Myanmar (formerly known and currently recognized by the US government as Burma) shares borders with China, India, Laos, Bangladesh and Thailand. In 1987 Myanmar was given least developed country status by the UN. Incredibly undeveloped, Myanmar is still one of the poorest countries in the world. Two-thirds of its children are malnourished and the majority survive on less than $1/day. Many have no electricity, no access to health care, and work day-to-day for their daily food.
Buddhism represents more than 80% of the population in Myanmar. It is very diverse ethnically, representing eight major national races and 135 sub-groups and tribes. Although freedom of religion is technically granted by the constitution, Christians experience intense persecution from religious and political majorities.
Evangelical Christians make up less than 2 percent of the peoples of Myanmar.
Myanmar holds the #24 spot on the World Watch List for persecution of Christians.
Myanmar is a beautiful land with a rich traditional Asian culture. Unfortunately decades of ethnic strife have led to ongoing human rights violations, widespread poverty, and one of the longest running civil wars in the world.
Although the Burmese economy is one of the least developed in the world, it exports 90% of the world's rubies, not to mention precious stones such as sapphires, pearls and jade.
GENERAL FACILITY MANAGER
*This position is located in THAILAND*
The purpose of the General Manager position is to take the lead in transforming and maintaining a facility that operates as a profitable, affordable, high quality retreat and conference center.
Responsibilities and Duties include, but are not limited to:
Think and act with a ministry perspective that brings glory to Christ through every detail of managing the facility. This includes establishing a culture that is inclusive, loving, professional, and dedicated, as exemplified by Christ.
Maintain the facility to a high standard, as well as being responsible to hire and train a team that maintains the functional details and appearance of the facility.
Actively market it to bring in customers using various forms of media, word-of-mouth, and social connections to market the use of the facility.
Ensure it runs profitably.
Expand the capabilities of the facility by working collaboratively to identify short-term and long-term priorities up to five years ahead to expand the capabilities and quality of the facility.
The GM will be required to occasionally:
Work preparing, cooking, and cleaning up food;
Work with cleaning products and laundry material;
Assist with landscaping; and perform other light-duty chores;
Stand and be mobile for extended periods of time during a work day.
Qualifications and Skills include, but are not limited to:
A personal relationship with Jesus Christ, apparent by a loving and gracious attitude and actions.
Skilled at hospitality with past experience: working at and managing a place for overnight accommodation (hotel, guest house, etc.), coordinating events, running a for-profit business, and/or managing people and maintaining a budget.
Proficient English to communicate verbally and in writing.
Already based in, or had one year or longer of living in Chiang Mai or Northern Thailand with a network of working and personal relationships.
Good typing and word processing skills, and communication skills.
Other Helpful qualifications:
Communicate in the Thai language.
Experience generating and implementing a marketing plan.
Experience with construction and landscaping projects.