Position Description and Purpose
Reports to: Senior Pastor
Supervises: All Operation Staff and Volunteer Team Leads
Part of: Executive Team
Revised: May 7, 2013
Job Summary: The Director of Operations has primary responsibility for the planning, development, and implementation of the Operation ministry of the church. The Director of Operations serves as the primary point of contact and accountability for finance, facilities, campus development, risk management, information technology, human resources, and office management issues.
Conditions of Employment:
Basics: Resurrection MCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Work Week: Position is a professional role with a salary (exempt employee) and the work week is based on the function. Minimum of forty (40) hours per week would be required.
Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave: As provided in the Resurrection Employee Manual.
Salary: As recommended by the Senior Pastor and approved by the Board of Directors.
Benefits: The church shall provide the following benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Other insurance policies as approved by the Congregation.
Probationary Period: Three (3) months initial probation. After the initial probationary period, the individual will be evaluated annually.
Lambda Legal seeks a Senior Staff Attorney or Staff Attorney to engage in cutting-edge impact litigation, public policy advocacy, and education furthering Lambda Legal’s mission. This position will be based in the National Headquarters in New York. While the attorney will work across the range of our mission, a key component of the position will be further development of Lambda Legal’s work with LGBT communities of color. The attorney will focus significantly on the intersection of HIV, sexual orientation, and gender identity with other characteristics such as race, immigration status, and class, in the context of civil rights advocacy.
Lambda Legal is a national nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.
Lambda Legal’s law reform, policy, and education work encompasses a wide range of areas critically important to LGBT people and those living with HIV, such as federal and state constitutional law issues; relationship protections, including the freedom to marry; child custody, visitation, assisted reproduction, adoption, and foster care; sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV discrimination in employment, schools, youth in out-of-home care systems, health care, identity documents, the criminal justice system, and other areas; asylum and immigration policy; harassment and violence; and anti-LGBT ballot initiatives. Lambda Legal has been involved in numerous landmark United States and state Supreme Court cases, including Lawrence v. Texas, Romer v. Evans, Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, University of Alabama v. Garrett, In re Marriage Cases, Varnum v. Brien, Benitez v. North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group, and Brandon v. County of Richardson. For more information about Lambda Legal, visit www.lambdalegal.org.
Responsibilities: The Senior Staff Attorney or Staff Attorney will help serve the National Headquarters region (Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C.) and increase Lambda Legal’s presence as a force for civil rights there. The attorney will handle all aspects of litigation in precedent-setting cases, as well as engage in education efforts and policy advocacy. Litigation responsibilities include devising litigation strategies to produce the greatest positive impact most efficiently, conducting each stage of litigation in trial and appellate courts, writing amicus briefs, organizing amicus strategies, supervising Lambda Legal cooperating attorneys, assisting with the screening of requests for legal assistance, and investigating and developing potential new matters. In addition, attorneys on staff often consult with private lawyers who are handling matters related to Lambda Legal’s areas of expertise, advocate with government agencies and officials, and advise policy makers. The attorney will engage in public speaking, write for a variety of audiences, and help implement education strategies to advance public knowledge and change dialogue about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and HIV-related legal issues. The education work involves frequent interviews with print, radio, television, and web reporters. Some travel is required.
This position is intended to contribute particularly to Lambda Legal’s advocacy and litigation that focuses on ways in which discrimination is compounded by intersections of HIV, LGBT identity, race, class, immigration status, and a range of other personal characteristics. Examples include work relating to the relatively high rate of HIV infection in African-American gay and bisexual men, or the compounded “closeting” of immigrants who are undocumented and LGBT and/or living with HIV.
Qualifications: Applicants for the Senior Staff Attorney and Staff Attorney positions should have a minimum of five years experience as a practicing attorney, including litigation experience that prepares the applicant to handle law reform litigation. Senior Staff Attorney applicants are expected to possess experience sufficient to allow them to work with substantial independence in furtherance of Lambda Legal’s mission, require little direct supervision, and may have supervisory responsibility and other significant Legal Department responsibilities in addition to handling an individual docket.
All applicants should have a high level of independence and initiative, excellent speaking and writing skills, the ability to produce the highest caliber legal work, creativity, good judgment, and a willingness to work with others toward the most effective strategies and initiatives to advance civil rights. In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to talk and write about legal and other complex issues in clear, persuasive terms for non-lawyer audiences.
Working at Lambda Legal requires a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to the concerns of the communities Lambda Legal represents. Prior work on behalf of the LGBT community and/or people living with HIV is highly desirable. Additionally, as this position will focus on further developing Lambda Legal’s docket and resources serving LGBT communities of color, an interest in working with these communities is essential, and prior experience working in this area is a plus. Spanish language fluency is highly desirable.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of Lambda Legal scale. Excellent employer-paid benefits package including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and generous employer contribution to retirement account. Generous vacation.
Application: The position is open until filled. Initial interviews may be scheduled starting May 20, 2013. Send resume, brief legal writing sample (preferably including discussion of a constitutional, discrimination, or other complex issue), and a letter or email explaining your interest in the position and how you learned of the job opening to:
Legal Administrative Manager
120 Wall Street, 19th Floor
New York, New York 10005
Include the words “Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney position” on the first line of the address of the envelope or the subject line of the email transmitting your application materials.
NO CALLS PLEASE. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal cannot return phone calls about the position and does not notify applicants of status except when an interview is granted.
Lambda Legal is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, transgender people, and people with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.
One of MCC’s largest congregations, LifeJourney Church, is seeking a full-time Director of Communications & Technology. We are a Christ-centered, Bible-focused, radically-inclusive congregation of 400 people who celebrate diversity and encourage independent thought. We label ourselves as “Emergent” and “Progressive Evangelical.” (More info on our web site,www.LifeJourneyChurch.cc.) We are seeking someone who is passionate about Jesus, passionate about developing and executing dynamic communications strategies that will better connect our congregation and better project our message of grace and hope, and passionate about supporting technical excellence in worship through media, sound, lighting, etc. For a full position description, go to: http://LifeJourneyChurch.cc/
Integrity USA now accepting applications for Executive Director
Integrity USA is now accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director. Please see the full position description, qualifications, and application procedure at www.IntegrityUSA.org/jobs
MCC Richmond, for 34 years a key part of the global MCC movement serving central Virginia, seeks the right person to become Program Director.
This is a half-time position, working with the Pastor and ministry leaders to develop, sustain, and grow effective ministry programs serving church members and friends as well as those in the larger community. There is opportunity for this to grow into a full-time position with church growth.
Demonstrated experience in program and leadership development, preferably (at least in part) in church or non-profit settings, and good communication skills, required. Salary range, $13-15K, depending on experience and education.
Send letter of interest and resume, or inquiries, to Rev. Dr. Robin H. Gorsline, Pastor No phone please.
MetropolitanCommunityChurch of Richmond
2501 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA23220
The Board of Directors of Reconciling Ministries Network seeks a leader to pursue RMN’s goal of creating a fully inclusive United Methodist Church for all God’s children, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer United Methodists. The successful candidate will expand upon 28 years of successful grassroots organizing in the United States, five years of national campaigns, and a recent launch of international work with United Methodists in Africa, the Philippines, and Europe. The candidate will be familiar with the United Methodist faith experience and skilled at articulating a vision that continues to draw resources to advance RMN’s mission and implement the organization’s strategic plan.
RMN is one of the best ways I know to be biblically obedient and to practice following the Gospel’s demand to love God and love neighbor. I look forward to being in ministry with the one God is now calling to be RMN’s new executive director. –RMN Board Vice Chair, Bishop Melvin Talbert
RMN is a faith-based non-profit organization that mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform the church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love. Operating with a $1.2M annual budget, eleven staff, multiple contractors, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of reconciling United Methodists, RMN serves over 500 United Methodist congregations, campus ministries and regional networks.
RMN is at the forefront of ecumenical faith and secular organizing for LGBTQ equality. Grounding its ministry in the Wesleyan quadrilateral, and balancing both personal and social holiness, RMN stands at the center of United Methodism in freeing individuals, congregations, and the denomination itself from anti-inclusion discrimination.
Tens of thousands of United Methodists are waiting to hear an inclusive Gospel. RMN is strong and nimble and putting hope into action for all of God’s children every day. I’m excited to see who emerges, who Christ calls, to steward this deeply faithful fast moving stream for justice. –RMN Board Chair, Rev. Dr. Bonnie Beckonchrist
Tim Wolfred Consulting, a San Francisco Based executive search firm, will conduct the candidate search. To view the job description, visit www.rmnetwork.org/EDsearch. Send resume and cover letter . Application deadline is January 11, 2013.
Reconciling Ministries Network: Mobilizing United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.
Church of the Trinity Metropolitan Community Church in Sarasota, Florida seeks a part-time Director of Worship.
Visit www.TrinityMCC.com/music for the complete position description and information.
Church of the Trinity is a vibrant and growing progressive Christian congregation seeking to expand our worship life in a spirit of celebration and excellence.
The Director of Worship is responsible for the overall leadership, development, design, and implementation of the worship ministry related to music, sound, and technology ministries.
The position requires the ability to direct a diverse and inclusive choir, praise team and congregation through Spirit lead worship.
Our selection team will be screening applicants based on the outlined qualifications and will only interview candidates who meet the minimum requirements.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to no later than November 8, 2012.
Director of Worship Search Team
Church of the Trinity MCC
7225 Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
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.
Other Important Information
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.
Minnesotans United for All Families