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Wycliffe USA

Orlando, Florida, United States

Date Posted:
02/24/2009
Categories:
IT
Job Type:
Full-Time
Wycliffe USA
Job Description:
Do you want a job where you know you will make an awesome impact for all eternity? Did you know that there are millions of people in more than 2,700 language groups who are still waiting for the Bible to be translated into their mother tongues? Many have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ! Then consider using your IT Skills to expedite Bible translation for them as a technical writer. In this position, you will write information technology documents that will enable the information technology work of Wycliffe Bible Translators to smoothly proceed. These documents include: tutorials, user guides, user help files, and reference materials for computer programs. To qualify for this position, you must have a working knowledge of MS Publisher; an advanced knowledge in the use of the Windows environment; an advanced knowledge of PowerPoint, Word and Excel; and experience writing information technology technical and instructional materials. Here at Wycliffe we welcome your partnership and hope that through it we will be able to see Bible translation in progress in every language that needs it by the year 2025! This is possible with the aid of information technology. Without it, it is estimated that it will take 150 years to begin Bible translation in every language that needs it. Become a part of this eternally-significant work!

Position Description:
Provide the documents necessary to support the software solutions that enable Wycliffe USA to meet their information management needs. These documents to include: tutorials, user guides, user help files and reference materials for computer programs.

Position Responsibilities:
While other duties may be assigned, the following are a minimal set of duties and responsibilities:
Writes documents such as tutorials, user guides and reference materials for computer programs
Submits articles to user-oriented publications
Assists with in-house technical periodicals
Analyzes user interaction with computer programs from which documentation is written
May teach in training programs
May assist in the production of in-house technical periodicals and in writing computer based training materials
Actively participates in a development project team
Attends either in person or via conference call all team and department meetings
Submit requested status reports in electronic format to the Systems Development Manager

Position KSA Competency:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Has a working knowledge of MS Publisher
Has advanced knowledge in the use of the Windows environment
Has advanced knowledge of PowerPoint, Word and Excel

To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrates a desire and ability to support corporate Biblical and religious goals and participates in regular work-related spiritual activities without mental reservation.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Good oral and written skills for effective communication

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, proportions, and percentages
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to understand and interpret complex data requirements and structures
Experience in analysis of complex functions, procedures, and problems to find effective solutions.

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Wycliffe USA

Wycliffe USA is part of an international association of organizations dedicated to seeing God's Word become accessible to all people in the language that speaks to their heart. Wycliffe’s staff is passionate about the glory of God through the translation of His Word for all peoples of the earth in the language they understand best. Consider this an invitation to check us out. If you’re just getting to know us, consider digging into our core values and reading through our mission statement. You can learn about our history, meet our leaders, or v More...