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.
Provide strategic leadership and oversight to the Community Engagement areas and teams related to multicultural and advocacy ministries.
Equip and accompany multicultural and non-majority culture leaders and congregations for greater participation within the Conference and communities.
Develop and implement ministries that assist local congregations and their leaders to engage in issues of inclusion and advocacy.
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.
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.
Provide consistent accompaniment with MSC multicultural and advocacy ministry teams to revitalize existing and develop new resources and educational offerings.
Identify additional advocacy and interpretation needs related to emerging global and national engagement.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: