, implementation and coordination of ministries and programs within the scope of Children Youth and Family Ministry
  • Organize and participate in the recruitment and training of volunteer leaders
  • Attend weekly meetings/planning sessions for Children, Youth, & Families programs
  • Prepare monthly reports to reflect progress of programs and activities
  • Maintain the proper coordination and working relationships with parents and volunteers, other church staff, lay leaders and co-workers in the ministry and fulfill other necessary functions that would enable the Children & Youth Ministry and programs to operate with efficiency.
  • Assist the Director of Children, Youth, & Families in shaping and nurturing spiritual formation and personal growth & development of children and youth
  • Provide communication between children, parents, teachers, staff, volunteers, and the church at large and serve a liaison between all parties to ensure timely and effective communication
  • Provide assistance with the supervision and facilitation in Sunday Church School, Confirmation and Friday Night Live/Fellowship
  • Develop and cultivate sound working relationship with children and youth through structured age appropriate activities
  • Participate in planning and leading worship service for children and youth
  • Provide assistance in planning and implementing Youth Retreats, Career Day, Vacation Bible School, Field Trips, Special Events, Outreach, and Mission Trips
  • Forecast and prepare program budgets for special events and programs for Children & Youth Ministry
  • Participate in the creation and or selection of all programs, curricula and events to be used in the Youth Ministry program and events (Youth Bible Studies/Fellowships/Worship)
  • Oversee the coordination of children and youth ministry events and activities, including scheduling room assignments, ensuring the necessary supplies, travel arrangements, etc. are available.
  • Serve families of children, youth, and/or ensure that they receive ministry from other staff members, identify and make referrals to appropriate staff for counseling, intervention, etc.
  • Identify, develop, plan and lead an annual mission trip to engage in national and global social justice ministry.
  • Identify, develop and explore additional funding sources to support Children, Youth and Family Ministry Initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Children, Youth, & Families

Additional Responsibilities:

    • Convene and facilitate Youth Ministry/Youth Council Committee Meetings, Career Day Planning Committee Meetings
    • Actively participate in Sunday Morning worship

Education / Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree required and or working towards obtaining Masters degree (Master of divinity, social work, education or comparable)
  • Commitment to working as a team player with colleagues, especially across functional lines and between church members and staff and across commission/committee lines.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A clear understanding of the theological position of the Riverside Church and its commitment to faith development and social justice, and a willingness to work with the church to achieve its ministry.
  • Experience in Youth Ministry preferably in a congregation with a multi-cultural membership and a staff with ethnic diversity.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a collaborative manner with other ministries and staff.
  • Proven understanding of the dynamics of staff relationships, implementing change, strategic planning and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to behave within the Staff Vision of The Riverside Church - “Love is our Aim and Mutual Respect our Pathway”



Job Title: Watch Engineer/Mechanic
Reports to: Chief Engineeer
Department: Engineering
Date: 4-5-13


Job Summary:

Responsible for starting up, shutting down, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing, or arranging for repairs of all the building operating systems located within the property.

A focus on [but not limited to] the upkeep and repair of all mechanical systems in the building. Some of the major systems are chilled, hot, condensate and condenser water; steam, heating, HVAC and associated controls for all of the above.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all preventive maintenance, necessary maintenance and repairs to the building mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems. Must be familiar with the location and have working knowledge of all building mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, life safety, fire protection and security systems to ensure proper operations and be able to act upon any conditions that are out of the ordinary.
  • Conduct periodic general preventative maintenance on the mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems. This involves normal lubrication, adjustment, cleaning, replacement of consumable parts (such as filters, belts, indicator lights, etc.) and periodic testing of the equipment. These systems include, but are not limited to; air handling units, (including both roof top and ceiling package units), re-circulating air systems, water pumping systems, cooling plant, heating plant, and all plumbing system components. Also conduct general building maintenance as needed.
  • Be responsive to both staff and tenant requests in the areas of safety, plumbing, mechanical electrical and environmental needs through both personal contact and work order systems.
  • Responds to routine and emergency calls for repair and service as directed supervisory staff.
  • Maintain maintenance logs and records, life safety records and logs. Familiarity with preventive maintenance and work order systems.
  • Responsible for open and effective lines of communication to supervisory staff regarding past, current and future assignments and emergencies.
  • Perform all assigned work so as to ensure the safety of the buildings staff and tenants and the continuous operation of the building.
  • Be familiar with and conform to all written operating procedures associated with the site.
  • Assist in snow and ice clearing operations, including the coordination of plowing and salting activities.
  • Responsible for understanding all of the engineering teams roles and are able to be interchangeable in roles and perform other duties as assigned by supervisor for the purpose of ensuring the efficient, safe and effective environment of the Riverside Church. 


Experience and Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a collaborative manner with departments and supervisory staff


Certificates and Licenses Required:

  • NYC Fire Department Certificate of Fitness- Fire Safety/EAP Director
  • NYC Fire Department Certificate of Fitness-G-60 Torch Use of Flammable Gas
  • NYC Fire Department Certificate of Fitness-P-98 Supervise Fuel Storage in Buildings
  • NYC Fire Department Certificate of Fitness- S-12- Citywide Sprinkler System
  • NYC Fire Department Certificate of Fitness- S-13- Citywide Standpipe System
  • NYC Fire Department Certificate of Fitness- F-01 Citywide Fire Guard for Impairment

Forward resumes to hresources@theriversidechurchny.org


Requisition No.:TRC 0163
Job Title:Custodian
Reports to:Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
Department:Buildings & Grounds
Date: October 2012
Scheduled Work Week: 1st Shift-7:00 am -3:30pm; 2nd Shift-3:30pm-12:00 am; 3rd Shift-11:30p-8am
Job Summary:Responsible for performing routine tasks associated with daily cleaning and maintenance of The Riverside Church and all of its facilities.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Sweep and mop and scrub floors, stairs and other surfaces.
  • Use light and heavy equipment (industrial type) floor machines and attachments.
  • Scrub, strip, wax and polish floors using power scrubber and buffers.
  • Vacuum rugs in offices and public areas.  Shampoo rugs periodically using heavy vacuum cleaner and rug shampooing machine.
  • Clean and dust furniture, exhibit cases, pictures, door trim and chalkboards.
  • Remove, wash and replace Venetian blinds and wash ceiling light fixtures.
  • Wash window sills, glass in corridor doors, glass in telephone booths and glass in entrance doors.
  • Wash and clean interior walls.
  • Clean and service lavatories, toilet rooms and rest rooms.
  • Replace liners in wastebaskets and trash containers
  • Collect and put out garbage for Sanitation Dept. pickup. 
  • Set up and break down various rooms for church programs and outside events.
  • Move heavy furniture, supplies and miscellaneous equipment as directed.
  • Turn off lights, lock doors to rooms and offices.
  • Report items which need repairs.
  • Sweep and shovel snow from steps and walks of church
  • Lawn maintenance
  • Do laundry (tablecloths, towels, etc.)
  • Replace ordinary burnt out light bulbs (incandescent type)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma, preferred
  • Minimum 2-5 years of facilities maintenance experience
  • Working knowledge of cleaning equipment and cleaning chemicals
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated ability to set up and break down rooms for events
  • Demonstrated ability to move heavy furniture, supplies and miscellaneous equipment
  • Punctual, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Working knowledge of The Riverside Church.
  • Ability to behave within the Staff Vision of The Riverside Church- “Love is our Aim and Mutual Respect our Pathway”.


Forward resumes to hresources@theriversidechurchny.org