AFFIRM 2020 Staff Application

Welcome! We are so glad to have you apply to be a part of staff this year!  Please take your time and answer each question thoroughly.  Staff applications are due by January 15.  Feel free to invite others to apply for a staff position as well, we love to meet and welcome new faces!

Before you begin....

1. Review the AFFIRM Staff Responsibilities, AFFIRM Community Guidelines and Unit Descriptions at SESyouth/AFFIRM.  If selected for staff, you will be required to sign and abide by these covenants.

2. Talk with your pastor - they will receive a request to provide an endorsement of you for staff.  It's a good thing to speak with them prior to applying!  Also, you'll need their contact info for the form.  If you're new to staff (or returning after a hiatus), we are requesting an additional reference as well.

3. Prayerfully consider the unit descriptions and which 1 or 2 units you are prepared to staff this summer. 

*First Name
*Last Name
*Email
*Phone
*Address
*Date of Birth
Home Congregation (Name + City, State)
*T-shirt Size
*Have you been on staff at AFFIRM in the last 5 years?
Yes
No
New to Staff

Great!  We'll ask for the contact info for your Pastor's Endorsement in an upcoming section. We also need a second reference: someone who has seen you working in the community with youth (youth leader, congregational member, someone in the Affirm community, etc.)

*Please provide a reference in addition to your endorsing pastor (Name, relationship, phone and email)
*How did you hear about AFFIRM?
*What inspired you to apply for AFFIRM staff this year?
Unit Selection
Which units have you staffed previously (select all that apply)?
First time staffer
Genesis
Missionaries
Journeys
Shepherds
Revelations
Worshiptivity
Science & Faith
Bridges
Exodus
YAYMI
Admin
*Select the age group with which you prefer to work.
Middle
High
Either
With which unit would you most prefer to work?
No answer
Genesis / 6th-7th
Missionaries / 7th-8th
Journeys / 8th-9th
Shepherds / 9th-10th
Revelations / 9th-11th
Worshiptivity / 10th-12th
Science & Faith / 10th-12th
Bridges / 11th-12th
Exodus / 11th-12th
YAYMI / 1-2 years post-high school graduation
*If we can't place you with your preferred unit, is there another unit you would be interested in staffing?
Genesis / 6th-7th
Missionaries / 7th-8th
Journeys / 8th-9th
Shepherds / 9th-10th
Revelations / 9th-11th
Worshiptivity / 10th-12th
Science & Faith / 10th-12th
Bridges / 11th-12th
Exodus / 11th-12th
YAYMI / 1-2 years post-high school graduation
No, not this year.
Agreements & Disclosures
*Have you read and agreed to the AFFIRM Staff Responsibilities?

AFFIRM Staff Responsibilities >>
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Yes
No
*Have you read and agreed to the AFFIRM Community Guidelines?

AFFIRM Community Guidelines >>
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Yes
No
*Will you consent to a comprehensive background check run by the Southeastern Synod (paid for by AFFIRM)?
Yes
No
Pastor Endorsement
*Please list the name of the pastor you wish us to contact for your endorsement.
*What is this pastor's email?
*What is this pastor's phone number?
Gifts & Talents
*Describe your church & community involvement
*Describe your experience working with youth (especially in a ministry context).
*How would you put your spiritual gifts & talents to work at AFFIRM and, in particular, your selected unit(s)?
Which free-time activities would you most prefer to facilitate/supervise?
Board Games
Choir
Crafts
Dorm Free Time Space
Gym Time
Movies
Outside Activities
Pool
Role Play Games (i.e. D & D)
Talent Show
Do you have any free time activity suggestions? If so, what?
*Would you like to be considered for a Unit Director or Administrative role in the future?
Yes!
No thanks.
Maybe, but not at this time.
Future Leader
*That's awesome! Tell us which unit/admin position you feel called to lead and how your prior AFFIRM experience equips you to do so.

Please keep in mind that this response does not guarantee a position, but does help us to assess who is interested in leading in the future.

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