The NC Council of Churches has begun the search for its next Executive Director. The Council is a statewide organization, based in Raleigh, and working on issues of justice, peace, and Christian unity. A Search Committee made up of Governing Board members and active Council volunteers has begun accepting application packets with a deadline for submission of January 15, 2015. A complete description of the position and the application process is below. Please direct any questions to the committee via e-mail at EDSearch@outlook.com.
North Carolina Council of Churches
Hours: Full-time, based in Raleigh and requiring some in-state travel
Reports to: Governing Board
Salary: $60,000-$77,000, depending on experience and qualifications
Benefits: Excellent vacation/leave time. Health insurance (50% paid by employer), short-term disability (100% paid by employer), and reimbursement of approved travel expenses.
The North Carolina Council of Churches, founded in 1935, is a statewide ecumenical organization promoting Christian unity and working towards a more just society. The Council enables denominations, congregations, and people of faith to individually and collectively impact our state on issues such as economic justice and development, human well-being, equality, compassion and peace, following the example and mission of Jesus Christ.
Summary of Position
The Executive Director of the North Carolina Council of Churches is responsible for managing the statewide organization on behalf of the Governing Board. The position includes planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the programs and program areas of the Council to insure that each fulfills its mission; leading and supervising staff including recruiting, developing and motivating employees; fundraising and development in cooperation with the board and resource development committee; marketing and networking to expand the reach and impact of the Council; developing and monitoring a budget; and representing the Council in the state with judicatory heads, congregations, elected officials, and the general public. The executive director is hired by and accountable to the Governing Board.
Specific work will include:
- Be a prophetic voice in matters involving social justice, including legislative advocacy of Council positions.
- Coordinate and supervise the paid and volunteer staff in the program areas of the Council including Christian unity, farmworkers, healthcare reform, immigrant rights, food security, peace, public education and rural life.
- Supervise Interfaith Power and Light and Partners in Health and Wholeness and other grant funded programs in coordination with their respective directors.
- Plan Governing Board meetings in conjunction with the Governing Board President; provide staff support for the Governing Board; update the board about the overall program on a regular basis.
- Assign or serve as staff to Personnel, Business and Finance, Legislative, Planning, Public Education, and Christian Unity committees.
- Prepare annual organization budget for Governing Board approval.
- Oversee accounting records and financial reports, with treasurer and/or bookkeeper; monitor receipts, expenditures, and cash flow.
- Work with the Governing Board and committees to raise funds for the support of the Council, including supervision of grant writing and annual giving.
- Develop partnerships with other agencies and local programs to support Council activities and expand the reach of the organization; initiate and maintain relationships with judicatory heads and member congregations.
- Market and promote the Council and develop and maintain program visibility and public image in the state through writing and speaking, including use of the website, media, social media and presence at events.
- Provide leadership in organizing, implementing and evaluating public events.
- 4-year college degree.
- Person of faith with a commitment to Christian unity and social witness, who is a member of a Christian community.
- Ability to articulate the connection of Scripture and theology to social justice.
- At least 5-10 years experience working in a related field, paid or unpaid.
- Understanding of, commitment to, and enthusiasm for the programs and program areas of the Council.
- Knowledge of churches and ecumenical structures.
- Strong leadership and networking skills.
- Strong organizational, managerial, problem solving, and analytical skills.
- Financial skills/knowledge of budgets and financial management.
- Fundraising/development skills and experience.
- Computer skills.
- Excellent public speaking/communications/interpersonal skills.
- Ability to multi-task, work under deadlines, and manage stress satisfactorily.
- Must live in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area or be willing to relocate.
- Post-graduate degree or equivalent.
- Word, Excel and social networking skills.
- Knowledge of or experience in legislative advocacy.
- Marketing experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your complete application package to EDSearch@outlook.com by January 15, 2015. A complete package includes a cover letter, a resume or curricula vitae, a video response and written responses to the application questions.
- Your video response, not to exceed three minutes, should be uploaded to Microsoft OneDrive at OneDrive.com. A shortened link to your shared video should be included in your cover letter. In your video, tell us about the origins and foundations of your vision for ecumenical ministry.
- Please provide written responses, in two hundred words or less per question, to each of the following: Tell us about the evolution of your faith journey as it relates to your experience in a Christian faith community.
- What changes do you see in the religious landscape, and how would that impact your work as the Executive Director of the Council?
- How do you understand the relationship between faith and social justice?
For more information about the Executive Director position, please email EDSearch@outlook.com. Questions are welcomed.