Outreach and Inclusion Coordinator

Baltimore Yearly Meeting

June 19, 2015

Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends is seeking an Outreach and Inclusion Coordinator to work with its Camping Programs. This is a full-time year-round exempt position with weekend requirements, funded by a three-year grant.

BYM is a vibrant community of more than 50 local Quaker Meetings in the middle-Atlantic area with a rich history of worship and social witness. This vibrancy is demonstrated in an array of programs, the largest of which is a summer camping program serving approximately 550 campers each year, complemented by a school-year weekend youth conference program. Currently the camps have growing inclusion and diversity programs. Friends of all ages are invited to attend our weeklong residential Annual Session in early August. Other programs support local Meetings, helping to develop leadership and spiritual nurture and to support a wide range of activities including peace, social justice and education.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Outreach and Inclusion Coordinator (OIC) engages in the ministry of helping BYM develop a diverse community primarily by helping our camping program to live into the Quaker testimony of equality. The OIC reports to the Development Director, who holds primary responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day work of the OIC. This is done in collaboration with the Camp Program Manager, who helps to prioritize and implement the relevant job duties. The OIC also works with the ad hoc Growing Diverse Leadership Committee (GDLC) and other relevant BYM committees to increase awareness around issues of race, ethnicity, class and equality in the camps and through the wider Yearly Meeting. The Outreach and Inclusion Coordinator is an ex officio member of the Camp Diversity Working Group (CDWG), Camping Program Committee (CPC) and the GDLC.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate Underrepresented Camper Recruitment and Orientation in collaboration with the CPC, GDLC and the CDWG.
  • Assist with all diversity-related staff development
  • Work with the Youth Programs Manager to coordinate transportation for recruited campers to and from Junior Young Friends and Young Friends events
  • Work with ad hoc GDLC to develop a plan for communicating about the program with broader communities and provide consultation as needed to committees tasked with increasing inclusion at Meetings
  • Research, Program Development and Data Collection
  • Work with Development Director and CDWG to fundraise 80% of camper fees for recruited campers
  • Work with Young Adult Friends to compile a list of names, contact information, and interests/skills of participating young adults to give to BYM’s Nominating Committee Clerk.
  • Maintain up-to-date documents describing practices specific to the position in collaboration with the GDLC.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

BYM does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

To apply, or for questions, please email a resume, cover letter, three references and permission to do a background check to applications@bym-rsf.org. To be assured consideration, please apply by September 1, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Copies of the complete job description are available here.