VBS Coordinator

Paid Position

Support Raising Required

Employment Dates: May 20th - August 6th, 2019

Position Description:

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. As you serve alongside students, you will see students’ lives changed as they grow into a deeper understanding of God through serving in the community during the day and experiencing powerful programming each night.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within a team of 8 – 10 other Summer Staff members to effectively facilitate week-long mission trips
  • Work with the Team Leader and incoming Youth Leaders to create student outreach teams each week
  • Coordinate details of each work team’s integration within the community on a weekly basis
  • Oversee weekly VBS program
  • Work closely with community partners to coordinate details and logistics of the summer long VBS program
  • Create VBS lessons, correlating activities and interactive elements
  • Keep accurate inventory of materials needed for VBS on a weekly basis
  • Communicate with and prepare incoming teams regarding the VBS lessons/activities they will be a part of for the week prior to their arrival through email
  • Integrate Christian Community Development principles into the VBS program and community outreach activities
  • Lead and participate alongside students daily
  • Contribute as a team player in all aspects of mission trip facilitation
  • Participate in daily devos and nightly worship

Qualifications:

  • Must be a believer in Jesus Christ and hold to Next Step’s Statement of Faith
  • Previous Missions Experience
  • Previous Leadership Experience
  • Previous Next Step Experience preferred, but not required
  • Experience or Education in Community Development