In our 80th year we have, since our founding, been formed by a commitment to the Baptismal Covenant which calls us to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself,” and to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” The Episcopal Peace Fellowship is a national organization connecting all who seek a deliberate response to injustice and violence and want to pray, study and take action for justice and peace in our communities, our church, and the world. We are called to do justice, dismantle violence, and strive to be peacemakers.
EPF is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization (including 34 chapters) into the next phase of its continuing growth and witness. This position will be based out of the Executive Director’s location but will require some travel and a flexible schedule. The starting salary is $35,000 based on a 30 hour a week position. EPF is open to the possibility of coupling our ED position with someone currently working in a peace and justice organization. Pension contributions, health insurance and generous continuing education and personal leave benefits are included.
We are seeking someone who has learned, through their own witnessing to the Gospel of justice and peace, that to create lasting change there must be a capable leader bringing administrative and fundraising gifts to drive the work of our volunteer membership. The Executive Director will need to focus on financial development by expanding our base of dedicated individual and congregational donors. This position reports to a national board- but the Executive Director will have responsibility for implementing overall strategic and operational goals, program developments, expansion of memebership, and mission execution. In this exciting and highly visible role, the Executive Director will oversee, with board member support,
day-to-day operations including administration, finance, marketing and website updates, membership growth. This position requires a unique professional willing to work at both the global and personal levels within all areas of the organization to produce and implement solid work plans and successfully engage our membership along with partner organizations and institutions.
We want you to describe how your education and experience has equipped you to assume the position of Executive Director. We hope to see how your background has helped other organizations develop and implement strategies that have taken those organization to the next level of growth. Administrative experience working with fiscal management and some accounting is essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills coupled with a collaborative work style based on open and transparent communication and inclusive decision making are a must. The organization deeply values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of underrepresented backgrounds. Knowledge of faith communities, particularly the Episcopal Church, would be an essential element in this position. Qualified lay and ordained individuals are welcome to apply.
Send your resume and cover letter to the Rev. Bob Davidson, EPF national chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org (970-222-2390). All applications are due no later than October 27, 2018. Please include a cover letter with at least three references. Applicants must be willing to be interviewed in person on Saturday, November 10.
Additional information can be found at www.epfnational.org