Assistant Director – Women’s Division

Position: Assistant Director – Women’s Division

Job Location: Women's Division

Primary Function:

  • The primary function of the Assistant Director of Women’s Division is to support the Women’s Director and assist in providing leadership and Spiritual guidance for the women staff and clients. The ultimate goal is to reach those encountering homelessness with the Gospel of Jesus Christ while helping to address the basic necessities of life.
  • The Assistant Director of Women’s Division must provide a clear Biblical testimony of a personal experience of receiving, by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. She must maintain an exemplary Christian life and desire to serve the Lord in the ministry of the Durham Rescue Mission.
  • The Assistant Director of the Women’s division will establish a warm, loving Christian environment for the mothers, children, and single ladies that will enable them to grow spiritually, educationally, physically, and emotionally.
  • FT (40+)
  • BFOQ: Female
  • Non-Management
  • Hourly Non-Exempt

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide the Women’s Director and other Management staff with adequate information to help reach sound decisions and establish policies.
  • Provide regular reports about progress toward organizational objectives, and other issues of concern.
  • Keep the Women’s Director current with operational needs or difficulties and assist in any way needed.
  • Share prayer requests and victories of the ministry.
  • Carry out any projects which may be assigned by the Women’s Director.
  • Counsel with clients.
  • Attend Weekly staff devotions and facilitate daily devotions for clients.
  • Assist Women’s Director in the implementation and training of staff.
  • Train clients for potential Staff member positions and teach them the work of the Durham Rescue Mission.
  • Assist in developing and implementing plans and programs for increased spiritual growth of the Mission clients and staff.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and provide recommendations as needed.
  • Help prepare short and long-range operating needs and plans for Good Samaritan Inn.
  • Help with the preparation of the annual budget for the Women’s Division for Executive Management and Board approval.
  • Promote good public relations in the community.
  • Teach Victory Bible classes and Discipleship classes as needed.
  • Assist in responding to inquiries from: clients, the community, volunteers, and other staff members.
  • Perform as role model for clients at all times, teaching and demonstrating Christian principles.
  • Uphold and enforce all policies and procedures of the Durham Rescue Mission and the Women’s Division; being willing to give write-ups for infractions of those rules.
  • Work with women’s Victory choir scheduling transportation and assisting as needed to transport Victory choir to scheduled events.
  • Enter data and other information as needed into Victory Excel Spreadsheet and/or client database.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and Review Committees; record information.
  • Assist the Director of Women’s Division in any way possible that is needed.
  • Assist in creating benevolence for the Women’s Division.
  • Visit the women and children when they have checked into the hospital.
  • Participate in all community events: Easter, Back-to-School, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 40 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • May spend 6 to 8 hours at a time in front of a computer screen.
  • Interacts with staff, visitors, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
  • Requires some evening and weekend work.
  • Work environment can vary based on events and will include working outdoors (occasionally) and potentially in inclement weather.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Computer skills (MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and typing)
  • Ability to quickly grasp the use of the client database.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both face to face and phone.
  • Experience in leading group interactions.
  • Advanced presentation skills.
  • Must have coordinating abilities to organize events.
  • Must have ability to counsel clients based on Biblical concepts.
  • Must be flexible, every day in ministry could be different.
  • Teamwork
  • Active listening

Training and Experience:

  • Associate Degree; BA/BS in Christian Education is preferred.
  • Three to Five years’ experience in teaching or training fields.
  • Three to Five years’ experience in Rescue Mission ministry preferred.

Special Requirements:

  • All employees of the Durham Rescue Mission must be faithfully attending and in good standing in a local Bible-believing church whose theology is aligned with the Durham Rescue Mission.
  • Be in full agreement and adhere to and practice in their daily life the DRM Doctrinal Statement.
  • Be in full agreement with Sufficiency of Scripture in counseling with co-workers and clients. (See Document – The Sufficiency of Scripture in a Therapeutic Culture)
  • Employees must also have an exemplary testimony both before the church and the world.
  • Must exhibit and exemplify a good testimony and personal integrity.
  • Must sign and be in agreement with Durham Rescue Mission Statement of Faith.
  • Maintain a Christ-centered ministry, standards of excellence, and a consistency of purpose, to fulfill the intended direction of the Durham Rescue Mission.
  • Responsible for professional leadership and management of the administration of client programs.
  • Must be a person of prayer and a positive team player.
  • Agrees with and carries out responsibilities in accordance with the Mission’s policies.
  • Committed to serving the poor and homeless.
  • The Assistant Director – Women’s Division shall be a mature, dedicated Christian who has felt the call of God to this field of ministry (who has a sense of “Mission”) and shall pledge themselves to fulfill all areas of responsibility to this position, motivated by their Christian urgency to demonstrate a sensitiveness, self-discipline, and enthusiasm in dealing with all people within the scope of their administrative and ministerial responsibilities.

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