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Director of Development – Metropolitan Community Churches

The Director of Development is a member of MCC’s Senior Leadership Team and reports to the MCC Moderator. The Director of Development is responsible for leading the MCC’s Development Program and paid/volunteer staff, within the framework of the strategies and annual fund development plans adopted by the Governing Board. The Director is also responsible for developing, managing and maintaining active and productive relationships between the Development Program, institutional funders, individual donors and local church partners.

 

Specific areas of responsibility include:

 

Fund Development

  • Collaborates with the Governing Board in the development of annual fundraising plans to meet the aggressive denominational goals adopted by the Board
  • Designs and oversees strategic implementation of all fund development activities including monthly and annual giving programs, major donor solicitation, capital campaigns, planned giving, and other activities.
  • In collaboration with the Governing Board, creates and manages the Development Office budget
  • Manages all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and retention and upgrading of their gift amounts.
  • Develops grant proposals for submission to foundations and corporations and manages the relationship between MCC and grant-makers, including the timely delivery of any required reports.
  • Develops and manages strategic initiatives, including a revamped planned giving program in concert with the 50th Anniversary of the denomination; and denominational collaboration and sharing in major donor solicitation with local churches.
  • Develops and manages fundraising training and coaching for Board Members, Senior staff and other key MCC leaders, to ensure and maintain institutional capacity to engage in effective development.
  • Assumes responsibility for all Development reports to the Moderator and Governing Board, and attends face-to-face Board meetings.

Development Office Infrastructure

  • Creates and improves office systems to support all Development projects and operations.
  • Supervises donor and gift record-keeping and acknowledgement.
  • Provides and coordinates development research activities.
  • Oversees the management of databases and all records, files, and gift processing.
  • Manages the pledge reminder and acknowledgement programs.

Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising

  • Ensures that the Development Program materials and approaches are consistent with MCC’s branding and marketing strategies
  • Manages the design and production of all Development Program materials
  • Develops and implements a communication and promotional plan for routine and special fund development campaigns
  • Develops and implements strategies within Development to promote the MCC vision and mission, and MCC’s case, to the internal constituencies of MCC and the community at large.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of four years of success in leading a Development Program
  • Successful experience in development work in a faith context is a plus
  • Proven track record in designing and managing development in a non-profit setting
  • Successful experience in major donor solicitation
  • Successful experience in developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, constituents and colleagues.
  • Cross-cultural and international experience is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with the MCC story and history, our accomplishments and goals
  • The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)credential is noteworthy

Additional Key Information

  • Work location: flexible
  • Position is available as of1 July 2015
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Response needed by: 10 June 2015
  • Contact Director of Operations, Barb Crabtree (BarbCrabtree@MCCchurch.net), for questions regarding job responsibilities and qualifications, benefits, and salary range
  • Please submit resume and cover letter Linda Brenner-Beckstead, Assistant to the Moderator: Linda@MCCchurch.net.

Administrative Support for the Office of the Moderator

Job Title: Administrative Support for the Office of the Moderator
Department: Moderator
Reports To: Linda Brenner-Beckstead, Associate Director/Communications Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Half-time (18.75 hours per week), health insurance and moving expenses not provided, temporary position
Prepared By: Linda Brenner-Beckstead
Prepared Date: 29 April 2015
Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements
Job Summary Provide half-time clerical administrative support to the Office of the Moderator, Governing Board, Senior Leadership Team, Council of Elders, and other MCC teams.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Organize/arrange travel including booking air and ground transportation. Research and select locations for meetings. Arrange lodging.
  • Set up virtual meeting space for Moderator, Governing Board, and Moderator’s MCC teams, create meeting PowerPoint, and attend meetings to take notes.
  • Maintain Master Calendar and MCC public calendar for Moderator and Moderator’s MCC Team events.
  • Coordinate virtual meeting space for Moderator’s Office meetings.
  • Arrange meetings for Moderator and MCC teams.
  • Correspondence, as directed.
  • Update existing Word documents and create report templates to use as needed.
  • American Express coding.
  • Post documents to meeting folders on Google drive.
  • Make basic updates to PowerPoint templates.
  • Create certificates for church anniversaries and other events.
  • May assist with General Conference preparation activities.
  • Social Media posts for Moderator


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 High School degree with education, training, and/or experience in the use of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Outlook; Google Drive; Google Hangouts, Skype, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
Written, Verbal, Interpersonal  Communication, Mathematical, and Reasoning Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as Strategic Plan, Profit/Loss report. Ability to review and edit reports for formatting (i.e. column widths) and editing (i.e. punctuation). Generate correspondence according to needs of the Moderator and Associate Director/Communications Manager.

Ability to speak effectively to clergy, congregants, MCC employees, office directors, elders, members of the Governing Board, donors.

Ability to arrange travel by comparing options and making arrangements that meet the needs of the Moderator while meeting budget.

Ability to independently organize time and meet job deadlines. Ability to assist Moderator in meeting deadlines.

Ability to solve practical problems and follow instructions in creating and 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). The employee will need to be able to access internet in a home office in addition to commute to the Moderator’s office in Sarasota, Florida (USA) at employee’s own expense. Vision abilities include vision needed to work on a computer, read typed and handwritten notes from the Moderator, email, messenger, and other electronic messages, access Microsoft Office software (software provided), Facebook, Skype, Adobe Connect, and Google Drive.

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

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will work from the Moderator’s office and occasionally from a home office in a division of time to be determined. The Associate Director/Communications Manager will determine the frequency the employee will visit the corporate office. Compensation for mileage is not included in the hourly wage.

Personal Characteristics
  • Team Player
  • Able to keep confidences
  • Oral and written communications skills
  • High integrity
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to research, assimilate, and synthesize information
Important Information
  • Part time, 18.75 hours per week
  • Office location: Moderator’s Office in Sarasota, Florida; occasional home office
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Position is temporary until 1 October 2016
  • Response needed by: 14 May 2015
  • Please submit resume and cover letter to Linda Brenner-Beckstead: Linda@MCCchurch.net

 

Minister/ Director of Congregational Care – Founders MCC

Position:  Minister/Director of Congregational Care

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

Compensation: Upon Request

Supervision:  Senior Pastor

 

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Office hours as agreed upon with supervisor.

 

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

 

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

 

  1. All other duties as assigned.

 

 

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

 

 

Resource Development Specialist

Job Title: Resource Development Specialist
Department: Office of Church Life and Health
Reports To: Director of the Office of Church Life and Health
FLSA Status: Exempt: Half-time (18.75 hours per week), Band II        Non-Exempt
Prepared By: Rev. Tony Freeman
Prepared Date: 9 March 2015
Approved By:  
Approved Date:  

Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements

Job Summary Research, develop, and distribute resources relevant to strengthening and supporting MCC churches and ministries
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Director to identify, create, develop, and distribute relevant resources for strengthening and supporting MCC congregations
  • Develop, prepare and implement learning opportunities and resources to strengthen and support MCC congregations
  • Provide creative and administrative support for content and logistics for onsite learning opportunities presented by OCLH staff and designated facilitators (i.e. workshops, seminars, summits, etc.)
  • Organize and implement the development of an “open source” (wiki) site for local church resources, including ongoing quality control and site management
  • Provide oversight and quality control for OCLH resources, including webinars and online learning center content
Marginal Duties Other duties may be assigned, based on workload and specific skills of the Resource Specialist.
Supervisory Responsibilities  

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 An advanced degree. Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in the development of church-related resources.
Language, Mathematical, And/Or Reasoning Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as strategic plans, spreadsheets, budgets, contracts, policy manuals, and church by-laws. Ability to write and edit reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before small and large groups.

Ability to speak effectively to clergy, congregants, MCC employees, office directors, elders, members of the governing board, and external contractors/clients.

Ability to independently organize time and meet job deadlines. Ability to assist Director in meeting deadlines.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to communicate in a high pressure environment.

Ability to work effectively within a diverse multicultural environment.

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). The employee will also need to be able to access internet in a home office. Vision abilities include vision needed to work on a computer, read typed and handwritten notes, received email and messages, access Microsoft Office software (software provided) Facebook, Skype, Adobe Connect, Constant Contact and Google Drive.

In performance of the duties of this job, the employee may be required to travel occasionally, drive a motor vehicle, and communicate using telephone, email and other systems of communications as needed (i.e. Skype).

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will work from a home office the majority of 20 hours each week. Compensation for mileage is not included in the salary.

Skills Required
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Google docs, Google drive, Adobe Connect, Constant Contact
  • Social media skills
  • Customer service skills
Desirable Skills
  • Knowledge of MCC
  • Knowledge of trends and pertinent current information related to strengthening and supporting congregations
  • Knowledge of church size theory
Personal Characteristics
  • Team Player
  • Creativity
  • Learner
  • Able to keep confidences
  • Oral and Written communications skills
  • High integrity
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to research, assimilate, and synthesize large quantities of information
Other Important Information
  • Part time, 18.75 hours per week
  • Location: home office, with occasional travel
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Response needed by: 25 March 2015
  • Please submit resume and cover letter to: Linda@MCCchurch.net



 

PAN AFRICA ILGA Office Coordinator 

  • Responsible to: Co-Chairs of Pan Africa ILGA-Africa Board and Human Resource Committee
  • Responsible for: Membership and Communications Officer
  • Key relationships: ILGA Members in Africa, ILGA Executive Director, ILGA co-Secretary General, PAI Board,
  • Location: Johannesburg
  • Hours: 40 hours per week (flexible), plus evening and weekend work and travel as required
  • Holidays: 20 days a year
  • Contract type: 24 months after successful completion of 6 months probationary period

 

Purpose of job:

This is an exciting position at the office of Pan African ILGA.  In coordination with the Board of PAI and with the Executive Director of ILGA, the post holder will be responsible for the management of PAI based in Johannesburg.

 

Relationships with colleagues:

ILGA values creative, flexible and inclusive approaches to work that have been achieved through collective working and participation of staff at various levels in the organization. Staff members have line management arrangements and specific key relationships which are detailed in their job descriptions, but staff also need to work collaboratively with colleagues in order to achieve agreed targets and outcomes to required standards.

 

Main Tasks

  • Managing all administrative aspects of the PAI office, including staff supervision, compliance with relevant legislation and relationship to service providers;
  • Ensuring that the legal registration of PAI in South Africa is always compliant.
  • Overseeing, jointly with the PAI Board, the finances of the regional organisation, implementing all related tasks,
  • Developing annual work plans, in cooperation with the PAI Board and in line with the PAI Strategic Plan, and implement their execution;
  • Leading resource mobilisation activities to secure expansion of programme funding, e.g., writing concept notes and proposals; developing and maintaining constructive dialogue with donors and partners whenever required;
  • Developing partnerships with national, regional, and global stakeholders for strategic collaboration to contribute to Asia objectives in protecting/promoting the LGBTI Rights in Africa.
  • Contributing to the regional and international advocacy and lobbying activities in line with the PAI’s Strategic Objectives, and ensuring African representation in appropriate platforms and forums;
  • Acting as a liaison between ILGA’s head office and the PAI board, and as administrative support to the regional board including the organisation of the biannual regional conference;
  • Linking ILGA, movements, donors and other stakeholders with the PAI board members to report their activities in ILGA publications;
  • Becoming a point of reference and contact for the membership, linking with new groups and increase the membership of the African region;
  • Producing press releases on behalf of PAI and in agreement with its board.
  • Identifying and liaising with local Lesbian/WSW, Trans*, Gay/MSM, Intersex groups and the mainstream media, including building a database of regional media contact.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Proven management experience of at least one year.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable tertiary education institution;
  • Knowledge of the African LGBTI movement and human rights issues related to it; first-hand experience in an LGBTI organization is highly desirable.
  • Experience in Human Rights and development sector work.
  • Fluent English, both written and oral. Fluency in French or Portuguese is an asset.
  • Availability for international travel related to the implementation of PAI strategic plan.

STARTING DATE

April 1st

 

WORKING HOURS

40 per week on average

 

REMUNERATION

Salary in commensurate with experience and negotiable.

 

To apply

Submit a fully filled out application form to:

panafricailgajobs2015@gmail.com

Closing date: 5th March 2015

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified; by Monday 16th March 2015.

 

MCC General Conference Music Leader/Music Leader Assistant

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The Music Leader Assistant will aid the Music Leader in the activities list above. It is our hope that the person serving as the Music Leader Assistant will serve as the Music Leader for GC 2019.

Apply Now! Please send resume highlighting music experience, 3 references, and a cover letter to Linda Brenner-Beckstead, Assistant to the Moderator, at Linda@MCCchurch.net.

Questions? Contact Linda or conferences@MCCchurch.net.

Resumes are due by January 31st.

Both the Music Leader and Music Leader Assistant will be asked to attend our first face-to-face meeting in Victoria, B.C., 10-14 March.

National Campaigns Director – National LGBTQ Task Force

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

 

NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS DIRECTOR: RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS AND WELCOMING MOVEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

 

THE TASK FORCE AND ITS HISTORY OF DOING FAITH WORK: 

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

 

COMPENSATION

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Human Resources Manager – National LGBTQ Task Force

National-LGBT-Task-Force[1]

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

Human Resources Manager

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

North Carolina Council of Churches – Executive Director

Application deadline extended to Feb. 10, 2015

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 February 10, 2015. A complete package includes a cover letter, a resume or curricula vitae, a video response and written responses to the application questions.

  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.