Development Officer 

Full Time

Act (Advocates for Community Transformation) is a rapidly growing non-profit justice organization with a new model of ministry that uses the legal system to empower inner-city residents to fight crime on their streets while sharing with them the hope of the gospel. Act’s vision is to see safe neighborhoods, where crime is no longer tolerated and dignity and hope are restored. Act currently serves multiple neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas and is positioned for expansion; the organization operates as a 501c3 with 25+ full-time employees and a $3.4 million annual budget.  

In order to meet these funding goals, Act is seeking to grow its development team by hiring qualified and energetic Development Officers to work together in executing all aspects of the organization’s fundraising and development strategy, under the direction of the VP of Advancement.  

The Development Officer directly assists in establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $3.4 million annual budget through the solicitation of major gifts, grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. Reporting to and working in close partnership with the VP of Advancement and other Development team members, the Development Officer assists in cultivating and tracking relationships across multiple donor constituencies and in leading those individuals and entities to make a joyful financial investment in the ministry of Act. The Development Officer effectively, intelligently, credibly, and passionately communicates Act’s story of justice in the inner-city to key stakeholder audiences; performs the back office details of implementing and evaluating Act’s annual funding strategy; assists in the detailed execution of fundraising events; and regularly conducts donor correspondence.   

Act team members possess a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, passion for social justice, humility, commitment to producing excellent work product, desire to collaborate with a diverse team, and drive to be innovative and entrepreneurial. The ideal Development Officer will possess these qualities, as well as be highly personable and engaging, balanced with a refined professionalism and have the ability to move relationships forward strategically. 

Education and Experience: Bachelors degree in business, marketing, or other related field and at least 3 years of experience in a non-profit or for-profit organization, managing and forging ongoing relationships with multiple constituencies and/or customers. Demonstrated high-touch relationship building and communication skills are required. Previous experience with relationship management software is a plus (specifically Salesforce).  

What you can expect from us: We realize exceptional people don’t choose jobs based solely on benefits, but we do our best to make sure that our team is set up for success so that they can do their best work. At Act, you will receive a competitive salary that is commensurate with your experience, comprehensive health benefits, life insurance and long-term disability coverage, 401K with an employer match, and unlimited vacation (with a 10 day minimum) in addition to office holidays (which includes two weeks off at Christmas.) We seek to cultivate a culture of freedom and responsibility that yields high results. We also want to ensure the sustainability of each employee, considering the difficulty of our work and our desire for each staff member to carry out our mission to the fullest extent possible. 

How to Apply:  Please forward your cover letter, resume, references and statement of faith* by email to

*Statement of Faith: A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how it is relevant to your involvement with Act. It should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current place of worship.

Western Tanzania Regional Manager

Who We Are:

Water Mission (WM) 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 America, South America, and Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit

Position Summary:

Working under the direct supervision of the Water Mission - Tanzania Country Program Director, this position is responsible for applying sound project and program management techniques, engineering principles, and excellent written and verbal communication skills to manage a regional office in Tanzania.  This position oversees large, solar powered water projects in multiple locations.  The Regional Manager will manage scopes of work, schedules, budgets, water sources, treatment and storage installations, and access points for these large projects. This role will require establishing residence in Kasulu, Tanzania (in the Kigoma region) for a minimum of two years.  Given the required location, travel to and from the applicant’s country/location of permanent residence will be provided once per year.

Position Responsibilities:

·       Study, embrace, advocate, and lead staff to understand and adhere to Water Mission vision, mission, standards, and values in all areas of office and project operations

·       Abide by the policies and requirements of the Water Mission Code of Conduct and Staff Policy Manual for Tanzania (a copy available upon request)

·       Work in a team environment to provide leadership, direction, and assistance for engineers, technicians, community development staff, administrative personnel, and volunteers

·       Prepare written proposals and cost estimates

·       Manage multiple simultaneous projects in different locations

·       Maintain good communications with Water Mission staff and partner organizations

·       Ensure that each portion of the work is executed according to an agreed upon Scope of Work, Design, Schedule and Budget to a best-in-class level of excellence according to WM standards

·       Prepare and submit Project Status Reports

·       Provide training to other organizations regarding maintenance and operation of implemented solutions

·       Provide approval of all program and project related expenses and purchase orders

·       Conduct field inspections and site assessments

·       Participate in disaster response activities as needed

·       Prepare and make presentations to the operations team, strategic partners, donors and volunteers

Qualifications Required:

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical or other Engineering field. Other degrees considered are Construction Management, Science or Mathematics.

·       Well grounded, active Christian faith consistent with Water Mission statement of faith

·       7+ years of progressive engineering, including project management experience of large, million dollar engineering projects

·       Advanced skills with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with engineering software such as MS Project, AutoCAD, etc.

·       Excellent analytical skills

·       Excellent project management skills

·       Excellent relationship and conflict resolution skills

·       Excellent verbal and written communications skills

·       P.E. license preferred

·       The position is contingent upon successfully applying and being granted a permit to work in Tanzania on a full-time extended basis

Interested, qualified applicants should apply at:

Production Chef & Food Manager

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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.

US Disaster Relief Deployment Technician

US Disaster Relief Deployment Technician

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 Technicians 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 lead 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 business related 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

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

National Volunteer & U.S. Programs Manager

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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 We are unable to give full consideration to resumes without applications.