Sojourners has an immediate opening in the fellowship program. The Sojourners Digital Mobilizing and President’s Office Fellow provides support to the SojoAction team with special emphasis on Sojourners’ national online mobilizing and advocacy efforts, as well as supporting the voter protection and racial justice campaigns. Additionally, they provide programmatic support within the President’s Office and work closely with the President's Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant.
The Sojourners Fellowship Program is a leadership and professional development program dedicated to Christian discipleship, community, and vocation. Participants live in an intentional, Christian community and work alongside a departmental team at the Sojourners office in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Celebrating its 38-year history, program alumni have made a lasting impact on the social justice movement in the church, the United States, and around the world.
Eight to ten participants are selected into the program each year. People from all life stages and career paths are welcome. The program is designed to be a holistic experience focused on the following:
- Life and Faith: Fellows live together in Washington, D.C. and experience life as an intentional Christian community: sharing meals, a common budget, weekly house meetings, and prayer.
- Prayer and Discipleship : Fellows participate in weekly faith and justice seminars during work hours, monthly chapel services with colleagues, and three community retreats.
- Work and Vocation : Calling and vocation is a central part of the Christian life. Fellows work full-time in the ministry of Sojourners. Each participant is placed in an entry-level position in one of our departments and is paired with a mentor. Part of the vocational discernment process involves calling. Fellows will wrestle with God’s calling upon their lives during this year.
Compensation: Sojourners provides all housing, meal, local commuting, and health insurance expenses. Each fellow receives a $175 monthly stipend (after tax), as well as $1,000 upon successful completion of the program.
This is a full-time position based in Sojourners’ Washington, D.C. office*
Digital Mobilizing and Project Assistance
- Provide programmatic support to the digital mobilizer.
- Support implementation of strategic plan for social media channels.
- Compile weekly, monthly and quarterly data reports to measure performance of digital actions and social media performance and assist in establishing best practices for high impact online/offline campaigns.
- Monitor and keep website updated with relevant action alerts, events, resources, and campaign information.
- Assist in first-draft communications for email and marketing purposes related to SojoAction, including project management for monthly SojoAction Newsletters.
- Compile weekly all-staff report on upcoming communications across the organization.
- Build all SojoAction team emails and action alerts in the Engaging Network system.
- Design and edit digital images in Canva.
- Run technology for livestreams, zoom calls and webinars for online SojoAction events.
Research and Program Support
- Support the Director of Racial Justice Mobilizing on research and execution of all aspects of voting rights, elections, and racial justice programming, including meeting preparation and logistics; financial payments and reimbursements; maintaining contacts; nurturing partnerships; developing collateral, assets, and materials; document management and dissemination.
- Support development, expansion and implementation of priorities related to other key Racial Justice Mobilizing initiatives including Racialized Policing, Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT), and anti-Muslim discrimination, including tasks such as event planning, retreats, livestreamed events, webinars, virtual panels, reflection-action sessions, and community engagement activities.
President’s Office Support
- Assist with President’s speaking events, promote on social media platforms and sojo.net events page, support President’s EA as needed with coordinating logistics.
- Support book promotion and fall book tour; assist with event planning for A More Perfect Union.
- Liase with Board of Directors to support with retreat planning, meeting coordination and Zoom logistics.
- Other administrative task as needed, including but not limited to: processing reimbursements for President's Office related expenses, cataloguing and maintaining the external partnerships and commitments of the President, and performing background research on people and partnerships as requested.
- Details-focused and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- Willingness to have flexibility in work hours to accommodate attendance at external meetings with partners.
- Creative and analytical, ability to generate ideas and find solutions to challenges.
- Strong research and writing abilities. Ability to write and research comprehensively under time sensitive deadlines.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to email@example.com with the subject line Fellowship: Communication Assistant Search. Applications will be accepted until September 11, 2021.