Imagine what could happen if this generation of college students were equipped, connected, and unleashed to change the world! The United Methodist Student Movement seeks to do just that. UMSM is a grassroots movement of Methodist-affiliated college students who are seeking to creatively and faithfully change the world. Grounded in a long tradition of developing leaders for the church and the world, UMSM connects students with peers around the world, mentors in their communities, and the resources of our global connectional church for the sake of social and ecclesial change.
The UMSM Field Organizers will consist of up to 12 current college students serving in a one-year (calendar year) capacity while still enrolled in undergraduate studies. At least one field organizer but no more than 3 will be selected from each jurisdiction. All students must be from different annual conferences.
Field organizers must apply by January 30 and must include a recommendation from a pastor, annual conference staff person, or mentor. Finalists will be interviewed before selection.
Field organizers will be responsible for setting the direction of the United Methodist Student Movement. Priorities for UMSM will be set through follow-up from NEXT, and field organizers will help direct the creation of resources and organize support around those priorities. Individually, they will be responsible for connecting with annual conference advisors, campus ministers, and students in their jurisdiction; attending college student or young adult gatherings to represent UMSM; submitting up to 10 blogs each year for the UMSM website; and helping to maintain the UMSM Facebook, Twitter, and web presence. Field organizers will meet twice each year for leadership training (eg - in Nashville for an orientation to the general church agencies and leadership, and in New York or DC to learn about advocacy and creativity). The expected time commitment for each field organizer is 10 hours per month.
Please have your recommender (campus minister, pastor, or mentor) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an answer to the following questions: