For nearly 40 years Redeemer University has prepared the next generation of Christian leaders. Redeemer is committed to a Christian undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education that develops the whole person.
Rooted in a Reformed Biblical worldview, and including a diverse community representing over 50 Christian denominations, Redeemer seeks to answer the fundamental questions about where we fit into God’s story while it prepares students to engage in society’s biggest challenges. A rigorous academic program with an interdisciplinary core is supported by a vibrant community characterized by caring discipleship. The result is an enriching and transformational educational experience integrating faith, learning and service.
Redeemer offers 34 majors and streams that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The university expects to welcome about 1000 students in the fall, served by approximately 200 faculty and staff.
Note: Act Five is preparing to launch as an independent organization as of May 2023. This role will be for the new organization, “Act Five Initiatives”. Through April 2023, Act Five is held and operated out of Redeemer University.
Act Five facilitates the Christian discipleship of young people toward living our days as rooted & engaged followers of Jesus. We are committed to the Christian formation that happens through intentional communities of learning & embodied practice, and we are excited by how young people have been shaped through this community over our first few years of operations.
Based out of Hamilton, ON, Act Five is moving toward its fifth program year and first as an independent charitable organization as of May 2023. Act Five’s primary operations are carried out of a large home in a lower Hamilton neighbourhood, and include both a gap year program and a residency program. For more information on Act Five’s mission, vision & goals, visit www.actfive.ca/about/mission.
The proposed Act Five House Manager role is a live-in position that oversees the state of both the physical residence of Blake St as well the community of residents, resident leaders and students living together in community. The house manager is intended to be a 10-12 hours / week (avg) role for someone who meets the following requirements:
The Act Five House Manager will make 75 Blake St a home and will be a mature presence able to model, facilitate and help maintain the rhythms of life that take place in the Act Five community, while also being available to support resident leaders as a live-in complement to the Act Five Program Lead, both in moments that require particular support (i.e. student wellness, crisis) as well as through regular times of check-in and care.
While the House Manager is not expected to participate in the majority of Act Five gap year programming or trips, the following program involvement is expected (in discussion with Act Five director):
When does this take place?
The Act Five House Manager role would consider the following start date and orientation requirements: A preferred move-in and start date for May 2023 so as to:
The House Manager will be expected to operate in a dynamic space where work, home and ministry overlaps in a way that can be difficult to manage without appropriate vision for the role, maturity, and experience that can help in the establishing of proper expectations, boundaries and personal rhythms. Along with the specific roles listed below, the House Manager is the primary person to have established 75 Blake St as his/her home. This person is someone who cares deeply for the discipleship of young people, the practice of presence and hospitality in the Blakely neighbourhood, and the stewardship and homemaking of 75 Blake St. Most importantly, this is someone who is deeply rooted in their own discipleship with Jesus in the city of Hamilton (including but not limited to their belonging to a local church).
Specifically, the House Manager will be involved in the following roles:
Oversight of the physical home.
Support and Spiritual Care for Resident Leaders
Discipleship role among Act Five residents
Presence among gap year students
Summer Support and Rhythms
You are committed to your own walk with Jesus and have experience in facilitating the spiritual life of young adults. You have a thorough understanding of the Act Five mission and vision, and are committed to uphold and embody these in this role.
The compensation package for this role includes the following:
Applicants are requested to email their application materials (cover letter, resume, contact info for two references) and include a statement that articulates their faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Act Five. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Position reports to: Act Five Director
Submit applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please quote position title in subject line)
Expiry date: Posted until Feb. 17, 2023 (applications will be reviewed upon submission, so please apply ASAP)
Anticipated start date: May 2023
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