Student Life is a fantastic place to work, with an open ministry environment and competitive benefits to help bring out the best in its employees. We continually have job openings and internships in our Birmingham, Alabama home office, as well as seasonal "summer staff" positions that travel throughout the country.

Currently there are no avaliable Full-Time postions.

Currently there are no avaliable Part-Time postions.

Are you ready for possibly one of the toughest, but most rewarding jobs of your life? As part of a Student Life team, you will serve the local church all summer, plus you will see what it is like to live, eat and travel with at least 22 other college-aged students with the same heartbeat as yours.

Click a position below for more information:

Resource Coordinator
  • Be a minister
  • Work in the camp office with the office staff accomplishing daily tasks
  • Coordinate resource table – includes restocking, setup and tear down, organizing table and back stock
  • Manage moneybags and count money
  • Inventory all resources weekly
  • Lead out student volunteers assigned to work the resource table
  • Receive and distribute electronic gift certificates
  • Coordinate resource sales for camp pastors and worship leaders
  • Posses retail knowledge when it comes to sales – “up sell” resources, explain promotions, be able to speak intelligently about all resources on the table
  • Exercise strong math and organizational skills, and be detail-oriented
  • Contact large churches the week before camp and gather information needed for registration (T-shirt sizes, etc.)
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff 

 

Family Group Coordinator
  • Be a minister
  • Work in the camp office with the office staff accomplishing daily tasks
  • Assign Family Groups and locations
  • Attend Youth Minister/Children’s Minister meetings and record prayer requests
  • Prepare Family Group packets, numbers and signs
  • Coordinate and assist each Family Group leadership meeting with the Camp Director
  • Troubleshoot Family Group assignments/problems for family group leaders
  • Be a minister to family group leaders and student leaders
  • Print camper emails daily
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff 

 

Housing Coordinator
  • Be a minister
  • Work in the camp office with the office staff accomplishing daily tasks
  • Coordinate/assign camp housing
  • Attend Youth Minister/Children’s Minister meetings
  • Prepare Youth Minister/Children’s Minister packets
  • Make sure every camper has a nametag
  • Help organize staff meals if needed
  • Main contact for housing concerns
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff

 

Recreation Director

 

  • Be a minister
  • Manage daily activities of recreation and recreation staff
  • Instruct/mentor student volunteers on responsibilities during recreation
  • Equip Recreation Leaders with knowledge of games/activities
  • Responsible for the safety of campers, leaders, staff during recreation
  • Act as the figure head for Student Life during rec with campus contacts
  • Serve on the Camp Leadership Team
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff 
Recreation Leader
  • Be a minister
  • Oversee and run daily recreation time with recreation team
  • Build relationships with students while providing a Christ-like example
  • Manage/mentor assigned student volunteers
  • Report accidents, problems and improvements to Recreation Director
  • Setup and take down recreation field for each recreation session
  • Appear for squad during morning celebration
  • Lead a devotion for your squad at the end of recreation
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff 

 

Mission Director
  • Be a minister
  • Work with Camp Director to ensure quality work from the perspective of the volunteers, hosts and community partners
  • Give leadership and direction to the Site Coordinators
  • Conduct ongoing project evaluations and follow up with community partners
  • Communicate regularly with the Missions Project Specialist in the Home Office
  • Daily office duties with the rest of the camp Office Staff
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve with Mission Project Specialist and Site Coordinators when issues arise for churches or community partners
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
  • Serve on the Camp Leadership Team
  • Set-up and maintain throughout the week the Youth Minister’s Meeting Room
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff 

 

Mission Site Coordinator

 

  • Be a minister
  • Oversee daily work projects and handle situations that arise
  • Maintain a relationship with the community partners
  • Report accidents, improvements and necessary problems to the Mission Camp Director
  • Daily work alongside students at project sites
  • Pack lunches daily for Missions Camp church groups
  • Lead devotion at rally point each day
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff

 

Program Director
  • Be a minister
  • Responsible for everything that goes on in the worship room
  • Serve on the Camp Leadership Team
  • Coordinate the different elements that make up Celebration, Worship and Late Nite, including leading all technical staff and AT2AP
  • Lead load-in and load-out
  • Lead daily planning meetings with camp pastor and worship leader
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff

 

Lighting Director
  • Be a minister
  • Maintain all lighting equipment
  • Programming
  • Set-up/tear-down
  • Implementation of production staff’s lighting design
  • Be available to teach interested students about lighting
  • Co-lead a Technical Free Time Option
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff 

 

Video Director

 

  • Be a minister
  • Maintain all video equipment 
  • Set-up/tear-down
  • Calling a 3-camera live shoot
  • ProPresenter
  • Filming and editing daily video
  • Be available to teach interested students about video directing
  • Co-lead a Technical FTO
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff 
Audio Engineer
  • Be a minister
  • Mix monitors and front of house
  • Maintain all sound equipment 
  • Set-up/tear-down
  • Programming
  • Running of various cues through sound effects software
  • Implementation of production staff’s sound design
  • Be available to teach interested students about sound
  • Co-lead a Technical FTO
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff 

 

Production Assistant

 

  • Be a minister
  • Assist the technical team with:
  •     -Set-up/tear-down
  •     -Shooting/editing videos
  •     -Running sound board
  •     -ProPresenter and other on-screen presentations
  • Becoming knowledgeable about sound, lighting and video
  • Stage managing
  • Manage backstage area
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff
AT2AP Actors and Actresses
  • Be a minister
  • Build relationships with students and Youth/Children’s Ministers throughout the week including registration by meeting and greeting
  • Participate in Celebration, Worship and Late Nite
  • Assist with load-in and load-out with a concentration on the set and costumes
  • Be visible around campus at meals and Recreation/Missions
  • Lead a one-hour weekly drama workshop for students
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
  • Participate in other responsibilities related to being a part of Student Life Summer Staff

 

SL4K Band Members (Kids Camp)
  • Build relationships with students and youth/children’s ministers throughout the week including registration by meeting and greeting
  • Participate in Morning Celebration, Worship and Late Nite
  • Participate in daily meetings with Program Director and Camp Pastor about worship services
  • Assist Program Director with student involvement
  • Assist with load-in and load-out with a concentration on band equipment and technical equipment
  • Responsible for attending rehearsals and mastering your craft
  • Responsible for upkeep/maintenance of instruments/equipment
  • Be visible around campus at meals and Recreation/Missions
  • Lead and/or co-lead an FTO (free time option) for students each week
Home Office Coordinator

 

  • Be a minister
  • Oversee everything that happens with the assigned team
  • Be a part of the customer service team by answering phones and assisting customers for Student Life Rec Camp, Student Life Mission Camp, Student Life Beach Camp and Student Life for Kids
  • Communicate with Youth/Children’s Ministers
  • Compile housing and family group information from Youth/Children’s Ministers and enter into the database
  • Manage financial matters for assigned events
  • Act as the contact person for the traveling camp staff
  • Maintain a calendar of events for the camps within your assigned team (due dates, reminder statements, final balance fax reports, etc.)
  • Assist Mission Project Specialist with missions site preparation
  • Compile supply and reminder lists for churches attending Mission Camp
  • Assist with condo/hotel space availability for each Student Life event

Q: How does the summer staff get from location to location during the summer?
A: Each team travels together in Student Life vehicles. Team members 21 years of age and above are eligible to drive.

Q: Can I bring my own vehicle if I want to?
A: Please do not bring your car to travel with during the summer. If you chose to do this, you will not be reimbursed for gas/mileage. There will be an assigned place if you would like to keep your car at the Student Life office during the summer while you are gone.

Q: What if I am graduating from college after training week starts?
A: Arrangements need to be made ahead of time. We will make sure you are able to attend your graduation, however please note your graduation date on your application.

Q: How much do Student Life summer employees make?
A: Salaries range between $1,500 and $3,200 for the summer, depending on the position.

Q: What if I need to leave for an event (wedding, emergency, etc.)?
A: Every effort should be made to avoid any absence during the summer.
If an emergency occurs, you will be able to leave to be with your family. Concerning weddings, a lot depends on the summer schedule. It may be that a wedding you are in is scheduled on an off weekend for your team. This will be a decision that is made between you and your Event Director. All these arrangements need to be clearly communicated ahead of time during your interview and on your application as they may affect which team you are placed on.

Q: How do I schedule arriving and departing for the summer?
A: Student Life will reimburse for travel expenses up to $250 for flights or $100 for mileage/gas. When teams are assigned, you can make arrangements based upon your assigned arrival date. If you need to leave before your assignment is completed, it must be noted on your application and may affect your pay.

Q: Can my friends and family come visit me during the summer?
A: Guests are welcome! If a guest wants to visit and stay overnight in a local hotel or on campus when available, they are encouraged to visit towards the end of the week. When staying on campus, fees for overnight stays will apply. The schedule is extremely busy early in the week and guests naturally distract staff members being visited. Please do not have guests on the 1st day of camp. Guests do not need to stay more than 2 nights/3 days.

Q: What are the rooming arrangements for the summer? Where do we stay?
A: You will stay on the campus/conference center/hotel nearby. Since all teams travel, this means a lot of dorm rooms/conference center rooms. You, as a staff member, are responsible for bringing appropriate bedding for the summer to make sure you are comfortable. You will be informed of these details prior to arrival. When possible, staff will stay in the best facility available on location.

Q: What if I am required to come in early for Tech/Drama Rehearsals, where will I live?
A: If you are coming to Birmingham for rehearsals, housing will be taken care of if needed. You will either be housed in homes around the area or in a local hotel.

Q: What do we do when we have a day off?
A: Generally, this is considered a day of rest. Most people will be tired and need to catch up on sleep. Usually, the Event Director and Event Coordinator will come up with options for the team. Ex.- day at the beach, amusement park, baseball game, nice dinner (all depending on where you are when your break occurs).

Q: What expenses will I have during the summer?
A: While on a campus, you do not have to pay for food in most circumstances. You will need money for laundry, Wal-Mart runs, supplemental money for when your team goes out for a nice meal, and any other spending you intend to do (trips to the mall, movies, etc). The summer provides a great opportunity for you to save money because expenses are few.

Q: Can I pick the locations at which I would like to serve?
A: Each team has a very specific schedule, so choosing locations is not an option.

Q: When will I find out about a job?
A: We will begin notifying people around the first of March. Teams are announced April 1.

To apply, start by creating a MyEmployment account below. Applications are available from October 1st through January 31st. To schedule your interview, please choose your preferred location on step 3 on your application. Once your application is processed, Haley Hunter will contact you with your assigned interview location and time.

If you need any help applying, contact Haley Hunter.

RETURNEES
If you are returning to work for Student Life for a third summer or more, please contact Haley for a separate application.



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