Employment: Full-time | Department: Brethren in Christ U.S. World Missions| Supervisor: Director of World Missions | Supervises: None| FLSA status: Exempt

The World Missions Support Coordinator helps to connect the Brethren in Christ U.S. (BIC U.S.) family with the work of BIC U.S. World Missions. The Support Coordinator must be able to collaborate with the World Missions team to articulate and represent the work of World Missions.

The Support Coordinator should exhibit the ability to manage projects and coordinate details related to successful implementation of strategic plans. They should also exhibit skills in mobilizing workers, including identifying and training qualified individuals for short-term trips that will support strategic plans and priorities of BIC U.S. World Missions.

The Support Coordinator is a ministry position within the World Missions department of the Brethren in Christ U.S. The position reports to the Director of World Missions and will be an integral contributor to the World Missions team.

Qualifications & Competencies

  • A vital and maturing relationship with Jesus Christ with a heart for the nations and serving others
  • Prior missionary experience or the openness to pursue missions training and BIC core courses
  • Personal Credibility – Ability to maintain the highest level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Personal Effectiveness – Self-motivation and an ability to work independently and unsupervised
  • Communication Proficiency – Effective oral and written communication skills in English (required) and Spanish (preferred)
  • Collaboration Skills – Active listener and learner with strong interpersonal skills
  • Technical Capacity – Proficiency with the application of information technology in an administrative setting, including use of social media, Constant Contact, email, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Organizational Skills – Experience in organizing and administrating simultaneous projects

Essential Responsibilities

  • Ability to manage project timelines and tasks
  • Assist with the creation and editing of mission communication resources; examples include print, video, and PowerPoint
  • Help to promote and manage Partnership Handbook projects including the Global Compassion Fund, SPICE, and other projects in partnership with the global Church
  • Assist in the development of connections with BIC U.S. local congregations toward the goal of engaging those congregations to invest in missions
  • Ability to speak compellingly in local congregations and youth groups, calling them to engagement with World Missions
  • Help to mobilize people into missions service
  • Able to plan, train, and implement short term mission trips in alignment with strategic priorities:
    • Communicate basic missiological principles
    • Coordinate logistics (flights, budgets, lodging, safety training, insurance, health forms)
    • Review trip applications in consultation with leadership team
    • Facilitate team meetings and communicate expectations
  • Other duties as assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential responsibilities.

Physical Demands of the Work Environment

This position operates in a church office environment and requires prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and routinely operating standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. The Support Coordinator position requires mobility within the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. This role also involves travel domestically, and infrequently internationally, and requires the ability to move outside the office and the visual acuity to operate motor vehicles.

The Support Coordinator position recurrently requires remaining in a stationary position, handling or controlling objects, tools, or controls; reaching and stooping; communicating, discerning, and discussing within both public and private contexts. Employee may be requested to lift and carry up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision (such as needed in viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading), distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified persons with disabilities.

Flexibility

Please note that this job description is flexible in terms of emphasis and particular assignments.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Performance Standards

  • Annual performance appraisal
  • Attainment of annual goals established between supervisor and employee

Cover letters and resumes can be sent to bichr@bicus.org.