Recruitment and Communications Internship

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Position Description

Everyone loves a good story and, as followers of Jesus, we have the best story to tell. It is a story we are empowered by God’s grace to tell with our very lives. At ARM, we see the story of God’s kingdom coming to life all around us as the narrative of substandard housing in rural AL is turned upside down by tales of hope restored and dreams rebuilt. The Recruitment and Communications coordinator is ARM’s storyteller seeking to grow our movement to end substandard housing in rural AL. Whether the medium is an e-newsletter to donors and volunteers or one-on-one conversations with college students at a career fair, the Communication and Recruitment Coordinator strives to invite more and more people into the story God is telling through this ministry.

Major Areas of Responsibility

The Recruitment and Communications Coordinator (ReComm) will report to the Director of Ministry Operations. S/he will work with the ARM team to accomplish tasks in the following areas of responsibility:

  • Communication
    1. Publishing quarterly paper newsletters and bi-weekly e-newsletters
    2. Updating the website, creating and posting blogs and making regular social media posts across all platforms.
    3. Assisting in the planning, preparation, execution, and evaluation of major volunteer and fundraising events
    4. Serving as a liaison for the ARM@AU student group
    5. Creating a yearly scrapbook with pictures, newspaper articles, and other memorabilia
  • Summer Ministry Intern Recruitment
    1. Setting up outreach events to engage alumni in recruiting efforts
    2. Coordinating summer ministry intern outreach opportunities and events on alumni campuses
    3. Visiting campus ministries to share about summer ministry intern opportunities
    4. Coordinating and attending career fairs
    5. Developing promotional material for recruitment events as needed
    6. Conducting email and phone follow-up correspondence with interested contacts
  • Summer Ministry Team Preparation and Training
    1. Setting up and participating in interviews with Director of Ministry Operations
    2. Creating a Facebook group for newly hired summer ministry team members and making regular posts in preparation for the summer.
    3. Coordinating all summer ministry intern personnel paperwork
    4. Updating the summer ministry intern webpage with bios
    5. Assisting the Director of Ministry Operations with the setup, logistics, implementation of summer ministry intern training, which may include preparing and leading sessions.

Culture, Requirements, Skills, and Abilities

Culture, Values, and Ministry Covenant

ARM has culture and value statements that are critical for the success and chemistry of our team. These statements are attached as addendums to this document and can be found in the Personnel Handbook. All team members are expected to live into these culture and values statements. The ARM team makes a sacred promise to God, each other, and the ministry through keeping a ministry covenant.

Requirements

  • A personal commitment to and active faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
  • Regular prayer for ARM, the people with whom we serve, and the ARM team.
  • Ability to drive up to 600 miles in a day for recruiting and coordination
  • Working from the ARM office in Opelika, AL.
  • Re-location to housing provided by ARM
  • Able to work with a team and group
  • Developing and maintaining a personal growth plan with the Executive Director. The intern meets on average twice a month with the Executive Director
  • Preparing for and participating in weekly staff and other organizational meetings

Skills and Abilities

  • Personable, relatable, and outgoing – a people person!
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in using digital office tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Illustrator, and Powerpoint or Mac equivalents to create professional, organized documents.
  • Proficiency in web based tools such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as well as Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar.
  • Experience with digital design tools like the Adobe Creative Suite or Canva.com
  • Ability to learn new web-based tools
  • Organizational and project management skills
  • Event planning skills
  • Adequate knowledge of the Old and New Testament

Preferred, but not Required

  • Experience volunteering with community service organizations.
  • Experience with social media and digital publicity tools like ConstantContact
  • Any interest or knowledge in affordable housing, construction, education, or childhood development.

Logistics

Compensation: $730/month stipend with option of raising additional support from personal support network (see below for details).

Benefits: No benefits are offered.

Hours: 40-45 hours on an average week. On special events, this could become a 50-60 hour week. On occasion, weekend hours (Saturday) are required to assist with home repair work days. Time off during the week is given to make up for time worked over a weekend.

Housing: ARM provides two options for housing: a 3 bed/2 bath mobile home located in Auburn or a 3 bed/2 bath home located in Tuskegee. The intern will be responsible for ½ utility cost at either location. Cable internet access with Wifi is provided by ARM at the Tuskegee home and possibly at the Auburn mobile home. ARM reserves the right to house other college students in either location. If the intern has roommates or wants to have roommates, accommodations could be made at either housing location in discussion with the Director of Ministry Operations and Executive Director.

Start Date: September 2017

End Date: May 31, 2018 with possibility of extension

Raising Additional Financial Support

You have the opportunity to raise an unlimited amount of additional financial support above your $730/month base stipend. If you would like to raise additional support, here’s how it works:

  1. Create a list of your supporters in an Excel spreadsheet. This can include friends, family, churches, and businesses.
    • If you would like us to mail a letter to the supporter, provide their name, address, city, state, and zip code in separate columns.
    • If you would like us to email a letter to the supporter, provide their name and email address in separate columns
  2. We work with you to draft a support letter.
  3. We’ll either mail or email the letter to your supporters based on the list you’ve provided.
    • The emailed letter will contain a link to an online donation page where your supporters can choose to designate their gift towards your stipend.
  4. We’ll notify you as people submit donations either by mail or online. You’ll need to send them thank you cards.

Your additional support will be added on to your stipend based upon a percentage: 75% of each donation goes toward your stipend and 25% goes to support ARM. This also allows the donation to be tax-deductible for your supporters.

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