The Common Good
May-June 2001

Bringing people together

by | May-June 2001

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

  • The National Center for Leadership, an organization affiliated with the National Presbyterian Church, seeks a dynamic individual to serve as executive director. Current programs include fellows center, speaker series, leadership curriculum, and annual conference. Ideal candidate should have fund-raising and development experience, organizational and management skills, and strong entrepreneurial instincts. Competitive salary and benefits. Send résumé and salary history to Search Committee, NCL, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016;
  • Atlanta congregation seeks ministers to work with pastor serving in in-town community. Positions include minister to lead dynamic use of physical, financial, and human assets, including missions and outreach initiatives; minister to lead educational, discipleship, music, drama, and creative ministries. Both positions require Spirit-led, mature, assertive individuals with proven ability to organize, lead, inspire, and collaborate with wide range of employees, lay leaders, and volunteers. Send résumé Attn. Search Committee to Druid Hills Baptist Church, 1085 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306;
  • Providence Hospitality House, an emergency shelter for women with children, has a live-in position available. Candidates must have good communication skills, a commitment to social justice issues, and willingness to live a simple lifestyle in a community environment. Room, board, health benefits, and monthly stipend. Send résumé to PHH, P.O. Box 22382, Seattle, WA 98122; PHHTeam@; (206) 322-2107.
  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Wabash Valley Urban Connection, a nonprofit Christian ministry for inner-city youth, seeks interns to assist various programs and services provided for at-risk youth. A small weekly stipend and free room and board provided. One-to-two-year commitment preferred, though summer internships will be considered for the right candidates. Contact Margaret Struder, Wabash Valley Urban Connection Inc., 1096 Ohio St., Terre Haute, IN 47807; mstruder@volkersgroup. com.
  • ARC Retreat Center (Action, Reflection, Celebration), located 55 miles north of Minneapolis on 90 acres of woodlands—emphasizing peace, justice, prayer, simplicity—has openings for adult volunteers for one year or longer commitments to join a residential ecumenical community that provides hospitality for guests seeking retreat and renewal. Contact ARC, 1680 373rd Ave. NE, Stanchfield, MN 55080; (763) 689-3540;;
  • The Cleveland Catholic Worker invites volunteers to join a house community, as well as supportive surrounding community, that provides long-term hospitality to people with significant psychological/social needs, a drop-in center, and public witness. Families welcome. Contact Faith Noble, (216) 651-6689, or Mike Fiala, (216) 961-5730.
  • InnKeepers needed for Samaritan Inns' InnKeeper Internship Year to serve as resident managers in our transitional inns with formerly homeless women and men in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. InnKeepers receive a monthly stipend, room and board, health and dental benefits, Americorps Education Grants, plus many educational opportunities. Contact Tom Copps, 2523 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 667-8831, ext. 261;
  • Retreats and Conferences

  • Ohio Dominican College in Columbus will host the 21st National Convocation of Jail and Prison Ministry, June 22-26. This annual gathering of people of all faiths seeks to address direct service, education, and advocacy around the criminal justice system. Convocation goals include abolishing the death penalty and developing alternatives to incarceration. Registration deadline is May 1. Contact Sister Joan Michalik, Catholic Diocese of Toledo, P.O. Box 985, Toledo, OH 43696-0985; (419) 244-6711; http://
  • Rivier College in New Hamphsire presents its sixth annual Peace and Justice Institute. "Living Justice, Building Peace," June 24-29 will address nonviolence, Catholic social teaching, globalization, economic inequality, the lives of Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day, and more. Presenters include longtime peace activist and author John Dear, SJ; professor of moral theology Thomas Massaro, SJ; storyteller and theologian Megan McKenna; Jim Forest, co-founder of the Catholic Peace Fellowship; and United for a Fair Economy. Participants may attend individual sessions or the entire six-day institute for credit or non-credit. Room and board available. Contact (603) 897-8481;
  • The following individuals in prison request correspondence from people outside of prison:

    Toby Hicks, 985649 B2-207, P.O. Box 557, Westville, IN 46391; Michael D. Reeb, 142542, ASPC Eyman/Cook, P.O. Box 3200, Florence, AZ 85232; Domingo E. Reyna, 625588, P.O. Box 150, Tenn. Colony, TN 75884; Charles Williams, 554619-C-21485, Century Correctional Institution, 400 Tedder Road, Century, FL 32535; Evan VanAusdal, 28962, Ione Peak B-201, P.O. Box 250, Draper, UT 84020; Shaft Chihinga, Mukobeko Prison Cond-Sect., Box 80915 Kabwe, Zambia; Robert L. Combs, 51570 C-3-142L, P.O. Box 921, Imperial, CA 92251; Samuel D. Morgon, 118071 3-14-right 19, Kentucky State Penitentiary, P.O. Box 5128, Eddyville, KY 42038-5128; Damon Hipps, 89839, Unit 17, Parchman, MS 38738; James Summarell, 13811, Utah State Prison — Unit 1, P.O. Box 250, Draper, UT 84020.

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