***The salary for this position is within the $55,000-$60,000 range***
The Executive Director is the principle representative of World Relief in the local community. Within a matrix management context that includes national and local staff, the Executive Director establishes the local expression of the World Relief brand that is consistent and adheres to World Relief’s core identity and message.
Missional and Organizational Leadership
The Office Director is the senior leader of the World Relief office in the local context, as well as a key leader within the US Ministries division of World Relief. As such the Office director is responsible to
- Embody the mission, vision and values of World Relief, setting an example for the office staff, volunteers, clients, churches and the community
- Set the spiritual tone and culture for the office in a way that builds on the tone and culture of the organization as a whole
- Contribute to the development of the World Relief brand through participation in national and divisional meetings and other dialogues
- Proactively lead and foster program innovations that further World Relief’s mission and brand in the local context and contribute to the development of the brand nation-wide
The Office Director is responsible for creating and maintaining a healthy office culture that fosters staff and missional growth through
- Fostering effective and clear communication within the office
- Faithfully representing and cascading communications from the Home Office to local staff
- Providing opportunities for staff development and learning
- Emphasizing the provision of feedback to staff through formal (annual review process) and informal (recognizing achievements or correcting errors) methods
- Provide a focus on celebration of successes and goal achievement
- Provide direct coaching and supervision of direct reports, focusing on leadership development needs
- Adheres to WR policy and procedure
- Establish strategic plan and clear, achievable goals, assuring that individual office goals and directions are consistent with the overall goals and directions of US Ministries and of World Relief
- Creates staffing plans to deliver the core functions of the office, demonstrating commitment to increasing the gender and ethnic diversity of World Relief staff
- Budget and accounting
- Fiscal plant and assets
- Human resources and legal
- Establishes program based in identified needs of immigrant communities
- Focuses on stability to integration
- Remains abreast of changes in regulations effecting program operations
- Proactively engages technical units or other supports to be proactive in addressing any performance issues in the implementation of core programs
- Fosters innovation
- Actively participates in organizational collaborations and program communities of practice; seeking to operate programs in a consistent and scalable way as part of the national network
- Establishes program leadership in core service lines
- Principle representative of World Relief in the local context
- Church and volunteer mobilization
- Establish an annual outreach plan, including goals for local fundraising
- Lead and grow local fundraising efforts to support office operations
- Active engagement with national campaigns and leveraging national initiatives in the local context
- Lead advocacy and use of influence locally and nationally on behalf of vulnerable foreign-born
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- 6+ years of progressive management experience, including primary budget responsibilities in excess of $2,000,000.00
- Confident public speaker able to represent the organization in a variety of contexts
- Development experience raising >$500,000+ annually
- Program development experience
- Cross-cultural experience strong preferred
§ Personal Christian faith and a heart for service to vulnerable people
§ Personal integrity and character as befits the local representative for World Relief
§ Committed to the mission, vision and values of World Relief
§ Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree strongly preferred
§ Fluency in a second language preferred
§ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
§ Leadership and creative problem-solving skills
§ Ability to manage multiple demands and deadlines with flexibility
§ Basic computer skills required (Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point); other design/marketing skills a plus
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.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
- The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
- Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
- The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
- General office setting.
- Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be required.
- Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.
- Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
- Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.
- All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Legal Background in the United States World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.
Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.