The Indigenous Ministries and Justice Circle of The United Church of Canada is seeking an individual to fill the role of Executive Minister on a full-time (35 hours/week) permanent basis.
This position is part of the national staff leaders group of the United Church of Canada, and works directly with the National Indigenous Council and the National Elders Council of the United Church.
The Executive Minister will guide the work of the Indigenous Ministries and Justice Circle which has two significant streams of responsibility:
- Supporting Indigenous communities of faith and Indigenous ministries and members, with leadership and direction from the National Indigenous Council; and
- As the United Church lives out its obligations for Indigenous Justice related to residential schools and other legacies of colonialism, and commitments to right relations, providing, with guidance from the National Indigenous Council and from the General Council Executive, guidance, support, insight, and challenge.
This is a senior management position that includes responsibility for budget development and management, supervision of a staff team, and work with elected members. Adaptability and an ability to make governance processes work are key, as this position will be working with new denominational structures in the United Church, and new structures for the Indigenous part of the United Church, which seek to honour the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Applicants should have relevant post secondary education or equivalent experience. The ideal candidate will have understanding of and respect for Indigenous cultures and traditional practices, as well as knowledge of Christianity and the United Church of Canada. This position is based in Toronto, and will require weekend and evening meetings, as well as travel across Canada, including remote communities.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone grounded in Indigenous culture, supportive of the life and work of the United Church of Canada, and with the capacity to help build the dreams of justice and community for Indigenous peoples in Canada.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, The United Church of Canada will provide assistance to employees who request accommodation throughout their employment with United Church of Canada, unless the position is deemed to be a bona fide occupational requirement and/or to the point of undue hardship considering issues of health, safety and cost.
To request a copy of the full position description, please email: careers [at] united-church.ca