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We are growing and looking for two highly motivated and talented individuals for two part-time positions with the potential for growth.   

Want to make a difference building bridges of understanding and compassion?  Do you want to help change the tenor of our culture from polarized to partnership?

We hope you will apply!  We are looking for:

Executive/Personal Assistant (in or near Greenwich, CT)

Program Coordinator for the Interreligious Communities Project (Dallas, TX)

 

Content, Communications, and Media Strategist (Remote)  

 

Scroll down for details on both and how to apply!

Part-Time Executive/Personal Assistant (EA/PA)

Location:  in or near Greenwich, CT, Hybrid position

 

8-10 hours per week with potential for more

 

Our non-profit organization in the field of interreligious peacemaking and education is looking for a highly organized and exceptionally trustworthy and reliable individual with impeccable writing skill, for a part-time EA/PA position for our Executive Director.

 

We are a start-up that has grown extensively in the past year, and the right person for the position will also have some understanding of the start-up world, holding the ability to be both flexible and gracious. We also hope that you love our mission and our work!

 

Your typical responsibilities will include, though may not be limited to:

 

  • Scheduling appointments and coordinating calendars (business and personal)

  • Setting up meetings, possibly attending them and taking notes

  • Managing email correspondence and phone messages

  • Booking travel 

  • Organizing speaking engagements

  • Creating expense reports

  • Keeping a communications schedule for donor and Board relations

  • Coordinating and communicating with our various constituencies 

  • Buying gifts or materials, sending thank you or holiday cards

  • Planning events

  • Researching for projects and events

  • Assisting with design and publishing of documents, brochures, etc.

  • Providing updates on progress of projects

  • Providing assistance with agendas, documentation, and reports, to our Board members, and acting as general support to our Founder as needed

  • In general, being an ambassador for the organization

 

Limited personal assistance will also be required, details to be discussed during the interview process.

 

$30/hr., estimated at 8-10 hours per week with potential for up to 20 hours.  Start is immediate.  Deadline to apply is April 20th.

 

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references, to Dr. Vanessa Avery, at vanessa@sharingsacredspaces.org.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR for the Interreligious Communities Project, Dallas

Location:  Dallas, TX

Sharing Sacred Spaces, Inc. is a start-up non-profit with a strong track record of success in our beginning years as an organization. With our newest local program in Dallas, we are looking for a local coordinator to continue to build, and to implement, manage, and co-facilitate our hallmark program, the Interreligious Communities Project (ICP) in our Dallas location, working closely with our local partners on the ground. The Program Coordinator is an essential role for our organization, and is the key to a local program’s success.

The primary approach of the Program Coordinator will be as a local community-builder.  This means relationships and the building of trust with our participants and our congregations and partners is the absolute first priority.  There will be approximately 8 congregations that you will be responsible for supporting through the program.

 

The Coordinator’s main responsibilities will be:

  • Local program cultivation and relationship-building

    • local clergy and participant cultivation (relationship-development) and recruitment as needed

    • If possible, attending the celebratory inaugural event at the National Day of Prayer (May 2nd) 

  • Local program implementation, coordination, and support

    • supports local coordinators with logistics and communications

    • manages production of brochures, booklets, and other items needed for successful implementation and advertising

    • monitors the program activities and implements surveys and evaluations, reporting on results

    • co-leads design meetings for each sacred site visit along with our local Architect

    • writes press releases for events and sends to media as appropriate

    • manages site visits and facilitates as needed, including the Solidarity Pledge and and community project.

  • Regular (typically weekly) check ins with the Executive Director

  • Additional program-related administrative support which may include: 

    • outreach to Seminaries and other institutions for student cultivation and participation in the program

 

Preferred Experience/Background:

Sharing Sacred Spaces does not discriminate on any basis in its hiring practice and is ADA and EEOC compliant. Though not formal requirements, individuals with any of the following experience or characteristics are encouraged to apply: degree in a related area of religious, architectural, or humanities studies, working knowledge of complex religious, racial, and cultural landscape in the U.S., any community organizing experience, previous nonprofit experience, a multilingual/multicultural background, or a demonstrated interest in advancing pluralism.  

 

This is a flexible and very independent position. We put high trust in our employees and expect that you will do your job, get your work done on time, and perform to the best of your ability. Evening and/or weekend hours will be required approximately 2 to 3 times monthly for programs and events.  Local travel to congregations, universities, and partner organizations will also be required.

The position begins as soon as it is filled.  Deadline for applications is April 20th.

This position pays $30/hr.  We estimate the position will require 8-10 hours per week.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for two references, to the Executive Director, Dr. Vanessa Avery, at vanessa@sharingsacredspaces.org.

Part-Time Website, Communications, and Social Media Manager

Location: USA, Remote position

Background:

Sharing Sacred Spaces is a community-building non-profit focused on bridging differences and building intergroup understanding.  We work largely through the vehicle of sacred space and architecture as an initial doorway for building relationships and educating about different worldviews and experiences of life.  The organization has a steady flow of on-ground and online events that bring around 200 people together several times per month.  We have a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment as we continue to gain members and expand while ensuring we sustain the quality and attention to our current initiatives.

 

The Content Strategist and Manager is a critical role for our organization and the person in this role will have the primary task of crafting and implementing media that makes understanding across difference and peace exciting and compelling.  We have a large database of content that requires an imaginative and analytical mind to carve out the pieces for reels, blogs, social media, and other marketing purposes.

 

This person will need extremely sound judgment for working with a sensitive topic, and knowledge of religion and interreligious understanding specifically preferred.

 

We need someone to take charge and meet all promotional, marketing, and communications needs on a strict timeline leading up to each one of our programmed events, as well as post-event follow up (e.g. surveys) and management of all aspects of our website development and content.  In addition, the right candidate will be able to establish a compelling online presence for our organization.

 

The ideal candidate will have significant experience using the website-making wizard Wix, and various social media platforms. The candidate should be comfortable creating and managing databases, generating newsletters and promotional blasts, and developing multiple social media accounts.  The ideal candidate will be assisting in the development of appropriate content to inform, educate and engage our audience to increase awareness, boost traffic, and achieve marketing goals.

 

An exceptional candidate will have both experience and knowledge promoting peacebuilding, diversity, and inclusion efforts, plus working knowledge of the major content management systems, social media analytics, and experience in running targeted ads on social media sites.

 

This will be a demanding but rewarding opportunity as we work with communities across the continent to grow and expand our initiatives and our educational content. 

 

This is a remote, part-time, salaried position to begin as soon as the right candidate is found.  Estimated hours per week will be 20-25.  Salary range is $30-$40K, commensurate with experience. 

 

The deadline for applications is April 25th.

 

Required skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in website development, digital communications, or related field such as advertising, journalism, film, or graphic design

  • Ability to demonstrate administrative knowledge and experience with Wix, Zoom, and the various Social Media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook, X, Instagram, and Snapchat.

  • Impeccable writing skills

  • The ability to create fresh, thoughtful content that ultimately reframes and opens up possibilities for how people think and can behave across difference

  • Knowledge of social media analytics software, such as Facebook Insights to track audience engagement and campaign performance

  • Experience with content management systems, word processor applications and image/video editing software

  • Pull and review reports, draw insights and connect the dots to create effective storylines for marketing initiatives

  • Copywriting and editing skills

  • Creativity and a superior sense for aesthetics and graphic design

 

About you:

  • Independent self-starter, but also able to work collaboratively

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines

  • Highly flexible— you are able to execute a variety of shifting priorities and navigate ambiguity well

  • Strong project management skills and ability to juggle multiple projects at once

  • Detail oriented, methodical, and work with a high sense of urgency

  • Innately curious, always digging deeper and presenting out of the box ideas to push status quo

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and not afraid to take risks

  • Interest in peace building initiatives, interfaith relations, and a loving inclusive humanity

  • Superior ability to relate respectfully and effectively to people of diverse religions, ethnicities, races, and cultures both orally and in writing

 

Key responsibilities include:

    

    Website and Communications:

 

  • Manage all aspects of the organization’s website, and create or build up website content including resource pages, blogs, videos, educational content, and other areas as determined.

  • Manage the organization’s Zoom account and maintain Zoom integration with website for all program registrations

  • includes implementing new program formats (e.g. webinars, meetings, etc.) as needed, ensuring accuracy of all Zoom administrative settings, and integrating Zoom events with website events page and registration.

  • Collaborate with the SSS team on the focus of monthly newsletters and blogs, solicit content, and build and disseminate the newsletter blasts.

  • Will build up our blog strategy consistent with our social media and communications, and coordinate reguilarly scheduled blog writers and posts.

  • Manage and keep subscribers and database lists confidential and current.

  • Monitor SEO (search engine optimization) and web traffic metrics.

  • Manage and update the organization’s website donations page as needed

  • Create and manage our subsidiary website devoted to the process of making our documentary film The Architecture of Faith, creating content and creating/posting interviews and film clips to generate anticipation for the films release.  

  • Manage the website for documentary film showings and rentals following its release.

  • Write press releases for distribution to media outlets.

  • Manage general office email account and phone number, responding to inquiries and forwarding as needed

   Media:

 

  • Work with the content strategy team to design and implement a social media strategy to align with business goals, set specific objectives and report on ROI

  • Communicate with followers, respond to queries in a timely manner and monitor customer reviews

  • Work with the content team to establish social media accounts’ branding and design (e.g. Facebook timeline cover, profile pictures and blog layout)

  • Stay up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools and applications

  • Suggest and implement new features to develop brand awareness, like promotions and competitions

  • Work with content team to generate, edit, publish and share engaging content, potentially daily (e.g. original text, photos, videos and news) on all platforms.  

  • Manage and troubleshoot organizational YouTube channel.

    

The position may also include:

 

  • Design and distribute marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, and event invitations

 

 

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references, to the Executive Director, Dr. Vanessa Avery, at vanessa@sharingsacredspaces.org.

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