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First Fruit Inc.

Program Administrator

First Fruit Inc.
Newport Beach, California, United States

Date Posted: 08/03/2006
Categories: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Program Administrator

About First Fruit:
First Fruit, Inc. ( is a private foundation that provides grants to Christian ministries in the developing world in the areas of leadership development, evangelism, and holistic ministry. We seek to invest and to distribute the resources of the foundation in ways which will best serve to advance the spread of Christ's kingdom and the strengthening of His body.

Open Position: Program Administrator

Location: Newport Beach, CA

Application Requirements: Please submit a cover letter, rsum and a personal statement (1 - 2 pages) that summarizes your spiritual history to Lori Drexler at Please note that due to work priorities and staff travel, it may be several weeks before we are able to respond.

Job Description

The Program Administrator is a key participant of the program team with the primary role of providing office support and administrative coordination. The Program Administrator assists First Fruit's program officers in their granting work.

1. Responsibilities

Provide structure and cohesion to the programming activities of the team. Organize agenda and direct staff meetings.

Administer existing filing system and databases as well as research and utilize new tools and resources to optimize the teams performance.

Be chiefly responsible for the final preparation and assembly of presentations and reports to the Board of Directors. Independently generate new reports as needed.

Oversee the execution of grants and formal correspondence with grantees.

Serve as the first line of contact and triage for potential grantees. Manage and update the First Fruit website as needed.

Assist in the research and analysis of missions trends and other research requests by the Board. At times, contribute to the synthesis and writing of the research.

As needed, assist in the planning of itineraries for international travel for Board members and programming staff.

Additionally, from time to time, lead or implement a variety of in-house projects.

2. Accountability

Report to the Executive Director of First Fruit.

3. Qualifications

Spiritual foundations: This individual will be a born-again, evangelical Christian with a solid faith in Jesus Christ, who is an active member of a local church. As someone who will be called on to exercise discernment in the distribution of Gods resources, the individual should be a person "known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom" (Acts 6). Spiritual maturity, biblical knowledge and ministry experience would also be valued.

Character and Temperament: This individual will be an engaging Christian, personable, sensitive to peoples needs, gracious in manner and will have a humility and adaptability when working cross-culturally. This individual will maintain objectivity in evaluations and be self-disciplined and well-organized. This individual thrives in a team-based setting, but is also able to work effectively and independently. He/she approaches his/her responsibilities as a servant, committed to the mission and philosophy of First Fruit.

Background: This individual will have relevant experience in Christian ministry, volunteer, academic or professional settings. This individual will have an undergraduate college degree with postgraduate work seen as a plus.

Skills: This individual should display familiarity and competence in most, if not all, of the following areas: research methods; quantitative methods; information management. This individual will be proficient with MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel and database tools. Strong written communication would also be beneficial.

The Successful Candidate ...

will be highly organized and finds joy in expressing administrative gifts.

will be someone who enjoys learning, constantly seeks improved methods and processes, applies "systems thinking" and is a problem solver.

will be adept at working cross-culturally, and with people of diverse backgrounds.

will be someone who has a passion for the least, last and lost of the majority, non-western world and an appreciation of the calling necessary for the expansion of Gods Kingdom through international missions work.

should exhibit qualities of a Christ-like, servant leader and understand the idea of serving "the joy of giving" as a foundational principle to the calling of First Fruit.

will be someone who has an optimistic bent on life, who operates well in a team-based approach, and who will be hard working.

will have a high energy level, has a readiness to take on new challenges, is flexible, remains cool under pressure and embraces change.