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Records & Library Worker
All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and nonviolent peacemaking.
MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.
Records & Library Worker in Akron, PA
Date Opened:April 3, 2012
Start Date:Available Now
Person who enjoys reading and is interested in MCC activities and history. Willing to learn filing, preservation and retrieval methods, using various media, including electronic, paper and microfilm.
This position is a service worker (volunteer) position. MCC pays for travel to and from assignment, and provides complete living expenses for service workers plus a small monthly stipend.
Individuals interested in this position should send a letter of intent and current resume to Emily Stednick at email@example.com.
Records and Library is part of Administrative Services. Other departmental functions include hosting/dining hall, reception, maintenance, office services, printing and mailing. Administrative Services is a support department along with Financial Services, Information Technology, Communications and Human Resources. The department is responsible to the Associate Executive Director.
The purpose of Records and Library is to centrally maintain and preserve the historical records of MCC for ready reference and for research. This full-time Service Worker position reports to the Records & Library Manager.
Initiative and Ingenuity:
Needs to be a self-starter who can multitask and respond quickly to requests. Able to exercise sound judgment and handle confidential material in a professional and responsible manner. Willing to learn overall MCC structure and history. Comfortable working within generally defined tasks, with weekly supervision.
Duties require constant attention to details and accuracy, with extensive periods of computer and scanner use. May require lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds.
Responsible for responding in timely manner to requests from MCC staff, with ability to verify that information is complete and accurate.
Take active role in preparing office, regional and overseas files for historical preservation. Includes:
Other duties as assigned
Akron PA (pop 3,500) is a small town in Lancaster County, Pa., about 10 miles from Lancaster City (pop. 55,000). Lancaster County is ethnically diverse, with significant numbers of recent immigrants. In 2010 the Akron Elementary School next door to the MCC office reports students newly arrived from 10 countries speaking multiple languages. Lancaster County is home to large Mennonite, Amish and Brethren in Christ communities characterized by theological as well as racial/ethnic and cultural diversity in addition to many other church traditions. Millersville University, Franklin and Marshall College, and Elizabethtown College (founded by Church of the Brethren) are located in Lancaster County. There are a number of smaller private, Bible and community colleges. Approximately 53 MCC U.S. staff work in Akron with another 5 workers three miles away in the MCC East Coast Ephrata Office. The Akron office is an open office environment, featuring dividers between departments rather than walls.
The person will be a part of Akron Connection Service Program which is a service unit connected to MCC’s offices in Akron & Ephrata Pa. In recent years the unit is typically between 10-15 adults, ages 20-70. Some of the group activities include 2 annual retreats, some community meals, monthly outings, biweekly Bible studies and impromptu gatherings.
Requires a good working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the overall MCC structure and history.