ministry: Program Manager
Posted: December 6, 2016
The Mission Trauma Healing (MTH) team works with a vast network of global partners to help the Church address the effects of trauma and loss through an integration of Biblical and mental health principles. The Program Manager will perform strategic operational functions within MTH through A) the development, validation, and ongoing adjustment of regional plans, and B) the coordination and assessment of on-the-ground ministry partner needs and activities.
In the development of regional plans, this person will work with the MTH team and ministry partners to identify region- and country-specific strategies, processes, and systems needed to ensure success and maximize program impact. The Program Manager will also take the operational lead in orchestrating the implementation of regional plans. They will work with stakeholders on the ground to ensure that MTH ministries have the capacity and resources needed to succeed.
In providing ongoing management of regional plans, this person will function as a primary point of contact for partners in a region: monitoring progress of all MTH projects, confirming that ministries are aligned with the program model, ensuring that partners are meeting impact goals and projections, coordinating technical assistance to address problems that arise, establishing collaborative networks among regional partners, and guaranteeing timely and thorough reporting of ministry outcomes.
- Work with MTH team and partners to develop regional plans.
- Identify region- and country-specific strategies, processes, and systems for each of MTH’s three core competencies, linking them to clear and measurable outcomes.
- Determine resources and capacity needed to execute strategies, assess existing capabilities, and identify targeted plans for resource allocation and capacity building.
- Ensure that MTH partners have the information, tools, and resources needed to implement regional plans and serve as a primary point of contact for MTH within a region.
- Cultivate and build relationships with a portfolio of regional stakeholders to establish access and influence among MTH implementing ministries.
- Review project proposals from MTH partners to ensure alignment with regional plans and coordinate budget allocations in collaboration with the MTH team.
- Regularly monitor and evaluate status of all MTH projects within a region, providing technical assistance and problem solving as needed.
- Confirm that MTH ministries are aligned with the program model and are being implemented effectively and efficiently.
- Confirm that partners maintain accurate and thorough records within the MTH database system and facilitate the resolution of any issues that arise.
- Ensure that MTH partners are meeting impact goals and guarantee timely and thorough reporting of ministry outcomes.
- Establish and coordinate regional MTH communities of practice and facilitate continuing education opportunities, quality improvement initiatives, and sharing of best practices.
- Work with partners and other stakeholders to manage translation, contextualization, and mixed-media platform projects of Healing the Wounds of Trauma materials.
- Serve as project owner for MTH projects within regional plans as they move through ABS’s Partner Process.
- Develop Project Concept proposals and Detailed Project Plan reports for each project: capturing vision, summarizing project details, strategy, budget, and design, presenting best practices, and identifying potential internal and external risks.
- Create and present detailed Project Concept Reports to key stakeholders.
- Coordinate Evaluation Site Visits with internal partners, including developing terms of reference and detailed pre-evaluation plans.
- Communicate regularly with the MTH team and other ABS stakeholders to provide updates on regional plans, communicate scope and impact changes, and answer questions as they arise.
- Help create a learning environment, working with partners to update regional plans for maximum impact based on the realities on the ground as changes occur.
- Fervent belief in the mission of American Bible Society
- Passion for the Bible cause and its ability to impact lives, and the mission and core values of ABS
- Understanding of the global context of trauma and domestic/international ministry
- Ability to build and maintain relationships in cross-cultural settings, ensuring that communications are tightly aligned with the MTH team
- Ability to think strategically about regional plans
- Strong team player who embodies the values of American Bible Society
- Ability to process outcome data and compile clear and concise written reports that summarize project detail and scope, capture income and expenditures, present project metrics, and demonstrate impact
- Ability to represent MTH successfully in high-level meetings - creating and delivering reports and presentations
- Effective organizational, implementation, and time management skills
- Self-directed, with the ability to identify gaps, barriers, and issues, and develop solutions
- Ability to represent MTH successfully in high-level meetings
- Passion for results and willingness to hold partners accountable for impact goals and projections, with a strong desire to explore new ways of accomplishing key objectives
- Ability to successfully manage a large portfolio of partner-centered relationships while maintaining agility and responsiveness
- Ability to think critically about partner needs and requests in order to help MTH and ABS avoid mission drift
- Proven track record in project management with experience developing and executing strategic plans
- Existing access to relational networks within the global Christian ministry realm
- Experience working cross-culturally with partners to develop and implement programs
- Experience communicating strategic priorities within the context of regional plan management
Education And Training:
- Undergraduate degree required – Advanced degree desired
- Project management training desired
- 5+ years of related experiences with demonstrated accountability and accomplishments
- Domestic and International travel required
AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY’S MISSION:
Our mission is to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message.
AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY’S CORE VALUES:
We are looking for candidates who embody our core values of:
Value each other by serving, listening and reflecting God’s character.
Practice honesty, authenticity and transparency in word and action.
Embrace our diversity by aligning our collective strengths and unique gifts.
Honor God with our time, talents, partnerships and resources.
American Bible Society's Cultural Traits:
- SPIRITUAL VITALITY
- OUTCOMES ORIENTATION
- SERVANT LEADERSHIP