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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your gifts lie in creating, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with potential donors, we invite you to use your fundraising talents to serve and promote a great cause - life!
Our Development Officer will assist with the design and orchestration of a major donor development program to grow philanthropic support to meet the needs of Heartbeat and represent and promote Heartbeat and its mission, reaching individuals, corporations, foundations, as well as churches and para-church organizations, where appropriate, in the US and overseas. Particular focus on potential donors and current donor relations within the Columbus area and the state of Ohio. 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.
Option Line English and Bilingual (Spanish) Consultants
If you're good on the phone, and you're prolific 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.
Horizon Pregnancy Clinic is a non-profit, faith-based medical clinic whose mission is to provide hope, help and healing to women facing a crisis pregnancy and offer alternatives to abortion. We are currently seeking a full-time Clinic Manager to join our team of committed individuals. Experience in a crisis pregnancy or other crisis intervention ministry or organization preferred; equivalent experience will be considered.
Essential functions include:
computer skills are requiredfluency in spoken communication and needs analysisexhibit strong self-starter qualities with the ability to function in a changing work environment and/or under uncertain conditions; ability to interact effectively with clients, staff and volunteers; ability to start and persist with specific courses of action while exhibiting a high motivation and a sense of urgency; willing to make personal sacrifice in order to reach goals.
CHOICES Women’s Resource Center has an immediate opening for a part-time Nurse Manager, 20 hours per week. This position requires a current Nursing License in good standing with California Board of Registered Nursing. The Nurse Manager provides support and care to the clients and maintains professional standards of care, following the ANA Code of Ethics. Under the general supervision of the Medical Director and Executive Director, the Nurse Manager is responsible for immediate supervision of a wide variety of clinic functions, planning and performing direct and indirect nursing interventions, and is responsible for supervising, organizing, planning, assessing and monitoring the medical services provided by CHOICES Women’s Resource Center. The Nurse Manager also works in conjunction with physicians, nurses, and lay counselors to assure that patients are receiving the best medical, nursing, and psychosocial care possible. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required. We would love to have someone who is skilled in clinic management, ultrasound scanning, and has a great bedside manner. If you are bilingual, it is a real plus!
For a complete job description and to submit your resume, please contact Cori Shuster at email@example.com. (7/30/18)
Imagine using your talent and experience to help save unborn lives and bring hope to women and men in our community. You have that unique combination of being a highly skilled medical professional, along with a compassionate personality and possess strong communication skills and attention to detail. You want to make a difference in your community.
Turning Point PRC is seeking a Part-Time Nurse Manager to oversee the provision of client care and medical clinic operations of our growing non-profit clinic.
Experience: Must be a Licensed Registered Nurse and have experience in a clinical setting.
Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center’s mission is to provide hope, help and healing to women facing an unplanned pregnancy. (4/9/18)
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. (8/14/18)
Life Choices is looking for part-time volunteers and interns for its Education Department. This would be an 8 month commitment with opportunity to continue for years to come. Education Presenters go to schools across Northern Colorado and present a Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) message to middle and high school health classes. We help teens see the positive benefits of delayed sexual debut, educate them on the prevalence of STI/STD's, help them set personal boundaries, give them tools to identify healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, and encourage them to set goals for the present and future. We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic, and relational people who have a passion for youth!
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.
Home Missionary Position for a married couple who are empty nesters. Lifeline Family Center, located in Southwest Florida, is a Christian home for pregnant young women and single parents. We provide GED preparation, career training, job placement, parenting and life skills and discipleship training in a Christian family atmosphere. The right couple will make a difference in these young women’s lives that will have eternal consequences. This is a live-in position. To qualify, you must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, have organizational skills, lots of energy and a sense of humor. This is a live-in paid position. Salary is determined by amount of experience and/or training. Benefits include paid vacations, personal/sick days, and a Health Insurance stipend. Please e-mail a one page Christian testimony plus a letter of interest or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (239-242-7248) Website: www.lifelinefamilycenter.org (7/23/18)
Clinic Nurse Manager
Lake Wales Care Center is seeking a Registered Nurse with a passion for ministry to manage their health programs including the Lake Wales Free Clinic and Choices Pregnancy Care Program. This position is part-time with potential for full-time including benefits. Lake Wales Care Center is a community service organization who’s mission is to demonstrate Christ’s love by building bridges between people in need and people with a desire to serve. The Free Clinic provides primary care to uninsured, low-income adults. Choices Pregnancy Care Program provides support and diagnostic services to women and families facing unintended pregnancy in an effort to provide alternatives to abortion.
Monday and Thursday evenings - Free ClinicTuesday and Wednesday 10:00AM to 5:00PM - Pregnancy CareAdministrative office hours are scheduled around clinic operating hours
Salary: $25.00 /hour or commensurate with experience
Join our JMJ family as we serve women in need of spiritual and material support in the Orlando area.
The President, as chief operating officer of JMJ Pregnancy Center, is responsible for providing leadership, focus and structure that supports achieving JMJ’s mission. The President leads the effort in raising funds and increasing the financial support of JMJ through networking in the private and public sector. He/she is the primary spokesperson for JMJ to reporters, donors, government representatives, and members of the community. The President is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to establish an affinity with the work that is performed by center personnel daily, i.e. advising and ministering to abortion minded women, pregnant women, from all walks of life; and to have the ability to understand the daily spiritual battle that our center volunteers, center directors and assistant directors face. This individual must be able to understand, articulate and defend the sanctity of life in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Supervisory oversight of Operations director, center director and assistant directors, business manager and community liaison.
We are looking for an experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to supervise and control all strategic and business aspects of the company. You will be the first in command in the company and responsible for giving the proper strategic direction as well as creating a vision for success.
To thrive as a CEO you must be a prudent manager and an inspiring leader. The ideal candidate will have a business mindset and will be able to see the “big picture” in a variety of settings.
The overall goal of the CEO is to drive the company’s development towards sustainable growth and success with a Catholic perspective.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides client support including in-processing, advocacy, data entry, follow up, and other administrative support to the Clinic and the Mobile Clinic if applicable.
Perform reception duties, check-in and data entry into Waycool for clientsPerform client advocacy per guidelinesPerform pregnancy tests (if authorized) and acts as chaperone for ultrasoundsProvide appropriate referrals and resources to clientsPerforms adequate and timely follow-up with clientsAssist with translations of documents and assists with Spanish speaking clientsPerforms set-up and tear down of Mobile ClinicProvides support for issues relating to the Mobile Clinic such as site identification and review and contact with local businesses, volunteer scheduling and trainingProvides support for performance of inventoriesProvides support for maintaining calendars and logs for maintenance activitiesProvide support to fund-raisers, health fairs, ministry fairs by providing Mobile Clinic tours and support at tables to include responding to questions regarding the mission of both ClinicsProviding quality control of client data as requested or assignedContinuing education on issues relating to abortion, adoption, and parentingComply with all clinical policiesPerform any additional duties requested by supervisor
Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in social services or counseling.
Donor Services Director
The Donor Services Director is responsible for obtaining, maintaining and increasing funding from major donors and corporations through effective identification, cultivation and solicitation. The focus of this position is to identify and deepen long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor interests, passions and values.
The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree plus relevant experience.
Corbella Clinic provides a competitive salary, health insurance benefit, paid vacation and holidays. This position requires some weekday evening and occasional weekend hours in addition to Monday to Friday business hours.
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)• Graduate of an accredited DMS program (OB/GYN specialty a PLUS)• Experience in women’s health preferred, but not required • Ability to work independently and with a team • Flexible schedule• Employed as Independent Contractor• Malpractice insurance provided
Submit resume & cover letter via email to Belinda Guyton. Email: email@example.com. (5/15/18)
We have a full time position open for Center Manager to oversee the day-to-day operation of Clarity Pregnancy Services, implementing approved policies and procedures and managing all volunteers and programs necessary to meet client needs. A complete job description is posted on our website here.
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:
Staff Counselor/Social Worker
Seeking a masters level counselor or social worker to oversee the counseling portion of the ministry. Duties include: individual therapy, crisis intervention counseling, abortion recovery group, healthy relationships group, miscarriage and infant loss group. This position is part time. (4 days per week, 10:00-5:00, 28 hours).
Care Pregnancy Center, a 501c3 organization based in Shreveport, LA, seeks an Executive Director to begin December 2018. The desired candidate must be an individual who possesses leadership ability, excellent communication and administrative skills, and a servant’s heart. This pro-life leader will manage a large, full-time pregnancy center offering limited ultrasounds and a large learning/resource center.
The Executive Director, while developing and overseeing a committed team of staff and volunteers, is expected to engage and educate the local community and to spearhead efforts to meet fundraising goals. Prior experience in administration, budgeting, staff management, and intercession is advantageous.
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.
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)
Part-time Center Director for satellite PMC location. Works independently to manage volunteers and facility, collaborates with main Center Director and Executive Director.
Seeking Part-time staff nurse for our Detroit satellite location. Will be trained to do pregnancy tests, options counseling and limited OB ultrasound.
PSIC is Seeking an Executive Director. PSIC is a Christ-centered non-profit ministry that provides practical, educational and spiritual support to women, men and children who face planned and unplanned pregnancy in Ionia County. Visit our website: www.psicionia.org. Salary starting at $12/hr with up to 35 hrs a week. Send inquires or Resume by Oct. 1, 2018to PSIC Attn: Paul Lewis, 330 Lovell St, Ionia, MI 48846
Donor Development Director
Employment Type: 30-40 hours per week
The Women's Life Care Center Donor Development Director will be responsible for building and maintaining a major gift catalogue of donors and prospects to meet the financial goals of Women’s Life Care Center. This position will concentrate efforts in our local service area. The right person must be comfortable with a multi-faceted ask to include current fundraisers and donation activities, grant writing and other giving campaigns when necessary. The Development Manager must leverage the skills and duties of WLCC staff and volunteers to achieve goals and increase donor engagement. A large part of this position involves the willingness and ability to interact and meet “face-to-face” with donors and prospects.
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.
Donor Relations Manager
The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the church and community that help to advance the Tri-County Pregnancy Resource Center’s mission. We are looking for an individual who is dynamic, optimistic, and committed to excellence, who will expand our growth and carry our message of Purity, Hope, and Life to Barry, Lawrence, and Stone counties. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director and under her direct supervision. This is a part time position.
Key responsibilities include: Implementing donor and church developmentManaging donor databasesEvent organizationFundraising planning and implementationPosition includes public relations effortsMarketing campaignsAssist with any tasks assigned by the Executive Director
The Donor Relations Manager is tasked with expanding the pool of benefactors of the Tri-County Pregnancy Resource Center using a variety of marketing techniques.
Candidates should possess:Strong communication skills, written and verbal. Excellent phone etiquette Excellent organizational skills, Fundraising experience Be a self-starter.Strong computer skills with abilities in Excel, Word, Ekyros, and QuickbooksExcellent written and verbal communications skillsA strong faith in God and believe in the sanctity of every human life
Job descriptions are executed in support of the Tri-County Pregnancy Resource Center’s pro-life mission and vision and its Christian core beliefs and core operational values.
Objectives of the position: The Executive Director has full responsibility to the Board of Directors, for implementation of the Center’s policies and procedures, supervision of all areas of operation, community and public relations, and fiscal oversight.
Reports to: The Board of Directors
Supervises: The Ministry Management Team who in turn manage support staff and volunteers
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Licensed RDMS needed for part-time position 16-20 hours per week. Will perform limited obstetrical ultrasound and consult with women in crisis pregnancy situations. Most work will take place in our Sidney, Ohio Women's Center about 35 miles north of Dayton.
RDMS and 2 years' experience in limited obstetrical ultrasound as well as driver's license and active automobile insurance required. Click here for more information.
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.
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The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing church and donor focused relations and communications, for executing all major fundraising events, and for providing a comprehensive and integrated approach to outreach efforts. Key responsibilities include assisting the Executive Director with donor development and ministry outreach, overseeing events, developing client marketing initiatives, and coordinating other activities under the Executive Director’s guidance that sustain and grow the Center’s financial and community support.
The ideal person would be a hard worker who loves to work with people, and has a passion for life - born and unborn. They would have computer skills with some professional and volunteer experience. This person would have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. This is a part-time (M-F) position that includes greeting patients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, and data entry.
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The person in this position is responsible for implementing vision and providing leadership to all aspects of the Real Choices Abstinence Education program with Choices Pregnancy Services. This person would have a passion for working with youth and have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. This is a part-time position that includes scheduling and participating in presentations, maintaining and developing relevant curriculum, and recruiting/training abstinence educators.
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The Nurse Manager is responsible for over-seeing the medical services of all 4 Choices Pregnancy Services locations under the guidance of the Medical Director, including but not limited to the STI testing services, pregnancy testing services, and ultrasound services. The ideal person for this position would have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and love working with people. This is a full-time (M-F) position that includes managerial duties as well as direct patient care.
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 Development Director organizes and oversees community relations and events. This position drives the organization’s communication and involvement with constituents and the community at large and plays a critical role in sharing the vision of the organization, as well as assisting the CEO with fundraising.
Contact Carol Ann Ferguson at email@example.com or call 423-892-0803 for more information or to apply. (9/14/18)
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.
The Development Associate at Texas Right to Life will be a dynamic individual willing to carry the message of Texas Right to Life to all corners of the state. While most of the training and work will initially be conducted in the Houston State Headquarters, eventually the Development Associate will be required to travel throughout Texas.
For the right person, this will be difficult work, but work he or she will never want to leave. This individual will become a professional Pro-Life warrior who advances the Culture of Life and builds the Kingdom of God.
The Development Associate will ideally have some experience in the Right to Life movement, or a strong personal conviction for the cause.
- The ideal candidate will have a Christian faith or background that matches the motive behind the mission of Texas Right to Life, with a strong personal prayer life and vocalized personal faith conviction and motivation.- He or she will possess a high degree of relational and emotional intelligence, as well as healthy boundaries.- He or she will be a strategic thinker, with business acumen, financial management and leadership skills.-This candidate will have a willingness to live out their faith in their work, their personal life and their community.- The successful candidate will have an ability to lead conversations and drive results.- An ability to integrate into an existing system and offer creative improvements without disrupting an already flourishing system is essential for this position.
Mercy Manor is a non profit, christian, maternity home for women under the age of 18. We are in search of Houseparents; a married, christian, couple to be the "mother and father" of the maternity home.
Mercy Manor provides a safe and loving environment and resources for young ladies who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy. We seek to do this by meeting physical, spiritual, and mental needs as we walk hand and hand with each young lady through her pregnancy and beyond. More information about Mercy Manor can be found at www.MercyManor.com.
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.
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia is seeking a committed Christian to fill the position of Executive Assistant/Office manager. This position is part-time (25 hours) and reports to the Executive Director. Job duties are answer phones, provide daily administrative support to Executive Director and Clinic Manager ,organize and schedule meetings, appointments and events for senior staff, produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms, develop and maintain a filing system and other job duties as assigned. Associate’s degree or related experience equivalent desired. Full job description available upon request.
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.
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