We are looking for a lead organizer/executive director for Wyandotte County. The lead organizer will lead the charge at the new justice ministry in Wyandotte County. These new organizations are part of the The Direct Action and Research Training (DART) Center. DART is a national network of 23 justice ministry organizations that unite congregations across racial, religious, and socioeconomic lines to pursue justice. DART-related organizations seek long-term, sustainable improvements at a systemic level. DART organizations engage in direct action assemblies in which thousands of people from a cross-section of faith traditions publicly hold decision-makers accountable on solutions to serious local community problems. DART organizations recent victories include: multi-million dollar investments in affordable housing, increased access to primary health and dental care, statewide legislation to rein in the payday loan industry, implementation of restorative justice practices in public schools, decreasing the high number of juvenile arrests for non-serious offenses, and expanding opportunities for people released from prison. Organizers are responsible for building relationships with local community members and training them to uncover, research, and take action on community problems. We do ask for a three year commitment to working within the DART network.
Contact: Hannah Witmer, Director of Recruitment