Director of Covenant World Relief (CWR)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512954-725585
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 25, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


The Director of Covenant World Relief is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of Covenant World Relief. This Director sets the direction and fulfills ECC’s commitment to relief and community transformation. Integral to this role is the cultivation and nurturing of partnerships around the world.

Essential Functions

* Provide leadership to the theological and practical direction of CWR. Ensure efforts and activities are accountable to all constituents.
* With the support of SG’s regional coordinators, develop and maintain partnerships with churches and organizations in the five SG regions.
* In collaboration with CWR partners and personnel from mission areas, formulate a comprehensive response to disasters around the world.
o Collaborate with Advancement team, on fundraising strategies and donor management.
o Oversee the development of marketing, communication and digital strategies that lead to engagement opportunities.
o Partner with Love Mercy and Do Justice mission area during domestic disaster response.
* Guide CWR’s advisory committee through goals and objectives.
o Plan and prepare for engagements.
o Engage and respond to grant applications, reports and oversight of projects.
* Interface and communicate with constituents and partners, both domestically and internationally.
o Manage partnership development.
o Drive a constituent-oriented strategy with effective and scalable solutions that connect constituents to generate awareness, participation and to mobilize active engagement.
o Preach, teach and coach pastors and church leaders on CWR’s vision and objectives.
* In collaboration with the Director of Global Mission Advancement, cultivate a financial support base.
* Ensure strategies and resources implementation and utilization fit within budget allocations: plan, monitor and calibrate financial resources.
* Contribute to SG’s shared activities and projects, as deemed appropriate.
* Other duties as assigned by the Executive Minister of Serve Globally.

Experience and Skills:

Education and Experience

Required: A master’s degree or experiential equivalent in international development or related field. Five (5) years of experience in community development related ministries and intercultural experience. Valid driver’s license. Proficiency in Microsoft and Windows applications, databases development and management, and web technologies. Type a minimum of 55 words per minute.

Preferred: Bi-lingual (Spanish or French) and engagement in a multi-cultural context. Theological training. Personal engagement with the ECC (minimum of 3 years). Has public speaking abilities.


* Capable to operate with discretion and confidentiality at all times.
* Works well under pressure and is able to accomplish multiple tasks, with conflicting priorities and timelines.
* Has skills in diplomacy and intercultural communication.
* Ability to track and report progress on a wide range of tasks, simultaneously.
* Detail oriented, strong organization, prioritization and time-management skills are eminent.
* Excels in attention to detail with high level of accuracy in the preparation of documents, reports, and correspondence.
* Capacity to respond to and deal with a range of ad hoc queries/requests.
* Maintains flexibility in approach and adjusts actions when appropriate.
* Excellent management and people skills to embrace diversity of schedules, backgrounds, formats, contexts, etc.
* Uses critical thinking skills, applying logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to address challenges.
* Maintains flexibility in approach and adjusts actions when appropriate.
* Exercises sound judgment and confident in decision making when considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
* Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintains them over time.
* Thinks creatively to develop, design, or create new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
* Self-starter, with the ability to work independently.

Environment Conditions

Able to work well in professional office setting, but occasionally works in remote locales. Extensive domestic and some international travel and some evening/weekend engagements. Must be versatile and able to work for prolong segments sitting, walking or standing. Must engage frequently with office tools and equipment, such as: computer, copier, phone, web-conferencing equipment, cell communication, printers, etc. Must be able to occasionally lift or move items, less than 35lbs.