Job Description: Summer Intern ROC SALT

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. 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 invites 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 be a ministry of presence to those in our community struggling with poverty, hunger, homelessness, refugee status, mental illness or other challenges. 

We are also seeking 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 also 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 position:

Intern

The ROC SALT Intern role work with visiting groups, mission teams and potentially assist and update the experience of future stays, workshops and experiences for future groups.  

For faith-based groups, an intern might participate in or lead:
-hands-on mission groups of 5-20, with staff
– 30-45 minute opening and/or closing worship services
-icebreakers, breakout exercises and welcoming designated speakers
– study of the Bible and other religious texts if in an interfaith group
-study and facilitate learnings and activities about discrimination and systematic inequality, poverty, racism, nativism, food insecurity, environmental stewardship, addiction, the unhoused, etc.
-revamp and revise current mission experience topics and bring awareness to other relevant issues of societal challenges

For non-faith based community groups, an intern might participate in or lead:
-hands on service projects
-reflections and readings
-study and facilitate learnings and activities about discrimination and systematic inequality, poverty, racism, nativism, food insecurity, environmental stewardship, addiction, the unhoused, etc.
-revamp and revise current mission experience topics and bring awareness to other relevant issues of societal challenges

An intern requires a willingness to fill in a variety of tasks. An intern may assist with the daily administrative and facility maintenance tasks  that are part of hosting mission groups, These duties will include, but are not limited to: assisting in cleanup and preparation of snacks and meals, neighborhood tours, handling logistics and planning for mission weeks, preparing packets of information, key keeping and security training and also working with maintenance to prepare and secure the dorm facility for the arrival of groups.

Successful applicants will share a commitment to faith-based social change, a doing with service approach and a willingness to promote engagement and empowerment. Additionally, applicants must:   Be willing to set office hours, work independently and be accessible to communicate with the Coordinator. Be attentive and demonstrate growth in awareness and work in challenging to systems of privilege and intersection within self and society. Confident working with and in diverse communities of people and in a variety of neighborhood settings. 
Have a working​ ​knowledge of the Bible and be comfortable supporting or leading study, theological reflection and worship      

Compensation: This is an independent contractor position lasting up to six weeks in length. The intern should be able to have their own transportation (public and rideshare is fine) and housing. The compensation will be $2,500. 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 03/03/2020 to Ms. Melanie Jones, Mission Coordinator of ROC SALT by email to DirectorRocSALT@gmail.com.

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