Employment Opportunities

Summer Service Ministry Leaders

Summer Missions Service Ministry Leader: Seeking young adult leaders for summer ministry who are passionate about living out their Christian faith, building relationships with others, mentoring youth, and leading teams on home repair work sites.

Through its summer Missions Outreach ministry, Hinton Rural Life Center equips college-age young adults to live out their faith, to build formative relationships, and to serve, as they lead groups in home repairs, firewood and garden ministry, and facilitate program ministry both on and off the work site. Hinton seeks to impact the lives of individuals, small groups, congregations, and local residents through its safe and healthy home repair ministry, engaging in ways that encourage, teach, and transform as we are in ministry with our neighbors.

The application is linked below. Hinton Center is a drug-free workplace.


  • Must be over the age of 18 (college students with a minimum of one year completed or one year outside of high school)
  • Must obtain CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Excellent communication skills and leadership ability
  • Creative, compassionate and enthusiastic as a problem solver and decision maker
  • The desire to serve God, our neighbors (homeowners), and the summer missions volunteers (youth and adults)
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Be available to work throughout the summer and stay on site at Hinton Center, including a week-long training
  • Basic home repair knowledge is preferred


  • Manage and participate in work site coordination and be involved in all group activities
  • Visit and foster positive relationships with individuals or families in their homes prior to beginning work on the sites, during a work week, and after work is complete
  • Lead and encourage ministry partners and provide a nurturing, supportive, Christian environment
  • Teach and live out our ministry goals: engaging in mission, understanding poverty, caring for creation, loving neighbors, connecting to God, and appreciating Appalachian culture
  • Learn different construction and site management skills
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Daily give attention to loading/unloading and use of tools, taking tools out of service that are malfunctioning and/or present a safety issue in any way
  • Regularly instruct ministry partners and employees on safe operating procedures and provide appropriate personal protective equipment for use, notifying supervisor immediately of unsafe working conditions
  • Participate in and/or lead lunchtime devotionals and/or evening worship
  • Abide by all standards outlined in the staff manual and covenant set by the summer ministry staff
  • Share equally with staff in the creative process of planning, leading, and setting up activities such as worship services, devotions, evening programming, and other activities
  • Complete daily and weekly paperwork in a timely manner
  • Lead work teams daily in order to empower them, identify needs, promote enthusiasm, pull together for “teachable moments,” and avoid gender stereotypes
  • Share in communication and tool shed/materials operation

Application Process:

  1. Send completed application and cover letter to Dawn Livingston, Hinton Center, PO Box 27, Hayesville, NC 28904 or dawn@hintoncenter.org . Position is open until filled.
  2. Conduct an initial interview with Hinton Center’s Service Ministry Leader hiring team. We will set up face-to-face or Skype interviews, as necessary. Interviews will be completed in February/early March 2019.
  3. Service Ministry Leaders will be notified of being hired by mid-March 2019.

Application: SMLSummerJobApp2019

Field Manager

Field Manager of the Summer Missions Outreach Program assists Construction Ministry Coordinator in overseeing and coordinating all worksite activities during the Summer Mission Outreach Program. Field Manager manages supplies and tools for many different projects as well as coaches and teaches Service Ministry Leaders in basic construction skills and worksite management skills. Field Manager works to improve the organization of the different worksites and to enable ministry partners* to accomplish the tasks at hand with success. Field Manager empowers Service Ministry Leaders to be passionate, hardworking, motivated, enthusiastic, organized, cohesive, and Christ-centered. The Field Manager position is an 11-week, summer position. Field Manager is required to live on campus through the summer program and must commit to working full days with long, hard hours. Housing and most meals are provided, and Field Manager is expected to eat with groups during mission weeks throughout the summer. A typical Hinton day may last from 7:00 a.m. until roughly 9:00 p.m. but may vary upon assignment. Full description available here: FieldManagerDescription

Summer 2019 Field Manager application available here: FieldManagerApplication 

Candidates will be reviewed upon receipt of application. Those being considered for a position will be contacted for an interview.

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