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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Director of Bethany House, Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, Roxbury, MA

Director of Bethany House

Posted on: September 20, 2013
Application deadline: October 4, 2013
Posted by: Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry


Bethany House, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, offers safe and affordable housing for young women 18-30. Bethany House is home to women of all races, classes, cultures and faith backgrounds. We are seeking a full-time Director to assist us in creating this transformational living community that includes students, activists, individuals who have transitioned from homelessness, and young working professionals. Each woman who chooses to live at Bethany House contributes to the growth and well-being of the community through participating in chores, leading groups, planning social gatherings and volunteer opportunities.

We are seeking a passionate and knowledgeable individual to take our vision to the next level through engaging with the Back Bay community, Boston city officials and Bethany House residents to create a living community that is safe for women – and also leads the city in understanding the needs of young adult women in Boston. Bethany House is both a resource to the community for affordable living – and also is a gathering space for artists, activists, scholars and people of faith interested in exploring anti-oppression, social justice and innovative communal living across difference.

The qualified individual for the Director position would have experience in non-profits, preferably with a social work background and expertise in working with women who have experienced trauma/violence/abuse. She/he would be a social innovator with a passion for connecting with people and building collaborative partnerships. Commitment to social justice, excellent written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of restorative/transformative practices in working with individuals who have experienced trauma; computer savvy, including knowledge of databases and data management; Master's Degree in social work or divinity/theology preferred and/or comparable work experience with individuals in crisis commitment to working towards non-violence; team player; ability to take initiative and take responsibility for one's own professional development.

Individuals of all cultures, colors, sexual orientations and genders encouraged to apply. Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills highly preferred.

Individuals of all cultures, colors, sexual orientations and genders encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 42,000 - 42,000
Benefits: Excellent benefits


Please mail or email resume and cover letter to:
Renewal House
PO Box 919
Boston, MA 02120
Attention: Rev. Susan Chorley, Director

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