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Area Director, TN - Knoxville

Company: Joni and Friends
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

DutiesUnder the supervision of the Regional Operations Director, the Area Director supports the overall objectives of Joni and Friends' Field Services. They perform duties and responsibilities requiring special expertise including, but not limited to:

  • Establish an annual and long-range strategy and budgets for their Area Ministry (AM) office, both domestically and internationally that ensures growth, financial success and consistent achievement of the Joni and Friends mission, vision, and commission
  • Cultivate and maintain donor base through relationships, partnerships, and fundraisers
  • Represent the local AM well and communicate appropriately and effectively with staff, volunteer teams, donors, churches, and community groups on ministry and financial status
  • Recruitment, employment, development, and release of personnel, both staff and volunteers, in conjunction with Human Resource Services
  • Participate in local and international JAF programs.
  • Maintain Budget Oversight
  • Ensure that adequate funds are raised and are available to carry out Area Ministry programing and administration.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices
  • Work with the staff in preparing a budget
  • Work with the Ministry Development team to increase funding
  • Works effectively with service departments -to leverage partnerships -for ministry success
  • Other departmental projects that may be assigned by the Supervisor/Other LeadershipOther projects and assignments as necessary to support the overall strategic plan of Joni and Friends International Disability CenterQualifications
  • Must possess a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agree with the Joni and Friends statement of faith
  • Desire to serve in a growing and dynamic Christian service ministry
  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of five years organizational leadership and/or management - or equivalent
  • Proven ability to manage and grow fund development programs for non-profit organizations with budgets of $400,000+
  • Proven success implementing a strategic giving program for major donors
  • Love for the local church and understand church culture
  • Strategic thinker- ability to formulate and execute plans efficiently and effectively
  • Strong leadership and development experience. Ability to coach, train, and develop personnel
  • Ability to effectively communicate our mission verbally through one-on-one interactions and public speaking opportunities; strong oral/written communication skills
  • Innovative thinker with the ability to expand and improve the Area Ministry Office process, procedures, programs, reach, and community awareness
  • Able to travel (internationally and domestically) and work evenings, weekends as needed
  • Solid computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office softwareUnderstanding of Christian ministry and specifically Joni and Friends is desirablePrior to applying for any position with Joni and Friends, all applicants must review our and Mission Statement (below) and be in agreement with both.Ministry Life:Joni and Friends desire is to glorify God in the way we conduct ourselves, and in the work we do. Employment at Joni and Friends is not just a job but a calling from God to serve and share the gospel with people living with disabilities. We desire to see the local church become a place of belonging for every family living with disabilities. We want every employee to excel in their walk with Christ and at their job. We purposely create a ministry-wide prayer life environment and offer leadership, and general training to help employees "Lead like Jesus" and perform their work with excellence.Below outlines the biblical commission, vision, mission, values, and pillars of Joni and Friends:VISION: "A world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ."MISSION: "To glorify God as we communicate the Gospel and mobilize the global church to evangelize, disciple and serve people living with disability."BIBLICAL COMMISSION: "Go out quickly in the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame---go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full." Luke 14:21-23 (NIV)VALUES:
    • Honor God in everything we do
    • Build relationships based on trust and respect
    • Maintain integrity and excellence in programs and services
    • Practice responsible stewardship FOUR PILLARS OF MINISTRY:
      • Lead Like Jesus*
      • Integration
      • Excellence in Your Area of Expertise
      • Best Christian Workplace * Lead Like Jesus is a course of study provided to all employees and is based on the book written by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges of the same name. The Lead Like Jesus course is the model which governs our ministry culture and contributes significantly to Joni and Friends maintaining its certification as a "Best Christian Workplace" according to surveys by the Best Christian Workplace Institute (BCWI).Powered by JazzHR

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