Do you enjoy sharing your love of boating and the skills required for safe operations? Do you have experience in training others? If so, JAARS Maritime Services needs you!
Be a part of providing this critical skill and equipment for Bible translators. We need water safety instructors for an ever growing demand for training to enable safe water travel both overseas and here on the JAARS campus in Waxhaw, NC.
Provide instruction in methods, risk factors, and equipment for safe staff travel.This is a full time (40 hrs.) (3-6 months /per year) position for a volunteer or a staff person who raises supportMust be able to work in the US
ResponsibilitiesEstablish the level(s) of training needed, through successful people interactions to understand their water and boat skill levelsEquip and instruct in which water safety gear to carryInstruct how to perform safe water operations in remote and difficult placesDiscuss the types of risk encountered, and methods for sound decisions on whether to travel or not, due to weather and other conditionsEnable trainees to gain confidence, obtain skills successfully, and make right safety decisionsTrain both at JAARS and in locations overseasDemonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growthEmbrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively
Education and ExperienceExperience on various types of water, preferably engaged in swimming, free diving, SCUBA diving or lifesavingOperation of various types of boats, and/or other watersports activities may be consideredObtain or maintain certifications such as first aid, CPR; local, state, or federal boat operation coursesParticipated in college-level programs related to water/marine study, research, boat operations, or law enforcement, including environmental law desiredKnowledge of what is required to equip persons and small boats for safe water travelAlternative to above, may be two years of experience teaching water safety
JAARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry headquartered on a beautiful 500+ acre campus just south of Charlotte, NC. Our campus includes extensive training facilities, an airport, office and commercial facilities, guest housing, food services, recreational areas, health clinic, on-site childcare, and youth and family ministry support for staff and partners.
We are pleased to have more than five hundred people serving on our campus. We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance and other organizations locally and globally.
JAARS vision is that people’s lives and communities are transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own language.
JAARS mission is to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.
JAARS Core Values
Together in Christ, we commit to:Seek God Above AllServe in LoveAct with IntegritySteward God’s Resources with CouragePursue ExcellenceCollaborate with RespectCreate a Culture of Innovation