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Title

Justice and Peace Fellowship; Application deadline: September 24, 2021.  

Ministry Team Justice and Local Church Ministries Program Team Based in Washington, DC  
Reports To Director of the Washington Office  
FLSA Status Exempt  
Salary Grade  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category National and Global Ministries, Cleveland, Ohio  
Starting Salary  
Description

OVERVIEW

This position is a fellowship to advocate for justice in domestic and international policy at the federal level through the coalition work of faith-based advocacy offices, assist with major UCC advocacy campaigns and serve as part of the editorial board for the Justice and Peace Action Network (JPANet), which sets long-term and short-term strategy for communicating with and mobilizing the UCC electronic network of activists.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in meetings/projects of the Washington Interreligious Staff Community working groups and other meetings on domestic and international policy as needed.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of special projects and initiatives.
  • Serve as part of the JPANet editorial board. Assist in the planning, content, and building of action alerts as assigned.
  • Serve as a member of the joint planning committee of Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD).
  • Assist in planning and coordinating the UCC presence at EAD, with an emphasis on young adult participation.
  • Participate in orientation for individual and group visits to the Washington Office, with special focus for UCC members.
  • Work on advocacy campaigns, such as Our Faith Our Vote, and their implementation throughout the UCC and among faith partners.
 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable education and experience;
  • Commitment to and ability to carry out the mission of Justice and Local Church Ministries through its Washington Office;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple and complex projects, set priorities, meet deadlines, and work effectively both independently and as part of a team;
  • Respect for collaborative decision-making and community planning;
  • Self-motivation, dependability, flexibility, creativity, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and sensitively with persons from diverse backgrounds;
  • Interest in faith-based social justice policy advocacy and learning how federal policy shapes those efforts.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed, once deemed safe to do

Additional Information:

  • This fellowship will be located in our Washington, DC Office, 100 Maryland Ave., NE, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20002
  • Although the position is based in Washington, DC , flexible working arrangements may be available during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Full-time position; two-year fellowship. $36,608 per annum
  • Health benefits are offered and paid by employer
  • Application deadline:  September 24, 2021.
 
Comprehensive Benefits Package Employer paid Health Insurance  
Application Deadline September 24, 2021  
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