Program Leader (Part-Time)
|Job ID #||20-026|
|Department||Center for Thriving Church Planters (CTCP)|
|Reports To||CTCP Directors|
The primary responsibility of this position is to organize and lead the church planting mentoring activities of the CTCP. This is a part-time position of approximately 20 hours per week (0.5 FTE).
- Guide the design, recruitment, training, operations, execution, administration, and assessment of the CTCP and its programs.
- Work with the Program Directors to hire a part-time Program Administrator/Coordinator.
- Oversee Program Administrator/Coordinator.
- Initiate contact with several church planting directors and ministries to begin recruiting church planters and mentors for the program.
- Cooperate with the Program Administrator and Directors to establish infrastructure, recruit mentors, create the application process, and recruit the initial cohorts.
- Work with Marketing to design promotional materials and website.
- Oversee cohort participants and mentors.
- Organize cohort retreats and site visits.
- Organize virtual one-day conference for church planters and mentors half-way through each cohort’s program.
- Produce regular written reports on the status of our mentoring cohorts, as well as the current state of research in church planting.
- Supervise a doctoral student from the Center for Leadership Studies who will serve as a Research Assistant for three years in the middle of the grant. This individual will be tasked with processing formative and summative assessment data for our program and will likely have a role in course design and our anticipated conference or continuing education event. Program Leader will also be involved in these efforts.
- Meet with the CTCP Team regularly to discuss research findings, assess program learnings, and make needed adjustments.
- Facilitate the creation a welcoming and genuine customer-service culture for the CTCP.
- Perform work-related functions as assigned by the Directors.
- Significant experience leading successful organizations in the non-profit sector.
- Leadership style appropriate to a team-based environment and consistent with Northwest values.
- Personal familiarity with the work of church planting and the life of church planters.
- Organize periodic retreats and site visits for Cohort members and mentors.
- Effective verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- Successful experience in the supervision individuals and teams.
- Education and/or experience equivalent to an MA degree.
- Capacity to manage effective projects and meaningful events while prioritizing people.
- Self-motivated and able to work without supervision: ability to use initiative.
- Demonstrated capability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Flexible approach and teachable attitude.
- Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
- Ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.
- Work is generally performed indoors in a typical office setting.
- Some weekend/evening work may be required.
- Some travel will be required.
- Position works with strictly confidential information.
- Frequently required to be in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.
The functions are usually performed while seated, but may involve some amount of time sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting (max. of 40 lbs.), walking, carrying, reaching, stretching, climbing, perform repetitive motions of the hands or wrists and other movements. The abilities of seeing, hearing and speaking are also required.
Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the spiritual, moral, and ethical standards of Northwest University, as outlined in the Employee Manual.
Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (www.northwestu.edu/jobs), or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.
You may submit your package by mail, scan and email, or fax.
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
Fax: (425) 739-0695
Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:
Human Resources Office
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
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