Pattern of service is that of Mission Co-worker.
This position will facilitate faithful and effective mission at each of the six border ministry sites, and enhance the opportunity for PC(USA) members and congregations to participate in mutual mission along the Mexico/US border addressing the critical global issues.
Essential job tasks and responsibilities:
• Facilitate faithful and effective mission at each of the six border ministry sites:
• Facilitate a participatory evaluation at each of the ministry sites, including reflection and research, as needed, to plan program and events to address critical global issues. The facilitator will work with each border ministry site in understanding the root causes of the critical issues of violence and poverty by integrating ongoing community assessment and evaluation in the approach of the site. Such assessment can include gathering data from interviews with officials in the community, participating in actual interviews with at-risk community members, determining gaps in community and faith responses to needs, assisting the academic communities in data collection, and connecting effective responses to perceived needs.
• Facilitate relationships/partnerships between PC(USA) entities and institutions in Mexico.
• Facilitate capacity building. Organize at least one annual gathering and four virtual gatherings with all ministry sites to celebrate, educate, equip, support, provide theological reflection, conduct business.
• Coordinate constituency interpretation, reintroduce PBRO:
• Create and send newsletters and other mission interpretation activities.
• Maintain a web site for PBRO.
• Develop/maintain a database of visitors.
• Prepare and give presentations at churches and organizations as requested.
• Coordinate and communicate with PC(USA):
• Maintain regular communications with ministry sites, PBRO board, and WM offices.
• Provide an annual listing of groups that have visited.
Required experience, licenses and certifications:
Deep faith, rooted in church life; good interpersonal skills, experience in Latin America and/or the Mexico/US border, team player, good communicator.
Required education and languages:
College degree, theological knowledge/training, community development/ urban ministry knowledge – understanding of community assessment processes that evaluated needs and available resources, to understand local issues of poverty and violence before implementing responses.
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