MFSA Coordinator Application
What is MFSA?
Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) is an intersectional social justice nonprofit that mobilizes Justice-Seeking People of Faith to take action on issues of peace, poverty and people’s rights within the church, the nation, and the world. You can learn more and subscribe to the newsletter here:
Commitment: Coordinator is paid $8,000 per year for 10 hours per week.
Structure: The work of the Coordinator is guided by a Steering Committee, a self-perpetuating body that seeks its own new members and names it own Chairperson. The Chairperson is a voting member of the Executive Committee of the Iowa Chapter of MFSA (Methodist Federation for Social Action).
Connecting with Old and New Members:
The Coordinator is available to speak about MFSA to church groups and others.
Send out a Memo twice a month with announcements of MFSA events and other
peace and justice events that might be of interest to MFSA folks.
Provide information for the web page and Facebook page.
Work with the SQB Editor to publish three or four editions each year. Facilitate the preparation and bulk mailing of the SQB.
Connect with the Legislative Advocacy Team, Board of Church and Society, and
the UMW .
Connect with the National MFSA office.
Supporting the Executive Committee:
Stay in close contact with the Co-Presidents, primarily through e-mail.
Send out notices and reminders of meetings and various deadlines.
Facilitate plans for the Statewide Gatherings.
Help with plans for Annual Conference, working with the Annual Conference
Assist in preparation for General Conference every four years.
Keep a file of Minutes and other important documents and records.
Acknowledge gifts to the Organizer Fund and other Special Funds.
Working in Coalition:
Represent MFSA at peace and justice groups in the community. Examples
include the Des Moines Faith Committee for Peace, Middle East Peace Education Coalition (MEPEC), Faithful Voices for Racial Justice, Moral
Mondays, ad hoc groups like Hiroshima/Nagasaki Observance, Tax Day,
and others as they arise.
Make the Executive Committee aware of opportunities to co-sponsor peace and
justice events in the community, and to sign on to letters related to
specific issues when such opportunities arise between meetings.
What experience do you have in ministry, social justice work, or community organizing work (volunteer work counts too)?
What interests you in the role?
Send me a copy of my responses.
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