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Executive Director

Company: FireSeeds
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Company Description**FireSeeds is the recruiting firm partnered with The Jimmie Hale Mission. You are applying to the Executive Director opportunity at The Jimmie Hale Mission!The Jimmie Hale Mission is a Christian-based, nonprofit organization that was founded in 1944 and is currently celebrating 75 years of ministering to the Birmingham community through God's life-changing love. The Mission was started by Jimmie Hale who was once known as the town drunk before coming to Christ and turning his life around. Jimmie passed away within 9 months of starting the Mission and his wife Jessie took up the challenge to continue her husband's dream. The Mission exists today to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless in order to share the gospel of Christ. The ministry has expanded to include five ministries: the Shepura Men's Center, a homeless shelter, Jessie's Place a shelter for Women and Children, Royal Pines a substance-abuse recovery center, Stewart Learning Centers, an educational and job readiness training center for adults, and Discovery Clubs, an after school Bible study program for children. These ministries provide addiction recovery, poverty response, life skills training, GED and job readiness, and meets other practical needs to help restore people to their families and to lead productive lives.The Jimmie Hale Mission is a well known and established organization in Birmingham, AL whose culture is one that values the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the community. Their impact is significant, with an annual budget of roughly $8.5 million and a staff of 64. The Mission has name recognition and community exposure through local media, business leaders, and a broad foundation of volunteers and donors. The staff is made up of a caring group of professionals who approach ministry with love, excellence and accountability. The staff will tell you their product is "changed lives" and they know their true impact on the community is through God changing lives. The Executive Director will lead a team that is Christ-centered, client-focused, and desires to be faithful stewards of all that is entrusted to them.Job DescriptionThe Executive Director will carry on the legacy of the mission that Jimmie Hale started many years ago. This individual will oversee the organization and directly focus on the areas of vision casting, fundraising, public relations, and staff development. He or she will spend time growing and expanding relationships with the local media and business community. They will also cultivate current relationships and develop new potential key donors. This individual will spend a good portion of their time outside of the walls of the Jimmie Hale Mission, engaged with the community. This individual will provide direction for a strong leadership team and staff and will maintain an effective working relationship with the Board of Directors. Above all else this person will need to have a heart for God and a desire to maximize the ministry impact of the Jimmie Hale Mission.Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Expand fundraising by engaging and developing donor relationships, particularly major and institutional donors
  • Work alongside Director of Advancement to set goals and strategies for current and new donor relationships
  • Serve as the primary ambassador for Public Relations including local media appearances, commercials, speaking at church and community events, attending chamber luncheons, and minister's meetings to further expand the Mission's impact
  • Direct and develop senior staff, ensure the integrity of staff, programs, and financial stewardship
  • Understand client and community needs through regular interaction with staff and community
  • Innovate through continuous improvement of the ministry including developing opportunities to overcome the challenges associated with homelessness
  • Develop and recommend new strategies and business opportunities to enhance growth and stability of organization
  • Oversee various ministries, lead meetings with staff, review financial statements, respond to decision items for staff, monitor progress toward objectives, set goals and provide a resource for challenges
  • Own the financial performance and growth of the organization
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with Board of DirectorsQualifications
    • 7-10+ years of leadership experience working within a non-profit ministry, mission organization, corporation, or small business
    • Bachelor's degree in related discipline required
    • Experience with non-profit, ministry-driven organization is a plus
    • Rescue Mission experience or prior experience working with the homeless on either a professional or volunteer basis is preferred
    • Biblical knowledge and a track record of ministry involvement
    • Demonstrated experience in fundraising with proven results
    • Ability to lead an organization as a team to fulfill board policies, set and drive goals and measure ongoing achievement
    • Good communication skills, written and verbal, to include public speaking, media interaction, and public engagement
    • Must possess qualities of Integrity, Courage, Commitment, Compassion, Humility, Passion, and a Ministry-MindsetAdditional InformationCompetitive Compensation and Benefit Package including Health, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D Life Insurance, Retirement, and PTO

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