Supervisor: VP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Start Date: 07/06/2020


Do you have a heart for social justice? Sojourners seeks an experienced half-time Fellowship Program Director to lead, coordinate, and support our established discipleship program in Washington, D.C.

Recruitment

  • Prepare and execute recruitment strategy for internal and external platforms; update fellowship application as needed.
  • Read fellowship applications, distribute to supervisors, conduct phone interviews, and match applicants with supervisors; send offer letters for annual hiring of 10 fellows; write loan deferral letters as needed for new fellows.
  • Work with colleagues and Summit/GA fellow to maintain SFP Web presence on sojo.net.

Fellow Discipleship, Orientation, and Support

  • Plan and coordinate weekly seminars and two-week fellowship orientation.
  • Plan and lead opening and closing fellowship program retreats at Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Center and oversee spring trip, including transportation; and coordinate special events such as farewell party and welcome potluck.
  • Meet regularly with fellows individually throughout the year to facilitate their discipleship experience.
  • Help current fellows connect with future vocational opportunities via Sojourners network channels and oversee the de-orientation process at the end of the program.

House and Financial Management

  • Coordinate with fellows regarding household structures (including a house move as needed), weekly house meetings, and educational opportunities.
  • Prepare monthly financial uploads to Anybill for household funds, commuter costs, and lease payment; approve fellowship program cost center bills.
  • Liaison with fellowship house owners for upkeep, repairs, and lease renewal.
  • Oversee house preparation and house shut down for each cycle.

Staffing and Leadership

  • Coordinate meetings at least semi-annually with fellowship supervisors and mentors for training and support; facilitate fellowship three-month employee and end-of-year program evaluations.
  • Liaison with organization leadership on the finances, needs, and long-term planning for the program, including supporting program fundraising as needed.

Miscellaneous

  • Manage relationships with other volunteer-service programs in the DC area.
  • Coordinate and respond to semester intern and volunteer requests.
  • Assist with Alumni Network project, especially as related to fellowship alumni.

Qualifications:

  • At least three years’ experience in a project management role and participation in a volunteer/discipleship program, or related experience.
  • Educational background that includes faith-based social justice studies; seminary education a plus.
  • Excellent written and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning, exceptional organizational skills, and commitment to working in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to provide direction, think creatively, and take on new challenges.
  • Desire to work in a faith-based environment with Christians from a variety of racial, ethnic, and denominational backgrounds.
  • Understanding of Sojourners’ mission, vision, and values; familiarity with the issues for which Sojourners is known; and ability to articulate the biblical basis of Sojourners’ work.

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Sojourners Fellowship Program Director Search, Sojourners, 408 C St. NE, Washington, DC 20002. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Sojourners is an equal opportunity employer that continually seeks to diversify its staff. People of color are highly encouraged to apply.

The Sojourners Fellowship Program is a spiritual formation program that embodies Sojourners’ commitment to Christian discipleship, community, and vocation. Currently in its 35th year, the yearlong program combines full-time jobs in our office with an opportunity to live in an intentional Christian community. Between eight and ten fellows are selected into the program each year.

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