Our current General Secretary, Christopher Sammond, is leaving his position in July 2017. Thus we are asking all Friends to consider if they are led to apply to the following:

JOB OPENING:

General Secretary of New York Yearly Meeting (NYYM) of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). 

This is a full-time position headquartered in New York City, serving the needs of more than 60 monthly meetings spread through New York State and parts of Connecticut and New Jersey. 

The ideal candidate is a servant leader with strong spiritual grounding, abilities in both administration and ministry, good understanding of Quaker process, and demonstrated skills in

  • Translating vision into action
  • Management
  • Collaboration
  • Releasing and nurturing others’ gifts in ministry
  • Communication
  • Building effective teams of volunteers
  • Development, grant writing, budgeting

Although each General Secretary brings a personal vision, typical activities of the position include visiting throughout the Yearly Meeting, leading workshops for spiritual growth, writing press releases on urgent events, and consulting with committees and meetings in crisis. The General Secretary leads and supervises a small staff that has grown in size and scope, coordinating their efforts with groups of volunteers. Eventual membership in a monthly meeting of NYYM is expected.

For a link to the job description and more information about NYYM see nyym.org.

Deadline for applications: April 1, 2017

Contact: search@nyym.org

 

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