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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are currently hiring for the position of Associate Director:

Leading the Center  for Reconciliation’s efforts to provide meaningful experiences with diverse audiences onsite, online and in the larger community, the Associate Director will work directly with the Executive Director, and other senior leaders in the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island to define the Center’s strategies for training, programming, engagement and learning.  To accomplish these goals the Associate Director will plan and execute efforts to develop innovative programs and experiences that encourage and support engagement with the Center’s mission of fostering racial reconciliation and racial justice by confronting the legacy of slavery. The Center’s programs focus on teaching and facilitating racial justice, and the study of the history of the international slave trade and slavery in New England with special emphasis on Rhode Island’s history.

A ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, the Center for Reconciliation fosters inter-racial reconciliation through programs that engage, educate and inspire. We envision a time when people of all races are reconciled to one another.  The Center for Reconciliation (CFR), housed at the Cathedral of St. John in Providence, is a place where people can experience reconciliation and be engaged in the work of reconciliation.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and oversee CFR’s anti-racism training
  • Act as resource for Sacred Ground trainings in the Diocese
  • Be a connector to the National Episcopal Church’s Beloved Community work
  • Develop audience-specific curricula and training on anti-racism/diversity and inclusion for:
    • Clergy
    • Churches
    • Schools
    • Businesses
    • Community organizations
  • Manage the Center’s Walking Tours, including recruiting and training tour guides
  • Facilitate conversations about race and racism with diverse audiences
  • Develop and oversee youth outreach
    • Targeted Curricula
  • Speaking engagements as scheduled
  • Cultivate and deepen relationships and foster connections

The Associate Director will manage and execute the development of programs that engage diverse audiences to discuss and learn different perspectives creatively and effectively.  Serving as a cultural change agent and conduit for translating the Center’s overall vision into action, the Associate Director will have primary day-to-day responsibility for integrating the work of program, education, and training with other of the Center’s activities.

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in Public Humanities, History, Education, Sociology, Anthropology, or other relevant field, as well as a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in education, group facilitation, public programs, or community organization with a special interest in social justice. Well-developed skills that support creative approaches for working with adults, families, schools, teachers, and general audiences alike are imperative. Candidates will possess strong leadership skills and a proven track record as a competent manager with sophisticated skills in problem-solving, organizational strategy, and budget creation and management.  Serious candidates will be excellent communicators and listeners with skills in written communication and oral presentation and will be familiar with Rhode Island history.  Strong skills in training, management and collaboration are required and should be clear in the applicant’s resume and cover letter.

Salary range (based on experience) and benefits:     Salary range is $45,000 – $55,000 annually and includes a generous benefits package with 15 paid Holidays; Medical, Dental plans; Pension; and paid time off.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to debra@episcopalri.org

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