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Climate Change Community Liaison, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, Remote Work (occasional work in Northern Virginia)

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Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions helps people of faith develop local solutions to the climate crisis. We support individuals and congregations to advocate for moral climate policies and practice sustainable stewardship.

We seek a community liaison to help us develop and support effective green leaders. The liaison’s tasks will include:

  • Engaging faith communities that want to act on climate change, including connecting with congregations and maintaining records on congregations’ actions;
  • Posting to social media and website, including writing posts, choosing images, and working to grow our audience;
  • Maintaining internal databases and supporter records; and
  • Occasional other duties as required.

Fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required.

The liaison will commit to 7.5 hours per week (approximately 1.5 hours per weekday). Work is done remotely via email and phone, and can be performed from any location. Hours are flexible. Tasks are assigned weekly, and can be completed at any time before a final due date that is usually one to two weeks ahead. Once every 2-3 months, a few hours of weekend work in Northern Virginia will be required.

The fellowship is compensated with a stipend of $10 per hour. This position combines independent administrative work with community organizing, and provides an excellent reference for employment in the environmental field. A commitment of one year (until May 2018) is required.

The incumbent will demonstrate a record of success with the following:

  • Attending to detail;
  • Employing impeccable administrative and communicative skills;
  • Forming and maintaining relationships with allies to work together toward shared goals; and
  • Speaking sensitively with diverse audiences, and understanding the perspectives different people bring to one issue.

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions is an interfaith organization, so comfort in working in a faith-based environment is necessary. Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and differently abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Reba Elliott, Executive Director, at facs.reba@gmail.com. She can also be reached at 202-717-7228.

 

Sunday School Teacher, Sycamore Congregational Church, El Cerrito, CA

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Sycamore Congregational Church UCC in El Cerrito has an immediate opening for a teacher who can plan and lead Sunday School for 10-12 children each Sunday morning.

At Sycamore, we use the term “Tomodachi Time” (meaning, “friendship time”), instead of “Sunday School”, reflecting our historical focus on Japanese speaking and English speaking persons.

Students: Children range in age from 2-8. We understand this is a challenging age range to span, given the differences in attention span, abilities, interests, and knowledge. Currently the only children that attend are from families that attend the 9:45 Japanese Language service. The number of students can range from a couple to 8 or a few more, and is unpredictable. Flexibility is important as each Sunday is different as to the time the kids come down from service and to who comes to Sunday School. If no children arrive by 10:15, the teacher excused for the day and is compensated for the week.

Support: A member of the Preschool Board will be present from 10 – 11 and assist the teacher. There may sometimes be a Japanese speaking parent present during Tomodachi Time. If not, one of the older bilingual students can typically translate more complicated instructions.

Curriculum: The church has previously “one room school house” types of curriculum. We have a budget of several hundred dollars for materials, though most of it is typically not spent. Typically there is a central craft activity, game or activity that ties to a Bible story each week. The church has a number of supplies that can be used for Tomodachi Time. The teacher may need to acquire and bring in teaching materials not already onsite.

Schedule:

  • Spend 2 hours of preparation time each week at your convenience
  • Sunday: Arrive and set up: 9:30 am
  • Class: 10:00 – 10:30 or 10:45
  • Playtime: 10:30 or 10:45 – 11 am

Compensation: $300/month ($75/week)

Requirements:

  • Love of working with small children, patience, and the ability to balance educational and social learning experiences
  • Organizational skills: preparing lesson plans, crafts, games, or other activities to accompany the Bible story of the day. It can be helpful to have alternative plans in case the children are seeking something different than the teacher had originally planned.
  • Flexibility is important as sometimes children either complete a planned activity more quickly than planned or want/need more time.
  • Knowledge of Bible stories and the ability both teach stories and help children explore faith, Christian traditions, and healthy relationships in age-appropriate ways
  • Experience is working with young children, preferably from 2 – 8.
  • English is the primary language of instruction; ability to communicate verbally in Japanese is a strong plus
  • Mobility sufficient to supervise children both in a classroom and playground setting
  • Under the church’s Safe Sanctuary policy, a background check is required as a condition of employment.
  • After 30 days, there will be an opportunity for both the Sunday School teacher and representatives of the Preschool Board to discuss how things are going and assess mutual interest in continuing.

Interview Process:

  • Interested candidates should send a resume to sycamoreoffice22@gmail.com or mail one to:
    Sycamore Congregational Church UCC
    ATTN: Board of Christian Education
    1111 Navellier Street
    El Cerrito, CA 94706
  • Resumes and other materials will be read by a committee, which may decide to interview a candidate or not.
  • Leading candidates will be interviewed by a panel consisting of Sycamore’s English and Japanese language pastors, one or more representatives from the Board of Christian Education, and one or more current Tomodachi Time teachers.

Multiple Internship Areas, Tikkun Magazine, Berkeley, CA

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Tikkun magazine has one of the very few strategies for liberals and progressives in the age of Trumpism. Interns can work both on that strategy and on the larger intellectual issues we address in our award-winning magazine.

We are currently recruiting interns to work with our editorial team for June-August and September to December 2017 and January to May, 2018. Tikkun addresses everything from environment, U.S. and international politics, Middle East policy, racism, sexism, homophobia, strategies for social change, social theory, mass culture (including film, t.v. and communication), philosophy, literature, psychology, religion, psychology, literature and law.

Tikkun’s offices are located only a few blocks from the University of California Berkeley campus on Shattuck near Durant Ave. Some of the most respected academics, writers and activists have written for Tikkun, e.g. Martin Jay, Carol Gilligan, Adrienne Rich, Cornel West, Judith Plaskow, Bill McKibben, Zygmunt Bauman, Matthew Fox, Arthur Green, Joy Ladin, Vandana Shiva, Kabir Helminski, Daniel Matt, Noam Chomsky, Robert Jay Lifton, Michel Eric Dyson, Jackson Lears, Jessica Benjamin, Susannah Heschel, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Pinsky, Charles Eisenstein, Stephen Zunes, Cynthia Moe Lobeda, and our editor Rabbi Michael Lerner. Tikkun is not just for Jews, but for anyone interested in working for social and economic and environmental justice and hoping to contribute to creating a more compassionate world.

Check out the flyer below (which is also available for download by clicking here)! And to start exploring internship areas, click here!

Executive Director, Marin Interfaith Council, San Rafael, CA

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Marin Interfaith Council (MIC) seeks a dynamic leader to serve as executive director. MIC, established over 30 years ago, is a respectful collaborative that celebrates faith traditions, advocates justice, and builds community.

The MIC executive director is responsible for outreach to the faith, non-profit and civic communities; overseeing MIC programs, education and development; and supervising a small staff. An outstanding candidate will be skilled at networking, building partnerships, and facilitating dialogue. S/he will be a strong administrator and experienced fundraiser who is comfortable working with a small budget and staff. Experience in interfaith work is necessary.

This is a 30 hour/week job. The salary is $45,000. For a complete job description, click here.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to MICexec@gmail.com by April 1, 2017. Anticipated start date is July 1.

Greater Cooper AME Zion Church

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Position Title: Ministry Assistant to the Pastor

Position Category: Secretarial/Office

Accountable/Reports To: Office of the Pastor

Position Status/Type: Part-time/Volunteer

Compensation: $750/mo.

Position Summary: The primary function of this position is to directly support the office of the Pastor. The Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and ministry support to ensure that the successful performance of the duties, responsibilities & obligations of the Pastor are consistently accomplished.

Position Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintains the pastor’s appointment calendar and schedule updates
  • Drafts/Reviews pastor’s correspondence, reports, minutes, and sermons; maintain office files/documents
  • Prepares worship service information (i.e. order of service, sermon illustrations, etc.) on a weekly basis
  • Represents the pastor in dealing with congregational members, other churches and the community at large, as required
  • Assists with meeting preparation
  • Arranges transportation, hotel accommodations and overall hospitality for guest speakers of the church
  • Provides backup support to church office administrative tasks as needed
  • Performs additional tasks & responsibilities as assigned by the Pastor

Position Skills and Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional conduct/appearance
  • A commitment to confidentiality in all situations
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills; Ability to apply grammar and usage standards of the English language
  • Self-starter and detail-oriented
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in order to meet established deadlines
  • Must demonstrate a proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, database systems & use of the Internet
  • Must possess a working knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e. copiers, fax machines, computers)

Additional Requirements/Expectations

  • Previous experience supporting a senior level role, preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent; some college coursework, preferred
  • Possess efficient, caring and discerning telephone skills
  • Great public speaking skills and the ability to facilitate group presentations
  • Project management and strategic planning skills, preferred

CONTACT: Rev. Jawwad Love, jawwadlove@gmail.com

CAR REQUIRED: No

Campus Minister, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

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After leadership tenures of twenty-four and thirty-four years, UMHE (United Ministries in Higher Education)/Ekklesia* is seeking the third Campus Minister in its distinguished and faith-filled history. Our campus minister serves as both minister and chief executive within a progressive Christian ministry. The position is full-time and we offer the unique environment of a self-sustaining financial model.

By May 1, 2017, interested individuals should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, their resume, and the names and contact information of four individuals who will serve as references. Our goal is for the Campus Minister to start during the 2018 spring semester. Compensation is based on experience and will be comparable with that of clergy and professionals with similar experience. Our progressive values are at the heart of our campus ministry and business model. As such, we seek to offer a competitive benefits package along with maternity or paternity leave.

A brief overview of qualifications:

  • Will hold a graduate degree from an accredited Association of Theological Schools institution.
  • Will be a progressive Christian with knowledge and practice of progressive theology.
  • Will understand young adult personal and spiritual development.
  • Will have an understanding of the link between faith development and critical thinking skills with students and within a higher education setting.
  • Will have mentoring skills, especially in relationship to the vocational discernment of students.
  • Will be strongly committed to the full inclusion of all people, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or belief system.

For a complete job description, including all qualifications, and how to apply, please click here. You may also visit our Campus Minister Search page by clicking here.

*United Ministries in Higher Education is our legal name and Ekklesia is the name and branding of our student programming.

Student Pastor, UMC Mountain Sky Area

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The Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church, which includes Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and a small portion of Idaho, is seeking student pastors! The Mountain Sky Area offers a fresh frontier for ministry. We are looking for passionate leaders who aren’t afraid to venture out and try something new and want to love God’s people into abundant life. If you have a heart for small, rural churches and want to spend a year with us, please contact margaret@rmcumc.com.

Internship: Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries, DOC and UCC

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The Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries offers a unique experience for Disciples and UCC seminarians to be engaged in a ministry of Critical Presence — timely and appropriately meeting God’s people and creation at the point of deepest need; spiritually, physically, emotionally, or economically. DOM/Global Ministries supports two internships for Disciples and UCC seminarians each summer. The seminarians will have an opportunity to engage with a variety of programs within Global Ministries, including the potential work with the Africa and Latin America partnerships, mission personnel, and communications.

The dates of the internships are June 5 through August 11, 2017. The intern must be a candidate for ordained ministry in the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and must have completed two years of full-time study. The Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries will provide each intern with a weekly stipend, and as applicable, round-trip transportation, and housing. In addition, all expenses related to a pilgrimage to visit one of Global Ministries’ overseas partners at the end of the internship will be provided.

For more information, including the application form, as well as where to submit your application form, please click here. Applications must be completed and returned to Dr. Catherine Nichols by March 31, 2017.

Family Ministry Assistant, Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, CA

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The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley is to create loving community, inspire spiritual growth, and encourage lives of integrity, joy, and service. We are a welcoming and vibrant congregation, joyously supporting spiritual development guided by individual faith, reason, and conscience. We are committed to serving one another, the church community, the community at large, and the global community. We foster a spirit of generosity and trust that encourages care for our church home and affirms diversity and relationships consistent with Unitarian Universalist principles.

We are looking for a part-time Family Ministry Assistant for 15 hours per week. The Assistant works closely with the Director of Family Ministry to maintain a busy and smooth-running program for young people and their families. Duties include managing participant registration and rosters; communication with families and volunteers; scheduling volunteer teams; generating announcements; and providing administrative support to the Director.

Familiarity with Unitarian Universalism or comfort with liberal religious values is essential. A strong candidate will be skilled with standard office software, database management, and a quick learner. A minimum of three years applicable work experience is preferred.

For a complete job description, including responsibilities, experience, and skills, please click here.

To apply, email a resume and brief writing sample to family.ministry@uucb.org. Applications due March 28.

Summer School 2017 – Administrative Assistant, Native Ministries Consortium (NMC) Summer School, Vancouver, British Columbia

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The Administrative Assistant ensures a welcoming and hospitable environment for students, faculty, tutors, and guests at the Native Ministries Summer School at the Vancouver School of Theology. This includes support for their programs, and maintenance of student and faculty administrative matters during summer school.

Major areas of responsibility include:

  • Administrative
    • Meetings
    • Programs
    • Faculty, Tutors and Students
  • Communication
  • Hospitality

Requirements for the position include:

  • Respect and appreciation of Aboriginal and other cultures
  • Ability to accomplish tasks as per instructions under minimal supervision — be a resourceful self-starter
  • Good relationship-building and maintaining skills on a one-to-one basis, as well as in team functioning

This is an hourly wage ($14.50 per hour) position without benefits. The position begins May 08, 2017 and ends August 07, 2017.

Application deadline is March 17, 2017.

For a complete job description, including detailed areas of responsibilities, complete requirements, and how and where to send your application, please click here.