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CLGS Latino/a Roundtable Project Manager

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Department: Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS)/
Latin@ Roundtable

Supervisor: CLGS Managing Director

Job title: Project Manager

Job description:
We are looking for a Latin@ Roundtable Project Manager to coordinate a grant-funded project that provides resources for Latin@ families with a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender loved one and for LGBT people in the United States and Latin America.  The job is approximately 10 hours per week from August 2014 through March 2015, with the possibility of extension.

Project Description
The Latino/o Roundtable will create and distribute culturally-authentic resources for use in extended families and by groups of families, as they discuss and assess the “morality” of LGBT persons and issues, in both print and online formats. We will reach families and individuals, distributing the resources among them, through Spanish-language PFLAG chapters in the U.S., through our newly established connections with the 25-nation Asociación Internacional de Familias por la Diversidad Sexual (International Association of Families for Sexual Diversity), and through other specific local organizations (in Latin America and across the U.S.) that we have identified as effective project partners (e.g., LGBT community centers, congregations, social service agencies, etc.). We will establish a bilingual website to increase access to the materials.

We will also work to establish and deepen relationships with Latin Americans, particularly within three focus countries of Mexico, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic. By focusing on these diverse settings, we will gain a broader perspective on the needs of Latin Americans with LGBT family members. It is our hope to also make contacts in additional countries so that we can broaden this work in subsequent years. We consider this relationship building to be absolutely central to our work. Because of a long history of power asymmetries between the U.S. and Latin America, it is vital that we engage in true dialogue and mutuality with Latin American leaders so that this project is a genuinely collaborative effort that reaches across borders.

Essential Responsibilities:
Working with the Latin@ Roundtable Coordinators and the CLGS Managing Director, and supporting the work of the Latin@ Roundtable, the Project Manager will

  • Develop a project plan to monitor and track progress through the grant period
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget
  • Arrange for meetings of the Latin@ Roundtable, both in person and online, as needed
  • Coordinate travel in Latin America, including creating itineraries, making travel arrangements, and setting appointments as needed
  • Track expenditures and create reports as needed
  • Oversee the creation of a bilingual (Spanish/English) website, including obtaining bids, securing a contract, ensuring timely development and transfer of content, and website maintenance, paying particular attention to the technology, design, and cultural requirements for success in reaching Latin Americans (members of the Latin@ Roundtable will provide content for the website)
  • Interface with authors of resource materials, paying attention to the timely submission of work, providing assistance as needed and appropriate, and  ensuring prompt payment of honoraria when work is completed
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors on this project, such as web designers, printers, travel providers, etc.
  • Work with graphic designer to complete layout of culturally appropriate materials that are printer- and web-ready>
  • Manage details of communications and media related to this project, including distribution of press releases and social media, and internal communications between team members; connect press with authorized CLGS spokespersons (members of the Latin@ Roundtable and CLGS staff will provide content for public release)
  • Assist in generating reports for the governing body and the funder, including appropriate statistics, evaluations, and other materials to document work completed
  • Work with development staff on grant applications to support future work and expansion of the program, if it is decided to continue beyond one year

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent oral and written skills in both Spanish and English
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate well with people in a wide range of geographical settings and cultural backgrounds and deep respect for the diversity of peoples and cultures involved in the project
  • Experience making domestic and international travel arrangements
  • Basic experience, at a minimum, with web design, content management, and social media; additional experience is a plus
  • Ability to read and manage financial reports
  • Awareness of LGBT and Latin@ communities sufficient to oversee the development of culturally appropriate materials that will effectively reach the intended audiences
Hours per week: approximately 10
Date job is to begin: as quickly as possible through March 2015, with the possibility of extension.
Hourly rate: $30.00
Preferred workdays: Flexible
Apply to: Deseree Fontenot, CLGS Programs & Admin Assistant
Email: dfontenot@clgs.org
Application deadline:  August 1, 2014, applications will be reviewed as received

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Ordained Minister Seeking New Ministry

I am a minister in good standing with the Uniting Church in Australia. I am looking for a change after 30

years of ministry here and would be appreciative of any leads to progressive churches who may be

looking for an ordained minister in different parts of the world.

 

If you or anyone knows of such churches I would be delighted to be put in touch with them.

 

Yours sincerely,

John Queripel

queripel@tpg.com.au

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Opening for Head Of Staff at Southminster Presbyterian Church

Beaverton OR

Southminster Presbyterian Church is a welcoming More Light church, dedicated to social activism. The invitation to share in our journey comes with open hearts and minds. We seek a progressive pastor who celebrates our questions, embraces our passions, inspires our spirits and challenges us to think deeper, harder and more radically about how we can better express God’s unconditional love for the world. You, perhaps?

Please view our Mission Information Form for additional details about our community and the position.

If you are currently ordained in the Presbyterian Church, you will need to submit your Personal Information Form (PIF) to the Church Leadership Connection System, and self-refer to the Southminster Presbyterian Church position opening.

If you are ordained elsewhere, you will need to fill out and email your PIF to us directly at southmin.pnc@gmail.com.

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St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington, seeks a full-time minister

We are looking for a minister to lead and inspire the progressive faith community of St Andrew’s on The Terrace. St Andrew’s is a vibrant Presbyterian church and a spiritual, cultural and intellectual hub in central Wellington. We are looking for an energetic minister who welcomes lay participation in worship, motivates people on their faith journey, and has a strong commitment to pastoral care and outreach to the wider community.

Key attributes and skills include:

Theological rigour and intellectual openness

Integrity, courage and a passion for social justice

Personal warmth and ability to build and maintain strong relationships

Ability to communicate and connect at multiple levels

For a parish profile please contact the Convenor of the Ministry Settlement Board, Rev. Sharon Ross Ensor, sharon.rossensor@gmail.com. We need to receive expressions of interest, including a CV and a covering letter, by 20 June 2014. You can find out more about St Andrew’s at: www.standrews.org.nz

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 Part-Time Transitional Pastor

Hillsborough Presbyterian Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey

We are a small church community with Presbyterian roots looking to embrace a progressive focus. We intend to orient the core of our mission around: respect for and openness to learning about and from other backgrounds and faith traditions and respect for and inclusion into our faith community of all people who are honest seekers desiring to be a part of a community that orients its life and action around the path and teachings of Jesus.

Our church, The Hillsborough Presbyterian Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA, is seeking a part-time transitional pastor to help discover God’s plan for our worship family. The vacancy is due to the resignation of our pastor of thirteen years. The ideal candidate will assist us in our transition toward finding a permanent pastor. We have committed leadership who has already begun working towards redevelopment of the church. Redevelopment plans are directed towards outreach in the areas of community support groups, a community garden, and providing a welcoming spiritual community for LGBT persons and for seekers and doubters to explore belief and spirituality in the context of 21st century realities. We are also investigating offering alternative worship experiences such as Taize prayer.

We are seeking a charismatic leader who can inspire, energize, motivate and lead a congregation through such a transformation. We are especially interested in individuals with experience in and/or passion for crafting of alternative worship experiences, challenging traditions, listening for and interpreting God’s voice in today’s world, openness to dialogue with other faiths, fostering a “welcoming and affirming” congregation environment and embracing the diversity of human experience and justice. The candidate should also have energy and a willingness to revitalize God’s spirit within the congregation. The candidate must have a Masters of Divinity. Being an ordained pastor or certified candidate in The Reformed Church in America, Presbyterian Church USA, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, or Episcopal Church in the USA is desirable.

Click here for more info!

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Casting for a new show called, “Off The Grid”!

We are wanting to follow groups of people as they spend 30 days building a civilization from scratch. Again, We’ll follow them for 30 days as they rely on themselves and each other to build a new society, with no help from the camera crew etc. We will leave them with a few tools and bare essentials. But you will be starting from a blank slate. It will be up to the group to organize, govern, get food and build a shelter.

We are looking for people who want to escape their current life.

We are looking for fun, interesting, and charismatic personalities with leadership skills.

 

This is not Survivor. There is no voting off. This is a social experiment!

This is not Naked & Afraid. haha… There will be clothing required.

Of course there is a weekly pay, as you will have to be away from work/family for a full month. There are no shooting dates as of yet.

The only requirement is that you are 21yrs old, located in the US and matching the skills/personality we are looking for.

If you know someone who is crazy enough to take on this Off The Grid challenge, or you yourself are interested, please email me at Naela@metalflowersmedia.com and attach two good photos of you, your name, age, location, and contact information.

Thanks

Mrs. Naela Durrani-Lindsay

Casting Associate

Metal Flowers Media, LLC

Naela@metalflowersmedia.com

Cell: 310-691-9244 (PST!!!)

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Twitter// @metalflowers

 

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Spiritual Director, CEO

Aspen Chapel

The Administrative Board at the Aspen Chapel has begun the search for a Spiritual Director, CEO to replace our Chaplin who is stepping aside after 35 years of dedicated service.

As a first step in our search, we are reaching out to Spiritual Organizations , who know and understand a progressive interfaith mission.  I have attached a copy of the position description and hiring ad  to ask for your help in posting our job opening on your posting board:

The Aspen Chapel in Aspen, Colorado’s mission is to promote open and progressive theology, spiritual enrichment, and peace through interfaith engagement.

The Chapel is seeking the service of a new leader with spiritual maturity and hands-on experience who  embodies one of the ancient streams of witness while at the same time embrace and work appreciatively with all others. This person will be adept at the care of people at various stages of their life-journey, and be an engaging teacher and counselor.  Flexibility and resilience are prime virtues, along with a proven record of community outreach, the cultivation and nurture of philanthropic investors, the use social media as well as more traditional means of communication, the effective leadership of volunteers, and demonstrated collaborative management of governance structures and processes.

The anticipated start date for this position is May 2014.  To apply, please send your resume, a minimum 15 minute message filmed before a live audience on a topic of relevance, and 3 written messages.  The deadline for applications is November 15, 2013.  Email inquiries and applications may be sent to jobs@aspenchapel.org.  Send mailed packages to Jobs, Aspen Chapel  0077 Meadowood Drive  Aspen, CO 81611.

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Position Opening- President

Pacific School of Religion

AGB Search is working with the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, in their search for a new president.

The denominations that PSR is most closely associated with are: the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This is their website: http://www.psr.edu/about-pacific-school-religion. They are in a transition from a more traditional theological seminary to a very progressive school which emphasizes “radical inclusivity,” both racial and gender.

Some traditional sources for faith based schools will of course be important in sourcing, but some people at PSR are hoping to locate less traditional candidates — leaders for social transformation, “change makers” — the community and social activism wing of the religious community. (This “leadership for change” profile also reflects qualities PSR hopes to foster in the student body.)

Thanks so much for any suggestions you may have for us on this very unique search. Contact: Susan Freifeld <sbf@agbsearch.com>

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Position Opening – Pastor

Harrisena Community Church

Historic Harrisena Community Church in Queensbury, New York, seeks a full time pastor to lead our congregation of approximately 250 members; a pastor who will inspire our growing youth population, minister to our elders, and inspire all to a greater faith in God.

Candidates should have a Master of Divinity or Master of Theology degree, embrace diversity in modern Christian thinking, and be capable of energizing our congregation’s vision of discipleship.  He/she should embrace traditional and contemporary forms of worship, support active outreach to the greater community, and be creative in shaping our overall ministry.

Harrisena is an integral part of a warm and welcoming community.  The congregation currently cherishes its roots in the traditional theologies while embracing an intellectual understanding of a spirituality that affirms truth from whatever tradition or non-tradition it may come.  Additionally, the beautiful Adirondack region offers endless recreational, cultural, and relational experiences, providing an exceptional quality of life.  This dynamic position is anticipated to commence in July 2014.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to the Pulpit Committee at paust@adirondackchamber.org.  For additional information visit www.harrisena.org

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Executive Director for Progressive Christians Uniting

From: Peter Laarman

Friends, I will be stepping down as executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting at the end of this year.

My health is great but I turn 66 in December and ten years is a long time to serve in any one position. I also feel that it’s important for people like me to step aside and let younger folks with fresh ideas and new energy take leadership.
I will continue to live in California and will work in a volunteer capacity with Justice Not Jails, a multi-faith campaign on mass incarceration that PCU has been developing.
A first-rate committee of PCU board members is leading our search. Their goal is to have PCU’s new leader identified by the end of September, then allow that person time to prepare for an official start date of January 1.
I am asking you to think hard about the qualified people you know and to urge them to apply. Please also make those in your own networks aware of this opportunity for leadership.
The job posting and an organizational description can be found at this web page: www.pcu-la.org/career. I am also attaching the job posting.

Thanks so much for giving this your attention. It has been a tremendous privilege to work with the people of PCU and with other leaders from LA’s vibrant and progressive interfaith world. I know that my successor will likewise find this work as ennobling as it is challenging.

With warm regards,

Peter Laarman <peterlaarman@gmail.com>

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Seeking an inspiring, compassionate, full-time Associate Minister

(Minneapolis, MN)

Mayflower Community Congregational UCC, is vibrant, energetic and committed  750-member church in Minneapolis, that seeks an inspiring, compassionate, full-time Associate Minister who is a “generalist with . . . with a strong, proven commitment to social justice work in a faith based environment”.  Responsibilities include:

  1. Congregational Development and Engagement – Social justice, adult education, small group formation, new member process.
  2. Visitation and co-pastoral care in conjunction with the Team Lead Minister.
  3. Preaching and worship leadership.

Skill in using technology to engage members…is also seen as a key to the success of this position.

Mayflower UCC is an Open and Affirming, Peace with Justice, Earthwise church. The search committee will start receiving profiles in late February. Visit us at http://www.mayflowermpls.org/ To apply, contact Marita Karlisch at maritak@uccmn.org.

 

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Campus Ministry Associate position opening

Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundationin Ames, Iowa

This two-year, full-time, mentored internship is designed for a young adult exploring a call to Christian vocation.  In the best of the United Methodist tradition, we are seeking a person who combines both head and heart in the living out of her or his faith.  The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with and a passion for building community among university students and developing student leadership. Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundationin Ames, Iowa is seeking a Campus Ministry Associate. 

Membership in the United Methodist Church is not required, but a basic understanding of the denomination is helpful.  Interests in theology, alternative worship, peace and justice, service-learning and music are especially valuable in this setting.  Our hoped-for (but negotiable) start date is June 1.

Stipend, housing, health insurance and other benefits are included.  A bachelor’s degree or equivalent must be completed by the start date.

To begin the application process send a cover letter, resume, three references and a 1 page reflection on your giftedness and vision for this position to Rev. Jim Shirbroun, Campus Pastor, Collegiate UMC/Wesley Foundation, 2622 W. Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014.

The application deadline is Monday, April 8.  For more information contact Rev. Shirbroun @ 515-292-6936 or jim@cwames.org.

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