The SCM is now searching for a National Coordinator/General Secretary for a one year contract with the possibility of extension.
Deadline for Applications: May 25, 2016
Work location: SCM General Office, Toronto, Ontario (Dupont & Spadina)
Term of Contract: 1 year contract, with possibility for renewal, beginning in June 2016
Salary: $36,000-38,000, plus health/wellness benefit plan.
How to Apply: Send your Cover Letter and CV to email@example.com
Please indicate how you meet the above qualifications, experience, and skills criteria, and the contribution you feel you can make toward the goals of SCM.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The successful applicant will support the life and work of the Student Christian Movement (SCM), including its local units and national programs. They will be accountable to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for implementing decisions made by the board. The General Secretary is the only hired full-time position within the SCM.
The SCM or Student Christian Movement is a progressive network engaged in social justice and faith. We are a non-dogmatic community of diverse belief systems where faith and radical political action flourish. We encourage applicants from a diversity of backgrounds such as race, language, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability.
The position will include travel and some work on weekends.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
– Understanding of the political and theological orientation of social justice and faith movements
– Experience in grassroots justice and political organizing
– Experience or exposure to SCM’s work on a national or regional level and/or experience in an organisation with similar vision
– Experience in managing programs, events and committees
– Adequate understanding of the Christian Churches in Canada and ecumenical movement
– Commitment to working in an anti-oppressive framework, including anti-racist, feminist, and LGBTQ.
– Undergraduate degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience
– Inter-faith experience is an asset
– Able to work independently (this is the only hired full-time position in the SCM) and as part of a team with local boards and units
– Strong ability to take initiative and create partnerships and programs
– Strong skills in community building and grassroots organizing, especially
in faith-based settings
– Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize day to day activities
– Strong administrative computer skills, including word processing, email, internet, and skills / aptitude / ability to learn basic publication and layout and database management
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including conflict resolution
– Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, other languages an asset
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Managing Programs:
– Organize SCM’s annual program, Cahoots festival, with the festival collective, including finding speakers, booking space, and recruiting committee members
– Manage all aspects of SCM’s global exposure programs and promote to recruit participants
– Support the development of justice-focused resources and find contributors
– Organize Fall SCM Retreat with the retreat committee and promote with churches and faith communities
– Use your passion and skills to empower and support students to organise local groups in their campus or community and provide training on faith and justice issues.
B. Finance and Fundraising:
– Research and write grants to fund SCM Programs and write reports to funders
– Steward individual donors and respond to their inquiries
– In conjunction with the Treasurer, oversee finances of the SCM including bookkeeping, banking, auditing and receipting donations
– Organize direct mail and newsletter
C. Communication & Office Administration
– Administer web site, social media, and moderate mailing lists
– Create monthly e-newsletters
– Develop and maintain relationships with SCM alumni and other key stakeholders
– Ensure bills are paid, such as rent, mailing, internet service etc, and ensure files are organized.
D. Contact with National Churches and Organisations:
– Develop and maintain relationships with campus ministries and ecumenical coalitions and develop partnerships when possible
– Attend and participate in faith and ecumenical events, retreats, conferences and church services to meet like-minded people and partners (some weekend work)
– Work with the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) and its regional north American body located in NYC and its committees to develop and participate in global programs.
– Develop and maintain contact with church bodies, including being available for speaking engagements