by Jor-El Godsey, President
Best practices and powerful tools will only carry the effort so far... And maybe not as far as we'd think or want.
Even from the title of his book, "The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business," Patrick Lencioni tells it straight. Our best tips, tools, and techniques won't carry the day beyond the operational health of our organization.
Sounds too "touchy-feely"? Lencioni anticipates this objection, noting, "[M]any leaders struggle to embrace organizational health because they quietly believe they are too sophisticated, too busy, or too analytical to bother with it. In other words, they think it's beneath them." (Emphasis added)
Lencioni, well-known for best-selling leadership and management books such as "Five Dysfunctions of a Team," "Death by Meeting," and "The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive," pulls from each of these and others to reveal how a business or non-profit can learn to function in a healthy way.
Setting aside his customary "fable" format, Lencioni uses real-life examples to illustrate and emphasize the challenge and importance of working toward organizational health.
"Organizational health will one day surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage." Lencioni says.
If you're new to Lencioni, you might start with his "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" to ease into these weighty concepts. His books are neither long nor difficult to read, but offer powerful insights for any non-profit organization.
by Chet Scott, Built To Lead
The US Air Force trains it team to memorize two numbers, for the sole purpose of their survival during a time of trauma. We don't recall so well when we're overwhelmed, so our military leaders want these numbers embedded in their soldiers brains.
Our tendency, remember, is to do nothing, to turn into statues when we become hyper-stressed. This is rarely the right call. If the building is on fire, run. If the plane has crashed and you are still alive – move. If the boat is capsizing in the open seas, get going. Head for the upper deck and plan your escape. Don't sit still. However, if you're lost deep in the woods, according to Ken Hill a renowned expert in this field, don't get busy moving. Don't run. Don't move. This is where being a statue actually pays off. STOP. You are most likely to be found, in this case, if you stay where you are. Moving on...
Our fear tendency takes a similar look and feel every day around the hallways of corporate America. The moment things get a little hazy, crazy, and out of control we start to freak. When we can't see where we're going the freak can reach a dizzying peak. Our brain gets overwhelmed and without a sense of direction, we go statue again. We ruminate, and we tend toward sitting in our "cubes" and either doing nothing, or doing nothing new.
We STOP. We wait for the leader to tell us the way forward. They rarely do. So, mindlessly we continue to do what we've always done even when deep inside we know it's not working. And, oftentimes we go further. We allow our brain to forecast the future and it tends to catastrophize when given an overwhelming problem and little to no direction home. Yikes. Back to our Air Force pair of num's to recall.
Here are the numbers.
The USAF reminds it's workers of these two numbers over and over again. Here's what they mean.
98.6, as you already know, is our optimum core body temperature. When it gets below 88 you can't think clearly and when it drops below 82, you're toast. They teach their team to do what's necessary to remember techniques to keep warm. Here's one. Consume sugar even if it's cold. Sugar is the best ignitor of heat. Choose sugar over coffee, tea, or alcohol. Is that sweet or what?
3 is a little more complicated. They refer to this as the Rule of 3.
You cannot survive:
Here's the BTL AND...
To live out your OPUS while traveling your builder's journey, please remember this:
Your CORE temperature needs to feel like fire. As you pay attention to what gives you energy along this journey we call life, you can significantly improve your chances of writing your masterpiece. Step one is realizing what gives you energy the moment you are doing it. We refer to these as discovering your LOVE's. We ask our clients to write this in the form of their love to's. Very cool. Great lives are always lived by someone that discovers their passions and falls in LOVE in work and life. This is step one...
3 numbers we remind our family, friends, and clients are as follows:
12 8 4 powered by 2 is our framework for building CORE centered confidence, Communities with chemistry, and Continuity with contentment. These fortunate few live lives that represent their masterpiece. Their teams are inspired communities of people that are building deep trust and tasting what it's like to be in flow. They build the next generation of leaders before they need them and understand why this is best. These, home grown leaders, carry the vision forward and make it clearer during their time. The team outlasts it's founder and continues on with uncommon alignment, engagement, and energy. The Leader looks back at this legacy with contentment. Very cool.
And, you're BTL CORE on fire. We'll call this you're Air Force three. Remember these and you'll be flying.
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Grace Chanda Swala was on the verge of giving up.
Having become executive director for Mansa Silent Voices in Zambia just a year ago, Grace and her family had laid the comfort of living in their own home on the altar, hoping to raise support for the fledgling center by renting out their home.
But by the time late July rolled around, and the Africa Cares for Life conference along with it, Grace was on the brink of losing heart.
Her heart burdened for the women and children in her community, and her spirit all but crushed under the weight of financial stress and worry, the five-day bus ride from Zambia to Durbin, South Africa, seemed like an eternity.
Would her center ever reach and rescue the women she passed by on the street every day? Could her ministry thrive under such tight constraints and seemingly insurmountable obstacles?
Would Grace and her family face financial ruin because of their selfless sacrifice on behalf of women and babies in Mansa?
Meanwhile, as Grace traveled the five days from Mansa to Durbin, grace was traveling halfway across the world to meet her, as Heartbeat International’s Director of Ministry Services Betty McDowell arrived for a full week of speaking and teaching at the conference.
Betty’s week started with a visit to Pregnancy Resource Centre, a maternity home in Durbin, and followed up with an in-depth day on fundraising all day Monday and into Tuesday morning.
While teaching two sessions on Heartbeat’s Sexual Integrity™ Program early in the week, Betty delivered two keynotes to the 80-plus person conference, which included representatives from three African nations.
“Vision came through as a major theme at this conference,” Betty said. “These friends face so many hardships we don’t here in the U.S., or even most parts in the west. It blew me away to hear from each organization about the problems they deal with: HIV, high crime rates, and even personal safety at risk on a day-to-day basis, and yet they keep at their work in spite of all these obstacles.”
“Africa Cares for Life did a superb job with this conference, and so much of the credit goes to Shanno Enoch, who was running her first conference as Executive Director,” Betty said. “That group is such an encouraging example of what true learners and servant-leaders look like.”
As the conference, “New Beginnings… Bountiful Harvest,” progressed, leaders like Grace were refreshed, encouraged and better equipped to hold fast to the Gospel of Life in spite of the daunting challenges they face every day.
For Grace, the conference truly proved to be a new beginning. As she boarded the bus back to Mansa, prepared for five days en route home, Grace reveled in the encouragement, instruction, and fellowship that had left her rejuvenated, and freshly ready to pursue her God-given call.
Grace also reflected on God’s faithfulness to provide a harvest. Even after a hard year of working the Zambian soil.
by Jay Hobbs, Communications Assistant
by Jor-El Godsey, Vice President
Probably the most common question asked when center leaders get together is, “How many unique clients do you see?”
Presumably, the higher the client number, the better the outreach. And it seems to follow, the better the outreach, the better the outcomes. But does this really reveal the whole picture? The answer in a word... hardly.
Yes, more client numbers generally suggests there are actually more “outcomes.” But does it naturally follow that those outcomes are “better”?
The answer to this question requires a deeper look, beyond focusing on total client numbers, and more closely evaluating the outcomes they represent. We have to ask, “What outcomes are we representing?”
Do we count a last known intention after one visit the same as that of a client we’ve seen several times throughout her pregnancy?
How do we qualify discussions relative to spiritual interactions? As faith-motivated ministries, we recognize the context of a life-and-death decision is every bit as spiritual as specifically choosing to follow Christ. Do we count both as equal in light of our mission?
Forty-plus years into the pregnancy help ministry, we all stand on the backs of entrepreneurs who blazed the trail before us. Those courageous folks—some of whom are still very active in our ministry today—tackled challenges like getting real-time pregnancy test results (before the easy tests were available) and getting listed in the Yellow Pages.
These pioneers learned to successfully draw someone who was not looking for their services (even though they desperately needed it), and that entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in our movement, as we push into the new electronic marketing frontiers and mobile device client intake.
With that, we must continually make room for the intrapreneurs among us—those who may not push the envelope per se, but who work to maximize their ministry’s effectiveness. Intrapreneurs spend time on process, protocol and efficiency (not to be confused with effectiveness).
These in turn help serve better outcomes as well as more outcomes. Pushing into new territory is important, but not to the exclusion of developing the territory we are already in. Thankfully, God provides those with temperaments fit for the task.
Take up the task of becoming a pregnancy help movement Intrapreneur today. You can begin by taking one more look at how you evaluate your outcomes.
by Andrea Trudden, Director of Communications & Marketing
Being a full-time working parent of toddlers does not leave a lot of downtime.
At work, I have my task list that I check through each day. At home, I have my domestic duties that I enjoy. On the weekends, we have parties, church activities, and visitations. So, when I have a few moments to myself, I find I sometimes feel bored.
I literally don't know what to do with no obligations. (Hence this article I'm writing while waiting for my flight to take off.)
I believe I have become so accustomed to having obligations that I truly have not thought of downtime.
This has forced me to acknowledge that my husband and I have fallen into exactly what our priest warned against in premarital counseling—we are living for our family and not for ourselves.
It's very hard to not live for our family, however, because we both love them so much!
Recently, we were able to take a date night, before coming home and sorting through our bookshelves to clear space in our guestroom, of course. It was so nice to know that we can still just talk about nonsensical things and laugh at each other’s jokes.
Don't get me wrong, we talk every day. But we usually tend to talk about the cute thing one of our kids said, or our conversation revolves around planning for our next event.
This made me revisit Ephesians 5:15-17
""Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity..."
Although I interpreted this initially as, “Do as much as you can,” I’m coming to find that, sometimes what I actually need is an hour to shop, play a game, or just talk.
Sometimes, it’s more “productive” for my soul to stop trying to be so… well, productive.
I encourage you to take some time and do something for you. Maybe it’s walking, reading, or praying... just make sure it’s something you want to do, and something you can do without interruption.
Okay, back to work.
I deleted an app from my iPhone this afternoon.
It was a good app, and free when I got it. But, as I read through Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions, as I do every year, I became instantly convicted that this app—which I just downloaded yesterday—has already wasted too much of my time.
Edwards, regarded by many as the finest American theologian ever, jotted down 70 resolutions over the course of several months in 1723, and these have stood the test of time as some of the most brilliant, yet simple resolutions a Christian can make.
Several of them cut like a boning knife through my flabby heart, not the least of which is Resolution No. 5:
Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but to improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.
Not one moment wasted. Not even when I’m waiting at the airport or stuck in traffic. Not even when I’m early to an appointment—a rare event in any case—and have 15 minutes to kill. To Edwards, a truly godly man, those 15 minutes didn’t belong to him in the first place, and therefore, were never his to kill or make alive.
I love this resolution of Edwards, not only because it sounds ambitious to the point of heroic, but because it is so squarely biblical. It’s nothing more than a simple restating of the Apostle Paul’s instructions to the church at Ephesus:
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16)
I want to imitate men like Edwards and Paul, who understood and embraced the gospel so wholeheartedly that every moment became an opportunity to capitalize upon and make the most of, for my ultimate joy, for the good of others, and for the glory of God.
Step 1: Cut out the Fat
The first step to capitalizing on the precious opportunities that each moment represents—to really redeem the time and make the best use of it—is to prayerfully quit doing things that do waste time. There goes that iPhone app. Is Facebook next? Pinterest? Maybe.
That’s what Edwards means when he resolves to “never lose one moment of time,” and it’s what Paul is shooting for when he warns his readers to watch how they’re walking, “not as unwise, but as wise.”
Can you picture Jonathan Edwards, the third president of Princeton, frittering time away on Facebook or Twitter? Or, can you picture the Apostle Paul, commissioned by Jesus as a servant and a witness to the resurrection, burning time on his cell phone while he waits for the bus?
Step 2: Capitalize on the Moment
Following the pattern set by Paul in Ephesians 5, Edwards counters his negative goal (to not waste time) with a positive objective: “to improve (each moment) the most profitable way I possibly can.”
This “improvement” starts with the heart. Are we actively seeking Christ where he is to be found—in his Word and among his people, the Church? Are we actively seeking to embrace the gospel so that we can say with Paul, “the love of Christ controls us”? (2 Corinthians 5:14)
This is what Paul means by “making the best use of the time,” and there is no app for it.
This kind of living takes discipline, study, and Christian community. And this is the kind of living that will really make a difference in the world, including the people you interact with on an everyday basis.
How can you improve each moment in the most profitable way you possibly can in 2013?
If so, then consider the Heartbeat International Academy, which currently offers 50 courses, as well as Life Affirming Specialist training and certification.
Geared toward life-affirming leaders, staff, volunteers, and supporters within the pregnancy help movement, the Academy offers just the kind of training you may need in order to make the best use of the time you’re given in 2013.
In the meantime, be choosy about your apps.
by Jor-El Godsey, Heartbeat International Vice President
“Let’s get the volunteers to do it. That will save a bundle!”
Volunteers are often seen as a supply of labor for almost any task or for the implementation of an action item. Leaders - board members and directors alike - often assume that volunteers are the least expensive option available. Think again.
Many moons ago, our pregnancy help center utilized a team of volunteers to accomplish the bulk mailing of our newsletters and appeals. Trays of printed material and envelopes along with stickers and labels were distributed. Presto, some two weeks later the mailing had been delivered.
Upon closer inspection, we realized that, in addition to the volunteer time, two staff members had spent ten work hours (a total of twenty staff hours) each mailing cycle to coordinate the assembly, distribution, and postal paperwork for this process. A local mailing service (also known as a fulfillment house) that had more sophisticated equipment could lower the postal rate and turn the same task around in three working days as opposed to two weeks. Cost comparisons revealed that, for just a few dollars more, we could improve our process, tighten our turn around, and release several volunteers to more personally rewarding tasks.
All leaders recognize the scarcity of resources to accomplish the mission and achieve the vision. The good leader continually evaluates how to allocate the limited resources available for maximum return on the investment for the ministry and those involved.
Adapted from DIRECT Well™, Heartbeat International’s manual for directors.
From On the LeaderBoard | Volume 2, Issue 2
by Betty McDowell, Heartbeat International Director of Ministry Services
As a social worker in the mental health field, I was trained to assess a patient’s level of alertness and orientation by asking them four questions: (1) Who are you? (2) Where are you? (3) What is the date and time? (4) What just happened to you?
This simple exercise helped determine the next steps in diagnosing the patient and constructing a treatment plan. But I have since discovered the value of asking the same four questions to those serving in ministry when I try to help them diagnose a problem and move forward in a clear direction.
How would you answer these four questions?
I have found that spending a little time at the end of each day to review my answers to these four questions has been a great habit. You too may find this practice valuable in becoming alert and oriented x4.
Also check out the link to "The Daily Examen" by St. Ignatius:http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-prayer/the-examen/how-can-i-pray/
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APR Office Assistant (Ministry Services)
If your gifts lie in providing clerical/administrative support and database management, and you have a passion for the unborn, we invite you to consider a role with Heartbeat International.
The APR Office Assistant is a part-time (20-hour) position established to support the Abortion Pill Rescue Program. All activities/functions of this position are to be consistent with and in support of Heartbeat's pro-life mission, vision, and Christian values. See complete listing of duties here.
Associate Director, Ministry Services
If your gifts lie in supporting the life-saving community of pregnancy help service providers, we invite you to use your passion for the movement to serve Heartbeat's affiliates in the role of Associate Director!
The Associate Director conducts training and consultations, and assists in the development, planning, orchestration, and evaluation of Ministry Services departmental programs and resources. The Director oversees communication with affiliates and related pro-life centers and organizations to promote, implement, and evaluate the HB affiliate programs, resources, and services, in addition to supervising select Ministry Services staff to support Heartbeat International’s pro-life mission and vision and Christian core beliefs and core operational values. All activities/functions of this position are to be consistent with and in support of Heartbeat's pro-life mission, vision, and Christian values. See complete listing of duties here.
Please send resume and cover letter to Betsy Wetherby at email@example.com.
Option Line English and Bilingual (Spanish) Consultants
If you're good on the phone, and you're proficient in English or Bilingual (Spanish), here's your opportunity to utilize those skills to serve and promote a great cause – Life!
Heartbeat's Option Line is a 24/7 pro-life hotline. Calls and electronic communication come primarily from women who are facing unplanned pregnancies or who are seeking help to address other highly personal lifestyle, pregnancy or abortion related concerns. Heartbeat's Option Line Program Consultants are responsible for responding to telephone, electronic communication, and instant messages received by Option Line, including communication in Spanish for Bilingual Consultants. All activities/functions of this position are to be consistent with and in support of Heartbeat's pro-life mission, vision, and Christian values. Columbus area applicants preferred. See complete listing here.
Develops, plans, and orchestrates all marketing, public relations, and fundraising programs that will encourage, maintain, and increase philanthropic and community support to meet the short-term and long-term needs of CHPC. These activities shall be consistent with CHPC's pro-life mission and vision and Christian core operational values and beliefs and shall reach individuals, corporations, foundations, as well as churches and related organizations, where appropriate.
Fundraising and Resource Development1. Assists the executive director in developing/designing a fund-raising plan in relationship to the overall organizational strategic plan.2. Oversees and evaluates all donor relations programs in conjunction with the strategic plan. Possesses a good understanding of the organization’s finances when setting goals and action plans. Devises and implements creative and unique strategies to; develop donor prospects and promote and/or assist with development of relationships with individual donors, community partners and foundations; cultivate these relationships to strengthen and expand the ministry’s donor base. Offers prayer support as requested and appropriate.3. Devises and implements creative strategies for fundraising events and activities. Oversees all fundraising events and activities. This includes direct mailings, baby bottle campaigns and Walk for Life. Sets goals, trains staff (paid and volunteers), evaluates effectiveness and determines when to add, remove, and change strategies.4. Assists the executive director in developing and maintaining strong relationships with key contacts within churches, other pro-life and Christian organizations, community groups and pro-life minded corporations/businesses.5. Develops church partnerships and events and activities to attract volunteers.6. Oversees grant writing research, preparation, and submission of grants for appropriate for pro-life funding.
Oversee daily operation, Supervise 4 additional paid staff with 30 plus volunteers. Communicate with donors and community through monthly letter, quarterly newsletter, speaking in the community as invited and planning/implementing/overseeing major events.
We are looking for an experienced bookkeeper with excellent administrative skills to join our team! Click on the link below to see the details of the position and to apply online.
Click here for a complete job description. (1/25/19)
The Resource Center for Pregnancy & Personal Support, a faith-based non-profit, is looking for an experienced Registered staff nurse to fill three important shifts for this life-affirming ministry: Thursday evenings in Greeley from 2:30 to 7:00 pm and two (2) three-hour daytime shifts at our Windsor satellite office. Days of service in Windsor may change as patient numbers increase. Excellent organizational and people skills are a must. This job requires a strong commitment to life and a decisive Christian testimony. Training in limited sonography for cardiac confirmation will be provided. STI testing for both male and female clients are regular services we also provide.
Click here for a complete job description. Call 970-353-2673 and ask for Cindy for more information or to apply. (1/25/19)
Pro Life Intern
Join The Little Flower Maternity Home for a season of service! Interns live in the home and directly assist us in serving mothers and babies. Intern commitment is for 12-16 weeks. Exact dates are flexible. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be at least 21 years of age at the time of service. Benefits include all room and board, use of a company vehicle, gym membership, and a small monthly stipend. Responsibilities include living in community with pregnant mothers, new moms, newborns, and staff members; participating in community functions; providing daytime and overnight house coverage; and assisting with managing donations and house operations. Must be pro-life practicing Catholic in full communion with the Church.
Birthline of Loveland is seeking an experienced professional to provide spiritually focused leadership. The primary job duties include but are not limited to fundraising, client advocacy, strategic planning, board relations, community relations, human resources management, financial management, media relations, and volunteer relations, within the parameters of Birthline’s budget. Qualifications: - Be a committed Christian who demonstrates a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord - Exhibit a strong commitment and dedication to the pro-life position and to sexual purity. - Intercession (prayer life) before God on behalf of all the facets of pro-life ministry. - Effectiveness and decisiveness as a leader.- Experience in fundraising and ability to develop and execute fundraising strategic plan strongly preferred.- Analytical and organizational skills for strategic planning and organizational leadership in accordance with Birthline’s mission and vision statements. - Agree with and be able to uphold the Statement of Faith, Statement of Abstinence, and policies of Birthline and be able to demonstrate knowledge and ability of sharing the Gospel. - Experience in an administrative position with direct experience in supervising staff. - Experience in marketing and public relations/development. - Be able to carry out responsibilities with little or no supervision.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Aid for Women is seeking a Development Associate to boost our growing organization’s efforts to better
communicate with and solicit our donor base. This new full‐time position with benefits will provide support to senior staff on fundraising tasks, complete important donor cultivation steps and potentially take on their own basket of donor contacts to develop relationships with.
The ideal candidate will have a year or more professional experience in an office environment (not necessarily in a fundraising role) as well as an engaging personality for interactions with other staff, donors, and prospective donors. He or she should be highly skilled at managing priorities and problem solving independently and should be highly adept at building professional relationships in a variety of communication media (written correspondence, phone calls and in‐person meetings). Candidate must possess a passionate commitment to Aid for Women’s vision and mission, which includes a strong commitment to pro-life values.
Due to the urgency of Aid for Women’s mission and the importance of personal contact for our work, significant in‐state travel and evening/weekend hours will be required, especially for special events. As Aid for Women has an “all hands on deck” culture where all employees pitch in during major events and initiatives, flexibility and adaptability are key to the position. The Development Associate will report directly to the Executive Director.
To learn more about Aid for Women, visit our donor/volunteer website at www.helpaidforwomen.org. (11/21/18)
The Executive Director is a full time position responsible for implementation of goals, objectives, policies and plans developed/established by the Board of Directors, cooperating with the Board in fulfilling its governance function, and providing leadership and overall management direction of the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Executive Director (ED) is the key management leader of Martha's House of Hope. The ED reports to the Board of Directors under the direct supervision of the President of the Board of Directors. The ED is responsible for operational management and direction of the organization and for overseeing budget and fund raising activities. Additionally, the ED is responsible for the planning and administration of community projects and volunteers, resident programming, case management and care. The ED recommends and maintains policies regarding organization and employee responsibilities. The ED assists with the strategic planning process and implements the plan as directed by the Board of Directors. Essential duties and responsibilities: 75% - provide big picture strategic oversite of the organization. Provide effective management, guidance and support to operational practices working directly with clients and employees. 25% - Direct community outreach with the specific purpose of increasing public awareness and raising funds for MHOH. Activity in this area is to be focused on direct face to face contact with existing donors, grant writing as well as providing presentations to groups who may not know about the organization already. Education and Experience Qualifications: BA or BS College degree or equivalent, preferably in related field. At least two years of professional training and experience in non-profit management (prefer pregnancy house start-up experience) social work, human services, ministry formation. Have an understanding of the problems involved in unmarried parenthood, crisis pregnancy counseling and adoption. Possess a sense of calling to ministry to young mothers/children.
Ruth Harbor Ministries (www.RuthHarbor.org) is growing in its capacity and effectiveness in serving young women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Nearly 2 years ago, the Program Director position was established to support and develop this new growth. We are now looking for a new team member who is passionate about maintaining and building on a strong foundation to serve young women – some who place for adoption, most who choose to parent. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of/experience with social services and group home living. The successful candidate will have the pleasure of leading an enthusiastic team of house parents who are providing the unique direct services of our program.
Job hours: This is a part-time position, approximately 30 hours per week Compensation: $20 to $24 per hour based on experience Confidentiality: This position includes access to sensitive and personal information thus requiring a confidentiality agreement to be signed and honored.
A complete job description is available here.
House Parent Assistant
This is a part-time position and includes housing accommodations, meals and transportation while on duty. This position includes access to sensitive and personal information thus requiring a confidentiality agreement to be signed and honored.
Shift: Weekly coverage on Fridays & Saturdays; will include overnights.
Director of Development
Our organization is currently seeking a Development Director to oversee our donor relations program and manage our fundraising initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing our non-profit’s fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, and building a stronger community network for our organization. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. If you have a strong background in non-profit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply.
Click here for a complete job description. Contact Nancy.Vawter@columbia-pregnancy.org for more information or to apply. (1/22/19)
This is not the typical position! Because we are small, we get the opportunity to be involved in a multitude of areas!!! This position would manage our helpline process from start to finish. This would involve management of the patient website to ensure that we are targeting our message. Managing our Google AdWords campaign and geofencing. Tracking and analyzing all marketing sources and making necessary changes to make sure we are targeting the right patient. Management of the appointment process, confirmations and analyzing patient feedback. This position would also manage critical donor communication and office administration - insurance, audits process and coordination of our commercial space.
Please call 301-770-4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply. (9/21/18)
Community Outreach Coordinator
Medical Services Senior Manager
This person oversees the Medical Services Department, ensuring that exceptional medical care is consistently delivered to our clients through the management of all on-site services, as well as after-hours phone and texting support. The Medical Services Senior Manager is responsible for assuring that staff are given the education and resources to perform their jobs well, while also encouraging ongoing professional development. S/he represents the PRC and issues around unplanned pregnancy in the community and within the PRC with excellence. This person will work collaboratively with the Director of Client Services, as well as the Nurse Practitioner, to ensure all Pregnancy Resource Center’s (PRC) policies and procedures, including medical policies, are well communicated, up-to-date, and closely followed.
Qualifications: 1. Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, exhibited by a focus on prayer, study of the Bible, and the ability to lead staff and volunteers from a variety of denominations in ministering to PRC clients2. In agreement with the vision and mission of the PRC 3. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Medical Administration4. At least five years of leadership/management experience in a medical environment 5. Eligible to work in the United States
**Please click here for a full job description.
Positive Solutions•Informed Choices has a position opening for an Executive Director. The primary objective of this position is to ensure the effective operation of the pregnancy center, including overseeing the administration, programs, budgeting, staffing, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, media relations, and community outreach. This is part-time ministry position with a starting salary of $12 per hour, up to 35 hours per week.
Some of the qualifications for this position include the following:-Two years of experience as a volunteer or employee in ministry-Two years of experience in an administrative position with direct experience in supervising staff in an efficient and professional office-Strong skills in interpersonal communication, public speaking, writing, and media relations-Ability to provide spiritual leadership, discipleship, encouragement, and direction for the staff members and volunteers-Ability to develop and implement strategic plans and goals for the center
A complete job description can be found here.
Wakota - A Guiding Star Center is seeking an Executive Director to lead the pro-life pregnancy and family resource center in West St. Paul, MN. Wakota is the busiest of Minnesota's Elevate Life centers and Minnesota's only Guiding Star Center, with over 500 pregnancy tests performed last year. We have over 40 years experience in the community and are dedicated to offering life-affirming choices and effective practical support. We have extensive prenatal and postnatal support and training programming.
Minimum Qualifications-Bachelor’s degree preferred and work experience in:Social Work, Public Administration, Nursing or closely related field.
• Embraces SGP vision, mission and strategic direction• Reports to and advises BOD• Must be a practicing Catholic and support Catholic teachings• Knowledge of homelessness, parenting, housing and social service agencies and programs• Adhere to operating budget• Develop and implement a marketing/communications plan/fundraising and development plan/grant writing • Implement organizational policies and procedures• Be the face of the SGP/High-level networking• Works in collaboration with CommitteesVolunteer Coordinator/Outreach• Address all licensing requirements and processes• Interviewing/Intake of moms and drug testing • Set schedule for the house• Ability to work independently and exercise excellent judgment skills.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience in human services or a related field with excellent judgement and crisis intervention skills. It is necessary to have the ability to maintain confidential information and have excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Basic computer literacy is essential.
The housemother will report to the Executive Director and work closely with her.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Maintain a welcoming, peaceful, joyful and orderly Christian home. She needs to be passionate about our mission and have a rich prayer life● Assist each woman in developing her gifts and talents by recognizing such gifts and lending encouragement and praise● Minister to the physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs of the moms and babies.● Complete any required documentation eg. progress notes, incident reports● Assist in all aspects of daily residential operations. Support delivery of programs and services in the fulfillment of SGP’s mission, in accordance with its principles, policies and procedures. This includes the maintenance of safe, secure and healthy housing for expectant and parenting single mothers.● Have a valid NH driver’s license
We are seeking a mature, single woman (or couple) who will carry out the policies/procedures and manage the day to day operations of our residence, Grace House. Living quarters are shared by all residents of the House, but the Manager will enjoy a private suite. Room and Board as well as a stipend is offered. Regular monthly respite in addition to personal/vacation time is provided. For more information call Anne Margaret Burge at 603-21-98-6123. (11/1/18)
Development Director (Part Time)
Development Director (a.k.a. Advancement, Marketing, Events Planner) is responsible for activities oriented toward donor relations, event organization, fundraising planning and implementation. Position could include public relations efforts, newsletters, marketing, etc.
Part-time, up to 10 hours per week. Looking for a committed Evangelical Christian that has a NY license in counseling or social work or related field. Job responsibilities includes providing counseling, ongoing care, support and education to clients.
Nurse (Women's Health, Family Practice, or Pediatrics)
Part-time, 20 hours per week. Looking for a committed Evangelical Christian who is an R.N., P.A., Nurse Practioner or Midwife. Will perform ultrasounds and manage other medical volunteers.
Doctor (OBGYN, Family Practice, or Pediatrics)
Part-time, volunteer position. Job responsibilities will be to read obstetrical ultrasound scans from own office and visit BPCC once per month. Also provide guidance and supervision to medical staff as needed.
The Counselor has a Case Manager/Social Worker role and will work a flexible 40-hour work week based on each resident’s schedule. She will meet with residents individually at least three times each week for at least one hour a session and maintain daily session records. She will be responsible to assist residents in setting up a personal growth plan and guide them in accomplishing all program and personal goals and objectives. Her additional responsibilities will be to interview prospective residents, teach quarterly life skills classes, provide spiritual and emotional counseling, and facilitate life transition upon exit from the program. The Guidance Counselor must be able to work and thrive in a highly collaborative environment. Performs other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
The Resident Assistant responsibilities include supervising daily house management, creating a nurturing and warm environment for the mothers and babies, ensuring that residents complete household responsibilities, and enforcing house policies by correcting and teaching residents and giving consequences when necessary. The Resident Assistant will mentor and disciple residents as well as educate them in the area of life skills and parenting skills. The Resident Assistant must be able to work and thrive in a highly collaborative environment. Performs other duties as assigned by the House Manager.
Client Service Director
We are seeking an energetic, spiritually mature Christian committed to ministry that is a team player. Individual will be responsible for volunteer recruitment, training and oversight. In addition, will have responsibility of client services and programs.
Click here for a complete job description. (9/12/18)
The mission of Aim Women’s Center is to be the first place a woman, considering abortion, turns when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. At Aim, the staff and volunteers work together to offer relevant services to women at risk for abortion. We strive to erase the need for abortion through effectively serving pregnant women at risk, transforming their fear into confidence. Aim is looking for an Executive Director to lead our team and help raise much needed funds for growth development, as well as, oversee and support the daily activities of the Center.
Please click here to learn more Aim and the Executive Director position. Please contact Josh Miller, PhD. at email@example.com for more information or to apply. (1/18/19)
Foothills Care Center, located in the Upstate of South Carolina is seeking an Executive Leader to fill the role of CEO. Applicants should possess leadership ability, excellent communication skills and a servant’s heart. A complete job description is available here.
The right candidate will be an APRN or Nurse Practitioner and will oversee the medical services provided by Choices to promote and support the work of Choices in a manner of excellence and integrity.
Submit your resume to Michele Cheresnick, firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-892-0803, or by mail to 6232 Vance Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421. (1/3/18)
Hope Pregnancy Center is currently seeking an Executive Director to provide Christ-centered leadership to a vibrant, growing pregnancy resource center. The ED will be responsible for implementing the mission and vision of HPC, overseeing the management of programs and ministries, and supervising effective fundraising programs. The ED will be under the authority of the Board of Directors and will supervise and direct general day-to-day operations, provide management leadership and development for paid and volunteer staff, as well as client services, resources and public relations.
Residential Core Team Member
In My Shoes is searching for strong, dedicated women with a passion for service to join our Residential Core Team and live in community with mothers and babies who are facing homelessness.
The team member will be expected to commit to one year of service. During their year of service, all room and board is included, as well as health insurance. Team members are given a generous monthly living stipend also. This is a great opportunity for recent college graduates looking for a post-grad service opportunity to build their resume, or those looking for a career change.
While serving at In My Shoes, the team member will be responsible for providing emotional support to the residents, as well as assisting in the daily operations of the house. Team members are expected to participate in and embrace all aspects of community life, which includes community prayer, community dinner nights, house outings, etc. The Team Member is also responsible for ensuring safety and enforcing rules within the house and assisting the mothers in setting and achieving their goals toward self-sufficiency.
OB Sonographer Saturdays/PRN
SRA (Sexual Risk Avoidance) Program Director
Brazos Pregnancy Center is currently looking for an outgoing and energetic person to head up our Sexual Risk Avoidance (abstinence) program. The position is part-time (10-15 hours a week) and involves scheduling programs for area schools, coordinating a team of speakers, presenting curriculum-based talks to groups of teens and tweens, planning and implementing a student fashion show in the summer, compiling and entering data. It also entails periodically attending meetings with other individuals from local groups focused on children’s/teens’ health.
Skills needed include: Microsoft Office (including Excel and PowerPoint), organization, networking, and public speaking. College degree preferred but not required. Bilingual a plus.
Objectives of the Position: The Office Manager promotes a positive first impression of the ministry by receiving and assisting those on the phone and being greeted at the Center. This person is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in performing administrative duties related directly to the operations of the Center. Major duties involve promoting a positive first impression of the ministry and ensuring efficient office procedures.
Care Net Pregnancy Center in Waco TX is seeking to a hire a limited OB sonographer with at least 3 years’ experience. Must exhibit a kingdom mindset, deliver service above self and be adaptive to innovative ways to serve the client.
The sonographer will be also be trained in client intake and must oversee volunteer nurses, as well as non-medical staff and volunteers in the pregnancy center and in the mobile clinic.
Client Services Manager
Manage personnel and supervise all aspects of PRC Client Services,provide peer-counseling to clients, lead training and in-service sessions, and network with other community service providers.
Full Time; $12 / hour
Oversee pregnancy verification tests, perform limited ultrasound exams (read by an OB/GYN), process urine samples for STD testing(processed by an independent lab), and assist with peer counseling.
Part-Time (1-2 days/week); $15 / hour
The Center Administrator has the responsibility of assisting the Center Director in the day-to-day operations of her/his individual branch of the Care Net Pregnancy Resource Centers (CNPRCs), including the training and management of the center volunteers. This also includes ensuring client services are provided and the management of the center in the Center Director’s absence.
The Center Director has the responsibility for the day-to-day operations of her/his individual branch of the Care Net Pregnancy Resource Centers (CNPRCs), including the training and management of the Center Administrator and volunteers. This also includes ensuring client services are provided, and developing community relationships.
Registered Nurse who is trained in the performance of limited obstetric ultrasounds, administers pregnancy tests, completes test verification form and log, assures medical consent form is signed, completes medical assessment and history forms, documents clinical findings, observations and medical care in patient records.
Medical Staff Openings at Christian Medical Clinic (RN, APRN, PA, or RDMS)
Assist Pregnancy Center seeks a Clinic Manager (RN, CNM, FNP, or MD eligible to apply) to provide medical services (including pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasound, and medical education) under the oversight of the clinic’s Medical Director. The Clinic Manager will also play a key role in helping the ministry expand medical services. Join our dynamic team which cares for women from an average of 60 countries each year in the D.C. suburbs. Training in sonography available for applicants without prior ultrasound experience. Position eligible for health benefits, generous PTO, paid holidays, and flexible work schedule. Join a team committed to serving at-risk families, sharing the hope of the Gospel, and making an impact for life! Additional details available here.
The Northwest Center (a Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home in Washington, DC) seeks a part-time Bookkeeper/HR Manager 10-15 hours/week), work-from-home position managing and maintaining financial and employment records of small DC nonprofit (2 full-time, 4 part-time employees). Duties include: managing accounts payable, preparing and processing deposits, reconciling accounts, preparing financial statements, managing payroll, processing employee benefit forms, maintaining employment records, assisting outside auditor with annual audit and tax filings, and assisting staff with recording of donations.
Job Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree (or Associate's Degree in Accounting or related field). Experience working in accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll and payroll reports. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Intuit QuickBooks.
Marketing & Communications Specialist
The Marketing and Communications Specialist acts as the brand voice for Care Net, building the community's understanding of our mission and impact by sharing the Care Net story. This individual is responsible for developing communication and marketing strategies; tailoring materials and messages with the intent of increasing awareness and utilization of Care Net programs. S/he will enhance brand awareness to draw our target population and position the organization as a catalyst for social change.
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