9 Apr 2021

Full-time General Director

Multiply – Posted by daniell Abbotsford, BC

Job Description

Opportunity Profile: General Director

MULTIPLY Network is looking to hire a General Director to serve as the most senior officer and principal spiritual leader of this denominational mission organization. The General Director is responsible to the Board for developing the organizational vision and leading strategies to accomplish the vision. The General Director is responsible for the overall executive leadership of all the offices and workers of the organization globally in the fulfillment of its vision, mission and key objectives. The General Director is expected to lead with integrity, wisdom and humility toward the mobilization of churches and individuals into global mission and disciple making. While this role is an appointment by the US Conference of Mennonite Brethren churches and the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches to ministry service, the successful candidate will be selected and appointed to the role by the Multiply Board.  

ABOUT MULTIPLY

MULTIPLY Network is the mission agency of the MB church in the U.S. and Canada, and our mandate is to help multiply disciples, churches, and missional leaders in countries around the world. We believe that, as the body of Christ comes together, thousands of churches will be planted, and millions of people will encounter Jesus.

OUR MISSION

We inspire, equip, and encourage the body of Christ to multiply healthy disciples and churches. We pursue global mission engagement through a vast network of fruitful partnerships worldwide. 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Spiritual Leadership 

Your life shows clear evidence of a strong commitment to Jesus, God’s Word, listening prayer and you demonstrate the ability to disciple and train others as followers of Christ.  You demonstrate the following essential attributes:

Christlike

You have a vibrant Spirit-filled life, growing in and formed by Christ our Lord

Character  

You walk in obedience and integrity under God

Calling   

You demonstrate a clear calling from God and calls other disciples to be on mission

Chemistry

You show strong chemistry with the leaders in the various leadership structures currently in place and the Board of Directors

Collaboration  

You work in a spirit of humility and respect with stakeholders and partners

Competency

You lead excellently, fulfilling the requirements of the job description

Culture   

You cultivate a healthy culture reflective of transparency, humility and forgiveness

Servant Leadership

You are a committed servant leader who exhibits inspiration, authenticity, generosity, and humility through an engaging and shepherding style of leadership. You have a high level of cross-cultural intelligence and desire to reach others through mission for the kingdom of God.

Strategic & Tactical Leadership

You have proven yourself in an enterprise through the ability to cast a compelling vision and execute strategic operations by applying your organizational and strategic leadership gifts, business acumen consisting of broad business and management skills. You have a proven ability to effectively generate financial support for the organization.

Transformational Leadership

You are a leader who works with teams to identify needed change, creates a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executes the change in tandem with committed members of the group. You have the ability to see the big picture and have a good understanding of organizational needs. You demonstrate this by an authentic and unwavering ability to represent the ministry well, both in person and in written form and have a deep appreciation for the power of networks and interdependence.

Primary Job Functions/Essential Outcomes

  1. Ensures the spiritual health of the organization as a whole, demonstrated by healthy spiritual convictions and practices in line with the MB Confession of Faith
  2. Casts a compelling vision, mission and key objectives
  3. Recognizes and drives the mobilization of churches and people into mission and disciple making to the nations as the primary functions of the organization
  4. Provides collaborative leadership to the Multiply offices in the US and Canada primarily through the deployment of effective leadership structures
  5. Ensures the preparation and implementation of tactical and financial plans in compliance with the strategic plan and with the policies of General Director limitations and expectations
  6. Mobilizes resources, financial and human, through meaningful engagement across race, gender, ability and cultural differences
  7. Ensures healthy relationships are developed and maintained between the Board of Directors and the stakeholders, including all workers, volunteers, partners, church leaders, donors, national partners and regulatory authorities according to the governance model

Qualifications/Requirements

Credentials:

    • Must be willing to go through credentialing within the Mennonite Brethren Church under either a provincial MB Conference or the national MB Conference, if not currently credentialed
    • Must be willing to commit to membership, or currently be committed in a local MB church, baptized and must live in agreement with the MB Confession of Faith 
    • Completed a post-secondary education including some theological and/or missiological content

Related Work Experience:

    • Mission organization leadership
    • Managing large staff teams and projects
    • Experience with church planting and/or church leadership
    • Cross-cultural intelligence, mission and disciple making experience 
    • Experience reporting to a board of directors
    • A minimum 5 years of experience leading a diverse, global network consisting of complex structures
    • Leadership at a senior level of an organization with a multi-million dollar budget

NOTE:  The composite Job Description can be seen here:  Job Description

Location:   Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Application Deadline: 12 noon Pacific Time on Friday, May 28, 2021

(The Multiply board is actively recruiting and actively praying for the new General Director. The application deadline has been extended to allow for a longer period of discernment.)

Start Date:  TBD

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:  Director of Human Resources at carinv@multiply.net

Job Categories: Featured. Job Types: Full-time.

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