With more than eight decades of progressive activism, the North Carolina Council of Churches remains the leading faith-based ecumenical voice for justice advocacy in North Carolina. We are particularly concerned about issues related to health care, immigration, farm workers, care of creation, voting rights, food security, and peace. The Council embraces ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual diversity while standing within the Christian faith.
Partners in Health and Wholeness Description
Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) is an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches that works to bridge the issues of faith, health, and justice. We seek to accomplish this by partnering with faith communities in North Carolina to fund and support their health initiatives through our Collaborative Partnership. We also offer an array of events and resources to support our partners and anyone who is looking for information in our focus areas.
Primary responsibilities include event and program planning around faith, harm reduction, and the overdose crisis.
Duties will include but are not limited to:
- Manage programming for statewide grants around Harm Reduction and potentially other health-focused areas such as HIV Education which includes overseeing the budget and fulfilling grant requirements.
- Organize in-person and online events for educating clergy and laity on harm reduction philosophies, public policy, and the overdose crisis in North Carolina.
- Coordinate advocacy efforts for clergy and laity both statewide and locally.
- Create worship tools that can be used by faith communities pertaining to harm reduction, overdose education, and HIV education.
- Act as the press liaison for the N.C. Council of Churches in matters related to the opioid settlement and the faith voice around harm reduction.
- Develop and implement statewide surveys of congregations about drug use, the opioid crisis, and HIV awareness.
- Research and develop resources for churches and clergy around harm reduction and drug use.
- Speak and present at events around the topics of substance use, harm reduction, and HIV.
- Develop content for social media and online platforms relevant to program requirements and outcomes.
- Coordinate events and resources with other Council focus areas as relevant.
- Attend monthly staff meetings and other events as needed.
- Statewide travel as needed.
- Full-time with the ability to travel and work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends.
- Excellent writing, speaking, and relational skills.
- Demonstrated project management skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with others.
- General Agreement with the Council’s mission for Christian unity and social justice.
- Agreement with harm reduction principles in addressing the needs of people who use drugs.
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in public health or other health-related disciplines (strongly preferred).
- Affiliation with a faith community that is part of the N.C. Council of Churches and familiarity with other N.C. faith communities.
- Experience working in the faith and health movement.
Hours: Full-time, program-level position, requiring some in-state travel
Reports to: PHW Director
Salary: $52,000 – $55,000
Benefits: excellent vacation/leave time, retirement, HSA, short-term disability, and reimbursement of approved travel expenses.
For more information about the North Carolina Council of Churches please visit www.ncchurches.org. For more information about PHW, see www.healthandwholeness.org
To apply, send a resume and writing sample to email@example.com or mail to 27 Horne St. Raleigh NC 27607. The position will remain open until filled.
Leave a Reply