NYS Council of Churches seeks new Executive Director

A close ally of the Labor-Religion Coalition, the NYS Council of Churches, is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization into its next phase of growth and accomplishment. NYSCC joins together Christians of many denominations across New York State to care for one another, safeguard the presence of vital Christian communities, provide hospitality to all, proclaim the Gospel boldly in each place, and declare God’s just will among the powers and principalities. Our mission goals focus on social justice witness and advocacy on state-level issues, such as income inequality, health care for all, earth care, and an end to mass incarceration; institutional pastoral care; and ecumenical cooperation in education, worship and action.


The Executive Director supervises and administers the work of the Council, with responsibility for staff, programs, fundraising, communications, financial functions, office operations, property and legal affairs. The Executive Director leads the organization’s extensive social justice advocacy work and pastoral care programs. A full position description may be found here.


A passion for social justice and commitment to building interdenominational partnership to proclaim God’s good and just purposes throughout New York State. Knowledge of the Christian faith and active membership in a NYSCC member denomination. Demonstrated executive leadership, preferably in a faith-based organization. Experience in public policy witness including issue analysis, resource development, networking, communications, media outreach, advocacy, speaking and writing. Proven success in fundraising and grantwriting. Master’s degree or higher in a field relevant to the NYSCC mission and programs.

Salary & Specifications

Full-time salary of $65,000 with competitive benefits package. Position located in the Capital District with travel throughout NYS. Please send a resume, cover letter, and one relevant writing sample via email to Karen Lapierre at nyscoc@aol.com by August 21, 2015.