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2016 Tijuana Ministry Leadership Team

THIS PAGE MUST BE UPDATED FOR THE 2016 TRIP YEAR

The following is a list of our Leadership Positions / Leads for the 2015 Tijuana Ministry trip. Each position ideally has a an assistant who aids this person in fulfilling the responsiblities of the position, and who is in training to take over a Lead position in the future.

Title

Responsibilities / Duties

Leader

Construction Lead

  • Coordinates all aspects of the construction part of the program
  • Prepares lists of materials and tools
  • Procures building materials and tools
  • Arranges transportation of build materials/ tools
  • Arranges pre-build events
  • Ensures overall construction safety
  • Oversees all job site foreman
  • Oversees the following assistant positions: Job Site Lead(s) and Job Site Translator(s)

Bob Malone, Jesse Perez

Mother's Program Lead

  • Coordinates all aspects of the Mother’s Outreach Program
  • Procures required materials
  • Prepares crafts/ activities
  • Maintains budget for Mother’s Program
  • Knowledge of Spanish required
  • Oversees the following assistant positions: Mother's Program Assistant(s)

Kathy Fanger

Children's Program Lead

  • Coordinates all aspects of the Children’s Outreach Program
  • Procures required materials
  • Prepares crafts/ activities
  • Maintains budget for Children’s Program
  • Knowledge of Spanish preferred
  • Oversees the following assistant positions: Children's Program Assistant(s)
  • See also Job Description: Children’s and Teens Leadership Roles

Theresa Clark, Tina Lipscomb

Teen Program Lead

  • Coordinates all aspects of the Teen Outreach Program
  • Procures required materials
  • Prepares crafts/ activities
  • Maintains budget for Teen Program
  • Knowledge of Spanish required
  • Oversees the following assistant positions: Teen Program Assistant(s)
  • See also Job Description: Children’s and Teens Leadership Roles

Margaret Bennett, Lisa Volk, Melissa Deguara

Youth Chaperone (Male and Female)

  • This role is fulfilled by two individuals, one male and one female
  • There may be Youth Chaperone Assistant(s)
  • Before the Trip:
    • Oversees all pre-trip youth-related activities
    • Organizes and runs 2 Youth Orientation Meeting(s)
    • Organizes and runs Youth Solidarity Event(s)
    • Organizes and runs Youth Fundraising events
    • Works with rest of Tijuana CORE Leadership Team in applications, acceptances and registration requirements for Youth travelers
    • Maintains Youth-related documents: e.g. Youth Discipline Policy, Youth Orientation presentation, etc
    • Makes sure all Youth have met "Shield the Vulnerable" requirement and arranges for Diocesan training, if needed
  • During the Trip:
    • Responsible for all youth travelers for the duration of the trip
    • Facilitates youth reflection eveings during the trip
    • Check-ins with youth during the trip, answers questions/concerns

 

Safety Training Lead

  • Responsible for coordinating 3 Safety Training days prior to trip departure which focus on proper safety and tools training for all program travelers
  • On-site point-person for tools/safety questions while on the trip
  • Oversees the following assistant positions: Safety Training Assistant(s) and Job Site Safety Person(s)
  • Note the Job Site Safety Person(s) will be in charge of safety on the jobsite while in Tijuana

Rick Landahn

Kitchen Lead

  • Coordinates meals (breakfast/ lunches prepared by members of cook team. Dinners are prepared by Mexican locals but coordinated by us
  • Procures all kitchen-related and home-site related supplies (pots, pans, containers, water jugs, coolers, cleaning supplies, etc.)
  • Procures all food and beverages
  • Oversees the following assistant positions: Kitchen Lead Assistant

Joan Mibach, Michelle Nealon

First Aid Lead

  • Coordinates volunteer First Aiders
  • Stocks first aid kits.
  • Serves as first aid point person while in Tijuana
  • Oversees the following assistant positions: First Aid Assistant(s)

Sheila Wolles

Home Site Lead

  • responsible for daily cleaning of dome and compound, maintenance & repairs, facilities managemen
  • Oversees the following assistant positions:Home Site Lead Assistant

Joan Mibach

Reflection Lead

  • Coordinates, prepares, arranges Tijuana-based field trips (e.g. Case Migrante, Border Wall, etc.)
  • Plans, prepares Evening Reflections (in Tijuana)
  • Plans pre-trip educational programs (related to issues of poverty, immigration reform, social justice, etc.)
  • Serves as “spiritual director” for group
  • Oversees the following assistant positions: Reflection Lead Assistant(s)

Ann Yadlowsky, Bob Malone

Fundraising Lead

  • Schedules & coordinates fundraisers
  • Recruits volunteers to staff fundraisers
  • Ensures fundraisers are adequately staffed
  • Creates and disseminates fundraiser advertising materials
  • Facilities individual fundraising efforts by trip participants
  • Sends “Donation Thank-You” letters
  • Oversees the following assistant positions: Fundraising Assistant

Janina Umali

Parish Lead

  • coordinates volunteers from a particular parish
  • schedules recruitment weekends at parish
  • serves as parish contact point person
  • Oversees the following assistant positions: Parish Lead Assistant

Monica Rising (St Julie), Joan Mibach (St Simon), Bob Masik & Mike O'Connell (Resurrection)

Registration Lead

  • ensures that all trip participants have met and completed all requirements for travel, including all paperwork, fingerprint and passport requirements
  • keeps and maintains binders of required paperwork
  • ensures trip payments have been made
  • prepares travel binders
  • prepares transportation plan
  • Oversees the following assistant positions: Registration Assistant, Transportation Assistant

Joan Mibach, Monica Rising

Communicatons/ Marketing Lead

  • Maintains TJ social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
  • Maintains TJ contact lists
  • Maintains TJ Calendar and sends meeting notices/reminders
  • Maintains Application Forms
  • Sends all TJ communications, monitors tjmissions@gmail.com email account and responds to emails
  • Prepares and maintains all marketing collateral (brochures, etc)

George Stachnik

Webmaster
  • Maintains TJ ministry.org website
  • Maintains TJ Registration database
Joanna Thurmann

Treasurer

  • Receives receipts and processes reimbursements
  • Collects/oversees all individual travel fees
  • Oversees fundraising donations
  • Works with parish finance council on accounting
  • Sends donation tax letters
  • Oversees the following assistant positions: Treasurer Assistant

Francesca Paist