Position: Part-time (20 hrs. / week)
Work Period: June – September 2021 (15 weeks)
Hourly Wage: $15.20
Supervisor: Pastor Ben Short
Job Description and Responsibilities:
Fraser Lands is a church with a heart for our community. However, COVID changed a lot of things for us. As our church is seeking to abide by the BC Health Officer’s guidelines, all our in-person gatherings have been put on hold. A sad result is that our community connection is greatly affected. All our formal programs are on hold and our informal connections are minimal. Our hope is that the Community Liaison Ministry Assistant will be able to help put in the hours required to address this lack at our church. Last summer we commissioned a CSJ worker to conduct research into opportunities, needs and possible partnerships in the Vancouver Killarney area. She did an excellent job and highlighted a number of possible areas for our church to develop new initiatives.
This coming summer we hope we can take this research to the next level. The Community Liaison Ministry Assistant and I will decide on the best one or two areas to develop. We will create a plan for our church and seek to implement the first few steps of that plan. A few areas we are interested in are: creating a food sustainability plan; partnering with the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House to create programs for local teens; partnering with local co-op housing councils to address real needs. The goal is to finish the summer with an actionable plan along one of these opportunities or a similar one. The church will be tasked with fulfilling the mandate of this vision. The Community Liaison Ministry Assistant will be responsible for creating a plan for our church. He/she will be required to attend weekly mentorship meetings as well as weekly supervising meetings. The person will read through all of the research from last year. In consultation with the supervisor, he/she will propose key ideas and research what are the required steps to take. Our hope is that the work of the Community Liaison Ministry Assistant will galvanize our church to become a blessing to our local community.
Community Outreach (60% of time):
· Continue and expand research done by last year’s ministry assistant
· Create a plan for the church and implement the first few steps
Serve the Gathered Community (20% of time):
· Update and refresh newcomer material and packets
· Administratively support live & pre-recorded services
Weekly Meetings with Supervisor & Ministry Team (20% of time):
· Read & discuss “Soul Care”
· Administratively support the ministry team
How to Apply
To apply, please download the e-fillable application form and reference form from the church website onto your computer before filling it out and saving. Please submit the application form with your resume to [email protected] by the application deadline. Please also pass the reference form to a minimum of 2 references. References are required to submit their filled out forms via email by the deadline date with “ATTN: CSJ Application 2021” in the subject line.
The starting dates are in June/July 2021. Full-time positions are 35 hours per week. Part-time positions are 20 hours per week.