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Lilly Fellowship-Construction Coordinator

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Company: Appalachia Service Project

Location: Johnson City, TN

Date Posted: March 28, 2014

Source: idealist.org

Lilly Fellowship – Construction CoordinatorGeneral ConditionsThe Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (ASP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Christian home repair ministry. Using the skills and efforts of thousands of volunteers as well as both part-time and Lilly Fellowship – Construction Coordinator General Conditions The Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (ASP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Christian home repair ministry. Using the skills and efforts of thousands of volunteers as well as both part-time and full-time staff, ASP provides housing services to low-income households in the Central Appalachian regions of West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. ASP ministers in a spirit of Christian love and service, accepting people right where they are, just the way they are. Persons desiring a position with ASP must have a personal commitment to Christian service, but ASP does not require, as a condition of employment, membership in or profession of a specific denominational theology. ASP is an ...

Lilly Fellowship – Construction CoordinatorGeneral ConditionsThe Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (ASP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Christian home repair ministry. Using the skills and efforts of thousands of volunteers as well as both part-time and Lilly Fellowship – Construction Coordinator General Conditions The Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (ASP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Christian home repair ministry. Using the skills and efforts of thousands of volunteers as well as both part-time and full-time staff, ASP provides housing services to low-income households in the Central Appalachian regions of West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. ASP ministers in a spirit of Christian love and service, accepting people right where they are, just the way they are. Persons desiring a position with ASP must have a personal commitment to Christian service, but ASP does not require, as a condition of employment, membership in or profession of a specific denominational theology. ASP is an equal opportunity employer. No one will be denied employment on the grounds of age, sex, race, national origin, or differing physical or mental ability. Employment decisions will be based solely on qualifications for and ability to perform the duties of the position for which employment is sought. Specific Conditions Overview The Lilly Fellowship is a service and vocational discernment program operating at each of ASP's four Year-Round Volunteer Centers. Two Volunteer & Operations Coordinators and two Construction Coordinators work beside their Center Supervisor to provide the full range of ASP's programming. In off-hours, Fellows live together in an intentional community and support each other during a guided process of vocational discernment. Fellows follow a guided curriculum to help with their vocational discernment and have allotted time during the work week to meet regarding the curriculum. Fellows work irregular hours based on the number of volunteers at their center and the needs of the volunteers.

Responsibilities Client Service:
Conduct initial home visits professionally, clearly communicating expectations to potential clients Follow through with timely notification to each client visited Provide general overview of program and volunteer schedule to clients Ensure that clients and potential clients have a positive interaction with

ASP Project Management:
Manage individual projects through the aid of the Center Supervisor Work with volunteers on site to ensure quality repairs Ensure that all repairs comply with local codes and meet the standards set by the Home Repair Coordinator Ensure that all projects are documented and added to the on-line database Work with staff to maintain all supply sheds and inventories Work with staff to ensure materials are ordered and delivered to the worksites in a manner that does not delay the work of the volunteers Work on site with volunteers to ensure proper technique and to keep worksites safe and clean Work on projects when volunteers are not present and time permits

Volunteer Management:
Liaise with volunteers throughout the week to meet any needs, communicating these needs to the Center Supervisor Work with differing skill levels on site Provide a welcoming atmosphere for volunteers that will allow for them to have a transformational experience Lead and participate in daily morning devotions during volunteer trips Update groups after their trip on the progress of their projects Report volunteer numbers, work site progress, and other information to ASP headquarters

Community Relations:
Keep surrounding areas informed about the work of ASP through presentations, community meetings, and media outreach Discuss with local groups the opportunities to volunteer with ASP Communicate with fellow nonprofit agencies in the region, seeking opportunities to work together Distribute applications for home repair services through broad channels and targeted referrals Seek in-kind and other support from local groups, as requested by the

Center Supervisor Center Maintenance:
Work with volunteers to keep the center clean and inviting; perform minor cleaning between groups as necessary Keep the Center Supervisor informed about repair requests from volunteers Manage the cleanliness and organization of supply areas Ensure the office is kept clean and professional in appearance Assist with repairs and improvement projects to the centers Decorate the center seasonally

Staff Team:
Attendance and participation in weekly staff meetings Help others with their responsibilities when able Participation in performance evaluations Participation in the Vocational Discernment curriculum and reporting process Support the Lilly Fellows community by organizing weekly shared meals, group discussion, and monthly gatherings with Fellows at our other centers Support the Lilly Fellows community by establishing mentoring relationships with local congregations or ministers to discuss vocational discernment themes Other duties as assigned by Center Supervisor and Director of the Year-Round Program Qualifications Required Desire to work in a Christian environment Desire to live simply as part of an intentional community Valid driver's license and record that is acceptable to ASP's insurer Excellent communication skills A willingness to engage discernment materials and an open-mind toward the other Lilly Fellows' thoughts and the opinions within the curriculum Highly motivated, problem solver, organized Salary and Benefits Monthly stipend of $325/month End of year Award of $5,500 (this award is subject to completion of the 12-month term)

Housing:
Private room with shared living and dining areas, WiFi, laundry, utilities

Board:
Free meals available when volunteers present

Board:
A quarterly stipend to aid in the purchase of food during times without volunteers Vehicle use: An ASP vehicle may be used for ASP official purposes Weather days: Center Supervisor will have the authority to close the center at any time due to inclement weather For questions about the position: Margaret Frazier Year-Round Chaplain Margaret.Frazier@asphome.org Ben Martin Director of the Year-Round Program Ben.martin@asphome.org 423-854-4417

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to fellows@asphome.org Please include your interest regarding the vocational discernment aspect of the program in your cover letter.

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