Information Systems Specialist – OPIN Apprentice Program (OAP)

Job ID: 5201
Job Title: Information Systems Specialist
Organization Name: OPIN Apprentice Program (OAP)
No of Openings: 1
Hours per Week: FT/PT
Wage/Salary: competitive
Employment Start Date: 5/24/2011
Employment End Date: TBD
Job Description: :: Information Systems Specialist ::

This apprenticeship provides experience similar to an entry-level IT position for a new or recent graduate. As an Information Systems Specialist you will participate in support and implementation of internal and customer solutions for a company that develops, deploys, and supports commercial software products. You will be part of the Professional Services team responsible for implementing, supporting and enhancing the systems that run our software as well as the systems that run internal corporate solutions. This involves computers, networks, servers, and related software. You will work closely with developers, engineering staff, quality assurance, and other Professional Services staff. You will also work with sales, product marketing, and customers to achieve successful implementation. (Position may be full-time or part-time for the summer or for 12-15 months.)

::MAP Job Description::

MAP apprenticeships/internships are geared for well qualified college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates who have a strong Christian faith and are headed into career fields such as (but not limited to) Business, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Graphic Design, Film Production, Web, IT/IS, and Software Development. Though some of these highly sought-after internships may be unpaid, most opportunities available through MAP are paid.

As a MAP apprentice/intern, you spend four days per week engaged in meaningful projects at your workplace, and one day involved in our marketplace ministry training and activities. You work in a position directly related to your field, gaining relevant experience that gives you an edge in your career and helps build your résumé. Because a core value of the program is that work is worship, the labor you do should be highly productive, honoring to God by adding tangible value to the organization and to those with whom you work.

MAP apprentices meet together for weekly training and activities, which comprise the heart of the program. These build on your personal relationship with Jesus Christ, with a focus on marketplace ministry and fulfilling God’s calling on your life. While this includes practical training for business and for life, the marketplace ministry core involves themes of prayer evangelism, servant leadership, a Biblical approach to work, and systemic poverty.

As an MAP apprentice, you will meet face to face with successful professionals from various industries who share from the example of their own lives and teach you in their areas of expertise. You will be exposed to numerous examples of how God is using His people in the marketplace. You can expect to benefit from valuable training, activities, and experiences that will help launch you into your future more prepared, with a greater sense of purpose, and hopefully with a greater vision for impacting the world.

MAP apprenticeships are full-time through the summer, with the possibility of continuing beyond that if mutually desired by both the apprentice and the company. Returning to work for a second summer may be an option as well.

Visit or contact for more information. The application deadline is May 1, but earlier application significantly increases your chances since many positions may already be filled.
Qualifications: College junior, senior, or graduate in a related field of study.
Application Instructions: Application requires a résumé, college transcript (official or unofficial), and completed MAP application, which may be submitted by email (preferred) to, by fax to 952-853-2200, or by mail to: Apprentice Program, 7900 International Drive, Suite 770, Bloomington, MN 55425.

Visit or contact us for more information at
On-line Application Address :

Contact Information
*First Name: Troy
Middle Initial:
*Last Name: Austian
Address Line 1: 7900 International Drive, Suite 770
Address Line 2:
City: Bloomington
State: MN
Zip: 55425
Map of Address Above: Online Map
Phone: 952-567-2471

Posting Information
Job Location: Bloomington, MN – International Plaza (near Mall of America)
Job Category:
Customer Service
Information Management
Project Management
Position Type:
Full-time Entry Level
Applicant Type:
Minimum GPA:
Graduation Start:
Graduation End:
Graduate Student
*Post Date: 1/6/2011
*Expiration Date: 5/31/2011

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