WORD MINISTRIES CURRENT PERSONNEL NEEDS

Literacy Coordinator
The position of Literacy Coordinator is vital to the literacy aspect of WORD Ministries. This person will be the final authority within WORD Ministries for any questions related to literacy. The person to hold this position must be thoroughly trained and capable in literacy methods and all aspects of literacy programs, from initial survey work through primer construction, training teachers, and setting up of programs in local communities. Experience in literacy in cross-cultural situations would be very helpful. This person must be personable, able to work with the facilitators and with nationals he or she would train and help. The Literacy Coordinator must have a servant’s heart and a heart for teaching literacy to illiterates around the world with the goal of giving them the skills necessary to enable them to read God’s Word. This person will be responsible for keeping abreast of current trends in literacy work, being aware of literacy materials already developed or in development world-wide, developing materials needed for WORD Ministry projects around the world, and training missionaries and nationals in literacy principles and methods. Some overseas travel will be required.
Qualifications:
- Thoroughly trained and capable in literacy methods and all aspects of literacy programs, from initial survey work through primer construction, training teachers, and establishing programs in local communities (preferably a Masters in Literacy or MA in Applied Linguistics)
- Experience in literacy in cross-cultural situations would be very helpful.
- Personable, able to work with the facilitators and nationals he or she would train and help, with other members of the WORD team and with literacy personnel of other like-minded mission groups
- Must have a servant’s heart and a heart for teaching literacy around the world with the goal of enabling them to read God’s Word.
- Appointed by ABWE as full-term missionary and fully supported


Funding Coordinator
Job Description:
- Maintain good communication and liaison with ABWE Finance Dept.
- Maintain records of funds coming into WORD Ministries
- Maintain records of funds spent through WORD Ministries, on a per-project basis when appropriate
- Track fund-raising information/needs and share with other WORD team members; possibly fund-raising efforts through campaigns and through local church partnerships
- Conduct on-going financial planning, share info about funds needed with those ministry team members charged with fund-raising
- Develop programs for local church/VBS/SS and other groups to be involved through prayer and giving for projects as needed
- Accepted by ABWE as volunteer or appointed as missionary
Qualifications:
- Ethical, honest
- Organized and self-motivated in own work methods and able to organize info and materials, procedures, etc.
- Skilled in communication
- Skilled in record-keeping and bookkeeping - preferably trained and experienced in similar types of work
- Able to work well with those in ABWE Finance Dept.


Resource Center Coordinator
Job Description:
- Maintains the Resource Center by:

organizing materials in library
fashioning displays of materials
adding to materials in library
becoming fully acquainted with materials
- Is present at the Resource Center during its hours of operation and shares information with those who come in, referring them to the appropriate member of the WORD team as needed
- Works with computer programs related to WORD Ministries if possible and trains others
- Maintains stock of materials to be sold, keeps accounting records, and re-orders as needed
- Accepted by ABWE as volunteer or appointed as missionary
Qualifications:
- Personable, good communications skills, able to talk with those who come into resource center seeking advice, information or help
- Good knowledge of materials in resource library
- Organized and able to organize materials logically
- Knowledge of computers and computer programs would be very helpful
- Library knowledge and skills would be very helpful

Computer Coordinator
Job Description:
- Finds existing programs that would benefit this ministry, learns to use them and makes them known among ABWE missionaries
- Trains those who would benefit from the use of computer programs - missionaries, nationals, consultants, etc.
- Adapts programs as needed and develops others to further the work of WORD Ministries
- Works with Communications Coordinator to update WORD web site and expand as needed
- Accepted by ABWE as volunteer or appointed as missionary
Qualifications:
- Good knowledge and experienced in computer usage
- Proficient in computer networking skills
- Proficient in computer programming, creation of fonts, etc.
- Able to develop resources for WORD Ministries as needs are made known
- Proficient in data-base programs (Lotus, Access, etc.)


Communications Coordinator
Job Description:
- Shares information about WORD Ministries and its projects with donors, potential donors, prayer supporters, all ABWE family, etc.
- Shares information about WORD Ministries among consultants/coordinators within WORD ministries
- Promotes WORD Ministries through web site and updates info on web site as needed
- Promotes WORD Ministries through Message articles, audio-visuals, etc as appropriate
- Accepted as ABWE volunteer or appointed as missionary
Qualifications:
- Good communicator (written and oral)
- Organized, able to store and retrieve information quickly and accurately
- Efficient, dependable
- Able to discern needed info flow for each piece of information coming to him/her and make sure the info is received by those who need it


Translation Workers
Job Description:
Personnel is needed on several ABWE fields to work with translation of materials into local languages. Please contact us for information about current needs at info@wordmin.com


Literacy Workers
Job Description:
Literacy workers are needed on ABWE fields to produce literacy materials and establish literacy programs in local languages. Please contact us for information about current needs at info@wordmin.com


ESL Personnel
Job Description:
Full and part-time workers are needed on many ABWE fields to teach English as a second language. Please contact us for information about current needs at mpasquale@abwe.cc or rminich@abwe.cc

There is an urgent need for an ESL worker in South Asia. For more information about this position, please contact us at info@wordmin.com


Read More About Each Area of Ministry & Current Projects:

Bible Translation Opportunities
Literacy Ministry Opportunities
ESL/TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

Contact us for more information: (ivester@abwe.cc)


WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Please, will you join with us? Will you commit to pray faithfully for those involved in Bible translation, literature production, ESL and literacy programs around the world? Will you pray the Lord of the harvest, that He will raise up more workers for His harvest field?
Will you pray that God will open your eyes to needs around the world? Will you commit your time and energy to be a part of those projects prayerfully and financially?

The WORD Team


Bill & Vicki Ivester
Ministry Coordinators



Dr. Lynn Silvernale
Translation Coordinator



Dr. Michael Pasquale
ESL Coordinator



Heidi Davis
Bible Tranlation