Aviation Financial Assistant

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by JAARS



End Date



Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


North Carolina
United States


Do you like variety and learning new tasks in your job? Do you have some accounting or financial background? Great! We are interested in talking with you!

The Aviation department needs someone who can learn the various responsibilities of assisting the Business Manager and train others in those processes, so that the position is always covered. You do not need to be knowledgeable about Aviation for this position.

Your work will impact Bible translation and language development especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth.

Brief Description

Assist or act on behalf of the Aviation Business Manager in training and managing the Aviation financial processes within the Administration, Training, and Operations divisions.

·        This is a full-time, volunteer or career staff that raises their support position

·        Must be a U.S. citizen or green card holder to apply


·        Oversee Aviation financial activities

·        Perform financial activities of Manager temporarily during illness, vacation or retirement

·        Capable of training newly hired staff to an open position

·        Knowledgeable concerning the responsibilities of the Aviation Business Manager, including:

o  Handling Aviation Insurance payments, invoices, requests, and changes to broker.

o  Budget coordination and management

o  Engine reserves

o  JAARS Mutual Assistant Program (JMAP)

o  Travel reports

o  Cash reimbursements

o  Month end reports

o  Management of authorized signatories

·        Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth

·        Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively


·        Servant heart for assisting and encouraging fellow team members

·        Knowledge of accounting principles

·        Capable of learning accounting software

·        Microsoft Office Suite experience preferred and valuable

JAARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry located on a beautiful 500+ acre campus south of Charlotte, NC. We have nearly 100 guest housing units, recreational areas, a swimming pool, auto shop, mailroom, library, cafeteria, RV Park, childcare facilities, and youth ministries.

We have a variety of campus operations, housed in 20 buildings, with more than 500 JAARS and partner organization staff serving. We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance and with other organizations locally and globally.

JAARS vision is that people’s lives and communities are transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own language.

JAARS mission is to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.

JAARS Core Values 

Together in Christ, we commit to:

1.      Seek God Above All

2.      Serve in Love

3.      Act with Integrity

4.      Steward God’s Resources with Courage

5.      Pursue Excellence

6.      Collaborate with Respect

7.      Create a Culture of Innovation


Training Provided

Housing Available

How To Apply



There are many key opportunities at JAARS for you to help make Bible translation possible around the world. Volunteers are a crucial part of every department; over 50% of the staff are volunteers. We could not provide significant technical and logistical support services without people like YOU!



You will gain a new vision for missions and realize the lasting value of how your practical and technical skills are helping to transform lives around the world. Build meaningful and potentially lasting relationships with fellow volunteers and career staff. In the winter months, volunteers gather regularly for events such as breakfasts and game nights.


Service Length

Volunteers can serve from two weeks to many years. The types of positions available to you will depend on your abilities and especially, the length of your stay. For IT positions, a month of service is required. Longer-term volunteers are important in positions that require task continuity, training, or certifications.


Volunteer Requirements

  • ·        Proof of health insurance
  • ·        Be self-supported, or receive funds through another organization
  • ·        Ages 14-17 may serve if accompanied by a responsible adult
  • ·        Agreement with our Statement of Faith
  • ·        U.S. citizen or green card holder



A variety of short-term to one-year, on-campus, fully-furnished housing units are available for volunteers who serve a minimum of 40 hours per week per couple, or 20 hours per week per single. Units include phones, WiFi, kitchens, bedding, and towels. An RV park with hookups is also available. Call housing for pricing and to make reservations. 704.843.6020