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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

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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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Position Opening: Student Christian Movement (SCM)-USA National Organizer

World Student Christian Federation

WorldStudentChristianFederation

Student Christian Movement, USA

 

 

World Student Christian Federation

North America Regional Office
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 700
New York, NY 10115
phone +1-212-870-2470
fax      +1-212-870-3220
wscfna@gmail.com

 

Position Opening:  Student Christian Movement (SCM)-USA National Organizer

The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) and the Student Christian Movement- USA (SCM-USA) seek a dynamic, energetic organizer for the Student Christian Movement (USA), a progressive and social justice US national ecumenical movement.

Work location: Anywhere in the US, with a preference for New York City

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’  call to bring good news to the poor, proclaim release of the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.  (Luke 4:18)  The WSCF, through the SCM-USA, seeks to build local networks of engaged students on campuses and communities and provide opportunities for leadership training, Biblical and theological reflection, ecumenical engagement, mutual support and global action.  The SCM is a member of the WSCF which includes over one million members in 90 countries around the world.

The SCM-USA National Organizer will be responsible to

  • Plan the 2015 annual national Leadership Training Program to be held in the spring of 2015, which will include
    • Staff the Leadership Training Program’s PrepCom
    • Find, finalize and prepare conference location and venue and communicate with its staff
    • Connect current SCM groups and individuals in planning the national event
    • Develop conference program
    • Recruit participants
    • Prepare conference materials
    • Design and implement web-based publicity and communication, including work on a database and website.
    • Help with fundraising
  • Help implement and execute programmatic decisions by SCM-USA advisory board, WSCF North America Regional Committee and other SCM groups, including local activities and other regional or national programs
  • Facilitate the formation of new local chapters of the Student Christian Movement USA
  • Administer local seed grants disbursed to SCM chapters
  • Provide communication and support to the World Student Christian Federation, including the US Trustees of the WSCF and help connect US students to WSCF global events
  • Stimulate and facilitate the articulation of global analysis and theology for US students, as well as the development of new strategies aimed at making the SCM’s work more effective and relevant at local, national and global levels
  • Research and write grant proposals and help in fundraising strategies in conjunction with WSCF North America Regional Secretary, SCM-USA advisory board and the WSCF US Trustees.
  • Help maintain and expand SCM/WSCF website, social media  and database
  • Help Regional Secretary with administration of national office

Qualifications

  • Passion for empowering students and encouraging leadership
  • A good grasp of the SCM’s ministry and “raison d’être”
  • Understanding of the political and theological orientation of the movement, including its social-justice work
  • Experience or exposure to the SCM’s work on a national or regional level and/or experience in an organization with similar objectives
  • Adequate understanding of the Christian Churches in the US; appreciation of the wider ecumenical movement in the US and internationally is an asset.
  • Ability to interpret the work and vision of the SCM to churches and ecumenical bodies and relevant organizations
  • Commitment to working in an social-justice framework
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • Inter-faith experience is an asset.

The conference organizer will be supervised by the WSCF North America Regional Secretary, Luciano Kovacs, located at 475 Riverside Drive, New York City, and supported by SCM members and alumni.  Salary is $20/hour for an average of 18 hours a week.  No benefits.  Position begins immediately for a 12 month contract with the possibility of renewal and expansion of position.

The successful candidate will have the vision, passion and skills to help nurture the emergence of an ecumenical student Christian movement in the US; be committed to peace, social, economic and gender justice; and desire to work as part of an international community. SCM-USA  is LGBTQ affirming.

Deadlines for applications June 20. Estimated starting date for position, July 15.  Please submit cover letter, cv and contacts for three references and a short essay on your vision for a social justice, student-led grassroots ecumenical movement . For more information, contact Luciano Kovacs, wscfna@gmail.com

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force E-Learning Manager

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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force builds the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community from the ground up. The Task Force is the country’s premier social justice organization fighting to improve the lives of LGBT people, and working to create positive, lasting change and opportunity for all.

About the Academy for Leadership and Action

The Academy works to develop leadership competencies in three focus areas:

  • The ability to win short-term victories for the LGBT community at the church house, the state house and the ballot box;
  • The ability to build an organization’s capacity to act, which includes the ability to raise money; manage staff, board members, and volunteers; and build long-term relationships with a broad cross-section of progressive movement leadership.
  • The ability to frame publicly LGBT issues within a broader progressive struggle for justice.

E-Learning Manager

Position location: Washington, D.C.

Reports to: Leadership Programs Director

Snapshot of the Position: The E-Learning Manager is responsible for the successful growth and day-to-day management of the Task Force’s innovative Online Organizing Academy.

Strategic Outcomes of the Position:

  • Increase the availability, reach and breadth of Task Force training curriculum and resource materials  through utilizing e-learning / distance learning technologies.
  • Establish the Task Force as the organization leading innovative cutting-edge online training that’s continually fresh and relevant to the needs of the LGBT and Progressive movement.
  • Promote the Online Organizing Academy as a place for innovation, sharing tools, trading organizing  and change making strategies and successes, in short create a virtual community for our partners in  the movement.
  • Create and analyze real and robust data about who it is that we’re reaching and teaching so that we  can hold ourselves accountable and so that we can tailor our methods to meet the needs of our  students, volunteers, community leaders.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the overall successful refinement and implementation of the OOA business plan, including managing the program budget by actively participating in the annual budgeting process and budget evaluation systems, coordinate and support a robust marketing and communication plan, manage capital purchases required to sustain effective technology, collaborate with the Task Force Development department to raise funds and support smart growth of the business plan, hire and work with necessary contractors;
  • Manage the growth of a robust learner community by creating systems to support individual learners and supervisors on how to maximize results in the OOA with learners and teams of learners, develop strategic opportunities for OOA learners to interact with each other and establish social media platforms to connect learners to one another and to advisors in the movement;
  • Manage an evaluation system to determine the overall program effectiveness;
  • Manage collaborative efforts to integrate the use of the OOA into programmatic work both in and outside of the Academy – for example, Finance and Admin, Winter Party Festival, Pink & Purple, and Creating Change, as well continue to grow the use of the OOA in Academy programming;
  • Manage the development and refinement of curriculum, resource materials, report tools and survey data. This includes expanding the use of e-documents, web video, podcasts, webinars and the like; tracking, building and maintaining a living archive of Academy curricula; and leading a team of instructional designers to build, film, edit and narrate key curricula into the Online Academy format.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of five years of experience leading the creation and execution of innovative training curriculum around various facets of grassroots organizing, advocacy, fundraising, or organizational development;
  • History of leading strong in-person training within a variety of training environments with a strong command of the components of adult learning theory;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill; demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide and diverse set of audiences;
  • Ability and experience with conducting needs assessments from partners and stakeholders and using that data to provide appropriate support;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with software applications necessary for developing professionally produced training curriculum and materials;
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media and various technology platforms that engage and support a virtual community; and
  • Some experience contributing to the LGBT movement, as a volunteer or paid staff person.

At times, this position may require extensive travel – applicants should be willing to travel a minimum of 10 days per month.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience. Provides excellent benefits — health, dental and vision insurance; annual and sick leave; 403(b) plan with employer contributions.

This position is part of our collective bargaining unit.

Please submit a cover letter and resume addressing your experience relevant to these responsibilities and qualifications and describing your interest in being a member of the Task Force staff. 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 “E-Learning Manager” 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.