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Movement Chaplains – For Local and Regional Field Community Organizers in DC & Michigan Metro Areas

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Gemstones in the Sun
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Silver Spring, MD
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Published 11 days ago

GITS is assembling a diverse POC coalition of individuals and organizations that seeks to serve as an impetus for community healing and transformation. This is why Movement Chaplains play such a vital role within our organization.

Contract Description

The GITS Movement Chaplaincy position fuses two primary activity areas into one area. It involves the areas of Nonviolent Socio-Economic Justice Movement Building and Intercultural, Interfaith and Community-Wellness Capacity Bridging. The skills therein need be put to good use by our Movement Chaplains within and between various POC communities, simultaneously. GITS’s work is a spiritual care approach to healing and transformation in the service of human recovery, societal evolution, and restorative justice approaches/gains. The personal and communal agency that POC take in partnership with GIST serves underserved and marginalized populations of people in the US, many of whom are POC. As such, GITS honors and embraces the common wisdom of all faith traditions and spiritual perspectives, as well as humanists and agnostics to best serve the personal and collective care needs of a growing POC population that encompasses a wide range of community activities, concerns, hopes, and crisis settings where diverse languages are written and spoken.

Roles

The Movement Chaplain’s primary role is to facilitates and manage several small to mid-sized local gatherings and/or mid-sized to large regional gatherings of POC. We call these gatherings GITS Freedom Circles. GITS Freedom Circles are composed of POC in America who desire to participate in an ongoing spiritual recovery process, working together in solidarity to lessen greed and lack through on-going discernment about POC beliefs, shifting, values and resources. An additional primary role for the Movement Chaplaincy position involves community engagement and mobilization primarily in POC communities for the purposes of galvanizing participation in GIST Freedom Circles and in support of GITS’s mission. General public promotion of GITS via wider public engagement is an important secondary-degree requirement for this role.

Responsibilities

● Commitment to the principles and goals of GITS. ● Deep interest and commitment to community, equity and social justice issues. ● Commitment to bottom-up organizing, grassroots leadership, and collective decision-making. ● Understanding of the role of coalition member-based organizing and its distinction from other organizing strategies and forms. ● Must have strong relational skills and the capacity to build relationships through one-to-one conversations with faith leaders and community stakeholders on a consistent and regular basis ● Must be social media savvy ● Must have experience training, directing, and supervising volunteer staff. ● Must have experience planning and implementing organizing campaigns and/or project management skills. ● Must have the ability to handle several areas of responsibility and execute them effectively. ● Must have the ability to motivate people. ● Must be hard-working, self-disciplined, and work well under pressure. ● Must be willing to put in long hours and be able to work evenings and some weekends. ● Must have good written and verbal communication skills. ● Must have grant writing, data processing skills. ● Must have access to a car or reliable transportation and access to telecommunication and internet services. ● Must have the capacity to undertake digital work remotely, when required. ● Must have respect for and the ability to work with a diversity of people, communities, and cultures. ● Must have capacity to think strategically and analytically about issues impacting communities ● Willingness to work in a team setting including, participating in development and implementation of effective conflict resolution skills. ● Must have a desire to learn and openness to challenge yourself, while maintaining a healthy sense of humor at least 85% of the time.

Experience

Community organizers with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in local and regional grassroots capacity-building, or relevant canvasing and/or other relevant practical field experience in the areas of Life coaches, Cross-cultural psychologists, Spiritual psychologists, Interfaith Chaplains, Conflict Managers, Community psychologists, Grassroots organizers, Ethnic studies teachers, Addiction counselors, Campus Interfaith or Community-Life Community Organizers, (Public Church) Ministers, or students who are perusing studies and have mastered solid skills in these areas, are a plus.


GITS is assembling a diverse POC coalition of individuals and organizations that seeks to serve as an impetus for community healing and transformation. This is why Movement Chaplains play such a vital role within our organization…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 12, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Compensation is a set stipend.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
940 Thayer Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

How to Apply

Application Procedure

Email a cover letter (stating why you would be the ideal person for this position), resume (preferably in PDF format), and sample outreach plan to us online at gemstones@gemstonesinthesun.com  Be sure to place “GIST MC Position Candidate” in the email subject line. Applications accepted until position filled.

If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact us. NO phones calls, please. Resumes may be kept on file and may be referenced again by GITS staff as new openings become available.

People of color, women, people who identify as LGBT, and people with disabilities who are located within the United States are encouraged to apply

Application Procedure

Email a cover letter (stating why you would be the ideal person for this position), resume (preferably in PDF format), and sample outreach plan to us online at…

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