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Ministry Center Support Staff: Appalachian Outreach, Appalachian Outreach, Jefferson City, Tennessee

Organization: Appalachian Outreach
Contact Name: Jean-Ann Washam
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: 190 West Old A. J. Hwy.
Jefferson City, Tennessee  37760  
United States
Great For: Great for Christians
Service Area(s): Sports and Recreation, Social Services, Sales/Marketing/Public Relations, Management, Indirectly Serving People, Immigrants and Refugees, Homelessness and Housing, Event Planning, Environment, Education, Disabilities Ministry, Counseling / Addiction / Recovery, Compu
Hourly Commitment:
40.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


City Vision Internships is a Christian one-year, multi-year or summer internship program based on the AmeriCorps model. Interns serve at one of over 40 positions across the USA and Canada. In the past 10 years, we have placed over 500 full-time interns and 68,000+ volunteers in hundreds of Christian ministries. Job Description: Department: Ministry Center Reports To: Ministry center Coordinator; Appalachian Outreach Executive Director Summary Description: The MC Support Staff is an integral member of the Appalachian Outreach team and is responsible for assisting with the daily operations of the Ministry Center. The MC Support Staff would assist the Ministry Center Coordinator in the day to day operation of the Clothing Closet and Food Pantry while ministering to the families. The Support Staff works specifically with short term volunteers, daily volunteers, CNU students, and the families we serve. Support will be given to the Ministry Center on the days the Center is open and providing service to families. Functional Description: • Assist on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in the Clothing Closet or Food Pantry. • Process donations in the sorting room when needed. • Hang up clothes in the Clothing Closet. • Process donations in the food pantry, including Food City and Second Harvest deliveries. • Create a Family Entry into MC database for families that receive services • Prepare advertising as needed. • Assist with major projects such as the Backpack Drive, Coats for the Cold, Golf Tournament, Celebration Banquet, and Christmas in Jeff Co. • Assist with serving as a liaison in the community with individuals, local churches, civic organizations and student organizations at Carson-Newman University. • Train new volunteers in all areas of ministry center operation. Education: High School diploma or equivalent, with preference of Bachelor’s degree. Experience: Minimum of 2-years experience in customer service, including interaction with families residing in sub-standard living conditions. Required skills: • Desire to serve Christ through serving people. • Sensitivity to issues of poverty/homelessness. • Flexibility and patience in work and daily living. • Self-motivated, results-oriented and initiative driven. • Team Player • Excellent communication skills, a good listener and record keeping skills. • A valid driver’s license, valid auto insurance and a good driving history. • Competent writing and computer skills. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. These include but are not limited to the following: • Lift a minimum of thirty pounds. General Information: This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation. Employee Expectations: The Ministry expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution, to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees. Benefits: For Interns without a Bachelors Degree: One Year Work Study Internship
  • Provides a work study internship with free tuition in City Vision College for a full year paid by hosting ministry.
  • Online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, Urban Mission, and Business Administration.
  • Any Pell grant or other federal financial aid paid as cash payment to student (up to $5,645).
  • Expectation is typically 29 hours of volunteer work with 16 hours of class work per week (45 hours total).
  • For Interns with a Bachelors Degree: Two-Year MBA Fellowship
  • Full Scholarship for an MBA through Bakke Graduate University (worth over $18,000; does not include graduation fees or optional travel fees)
  • Two years of supervised nonprofit or ministry experience interning 35 hours/week.
  • Bachelor's degree required to apply. (more)
  • Requirements
  • At least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be a Christian
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen, U.S. or Canadian national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid student or work visa
  • Able to make at least a one year (or summer) commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
  • Able to financially live on just free housing (and stipend if you opt for the One Year Paid Internship) and any outside income sources you have.
  • Able to relocate to a location of a ministry site (unless a site exists at your current location)
  • For more information or to apply visit cityvisioninternships.org. For more information about this site visit .

    Short Term Mission Trip Details

    Benefits Offered:

    • Free Graduate Bakke Tuition
    • Free Undergrad City Vision Tuition
    • Housing or Rental Stipend

    This cost includes:

    Length of Trip

    One Year

    Initially Posted: 03/01/2016
    Last Updated: 03/02/2016