Reports to: RLP Circle Leader
Department: Resilient Leaders Project
FLSA Category: Exempt; Contracted Position
Average Hours per Week: 4; August 2019 - April 2020
The Circle Facilitator provides co-leadership of small groups (circles) with another facilitator and meets periodically throughout the year with the Circles Leader and other facilitators. The Circle Facilitator assists in the reflection on learnings and practices of the Resilient Leaders Project (RLP). The Circle Facilitator reports to the Circles Leader, Laura Wade Shirley.
The Circle Facilitator is responsible to:
- Attend and participate in all assigned trainings and facilitator meetings. These will likely be 60-90 minute meetings 5-7 times/contract, dates TBD.
- Be present for and facilitate portions of four learning modules:
- August 15-18, 2019 – This module is in conjunction with Story Workshop and will be facilitated in collaboration with Allender Center-trained staff.
- Monday-Wednesday, October 21-23, 2019
- Monday-Wednesday, January 6-8, 2020
- Monday-Wednesday, April 27 – April 29, 2020
- Facilitate monthly small groups (Fridays September 20, November 8, December 13, February 7, March 13), times to be determined, 1.5 hours each.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Graduate degree in Counseling, Divinity, or equivalent.
- Demonstrate ability to interact well in group and individual settings.
- Demonstrate interpersonal competence and sensitivity to learning processes.
- Understand professional ethical responsibilities of confidentiality, dual relationships, and diversity issues, and willingness to adhere to related policies of The Seattle School. Discern and advocate for participant needs while upholding school policies.
- Understand issues of transference and able to help participants in their understanding of the role of these issues in their developing professional lives.
- Demonstrate ability to navigate complex cultural frameworks.
- Interest in learning and growing in personal resilience practices. Actively work to develop or improve knowledge, skills and abilities needed to become a more effective member of the Resilient Leaders Project team and The Seattle School community.
- An appreciation of the intellectual diversity of the educational mission, research, and scholarship conducted in a seminary context that attempts to engage a postmodern era with the sensitivity of theological and therapeutic orientations.
- Utilize strong oral and written communication skills.
- Able to work some evenings and weekends.
- Preference given to underrepresented candidates and those with post-graduate experience.
Compensation & Benefits
$1,600 contract for program year.
Staff and faculty feedback will be considered as part of candidate evaluation. Special consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to identify and engage categories of gender and race. Group interview invitations will be issued June 5. Please reserve the afternoon of June 11 for a group interview. Explanation for hiring decisions will not be given. Complete the below documents and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org (email is preferred). Questions about the hiring process should be directed to Kartha Heinz, Human Resource Director. Questions about position responsibilities (not answered in the job description) should be directed to Laura Wade Shirley, Circles Leader.
Application Deadline: June 2, 2019 12:00 am
About the Employer
Established in 1997, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology resides in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Seattle School offers three progressive graduate programs: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Master of Divinity, and M.A. in Theology & Culture. Focused on a transformational education through deep relationality, the school is committed to train people to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships. The Seattle School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment and direction to excellence and diversity throughout the school.
Federal employment non-discrimination rules preserve the freedom of faith-based organizations to hire according to faith. State and local employment civil rights laws include a similar exemption for faith-based organizations such as The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.