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Senior Director of Program and Education Strategies

The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) announces a search and invites inquires and applications for a senior director of program and education strategies position. GCORR seeks an experienced leader in implementing educational programs, managing the development of educational resources in different mediums with attention to the different learning styles of adults. The candidate will be part of the Leadership Team, overseeing and coordinating strategies, research, and development of resources, events on racial justice, addressing anti-racism and white supremacy, and equipping culturally competent, anti-racist lay and leaders. The ideal candidate will be current in education strategies practices and effectively execute plans with keen attention to detail, accuracy, and timing and will have proven experience handling multiple projects with success. 

GCORR was formed to hold The United Methodist Church accountable in its commitment to reject the sin of racism in every aspect of the life of the church. While racism remains our primary focus, our perspective and partnerships reflect a broader context, which includes but is not limited to the intersection of race and poverty, nationalism, tribal conflicts, gender discrimination, homophobia, disability, and generational bias—because we know all forms of oppression are connected; they cannot be dismantled in isolation. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., GCORR continues to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, developing interculturally competent leaders; and catalyzing authentic community.

The senior director of program and education strategies will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion. They must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. The position will require supervision of staff, coaching, and mentoring them in their daily duties. The preferred candidate must be an articulate and an effective communicator and partner with many persons across the organization, locally and internationally. Furthermore, this person will work in partnership with GCORR staff, board members, volunteers, and members of the United Methodist Church throughout the connection to carry out the mission of GCORR through consultations, events, and training efforts, coordinating curriculum material development and dissemination.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the general secretary in developing, implementing, and monitoring GCORR strategic plan for program and education strategies to address intersections of oppressions, in collaboration with other GCORR staff and consultants on various “ism” issues. Identify potential areas of development. 
  • Coordinate and oversee the development and design of resources (curriculum, content, training, cohort groups, etc.) and events related to the three primary areas of the GCORR ministry model and the constituent personas to meet the needs of United Methodist Christians of other people of faith who seek to dismantle racism and foster intercultural competence as a component of a living faith. This includes working with GCORR staff, contractors, and consultants.
  • Consult and coordinate with, engage, and plan with constituents and partner groups—within and beyond the United Methodist Church—seeking assistance and collaboration in the areas related to the GCORR ministry model and workshops, training, and educational activities of the GCORR ministry.  Thus, responsible for GCORR programmatic service requests.
  • Research, design, and suggest ongoing improvement programs and educational ministry. Plan and execute credible research studies consistent with the GCORR ministry model and relevant to the agency’s constituent’s personas to focus our resources and training better to support our primary constituents.
  • Maintains relationships with national and international networks—within and outside of denominational structures—to keep GCORR connected and in relationship with those we serve and those who share our purpose and commitment.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required/a Master’s Degree preferred in a related field.
  • Extensive experience in the areas of program and curriculum development and evaluation.
  • Skilled in using diverse pedagogical frameworks for adult learners.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including resolving problems, managing projects, decision-making, and achieving appropriate solutions.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years experience in organizational management, adult education, and/or research or related field.
  • Project management experience, effective written and verbal communications skills are required.
  • Ability to handle a variety of key initiatives concurrently and being able to be flexible in changing priorities
  • Ability to manage a team and establish cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to travel, internationally and domestically, approximately 50-60% of the time, or as needed depending on Covid-19 safety.
  • This position is located in Washington, D.C. but can be negotiated to be remote.

Closing Date: November 10, 2021

GCORR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities. All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully completing background, reference, and other applicable checks.

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City: 
Washington DC
State: 
District Of Columbia
Employer: 
General Commission on Religion and Race
Job Type: 
Full-Time
Job Category: 
Non-Profit
Denomination: 
United Methodist Church (UMC)