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Washington State Director

Location: Spokane, WA

Status: Full-time

Position Summary: 

Directs, evaluates and creates financial sustainability for discipleship focused ministries including birth parent, child-placing and strategic orphan care by leading and functioning within policies and procedures 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.
  • Utilizes Lifeline’s databases to track progress of goals and log communication.
  • Responsible for assisting in the preparation of the annual state budget and controls expenditures according to budgetary allowances.
  • Makes annual reports to the State Department of Human Resources (or its equivalent), as required, including any incident which is considered to jeopardize the life of a child, staff member, or other person.


  • Builds upon existing and historical relationships while highlighting Lifeline Children’s Services in comparison to local attorneys and other adoption agencies.
  • Partners with the State Advisory Board on all aspects of the state programs and fundraising.
  • Develops a program of public relations, including interpretation to the community.
  • Assists in marketing initiatives in and around assigned state to promote the Lifeline ministry, both from a development and awareness side.
  • Encourages financial support of the ministry through all avenues including individuals, foundations, grants, churches.
  • Plans and executes fundraising events in your geographic areas.
  • Creates strategic plan to meet state fundraising goals though partnering with Lifeline’s Central Office Development team.
  • Pursues relationships with electronic and print media, and encourages favorable coverage of adoption issues and ministry profiles.


  • Develops and cultivates partnerships with local churches through using Lifeline trainings and initiatives.
  • Pursues opportunities to speak in churches about the Biblical alternative of adoption and the success of Lifeline.
  • Increases the number of local church partners annually


  • Works with local and central office team on family recruitment efforts in your state to achieve agreed upon annual goals.
  • Partners with state Pregnancy Counseling Team to assure networking goals are met on an annual basis.

Secondary Responsibilities: 

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must meet State licensing and education requirements if applicable
  • Ministry and fundraising experience preferred

Key Competencies: 

  • Actively embraces the mission, vision, and values of Lifeline
  • 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

Work Environment: 

  • This position works in a professional office environment, although travel around the local community and the state and to Lifeline’s central office is necessary from time to time.

State Specific Requirements:  

  • Maintains Licensure as required by profession and state regulations, when applicable.
  • Complete annual training/CEUs as determined by State regulations and Hague requirements, whichever is greater.



Posted 1/4/24