Bread & Roses Program Coordinator

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OrganizationTrinity Episcopal Church
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineJanuary 15, 2020
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$22/hr
Phone(434) 293-3157



The Bread & Roses Ministry of Trinity Episcopal Church seeks to “to transform the way people acquire, cook and relate to the food they eat.” The ministry includes a demonstration garden along with a commercially licensed kitchen. These resources serve as the hub of programming and community activities.

Trinity Episcopal Church ( was founded in 1919 and is one of 180 Episcopal Churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Trinity has its roots as an African American parish and in the early seventies consciously sought to integrate. Today Trinity is unique in Charlottesville. Trinity is an economically and racially diverse parish (average Sunday attendance 90 people) with the following mission statement: “We seek to be an intentional multicultural Christian community of reconciliation, transformation and love.”

Job Duties


  • A visionary individual who is comfortable with ambiguity and helping to build the initial structures of a successful ministry; as such the successful candidate will be a proven self-starter and well organized, with a demonstrated track record of community organizing.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment.
  • A familiarity with the unique challenges and opportunities of ministry with the Christian Church in general and the Episcopal Church in particular.
  • An excitement about and knowledge of the implications of how the work of the Bread & Roses Ministry can transform the lives of those it touches.
  • An ability to articulate the theological, nutritional and food justice concerns that form the impetus for the Bread & Roses Ministry.
  • A sensitivity to ministry with racially, cultural and economically diverse people
  • College graduate preferred



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of standard office programs such as MS Word and Excel as well as use of social media platforms.
  • Experience or interest in teaching hands-on cooking classes preferred but not required.
  • Experience or interest in gardening preferred but not required.

Skills Required


One of the chief responsibilities of this position to is maintain and generate innovative programs that foster the mission of Bread & Roses. These programs are internal (self-generated) as well as include activities from partner and community organizations.

Current programming includes:

  • Cooking and nutrition classes led and planned by the program coordinator
  • Garden work days and maintenance supported by volunteers and committee members
  • Off-site cooking demonstrations with partners organizations
  • Hosting events and workshops that dig into the theological underpinning of food and justice

Program Administration includes:

  • Developing and keeping a program budget
  • Grant writing
  • Communicating with community partners, volunteers, etc in a timely manner


A key component in the success of this ministry will be the development of an extensive volunteer network. This will require working within Trinity Church as well as with Episcopal parishes of Region of the Diocese (18 Episcopal Churches in and around Charlottesville). In addition, volunteers may be drawn from community and partner organizations. Responsibilities in this area will include recruitment, training of volunteers and oversight of a wide and diverse volunteer network.


The program coordinator will foster existing partnerships as well as initiate and develop new ones. The coordinator is also expected to be involved in the Charlottesville Food Justice Network to cultivate these connections and continue to tie the work of Bread & Roses to the broader work of the Network.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: A Critical aspect of this ministry is meaningful and intentional outreach to the local community. The program coordinator is the primary face of the ministry, conducting person-to-person outreach to engage our neighbors in the Bread & Roses Ministry.

WORK WITH STEERING COMMITTEE: The program coordinator will work alongside a steering committee. This committee, under the organization of a chair, will support the role of the program coordinator by assisting with strategic planning, evaluation of the ministry, and development.

COMMISSARY KITCHEN RENTALS: The program coordinator is responsible for the general oversight of kitchen maintenance and the kitchen rental program. This requires recruiting and supervising kitchen rental tenants, managing the rental calendar, billing the tenants, and being in communication with the Health Department.

Additional Info


Required training (paid for by Trinity) includes a Safe Serve Managers course offered by the Virginia Department of Health and Sexual Harassment Prevention courses through the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Money will also be set aside in the annual budget for other professional development experiences.



This position reports to the Rector of Trinity.


This position is a salaried 20-25 hours per week.

Opportunities for full-time status with benefits within Trinity Church are available.



Please email a cover letter and resume with three references to Pastor Cass at

Applications will be accepted until January 15th. Qualified applicants will be asked to interview.

Anticipated start date is March/April 2020, open to negotiation.