Job Posting

Director of Social Justice

All Souls Church seeks a Director of Social Justice to coordinate and support the church’s many social justice activities and initiatives.

About All Souls Church

All Souls Church is a theologically progressive, socially active, diverse congregation of over 1000 members, located in the heart of the nation’s capital. Our mission is to build the Beloved Community envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We are a religious community that strives to serve all people, regardless of age, race, ancestry, culture, sexual orientation, gender, physical ability, or socio-economic level.

As a national flagship church of the Unitarian Universalist denomination, All Souls is called upon to serve our local community and to provide prophetic witness to national issues. All Souls’ ministers and members have long been leaders in struggles for peace and justice, including civil rights, marriage equality, voting rights, and affordable housing.

Position Description

The Director of Social Justice will play a key role in the life of All Souls Church. The successful candidate will assist staff members, lay leaders, and congregants who are engaged in the church’s very important social justice work.

The Director of Social Justice will:

  • Serve as coordinator, staff liaison, and point of contact for the church’s social justice ministry, including, but not limited to:
    • The Reeb Voting Rights Project
    • The Beckner Committee and their internal and external grants program
    • The Heiwa Peace Pilgrimage Team as they prepare to host visitors from Japan during the 2015-16 church year
    • Green Souls, the church’s environmental justice initiative
    • The Criminal Justice Committee
    • Our affordable housing ministry
    • The English as a Second Language program
  • Train and support social justice leaders, with attention to their spiritual grounding.
  • Coordinate the church’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.
  • Participate as an active member of the Program Team, which is led by the Chief Program Officer, and includes the Director of Music and Arts, the Interim Director of Children’s Religious Education, the Membership Coordinator, and the Senior Minister, who serves as an ex officio member.
  • Participate in All Souls Church staff meetings and other staff activities.

Core Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills that will enable the successful candidate to develop constructive relationships with the staff, lay leaders and congregants involved in our social justice work, and members of the wider community who partner with us.
  • Experience in social justice work.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Organizational skills necessary to juggle multiple tasks.
  • Time management skills necessary to keep commitments and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Good facilitation skills.
  • Familiarity with Unitarian Universalism and its seven principles.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Willingness to provide assistance to fellow staff members in their areas of responsibility, when requested.
  • A good sense of humor.

Education

A Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Background Screening

Candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to hiring.

Hours and Reporting

This is a 30-hour position that reports to the Chief Program Officer. The church week runs from Sunday through Thursday, with occasional work on Fridays and/or Saturdays. Must be available to meet with lay-led committees and groups on weeknights, as needed.

Compensation

The salary for this position is $40,000 per year. All Souls Church offers a generous benefits packet that includes health care.

Application

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter addressing the core competencies to:

Leo Jones
Chief Program Officer
ljones@allsouls.ws               

No calls, please.                     

People of Color and members of other historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

All Souls Church does not hire current members or recent former members to staff positions.

All Souls Church Unitarian is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any person because of age, race, ancestry, culture, sexual orientation, gender, physical ability, or socio-economic level.

 

Membership Coordinator

All Souls Church seeks a Membership Coordinator to facilitate the church’s membership and welcoming activities.  

About All Souls Church

All Souls Church is a theologically progressive, socially active, diverse congregation of over 1000 members, located in the heart of the nation’s capital. Our mission is to build the Beloved Community envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We are a religious community that strives to serve all people, regardless of age, race, ancestry, culture, sexual orientation, gender, physical ability, or socio-economic level.

As a national flagship church of the Unitarian Universalist denomination, All Souls is called upon to serve our local community and to provide prophetic witness to national issues. All Souls’ ministers and members have long been leaders in the struggle for peace and justice, including civil rights, marriage equality, and affordable housing.

Position Description

The Membership Coordinator will play a key role in the life of All Souls Church. The successful candidate will assist staff members and lay leaders to welcome all guests warmly, provide information about the church and Unitarian Universalism to guests and prospective members, orient new members, and maintain membership information.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Membership Coordinator will:

  • Work collaboratively with the Membership and Welcoming Committee, the Membership Secretary, and Ushers and Greeters, and provide the necessary support.
  • Engage with prospective, new, and current members so that they feel welcomed into deeper fellowship.
  • Manage membership information in the church’s database by keeping it updated, generating reports, and providing data to staff and lay leaders.
  • Ensure a welcoming environment on Sunday mornings.
  • Schedule, publicize, and organize introductory sessions for guests, new member orientation sessions, and Sunday morning new member welcoming ceremonies.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all visitors and new members.
  • Assist with the administration of covenant groups.
  • Participate actively as a member of the Program Team, led by the Chief Program Officer, and including the Interim Director of Children’s Religious Education, the Director of Music and Arts, and the Director of Social Justice. The Senior Minister serves as an ex officio member.
  • Follow-up with guests, prospective members, and new members, and help them through the process of becoming fully engaged in the life of the church.

Core Competencies

  • Strong Interpersonal skills and the ability to develop constructive relationships with the staff, lay leaders, and congregants involved in our membership and welcoming work.
  • Proficiency with database software, Excel spreadsheets, and other standard computer applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with congregants and staff members.
  • Organizational skills necessary to juggle multiple tasks.
  • Time management skills needed to keep commitments and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Unitarian Universalism and its seven principles.
  • Ability to write clearly.
  • Willingness to provide assistance to fellow staff members in their areas of responsibility, when requested.
  • A good sense of humor.

Background Screening

Candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to hiring.

Hours and Reporting

This is a 20-hour position that reports to the Chief Program Officer. The church week runs from Sunday through Thursday, with occasional work on Fridays and/or Saturdays. Must be available to meet with lay-led committees and groups on weeknights, as needed.

Compensation

The salary for this position is $20,000 per year. All Souls offers a generous benefits package that includes health insurance.

Application

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter addressing the core competencies to:

Leo Jones
Chief Program Officer
ljones@allsouls.ws

No calls, please.                     

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Start Date: July 20, 2015

People of color and members of other historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

All Souls Church does not hire current members or recent former members to staff positions.

All Souls Church Unitarian is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any person because of age, race, ancestry, culture, sexual orientation, gender, physical ability, or socio-economic level.