Apply for a position on SSP's 2017 Summer Staff
Spend your summer working with teenagers creating change in an underserved community. Applications due 2/13.

Young Adult Leadership

Young adult leadership is critical to SSP’s mission to mentor and guide teenagers in their service work with communities. This year we will hire 35 young adult staff members to run all aspects of our programs.

Being a member of the SSP staff is an incredibly rewarding and challenging experience – unlike any other summer job you will ever have. Our staff live and work together for 9-1/2 intense weeks, running all aspects of 6 weeks of summer service for 300 to 400 hundred youth.

Although each position has unique responsibilities, all staff members share in the responsibility for safeguarding the health and safety of all youth.  In addition, all staff participate in and contribute to all aspects of each week’s spiritual program, and are expected to model the Christian spirit of love and service at all times.

Benefits of Working on Staff

  1. Ten days of training to learn about your job and meet other staff.

  2. Opportunity to spend a summer in service to others, often exploring a community that is new to you.

  3. Develop real-world, transferable skills:

    1. Leadership

    2. Conflict resolution

    3. Problem solving

    4. Time management

    5. Budgeting

    6. Public speaking

  4. Work with other outstanding young adults who are dedicated to SSP’s mission.

Staff Team

Staff work together on a seven or eight person team. All staff are paid a base salary plus an additional amount based on prior SSP staff experience. Meals and room-and-board are included, and transportation from Sacramento, California to your site location and back.

Our Construction Teams are composed of some combination of the following three positions:

In addition to the construction team, the following positions are available on each staff team:

Employment Dates for 2017 Summer Program

June 14, 2017 through August 19, 2017.

Staff will begin and end their summer in Sacramento, California. We can be flexible for quarter school students who are finishing their finals during the first few days of these dates. We may have some opportunities for a shorter employment. If you have any questions about your availability, please reach out to Megan Walsh.

Apply Now

Apply for a position on SSP's 2017 Summer Staff
Spend your summer working with teenagers creating change in an underserved community. Applications due 2/13.

Applications are due February 13. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have graduated high school by June 2016 or earlier.

The application for new staff candidates includes five essay prompts and two references. After everything is in place, you will be scheduled for a phone interview in February and a video interview in March. You’ll be notified of our hiring decision shortly after these interviews. If you are offered a position, we will be asking for a firm commitment from you within 24 hours.  

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Job Descriptions

* All staff are paid a base salary plus an additional amount based on prior SSP staff experience.

Construction Coordinator

There are generally three Construction Coordinators (CCs) at each site. CCs work together as a team who are responsible for the selection and completion of repair projects, taking care of work teams, and managing the site’s tool and construction material budgets.

Base Salary: $3,100 per summer*


Supply Coordinator

There are generally two Supply Coordinators (SCs) at each site. The Supply Coordinators work as a team with the Home Repair Coordinator (HRC). This team is responsible for taking care of the home repair projects and work teams each week, supplying them with tools, materials and construction guidance.

The position of Supply Coordinator is considered an entry level SSP job.  Many individuals have started their SSP staff careers at the Supply Coordinator position and have moved on in subsequent summers to other positions.

Base Salary: $3,100 per summer*


Home Repair Coordinator

The Home Repair Coordinator (HRC) is the leader of the construction team who works with the two Supply Coordinators (SCs). The Home Repair Coordinator is responsible for the selection and completion of repair projects and managing the site’s tool and construction material budgets. HRCs are also responsible for teaching and coaching SCs in planning projects and providing construction guidance to work teams.

Base Salary: $3,100 summer*


Food Service Coordinator

There are generally two Food Service Coordinators (FSCs) at each site. These individuals work together as a team. The FSCs are responsible for providing an appetizing variety of healthy food for all volunteers. The FSCs also control over one third of the site budget.

The position of Food Service Coordinator is considered an entry level SSP job.  Many individuals have started their SSP staff careers at the Food Service Coordinator position and have moved on in subsequent summers to other positions.

Base Salary: $3,100 per summer*


Spiritual Life Coordinator

The Spiritual Life Coordinator (SLC) is responsible for the creation and implementation of the worship and spiritual programs for the summer. The SLC also assists all other staff members as necessary with their jobs.

Base Salary: $3,100 per summer*


Site Director

The Site Director (SD) is responsible for the overall operation of the site: supervising the staff and ensuring that everyone involved in SSP (youth, staff, counselors and our hosts) has a safe and spirit-filled experience.

Site Directors are selected as early in the year as possible and participate in the hiring of the rest of the staff. Apply by November 15 to be considered.

Base Salary: $3,100 per summer*

Site Directors will also be paid $850 throughout the spring for reviewing staff applications, hiring weekend, teleconferences and site visits.


Staff Pay

Salaries for SSP summer staffers are determined by the experience required to do each job and the difficulty of the job. The salary calculation for each job is:

Salary = Standard Base Salary + Experience Additional Pay

Standard Base Salary

The standard base salary for all positions is $3,100.

Additional Pay for Paid SSP Summer Staff Experience

Individuals who have worked for SSP in the past receive additional pay according to the number of years they have served on staff. This pay is received regardless of whether you have done a particular job before or not.

  • 1 year: $200 additional pay
  • 2 years: $500 additional pay
  • 3 years: $900 additional pay
  • 4 or more years: $1,300 additional pay

Site Directors will also be paid $850 throughout the spring for reviewing staff applications, hiring weekend, teleconferences and site visits.