All Missionary Openings


For information about any of these roles, please email: mission@familysearch.org or call 1-855-346-4774 and reference the Job Title or Operation ID.

Business Analyst

Curriculum or Instructional Design

Indexing Community Management

News, Feature, PR Writer

Ogden FamilySearch Library Technology Specialist

Program or Project Manager or Business Intelligence

Receptionist for Lehi FamilySearch Office Building

Russian Localities Support

Workforce Training/Trainer and Leadership, Family History Department


Business Analyst

Operation ID: 9602609655

FamilySearch is looking for several recently retired business professionals to help us develop and execute international growth strategies for the Family History Department. Candidate must live in Northern Utah and be available to serve approximately 20 hours a week during daytime business hours at Church headquarters in Salt Lake City at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Some work may be able to be done at home.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Career background with project management experience
  • Ability to track business intelligence data
  • Ability to determine issues and risks related to projects and develop successful mitigation plans
  • Ability to develop and track success metrics, pulling data and building dashboards
  • Ability to develop and implement launch-ready checklists
  • Ability to lead project retrospective and capture minutes and action plans
  • Ability to lead meetings, develop agendas, capture action items, and distribute minutes

Location: Joseph Smith Memorial Building at Church Headquarters

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Curriculum or Instructional Design

Operation ID 9602609625

Curriculum Role

  • Design, develop, and evaluate the effectiveness of technical training
  • Serve as a creative and planning resource to internal customers
  • Act as an instructional design subject matter expert
  • Serve as a project leader for teams of subject matter experts for each design and development project
  • Assist in pilot and train the trainer delivery as needed

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Comfortable using a computer and software applications specific to instructional design
  • Demonstrate knowledge of training methodology
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of authority
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems under deadline as well as prioritize and organize effectively
  • Ability to lead others in a project
  • Knowledge of adult training and skills in team building, relationship building, and presentation

Location: Joseph Smith Building at Church headquarters, or from home, or a combination of both

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Indexing Community Management

Operation ID 9602609658

FamilySearch is connecting indexing volunteers together as they help to create more searchable records. As a missionary, you could be assigned to participate in any of a broad variety of activities working with these volunteers. Some of those activities could include: Managing online discussion groups, contacting consultants and indexers, coordinating a content calendar, engaging with community members, and mentoring volunteers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing online discussion groups
  • Contacting consultants and indexers
  • Coordinating a content calendar
  • Engaging with community members
  • Mentoring volunteers

Qualifications

  • A love of indexing and volunteer service activities
  • Enjoyment in communicating and interacting with others
  • Strong reading and writing skills
  • Spanish or Portuguese language skills a plus

Location: Working from home

Hours: One lead missionary couple working 15-20 hours per week. Several other missionaries working 8-20 hours per week.

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News, Feature, and PR Writer

Operation ID 96026096426

This is a serve-from-home opportunity. Church-service missionary public relations writers are primarily given specific writing assignments by the Family History Department of the Church (FamilySearch), but they can also draw from local or regional story content for custom stories. Ideal content should ultimately inspire and turn the hearts of readers to their ancestors, families, or posterity; in short, they strengthen family connections. Content may be written to either LDS or general public audiences.

Writers in this mission will work primarily with PR and social media managers for FamilySearch. Typical channels used to distribute approved content include the FamilySearch newsroom (media.familysearch.org), news and consumer media outlets, and all church-owned communication and social channels (FamilySearch and RootsTech blogs, Deseret News, Church magazines, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook). Writing missionaries meet online or by phone as a team once per week for a devotional and planning meeting. This enables writers to serve from anywhere in the world and still feel connected to their mission zone. Writer missionaries will receive personal assistance as needed to learn writing guidelines, learn assignment protocols, and review or discuss assignments.

Potential candidates will need:

  • To have a strong writing background as a journalist or a news, features, or social media content writer
  • To be a self-starter

Location: Online/from home

Hours: 10 to 20 per month based on assignments accepted

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Ogden FamilySearch Library Technology Specialist

Operation ID 9602609511

Service and troubleshoot the Library’s current and new electronic equipment as needed. Also learn the basics of FamilySearch Family Tree and, when not helping with technology issues, assist patrons with their family history or Family Tree problems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach patrons how to scan photos, documents, or slides.
  • Show patrons how to print from a computer, including selecting letter size or legal size paper or changing printers, and clearing printer jams.
  • Transfer patron files from computers, microfilm, or floppy disks to flash drives.
  • Help instructors with projectors and slide show issues.
  • Reboot or troubleshoot computers and other equipment, such as after a power outage.

Qualifications

You can serve as a Church-service missionary or volunteer.

Working Conditions

  • Church-service missionaries serve a minimum of 8 hours a week.
  • Volunteers serve at least 4 hours a week.
  • Missionaries need to live within a reasonable driving distance of this library.

Program or Project Manager or Business Intelligence

Operation ID 9602609655

Interested candidates will provide a career background summary or resume to team lead prior to recommendation and calling. For more information, please contact the FamilySearch missionary outreach ambassador team at 1-855-346-4774 or Star Hall at 1-801-319-9882.

The person in this role will:

  • Lead meetings (develop agenda, capture action Items and decisions, distribute minutes)
  • Develop project plans (milestones with dates and associated tasks and dependencies)
  • Capture risks and issues and develop mitigation plans
  • Develop and track success metrics, pulling data and building dashboards
  • Develop and implement launch-ready checklists
  • Lead project retrospective and capture minutes and action plan
  • Have a proven career background with project management work, having lead all sizes of projects
  • Develop all of the project artifacts, including business intelligence data
  • Have a successful background leading and coaching teams in best practices
  • Analyze and determine issues and risks during the course of the project and then develop successful mitigation plans

Location: Joseph Smith Building at Church headquarters, or from home, or a combination of both

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Receptionist for Lehi FamilySearch Office Building

Operation ID 9602609624

Several missionaries are needed to serve at the new Lehi FamilySearch office building. These missionaries need to serve at least 8 to 20 hours per week. Shift will be assigned between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. This missionary will sit in the lobby greeting visitors and perform the following responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help FamilySearch building guests sign in as necessary.
  • Receive deliveries and put them in the mail room.
  • Answer questions about FamilySearch and what we do (this information will be provided).

Qualifications

These missionaries need to be comfortable greeting and talking to strangers and have a pleasant personality.

Location: This missionary needs to live in Utah along the Wasatch front.

Hours: 8 to 20 hours per week.

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Russian Localities Support

Operation ID 9602609657

To qualify for this role, the candidate would need to have a basic knowledge of Russian, be familiar with Excel, and be able to navigate some map and locality websites in Russian. This project will help update the modern localities of Russia in FamilySearch.

Location: From home using your own home computer and internet

Hours: 8–10 per week based on assignments and availability

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Workforce Training/Trainer and Leadership, Family History Department

Operation ID 2606007

This Church-service missionary position assists the department in administering training and leadership development for the workforce in the Family History Department. This Church-service missionary position includes the need to understand and learn specific tasks associated with operational programs or projects of this Church department and completes them in a successful and timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the training and development staff in a variety of projects and administrative duties to create, implement, and track the variety of initiatives being developed and implemented by the team members.
  • Attend regular meetings, assist in administration of the programs and initiatives, collaborate and counsel with the other team members on projects, track progress in initiatives and counsel together as to how to become more effective in our operational procedures.

Qualifications

  • Some computer familiarity is required. There will be ongoing communication with other team members using email, calendaring, and other administrative responsibilities as you work with employees and missionaries in the department.
  • Capability in Microsoft Office would be important but would not disqualify a candidate if he or she had other computer capabilities.

Location: Office environment primarily. Occasional presence at the SLC office would be desirable but remote work could work as well.

Hours: A minimum of 10-12 hours a week is a minimum, which should not be a problem as much work could be done remotely, but 16 hours is preferable.

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