Covenant seeks co-director of mission and outreach

Covenant has an immediate opening for a full-time, co-director of mission and outreach to lead our church in responding to poverty, homelessness and social injustice in Charlotte and beyond.

For more than 60 years, Covenant has supported bold initiatives to improve the lives of our neighbors. Crisis Assistance Ministry, one of the city’s most respected nonprofits, began in the Covenant basement to help families left vulnerable by the 1970s recession.

Today, our reach extends across the globe to places like the Renguti School near Nairobi, Kenya, where we collaborate with local leaders to expand health care and education.

The incoming co-director will have a chance to learn about the scope of Covenant’s work prior to assuming the full role of director. Our current director, Carla Leaf (pictured at left), will remain on staff during a one-year transition period leading up to her retirement in June 2018.

The incoming co-director will initially inherit leadership of local outreach efforts, including our work with CMS partner school Highland Renaissance Academy; Freedom School Partners; Men’s Shelter of Charlotte and other nonprofits.

This is an exciting time to be at Covenant. Our congregation is growing. Our leaders are pursuing ambitious goals, particularly in the areas of affordable housing and education. The challenges may be enduring - in Charlotte and elsewhere - but so is our resolve. We hope the incoming co-director will build on our strengths while introducing us to new, innovative ideas for the challenges we seek to address.

About the Search

Please click here for the full job description and details on how to apply. A committee of Covenant members is leading the search: Amy Capitano, Chair; Jerry Jernigan; Stephen Moore; Campbell Tucker; Kay Wheeler; Ariel Gritter; and Janet Delery.