Job Openings

Social Media Coordinator

December 03, 2021 | Lititz, PA preferred, Home-based within 100 miles of Lititz, PA

Coordinate, create, and monitor content, including graphic design, on Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) social media channels and website to share the MDS story, mission, vision, and values.

Volunteer Development Coordinator

December 03, 2021 | Home-based, in Region 2 (West of the Appalachian Mountains and east of the Mississippi river)

Create a pipeline of qualified and diverse applicants for leadership volunteer roles within the Mennonite
Disaster Service (MDS) network and resource others to do the same.

Volunteer Training Specialist

December 03, 2021 | Home based

Develop, administer and conduct training programs and activities to ensure that Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is equipped with trained leadership volunteers.

Communications Administrative Assistant

December 03, 2021 | Lititz, PA

Provide communications support for volunteers within units and regions, the media and the Communications department.

About Us

Mennonite Disaster Service is the organized response of our churches to the needs of “neighbors” in time of disaster. We endeavor, in the spirit of Christian love, to follow Christ’s example by giving time, talents, and energies to help relieve suffering caused by disasters. We understand the ministries of listening, cleanup, repair, reconstruction to be examples of “the cup of cold water” given to those in need “in the name of Christ.”

For over sixty years Mennonite Disaster Service has endeavored to bring relief to those who survived disasters through responding in Christian love, rebuilding damaged structures, and restoring communities and families to their homes. By doing these acts of service, we hope to model Christ and bring hope, love and wholeness to those who benefit from, participate in, or view our work.

Shared Convictions

As a potential MDS employee, we will look for how you can help MDS achieve its mission and transform lives in Canada and in the United States. As part of the staff, we hold the following to be central to our belief and practice:

  1. God is known to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Creator who seeks to restore fallen humanity by calling a people to be faithful in fellowship, worship, service and witness.
  2. Jesus is the Son of God. Through his life and teachings, his cross and resurrection, he showed us how to be faithful disciples, redeemed the world, and offers eternal life.
  3. As a church, we are a community of those whom God´s Spirit calls to turn from sin, acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, receive baptism upon confession of faith, and follow Christ in life.
  4. As a faith community, we accept the Bible as our authority for faith and life, interpreting it together under Holy Spirit guidance, in the light of Jesus Christ to discern God´s will for our obedience.
  5. The Spirit of Jesus empowers us to trust God in all areas of life so we become peacemakers who renounce violence, love our enemies, seek justice, and share our possessions with those in need.
  6. We gather regularly to worship, to celebrate the Lord´s Supper, and to hear the Word of God in a spirit of mutual accountability.
  7. As a world-wide community of faith and life we transcend boundaries of nationality, race, class, gender and language. We seek to live in the world without conforming to the powers of evil, witnessing to God’s grace by serving others, caring for creation, and inviting all people to know Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

In these convictions we draw inspiration from Anabaptist forebears of the 16th century, who modeled radical discipleship to Jesus Christ. We seek to walk in his name by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we confidently await Christ´s return and the final fulfillment of God´s kingdom.