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Leadership Development & Anti Racism Trainer

About POWER:

We are POWER Interfaith. We are 50+ congregations in Philadelphia, intentionally bringing people together across the lines of race, faith, income level and neighborhood — lines which have historically kept Philadelphians divided. We are people of faith committed to the work of bringing about racial and economic justice here and now, in our city and our region. By strengthening and mobilizing our networks of relationships, we seek to exercise power in thepublic arena so that the needs and priorities of all Philadelphians are reflected in the systems and policies that shape our city. More recently, POWER has expanded beyond Philadelphia to build POWER Metro, a network of congregations in Montgomery and Delaware Counties as well as POWER Center State, an effort to bring together faith leaders in York, Lancaster, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties.

POWER is a proud affiliate of the Faith in Action Network the largest and fastest growing faith-based community organizing effort in the country. At Faith in Action we are lifting a new vision forAmerica that is rooted in our shared moral values and democratic traditions. POWER is also a member of the Partnership for Working Families.

Job Overview:

The purpose of the Formation Team at POWER Interfaith is to develop the leadership of staff and volunteer leaders so that we all feel equipped to advance POWER’s mission of racial and economic justice for all on a livable planet! The Formation Team offers training and coaching on organizing skills, rooted in our respective faiths and shared values, with a racial equity lens and a vision for healing and liberation.

The Leadership Development & Anti-Racism Trainer collaborates with the Trainer & Coach to offer POWER staff and volunteer leaders what they need to show up in their organizing as their most whole, authentic and powerful selves. This includes planning and leading training in Faith-Based Community Organizing, anti-racism, collective liberation and onboarding training for new organizing staff and volunteer leaders. Our goal is to create a learning and leadership development culture within POWER to support staff and leaders to organize powerfully across race, faith, age, class, and geographical differences.


  • Leading anti-racism and anti-oppression training and collaborating on a vision and plan for an anti-racism training plan across the organization.
  • Planning and coordinating bi-weekly training for all POWER staff.
  • Co-leading a monthly orientation session for new volunteer leaders.
  • Co-leading a 3-day onboarding community organizing training for new organizing staff as needed.
  • Co-designing a Faith-Based Community Organizing Fundamentals training series for volunteer leaders.
  • Scheduling, communication, and data tasks to support Formation Team events.
  • Updating, creating, and integrating training materials and resources into the work of POWER Teams.
  • Integrating trauma-informed healing practices into all programs and training design. (Ex: psychological safety, nervous system regulation, resolving trauma activation during and after gatherings, teaching and using practices to sustain resilience in organizing).
  • Participating in professional development.
  • If desired, coaching staff and leaders on organizing skills, anti-racism, and collective liberation.


  • Must have significant experience with receiving and leading anti-racism trainings. Ideally but not necessarily the applicant also has experience leading anti-oppression trainings on gender, sexuality, faith, class and/or ability based oppression and resistance.
  • Must have at least two years experience in community organizing
  • Must have a passion for facilitation and leadership development
  • Have or be interested in learning a trauma-informed approach to organizing and justice work.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • A Partime, non-exempt position (20hr per week)

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands and/or voice to type or otherwise communicate electronically. Some travel will be required.

Work Environment:

POWER is an EEO employer fully committed to the inclusion of people of all races, religious creeds, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, socioeconomic classes, and any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We are dedicated to providing and maintaining a supportive work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where we treat each other with respect and dignity.

All applicants must apply for this position online via, click here to apply. Please have the following documents ready to upload to your online application:

  1. An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format)
  2. One-page cover letter describing your background, interest in, and qualifications for this position

If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact Resumes will not be accepted via this email address.

FAITH IN ACTION provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, FAITH IN ACTION complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.