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Student Coordinator for Richmond Community Service

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Federal Work-Study Position Application Form

Job Title

Student Coordinator for Richmond Community Service
Reports to Amy Ritchie
Department Student and Business Services
Days of Week Flexible
Time of Day Flexible
Hours per week 2-3 on average with longer days for service projects
Start date 9/1/14
End date 5/10/15
Pay rate 9.75
General description/brief summary

To create an active resource base for individual students to serve the needs of the city of Richmond.

Duties/responsibilities Maintain a list of service organizations in the city of Richmond, which would be accessible for student participation i.e. soup kitchen, food pantry, cleaning Whitewater Gorge, etc. Coordinate once a semester a group work project with Habitat for Humanity or another local service organization. Actively promote opportunities for local service.
Skills/qualifications Initiative to contact local organizations, organizational skills to maintain an accurate and up to date resource, planning skills for group work project, enthusiasm for connecting student gifts, skills, time with local need.
Physical demands None required, but skills in cleaning and or construction would be helpful depending upon the project events that are created

Matt Boersma
Master of Arts

MattMy thesis began its journey while learning Hebrew at the University of Notre Dame, back when I was an employee in the Information Technology department. Among the many Hebrew texts read, it was the Song of Songs in particular that caught my attention. I knew that historically it had been interpreted as an allegorical text exploring God's love of Israel (or the church), but I had not encountered the deeply sensual nature of the images and the erotic tone of the text. Reading through the book, the unabashed sexuality of the words struck me as completely different than how the rest of the Bible treats sex. During the previous semester we had read selections of Ezekiel, where sex and female desire is cast as idolatrous and evil. In the Song, it is unashamed and extolled.