The Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South (RCWMS) is seeking a paid Facilitator for the upcoming Queer Clergywomen Thriving in the South program. Queer Clergywomen Thriving in the South is a six-month, virtual, peer-supported cohort for clergywomen who have been religious leaders for 10 years or fewer. We welcome queer clergywomen from all religious traditions to apply.
The Facilitator will be responsible for planning and guiding the monthly 2-hour Zoom meetings from February through July 2021.
What is RCWMS?
The Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South is an intergenerational, interfaith organization that weaves together feminism, spirituality, and social justice through its programs in LGBTQ spirituality, women’s preaching, anti-racism, issue advocacy, writing and art, conscious elderhood, spiritual practices, and more. We invite all women, cis and trans, to participate in our programming and take part in our community.
What is the purpose of Queer Clergywomen Thriving in the South?
The purpose of the Queer Clergywomen Thriving in the South program is to connect religious leaders with their interior resources and with each other, so that they might thrive in their particular contexts, illuminating and enriching their communities and the world around them. This project aims to help LBGTQ+ clergywomen find support and advocate for each other. We want to offer opportunities for queer clergywomen to be more connected, receive better training for self-care, draw on the support available through healthy collegial relationships, and know more about resources in their local communities so they can continue to find support long after this program concludes.
Queer Clergywomen Thriving in the South has been made possible in part by generous support from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.
- Roughly 10 hours of work per month for 6 months
- Lead one 2-hour Zoom meeting per month February–July
- Plan conversation topics, guiding questions, and structure for monthly meetings
- Participate in monthly planning and process meetings with the program manager
- Communicate regularly with RCWMS staff and cohort
- Work with program manager to identify resources, readings, and practices for the cohort in between monthly meetings
Qualifications & Skills
- Experience in leading small groups or cohorts
- Experience as a religious leader
- Experience working in interreligious communities
- Ability to distinguish between peer-supported cohort topics and clinical therapeutic topics, encouraging the former and guiding away from the latter
- Ability to create an affirming and engaging virtual space
- Familiarity with the unique experiences of queer clergywomen in the South
- Commitment to maintaining confidentiality regarding the identities and stories of the cohort
Next Steps: Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by Wednesday, December 2, 2020 if you are interested in being considered for this position.
RCWMS is committed to fostering the leadership of people of color, Native people, immigrants and refugees, low-income people, LGBTQ+ and trans* people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence, and people living in the many intersections of these experiences. We strongly encourage people from these communities to apply and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, socioeconomic class, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sex, religion, disability status, citizenship status, age, veteran status, or national origin.