Recent graduates, graduate students, and business professionals are eligible to apply for fellowships. Qualifications for all fellows positions include:
- biblical Christ-follower
- value global ministry
- completion of an accredited post-secondary degree (preferred, though equivalent experience such as: completing YWAM Discipleship Training School, University of the Nations, Master’s Commission, or similar real-life experience may be considered)
- learner attitude
- agree with the JAARS vision, mission, core values, and what we believe
Fellows are required to live in housing on JAARS Center. Housing is not included in compensation. Monthly rent is $100, including utilities, internet, and laundry facilities. Singles are assigned to a 2-bedroom, 2-bath (or 2-bedroom, 1-bath) apartment with one roommate or a 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment with no roommate. This depends on the number of Fellows in the cohort and available housing units. Married fellows work directly with JAARS housing to find a unit that works for the needs of their family. All apartments are fully equipped with furniture (including a small TV, but not a DVD player), linens (sheets and towels), and kitchen supplies.
Fellows are compensated $11 per hour.
Fellows are eligible for health insurance benefits and receive 10 PTO (paid time off) days, approximately 10 sick days, and paid holidays (approximately 8). Additional benefits for fellows includes life skills training (a.k.a. Life Hacks) and coverage of the costs of Intercultural Communications Course, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course, and outings.
All fellows positions are full-time (40 hours per week). Most positions work 8:00 am to 5:00 with an hour for lunch. However, work schedules vary for certain positions that require involvement in evening and weekend programs.