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Mission Intern - Urban Farm Coordinator

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Riverwest Food Pantry
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Milwaukee, WI
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Urban Farm Coordinator- Under the management of our lead farmer, coordinate the research, development and operations of a 27,000 square foot high tunnel vegetable farm including farm site management of planting cycles, watering, harvesting, neighborhood resident engagement, volunteer management, business partnerships, social media with nonprofit partners etc. 

Duration of Service: 12-18 months

Location: Milwaukee, WI in the neighborhood of Riverwest 

The Riverwest Food Pantry is a community of generosity, discovering that everyone has something to give and everyone has something to receive. We invite you to a dynamic year of service, solidarity and social justice in the Catholic tradition. 

Who we are seeking?

  • Young Adults ages 21-26 
  • Any background of study 
  • Open to Catholic Spiritual teaching and life 

What You Can Expect to Experience?

  • Spiritual Formation:  A life of prayer rooted in the Catholic faith with a focus on daily prayer and Catholic Social Teaching to better come to know Christ and the love that he has for the poor.  
  • Leadership and Career Development:  A life of Apostolate to take on the role of running food pantry operations in various capacities through Team Shop, Team Feast, Team Grow, Team Stride, and Team Form. All working together towards the betterment of the neighborhoods in which we serve. You will gain leadership experience in non-profit community work.  
  • A Place of Belonging: A Life in Intentional Community living in the neighborhood in which we serve with fellow missionaries. Together we grow through the sharing of community, life of prayer, service, and living simply.  

PROJECT GOAL 

You’ll coordinate the research, development and operations of a 27,000 square foot high tunnel vegetable farm to increase the amount of fresh produce that can be made affordably available. 

The Riverwest Food Pantry is a community of generosity, discovering that everyone has something to give and everyone has something to receive. We invite you to a dynamic year of service, solidarity and social justice in the Catholic tradition. 

PROJECT OBJECTIVES 

  1. Coordinate growth of farm programming events, developing wellness and education programming or resident farm activities. 
  2. Research, develop, and implement plan to use Farm site for education and advocacy around Food Justice issues. 
  3. Design and implement farm volunteer management and engagement. 

How to discern if this is the next step in your life? 

  • Are you ready to… 

             -Commit to a lifestyle of generosity and learning that everyone has something to give and receive no matter their walk of life? 

             -Live a life of simplicity, where you will receive a monthly stipend as well have room and board covered?

             -Be challenged in your way of seeing the world and those that are a part of it and grow in love for those around you? 

              -Learn more about Social Justice and the ways that we can create change for the betterment of others?

             -Share in the experience that is a life of prayer and community?

 Application Process:

Our application process is a time of mutual discernment between the Riverwest Food Pantry and yourself. We encourage you to entrust yourself and your application to God in prayer.

· Step 1:

o Respond to Application Questions

o Seek out 1 current or recent supervisor and 2 other references

-(professors, residential directors, pastors or spiritual directors, youth leaders, student activity moderators, academic advisors, etc.)

· Step 2:

o Phone Interview

o Consider any questions you have regarding the Riverwest Food Pantry and the Mission House

· Step 3: On-Site Discernment Period (Some of this may have been revised/adjusted due to COVID)

o After completion of your application, you may be invited to spend the weekend in the Riverwest community. The goal of this visit is twofold:

1. To live in the mission/routine of those currently serving in the community

2. Conduct in-person interviews with members of the Mission House staff. After your on-site discernment, we will have a final discussion regarding fit—for both you and us. If all goes well, we will invite you to join us as a mission intern and await your response.

Urban Farm Coordinator- Under the management of our lead farmer, coordinate the research, development and operations of a 27,000 square foot high tunnel vegetable farm including farm site management of planting cycles, watering…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    January 1, 2022
  • End Date
    August 30, 2023
  • Application Deadline
    December 31, 2021
  • Payment
    Salary
  • Stipend / Wage
    $400/mo
  • Hours Per Week
    Fulltime. Tuesday-Saturday.

Benefits

Room & Board Provided in communal living situation.

Room & Board Provided in communal living situation.

How to Apply

Application Process:

Our application process is a time of mutual discernment between the Riverwest Food Pantry and yourself. We encourage you to entrust yourself and your application to God in prayer.

· Step 1:

o Respond to Application Questions

o Seek out 1 current or recent supervisor and 2 other references

-(professors, residential directors, pastors or spiritual directors, youth leaders, student activity moderators, academic advisors, etc.)

· Step 2:

o Phone Interview

o Consider any questions you have regarding the Riverwest Food Pantry and the Mission House

· Step 3: On-Site Discernment Period (Some of this may have been revised/adjusted due to COVID)

o After completion of your application, you may be invited to spend the weekend in the Riverwest community. The goal of this visit is twofold:

1. To live in the mission/routine of those currently serving in the community

2. Conduct in-person interviews with members of the Mission House staff. After your on-site discernment, we will have a final discussion regarding fit—for both you and us. If all goes well, we will invite you to join us as a mission intern and await your response.

Application Process:

Our application process is a time of mutual discernment between the Riverwest Food Pantry and yourself. We encourage you to entrust yourself and your…

Location

On-site
2610 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA

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