NRCAT Hiring Director for Program and Outreach—Deadline September 4

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (

 (Posted August 9, 2012)

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture’s mission is to mobilize people of faith to end torture in U.S. policy, practice and culture. The Director for Program and Outreach equips, engages, and mobilizes faith communities and organizations throughout the U.S. in specific campaigns and in support of the on-going mission of NRCAT.

This is an exempt position responsible to the Executive Director. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The number of hours per week and whether the person will work in the NRCAT office in Washington, DC are negotiable.


  • Works closely with the Director of U.S. Prisons Policy and Program, the Policy Director, the Executive Director and the Director of Finance and Operations to build and sustain relationships with Participating Members, Regional Partners, and others in the network of NRCAT supporters throughout the U.S.
  • In cooperation with other staff, encourages and enables national denominational and faith group bodies, regional religious bodies, ecumenical and interfaith agencies, and faith communities, to participate in NRCAT’s programs.
  • Provides on-going support to religious institutions that are engaged in NRCAT’s work.
  • Manages NRCAT’s three annual campaigns: the anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo, Torture Awareness Month, and Human Rights Day.
  • Works with other staff to develop and produce new educational resources, including web-based resources.
  • Staffs the monthly Regional Partners conference call, and participates in the monthly Participating Members conference call.
  • Develops and implements strategies for increasing the number of people and institutions of color engaged in NRCAT’s efforts.
  • Increases the number of campus ministries that are engaged in NRCAT’s work.
  • In cooperation with other staff, participates in coalitions and joint efforts with other organizations working to end torture.


  • Comfortable engaging in faith /interfaith relationships and settings.
  • Experience in mobilizing religious organizations to engage in specific issues.
  • Experience in managing volunteers.
  • Persuasive in recruiting and sustaining participation in an organization’s mission.
  • Effective writer and speaker.
  • Has, at a minimum, an undergraduate degree.


All applications need to be received by September 4. Please email them to Rev. Richard Killmer at Applications should include:

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position and the assets and experience the applicant would bring to the position.
  • Three references with phone numbers and email addresses.
  • A resume.

For more information, contact Rev. Richard Killmer at 202-547-1920 or

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