My job description:
Outreach Coordinator - 35hrs per week (decent sick/vacation/comp time as well)
-manages the Food/Clothing Cupboard. This includes ordering food as needed, stocking food and sorting food and clothing donations. Every Saturday morning (OMG yes EVERY Saturday morning) wake up very early to start setting up for the Cupboard.
-manages the men's homeless shelter. This includes being sure that the men have what they need (clothes, blankets, etc), that warm meals are provided on a regular basis (the easy part) and working with our shelter partners to provide a great experience for the residents. There is often cooking and meal preparation involved in this position. You must have or get Food Safety Certified.
- manages the Urban Service Camp program. This is the most time consuming part of the job. It involves scheduling groups to come on mission trips, planning sites for them to volunteer at, hosting the group while they are here, visiting some of the sites throughout the year to maintain connections, leading discussions and reflections while groups are here, being the "mom" while they are here. Basically "the hostest with the mostest" ha ha ha
- office work. Answering phones, checking the mail, lots of email communications, regular updates to the Wellspring Facebook, writing articles for the church website, ordering food and supplies as needed. Helping out the office administrator with weekly paperwork tasks.
- church laison. The congregation wants to see your face and what you're doing. Must be in church more often than not and report on events that you're hosting or service camps that are in town. You DO NOT have to be religious or seminarian to have this position. We all know that I'm not.
- fundraising. Help to plan and implement fundraisers to benefit the outreach programs.
Location: Old City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
In the past we've had German volunteers come into the position because the denomination works closely with German churches and it makes sense. You're responsible for your own moving costs to and from Philadelphia.
Please comment or send me a private message if you're interested and I'll send along the application information.
This is a ONE YEAR commitment that sometimes has an option to renew, but no raise will occur.