Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (BYM) is seeking a General Secretary (Chief Executive). This executive position provides spirit-led, strategic leadership to Baltimore Yearly Meeting. The charge includes planning, supervising staff, raising funds, and monitoring programs, finances, and property.

The General Secretary works to strengthen a culture of consultation, accountability, outreach, and inclusion, in keeping with BYM’s commitment to be an antiracist faith community.

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to the Quaker beliefs and practices that guide the work of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, demonstrated success working within an organization that includes committee decision-making and consultative processes, and at least five years of experience with staff supervision, fiscal oversight, and program administration. The role requires excellent interpersonal skills, and evening and weekend meetings and events.

The Baltimore Yearly Meeting office is located in Sandy Spring, Maryland. Once it is safe to do so, we anticipate the General Secretary returning to the office on a full-time basis.

The full job description is available here.

BYM is striving to ensure that its leadership and staff reflect the full diversity of our region. People of all genders and ethnicities, especially people of color and women, are encouraged to apply.

To apply: interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Search Committee at bym.gs.search@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “General Secretary Candidate” and include both cover letter and resume as attachments with your name in the file names. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2021.

The Representatives Committee met December 20, 2020.  Minutes are available. 

Thank you for joining us for our Virtual Community Yearly Meeting:

Being Here, Now…Together
June 18 to June 21, 2020

And a big THANK YOU to our wonderful tech volunteers and committee members.

Outgoing Epistle now available: 2020 IMYM Outgoing Epistle

Proceedings: 2020 IMYM Minutes

Visit the 2020 Gathering page to watch C. Wess Daniels’ keynote video and slides.
Additional relevant documents:
More about our Keynote Speaker C. Wess Daniels and his books, blog, etc.

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Please read the 2020 People of Color Pre-Gathering (FGC) Retreat Epistle (July 3, 2020)

The Quaker Center has released its 2021 Program Schedule

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