Office Manager - Transportation

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by JAARS



Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


North Carolina
United States


Do you have good communication, management, and office skills? Do you have some knowledge of boats, vehicles, and related terminology? Land and Maritime operations needs you!

Be part of the team that maintains and track records, as well as communication duties that will support our partners overseas to help make Bible translation and language development possible.


Provide administrative support for Land and Maritime Transportation shop activities.

·        For a half-time (20 hrs.) volunteer or a staff person who raises support

·        Must be able to work in the US


·        Research and purchase parts and materials and maintain inventory

·        Manage the maintenance calendar in order to insure proper flow of parts, materials, and man power to accomplish the required work

·        Develop and maintain an organized system for tool and equipment calibration that tracks when reoccurring maintenance and calibrations are due

·        Handle communications (phone, email, and letters) and relay critical information to staff

·        Maintain digital and/or hard copy files of completed work orders

·        Maintain library of technical information

·        Delegate shop work space cleaning duties

·        Schedule required OSHA training

·        Monitor and maintain records for industrial standards compliance

·        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

Experience and Education

·        Good computer skills including Excel and Access

·        Willingness to learn new software

·        Organizational and office management skills  

·        Strong communication skills to represent the department in a professional manner

·        Good interpersonal skills

·        Previous office management experience is highly valued but not required

JAARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry headquartered on a beautiful 500+ acre campus just south of Charlotte, NC. Our campus includes extensive training facilities, an airport, office and commercial facilities, guest housing, food services, recreational areas, health clinic, on-site childcare, and youth and family ministry support for staff and partners.

We are pleased to have more than five hundred people serving on our campus. We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance and 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

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


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