Job Opening: Director of Recruitment and Training

Job Opening: Director of Recruitment and Training

Common Global Ministries Board of the Division of Overseas Ministries, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Wider Church Ministries, United Church of Christ

Director of Recruitment and Training
Ministry Team: Global Ministries-Indianapolis
Reports to: Vice President for Administration and Programs
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana (Hybrid)
Applications due: August 23

Purpose and Function
The Director of Recruitment and Training provides leadership in the recruitment, training, and placement of mission co-workers appointed jointly by Global Ministries of the Division of Overseas Ministries (DOM) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Wider Church Ministries (WCM) of the United Church of Christ.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implements and manages mission personnel recruitment, training, and placement system for mission co-workers, global service workers, global mission interns and short-term volunteers, in consultation with the Area Executives.
  • Develops strategies and timelines to ensure a diverse mission personnel in recruitment to appointment, including specific strategies for recruitment of racial ethnic persons, young adults, and persons with specialized skills.
  • Coordinates the screening process (references, background checks, psychological and medical evaluations, and interviews) for mission co-worker, global service worker, global mission intern and short-term volunteer candidates using best industry practices.
  • Facilitates the work of Global Ministries staff mission personnel committee by leading the interview, debriefings, and voting process, preparing and tracking personnel actions, and organizing mission personnel candidates’ orientation.
  • Provides staff support to the Common Global Ministries Board of Directors including but not limited to recommending the appointment of mission co-workers to the Personnel Committee.
  • Develops programs for orientation and preparation of missionary candidates; arranges and facilitates continuing education opportunities, in consultation with Area Executives and staff team, for mission personnel staff.
  • Coordinates the commissioning services for newly appointed mission personnel in consultation with Area Executives, local ministers and congregations, Conference and Regional Ministers.
  • Manages the preparation of missionary votes, in consultation with Area Executives and Resource Development, related to home assignments, terminations, retirements, medical and family leaves, etc.
  • Designs and recommends performance evaluation instruments for mission personnel by area executives and monitors the evaluation process using best industry practices.
  • Promotes Global Ministries’ mission opportunities throughout the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ, not limited to affiliated colleges, universities, and theological institutions.
  • Nurtures and cultivates networks with Disciples of Christ Regional Ministers, United Church of Christ Conference Ministers, and other leaders in both denominations to facilitate the recruitment process.
  • Administers the budget of the mission personnel office in coordination with the budget building processes of Global Ministries.
  • Maintains a permanent file of mission staff appointed by Global Ministries.
  • Supervises and directs office team administrative assistants.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform successfully in this position.

  • Thorough understanding of the history, polity, and structures of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ.
  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources preferred, or a combination of academic study and experience.
  • Competence to deal with complex intercultural, international, and theological issues as they bear upon the implementation of Christian mission.
  • Commitment to and theological understanding of mission in its broad range of concerns.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially as well as independently, exercising initiative with appropriate follow through.
  • Positive attitude with the ability to handle a variety of issues and personalities with tact and courtesy.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral English language skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software suites.
  • Experience processing and reconciling accounts and monitoring program budget and expenses.
  • Experience in office administration; ability to organize work, set priorities, and motivate oneself. Must be proficient in use of the computer, including word processing and data base applications.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability and flexibility to work evenings, weekends and travel within the U.S. and internationally as needed.

Applicants who receive a conditional offer for employment will be required to provide documentation or proof of vaccination status prior to first day of employment.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, and resume by to: Viktoria Varnado- Wooten, Executive Assistant to the President at by August 23, 2022.

The Division of Overseas Ministries is an equal opportunity employer.