The Ethical Society of St. Louis, a humanist congregation, seeks an outreach Leader to increase our visibility and voice in the St. Louis region and beyond, and through these efforts, increase membership in the Society and the Society’s influence in the broader community. The outreach Leader is expected to be experienced in the strategic use of social media and maintain an active presence in online and traditional media. This Leader should be a dynamic speaker who will represent the Society through active participation in interfaith organizations and secular coalitions and, along with the other Leader, provide meaningful addresses and programs for the congregation.
This is a collaborative leadership position. The outreach Leader will work in partnership with and report to our other Leader to build an effective team to address the needs of the Society.
The St. Louis Ethical Society is a “welcoming home for humanists” that emphasizes “deed before creed.” Founded in 1886, it is the largest Ethical Society in the country with over 350 members. This year, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the move into our landmark building. The Society is committed to social justice and is involved in a host of community action projects and partnerships. The Sunday Ethical Education for Kids program offers a humanist approach to ethical and religious matters for over 60 children and youth. The Society is also home to the Ethical Navigators, an inclusive scouting program. The Society is a vibrant, engaged congregation that has played an active role in the community life of the St. Louis region; our investment in this outreach position is a measure of our commitment to expand this role. Please visit our website for more information about our Society: http://ethicalstl.org.
The outreach Leader must have a bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree and/or a record of achievement in humanist congregational growth or community organizing is desired. Also, certification as an Ethical Culture Leader is required. If not currently certified, the candidate must be accepted for Ethical Culture Training by the American Ethical Union (AEU) prior to being hired and must complete the certification requirements within two years of being hired. For more information about AEU, visit: http://aeu.org.
This is a fulltime position that begins in August of 2015; salary and benefits are negotiable. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a resumé, a writing sample, and contact information for three to five references. CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
A core value of the Ethical Society is our commitment to diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from highly qualified applicants regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.