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Paid part-time position as LEYM Worker

Could you or someone you know be the next Yearly Meeting Worker?

A paid part-time position working from home – currently 120 hours a year

If you know someone who might be interested in the position,
please bring this job opening to their attention.

The Lake Erie Yearly Meeting worker’s primary task is serving as webmaster, which includes an annual update of the website following LEYM’s Annual Meeting in late July – early August. The Yearly Meeting worker manages listservs (email lists) and gmail accounts for LEYM clerks and others as needed. Other tasks are ongoing or done on an annual basis, such as collecting annual statistical reports from each meeting and worship group. Additional projects are assigned at the discretion of the presiding clerk, who oversees the Yearly Meeting worker. The position requires a self-starter who can work independently and keep track of when particular tasks need to be done. Reports on work done and issues that have arisen are made to Executive Committee and Annual Sessions.

This is a collaborative position which involves working with others, particularly the database manager. Familiarity with Lake Erie Yearly Meeting Friends and business is needed, so attending most Representative Meetings and Annual Sessions is a good idea, especially in order to track when changes need to be made to LEYM’s Policies and Procedures manual. While some tasks need to be done in a timely fashion, particularly the work following Annual Sessions, others can be done at the worker’s discretion.

Hours and Pay. Currently, the position is for 120 hours a year at a rate of $20 per hour. The position is that of an independent contractor rather than an employee. The worker provides the computer and common software, and works from home. Reimbursement is available with receipts for out-of-pocket expenses such as copies provided for a meeting.

Applying for the Position of LEYM Meeting Worker

Applicants should write a letter describing their interest in the position to the clerks of Lake Erie Yearly Meeting and send it by March 8, 2019. The following information should be included:

  • An explanation of the applicant’s expertise and experience relevant to the tasks described in the position description.
  • A description of the candidate’s connections to Lake Erie Yearly Meeting or any of its constituent meetings and worship groups.
  • Names and contact information for two references.

Applications are invited by MARCH 8, 2019.

Submit to:

Nancy Reeves, clerk (LEYMclerk@gmail.com)
Jo Posti, assistant clerk (jo.posti@gmail.com)
Peter Wood, recording clerk (peter.wood@comcast.net)

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Opequon Quaker Camp Seeks Director

Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) is seeking a Director (or Co-Directors) for the 2019 camp season for Opequon Quaker Camp, a residential camp for children ages 9-14. This is a part-time year round position, with full time responsibilities during the summer camping season, June 19 – August 15th.

This applicant will be responsible for every aspect of making sure Opequon Quaker Camp is a continued success. The applicant should be spiritually grounded and familiar with how children can be transformed by experiencing the wilderness, creative workshops, and community. The director should be able to teach skills that will lead counselors in creating opportunities for spiritual growth among their campers. He or she must be familiar with safe and appropriate low-impact wilderness practices and be able to teach them and evaluate their implementation by others. He or she should also be organized, possess good social skills and be able to prevent and manage crises effectively. Applicants with experience in the BYM Camping Program are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a resume and letter of interest along with three references to jane@bymcamps.org

If you have questions please contact Jane at 717-481-4870

Please apply by December 31, 2018. We hope to have a new director in place by the end of January

Copies of the complete job description are available at: https://bymcamps.org/about-us/employment

BYM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring based on race, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, age, or national origin.

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Baltimore Yearly Meeting Seeks a Development Director

Posted 11/13/18

FGC is looking for a development director, and Baltimore Yearly Meeting is as well. Here are the details of the BYM position:

The Development Director is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing new and ongoing gifts from individuals and foundations in support of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s (BYM) ministries and programs. The Development Director builds relationships and affinity for BYM and for the future of the Religious Society of Friends throughout the Yearly Meeting. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of relevant and successful fundraising experience.

The Organization: BYM is a vibrant organization comprised of more than 50 worshipping communities and 6,500 members across the mid-Atlantic region. Since the first great gathering of Friends in Maryland in 1672, BYM has had a long, rich history of worship and social witness. This vibrancy is demonstrated today in an array of programs, the largest of which is a residential summer camping program serving approximately 550-600 campers each year, complemented by a year-round youth activities program. Friends of all ages are invited to attend our weeklong residential Annual Session in August. Adult programs through the year include a Spiritual Formation Program and an annual Women’s Retreat. Other programs support local Meetings, helping to develop leadership and spiritual nurture. BYM staff, along with numerous volunteer committees and working groups, support a wide range of activities, including peace and social justice. BYM is dedicated to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the Yearly Meeting.

The Development Program: This BYM program focuses on developing a more explicit sense of stewardship, a shared culture of giving, and intentional planning for the future. The Development Committee guides, supports, and assists the Development Director in advancing the Committee’s priorities. The next steps for the program include increasing the number of donors and the average size of gifts, developing major gifts, increasing planned giving, and developing the camp alumni network.

The Development Director reports directly to the General Secretary and works closely with the Development Committee, other committees, and staff to carry out a comprehensive development plan. The Director communicates the importance and value of BYM to its membership, to Local Meetings, and to the many non-Quakers who participate in BYM’s camping program. This work is carried out by nurturing an understanding of the interconnectedness between members, Local Meetings, and BYM and of the spirituality of giving.

For more details and a complete job description: Please visit the BYM web site at www.bym-rsf.org/what_we_do/committees/development/directorsearch.html.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Development Director Search at applications@bym-rsf.org.

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Job: FGC Associate Secretary for Development

Do you know one or more Friends who might be interested? Please encourage them to apply.

The job opening is an exciting opportunity to lead FGC’s dynamic development (fundraising) program. FGC, with Divine guidance, nurtures the spiritual vitality of the Religious Society of Friends by providing programs and services for Friends, meetings, and seekers in the United States and Canada.

The Associate Secretary for Development has full responsibility for FGC’s Development Program and serves a key leadership role with FGC’s partner donors, organizational volunteer leadership, and among Senior Staff (the Admin Team). FGC has an annual budget of almost $2M and raises almost $1M a year, not including comprehensive campaigns. This position will have primary responsibility for future board approved major fundraising campaigns.

This is a full-time position with full benefits, based in the Philadelphia office of FGC.

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Apply to Become FGC’s Spiritual Deepening Fellow

Friends General Conference has a job opening:

This is a nine-month paid fellowship at FGC’s Philadelphia office for someone with strong writing and communication skills seeking to gain an understanding of non-profit program coordination and Quaker religious education. This fellow will work closely with and under the supervision of the Spiritual Deepening Program Coordinator and other FGC staff to support the development of Spiritual Deepening program content for adults and children.

This work will be guided by FGC’s minute of purpose, major goals and associated programs.  It will include substantial work in creating facilitation guides for Spiritual Deepening exercises from both new and existing materials.  This position will play a role in coordinating volunteers as well as participating in broader promotional and planning efforts for the Spiritual Deepening Program.  Familiarity with Quaker religious education for adults and children and comfort with small-group processes will be important, but the position does not require high-level work experience.  Friends General Conference will support the fellow in pursuing relevant training opportunities in facilitation, volunteer coordination, and/or nonprofit professional development.

The full job description, pay and benefits is available here.  The anticipated start date is September 4, 2018.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Rachel Ernst Stahlhut, the Spiritual Deepening Program Coordinator, no later than 5pm, Friday July 11th, 2018.

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Operations Manager Job at Friends World Committee for Consultation

The Section of the Americas office in Philadelphia is seeking a full-time Operations Manager. This person will join the Executive Secretary in managing the wide-ranging activities of the Friends World Committee in North, Central and South America. This is an exciting opportunity to serve Quakers and help FWCC fulfill its mission.

For more information on the role and how to apply, click the link below.

Operations Manager Job Posting

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FGC job (can work from home): one-year, part-time, “Welcoming Friend” project assistant

The Welcoming Friend Project is being developed by FGC to help Friends in monthly and yearly meetings adopt effective welcoming practices, particularly with people of color as well as people of all ages, incomes, sexual orientations, and more.

The Welcoming Friend Project Assistant will work closely with other FGC staff to plan and implement the first year of the Welcoming Friend Project. The Assistant will help to recruit project participants, coordinate their work through the project phases, and help establish a plan and volunteer team that can continue the work past the end of this limited term position.

This is a one-year, part-time, term-limited position.  The person who holds this position can work from anywhere in the U.S., or on-site at the FGC Office in Philadelphia.

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