Staff Application

Oasis, through the grace of God, exists to transform the lives of incoming freshmen and transfer students entering SCAD, Savannah State, Savannah Tech, and Georgia Southern by proclaiming the gospel and giving a glimpse of Christian community in Savannah.

We are so excited you’re considering being a part of the Oasis Team for 2020!

Before we get started just a few things to note:

  • Please be aware this application will take around 30 minutes to complete and must be done all at once.
  • Each Staff Member is required to complete all training for their position. This will look like 5, 2 hr. trainings which must be completed online before Pre-weekend (September 2020).
  • The following dates are MANDATORY for all Oasis Staff
    Pre-Weekend Retreat: September 11-13, 2020
    Oasis 2020 Retreat: September 18-20, 2020
  • Each staff member is responsible for paying their way to retreat which is $110 (payment plans and fundraising options are available. Please keep in mind money should NOT keep you from applying, we’ll help you)
    * Please note each staff position is a volunteer and will NOT be paid by Oasis Savannah, this includes all of our Executive Staff as well.

Job Details

Counselors are the lifeline of our ministry! Counselors are the primary source of contact to the freshmen class. Our desire is for Oasis to be filled with counselors who love Jesus and love freshmen, desiring to have them experience godly community in college while connecting to the local church in the Savannah area. Responsibilities: - Work in a partnership with a fellow counselor to lead a group of 2-8 incoming freshmen - Build unity among your fellow counselors and prayer teamers - Create an environment of inclusion and connectivity for the freshmen - Facilitate small group discussion and interaction at retreat for your small group of freshmen - Give guidance and support as freshmen transition into college - Follow up with your freshmen during their first semester - Model church connectivity and service as it flows from your example of living for the Lord in college
Prayer Teamers serve as a unique complementary role to the leadership of Oasis. Their primary function is to go before the Lord on behalf of Oasis for the incoming freshmen class and usher in an attitude of prayer and thanksgiving for the entire staff of Oasis. As a Prayer Teamer, you are privileged with leading counselors in weekly prayer for the freshmen class. Additionally, you and your prayer team partner will support your staff development in an effort to build unity, fellowship and an attitude of service within Oasis, all in an effort to display a glimpse of community to the freshmen class while ultimately aiming to connect the freshmen with the body of Christ in Savannah. At Oasis Retreat in September, Prayer Team is on a 24-hour rotation, praying without ceasing as we lift up the freshmen class. Responsibilities: - Leading weekly 30 minute prayer meetings at trainings in the spring - Support your staff development in an effort to prepare counselors for retreat in September - Carry an attitude of prayer for the incoming freshmen class - Model connectivity and service to the local church
Media Team has the unique role of recording the history of Oasis, promoting the mission and vision of Oasis, and recruiting incoming freshmen and transfer students to partake in Oasis retreat. The Media Team works closely with the Media Director to create and curate images, video, and graphics for Oasis. Responsibilities: Work closely with the Media Director and Media Team to complete the following: - Create content to use on social media (Spring and Summer) - Post on social media (Spring and Summer) - Create innovative solutions for recruiting incoming students (Spring & Summer) - Photograph and record moments at retreat (September) - Publish photographs for campers to remember their time at retreat (September) - Produce a short compilation film showcasing what retreat is and how it impacts campers through the proclamation of the gospel (September) - Run technology at retreat (September) - Model church connectivity and how to use creative skills to glorify the Lord
Program staff is vital to the operation of Oasis and making retreat a success! Their primary function is to assist the Executive team through the duration of retreat with the setup of events, facilitation of activities, and preparation of meals. Our desire is for program staff to be invested in joyfully serving their community and promoting a culture of serviceship (service + servant leadership). Responsibilities: - Work in a partnership with the Executive team to help retreat run smoothly by completing tasks such as the setup and cleanup of meals, leading group games, assisting with check-in and check-out, etc. - Carry an attitude of thankfulness through serving - Model church connectivity and service as it flows from your example of living for the Lord in college
As an Oasis staff member, you must commit to the following contractual requirements and regulations: TIME COMMITMENT POLICY Each staff member is required to attend the following events: Staff training meetings (5, 2 hours trainings), other required leadership meetings pertaining to your position as deemed necessary (ex. prayer teamers, media team, program staff, etc.), and events considered as "all-staff events" (i.e. Pre-Weekend Retreat, Move-in help, Retreat, etc.). Extenuating circumstances will be considered and must be approved by current Directors. ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND DRUG POLICY Each staff member is required to adhere to the following alcohol, tobacco, and drug policy: A staff member must adhere to legal age requirements concerning the use of alcohol and tobacco, as well as refraining from the use of any illegal drugs. NOTE: Alcohol & Tobacco Guidelines have been listed below. If you are of legal age to consume alcohol and/or tobacco, please review these guidelines. - A staff member must not consume alcohol, tobacco and/or drugs at any Oasis event. In addition, no alcohol and/or tobacco is to be present at any Oasis event. - A staff member must not consume alcohol, tobacco and/or drugs with (or in the presence of) an Oasis freshmen. - A staff member must not consume alcohol to the point of drunkenness. ALCOHOL & TOBACCO GUIDELINES If a staff member is of legal age to consume alcohol and/or tobacco, please adhere to the following guidelines: Staff will not irresponsibly consume alcohol or use tobacco products with awareness that they (1) are called to live according to the Word and (2) a witness of the gospel and ministry of Oasis. - Staff will not plan events with other Oasis staff within their *team for the purpose or intent of consuming alcohol or tobacco. If two or more members within a team happen to be in the same location where alcohol or tobacco is being consumed, use responsible discretion. *NOTE: A "team" is defined as your immediate ministry group (ex. Executive Team, Media Team, Counselors, Program Staff, Prayer Teamers, etc.) - Staff will not wear Oasis apparel in settings where alcohol consumption is a primary means of business (clubs, bars, etc.) “ And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit... — Ephesians 5:18 DATING POLICY Each staff member is required to adhere to the following dating policy: staff members may not date any freshmen until after the conclusion of the upcoming Fall semester/quarter. Staff members may not date each other, unless previously dating, until after Oasis retreat in September. CHURCH INVOLVEMENT POLICY Each staff member is required to be *involved in a local church *NOTE: Oasis defines "involved" as actively seeking ways to connect and serve within your local church. This goes beyond just attending on a Sunday. Helping with outreach events, serving on a specific church team or being rooted in a church bible study are a few examples. If you have questions or would like to talk with us about our reasoning, we would love to connect with you. LIVING ABOVE REPROACH Each staff member is called to live a life that is above reproach and is expected to live in accordance with the following: “ …as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. — Titus 1:7-8 In closing, we are committed to ministering to students and will take necessary action to ensure that the name of Christ is honored. Each policy infraction will be carefully investigated with a detailed review process in order to extend the most suitable discipline. Consequences may include, but are not limited to: a verbal warning, an appointment with the Directors and/or Advisory Board to review membership, a written assignment, or removal from the organization as a whole. By signing above you are stating that you have read and agree to adhere to the above behavioral contract and commitments attached to being a part of the Oasis Team.
God: We believe that there is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4) eternally existing (Psalm 139) in three persons: the Father, the Son (Hebrews 1:1-3; Colossians 2:9), and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19), and each person is fully God. The Bible: We believe that the Bible is God's written revelation to man (2 Timothy 3:16-17) and that it is inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts (Isaiah 40:8). Jesus Christ: We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory (Philippians 2:5-11; 2 Corinthians 5:21). We believe that there is salvation in no name other than the name of Jesus. (Acts 4:12) The Holy Spirit: We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of new birth (1 Corinthians 12:13) in an unbeliever and indwells believers, enabling them to live a godly life (1 Corinthians 2:10-13). Man: We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin, was separated from God. The separation, caused by sin, can be removed through God’s grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ, apart from works (Ephesians 2:1-10). Sin: We believe that Christ died on the cross as a substitute for sinners (Hebrews 10:1-4). God imputed the guilt of our sins to Christ (Romans 3:25), and He, in our place, bore the punishment that we deserve (Isaiah 53:6; Isaiah 53:12; Galatians 3:13). This was a full payment for sins, which satisfied both the wrath and the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21), so that He could forgive sinners without compromising His own holy standard. By signing above you are stating that you have read and are in agreement with the Oasis Statement of Beliefs of Oasis.

The Nitty Gritty

Selected Value: 1
1)I would rather crawl under a rock 5)Ready for my TedTalk

Going Deep

(read 1 Corinthians 12 & Romans 12 if you're stuck)
(think your major, organization, public speaking, cooking, etc.)
(YMCA, Boys and Girls club, after school programs, Homeless shelters)

Community & Church

(you can also talk about your experience with church and how it has shaped you.)
(this includes but is not limited to weekly attendance, service, leadership, etc.)
(think attendee, leadership, service, etc.)

More about you!