Episcopal Diocese of Washington

at Missioner for Equity and Justice
Location Washington
Date Posted September 13, 2020
Category Washington (Paula Clark & Robert Phillips)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Urban
Compensation Commensurate with Diocesan Guidelines
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing None
Equity Allowance No
Budget N/A
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church no
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book no
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II no



The Diocese of Washington has launched a Strategic Plan that focuses on major objectives in the next 5 years, Church Revitalization, Formation of Lay and Clergy Members with a School for Christian Faith and Leadership, and Equity and Justice.  The Diocese has made a commitment to view all of its major initiatives and objectives through the lens of Equity and Justice.  The Diocesan Council and Standing Committee have endorsed and supported the need for the Missioner for Justice as the diocese prioritizes this objective over the next 5 years, and beyond.


We are in the midst of great challenge in our diocesan, the nation and the world in addressing issues of equity and justice.  Because the Diocese is located in the nation's captial, this work is not only on a diocesan but a national and world stage.


The Missioner for Equity and justice will have responsibility and oversight over diocesan equity and justice initiatives, with particular emphasis and focus on antiracism, as well as other justice initiatives identified by the Diocesan Strategic plan such as racial and economic equity, immigration, police reform, LGBTQIA+ rights, prevention of gun violence, and creation care. The Missioner works collaboratively with the diocesan Race and Social Justice Committee and other diocesan equity and justice committees, task forces and commissions. In addition, the Missioner ministers with and advises equity and justice leaders throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, and collaborates with ecumenical, interfaith and civic leaders in the District of Columbia and the counties of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, and St. Mary’s, as well as government officials in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland to build coalitions, promote, support, advocate, and take action on behalf of issues of equity and justice.

Contact Information

Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Mrs. Kathleen Hall, Human Resources Director, Episcopal Diocese of Washington, khall@edow.org

For questions about the position, please contact The Rev. Paula E. Clark, Canon to the Ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Washington, pclark@edow.org