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Reading Room Ambassador
Job Category: Church Activities
Requisition Number: READI001239

Posted: August 6, 2021
Closed: December 6, 2021
Full-Time
Showing 1 location
MA - Boston TFCCS
Boston, MA 02115, USA
Job Details
Description
Department:                Church Activities Department
SUMMARY
You will be an active member of the Church Activities team, and serve as a globally-connected resource for Reading Room librarians, branch church members, and Reading Room visitors regarding all topics related to Reading Rooms (RR). You get to help connect individuals and churches with resources that support a higher understanding of the purpose of RRs and their vital role in the collective demonstration of an active and healing Church. In addition, you will serve as an advocate within the broad organization of The Mother Church (TMC), including The Christian Science Publishing Society (CSPS) by helping departments gain insight into the needs of Field RRs. You will endeavor to connect all aspects of RR support to branches and to identify opportunities to further strengthen how we support this activity.
You will also be charged with bringing together departments across the organization to think more specifically about how we can inspire and support the Cause of Christian Science, and build awareness among church members about Reading Rooms as channels of distribution to the community for products, web activity, healing ideas, and the efficacy and relevance of Christian Science in today’s world.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support the success of RRs by helping workers see the opportunities and address impositions
Create and maintain a stronger support system for Reading Room activity
Serve as an advocate for Reading Rooms within the organization
Develop and facilitate workshops and regular Zoom conference calls and phone calls in as well as RR Webinars
STAFF MANAGEMENT AND JOB CONTACTS
Reporting Relationships
Supervisor: Manager, Church Activities
Supervises: none
Regular Contacts
This position has regular contact with Reading Rooms, Branch Churches, church members as well as TMC,  CSPS, and OPA depts that produce resources and products for Reading Rooms. It works closely with the Mass Ave RR Librarian, product managers, JSH staff, and CSM staff.
JOB REQUIREMENT
Essential Experience
First-hand experience in Reading Room activity and in other branch church work. High level of inspiration and vision about the potential of Reading Rooms to help branches fulfill their mission within their communities.
Education / Experience
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. An experienced, collaborative communicator and innovator able to approach others and impel new thought and patiently nurture the development of new ideas, expressing the vibrant qualities of Spirit and Love in practical, effective ways. Experience in serving in one or more branch church Reading Rooms.
Knowledge/Skills
In-depth knowledge of the Church Manual, The Mother Church organization, membership and experience of branch church activities are required. Demonstrated ability in planning, project management and managing internal and external relationships is necessary.
The incumbent must be alive with the desire, the expectation, and the conviction needed to change thought in our Church about Reading Rooms, to realize the present possibility for Reading Rooms to be a healing influence in churches and the communities that surround them.  He/she must have the humility to actively listen for and hear new ideas coming through many individuals.
Interested in and able to relate to individuals of all ages and backgrounds, both among members and those waiting to learn about Church and this healing Science. This individual must be committed to proving and sharing Christian Science.
Preference for fluency in languages other than English is desirable to support worldwide RRs.
Technology Skills
Familiarity with the web and other current media technology and able to advocate for considering their potential as channels of distribution for healing ideas and how the Reading Room might play a role. Incumbent must be comfortable with, or willing to learn, tools such as G Suite, Slack, and Trello.
Work Environment
 Based in Boston preferred. Please note: This position cannot be performed remotely from Colorado [at this time] due to local job posting requirements
Christian Science Information
Mother Church membership and Primary class instruction are required, as well as being a strong and solid metaphysician, supportive of all church activities and their community-oriented healing mission.
PLEASE NOTE:
Background check required given potential for direct contact with children.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. 
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