Directors of Program Ministries – The General Commission on Religion and Race of The United Methodist Church – Washington, DC

The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) of the United Methodist Church (UMC) is responsible for ensuring institutional equity, diversity and intercultural competency at every level of the church. GCORR provides an opportunity to work with talented people in support of a mission. We are a dynamic, evolving organization that values a strong work ethic, strategic thinking, teamwork, and mutual respect. We are in search of two Directors to complete and compliment our team.

Position Overview:

The Directors of Program Ministries will provide high-level quality of communications and support for the General Commission on Religion and Race in the area of Program Ministries. The directors are expected to exercise initiative, confidentiality, and the ability to multi-task. The directors will use good judgment and discretion related to the broad range of responsibilities lodged in agency. The primary task is to serve as the point of contact for stakeholders across the connection and support the on-going resourcing of GCORR partnerships.

Reporting directly to the General Secretary, the agency’s top official, the Directors will be partners in the agency’s comprehensive training program that will effectively increase knowledge within the church of intercultural competency, institutional equity and facilitating vital conversations. These Directors will be part of the team responsible for delivering trainings and serving as resource consultants to annual conferences, local churches, and denominational entities. The goal of this work is to equip all levels of the Church to develop cross cultural and multicultural relationships and to foster equitable and just systems, policies and processes.

The Directors for Program Ministries will additionally work in partnership with all GCORR staff, board members and UMC members in the United States and Central Conferences to carry out the mission of GCORR by identifying resourcing needs as well as developing and disseminating curriculum and resources materials; both in person and online.


Develop and design resources related to the three primary areas of GCORR’s ministry- intercultural competency, institutional equity and vital conversations.
Serve as a leader of workshops, trainings and other educational activities on subjects including but not limited to intercultural competency, cross racial/cross cultural appointment, multicultural ministry, racial, ethnic and tribal justice and equity, and community dialogue and change processes.
Develop communities of practice and networks around key areas of work. This includes the creation of a train the trainer program, IDI administrator network, CRCC network, and other communities as the need arises.
Lead the consultation and planning process for deepening the commitment to and learning in each of the areas of the GCORR ministry model throughout The United Methodist Church’s global connection, providing culturally contextual interpretation and adaption of the agency’s work as needed.
Develop relationships within denominational structures and conducts an ongoing needs analysis to identify opportunities for new and needed training and resources within the denomination.

How to apply

Minimum Qualifications:

Extensive education and work in the area of intercultural competency, antiracism, community dialogue, resource development
Certification in and experience with the Intercultural Development Inventory and Developmental
Model of Intercultural Sensitivity is highly appreciated
Deep knowledge of adult learning and education program design and development • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills
Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently/self-directed • Bachelor’s required/Master’s degree preferred in a related field


Annual salary range $70,000-$96,000 depending on experience, pension benefits, 22 days of paid vacation sick leave, comprehensive medical, dental and accidental death insurance; other benefits as outlined in the Employee Personnel Manual. This is a full-time exempt position with 60% travel. The position is located in Washington, DC – paid relocation is assistance is negotiable.

Hiring Policy:

The General Commission on Religion and Race is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status. Denominational membership is not required.

Procedure and Deadline:

Send a cover letter, resume, a sample training design related to an area of GCORR’s ministry model and a summary of your understanding of the vision, work and goals of GCORR ( by April 30, 2015. Incomplete applicant information will not be considered. Starting date is flexible.

Send application information to:

-or –

Ms. Frances J. Roberts, AGS Administration/Human Resources

100 Maryland Ave NE #224

Washington, DC 20002-5625

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