Position Title: Inter-Faith Advocacy Minister
Location: Washington, DC
Team: Advocacy Team
Status: Full Time, Exempt, Non-Bargaining Unit
Church World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit organization working to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.
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On March 3, 2017 Church World Service (CWS) issued a declaration to Protect Welcome and Restore Hope. The role of the Inter-Faith Advocacy Minister is to lead this initiative as an ordained member of our faith based Communions.
The Inter-Faith Advocacy Minister will oversee both the development and implementation of the strategies to gain wide support of the Declaration to Protect Welcome and Restore Hope. He/she must have extensive experience in Faith based advocacy work. Additionally, he/she will propose and directly implement agency wide related advocacy initiatives. As an ordained clergy person, they will also work with fellow clergy to develop and implement local advocacy efforts within our various member Communions.
Ordination required, college degree, theological education, community organizing or equivalent work experiences.
Previous experience with theological education, church polity, Faith advocacy and community organizing. Education and/or experience with a broad range of communities of faith. Experience working with local congregations and agencies. Ordained by CWS member communion body. Strong writing skills and experience with Microsoft Office are necessary.
Constituent Relationships: Able to build strong relationships with constituents. Recognize and be sensitive to issues of concern to faith communities, agencies, community leaders and member communions. Social consciousness on history of marginalization of impacted communities and awareness to ethnic, cultural, religious and gender issues.
Theological Education and Ordination: It is a requirement to have a degree in theology and have been ordained to enhance credibility and engagement capacity with congregations.
Job Knowledge: Have an ample knowledge of CWS Program mission and work with faith communities. Capacity to work with all people directly to understand unique needs of constituency. Experience working with multicultural, ecumenical and multi-faith communities with sensitivity and integrity. Understand the interworking of congregational life and the multiple challenges and potentials of effective faith engagement.
Teamwork: Work well in team environment showing mutual respect and value for all team members. Join team meetings, collaborate on projects, work in a fast-paced setting and produce resources that add value to the ministries of congregations in the CWS network. Understand how to build teams within congregations and how to work with teams of community leaders.