Faith & Justice Leadership Lab Program Director

South Presbyterian Church of Dobbs Ferry - Dobbs Ferry, NY



The Faith and Justice Leadership Lab is an experimental educational endeavor aimed at supporting children (k-12) to find connection and wholeness, while integrating spirituality and the arts as resources for movement-building and collective liberation. By braiding together faith, justice, and the arts, and using each to explore the others, we hope to give children a strong sense of their belonging and belovedness, and foster in them a commitment to building a more just and beautiful future.


To shape, nurture, and implement the vision for a mold-breaking program of faith and justice learning; and to coordinate and collaborate with diverse partners within and beyond the congregation in the pursuit of this vision. The person in this role will administer a year-round, grant-funded, volunteer-driven, church-based, k-12 educational program. They will be responsible for deepening existing partnerships with interfaith partners and directly impacted leaders/organizations and forming new ones. They will develop and manage a long-range strategy for sustainability and growth including all programs, operations, curriculums, finances, fundraising, and grant-writing.


The ideal candidate will bring a solid background in and passion for education, community organizing, interreligious cooperation, and the arts. They will be a gifted administrator – detail-oriented and skilled at prioritizing, coordinating and simultaneously managing multiple projects and persons. They will come with established relationships with activists and have hands-on experience with anti-oppression work.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work closely with the pastor and program launch/steering committee to hone the vision and integrate it with the life and rhythm of South Church.
  • Recruit, inspire, mobilize and manage educators, advisors, volunteers, parents and other program leaders.
  • Build and maintain robust accountability relationships with directly impacted leaders and interfaith partners.
  • Research, produce and implement a plan for ongoing anti-racist and anti-oppression training for program leaders and participants.
  • Design and implement a system for reviewing program curriculums, partnerships and needs and for evaluating the success of the program more broadly; report monthly to Board of Elders.
  • Promote program – in partnership with Communications Committee - through social media, press and public speaking to build and sustain enrollment and attract new partners and funders.
  • Implement congregation’s “Safe Church” and sexual misconduct policies, and propose and implement new policies as needed (permission forms, photo releases, etc.) to protect children; ensure that congregation is properly insured and accountable for all eventualities.
  • Create and maintain electronic records related to enrollment, finances, etc.
  • Manage program budget, ensure grant compliance, and seek out new funding streams to sustain and grow the program into the future.

Job Type:

Part - Time (approx. 25 hours a week)

Salary: $24,000

Terms of Employment:

  • The position is currently funded for 2.5 years but it is our hope to grow the position and make it permanent.
  • The position will be part-time – an average of 25 hours/week – with 4 weeks of vacation
  • The person in this role will be accountable with the pastor/head of staff or his designee, with guidance from the Faith and Justice Launch/Steering Team, and through them with the congregation’s Board of Elders
  • The majority of the work will need to be done onsite and in neighboring communities. Much of it will take place during the evening and on weekends, and sometimes on religious holidays.

We believe that the church has been complicit in systemic injustices that have disproportionately harmed the most marginalized people in society including people of color, immigrants, women, formerly incarcerated folx, disabled folx and LGBTQ folx. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $24,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
  • program creating, implementing and managing: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Application Question:

  • Describe your prior faith & just work or other related experience.

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms


  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused


  • Holidays