JOB at Cornell U: Center for Religion, Ethics, & Social Policy

Tom Boland (
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 20:35:59 -0700 (PDT)

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The Center for Religion, Ethics, and Social Policy (CRESP), a
nonsectarian, action-based, educational organization at Cornell University
with its roots in religious tradition, spirituality, and ethical thought,
has as its primary mission to secure the active participation of concerned
individuals at Cornell, in Ithaca, and beyond in fostering vital and
caring communities that will provide a foundation for a world of peace,
mutual understanding, and respect for all life.

CRESP now seeks an energetic, dedicated, multi-talented, progressive
individual to serve as its Executive Director.  A successful candidate for the
position will demonstrate a deep commitment to social justice, preservation of
the natural environment, and human rights.  He or she must also be able to
translate spiritual and philosophical ideals into social action and
programming in support of these ideals, and be willing to take
controversial positions on current issues in the process.

The skills and prior experience deemed most valuable for this position
include the following:
- undergraduate degree from accredited institution with either advanced
degree or some postgraduate experience preferred;
- ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in public
gatherings and in personal interactions;
- experience in leading others in successful social-activism efforts;
- ability to coordinate the efforts of diverse groups with similar aims but
different strategies, styles, and short-term objectives;
- experience as an administrator, fundraiser, and budget manager.
- ability to work on many tasks simultaneously

Other desirable skills include the following:
- basic computer literacy;
- desk-top publishing experience.

The principal tasks and responsibilities of the Executive Director are the
- to provide fiscal and programmatic oversight for CRESP's projects and
programs; Committee on US/Latin American Relations (CUSLAR), Durland
Alternatives Library, Eco-Village, EcoPartners, EcoYoff, Seeds of
Simplicity, NY Student Environmental Coalition.
- to foster new projects and programs;
- to establish and maintain productive relationships with Cornell
University in the interest of promoting the programmatic aims and themes of
- to support student activist movements whose socially progressive ideals
are compatible with those of CRESP
- to develop core programming for CRESP (workshops, speakers, conferences,
- to fundraise and pursue foundation grants, both for CRESP and for its
- to represent CRESP on the Cornell campus and in the Ithaca community.

Recent areas of concern have been affirmative action, LGBT issues, worker
rights, sweatshops, US income disparities, and socially responsible

Salary will range from $25-30,000 FTE depending on experience.
Applications including  resumes and 3 references pertaining to specific
experience with this kind of work must be received at the CRESP office,
Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 by May 15, 1998.
Interviews planned for the last week in May. Women and members of
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Inquiries may be
addressed to

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