Director of US Jobs Ministry Full Time

@ The Chalmers Center
  • Lookout Mountain, Georgia View on Map
  • Denomination: Non - Profits
  • Job Category: Executive Pastor, Marketing, Communications & Fundraising, Missions / Outreach / Evangelism
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2020
  • Application Closed
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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Director of US Jobs Ministry serves as a senior member of the Deployment Team. The Director is responsible for leading the design (people, process, and technology) and implementation of a church-centered, transformational ministry that enables low-income people to glorify God through sustaining employment, using the Work Life program as a centerpiece. The Director ensures that the employment ministry is consistent with the Chalmers Center’s Ministry Design Principles. The Director oversees the training of U.S. churches, para-church ministries, and church-equipping organizations to successfully implement this ministry. The Director collaborates with senior management to design strategy and takes responsibility for achieving defined goals to create an effective stakeholder experience. The Director provides feedback to the Management Team on lessons learned from the field, on customer needs, and on current best practices and implements approved program improvements.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Commits to pray and advocate for the poor and the church in light of the mission of the Chalmers Center
  • Works to ensure that Chalmers’ Ministry Design Principles are effectively incorporated into the ministry design and implementation
  • Equips direct and indirect partners to implement the ministry in a manner that services their particular needs while maintaining product integrity and Chalmers’ Ministry Design Principles
  • Develops a team of external Work Life trainers that is able to effectively equip churches and church-equipping organizations to implement the jobs ministry
  • Provides ongoing expertise to an external community of ministry implementers
  • Manages the ongoing operations of the US Jobs Ministry department including budgets, any future staffing, and program system support for effective program delivery
  • Provides field-based input to the product development process to assure that the ministry provides the intended stakeholder experience and outcomes and continually adapts based on stakeholder feedback
  • Works closely with other members of the US Deployment Team to develop synergies that serve the church and people who are poor
  • Collaborates with the interrelated teams to manage partnerships, curriculum, training, external messaging, and donor engagement

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Passionate for serving Christ’s Kingdom, the church, and people who are poor
  2. Flexible, problem-solving ability, desire to learn, and self-starter
  3. In-depth knowledge and experience in equipping churches and related para-church organizations to implement successful job ministries in the U.S.
  4. Knowledge of best practices in jobs-preparedness training and in employer training in the U.S.
  5. Deep commitment to Chalmers’ Ministry Design Principles and the ability to consistently apply them in a wide range of settings
  6. Strong facilitator with demonstrated ability to train others to facilitate
  7. Ability to work in cross-functional teams
  8. Significant intercultural sensitivity and ability
  9. Five or more years of relevant work experience required
  10. Ability to travel overnight in the U.S. up to 10%

COMMITMENTS:

  • Commitment to the Vision, Mission, & Values of the Chalmers Center
  • Adherence to the Lausanne Covenant, a statement of Christian belief
  • Active commitment to a local church
  • Seeks to apply the gospel to all areas of life, including interpersonal relationships
  • Uses a humble listening approach with both internal and external constituencies
  • Acts courageously to overcome obstacles and remains hopeful for people in poverty
  • Depends on the Holy Spirit and seeks God’s guidance when making decisions
  • Can thrive in a team that practices excellence, humility, hope, and unity

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter

Application deadline closed.

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