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    Teen Life Internship Job Coach Grand Rapids, MI

    Date Entered: 11/25/2014

    Job Title:  Teen Life Internship Job Coach

    Employer:  New City in Grand Rapids MI

    Ministry Description:
    The New City Teen Life Internship Program brings life-transformation to teens by (1) allowing them to experience the love of
    the body of Christ, (2) supporting them academically and walking them through the college process, (3) uncovering and
    developing their musical and artistic talents and (4) developing the leadership potential in each teen. This is accomplished
    through high-quality training, academic tutoring, SAT classes, opportunities for musical involvement, life-skills training,
    professional exposure and opportunities for teens to explore their faith.

    Position Description

    New City is seeking to hire an excellent candidate to serve as a Job Coach. Although in what follows we will detail the job
    requirements for the Job Coach position, it is assumed that each member of the team will do whatever it takes to make a
    successful start up. For that reason, we are looking for a candidate with missionary zeal - someone who is on fire for
    bringing whole life transformation to children and is willing to work hard to make that happen.
    The Job Coach will have an active and incarnational role at New City. They will take the lead role in implementing the Teen
    Life Internship program and give oversight to the hiring, training, managing and coaching of teens to be successful in the
    workplace. This job is equal parts relational and administrative. Teens arrive at work at 4pm. So from 4-7pm the Job
    Coach is mainly coaching and spending time in face to face relationship building. The three hours before this time are
    mainly geared towards planning, administration and ensuring that the precious hours with the teens are as fruitful as
    possible.
    Culture
    New City’s work culture is built on the “Good to Great” (Jim Collins) leadership philosophy. We pick great candidates to join
    the team. We train them well. We deploy these leaders in a specific leadership role giving them real responsibility to
    discover, express, and build on their strengths, and then we adjust the position to fit these strengths. The result is that the
    first year is often a year of discovery and growth, and the second year is a year of working most often in areas of strength.
    The end goal is to have a team of leaders who are each great at what they do what do and who each lead an area of
    programming without a lot of management.
     

    Qualifications
    Administration – is organized, can manage multiple projects simultaneously and is able to finish assignments on time
    Relational – likes to listen, enjoys spending time with teens, able to gain the trust of teens.
    Planning – is able to set short and long term goals and conceptualize and carry out action steps to make plans happen
    Creativity – is able to think creatively and design programming and materials that achieve the goals of the TLI model
    Teachability – can submit to leadership, learn from others and embrace the vision of New City
    Christian Commitment – is a mature person of Christian faith with an active prayer life and church involvement
    Communication – able to interact with families and other community members to gain trust and discern needs
    Cross-Cultural Openness – is sensitive to cross-cultural issues and relates well to people of various ethnicities
    Dedicated Team Member – has the flexibility and willingness to complete tasks that fall outside one’s job description
    Driving Experience – driver’s license required
    Leadership – is able to see what needs to happen and make things happen without being micro-managed
    Role Model – is able to model professionalism, discipline and the love of Christ to teens
     

    Responsibilities
    Jack of all trades – a huge part of the work of a start up is to sit together as a team, create a flexible plan for the
    week and jump in and do what is needed to get the programs going. In a sense everything that follows is a template
    susceptible to change based on the needs of the start up.
    Job Coaching - Supervise 10 teens in their work performance as tutors and music teachers. Document teens’ work
    attendance, progress towards their goals, disciplinary actions, provide oversight and organization to staff projects etc.
    ensuring quality control for New City’s programming.
    Provide relational support to teen staff - Develop relationships with the teens who work at New City to foster a
    loving environment in which they feel cared about and valued. Schedule one on one appointments to meet with
    teens. Intentionally develop relationships with teens.
    Provide academic support Ensure 2 sessions of ACT classes are happening each year. Provide oversight to one
    2 hr session of tutoring each week---work with ED to recruit and manage volunteers to staff these tutoring sessions.
    Provide college preparatory support Work with ED to join an existing college tour in the spring designed to
    expose teens to college possibilities – or if necessary to create a stand alone trip.
    After School Center Leadership Participate in the up-front leadership of the ASC by helping to lead community
    time raps, dramas, and songs. Be willing to be a fool for Christ if needed.
    Deploy teens to accomplish ASC Goals – In addition to TLI goals, New City will be creating ASC goals. The teens
    are the main staff who accomplish these goals and the TLI director leads the teens. Each week the TLI Director redirects
    teens to accomplish ASC academic goals, music class-room goals, etc…
    Driving – TLI director will help drive children and teens.
    Training – TLI director will travel to NJ for occasional retreats or training.

    Time Requirements
    : 20-25 / week to start (hours will increase to 29 after 6 months)

    Compensation
    : $12.50-$15/hr DOE Start date: Immediately

    Contact:

    trevor@newcitykids.org
    201.344.0718
    www.newcitykids.org

    Teen Life Internship Director Grand Rapids, MI

    Date Entered: 11/25/2014

    Job Title: Teen Life Internship Director

    Employer: New City in Grand Rapids, MI

    Ministry Description: 

    The New City Teen Life Internship Program brings life-transformation to teens by (1) allowing them to experience the love of
    the body of Christ, (2) supporting them academically and walking them through the college process, (3) uncovering and
    developing their musical and artistic talents and (4) developing the leadership potential in each teen. This is accomplished
    through high-quality training, academic tutoring, SAT classes, opportunities for musical involvement, life-skills training,
    professional exposure and opportunities for teens to explore their faith.
    These two programs exist in carefully engineered symbiosis as the needs of each program are fulfilled by the assets of the
    other.
     

    Position Description
    New City is seeking to hire an excellent candidate to become our Teen Life Internship Director. Although in what follows we
    will detail the job requirements for the TLI component of New City’s work, it is assumed that each member of the team will
    do whatever it takes to make a successful start up. For that reason, we are looking for a candidate with missionary zeal -
    someone who is on fire for bringing whole life transformation to children and is willing to work hard to make that happen.
    The Teen Life Internship Director will have an active and incarnational role at New City. They will take the lead role in
    implementing the Teen Life Internship program and give oversight to the hiring, training, managing and coaching of teens to
    be successful in the workplace. This job is equal parts relational and administrative. Teens arrive at work at 4pm and from
    4-7pm the TLI Director is mainly coaching and spending time in face to face relationship building. The three hours before
    this time are mainly geared towards planning, administration and ensuring that the precious hours with the teens are as
    fruitful as possible.

    Culture
    New City’s work culture is built on the “Good to Great” (Jim Collins) leadership philosophy. We pick great candidates to join
    the team. We train them well. We deploy these leaders in a specific leadership role giving them real responsibility to
    discover, express, and build on their strengths, and then we adjust the position to fit these strengths. The result is that the
    first year is often a year of discovery and growth, and the second year is a year of working most often in areas of strength.
    The end goal is to have a team of leaders who are each great at what they do what do and who each lead an area of
    programming without a lot of management.
     

    Qualifications
    Administration – is organized, can manage multiple projects simultaneously and is able to finish assignments on time
    Relational – likes to listen, enjoys spending time with teens, able to gain the trust of teens.
    Planning – is able to set short and long term goals and conceptualize and carry out action steps to make plans happen
    Creativity – is able to think creatively and design programming and materials that achieve the goals of the TLI model
    Teachability – can submit to leadership, learn from others and embrace the vision of New City
    Christian Commitment – is a mature person of Christian faith with an active prayer life and church involvement
    Communication – able to interact with families and other community members to gain trust and discern needs
    Cross-Cultural Openness – is sensitive to cross-cultural issues and relates well to people of various ethnicities
    Dedicated Team Member – has the flexibility and willingness to complete tasks that fall outside one’s job description
    Driving Experience – driver’s license required
    Leadership – is able to see what needs to happen and make things happen without being micro-managed
    Role Model – is able to model professionalism, discipline and the love of Christ to teens
     

    Responsibilities
    Jack of all trades – a huge part of the work of a start up is to sit together as a team, create a flexible plan for the
    week and jump in and do what is needed to get the programs going. In a sense everything that follows is a template
    susceptible to change based on the needs of the start up.
    Develop annual goals for the Teen Life Internship program– work with ED to set and track benchmarks and
    goals. Use these goals as drivers for how to use time and set weekly work plans.
    Systems manager – coordinate the work schedules of 20 teens, manage payroll, schedule training and recreational
    events.
    Job Coaching - Supervise 10-15 teens in their work performance as tutors and music teachers. Document teens’
    work attendance, progress towards their goals, disciplinary actions, provide oversight and organization to staff
    projects etc. ensuring quality control for New City’s programming.
    Provide relational support to teen staff - Develop relationships with the teens who work at New City to foster a
    loving environment in which they feel cared about and valued. Schedule one on one appointments to meet with
    teens. Intentionally develop relationships with teens.
    Provide academic support Ensure 2 sessions of ACT class are happening each year. Provide oversight to one 2
    hr session of tutoring each week---work with ED to recruit and manage volunteers to staff these tutoring sessions.
    Provide college preparatory support Work with ED to join an existing college tour in the spring designed to
    expose teens to college possibilities – or if necessary to create a stand alone trip.
    After School Center Leadership  - Participate in the up-front leadership of the ASC by helping to lead community
    time raps, dramas, and songs. Be willing to be a fool for Christ if needed.
    Deploy teens to accomplish ASC Goals – In addition to TLI goals, New City will be creating ASC goals. The teens
    are the main staff who accomplish these goals and the TLI director leads the teens. Each week the TLI Director redirects
    teens to accomplish ASC academic goals, music class-room goals, etc…
    Driving – TLI director will help drive children and teens.
    Training – TLI director will travel to NJ for occasional retreats or training.

    Responsible to: Pastor Trevor
    Hours: 29 / week (can increase to full time as program grows)
    Compensation: $15-20/hr DOE
    Start date: Immediately
    Contact:
    trevor@newcitykids.org • 201.344.0718 • www.newcitykids.org

    Director of Children & Youth Houston, TX

    Date Entered: 1/16/2015

    Job Title: Director of Children & Youth

    Employer/Location: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Houston, TX

    Ministry Description:
    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is located in the 5th Ward Community of Houston, Texas.  The vision of pleasant Hills is to continually strive at "being a full service church for persons at every station in life."  Pleasant Hill has four ministry focus areas: Spiritual Health and Development, Physical Health and Development, Financial Management and Development, and Social Awareness and Development.  Pleasant Hill Student Ministries seeks to: 1)equip students with the necessary tools to make a positive impact on the world while building the Kingdom of God; 2) form Christian college-bound leaders.  Alpha and Omega Children's Ministry and Pleasant Hill Leadership Institute Youth Ministry are two components within student ministries  Both seek to unearth and enrich students' spiritual, emotional, physical, mental, and intellectual gifts by incorporating cutting-edge educational paradigms into a transformative children and youth ministry model.  The student ministries serve approximately 45 students a week within the Pleasant Hills church family and the local community.

    Objective:
    The director will provide vision, leadership, organization and support for ministries of the church involving children, youth, and their families.  The Director will strengthen the children and youth ministry to foster spiritual growth of each student and to embrace them as cherished members of our faith and church community.   The Director will implement the mission, goals, and objectives of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church by developing the four ministry focus areas in the daily program activities.  Critical to the role of the Director is working with families to promote a holistic understanding of discipleship within the household.

    Qualifications:
    - A commitment to holistically invest in the lives of children and teens in order to form disciples and transform the lives of each student
    - Strong commitment to the Christian faith
    - Willing to become an active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
    - Minimum Bachelor's degree required, preference for advanced degree in Theological Studies and/or Christian Education
    - Currently hold or seeking a ministerial license or ordination preferred
    - Extensive experience in an inner-city ministry and/or educational environment preferred
    - The ability to recruit, administrate, lead, manage, and delegate to a team of volunteers and interns in order to accomplish difficult goals and objectives
    - The imagination, creativity, initiative, patience and tenacity necessary to flourish in an inner-city environment
    - The entrepreneurial spirit and networking skills to raise funds and form partnerships to strengthen and underwrite Pleasant Hill Student Ministries.

    Time: Full-time

    Salary: $30k - $35K annually

    Contact Information:
    Reverend Joel Goza, Assistant to the Pastor
    Email: joelgoza@pleasanthillministries.org
    Office: 713-224-0052

     

    Office Manager/Bookkeeper Wyoming, MI

     Date Entered: 1/16/215

    Job Title: Office Manager/Bookkeeper

    Employer/Location: CLC Network (Christian Learning Center) in Wyoming, MI

    CLC Network, also known as the Christian Learning Center, is seeking candidates for an Office Manager / Bookkeeper. This is a full-time position at 30 hours per week, year-round (52 weeks per year), with a generous benefits package.
    Job Description:
    The person hired for this position will be responsible for ensuring consistent, reliable service to CLC Network’s clients, donors, and community. To do this, they will manage and respond to incoming requests from a variety of constituents such as staff, clients, and the board of directors. They may be asked to cover any number of areas which need attention, in order to advance our mission of creating inclusive communities for individuals with disabilities.
    Duties:
    - Bookkeeping (Invoicing, AP/AR, Payroll, Bank reconciliation, reporting, budget analysis, and EFT’s);
    - Providing secretarial support as needed to the Executive Director;
    - Supporting the board of directors and attending committee meetings as needed;
    - Tracking and replenishing inventory, for catalog of products as well as marketing and exhibition materials;
    - Administering staff benefits, including vehicle and credit card usage;
    - Overseeing maintenance of building, copiers, and other equipment;
    - Arranging travel for staff serving schools and attending conferences across North America;
    - Managing execution of on- and off-site events, including professional development, marketing, and assisting with fundraising events;
    - Serving as human resources contact, coordinating details with Christian Schools International; and,
    - Working with administrative staff to ensure all necessary office needs are fulfilled (includes 1 part-time direct report, and 2.5 FTE’s in other departments).
    The ideal candidate will have:
    - A team player mentality, willing to help others;
    - A strong Christian faith;
    - Experience with Quickbooks;
    - A high comfort level with Microsoft Office products;
    - A high school diploma or equivalent; undergraduate degree preferred; and,
    - A commitment to inclusive communities for individuals with disabilities.
    Since 1979, CLC Network has delivered education and support services to faith-based schools, home educators, and churches nationwide. We serve tens of thousands of students and church leaders across the country and across denominations. Visit www.clcnetwork.org to learn more, or download this fact sheet

    To apply:.
    Send cover letter, resume, and statement of faith to:
    officemanager-apply@clcnetwork.org.

    Director of Community Connections and Outreach Grandville, MI

    Date Entered: 1/22/2015

    Title: Director of Community Connections and Outreach Position

    Employer/Location: Ivanrest Christian Reformed Church, Grandville
    Ivanrest Church is seeking an individual to partner with ministry staff in engaging our congregation and our resources to make a significant impact for God’s kingdom locally and world-wide.

    Our Mission:  “Growing God’s Kingdom through Active Discipleship”

    Position Summary:  Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of effective methods of meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the world around us.  Candidates should also have a knowledge of how to best encourage, equip and engage the community of faith, and a personal presence that invites and enfolds individuals into a discipleship process.  Individuals should be able to empower and lead a gifted volunteer base.

    Job requirements
    Candidates should be persons whose commitment to Christ is demonstrated in their devotion to inspire others to worship, serve, and grow in faith. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and/or prior experience.

    Contact Information:
    Applications will be accepted through February 9. For a complete job description and to learn more about what God is doing at Ivanrest Church, visit www.ivanrestcrc.org. Resumes and questions regarding this position should be directed to applications@ivanrestcrc.org. Job descriptions are also available in the church office. 

    Direct Care Counselor Grand Rapids, MI

    Date Entered: 01/22/2015

    Title: Direct Care Counselor

    Employer/Location: D.A. Blodgett - St. John's Home

    Part time (Friday and Saturday) and Full time Counselor role providing direct care for children and youth who are living an open residential setting at D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s Residential Campus Homes. Counselors see to the physical and emotional needs of the residents who have experienced some form of abuse and/or neglect. Counselors will model and teach appropriate social skills while working closely with a staff therapist to implement individualized treatment plans. This role demands an individual with strong relationship building skills, physical and emotional stamina and an ability to work in a team environment in order to provide a family setting. Counselors act in a parental role by meeting basic needs of youth. Completion of a Bachelor's degree in a human services field is preferred. Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record is required. Those interested in starting a career in the child welfare field or those with a desire to help struggling children and teenagers are encouraged to apply.

    Salary: $12.35/hr

    Contact Information:
    Please send resume and cover letter to: humanresources@dabsj.org by January 30.
    Address: 2355 Knapp Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
    Email: humanresources@dabsj.org

    English Instructor South Korea

    Date Entered: 01/22/2015

    Title: English Instructor


    Employer/Location: Excellence in English Academy, South Korea 

    We're looking for motivated and responsible graduates of any major to teach English for EiE (Excellence in English) Academy in spectacular South Korea. Primary responsibilities include teaching English lessons and preparing lesson plans. Starting salary will be $2000-$2200/month. Airfare to Korea is provided. Housing is provided (single furnished studio apt.) 1-month salary completion bonus. National Health Care coverage. Bachelor's Degree (or higher). Must be a citizen of the United States. Must have a valid passport. Must have a clean criminal record. *USA Teachers is a 3rd Party Recruiting Agency which offers free placement for university graduates looking for the opportunity of teaching English in South Korea. NO FEES are charged for our service. *If your resume is selected, you can expect an e-mail response within five business days. Please monitor your spam/filter folders to avoid missing potential correspondence. Please also be aware that if you use your school-provided e-mail address on your resume, this may be shut down shortly following graduation.

    Time Requirement: M-F, 40 hours per week
    Contact Ashley Fox, Foreign Consultant at: afox@usa-teachers.com by March 9, 2015
    Website:http://usa-teachers.com

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