Directs and evaluates a Christian program of child-placing which is child and family centered, which is within the limits of function and policy established by the Board of Directors, and which is based on sound Christian concepts and standards.
- To be a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ to co-workers, clients and ministry partners
- Organizes and directs the work of the state office and delegates responsibilities to staff members as appropriate.
- Responsible for assisting in the preparation of the annual state budget and controls expenditures according to budgetary allowances.
- Develops and cultivates partnerships with local churches
- Builds upon existing and historical relationships while highlighting Lifeline Children’s Services in comparison to local attorneys and other adoption agencies.
- Makes regular reports to the State Board of Directors on all aspects of the state programs and operations.
- Develops a program of public relations, including interpretation to the community.
- Assists in marketing initiatives in and around Georgia to promote the Lifeline ministry, both from a development and awareness side.
- Pursues opportunities to speak in churches about the Biblical alternative of adoption and the success of Lifeline.
- Encourages financial support of the ministry through all avenues including private funding, grants, community and church partnerships and events.
- Solicits both positive and negative feedback from affiliates to improve upon Lifeline’s programs and ministry.
- Makes annual reports to the State Department of Human Resources, as required.
- Pursues relationships with electronic and print media, and encourages favorable coverage of adoption issues and ministry profiles.
- Assists in agency-related events
- Maintains good relationships with co-workers, including solving all disputes in a Biblically prescribed fashion
- Represents the agency in a professional manner in and away from the office
- Other duties and projects as assigned
- Master’s degree; Education and experience in human services field strongly preferred
- Minimum of 5 years of workplace experience required
- Experience in Non-Profit, Human Resources, Adoption, and/or Social Work strongly preferred
- Commitment to and passion for Lifeline’s mission; signs and upholds the Employee Statement of Faith
- Ability to lead, inspire and develop staff
- Strong business acumen with drive to achieve fundraising goals
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop partnerships with a broad audience in order to advance Lifeline ministry
- Relational entrepreneur with high attention to detail and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
- Self-starter who can intentionally establish rapport with staff, Board of Directors, local churches, and donors across the state
- Takes initiative and executes to meet tight deadlines while still maintaining a client focus and relational mindset
- Strong fiscal management and empirical-based decision making skills
- Agrees with and signs the Employee Statement and the Statement of Faith
- Strong Christian character and personal integrity
- Provides leadership that helps staff recognize and seize opportunities to share the Gospel and to adopt a more missional-minded lifestyle.
- Establishes Christ-centered relationships and nurtures the faith development of staff
- Personal effectiveness and credibility
- Ethical conduct
- Teamwork orientation
- Excellent communication skills (verbal/written)
- Critical thinking and decision making skills
- This position works in a professional office environment. Extensive travel around the local community and state may also be necessary