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Executive Director of Gethsemane Garden Christian Centre (GGCC) Advisory Board

Matthews, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 05/06/2016
Categories: Church/Ministry - Fundraising - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:





The Executive Director of Gethsemane Garden Christian Centre Advisory Board (GGCCAB) must be a mature evangelical Christian, a person of integrity, humility, wisdom and sound judgment. The director must be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, while possessing a servant’s heart, be willing to be held accountable, and is open to seeking and receiving advice and counsel. The new director must have solid fundraising experience and be an effective oral and written communicator. The director must possess an enthusiastic, energetic, and engaging attitude and have a heart for orphans and poor children. The person must have a sense of vision for how to further develop resources required by the school. 



Gethsemane Garden Christian Centre (GGCC) is a Christian boarding school for children K -12 who live in the Lake Victoria region of southwest Kenya. The school was birthed in 2003 in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in that area of Africa and today around 80% of the over 625 students are AIDs orphans. In recent years, the school has excelled academically, consistently scoring very well in the Kenya government testing, with the majority of high school graduates qualifying to attend university. 

GGCC operates under the principle that Christ is the head and leader of the ministry and the school leaders including the board members are members of the body of Christ, co-laboring with Christ. We believe strongly that prayer is essential to discerning Christ’s guidance and direction for the ministry.



GGCCAB is a non-profit entity incorporated in 2001 under the laws of the State of North Carolina. The Internal Revenue Service has granted the corporation 501(c)3 status. The ministry was established to facilitate, advise, promote and raise funds for the operation of a school among the Suba people of Kenya, providing a Christian education to the poor, orphaned and others. 



The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors. The Board Chairman or designee will be the Executive Director’s primary contact for day to day operations. 



 Must have a minimum of four years of senior management experience and possess at least a bachelor’s degree; 


 Requires experience in raising $500,000 annually through major and mid-level donor engagements; 


 Must have proven ability to establish, develop and strategically advance key relationships with corporate and individual donors; 


 Must be a social media native – fluent in its use and experienced in its application and deployment within an organization; 


 Has had past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships; 




The Executive Director provides overall management of all fiscal and program operations, implements policies established by the Board, and provides detailed reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director works with the Board and other staff to develop, implement, evaluate, and maintain programs, services and activities, which fulfill the mission and goals of GGCCAB. The Executive Director is the primary fund raiser for the ministry. 



 In cooperation with the GGCC Kenya Board and school leadership, take the GGCCAB lead in supporting the implementation of the Kenya vision for the current and future direction of GGCC by establishing and implementing an effective fundraising strategy to meet the financial needs of the school, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, leading the fundraising effort, and ensuring proper administration of donor records and documentation; 

 Cultivate ongoing donor and community relations including engaging churches, civic organizations, corporation, and other groups to build support for the ministry, and develop relations with compatible ministries with the intent of forging partnerships; 

 Develop and write materials for monthly newsletters, promote special events, and look for ways to promote the ministry to the general public; 

 Develop and expand the ministry’s internet and social media presence using such services as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to broaden appeal to increase participation in the ministry; 

 Coordinate and lead short-term mission teams that minister at the school and in the region around GGCC; 

  Direct the daily operations of GGCCAB including supervising staff and volunteers, proposing appropriate policies and procedures, an annual budget, and work plans for the Board and major committees for Board approval; 

 Develop a thorough understanding of the financial operations of the school and provide timely and accurate reporting to the Board; 

 Ensure the ministry stays compliant with legal and accounting requirements for a 501(c) 3 and with Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) guidelines; 

 Work closely with the chairman in preparing materials and agenda items for Board meetings.