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4KIDS of South Florida


4KIDS of South Florida
North Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 03/16/2015
Categories: Other
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

4 KIDS of South Florida

Role Description



Role Title:       President


Purpose:          The purpose of this role is to provide spiritual and strategic leadership to the ministry of 4KIDS in all areas of the organization with an emphasis on the external community but also including the staff, the Board, and the supporters of the organization.


Level of Work: This person needs to be able to develop and manage multiple areas simultaneously with varying degrees of importance, difficulty and time frames. This person needs to be able to plan and work on short-term initiatives as well projects in the 3-5 year range. The ability to anticipate and see various options and interdependencies is an important part of the decision making for this role. This role needs to be proactively improving programs and people more than reactively solving problems.


Reporting and Working Relationships:   This person reports to the Board of Directors and works directly with the Executive Committee of the Board and oversees the leadership team of the ministry.


Responsibilities:       As the leader of the management team, this person will be involved in short-term and long-term strategic planning and implementation of actions to accomplish the goals of the ministry working with the staff and volunteers.  This person also supports the efforts of the areas of Development, Ministry programs, and Administration. This person would be responsible for setting the spiritual tone and further developing and maintaining the culture of the organization. In that role, they would provide spiritual leadership to the staff and leadership in the area of community engagement, program development, and Board development. This person would be responsible for the hiring and development of all staff working in collaboration with the management team.



The Key Areas of Specific Responsibility are:


1)    Spiritual Leadership – This person is responsible to lead the staff as a servant leader who provides spiritual leadership in a pastoral manner that develops the staff to become Gods best for the call of the ministry. This includes all staff leadership meetings and devotionals, team building, and one on one mentoring for the purpose of spiritually and professionally developing the staff and volunteers. This person would need to effectively teach biblical principles to the staff in a way that is engaging, inspiring, and professionally relevant.


2)    Resource Development – As the leader of the organization, one of the primary responsibilities is to cast vision to donors and to develop key relationships that will grow the overall support for the organizations mission and vision. This leader should be externally focused on the community which includes churches, businesses, and governmental relationships. The goal of long term sustainability with a growing presence in various areas of meeting the needs of children and fulfilling the mission and strategic plan of the ministry is a primary goal of this position. It requires a strong focus on relationship and resource development significantly beyond current levels.


3)    Community Engagement – This person would focus time on sharing the message of the ministry with a goal to significantly increase awareness amongst various groups. There is a need to grow the number of foster parents, donors, and volunteers. This person is responsible for developing community leaders into ambassadors for the mission of the ministry. This involves reaching out to and meeting with community leaders, governmental leaders, business leaders, and church leaders with the goal to increase awareness and engagement in the call to provide for children in need. There are a lot of opportunities involving public speaking before various groups to develop this goal.


4)    Ministry Growth – There is a responsibility to cast vision working with key stakeholders and to implement and execute plans, programs, and people to accomplish that vision by growing the ministry in its impact locally, regionally, and ultimately as able, nationally. The ministry has been given a unique platform and credibility because of successful outcomes and key relationships. This credibility needs to be leveraged in a strategic manner to grow the impact of the ministry through greater involvement by more people, a growth of complimentary and mission crucial initiatives, and a geographical expansion to meet the needs of an expanding mission around the state of Florida and beyond.


5)    Administration – This person is responsible to oversee the staffing, financial, and programmatic decisions of the organization by providing leadership to the management team. This role involves making key decisions in hiring and developing key staff whether they are direct reports or several levels deeper in the ministry. The proper stewardship of resources and awareness of best practices in non-profit leadership and management require continued professional development and an understanding of the balance between the spiritual leadership, the program leadership, and the business leadership of the ministry.



Education and Experience: This role requires someone who is comfortable working in a variety of settings including church ministry, para church ministry, business, governmental, and social services. A past involvement with children and families in a ministry role whether on staff or volunteering would show a past passion for ministering to children. A college degree is required with a preference for a graduate education in any related field of ministry, business, or social services. A proven track record with more than ten years of experience in casting vision, providing leadership, and then raising support for the ideas and initiatives is a critical experience needed for this role. This includes the building and developing teams of people to accomplish a significant mission whether the initiative is an event, a program, or a plan.  This experience can come from a variety of fields but must ultimately fit in a biblically based ministry that is built on Christian principles and is led by grace and an application of sound business practices. The ideal candidate would have engaging and inspiring public communication skills including speaking and writing.



Spiritual Requirements: This role requires someone from a bible based evangelical church background that is able to communicate scriptural principles in a solid and mature manner. The ideal candidate will have a strong testimony and a track record of ministry engagement and service in Christian ministries. The best qualified candidates would have a strong family life and testimony that reinforces and supports the mission of the ministry by being an example to others of the love and grace of God at work in a family devoted to Christ and faithfully serving in a local church. The biblical qualifications for spiritual leadership would apply to this position. A candidate for this position would be expected to live a spiritually disciplined that exhibits a strong personal devotional and prayer life that is a reflection of their strong personal faith in Jesus Christ.


Work Requirements: This person would be responsible to work in a variety of settings with an emphasis on balancing being out of the office engaging with the community and being in the office working with the staff. There are expectations to be at various community events to represent the ministry, to speak in churches and businesses about the ministry, to visit leaders in their environment and introduce them to the 4KIDS ministry, and to be an engaged leader at all major 4KIDS events. As the primary communicator for the ministry, there are expectations involving writing for various newsletters, email blasts, and promotional materials working in conjunction with the marketing team. The responsibilities with the staff would include leading devotionals, team meetings, program and staff evaluations, budget accountability, and the overall leadership of the execution of various plans and programs in collaboration with the management team to accomplish the strategic objectives and goals as established with the Board. This position would involve a flexible schedule of approximately 45-55 hours with an expectation of some nights and weekends with the opportunity to take some time off during the normal work week to compensate for those times


Salary and Benefits: The salary for this position is flexible and commensurate with the experience needed and the expectations for the position. The right person would sense a call to the ministry and would see a salary and opportunities for growth commensurate with the success and impact of that individual. It is expected that the individual pursuing this position would have served in a C-level position previously and would be able to experience a growth in opportunity, impact, and income by coming to this organization. The ministry offers a full range of health insurance, disability insurance, retirement plans, vacation plans, and other usual benefits including auto expenses for a position of this nature.