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Chief Operating Officer

Company: Decision Point
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Chief Operating OfficerFull-time, Wheaton, ILDecision Point - - - -About Decision Point -We are an evangelical non-profit that exists to proclaim the gospel to the next generation. We focus on equipping, sending and reaching students on their school campus and online. Browse through our website at to learn more about what we do. - from on . -Expanding the Mission and Advancing the GospelDecision Point is currently active in 17 areas and partnering with churches and mobilizing students for campus outreach. We desire to see this number grow to 25 areas by 2027, and through our online coaching program, we hope to coach students far beyond that. We have seen that coaching a few schools in a local area today can lead to long-term ministry being established for years to come.We have recently launched our new four-year campaign, I Have Decided. -In the next four years we are praying we will see:

  • 10,000 students say, "I have decided to witness for Christ!"
  • 1,000 churches say, "I have decided to mobilize our students to witness for Christ!" -
  • 10,000 people to say, "I have decided to pray for and financially support this ministry."We believe that by God's grace this will result in:
    • 25 strategic cities served by Decision Point campus ministry in their communities
    • 1,000 campuses impacted by the Student Leaders deployed by Decision Point
    • 2.5+ million students given the gospel on campus or onlineWe pray that the Lord will continue expanding the mission - coast-to-coast, border to border and beyond - till every student has heard.About Our Next Chief Operating OfficerDECISION POINT's Chief Operating Officer will direct and manage Decision Point's daily ministry operations to advance our mission, develop our ministry leaders and maximize our impact and efficiency. -Why Now? The ministry is in an exciting season of growth, development, and impact. Having celebrated 20 years of God's faithfulness to our mission, Decision Point now stands on the verge of the next chapter of this mission. By God's grace, we are asking God to mobilize 1 million students worldwide to be courageous witnesses for Christ in the next 20 years. With personnel on the ground in 10 cities and impact in 17 cities, Decision Point is praying for God to expand our mission into 25 strategic cities in the next three years and test our program internationally. New doors have opened for us to produce culture-changing content and bring the gospel to young people not only on campus but also online. -Key TraitsIn order to succeed in this role, the COO should embody the following values and strengths:
      • Relentless: Undaunted and unphased in face of obstacles and opposition
      • Driven: Self-motivated to get things done
      • Personable: Genuine care for people, especially those you lead -
      • Coaching and problem solving: Great at helping people solve problems and reach their potential
      • Candid: Willing to say what others don't want to say -
      • Steady: Consistent, disciplined execution of priorities and tasks
      • Attention to detail: Drive and manage projects to completion with details big and small
      • Entrepreneurial-minded: Thrive working in an out-of-the-box and on-the-go environment -
      • "Jack of all trades": Handle wide variety of workExperienceThis person should have 20+ years leadingin a ministry, church, or professional setting with a proven track record of leading teams to drive action, scale operations, and accomplish goals. Today, this person could be serving successfully as:
        • Senior Pastor or Executive Pastor
        • Executive level leader in a Christian ministry or non-profit
        • VP of Operations in a business
        • Regional VP managing people and action in multiple statesDECISION POINT'S Chief Operating Officer will serve as the complement to our Chief Executive Officer and execute the day-to-day requirements of our organization. In this role, the COO will have direct leadership over several key departments and initiatives. -Areas of Responsibility
          • Campus Ministry: Our campus ministry program provides in-person coaching and develops ministry movements at schools and churches in communities around the nation. This program includes 25 staff and hundreds of volunteers on the ground in ten cities with a goal of doubling our staff team and having an active ministry presence in 25 strategic cities in the next four years. - -
          • Online Outreach: Our online outreach program reaches students across the country and around the world with the gospel online and on social media, inviting students to our website where they can see a clear, direct presentation of the gospel, come to know Jesus, and connect to a local church.
          • Conferences: Our annual Student Leader Conference convenes middle and high school students from around the nation for a week of intensive training, leadership development, and worship to equip them for next-level gospel impact on campus all year.
          • Partnerships: Strategic partnerships between Decision Point and like-minded churches and organizations, including local churches, church networks, other ministries and non-profits, camps, and influencers to advance our mission of proclaiming the gospel to the next generation. -
          • Marketing: Communication strategy within our existing team of partners and students as well as communication to attract and engage new partners and students to coach.DECISION POINT'S Chief Operating Officer will drive the implementation of our entire Strategic Plan by leading and managing our ministry programs, beginning with our Campus Ministry program, in all areas to include:Growth
            • Drive and manage the Campus Ministry team to grow in current areas and multiply into new areas across the nation and internationally.
            • Lead the Campus Ministry team with a cohesive game plan for accomplishing all objectives: outreach, expansion, fund raising, church partnerships, conferences, etc. -
              • Guide Campus Ministry directors in advancing the mission and solving problems, bringing in other executive staff as helpful in the process. -
              • Drive ministry planning across departments to ensure cohesive attainment of our goals (key events, projects, and action items).Performance and Optimization
                • Lead the assignment, integration, coordination, and optimization of ministry staff. -
                • Establish priorities for all ministry teams and staff on a quarterly basis, conducting quarterly reviews of progress.
                • Review achievements and obstacles as well as required action and adjustments in light of current status, with the President and the Executive Team.
                • Establish and refine shared processes, practices and procedures for Campus Ministry.Internal Communication and Integration
                  • Keep staff updated with mission progress, prayer requests, developments and action items.
                    • Plan and prepare our Monthly All Staff and Campus Ministry staff equipping sessions as needed.
                    • Prepare monthly and quarterly updates on progress and obstacles toward ministry goals.
                    • Provide these briefings to the Sr. Staff and the Executive Team on a regular basis.
                    • Prepare ministry reports for board meetings, the annual report, etc. -
                    • Provide leadership and management over working groups and project teams. -
                    • Work closely with the Executive Team on key issues and day-to-day operations.
                    • Ensure that the ministry calendar is created and communicated internally annually and by semester.Personal Development, Recruiting, and Onboarding
                      • Help our people grow in their personal lives, walk with the Lord, and roles as leaders.
                      • Regularly bring together key city and/or state directors for development, relationship, and connection with one another, the Executive Team and other leaders. -
                      • Develop an ongoing personal and professional development plan for our leaders.
                      • Develop career paths for our ministry staff within our mission.
                      • Help the team maintain efficiency and operate at peak performance.
                      • Lead internal recruiting efforts of student leaders, coaches, lead coaches and staff. -
                      • Direct and develop a plan for onboarding student leaders, volunteers, part time and full time staff, including a year-long on-ramp for new full time staff.Program Development and Execution
                        • Drive the collaboration for continued development, planning and execution of our 360 plan for student development, including our:
                          • Ministry Action Plan & training materials
                          • Ongoing communication: social media, email, podcast, etc.
                          • Student Leader Conference & other eventsQuality Control and Process Development
                            • Direct and guide the development and implementation of standard methods and processes. -
                            • Monitor client satisfaction (students, parents, teachers, pastors) and quality assurance.
                            • Administer policies and procedures as needed.
                            • Provide strong positive leadership to the entire staff through personal performance, exemplifying integrity, honesty, and commitment to the core values of the ministry.Supplies, Logistics & Resource Management
                              • Ensure our Campus Ministry team has the supplies they need to run our Campus Ministry program to include outreach materials, training materials, guest speakers, etc.
                              • Ensure Student Leaders receive the outreach and training materials in a timely way.
                              • Coordinate across teams to ensure all of our regional areas are supplied with materials to succeed, including all necessary office, outreach & PR materials.
                              • Manage Campus Ministry budget and ensure our Campus Ministry leaders have appropriate understanding, management and control of their area.Donor Development
                                • Cultivate relationships with community leaders and assist in the fundraising goals of the missionKey RelationshipsReports to: Decision Point CEODirect Reports: -
                                  • Regional Directors (Midwest, CA, AZ, DFW, etc)
                                  • Campus Ministry Administrator
                                  • Director of Online Training CenterReports alongside: -
                                    • Decision Point Executive TeamLocation & Travel:This position will be based out of our national headquarters in Wheaton, IL, and will travel frequently throughout the nation to meet with staff and partners in our ministry locations. -Fundraising and SalarySalary range for this role is $90,000 - $120,000 based on experience and qualifications.As a distinctive part of this role, Decision Point is a non-profit ministry where every member of our staff is involved in fundraising for both financial and prayer support. And we think that's a really good thing!Just like missionaries about to be sent across the world, your first assignment on Decision Point staff will be to personally contact churches, friends and family and gather a team of partners to monthly invest in the ministry that God is leading you into. We'll give you tons of training, encouragement and ongoing coaching. If you like everything else and feel like this could be a good fit for you, do not let fundraising stop you; let's talk first.Will you come help save the next generation? -You may still have a lot of questions. You may still be praying about whether God is calling you to this mission. That's ok! Let's talk. Just fill out the short form and we'll be in touch to get the conversation started!
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Keywords: Decision Point, Wheaton , Chief Operating Officer, Executive , Wheaton, Illinois

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