AIM's Story

After learning about the issue of sex trafficking in Cambodia in 2005, Don and Bridget Brewster sold their home, Don gave up his position as Executive Pastor of Adventure Christian Church in Roseville, CA, and they moved to Cambodia to lead Agape International Missions (AIM).

Since 2005, Agape International Missions has been focused on stopping the cycle of sex trafficking and exploitation in Cambodia by preventing human trafficking and rescuing, restoring, and reintegrating survivors.

Our first project was focused on restoring girls who were rescued out of sex trafficking. Today, we have 12 programs that stop human trafficking through a holistic strategy. Learn about our programs here.

AIM's US staff are based in California and support our 300+ local Cambodian staff.

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Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

To rescue, restore and reintegrate survivors of sex trafficking through Christ’s love and Gospel. To prevent sexual slavery by planting and equipping the Church to do the same in vulnerable and exploited communities worldwide.

Eph. 2:8; 2 Cor. 5:17; Ps. 9:9, 74:21, 82:3; Matt. 25:31-36, 28:18-20; John 6:25-40 and Rom. 1:16, 8:37-39

Our Vision

The love of Jesus Christ through His followers will defeat the evil of sex trafficking and sexual slavery.

Matt. 16:18; Phil. 2:9-11; 1 Peter 4:7-11

Our Values

Click to read AIM’s complete Statement of Faith. Our core values are summarized below:

  • Agape Love

    Loving selflessly, as Jesus loves, without expectation or limit. (Luke 10:27; John 13:34)

  • Integrity

    Doing and saying what is right; giving our best in all contexts and with all people. (Prov. 12:18-20; 2 Kings 12:15; Col. 3:23; Prov. 13:4, 12:24, 15:19; Heb. 6:11-12; Titus 2:7-8)

  • Respecting Others

    Serving one another with a commitment to unity, dignity and respect; recognizing the equal value of each member of Christ’s body. (John 13:1-18; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; Phil. 2:2-8; 1 Peter 2:16-17)

  • Boldness

    Consistently and boldly following God’s commandments by faith. (Heb. 11; Dan. 3:16-18)

  • YES for the One

    Following Jesus’ example; never turning away a person asking for help. (Matt. 5:42; 25:31-46)

Leadership and Staff

Agape International Missions has a USHQ in California and a dedicated staff of over 300 Cambodians throughout Cambodia.

AIM Senior Leadership Team

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DON BREWSTER
CEO & Co-Founder of Anti-Trafficking Initiatives

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Bridget
BRIDGET BREWSTER
CEO & Co-Founder of Anti-Trafficking Initiatives

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LISA VARGA
President
Julie
JULIE HARROLD
Chief Operating Officer
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JIM MCMORRAN
Chief Financial Officer
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MATTHEW STOCK
Country Director
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MELISSA STOCK
Director of International Development

AIM Board

AIM is governed by a Board of Directors who donate their time and expertise in overall direction and accountability for the ministry team.

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Ken Petersen
Chair

Founder, Apricot Lane USA

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Chris Palkowski
Vice Chair

Former Physician-in-Chief, Kaiser Roseville

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Bryce Jessup
Secretary

Former President of William Jessup University

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Jennifer Bulotti
Director

President, Stryker-Munley Group

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Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Director

Licensed Psychologist

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Scott D. Shaull Sr.
Director

Pastor, Advancement Ministries – Bayside Church

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Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, JD
Director

Founder/President, G.L.O.B.A.L. Justice

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Christina Rangel
Director

Student, UC Berkeley – Development in Latin America, Poverty Alleviation and Spanish

Craig Van Hulzen
Craig Van Hulzen
Director

Founder/CEO, Van Hulzen Asset Management

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David Scinto, CPA
Director

Founder/CEO of Scinto Group, LLP

Financials

When you give to AIM, 89.57% of our total revenue goes directly to programs on the ground, 5.90% goes to fundraising, and 4.53% goes toward management and administrative expenses.

 

AIM is proud to be rated by Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the United States. We have been given the highest rating of 4 out of 4 stars since 2014, as well as a score of 98.23/100 for financial management and 100/100 for transparency and accountability. You can view our complete rating details on the Charity Navigator website.

View our 2017 Annual Report

View our tax returns (Form 990):

Media

View media coverage about AIM and get updates from our programs in Cambodia on our Media page.

FAQs

Visit our FAQ page for answers to our most frequently asked questions, including details about our work and programs, how to get involved, and financial transparency.

Jobs

Agape International Missions has an incredible team of staff members and volunteers who faithfully carry out our mission, day in and day out. At AIM, we believe that Christ through His Church will defeat the evil of sex trafficking, so we invite you, the Church, to join us in this fight!

For information about staff positions with AIM, look to the right. Then, complete the application below.

Looking for information about Short-Term Mission Teams and Tours?  Just click the appropriate hyperlink.

Work for AIM

You should consider pursuing a career with AIM if:

  1. You’re a Christian
    You agree wholeheartedly with our Statement of Faith. As the foundation for all we do, our Christian faith is a uniting factor among volunteers and staff.
  2. You want to work in Cambodia or the US HQ in Roseville, CA.
    Currently, AIM’s projects are primarily located in Svay Pak, Cambodia. Our US Headquarters is in Roseville, California, a suburb of Sacramento. Occasionally, a remote position will open up but the majority are in Sunny Cambo or Cali!
  3. You have a heart for justice.
    You have already given your time, talent and treasure to the issues of justice. This is your passion and calling. You’re committed to freedom!

“He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8

Open Positions in the USA

Positions available in the USA are paid positions, generally based at our US Headquarters in Roseville, CA.

Digital Marketing Manager, Anthem (Roseville / Sacramento, CA)

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JOB PURPOSE:

Agape International Missions is excited to announce Anthem; it’s new apparel and jewelry brand with products made by survivors of human trafficking.

Under the direction of the Marketing Manager, the Digital Marketing Manager, Anthem will manage all digital marketing initiatives that attract new customers and engage current customers for the Anthem brand including but not limited to: managing the Anthem website, leading e-commerce strategy, managing the growth of AIM’s referral program, managing influencer relationships and strategy, managing digital advertising, and managing Anthem social media accounts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (i.e. those which are basic, necessary, and an integral part of the job, are indicated below.)

  • Manage online presence of Anthem brand
  • Manage Instagram ads, Facebook ads, and Google ads resulting in over $3 million in annual revenue from paid ads in 2020
  • Manage Anthem social media accounts
  • Manage influencer relationships, engagement, and strategy
  • Manage growth of Anthem referral program through AIM retail marketing channels including online, events, partner marketing, and digital campaigns in coordination with AIM’s marketing team.
  • Manage Anthem websites with goals of increasing traffic to the site, number of customers, conversion rates, average order size, and customer retention.
  • Increase brand recognition for Anthem among targeted audience
  • Lead the execution of Anthem’s SEO strategy
  • Work in coordination with AIM’s Media Director, field media team, and pro-bono videographers and photographers on videos and photos for the brand
  • Optimize the customer experience for Anthem online purchases
  • Implement Anthem digital marketing plan and help AIM surpass annual revenue projections
  • Create basic graphic design pieces for digital marketing initiatives and work with graphic designer on marketing campaigns
  • Be an expert and advocate around AIM’s media policies
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Marketing, Communications, or equivalent
  • 3-8 years experience in marketing or communications
  • Preferred experience in fashion e-commerce marketing


Skills and Abilities

Specific and General skills and abilities required to meet the expectations of the position.

  • Must be hungry to grow an organization that is successfully fighting human trafficking
  • Experience in e-commerce
  • Experience growing social media accounts
  • Effective communicator
  • Idea generator
  • Creative thinker
  • Never stops dreaming big
  • Bold
  • Ability to work autonomously and take ownership and initiative
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team with awesome people
  • Self-sufficiency to maintain spiritual, physical and emotional health while consistently working toward the vision of AIM as a whole and the department in particular

Open Volunteer Positions in the USA

Volunteer positions are generally based at our US Headquarters in Roseville, CA.

Events Team Volunteer (Roseville / Sacramento, CA)

AIM is looking for fun-loving people who love what we do and want to raise awareness about human trafficking. If you love talking with people and the energy of working events, then this is perfect for you. You will attend local events as needed and represent AIM by talking to people and helping to sell products made by our young women at our employment centers.

To join the team: click “apply to volunteer” and tell us about yourself.

Commitment: Six month commitment to volunteer as your schedule allows

Open Volunteer Positions in Cambodia

Positions in Cambodia are unpaid volunteer projects. These require individuals to raise their own financial support to cover their needs while they serve with AIM.

AIM School Elementary Mentor Teacher (Svay Pak, Cambodia)

Duties: Assist Khmer teachers with teaching responsibilities of elementary students. Requirements:Degree and certification in Elementary Education. Two years teaching experience. Knowledge of elementary teaching methods and curriculum. Skilled in classroom management strategies. Curriculum development experience. Proficient in Office, Google Docs, and the use of the Internet. Strong cross-cultural communication skills. Strong ability to teach/mentor cross-culturally. Two years experience living abroad, preferred. Experience in discipleship, mentoring and coaching roles. Passion for Jesus, children, teaching, mentoring and discipleship. Commitment: 2 years minimum

AIM School English Teacher Mentor (Svay Pak, Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Commitment: 2 years minimum


Project Summary:
Assist English teachers through training, mentorship and with their teaching responsibilities of English language learners in Cambodia.


Project Goals:

Throughout each segment of the following major milestones, the following goals must be completed:

  • Provide guidance and day-to-day oversight of the English
  • Be available and present for issues during regular operations of programs.
  • Mentor assigned English teaching staff in the classroom environment, coaching them on lesson planning and execution, unit planning, classroom discipline, etc.
  • Meet with assigned teachers weekly to discuss student progress, classroom issues, grade level goals and scope and sequence.
  • Observe assigned teachers in the classroom and debrief each observation, giving constructive feedback
  • Support and encourage English elementary teachers with classroom assessment and report card writing.
  • Training Mentees- As assigned, research specific needs of the staff regarding areas in the curriculum that are weak for them , plan how to best meet those needs by researching the curriculum’s content more in depth, and execute and train on content specific curriculum needs
  • Attend regular meetings with Project Manager for accountability and project assessment.
  • Follow all AIM Standards, Policies and Procedures.

 

Required Skills, Experience and Spiritual gifts:

Business skills/experience

  • Degree and certification in TESOL
  • Two years teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of English teaching methods and curriculum
  • Skilled in classroom management strategies
  • Curriculum development experience preferred

Technical skills/experience

  • Proficient in Office, Google Docs and use of the Internet

Ministry skills/experience

  • Strong cross-cultural communication skills
  • Strong ability to teach/mentor cross-culturally
  • Ability to navigate interpersonal conflict biblically and with maturity
  • Two years experience living abroad, preferred

Leadership skills/experience

  • Experience in discipleship, mentoring and coaching roles, preferred

Spiritual gifts

  • Teaching, encouragement, service and mercy

Passion for children, teaching, mentoring and discipleship

AIM School Social Work Mentor (Svay Pak, Cambodia)

Duties: Assist Khmer social workers with planning and execution of social work responsibilities, providing guidance and intentional mentorship. Invest in the continued development of Khmer social workers.

Requirements: Degree and training in Social Work or related field. Two years social work experience preferred. Natural gifting in teaching and training. Ability to use computer, word processing, Google Docs, Internet, etc. Strong cross-cultural communication skills. Strong ability to teach and mentor cross-culturally. Ability to maturely and biblically handle interpersonal conflict.  Two years experience living abroad preferred. Experience in discipleship, mentoring and coaching roles, preferred. Initiative to tackle problems, with sensitivity to cultural dynamics. Spiritual gifts of teaching, encouragement, service and mercy.

Passion for children, mentoring and discipleship.

Commitment: 2 years minimum

Child Development Specialist Trainer and Mentor

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Project Summary: With the goal of providing a nurturing and loving environment where the children at EFC can grow and learn, the Child Development Specialist Trainer and Mentor will work with the house moms and social workers in the Emergency Family Care (EFC) program to train them in the care and nurture of children, child development, positive discipline, and dealing with difficult children. Develop the EFC staff to grow in skills to provide quality care for all children that come through the program.

Project Goals:

Throughout each segment of the following major milestones the following goals must be completed:

  1. Create, train and implement a program that meets the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the children at EFC
  2. Provide developmental assessments: work with staff to enhance the development potential of each child
  3. Assess and determine the level of physical and mental development of the children in the EFC program
  4. Provide training in selecting and formulating teaching materials related to child development
  5. Develop and provide training to staff on childcare education programs
  6. Plan and implement curriculum and programs for children of different ages
  7. Utilize behavior and therapeutic modification techniques to develop innovative teaching plans
  8. Determine parent’s ability to understand the needs of their child
  9. Conduct seminars to provide necessary education to families in the child development process
  10. Provide care to children newborn to five years old
  11. Provide daily care for children by assisting with daily activities like clothing, feeding, and bathing the children, modeling nurturing and discipline techniques taught to the house moms and social workers
  12. Plan recreational programs and educational activities for the children
  13. Assist child development specialist in children’s therapy appointments and family visits
  14. Maintain record of the daily activities of each child in individual logbooks
  15. Be available and present for issues during regular operations of programs
  16. Provide time for discipleship and mentoring
  17. Implement opportunities for training in skills and leadership with current staff
  18. Attend regular meetings with Project Manager for accountability and project assessment
  19. Follow all AIM Standards, Policies and Procedures

Required Skills, Experience and Spiritual gifts:

  • Early Childhood Education certificate preferred
  • Coursework in Child Development preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the methods and techniques of childcare
  • 3-5 years experience working in the field
  • 3-5 years ministry experience
  • Mentoring experience
  • Training experience
  • Counseling skills
  • Experience in providing basic nutrition and hygiene services to young children and infants
  • Ability to administer effective child development policies and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology as it pertains to medical visits with children
  • Highly adaptable
  • Strong and mature Christian
  • Strong commitment and integrity
  • Ability to work in diversity
  • Passion for God and children

Essential Requirements: (Characteristics, traits and abilities of those serving on this project)

  • Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness of Jesus Christ
  • Speak of Agape International Missions, our staff, our partners, participants in our programs, and other organizations with respect and honor across all communication platforms, faithfully praying for each
  • Act as an Advocate for AIM and each individual AIM serves, understanding the problem, raising awareness of the need and how everyone can respond
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Self-sufficiency to maintain spiritual, physical and emotional health while consistently working toward the vision of AIM as a whole and the department in particular

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics are representative of those that must be met by a volunteer to successfully complete the project goals.

PHYSICAL
The volunteer is regularly required to articulate speech and exercise auditory perception. The volunteer is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop, kneel, climb, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms.  The volunteer is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Visual acuity is required for this position including near/ farsightedness, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust or correct focus.

  • Must be able to travel long distances via plane, automobile, moto, bicycle and walking
  • Must be able to climb stairs during the course of a normal day
  • Must have necessary shots, inoculations and medication as advised by US Department of State regarding travel to Cambodia and Southeast Asia

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

The volunteer position is located in Cambodia, therefore international visa and travel documentation are required. Travel back to the United States for fundraising should be coordinated with the project manager.

  • Must obtain in-country medical insurance 20 days before arrival to Cambodia.

Designer and Product Developer

Project: Designer and Product Developer

Project Time Commitment

Project Summary: Create consistency across AIM brands and designs, along with quality products

Project Goals: 2 years and 3 months

Throughout each segment of the following major milestones the following goals must be completed:

  1. Create new and improve current designs for AIM brands
  2. Create mood and image consistency in all styles within each brand
  3. Work with patternmaker to create easy to read spec/tech packs for all AIM products and create proper fits and styles
  4. Work on standardizing all AIM products for production
  5. Assist outside clients to get their designs production ready
  6. Forecast new trends and fabric colors and keep AIM product quality, current and sellable
  7. Create new graphics or work with graphic designer to create new graphic tees or other graphic items for AIM brands
  8. Work with patternmaker and other design team members to create quality products
  9. Source fabric from local market, as needed
  10. Source new and existing fabrics and garment components for all AIM products
  11. Build relationships with fabric manufacturers and reps
  12. Build production timeline for each product and provide lead times for all components
  13. Work with logistics teams to ensure all garment components and fabric arrive inline with production timeline
  14. Be available and present for issues during regular operations of programs
  15. Attend regular meetings with Project Manager for accountability and project assessment
  16. Follow all AIM Standards, Policies and Procedures

Required Skills, Experience and Spiritual gifts:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 2 years experience as a designer or 5 years experience in design
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience creating and reading spec/tech packs
  • Familiar with Pantone colors and matching
  • Knowledge of textiles and their performance
  • Knowledge of garment construction
  • Familiar with production timelines and lead times
  • Ability to communicate designs and ideas clearly and visually
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High level of time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • High level of patience
  • Emotional maturity to accept critique of work along with willingness to adjust products outside of personal style
  • Creatively gifted
  • Flexible
  • Available to travel, as needed
  • Experience working cross-culturally, preferred
  • Passion for Jesus and seeing survivors reintegrated successfully

English School Teacher Trainer & Curriculum Developer (Svay Pak, Cambodia)

Duties:

  1. Work in partnership with Cambodian curriculum assistant to develop and expand English teaching curriculum
  2. Assist Cambodian curriculum assistant in training (modeling the training first, then helping the assistant do it themselves)
  3. Observe English Teachers, providing feedback and assistance about their individual skills and areas of needed improvement
  4. Prepare and conduct teacher training (year-long Teacher -in- training (TNT) program)
  5. Maintain English teacher resource supply room
  6. Aid in teaching English to Cambodian staff
  7. Be available and present for issues during regular operations of programs
  8. Provide time for discipleship and mentoring
  9. Implement opportunities for training in skills and leadership with current staff
  10. Attend regular meetings with Project Manager for accountability and project assessment
  11. Follow all AIM Standards, Policies and Procedures

 

Requirements:

  • TESOL certification or equivalent experience, or related degree in education field
  • Two years experience teaching English to second language learners
  • Experience in developing curriculum and teacher training
  • Basic computing skills to work with documents, such as curriculum, on a computer
  • Two years experience working in overseas school
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Spiritual maturity
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to encourage, motivate and train adult learners
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Spiritual gifts of teaching, service, mercy, administration and encouragement
  • Passion for teaching and mentoring teachers, encouraging spiritual and professional growth, and developing excellence in TESOL programs

 

Minimum 2 year commitment

Field Media Manager

Download the full description of duties and requirements here.

Project Summary: Provide oversight and mentorship to Field Media Team, as well as support on an as-needed basis for special projects and events.

Project Time Commitment: Minimum of 2 years.

Project Summary: Throughout each segment of the following major milestones the following goals must be completed…

  1. Create, edit and approve in-field media for Advancement purposes
  2. Create media for teams and tours of their time with AIM
  3. Be an advocate for the Media and Advancement Team on the ground in Cambodia
  4. Assist Media Team in developing schedule for US Advancement requests
  5. Assist in coordinating photo and video shoots as requested by the US Advancement team
  6. Ensure Field Media Team completes US Advancement needs on deadline
  7. Ensure photo and video requests are appropriately organized in Dropbox and US Advancement team is informed of location with a shareable Dropbox link
  8. Improve skills among Field Media Team to take initiative on identifying stories for US Advancement to share with network.
  9. Maintain media and communications policies that ensure the protection of those who AIM serves
  10. Be available and present for issues during regular operations of programs
  11. Implement opportunities for training in skills and leadership with current staff
  12. Attend regular meetings with Project Manager for accountability and project assessment
  13. Follow all AIM Standards, Policies and Procedures

Project Deliverables:

Weekly

  • Identify 3 potential stories/social media posts/donor updates per week and communicate those ideas to the US Advancement team every Friday
  • Meet with the media team to develop and support the accomplishment of regular tasks as well as the continued development of time management skills; help organize and prioritize responsibilities as given by Advancement department

As needed

  • Provide additional media support for special events
  • Provide media support in prevention projects, as requested and as available

On-going

  • Manage Media Team
  • Create media as requested from the Advancement team while meeting deadlines
  • Maintain media and communication policies
  • Continue to train Khmer staff in photography and videography skills

Required Skills, Experience and Spiritual Gifts:

  • Bachelor’s degree in photography/videography or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience editing
  • 3 years leadership experience
  • Ability to lead a team to complete assigned development projects
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe and editing software
  • Strong knowledge and confidence in maneuvering through the internet
  • Effective Communication
  • Passion to tell the story of AIM through photographs and film

Download the full description for essential requirements, physical demands, and work environment.

House Mom Mentor and Trainer (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Duties: Mentor, train and assist the House Mom Manager in leading their department, particularly training and supervision of staff: and disciple and mentor staff in their day-to-day roles and spiritual lives. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in child development field, or equivalent experience. Minimum of 3 years leadership/management experience. Experience in a Christian ministry or church, preferred. Experience in discipling or mentoring Christians. High level of interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills. Passion for Jesus and justice. Commitment: 2 years minimum

LTV HR Coordinator - Cambodia

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Project Summary: Working with the Director of Cambodia HR and the US, the LTV HR Coordinator is responsible for creating and overseeing HR systems to support the LTVs professionally in their roles.

Project Time Commitment: 2 years and 3 months

Project Goals: Throughout each segment of the following major milestones the following goals must be completed:

  1. Develop a single system to control expat information and communication in-country and with the US office; becoming the point person to communicate out, as appropriate/approved, where needed for visa purposes, emergency contact updates, etc.
  2. Develop an issue resolution or corrective action process for long-term volunteers, developing policies and appropriate measures for dealing with behavioral and/or performance issues with LTVs
  3. Develop cultural adjustment and cultural effectiveness training programs for new LTVs
  4. Be a resource for conflict resolution
  5. Participate in creation of annual budget for LTV staff support
  6. Create and deliver trainings
  7. Be a second person in LTV secondary interviews with the project manager
  8. Be the point person for LTV staff retreat planning
  9. Conduct project manager trainings
  10. Work with the US to coordinate long term volunteer needs in Cambodia
  11. Create and implement a plan for expat professional development
  12. Assist Khmer HR Coordinator with special projects
  13. Be available and present for issues during regular operations of programs
  14. Attend regular meetings with Project Manager for accountability and project assessment
  15. Follow all AIM Standards, Policies and Procedures

Required Skills, Experience and Spiritual gifts:

  • Human Resource experience
  • Non-Profit/Missionary worker experience
  • Minimum two years experience living in an international setting
  • Experience in guiding people through international relocation transitions
  • Experience creating and conducting trainings
  • Professional conflict resolution experience
  • Spiritual and Emotional Maturity
  • Knowledge of how to move people forward in their career path
  • Spiritual gifts of discernment and wisdom
  • Passion for helping AIM grow in the care of the LTV staff through professional development and guidance

Travel Requirements:  The volunteer position is located in Cambodia, therefore international visa and travel documentation are required. Travel back to the United States for fundraising should be coordinated with the project manager.

Must obtain in-country medical insurance 20 days before arrival to Cambodia

Download full description for physical demands, work environment, and other requirements.

Product Standardization and Design Assistant (Svay Pak, Cambodia)

Duties:
1. Interact with new and current customers to develop working relationships.
2. Work on standardizing all AIM products offered at AEC.
3. Assist customers in standardizing their products produced at AECs.
4. Work with the production manager at AEC to integrate new designs and standards into the sewing room workflow.
5. Work with and create garment patterns.
6. Resource materials, both locally at fabric markets and internationally by locating exporters online.
7. Create and edit artwork in Photoshop and Illustrator

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design and Manufacturing and 2 years experience in garment design, preferred. Will consider candidates with propensity for fashion design and production.
• Strong knowledge of MS Word and Excel
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
• Strong knowledge and confidence in maneuvering through the internet
• Strong Organizational skills
• High level of time management skills
• Effective Communicator
• Ability to learn a foreign language
• Experience working cross-culturally
• Ability to work with and create garment patterns, or the propensity to learn
• Experience sourcing materials
• Ability to create and edit artwork
• Creatively gifted
• Passion for Jesus and seeing rescued survivors reintegrated

Commitment: 2 years minimum

Pattern Maker and Sewing Trainer

Program: Reintegration

Project Summary:

Create quality patterns and consistent fit throughout all AIM products. Assist with production by helping to create quality finished products while always looking for improvement opportunities.

Project Goals:

Throughout each segment of the following major milestones the following goals must be completed:

  1. Create new and improve old patterns for all AIM products
  2. Work with designer on fit and style finalization
  3. Assist with custom orders from outside clients to get their pattern production ready
  4. Help communicate tech packs and sewing techniques to the sewing floor for each product
  5. Grade and test patterns and adjust to create a strong and consistent fit across all AIM products and brands
  6. Work to continuously improve sewing techniques and production flow
  7. Work closely with the design team and sewing floor to create quality products for AIM customers
  8. Train up Khmer staff in knowledge of patterning and fit
  9. Be available and present for issues during regular operations of programs
  10. Attend regular meetings with Project Manager for accountability and project assessment
  11. Follow all AIM Standards, Policies and Procedures
  12. Other duties as assigned

 

Required Skills, Experience and Spiritual gifts:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years experience as a pattern maker or vocational training program certificate and minimum of 3 years experience
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Experience with Gerber or CAD programs
  • Ability to work with and create garment patterns and communicate them to the production and cutting team
  • Ability to grade and adjust patterns
  • Knowledge of textiles and their performance
  • Ability to understand Tech Packs and edit them
  • Strong knowledge of garment construction
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and quality control practices
  • High level of time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Effective communicator
  • High level of patience
  • Emotional maturity to accept critique of work
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to travel, as required
  • Experience working cross culturally, preferred

Passion for Jesus and seeing survivors reintegrated successfully

Apply Today

All AIM staff and volunteers, whether serving stateside or living longterm in Cambodia, start their journey here. The Application Form (see options below) is your first step. You’ll then be contacted by our human resources department or volunteer coordinator for next steps.

Please give yourself at least 20 minutes to fill out the application as there is not a SAVE feature.

All offers are subject to completed background check.

Contact Us

The best way to reach AIM is by filling out the form below. You can generally expect an answer within one business day. You can also take a moment to read answers to many common questions on our FAQ page. If you are requesting media, please fill out this form first, and we will be in touch with you.

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