The Board of World Mission is excited to announce we are seeking to hire a new Director of Mission Engagement! This is a full time staff position, with a focus on engaging others in the collaborative mission work of the Moravian Church in North America.
You can read more about the position below, or download a copy of the description to print out.
Applications are due by Friday, April 13, 2018. A complete application will include a copy of a resume, cover letter, and three references with contact information. Please email these documents to Executive Director Justin Rabbach (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the deadline. Questions regarding the position or application process are welcome.
The Director of Mission Engagement (DME) is the lead staff member for efforts to engage constituent members, congregations and communities in the ongoing work of the BWM. The DME is responsible for building relationships, creating resources and initiating opportunities to empower individuals to take part in mission both locally and globally. This position also coordinates mission support efforts and maintains up-to-date and regular communication with our constituents.
The work of the Director of Mission Engagement falls into three categories:
- Facilitate mission education and mission discernment within our constituent congregations;
- Develop/ coordinate mission education materials consistent with board values;
- Deepen understanding of the work and role of the BWM within the context of the Moravian Unity;
- Initiate opportunities and accept invitations to teach, preach and pray about mission work;
- Engage in congregational visits and other direct constituent contact (conferences, synods, camps)
- Initiate BWM sponsored mission team opportunities, and sequenced opportunities for ongoing growth and training in mission service;
- Develop and maintain mission team training resources, devotionals and “how to” materials;
- Manage volunteer contacts and ongoing partner or disaster response service opportunities
- Mission Support
- Assist in development and implementation of strategic plan for marketing and communication
- Develop mission support efforts to focus fundraising appeals and communication;
- Increase number of touch points for constituents by coordinating website content, social media, on-line donation campaigns and interactive possibilities for our constituents;
- Promote consistent and effective communication with constituents, board, and staff
- Dedication to serving our Lord and a sense of call to mission;
- Good skills in writing and communication, computer use and social media;
- Organizational skills and the ability to develop and implement a strategic plan;
- Cross-cultural experience (Ability in a second language other than English is desired);
- The ability to value and affirm diversity;
- Good self-initiative;
- Effective inter-personal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment;
- The ability to travel frequently;
- The minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
Unity Prayer Day Offering 2018.
The Unity Prayer Day Offering 2018 will benefit purchase of a piece of land for a church office, the first to be owned by the Moravian Church in Peru.
The Moravian Church Peru is one of the newest mission areas in the worldwide Unity.
So far, the Moravian Churches in Peru rent space for their worship services and other ministries. From a sustainability point of view this is not the best approach. The Peru Moravian Board has asked if it would be possible to obtain a one-time larger donation that could be used to purchase some land in Chiclayo, Peru. That is where the headquarters is located, but presently the office is situated in the home of the president of the church.
The Moravians in Peru believe that if they have a piece of land, they can slowly work toward developing it. They have said that even if they would use a tent or a tarpaulin in the early stages, at least there would be a place that could be identified as the “Moravian Church.”
4 sustainability projects in Peru are going well – especially the “Moravian Bubbles” laundry service in Lima and the Moravian Mariachi Band in Chiclayo. The income from those projects can be used for developing the land if it is purchased.
The Unity Prayer Day Offering 2018 will therefore support the witness of the Moravian Church in Peru and will help to further the mission of the Moravian Church in Peru.
The Board of World Mission is seeking an intern for 10-12 weeks in the summer of 2018.