Repentance Project Director at Coracle
Northern Virginia

Reports to: Coracle Executive Director

Classification: 32-40 Hours Full-Time, Exempt

Location: Based in the DC/Northern Virginia area


Since 2015, the Repentance Project has existed to “encourage racial healing by communicating the systemic legacies of slavery and racial injustice, building relationships, and creating opportunities—through formation, repentance, and repair—for a just future.”  We believe that healing happens when we recognize the depth of our country’s racial injustice past and present, repent in word and action, and respond as agents of repair in the context of relationships.

The objectives of the Repentance Project within Coracle are to:

  • Educate, resource, and encourage individual Christians, the Church, and communities to pursue racial healing, justice, and reconciliation
  • Create resources to help people grow in this area and advocate for such growth
  • Develop strong external partnerships to advance meaningful programming in the conversation about racial healing
  • Aggregate and mediate opportunities for Christians to respond to racial healing, including networking avenues to engage and respond locally
  • Coordinate Coracle’s various initiatives and activities pursuing racial healing, justice, and reconciliation

The Repentance Project Director (RPD) reports to and works in close partnership with the Executive Director of Coracle and the Repentance Project leadership team and serves as the senior staff member of Coracle to oversee the work of the Repentance Project and coordinate Coracle’s racial healing initiatives. The RPD will fully engage in the staff life of Coracle and attend Coracle staff calls, meetings, and various events as needed.



Program and Content Vision, Development and Implementation:
The RPD will work with the Executive Director and RP leadership team to generate and implement work on the Repentance Project “4 R’s” (Recognize, Repent, Respond/Repair, Relationships), including:

  • Discern and clarify a vision for Repentance Project and develop resources and opportunities to help accomplish the mission
  • Develop simple tools, resources, programming to help individuals and churches learn, grow, and act in the area of racial healing/repentance in line with the 4 R’s
  • Connect individuals to racial healing opportunities with other partner organizations to engage/respond locally
  • Help maintain and nurture relationships with partners and related organizations to advance the mission
  • Facilitate contexts/spaces for cross-racial/cultural conversations and relationships
  • Work with Coracle staff to coordinate complementary racial healing initiatives and strategically expanding and amplifying Coracle’s programming (Corhaven Graveyard, pilgrimages, seminars, book clubs, etc.)
  • Participate in Coracle’s Annual Juneteenth Celebration and Commemoration
  • Strengthen Reconcilers prayer team engagement with RP/Coracle racial healing initiatives
  • Coordinate with other Coracle staff to develop and implement programming
  • Assist with facilitation of continued meetings for potential “Reparations Collaborative”
  • Partner with other organizations and opportunities for individuals and churches to engage in reparations work
  • Oversee repository of collected examples/stories of response/reparations work across the country
  • Promote engagement with An American Lent/Lament

Team Facilitation: 

The RPD will work with the Executive Director to:

  • Form, facilitate, and manage the volunteer RP leadership team partnering on RP work
  • Update RP leadership team on programmatic and organizational developments
  • Hires and manages part-time Communications/Administrative Assistant, whose responsibilities will include:
  • General administrative duties as assigned by the RP Director
  • Maintain all social media properties and create monthly newsletters
  • Manage website content and development and update/maintain all web properties
  • Maintain updated reference collection of articles, books, curricula, websites, and educational resources on relevant topics
  • Coordinating meetings, scheduling calls and videoconferences, assisting with travel as needed by the Director
  • Other duties as assigned

Communications and Outreach: 

The RPD will have primary responsibility for RP communications and outreach, including the following:

  • Expand RP’s online presence and marketing, and ensure production of regular e-newsletters and other related tools
  • Increase awareness of RP mission, promote RP resources, and expand relational/institutional networks
  • Respond to public inquiries and media requests and enable RP engagement at events and interviews
  • Coordinate RP communications efforts with the Coracle Communications Director

Financial Management: 

The RPD will have the primary responsibility to manage and oversee RP’s administration and financial duties, including:

  • Oversee and manage RP budget within Coracle and financial reporting
  • Facilitate RP donor outreach and engagement and assist with fundraising, using the assistance of Coracle’s development resources as needed
  • Assist with RP grant proposals and church support engagement, as needed
  • Coordinate and communicate RP work with Coracle Financial Administrator


  • Excellent written and oral communication and public speaking skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to manage multiple tasks ef?ciently in a deadline-oriented environment; ?exiblility to adapt to changing plans; ability to inspire and lead individuals and teams
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in leadership, program management, or other relevant role
  • Some prior experience in racial reconciliation and justice work
  • Minimum of B.A. in a related ?eld
  • Mature Christian believer who ascribes to Coracle’s core mission and Statement of Faith (The Apostles Creed)


  • Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance plus retirement bene?ts
  • Three weeks annual vacation. Remote work until Coracle’s physical office in NoVA is established, and then potential for partial virtual work from home hours as arranged with Executive Director


2883 Quicksburg Rd
Quicksburg, Virginia 22847


Bill Haley


Northern Virginia
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
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