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Community Life Coordinator - Part Time

Pay Type: 
Hourly Rate
Job Status: 
Minimum Salary/Hourly Rate: 
$18.00
Maximum Salary/Hourly Rate: 
$18.00

Philadelphia Ethical Society

Community Life Coordinator – Part Time

Overview: The Philadelphia Ethical Society is a humanist congregation that affirms the worth of every person. The Community Life Coordinator helps members and friends fully participate in the Society, facilitates communication within the congregation, and has a key role in marketing to and communicating with people in our wider region.

RESPONSIBILITIES

     Membership: Help the Ethical Society grow, and plan for the future

  • Connect with members and visitors on Sunday morning(10 Sundays per each 3-month period required).Work to create a welcoming experience for members and newcomers at Sunday programs.
  • Follow-up with non-member visitors to Sunday programs and other events.
  • Facilitate membership application process. Suggest and develop improvements in process to convert more inquiries into members.
  • Develop and maintain a membership file system, record member contacts, and begin to supply analytical data on membership. Receive and respond to member and membership-related phone inquiries, and email.
  • Research and implement best practices for assuring a welcoming environment for visitors with diverse backgrounds and identities. Work on this to begin within six months of start of employment.
  • Work with Membership Committee to develop targets for membership growth, and demonstrate progress toward same. At the one-year point, have growth targets for years two and three.
  • Attend Membership Committee meetings.

     Community Life: Support member needs and foster a sense of community

  • Work with the Caring Team in developing a peer support program that offers interpersonal support to members undergoing personal challenges and life transitions.
  • Participate in planning and facilitating occasional memorials and life transition ceremonies for members.

     Volunteers: Promote, support, and celebrate volunteers

  • Survey committee needs and recruit volunteers from within and beyond the membership.
  • Develop job descriptions for volunteer positions, and plan and carry out annual volunteer recognition event.
  • Meet with each committee or task force chair regularly to discuss how improve organizational efficiency and maximize positive experience for committee members.

     Communications: Coordinate, streamline, and expand external & internal communications

  • Create weekly email communications that go out to members and others.
  • Post regularly to Society social media accounts, be sure all accounts have timely and informative listings.
  • Support the Communications Committee to raise the profile in the surrounding communities through advertising, social media, etc.
  • Gather input and regularly update the Society’s website, using Word Press.
  • Schedule and host Zoom meetings for programs, events, and committees.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The successful applicant for this position will learn about the Ethical Society, and be able to understand and communicate about ethical humanism.

      Required Skills/Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.Demonstrated exceptional work experience may be accepted in lieu of the degree.
  • Ability to connect with diverse audiences using tact and diplomacy. Interest in reaching out collaboratively to individuals, groups and organizations.
  • Good listening and consultative skills. Is compassionate and sensitive to people’s needs. Maintains confidentiality.
  • Can multi-task, and change priorities based on unanticipated issues that arise.
  • Organized, self-starter, can work independently and be self-sufficient with clerical needs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and computer skills, are expected.

     Additional desired skills:

  • Social media experience including Facebook, Meetup, Instagram and Twitter. WordPress page management skills are an asset.

INFORMATION

  • The Community Life Coordinator will coordinate their work with the Society Administrator. The Society Board of Trustees has oversight over all personnel issues and evaluation.
  • This position is non-exempt, paid on an hourly basis, and expected to be 15-18 hours/week.Salary will be appropriate for a small non-profit, and commensurate with experience.This position is suitable for an entry level applicant.
  • In-person Sunday work is required, which will be 10 Sundays per calendar quarter, at 3 to 4 hours each week.
  • Wednesday evening attendance at Committee meetings, remote at this time but in-person in the future, will be required most weeks.
  • Some evening in-person work for programs and events is required occasionally, vacation coverage for other employees may be requested occasionally. All other work may be in office or remote as coordinated with Administrator.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Tell us about yourself! Please send resume, cover letter, and 1-3 short work samples to CLC@phillyethics.org.  An electronic portfolio of work samples such as articles, blog posts, event flyers or listings, etc., will be reviewed if submitted.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Philadelphia Ethical Society does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender or any identity. Individuals with non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

To Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Tell us about yourself! Please send resume, cover letter, and minimum of 3 short work samples to CLC@phillyethics.org.  An electronic portfolio of work samples such as articles, blog posts, event flyers or listings, etc., will be reviewed if submitted.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Philadelphia Ethical Society does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender or any identity. Individuals with non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.