We're hiring an Executive Director!
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Creation Justice Ministries’ programs and execution of its mission. The Executive Director’s overarching responsibility will be to continue and enhance the program ministries of CJM and to encourage and enable member communions to address eco-justice issues through their own programs. The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization; ensuring the organization’s financial stability, and focusing on mission-related programs and activities. The ED oversees staff and maintains accurate and complete financial and organizational records. The Executive Director is the chief fundraiser, administrator, and ambassador for the organization and also directs staff.
The ideal candidate will be able to speak to environmental issues as a faith value and be well versed in the Christian articulation of environmental justice. The ED will have a comfort level with ecumenical and interfaith work and strive for inclusivity in all of CJM’s work and processes. A premium will be placed on the candidate who understands the federal public policy process and landscape and recognizes the importance of the faith community conducting advocacy. The ED would ideally have a familiarity and understanding of the global context of environmental issues. It will be necessary for the ED to have an understanding of and be comfortable with various cultural, multi-lingual and ecumenical spaces, comfortable with various cultural, multi-lingual and ecumenical spaces.
Leadership and Management
Location: This position is remote during the Covid-19 pandemic. When it is safe we plan to return to the office which is located in Washington, DC.
Desired Qualities of Creation Justice Ministries Staff
Moral commitment to ecological justice
Experience with anti-racism work
Commitment to upholding the self-determination of Indigenous people, and tribal sovereignty
Willingness to uphold the Jemez Principles
Knowledge of Christian theology
Respect for theological diversity
Respect for political diversity
Commitment to nonpartisan advocacy
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to use technology to work remotely
How to Apply? Send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: cassandra @ nrpe.org
Compensation and Benefits
About Creation Justice Ministries
Creation Justice Ministries is headquartered in Washington, DC, in the United Methodist Building located on Capitol Hill. CJM is an ecumenical organization representing the creation care policies of 38 Christian denominations, including mainline Protestant, Orthodox, Baptist, and peace churches. Creation Justice Ministries, a former ministry of the National Council of Churches USA that began in the 1980s, educates, equips and mobilizes Christian communions/denominations, congregations and individuals to protect, restore, and rightly share God’s Creation. Based on the priorities of its members, with a particular concern for the vulnerable and marginalized, Creation Justice Ministries provides collaborative opportunities to build ecumenical community, guides people of faith and faith communities towards eco-justice transformations, and raises a collective witness in the public arena echoing Christ’s call for just relationships among all of Creation.