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Summer Staff 2017 – CLOSED!

Please check back for more info about the Summer Staff 2018 application soon!

Want to make a difference? Up for a real challenge? Then you might have what it takes to join ASP’s summer staff.


You’ll work with a team of three other summer staff members, running the volunteer program at your location. Every week, you’ll welcome a new group of volunteers and make sure that they provide quality home repairs to Appalachian families. You will help them develop meaningful relationships with those families, while making sure the volunteers’ needs—from food, tools and materials to rest and encouragement—are being met. And every evening when the volunteers gather at your center tired and fulfilled, you will lead in spiritual programs that help them appreciate, learn and grow from their incredible experience.


The work is demanding. The pace is hectic. The conditions are far from luxurious. But the rewards are truly life-changing. You will see the lives of Appalachian families changed and the hearts of volunteers transformed. Best of all, you will know that for one entire summer, you did all you could and gave everything you had to help your fellow human beings and serve your God.



  • Must be 18 years old and at least one year removed from high school
  • Willing to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The desire to serve volunteers, homeowners, your staff and God
  • Be able to work the entire summer May 22, 2017-August 5, 2017 (Center Directors start May 20, 2017) Some exceptions can be made and should be indicated on the application.


The following are the key responsibilities that each staff member takes on during the summer:  Collective Responsibilities


In addition to the collective responsibilities, each staff member is assigned one of the following positions by the hiring team once hired as a summer staffer:


Summer staff members are hired with the understanding that anyone could perform any one of these specific position responsibilities successfully since staff members are trained on their position separately.


Application Process:
Here is what you can expect in going through the application for summer staff:


1. Fill out the basic information form at the link listed below and upload a resume

  • You will need to list the contact information for 2 references
  • You will not be contacted until all of this information has been completed
  • Once you have finished this step, you will be sent a link to an online assessment. Please complete this as soon as possible.


2. Conduct an initial interview with a member of ASP’s hiring team


3. If extended an invitation, the final step is to attend a Staff Applicant Workshop (SAW)

  • SAWs are day long events held primarily on Saturdays (with two on Sunday in Chicago and Raleigh) between December and March where applicants meet each other, meet the hiring team and participate in activities designed to simulate the experiences of summer staffers
  • The SAW dates and locations are:

o    December 3rd: High Point, NC
o    December 10th: Bowie, MD (Washington D.C. area)
o    January 7th: Evanston, IL (Chicago area)

o    January 8th (Sunday): Chicago, IL
o    January 14th: Trumbull, CT
o    January 28th: Madison, WI
o    February 4th: Chattanooga, TN
o    February 18th: Cincinnati, OH

o    February 25th & 26th: Raleigh, NC


Ready to Apply?
Thank you for your interest in ASP summer staff! Below is the link to the summer staff application. Please be sure to read the instructions as there are a few steps you must take before the hiring team contacts you for an interview. If you have any questions or would like more information in general, you can contact the hiring team (Mary Fay & Kristina Rowles) at gro.e1498379648mohps1498379648a@tne1498379648mtiur1498379648cerff1498379648ats1498379648.  We look forward to reviewing your application and getting to know you!

Staff Liaison

Liaisons are members of our summer support staff. Summer support staff members are hired to do just that: support our traditional summer staff out in the field.

  • Staff Liaison – The staff liaison role is traditionally filled by someone with previous ASP experience but exceptions may be made for those who possess applicable skills for the role. This position travels within their designated area (2-3 counties per week) to assist with tasks for the staff. The position requires a high level of flexibility and initiative since no day will look the same and liaisons will be asked to do a variety of things on a daily basis.

Staff liaison applicants will need to email a cover letter to gro.e1498379648mohps1498379648a@tne1498379648mtiur1498379648cerff1498379648ats1498379648 expressing their interest in the position they are applying for and qualifications. Once this has been completed, applicants will be contacted by a member of the hiring team to schedule an interview.



Chaplains are a member of our summer support staff. They hired to do just that: support our traditional summer staff out in the field.

  • Chaplains are individuals who are currently in or have recently graduated from Seminary or Divinity School. Chaplains visits around 10 counties each to nourish their staffers’ spiritual needs and encourage them as spiritual leaders throughout the summer. They are welcome to interact and support volunteers as well but their primary focus is on our summer staff.

Chaplain applicants will need to email a cover letter to Tim Bomgardner gro.e1498379648mohps1498379648a@ren1498379648dragm1498379648ob.mi1498379648t1498379648 expressing their interest in the position they are applying for and qualifications. Once this has been completed, applicants will be contacted by a member to schedule an interview.


Material Handler



ASP is looking to hire three (3) Material Handlers. The Material Handler position is part of the summer Ministries Department. Material Handlers are responsible for maintaining and tracking all bulk supplies throughout the summer in assigned hubs and warehouses under the direction of the Delivery Manager.

This position is located in one of three hubs within the ASP service region (southwest West Virginia, southeast Kentucky and Johnson City, TN. Extensive travel and irregular hours (including weekends and overnights) will be required. A vehicle is provided for all work-related travel. Housing at one of our summer facilities will also be provided.

General Responsibilities

Set Up Week:

  • Assist during set-up week to receive and deliver supplies to warehouses and hubs

Warehouse/Hub Management

  • Assist in JC warehouse throughout the summer as needed
  • Stock field hubs from JC as needed
  • Complete inventory of all hub materials every Sunday
  • Track and fill all center staff orders
  • Coordinate material pick-up timing with center staff

Material Delivery:

  • Help load center orders into staff vehicles
  • Deliver materials to outlier centers from each hub throughout the summer
  • Deliver materials to other centers, as available
  • Vehicles must be loaded correctly, adhering to weight limits as determined and reviewed by the Fleet Systems Technician

Close Out: 

  • Deliver all leftover supplies back to the warehouse during close-out
  • Clean and close-out storage hubs to close rental
  • Assist Delivery Manager in returning all unused, unopened materials to vendors
  • Assist Delivery Manager in end of summer accounting of all materials


  • Communicate with Delivery Manager weekly
  • Maintain accounting documentation for credit card, material orders, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Responsible work habits as outlined in ASP’s Interpersonal Standards Agreement (provided upon request)
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record that is acceptable to ASP’s insurer
  • Flexibility to work unusual hours
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, problem-solver
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs or more on a regular basis


  • A minimum of one year of experience on ASP summer staff


To apply for the Material Handler position, e-mail a cover letter and resume to the hiring team at gro.e1498379648mohps1498379648a@tne1498379648mtiur1498379648cerff1498379648ats1498379648. The ideal start date for these positions is May 23, 2017 however flexibility will be considered for interested, qualified applicants to be discussed during the application process. This position runs through August 10th. Questions and requests for a full job description can also be directed towards the hiring team.

Summer Program Manager


The Summer Program Manager is part of the Ministries Department, and is responsible for supervising the summer Youth Program within an identified geographic area. The Summer Program Manager is involved in summer staff training and is responsible for supervising summer staff.

This is a temporary position based in Johnson City, Tennessee that requires extensive travel. The Summer Program Manager is a full-time schedule. Irregular hours will be required, scheduled in advance and will be discussed with the prospective employee prior to hiring. Dates of employment are May 8th – August 11th, 2017.



Staff Training/Wrap-up:

  • Assist with the planning and implementation of Center Director Training, Staff Training, and Wrap-up                                                   


Staff Supervision:

  • Visit assigned summer centers bi-weekly (plus additional visits as necessary)
  • Provide written and verbal feedback to each staff at the end of each center visit
  • Provide “small dose feedback” twice and thorough written evaluations at the end of the summer for each Center Director
  • Check-in with community and facility contacts at least twice in each county, reporting any substantial or immediate concerns to the county set up team
  • Ensure all counties end the summer with a balanced budget



  • Maintain thorough electronic documentation for each county
  • Communicate relevant updates to Ministries Department at least weekly
  • Adhere to overall departmental budget guidelines




  • A minimum of two years of experience on ASP summer staff; One year as a Center Director is highly preferable
  • Responsible work habits as outlined in ASP’s Interpersonal Standards Agreement (provided upon request)
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record that is acceptable to ASP’s insurer
  • Flexibility to work unusual hours
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, creative, problem-solver


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to play guitar


Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary
  • Use of an ASP vehicle for official purposes only
  • Room and board during staff training and county visits
  • Holidays: 2 paid holidays (Memorial Day and Independence Day, which may need to be taken later as adjusted holidays)



To apply for the Summer Program Manager position, please send your resume and cover letter to Nicole Intagliata, Director of Staff Resources at gro.e1498379648mohps1498379648a@gni1498379648rih1498379648.

Staffer in Training (SIT) – COMING SOON!

ASP’s Staffer in Training (SIT) program allows those interested in applying for summer staff to see firsthand what a week in the life of the staff looks like.  SITs go through a week shadowing a staff team which means they will do site visits, eat meals with volunteers, sit in on nightly staff meetings, and more. Going through the SIT program is a great way to get a real picture of the responsibilities of a summer staffer. SITs are evaluated by the staff at the end of the week and this evaluation will contribute to a SIT’s formal summer staff application, if they choose to apply. SIT applicants should have significant interest in being on staff. This week should not be used as just another volunteer opportunity and SITs are expected to act more like staffers than volunteers. We’re looking for energized, passionate, and flexible candidates who want to learn what it is like to be a staffer and are willing to help the staff in any way possible. To be eligible to be a SIT, individuals must be 18 (or turning 18 over the summer) and have graduated from high school. Please follow the link below to apply. A member of the ASP hiring team will contact you once you have submitted all parts of your application to discuss placement.


Below is a Staffer in Training Manual with additional information, expectations and the schedule for the SIT week. The last page is an acknowledgement form that, if accepted into the program, each SIT will need to bring with them to the center.




Soon we will be accepting applications for 2017 SITs. Please check back in a few weeks and if you have any questions please reach out to Mary Fay and Kristina Rowles at gro.e1498379648mohps1498379648a@tne1498379648mtiur1498379648cerff1498379648ats1498379648