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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 Manager position, we are seeking someone with a passion for serving rural areas and excited about the potential community development impact of faith communities. Applicants should demonstrate excellent skills in coaching community-based teams and meeting facilitation. The position requires comfort working with faith communities and proficiency in theological discussions about community development. This position is a hybrid position and requires two days a week in-person at our Raleigh, NC office and regular travel. It is funded through a five-year grant from The Duke Endowment.

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