Advocacy Volunteer Specialist
Full Job Description
Want to make a difference? Join an organization that has been transforming lives for over 40 years!
As a Christian non-profit, Prison Fellowship® trains and inspires churches and communities—inside and outside of prison—to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration. We equip correctional leaders, volunteers, and incarcerated men and women to make prisons more rehabilitative places; we advocate for a more restorative criminal justice system; and we collaborate with churches and local service providers to support former prisoners, their families, and their communities.
Prison Fellowship® is an organization committed to the highest standards of conduct, ethics and Christian values. Our conduct is guided by and grounded in the Bible, as reflected in our Statement of Faith below.
What we are looking for:
A driven and mission focused Advocacy Volunteer (Justice Ambassador) Specialist to recruit and vet applicants to become Justice Ambassadors to advance justice that restores. You will build individual rapport with Justice Ambassadors and identify strategic collaboration points to leverage church and community connections while facilitating engagement with Prison Fellowship's national initiatives and legislative campaigns. The successful candidate will meet the following job requirements:
- 1-2 years of experience in program management
- Experience coaching volunteers, interacting with the legislative process, engaging the faith community and working on multiple projects simultaneously
- Grassroots organizing background a plus
- Demonstrated ability to lead volunteer trainings and speak at conferences on behalf of the organization
- Outstanding relationship building skills and sound discretion a must
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and social network platforms; use of Phone2Action and Salesforce a plus
- Demonstrated ability to work in a remote/virtual professional role
- Willingness and ability to travel up to 30%
- A bachelor's degree in social science or related major
- This is a remote/work from home position with an expected start date of July 10, 2023
What we offer:
A team oriented, mission driven, supportive environment with cutting edge technology solutions and tremendous opportunity for growth and development. Our outstanding benefits package includes paid leave starting at 39 days (14 holidays, 15 vacation days, 10 sick days), retirement account funding and much more!
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OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Foundation of What We Believe
As a Christian organization, Prison Fellowship believes in the full authority of the Bible as God’s inspired word and the complete tenets of the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creeds.
We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary atoning death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where, as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator between God and man. We believe that the Bible is God’s authoritative and inspired Word, without error in all its teachings.
How We Are Compelled to Live and to Act
We believe that Christians, both individually and corporately, must submit to the Bible, as God’s authoritative, divine and inspired Word, in all matters of belief and conduct.
How Our Mission and Our Approach is Shaped
Prison Fellowship exists to bring glory to God and share His truth and love with those we serve, our employees, volunteers, and communities, according to scriptural truths.
Our Mission is to help restore those affected by crime and incarceration. This Mission is founded on the biblical conviction that all people are created in God's image and that no life is beyond God's reach.
Therefore, we believe that a restorative approach to prisoners, former prisoners, and all those affected by crime and incarceration reflects the God-given dignity and potential of every person and can help individual lives and communities flourish.
What the Hope of Jesus Means for Others
We believe that Jesus—Himself brought to trial, executed, buried, and brought to life again—offers hope, healing, and a new purpose for each life. He can make even the most broken people and situations affected by crime and incarceration whole again.
What this Means for Communities
Through an amazing awakening to new hope and life purpose available through Jesus, those who once broke the law are transformed and mobilized to serve their neighbors, replacing the cycle of crime with a cycle of renewal that restores entire communities. Because the Bible calls us to remember and visit those in prison, we believe that every Christian is compelled to contribute to this restorative cycle.
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