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    CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE A job announcement from the American Friends Service Committee ... AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE 915 Salem Avenue Eastern
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2001
      CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE

      A job announcement from the American Friends Service Committee
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      AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
      915 Salem Avenue
      Eastern Area Office
      Dayton OH 45406
      Email: afscdayton@...
      937-278-4225

      JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

      Program Director
      Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Issues Program

      POSITION: PROGRAM DIRECTOR (Full-time)
      LOCATION: ANN ARBOR, MI
      DEADLINE: All resumes and completed applications are due by January
      4, 2002.

      PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: AFSC programming is built upon Quaker values,
      especially nonviolence and a deep respect for the essential humanity
      of every human being. The primary focus of current work is to
      increase the strength, visibility and effectiveness of two
      underrepresented constituencies--people of faith and people of
      color--in the LGBT struggle for justice. Our LGBT work is linked to
      broader struggles for social and economic justice. We have a strong
      commitment to working in a way that treats no one as our enemy. The
      program is staffed by a full-time director and a part-time program
      associate.

      RESPONSIBILITIES:
      � Organize people of faith to speak out publicly and work for justice
      for LGBT people, particularly on civic issues. Work with people of
      faith to create a larger base of people who understand LGBT issues
      and will act to achieve justice within their own faith and spiritual
      communities and/or the larger community.
      �Support the Program Associate in outreach to African American
      communities
      �Link organizing for LGBT rights to broader struggles for social and
      economic justice
      �Organize and facilitate workshops and trainings on issues relevant
      to the program
      �Develop and maintain contact with a diverse constituency, including
      Friends (Quakers), across lines of race, class, gender, age,
      ethnicity and ability; collaborate with relevant organizations
      �Share responsibility for general tasks with other office staff and
      collaborate on administration of the Michigan office.
      �Handle administrative oversight of the program
      �Supervise Program Associate, interns and volunteers, including
      recruitment and hiring as needed
      �Coordinate with, consult and meet with other AFSC staff about area,
      regional or national AFSC issues and program initiatives

      QUALIFICATIONS:
      �Strong experience in community organizing and program development;
      experience organizing in communities of color highly desirable;
      experience in strategic planning and in workshop facilitation highly
      desirable
      �Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of faith and
      spiritual communities
      �Prior experience working within a faith-based community or
      organization highly desirable
      �Prior experience working with LGBT issues
      �Commitment to working within AFSC�s ethical framework (See Program
      Description above.)
      �Demonstrated ability to do administrative problem solving, meet
      deadlines, plan, and follow up on own initiative
      �Demonstrated skill in both written and oral communication;
      experience in media outreach highly desirable
      �Strong computer skills; knowledge of MacIntosh computers highly
      desirable
      �Ability to work as a team member, to work with committees, and to
      coordinate volunteers and interns.
      �Ability to work in coalitions and with diverse groups of people;
      commitment to affirmative action; broad understanding of how social
      justice issues interact
      �Willingness and ability to do evening and weekend work and to travel
      �Supervisory experience

      SALARY & BENEFITS: Starting salary will be $29,813 to $35,044,
      depending on experience. Full time�35 hours per week. Paid
      holidays, paid vacation, sick and personal leave. Medical and dental
      benefits.

      APPLICATION: Full job description and AFSC applications are
      available by sending a resume to Patricia Trammell at the above
      address.

      The AFSC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Women,
      people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are
      encouraged to apply. Heterosexual allies are also encouraged to
      apply for this position. Applicants will be selected on
      qualifications regardless of religious affiliation, race, sex, sexual
      orientation, gender identity, or nature of disability.




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