The Religious Research Association invites applications for a Communications and Publicity Associate.

Organization Description

The Religious Research Association (RRA) is a professional organization of academic and religious professionals working at the intersection of research and practical religious activities. As an interfaith and international association its members include college, university, and seminary faculty; religious leaders; organizational consultants; laypersons; and other professionals interested in the intersection of religion and society.

Position Description

The new position has a dual function of strengthening outreach and communication to existing members and publicizing what RRA and its members do to a larger audience. The person selected for this position will work directly with the Association’s Executive Officer, webmaster, and a volunteer “advisory team” during the initial phase of this effort. The person should be comfortable working both inside and outside the academy; experienced using social media and other communication technologies; and skillful in constructing interpretative stories from research articles and datasets. Candidates must be an RRA member and can be a doctoral student, researcher, faculty member, denominational staff person, or consultant committed to the applied social scientific study of religion. The position will run on a trial basis from May 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, with potential for renewal. The Association will pay the Communications and Publicity Associate a stipend of $6,000 in 2020. The expectation is that this person will work for roughly 7 hours a week on RRA communications and publicity. The Association will also provide $1,000 for the person to attend the annual meeting.

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