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Portland City Director

Portland, California, United States

Date Posted: 09/29/2017
Categories: CEO/Executive - Church/Ministry - Fundraising - Management - Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Cityteam Ministries is seeking a City Director to spearhead our efforts in Portland. We are looking for someone with a servant’s heart to oversee Cityteam’s mission to serve those struggling with poverty, homelessness, and addiction. You will lead by example, rolling up your sleeves and doing whatever is necessary to serve the clients, staff, and community. Our ideal candidate will already be invested in Portland and have connections with churches, organizations, and businesses. While Cityteam is a ministry, we need someone who understands the complexities of running a business. The City Director is an executive-level position ultimately responsible for all aspects of Cityteam Portland, including staff leadership, fundraising, ministry operations, budgets, vision casting, and shepherding.


The Portland team is passionate about helping the men and women in our community. God is moving in Portland, and we feel called to work here at Cityteam. If you love Jesus, want to be on the front line of ministry to the addicted, homeless, and marginalized in Portland's inner east side, and are interested in joining the team of one of Oregon Business Magazine's Top 100 Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon 2016, we’d like to hear from you today.



1. Oversee all ministry operations, including Recovery, Learning & Career Center, Emergency Shelter, Dining Hall, and Women’s Ministry.
2. Ensure all program services are formatted to support Cityteam’s strategy to reach all underserved people groups.
3. Make decisions, analyze situations in depth, and provide realistic solutions to problems.
4. Participate in Cityteam strategy meetings (i.e. Executive Leadership Team, Board, and City Director).
5. Ensure that Cityteam Portland is in compliance with all local and state laws and regulations.
6. Work in conjunction with Disciple Making staff to mobilize individuals, churches, and agencies to catalyze Disciple Making Movements (DMM).
7. Support the ongoing practice of developing spiritual community in onsite Cityteam programs; when necessary, building in the spiritual ordinances of communion, baptism, etc.
8. Advocate for Cityteam with those in your circles of influence.

Finance, Fundraising, Donor Acquisition, and Public Relations
1. Build personal relationships and communicate the Cityteam vision to key leaders, donors, and churches in the region, securing their financial partnership in this faith venture.
2. Secure major gifts from donors through direct solicitation and developing and maintaining relationships with a sufficient number of major donors to meet yearly fundraising goals.
3. Cooperate with the Cityteam Leadership and VP of Finance to develop the annual budget in accordance with policy, procedures, and timelines to ensure that all programs are managed within the budget.
4. Commit to personal stewardship and challenge others with their stewardship responsibilities
5. Work with marketing to implement fundraising strategies and public relations to ensure needed support is available to fund operations.
6. Work with marketing to ensure consistent and appropriate communication is disseminated.
7. Work with Development to cultivate and submit corporate and foundational grants.
8. Provide leadership with major donor events that have a special focus in and around Portland.
9. Regularly represent Cityteam as a speaker in churches, service clubs, etc.

Recruitment and Staff Management

1. Recruit, train, and manage staff to supervise volunteers and interns.
2. Ensure that all staff and volunteers have explicitly written and agreed upon responsibilities, and that they are managed and held accountable.
3. Advise and cooperate with the Vice President of Human Resources in circumstances of staff hiring, management, reviews, staffing adjustments, discipline, and terminations.
4. Utilize strong relational skills to relate to people of all ages, races, denominations, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


PLEASE NOTE: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands
• Stand and sit for prolonged amounts of time
• Walk, bend, twist, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
• Frequently walk up and down stairs
• Talk and hear
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
• Finger and hand dexterity to feel, handle, and operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms

Required Education and Experience
• 4-year degree or related experience
• Valid Oregon Driver’s License with a clean record
• Computer literate and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Prior management experience
• Professional written and spoken communication skills
• Previous experience raising financial support

Preferred Education and Experience
• Advance degree in a related field or equivalent experience
• Familiarity with drug and alcohol recovery principles
• Previous involvement or partnership with Cityteam
• Familiarity with Salesforce, Volunteer Hub, or other donor management software
• Seasoned public speaker


Work Conditions
• This job typically operates in an office environment
• This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
• This position will regularly interact with staff and volunteers in our ministry areas including but not limited to the Shelter, Dining Hall, Kitchen, Learning & Career Center
• While infrequent, this position may interact with volunteers in a professional kitchen and be exposed to typical items such as a stove, knives, chemicals, etc.
• This role will occasionally need to maneuver in tight quarters amongst donations, rolling racks, shelving, storage containers, and stacked boxes
• This role will occasionally need to load or unload a truck filled with food, boxes, and supplies
• This position will occasionally work in an open warehouse environment that can be cold and drafty
• Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday 8:30 am-5:30 pm, occasional weekends and evenings, and on-demand, as necessary
• This role will occasionally need to drive to local meetings or events
• This role will need to fly to corporate meetings approximately once a quarter, typically staying 1-3 nights at a time

Additional Eligibility Qualifications for Cityteam Ministries
• Must have an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ
• Must be active in a local Christian body of believers or at least pursuing community with other Christ-followers
• Must have compatible theology on major issues of Cityteam's Statement of Faith
• Must be committed to serving God and the body of Christ

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all possible duties, activities, or responsibilities. These requirements may change at any time.