Job Opportunities

Director of Partnership Review (DPR) – Eurasia

The purpose of this position is to enhance the assigned Church Growth Partnerships (CGPs), raising the level of Partner competencies, capacities and Church Growth and nurturing qualities, while bringing new high-performing Partnerships into the ICM family-of-partnerships.  This position’s responsibilities include travel to audit the work of the CGPs and further enhance the relationships.  It is preferable the DPR would have experience in Southeast Asia.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Nurture current CGPs toward higher performance, through field audits; the monitoring of the status of Partnership expectations, including nurturing, projects and reports; and telephone/email contact.
    • Traveling under approved schedules to visit CGPs and audit the in-country work
      • Pre-trip actions to gain approvals and apprise others (details given separately)
      • Reviewing in-country records, making on-site project inspections, visiting MBC small groups, and assessing/encouraging CGP leadership
      • Reporting on trips, using ministry procedures to document visits, make recommendations and apprise others.
      • Participation in International Church Growth (ICG) meetings, bringing recommendations and explanations for assigned projects and Partnerships.
      • Participating in Partnership Assessment meetings semi-annually and in the Late Projects Process monthly (working closely with ICG Support where appropriate), assisting in ICM’s stewardship to see that projects are current and donors are apprised
      • Posting to ICM trip blogs while on trips and from office
    • Being the MBC representative while in the field and for the CGP, engaging with the MBC Department’s representative of the Strategic Ministry Team (SMT).
      • Overseeing MBC Training/Rollouts and seeing that MBC training is held wherever needed
      • Determining ongoing potential for MBC use
      • Inspecting ongoing use of MBC materials
      • In conjunction with the SMT, proposing MBC plans for current and new CGPs
      • Holding a prep meeting with the SMT prior to trips and a de-briefing meeting after trips
    • Owning the responsibility for current CGP reporting
      • Coordinating with ICG Support and MBC on ‘due’ or late reports
      • Contacting CGPs regarding all late reports and projects
  • Establish New High-Performing CGPs
    • Screening potential CG Partnerships
    • Vetting candidates for high-performance potential on nurturing with MBC and church building
    • Working with MBC Department to prepare new Partnerships for MBC use
    • Bringing recommendations for CG Partnerships to the ICG Approval Committee
    • Working with ICG Support and MBC to gain optimum start-up understanding for new CGP relationships, seeking like-understanding of expectations the necessary disciplines, while fostering fellowship between us
  • Handle other in-office duties pertaining to assigned region and CGPs
    • Processing emails and other correspondence and communications with CG Partners, including use of Skype, where possible, maintaining good Partner communications
    • Seeking information needed by Ministry Advancement
  • Assist with other special assignments directed by ministry leadership

Knowledge, Skills/Abilities and Characteristics Required (or equivalent) Which Must Be Learned:

  • Mature believer in Jesus and a student of God’s Word
  • A servant’s heart and a commitment to prayer
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Construction and/or project management experience or knowledge
  • International ministry/mission experience and travel particularly in Southeast Asia
  • Proficient use of computers, cell phones and other electronic communications tools
  • Proficiency in MS Office to include Word and Excel
  • Experience tracking expenses and reconciling expense reports
  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to work both as a team member and independently
  • Comfort with cross-cultural communications
  • Organizational skills which assure the accuracy, consistency and timeliness of submitted records and data
  • Ability to work in a diverse setting and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Willingness to travel at a minimum of four months per year.

Qualified candidates can submit their resume to: jstringer@icm.org

Development Officer, Southwest Region

International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) Development Officers (DOs) are fundraisers working with and cultivating major donor relationships.

Qualified candidate will possess:

  • A strong/sincere passion for the ICM mission and belief in its Statement of Faith
  • 3-5 years of successful major donor development experience (evangelical nonprofit a plus)
  • The demonstrated ability to journey with approximately 100 major donor partners while adhering to ICM’s standard of conduct and advancement philosophy
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and effective presentation skills
  • The self-motivation to work independently and the cooperative skills to work with the DO/ICM team
  • The ability to travel and manage time and resources effectively
  • The ability and desire to lead international donor vision trips
  • The organizational skills to develop, document, and execute plans to engage and cultivate long-term donor relationships
  • The technical ability to utilize the hardware/software used by DOs
  • The desire to learn/adapt/share best practices that help achieve ICM objectives

Employment requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must pass a pre-employment reference screen
  • Proof of valid driver’s license and acceptable Motor Vehicle Report required
  • Must provide proof of legal authorization to work in the United States

Qualified candidates can submit their resume to: jstringer@icm.org

Latin America (LA) SMT Assistant – Part-Time

Reports to ICG Associate Director

Position Overview:
This position has a multi-faceted role of assisting the Latin America Director of Partnership Review (LA DPR) and working with the LA Strategic Ministry Team (SMT), in many aspects of the ministry work, including trip preparation and reporting, supporting the advancement of applications/projects, building of relationships with Church Growth Partners, training of Church Growth Partners (CGPs), coordinating with MBC to see that MBC is implemented, gathering information needed for Donor Correspondence on requested updates and in general being the LA Region contact backup when the LA DPR is traveling.  In general, this position is to be the bridge between the Spanish-speaking CGPs and the SMT for this region.  This position’s purpose includes helping to:

  1. Bring more effective communications between the LA Region and ICM staff
  2. Keep LA Region building project and Activity Report flows current, as part of the SMT
  3. Seek to raise the level of performance for all LA Partners (on-time, on-budget, on-quality),
  4. Enhance the prayer support of LA Partners, and
  5. Bring about the achievement of the LA Region goals and the surpassing of its objectives.
  6. Improve the timely flow of information from Partners necessary for Donor Correspondence

Range of Responsibilities:

  • Gather, maintain and report prayer needs for LA Region
  • Assist in trip preparation (Work and Vision Trips) and follow-up for LA DPR, including
    • Before trips: helping schedule countries/Partners to be visited (flights, hotels, in-country travel), submitting Trip Approval Forms, putting itineraries together and seeing that they are submitted before the trip departure, getting purchase orders and cash for trips, securing visas or renewing passports,
    • After trips: seeing that trip and expense reports and pictures are submitted in conformance to the ministry’s format and standards, preparing a list of action items for appropriate follow-up, seeing that the above follow-up is acted upon and Partners are notified
    • Assisting the DPR with social media entries both while on trips and while in office
  • Work with the LA DPR and the SMT Associate to advance applications and projects that have delays (e.g., Returned For Corrections), including starting any Partnerships that have not done an initial project
  • Where there are Spanish translations needed, reviewing Pre-Approved and Pending projects to see that they are advanced when possible, coordinating with the SMT Associate
  • Support SMT efforts to follow-up from Late Projects Reviews and Partnership Assessments, toward the completion of tasks
  • Seek and point out opportunities for more effective internal communications, assisting where needed; e.g., scheduling of meetings
  • Where Spanish is required, coordinate assignments for and gathering reporting from the LA Field Auditor, translating and then transferring reports to the SMT Associate
  • Help implement new policies and process as they apply to the LA Region and as directed by LA DPR and LA SMT Associate
  • Assist with fulfillment of requests to LA Region from other ICM departments
  • Assist with special projects and reports, as directed by the ICG Associate Director
  • Problem-solve, where needed, to help LA Region achieve its objectives and goals
  • Maintain LA Region’s organized files, both electronic and paper, as appropriate
  • Understand and report (status) on IT needs for LA Region
  • Work cooperatively with the LA SMT, particularly in documenting communications and initiatives with CGP and DPR
  • Document all CGP contact, as appropriate

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics (or the equivalent thereof):

  • A follower of Jesus Christ with a servant heart for missions and nurturing believers
  • A positive attitude and teamwork spirit with a passion for serving others
  • Proficient/fluent in Spanish and English, both spoken and written, and able to both communicate effectively with the both CGPs in Spanish, and with the ICM staff in English
  • Strong attention to detail and well organized
  • Strong communications and interpersonal/relational skills
  • Excellent Word and Excel skills, along with a general comfort of using computers
  • Strong knowledge of or ability to learn proficient use of KingdomBuilder, office software; willingness to train as needed
  • Comfort in working with numbers, including charts, budgets, reports; ability to produce clear, concise reports, considering users’ needs
  • Flexibility to shift assignments as priorities are re-ordered
  • Knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of ICG principles, policies and procedures
  • Ability to advance work on own initiative, using problem-solving and creativity skills in meeting timelines
  • Effective use of internet, primarily for research
  • Urgency for accuracy and quality of the finished product, and initiative for addressing all important matters
  • Ability to balance and prioritize time in carrying out tasks, including meeting with others
  • Openness to feedback and instruction.
  • College degree, or equivalent experience, preferably in liberal arts, communications or business

Key Measurements:

  • Providing assigned reports according to timetable
  • Advancement of project applications and Church Growth Partnership processes
  • Assessment of proficiency and use of required skills and abilities
  • Improvement in CGP timely communications, resulting in stronger CGP performance
  • Feedback from LA DPR, ICG Associate Director and SMT members
  • TBD

Qualified candidates can submit their resume to: jstringer@icm.org

Development Assistant

The Development Assistant (DA) reports to the Director of Ministry Advancement and is a member of the Development Team. The Development Assistant is responsible for supporting the Development Officer team with administrative tasks. This includes tracking monthly metrics, maintaining data, providing donor updates and reports, assisting with events, and requesting project reserves.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development Officer (DO) Support
    This position supports the DO team by performing donor research, pulling reports of donor giving and correspondence, providing event support, assisting with project and reserve management, and completing special requests and communication touches.  The position also manages data for the DO team, correcting and imputing data as well as training the team on best practices.

Qualifications Required: (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Follower of Jesus Christ. College degree or equivalent experience. Strong attention to detail.  Strong organizational and communication skills. An appreciation for the passion of the ministry’s work.  Excellent word processing knowledge and typing skills, using Microsoft Word, along with a general comfort using computers.  Proficiency using Microsoft Office and the willingness to train on other software as needed.  Comfortable in working with numbers.  Knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of program principles, policies and procedures.  Ability to advance work on own initiative, using problem-solving and creative skills. Proven ability to organize, self-start, multi-task and maintain the timely execution of administrative tasks. Servant and missionary heart; positive attitude and teamwork-minded. Urgency for accuracy and quality of the finished product. Ability to balance and prioritize time in carrying out tasks. Openness to feedback and instruction.

Qualified candidates can submit their resume to: jstringer@icm.org