Executive Director, Recovery Ministry at Resurrection Power of Washington, PA
Washington, Pennsylvania 15301
About the job
RESURRECTION POWER OF WASHINGTON PENNSYLVANIA
History: In 2000, five Presbyterian pastors in Washington, Pennsylvania created a regional Recovery Ministry. Their intent was to serve and help those struggling with addiction, including their loved ones, and to provide spiritual support for those in the 12- Step community. Through God’s grace much prayer, visioning and community support, Resurrection Power came to be on January 1, 2001. Rev. Bob Hedges has been its Executive Director since then.
Mission: Resurrection Power will carry the message of God’s love for people affected by addiction in order that they may find freedom through God’s power and grace to live a new life without the use of drugs or alcohol. In a broad sense, this mission is directed at not only people diagnosed with Substance Use disorder (SUD), but also family members, employers, and the whole community who are also affected by SUD.
Vision: Our vision is to create a Christ-centered community committed to building healing and healthy relationships with people affected by SUD in its various forms. This involves living out our discipleship as imitators of Christ, while proclaiming and demonstrating the Good News of God’s love and grace. We do this in concrete ways that lead all of us toward restoration, reconciliation, and transformation. We humbly seek to manifest the Kingdom of God in this small community, one life at a time, and to live out the vision of ministry promised by Isaiah and fulfilled in Jesus:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Strategy: We currently operate four Recovery Houses, two each for men and women using a faith-based peer-based social model for recovery. Our houses provide a safe, structured, supportive and spiritually focused community environment for 12 Step recovery. In demonstrating and proclaiming God’s love for each person in our houses, our hope is that they take their next step in their relationship with God; trusting, loving, and finding God’s presence and strength in their journey towards freedom from the bondage of SUD. Our residents continue to utilize professional treatment as needed in the community and participate in local 12 step meetings. We do not duplicate services. We provide the loving support our residents need while on the journey.
There is no greater joy for us than to see God bring someone into our house who is broken, and angry at God and the world and begin to see healing and peace enter their lives. By a gentle proclamation and demonstration of the love and grace of God, we see God turn on the light. Slowly they begin to trust God and move forward to live a new life without the use of drugs or alcohol.
TITLE: Executive Director, Recovery Ministry
PURPOSE: The Executive Director is responsible to provide comprehensive leadership, program management, and staff and resident supervision for Resurrection Power operations, to ensure program residents are enabled to implement a process of change through which they improve their health and wellness, live God-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Board of Directors (9 to 15 members)
RELATIONSHIPS: Board of Directors, paid and volunteer staff, residents, congregational and community leaders, contributors.
· Discern, guide and implement the vision and mission of Resurrection Power
· Identify and secure financial, material and relational capital through a variety of means in order to ensure the sustainability of the mission.
· Provide representation and promotion of Resurrection Power for potential donors and the general public.
· Interact with the Board of Directors including:
o Participation as a non-voting member
o Provide timely information on successes and progress
o Plan, develop and implement appropriate policy
o Propose an annual budget
· Recruit and guide task forces as needed to address specific requirements or problems. Examples include:
o Spiritual Development
o Fund Raising activities
o Facilities Task Force
o Volunteer Coordination
· Maintain the Administration Policies Manual; monitor the implementation and progress of policies.
· Serve as Chief Operational Director of Resurrection Power with authority to make decisions on daily operational matters
· Oversee all staff, carrying out formal performance evaluations of paid personnel annually.
· Provide for education and training for all paid staff, House Managers and volunteers regarding
o Resurrection Power policies
o Best practices
o Ethical conduct
o Any related legal requirements
· Provide Pastoral Care as needed with residents, and among all those connected with Resurrection Power’s ministry
Qualifications for Executive Director
-Faith in Jesus Christ
-Demonstrated maturity in faith and ethics
-Experience/knowledge with SUD and the 12 Step of Recovery
-Non-profit management experience
-Competent biblical knowledge and religious history
-Ability to provide pastoral care with people across a broad spectrum of spiritual/religious backgrounds, including anti-theism
-Ability to preach, teach, do public speaking
· We currently operate four Recovery Houses, two each for men and women with a total capacity of 42 residents that includes 1 resident House Manager for each house.
· Current paid staff is:
o 1 FT Executive Director
o 1 FT Operations Director
o 1 PT Ministry Advancement Manager (currently 1099 contract)
o 4 PT House Managers – (live-in at no cost, plus $200 monthly stipend)