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The NC Rural Center’s Faith in Rural Communities (FIRC) program sees local faith communities as catalysts to build community-focused projects that ensure everyone has the opportunity to thrive. FIRC supports rural churches to create community hubs, providing for the spiritual, physical, and economic needs of the wider community. FIRC builds this leadership capacity through training, coaching, and grant assistance to rural faith communities. A complete job description and directions on how to apply can be found at

For the Program Associate position, we are seeking someone with a passion for serving rural areas and excited about the potential community development impact of faith communities. The position requires a highly organized individual who is able to juggle multiple priorities and demands. This position is a hybrid position and requires two days a week in-person at our Raleigh, NC office. It is funded through a five-year grant from The Duke Endowment.

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