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- Various Cities: Justice Ministry Organizer
Posted September 9, 2014
DART – Direct Action and Research Training Center - is hiring justice ministry organizers. Positions in Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Daytona Beach begin January 5, 2015. Positions in Ft. Lauderdale, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota, FL and Topeka and Lawrence, KS begin June 29, 2015.
In order to build power for justice in their local communities, these DART organizers will:
- Build relationships of trust among clergy and lay leaders from diverse backgrounds, and deepen their participation in the work of their congregation’s justice ministry and the organization
- Train clergy and lay leaders in basic organizing skills, engage them in setting realistic yet challenging goals to build their justice ministry
- Engage leaders in the research of viable solutions to community problems and ensure implementation by appropriate decision makers
- Build turnout for public meetings where 1,000+ people from assigned congregations are organized to demonstrate support for the identified solutions to community problems
- Build financial sustainability by ensuring timely dues collection among member congregations, and annually coordinating a major 6-8 week investment drive
- Assist in the annual recruitment of at least two new congregations
Training is provided through the DART Organizers Institute, the intensive five month field orientation for new DART organizers. This includes an initial on-site orientation followed by field training and a weekly reading/discussion curriculum covering basic organizing principles. Initial skill development focuses on articulating the mission of the organization, intentionally developing relationships through one-on-one conversations, engaging leaders based on personal motivations, managing time effectively, running great meetings, building grassroots networks, long-term planning, working with clergy, and issue selection. Vocational development continues through annual training and planning retreats, summer staff retreats, and joint regional staff trainings.
Application Deadline: October 9, 2014
For more information or to apply, contact Hannah Wittmer.