Director and Organizer for Women's and Children's Advocacy Sought


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) seeks to fill the position of Director and Organizer for Women's and Children's Advocacy. This position oversees the work of the Louise and Hugh Moore Population Project (LHMPP), which advocates for the health and safety of women and children around the globe.


GBCS is one of four international general program boards of The United Methodist Church. Its prime responsibility is to seek implementation of the Social Principles and other policy statements on Christian social concerns of the General Conference, the denomination's highest policy-making body. The board's primary areas of ministry are Advocacy, Education & Leadership Formation, United Nations & International Affairs, and resourcing these areas for the denomination.


Claiming our Biblical and Wesleyan heritage, the mission of the LHMPP is to work with and on behalf of women and children around the globe, particularly those who are most marginalized, by advocating for the passage of just policies by the US Congress and the United Nations that are consistent with the Social Principles and Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church (UMC).


The Director is responsible for mobilizing, training and supporting United Methodists to advocate for women, children, population and development as it relates to child labor, child sex trafficking, age appropriate sex education, child sexual abuse, the impact of war on children, violence against women, reproductive justice, and human trafficking.


Network and Coalition Building


The Director will be responsible for strengthening existing networks (AIDS Network, Women's Network, and Children's Advocacy Network) and developing new partnerships with local churches and annual conferences.


Additional responsibilities for the Director include developing and strengthening coalition partnerships with UMC organizations, ecumenical coalitions and secular groups. The Director participates in interagency work for the UMC Global AIDS Fund Committee, the GBOD Committee on Older Adults, UMW Program Advisory Board, and COSROW's Sexual Ethics Task Force.


Applicant Criteria and Process


Ideal candidates should have a background in government or international affairs, population and development, women's studies or related field and a minimum of three years of experience in organizing or legislative advocacy.

Interested persons must submit a cover letter and resume with three professional references by Friday, May 24.


A full job description is available online.


For more information, contact Frances Roberts at, assistant general secretary, Administration/Human Resources.


Incomplete applicant information will not be considered.