Trinity Wall Street Seeks Program Manager, Advocacy & Action (NYC)

Position Title: Program Manager, Advocacy & Action

Department: Justice and Reconciliation

Reports To: Senior Program Officer, Justice & Reconciliation

Supervises: Program Associate, Parish News


The Program Manager, Advocacy & Action, works in consultation with the Senior Program Officer to support Trinity Wall Street’s mission to build generations of leaders, build neighborhoods and capacity for service in New York City. This position also focuses on supporting and developing programs that help meet the needs of the lower Manhattan community through connections with partners, congregation members and committees, and Trinity staff.


Ministry Coordination & Management

Develops programs that connect Trinity to the needs of the lower Manhattan community.

  1. Initiate community partnerships that support a variety of services (e.g. housing referrals, job placement, college counseling, after school programs, etc.).
  2. Pilot programs and develop relationships for the expansion of programs at Trinity’s new building at 74 Trinity Place.
  3. Engage congregation members’ expertise in developing, piloting and assessing programs.
  4. Support departmental program efforts and initiatives, with the Senior Program Officer, such as forums, lectures, convenings and exhibits.
  5. Plan community and congregational partnership programs that connect with departmental programs.
  6. Work across Trinity departments to bring the church’s best resources to community programming.

Parish Center

Manage the Parish Center to insure it is a welcoming space for a diverse population of people.

  1. Put policies and procedures in place and work with Parish Center staff to insure they are followed.
  2. Work with Parish Center staff to create a clean and welcoming environment for all ages.

Congregation Service and Advocacy

Create and coordinate outreach ministry opportunities for the congregation.

  1. Work with congregational groups with requests for service opportunities working collaboratively to discern their interests, capacity, time commitments and other critical information in order to develop the most appropriate opportunities for them.
  2. Manage and coordinate Trinity programmatic outreach and advocacy efforts such as Interfaith Thanksgiving, MLK Service Day, and other service opportunities.
  3. Plan and organize these programs in collaboration with congregation members and groups to create a fully engaged congregational experience.
  4. Work to support and connect Justice and Reconciliation programs with the work of the congregational council.
  5. Develop and maintain good working with relationships with congregational leaders
  6. Develop and maintain knowledge of committee plans and events.
  7. Develop programming that connects with and augments congregational committee work.
  8. Complete assigned related tasks in a timely manner and follow up promptly and completely; meet content expectations and deadlines.
  9. Maintain positive tone and professional conduct; demonstrates dependability, decisiveness, timeliness and clarity in management actions and style.
  10. Plan, monitor, provide timely feedback and evaluate employee performance to support individual and department success; proactively discusses accomplishments, areas for improvement and issues with staff.
  11. Provide support and assistance to staff; credit and highlight staff for their achievements; proactively share information with staff; seek out resources and gather resources for staff.
  12. Anticipate manager’s needs and, as appropriate, offers recommendations to support management decision-making
  13. Ask colleagues and manager for assistance and/or feedback and receives it with openness.
  14. Set goals and provide direction; monitor progress and results; set context for assignments; delegate effectively.
  15. Manages and priorities job responsibilities, assignments, projects, etc. with minimal supervision.
  16. Reaches out and partners with colleagues in creative and effective ways to solve problems and enhance work outcomes.
  17. Stays updated with and applies new methodologies or technologies to continually improve performance.
  18. Actively engage in professional development opportunities that improve and enhance leadership and management skills


  1. Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other Trinity Wall Street policies, procedures and rules.
  2. Perform all duties in a manner that promote Trinity’s mission and core values.
  3. Assume other related responsibilities and special projects as required.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Outgoing, self-starter, comfortable establishing new institutional relationships
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Creative, innovative and flexible to new priorities, demands and policies
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, and project management software
  • Project management and coordination skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Self-starter and proactive
  • Proficiency with social media
  • Ability to write theologically

Required and Preferred Education, Experience, and Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Five or more years of experience in non-profits, politically active organizations or faith-based organizations
  • Experience in forming and managing partnerships and managing volunteers
  • Experience working with Episcopal congregations
  • Community organizer training
  • Work experience as a faith based organizer, preferred

How to Apply:

Please send in your resume and cover letter to

Application deadline May 1, 2017