The Director of Resourcing leads and inspires biblical and theological understanding of ministry and mission and grows leadership, vitality and sustainability of congregations. The Director serves with a Regional team to ensure GNJ is recruiting and equipping transformational leaders so that we make disciples and grow vital congregations to transform the world.
- In collaboration with laity and clergy and flowing out from GNJ strategic ministry plan and goals, plan, organize and implement with assigned congregations A Journey of Hope plan so that congregations are growing in vitality, and sustainability and working to end the sin of racism.
- Assist with the development of Leadership Academy workshops and facilitate learning and application groups so that GNJ clergy and congregational leaders are equipped to carry out their A Journey of Hope plan.
- Champion projects, initiatives and priorities as assigned by the supervisor.
- Assist assigned congregations set and meet vitality, sustainability and ending the sin of racism goals. This is the director’s first responsibility and will be up to 75% of the director’s time.
- Participate in Extended Leadership Team Meetings
- Engage in leadership formation through PaCE, Coaching, and Relay
- Provide Staff Support to GNJ agencies as assigned
- Serve as a participant or as a project leader for projects as assigned
- Assist in GNJ meetings and events
- Committed to continuously grow in intercultural competence
- Build and maintain relationships that are rooted in honesty, integrity and honor confidentiality
- Work cooperatively with others to produce innovative solutions
- Communicate clearly and accurately, in writing and orally, with unifying messages that motivates people to action
- Attend to details and deadlines
- Strategic thinking and ability to effectively move thinking to plans, plans to action and action to results
- Coach with clergy and lay leadership to achieve four core GNJ goals
- Plan, consult, problem solve and equip congregations to achieve four core GNJ goals
- Develop leadership in others
- Successful leadership in a local United Methodist Church and GNJ elected leadership position
- Five or more years of an effective track record in mission, mercy and justice ministry planning and organizing
- Successfully coordinated large projects, developed and managed a budget
- Knowledge of and skill in leadership development, evaluation, organization, and human resources
- Working with a variety of cultures
- Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in any of the areas of theology, education, mission or other church, human and organizational areas
- Professional/ Ministry Coaching training preferred
The position requires occasional evening and regular weekend responsibilities, extensive travel within Greater New Jersey, and some travel outside the region. The position works from the main office located in Neptune, NJ