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North Carolina Council of Churches – Executive Director

Position Description

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.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific work will include:

Advocacy

  • Be a prophetic voice in matters involving social justice, including legislative advocacy of Council positions.

Administrative

  • Coordinate and supervise the paid and volunteer staff in the program areas of the Council including Christian unity, farmworkers, healthcare reform, immigrant rights, food security, peace, public education and rural life.
  • Supervise Interfaith Power and Light and Partners in Health and Wholeness and other grant funded programs in coordination with their respective directors.
  • Plan Governing Board meetings in conjunction with the Governing Board President; provide staff support for the Governing Board; update the board about the overall program on a regular basis.
  • Assign or serve as staff to Personnel, Business and Finance, Legislative, Planning, Public Education, and Christian Unity committees.

Financial/Fundraising

  • Prepare annual organization budget for Governing Board approval.
  • Oversee accounting records and financial reports, with treasurer and/or bookkeeper; monitor receipts, expenditures, and cash flow.
  • Work with the Governing Board and committees to raise funds for the support of the Council, including supervision of grant writing and annual giving.

Communications/Marketing

  • Develop partnerships with other agencies and local programs to support Council activities and expand the reach of the organization; initiate and maintain relationships with judicatory heads and member congregations.
  • Market and promote the Council and develop and maintain program visibility and public image in the state through writing and speaking, including use of the website, media, social media and presence at events.
  • Provide leadership in organizing, implementing and evaluating public events.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • 4-year college degree.
  • Person of faith with a commitment to Christian unity and social witness, who is a member of a Christian community.
  • Ability to articulate the connection of Scripture and theology to social justice.
  • At least 5-10 years experience working in a related field, paid or unpaid.
  • Understanding of, commitment to, and enthusiasm for the programs and program areas of the Council.
  • Knowledge of churches and ecumenical structures.
  • Strong leadership and networking skills.
  • Strong organizational, managerial, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Financial skills/knowledge of budgets and financial management.
  • Fundraising/development skills and experience.
  • Computer skills.
  • Excellent public speaking/communications/interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under deadlines, and manage stress satisfactorily.
  • Must live in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area or be willing to relocate.

Preferred:

  • Post-graduate degree or equivalent.
  • Word, Excel and social networking skills.
  • Knowledge of or experience in legislative advocacy.
  • Marketing experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your complete application package to EDSearch@outlook.com by January 15, 2015. A complete package includes a cover letter, a resume or curricula vitae, a video response and written responses to the application questions.

  1. Your video response, not to exceed three minutes, should be uploaded to Microsoft OneDrive at OneDrive.com. A shortened link to your shared video should be included in your cover letter. In your video, tell us about the origins and foundations of your vision for ecumenical ministry.
  2. Please provide written responses, in two hundred words or less per question, to each of the following:
    • Tell us about the evolution of your faith journey as it relates to your experience in a Christian faith community.
    • What changes do you see in the religious landscape, and how would that impact your work as the Executive Director of the Council?
    • How do you understand the relationship between faith and social justice?

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.

Church World Service – Grassroots Organizer

Reports to: Associate Director for Immigration and Refugee Policy
Team: Immigration & Refugee Program
Location: Flexible remote location
Grade: 4
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.

To Apply:
Please visit the link below to apply directly online to this position:
http://cws.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2h9xbor70c9

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.

Communications
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.

Primary Purpose:

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.

Essential Duties:

  • Assist the National Grassroots Coordinator in developing multi-issue grassroots organizing structure;
  • Map out local organizing committees throughout the country;
  • Work with CWS refugee resettlement offices and affiliates, support CWS member communions and their congregations, and other faith- and community-based partners to assess needs, identify leaders, develop resources, and organize and lead trainings and events;
  • Connect faith-based organizations with partners in their regions, including youth and community and migrant rights organizations;
  • Maintain familiarity with existing web-based, print, video, and new media resources on immigrants rights and humanitarian assistance, and develop and update resources as needed;
  • Collect information on local events to share electronically and in-person with public officials;
  • Coordinate with the Associate Director for Immigration and Refugee Policy and the Director for Advocacy to ensure organizing and education is informed and collaborative;
  • Conduct organizing and education trainings for constituents coming to DC and preparing for in-district visits to their public officials;
  • Track all events to evaluate effectiveness by region and as a consolidated report to inform future organizing work;
  • Track all relationships and manage contacts, identify and map local partners and maintain database to enhance commitments to mobilizing for immigrants rights and humanitarian assistance;
  • Organize meetings, trainings, conferences and events on grassroots organizing;
  • Work with the CWS Media Team to implement communications that generate visibility and awareness of the work of CWS and its affiliates and partners;
  • Consult with local organizing committees on strategic campaign development and implementation to educate the public and policy makers about the negative consequences of local immigration enforcement efforts and of cuts to foreign assistance;
  • Educate CWS offices and affiliate and local faith communities on civic participation initiatives such as voter registration, voter education and voter protection;
  • Assist in the implementation of the CWS seed grant program for local organizing efforts;
  • Assist the CWS Media Team with online organizing activities through social media;
  • Strengthen leadership development among CWS refugee constituents and build local organizing capacity among refugee groups so that they are educated and prepared to do effective education and organizing on issues that impact refugee communities, including immigrants rights and humanitarian assistance.

Qualifications:

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.

Competencies:

Communication
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.

Relationships
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.

Job Knowledge
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.

Teamwork
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.

Problem Solving
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.

Operational Leadership
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.

Strategic Leadership
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.

IT Manager – UFMCC

Job Title: IT Manager
Department: Operations
Reports To: Director of Operations, Barbara Crabtree
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared By: Barbara Crabtree
Prepared Date: 14 October 2014
Approved By: Barbara Crabtree
Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements
Job Summary

The IT Manager works in a global capacity to optimize development for time, cost, quality and reliability of information systems to support the mission of Metropolitan Community Churches.  The Manager works closely with teams throughout the organization to create and maintain the multi-year technology roadmap for MCC; to acquire the necessary equipment and software, services and support required; and to identify and implement improvements in technology.  The Manager will establish and promote methods for sharing knowledge, tools, processes and resources between staff teams. Periodically the Manager will directly manage R&D projects of benefit to the entire organization.

The successful candidate will be highly technically proficient and have extensive experience in the management of technology.   Excellent problem solving, communication, listening and leadership skills are vital, as is the ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders and provide support remotely to the staff organization around the world.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Create and manage Technology Plan to meet the global technology needs for the MCC organization.
  • Create and maintain multi-year roadmap for technology, including computer, phone and teleconference/videoconference to enable MCC to successfully work in the virtual world.
  • Consult with staff teams and advise on technology processes and decisions.
  • Establish and promote methods for sharing knowledge, tools, processes and communication between teams.
  • Identifies opportunities for adoption of new technologies that will benefit multiple projects or MCC and its churches as a whole.
  • Provide trouble-shooting and maintenance of MCC-owned computers, phones, devices, and other technology hardware.
  • Maintain inventory of MCC-owned computers, phones, devices, and other technology hardware.
  • Keep current on technology trends and advise staff on purchase requirements for computers, phones, devices and equipment when equipment is replaced/upgraded.
  • Provide technical support for the MCC website on a backup basis, to cover absence by the website manager; assist with maintenance of the MCC website on occasion, during times of peak demand.
  • Oversee the financial, administrative and logistical management of technology required for General Conference. Work closely with MCC’s Accounting Manager to monitor the event’s technology expenditures to meet budget goals.
  • Ensure the quality of the technical program at General Conference and other conferences/meetings where technical support is required.
  • Acquire input from professional management and appropriate volunteers on estimated technology costs. Document all assumptions associated with each line item.
  • Assist in the identification and recruitment of appropriate volunteers for all technology positions being fulfilled by volunteers.
  • Prepare and submit a conference final report as directed to document decisions, activities, results of experiments, and recommendations of importance to future General Conference planners
  • Participate in Conference Review as directed
  • Oversee all conference technical logistics, including evaluation of the venue’s ability to meet technical requirements during site selection.
Marginal Duties Other MCC Staff duties may also be assigned, time and workload permitting.
Supervisory Responsibilities No staff supervision, but significant amounts of volunteer coordination may be required.
Qualifications – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education And/Or Experience

Bachelor’s degree or higher with education or experience in Information Technology or comparable technical field.

 

In addition, the candidate must be a skilled user of computers for:

  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • PowerPoint
  • Email
  • Internet applications
  • Technical support
  • Telecommunication or video conferencing (e.g., Skype, Adobe Connect, etc.)
  • Social media
Written, Verbal, Interpersonal  Communication, Mathematical, and Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as technical manuals, and specifications, conference reports and basic financial reports.
  • Ability to create project plans, communicate them and manage them through execution.
  • Ability to review and edit reports, including grammar and punctuation.
  • Generate correspondence according to needs of the job.
  • Effective verbal communications ability, interaction MCC staff members, office directors, elders, members of the Governing Board, and donors and volunteers.
  • Ability to independently organize time and meet job deadlines.
  • Ability to assist team leaders and team members in meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and follow instructions in revising documents to improve or update products produced in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in an office environment in which much interaction occurs through phone, email, messaging, Skype, and virtual meetings.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will need to complete the majority of tasks on a computer (PC or Mac), including reading typed and handwritten notes, receive email and messages, access Microsoft Office software (software provided), Facebook, Skype, Adobe Connect, and Google Drive. The employee will also need to be able to access broadband internet in a home office.

The employee will need to communicate with the Director of Operations and others as needed by cell phone, email, and other systems of communications as needed (i.e. Skype).

Work Environment

The employee will either work from the MCC business office in Sarasota, Florida or in a home office for the majority of the hours each week. Some travel is required, including international travel.  All travel will be planned and coordinated with the Director of Operations.

 

Skills Required
  • Strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Creativity, strategic and analytical thinking, with proven ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Developing and managing budgets
  • Recruiting, training, and leading volunteers.
  • Highly organized and able to work well with others
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows based computer application
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in additional languages is strongly preferred, specifically Spanish, Portuguese or German.
  • Effective use of Social Media in business applications
  • Proficiency in Word Press
  • Proficiency in Constant Contact is strongly preferred
  • Experience with graphic design is strongly preferred
Desirable Skills
  • Knowledge of MCC
  • Experience with MCC General Conference is a plus
  • Database design and maintenance is a plus

 

Personal Characteristics
  • Leadership
  • Judgment and Ethics
  • High integrity
  • Team Player
  • Organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Problem-solver
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Oral and Written communications skills
  • Flexibility, including the ability to wear different ‘hats’

 

Other Important Information
  • Full-time, 37.5 hours/week, eligible for benefits based on the MCC Employee handbook
  • Work schedule followed is generally between the hours of 9am and 5pm in the Eastern US time zone, however flexibility is needed to support occasional meetings or webinars outside those hours
  • Location: MCC Office in Sarasota, Florida is preferred as the primary work location; however work from home office may be acceptable, with occasional in-person meetings at a designated meeting location.
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Response needed by: October 27th, 2014
  • Please submit resume and cover letter to: Janine McCarthy janinemccarthy@mccchurch.net

 

Earlham School of Religion – half-time teaching faculty appointment in Theological Studies

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:

Stephen Angell
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.

Online Learning Center Programming Coordinator – 1 Year Contractor Position

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

Conference and Meeting Coordinator – UFMCC

Job Title: Conference and Meeting Coordinator
Department: Operations
Reports To: Director of Operations, Barbara Crabtree
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared By Barbara Crabtree
Prepared Date: 13 August 2014
Approved By: Barbara Crabtree
Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements
Job Summary The Conference and Meeting Coordinator will develop, oversee, and implement MCC General Conference as well as other meetings, events and conferences.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan and oversee the program for General Conference or other conferences/meetings, in accordance with MCC’s mission and goals.
  • Lead implementation of overall plans for General Conference or other conferences/meetings. Monitor progress, assure goals are met.
  • Oversee all conference logistics, including site selection and conference location logistics.
  • Oversee financial management of conferences/meetings, including budget development and planning according to MCC’s established policies and standards. Continually monitor the event’s finances and achieve budget and financial goals. Work closely with MCC’s Accounting Manager to track expenditures and report status.
  • Development and implement marketing, public relations and communications strategies to support goals and increase awareness among MCC adherents, partner organizations, and local community.
  • Ensure database(s) maintenance which include(s) participant information and mailing list.
  • Organize and establish meetings on regular basis with volunteers or other designated individuals to foster positive relationships and equip the volunteers or staff to carry out their responsibilities for the conference/meeting.
Marginal Duties Other MCC Staff duties may also be assigned, time and workload permitting.
Supervisory Responsibilities No supervision, but significant amounts of volunteer coordination is required.
 Qualifications – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education And/Or Experience Bachelor’s degree or higher with education or experience in event planning, hospitality, and/or project management.In addition, the candidate must be a skilled user of computers for:

  • Word processing
  • Simple spreadsheets
  • PowerPoint
  • Email
  • Internet applications
  • Communication (i.e. Skype, Adobe Connect)
  • Social media
  • Databases
Written, Verbal, Interpersonal  Communication, Mathematical, and Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as conference reports and basic financial reports. Ability to create project plans, communicate them and manage them through execution. Ability to review and edit reports, including grammar and punctuation.
  • Generate correspondence according to needs of the job.
  • Effective verbal communications ability, interaction with clergy, congregants, MCC staff members, office directors, elders, members of the Governing Board, and donors and volunteers.
  • Ability to arrange travel by comparing options and making arrangements that meet the needs of the traveler while meeting budget.
  • Ability to independently organize time and meet job deadlines. Ability to assist team leaders and team members in meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and follow instructions in revising documents to improve or update products produced in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in an office environment in which much interaction occurs through phone, email, messaging, Skype, and virtual meetings.
 Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee will need to complete the majority of tasks on a computer (PC or Mac), including reading typed and handwritten notes, receive email and messages, access Microsoft Office software (software provided), Facebook, Skype, Adobe Connect, and Google Drive. The employee will also need to be able to access internet in a home office. The employee will need to communicate with the Director of Operations and others as needed by cell phone, email, and other systems of communications as needed (i.e. Skype).
Work Environment The employee will work from a home office for the majority of the hours each week. Some travel is required, including international travel.  All travel will be planned and coordinated with the Director of Operations.
Skills Required
  • Strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Creativity, strategic and analytical thinking, with proven ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Developing and managing budgets
  • Recruiting, training, and leading volunteers.
  • Highly organized and able to work well with others
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows based computer application
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in additional languages is strongly preferred, specifically Spanish, Portuguese or German.
  • Effective use of Social Media in business applications
  • Marketing expertise is strongly preferred
Desirable Skills
  • Knowledge of MCC
  • Experience with MCC General Conference is a plus
Personal Characteristics
  • Leadership
  • Judgment and Ethics
  • High integrity
  • Team Player
  • Organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Problem-solver
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Oral and Written communications skills
  • Flexibility, including the ability to wear different ‘hats’
Other Important Information
  • Full-time, 37.5 hours/week, eligible for benefits based on the MCC Employee handbook
  • Location: home office, with occasional in-person meetings at the MCC Office in Sarasota, Florida
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Response needed by: August 29th, 2014
  • Please submit resume and cover letter to: Janine McCarthy janinemccarthy@mccchurch.net

 

Scholar in Residence – Religious Institute

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTE 21 CHARLES STREET, 140 – WESTPORT, CT 06880 – 203-222-0055 – WWW.RELIGIOUSINSTITUTE.ORG

Organization:
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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

General Purpose

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.

Essential Duties

  • Provide research, program, and dissemination assistance on domestic and international reproductive justice, LGBT full inclusion, and sexuality education projects.
  • Support project-related programs, events, and workshops including travel and conference planning (in collaboration with Office Director), coordination with host institutions, and arrangement of conference calls.
  • Coordinate and schedule social media postings.
  • Coordinate administrative tasks for specific projects, including filing, maintaining contacts, and general clerical assistance.
  • Provide research and writing for publications, including creating new program resources.
  • Represent the Religious Institute on coalition calls and meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Demonstrated commitment to sexual justice.
  • Recent M.Div. or M.P.H. or related graduate degree
  • Experience in not-for-profit agency in office-based job preferred.
  • Experience with WordPress templates/websites, PHP, and/or Filemaker a plus.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to take initiative in setting priorities and capacity to work independently on multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff.
  • Excellent oral communication, editing, and research skills. Public speaking skills preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated use of MS Office programs, proficiency with social media, demonstrated ability to use (or learn to use) web-based programs such as Formstack, Google forms, Survey Monkey, Mail Chimp, etc.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to godoi@religiousinstitute.org. Review of applications begins immediately until position is filled.

Communications Director job opening at More Light Presbyterians

Communications Director (part-time)

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.

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to create and implement integrated communications strategy that reinforces key messages consistently across communications channels.
  • Develop opportunities for media exposure for MLP, via press releases, advertising and coverage of events
  • Co-Convene with MLP Board point person the Editorial Board blogger team.
  • Create, schedule, and monitor social media content including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Create bi-weekly e-newsletters including identifying and soliciting content, writing, and formatting text and photos.
  • Oversee website content creation and monitor for accuracy, up-to-date news, active links, and consistency across organizational pages.
  • Coordinate the production, printing, and distribution of MLP mass mailings including the More Light Update, quarterly appeal letters, and other documents as requested.
  • Manage registrations for MLP’s bi-annual National Conference, General Assembly events, and smaller events. Create registration forms and documents as needed to assist Board members in managing conferences and events.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to frame issues for specific audiences (Presbyterian and secular)
  • Broad knowledge of relevant software, network management and social networking processes, including MS Office, Google docs and google apps, wordpress, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills required to manage multiple fast-paced projects simultaneously
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) or Final Cut Pro or iMovie a plus

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.

Program Associate, Believe Out Loud

Collegiate Church Corporation


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INT-2014-BOL PA
Two-Year Grant Funded Position (eligible for benefits)
Program Associate, Believe Out Loud
Non Exempt (1 FTE)
Believe Out Loud Program Director
Intersections, Midtown NY
Up to mid-$40’s

Program Summary

Believe Out Loud, an online network empowering Christians to work for LGBTQ equality, seeks a passionate and organized Program Associate to provide support across our program areas. This position is ideal for an individual with strengths in online engagement, communications, and operations. The Program Associate reports to the Program Director of Believe Out Loud and is a collaborative voice within our three-person team.

Essential Duties
Online Engagement / Communications

  • Engage members by coordinating daily posts on six social media networks;
  • Monitor and moderate member engagement across Believe Out Loud’s online networks;
  • Identify multi-media content to promote mission and resources across online networks;
  • Create branded content to engage audiences across online networks, as needed;
  • Collaborate with Senior Editor to ensure publication of daily blog and email newsletters, as needed;
  • Support Director and Senior Editor in designing and implementing digital strategy to engage core audiences across Believe Out Loud’s online networks;
  • At all times, represent and uphold brand of Believe Out Loud.

Operations

  • Administer merchandise, including sales and fulfillment of online orders;
  • Ensure all donors receive follow-up correspondence from Believe Out Loud;
  • Implement, oversee and maintain Believe Out Loud’s volunteer program;
  • Liaise with denominational partners and LGBTQ movement partners, as needed;
  • Assist with event planning, as needed.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Associate’s degree in communications, new media, theology, or related field ideal.

Qualifications

  • Strong communications skills, including writing, editing, and social media engagement;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a small team;
  • Ability to meet daily deliverables while managing multiple ongoing projects;
  • Proficiency in MS Office software, including Word, Outlook and Excel;
  • Understanding of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube,
  • Flickr, and social media management systems;
  • Passion for creating LGBTQ-affirming spaces within churches and Christian denominations;
  • Nuanced understanding of both LGBTQ and Christian faith communities.

Working Conditions:
Position resides in open work space environment. Normal work week is 40 hours, Monday through Friday with occasional weekend hours. Employee may be required to visit a variety of direct service settings across the community. Additional mobility is required during this activity. Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 25 pounds) during the course of the workday. Business casual is the expected style of dress with occasional business professional attire for meetings and special events.

How to Apply
Please send résumé and cover letter to Lucretia Holden, Director of Operations & Human Resources at lholden@intersections.org. Please reference BOL Program Associate in the subject line. Submissions will be accepted be accepted until midnight, Friday, August 8, 2014.

COLLEGIATE CHURCH CORPORATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

ORGANIZATONAL SUMMARY
Intersections International is a dynamic, multi-cultural, multi-faith, global initiative of the Collegiate Church of New York, the oldest corporation in North America, dating back to 1628. Intersections is dedicated to building respectful relationships among diverse individuals and communities to forge common ground and develop strategies that promote justice, reconciliation and peace. It is an innovative organization with a small diverse and dedicated staff. For more information visit us at www.intersections.org.

About Collegiate Church Corporation
Collegiate Church Corporation is part of Collegiate Church, the oldest Protestant Church in North America with a continuous ministry since 1628. It has ministered under three flags – Dutch, English, and American. It is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. The Collegiate Church maintains four places of worship under the care of one Consistory – Fort Washington, Marble, Middle and West End Churches. It operates under a charter granted in 1696 by King William III of England acting upon a petition for religious freedom. The charter was confirmed in 1753 by the legislature of the colony of New York and continued in force by the Constitution of the State of New York.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer & Trans*gender Intersectional Justice – West Coast Conference Organizer

World Student Christian Federation North America

Student Christian Movement, USA

UTOmnes

Gender and Sexuality Working Group U.S.A

lgbtqwscf@gmail.com

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer & Trans*gender Intersectional Justice – West Coast Conference Organizer

The World Student Christian Federation North America (WSCF-NA) and the Student Christian Movement- USA (SCM-USA) are seeking a dynamic, and energetic organizer for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer & Trans*gender focused conference of the Student Christian Movement (USA).

SCM-USA is a progressive national ecumenical Christian organization.

 

Work location: Anywhere in the US, Preference for West Coast Resident

10 Hours a week @ $20.00/hour wage. No benefits.

Start date: ASAP

End Date: November 15th, 2014

 

The WSCF and SCM are building a national movement of progressive Christian students and young adults who engage in the work of peace, justice and global action, following Jesus’ Good News. The WSCF, through the SCM-USA, builds local and global networks, provides opportunities for leadership training, Biblical and theological reflection, ecumenical movements, mutual support and global solidarity actions.

 

This fall we will be holding a west coast regional conference addressing intersectional justice issues for LGBQ & Trans*gender people in our faith communities in the U.S. The conference will prioritize workshops and presentations on issues urgent for LGBTQ people that include but are not limited to: racism and racial justice movements, immigration, disability, poverty, mass incarceration, HIV & AIDS, street violence and systemic barriers targeting gender non-conforming and Transgender people. This conference seeks to further the work of empowering and healing our church communities through creative, educational, and faith-full tools and resources.

 

The SCM-USA LGBTQ Conference Organizer will:

 

  • Plan the 3 day long 2014 LGBTQ Conference to be held in the Fall (preferably October) of 2014 including:

o   Work in close communication with the WSCF N.A. Regional Regional Secretary and the Coordinating Chair for LGBTQ issues for preparation of the conference

o   Find, finalize, and prepare conference location and venue and communicate with its staff

o   Connect current SCM groups to the conference

o   Recruiting and planning worship leaders and service(s) for the conference and its participants

o   Connect and develop relationships with already existing LGBTQ movements within a diverse range of Christian denominations in the U.S.

o   Create a resource booklet of LGBTQ and other relevant resources for participants to return to their communities/SCM chapters with

o   Develop conference program

o   Recruit workshop leaders and presenters (specifically those that address the issues described above, and whose work prioritizes the leadership and knowledge of communities heavily targeted/impacted by a specific issue.)

o   Organize housing and transportation venues or resources

o   Prepare conference materials

o   Design and implement web-based publicity and communication through email, phone, and social media.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Passion for empowering students and building young adult leadership
  • Familiarity of the SCM’s and WSCF’s core values including its political and theological orientation as a progressive Christian movement
  • Experience working on LGBTQ issues within a Christian faith community, or faith based organization
  • Experience working on issues based in, and relevant to communities of color in the U.S.
  • Clear understanding of issues distinct and specific to Transgender communities
  • Former conference organizing, or event planning
  • Experience in ecumenical settings, work, or organizing
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience

 

The conference organizer will be supervised by and work in conjunction with the WSCF North America Regional Secretary, Luciano Kovacs, the SCM-USA National Organizer, and the Coordinating Chair for LGBTQ issues Sonny Duncan, and supported by SCM members and lumni.

 

SCM-USA prioritizes building a staff team that reflects the diversity of communities we serve. People of color, immigrants, transgender and gender non-conforming people are encouraged to apply.

 

ROLLING DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS. Start Date as soon and hire is finalized. Please submit a CV, and contacts for three references and a short essay on your vision of how to execute the goals of this conference. For more information, contact Sonny Duncan, lgbtqwscf@gmail.com

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