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Executive Secretary for Mission and Advocacy

The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) invites applications for the new position of Executive Secretary for Mission and Advocacy.

Advocacy in the WCRC responds to the call “to stand where God stands.” This fundamental commitment shapes the understanding of its advocacy work, emphasizing the agency of the destitute, the poor, the exploited, the wronged, and the abused.

Advocacy work in the WCRC seeks to amplify the voices of local people in the struggles in which they engage. Having its roots in this tradition, this work encourages, accompanies, and supports activities in member churches to prepare the stage for people to become effective advocates of transformation towards justice and peace in their localities.

Responsibilities of the executive secertary include managing WCRC advocacy work, including building an interntionally networked platform to promote and support concerns of the WCRC, its member churches, and its ecumenical partners. Key to this work is the creation and coordination of the Global Reformed Advocacy Platforms for Engagement (GRAPE) project, which will launch as its first pilot projects this summer.

Applicants must be members in good standing of a WCRC member church, have appropriate educational preparation, possess a personal faith commitment to advocacy and justice, have relevant professional experiences, and be fluent in English. Women from the Global South are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications for the position must include:

  • Motivation letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Member church endorsement
  • Essay (of no more than 2000 words) describing the applicant’s definition of advocacy and its importance within church mission.

Applications should be sent no later than 15 July 2022 to general.secretariat@wcrc.eu.

The position is made possible through a number of grants from WCRC member churches and ecumenical partners. The new executive secretary will be appointed on a vote from the WCRC Executive Committee and serve a term of five-years, with the possibility of renewal.