The Faith and Food Coordinator will support The Conservation Fund/ Resourceful Communities’ (TCF/ RC’s) Faith and Food initiative, which will engage rural United Methodist Churches (UMCs) in North Carolina. The Coordinator will spend the majority of his/her time developing relationships with rural UMC leaders; providing training and support to broaden UMCs food-related programming by utilizing existing church infrastructure (land, kitchens, volunteers, etc.) to support local economic development and broader community engagement. The Coordinator will provide training/ technical assistance on a range of topics, including preparation for small grant support, work planning, budget development and community engagement; and will connect program participants to additional resources.
The position is based out of The Conservation Fund’s Chapel Hill, North Carolina office. Travel is required; mileage reimbursement/ car rental for travel will be provided. This position is funded through grant support and is subject to funding availability.
Project-Based Technical Assistance to Faith-Based and Community-Based Organizations •Assess individual UMC’s technical assistance needs; develop and execute written agreements defining the scope of work, timeline, intended impacts and responsibilities for Resourceful Communities trainer and technical assistance recipients, with clear connection to RC program deliverables/ goals.
•Build faith organizations’ capacity in effective project planning and implementation.
•Strengthen faith organizations’ grant writing, evaluation and reporting capacity.
•Identify and share promising strategies