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Current Opportunities

cambodia-118Welcome to Current Opportunities page!  Our vision is see the urban poor and their communities transformed by the power of Christ, and we have many different roles and positions to help us move in that direction.

If you could see yourself serving in any of these roles, please follow the instructions provided.

In order to keep support raising low, Servants does not have any paid positions.  But if you took on any of the following roles you would be eligible to raise financial support to compensate for your time, or continue other paid work alongside volunteering time to Servants.

Editor for Servant Quarters

Contact: info[at]servantsasia.org for more information.

Summary: We are currently looking for an Editor for our quarterly publication, Servants Quarters.  Click here for an example of the most recent edition.

Servants Quarters is a collection of stories, poems, and pictures, all contributed from the Servants family around the world.  They are grouped together around a common theme, published electronically and in print, and sent out to hundreds of Servants supporters around the world.   As people read about Jesus working in the slums, we hope provide to encouragement and inspiration.

Required Skills: Applicants would preferably have experience in writing and editing, and would be able to coordinate with a graphic designer to deliver a quality finished product.  Experience with Servants or other incarnational missions is a plus.  This is a voluntary position.  For a rough estimate, each edition probably takes about 30-40hrs of work to complete, which you could work into your schedule and spread out over 3-4 weeks.

Time Commitment: 30-40hrs of work, 3 or 4 times throughout the year.

Location:  Open

Graphic Designer

Contact: info[at]servantsasia.org for more information.

Summary: We are currently looking for a graphic designer for our quarterly publication, Servants Quarters.  Click here for an example of the most recent edition.

Servants Quarters is a collection of stories, poems, and pictures, all contributed from the Servants family around the world.  They are grouped together around a common theme, published electronically and in print, and sent out to hundreds of Servants supporters around the world.   As people read about Jesus working in the slums, we hope provide to encouragement and inspiration.

Required Skills: Applicants would preferably have experience in Adobe Indesign, or Quark. Previous layout design experience and basic knowledge of the print process (e.g experience with 'pagination' and getting pages ready for print) is preferred. Designing an issue takes 15-20 hours, including the initial planning and then sorting the pages in the correct order for print at the end.  These hours could be spaced between 2-3 weeks as we work towards a finished project.  This is a voluntary position.

Time Commitment: 15-20hrs, 3 or 4 times per year.

Location: Open

 

Member of the "HUB"

Contact: cathy[at]servantsasia.org for more information.

Summary: In August of 2016, a dozen leaders within Servants decided to move forward with the proposal of a Hub in Manila.

We envision the hub will provide a place for face-to-face interaction, leadership, support and pastoral care for field teams, and formation and training. Particularly, the hub will be a place where people can “come and see” how Servants works, do internships, and seamlessly move into a process of formation and field assignment. It shall enable us to function more relationally and provide a sense of cohesion and “home” for Servants.

--The hub offers experiential formation of prospective field workers through a 3-4-month training which includes immersion in an urban poor neighbourhood, and living in community with others in formation.

-- The hub provides pastoral care, support, and training for the existing field teams both through regular pastoral visits and through on-field trainings and training events at the hub.

--The hub is a retreat and gathering place for members. It enables more face-to-face interaction (which has been identified as most energizing for workers and a crucial factor in sustainability) through regional gatherings.

--The hub offers de-briefing retreats, spiritual direction, and pastoral care to individual workers who come in for a break, in a crisis situation, or for scheduled retreats.

--The hub offers “come-and-see”-type internships for young people interested in Servants.

-- The international leadership team of Servants is (at least partially) located at the hub, where they have more face-to-face interaction with workers, candidates, and each other.

Our hope is to launch an initial team in 2017.  We already have several people discerning how they'd like to be involved at the Hub.

If you'd like to learn more about the specific roles and functions of the Hub, feel free to read this document.

Required skills: Being part of the team would not necessarily require living incarnationally in an urban poor community, thus the hub may attract a different set of people with experience and skills in the areas of pastoral care, counseling & spiritual direction, training, discipleship, mission and leadership.
We see the following possible roles:

-- At least one person (or a couple) with a focus on pastoral care and the ability to travel and visit field teams 1-2 times per year. Ideally, one of them would be part of the international leadership team.

--Two persons with a focus on training and formation, running internships and formation with candidates, and providing trainings to existing field teams.

--One person with a focus on running the hub as a guest house and training center.

--External facilitators who come in for a training module (Quite a few people have already offered to contribute in such a role).

Time Commitment:   Our aim would be to have the HUB established and running smoothly.  Potentially a  3-5 year commitment.

Location: Manila

Member of ICT

Contact: cathy[at]servantsasia.org for more information.

Summary: ICT (International Coordination Team) is set apart for leadership of our movement by ILC (International Leadership Council, representatives across all immersion and linking teams).

ICT carries leadership responsibility in the following general areas. Specific roles are divided among the team according to the gifts and passions of the team members, or delegated to others where appropriate.
-- Identifying strategic agenda for overall leadership, in continuity with the vision and history of Servants, and in coordination with ILC.

-- Ensuring the health of Immersion Teams (eg through coordinating leadership development and training, team vision and mission, team mentors, member care practices, debriefing, training and formation, pastoral care, and fostering a culture of healthy team-building).

--Ensuring the health of Linking Teams (eg such as through coordinating leadership development and training, team vision and mission, team mentors, collaboration / crosspollination across teams, and developing strategies for linking, networking and recruitment).

--Supporting and guiding the Resource Hub team, as they provide formation, training, pastoral support and other resources for the whole of Servants.

--Holding and sharing Servants prophetic narrative (eg through strategies for sharing stories within and beyond the movement, online presence, promotional material, engagement at conferences/events/festivals for missions and development).

--Coordinating the administration of the movement (eg Forum and ILC gatherings, orientation events, maintaining policy documents, legal compliance, managing Vision Fund finances, and other administrative functions).

Feel free to read more about this position in this document.

Required skills:  A leader will have (borrowing from Urban Vision’s “Five C’s”):
--Call – they and their community have discerned their role, and are obedient to the One who called them.

--Character – they are committed to developing their character to be as mature and Christcentred as possible (they are not perfect, but at least they know what to work on and how!)

--Charism – Acknowledging their particular giftedness, eg leadership style (Rom 12, 1 Cor 12, Eph 4) well-matched to the role required and needs faced.

--Commitment – they are committed to a life-style of servant leadership, to allow the individuals, the group, and the mission to flourish.

--Capacity – they will create space in their lives to function well, including in times of crisis, to have energy and time to love well.

Time Commitment: 10-20hrs per week, with a 2-5 year commitment.

Location:  Potentially anywhere, but with preference towards Asia.

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