Multicultural and Advocacy Ministries Developer - Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church

October 02, 2019

The Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church is doing a national search for a full-time Multicultural and Advocacy Ministries Developer. This position works to increase the leadership capacity of racial/ethnic clergy and laity as well as racial/ethnic congregations in the Mountain Sky Conference. The Developer supports the MSC priority of being in ministry with all people and developing diverse leaders across the United Methodist connection through education, advocacy, and local engagement. Additionally, the Developer resources advocacy work so that it is effective and in line with MSC values, priorities and commitments.


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Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  1. Provide strategic leadership and oversight to the Community Engagement areas and teams related to multicultural and advocacy ministries. 

  2. Equip and accompany multicultural and non-majority culture leaders and congregations for greater participation within the Conference and communities.  

  3. Develop and implement ministries that assist local congregations and their leaders to engage in issues of inclusion and advocacy.

  4. Engage in ministry with and work toward full inclusion of racial/ethnic individuals and groups who traditionally have been marginalized by the dominant culture in the United States and The United Methodist Church.

  5. Resource advocacy teams in the development and implementation of advocacy training and engagement opportunities that support social justice, equity and fairness to all people in accordance with conference values and priorities and United Methodist Social Principles.

  6. Provide consistent accompaniment with MSC multicultural and advocacy ministry teams to revitalize existing and develop new resources and educational offerings. 

  7. Identify additional advocacy and interpretation needs related to emerging global and national engagement.

Job Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Recognized Christian character, leadership ability, personal competence, and commitment to The United Methodist Church's ministry.
  • Familiarity with United Methodist beliefs, social principles, and polity.
  • Professionalism in diverse forms of service.
  • Demonstrated emotional maturity and stability.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information individually or in groups.
  • A continuing program of enrichment including participation in personal renewal, educational opportunities, and development of spiritual life.
  • Demonstrated competency in team building, networking with conference leaders and congregations, collaborating, motivating, inspiring, and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google products and database software.
  • Proven record as a relationship builder and trainer.

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To apply:
  1. Complete an online application.
  2. On the online application, submit a cover letter, 3 letters of recommendation (1 from a direct supervisor), and 2 examples of initiatives/programs which you designed and directed, including measurable outcomes and how they were accomplished.
  3. Suitable candidates will be required to complete a background check.
No mailed materials will be accepted. Only complete online applications, with all materials uploaded, will be accepted. Applications will be received and considered on a rolling basis.
 
The mission of the Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church is to live into God’s grace and abundance as we lead a re-energized peaceful and compassionate movement to claim the life-changing love of Jesus Christ for ALL people.