Job: Mission Administrator
Trinity on the Border began its work in the Rio Grande Valley in July 2015 when Fr. Michael and Erica Jarrett were sent to develop an Anglican response to some of the issues that are specific to our southern border. We are a chapel and outreach ministry serving primarily among the vulnerable (migrants, immigrants, and the poor). Our ministry includes: a free medical clinic, working with an immigrant shelter and an organic farm, a kindergarten, a weekly healing service at the free-clinic, a weekly communion service with the staff of a mission to the deaf in Mexico, and occasional Holy Day services.
The Mission Administrator will assist the mission director in all parts of managing the mission. This will include creating newsletters, writing thank-you cards, and other aspects of donor care as well as bookkeeping, paying bills, and helping to organize and prepare for chapel services.
Trinity on the Border is the Anglican work among the vulnerable on the South Texas border. We strive to be a face and name for the love of Christ as well as ambassadors of the ACNA “tilling the soil” for future church plants all along the border.
Experience with spreadsheets and a general comfort using computer software is a must. The administrator must be detail oriented, a team player, and a people person (or at least able to fake it :)) – we take showing hospitality for the people we serve and caring for our donors who back us very seriously.
Time and Compensation
The Administrator role is a part-time position (+/- 15 hrs/week). However, there are many other ways to plug in to the work of our mission if you are looking for full-time work. Generally, working with a missionary team is more of joining a culture than filling a job role.
All of our missionaries must raise their own salary but the mission is currently working to raise a portion of the Mission Administrator budget. The amount of pay will be decided in conversation with you and based upon qualification and your ability to raise your funding.
Harlingen is a town of about 75,000. We are approximately 15 miles from the Mexican border and around 30 miles North of the southernmost part of the continental U.S. (we’re about the same latitude as Miami). We are about 45 minutes from South Padre Island and within 30 minutes from some of the best coastal fishing in America. We’re one of the top retirement areas in the country with another 100,000 “winter Texans” coming down for the months of December – April. If you’ve never been to the Rio Grande Valley – it’s a whole other world.