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Baltimore Yearly Meeting is the regional organizing unit for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the area of central Pennsylvania, Maryland, parts of West Virginia, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. It is through membership in a Yearly Meeting that individual Quakers become connected with the larger Quaker movement worldwide. "In fellowship, in deep listening, in waiting worship, in commitment to each other, it richly rewards those who embrace the challenge of being a Yearly Meeting Friend." (2011 draft Faith and Practice)

General Secretary (Chief Executive)

Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (BYM) is seeking a General Secretary. This executive position provides spirit-led, strategic leadership to Baltimore Yearly Meeting. The charge includes planning, supervising staff, raising funds, and monitoring programs, finances, and property.

The General Secretary works to strengthen a culture of consultation, accountability, outreach, and inclusion, in keeping with BYM’s commitment to be an antiracist faith community.

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to the Quaker beliefs and practices that guide the work of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, demonstrated success working within an organization that includes committee decision-making and consultative processes, and at least five years of experience with staff supervision, fiscal oversight, and program administration. The role requires excellent interpersonal skills, and evening and weekend meetings and events.

The Baltimore Yearly Meeting office is located in Sandy Spring, Maryland. Once it is safe to do so, we anticipate the General Secretary returning to the office on a full-time basis.

The full job description is below.

BYM is striving to ensure that its leadership and staff reflect the full diversity of our region. People of all genders and ethnicities, especially people of color and women, are encouraged to apply.

To apply: interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Search Committee at bym.gs.search@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “General Secretary Candidate” and include both cover letter and resume as attachments with your name in the file names. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2021.

Job Description:

General Secretary Position Description as approved at Dec 5 2020 Interim Meeting

Title: General Secretary, Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Clerk(s), Supervisory Committee of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting

Position Summary

As a participant in the Religious Society of Friends, the General Secretary provides Spirit-led, strategic leadership to Baltimore Yearly Meeting. The charge includes planning, supervising staff, raising funds, and monitoring programs, finances, and property.

The General Secretary works to strengthen a culture of consultation, accountability, outreach, and inclusion.

Functions and Responsibilities

Responsibilities for the Staff

Working with the Components of Baltimore Yearly Meeting

Fundraising and Managing Resources

Qualifications

Education

Experience Desired

Other Required Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal skills

Willingness to travel frequently and, at times, to work unconventional hours.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include: health plan coverage; long-term disability insurance; term-life insurance; eleven paid holidays; annual, personal medical, maternity/paternity, adoption and sabbatical leaves; retirement contributions.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Baltimore Yearly Meeting, a spiritual community, welcomes all to its programs. The Yearly Meeting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, age, or national origin.

Physical Demands

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 will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

Criminal Background Check

A criminal background check is required for any new staff person.


Baltimore Yearly Meeting is Hiring Catoctin Quaker Camp Caretaker!

Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends is seeking applicants to fill the position of Caretaker at Catoctin Quaker Camp in Thurmont, MD.The Caretaker is the onsite arm of the Camp Property Management Committee (CPMC). He or she provides a year-round presence at the camp, cares for the facility, and makes it ready for summer camp and for the groups who rent the facilities in spring and fall. The Caretaker should be an individual who enjoys living in a remote area and who is willing to work within the Friends process of decision-making. The caretaker should be a self-starter who enjoys initiating projects in consultation with a committee and the Camp Property Manager (CPM).

Click Here to See the Full Announcement and Draft Job Description

Climate Change: Act for Our Future -A Conversation for Head and Heart

Saturday, February 22, 2020
12:00 pm4:30 pm
Langley Hill Friends Meeting (McLean, VA)

The Friends Wilderness Center is focusing many of its programs for 2020 on the themes of connecting with Nature and of living sustainably. Our February 22nd program is a special off-site program held at Langley Hill Friends Meeting (6410 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101) to allow for a larger audience to participate in a dialogue about global climate disruption and how each of us can take action to mitigate it. Structured both to educate and to inspire, this 3-part program will hopefully inspire you to add your voice, your heart and your talents to shaping a sustainable future for future generations and the planet they will inhabit. As Kallan Benson, our youngest presenter, noted in her September 2019 speech to the gathered environmental delegates at the United Nations in New York, “Giving up is not an option.” A home-cooked lunch and dessert will be available for a charge of $10 with an advance reservation. Brown Bag lunches are permitted. Please RSVP to Sheila Bach by Monday, February 17th at naturesheila@gmail.com or 571-271-6267 if you plan to attend and let her know if you would like a meal when you do so.

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