Charlotte, NC (preferred)
Position Type: Full-time, salaried
Directs and evaluates a Christian program of child-placing which is child and family centered, is within the established limits of function and policy, and based on sound Christian and professional 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 North Carolina 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.
- Work with the state CWS and other state staff to make biennial reports to the State Department of Health and Human Resources, as required.
- 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
- Relationship builder
- Bachelor’s Degree and six years of experience in human services (3 years in supervision/leadership) or Master’s Degree with four years’ experience in human services (2 years in supervision/leadership)
- Experience in fundraising, non-profits, and ministry is encouraged
- This position works in a remote work environment, although travel around the local community and the state is necessary from time to time.
- Reports to the Regional Director for the state.
State Specific Requirements:
- Must meet State licensing requirements, if applicable