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Bethany House Director, Boston, Massachusetts

This is a full-time position (40 hours/week).

Bethany House, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, is a
transformational living community providing 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
provide support to this community, which includes students, activists,
survivors of domestic and sexual violence, 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
events, planning social gatherings and other 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 can also serve as a leader in 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 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 would have experience in non-profits, preferably
with a social work background and expertise in working with women who have
experienced trauma/violence/abuse. He/she would be a social innovator with
a passion for connecting with people and building collaborative
partnerships, and be committed to social justice. Desired skills and
experience include 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;
experience with supervision of staff and volunteers; team player; ability
to take initiative and take responsibility for one’s own professional
development; great sense of humor with the ability to think creatively and
flexibly.

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

 

Contact

Please mail or email resume and cover letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at:

Renewal House
P.O. Box 919
Boston, MA 02120
http://www.uuum.org/?page_id=1627