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Teach Every Nation

Director of Mobilization

Teach Every Nation
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 06/03/2013
Categories: Church/Ministry - Communications - Education - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Organizational Background:


Teach Every Nation (TEN) is a new collaborative Christian education project in the Global South (i.e. countries located in Africa, South and Central America, and most of Asia) developed and led by the U.S. nonprofit organization Global Vision Resources, Inc. TEN’s mission is to train, disciple, and recruit pastors and church leaders and to strengthen and grow the Christian church in target countries. TEN develops, teaches, and produces culturally competent courses through a variety of education delivery tools, including Simulcast, DVD, Online, and “live” on-site courses. TEN is headquartered in the U.S. and will launch its program in Southern Africa in September 2013.


Position Overview: 


Teach Every Nation (TEN) is seeking to add an executive-level team member. The Director of Mobilization (DOM) will develop and manage the recruitment, mobilization, and cultivation of Global West pastors, churches, and volunteers as key partners for pastors and churches in the Global South. The DOM will serve on TEN’s executive team and contribute to foundational decisions on best practices for developing sustainable relationships and partnerships between the Global West and South. The successful candidate will direct all aspects of TEN outreach to U.S. partner pastors and congregations, U.S. partner mission trips to Africa, and ensure the financial sustainability of TEN’s African campuses through the revenue generated by the U.S. partner mission trips.


Position Requirements: 


  • A strong commitment to the Christian mission of Teach Every Nation, along with an interest in Christian education delivery in an international setting. The successful candidate must abide by our Statement of Faith and demonstrate a passion for serving Jesus in his/her personal and professional life. TEN’s work regularly includes prayer and worship in its daily activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree and advanced theological and/or ministry degree required. Pastoral experience preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years team and department management, including experience developing and managing a department budget, with a strong preference for candidates with a background in church mobilization and networking.
  • Adept at working with a high-capacity team, including flexibility to scale to broad ministry needs.
  • Understanding of current international church development and theological trends.
  • Ability and preference for cross-denominational and cross-cultural work.
  • Results-oriented leader with a proven track record of securing volunteer commitments with proven follow-through.
  • Experience with developing large-scale, diverse, and sustainable partnerships and successful fundraising initiatives, resulting in an existing network of church contacts.
  • Skilled negotiator, networker, and motivational speaker with the proven ability to get speaking engagements at churches and conferences.
  • Tact, diplomacy, and competent communication with diverse markets and constituents. Experience working with Global South populations preferred.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently, follow directions of leadership without extensive oversight; desire to learn and function as part of a team.
  • Highly competent at multi-tasking, project organization, prioritization, and management.
  • Adept at building relationships from the ground up.
  • The candidate must also have a passport and the ability to travel internationally and work a flexible schedule as needed. A minimum of four (4) annual trips to Africa are anticipated as well as frequent domestic travel within the U.S.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Recruit and oversee TEN’s mobilization team nationally and internationally, including staff and budget management. Collaborate with denominations, mission agencies, parachurch and other nonprofit organizations to recruit partner pastors, churches, and volunteers. Develop, manage, and document all mobilization procedures and practices.
  • Work with other leadership team members to define and translate TEN’s pastor, church, and volunteer partnership needs into reality.
  • Develop and implement best practices for fully leveraging the strengths and resources of U.S. partners.
  • Develop and manage an extensive database of partner pastors, churches, and volunteers, including the ability to strategically select and recruit partners who will contribute their reputational, congregational, and financial resources for TEN.
  • Recruit U.S. pastors and volunteers for mission trips to Africa, including creation of a strategic, time-banded, phased recruitment plan; national church market scan and selection of key partner pastors and churches; and outreach, recruitment, and mobilization of target pastors and congregations. The minimum annual recruitment goals for pastors 2014-2017 are as follows: 2014-120, 2015-250, 2016-500, 2017-1,250.  The minimum annual recruitment goals for volunteers 2014-2017 are as follows: 2014-120, 2015-250, 2016-500, 2017-1,250.
  • Develop and manage all aspects of 10-day mission trips for pastors and volunteers to Africa. Be ready to launch U.S. pastor 10-day mission trips to Africa by February 2014 and volunteer 10-day mission trips to Africa by June 2014. Coordinate and oversee all trip logistics, including travel, lodging, food, host and partner assignments, trainings, and partnership events.
  • Cultivate U.S. pastors into TEN Partner Pastors who will recruit volunteer teams from their churches to travel to Africa and volunteer with TEN African partners, churches, and pastors. TEN Partner Volunteer activities include painting churches, working with orphans, helping with local church services, and on-campus work (e.g. planting ‘never ending’ gardens, landscaping, cleaning, cooking, etc.).
  • Develop a significant portion of U.S. TEN Partner Pastors and Volunteers into ongoing financial and mission trip supporters and participants.
  • Manage the multi-pronged challenges of preparing international volunteer teams, including cultural competency, managing expectations, work training, etc. 
  • Manage mobilization staff and consultants to ensure existing and new relationships and partnerships receive appropriate stewardship.
  • Anticipate and prevent or mediate communication or relational conflicts that may arise when combining large numbers of international constituents.


Salary: Competitive with benefits.


Application: Job position posted May 2013. Applications accepted until the position is filled. To apply, email cover letter and resume with "Director of Mobilization" in the subject line to: