About the job
This position requires you to raise your own support.
The Director of Mobilization is primarily tasked with creating and stewarding the process and means to direct people into serving within our global mission. Working in close conjunction with the field ministry team and executive leadership, including the president, you will build a team that will “shepherd God’s people toward their calling” and will coach potential new missional staff considering Communitas. You will create numerous opportunities for engagement with Communitas and our mission, including speaking and other engagement events, short term experiences and internships, and more.
For full details, please download the Job Description on this page, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions at all at HR@gocommunitas.org.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Provide overall direction to the Global Mobilization Team in accomplishing the vision and mission of Communitas. This includes, but is not limited to:
Oversee the mobilization/deployment of staff across our global regions:Working together with executive and regional leaders, coaches and field staff to develop appropriate mobilization strategies and goals
Effectively recruit and supervise mobilization team staff members
Facilitating strategic input from national leaders and indigenous endeavors
Measuring progress and budget management for the department.
Creating/organizing effective short-term and long-term programs
Gather all the resources needed to complete the ministry goals. This includes, but is not limited to:Recruiting new field personnel for short-term, mid-term, and long-term service
With a team, establishing effective, mutually beneficial partnerships with US and non-US based churches, colleges/seminaries, denominations and non-profits
Raising financial resources
Positively represent Communitas culture and opportunities amidst work with schools, seminaries and potential partner organizationsParticipate as an executive leader within the Sending Division of Communitas, engaging in the strategic and tactical implementation of the mission of Communitas worldwide
Participate in telling the stories well, celebrating good news internally and externally
Appropriate stewarding of mobilization budget
Assure significant time on personal Ministry Partner Development; during some seasons, this may increase significantly, depending on funding levels.Maintain sufficient support levels to allow for full salary is encouraged, as determined by a support plan; minimal support levels are required
As needed, engage in coaching around MPD training and accountability
Hold direct reports accountable for their MPD funding
Additional projects as assigned by the supervisor.
Maintains a learning posture and growing walk with Christ.
Maintains a positive and encouraging spirit.
Maintains a strong commitment to the mission, vision, values and statement of faith of Communitas.
Maintains a commitment to excellence and service orientation.
Maintains absolute discretion in matters of confidentiality.
Maintains Ministry Partner Development in order to have sustainable mission support.
We seek a godly person residing in or willing to relocate to the United States with outstanding people skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and direct, successful experience in ministry and missions, particularly in recruiting new missionaries. He or she will have a proven track record of team building and facilitation. Also important are the following:
Strong commitment to the mission, vision and values of Communitas International, and a committed follower of Jesus Christ. Meets elder qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9 (gender inclusive)
Theologically sound and in full agreement with Communitas’ Statement of Faith and positional papers
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree and preferably a Masters in a related field and/or a demonstrated desire for continued education in the areas of organizational and ministerial leadership
Proven leadership, team leadership and development, and management ability in a missions setting
Forward thinking and able to develop and execute plans with concrete targets and goals
Ministry experience in both US and international contexts, as well as within a self-support environment, preferred
Demonstrated ability to craft partnerships and collaborative projects in international contexts
Proven team management experience, virtual team experience a plus
Ability to thrive in a remote work setting and expertly lead teams and meetings in a virtual environment
Involved in a local community of faith, with active engagement in relationships with non-Christians
Good to excellent software skills, preferred experience with Google docs, Microsoft office, Skype, Zoom
Flexible schedule to accommodate meetings across multiple time zones
Ability to work remotely and independently with limited supervision, self motivated and disciplined
Ability to travel internationally one-three times per year; domestically five or more times per year
Ability to effectively initiate and manage change
Creative, outside-the-box thinking and well versed in missiological thought and praxis
A background check is required