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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.

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

World Student Christian Federation

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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

Community & Continuing Education Program Coordinator – Pacific School of Religion

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Employment Opportunity

Community & Continuing Education Program Coordinator

Organizational Overview
Since its founding in 1866, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has served as a multi-denominational Christian seminary. PSR stands at a remarkable crossroads of faith and learning communities. PSR has formal relationships with three denominations: the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Half of PSR’s students come from these three traditions. Other PSR students come from faith traditions as diverse as Quaker, Unitarian Universalist, the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and several other mainline denominations and new religious movements.

PSR participates in the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an ecumenical consortium of nine theological schools. PSR students use the GTU’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, one of the largest theological libraries in the United States. PSR is located one block away from the University of California, Berkeley, where students have access to resources of one of the world’s great research universities. For more information about PSR, please visit our website at http://www.psr.edu.

Reporting to the Director of Community and Continuing Education, the part-time Community & Continuing Education Program Coordinator will provide administrative support for the Department of Community & Continuing Education, with a particular focus on the Theological Education for Leadership (TEL) program. The Program Coordinator will also develop and maintain relationships with community, instructors, and students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
General Administration

  • Create and maintain all records of CCE classes and students, in collaboration with the Dean’s office, Business office, and I.T. office
  • Develop annual course schedules and recruit/confirm course instructors, in collaboration with the CCE Director
  • Prepare instructor contracts and associated paperwork, in collaboration with the Human Resources office
  • Manage set-up and execution of online course spaces, including faculty technology training
  • Prepare reports with the CCE Director for PSR administration, faculty, and trustees
  • Respond to CCE/TEL program inquiries & correspondence

Recruitment

  • Develop program materials including print and web, in collaboration with PSR Communications staff
  • Recruit students & institutions for CCE & TEL
  • Serve as CCE/TEL spokesperson as needed at churches, conferences, and elsewhere
  • Maintain networking relationships with denominational representatives
  • Execute key elements of program marketing plans

Student Support

  • Facilitate student registration
  • Work with individual TEL certificate students to ensure smooth completion of their programs of learning
  • Enroll students in online courses and prepare/train students in new learning technologies
  • Develop and maintain a consistent system for follow-up with CCE students
  • Develop and maintain a TEL alumni/ae network, in collaboration with PSR Alumni Relations

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience and/or Education

  • MDiv degree from an accredited ATS seminary and ordained or hold equivalent status.
  • Understanding of lay education and certified ministry education needs in the United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, Metropolitan Community Church, Disciples of Christ, and/or Fellowship is desirable.

Skills 

  • Demonstrated administrative skills, including promotion experience
  • Good written communication skills
  • Well organized and attentive to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, and students in an interdenominational, multi cultural community of diverse theological perspectives
  • Ability to build trust and relationship with prospective students
  • Competence to effectively and enthusiastically communicate the programs and opportunities offered by the CCE and TEL programs
  • Openness to different faith and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to manage sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Flexibility to function creatively in a team setting with faculty, students and staff
  • Proficient with MS Office applications; familiarity with and ability to train others in new educational technologies such as Adobe Connect and Moodle.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:
The work environment and 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.

Majority of the work is indoors. Extensive online, face-to-face and phone contact with instructors, students, faculty, staff and prospective students. The noise level in the office is generally quiet. Some travel is expected.

Hours of Work:
This position is part-time. The job responsibilities should be completed in 24 hours per week. Hours may be flexible, including evenings and weekends as needed.

Mental Requirements: 
Reading/Writing – Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and groups.
Judgment/Decision Making – Ability to prioritize own work and to perform under time constraints to meet deadlines. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Verbal Communication Skills – Frequent and essential ability to communicate clearly orally.
Social Skills – Ability to relate collegially, cooperatively and effectively with students, faculty, staff, and church and denominational leaders.
Planning – Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

Physical Requirements:
Vision – Close vision required for reading correspondence/reports and working with computer.
Hearing – Ability to hear verbal communication in person and on the telephone.
Clear Speech – Ability to communicate clearly in person and on the telephone.
Lifting/Carrying – Some lifting and carrying of files & printed materials.
Pushing/Pulling – Ability to push/pull desk and filing cabinet drawers.
Sitting – Ability to sit for long periods of time in meetings.
Manual Dexterity – Ability to use computer keyboard.
Ability to travel – Some travel to visit prospective students, churches and participate in various denominational gatherings.

Tools and Equipment Used:
Phones, computers, webcams, printers, fax machine, photocopier

Applications will be reviewed as received and should be submitted no later than October 28, 2013.

Application Process
Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, resume, and names/contact information for three professional references to:

Laurie Isenberg
Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709-1323
lisenberg@psr.edu

PSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer

MCC Governing Board Announcement

  • MCC’s Governing Board has accepted Reverend Tony Freeman’s letter of resignation from the Governing Board. We extend our sincerest thanks to Tony for his service to MCC over the past three years. We wish him well on his next endeavor. Tony was elected by the 2010 General Conference XXIV in Acapulco, Mexico, for a six-year term of office. 

    Pursuant to UFMCC Bylaw,  Article V.C.4.e  – GOVERNING BOARD: Vacancies: “In the event of a vacancy on the Governing Board, the Governing Board may appoint someone who meets the qualifications to fill the vacancy until the next General Conference, when an election shall be held to fill the unexpired term.” 

     

    To that end, the Governing Board will appoint a Clergy Person to complete the remaining three-year term until the 2016 General Conference XXVI in Victoria, British Columbia (Canada). At such time, the General Conference will elect a new Clergy Person to begin a six-year term ending at 2022 General Conference XXVII.

     

    We are seeking an interested Clergy person who meets the qualifications stated in UFMCC Bylaw, Article V.C.4.a – GOVERNING BOARD: QUALIFICATIONS:

    “Members of the Governing Board must be members in good standing within the Fellowship who, in the sole discretion of the UFMCC, have spiritual quality and leadership, are mature, have sound judgment, and have a proven record of accomplishment.  Consideration will be given to elect members with diverse perspectives, core competencies, and complementary skills consistent with the required functions and responsibilities of the Governing Board.”

     

    We have implemented the following process to fill this vacated seat by our October 2013 Governing Board meeting:

     

     

    • Applications are due by 9:00 pm UTC/GMT (5:00 pm U.S. ET) on Thursday, 12 September 2013.

     

    • The Governing Board will review all applications received.

     

    • The Governing Board will pre-select and conduct interviews with candidate(s).

     

    • The Governing Board will select and appoint a Clergy Person to serve by our October Governing Board meeting.

     

    • The Governing Board will send out an announcement to introduce our new Governing Board member following our October meeting.

     

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rev. Onetta Brooks,

     

    We look forward to receiving your application to serve on MCC’s Governing Board!

     

    Thank you!

    MCC Governing Board

Denomination Job Opening – Program Support/Data Analyst

Program Support/Data Analyst for Metropolitan Community Churches

This position is responsible for ongoing analysis of tithe/membership information, obtained from a variety of sources, including tithe reports, annual reports, surveys, registration databases and demographic data. It involves development and preparation of information products for MCC staff and members. It requires the ability to analyze data from conceptualization through presentation of the data. It requires proficiency with analytical tools, knowledge of data analysis methodology, use of presentation software, strong communication skills and a strong commitment to and affinity for delivering the highest level of customer service. Additional duties of this position relate to posting information to the MCC website, and as such the position requires a basic level of skill with web content management systems and blogging software.

The description below covers the primary duties and skills required for success as Program Support Analyst/Data Analyst.

Primary duties

  • Accurately recording tithe and membership information
  • Analysis and reporting of tithe and membership data
  • Developing standardized reports and custom analysis using tithe and membership data
  • Posting documents to the appropriate place on the MCC website
  • Assist with MCC website maintenance through content management system (WordPress primarily).

 

Required skills:

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise with Excel
  • Demonstrated experience using advanced Excel features and techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis and presentation of data required
  • Experience working with a variety of information systems and data files, including large and complex files: analyzing file structure, using and creating file layouts, transforming raw data into finished products
  • Ability to consult with data users to formulate analysis request parameters
  • Database application development and maintenance (e.g., church databases)
  • Excellent personal communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Ability to work independently, with experience working in a team environment
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to use computer hardware and software
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Detail oriented
  • Creative
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required
  • Proficiency in WordPress or equivalent is strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Constant Contact is a plus

 

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field
  • Coursework in statistics, data analysis, research methods or decision support
  • IT/website courses or subsequent training

 

Other Important Information

  • Full time, 37.5 hours, benefits eligible based on our Employee handbook.
  • Location:  Sarasota, Florida, USA
  • Relocation package is not available
  • Reports to: Barb Crabtree, Director of Operations
  • Response needed by August 24, 2012
  • If interested, please submit resume & cover letter to

Two new Job Openings at OutFront Minnesota

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Coalition Partners:

Two new positions at OutFront Minnesota, which will be housed at Minnesotans United offices, have just opened: a Native American Community Organizer and an Asian American Community Organizer.

We also continue to search for an additional Youth Organizer, Community Organizers for Duluth and Rochester, a Regional Organizing Director for the north metro, and one Organizer for faith communities.

All positions require a cover letter, resume, and three references to be sent to

For descriptions, please visit our website at: http://mnunited.org/jobs/.  Please forward this link to people who may be interested.

Thank you!
Taina

Taina Maki
Minnesotans United for All Families
Operations Director
651-330-6852 (office)
612-730-0215 (cell)
www.mnunited.org