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, firstname.lastname@example.org