Purpose of job:
This is an exciting position at the office of Pan African ILGA. In coordination with the Board of PAI and with the Executive Director of ILGA, the post holder will be responsible for the management of PAI based in Johannesburg.
Relationships with colleagues:
ILGA values creative, flexible and inclusive approaches to work that have been achieved through collective working and participation of staff at various levels in the organization. Staff members have line management arrangements and specific key relationships which are detailed in their job descriptions, but staff also need to work collaboratively with colleagues in order to achieve agreed targets and outcomes to required standards.
Proven management experience of at least one year.
40 per week on average
Salary in commensurate with experience and negotiable.
Submit a fully filled out application form to:
Closing date: 5th March 2015
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified; by Monday 16th March 2015.
The Music Leader Assistant will aid the Music Leader in the activities list above. It is our hope that the person serving as the Music Leader Assistant will serve as the Music Leader for GC 2019.
Apply Now! Please send resume highlighting music experience, 3 references, and a cover letter to Linda Brenner-Beckstead, Assistant to the Moderator, at Linda@MCCchurch.net.
Questions? Contact Linda or conferences@MCCchurch.net.
Both the Music Leader and Music Leader Assistant will be asked to attend our first face-to-face meeting in Victoria, B.C., 10-14 March.
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:
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.
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 email@example.com”, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Hours: Full-time, based in Raleigh and requiring some in-state travel
Reports to: Governing Board
Salary: $60,000-$77,000, depending on experience and qualifications
Benefits: Excellent vacation/leave time. Health insurance (50% paid by employer), short-term disability (100% paid by employer), and reimbursement of approved travel expenses.
The North Carolina Council of Churches, founded in 1935, is a statewide ecumenical organization promoting Christian unity and working towards a more just society. The Council enables denominations, congregations, and people of faith to individually and collectively impact our state on issues such as economic justice and development, human well-being, equality, compassion and peace, following the example and mission of Jesus Christ.
Summary of Position
The Executive Director of the North Carolina Council of Churches is responsible for managing the statewide organization on behalf of the Governing Board. The position includes planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the programs and program areas of the Council to insure that each fulfills its mission; leading and supervising staff including recruiting, developing and motivating employees; fundraising and development in cooperation with the board and resource development committee; marketing and networking to expand the reach and impact of the Council; developing and monitoring a budget; and representing the Council in the state with judicatory heads, congregations, elected officials, and the general public. The executive director is hired by and accountable to the Governing Board.
Specific work will include:
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your complete application package to EDSearch@outlook.com by February 10, 2015. A complete package includes a cover letter, a resume or curricula vitae, a video response and written responses to the application questions.
For more information about the Executive Director position, please email EDSearch@outlook.com. Questions are welcomed. For more information about the North Carolina Council of Churches, please visit www.ncchurches.org.
Reports to: Associate Director for Immigration and Refugee Policy
Team: Immigration & Refugee Program
Location: Flexible remote location
Starting salary: $40,000 – $45,000
Status: Exempt, Non-Bargaining Unit
Church World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit organization working to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.
Please visit the link below to apply directly online to this position:
Please note that CWS does not accept resumes for positions that are not posted. All applicants are required to submit their resume using the on-line applicant tracking system.
CWS uses Applicant Stack for all communications, please be sure to check your e-mail frequently and please check your junk/spam folder. Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only those individuals shortlisted will be contacted.
The main responsibilities will be to develop effective grassroots organizing and education efforts as directed by CWS advocacy priorities at the local, state and federal levels. The Grassroots Organizer will take direction from the National Grassroots Coordinator and collaborate with CWS refugee resettlement offices and affiliates, communities of faith, and partners around the country; build the education and organizing capacity of CWS member communions and partners; maintain records of all grassroots activities and contacts; collaborate with key partner organizations on events in support of immigrants rights and humanitarian foreign assistance; and work with CWS advocacy staff to relate grassroots activities to relevant local, state and national decision makers. The Grassroots Organizer will function as a part of the CWS Advocacy Team and the Immigration and Refugee Program Team, and as such will participate in strategic planning and program meetings, collaborate with CWS refugee resettlement offices and affiliates and communions, and maintain frequent communication with other CWS partners and constituents at the regional levels.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
Experience: A minimum of three years experience in grassroots and community organizing, social justice work, immigrant and refugee rights, and/or campaigning. Familiarity with immigration and refugee issues and international humanitarian assistance. Experience working with immigrants and refugees on community projects. Must have experience conducting trainings and developing resources, planning events, managing a budget and working with partners from diverse faith traditions, immigrant and human rights organizations, and service providers. Well organized, with excellent communication, writing and speaking skills. Ability to travel domestically. Able to work flexible hours, some evening or weekend and off-site work may be required. Familiarity with faith-based and humanitarian organizations. Experience working with immigrants, refugees, youth, and experience working with local print, radio, TV and/or non-traditional, new and social media a plus.
Other Skills: Computer literacy in new media, social media, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, webinar technology, video editing, and Microsoft Office applications preferred. Fluency in Spanish or languages spoken by refugees in the United States (ex: Somali, Nepali, Karen, Arabic, preferred.
Other Requirements: This position is for one year with possibility of renewal. The position also requires frequent travel across the country, including but not limited to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky, Minnesota, Indiana, Nebraska, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and California.
Ensure effective exchanges of information with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.
Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.
Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations. Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.
Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team. Examples of skills and behaviors include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations, etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness.
Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job. Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.
Successfully lead a group to achieve operational goals. Examples of skills and behaviors include priority setting; timely decision making; planning and organizing; delegation; and managing and measuring work.
Building and Leading Effective Teams
Earn the respect of team members, create strong morale and spirit on the team and utilize the unique skills of all team members. Examples of skills and behaviors including managing diverse relationships; flexibility; being open and receptive; running effective team meetings; and exhibiting integrity and trustworthiness.
Accurately anticipate future consequences and trends and translate them into the fulfillment of workable strategies and plans. Examples of skills and behaviors include problem solving; dealing with ambiguity, creativity; innovation management and business acumen.
POSITIONS AT ESR
The Earlham School of Religion (ESR) seeks candidates for a half-time teaching faculty appointment in Theological Studies to begin July 1, 2015. Half-time constitutes teaching 3 courses per academic year. This will be a one-year contract, renewable annually contingent upon funding. Relocation to Richmond, Indiana is optional. While no committee work is expected, the candidate would be expected to regularly participate in faculty meetings, either in person or electronically and to provide academic advising to students. Courses would be a combination of online, 2-week intensives, or residential semester courses.
Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in Christian theological studies with an expertise in the area of Quaker theology. Candidates must also be in conversation with contemporary trends, such as emergent church, “unaffiliated” spiritualties, and/or other areas where the Quaker witness intersects with contemporary society. Candidates would be expected to contribute to the required courses of Theological Studies currently in the curriculum: Introduction to Theological Reflection, Contextual Theology (generally in conjunction with a 2-week trip to a foreign or domestic site), Constructive Theology, Ethics, and Interfaith Dialogue.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching ability, including the application of emerging educational technologies through online and hybrid courses.
ESR is a seminary of the Religious Society of Friends, though over a third of the students are other than Quaker. ESR has about 100 students and is part of Earlham, sharing its campus with Earlham College, a respected liberal arts college of about 1200 students. ESR is also in partnership with Bethany Theological Seminary, a seminary of similar size, which serves the Church of the Brethren, another historic peace church.
Qualified candidates from the Religious Society of Friends, women, and minorities are especially invited to apply. A cover letter explaining interest in the position, vita, and the names of three references may be sent no later than December 31, 2014 to:
Search Committee Chair
Earlham School of Religion
228 College Ave.
Richmond, IN 47374
Applications will begin to be reviewed in December and the search will continue until the position is filled.
The MCC Office of Formation and Leadership Development (OFLD) is seeking an Online Learning Center Programming Coordinator for a new contract position to perform as required and mutually agreed the following services:
A. Take the lead on identifying topics and presenters for online courses and webinars;
B. Advise the OFLD ont he potential for virtual technology for leadership development, training, care and connection, and spiritual development;
C. Function as a project manager for webinars offered by the OFLD;
D. Interface with all MCC offices to identify topics and presenters for online offerings;
E. Follow up with presenters to determine availability;
F. Coordinate scheduling and keep the Master Calender for the Online Learning Center; and
G. Provide occasional technical support and trainig for OFLD webinars.
This position will be accountable to the Director of the OFLD for the length of the contract, starting 1 November 2014 and ending 31 December 2015.
Application deadline is October 17th
This contract position is not a hired staff position and therefore is not eligible for employment benefits. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to MarinaLaws@MCCchurch.net
RELIGIOUS INSTITUTE 21 CHARLES STREET, 140 – WESTPORT, CT 06880 – 203-222-0055 – WWW.RELIGIOUSINSTITUTE.ORG
Type of Position:
|Religious Institute (www.religiousinstitute.org)
Scholar in Residence
30 to 40 hours per week
$30,000 to $40,000 annually
75% to 100% of cost of “bronze level” on health insurance exchange covered
October 1, 2014 –September 30, 2015 (may be renewable for second year)
Westport, CT accessible by Metro North commuter rail
The Scholar in Residence will provide direct program assistance on grant funded programs, including administrative tasks, online network management, conference and travel management, and research. The Scholar in Residence will also assist in general Religious Institute projects as needed.
Education and Experience
Skills and Abilities
To apply, send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Review of applications begins immediately until position is filled.
This job is title is “Communications Director” — because that’s the closest approximation we could find — but really this position is about so much more. An ideal candidate (could it be you?) is somebody who’s willing to be bold about what’s possible for MLP’s communications in the future. We want creativity, collaboration and — above all else — somebody who wants to dive in and make this job their own. The movement for LGBTQ inclusion in the church and world is in an exciting place right now. We are in the process of achieving marriage equality in the PC(USA) as we are working on expanding our welcoming congregations. More Light Presbyterians is leading this movement, shaping the conversation and setting the course for the coming years. Everything this position does is vital to this effort.
One thing to note is that MLP doesn’t expect the ideal candidate to have all of the qualifications listed here. (But if you’re a unicorn and you, in fact, do have all of these then by all means please apply immediately if not sooner.) We’re more interested in somebody who has some of these qualifications but is willing to learn the others they’re lacking. We want somebody who’s going to work hard, be a team player and show real passion for our mission. MLP is dedicated to leadership development and if you have some but not all of these qualifications, apply anyway! We can make sure you get the training you need along the way.
Reports to: MLP Executive Director
Location: MLP’s Executive Director is based in Washington, DC, but MLP operates a virtual office, collaborating online. You can do this position from anywhere with a solid internet connection.
To apply, please click here: http://bit.ly/MLPcomms to submit your application, resume, cover letter, and 2-3 writing samples. If you have managed a twitter handle or facebook page please provide a screen shot of your most successful work. The application period is open until August 3.