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Assistant for Youth and Youth Adult Institute

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Federal Work-Study Position Application Form

Job Title

Assistant for the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults
Reports to Rebekah Houff and Russell Haitch
Department Academic
Days of Week Flexible
Time of Day Flexible
Hours per week 2
Start date 8/1/15
End date 6/30/2016
Pay rate  10.25
General description/brief summary
Responsible for working with the Coordinator of Outreach Programs and
the Director of the Institute assisting to develop, manage, and execute
those aspects of the Institute’s mission that involve interactions with local
churches, Church of the Brethren offices, and a broader public.
Duties/responsibilities
  •  Assist with mailings, publicity, and other forms of communication with the wider church
  •  Compile data for electronic communication, alumni database, assessment, and networking opportunities.
  •  Assist with programming as needed
  •  Other duties as assigned
Skills/qualifications
Excellent organizational skills. Excellent written and oral communication
skills.  A demonstrated interest in issues related to ministry with youth and young adults. MDIV student with Youth and Young Adult emphasis or focus with experience in youth and young ministry preferred
Physical demands  N/A

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.