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Ministry on Racism Assistant Job Opening

Paid Position

Applications need to be received by May 21st, 2021.

The Ministry on Racism Assistant works closely with the Ministry on Racism Coordinator, the Committee for Nurturing Ministries, the Institutional Assessment Implementation Committee, Friends for Racial Equity and Education (FREE FGC), Communications staff, and other staff as appropriate. The assistant supports the Ministry on Racism and relevant committees with their routine work, planning of retreats, events, and conferences, and assists with inquiries from monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings. The assistant supports the FGC staff in its anti-racism work and identifies resources that nurture anti-racism within the Religious Society of Friends. 

This is a full-time Term Limited position for a one-year period beginning June 21, 2021 and ending September 30, 2022. This position may be renewed dependent on funding.

Desired Qualifications:

Education and Training:

High School diploma or equivalent

Experience with or a desire to develop:

  1. Relationship with people of a range of backgrounds regarding age, race, gender, geography, and sexuality.
  2. Analysis and understanding of racism and other forms of oppression in the U.S.A, Canada, and Mexico.
  3. Openness to a deeper understanding of how their personal identities impact their experience of the world.
  4. Organizing events.
  5. Experience with conducting research.
  6. Commitment to ending racism in the Religious Society of Friends and beyond.
Skills:
  1. Listening with sensitivity and compassion to people.
  2. Planning and organization - ability to keep track of many simultaneous projects.
  3. Effective written and verbal communication, both virtual and in-person.
  4. Research – ability to find appropriate educational resources for a range of audiences.
  5. Editing.
  6. Self-starting and supporting opportunities for collaboration across groups.
  7. Navigation of word processing, database management, and website editing software, as well as Zoom, Slack, Excel and Canva.
  8. Flexibility and adaptability.
General:
  1. Familiarity with the Religious Society of Friends.
  2. Available for limited periodic travel, including weekends.
  3. Able to work effectively and efficiently out of one’s own home.
  4. Understands the importance of anti-racism efforts.  Has an openness to go deeper personally as well as to assist Quaker meetings and individuals concerning this issue.

View the full job description.

Application deadline: May 21st, 2021.

E-mail resume and three references to Vanessa Julye with "Ministry on Racism Assistant 2021" in the subject line.