Apply for the YCWI Board!

Young Clergy Women International is a network of the youngest ordained clergy women.

The YCWI Board is responsible for oversight of the larger group, raising funds and managing resources effectively, and strategically planning for the organization’s future. Some members of the board are also responsible for the production of our semi-weekly publication, Fidelia. Please note that the in-person board meetings are held in conjunction with the conference. Some scholarship money will be available for travel. Room and Board at the meetings are covered in full.

It is expected that every YCWI Board Member will:

* Serve a three-year term
* Attend the annual Full Board Meeting in person (July 19-21, 2018, St. Louis, MO, USA) (room and board provided, some scholarships for travel costs available)
* Attend quarterly Full Board Meetings virtually (2-4 PM Eastern Time, October 25, 2018; January 24, 2019; April 25, 2019)
* Serve in one Work Group, with meetings at least monthly (Conference, Development, Community Life, Editorial)
* Make a yearly personal financial contribution to YCWI according to your ability
* Maintain a Gmail account for Board communications and a Facebook profile for community support and connection
* Demonstrate dedication and commitment to YCWI’s mission and serve in accordance with our stated policies and handbook
* Please understand, being a board member changes the manner in which you participate in the Secret Facebook Group, as you represent the organization, as well as yourself, in this role.

If a board member fails to meet these expectations, their board membership will be taken up by the Executive Committee for consideration.

All board members must be YCWI members for at least 6 months before applying, and they must not be older than 37 at the beginning of their term (July 2018).

One board seat in each class is reserved for a clergywoman of color.

We are so glad you are considering applying to join the leadership of our organization! We believe that YCWI offers a significant gift to young women in ministry, and that board service is both a way of giving back and enjoying a greater level of involvement with YCWI.

Applications are due February 28, and you can expect to hear back from YCWI leadership in regards to next steps before March 5.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

-Kelly Boubel Shriver & Caroline East Berardi
Co-Chairs, Young Clergy Women International

Or…Apply for the YCWI Fidelia Editorial Team

If Board service doesn’t feel like the right fit for you, consider serving on YCWI’s Editorial Team:

Our publication, Fidelia, lifts up the voices of young clergy women, sharing the work and words of young clergy women in a broad variety of contexts with other young clergy women and with the wider church. Since 2007, Fidelia has published articles twice per week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays), sharing reflections, essays, stories, liturgies, sermons, reviews, poems, and more.

Fidelia seeks Writers in Residence or Editors to join our Editorial Team. Depending on whether their gifts lean more toward writing or more toward soliciting/editing, an applicant may be invited to serve in one capacity or the other.

*Writers in Residence write six times per year for Fidelia and solicit articles from other writers six times per year.
*Editors solicit ten to twelve Fidelia articles per year, and write up to two times a year (and are welcome to add on more writing above and beyond their Editor responsibilities).

It is expected that Editorial Team members:
*Make a two year commitment to serve on the Editorial Team
*Attend monthly meetings of the Editorial team (to be scheduled based on availability of work group members; the Editorial work group currently meets at 2pm on the last Thursday of each month).
*Make a yearly personal financial contribution to YCWI according to your ability
*Maintain a Gmail account for Editorial Team communications and a Facebook profile for community support and connection
* Please understand, being a leader may change the manner in which you participate in the Secret Facebook Group, as you may represent the organization, as well as yourself, in this role.

Fidelia pays authors, including Writers in Residence and Editors, $25 for each published article.

We are so glad you are considering applying to join the leadership of our organization! We believe that YCWI offers a significant gift to young women in ministry, and that Editorial service is both a way of giving back and enjoying a greater level of involvement with YCWI.

Applications are due February 28, and you can expect to hear back from YCWI leadership in regards to next steps before March 5. A managing editor may contact you to request a writing sample, ask you to edit a sample article, or schedule an interview.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

-Austin Shelley and Emily Brown
Co-Editors, Fidelia