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Lambda Legal: Fair Courts Project Community Educator

National Headquarters, New York

Lambda Legal seeks a full-time Fair Courts Project Community Educator in its Education and Public Affairs Department to advance the Fair Courts Project’s state court advocacy efforts.

Lambda Legal is a national, nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas. Lambda Legal has been involved in numerous landmark United States and state Supreme Court cases, including Obergefell v. Hodges, Lawrence v. Texas, Romer v. Evans, Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, Bragdon v. Abbott, Glenn v. Brumby, In re Marriage Cases, Varnum v. Brien, Benitez v.  North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group, Fields v. Smith and Brandon v. County of Richardson. For more information about Lambda Legal, visit www.lambdalegal.org

The Education and Public Affairs (EPA) Department leads the community education, communications and marketing efforts of the organization. The goals of the EPA Department are to influence the national debate, create public support for Lambda Legal’s impact litigation and for laws that lead to equality for LGBT people and people living with HIV, and increase support for the organization. EPA reports and explains the purpose and results of our work, teaches people about their rights under the law, and amplifies the voices of our experts and of affected communities through a variety of media and high-impact education campaigns. EPA also strengthens Lambda Legal’s work by forging strategic partnerships with allies, coalitions and policy makers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Fair Courts Project works to advance an independent, diverse and well-respected judiciary that upholds the constitutional and legal rights of LGBT people and those with HIV, while ensuring equal access to justice foreveryone.

The Fair Courts Project Community Educator will engage the LGBT community on the important role that state courts play on issues affecting LGBT and HIV-related civil rights with a focus on promoting judicial diversity and access to justice in the courts. The Fair Courts Project Community Educator will:

  • Maintain and conduct training programs for judges, attorneys and court personnel on gender and sexuality, LGBT and HIV cultural competency, implicit bias, and relevant codes, canons, rules and laws related to LGBT and HIV positive court users.
  • Advance educational and advocacy initiatives to promote diversity on the bench, combat bias in the legal system, and defend the judiciary from attacks that threaten LGBT and HIV-related civil rights.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with local and state-based LGBT/HIV organizations and LGBT bar associations with the goals of increasing judicial diversity, achieving sustained engagement on fair courts issues, and increased public support for the courts as a necessary and appropriate institution for upholding civil rights and the Constitution.
  • Expand partnerships with racial justice, immigrant rights, reproductive justice, disability rights, environmental justice and other advocacy groups to develop community education events and educational tools around shared interests in fair courts.
  • Plan and execute substantive events, workshops and meetings on fair courts issues.
  • Represent the Fair Courts Project in partnerships and coalition work.
  • Speak at conferences, meetings, and trainings related to fair courts issues.
  • Assist the Fair Courts Project Director with programmatic, development and administrative work, as well as recruitment and supervision of project interns.

Qualifications: Working at Lambda Legal requires a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to the concerns of the communities Lambda Legal represents. All applicants must have a strong interest in LGBT and HIV-related rights, a passion for issue advocacy, a high level of independence and initiative, strong speaking and writing ability, creativity, a willingness to travel, good judgment, and an enthusiasm for working with others. Bachelor’s degree is required. A working knowledge of the court system, legal procedure and constitutional law is preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess a at least three to four years of experience with grassroots or grasstops organizing, political campaign building, training and advocacy experience, as well as a demonstrated ability to motivate and successfully mobilize diverse constituencies. Candidates should have experience designing training curricula, facilitating trainings for diverse audiences and developing educational materials planning and implementing educational programs.

Salary: Compensation is commensurate with experience in the context of a mid-size non-profit organization. Excellent employer-paid benefits package is provided including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and generous employer contribution to retirement account. Generous vacation.

Application: Send resume and cover letter to Eric Lesh, Fair Courts Project Director, at elesh@lambdalegal.org. Include the words, “Fair Courts Project Community Educator” in the subject line of your email.

No calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal will not accept phone calls about the position and does not notify applicants of status except when an interview is granted.

Lambda Legal is committed to further building and maintaining a staff that reflects the full range of LGBT, HIV and allied communities, and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, women, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, and people living with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.

Worship & Creative Arts Director, The Met, San Diego

Position Summary:

Our Mission is to bring people closer to God and one another.  Our Vision is to be a vibrant, inclusive, progressive community of faith that transforms lives and transforms the world.  We are a spiritually and sexually diverse community who is fully awake to God’s enduring love.

 

We are seeking a full-time (exempt) individual who:

  • Believes in a God who is concerned with every human being personally and accepts each one with unconditional love.
  • Affirms each individual as a unique and gifted creation of God and celebrates diversity in sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity.
  • Is fully engaged in their own spiritual growth and with others on their spiritual journey to hope, healing and wholeness.
  • Has a desire to help people become engaged in our mission and ministries by discovering their gifts and developing their strengths.
  • Has a commitment to our core values of Inclusion, Community, Spiritual Transformation, and Justice including the use of inclusive language (sung & spoken).
  • Has high-energy yet is humble, discerning and passionate about creative and artistic ministry (that inspires people toward God).
  • Possesses integrity, character and has clear boundaries.
  • (Using their creative talents) Will direct the choir and be the leader and mentor to musicians, vocalists and other worship arts volunteers including multimedia, sound & lighting.
  • Works well with others and able to organize and mobilize volunteer ministers.
  • Is technically-minded, leadership-focused, and looking to work in a team environment.
  • Bringing the intangible spark to ignite the congregation toward creativity and connectivity with God.

 

Reports to:  Senior Pastor

 

Theology of The Met Church:  Please click the following link to see our “Who We Are” document. (http://storage.cloversites.com/themetropolitancommunitychurchofsandiego/documents/MCCSD%20Brochure%2020141215%20Final.pdf)

 

Regular Responsibilities:

 

  • Oversee Worship & Creative Arts for 2 weekly Sunday morning services, and occasional special services.
  • Provide excellent blended worship for our multicultural and multidenominational congregation, offering spiritual nourishment by weaving word, song, and other worship arts into uplifting worship experience, drawing from the whole spectrum of worship styles – from classical to contemporary, from high church to high energy, from sound to silence, from tears to laughter.
  • Participate in overall duties as part of ministry team including weekly staff meetings.
    • Weekly responsibilities as needed in other areas.
  • Primary Worship Leader and Chief Musician
  • Collaborate with pastor and other presenters toward a unified vision and message for the Sunday Experience.
  • Raise the level of excellence of the Sunday music experience.
  • Assist with planning and execution of services and experiences including different formats and forms of musical and creative expression.
  • Rehearse and direct the choir, choose music and inclusify it.
  • Develop Worship and Creative Arts Teams
  • Work closely with the pastor to develop themes and integrate the various creative elements into a cohesive message that supports the sermon series and other vital areas of church life.
  • Identify, recruit, train and encourage the team leaders and volunteers.
  • Grow the choir and music ministry.
  • Able to plan and budget for your areas of responsibility.
  • Oversee Technical Ministries
  • Supervise maintenance and acquisition of music and technology equipment.
  • Ensure communication and coordination for the Sunday Experience including overseeing multimedia.
  • Recruit, train and schedule weekly special music numbers (offertory), sound booth operators, altar set-up & tear-down, and communion servers.

 

Qualifications:

Education & Experience

  • Experience as a Worship/Creative Arts director
  • Success in the Worship/Creative Arts area
  • Higher Education in the area of music desired
  • Theologically aligned with our Guiding Documents (see attached)

 

Gifts & Abilities:

  • Ministry Heart
  • Inspirational leader who is humble and Spirit-led
  • Grounded in progressive Christian theology
  • Understands Team Ministry
  • Leadership
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Multi-tasking
  • Detail-oriented and task-focused
  • Tenacious and resourceful
  • Able to implement creative vision
  • Confidently manage lay leaders, teams, and other volunteers
  • Technical
  • Read music and/or charts
  • Proficient in sound systems
  • Proficient in multi-media
  • Working knowledge of lighting systems
  • Strong interest in overall worship design

 

Contact:

Dan Koeshall, Senior Pastor

(619) 521-2222

pastordan@themetchurch.org

 

A complete application should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Salary history or salary expectations
  • Links to samples of your work (YouTube or other)

 

 

Minister/ Director of Congregational Care – Founders MCC

Position:  Minister/Director of Congregational Care

Hours:  20-25 hours per week, non-exempt employee

Compensation: Upon Request

Supervision:  Senior Pastor

 

Qualifications:  Ordained Minister with CPE qualification & pastoral care experience or Lay person with pastoral care experience.

 

Description:  The Minister of Congregational Care is responsible to recruit, train and oversee all pastoral care ministries and services of Founders Metropolitan Community Church Los Angeles.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  1. Planning, overseeing, supervising, and participating in the pastoral care ministries of the church, including pastoral spiritual guidance, hospital visitation, and care ministries.

 

  1. Implement, leading and supervising various support ministries of the church, such as Lay Pastoral Assistants, lay leaders, etc.

 

  1. Development and oversight of General Fund budgets for the Department of Pastoral Care.

 

  1. Developing, supervising, and participating in regularly scheduled opportunities for training in pastoral care ministries.

 

  1. Office hours as agreed upon with supervisor.

 

  1. Participation in the Ministerial Staff and attendance at all related meetings.

 

  1. Regular attendance and participation in weekly worship as agreed upon with supervisor.

 

  1. All other duties as assigned.

 

 

Please submit resume and cover letter to Reverend Dr. Neil G Thomas, Founders MCCLA, 4607 Prospect Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027 or via email to: revneil@mccla.org.

 

 

National Campaigns Director – National LGBTQ Task Force

National-LGBT-Task-Force[1]

The National LGBTQ Task Force builds power, takes action and creates change to achieve freedom and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families. As a progressive social justice organization, the Task Force works toward a society that values and respects the diversity of human expression and identity and achieves equity for all.

 

NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS DIRECTOR: RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS AND WELCOMING MOVEMENTS

The National LGBTQ Task Force (Task Force) seeks a strong strategic thinker, a gifted coalition builder, and a talented faith organizer to lead the campaign work on religious exemptions and in welcoming faith movements. The ideal candidate will have the deep religious grounding, movement-building experience, and political sophistication necessary to: 1) lead and significantly grow the religious exemption campaign portfolio to its next level of impact and inclusiveness, 2) be a prominent public spokesperson for pro-LGBT religious perspectives on religious exemptions as well as other issues and 3) facilitate and lead networks of religious leaders and people of faith to mobilize them and build the necessary capacity to win campaigns on religious exemptions and in the welcoming faith movement.

The faith work of the Task Force has a continuing crucial niche, working to build pro-LGBT religious movement capacity and infrastructure and connect grassroots and grasstops leaders and strategies to accomplish policy change within faith settings, as well as in legislatures and at the ballot box. The Task Force will continue – through its faith work initiatives – to leverage its network of relationships to engage in direct action, grow its impact and inclusiveness into the future. Through unique partnerships our efforts will be focused on clarity of vision, collaboration and achieving long-term change together.

This is a management position reporting to the Director of the Academy for Leadership and Action

Location: Ideally, based in Washington DC.  The National Campaigns Director is expected to travel outside DC to connect with grassroots faith organizing leaders and work

Application opening/closing: The position is immediately available.  There is no prescribed closing date.  The Task Force will fill the position whenever it has identified an appropriate candidate.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The National Campaigns Director will lead and work in several areas:

  • Direct, collaborate and develop plans to expand welcoming communities throughout the United States to prepare for RE battles across the states.
  • Direct, collaborate and develop plans with faith leaders statewide as well as nationally to create interfaith grass tops programming to counter religious freedom measures, state to state
  • Develop strategies and, in collaboration with Task Force staff colleagues, to counter religious freedom measures from state to state
  • Implement strategies and tactics, including trainings, with the faith and states organizing team to counter religious freedom measures
  • Create and deliver faith-based messaging with state-based and national communications groups to counter religious freedom measures.
  • Direct, collaborate and develop relationship building methods with anti-lgbtq faith leaders and communities to counter religious freedom measures
  • Analyze, track and report on all religious freedom measures. Make recommendations on actions and programming related to these measures

 

THE TASK FORCE AND ITS HISTORY OF DOING FAITH WORK: 

In a 2006 merger, the Institute for Welcoming Resources (IWR) became an initial faith work program of the Task Force. Since then, the faith work at the Task Force has evolved to include a range of faith work initiatives. The faith work of the Task Force is located within the Task Force’s Academy for Leadership and Action to maximize the evolving collaboration and mutual learning between faith and secular organizing.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Experience organizing pro-LGBTQ people of faith in the LGBT movement to take action on social justice issues and proven success at delivering measurable results in a campaign environment.
  2. Proven ability to develop relationships with moderate to conservative faith leaders.
  3. Religious leader and professional with a history of service and a strong theological grounding. Immersed in their religious tradition. Able to inspire spiritual engagement of people in the movement. Sensitivity to and personal familiarity with issues facing LGBT religious/spiritual persons. Prefer welcoming movement experience.
  4. Action-oriented visionary with demonstrated passion and vision for pro-LGBT movement building and social change within and through faith communities. Experience within a social movement organization. Strategic thinker and decision-maker. Political savvy. Prefer experience and expertise with multiple models of organizing
  5. Proven network and collaborative leadership style, skills, and experience. Experience leading and facilitating groups of leaders toward a common purpose and joint action. Works well on a team and develops the leadership of others.
  6. Multi-faith values, depth of approach, and experience.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to and skill working at the intersections of faith, LGBT, and other progressive justice issues.
  8. Cultural competence and history of developing intercultural sensitivity working across diverse races, ethnicities, socio-economics, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
  9. Exceptional written, oral communications skills. Strong, confident, and credible advocate and spokesperson for pro-LGBT, intersectional, multi-faith religious work. Able to articulate a religiously grounded, accessible argument for the faith work.
  10. Motivated and capable of fundraising to significantly increase the Task Force’s resources. Can conceive of partnerships, programs, and projects that attract resources.
  11. Trustworthy relationship builder. Exceptional interpersonal communication skills. Honest, compassionate, and approachable. Sense of humor. Has a significant network of relationships and positive reputation to benefit the Task Force.
  12. Proven senior manager (of staff and consultants, projects, programs, and finances). Virtual supervisory experience highly desirable.
  13. Energetic and comfortable with an intense pace. Likes to be on the move and is available to travel at least 50% time. Hardworking and able to work in a virtual environment with a small team. Models and supports emotional health and self-care.
  14. Significant theological grounding through some religious education is required.
  15. Computer literate and proficient in mobile communication. Familiarity and experience with current social media tools is ideal.

 

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience. Provides excellent benefits — medical, dental and vision insurance; annual and sick leave; 403(b) plan.

 

 

Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in being a member of the Task Force staff, a resume addressing your experience and qualifications relevant to the position responsibilities and three examples of your work. If possible, please submit the names, affiliations and contact information for three references. Applications submitted via e-mail for this position should be directed to hr@thetaskforce.org”, please write “National Campaigns Director: Religious Exemptions and Welcoming Movements” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

 

The Task Force is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.

 

Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Human Resources Manager – National LGBTQ Task Force

National-LGBT-Task-Force[1]

The National LGBTQ Task Force builds power, takes action and creates change to achieve freedom
and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families. As a progressive social
justice organization, the Task Force works toward a society that values and respects the diversity of
human expression and identity and achieves equity for all.

Human Resources Manager

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Position Location: Washington, DC

Work Schedule: We will consider applicants who are initially available on a part-time
(three day per week/22.5 hour) basis. Our goal is to have a full-time person in this role.

Summary: The Human Resources Manager is responsible for all aspects of personnel administration and human resource development, including the Task Force’s programs for recruiting, orientation, workplace training, and employee performance evaluation.

  • Coordinates the preparation and placement of notices and advertisements for open positions
  • Issues offer letters to prospective employees
  • Provides or oversees orientations for new hires
  • Maintains personnel files
  • Ensures proper implementation of personnel policies
  • Oversees compliance with state and federal laws (incl EEO/Affirmative Action, ERISA) and other relevant regulations and policies
  • Prepares required filings with federal, state and local government agencies for workers compensation, unemployment, census and similar requirements
  • Manages the employee performance review process
  • Maintains regular working knowledge of comparable compensation scales
  • Supports management working with the employee’s bargaining unit and District 1199E, SEIU
  • Advises management on matters related to best practice in human resources, personnel administration
  • Receives and process reports of employee misconduct or violation of the Code of Ethics as the Task Force’s Compliance Officer
  • Coordinates staff-wide training programs on workplace conduct and other topics
  • Works with Finance and Administration staff to design and deliver employee benefits, time & attendance reporting and payroll services.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in a senior role managing a human resources or personnel function
  • Three (3) to five (5) years experience designing, implementing and managing in-service training and professional development programs
  • Extensive experience counseling employees and dealing with a diverse employee base;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently with consistent follow through;
  • Excellent organizational skills required;
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression is an important institutional value;

Applications:
Salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. Please submit a cover letter and resume addressing your experience with the above responsibilities and describing your interest in being a member of the Task Force staff. If possible, please submit the names and affiliations of three references. Apply via email at hr@thetaskforce.org; please write “HR Manager” in the subject line.

The Task Force is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,
disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by
applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Applications without cover letters will not be considered.