VBS Coordinator

Paid Position

Support Raising Required

Employment Dates: May 21st - August 7th, 2018

Job Position

As VBS Coordinator you will have the opportunity to facilitate long-term relationships between incoming mission teams and local community members and kids. Each week, you will work closely with mission teams to facilitate their involvement in a summer-long VBS program for children in the community. You may also be a part of coordinating community outreach opportunities including things such as home visits between incoming teams and community members. Your job is to create a healthy and dynamic balance between the experience each mission team has in the community (opportunity for increased awareness, learning and cultural engagement), with standards of empowerment, sustainability and local leadership within the community.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work within a team of 8 – 10 other Summer Staff members to effectively facilitate weeklong mission trips.
  • Work with the Team Leader and incoming Youth Leaders to create student outreach teams each week. This includes teams to lead the VBS programs, and any other student-led community programs.
  • Coordinate details of each work team’s integration within the community on a weekly basis.
  • Oversee weekly VBS program (coordination of the incoming teams and local involvement in the program).
  • Work closely with community partners to coordinate details and logistics of the summer long VBS program.
  • Create lessons for each of the summer, as well as correlating activities and interactive elements for the VBS program.
  • Keep accurate inventory of materials needed for VBS on a weekly basis (equipment to be used, materials needed for crafts, etc.)
  • Communicate with and prepare incoming teams regarding the VBS lessons/activities they will be apart of for the week prior to their arrival through email.
  • Integrate Christian Community Development principles into the VBS program and community outreach activities.
  • Participate alongside students at work projects daily.
  • Participate in daily devos and nightly worship.

Position Requirements

  • Previous Missions Experience
  • Previous Leadership Experience
  • Previous Next Step Experience preferred, but not required
  • Experience or Education in Community Development
  • CPR Certification Required