What types of IT skills are typically needed?
Depending on the project, we need individuals who have one or more of the following skills:
- Technical Project Management
- Network Design
- Network Configuration (Install and configure)
- Wireless Network Design and Configuration
- Wiring (termination and installation)
- Server Configuration (install and configure)
- Workstation setup
- Security Design and implementation (including firewalls)
- Email Configuration (install and configure)
- Web Development
- Software Development
- Business Process Analysis
- Long Term Site Leadership
Do I need to be a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to serve?
No. The stated mission of AdventisTech is to server the needs of Adventist schools, churches and clinics. As such it is imperative that those who serve have an intimate knowledge of the beliefs, culture and norms of the Adventist Church. Those who were raised Adventist, have Adventist friends or who have worked in Adventist institutions probably have sufficient understand of our culture and beliefs.
How long is the typical project?
The length of service will depend on the particular project. Some projects may be as short as two-weeks. We imagine most projects to fall into the two to four week range. More involved projects may be three to six months. Some sites will be requesting long-term staff assistance.
How will expenses get covered?
This will be on a project-by-project. AdventisTech is not positioned to cover the cost of the trips. Therefore, our projects will either be funded by the volunteer (typical model) or funded by the site. Sites often will cover the cost of lodging and food, while volunteers might be expected to cover the cost of travel.
If you wish to join one of our projects, we can assist you in fundraising options.
Will I be paid for my service?
Most AdventisTech engagements are volunteer engagements. If you serve in a long-term capacity, sites may provide a stipend of a local salary.
Must I serve internationally? Can I serve in my home country?
There are IT needs everywhere, even in the United States. You might find interesting long-term employment or after-hours opportunities in your home country. Let us know your interest.
Can I serve without leaving my current job?
Occasionally there are opportunities to serve which involve remote support. When this is the case, you can often do this after hours, or if your current employer allows, you might be able to do it during normal work hours.
Can I count this toward my typical work hours?
This will vary employer by employer, many SDA institutes make allowances for mission service. Contact your HR department or your supervisor to get exact requirements of your institute.