Department: President's Team
Supervisor: Director of President’s Office and Advocacy

Sojourners seeks an Executive Assistant to the President with a heart for social justice and a vocational calling to provide excellent executive-level scheduling and events management support to Sojourners’ President, Jim Wallis.

Position Function: Under the direction of the President’s Office Director, the Executive Assistant to the President coordinates the schedule and activities of the President’s office and manages the President’s speaking events.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the President’s full and complex schedule, providing context as needed to assist in discerning priorities among the many opportunities received. Brief President before all meetings and provide onsite support when necessary.
  • Represent the President in making initial contacts, responding to invitations, and arranging meetings as requested; provide appropriate follow-up to meetings involving the President.
  • Screen telephone calls, correspondence, and emails to the President; assist with the preparation of letters and other communications from the President.
  • Manage response to incoming speaking event inquiries, including developing opportunities as appropriate with hosts, negotiating details of speaking contracts, managing logistics and choreography of scheduled events, creating/editing Sojourners’ event publicity, convening meetings as required to review pending requests, and assisting with decision-making on speaking invitations.
  • Coordinate and integrate opportunities at speaking events with Advocacy, Mobilizing, Communications, and Advancement Teams to maximize opportunities.
  • Invoice event hosts for event-related expenses and track event receivables, including honoraria; complete expense forms related to the company credit cards that belong to the President. Prepare and submit expense documents.
  • Book all travel arrangements for President and his traveling staff, and travel with President to external speaking events.
  • Assist Research Assistant to the President with preparation of briefing materials for President prior to scheduled events and assist in drafting organizational memos and publications.
  • Support Director of Advocacy in advocacy efforts, including congressional meetings and advocacy days.
  • Manage President’s outreach and schedule surrounding book publicity travel and events. Conduct outreach to partners around President’s messaging priorities and promote published content for maximum impact.
  • Provide support to the CEO as needed, including preparing and submitting expense documents, compiling the semiannual Board book, and handling staff meeting logistics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least two years’ experience in a similar administrative position.
  • Executive-level scheduling experience for a public figure, including speaking events development and management.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and attention to detail; excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment, discernment, and confidentiality as required, and to respond to a fast-paced, constantly changing work environment.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities for principal-level staff and meet unexpected deadlines.
  • Vocational interest in an executive support position; commitment to the mission and vision of Sojourners and an understanding of its place in the Christian church world.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Executive Assistant to the President 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. Persons 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.

Supervisor: VP and Chief Human Resources Officer

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: 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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