Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

published 9/14/2021

The Central Texas Conference (CTC) of the UMC is searching for a coordinator for diversity, equity and inclusion. This is a new position for the conference.

The coordinator for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is responsible to provide leadership for the work to "End Racism In Our Lifetime" in the Central Texas Conference (CTC) including moving CTC members from awareness to action with respect to racism and all aspects of DEI. The person in this role will work with the bishop, cabinet, conference staff, and conference boards, councils, committees, and teams, including the Inclusiveness Umbrella Team.

The Central Texas Conference serves 300+ churches and faith communities and is charged with energizing and equipping the laity and clergy who serve those churches. The Conference Center (headquarters) is located in Fort Worth, Texas.


  • Ensure alignment of DEI work with CTC mission
  • Implement and evaluate conference plan to End Racism In Our Lifetime
  • Support and resource the CTC Inclusiveness Umbrella Team as it leads to bring about diversity, equity, and
  • inclusion in all areas of Conference life
  • Teach, train, and coach intercultural competency among CTC clergy and laity
  • Develop system(s) that promote long term sustainability of DEI effort and ministry
  • Regularly communicate progress and adjustments of DEI effort to CTC leadership
  • Support/consult the Bishop and Cabinet, clergy, and churches in CR/CC appointments
  • Support/consult the BOM in developing interculturally competent clergy
  • Support local churches in conversations and developing strategies to End Racism and increase
  • intercultural competency
  • Support and resource churches working to become more multi-ethnic/multi-cultural


  • Committed disciple of Jesus Christ
  • Commitment to Wesleyan approach to theology and ecclesiology
  • Trained in intercultural assessment and development
  • High level of self-awareness and learning agility
  • High capacity for building and working with a team
  • Life-long learner
  • Commitment to CTC mission, vision, and core values
  • Understanding of UMC structure and governance
  • Bachelor’s degree in DEI-related field
  • Two years of experience leading DEI work
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally, in presentations, and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability in leading adult learning
  • Demonstrated commitment and competency to intercultural development
  • Effective in developing, nurturing, and sustaining relationships

Physical Requirements

  • Computer work
  • Moving among CTCSC offices
  • Travel throughout the CTC as necessary

Application Info:
Resumes must be received by Oct. 1, 2021 and should be emailed to  (attn: Clifton Howard) or may be mailed to: Central Texas Conference Service Center, Attn: Clifton Howard, P.O. Box 50517, Fort Worth, Texas 76105.

Oct. 1, 2021

Position Type:
Full-time Exempt

Contact: Dr. Clifton Howard

Address: P.O. Box 50517 Fort Worth TX 76105



Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058