In a move to assist the Anglican Communion with clergy placement, the Web site Anglicans Online (http://anglicansonline.org), has launched a Vacancies Centre to publish ads for lay and clerical job vacancies in Anglican dioceses, schools, and agencies everywhere.
Posting a job advertisement for a period of four weeks costs $80 (U.S.) Ads are entered, previewed, and paid for entirely online. Anglicans Online Vacancies Centre links all Anglican diocesan web sites that carry notices of open positions.
“Many parishes, especially those in developing countries or rural churches with small budgets, can’t afford the cost of print advertising. Offering an affordable online venue for ads made sense,” said Cynthia McFarland, managing editor of Anglicans Online.
Currently there’s no easy way to know what positions are open across the entire Anglican Communion, she added. “We decided a ‘one-stop shopping’ portal made sense.”
Revenue from vacancies ads will support the Internet activities of the Society of Archbishop Justus (SoAJ), which hosts web sites without charge for Anglican dioceses and organizations that cannot afford the cost of a commercial ISP.
In addition, SoAJ sponsors numerous mailing lists for Anglican and Episcopal groups, serves as trustees of the ANGLICAN.ORG domain, and administers an overall Internet naming plan for the more than 550 dioceses of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
On the web since 1994, Anglicans Online has on its web site 700 web pages of current material and more than 1,000 pages of back issues and archived copies.