DVULI Class of 2018 Application
Note: Some of the application questions require single or multi-paragraph responses. If useful, you can use this weblink (https://goo.gl/gMuN7R) to review the questions prior to submitting your application.
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The 2018 DVULI city I am applying for *


 
Contact Information

How we can contact you.
 
First Name *

 
Last Name *

 
Address *

 
Address Line 2

 
City *

 
State *

 
Zip Code *

 
Phone Number *

 
Organization Information

Tell us a little bit about what you do.
 
Present Position Title *

 
Organization Name *

 
Organization Address *

 
Organization Address Line 2

 
Organization City *

 
Organization State *

 
Organization Zip Code *

 
Organization Phone Number *

 
Years In Present Position *

 
Tell us the approximate number of hours you devote to youth ministry per week. *

 
Describe the mission and purpose of your organization *

What are your responsibilities at this organization and how does it serve youth growing up in urban communities of poverty? You may include with your application any weblinks to publications that may help the selection committee understand your organization.
 
Is the church where you have membership different from where you work? *

     
 
Tell us the name of your church *

 
Tell us your church's phone number *

 
Other Youth Positions

Please describe other positions you have held that served the needs of youth either paid or volunteer. Indicate what were you responsible for and how long did you serve in each position.
 
Other Position Number 1

 
Other Position Number 2

 
Other Position Number 3

 
Other Position Number 4

 
Short Answer Questions

Please write a one paragraph response to the following questions.
 
Who is the primary audience for the services provided by you or your organization? *

Consider such things as age, gender, group, geographic location, common needs, etc.
 
If you feel frustrated and need someone to help you define an issue, develop a plan, or encourage you, who or where do you go? *

How has this relationship contributed to a change in how you do your work?
 
Describe your personal commitment to your local church. *

Indicate the name of your church, specific activities or ministries you participate in and your responsibilities.
 
Describe how you help youth to make significant life changes. *

How do you define successful outcomes?
 
Describe the process by which your organization or program develops a plan and/or budget. *

 
 
What steps would you take to make yourself available to fulfill the 15 month commitment without negatively impacting your ministry organization? *

Participation in the Initiative requires one to five days per month.
 
Long Answer Questions

Please write a one paragraph response to the following questions.
 
How will your participation benefit you and your work with youth? *

Please address what unique needs will be met and what you hope to achieve as a result of your participation. What challenges will you have to overcome in order to participate and implement your learning and how do you plan to overcome them? Please write a one page response.
 
Describe your philosophy and practice of integrating your faith into your daily work with youth. *

Write a multi-paragraph response.
 
Skills

Please rate your skills as addressed in the following questions. Space is provided after each question to note particular strengths or challenges. If any questions are not applicable to your experience, please indicate you have no experience. Rate yourself on a scale from 1 to 5, 1 being 'skilled' and 5 being 'needs improvement'.
 
How open is the leadership in your organization to different ways of doing ministry? *

For example, if you wanted to initiate a new idea or program in your organization. Leadership may be defined as your supervisor, your board, your pastor, or others significant to your organization.
 
Please note any particular strengths or challenges for the previous question or if it is not applicable to your experience. *

 
How effective are you at utilizing the time and talents of volunteers? *

Consider things like recruitment, meaningful placement, turnover, and total number of volunteers.
 
Note any particular strengths or challenges for the previous question or if it is not applicable to your experience. *

 
Rate your experience and expertise with financial management, both personally and within your organization. *

For example, budgeting or developing a business plan.
 
Again note any particular strengths or challenges for the previous question or if it is not applicable to your experience. *

 
Rate your ability as a leader to communicate your mission and promote your vision. *

This includes describing your program’s effectiveness to your supporters and to the general community.
 
Remember, please note any particular strengths or challenges for the previous question or if it is not applicable to your experience. *

 
Rate your experience and effectiveness at fund-raising. *

 
Remember, note any particular strengths or challenges for the previous question or if it is not applicable to your experience. *

 
Rate your experience and effectiveness at selecting and working with a board of directors or advisory committee. *

 
Remember to note any particular strengths or challenges for the previous question or if it is not applicable to your experience. *

 
Rate your experience and effectiveness at evaluating the outcomes of your ministry activities. *

 
Again, remember to note any particular strengths or challenges for the previous question or if it is not applicable to your experience. *

 
Ministry Supervisor Reference

Who are you accountable to for your ministry or youth programs? Supervisor, Pastor, Board, etc. This person will be required to attend an orientation about the DeVos Training if you are selected.
 
Supervisor's First Name *

 
Supervisor's Last Name *

 
Relationship to Supervisor *

Direct supervisor, Pastor, Board member, etc
 
Supervisor's Phone Number *

 
Supervisor's Address *

 
Supervisor's Address Line 2

 
Supervisor's City *

 
Supervisor's State *

 
Supervisor's Zip Code *

 
Character Reference

A pastor, mentor, or someone else who can comment on your personal character, integrity, and values. Please make sure this person is different than your ministry supervisor and is not a family member.
 
Character Reference's First Name *

 
Character Reference's Last Name *

 
Relationship to Character Reference *

 
Character Reference's Phone Number *

 
Character Reference's Address *

 
Character Reference's Address Line 2

 
Character Reference's City *

 
Character Reference's State *

 
Character Reference's Zip Code *

 
Authorization Acceptance
I voluntarily give authorization for a thorough investigation of all statements and references on this application and of my employment or related activities. I release all liability and responsibility from all persons and employers requesting or supplying such information and waive any right to notice of such disclosure.
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Acknowledgement
I have reviewed the participation requirements for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative (you should have the training dates on the schedule provided by your city coordinator). I have the support and encouragement of my family and my organization to participate in this program.

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Thank you {{answer_vBajVW9aQ1GE}} for submitting your application. Based on the information you submitted we will follow up with you about your application. If you have any questions about your application you can contact our office at staff@dvuli.org
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