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Back Bay Mission is Hiring a Construction Supervisor

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Back Bay Mission has seen a steady increase in demand for our housing rehabilitation services and this has led to a need for an additional team member. Being we are the only organization in our community doing this much-needed work Back Bay Mission will be expanding this program so we can serve more clients.  Please see the job description and needed skills below.  If you are interested in applying for the Construction Supervisor position please email your resume or send any questions to Rev. Alice Graham, Ph.D.,  by April 30, 2019.

General Duties of the Position:

  1. Provide initial assessments of potential work projects; define the scope of work and project goals
  2. Provide on-site construction management to volunteer work teams, including safety protocols, training, and supervision
  3. Work with designated site supervisors of volunteer work teams to facilitate progress on work sites and communicate project goals
  4. Assist Construction Manager and volunteers in assessing the need for construction materials and procuring those materials
  5. Maintain ongoing punch lists for each project to provide continuity as various volunteer groups cycle in and out
  6. Keep tools and tool trailers organized and maintained as needed.
  7. Assist in providing a positive experience for weekly volunteers.
  8. Communicate with Construction Manager and clients regarding progress and design decisions.
  9. Work with all local city inspectors on projects.

Desired Skills:

  1. Good general construction skills
  2. Flexibility and patience
  3. Strong organizational skills
  4. Self-starter and able to work independently while valuing teamwork
  5. Ability to work well with skilled and unskilled volunteers, adults and youth
  6. Have good communication skills.

 

Make Plans for Your Mission Trip Today!

By | Mission Trips

The 2018 and 2019 Back Bay Mission mission trip calendars are open! The Mission offers the best mission trip experience in the United Church of Christ. Volunteers work in housing rehabilitation, the food pantry, and the Micah Day Center while learning about poverty on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and thinking about how they can address poverty in their own communities. You do not want to miss out on these amazing opportunities!

The 2018 calendar is almost entirely full, but a handful of dates are still open. Check out the calendar and reserve your date by .

The 2019 calendar is filling up fast, but there are still plenty of openings for your group. They won’t last long, so check out the calendar and reserve your date by .

You can learn more about mission trips to Back Bay Mission, including fees and accommodations, here.

Still Thinking About a 2018 Mission Trip? You’re in Luck!

By | Mission Trips

Our 2019 Mission Trip Calendar is open, but I know that some of you are still thinking about your mission trips this year.

Here’s the good news: Back Bay Mission still has a few dates open this year!

If you want to have your 2018 mission trip at the best location in the United Church of Christ, check to see if one of these dates works for you:

January 21-27

March 4-10

May 20-26

December 2-8

December 9-15

December 16-22

Some of these dates have already been reserved by a group, but there are some slots available.

To learn about mission trips at Back Bay Mission, check out the volunteer page on our website.

To reserve your date,

Our 2019 Mission Trip Calendar Opens Tonight!

By | Mission Trips

Back Bay Mission’s 2019 mission trip calendar opens at midnight central time tonight! 

Mission trips at Back Bay Mission are some of the best service-learning experiences in the United States. During your week on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you’ll have the chance to serve in three of the Mission’s ministries, learn about the work we do on the Coast, explore how you can do similar work in your community, and grow in both faith and fellowship.

Learn more about mission trips at Back Bay Mission, check out our 2019 mission trip calendar, and get ready to make your reservation tonight!

Our 2019 Mission Trip Calendar Opens at Midnight Central Time on January 1, 2018

By | Mission Trips

Soon, it will be time to wish each other a happy New Year! And with each joyous new year comes a new Back Bay Mission mission trip calendar!

Mission trips to Back Bay Mission are a great way to learn about poverty, serve the poor and marginalized of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and build community in your group. Volunteers serve in our housing rehabilitation program, our client-choice food pantry, and the Micah Day Center. Some volunteers are also able to serve in other ministries or with our partner agencies. This is the best mission trip opportunity in the United Church of Christ and one of the best in the country (or, for that matter, the world). It is a truly life-changing experience that keeps volunteers coming back again and again.

The 2019 mission trip calendar opens at midnight central time on January 1, 2018. Highly desirable dates (summer and spring break season) fill up fast, so make your reservation as soon as possible by sending an email with your information and the dates you want to our . All requests are honored on a first come, first served basis.

You can see a preview of our 2019 calendar, and learn what dates are available, here.

The 2018 Mission Trip Calendar is Open!

By | Mission Trips, Volunteering

Our 2018 mission trip calendar opened at midnight central time on January 1, 2017! You can see the calendar here. We do our best to keep the online calendar up to date, but things change quickly at the beginning of the year.

. We only accept reservations through email (we use the timestamp to reserve weeks on a first come, first serve basis).

Remember that there are changes to our mission trip program that take effect for groups coming in 2018. You can read about those changes here. You can see a FAQ about those changes here. You can learn more about mission trips here.

The 2018 Mission Trip Calendar Opens Tonight!

By | Mission Trips, Volunteering

Our 2018 mission trip calendar opens – and we’ll begin taking reservations – at midnight central time tonight!

To reserve a week for your group, We accept reservations only through email (we use the time stamp to make reservations on a first come, first serve basis).

Remember that some changes to our mission trip program take effect in 2018. You can read about those changes here. You can also see a FAQ about the changes on our website. You can learn more about mission trips at Back Bay Mission here.

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