Manatee Justice Ministry

Manatee Justice Ministry

We are an organizing committee in the process of building a DART affiliated Justice Ministry Organization in Manatee County.

For more information, contact Dr. Joreatha Capers, 813-448-4875.

We’re hiring!

Manatee Justice Ministry, a diverse and growing multi-faith coalition of congregations fighting for racial and economic justice, is hiring a Lead Community Organizer to start May 1, 2021.

The organizer will train people of faith to hold political and economic systems accountable for acting fairly. This includes coaching clergy and lay leaders to uncover community problems, research solutions, and organize direct actions to call for change. The organizer will also train grassroots leaders on raising funds from within the organization to maintain independence from outside interests. Finally, the organizer will recruit new congregations into the organization.

Manatee Justice Ministry is part of the DART network, one of the largest faith-based community organizing networks in the country.

Manatee Justice Ministry is an equal opportunity employer.

Key Responsibilities

  • train grassroots faith leaders in building strong justice ministry teams within their congregations
  • help leaders conduct research and develop action plans for winnable issue campaigns
  • recruit new leaders and congregations into the organization
  • organize annual 6-8 week fundraising drive
  • train and supervise Associate Organizer staff

Qualifications      

  • sincere passion for justice
  • strong work ethic
  • proven capacity to build relationships of trust
  • comfort working with religious congregations
  • willingness to be held accountable and hold others accountable
  • flexibility to meet with leaders on weekends and in the evening

Salary & Benefits

Starting salary is $44,000 – $50,000/year.  Benefits include up to $500 per month for health insurance premium reimbursement, paid vacation and sick leave, retirement plan, parental leave.

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Hannah Wittmer: hannah@thedartcenter.org with “Manatee LO Application” in the subject line.