Coordinator for short-term teams
The Short-Term Team Coordinator welcomes all teams, creating the first impression of GSG’s ministry for church, school and other groups who come to serve.
The ideal candidate will be a spiritually mature, compassionate, respectful and trustworthy individual able to joyfully lead team members as they learn about and engage in our ministries and with our communities, as well as handle many different logistical requests that lead to a successful week for all involved.
The goal is to contribute to a safe and engaging team member experience which provides an opportunity for spiritual growth among the team members. The Team Host represents GSG in a positive light through their communications and interactions with team members and their sending churches, and thus provides an opportunity for increased engagement and awareness of opportunities for further partnership. This aims to help GSG accomplish its ministry goals of developing our ministry locations and holistically caring for the communities we serve.
Based in San Lucas, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Immediate and open ended
• Serve as a guide for the whole team experience, crafting a memorable and successful experience for each team throughout their time in country, including their interactions with communities, cultural experiences and other opportunities to enjoy Guatemala.
• Communicate with the team leader prior to arrival, creating itinerary and schedule for the team’s trip.
• Prior to the team’s arrival, prepare all supplies necessary for their stay.
• Provide orientation to the team regarding important topics, such as food, water, safety, schedule, etc.
• Answer questions and provide insights into the ministry and Guatemala; including topics such as culture, history, ministry programs, and the communities served.
• Arrange work or ministry projects for the team, home visits, excursions, transportation, logistics in-country, etc.
• Provide translation services for the team.
• Be the primary point of contact to hear and understand team members’ unique needs and/or complaints, and, when appropriate, strive to quickly find reasonable solutions.
• Ability in multitasking and time-management
• Aptitude in resolving issues in a way that promote reconciliation and teamwork
• Be able to drive manual and automatic vehicles, with a valid driver’s license
• Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
• Willingness to work more than 40 hours/week while hosting teams when necessary, in exchange for extra days of rest later.
• Be able to raise his/her own financial support.
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