With national offices in Louisville, Kentucky, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) focuses on the national and international mission work of the church. It serves and works with congregations, presbyteries, and synods as the central provider of resources that enable individuals, congregations, and governing bodies to carry forth the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. The work at the Presbyterian Center is carried out by approximately 400 staff members in several national entities: Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Investment and Loan, Presbyterian Mission Agency, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, and Presbyterian Women.
Presbyterian Mission Agency’s (PMA) call to be a Matthew 25 church includes missional goals designed to accompany the denomination in supporting the development of vital congregations, eradicating poverty, and dismantling structural racism and white supremacy.
The incumbent in this position will serve as a knowledgeable resource on equity, cultural competency, and proficiency, and through this lens, provide resources, education and assistance to Mission Coworkers throughout the world, in support of the PMA’s call to be a Matthew 25 church.
1. Serve as an integral part of the Mission Personnel team. Work with the mission personnel coordinator to vision, develop, raise awareness, and facilitate customized mission personnel training, resourcing and community building events that prioritize equity and mission impact.
2. Partner with other ministry areas and PCUSA entities to exchange ideas, information, and participate in collaborative efforts to live into World Mission’s goal for equity and inclusion
3. Provide ongoing assistance and resourcing to mission personnel as they support World Mission’s goal for equity and mission impact, especially as reflected in their interpretation process and as they strategically communicate about their work.
4. Be knowledgeable of historic and current social justice issues of equity and inclusion that impact World Mission, its global partners, and those the church serves in the domestic context.
5. Assist mission personnel coordinator in supporting and providing pastoral care to mission personnel.
6. Work collaboratively with the director’s office to plan and execute resourcing and community building events for World Mission staff
7. Other duties as assigned.
Essential Position Requirements:
Education • Master’s degree in Cultural Studies, Human Development, Psychology, Education, Divinity or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Experience • 3+ years’ experience in international events and/or meeting planning.
• 5+ years’ experience in organizational diversity and equity work.
• 5+ years’ experience developing training programs and training trainers.
• 3+ managing simultaneous projects.
Required Skills • Proficiency using Microsoft Outlook, Windows, Excel and related software.
• Strong organization skills and an ability to appropriately prioritize multiple tasks and projects with grace.
• Cultural competency and knowledge of institutional equity work.
• Excellent communication (verbal and written) and collaborative abilities.
• Analytical and decision-making skills, with keen and mature judgment.
• Ability to be accountable, deliver excellence, and exercise tact and discretion.
• A self-starter, with an ability to work independently and as a part of a team, taking both initiative and direction, as appropriate.
• Significant experience managing logistics projects for meetings from inception to conclusion.
Helpful Skills • Understanding of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
• Understanding of reformed theology and the ability to incorporate reformed theology within work.
• Understanding of PMA’s call to be a Matthew 25 church
• Project management experience.
• International experience.
• Experience leading professionals; experience with non-formal educational methods, and training/education evaluation.
Physical Requirements • This position requires mobility, domestic and international travel.
• Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 40 pounds.
We believe a balanced life, with time for work, leisure, and spiritual nurture, makes us healthier and more productive colleagues at the Presbyterian Center.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offers a competitive benefits package including:
Medical, Dental, Pension Plan, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending accounts, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.
Individuals living with disability encouraged to apply.
This job reports to the Coordinator, Mission Personnel
This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.
Number of Openings for this position: 1