We’re Hiring an Accompaniment Coordinator!

We’re hiring an Accompaniment Coordinator to manage our Colombia Accompaniment program and to to explore other strategic places and/or communities where accompaniment might be useful or welcomed. 

To apply, please send a one-page cover letter + resume with 3 references to Emily@presbypeacefellowship.org by March 12.

 

PPF ACCOMPANIMENT COORDINATOR

20 hours per week

Objective: To manage and run the Colombia Accompaniment program by recruiting, training, sending, and supporting accompaniers in partnership with the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia, The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); to explore other strategic places and/or communities where accompaniment might be useful or welcomed

Overview: The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is an independent, 501(c)3 corporation that works to end war and to promote nonviolent theory and action to respond to violence and conflict. The organization is largely run by volunteers with a full-time Executive Director, quarter-time Financial Administrator, and Web-Content and Communications Manager. This will be a part-time (20 hours per week) position that reports to the Executive Director. The staff person works from home or wherever is convenient and is expected to take comp time when the position necessitates working more than 20 hours per week. The CAP Coordinator is not responsible for work-related travel expenses.

Responsibilities:

  1. Create a small team of people to discern and evaluate possible communities/places of accompaniment in the US or beyond
  2. Develop a plan for how to determine places that might be strategic for building relationships that could lead to accompaniment
  3. Visit strategic places, communities, and/or organizations to build relationships where the model of accompaniment might be a useful strategy against oppression and violence
  4. Recruit, train, aid in discernment, deploy, and provide pastoral support to volunteers who will serve as accompaniers in Colombia
    1. Recruitment includes supporting potential accompaniers to move them from initial interest, completed paperwork for the PC(USA), orientation, and discernment of readiness to serve
    2. Includes coordinating two five-day events for training and discernment each year
    3. All steps of this process require an awareness of and efforts to address and mitigate racism and other forms of oppression
  5. Maintain collegial working relationships with colleagues in the PC(USA) and the three presbyteries of the IPC
    1. Develop rapport with the coordinator in Colombia identified by the IPC and with the Diaconal Committees in each of the three presbyteries
    2. Work with our partners to determine where and when accompaniers are most needed
  6. Seek opportunities to preach and teach in churches both in the PC(USA) and the IPC, interpreting the situation in Colombia
    1. Stay informed about major social, political, and ecclesiastical events ongoing in Colombia
    2. Encourage a church-wide response to the human rights situation there
  7. Advise the Executive Director and the Activist Council on the changing situation in Colombia as well as ways in which PPF should respond
  8. Work with the PPF Communications Manager to coordinate and keep up to date the accompaniment content on the PPF website, including posting accompaniers’ reports in a timely fashion
  9. Work with returned accompaniers and other US advocates (Colombia mission network, Colombia Steering Committee, PC(U.S.A.)  staff, etc.) to develop the strongest possible advocacy program
  10. Support the PPF organizationally by:
    1. Consult regularly by phone, email, or in person with the Executive Director and the Colombia Accompaniment Program volunteer team as well as the Colombia Working Group of the PPF Activist Council
    2. Participate in monthly staff meetings by Zoom
    3. Attend appropriate meetings (determined in consultation with the Executive Director) of the PPF Activist Council
    4. Represent the program at the meetings and programs of the World Missions of the PC(USA)
  11. Support the Executive Director and Development Committee with overall fundraising strategy and implementation of that strategy

Qualifications Desired:

  • Familiarity with the Colombia Accompaniment Program
  • Demonstrated commitment and framework for building anti-oppressive relationships
  • Organized and willing to adapt to shifting priorities
  • Familiarity with faith-based organizing and advocacy
  • Self-direction and initiative while also able to work collaboratively with volunteers and staff

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $22,500 per year salary
  • 2 weeks of vacation time
  • 6 weeks paid parental leave
  • 2.5 days paid sick leave
  • 2.5 days paid personal leave
  • ½ coverage of Health Insurance and Death & Disability Insurance through Board of Pensions (or equivalent coverage) starting April 1, 2019
  • Up to 3% match in Simple IRA after first 6 months of employment
  • $500 technology stipend

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply please send a one-page cover letter + resume with 3 references to Emily@presbypeacefellowship.org by March 12.