Through direct service, advocacy and witness, education, and fundraising, Neighborhood Church’s Social Justice Program provides opportunities for members and friends to gain greater understanding of injustice in its many forms, to take action that leads to systemic change, and to be of service toward a more caring, just, and peaceful world. A comprehensive list of the church’s Social Justice Programs, Projects, and Community Partners can be found online here: http://neighborhooduu.org/get-involved/social-justice/
Job Overview: The Justice and Inclusion Coordinator works closely with the Senior Minister and church staff to help the congregation live into its mission as an inclusive, justice centered religious community.The Justice and Inclusion Coordinator is responsible for administrating current social justice programs and developing new opportunities to build local, national, and global justice partnerships. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the Unitarian Universalist church and have a background in community organizing, popular education, and/ or volunteer management. The position requires close collaboration with members of diverse identities and experiences. Excellent communication, community organizing, and public speaking skills required.
Supervisor: Senior Minister Rev. Lissa Gundlach
Hours:20 hours weekly including Sundays, 8:30-3:30, some evening meetings required
Duties and Responsibilities:
Lay Leadership Development and Volunteer Coordination:Equip lay leaders with the training, education and administrative support needed for justice projects and programs.
Project Leadership:The Coordinator provides hands-on leadership and/or oversight and coordination of volunteer leadership for the church’s justice projects and programs.
Sunday Justice Presence:Oversee Justice Table set-up, displays, and staffing to create a strong presence and provide information about current programs and activities. Update, solicit, and create material for the Social Justice tables. Recruit and supervise table volunteers.
Monitoring and Record-Keeping:Gather and maintain current and historical records, documents, and photos of social justice activities.
Publicity and Outreach:Provide information about social justice activities and opportunities to the congregation and larger community via various publicity venues – e- weekly, green sheet, blog, Facebook, etc. Monitor website content and social media presence.
Learning opportunities:Develop learning opportunities for adults on relevant justice topics and issues. With the Senior Minister, Director of Religious Education and Membership and Community Coordinator, the Justice and Inclusion Coordinator helps the congregation understand the spiritual dimensions of justice and helps increase the congregation’s capacity for inclusion and diversity.
Financial Monitoring: Regular review of social justice budget, account coding, income, and expenditures to ensure accuracy. Prepare and monitor social justice and special offering requests for funds.
Community Connections:Create and maintain relationships with community partners, including Pasadena local government, arts and cultural groups, nonprofits, justice organizations and interfaith groups. Identify groups for Justice Offering Support. Recruit and prepare Justice Offering speakers for pulpit appeals.
Develop congregational partnershipswith Unitarian Universalist and interfaith groups including CLUE-LA (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice), POP (Pasadena Organizing for Progress), Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Unitarian Universalist College for Social Justice
To apply please upload resume and cover letter to Bamboo to the attention of Rev. Lissa Gundlach, Senior Minister. For questions email email@example.com
The mission of Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church is to create and grow an inclusive religious community connected by love, spirit, and service. Neighborhood Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any person because of age, religion, race, ancestry, culture, sexual orientation, gender, physical ability, or socio-economic level. People of Color/ Indigenous and members of other historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply