The Station Manager (SM) oversees two properties in the urban area: Our Missionary Support Center (MSC) and our Sabangali residential property. The purpose of the MSC is to provide quality short-term housing (and some long-term housing) to missionaries working in Chad. Additionally, the MSC serves as the administrative hub for TEAM Chad and provides administrative and logistical aid for the church and multiple missions. The Guest House facility of the MSC welcomes about 300 individuals and families for over 2500 guest-nights per year and grosses over $23,000 in receipts. More importantly, the station is essential for caring for missionaries as they return from the bush, facilitating lodging and staging for visiting leadership, short-term, and long-term missions’ activities, and providing a conference center for mission gatherings.
Broadly, the responsibilities of the SM can be divided into three major categories: Maintenance and Improvement, Personnel Management, and Missionary Support and Logistics.
Maintenance and Improvement:
1.Maintenance of Property
* Repair of lighting, stoves, doors, windows, roof leaks, plumbing, etc.
* Supervision of landscaping
* Rental management of the Sabangali property
* Maintenance of the station requires purchasing of replacement equipment and supplies for building and improvement projects (e.g., light fixtures, new appliances, natural gas bottles, etc.)
* Periodically, containers arrive from Europe and America. Sometimes this requires the purchase of items for the MSC, working with a transit broker for reception and unloading of the container, and communication with missionaries about arrival and transport of supplies.
3.Missionary Support and Logistics:
* The SM is responsible for organizing the pickup and drop off of missionary personnel at the N’Djamena International Airport which is conveniently located about 5 minutes from the MSC. This includes both international arrivals and departures, as well as domestic flights on Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF), Tchadia Airlines, and UN flights.
* The SM is essential for helping workers who live and work in the bush with logistical support while also maximizing the brief amount of time in the capital. This can be as simple as picking up a short-term visitor at the airport to helping the missionary find the best deals at the local hardware store.
* Vehicles are essential for bush work and the SM often helps with general maintenance, coordination of repairs, and in some instances purchase of vehicles.
* Periodically, the SM may be involved in travel outside of the city or remote sites in order to transport a stranded missionary, aid with installation of a new dwelling, or field maintenance questions.
1. Hours: Generally, it is expected that the station manager is present on the station to field questions regarding routine maintenance, guard and staff management, and respond to visitors with demands relating to the station. Most repairs are expected to be completed within a timely fashion commensurate with the importance of the repair (for example):
• Water Line Break: immediate
• Stove Broken: by the next meal
• Light: next day or 48 hours depending on access to other lighting
2. Weekends: While there is no specified day off during the week, you are not expected to repair non-urgent items on Sunday. If you will be leaving the station for an extended period of time, alert someone who can either perform an emergency task in your place or give a phone number where you can be reached. Coverage for specific weekends and vacation weeks can be scheduled in.
- Heart for ministry and to serve those who serve
- Experience with logistics is a plus but not required
- Enjoys detail and logistics planning
- Basic fix-it skills