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Job TitleRegional Ministry Leader - Southern Region
OrganizationBethesda Lutheran Communities
ContactStefanie Bruns
Address600 Hoffmann Dr.
LocationWatertown, Wisconsin 53094
Position Overview-The Regional Ministry Leader's primary responsibility is to grow the ambassador program within a designated geography to expand the external reach of our Mission through church communities and leverage all Bethesda resources, especially Faith Resources.  Responsible for the southern region of US covering KS/MO/Southern IL/ OK/TX/AR/LA/MS/AL.

Education and/or Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree is required. A background in Christian ministry, social work, special education or experience with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, or in Christian ministry, training in special education, or clinical pastoral education are preferred but not required. Must be a member in good standing of a Christian congregation.

Certificate, License or Registrations:

Possession of a valid driver's license and a good driving record as defined by Bethesda.

Physical Demands:

Up to 50% overnight travel within a designated geographical area is required.

Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time. 

Other Competencies:

Must possess a commitment to the belief that all people have the right to dignity, respect, opportunity and full community inclusion.  Must have a philosophy that is consonant with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization.

Respect for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities and desire to promote spiritual, emotional, and physical well being of each person.

Desired abilities and aptitudes include strong and effective communicator both verbally and in writing, able to relate well and work with diverse groups of people with an ecumenical approach, secure appointments with stakeholders and work towards a common goal to further the mission of Bethesda.

Models servant leadership, outreach oriented, to actively balance working as a team member while being a self-starter, and able to manage time effectively.

Essential Job Functions:

Ensure we have the right Ambassador talent to grow our mission and broaden our faith reach by recruiting, onboarding, engaging and retaining Ministry talent, with a strong focus on expansion of Ambassadors. Effectively collaborates within internal and external community including Volunteers, Auxiliary members, Operations team, and Development/Philanthropy team to provide internal resources for the people we support as well as staff.

Expand resources and training for field operations that can be used in-home to assist the people we support on their faith journey. As needed, provides virtual/on-call faith leadership to the people we support and our employees through challenging times, along with identifying local community resources and opportunities for integration into congregations and programs.

Other duties as assigned


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