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EMI United States
3+ Years
Member Staff
This opportunity is a funded or full stipend-based position.
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Located in Alaska - this role will carry out the ministry of EMI by managing WASH community development and implementation projects, providing discipline-specific engineering support, and mentoring staff and interns.


In addition to the typical EMI Staff / Associate Staff prerequisites, candidates for this position must meet the following qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Professional Engineering License in Alaska (civil, environmental, geotechnical, other).
  • 5-10 years’ practical work experience in technical design in arctic environments.
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in project or staff management.
  • Project Management Professional certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Technical writing experience required.
  • AutoCAD experience preferred.
  • Project management tool experience required (scheduling, workflow, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the local church and ability to engage local church and ministry leaders.
  • Understanding and participation in EMI vision, mission, and core values.
  • Working knowledge of English required, Inupiaq and/or Yupik preferred.

The following are essential responsibilities for this position:

  • Spiritual and professional discipleship through EMI’s programmes and opportunities.

Technical and Engineering (discipline and experience specific)

  • Provide technical support for EMI WASH projects including scope definition, preliminary research, design consultation, quality control design review, and onsite inspections.
  • Perform design, analysis, and drafting for civil infrastructure projects, particularly related to water and sanitation design and technology.
  • Perform onsite reviews of EMI WASH project activities including design, installation, and implementation phases.
  • Participate and support technical training activities.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining technical standards for EMI, including design guides, programs, spreadsheets and professional codes and policies.

Project Management and WASH Program Support

  • Manage and coordinate EMI WASH projects, including scope, scheduling, deadlines, work breakdown, budgets, reporting, and stakeholder relations.
  • Represent EMI in consultations with project stakeholders, including beneficiaries, clients, partners, contractors, and grantors.
  • Monitor and report on activities, evidence-based outcomes, and outputs of WASH community development projects.
  • Engage local church and ministry leaders to accomplish and support project objectives.
  • Provide appropriate pastoral care and encouragement for EMI project teams in adherence to EMI policy and procedures.