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We are looking for a new Executive Director!
Thank you for your interest in the position of Executive Director for the American Waldensian Society. We are currently receiving applications by email to Information about the position and requirements for application are below. You may download a copy of the position description by clicking on the link below:

Position Description for the Executive Director of the American Waldensian Society

The American Waldensian Society (AWS) seeks an Executive Director. A qualified candidate will: Facilitate crossings between North American Christians and ecumenical partners in Italy and South America; Build awareness about continuing Waldensian global witness among North American congregations, seminaries and denominations; Develop financial resources for AWS to complement stewardship efforts of our ecumenical partners in North America.

The most current updates about activities and projects of the American Waldensian Society may be found on the AWS Facebook Page. An overview of the history and work of AWS is available on this website.

The Board of Directors of the Waldensian Society is energized to build upon the capable legacy of our outgoing Executive Director, Francis Rivers, after a long and valuable tenure. We believe the Society is entering a dynamic time for new initiatives being pursued by Waldensian leadership in Italy and South America. The Executive Director will be on the leading edge, strengthening historic ties and building new networks to continue our important work. The Executive Director will regularly visit the AWS office in Valdese, North Carolina. However most of the work can be remotely accomplished so relocation is not required or expected.

The search committee is engaging our AWS network of friends and contacts, encouraging all to share the word about this significant opportunity for service. Please pray about this opportunity. If you are a candidate, make your application. If you are not a candidate, please share this opportunity with a qualified candidate you may know. We are eager to fill the position as soon as can be possible. We expect the new Executive Director will begin employment no later than September 1.

Applicants should review the position description then submit a letter of interest and a resume of qualifications (including references) to the Executive Director Search Committee by August 1, 2018. All applications will be reviewed, and a letter of response will be sent in a timely manner. Thank you for your prayerful discernment. We hope that (by selection or participation in our search) you will be an important part of building our future with God’s help.

Members of the Executive Director Search Committee:
The Rev. Brian Paulson, D.Min., Brad Lewis, Ph.D., The Rev. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, Ph.D.

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