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Director of the Church Evangelism Institute

Company: Wheaton College
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position: -Director of the Church Evangelism Institute Location: - Wheaton, IL
Job Id: -823 # of Openings: -1 Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Director of Church Evangelism Institute Coaching - Vision The Church Evangelism Institute has the vision of increasing in the U.S. and beyond the number and percentage of churches that are mobilizing all their people into effective witness, engaging the needs of their communities, and growing primarily through adding new believers. We call such churches conversion communities. Responsibilities The Director of the Church Evangelism Institute (CEI) will lead the expansion of CEI's impact through pastors, coaches, and networks, strengthening CEI outcomes in churches. Toward this goal, the Director will recruit and oversee staff and their development, strengthen the strategic planning process, build the organizational infrastructure for longer term sustainability and impact, oversee expansion initiatives, and collaborate with the Executive Director on curriculum and resources. This person reports to the Executive Director for the Church Evangelism Institute and works in the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. This position is full-time with benefits and is funded by foundation grants and cohort fees. Duties The duties of the Director of CEI involve leading, managing and ensuring effectiveness in the following areas: Recruit and Lead Staff:

  • Ensure staff positions are filled through recruitment over time as funding grows
    • Coach Director and Catalyst Coaches who recruit and lead pastor cohorts
    • Network Recruitment Director and Network Leaders who recruit pastor cohorts through denominational and affinity-based organizations
    • -Ops Specialist who works with CEI logistics and software systems
    • Provide regular supervision and development of senior staff
    • Oversee and participate in the Senior Leadership Team meetings Build Organizational Infrastructure:
      • Lead and oversee the strategic planning process
      • Conceptualize and develop the organizational structures of CEI
      • Put in place processes and protocols for planning, decision making, communication, and implementation of CEI programs
      • Bring the various CEI leadership groups into alignment with one another
      • Oversee planning and implementation for expansion in areas of coach recruitment and development and network leader recruitment and development
      • Oversee CEI operations, budgeting, and reporting processes Develop Expansion Initiatives:
        • Partner with Network Recruitment Director when appointed and Network Leaders to deepen and broaden network partnerships for starting and multiplying cohorts
        • Partner with Coach Director when appointed and Catalyst Coaches to recruit and develop new coaches
        • Oversee partnerships related to expansion into Latino networks and African Networks
        • Explore other potential expansion opportunities Partner with the Executive Director:
          • Gather input from leaders and coaches to improve the curriculum
          • Inform and influence the development of resources for CEI
          • Evaluate cohort and church outcomes and make recommendations for improvement
          • Partner with the Executive Director in making sure necessary CEI roles are covered until the full leadership team is appointed
          • Collaborate with the Executive Director in fund raising efforts for expansion Lead a Cohort:
            • Lead at least one cohort as a lead coach regularly
            • Utilize the approved curriculum as the guiding framework for all cohorts
            • Model personal relational evangelism and evangelism leadership in personal spheres of influence This job description is intended to represent key areas of responsibilities; specific assignments may vary from time to time, and other duties may be assigned. Qualifications:
              • Proven leadership gifts and experience
              • Senior or Executive Pastor experience preferred
              • Strong strategic planning skills
              • Knowledgeable, competent, and experienced in developing others
              • Strong relational skills and track record in recruiting, hiring, building, leading, and working well with a diverse team
              • Demonstrated ability to work with senior pastors and collaborate with gifted part-time high-capacity leaders
              • Experience and success in senior leadership within entrepreneurial environments
              • Strong communication skills, administrative skills, and follow through
              • Comfortable and effective in online environments
              • Demonstrated commitment to personal evangelism and influencing others in evangelism Physical Requirements - - The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle, or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 10 pounds. - -FLSA Status - - Exempt - As a Christ-centered community, Wheaton College faculty and staff must affirm the College's Statement of Faith as expressing their own theological convictions and agree to live by the moral standards in Wheaton's Community Covenant, modeling these commitments for the Christian formation of our students. Wheaton College faculty and staff also support the Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment which highlights our desire to treat all individuals as equal image-bearers of Jesus Christ through diversity, inclusion, justice, and unity. -

Keywords: Wheaton College, Wheaton , Director of the Church Evangelism Institute, Executive , Wheaton, Illinois

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