Dear Future Intern Director,
Pretty soon I am going to quit being surprised at the amazing people God brings to PTM. You are one of those amazing people—the kind of person who could land a much more glamorous
or high-paying job, but who takes great delight in the unique blend of opportunities that the intern director position offers. On top of the unique job description, you value highly the mission of PTM and those who are committed to working towards fulfilling this mission. You recognize in yourself spiritual gifts that will be a perfect match for recruiting, supervising, and sustaining social work students performing their field education placement as well as recruiting, training, and leading young adults committing to year-long internships at PTM . You are aware that this “job” is more of a “calling” and you will celebrate along with me the incredible joy of doing what you love and what you are good at while meeting a significant need. Thanks for bringing this balance to PTM. Here are some of the gifts and skills for which I am especially grateful.
You are good at “hug and boot” conversations. You know when to encourage with affection and affirmation and when to confront and challenge. People are drawn to you and naturally open their hearts to you. You are a great listener, you are trustworthy, and you are wise. Those at area universities studying social work partly want to serve at PTM because of the weekly supervision you offer.
You are culturally sensitive. You recognize the strengths that children and families growing up in and around the Preston Taylor community have to offer. You cherish what you will learn from them. You are also able to teach our staff and volunteers what it means to respect the strengths and contributions of the neighborhoods where we serve.
You are a great teacher. You are creative in helping interns learn about themselves, about social work, about ministry in an urban setting, about growing in a relationship with Jesus Christ. You recognize that those serving as interns at PTM are typically here for a brief time so you use this time to the full as a launching pad for these young adults into a diverse range of ministry opportunities that will help build the kingdom of God.
You have the perfect balance of being task-oriented and people-oriented. You care deeply that volunteers, staff, and students all have great experiences through PTM. You also accept with eagerness the task of growing PTM’s staff through our internship program. You are motivated by PTM’s strategic plan. You are persistent in recruitment, but unwilling to sacrifice healthy relationships. You keep good records and lead an organized team. Those who work under you feel inspired and challenged. You invest in the growth of others.
As demanding as this job will be and as high as the expectations are for an incredible team that keeps growing, there will be some benefits that are a perfect match for where you are. There is a lot of flexibility in your job. Much of your work can take place at hours you set. Much of your job can be done from a home office—or from PTM—or from a coffee shop. The salary will be set at $37,750. PTM will also provide $2,500 per year for health care—either through enrollment in PTM’s plan or in reimbursement for your own plan. Additionally, there will be three weeks of paid leave built into the rhythm of the year. Like for me, the biggest benefits will come in the satisfaction of serving God and others doing something that is fun, that makes a difference, and that provides many opportunities for relationships with outstanding people.
If interested in this position, please review the job description here and then email a cover letter and resume by October 31, 2017 to Collin Spindle. His email address is email@example.com. I am very excited about meeting you and serving with you.
Very gratefully yours,