Dear Future Youth Resource Coordinator,
Through our recent strategic planning we have identified a gap in service to our 6th-13th grade youth. While we have solid relationship-builders and program leaders, we are missing that person who can prop our leaders up with solid behind the scenes work. We don’t want our relationship people getting bogged down with administrative requirements; we want them building connections with our students. You get this and love being the one behind stage creating the space for the up-front folks to shine. Our board and key stakeholders have seen the great opportunity we have to double down on our youth to ensure that we are providing the kind of program that will produce young adults who are in joy-filled friendships, are pursuing a God-inspired dream, and are living into a hopeful and stable future.
I am grateful for you because you recognize the value of the “back stage manager” and you enjoy it . Not only do you enjoy this role, and are good at it, but you see in this role God’s calling and an opportunity for ministry. You consider it an act of worship to develop and grow systems and structures for a program so that program leaders can use their gifts to their utmost. Specifically, here are some of the gifts I see in you.
You are passionate about God and desire deeply to follow God’s will for your life. God’s will directs every decision you make and your deepest desire is to bring glory to God in all that you do. You are grounded in scripture and in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. You embody the very core beliefs that we want desperately the youth of PTM to know, feel, and believe.
You are a coordinator. You like bringing things together. You enjoy finding a new PTM partner introducing that partner to our youth director and sitting back and watching the relationship take off. You love watching God provide meals through small groups and generous individuals. You are able to cultivate those relationships with thoughtful, quick, and inspiring communication.
You find the answer you need. If we don’t have something we need, you go get it. If we are missing a skill on our staff, you find a volunteer willing to serve. You have great ideas. You share them. You show initiative. You implement.
You are an excellent communicator. Whether you are interacting by voice, digitally, or in person, people feel heard and understood. You write with clarity and humor. You welcome others into PTM genuinely and warmly. You are able to broadcast PTM’s story (and stories) creatively and consistently.
You are a little bit of a task master. You recognize that not everyone cares as much as you do about paperwork, but you gently and firmly help them understand. You are able to keep track of minute details that seem so trivial to most, but you are able to maintain them in a way that leads to a better organization and even more opportunities for more youth. You enjoy being called “receipt crazy”, while having great relationships with all members of PTM staff.
You are compassionate. You are not just “nice” to everyone, but you take the time to understand the community in which we serve. You do the hard things to build real community and empower the families who are a part of PTM. You demonstrate a cultural understanding that values the unique contributions that our families make and you invite parents into all aspects of PTM programming.
You are a giver. You have a generous spirit and you look for ways to volunteer at PTM. You enjoy giving financial contributions to PTM because you recognize what a good investment in youth PTM is—and how wisely contributions are managed.
You will enjoy the PTM staff and will fit in like family. The salary will be $34,000. Additionally, there will be three weeks of paid leave built into the rhythm of the year. While you could make more money in another job, you will enjoy working at PTM so much you will feel like you are overpaid. 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 read the job description here and then email a cover letter and resume by June 15, 2017 to Collin (firstname.lastname@example.org). I am very excited about meeting you and serving with you.
Very gratefully yours,