Quaker Employment Sites
American Friends Service Committee, (AFSC): a Quaker organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. See www.afsc.org. For most current listings, see jobs-afsc.icims.com/afsc_jobs/jobs/candidate/jobs.jsp.
ARC Ecumenical Retreat Community in central Minnesota's pine woods provides space and silence for discernment in times of transition. See www.arcretreat.org. Regular openings for residents to welcome retreatants and share a simple, sustainable, spiritual lifestyle. Room and board provided for volunteers up to three months; stipend, health insurance available for longer term resdents. Openings listed at: http://www.arcretreat.org/living-and-working-arc.
Christian Peacemaker Teams is an initiative among Mennonite and Church of the Brethren congregations and Friends United Meeting that supports violence reduction efforts around the world. See www.cpt.org. Various opportunities for involvement exist. Two-week delegations focused on education in non-violence and the situation where CPT is working take place throughout the year. Opportunities to become part-time or full-time CPT corps members range from two-three month commitments/year for three years, to a full-time commitment for three years. Contact CPT directly for more information. More at www.cpt.org/participate.
Church World Service is the relief, development, and refugee assistance ministry of 35 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations in the United States. Working in partnership with indigenous organizations in more than 80 countries, CWS works worldwide to meet human needs and foster self-reliance for all whose way is hard. See www.churchworldservice.org/aboutcws.htm. The job listings can be found at this link: http://www.churchworldservice.org/site/PageServer?pagename=employment_main
Council on International Educational Exchange: The Council on International Educational Exchange is the leading U.S. non-governmental international education organization. CIEE creates and administers programs that allow high school and university students and educators to study and teach abroad.
Current employment opportunities listed at www.ciee.org/home/careers/
Earlham College. Founded in 1847 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Earlham is an independent, four-year, coeducational, residential institution of higher learning. Among the nation's academically strongest liberal arts colleges, Earlham College develops in its students broad and deep competencies in both traditional and emerging fields. Earlhamites value living and working effectively with others; lifelong learning; cultural, ethnic and religious diversity; and engagement as global citizens. Employment Opportunities
Earlham School of Religion is an accredited graduate theological school in the Quaker tradition offering residential and distance learning masters level study located in Richmond, IN. Positions at ESR.
Everence (formerly MMA and Mennonite Financial) helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of advisors and representatives. Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services with community benefits and stewardship education. Everence is a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches. Career page.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) fields the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington, DC. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL's multi-issue advocacy connects historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity, and truth with peace and social justice issues which the United States government is or should be addressing. FCNL is nonpartisan. Work at FCNL
Friends Fiduciary Corporation is a Philadelphia-based, not-for-profit, financial services corporation entrusted with more than $230 million in funds of Quaker institutions under long-term management. FFC and its pedecessors have been serving the Quaker community since 1898. http://www.friendsfiduciary.org/
Friends General Conference (www.fgcquaker.org) is a Quaker organization, headquartered in Philadelphia, in the unprogrammed tradition of the Religious Society of Friends which primarily serves affiliated yearly and monthly meetings. For employment opportunities within FGC see: http://www.fgcquaker.org/about-us/employment-internships.
Friends Journal (www.friendsjournal.org) is an independent magazine serving the Religious Society of Friends. Its offices are located in Philadelphia. For internships see http://www.friendsjournal.org/internships-employment for other employment see http://www.friendsjournal.org/employment.
Friends Rehabilitation Program, Inc., a Quaker related non-profit serving Philadelphia. For information about Friends Rehabilitation Program, see our website at www.friends-frp.com.
Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas. The purpose of the Friends World Committee for Consultation is to encourage fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends. In the Americas, the Quaker community extends from the Arctic to the Andes, spanning a rich diversity of regional cultures, beliefs and styles of worship. FWCC Section of the Americas offers programs that unite Friends across the hemisphere through Spirit-led fellowship. FWCC Americas
Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends seeks pastors for several monthly meetings. Full and part time positions available. Resumes to Iowa Yearly Meeting, PO Box 657, Oskaloosa, IA, 52577, firstname.lastname@example.org; 6141-673-9717.
The Jubilee Association of Maryland (http://www.jubileemd.org) is a Mennonite-affiliated human services organization in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. It provides opportunities and support for people with developmental disabilities to live in and enrich their community while fulfilling their personal, family, and spiritual needs. See https://www.smartrecruiters.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/jobmarket.woa/wa/jobMarketHomePage?fp1=49950487 for jobs listed.
Mennonite Central Committee U.S. (www.mcc.org/) in Akron, PA, is a Christian relief and development organization with a strong commitment to peacemaking. All MCC workers must have a personal Christian Faith, be active members of a Christian church, and be committed to the teaching of nonviolent biblical peacemaking. Candidates of a gender or ethnic group typically underrepresented in this type of MCC assignment are encouraged to apply. Openings are listed at: www.mcc.org/serve/. For a list of jobs, go here http://mcc.org/serve/positions
North Carolina Yearly Meeting (FUM) (http://www.ncym-fum.org) seeks through the power of the Holy Spirit to equip and energize our meetings in their witness to the love, message and power of the living Christ encouraging Friends to translate our faith into practice.
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (www.pym.org) is comprised of over one hundred local Friends meeting communities in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, all of Delaware and Eastern Maryland. Volunteer and paid positions are posted at www.pym.org/pm/jobs.php.
Quaker Earthcare Witness is an organization of Friends and others in North America taking spirit-led action to address the ecological and social crisis of the world from a spiritual perspective, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies. See www.quakerearthcare.org.
QuEST stands for Quaker Experiential Service and Training, and is coordinated by the University Friends Meeting (Religious Society of Friends/Quakers). QuEST brings together six interns to live together in community while performing a year of voluntary service in a wide variety of social service agencies in the Seattle area.
Placements are made through a matching process between intern skills and interests and agency needs. Most interns will qualify for AmeriCorps education awards, and in addition to excellent housing will receive health insurance, a communal food allowance, bus pass, modest stipend, and mentorship and support during their year of service. We support people in service from a wide range of backgrounds, international volunteers, and people of any (or no) spiritual affiliation.
We seek interns who are committed to community life and engagement, cooperative living, service, and social justice. At least one of our internship sites requires Spanish fluency, and many require a college degree.
Couples or individuals may apply. Applications are due March 1st. One-year minimum commitment required, starting just before Labor Day and ending the following August.
School of the Spirit, a Quaker ministry of prayer and learning, is dedicated to helping all who wish to be more faithful listeners and responders to the inward work of Christ. http://www.quakerinfo.com/sos.shtml
Sidwell Friends School (www.sidwell.edu) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD. Founded in 1883, the School is a non-profit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees. Sidwell Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, physical education program, or other School-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring and terms of employment of faculty and staff. More information is available at: www.sidwell.edu/employment/index.aspx:
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), a liberal religious organization located in Boston, Massachusetts. See http://www.uua.org/ Openings with UUA and related organizations are listed at: www.uua.org/aboutus/careeropportunities/index.shtml
William Penn House, Washington, DC --The William Penn House (WPH) is a Quaker seminar and hospitality center five blocks from the halls of Congress in Washington, DC. Its mission is to provide a setting for Friends and others concerned with the development of spiritual values and a bridge between those values and pressing domestic and international concerns. WPH is best known for its seminar programs for groups from schools, colleges and universities, monthly meetings, and other organizations. See: www.williampennhouse.org. William Penn House welcomes Friends from each of the spiritual traditions of Friends and is seeking interns with Quaker backgrounds. Over the recent past interns have come from Conservative Friends, FUM, FGC and Evangelical Friends. Details posted at http://www.williampennhouse.org/?q=internships.
Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. WFP’s mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. Opportunities listed at http://witnessforpeace.org/article.php?list=type&type=91 updated: (2/2/10).
Yangon Academy is an English-medium private school offering an American-based international curriculum. Yangon Academy's easily accessible campus is located in the heart of Yangon, Myanmar. http://www.yangon-academy.org/ YA hires certified, K-6 teachers and experienced pre-school teachers. Teachers need to be native English speakers or highly fluent in English. In addition to the salary, YA offers a living stipend, a flight to Myanmar at the beginning of the year and from the school at the end of the year, and health insurance. Starting date for teachers is August 1, 2011 and the school year ends in early Early June. Every elementary classroom has an English-speaking, local teaching assistant. Classrooms are air-conditioned and supplied with a library and set of resources. If you are qualified, have a love of teaching, and want to stay in this special country we want to hear from you. Former Peace Corp and JVC are especially encouraged to apply. Please contact email@example.com.
Young Friends in Residence is a collaborative program between New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and Perry City Monthly Meeting with significant support from Farmington-Scipio Regional Meeting. Intern positions. Located in Newfield, NY at the Beloved Community House. (Ten miles outside of Ithaca, NY) Interns will live in intentional community with 2-3 other interns. Work includes developing youth and adult programs focused on creating a space for friends of all ages to experience, live in and respond to Spirit. Interns are encouraged to immerse themselves in the local community and participate in the life of Perry City Monthly Meeting and the wider Quaker Community. An openness to grow and deepen spiritually is required as is experience in Quaker practices. Small monthly stipend ($200) plus room, board and travel expenses. Start Dates March 1 and September 1, 2011. For more information, including a job description and application, please contact Chris DeRoller at 518-794-8811 or email us at YFIRwg@gmail.com
Other listings for jobs with Friends organizations:
Job Openings in Quaker colleges, maintained by FAHE (Friends Association for Higher Education)
Job Posting Service for job openings in Quaker schools, maintained by the Friends Council on Education, for their member schools.
Employment with retirement facilities and nursing homes that are member organizations of Friends Services for the Aging
Quaker related jobs are also posted at Friends General Conference Youth page.
Other employment listings with nonprofit organizations:
Worldwide listings from Action Without Borders: www.idealist.org/
In the greater Philadelphia area, see listings through the La Salle University Nonprofit Center at: www.nonprofitjobscoop.org/content.php?content=searchJobs&id=3