Jul 27, 2018

Missionary Guide

  • Creatio
  • Denver, CO, USA
Full time Ministry, Young Adult Mission Work Nonprofit

Job Description

Creatio is offering a full-time position to an adventurous, organized, self-motivated and highly skilled individual who is in love with his/her Catholic faith and has a passion to share it with others through outdoor adventures and mission trips.

Who We Are: Creatio is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit Catholic organization in the state of Colorado, and our mission is to guide all people to encounter the beauty of creation and the Creator through service to the poor, mission trips, outdoor adventure and environmental stewardship.

 

What We Do: Creatio works to promote the mission of reconciling human persons with the environment through service to the poor, mission trips, outdoor adventure and environmental stewardship.  Through these experiences, we work to create an environment of encounter – encounter with God, with ourselves, with others, and with creation. Creatio members are volunteers, professionals, and friends working to address environmental and human issues on a deeper level.  Our goal is to facilitate an active transformation of ourselves and others, as well as the environment.

Start date: July 2019

Commitment: We ask that participants commit for one-two years from the start date. Additional commitment can be determined at the end of the initial year(s).

Location: Denver, CO

Responsibilities:

  • Trip guiding: Confidently lead outdoor adventures and mission trips, including thorough trip preparation, execution, and follow-up, while keeping participants safe, engaged, and having fun.
  • Discipleship: Authentically form friendships with participants and, at the proper time,  engage in spiritual dialogue and activities, encouraging them to have deeper encounters with Christ and His Church.
  • Content Creation: Develop formation materials to empower others to lead their own Creatio Experiences.
  • Coaching: Equip Creatio Leadership Team members with the knowledge and resources they need to successfully lead their own Experiences
  • Certifications: Become certified as a Wilderness First Responder (Creatio will cover cost of this).
  • Fundraising salary: Engage family, friends, and anyone who may be interested in the mission of Creatio to financially support your efforts as a missionary. The first two months will be paid at a rate of $X and $Y, respectively, after which time you are expected to be fully self-sufficient with fundraising support.
  • Outreach: Identify and connect with potential trip participants, organizations, universities and parishes to form new partnerships and grow the impact of Creatio worldwide.
  • Travel: Fly to mission and adventure locations throughout the world.

Qualified Candidates will possess: 

  • Adventurous spirit, passion for the outdoors and desire to grow in the Catholic faith.
  • Strong desire to serve the poorest of the poor and improve the livelihood of others.
  • Experience leading mission and/or adventure trips.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to work effectively in a team and independently as demonstrated by previous work or internship experience.
  • Problem solving skills, attention to detail and critical thinking abilities.
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills.
  • International travel experience.
  • Ability to work with a diverse client base from various cultures, languages and backgrounds.
  • Basic proficiency in Spanish desired.

Tentative Timeline:

  • JULY
    • Start Date: July 9 (flexible)
    • In office orientation: July 9-13
    • Co-guide backpacking trip: July 20-22
    • Fundraising coaching
  • AUGUST*
    • SRS Bootcamp: Aug 6-7, Plano, TX
    • Outdoor Leadership Summit: August 17
    • Wilderness First Responder Training: Date TBD
  • SEPTEMBER
    • Trekking for Kids Camino de Chimayo: Sept 27-Oct 2
  • OCTOBER
    • Creatio Wilderness Retreat: Oct 12-14
  • NOVEMBER
    • N/A
  • DECEMBER
    • Penn Adventure Mission to Peru: Dec 28-Jan 11
  • REMAINING TIMELINE TBA

WEEKLY: Creatio Status Call

BI-WEEKLY: Fundraising check-ins with E.D. (Adam)

MONTHLY

  • Fundraising coaching/check-ins with board member
  • Meet with new potential partners
  • Lead local adventure
  • Help facilitate Creatio Leadership Team meeting

*There is a possibility for Missionary Guide to enroll in the Denver Archdiocese’s Leadership Training in August. 

Frequently Asked Questions

     1.) What percentage of the job is allocated to fundraising?

The fundraising that you do is specifically for your salary. Each dollar that you fundraise will go towards your salary, minus an administrative fee to cover taxes, payment processing, etc. The salary that you receive will be based on a budget that you complete in the first month of your employment--you will determine an appropriate monthly salary and begin fundraising to reach that monthly donation goal.

The first two months of employment will be primarily focused on fundraising, where you will undergo a two day training with SRS (https://supportraisingsolutions.org) and spend the majority of your time setting up meetings with potential donors to reach your monthly fundraising goal.

    2.) What are your expectations for the fundraising aspect of the job?  

The expectation is that within the first two months, the majority of your fundraising will be completed (you will have donors supporting you monthly to cover your salary). On an ongoing basis, you will dedicate around 4-8 hours/week of your time to steward existing donors and identify new donors as necessary.

           3.) How extensive is your fundraising training?

This consists of a two day workshop with Support Raising Solutions. We will also assign you a personal fundraising coach who will be available to you throughout your employment to answer questions, mentor you, and give feedback on the fundraising process. You will also participate in a weekly one-on-one fundraising meeting.  We all want you to succeed so our team is here for you and has many tips to share.

           5.) Do you provide housing?

No. The applicant is responsible for including housing in his/her fundraising budget. Creatio can assist with housing recommendations.

           6.) Am I personally responsible for the cost of my own mission travel expenses?

No. We will cover the cost of all mission travel expenses.

           8.) Is there room for advancement within your organization?

Yes - since we are a small organization, there is a ton of room for advancement. This will be based on your desire to take on new roles as you get more familiar with Creatio.

         10.) Your tentative timeline covers months 1 through 5; Do you have a sense of the nature of the job after this training period?

We will continue to have several more pilgrimages, adventures and missions ongoing after the inital five months. The role will remain pretty consistent for the remainder of the year with your focus being on guiding trips, outreach to your local community and outsiders to participate in Creatio trips, and maintaining your fundraising goal.

See more information From our fundraising guide.

God has given us the great gift of calling us to serve Him in a very concrete way by physically going to the poorest of the poor. We have the great opportunity to look into the faces of the people we will serve. What a blessing! Many people do not have the opportunity to serve in such a concrete way; however, we have the opportunity to invite others to join us in this mission. God calls us all to be missionaries in different ways. “Some give by going, others go by giving.” We have the ability to help others answer their specific call from God. Asking others to join in this mission is opening up a door for them to serve the Lord. It is a gift to them!

Stay tuned for more information as we continue to finalize this program.

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