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TypePart Time
Application DeadlineNovember 30, 2020
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$12.50/hr


At Hope for Suffolk, we invest in the youth of our city through our farm work program and personal development training.  In addition to paid work on our organic farm, our teenage interns receive training in skills such as conflict resolution, teamwork, resume writing, anger management and so much more.  Interns receive community service hours for the workshops that they attend.

The Hope for Suffolk farm provides the settings for the transformation that we seek in our community.  As people work together, share deeply, learn new skills, develop a positive reputation, become a part of something bigger than oneself and are connected to God’s creation in new ways – our whole city is changed.

We are looking for a Program Manager who is enthusiastic about Christian ministry and empowering youth.

We believe in asset based transformational development in which youth are affirmed as image bearers of God and challenged to pursue personal development.  Through interactive workshops, on-the-job mentoring and engaging in supportive relationships, the Program Manager, along with a team of volunteers, invests in the growth of our youth interns.

Employment Type: Part Time, 20+ hours/week

Hope for Suffolk is a ministry of Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church.  The Program Manager and Farm Manager report to the Director of Hope for Suffolk.  The three staff members work together as a team to ensure that the mission, vision and values of Hope for Suffolk are upheld and that our goals are accomplished.

Job Duties

Responsibilities of Program Manager


  • Develop relationships with interns, preaching the gospel in word and deed
  • Assist with weekly personal development workshops taught from a biblical worldview
    • Lead discussions
    • Ensure that facilities are properly set up and that interns and volunteers have everything they need
    • Co-facilitate workshops
  • Mentor interns in applying principles discussed in classes
  • Pray with and for interns

Train & Supervise

  • Work with the Farm Manager to provide training for interns related to the farm
  • Work with a team of volunteers
  • Assess the skill sets of each intern
  • Empower interns to take on responsibility and find projects that excite them
  • Ensure that tasks are done properly; provide encouragement and correction where needed
  • Address inter-personal conflict when it arises


  • Empower interns to identify and connect their unique skills and interests to their work
  • Meet individually with interns to encourage them on their progress and challenge them to grow
  • Maintain written logs for each intern to assist with end-of-season evaluations

Team Development

  • Develop community relationships with teachers, guidance counselors and youth workers
  • Communicate characteristics of good intern candidates
  • Process applications for internships
  • Conduct interviews of intern candidates
  • Select interns for the 2021 Hope for Suffolk Farm Internship

Skills Required

Required Skills and Experience

  • Desire to pursue a career in youth ministry, community development, poverty alleviation, human services or other Christian ministry
  • Excellent people skills
  • Ability to do physical labor

Critical Characteristics

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed
  • Commitment to care for needy and vulnerable people
  • Proactive and creative problem solver
  • Well organized and pays attention to detail

Work Schedule

20 hours per week, schedule to be determined upon hire.