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Support peace and justice work in Canada and beyond! Position Vacancy: Associate Secretary, Justice and Peace

The Commission on Justice and Peace (CJP) is a body of The Canadian Council of Churches that offers a forum for those involved in ecumenical work to:  

  • share information and concerns about peace and justice issues;  
  • reflect biblically and theologically on these issues;  
  • facilitate cooperation between churches around peace and justice concerns; and 
  • assist the Council and its member churches to respond to peace and justice concerns where needed. 

We are seeking an Associate Secretary to enhance the work of the CJP through administrative, facilitation, consensus decision-making, research, and program assistance. As the Associate Secretary of CJP, you’ll provide crucial staff support that enables the Council to carry out its commitment to matters of justice and peace. Your work will serve both the CJP and its Working Group on Sexual Exploitation in Canada (SEWG), and will function collaboratively with the Council’s peace research institute, Project Ploughshares.  

The skills and assets we are looking for include: 

  • Five years’ professional or semi-professional work experience working around justice and peace issues;  
  • A master’s degree or equivalent experience in theology or religious studies, preferably with a justice, peace, and creation/ecology focus;  
  • Facility with dialogue and consensus-building competences; 
  • Comfortable and self-motivated to work and learn remotely; 
  • Fluency with basic computer and internet applications, including the Microsoft 365 platform;  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;  
  • Experience and/or interest in pastoral and denominational fields and/or the ecumenical movement; 
  • Fluency in English is required and in French or other languages is an asset.  

 Finally, our next Associate Secretary shares our passion and concern for bringing about justice and peace in Canada and beyond. 

The position will be 21 hours per week in a competitive salary range for mid-career. The preferred start date is 15 November 2023 (negotiable). Applications will be accepted through October 27, 2023. To be considered, please send in your letter of application and curriculum vitae to In your cover letter, please provide a brief explanation of your interest in justice and peace work and the competencies you bring related to the position. We regret that only successful interview candidates may receive a response. 

 See the Position Description for further details. 

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