POSITIONS AT ESR
The Earlham School of Religion (ESR) seeks candidates for a half-time teaching faculty appointment in Theological Studies to begin July 1, 2015. Half-time constitutes teaching 3 courses per academic year. This will be a one-year contract, renewable annually contingent upon funding. Relocation to Richmond, Indiana is optional. While no committee work is expected, the candidate would be expected to regularly participate in faculty meetings, either in person or electronically and to provide academic advising to students. Courses would be a combination of online, 2-week intensives, or residential semester courses.
Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in Christian theological studies with an expertise in the area of Quaker theology. Candidates must also be in conversation with contemporary trends, such as emergent church, “unaffiliated” spiritualties, and/or other areas where the Quaker witness intersects with contemporary society. Candidates would be expected to contribute to the required courses of Theological Studies currently in the curriculum: Introduction to Theological Reflection, Contextual Theology (generally in conjunction with a 2-week trip to a foreign or domestic site), Constructive Theology, Ethics, and Interfaith Dialogue.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching ability, including the application of emerging educational technologies through online and hybrid courses.
ESR is a seminary of the Religious Society of Friends, though over a third of the students are other than Quaker. ESR has about 100 students and is part of Earlham, sharing its campus with Earlham College, a respected liberal arts college of about 1200 students. ESR is also in partnership with Bethany Theological Seminary, a seminary of similar size, which serves the Church of the Brethren, another historic peace church.
Qualified candidates from the Religious Society of Friends, women, and minorities are especially invited to apply. A cover letter explaining interest in the position, vita, and the names of three references may be sent no later than December 31, 2014 to:
Search Committee Chair
Earlham School of Religion
228 College Ave.
Richmond, IN 47374
Applications will begin to be reviewed in December and the search will continue until the position is filled.
The MCC Office of Formation and Leadership Development (OFLD) is seeking an Online Learning Center Programming Coordinator for a new contract position to perform as required and mutually agreed the following services:
A. Take the lead on identifying topics and presenters for online courses and webinars;
B. Advise the OFLD ont he potential for virtual technology for leadership development, training, care and connection, and spiritual development;
C. Function as a project manager for webinars offered by the OFLD;
D. Interface with all MCC offices to identify topics and presenters for online offerings;
E. Follow up with presenters to determine availability;
F. Coordinate scheduling and keep the Master Calender for the Online Learning Center; and
G. Provide occasional technical support and trainig for OFLD webinars.
This position will be accountable to the Director of the OFLD for the length of the contract, starting 1 November 2014 and ending 31 December 2015.
Application deadline is October 17th
This contract position is not a hired staff position and therefore is not eligible for employment benefits. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to MarinaLaws@MCCchurch.net
RELIGIOUS INSTITUTE 21 CHARLES STREET, 140 – WESTPORT, CT 06880 – 203-222-0055 – WWW.RELIGIOUSINSTITUTE.ORG
Type of Position:
|Religious Institute (www.religiousinstitute.org)
Scholar in Residence
30 to 40 hours per week
$30,000 to $40,000 annually
75% to 100% of cost of “bronze level” on health insurance exchange covered
October 1, 2014 –September 30, 2015 (may be renewable for second year)
Westport, CT accessible by Metro North commuter rail
The Scholar in Residence will provide direct program assistance on grant funded programs, including administrative tasks, online network management, conference and travel management, and research. The Scholar in Residence will also assist in general Religious Institute projects as needed.
Education and Experience
Skills and Abilities
To apply, send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Review of applications begins immediately until position is filled.
This job is title is “Communications Director” — because that’s the closest approximation we could find — but really this position is about so much more. An ideal candidate (could it be you?) is somebody who’s willing to be bold about what’s possible for MLP’s communications in the future. We want creativity, collaboration and — above all else — somebody who wants to dive in and make this job their own. The movement for LGBTQ inclusion in the church and world is in an exciting place right now. We are in the process of achieving marriage equality in the PC(USA) as we are working on expanding our welcoming congregations. More Light Presbyterians is leading this movement, shaping the conversation and setting the course for the coming years. Everything this position does is vital to this effort.
One thing to note is that MLP doesn’t expect the ideal candidate to have all of the qualifications listed here. (But if you’re a unicorn and you, in fact, do have all of these then by all means please apply immediately if not sooner.) We’re more interested in somebody who has some of these qualifications but is willing to learn the others they’re lacking. We want somebody who’s going to work hard, be a team player and show real passion for our mission. MLP is dedicated to leadership development and if you have some but not all of these qualifications, apply anyway! We can make sure you get the training you need along the way.
Reports to: MLP Executive Director
Location: MLP’s Executive Director is based in Washington, DC, but MLP operates a virtual office, collaborating online. You can do this position from anywhere with a solid internet connection.
To apply, please click here: http://bit.ly/MLPcomms to submit your application, resume, cover letter, and 2-3 writing samples. If you have managed a twitter handle or facebook page please provide a screen shot of your most successful work. The application period is open until August 3.
Collegiate Church Corporation
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
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.
Online Engagement / Communications
Education and Experience Requirements
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
World Student Christian Federation North America
Student Christian Movement, USA
Gender and Sexuality Working Group U.S.A
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:
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.
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, email@example.com
World Student Christian Federation
North America Regional Office
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 700
New York, NY 10115
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister of Worship Arts
Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, D.C., USA
The Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, D.C. (MCCDC) is celebrating over 40 years as a Christian Church with a special ministry to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered community. MCCDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a drug and alcohol free workplace.
This position provides worship, programming and celebration leadership for MCCDC’s dynamic and growing congregation. As Minister of Worship Arts, the incumbent oversees all activities related to worship arts. Currently there are two Sunday worship services at 9 AM and 11 AM, a Spanish Speaking Service at 6 PM on the last Saturday of each month.
Reported to by:
Work within the guidelines and vision of the Senior Pastor for the body of Christ, in an effort to create and implement a music program that enlivens, enriches and enhances the overall worship experience for the congregation that will ultimately empower and change lives!
The worship style is blended with an emphasis on gospel, providing worship connection opportunities for a very broad range of people. In addition to gospel, The Minister of Worship Arts should be well versed in and capable of providing a variety of musical and worshipping styles from well-known hymnody to contemporary. He/she should also be able to provide inspirational and healthy leadership to ministry volunteers as well as work well in teams and small groups.
Remain in open communication with the senior Pastor or his/her representative to ensure that the Worship Arts Ministry is in good alignment with the overall direction and vision plan for the growth of the congregation.
To monitor musical trends in sacred music and seek to balance these trends with the overall vision and need of the congregation.
Provide technical training, spiritual leadership, support and supervision for all Worship Arts Ministry groups as needed. Including but not limited to: 9 a.m. Praise Choir, Praise Team, Ensembles, Eclectic Praise, Joyful Strings, song leaders, soloists, organist, pianists, bass player, percussionist and Moving Spirit (liturgical dancers).
A. This includes but is not limited to the following tasks and duties
B. Annual Events – requiring research, coordination and planning
C. Provide Technical Leadership, Spiritual Direction and Creative Programming to the James T. Wilder Theater Ministry (Currently Inactive)
D. Manage Music Ministry Budget
E. Hire and Train Additional Musicians as Needed
F. Keep all music Licensing (CCLI and others as needed), current
A. Provide MCC Fellowship Support Services as needed (conferences, workshops, etc.).
B. Increase MCCDC Visibility for reaching out to the community and reaching in to the congregation. Provide general choir growth and performance opportunity and advancement as appropriate within the LGBTQIA community and beyond.
C. Working with the Board of Directors and Stewardship Team to coordinate fundraising for ongoing programming and development of MCCDC and the Worship Arts Ministry.
D. Provide support to other staff, ministry leaders, board members and congregation as needed.
E. Recognize special events and times in the life of the congregation such as but not limited to Church Anniversary, National Holidays, additional worship, and respond accordingly (at Pastor’s direction).
F. Provide appropriate music and or leadership as needed for miscellaneous services, ceremonies and special occasions as needed.
MCC desires to engage a qualified independent contractor to research and develop a virtual church program for MCC that functions synergistically with local churches and to manage the start-up. The contract will begin immediately upon engaging and is expected to end no later than 31 December 2015. The contractor will be accountable to the Director of the Office of Emerging Ministries.
It is expected that the contractor will engage collaboratively with existing MCC staff and volunteers to:
Phase 1: Assessment and investigation
Deliverable: Research report that documents the findings
Phase 2: Recommend
Deliverable: Detailed proposed plan and timeline
Phase 3: Feasibility Testing
Deliverable: A final plan that can be agreed to by MCC
The contractor will be compensated at up to $1,500 (USD) a month, commensurate with experience, for the duration of the contract. The position is not a hired staff position and therefore is not eligible for employment benefits.
The deadline for submission of applications is 15 February 2014. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a relevant resume to:
Rev. Elder Darlene Garner
Director, MCC Office of Emerging Ministries
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (Task Force) seeks a visionary, action-oriented, collaborative leader for its faith work. The ideal candidate will have the deep religious grounding, movement-building experience, and political sophistication necessary to: 1) lead and significantly grow the faith work portfolio to its next level of impact and inclusiveness, 2) be a prominent public spokesperson for pro-LGBT religious perspectives, and 3) facilitate and lead networks of religious leaders.
Ideally, the new Faith Work Director will start March 2014, based in Washington DC.
THE TASK FORCE AND ITS HISTORY OF DOING FAITH WORK:
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.
In a 2006 merger, the Institute for Welcoming Resources (IWR) became the initial faith work program of the National Gay and Lesbian 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 of Leadership and Action to maximize the evolving collaboration and mutual learning between faith and secular organizing.
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 at the state house 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. In a recent listening process, the Task Force was encouraged to focus on emerging movement needs and opportunities and to seek a Faith Work Director who has the capacity to lead the organization in this regard.
DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRENT PORTFOLIO OF FAITH WORK AT THE TASK FORCE
Faith work at the Task Force has several current areas of focus:
The Task Force values and is committed to: 1) developing sustainable grassroots religious leadership, 2) ecumenical and multifaith approaches, 3) an intersectional approach to movement building, and 4) developing intercultural sensitivity.
The faith work director manages a current team of 3 staff and a number of consultants.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The faith work director leads and works on several scales:
The Faith Work Director reports to the Director of the Academy for Leadership and Action or their designee. Specifically, the Faith work director is accountable for the following:
The Task Force seeks to locate the Director in the Washington, DC office to facilitate internal relationship building and collaboration, access to major media, and increase national visibility. The Director is expected to travel outside DC to connect with grassroots faith organizing leaders and work.
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 describing your interest in being a member of the TaskForce 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 “Faith Work Director” 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. Deadline for submission is February 15, 2014.