Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 21-Jul-2018 to 31-Aug-2018
  • - Metro Ministries, Inc.
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Starting salary $50,000
  • Full Time
  • yes

The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to implement the Vision and Mission of Metro Ministries and oversee the finances and fundraising, granting process, communications and ministry outreach activities, in alignment with Board policies and the objectives of the UMC Indiana Conference. The Executive Director will represent Metro Ministries, Inc. on UMC District committees, boards of other community organizations while fostering and maintaining relationships with churches and community organizations.
 
Organization Overview
Metro Ministries, Inc. is the mission outreach arm of the Central District, The United Methodist Church and connects with 109 United Methodist Churches in Marion, Hancock, Hendricks, Shelby, Morgan and Johnson Counties as well as seeking to support and partner with community ministries and non-profit organizations serving our area. Our focus is on connecting resources to ministries and ministries to resources for the cause of Christ using a partnership approach.  http://www.indymetroumc.org
 
Position Duties
 
Essential functions
1) The Executive Director must have a heart for ministry and the love of Christ.
2) Observe and implement Metro Ministries, Inc. governance policies and bylaws in performance of the essential functions of the Executive Director position.
3) Represent and interpret Metro Ministries, Inc. program of work through serving on the UMC Central District Operations Team and as a Central District Staff member. Engage with groups of other faith communities, and to the community-at-large to keep current with emerging ministry needs and resources. Serve on Boards of Directors of community or Metro Ministries partner centers as appropriate.
4) Work closely with the Board of Directors, prepare quarterly meeting agendas, financial reports and minutes, organize annual strategic planning meeting and provide Board development opportunities.
5) Assess needs of existing affiliated community centers, UMC ministries, and neighborhood organizations and bring action recommendations to the Board of Directors that will further the missional aims of the UMC Conference via Metro Ministries, Inc. programs.
6) "Grow" resources by supervising fundraising and volunteer programs.
   a) Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with donors.
   b) Support existing affiliated community centers and ministries related to Metro Ministries with fundraising resources including connecting tools such as MEO Tech Series, directly soliciting funding from funding resources, or directing a team to assist them in developing fundraising plans.
   c) Establish awareness of Designated Endowment Fund opportunity for legacy giving.
7) Connect resources to ministry programs through the Metro Ministries, Inc. grant process or to other mission opportunities.
8) Provide regular communications on the activities and interests of Metro Ministries, Inc. via multiple social media formats. Oversee the use of online media (see below), printed materials, videos and other means.
 
Financial and Corporate Report Accountability
1) Oversee finances.
2) Interact with Board Treasurer for development of annual budget, grant awards and unexpected expenses.
3) Maintain financial records. Coordinate with external CPA and United Methodist Foundation of Indiana per GAAP.
4) Complete and file corporate reports as required by local, state and federal agencies.
 
Other Functions
1) Pursue professional development training.
2) Schedule and prepare for meetings and events.
3) Provide educational presentations (e.g. grant process training, Lay Servants school, etc.)
4) Oversee facility maintenance for Metro Ministries, Inc. properties.
 
Qualifications and personal characteristics required to carry out this position
 
Knowledge, capabilities, and skills
1) Minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience in social services, ministry programming or related field.
2) Strong communication skills: interpersonal, writing, speaking, social media
3) Administrative organization, time management, meeting/event scheduling and computer skills
4) At least some familiarity with financial and budget operations.
5) Ability to travel throughout central Indiana.
6) Scheduling flexibility to accommodate evening and weekend activities.
7) Familiarity with the most recent edition of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church.
 
Additional personal characteristics that may aid performing the work of this position
1) Lives out the Core Values of Metro Ministries, Inc.: Christ-Centered, People-Focused, Community Built – Outreach Driven and Learning Organization approach
2) Strives for empathy, flexibility, patience and kindness in all circumstances.
3) Strong enthusiasm and passion for working with mission-oriented ministries.
4) Strong personal integrity, leadership, and follow-through skills.
5) Inspire trust among all stakeholders.
6) Work independently, supervise teams and be a team player.
 
ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
1) Describe three professional accomplishments.
2) Provide examples of how you have expanded participation at all organizational levels (Board members, volunteers, interns, etc.) with emphasis on diversity and continuity of service.
3) Based on the objectives of Metro Ministries, Inc. and the job description, how do you believe these align with your personal goals, strengths or developmental opportunities?
 
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