Director of Racial Justice Ministries

The United Methodist Church
  • Location
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jul 14

Position description

Located on 10 peaceful acres in the heart of Nashville’s historic Music Row, Scarritt Bennett Center’s campus has been a place for justice and transformative education for more than a century. What began as a school for women missionaries in 1892 in Kansas City, MO, Scarritt Bennett Center resides on the campus of what was formerly Scarritt College for Christian Workers.

The legacy of Scarritt students, faculty, and staff in movements for justice such as women’s rights, desegregation, civil rights, international relations, and interfaith dialogue runs wide and deep. When the College closed in 1988, the campus became home to Scarritt Bennett Center, a place of hospitality, education about justice and equality, reconciliation and renewal, and cooperation and interaction within the ecumenical and global context. Rooted in mission, the Center is committed to the eradication of racism, empowerment of women, and spiritual formation.

The Center’s breathtaking, historic architecture, robust campus gardens, and convenient location in the heart of Nashville, combined with our commitment to justice and passion for creating a more just world, make Scarritt Bennett Center an exciting professional and personal choice.

Position Description:

  • The Director of Racial Justice Ministries will work with the Scarritt Bennett Staff, Board, and partnership groups to:
  • Lead a program convening faith, thought, and justice leaders to name and/or develop an alternative, progressive theological vision for racial justice on a regional and national scope.
  • Provide research support and movement mobilization that equips faith- inspired individuals and groups to become agents of change.
  • Assist Scarritt Bennett Center in fulfilling its mission and goals by engaging in faith-inspired work within social justice movements on the regional and national scope


Required skills

  • Master’s degree or relevant years of field experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial justice, women’s rights, and civil rights.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, social media aptitude, advocacy, public speaking, research, and analytic skills.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to thrive in fast-paced environment.
  • Great attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Team player who can work with the Scarritt Bennett leadership.

Valued Skills

  • Experience with coalition-building or partnership management, and networking skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with a diverse range of people across faith traditions and practices, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience researching, preparing, and/or soliciting for program funding.

Position & Benefits:

Scarritt Bennett Center is proud to offer a complete benefits package for all full-time employees. The package includes medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, 9% employer contribution to a Personal Investment Plan (PIP), Paid Time Off, and free campus parking.

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