Fields: interfaith, human rights, history, law, restorative justice
Location: Raleigh North Carolina
Deadline: July 16, 2018
Details and Requirements: The Council is hiring a half-time (20 hours per week) project coordinator to work with communities of faith to seek confession, repentance, and forgiveness for our state’s role in torture. With more than eight decades of progressive activism, the North Carolina Council of Churches remains the leading faith-based ecumenical voice for justice advocacy in North Carolina. We are particularly concerned about issues related to health care, immigration, care of creation, public education, gun violence, voting rights, food security, and peace. The Council embraces ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual diversity, while standing within the Christian faith. The Council has always made peace a priority in our programs. The Council’s Peace Committee is working to help North Carolinians live out the call to peace, from pursuing ways that we can be more civil in our personal dialogue to advocating for solutions to gun violence. Since 2006, the Council has participated actively in North Carolina’s citizen quest for transparency and accountability for our state’s role in the U.S. torture program. We know that those identified by our government’s policies of “rendition,” secret detention, torture, and drone killings are Muslim people. Acknowledgement, repentance and redress will be an important step toward interfaith reconciliation. Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include coordinating and implementing a 9-month project to promote and help implement the recommendations of the NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT). The NCCIT is a non-governmental, non-partisan body that is conducting a citizen-initiated inquiry into North Carolina’s role in the U.S. post-9/11 torture program.
QUALIFICATIONS – Required: Ability to travel and work flexible hours, including weekends; Excellent writing, speaking, and relational skills; Demonstrated project management skills; Agreement that torture is immoral, illegal and counter-productive.
Preferred: Undergraduate or graduate degree in human rights, U.S. history, law or related field (preferred); Affiliation with a faith community that is part of the NC Council of Churches and familiarity with other NC faith communities; Skilled with social media and website management; Experience working in the human rights movement.
Half-time position, preferably based in the Triangle and requiring some in-state travel. Salary: $20/hr for 9 mos.