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Job Opening-Director of Mobilization, North America

OVERVIEW: 

The Director of Mobilization, North America will design and implement mobilization strategies and oversee a mobilization team that will effectively place believers in ministry opportunities in TEAM and collaborating organizations to influence the world with the gospel of Christ.  TEAM’s mobilization strategies are to include new initiatives in ethnic mobilization as we have prioritized growth in the ethnic diversity of our ministry workforce, and in cross-mobilization as we have prioritized global collaboration.  TEAM’s mobilization work is done in close relationship with churches that send missionaries.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  •  Develop, implement and evaluate effective recruiting and mobilization strategies for North America
  • Develop, implement and manage a Kingdom-minded mobilization team that supports member organizations of “the association” that is being developed by TEAM and partner organizations 
  • Evaluate and understand missionary sending trends and conditions of the North American church; educate the organization(s) regarding current state/climate of the church (and worker), including future trends and their implications for how TEAM and “the association” relate to churches
  • In partnership with the Global Ministry group’s leadership, develop processes and strategies that directly address current ministry needs and lead to a more effective deployed missionary force
  • Ensure the quality of mobilization content presented in training events and in reports to TEAM’s leadership
  • Collaborate and network with like-minded people and groups to share resources, knowledge, and seek improvements
  • Supervise, coach, develop, and evaluate the various widely-distributed workgroups within Mobilization; identify and develop new leadership in the group; provide an appropriate development path for all who work in Mobilization
  • Promote and cultivate a workplace culture which values world mission, teamwork, service, accountability, effectiveness, openness, and professionalism in an atmosphere of trust, respect, and cooperation
  • Align Mobilization’s priorities, efforts, and budget with TEAM and “the association’s” vision and global ministry strategy; evaluate effectiveness and trends with meaningful metrics and accountability
  • Comply with TEAM’s selection and placement policy and participate in periodic updates to the policy
  • Ensure effective and accurate use of TEAM’s information systems within the Mobilization department
  • Implement and cultivate a Mobilization customer service approach with TEAM’s internal and external stakeholders 

KEY SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prior experience in effective mobilization of North Americans for global missions; possess a comprehensive understanding of recruitment, interviewing, assessment, selection and appointment of new missionaries in alignment with professional standards and sound missiological principles
  • Passionate about reaching the unreached with the gospel of Christ
  • Experience in both cross-cultural and local church ministry; a solid understanding of the North American church, particularly in relation to the sending of intercultural worker
  • A degree in Bible, missions or a related field
  • Previous managerial experience; skilled at leading and intentionally influencing others
  • Able to formulate and develop strategic goals, think strategically and cast vision
  • Able to develop accountability structures; experienced at helping individuals and teams be accountable to agreed-upon objectives
  • Able and eager to lead the professional development of those working in Mobilization 
  • Skilled and experienced at change management
  • Possess strong implementation and delegation skills 
  • Demonstrate strong communication written and oral skills within diverse contexts in order to compellingly and biblically call God’s people to participate in fulfilling the Great Commission
  • Able to travel 25% annually, including 2-3 international trips
  • Inclined to, and capable of, using technology 
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and prudence in communication

Send cover letter and resume to: 

E-mail: jobs@team.org
Fax: 630-653-1826
Mail: Human Resources Manager, 400 S. Main Place, Carol Stream, IL 60188

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