The Faith Aloud Manager (FAM) is a new part-time position at All-Options, managing all aspects of the Faith Aloud program. This includes supporting clergy volunteers on the Faith Aloud clergy counseling line, helping to recruit and onboard new cohorts of volunteer clergy counselors, and co-facilitating Faith Aloud volunteer trainings as well as public-facing trainings for organizations and community members. This position will also deepen connections with other spiritual and religious groups in the abortion access and reproductive justice sphere, create additional spiritual content for clients and our website, and build the visibility of Faith Aloud in the media and the community.
All-Options is a nationally distributed organization with employees in California, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Virginia. The Faith Aloud Manager is a fully remote position and preference will be given to candidates based in any of the states where we already have employees. The FAM reports to our National Programs Director (NPD), who is based in Virginia.
The FAM is a non-exempt part-time position (20-24 hours/week), with a starting wage of $32-35/hour depending on experience. Work schedule is generally Monday-Friday with some flexibility in hours, and occasional evenings and weekends required. Benefits include paid vacation, sick time, holidays, and time off at year-end; a simple IRA retirement fund with employer match up to 3% of annual salary; and an employer-funded Health Reimbursement Account of up to $454/month ($820/month for people with dependents) for medical, dental, vision, and other health premiums and expenses. This position offers opportunities for growth and advancement, and will hopefully become a full time position within the next year.
Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Clergy Line Management (approximately 50% of the position):
- Vet and interview prospective volunteers directed to Faith Aloud opportunities by the Volunteer Coordinator
- In partnership with the NPD, train cohorts of clergy counselors at least once a year for the Faith Aloud line
- In partnership with the NPD, coordinate and facilitate regular clergy volunteer meetings, potential retreats, and other community-building events
- Supervise clinical pastoral education interns placed at Faith Aloud for their practicum/internship
- In partnership with All-Options staff, create and maintain quality, up-to-date resources and guidance for clergy counselors
Advocacy and Engagement (approximately 40% of the position):
- Build and facilitate relationships with other faith organizations and networks in the reproductive health, rights and justice movement to engage them as volunteers, advocates, and key partners
- Identify existing faith and reproductive justice spaces where we should have a presence, and represent Faith Aloud in relevant local, state, and national coalitions, networks, or gatherings
- Serve as a spokesperson for Faith Aloud; in coordination with the NPD and Communications Manager, respond to press inquiries and promote the program and organization in the media (LTEs, op-eds, etc)
- In coordination with the NPD and Communications Manager, support and engage Faith Aloud clergy counselors in opportunities to act as advocates, representatives, and media spokespeople
- Act as an ambassador for All-Options and Faith Aloud and our judgment-free all-options approach to pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption
Other (approximately 10% of the position):
- Act as a member of the national programs staff team, sharing responsibility for day-to-day operations and client services, working collaboratively with the NPD, National Program Coordinator, and the National Trainings Coordinator.
- Support and contribute to Faith Aloud grant applications and reports, donor appeals, and email communications to donors/supporters/funders
- Participate in regular online 1:1, team, and staff meetings; and occasional travel (when possible) to retreats, conferences and trainings throughout the United States
Who We are Looking For
We are looking for a thoughtful, creative faith leader who is passionate about reproductive justice and its intersections with faith, can articulate and engage faith communities around an intersectional all-options approach, and has a talent for pastoral and secular counseling and training.
The ideal candidate is connected to diverse faith leaders and organizations, enjoys building new relationships, and is organized yet flexible, persistent, enthusiastic, and collaborative while also able to work independently. Must be able to hold confidential information and function effectively in a nationally distributed and virtually connected organization.
While no candidate will possess every qualification, the following are highly desired:
- Cultural awareness and humility, and the ability to build positive relationships with diverse people
- High level of emotional intelligence, compassion, sense of humor and fun, and capacity for giving and receiving feedback
- Demonstrated commitment to racial, economic, and reproductive justice
- Familiarity with the abortion rights and care landscape
- At least 2-3 years of experience working with and engaging faith communities and faith leaders
- At least 1-2 years of volunteer or paid experience in pastoral or faith-based counseling
- Experience working or volunteering in reproductive health, rights, or justice preferred
- Commitment to centering the needs and voices of those most impacted by injustice
- Strong networking and communication (verbal and written) skills
- Experience working remotely and virtually with a distributed team strongly preferred
- Ability to problem solve, manage time and priorities, and work without significant day-to-day supervision
- Proficiency with cloud-based programs and comfort learning new software; tools we use daily include Google Suite, Asana, Airtable, Nextiva, Phone.com, and Zoom
- Note that a college or graduate degree is NOT required; however, we do require experience serving in a religious or faith community leadership role.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!
We also recognize the diversity of faith and religious backgrounds. When we say a faith leader, we include people who are clergy, are currently enrolled in divinity school or have completed a pastoral program, or someone who is Quaker or from a Catholic worker branch (for example) where there is no formal divinity school requirement but lots of service and pastoral experience. If you have other experience outside of these parameters that you think may be a good fit, please specify that in your cover letter.
This position requires the ability to operate a computer for extended periods of time, to communicate by text, telephone, and video conference, and to travel occasionally within the United States for meetings and conferences (when we resume organizational travel; currently staff are assessing travel opportunities on a case-by-case basis).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Please complete this online application and upload your resume and cover letter. You will need to use or create a Gmail account in order to submit your cover letter and resume. If this is a barrier, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis; position open until filled, with a desired start date in April-May 2023. We promise to keep you posted on your application status. No phone calls, emails, or social media inquiries please.
All-Options is an equal opportunity employer. We believe a diverse workforce is critical for reproductive justice and an asset to our organization. People of color, people who have experienced pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and/or adoption, people with disabilities, and those who identify as transgender, gender expansive, or LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged to apply.