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Position Opening: Training and Development Specialist
The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) of the United Methodist Church (UMC) is
responsible for ensuring institutional equity, diversity and intercultural competency at every level of the
church. GCORR provides an opportunity to work with talented people in support of a mission. We are a
dynamic, evolving organization that values a strong work ethic, strategic thinking, teamwork, and
mutual respect.
Position Overview:
Reporting directly to the Team Leader for Cross-Racial and Intercultural Ministries, the Training and
Development Specialist will expand and implement a comprehensive training program that will
effectively increase knowledge within the church of intercultural differences and competencies. This
person will be responsible for creating and delivering trainings tailored for use across annual
conferences, local churches, and denominational entities with the goal of equipping all levels of the
Church to successfully function in multicultural environments. This person will also be responsible for
creating action plans for Church leaders to use in implementing their learnings at the individual and
denominational level.
The Training and Development Specialist will additionally work in partnership with GCORR staff, board
members and UMC members throughout the country to carry out the mission of GCORR by identifying
focused training opportunities as well as developing and disseminating curriculum, materials and online
Coordinates the planning and implementation of intercultural competency training and
resources for United Methodist clergy, laity, bishops, and other church leadership.
Develops and designs innovative educational materials based on current research in the field
of intercultural competency.
Develops a high-quality and quantifiable train the trainer program with supportive materials..
Regularly reviews literature in the field of intercultural communication to identify best
practices, trends, and desired outcomes.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Extensive education and work in the area of multiculturalism and intercultural competency
• Certification in and experience with the Intercultural Development Inventory and Developmental
Model of Intercultural Sensitivity
• Deep knowledge of adult learning and education program design and development
• Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently/self-directed
• Bachelor’s required/Master’s degree preferred in a related field
Annual salary of $65,000, pension benefits, 22 days of paid vacation sick leave, comprehensive medical,
dental and accidental death insurance; other benefits as outlined in the Employee Personnel Manual.
This is a full-time exempt position with 20% travel. The position is located in Washington, DC – paid
relocation is assistance is negotiable.
Hiring Policy:
The General Commission on Religion and Race is an equal opportunity employer and considers
applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual
orientation or any other legally protected status. Denominational membership is not required.
Procedure and Deadline:
Incomplete applicant information will not be considered. GCORR will accept applications until the
position is filled.
Send a cover letter, a resume and a sample training design to:
-or Ms. Frances J. Roberts, AGS Administration/Human Resources
100 Maryland Ave NE #224
Washington, DC 20002-5625
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