Website Bricks and Mortals
Sustainable Solutions for Sacred Sites — a five-year program of Bricks and Mortals, Hartford Seminary and Partners for Sacred Places — proposes sustainable solutions to the persistent concerns of congregations about their buildings. The program will demonstrate adaptive, revenue producing, and sustainable uses for sacred sites, turning a problem into a possibility by teaching and learning with imagination and experience. Congregations and communities participating in the program will increase the resources they have to survive and thrive.
This three-year Consultant position will support the overall program and the Congregational Learning Process (CLP). The CLP includes 5 cohorts across the US and will develop congregations’ understanding of the many adaptive reuse options available. The program will conclude with a Convening of all congregations in 2024.
This position will report directly to the Executive Director of Bricks and Mortals.
- Serves as primary contact for 5-6 nationally-based Coaches for Congregational Learning Process.
- Assists in communications and program work
- Manages overall workflow for the program, particularly cohorts
- Facilitate check-in calls (via phone, Zoom, site visit, etc.) with cohort coaches throughout the grant period (January 2022-December 2023) and facilitate local and national cohort communication
- Support online bank of resources for cohorts
- Update Sustainable Solutions administrative team on cohort progress and relay cohort learnings for program enhancement
- Assist administrative team with logistical support for 20 in-person trainings (2022-2023) and the national convening in 2024, including booking travel
- Assist with developing Toolkit on adaptive reuse and solutions for thriving congregations that can be used nationally
- Build working relationships with the cohort coaches and support congregations participating in the Sustainable Solutions for Sacred Sites program
- Research and develop National Database for organizations, faith-based organizations and judicatories
- At least 5 years experience in administrative and project management, ideally with partners based in multiple locations
- Ability to work with lay and clergy leaders, preferably across a range of denominations and faith traditions, as well as architects, preservationists, and leaders from a range of sectors
- Experience in building collaborative partnerships among diverse organizations and agencies, preferably with congregations or faith-informed organizations
- Ability to work well independently, as well as collaboratively in group settings
- Manage time well and handle a variety of tasks and deadlines with minimal supervision
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org