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Racial Justice Ministries

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Racial Justice
Ministries

No one is free until we are all free.

About RJM
co·con·spir·a·tor
co·con·spir·a·tor
(way of life) | to be an agent of change who disrupts and challenges ideologies and systems of oppression, driven by a love for and belief in the transformative power of the Beloved Community
(way of life) | to be an agent of change who disrupts and challenges ideologies and systems of oppression, driven by a love for and belief in the transformative power of the Beloved Community

Racial Justice Ministries at Scarritt Bennett Center seeks to create a world that eradicates white supremacy and its acts of racism. We aim to shift the narrative of racial justice from white allyship to diving deeper into the work of becoming co-conspirators, who dedicate our lives to the work of justice and therefore welcome the struggle.

Racism is not a BIPOC issue. Racism is a human issue. It is primarily the work of white people to dismantle white supremacy in white spaces; it is the work of BIPOC people to heal from racial trauma. Together, the work of the community is to create a new norm, a new society, a new way of being in community that reflects life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. But before we get there, we need reflection, confession, repentance, reparation, and finally reconciliation.

That is the work of a co-conspirator.

White man having a serious conversationResources for Growth
It is the work of white people

to dismantle white supremacy in white spaces and white communities.

Healing from Racial Trauma: Black woman at peace with hair blowing in the windResources for Healing
It is the work of BIPOC people

to heal from the trauma and culture of racism in BIPOC communities with a generational impact.

IT IS THE WORK OF WHITE PEOPLE
to dismantle white supremacy in white spaces and white communities.

IT IS THE WORK OF BIPOC PEOPLE
to heal from the trauma and culture of racism in BIPOC communities with a generational impact.

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Five Tenets of Racial Justice Ministries
Convener
CONVENER
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We serve as host for summits, conferences, trainings, facilitated conversations, town halls, community meetings, and retreats as we create sacred space for teaching and dialogue virtually and in person.

Catalyst
CATALYST
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We serve as a co-conspirator to women of color who want to start nonprofit and/or not-for-profit organizations by offering access and resources to support their launch, success, and sustainability.

Collaborator
COLLABORATOR
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Big or small, we work with local and national organizations with shared values to push forward the work of racial justice individually, organizationally, and systemically.

Educator
EDUCATOR
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As an educational institution, we seek to develop innovative curricula that teach groups, non-profit leaders, organizations, and individuals how to be active agents of change.

Storyteller
STORYTELLER
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Amplifying the voices and experiences of the marginalized is a priority in the work of justice. Therefore it is embedded in our work and present in every training, conversation, and workshop. Storytelling is our way.

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Convener
Catalyst
Catalyst
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Collaborator
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Educator
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Director of Racial Justice Ministries

Note: Due to structural changes in the organization, Scarritt Bennett Center will postpone hiring for this position until January 2022. We welcome applicants to continue submitting their resumes during this period, and look forward to interviewing for the position in the new year.

The Center seeks skilled professionals with a heart for racial justice as candidates for our next Director of Racial Justice Ministries. This is an exempt position that reports directly to the executive director.

The Director of Racial Justice Ministries works with the Scarritt Bennett Staff, Board, and partnership groups to lead a program convening faith, thought, and justice leaders, and to name and/or develop an alternative, progressive theological vision for racial justice on a regional and national scope. The Director provides research support and movement mobilization that equips faith-inspired individuals and groups to become agents of change. The Director also assists the Center in fulfilling its mission and goals by engaging in faith-inspired work within social justice movements on the regional and national scope.

Candidates should be self-motivated with demonstrated ability to thrive in fast-paced environment. A team player who can work with the Scarritt Bennett leadership is preferred. The ideal candidate will embrace a personal commitment to the mission and ministry of Scarritt Bennett Center.

To inquire about applying, contact the RJM team at rjm@scarrittbennett.org.

Director of Racial Justice Ministries
FULL TIME | EXEMPT

Salary commensurate with experience

Scarritt Bennett Center is proud to offer a complete benefits package for all full-time employees. The package includes medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, 9% employer contribution to a Personal Investment Plan (PIP), Paid Time Off, and free campus parking.