CLGS was established at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California and opened its doors in the fall of 2000. Discussions about the establishment of the Center began in 1996 and included the insights and assistance of many people at PSR, the Graduate Theological Union, and the broader religious community. Since the late 1970s and early 1980s, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has supported LGBTQ seminarians in many ways. The school currently numbers many LGBTQ-identified people among its student body, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees. The establishment of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) marked another, very significant step in PSR’s commitment to justice for all of God’s children. Pacific School of Religion is a progressive, multidenominational seminary and center for social justice that prepares spiritually-rooted leaders to work for the well-being of all people.
The Coordinator provides theological expertise; programmatic and convening support; and ministerial services to the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Roundtable by coordinating programs (currently all online during the Covid-19 pandemic) and events of the Roundtables, and facilitating community and resources among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) persons from API backgrounds.
• Publicly represent the API Roundtable in national and local settings;
• Provide theological expertise to support the work of the Roundtable;
• Expand the network of the API Roundtable in collaboration with individuals and organizations around the country;
• Maintain regular communications with actual and potential constituents of the Roundtable;
• Oversee the development of curricula and other resources in various media (in online and/or print formats) for use by API religious communities, religious leaders, and laity;
• Assist in the development and implementation of Roundtable events and programming;
• Maintain and expand the Roundtable’s social media presence and contribute to CLGS’s overall social media efforts;
• When feasible, assist in fundraising for the Roundtable; and
• Supervise occasional part-time student assistants and volunteer assistants.
• Master degree in theology, religious studies, and/or ministry;
• Minimum of two years of teaching and/or ministerial experience; and a minimum of two years of experience in community organizing;
• Experience in spiritual guidance (chaplaincy experience desirable).
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