FGC is Hiring a Ministry on Racism Programs Manager

Job Title: Ministry on Racism Programs Manager

Term Limit: Three years

Supervisor:  Ministry on Racism Coordinator

Hours:  Full time (35 hours/week) (5 days) grant funded for 3 years

Location:  Anywhere in the U.S.A. with reliable Internet and Phone Access

Salary:  $47,000-$53,000 range + benefits  

The Ministry on Racism (MOR) Programs Manager works closely with the Ministry on Racism Coordinator and Ministry on Racism Assistant to help Friends understand and end racism and ageism, transforming our religious society into a beloved community, whole and enriched by racial, ethnic, and age diversity and equity. This term-limited position will support programs and services to Friends and Friends meetings, largely to affiliated meetings in the unprogrammed Quaker tradition in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Manager will work with, and be a part of, various staff and volunteer committees across the organization. The manager also supports the FGC staff in its anti-racism and youth work and identify resources that nurture anti-racism and youth programs within the Religious Society of Friends. The Ministry on Racism Programs ground their work in worship and provide opportunities for Friends to share their journeys, experiences, and challenges with respect to race, racism, and ageism. Creating a blessed community that supports authentic relationships and changes harmful behaviors across ages and race requires a significant cultural shift that will multiply our opportunities to realize the Divine in our lives, both individually and corporately. 

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for this position (unless you have a medical exemption.) Applicants need to live in the USA, and we are not accepting applications from anyone who is not authorized to work in the USA. This is a full-time Term Limited position, beginning December 2022.

Desired Qualifications

Education: College graduate or equivalent.

Experience:

  • Familiarity with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • Working collegially and collaboratively with others.
  • Race and racism within the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
  • Interacting with people of high-school, college, and young-adult ages.
  • Approaches to educating and challenging people and organizations on issues of racism and racial diversity, particularly within the Religious Society of Friends.
  • Supporting People of Color as they struggle to live and function fully within the Religious Society of Friends.
  • Building and sustaining Spirit-grounded intergenerational communities.
  • Motivating and supporting volunteers.                         

Skills:

  • Listening with sensitivity and compassion to both individuals and groups.
  • Responding creatively to conflicts and strong feelings while remaining centered in the Spirit.
  • Planning, organizing and keeping track of complex projects. 
  • Using online communications to disseminate information and maintain connection. 
  • Communicating in writing, including e-mail, letters and reports.
  • Communicating verbally, including telephone, in person, and presentations to groups.
  • Navigation of word processing, database management, and website editing software, as well as Zoom, Slack, Excel and Canva.
  • Ability to speak and write Spanish fluently are a plus.

General:

  • Familiarity with the Religious Society of Friends.
  • Understanding of anti-racist and youth work as a Spirit-grounded ministry.
  • Available for evenings and limited periodic travel, including weekends.
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently out of one’s own home.

Duties and Responsibilities

The chief responsibility of the Committee for Nurturing Ministries (CNM) Racism manager is to assist the Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs. This will require working with the Ministry on Racism coordinator, Ministry on Racism assistant, CNM, Institutional Assessment Implementation Committee (IAIC), Friends for Racial Equity and Education (FREE) clerks in discerning and interpreting the directions and programs to assist with the work necessary to carry out those programs. 

  • Support ongoing and new virtual events – including Black Indigenous People Of Color (BIPOC) Women’s Space, Meetings for Worship, Open Houses, and Retreats for Youth and Adults — offered through the Ministry on Racism
  • Support potential future in-person events and conferences
  • Participate in semi-regular Quaker Youth Workers Meet-Ups for Quaker Youth Workers from across Friends General Conference’s (FGC’s) affiliated meetings and other Friends Youth Workers events.
  • Support and participate in monthly IAIC meetings.
  • Assist in the implementation of the recommendations from the 2018 Institutional Assessment on racism in FGC.
  • Participate in monthly FREE FGC meetings to support the staff in its anti-racism work. Facilitate some FREE anti-racism education activities at staff meetings.
  • Support the creation of a formal Youth Ministries Program within FGC.  Work closely with Young Adult & Youth Coordinator to create a formal Young Adult & Youth Ministries Program within FGC for children, teens and young adults. This could include virtual programming, in-person retreats, re-launching the Spiritual Mentorship Program or other program ideas.
  • Assist the Ministry on Racism assistant to facilitate Quaker participation in the White Privilege Conference.
  • Participate along with the Ministry on Racism Coordinator in planning consultations and trainings with the goal of catalyzing anti-racism work across the Religious Society of Friends.
  • Help to connect the Ministry on Racism/Youth Ministries Program’s work with other parts of the organization, such as:
    • Communications (website, social media, Vital Friends newsletter)
    • Development (database maintenance, supporting fundraising)
    • The Gathering (supporting anti-racism training with Gathering committees and workshop leaders, supporting the Pre-Gathering Retreat for Friends of Color & their Families).
    • The Spiritual Deepening program (assist in finding facilitators, collaborate on programming relevant to anti-racism)
  • Tech support for virtual events.
  • Explain and interpret MOR’s mission and program to Friends and meetings primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
  • Support and nurture other Friends involved in MOR/YMP work, particularly those who have participated in FGC-sponsored events, or otherwise through FGC programs, and at the FGC Annual Gathering of Friends.
  • Attend all meetings of the Committee for Nurturing Ministries, and occasionally other FGC committee meetings as well.
  • Travel to at least one yearly meeting in session each year.
  • Support new volunteers in the work of the Ministry on Racism Programs by relationship building at events.
  • Strategize with relevant committees and the Ministry on Racism Coordinator about how to support FGC’s commitment to transform into an actively anti-racist faith community.
  • Other duties as assigned by Ministry on Racism Coordinator

 

Apply

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references, with subject heading “Ministry on Racism Programs Manager Application” to Vanessa Julye (ministryonRacismassistant@fgcquaker.org). The application deadline is October 25, 2022.

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