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NCC Opens Search For Communication Director 

            October 6, 2000, NEW YORK CITY – The National Council of Churches has opened its search for an Associate General Secretary for Communications and Interpretation, to develop and sustain a “comprehensive communication and marketing program to promote the Council and its programs.” 

            The Council’s Executive Board, meeting this week, endorsed the position description, which includes background on the NCC, along with the challenges facing the new Associate General Secretary for Communications and Interpretation and the qualities being sought in candidates.  

            According to the job description, “This individual will be expected to provide communications leadership, build and maintain a positive public profile of NCCC/CWS&W (the National Council of Churches and its humanitarian response ministry, Church World Service and Witness), and to market the organization’s programs, research findings and advocacy positions through the church and secular media.  The Associate General Secretary must appreciate the complex and evolving nature of the NCCC and develop appropriate strategies for interpretation and promotion.”  The position is based in the Council’s New York City headquarters. 

            The Search Committee, aided by the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller in Boston, Mass., anticipates a first review of applications on November 7, hoping to make its final selection in mid-December. 

            A copy of the position description is posted on the NCC’s Web site at, or may be requested from the search firm.   Inquiries, nominations and resumes including a cover letter that responds to the challenges itemized in the position description may be sent in confidence to either: 

            Joyce S. Lapenn or Sue Gambaccini; Isaacson, Miller; 334 Boylston Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA   02116-3805.  Ms. Lapenn also may be reached by phone at 212-308-2039, by fax at 212-755-4990, and by e-mail at  Ms. Gambaccini may be reached by phone at 703-860-2462, by fax at 703-860-9497, and by e-mail at 


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