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Executive Director

 Full-Time / Posted 2 weeks ago

Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge is looking to grow our ministry in the Puget Sound Region and Put Hope Within Reach of every addict. We currently have 2 faith-based residential drug and alcohol facilities and are looking for a leader to oversee those facilities and grow our presence and impact in Western Washington. We offer competitive pay and exceptional benefits.

General Statement of Duties & Responsibilities:

80% fundraising, outreach and evangelism

20% Program supervision

It is the responsibility of the Center Executive Director to secure the necessary funding needed to operate the program component of the Local Teen Challenge Center. It is also the Center Executive Director’s responsibility to oversee the operation of the program component providing vision and planning for the local center.

Position requires specific responsibility for: 1) Fundraising by developing relationship with potential friends and supporters of the local center; 2) to oversee and organize fundraising events such as banquets and auctions; 3) to provide vision and planning for the local center; 4) to develop work experience fundraising opportunities; 5) to represent the local center in social, pastoral, community or business organization through membership and involvement; 6) to promote the local center through newsletters, mailings, website, media or other means of advertising and promotion; 7) to network with other local ministry leaders within the community; 8) to represent the local center by conducting itineration services, outreach ministries and other public appearances; 9) to oversee the operation of the local center working directly with the program director in the selection of new staff personnel, troubleshooting and crisis management; 10) to oversee staff training and development at the local center; 11) to work directly with the administration office concerning the payment and distribution of funds including: accounts payable, operational funding, bank transfers, and payroll; 12) is directly responsible for payment schedule of accounts payable and payroll; 13) to select support committee members; 14) to assist the VP of Ministry Operations as directed with other responsibilities; 15) to yearly assess personal and program development for the purpose of developing strategies that fulfill the responsibilities listed in this job description (Benchmark Report).

This position is determined to be a ministry staff position by role and function. Duties will include when necessary or directed: Leading prayer and Bible studies, discipling students and others, conducting evangelistic or humanitarian outreaches, and teaching religious or non-religious instruction.

Supervision Received:

Works under the direct supervision of the VP of Ministry Operations who determines goals, assigns work and reviews performance for overall effectiveness by use of the Benchmark Report, other reports, observations and conferences. Employee shall exercise a high degree of independent decision and judgment in relation to scope of duties and responsibilities.

Supervision Exercised:

Exercises full supervision of the program component and other designated areas of responsibility, including participation in the selection of new personnel, training, performance evaluation, responding to grievances and disciplinary problems.

Examples of Principle Duties:(Examples do not cover all duties that will be performed).

  • A thorough working knowledge of all program policies and procedures relative to assigned scope of duties and responsibilities specifically mentioned in the PNATC “Staff Policies and Procedures Manual”, “Crisis Manual” and the “Student Manual”.
  • Possess good standards of personal hygiene and a clean neat appearance including prescribed standards for hair and dress.
  • Assembles data and prepares regular and periodic reports pertaining to the work and overall effectiveness of the program.
  • Conducts special studies for the VP of Ministry Operations, regarding the feasibility of establishing new programs which involve the coordination of several program components of considerable cost; provides recommendations to the VPMO based on the research performed.
  • Confers with component coordinators and the VPMO to develop plans to resolve difficult points of procedures; carries out directives and resolves problems independently.
  • Responsible developing relationship with potential friends and supporters of the local center.
  • To oversee and conduct fundraising events such as banquets, auctions, golf tournaments, and business luncheons.
  • To provide vision and planning for the local center in direct relationship with the Regional ministry.
  • To represent the local center through social, civic, pastoral, community and business organizations through membership and involvement. To network with other local ministry leaders within the local community; to conduct itineration, outreach services and other public speaking opportunities.
  • To promote the local center through newsletter development, mailings, website updates and maintenance, the local media, and other means of advertising and promotion.
  • To conduct staff training and development at the local center.
  • To work directly with the VPMO, the Director of Finance and the entire administration staff concerning corporate policy, payroll, accounts payable etc.
  • Is responsible for the timely payment schedule of all accounts payable and payroll concerning the local center.
  • To select support committee members, conduct support committee meetings as needed. Attend Corporate Board meetings when required and report to the Corporate Board when necessary.
  • Implements and coordinates personnel management for the program in conformance with stated program policies and procedures.
  • Organizes the administrative functions of the program, delegates duties and establishes a formal means of accountability on the part of subordinates.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to assure clear definition of staff roles and responsibilities, lines of authority and equitable work loads which assure adequate treatment for the students.
  • Is responsible for the recruiting, employing and training or arranging for training of qualified staff and terminating from employment any employee who performs in an unsatisfactory manner. The position of Program Coordinator is to be filled only after consultation with CEO or VPMO.
  • Cultivates and enlists the financial support of charitable trusts, grants and business organizations;
  • To provide evangelism and missions opportunities for the staff and students of the local center. This may include: short term mission assignments, school assemblies, prison and jail ministries, door to door evangelism, store front drug awareness teams, feeding programs, street outreach, service ministry etc.
  • Availability and cooperativeness to assist in other areas of the program as required by the CEO and VPMO;
  • Other related work as required.

Recruiting Requirements – Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices of supervision and the ability to carry them out; considerable knowledge of administrative procedures and the ability to apply those principles; working knowledge of office equipment, facilities maintenance and repair and the ability to apply that knowledge; working knowledge of administrative record keeping procedures and accounting principles and practices; considerable knowledge of federal, state, county and Department of Human Resources laws and regulations as they pertain to PNATC program; considerable ability to work harmoniously with and to supervise the work of program coordinators, clerical and support workers, student interns and volunteers; ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form; emotional maturity, professional objectivity and the ability to act in a Christian manner; and, the ability to carry out recommendations and directives of the VPMO or designee;

Experience and Training:

  • Graduation from a four year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, liberal arts or related field; or
  • (2) years of office management or responsible lead clerical work, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity of other staff; or
  • Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training demonstrating the ability to effectively execute the duties and responsibilities of Center Executive Director:

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days, a valid driver’s license in State of domicile.
  • Center Type : Admin Office
  • Center Name : Pacific Northwest - Puget Sound Region
  • Contact Name : Logan Gilstrap

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