... our friends at FirstLight. It was posted on their site. I'd love it, but Minneapolis is too far away for me.
National Field Organizer Job Announcement
The Association for Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, Brethren Mennonite
Council for LGBT Interests, Gay and Lesbian Affirming Disciples, and the
Welcoming Community Network, invite applications for a full time
National Field Organizer. This grant-based position will be housed in
The National Field Organizer will utilize the tools of grassroots
organizing and coalition building in order to increase the number of
welcoming congregations in the Disciples, Baptist, Community of Christ,
Church of the Brethren and Mennonite traditions. In collaboration with
an Oversight Committee and the Director of the Institute for Welcoming
Resources, the Field Organizer will develop ecumenical training
materials, organize training events, and provide follow up support to
participants. In addition, the Field Organizer will offer consulting
services to the four collaborating organizations to assist them in
program and organizational development.
Areas of Responsibility
Community Organizing - develop curriculum for an ecumenical training in
faith-based community organizing; plan and facilitate regional training
events; recruit training leaders and participants; provide follow up
support and counsel.
Organizational Consulting – assess strengths and needs of collaborating
organizations in order to provide recommendations for strengthening the
welcoming movement within each denomination; work with collaborating
organizations to build organizational infrastructure and growth.
General Administrative – meet regularly with an Oversight Committee to
plan long and short term goals; fulfill all grant requirements; organize
and maintain project records and files; maintain fiscal accountability.
* Experience in community organizing and training
* Sensitivity to lgbt community needs
* Biblical and theological knowledge
* Openness and appreciation for ecumenical work
* Strong writing, computer and communicating skills
* Willingness to travel
* Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree or compatible
Salary and benefits package of $45,000 - $50,000 depending upon experience.
For a full job description, go to www.WelcomingResources.org
. To apply,
submit cover letter and resume by February 10, 2007 to:
NFO@.... Questions may be directed
to Barbara Satin at Barbara@... or call 612.821.4397.
Qualified candidates will be considered for application without regard
to gender, gender identification, race, color, national origin, sex,
sexual orientation, disability, age, height, weight, religion, ancestry,
marital, economic or parenting status.