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Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services

Foster Care/Adoption Church Engagement Coordinator

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
Waxahachie/Dallas Area, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 11/08/2012
Categories: Church/Ministry - Communications
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Foster Care/Adoption Church Engagement Coordinator must have a deep love for children and have a deep love, respect, and belief in the local church.  Requires an expressed interest in helping to heal children and strengthen families through the local church.  The Foster Care/Adoption Church Engagement Coordinator is responsible for advancing the mission and vision of PCHAS in churches by creating Christian foster care/adoption ministries within these churches to recruit and support foster/adoptive parents for abused and neglected children.  All duties are performed in conjunction with agency staff, church leaders, and/or volunteers.


Core Responsibilities

  1. Develop intentional prayer      support for the PCHAS Foster Care/Adoption Church Engagement ministry.
  2. Develop, implement,      operationalize, promote, and oversee strategy for foster care/adoption      ministries by working with staff, consultants, and church leaders for      strategy and counsel.
  3. Responsible for planning and      executing comprehensive PCHAS Foster Care/Adoption Church Engagement      campaign, including strategic planning, marketing, and communications.
  4. Be responsible for the daily      operations management of the PCHAS Foster Care/Adoption Church Engagement      ministry.
  5. Establish relationships with      churches and facilitate the identification, networking, solicitation, and      development of church collaborations for the implementation of PCHAS      Foster Care/Adoption Church Engagement ministry.
  6. Solicits, tracks, and      monitors thru on-sight visits, email, correspondence, and phone calls with     interested collaborating churches utilizing agency software.      
  7. Make church and community presentations to promote a PCHAS Foster Care/Adoption Church Engagement ministry that specifically targets areas for recruitment of foster/adopt parents.
  8. Develop, plan, organize, and prepare trainings for church and community collaborators related to the PCHAS Foster Care/Adoption Church Engagement ministry.
  9. Coordinate spiritual development opportunities for staff and/or churches.
  10. Assist in the development of marketing, public relations, and ministerial resource materials.
  11. Assess programmatic needs and incorporate into ministry strategies.
  12. Evaluate ministry initiatives relating to the advancement of the PCHAS Foster Care/Adoption Church Engagement ministry strategy and make changes as necessary.
  13. Develop, implement, track, and monitor performance/outcome measures.
  14. Provide assistance as requested to prepare annual operating and capital budgets for area of responsibility.
  15. Assist in special events.
  16. Identify opportunities to convey the mission of PCHAS to the local church and extended church community.
  17. Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Essential Job Functions

  • Possess knowledge of various church cultures and networks.
  • Ability to effectively engage churches across denominational lines.
  • Ability to plan and organize.
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration across departmental lines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with co-workers and supervisor; able to negotiate difficulties in a professional manner.
  • Ability to meet project deadlines or goals.
  • Participates in training to meet required annual training hours.
  • Performs general clerical tasks as required.
  • Maintains compliance with all PCHAS policies, procedures and requirements. Maintains compliance with all federal and state laws. Maintains compliance with all agency regulatory guidelines and requirements.

Position Requirements, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Understanding of PCHAS philosophy of care as expressed in the PCHAS Way.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and experience in church and/or non-profit community relations.  Master’s degree preferred with coursework in human services and church work. 
  • Requires ability to effectively work under pressure with frequent interruptions and remain flexible as priorities change; able to maintain calm and professional demeanor under pressure and crisis conditions; working conditions may be high energy, high stress; the position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population.

Please apply online at and send letter of interest and resume to