Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 05-Oct-2020 to 04-Dec-2020
  • - Wheeler Mission Ministries
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Letter from the President / CEO


October 2, 2020

Dear Applicant,

Wheeler has been blessed with strong leadership from its very founding. It has been amazing to watch how God has led people into this ministry, or up in this ministry and developed them into leaders. It has been His drawing people into this ministry that has allowed it to continue its outreach to the poor, the needy, the addicted, and those who find themselves homeless.

We now find ourselves in a state of transition. Those who have served in the Executive/Management group of this ministry have done so with honor, determination, dignity, and feeling a real call into this ministry. The Executive Team consists of people who understand ministry, finance, human resources, fund raising, special events and many other aspects which contributes to its success.

We are seeking to fill the role of Chief Program Officer for Men (CPOM). This position is vital to the health of this organization since much of our ministry is focused on men. On our website, you will find a description of the outreaches at Wheeler Mission. This will get you familiar with the vital ministry that Wheeler has in Indianapolis and Bloomington. The Position Description below describes the role this person plays in the ministry. You can certainly read more about Wheeler at our website

If you are interested in submitting your resume to be considered as a candidate, I encourage you to do so.  


Rick A. Alvis

President / CEO


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for planning and operations affecting men's programs, which includes providing guidance, evaluating ministry programs, monthly review of program budgets, and assessment of programs through data research and outcome profiles. The CPOM will be responsible for coordination and participation with civic groups and government agencies as assigned by the President/CEO, including speaking assignments to community groups in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Incumbent works in conjunction with the Chief Program Officer of Women (CPOW), and the President/CEO to develop new and improve existing homeless shelter and addiction recovery programs and services. The CPOM is responsible for establishing and maintaining a comprehensive program to ensure the security of all men's facilities, and the safety of all employees, guests, volunteers, and visitors.

Wheeler Mission (WM) is a privately funded 501 (c) 3 non-profit, evangelical Christian ministry whose designated purpose is religious.  We are a Christ-centered ministry which is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and helping the homeless and impoverished.  Wheeler Mission considers every position one of ministry and a vital and valued part of our team. Therefore, it is essential that all employees of Wheeler Mission have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and subscribe to our Mission, Vision, Statement of Faith, Core Values, and Qualifications for Employment upon hire and continuously while employed.  Employees are encouraged and expected to share the Gospel as opportunities arise.


To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following competencies:

1. Possess a sincere love of Christ and maintain a Christian walk that is evident of that love. Individual must be willing to sign and adhere to the WM Statement of Faith.

2. Possess an aptitude for management and Christian leadership.

3. Interpersonal skills – maintains confidentiality, remains open to others' ideas, exhibits a willingness to try new things; prioritizes work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

4. Adaptability – adapts well to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands and responds effectively to emergencies, frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Must possess the ability to work effectively in a team environment with the Executive Team, employees, guests, and volunteers, and be equally effective working on individual projects with minimal direct supervision.

5. Oral Communications – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates the ability to speak professionally – must be able to interpret spoken communications. Must possess the ability to speak in public relations or educational settings to small or large groups, and conduct team meetings.

6. Written Communications – must be able to read and interpret written information and communicate professionally in writing without spelling or grammatical errors.

7. Dependability – consistently at work and on time, willing to work holidays and overtime when required, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve personal performance.

Essential Requirements:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

1. Responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating all men's programming, including emergency shelter, addiction recovery, and other ministries related to guests in our care. Meet or exceed establish WM goals and objectives. Regular evaluation of the changing needs of program participants and guests to provide superior services and programs to meet WM's stated goals, desired outcomes, and Strategic Plan.

2. Responsible for maintaining a working relationship with CHIP and the CoC of Indianapolis. Evaluate the needs and gaps in services of the City as they relate to the homeless population. Cooperates with the CoC and other government and community agencies to achieve the goal of ending homelessness one person at a time.

3. Responsible for Resident Tracker data base and the accurate collection of computerized data for all men's programs, maintains required records on program participants and services.

4. Collaborates with Human Resources (HR) to establish legal and effective personnel policies and programs including hiring, employee orientations, training, performance evaluations, and terminations. Responsible for creating and sending personnel documents to HR for storage in permanent personnel files.

5. Committed to the use of volunteers from the Indianapolis and Bloomington communities in all program positions possible.

6. Properly equip and train staff and volunteers through appropriate training systems developed in cooperation with department directors and program supervisors at each site.

7. Cooperate with Development Department in gathering and developing human interest stories for fundraising. Communicate with Development Department concerning financial and material needs, including availability as needed to communicate with supporting constituency and community at large.

8. Responsible for managing / monitoring CPOM departmental expenses within Board-approved budgeted level while adhering to WM Internal Control policies/procedures. Complete Financial Certification Document each month.

9. Work with President/CEO, CFO, other members of the Executive Team, and Department Directors to plan the men's programs annual budgets. Continually looks for areas of potential cost savings.

10. Monitor and evaluate men's facilities and equipment, inform the Director of Facilities about facilities or equipment maintenance and repair needs. Informs the President/CEO and CFO of needed capital improvements.

11. Responsible for safety and security of all men's facilities, employees, guests, volunteers, and visitors. Develop safety and security plans for facilities and employees in cooperation with the Safety and Security Committee.

Work Environment:

Works primarily in program areas and interacts with people at all levels of the organization and community, including guests, employees, volunteers, vendors, donors, and the public. Works primarily out of the downtown Administrative Offices, but frequently travels to Bloomington to oversee programs, operations, and facilities. Meets weekly, and as-needed either in-person or electronically with SFM, MRC, Hunt Training Center, and CFMB Directors. This position is eligible to work from home or off-site.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work primarily in an office environment. Physical demands are minimal.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice at the discretion of the President/CEO.

1. Required to attend all Executive Team meetings, Leadership Meetings, and Staff Gatherings.

2. Addresses accidents, property damage, vandalism, personal injury incidents, and Worker's Compensation incidents, ensuring thorough timely investigation, and written reports are submitted to HR according to policy guidelines.

3. Compiles summary reports evaluating new programs, services, or partnerships with community groups as directed by the President/CEO.

4. Works with the Accounting Department to review monthly budget overage statements for each department. Approves and monitors requisitions, petty cash, and donations. Ensures compliance approved annual budgets.

5. Occasionally speaks to area churches, civic organizations, and government agencies.

6. Coaches and ministers to individuals within the organization by counseling with his team, discipling staff, occasionally leads Bible study groups. Looks for opportunities to increase employee engagement.

7. Responsible for the health, safety, and general physical and mental well-being of everyone under his area of responsibility.

8. Collaborates with Board members at the direction from the President/CEO. Represents WM at meetings and serves on internal and external committees as directed by the President/CEO.

9. Other duties as assigned by the President/CEO.


Required Education and Experience:

1. Must possess a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited college or university.

2. Must possess professional training in Business Administration, Management, Social Work, or a closely related field of endeavor.

3. Two (2) years of experience in working in a non-profit organization or Christian ministry.

4. Five (5) years of experience working in an upper level supervisory or management role.

Preferred Education and Experience:

1. Master's Degree in Business Administration, Management, Social Work, or Divinity.

2. Five (5) years of experience working in homeless rescue ministry, or addiction recovery environments.

Background Investigation and Drug Testing:

1. After a "conditional offer of employment" is made, the individual must pass a background investigation which includes a consumer credit investigative report.

2. Wheeler Mission has a mandatory drug testing policy for all new employees. The successful applicant must submit to and pass a drug and/or alcohol test. This drug and/or alcohol testing may occur any time after the applicant receives a conditional offer of employment. All employees must sign and adhere to WM Drugs and Alcohol policy and remain free from addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Statement of Conflict of Interest/Confidentiality

This position requires a Conflict of Interest Statement and a Confidentiality Statement.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Position supervises Directors of the Shelter for Men and the Men's Residential Center in Indianapolis and the Directors of the Center for Men and Hunt Training Center in Bloomington.

Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time 40-hour per week position, with flexibility, generally working, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evening, weekend, overtime, and work on holidays may be required as job duties demand. Must be willing to be available on-call.


Frequent travel between Indianapolis and Bloomington is required. Travel is primarily local during the business day.


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