Job Description: Justice Theme workshop unit planner

ROC SALT, a mission of the Presbytery of Genesee Valley, was established in 2016 at the site of the former Calvary St Andrew’s Church in the South Wedge of Rochester. We are a place of learning and living place to aiding equipping congregations, groups and all who come through our doors with awareness of systemic injustice right in the community surrounding us, which is in the heart of the City of Rochester, New York. We have a Food Program, Community Garden and are the host site for Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church, an LGBTQA led and welcoming congregation.

Our Mission Immersion Experience invite mission teams of all ages and faith traditions to join us in the city, serving alongside our partner organizations, taking time out to reflect on those experiences, engaging in experiential learning, and worshiping together in community. Our goal is to connect people through relational mission opportunities and a ministry of presence to those in our community struggling with poverty, hunger, homelessness, refugee status, mental illness or other challenges. 

We also seek to educate and engage service groups, businesses and organizations that are not part of faith traditions, but still are a part of the community and can serve as agents to alleviate social ills around us. To enhance the hearts and minds of all who may come through our doors, we are seeking the following stipend compensated positions:

Justice Theme Workshop Unit Planners- (Multiple positions potentially offered)
Are you a person called to lead and plan social justice education in today’s times and ready to take it to the next level?
Do you see the value in education geared towards differing ages and stages?
Can you plan in ways that are inclusive and consider the safety of a variety of ethnicities, genders, residential status and social classes at the table?
Are you able to take direction and be in communication with a planning board?
ROC SALT Mission Immersion wishes to bring more social awareness and justice minded educational workshop experiences to our adult visitors and youth?


Working in partnership and communication with the Mission Planning Team, Workshop Planners will plan and produce learning based social justice education and anti-poverty programs and initiatives that align with biblical themes. A successful planner will aim to make these programs an intentional, collaborative, inclusive, and effective pairing with mission work opportunities during Mission Immersion Experience which can range from one day on site up to a week.



Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Executive Director with planning programs that can be tied to theology geared towards any of the following units; anti-racism, environmental stewardship, interfaith experiences, LBGTQA+ awareness, women’s health and others.  Ability to see the intersections in these topics and integrate elements into planning.
  • Assist in the strategic planning, program development, and implementation of assessment measures geared toward program effectiveness and student success.
  • Can troubleshoot programs for bias and make them more inclusive and affirming 
  • Experience with youth engagement and/or mobilization efforts, or youth focused educational programming experience
  • Interest in working with intergenerational populations on social justice education and initiatives
  • Strong communication, planning, organizational, time management, and administrative skills
  • Ability to work independently, remotely as well as in a team in a flexible, evolving environment
  • Ability to work reliably from schedule that is negotiated 
  • Awareness of the impact of sexual and domestic violence in diverse and marginalized communities and the ability to articulate these concerns in a respectful manner
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with G Suite and Microsoft programs
  • Reliable internet connection when working remotely
  • Ability to lift up to 15-20 pounds, load items into and out of a vehicle, and move between work sites.
  • Ability to pass a background check

Desired Qualifications
Experience in social justice training, youth religious education, and program development; knowledge of intergenerational needs, strong understanding and appreciation of diverse social identity groups; strong understanding of cultural competency and current societal social justice issues; and excellent organizational and written communication skills.

Additional Skills:
Education experience, strong curriculum writing, project management, youth mission supervision.
People of color, bilingual/bicultural, and/or LGBTQA+ with interest in theology are strongly encouraged to apply

Compensation:
Justice Theme Workshop Planners will be paid $250-$300 per completed workshop topic unit.  The pay will be disbursed ½ after the proposal of each draft and remaining half after the project is completed.   This is an independent contractor position.

To apply, after reviewing our website at please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, description of your strengths and what you believe you can bring to us and 2 references by 02/28/2020 to Ms. Melanie Jones, Mission Coordinator of ROC SALT by email to DirectorRocSALT@gmail.com.

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