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Faith Engagement Fellow, The People's Supper Campaign

Faith Matters Network is a leadership incubator committed to catalyzing and amplifying the work of emerging spiritually-rooted, justice-oriented leaders. Our work centers those communities whose experiences are historically ignored or diminished in the United States and prioritize people of color, women, LGBTQIA people, religious minorities, and low-income communities.

The People’s Supper, launched in the wake the 2016 election in collaboration with Hollaback! and The Dinner Party, is designed to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil civic discourse. Over the next year, we are inviting people to convene potluck dinners in big cities, small towns, suburbs and countrysides to create replenishing and healing spaces that thicken our relationships with one another, both within our existing communities and across lines of difference.

 

The Nashville-based Fellow will join a collaborative team that includes our Executive Director, Director of Healing Justice Initiatives, and Public Theologian in Residence.

 

This role will require someone with an entrepreneurial spirit that combines a strong work ethic, a solutions-driven ethos, a comfort with taking risks, passion for this project, critical attention to detail, and strong communications skills. This person must have some previous experience and an interest in facilitating dialogue across difference, creating healing spaces, cross-team collaboration, project management/event planning and organizing within faith communities.

 

The position will be paid a monthly stipend of $1,000 at 15 hours per week from June until September. In September 2017, the position will be up for review with the possibility of extension through the fall. This position reports to the Executive Director.

 

The job will include the following:

 

  • Congregational Engagement. Develop and execute a faith outreach plan for this project, which will include securing, screening, and onboarding new congregational hosts and creating oncoming opportunities for partner engagement. Plan should build a pipeline of interested hosts and attendees that will lead to 50 suppers within faith communities over the next year – half of them along Track I, “healing” and the other half along track II, “bridging difference.”

  • Resource Development. Assist with the development of additional interfaith and faith-rooted  resources – including but not limited to triage kits for at-risk communities and guidebooks on how to facilitate hard conversations, hold space for those in trauma, and bridge difference.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Skills Based Requirements (you must have at least 80% of the following):

  • A bachelor’s degree;

  • 1-3 years professional experience in faith-rooted community organizing;

  • 1-3 years of professional experience in program coordination;

  • 1-3 years of voluntary and professional experience in nonviolent communications and/or group facilitation;

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; and

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, Google Docs, etc.

 

General Requirements

  • Motivation to contribute to a fast-paced environment with aggressive growth plans;

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, results driven, motivated by project coordination and deadlines;

  • Flexibility around job tasks;

  • Quick-thinker who can synthesize a lot of information into take-aways and next steps;

  • Ability to think strategically and creatively;

  • Willingness to problem solve and take on challenges;

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others; and

  • Genuine passion for the project.

 

The Faith Matters Network is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization and an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To apply, please email a PDF resume to info@faithmattersnetwork.org (as an attachment) and include the cover letter in the body of the email. The cover letter should include, but is not limited, to answering the following questions:

1) How does your experience align with the tasks set out in the job description?

2) Tell us about a conversation you’ve had post-election across lines of difference – be it racial difference, political difference, class difference, or other. How did it go? How did it feel?

 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please.