Executive director

To apply, send resume and position application to EDSearch4MMN@gmail.com with "Executive Director Inquiry" in the subject line. (Applications and resumes will only be read by the search committee to ensure confidentiality.)

Function: To lead and foster organizational faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ by casting a vision, guiding innovative change, directing administrative functions, influencing cross-divisional teamwork, and representing the organization in collaborative relationships in order to fulfill its mission. 

Location: Elkhart, Indiana

Relationships

  • Accountable to Mennonite Mission Network board of directors
  • Supervises: Executive Cabinet, Executive Office assistant
  • Serves as a member of the Mennonite Church USA Governance Council under the leadership of the Executive Board

    Professional skills and qualifications
  • Commitment to Christ, grounded in Anabaptist understandings of Christian faith as expressed in the foundational documents of Mennonite Church USA.
  • A vibrant Christian life nurtured through relationships of accountability and the practice of spiritual disciplines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to God's reconciling mission in the world.
  • Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, task facilitation, insightful and deliberate decision making.
  • Executive leadership skills conducted with integrity, initiative and transparency.
  • Demonstrated capacity and willingness for fundraising.
  • Ability to initiate and lead sustainable change through a shared vision.
  • Strong communication skills with public speaking ability.
  • Experience connecting and engaging with diverse intercultural and international constituents and partners.
  • Ability to forge effective, productive and trusting relationships, and to develop, motivate and nurture collaboration in those relationships.
  • Willingness to travel and represent Mennonite Mission Network in a variety of settings.
  • Advanced degree or experiential equivalent (including cross-cultural missionary experience) preferred.
  • Actively participates in a congregation belonging to Mennonite Church USA, or willing to do so.

     

    General responsibilities

    1. Organization mission, vision and strategy
  • Cast and convey a vision of Mennonite Mission Network's strategic future.
  • Work with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and constituency/partner connections.
  • Prioritize and lead initiatives of intercultural advancement, anti-racist action, and cultural competency.

     

    2. Financial performance and viability
  • Lead staff to develop resources for the financial health of the organization.
  • Practice prudent fiscal management by operating within the budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintaining the organization in a strong financial position.
  • Advance Mennonite Mission Network's mission with constituency, and raise or develop the resources necessary to support its vision.
  • Identify and address internal and external obstacles to Mennonite Mission Network's ability to fulfill its mission.

     

    3. Board governance
  • Work with the board of directors in order to fulfill the organizational mission.
  • Communicate effectively with the board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Comply with board policy.

     

    4. Organization management
  • Foster a positive and healthy work environment that creates a culture of transparency, empowerment and engagement.
  • Recruit and develop a team of competent, qualified senior leaders to manage key organizational functions.
  • Oversee the resources and programs that lead, mobilize and equip the church to participate in holistic witness.
  • Oversee the development of resources that support high functioning operations.
  • Represent or designate competent representation for the organization in matters and agreements required on its behalf, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

     

    Physical requirements

    This position requires manual dexterity and ability to travel. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

    The position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of required activities, duties or responsibilities. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change as needed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    To apply, send resume and position application to EDSearch4MMN@gmail.com with "Executive Director Inquiry" in the subject line. (Applications and resumes will only be read by the search committee to ensure confidentiality.)