Supervisor: VP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Start Date: 10/28/2019

Do you have a heart for social justice? Sojourners seeks a full-time Fellowship Program Director and Human Resources Diversity Specialist to continue the 36-year history of this residential discipleship program and facilitate Sojourners’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work.

Fellowship Program Responsibilities:

  • Read fellows’ applications, conduct phone interviews, and match applicants with positions.
  • Plan and coordinate weekly seminars and fellows’ orientation.
  • Coordinate opening and closing fellows’ retreats and spring trip; and coordinate special events such as farewell party and welcome potluck.
  • Meet regularly with fellows throughout the year to facilitate their discipleship experience.
  • Coordinate meeting(s) with fellows’ supervisors and mentors for training and support; facilitate fellows’ evaluations.
  • Coordinate with fellows regarding household structures (including house moves as needed), weekly house meetings, and educational opportunities.
  • Liaison with organization leadership on the finances, needs, and long-term planning for the program.
  • Liaison with fellows’ house owners for upkeep and repairs, lease renewal.
  • Manage relationships with other volunteer-service programs in the DC area.
  • Prepare and execute recruitment strategy for internal and external platforms.
  • Coordinate and respond to semester intern and volunteer requests.

Human Resources Diversity Responsibilities:

  • Work with Sojourners’ Diversity Committee and Executive Leadership Team to plan and implement regular DEI and other trainings for Sojourners’ employees.
  • Work closely with senior leadership to develop and execute a DEI vision, strategy, and initiatives that span the programmatic work and internal operations of the organization.
  • Create and facilitate opportunities for significant staff engagement on and participation in DEI initiatives throughout the organization.
  • Coordinate distribution of Sojourners’ staff openings for maximum visibility among diverse faith-based, justice-oriented audiences.
  • Assist supervisors with onboarding new employees, including training opportunities.
  • Coordinate the three-month and annual employee evaluation process.
  • Work with internal Personnel Committee to plan staff events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least three years’ experience in a project management and/or human resources role and participation in a volunteer/discipleship program, or related experience.
  • Educational background that includes diversity, equity, and inclusion studies and training, theology, and faith-based social justice; 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 think creatively and willingness to 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 Fellowship Program Director and Human Resources Diversity Specialist 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. Excellent benefits package includes paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, paid sick/personal leave, 401(k) Plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.

Department: Campaigns and Mobilizing
Supervisor: Sandra Ovalle, Campaigns and Mobilizing Director

Sojourners seeks a new staff person with a heart for social justice to join us in Washington, D.C., as our Immigration & Women and Girls Campaign Coordinator.

The Immigration and Women and Girls Coordinator will assist with mobilizing churches and individuals around campaign specific goals by:

(a) implementing campaign strategy, researching policy, and tracking legislation

(b) building and managing relationships with key coalitions, partner organizations, and individuals and

(c) providing support on church mobilization and key communications components of the campaign, including press events, social media, and writing projects as assigned. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Equip and mobilize church and lay leaders around immigration and women and girls related issues, including:
    • Addressing domestic and sexual violence in the church and society
    • Increasing and supporting women’s leadership in the church
    • Advocating for immigration policies that honor the God-given dignity of every person, protect family unity, and promote thriving communities.
    • Increasing and supporting immigrant people’s leadership in the church
  • Research policy issues, track media and legislation, and lead internal campaign strategy in collaboration with the Campaigns and Mobilizing Team.
  • Identify strategic opportunities for Sojourners to engage constituents, partners, and influencers on priority issues.
  • Facilitate work with existing partners and coalitions (conference calls, meetings, event planning, and projects), while building relationships with new allies.
  • Assist with creating social media content related to campaign specific issues.
  • Draft content for campaign specific highlights in SojoAction newsletter and action alerts.
  • Provide policy and program updates to relevant Sojourners staff on a regular basis.
  • Lead rapid response efforts with media, mobilization, and communications staff.
  • Organize logistics for campaign issue related forums, strategy sessions, and speaking engagements.
  • Respond to constituent inquiries via email and phone as needed.
  • Support the planning and execution of mobilizing actions and/or events, including rallies, marches, and/or conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years’ experience in a public policy, communications, outreach, organizing, or project management role.
  • At least one year experience working on women and girls and/or immigration issues or a directly related field. Previous advocacy experience preferred. Educational background in political science, human rights, migration studies, gender studies, theology, or a related degree considered advantageous.
  • Excellent research and written communication skills (writing sample may be requested); public speaking experience a plus.
  • Experience working with social media and online communications platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning, exceptional organizational skills, and commitment to working in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to think creatively and willingness to take on new challenges.
  • Demonstrable understanding of social change, especially in relationship to the intersection of faith, social justice, and public policy.
  • Understanding of, and appreciation for, faith communities and faith-based advocacy.
  • Understanding of Sojourners’ mission, vision, and values; familiarity with the issues for which Sojourners is known; and ability to articulate the biblical basis for Sojourners’ work.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Immigration & Women and Girls Campaign Coordinator 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. Excellent benefits package includes paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, paid sick/personal leave, 401(k) Plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.

Department: SojoAction
Supervisor: Executive Director

Job Function: The Church Engagement Director oversees, develops, implements, and evaluates Sojourners outreach and engagement with churches and clergy through the creation of a Faith and Justice Churches program. The role involves significant writing and marketing of resources, building relationships at the individual, local church, and church leadership level, and a deep love and knowledge of the church and its commitment to biblical justice. Travel several times per year is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Restart Sojourners’ national Faith and Justice Churches program (FJC), including marketing, budget, database, managing membership, and programmatic offerings.
  • Lead efforts to co-develop resources and curriculum for the Faith and Justice Churches program, including curriculum for politically divided congregations, social justice engagement, civic engagement, etc.
    • Manage an advisory group of pastors related to FJC.
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with clergy and churches across the country.
    • Represent Sojourners at key conferences and church events.
    • Support the ED and President and other senior staff in building and strengthening denominational partnerships and engagement.
    • Work to solicit important convention speaking and workshop invitations to further church engagement work.
  • Collaborate with SojoAction team to connect FJC members and clergy to Sojourners campaigns, media, and mobilizing initiatives.
  • Serve on the SojoAction planning team to shape and develop SojoAction implementation plans.
  • Work closely with Sojourners’ creative, editorial, and advancement teams to connect Sojourners’ message and mission to the clergy community, including increasing readership and raising revenue from church partners.
  • Provide periodic updates on theological shifts and changes in the American church to organization leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Three years working with a membership program or similar experience.
  • Three years writing or editing experience, preferably in a journalism or curriculum position.
  • Seminary degree or ministry experience preferred.
  • Ability to represent the organization in public settings and experience and comfort working with church leaders across theological, cultural, and denominational backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of social, racial, and economic justice issues, and Sojourners’ history of involvement with these issues.
  • Ability or willingness to learn how to present curriculum in a workshop or training setting.
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal; strong relational skills and experience.
  • Exceptional organizational skills to handle several assignments across teams simultaneously; project management and/or organizing experience.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Church Engagement 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. Excellent benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, 20 days paid vacation, 401(k) plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.

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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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