Resourceful Communities, Faith and Food Intern
The Faith and Food Intern will develop capacity building materials with focus on theological foundations for triple bottom line (social justice, community economic development, environmental stewardship) and innovative ministries, community engagement, and root causes/solutions of food insecurity. The corps member will also create discussion guides for faith partners and identify 5+ innovative rural food ministries and develop instructional materials for use by faith-based practitioners/groups. In addition, the corps member will attend periodic site visits to deepen understanding of rural food challenges, engage in professional networking opportunities, and provide staff support for emerging pastoral leadership network and events.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Experience with community-based organizations
Experience working with small to mid-sized churches, particularly in rural areas preferred
The ability to theologically engage with community problems and solutions
JSC corps members serve at their internships for 32 hours/week. In addition, they participate in JSC’s Servant Leadership curriculum on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. Corps members live together in intentional community with their peers and share community meals, weekly meetings, and household chores.
Resourceful Communities does not have strict daily work schedules. The corps member will balance in-office work (research, material development, outreach) with field assignments. The corps member will travel periodically, both for presentations and for field visits with colleagues to experience a variety of communities and projects across the state. Travel provides opportunities to learn in rural and urban settings and to strengthen awareness of varied community challenges/opportunities. Travel time is considered work time, as defined by the Department of Labor.
The corps member must have the ability/willingness to communicate effectively with a variety of program stakeholders, some with limited literacy. A valid driver’s license and ability to travel is also required. Work in rural areas sometimes offers limited choices in food/lodging and longer days to accommodate travel.