The Board of World Mission is seeking applicants to fill the position of Director of Mission Outreach. This is a half-time position (20 hours/week). Applications will be accepted by Executive Director Justin Rabbach via email – [email protected]. Please email a copy of your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and qualifications related to the position description below, as well as indicating your reason for interest in the position. Please also include a list of three references with contact information.
Applications will be reviewed following a June 4th deadline for submission. Applicants will then be notified if they are being invited to interview for the position.
Please feel free to be in contact with any questions about the position or process.
Position: Director of Mission Outreach
Job Type: Part-time (Hourly) – 20 hours / week
Location: Flexible – Remote Position
Deadline to submit application: June 4th
How to submit: Email resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Director of Mission Outreach Position Description
Mission Outreach is a core part of the work of the Board of World Mission (BWM). It is the intentional focus of the BWM beyond ourselves in our effort to be faithful to the Great Commission. Through this work, the BWM seeks out the new relationships God is calling us into, and then accompanies and nurtures these global partners as their leadership and ministries mature to the point of developing their own Mission Outreach efforts.
The Director of Mission Outreach (DMO) is the lead staff member for mission efforts with partners outside of the BWM constituent congregations. Along with the Executive Director, the DMO helps to explore new opportunities for partnerships, evaluating and discerning the “fit” of interested groups to be recommended as prospective Mission Areas for consideration by the Unity Board. The DMO is responsible for guiding assigned Mission Areas and Mission Provinces through the stages of development in the Moravian Worldwide Unity and for managing leadership development in these areas to become self-reliant, self-sustaining, and self-governing. The work of the DMO then shifts to providing support to the outreach efforts of the global partners of the BWM.
The DMO oversees BWM’s Mission Grant program (receiving applications, evaluating with Mission Outreach Committee, managing funding logistics, and reviewing project reports) to respond to partner-initiated grant requests. The DMO will also partner with the Executive Director in the development and growth of a portfolio of BWM initiated development projects to help partner communities make progress towards sustainable development goals.
The work of the Director of Mission Outreach falls into three categories:
- Guide mission partners through stages of development as described in the Church Order of the Unitas Fratrum (COUF), from a prospective Mission Area to full Unity Province
- Work with Northern and Southern Province leadership to supervise the growth and development of formal structure and polity in assigned Mission Areas and Mission Provinces
- Identify outreach opportunities and work towards establishing new Prospective Mission Areas
- Coordinate and facilitate leadership and theological training appropriate for each context
- Request, receive, and evaluate regular reports from Mission Areas and Mission Provinces under supervision of BWM Member Provinces
- Accompany and support new and Prospective Mission Areas in formalizing governance;
Aid in creation/translation of Unity materials in languages prevalent in mission partners’ contexts
Growth and Outreach
- Serve as cross-cultural consultant for BWM, local congregations, and individuals to assist in aligning ministries with the purpose statement of the BWM
- Provide information and guidance regarding BWM granting programs to support the growth of ministries and income-generating projects in order to move toward self-sustainability
- Assist in the development of communication materials to increase understanding of and interest in opportunities to serve, pray, and give in support of BWM mission partners
- Dedication to serving our Chief Elder and a sense of call to God’s mission;
- Good skills in writing and communication, computer use, and social media;
- Organizational skills and the ability to develop and implement a strategic plan;
- Cross-cultural experience (ability in a second language other than English is helpful);
- The ability to value and affirm diversity;
- Good self-initiative and ability to work remotely;
- Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment;
- The ability and willingness to travel frequently;
- The minimum of a bachelor’s degree.