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National Volunteer & U.S. Programs Manager

Disaster Relief – Virginia Beach, VA

Operation Blessing International (OBI) is a humanitarian organization dedicated to relieving human suffering. OBI combats hunger, deprivation and physical affliction with the provision of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other basic necessities of life. We also help facilitate the development of healthy, vibrant and self-sustaining communities by addressing larger issues of education, food security, potable water, employment, community health, and disaster mitigation projects.

We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated National Volunteer & U.S. Programs Manager who will assist with the development, growth and oversight of U.S. volunteer programs for both disaster and non-disaster relief programs.

The selected candidate will recruit and communicate with prospective volunteers, partner with organizations that will provide volunteers for local, regional and national events; and coordinate relief & recovery details for disaster relief teams.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Previous experience in recruiting and training volunteers
  • Knowledge of non-profit organizational practices and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully and positively coordinate people and projects while under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet and ability to learn new software
  • Previous experience as a Teacher and/or Instructor preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills demonstrating accurate attention to detail
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively supervise large teams, projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to make business-related purchases on behalf of disaster-relief organization
  • Ability to take initiative, be innovative, work independently and function as a team player
  • Ability to interact with staff and public in a positive and professional manner
  • Available to work flexible hours and may require occasional travel
  • Required to have a personal vehicle for local non-disaster work responsibilities

OBI, headquartered in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA, offers a professional and rewarding work environment, competitive salary and full benefits package. If you meet the listed qualifications, and are in agreement with OBI’s mission and purpose, please submit an application online by visiting www.ob.org. We are unable to give full consideration to resumes without applications.

Fleet Maintenance Supervisor & Construction Foreman

OB Disaster Relief – Ocala, FL

We are currently seeking a Fleet Maintenance Supervisor & Construction Foreman who will oversee and maintain all disaster relief vehicles, equipment (V&E) and driver compliance to ensure dependability and readiness during times of domestic natural disasters. This position will also oversee volunteer teams during times of disasters, including clean-up, re-construction, and deployment.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Skilled in mechanical and hydraulic maintenance and repair
  • Knowledgeable of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations
  • Experience in demolition and re-construction
  • Excellent in organizational skills and workplace cleanliness.
  • Must be a self-starter with ability to effectively perform in a fast-paced customer service environment
  • Excellent logistical, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment (skid steers, cranes, etc.) and lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Excellent people, motivational and leadership skills
  • Must be able to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and effectively multi-task
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend; excellent manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination
  • Familiar with industry standard inventory and transportation applications
  • Ability to travel on short notice
  • Ability to make credit card purchases for OBI, as needed

REQUIRED LICENSES CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Valid driver’s license and excellent driving record
  • Forklift Certification
  • CDL Class “B”
  • Commercial Crane Operation License, preferred but can be obtained through on-the-job training
  • ASE Certification, preferred
  • Licensed General Contractor, preferred

Operation Blessing is dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. OBI provides strategic relief in 39 countries on an ongoing basis through core programs such as disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, clean water, and community development.

Operation Blessing International not only offers you a competitive salary and full benefits, it offers an opportunity to assist maximizing the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization!

If you desire to make a difference in the lives of others, share our vision and purpose and possess the skill requirements listed, we would like to hear from you! Apply online.

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

US Disaster Relief Deployment Coordinator

Disaster Relief – Virginia Beach, VA

Operation Blessing International (OBI) is a humanitarian organization dedicated to relieving human suffering. Our U.S. Disaster Relief teams give hope and help when it’s needed most, including food distribution, safe water, medicine and other vital supplies to meet the immediate need of those suffering. Then, to help communities begin the long-term recovery process, teams assist with debris clean-up and repairs, including Extreme Blessing Home Makeover projects.

Our Deployment Coordinators have the opportunity to be the hands and feet, representing Operation Blessing in domestic disaster relief efforts. This role supports our U.S. Disaster Relief team leadership in the field.  Primary areas of support include the advance team, convoy, deployment team, production team, as well as serving with special projects and programs. In the field, this job leaders volunteers in both the demolition and building of homes.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Must be a self-starter with ability to effectively perform in a “how can we serve you” environment
  • Strong ability to take guidance from leadership and execute plans in a disaster relief zone
  • Excellent logistical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong ability to leader a volunteer team, motivate, and keep projects moving
  • Must be able to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and effectively multi-task
  • Strong computer skills with a focus in Microsoft Office
  • Familiar with industry standard inventory and transportation applications
  • Ability to travel, sometimes with 24-hour notice or less, to disaster zones for extended amounts of time
  • Ability to make credit card purchases for OBI, as needed
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend; excellent manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs or more

Required Licenses or Certifications: 

  • Valid driver’s license and excellent driving record
  • Forklift Certification
  • CDL Class A with Air Brake Endorsement (semi-truck restriction is acceptable) preferred or ability to obtain
  • ICS 100, 200, 700 & 800

OBI, headquartered in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA, offers a professional and rewarding work environment, competitive salary and full benefits package.  If you meet the listed qualifications, and are in agreement with OBI’s mission and purpose, please submit an application online. We are unable to give full consideration to resumes without applications.

Production Chef & Food Manager

Operation Blessing International (OBI), an international humanitarian relief and development organization, is seeking a highly skilled Production Chef & Food Manager to provide quality food preparation for mass distribution while managing safe food handling practices for OBI’s Mobile Kitchen and feeding operations.  Meeting a critical need, this individual will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing preparations of large quantities of food within hours of a disaster to support staff, volunteers and first responders.

The successful individual will have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a commercial kitchen and/or catering operations for large groups of people
  • Knowledge of public health and food safety policies and practices
  • Knowledge of federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services, and the Food and Drug Administration
  • Strong ability to become familiar with various state and local health department requirements
  • Working knowledge of MSOffice and Internet
  • Excellent ability to produce high volumes of quality food within difficult surroundings and under challenging circumstances
  • Strong ability to assess resources, implement a plan and evaluate results
  • Excellent decision making and organizational skills
  • Self-starter with ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to establish effective working relationships across diverse groups of people
  • Ability to train and lead a team of staff or volunteers
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally on short notice and /or for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, bend and lift up to 35 lbs
  • CDL Class A preferred or ability to obtain
  • Submit to pre-employment drug screening
  • Ability to make credit card purchases for OBI as needed

Headquartered in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, OBI not only offers you a competitive salary and full benefits, it offers you an opportunity to make a global impact! This job will challenge you spiritually as well as professionally, rewarding your commitment to perform with integrity and excellence.

If you meet the listed qualifications, and are in agreement with OBI’s mission and purpose, please submit an application online. We are unable to give full consideration to resumes without applications.

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

Disaster Relief Deployment Manager

Operation Blessing International (OBI) is dedicated to alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. Through core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, orphan care, water wells and community development, OBI has touched the lives of more than 200 million people providing goods and services valued at over $1 billion.

OBI is seeking a Deployment Manager to provide leadership and management for field staff and operations during disasters. They also will assist with the development of programs and manage new projects within disaster relief team.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of disaster relief deployment logistics and protocols.
  • Strong working knowledge of demolition and re-construction
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent logistical, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Extreme Attention to Detail
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Strong ability to lead, train and motivate others
  • Must be a self-starter with ability to effectively perform in a fast-paced, high-pressure, stressful with limited resources and “uncomfortable” environments
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment (skid steers, cranes, etc.) and lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and effectively multi-task
  • Ability to travel on short notice for extended periods of time.
  • Strong technical ability or ability to learn technology

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Valid driver’s license and excellent driving record
  • CDL Class A (Preferred)
  • General Contractor Experience of License (Preferred)

If you desire to make a difference in the lives of others, share our vision and purpose, we would like to hear from you! Submit an online application, resumes without applications will not be given full consideration.

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

Africa Area Director, World Concern – Nairobi, Kenya

World Concern is a US based Christian global disaster response and sustainable community development agency.  The love of Jesus Christ compels us to join Him in spiritual reconciliation and physical transformation by expressing a culture that is boldly focused on Christ and extending opportunities to people facing the most profound human challenges of extreme poverty.

We serve over 7 million people in 15 countries, focusing on food security, child protection, education, maternal and child health, microfinance, vocational training, clean water and sanitation and disaster response.

 

SUMMARY: The Area Director (AD) is responsible for the spiritual leadership and overall management, development, supervision, and support of World Concern’ Country Programs within the African regional portfolio and for the day-to-day guidance and intra-coordination of members of the Africa Regional Team (RT). As a strong culture carrier, the AD works to promote World Concern’s values ensuring cohesive alignment of program, country, and organizational values and strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working under the supervision of the Senior Director of Operations and coordinating the Africa Regional Team (RT), The AD coordinates the organization’s emergency relief and development activities within Africa regional portfolio, ensuring the integration of World Concern’s Transformational Development approach to programming. S/he will support in-country teams and provides overall guidance to field staff from its Nairobi office with frequent trips to the field. Additionally, s/he represents and advocates for programs to partners in the international development community, donors and government representatives.

1. Leadership, Governance & Management

·      As an organizational culture carrier, guide staff in pursuit of the World Concern’s vision, mission and core values through exemplary Christian leadership, lifestyle and ministry integrity.

·      Provide strong and clear leadership is articulating and championing World Concern’s Transformational Development ethos in the lives of staff, partners and beneficiaries.

·      Ensure the health and spiritual growth of the organization through discipleship programs, personal modeling and fostering of transparent, accountable relationships at the regional as well as country levels.

·      Provide day-to-day guidance and coordination to members of the RT, which incorporates members from a variety of internal departments; provide associative financial, program development, fund raising, recruitment and technical oversight, input and supervision cognizant and respectful of individual RT member Department policy and direct technical / quality control oversight.

·      Work as needed with members of other internal HQ departments who provide logistical, finance, security, human resource, legal, and communication oversight, input and/or supervision, including fund raising.

·      Coordinate and collaborate with the technical supervisors of the RT members for evaluation, time-use planning, and other management tasks.

·      Facilitate synergy between country programs to exploit core competencies or comparative advantages and overcome challenges.

·      Participate as a member of the World Concern Global Leadership Team, providing field-based perspective for the development of policies and strategic plans of World Concern and the delivering of strategic plan objectives as they pertain to the area and country levels.

·      Serve as Chairman of World Concern Development Organization local board in Kenya bringing key issues to the forefront for discussion and decision-making.

·      Work with other ADs / RTs as appropriate to facilitate cross-over programs and approaches as well as to ensure timely information exchange

·      Ensure communication and information sharing between different missions and dissemination of lessons learned

 

2. Regional Program Oversight & Financial Management
Working with the relevant Country Directors (CD) and other members of the RT:

·      Ensure continuance of country programs through an ongoing analysis of and appropriate response to context changes, mission, program, and beneficiary needs, donor positioning, lessons learned, and best practices.

·      Oversee new program and new mission start-up and closeout as appropriate.

·      Ensure compliance with internal and external regulations, all applicable laws, and contractual obligations.

·      Ensure timely and adequate cooperation with Legal regarding review and approval of agreements (MOUs, contracts, etc.) in conjunction with Sr. Director of Operations.

·      Ensure respective RT members contribution towards timely and properly executed, required reports within and without World Concern; ensure sufficient and timely distribution and central filing.

·      Ensure timely and adequate cooperation with Finance (RT member and other) regarding financial needs, requests, application, budget management, and reports, and advising senior management of trends and developments posing additional risk to the organization.

·      Provide program oversight to ensure that goals, objectives, benchmarks and program quality are achieved; ensure timely submission of reports on same; regularly employ World Concern information technology standards and software to meet this responsibility.

·      Oversee the development and implementation of annual and long-term strategies for each country mission that fits into the general World Concern strategy and goals; periodically update the strategy as necessary to meet changing needs and context; report on same.

·      Identify, design and implement regional and cross-border programs and approaches.

·      With support of regional safety and security advisor, drive a culture of security, and ensure all country programs adhere to organizational safety and security policies and practices, including regular review of safety and security plans, and investment in essential training.

·      Ensure that stated communications and public relations needs at headquarters are met.

·      Oversee the implementation of all direct-grant and sub-grant obligations relevant to the region; facilitate quality monitoring and evaluation as relevant.


3. Program design and development working with the relevant CDs, RT, HQ Technical, and TD staff

·      Ensure ongoing program development and design using global World Concern strategic information as supplied by Headquarters and the related individual country strategies as a base. This will include identification of needs; identification of donors, donor priorities, and donor opportunities, and program design. 

·      Supported by HQ Technical and Finance staff, oversee proposal writing, compliance with donor regulations, and follow-up through the approval process.

·      Expand World Concern horizons and ensure sustainability through the use of new funding mechanisms, new program concepts, and the adaptation of new program techniques using experts as necessary.

·      Initiate and oversee exploratory missions/assessments both within and without current country missions, working with the Disaster Response Director as needed.


4. Supervision & Communication
Working with the relevant CDs and RT:

·      Provide human resource oversight of in-country teams including timely evaluations, mentoring, coaching and identification and resolution of problems, concerns, legal issues, and conflicts.

·      Ensure effective planning for and process administration of relevant staffing needs (e.g. interviewing applicants, cooperation in hiring, orienting and otherwise equipping new staff, following appropriate World Concern policies, procedures and protocols; work with technical Department Directors as appropriate in these regards.

·      Visit the country missions regularly to assess and strengthen appropriate management; coordinate with technical Department Directors in scheduling and detailing visits to relevant mission by RT members and other individuals.

·      Communicate regularly with mission staff; particularly with emphasis to CDs. 

·      Be accessible to mission staff for appropriate spiritual guidance and support. 

·      Facilitate applicable training and development of new and current staff through the identification of staff training needs, training opportunities, ongoing training in World Concern policies and procedures; coordinate with technical Department Directors in this regard as appropriate. 

·      Proactively promote development, leadership, cooperation, coordination and professional working relationships with all World Concern Departments and staff members.


5. Representation (Networking, Donor and Public Relations, Fundraising)
Working with the relevant CDs and RT members:

·      Ensure a thorough understanding of the mission and regional contexts.

·      Create and maintain substantial relationships with donors and partners (governmental, NGOs, and companies) both current and potential.

·      Raise the profile of World Concern, its work and country missions through active participation in InterAction Forum, conferences, workshops, outreach events, and communication opportunities in line with senior strategic objectives and priorities.

·      Facilitate development and application of similar quality activity at the field level; facilitate appropriate training and equipment for field personnel to carry this out.

·      Serve as an advocate on behalf of relevant missions and represent World Concern Senior Leadership as well to the missions.

6. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

·      Create and maintain an environment that reinforces the protection policy and prevents sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) of staff and beneficiaries, by clearly defining the standards of behavior that are expected of World Concern staff, as described in the organization’s Code of Conduct; Ensure that mechanisms supporting these standards and principles are promoted, disseminated, and integrated into personnel requirements, and that the organizations SEA complaints procedures are in place and functioning properly.

·      Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within World Concern and amongst beneficiaries served by World Concern.
 

BENCHMARKS

1.     Leadership, Governance & Management

·      In cooperation with respective technical Department Directors, facilitate timely and accurate evaluations of RT members.

·      Regular RT devotions and meetings are to be held and summary reports are to be distributed to all RT members as well as kept on central file.  

2.     Regional Program Oversight & Financial Management

·      All required reports being submitted on time.

·      All country programs, proactively meeting required program budgets, indicators and outputs.

·      Regularly update country strategies, following World Concern strategic goals and objectives.

3.     Program design and development

·      Plan for and facilitate a percentage of growth in the regional portfolio per year, including One Village Transformed core programming.

·      Plan for and facilitate progressive professional development and submission of successful proposals submitted per quarter.

4.     Supervision & Communication

·      Ensure timely execution of CD and RT evaluations and performance appraisals.

·      Schedule and budget for / ensure each relevant mission is both AD and RT visited at least once per year.

5.     Representation

·      Ensure productive strategic and practical meetings with active and potential donor representatives for each relevant country mission at least twice per quarter; add at least one new potential donor or partner contact each quarter; document such contact and file in central records.

·      Contribute to the creation of a positive Christian Witness and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors.


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Christian Commitment:

·      Agreement and support of CRISTA’s Statement of Faith.

·      Demonstrate a living and maturing Christ-centered life-style.

·      Demonstrate a high degree of personal integrity- Trustworthy and conscientious. Can be relied on to act with consistency and honesty. Speaks the truth in love.

·      Willing and able to resolve conflicts using biblical principles with the goal of restoring relationships.

·      Accountability-welcomes objective evaluation of working relationships and performance of self and others.

2. Education: Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited institution in a relevant field. Masters Degree in Public Health, Social Work, International Relations, International Affairs or other relevant advanced degree is desirable.

3. Experience: Minimum 5 years senior management experience in relief and development with at least 7 years relevant working experience, including experience working with /supporting international relief/development programming.

·      Recent experience with USG-funded programming in Africa preferred;

·      Background in program management, design and development;

·      Knowledge of USG/EU/UN donor regulations and development;

·      Solid grasp of community-driven holistic programming

·      Experience working in complex emergencies

4. Other Considerations: International travel in the region includes Somalia, South Sudan, Chad, Uganda, DRC, Kenya and others as necessary. Travel to the US averages four times per year to attend meetings. S/he must have proven ability to work cross culturally. May travel to remote, harsh or insecure locations. Accommodations may be primitive and in areas that do not have good hygiene or medical facilities.

Salary Range: USD 75,000 - USD 80,000

Please apply through the following link:

https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oUpY7fw8&s=Accord_Network

 

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