Airmen Ministry Center Coordiinator

Keesler AFB Biloxi Parish Coordination

12 Aug 2019

Keesler AFB Biloxi

Parish Coordination

Community & Social Services


The successful candidate for this position will be a 1099 contractor with Music Ministry International and be responsible for the following:

 1.Contract Position Title: Airmen Ministry Center Coordinator, hereafter described as Contractor.

1.Dates, Times, and Performance Location(s).

1.1. Minimum of 15, maximum of 25 hours per week.

1.2. Ensure that the ministry center is open and properly staffed with trained volunteers from the Airmen in Training volunteer program. Maintain a presence during the Sunday morning worship service(s) and youth RE classes.

1.3. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of classes.

1.3. Coordinate weekday office hours with the Protestant RE Coordinator and RE Chaplain and Contract Monitor who shall, along with Contractor, determine core working hours.

1.5. Contractor shall be notified in advance of changes with service times and building locations to arrange aforementioned services. Contractor must be present at a predetermined time coordinated with the RE Coordinator and RE Chaplain prior to the start of events.

2.Minimum Standards of Education, Qualification, Experience: Contractor shall:

2.1. Have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a paid ministry leadership position successfully managing people and resources.

2.1.1 Possess at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in a ministry related field.

2.1.2 Be a spiritually-sensitive person who is comfortable working with military personnel, lay leaders, and contractors in a pluralistic environment.

2.1.3. Possess relevant experience with current technology and social media (i.e., Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, computer/phone/tablet applications, and group texting) in order to leverage these platforms to reach student populations.

2.1.4. Provide resume that outlines these qualifications.

2.2. Have proven ability to communicate effectively and clearly in spoken and written English.

2.3. Have proven ability to effectively accomplish assigned tasks with minimal supervision.

2.4. Provide a letter of endorsement from current pastor/chaplain/ supervisor regarding qualifications and ministry experience

2.5 Pass a background check.

3.Program Requirements and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

3.Pluralistic Environment: The environment in which this contract is implemented is a religiously pluralistic and sensitive arena of numerous faith group and denominational traditions. The Contractor accomplishes the terms of the contract in compliance with the mission requirements and standards set forth and defined by the Department of the Air Force and the Air Force Chaplain Corps. Activities and behavior to the contrary are viewed as grounds for contract termination.

3.1. Work Hours and Fishbowl Airman Ministry Center Operational Hours.

3.1.1. The contractor shall be responsible for the management for the “Fishbowl” Airmen Ministry Center. The contractor shall coordinate a 35 hour per week work schedule with the Fishbowl OIC. The work schedule will flex based on the needs of the programs with priority given to evening and weekend events. 3.1.2. Normal duty hours include but not limited to: 16 hours during standard duty hours (0730-1630) during the week and the White Rope meeting (currently Tuesdays, 1700-1930, subject to change). 3.1.3. Weekly hours worked shall be tracked and reported on the monthly payment invoice AF Form 4357.

3.2. Comply with Air Force Instructions (AFI), Operating Instructions (OI), Policies and Procedures that apply to this position.

3.2.1. The lifecycle of the volunteer, to include: recruitment, applications, interviews, selection, professional development, and out-processing.

3.2.2. The structure of the volunteer program, ensuring that each student has unique roles and responsibilities that develop them as leaders, to include Senior Ropes, Blue Shirts, committee representatives, dormitory representatives, etc. This includes the maintenance of the student roster. 3.2.3. Recognition and appreciation programs, to include monthly, quarterly, and annual care for the caregiver events for the students.

3.2.4. Standard operating procedure for daily operations of the Fishbowl, to include shift management and role delegation, such as welcome desk, accountability checks, equipment check outs, etc.

3.2.5. The tracking of metrics and data collection for utilization of the facility, equipment, and events.

3.2.6. Development of a dormitory outreach program, to include leveraging of squadron volunteers in their respective dormitories and work spaces.

3.2.7. Development of Servant-Scholar program which builds community relationships with local faith-based organizations to foster volunteer events led by Airman in Training, to include a minimum of three (3), events per month. For each event, the Contractor will provide a safety brief and ensure accountability for all participants.

3.2.8. Development of leadership curriculum for Airman in Training volunteers.

3.3. Facility Coordination: The Fishbowl consists of an approximate 15,000 square feet of the Levitow Student Support Center. The contractor is accountable for security and cleanliness of all facilities utilized in conjunction with their programs. As facility coordinator the Contractor shall coordinate:

3.3.1 The upkeep and maintenance of the Fishbowl.

3.3.2. Distribution and accountability of the keys to all Fishbowl facilities.

3.3.3. Standard operating procedures for opening, closing, and daily cleaning, to include scheduling students awaiting further instruction for cleaning/upkeep projects.

3.3.4. Room set up configurations and standardizations plan.

3.3.5. The use of bulletin boards, posters, and marketing inside the facility.

3.3.6. Facility requests and calendar management.

3.3.7. Research and procurement of office supplies, cleaning supplies, furniture, etc.

3.3.8. The submission of and tracking of work orders for the facility with the Levitow building facility manager.

4.5. Logistical Support – The Contractor shall coordinate:

4.5.1. Logistical support, to include marketing for all briefings and training events.

4.5.2. Network with base helping agencies and chapel parishes to grow and maintain the Airman Awaiting Further Instructions Leadership Training Program, to include, but not limited to two events per day on Monday through Thursday.

4.5.3. Regular marriage spiritual enrichment events for students on Separate Rations.

4.5.4. The development of a weekend marriage intensive course for married students with overseas assignments.

4.5.5. Largescale programs, to include but not limited to Home Away From Home, Special Olympics, and Super Bowl events.3

4.5.7. Maintenance of a current directory of worship opportunities located outside of Keesler Air Force Base.

4.5.7 Coordinate and or lead weekly resiliency opportunities for Airmen in training.

4.6. Additional Administrative Tasks – The Contractor shall:

4.6.1. Provide monthly report to the Fishbowl NCOIC of names and dates of Airmen in Training that were trained on privileged communication.

4.6.2. Participate in weekly planning meetings with the Fishbowl Staff. 4.6.3. Be responsible for ensuring Fishbowl Airmen Ministry Center participants and volunteers are aware of local safety requirements and procedures.

4.6.3. Submit appropriated and non-appropriated fund requests and transportation requests as needed to execute Fishbowl programs.

4.6.4 Obtain and maintain a Government driver’s license within the first 90 days in order to drive cars/vans up to 1.5 ton trucks in performance of duties within this performance work statement.

4.7. General Responsibilities – The Contractor shall:

4.7.1. Maintain a professional working relationship with the chapel staff, congregations, and other personnel to achieve duties as necessary.

 4.7.2. Have a positive attitude and good time management skills and be self-motivated.

4.7.3 Maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed professional appearance. Casual business attire or attire determined by OIC or designee is required when performing duties.

4.7.4. Preserve any confidential issues seen or heard within the chapel facilities.

4.7.5. Comply with all Air Force computer and information security requirements.

4.7.6. Comply with all Federal requirements and Air Force Instructions.

4.7.7. Not conduct personal business in conjunction with services outlined in this PWS, or in chapel facilities.

4.7.8. Co

4.7.9. Be able to work and travel independently.

5.Background Checks5.1. A criminal history background check shall be initiated and completed for all Contractors, Contractor substitutes, and program volunteers working with children under 18 years of age.

5.2. If awarded the contract, the Contractor shall immediately submit a background check application to the Contract Monitor, or designee, in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1402.5

Interested Candidates are requested to forward their resume together with three references from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s good work and steadiness.  Candidates who do not possess the specific attributes/qualifications in "2.Minimum Standards of Education, Qualification, Experience" above need not apply. This is a part-time position with compensation based on budget and the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications..   

Apply online at this job board or you may apply directly at: (scroll down to “Keesler”).  Your application must include three (3) references including one priest or pastor who can attest to your abilities as they relate to this job posting.  References must include: name, title, organization, relationship to you, email address (necessary field) and phone number.