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VP of Engagement

JOB PURPOSE

Engagement (or mobilization) and Generosity (or fundraising) are the complementary sides of the Mission Advancement Team at Living Water. The role of the Engagement Team is to develop advocates for the thirsty by inviting people to stretch outside of their comfort zones to cross the cultural, economic, geographic lines that separate us and make real change in our lives and in the world.

The role of the Vice President, Engagement is to lead, reinforce, integrate and develop the three current platforms for engagement, which include 1) US Church Mobilization 2) Living Water Trips, and 3) Affinity Groups and work closely with the Generosity Team to effectively support these relationships.

CORE CHARACTERISTICS

These principles guide and identify us as colleagues and representatives of Living Water:

·       Honor God

·       Develop People

·       Pursue Excellence

·       Be Good Stewards

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Collaborate with key leaders in Generosity and other senior leaders, internally and externally, to evaluate and refine the US Church Mobilization strategy to deliver on Living Water’s vision for Integral Mission expansion and ensure a deeply meaningful experience for churches.

·       Lead, reinforce, integrate and develop the three current platforms for engagement:

1.            US Church Mobilization Strategy (i.e. www. water.cc/church)

2.            Living Water Trips (LWT) with a specific focus on recruitment of new teams and enhancing the overall trip experience (250 1-week, international trips)

3.           Living Water’s Affinity Group Strategy (i.e. Team Living Water, The Ten Days, Waterworks, The Common Well, etc.)

·       Manage and develop a team of staff and volunteers to accomplish the Engagement objectives

·       Create/discover custom educational, engagement and mobilization products and packages for wider and deeper ministry involvement including metrics that track program outcomes.

·       Serve as an organization spokesperson among key Christian networks including churches/denomination leaders and congregations.

MINIMUM EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

·       Master Degree preferred

·       Minimum of 10-15 years of relevant work experience, preferably within the church and/or ministry environment

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office products and CRM software

·       Effective communication skills both written and verbal

·       Dynamic presenter and public speaker

·       Able to critically think and conduct data analysis

·       Peer coach and mentor, experience in working in a collaborative team environment

·       Time management and ability to multi-task

·       Business acumen

·       Customer-focused orientation

·       Leadership capabilities

·       Innovative

·       Quick learner and self-starter

·       Influential

·       Able to manage stress in a healthy manner

Please apply online at: http://water.cc/jobs

USAID Psychosocial Support Coordinator, Iraq

Are you a Mental Health professional with a heart for the hurting?  As a USAID Psychosocial Support Coordinator in Iraq, you will provide oversight of the psychosocial and group therapy components of a community-based, multi-sector program.  In the aftermath of years of war and tragedy in Iraq, Samaritan’s Purse is seeking the right candidate to facilitate the return of internally displaced persons while building community-level resilience.  For an opportunity to serve in a tangible way, put your talents to use for a humanitarian cause with an eternal purpose through Samaritan’s Purse.  Join us, today!

Description of Job duties:

  • Responsible for selecting and adapting group therapy curriculum, developing beneficiary selection criteria, and mainstreaming psychosocial support principles across all project components.
  • Deeply involved in developing and refining programmatic theory of change as it pertains to psychosocial topics.
  • Regularly assess the success of the program based on quantitative and qualitative data, and make recommendations as-needed.
  • Ensure compliance with Samaritan’s Purse standards and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Maintain high quality standards across all areas of program implementation, including operational, program, and finance management.
  • Manage program budget, timeline, and phasing.
  • Provide technical oversight on project implementation.
  • Recruit and train staff, supervise project staff, and develop staff work plans.
  • Prepare and submit internal and donor reports as needed.
  • Represent Samaritan’s Purse with partner, non-governmental, and governmental counterparts.

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university with a degree in counseling, social work, or similar field.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • At least one year’s experience designing and/or managing a psychosocial program, preferably in a post-conflict environment.
  • Minimum one year’s experience complying with USAID rules and regulations preferred.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and financial management experience.
  • Prior experience managing a team.
  • Experience working and living overseas (Middle East context preferred).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Fluent spoken and written English required; Arabic language proficiency preferred.

12 month contract with potential for renewal, contingent upon funding.

This position is accompanied, but unable to accommodate children.

This position is contingent upon anticipated funding.

International Employee Benefits

Employees who choose to work internationally get to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • Annual home leave
  • Twelve vacation days per year

 

Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:

PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom

RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work

WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

Marketing Coordinator

Within the Fundraising and Marketing Strategy set by Lifewater leadership, the Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the timely production of Lifewater marketing materials and assets for campaigns, communications, and special events to various segments across multiple channels. The coordinator ensures that all marketing materials are produced on time, to the right segments, in the right channel and with utmost quality. These channels include print, digital, web, and social.  The Coordinator is responsible for pulling segmented lists for both digital and print assets. 

The coordinator maintains a publicly visible master calendar and production timeline for all campaigns, content and communications as well as manages tasks for a diverse group of producers and stakeholders.

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

Program Manager – Disaster Response Services

Are you passionate about providing relief? Do you love leading teams and helping people thrive? World Renew, a Christian, International Development and Disaster Response organization is seeking a program manager in disaster response services. Successful candidates will have proven experience in either project management and/or extensive volunteer management. Management experience in disaster response is an asset. For more information on the job, please visit our website at: https://www.worldrenew.net/careers. Interested applicants should apply no later than July 20, 2018. 

Bookkeeper

LOCATION:                        EMI USA Office – Colorado Springs, CO

REPORTS TO:                    Accounting Manager

STATUS & CLASS:            This is a full-time, non-exempt staff position (centrally-funded)

HOURS & PAY:                 40 hours per week; $3,100 – 3,800/month DOE  (with option to raise support to supplement salary)

INSTRUCTIONS:              If interested, please submit a resume to: HR@emiworld.org  Also, please visit our website to learn about EMI and read our Statement of Faith, which all staff accept and adhere to:  https://emiworld.org/about/vision

PURPOSE:                           Support ministry objectives by supporting the finance department in the USA Office and the finance staff in the overseas offices of EMI (Engineering Ministries International)

Qualifications: 

  • Interest in developing nonprofit accounting skills encouraged
  • Solid knowledge of double-entry general ledger accounting; familiarity with nonprofit accounting helpful
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; timely responses to requests
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently while handling multiple tasks
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Expected to maintain an extremely high degree of accuracy
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of financial records
  • Desire to understand the reasons underlying a process or procedure in order to build conceptual knowledge of accounting best practices
  • High degree of motivation, adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to communicate in non-English language such as Spanish or French a plus

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Associate’s degree in Accounting with 2+ years’ experience in bookkeeping tasks (accounts payable, account reconciliations, financial reporting, etc.)
  • Bookkeeping experience and/or accounting internship preferred; other work experience demonstrating a strong work ethic will be considered
  • Ability to utilize QuickBooks easily including entering transactions and creating journal entries and reports
  • Experience working with standard office equipment such as computer, copier, fax, phones, software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Responsibilities: 

  • Review and post approved employee business expense reimbursements into accounting software, coding transactions to proper expense category and fund account
  • Post credit card transactions to accounting software and reconcile to monthly statement; confirm automatic payment of statement balance by due date with interim payments as needed to assure adequate available credit
  • Prepare payments to vendors by verifying documentation and preparing disbursements (wire, check, EFT); collect Forms W-9 from vendors as appropriate and prepare Forms 1099-MISC in January; resolve payment discrepancies and adequately document contacts
  • Maintain electronic and hard-copy filing systems for financial transactions
  • Enter or upload income to accounting software, working closely with the Administrative Assistant or other staff to resolve concerns from donors and updating the transaction in the accounting software as appropriate; reconcile to donor database and the electronic processor reports (credit cards and EFTs)
  • Participate in month-end closing tasks as assigned including but not limited to standard journal entries, calculation of admin fees, reviewing fund accounts for accuracy and reasonableness, receiving and posting overseas and/or partner office reports, wiring funds, reconciling account balances
  • Prepare monthly financial reports as assigned by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information
  • Prepare payroll and work with HR to make benefit payments and other related payroll tasks
  • Participate in annual audit preparation and gathering information for annual Form 990
  • Special projects and process improvement projects as identified (e.g., assist with developing internal policies and procedures, training staff, preparing projections)
  • Other duties as assigned

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

Director of Online Learning

TITLE: Director of Online Learning

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

LOCATION: Chalmers Center Office

PREPARED BY: Stu Minshew

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 8th, 2018

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Online Learning serves as a member of the Foundational Principles & Practices Team and will also play a highly cross-functional role within the organization. This role is responsible for coordinating the necessary activities required to produce online courses in a timely manner while ensuring quality of content and design. They are responsible for integrating the best practices in online learning to create customer experiences that bring Chalmers’ ideas to life in local church communities. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Commit to pray and advocate for the poor and the church in light of the mission of the Chalmers Center
  • Manage the development process for each course including internal staff, external contractors, and course budget to ensure timelines and user expectations are met
  • Integrate best practices in online learning that lead to higher rates of course completion and implementation within local church communities
  • Collaborate with the Marketing & Communications Team to promote courses through social media, email, and partnerships to connect the right courses with the right churches to reach people living in poverty
  • Work with the leadership and Foundational Principles & Practices team to create a roadmap, budget, and timeline for future courses
  • Collaborate with the Programs Team to repurpose existing program content into online courses
  • Work with the leadership to build and oversee the ongoing development of Chalmers' online learning platform
  • Design and implement a customer service process for users

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Commitment to the Vision & Mission of the Chalmers Center
  • Adherence to the Lausanne Covenant, a statement of Christian belief
  • Uses a humble listening approach when working with the church
  • 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
  • Enjoys working in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment
  • Excellent project management skills and experience, especially in writing contracts and working to hold multiple parties accountable toward completing a project
  • Hands-on experience in online course development
  • Knowledge in best practices of online learning and willingness to collaborate with experts in the online learning and adult education fields
  • Familiar with Lean Startup and Human-Centered Design principles
  • Five or more years of relevant work experience
  • Cross-cultural experience highly recommended
  • Ability to travel up to 15%

Please email a resume, cover letter, and portfolio of links and/or screenshots of online learning projects you have helped create to hr@chalmers.org.

Program Design Specialist

TITLE: Program Design Specialist

REPORTS TO: Director of Program Design and Engagement

LOCATION: Chalmers Center Office

PREPARED BY: Russ Debenport / Mark Bowers

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 11th, 2018

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Program Design and Engagement, the Program Design Specialist serves as a technical learning expert to the Programs team. A content creator across a variety of modes, this role is responsible for designing and producing consistent, integrated programs according to best practices and Chalmers’ principles that achieve impact in the lives of people who are poor. This position creates and continuously adapts program designs and content that equip the church around the world to walk alongside people who are poor. Keeping the user experience central, this position designs and implements experiences that bring Chalmers’ ideas to life in local church communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Commit to pray and advocate for the poor and the church in light of the mission of the Chalmers Center
  • Coordinate the program design process to ensure that new and existing programs provide the intended stakeholder experience, outcomes and training effectiveness
  • Develop new learning designs and curriculum, both for online and live use, that achieve programmatic outcomes
  • Apply Chalmers’ design principles on poverty alleviation to print, live, and online curriculum and contexts
  • Integrate Monitoring & Evaluation collection methods and feedback into the program stakeholder experience in a developmental way
  • In partnership with the Director of Design and Engagement, continually adapt programs based on stakeholder feedback and advancements in best practices
  • Continually learn and share new programmatic thinking and innovation for better programmatic outcomes
  • Design online and print course content on poverty alleviation using best practices of adult learning
  • Collaborate with experts and organizations in relevant poverty alleviation fields to test and develop curriculum and content. Engage with other organizations in a way that honors the dignity of people in poverty and builds the Chalmers brand
  • On occasion, collaborate across the organization to create small content pieces for mass market use (i.e. marketing and communications team, foundational principles and practices team)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Commitment to the Vision & Mission of the Chalmers Center.
  • Adherence to the Lausanne Covenant, a statement of Christian belief.
  • Uses a humble listening approach when working with the church
  • 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
  • Creative thinker, problem-solver, driven learner, and self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail and timely management of tasks/execution
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in adult learning, content/curriculum development, and user experience design (UX)
  • Significant cross-cultural experience and intercultural sensitivity
  • Portfolio of experience demonstrating best practices in using technology for training and curriculum development across a variety of modes (online, print, video, etc.)
  • Fluency in the principles and practices of holistic ministry, ABCD, CCD, and/or biblical integration
  • Skilled at knowledge gathering and synthesis of information to create learning content
  • Bachelor’s degree required and 5+ years of experience in the areas of program development, curriculum and training, community development or related fields
  • Ability to travel up to 5%

Role Narrative
Developed By: Mark Bowers

Dear Candidate and Future Colleague,

The Chalmers Center is looking for a design specialist to join our Programs team. Could this be you?

Let me tell you where we are. When Helping Hurts came out in 2009.  As we approach a decade since the release of this paradigm-shifting book, we’re on the lookout for a content creator who is wired with the technical knowledge and problem-solving nature to assist us in equipping churches and partners at the next level.

On the Programs team, we are builders. We build holistic economic development programs that churches can use—in the US and around the world—to walk relationally with people who are poor. We accomplish this through partnering with others (often through church-equipping organizations and training-of-trainer networks), with the aim that they’ll fully own and operationalize our content and curriculum.  An organization that is fluid like Chalmers lives in tension. We’re good at forming new ideas and calling the church toward innovative solutions to poverty alleviation. However, it can be a challenging environment to maintain those innovations long-term. We seek to hold these two realities in balance—an innovation mindset and program sustainability.

It’s a large task, and we’re a small team. As we build, I need someone who can help us to leverage our brand, platform and unique content to create maximum accessibility for the church and our partners—especially in this digital world now encompassing much of the globe.  I’m looking for someone with these traits:

  • Content creation. You don’t need to Google “instructional design”—it was already on your resume. You’re a natural at putting together usable learning materials.  From assessments and essays to handouts or eLearning quizzes, you’re a whizz at creating and synthesizing information--no matter the mode. Even better, you’ve had some experience doing this in the world of church, anti-poverty work, and/or holistic ministry.
  • Design thinking. You can see the whole picture when it comes to the user experience of a training program. Whether it’s forming a new idea or reimagining a flagship program, you’re not just admin support—you are a creative who also thinks about learning outcomes, monitoring and evaluation…the whole program enchilada. Using the feedback we gather, you see clear ways to improve the program for users.
  • Technical learning savvy. You are more techy than I am when it comes to online learning and configuration; you’ve run in this space and have a portfolio to back it up. You might not be an expert in code, but you’re not intimidated by the challenge of learning how plugins fit into our online learning platform or how we can better use video for educational purposes.
  • Problem solver. You’re a self-starter when it comes to solving our problems. You don’t hold a research PhD, but your natural curiosity leads you to discover new programmatic thinking. You’re innovative and always on the lookout for new best practices—yet your adoption of them is judicious. You’re a visionary for the work, but you’re systematic, terse, and pragmatic in implementation.

Could this be a fit—both for us, and for you? If you believe you have the right wiring and experience for this role, please submit a resume, along with a sample of your work to hr@chalmers.org. Put your last name and job title in the subject line (For example: Smith/Program Design Specialist.) As you send over your portfolio, think of this as starting the interview process. We’re the customer; keep our user experience central.  Show us how you’ve created content for learning across a variety of modes. Make it so easy for us to engage with what the variety of content you've created that we’re left with no question, but: wow, can you make things like that for us?

I look forward to connecting with you!

J. Mark Bowers
Director of Design & Engagement

Senior Operations Manager, Myanmar

  • Are you an experienced operations management professional with a heart for the hurting?  Join us as a Senior Operations Manager at Samaritan’s Purse!  As Senior Operations Manager in Myanmar, you will assist the Country Director in providing overall management for daily operations in Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Myanmar.  Your expertise and efforts will help to show the love of Christ to the people of Myanmar.  Let God put your talents to use for a humanitarian cause with an eternal purpose.  Join us, today!        

    Description of Job duties:

    • Ensure smooth functioning, well-managed operations department to support programmatic activities.
    • Act as the main focal point for Information Technology (IT), Procurement, and Logistics.
    • Support continuous up-to date effective communication channels and accurate flow of information between field sites and the country office and DCD.
    • Develop and implement operational systems, processes and policies in support of the organizations mission such as report management and information flow.
    • Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team, and provide support to the Country Office in ensuring information flows, advice and support on operations issues related to operations.
    • Develop and oversee national and international procurement systems to ensure efficient and accurate delivery of program resources.
    • Enforce and uphold donor and SP regulations for procurement as well as best practices for operations.
    • Enforce SP procedures regarding contracted service. In addition provide frequent evaluation of current contracted services for cost effectiveness.
    • Maintain network and awareness of local and national laws and ensure organizational adherence along with the DCD and CD.
    • Establish and maintain a harmonious working environment by introducing capacity building trainings seeking to strengthen & encourage active participation and interaction at all levels to foster staff development and empowerment.
    • Network and promote relationships for accessing and sharing knowledge within the region on operations matters.
    • With a generous and serving spirit perform all other tasks and responsibilities assigned for the benefit of Samaritan’s Purse.
    • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, donors, and vols.
    • Maintain a strong witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the gen public.
    • Assess, manage and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.

    Job requirements:

    • Maintains a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
    • Commitment to the Samaritan’s Purse statement of faith, and experience in working with cross-cultural and cross-denominational Christians.
    • Advanced degree or related experience project management, business administration, public administration, logistics, supply chain management, communications or related field.
    • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
    • Field experience and knowledge of the Region is a strong asset.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Strong analytical and leadership skills.
    • Advanced problem solving and creative thinking skills.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.

    12 month contract with the potential for renewal.

     

    This is an accompanied assignment, but unable to accommodate children.

     

    International Employee Benefits

     

    Employees who choose to work internationally get to take advantage of the following benefits:

    • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
    • Disability insurance
    • Term Life insurance
    • Retirement savings plan
    • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
    • Annual home leave
    • Twelve vacation days per year

     

    Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:

    PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

    SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom

    RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

    DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work

    WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible

  • Apply

  • Apply with LinkedIn

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

Director of Events and Engagement

Who We Are:

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3.6 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 250 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org

Position Summary:

The Director of Events and Engagement plays a key role in the success of Water Mission. This position is responsible for leading a team that initiates, develops, and implements best-in-class strategic engagement and events programs that engage and deepen ministry relationships with a variety of audiences. These programs must include revenue generating opportunities and ambassador-raising activities that support the success of the department and the mission of the organization. The Director will play a hands-on role in both strategy and execution for special events, including Water Mission’s annual Charleston Walk for Water event, as well as national regional walks, third-party and peer-to-peer fundraising activities. Additionally, this role is responsible for strengthening the organization’s volunteer program, including developing opportunities for both local and national audiences to engage in the ministry.

This position requires the ability to thrive in a highly fluid environment as well as a “can do” attitude, with eagerness to develop strategy and lead new and innovative initiatives, measuring and articulating ROI. The successful candidate must be an evangelical Christian, sympathetic and committed to Water Mission’s part in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree a plus, in marketing, business, communications, or public relations.

  • 7+ years’ marketing, development and/or events experience, with demonstrated experience, preferred in the nonprofit sector; third-party and peer-to-peer fundraising a plus

  • Demonstrated success in developing marketing, communications, or event strategies

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; strong decision-making skills

  • Leadership skills to manage a team of diverse individuals for overall success.  

  • Supervisory experience; an engagement team, consultants, vendors and interns report to this position

  • Strong detail orientation, process orientation, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; ability to effectively manage an unpredictable workload, competing priorities, and meet concurrent deadlines.

  • Ability to handle a high volume of activities, excelling in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities while maintaining a positive team approach

  • Experience with nonprofit organizations and ministries strongly preferred

  • Experience with donor or customer databases, specifically Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud RENXT, Luminate, and Blackbaud’s TeamRaiser strongly preferred

  • Character above reproach that inspires trustworthiness and dependability

  • Dignity, maturity, and initiative to represent Water Mission successfully at the highest level

Position Responsibilities:

  • Oversee strategy and execution across events and engagement to meet annual fund revenue goals focused primarily on unrestricted income

  • Develop, direct, and manage Water Mission’s annual Charleston Walk for Water, ensuring this flagship event meets its strategic goals

  • Supervise the individuals that manage our Volunteer and Regional Walk Programs and help them cast vision and strategy for their initiatives.

  • Effectively manage resources and staff time to increase return on investment and stay within budget; aid staff in development budgets, outlining project workflows, and manage projects effectively

  • Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Communications to activate donor potential, and increase constituent base through third-party fundraising, special events and other initiatives

  • Collaborate with the Stewardship Team in developing and executing appropriate donor events

  • Demonstrate teamwork and commitment to growing the entire Water Mission stewardship portfolio.

  • Represent Water Mission in a variety of settings as necessary, with major donors, collaborating non-profits and corporate partners

  • Develop and manage positive and effective relationships with public, private, corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit sector partners to advance the ministry’s goals

  • Lead and direct public speaking engagements and make presentations to stakeholder groups and the public; including helping to organize, improve, and staff Water Mission tours

  • Integrate a broad range of communications/engagement initiatives, resulting in an effective, efficient and strategic work plan

  • Prioritize and ensure Water Mission’s engagement initiatives fully align and strengthen Water Mission’s values and priorities

Required Competencies:

 

  • Results Orientation

  • Innovation

  • Service Awareness

  • Developing Others

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Establishing Focus

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

Director of Development - Water For Good

The Director of Development is responsible for leading strategy, planning, organizing, and directing all of Water for Good’s fundraising including the annual fund, the major gifts program, capital campaigns, planned giving, and special events. The Director will be expected to lead the current development and fundraising staff of 5 who are focused on doubling the base funding of the organization by 2020. As a member of the management team, the Director will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives. The Director works closely with the CEO, COO, Founder, and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.

Candidates from or willing to relocate to the Raleigh/Durham, NC or Indianapolis, IN area are preferred but remote working is possible.

Website Developer

The Website Developer is part of the MCC Digital Communications Team focused on our external audience and responsible for maintaining and enhancing MCC’s digital communications infrastructure including websites, social media and email newsletters for MCC in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. This includes ensuring that the existing digital infrastructure is secure and stable by performing required maintenance, patching and proactively performing system testing. The developer will assist with the creation of project specifications and be responsible for the development and implementation of enhancements to provide effective and efficient platforms for communicating with our audience.

Location: Akron, PA

URLhttps://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/website-developer-0

Application deadline: July 9th

Grants Manager

OVERVIEW:World Renew, a Christian, International Development and Disaster Response organization is seeking a full-time Grants Manager who is passionate about promoting just, resilient communities and enjoys the art of matching programming with grantor interests. Successful candidates will have proven experience writing successful proposals, building collaborative relationships and managing grant programs. This position is based in Grand Rapids, MI or Washington, DC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

1.          Represent World Renew notably its vision, values, and strategic priorities and manage World Renew’s relationships with US government agencies and other institutional donors.

2.          Engage in networking opportunities with the intent to secure funding and to promote a visible presence for World Renew in Washington DC, and other locations as assigned.

3.          Build relationships with other INGOs to promote World Renew’s involvement in consortia for program funding.

4.          Increase World Renew’s visibility among U.S. based INGOs through membership and involvement with applicable alliances/organizations.

5.          Research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific programming needs.

6.          Work with program staff to develop effective program design and craft, construct, and submit an effective application and corresponding budget.

7.          Advise, train, and provide resources to World Renew’s international program staff and local partners on proposal writing, grant management, and building relationships with USAID Missions and local institutional donors.

8.          Work in collaboration with World Renew’s Constituency Relations Team and International and Domestic Disaster Response Teams.

9.          Travel to field offices and program locations, as duties required.

10.      Perform other duties as assigned.

A complete description can be found on our website: https://www.worldrenew.net/careers. To apply, complete an online application, submitting a current resume and cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position by July 27, 2018. 

Program Design Specialist

TITLE: Program Design Specialist

REPORTS TO: Director of Program Design and Engagement

LOCATION: Chalmers Center Office

PREPARED BY: Russ Debenport / Mark Bowers

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 11th, 2018

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Program Design and Engagement, the Program Design Specialist serves as a technical learning expert to the Programs team. A content creator across a variety of modes, this role is responsible for designing and producing consistent, integrated programs according to best practices and Chalmers’ principles that achieve impact in the lives of people who are poor. This position creates and continuously adapts program designs and content that equip the church around the world to walk alongside people who are poor. Keeping the user experience central, this position designs and implements experiences that bring Chalmers’ ideas to life in local church communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Commit to pray and advocate for the poor and the church in light of the mission of the Chalmers Center
  • Coordinate the program design process to ensure that new and existing programs provide the intended stakeholder experience, outcomes and training effectiveness
  • Develop new learning designs and curriculum, both for online and live use, that achieve programmatic outcomes
  • Apply Chalmers’ design principles on poverty alleviation to print, live, and online curriculum and contexts
  • Integrate Monitoring & Evaluation collection methods and feedback into the program stakeholder experience in a developmental way
  • In partnership with the Director of Design and Engagement, continually adapt programs based on stakeholder feedback and advancements in best practices
  • Continually learn and share new programmatic thinking and innovation for better programmatic outcomes
  • Design online and print course content on poverty alleviation using best practices of adult learning
  • Collaborate with experts and organizations in relevant poverty alleviation fields to test and develop curriculum and content. Engage with other organizations in a way that honors the dignity of people in poverty and builds the Chalmers brand
  • On occasion, collaborate across the organization to create small content pieces for mass market use (i.e. marketing and communications team, foundational principles and practices team)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Commitment to the Vision & Mission of the Chalmers Center.
  • Adherence to the Lausanne Covenant, a statement of Christian belief.
  • Uses a humble listening approach when working with the church
  • 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
  • Creative thinker, problem-solver, driven learner, and self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail and timely management of tasks/execution
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in adult learning, content/curriculum development, and user experience design (UX)
  • Significant cross-cultural experience and intercultural sensitivity
  • Portfolio of experience demonstrating best practices in using technology for training and curriculum development across a variety of modes (online, print, video, etc.)
  • Fluency in the principles and practices of holistic ministry, ABCD, CCD, and/or biblical integration
  • Skilled at knowledge gathering and synthesis of information to create learning content
  • Bachelor’s degree required and 5+ years of experience in the areas of program development, curriculum and training, community development or related fields
  • Ability to travel up to 5%

Role Narrative
Developed By: Mark Bowers

Dear Candidate and Future Colleague,

The Chalmers Center is looking for a design specialist to join our Programs team. Could this be you?

Let me tell you where we are. When Helping Hurts came out in 2009.  As we approach a decade since the release of this paradigm-shifting book, we’re on the lookout for a content creator who is wired with the technical knowledge and problem-solving nature to assist us in equipping churches and partners at the next level.

On the Programs team, we are builders. We build holistic economic development programs that churches can use—in the US and around the world—to walk relationally with people who are poor. We accomplish this through partnering with others (often through church-equipping organizations and training-of-trainer networks), with the aim that they’ll fully own and operationalize our content and curriculum.  An organization that is fluid like Chalmers lives in tension. We’re good at forming new ideas and calling the church toward innovative solutions to poverty alleviation. However, it can be a challenging environment to maintain those innovations long-term. We seek to hold these two realities in balance—an innovation mindset and program sustainability.

It’s a large task, and we’re a small team. As we build, I need someone who can help us to leverage our brand, platform and unique content to create maximum accessibility for the church and our partners—especially in this digital world now encompassing much of the globe.  I’m looking for someone with these traits:

  • Content creation. You don’t need to Google “instructional design”—it was already on your resume. You’re a natural at putting together usable learning materials.  From assessments and essays to handouts or eLearning quizzes, you’re a whizz at creating and synthesizing information--no matter the mode. Even better, you’ve had some experience doing this in the world of church, anti-poverty work, and/or holistic ministry.
  • Design thinking. You can see the whole picture when it comes to the user experience of a training program. Whether it’s forming a new idea or reimagining a flagship program, you’re not just admin support—you are a creative who also thinks about learning outcomes, monitoring and evaluation…the whole program enchilada. Using the feedback we gather, you see clear ways to improve the program for users.
  • Technical learning savvy. You are more techy than I am when it comes to online learning and configuration; you’ve run in this space and have a portfolio to back it up. You might not be an expert in code, but you’re not intimidated by the challenge of learning how plugins fit into our online learning platform or how we can better use video for educational purposes.
  • Problem solver. You’re a self-starter when it comes to solving our problems. You don’t hold a research PhD, but your natural curiosity leads you to discover new programmatic thinking. You’re innovative and always on the lookout for new best practices—yet your adoption of them is judicious. You’re a visionary for the work, but you’re systematic, terse, and pragmatic in implementation.

Could this be a fit—both for us, and for you? If you believe you have the right wiring and experience for this role, please submit a resume, along with a sample of your work to hr@chalmers.org. Put your last name and job title in the subject line (For example: Smith/Program Design Specialist.) As you send over your portfolio, think of this as starting the interview process. We’re the customer; keep our user experience central.  Show us how you’ve created content for learning across a variety of modes. Make it so easy for us to engage with what the variety of content you've created that we’re left with no question, but: wow, can you make things like that for us?

I look forward to connecting with you!

J. Mark Bowers
Director of Design & Engagement

Director of Online Learning

TITLE: Director of Online Learning

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

LOCATION: Chalmers Center Office

PREPARED BY: Stu Minshew

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 8th, 2018

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Online Learning serves as a member of the Foundational Principles & Practices Team and will also play a highly cross-functional role within the organization. This role is responsible for coordinating the necessary activities required to produce online courses in a timely manner while ensuring quality of content and design. They are responsible for integrating the best practices in online learning to create customer experiences that bring Chalmers’ ideas to life in local church communities. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Commit to pray and advocate for the poor and the church in light of the mission of the Chalmers Center
  • Manage the development process for each course including internal staff, external contractors, and course budget to ensure timelines and user expectations are met
  • Integrate best practices in online learning that lead to higher rates of course completion and implementation within local church communities
  • Collaborate with the Marketing & Communications Team to promote courses through social media, email, and partnerships to connect the right courses with the right churches to reach people living in poverty
  • Work with the leadership and Foundational Principles & Practices team to create a roadmap, budget, and timeline for future courses
  • Collaborate with the Programs Team to repurpose existing program content into online courses
  • Work with the leadership to build and oversee the ongoing development of Chalmers' online learning platform
  • Design and implement a customer service process for users

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Commitment to the Vision & Mission of the Chalmers Center
  • Adherence to the Lausanne Covenant, a statement of Christian belief
  • Uses a humble listening approach when working with the church
  • 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
  • Enjoys working in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment
  • Excellent project management skills and experience, especially in writing contracts and working to hold multiple parties accountable toward completing a project
  • Hands-on experience in online course development
  • Knowledge in best practices of online learning and willingness to collaborate with experts in the online learning and adult education fields
  • Familiar with Lean Startup and Human-Centered Design principles
  • Five or more years of relevant work experience
  • Cross-cultural experience highly recommended
  • Ability to travel up to 15%

Please email a resume, cover letter, and portfolio of links and/or screenshots of online learning projects you have helped create to hr@chalmers.org.

Director of Marketing and Communications

Who We Are:

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3.6 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 250 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org.

Position Summary:

The Director of Marketing and Communications provides overall leadership of Water Mission’s public relations, communications and marketing efforts designed to engage local, national, and international audiences.  This position coordinates at the strategic and tactical level with the other functional areas of the ministry to manage the activities of the communications team. This individual is responsible for managing all communications and building external relationships with the organization's constituencies, including funders and the media. This individual, reporting to the VP of Volunteer and Investor Partnerships (VIP), will lead a team of communications managers and specialists to develop and implement best-in-class PR and communications plans.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in marketing, business, communications, journalism or public relations.

  • 10+ years of experience in executing public relations, communications and/or marketing activities with demonstrated, skills, knowledge, and successes, preferably in the not-for-profit sector.

  • Project management skills and demonstrated experience in successfully managing teams.

  • Demonstrated success in developing public relations, communications and/or marketing plans.

  • Proven track record in writing and pitching press releases, making presentations to high-profile audiences and handling media interviews.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a compelling storyteller.

  • Demonstrated success in creating and driving marketing campaigns using new and traditional outlets.

  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities while maintaining a positive team approach to working with internal and external partners

  • Experience working with senior leadership as a strategic advisor.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create, implement and measure the success of a comprehensive PR plan designed to increase awareness of the Water Mission brand locally, nationally and internationally.

  • Lead PR/Communications efforts during a Water Mission disaster response designed to create awareness about and generate funds.

  • Write stories that communicate the impact that Water Mission is making around the world.

  • Cultivate and work closely with key media influencers, reporters, journalists and editors and pitch news releases and stories.

  • Provide strategic leadership over all communications and marketing activities including:

    • Acquisitions of marketing assets including stories from the field, videos and photography and coordinate the use of these assets in development efforts.

    • the creation of communications and marketing materials such as the Annual Report, brochures, impact reports, etc.

    • messaging and content creation, ensuring the accuracy of information included in development and marketing campaigns (which consist of direct mail, email, web and social marketing elements)

    • Social media activity aimed at driving growth in number of constituents

    • Website updates including new content and functional improvements

  • Develop short and long-range plans and budgets for all PR/communications programs and activities.

  • Evaluate the success of all initiatives and programs.

  • Keep informed of developments in PR/Communications and nonprofit efforts especially related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Core Competencies:

  • Purpose, Principles, and Values

  • Decisiveness

  • Stress Management

  • Motivates Others

  • Results Orientation

To apply for this position, please visit the member site here.

Administrative Specialist

Do you strive to live justly and want to make a difference in the lives of people living in poverty? Do you thrive in an office setting where new people and varied responsibilities keep things interesting? Come join World Renew's Constituency Relations team as an Administrative Specialist. Successful candidates will have experience working in an office setting, managing varied tasks such as answering constituent calls, running reports, compiling data, and processing information. World Renew is a collaborative organization so if you work well as part of a team as well as on your own, this could be a great fit for you. World Renew is an agency of the Christian Reformed Church. Please visit our website at www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information, or to apply. Application deadline is June 26, 2018. 

 

Responsibilities:

1. Compile and upload stories of transformation as well as write and submit monthly prayer requests

2. Run and upload various reports as needed

3. Provide telephone coverage each afternoon; arrange for telephone back-up as needed, respond appropriately to all telephone calls, and process telephone/in-person donations

4. Receive and greet agency reception visitors and furnish information in-person or on the telephone; respond to general requests for information and material(s) and ensure appropriate handling of all general correspondence

5. Manage Global Impact and state registrations for all 50 US states

6. Keep appropriate supply area stocked; schedule care volunteers; schedule bi-weekly prayer leaders

7. Enter donations into donor database, assist with data clean up work

8. Update World Renew’s information for various entities and carry-out small projects as assigned

9. Schedule logistics of all routine activities as well as assist in the preparation of reports and presentations including compiling agendas and minutes for the Team Leader and CORE-Marketing Communications staff

10. Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

1. Able to respect and support the mission, vision and values of the CRCNA

2. Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity and equality, as well as have respectful relationships with others

3. Committed to working towards gender equality in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure

4. Ability to understand the mission and work of World Renew and articulate it to constituents

5. Good interpersonal communication skills, can express ideas clearly, listen with sensitivity (including especially good telephone and reception etiquette)

6. Demonstrated planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills, with accurate attention to details and deadlines

7. Flexible and adaptable team player

8. Disciplined, self-motivated and self-directed work style; demonstrated ability to work with limited direction and capacity to accomplish tasks amidst numerous interruptions

9. Ability to process and handle confidential matters and be professional, cooperative, and patient

10. Good writing skills with thorough knowledge of correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and general business English

11. Demonstrated ability to perform simple mathematical problems and advanced computer knowledge of all MS Office and Google Suite products is required including competency in database utilization (data entry and retrieval)

 Additional Information:

1. Some college coursework is required

2. Work experience in an office setting is required; exposure to donor recognition best practices is an advantage

 Language Skills:

Must be fluent in English; possess well-developed communication skills both verbally and in writing.

 Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to attend occasional over-night out of state/country (Canada) meetings.

 Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Short Term Missions Manager

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Short Term Missions Manager is responsible for designing, developing and overseeing a program of short-term mission and education aimed at fostering mutual transformation.  Receive direction from the Director of Transformational Development and collaborate with Faith Engagement, Regional Church Liaisons and country-level staff. Equip church partners, staff, and STM participants to be effective agents of reconciliation. Provideopportunities for meaningful engagement at the field level in a manner that is consistent with long-term transformational development programming.  

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

(Responsibilities, Accountability, and Competencies; May not include all duties of this job) 

  1. Partner Capacity Building:
    • Develop and deliver training in transformational development for partner churches and individuals.
    • Collaborate with technical advisors and curriculum development specialists to design training of trainer workshops for World Concern’s core development sectors.
    • Refine and standardize pre-trip training procedures for travelers to the field, covering Code of Conduct, security, cultural orientation, etc.
    • Develop post-trip debriefing materials and processes.
    • Establish a training plan for Short Term Mission (STM) trip leaders.
  2.  Planning and Coordination:
    • Collaborate with Country Directors and Regional Church Liaison Officers and identify appropriate opportunities for STM engagement.
    • Develop and maintain an inventory of trips for prospective groups of travelers.
    • Design and oversee the application process for STM volunteers.
    • Ensure logistics on the field are handled in an appropriate and timely manner.
    • Develop and maintain a database of the profiles of approved volunteers.
  3.  Strategic Direction:
    • Collaborate in the process of formulating, articulating and employing World Concern’s strategic approach to STM’s.
    • Work with Country Directors to develop a strategy and system for the integration of short-term service visits into existing and future programs.
    • Design a plan with Faith Engagement for follow-up giving and engagement opportunities for STM participants.
    • Capture, document, and respond accordingly to participant feedback and lessons learned.
    • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness and impact regularly for all stakeholders.
  4.  Management:
    • Supervise the Field Mission Coordinator.
    • Provide guidance and direction for the Regional Church Liaison Officers.
    • Establish and supervise a pool of US volunteers to assist in various domestic training and workshops.Ensure pre, during, and post-trip processes and procedures are understood and adhered to by relevant volunteers and staff.
  5. Work collaboratively with supervisor, coworkers and customers. 
  6. Perform other related duties as assigned. 

 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Field Mission Coordinator

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

(Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)

1.Christian Commitment:  A deep and abiding faith that is fully surrendered to the will of Jesus Christ, evidenced by a lifestyle that is consistent with biblical principles in word and deed.  Commitment to spiritual growth and development.  Demonstrates the values of a CRISTA leader.

2.Education: Bachelor’s degree in International Community Development, Global Mission, Intercultural Leadership or a related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education or equivalent.

3.Experience:

  • Seven years’ experience managing teams.
  • International field-level experience in community development.
  • Extensive involvement in design and delivery of adult education.
  • Previous participation in short-term mission leadership.
  • Demonstrated success working cross-culturally.
  • Lay or vocational ministry leadership in the institutional church.

4.Software and Equipment Used: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

5.Other Considerations: 

  • Effective leadership in a multi-cultural team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to work independently as needed.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely through writing.
  • Willing to travel to harsh, remote places.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

(Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)

1.Education: Formal or informal Bible Training; formal or informal training on Transformational Development

2.Experience: Three years involvement in sustainable community development work at the field level; experience hosting teams while in the field. 

3.Other Considerations: Able to speak language(s) encountered in World Concern’s operational countries.    
          

 Salary range is $65K - $70K DOE

Jr. WASH Engineer

The Opportunity 

At Lifewater, we believe that work should be more than a job; it should be an opportunity for you to make a difference in the world. We are social scientists, engineers, program managers, advocates, and community workers who care deeply about preventing the needless and tragic death of 1,600 children who die each and every day from preventable water-borne diseases. If you are looking to join a lean but rapidly growing global team comprised of like-minded, professional, passionate people motivated by faith in Jesus Christ then this might be just the job you have been praying for.

Who We Are

Lifewater International ("Lifewater") is a non-profit Christian community development organization dedicated to effectively serving vulnerable children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. With experience in more than 40 countries since 1977, Lifewater serves all people by providing them with contextually appropriate water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions. We walk alongside families, leaders, schools, and churches to overcome all forms of water poverty by helping them learn to live in healthy relationship with God and the environment and to recognize how small changes can transform their life and community.

We are a non-governmental, faith-based organization serving communities in the rural regions of East Africa and Southeast Asia. We have active programs in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Uganda; countries with a desperate lack of resources to provide basic water and sanitation services to rural children and families. Since our inception, Lifewater’s worldwide team has impacted the lives of more than 2.5 million people. And we’re just getting started. 

Lifewater has an annual budget of $6M USD with strategic plans to double in the next three years. Our global headquarters is located in San Luis Obispo, California with domestic staff of 20 people that serve our field offices around the world. We have regional offices in Addis Ababa, Kampala, and Phnom Penh and program offices in the actual regions of service. All in-country operations are staffed by qualified national personnel, currently numbering 100+ people.

Position Overview

Within the context of Lifewater’s Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) program strategy, the Jr. WASH Engineerserves to improve Water and Sanitation operational excellence, technical implementation, and long-term maintenance and sustainability of hardware systems. The Jr. WASH Engineer does this through oversight and review of technical water and sanitation programming in their country of assignment which will improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children and families in targeted program regions. This position will support the national and field offices in their efficient and effective execution of the VHV including the operational review and field support of engineering designs/strategies, performance, maintenance, sustainability, monitoring, and evaluation tools related to hardware. They will also do this through the support of special projects within the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the VP of Programs, the Jr. WASH Engineer will serve as an invaluable member of the Global Programs Team. Your primary areas of responsibility are:

Provide technical day-to-day support, quality assurance, and monitoring for assigned Lifewater programs ensuring the technical quality of the work and increasing the capacity of hardware staff.

  • Support national and field offices in detailed hardware planning, review, and tracking of planned versus actual activities for programs, using standard tools and live data from Akvo system.
  • Detailed review of hardware projects submitted using Akvo data forms, ensuring reconciliation of all data issues within a timely manner.
  • Provide oversight of hardware activities, including well drilling, spring protection, school rain tanks, and school latrines by performing site visits, reviewing submitted data, and contributing at regular support meetings with the field WASH Technicians and field leadership.
  • Participate in bi-weekly and quarterly status meetings with HQ and field staff, and lead technical updates for all meetings.
  • Perform site visits to assigned programs to review hardware installations and support hardware planning in order to provide coaching and capacity building of field WASH Technicians.
  • Support the development and roll-out of special projects within the department in order to bring excellence to all hardware installations.
  • Provide technical expertise in locally appropriate WASH technological developments, such as enhancements to equipment, strategies, and program quality.
  • Support in the drafting and updating of technical drawings (using AutoCAD) coming from the field for multi-door latrine blocks, spring improvements, hand-dug wells, drilled wells, and rainwater catchment systems.
  • Support in the development of operations and maintenance plans for each program.
  • Support the development, documentation, and dissemination of new systems, standards, guidelines, manuals, and trainings to build capacity of local staff.
  • Support regular department processes including ordering water quality supplies, mapping of water points and related data using ArcGIS, preparing standard reports, and providing technical support as needed.

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

Chief Financial Officer, Family Legacy

The Chief Financial Officer position is accountable for the functional areas of financial accounting and reporting, budgeting, human resources, tax, and treasury.

Reporting and Supervisory Relationships

Reports to Chief Executive Officer/President, plus to the Chairman of the Board’s Finance committee.  Several of the Board’s ten members have strong financial backgrounds. Reporting to the CFO are an accountant, a staff accountant, a Controller (an open position) and in Zambia a Manager of Field Accounting with a staff of three nationals.  The CFO is a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Typical Responsibilities

Planning

  • In coordination with other team members develop overall budget and manage budget process.

  • Assist in formulating the organization’s future need, cash flow and supporting tactical initiatives.

  • Provide analysis and input for meeting spending requirements and ensuring the restrictions on donations given for specific purposes.

Operations

  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

  • Maintain in-depth relations and support all members of the Leadership Team.

  • Manage the functional areas of financial accounting and reporting, budgeting, international cash transfers, tax, and treasury.

  • Create a “dashboard” of key monthly financial indicators that meets the needs of the CEO and Board including budget vs. actual.

  • Signature authority on checks and online banking, and back up on all legal documents.

  • Retirement plan and benefits plan administrator.

  • Oversee payroll and benefits administration.

  • Gives oversight to debt management and lines of credit, to include debt schedules and insuring timely payments are made.

  • Corporate Secretary responsible for recording minutes board meetings.

  • Coordinate preparation and review of annual tax returns, including some schedule preparation.  

Risk Management

  • Establish appropriate internal controls.

  • Maintain appropriate business insurance coverage.

  • Responsible for charitable organization, tax, and foreign reporting compliance.

  • Review all legal contracts prior to CEO’s approval.

  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.

Third Parties

  • Coordinate annual review/audit of financial statements and maintain relationship with outside auditors and lay the groundwork for a Zambian audit.

  • Maintain banking and custodian relationships.

  • Coordinate with the VP-Human Resources on maintaining superior employee benefits and excellent service to employees.

  • Maintain office building owner and property manager relationships in Irving.

 

Personal Attributes

  • Has a passion for the mission and work of Legacy Family, both the orphans in Zambia as well as the sponsoring families who are transformed by their relationships and support of these orphans.

  • The ability to be objective and analytical and to handle and coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously as necessary.

  • Excellent business writing skills.

  • Curiosity, resourcefulness, and openness to fresh approaches are highly desirable, as are honesty, discretion, and humility.

  • Proven ability to approach issues with an open mind, objectivity, and creativity.

  • Ability to synthesize a large amount of complex information into a clear and concise summary.

  • Must possess the gravitas to relate to sophisticated leaders, whether donors, sponsors or board members.

  • Exemplifies being a leader who is caring, helpful, prudent, and honorable.

  • Is known for wisdom, humility, a servant’s heart, stability, and is trustworthy.

  • Has integrity, stands behind his/her convictions, treats people fairly, and is known for doing the right thing.

  • Has a fresh perspective; is open to opposing viewpoints and able to engage with convicted civility.

  • Is gracious, approachable, personable, collegial, and authentic.

  • Values good works and seeks personal growth; is an encourager and a mentor.

  • Is decisive, yet thoughtful; can make tough decisions yet is sensitive to others.

  • Has a healthy level of energy, yet balances work with personal or family needs.

  • Is driven for excellence and is a positive example in all dimensions of personal and trust-related life.

  • Will find great satisfaction in carrying on what is already going well, but at the same time, helping to make it even better.

Experience and Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. CPA and/or MBA preferred in Accounting or Finance.

  • 10+ years’ experience in a senior financial managerial position

  • Experience on the leadership team of a non-profit institution is valuable.