COMMITTEE FOR KING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB OPENING
Contact: Committee for King Chair Shawn Brevard, cell (662) 231-2493. Email: email@example.com
Current Committee for King Executive Director Charles Penson will retire from this position at the end of June 2022 after many years of service in a variety of capacities with the organization. Attached is a job description along with minimum qualifications. The position is a part-time position, although closer to the MLK weekend in January the time commitment is heavier, while typically the February-May period is slower. A salary commensurate with duties and the organization’s budget will be shared with candidates deemed appropriate to interview. There are no health benefits with the position. There is the potential of a Vista/Americorps assistant to be discussed with the incoming ED to potentially allow for delegation of certain duties. A key attribute of the applicant is a strong respect and interest in the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Along with this interest, a willingness to devote time and energy to Committee for King’s mission “seeking love, compassion, respect and racial harmony for all people” is essential. The organization is evolving and Board members are interested in carrying the work out into the community beyond the MLK Weekend, which is the programming that has been central to the organization since its inception in the mid-1980s. For Dr. King’s legacy to remain impactful, we must carry on his work and seek to partner with individuals and organizations that reflect his focus areas of justice/equity, education, anti-poverty and anti-militarism. Committee for King is a 501C3 nonprofit. The website is committeeforking.org, and the organization is on Facebook. It has a 21 member Board that meets regularly throughout the year.
TO BE BORN BLACK IN MISSISSIPPI
FEBRUARY 17th, NOON
This Thursday at the Gumtree Museum of Art starting at noon, Kenneth Mayfield, Sir. will review his book, To Be Born Black in Mississippi. His book is an account of his life as a civil rights lawyer and the events that made him who he is today. This is a brown bag event that is free and open to the public.
MLK NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE
Committee for King shines a light on individuals and groups that live the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We appreciate the Volunteer Hub of NE MS for their MLK Day of Service project.
"The time is always right to do the right thing" — MLK
As a local organization, we continue Dr. King's legacy for all members of our community, regardless of age, race, faith, socioeconomic background, etc., as well as through evolving initiatives lead by our NextGen group of volunteers. We look forward to working together as we move toward the dream of love, compassion, respect, and harmony for all people.