Research the best technology solutions as a team to meet the communications needs of people working in remote places. This may involve cellular technology, point-to-point Wi-Fi solutions, various satellite communications, or short-wave voice and data.
Test, document, recommend and support communication tools which best meet peoples’ specific needs
Research the location and options available for their area and environmental conditions
Determine their level of technical capability and the tasks they want to accomplish
Investigate funding available for deployment and operation
Improve communication solutions through research and innovation
Update the standard list of products as new solutions become available
Provide troubleshooting analysis to identify and resolve problems with existing communication systems
Consult with staff to recommend improvements for existing systems and new equipment / solutions
Mentor and/or train technical people in other countries Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills
Demonstrate consistency (fairness) and a Christ like and professional attitude toward customers and colleagues
Demonstrate a willingness to learn and to keep skills current
Demonstrate adaptability, willingness to change and an effort to follow emerging technology and trends
A good team player willing to document your work and to share your findings with others
Able to prioritize based on department, SIL/Wycliffe area and organization requirements and goals
Education and Experience
Prefer a minimum of an Associate degree Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience OR a minimum two years’ experience in "hands-on" electronic trouble-shooting and repair
FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License desired
FCC Amateur Radio License optional
We are a faith-based nonprofit organization who, for more than 35 years, has pioneered the use of technology to speed Bible translation and meet the technology needs of translators and support personnel.
If you believe, as we do, that all languages are of value, form an integral part of a peoples’ identity and have the potential to serve them in a rapidly changing world, then you can be part of a team serving minority language communities worldwide.
There are nearly 600 million people in the world with little or no access to Scripture in the language they know best, their heart language. JAARS is here to do something about that.
JAARS makes Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally-appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.
We need more staff to make in possible. Of those who work at the JAARS Center in Waxhaw, N.C., 50% are volunteers either short- or long-term, full- or part-time, and of all ages and training backgrounds. Missionaries and a few paid personnel round out the staff.
Consider becoming part of our team that impacts people for eternity by helping give them God’s Word!