Target Staff Type Supported/Volunteer
Work Location JAARS Waxhaw
Our Engagement Events Coordinator is instrumental in sharing and celebrating the JAARS Bible translation experience on our campus with our church partners, our spiritual family and our communities and those interested in exploring engagement with JAARS.
This role will organize, plan, coordinate and deliver 3–5 special, large-scale Engagement events yearly on the JAARS Campus. This role will build and lead an appropriate team to coordinate required support functions and facilities for these events and will be the primary Engagement resource for smaller, ad-hoc events on-campus or in remote sites.
Build working teams that plan and coordinate complex, large attendance and high exposure events (like a JAARS Day, Fly Ins) including, but not limited to, resource assistance from AV/Tech, Guest Services, Facilities, Transportation, Food Services and Engagement to assure all needed support and coordination from the entire staff for each event
Prepare the event’s project management needs by understanding various department contributions and effective ways to blend the department’s contributions to deliver the assigned event
Ability to motivate with strong influencing skills.
Act as an effective spokesperson for a team or organization view, build a trusting and connective relationship with the individual or departments
Set clear goals and expectations for events, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback and addressing performance problems and issues promptly
Work in coordination with various departments—including the Events team within Guest Services—to best plan the timing of all events on the JAARS Campus
Coordinate needed planning/promotion for all JAARS Engagement special events on our campus and for remote events
Participate in these events to make sure they are done with excellence and make changes in planning/coordination as needed
A deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal spiritual growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
Embrace the vision, mission and core values of JAARS
Degree in Hospitality, Program Management, Events Planning, Facilities Management or related discipline desired and/or comparable, related experience
Ability to perform the listed duties above with demonstrated, detailed project planning and coordinating skills for large-scale events and activities; experience with project management tools (i.e. Trello, Monday, MS Project Management, etc.) is desirable
Experience in blending work teams and/or individuals together to accomplish complicated multi-tasking activities
Effective in responding to objections in a constructive manner; able to persevere through unexpected changes and challenges to collaboration and cooperation from others needing to do tasks outside their normal responsibilities
Ability to cast vision and motivate others well
Ability to collaborate with leaders, teams and staff in Engagement and across JAARS to gather outside assistance and promotion of each event
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 makes Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote 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 that 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 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.