Director, USA

USA Nashville


The Director, USA Division, is the key management leader for the USA Division, reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of the International Headquarters Leadership Team. The Director, USA Division, is responsible for overseeing the management and leadership of USA Field Operations, Membership Services, and USA Headquarters Support. Primary outcomes are to implement the policies, procedures, and programs of the International Cabinet, to provide the necessary field and membership support to help USA Trustees and state leadership teams accomplish ministry goals, and to inspire our USA members to fulfill God’s call.

Essential Job Functions

Spiritual Leadership

Upholds an abiding, visible relationship with Jesus Christ which is evidenced by a heart for God and translates into a genuine, deep love for others. He is passionately concerned that others also know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. The fruits of the leader’s faith will show in his character, attitude, time, dedication, church involvement, energy, and wisdom.
Provides spiritual leadership to the staff, demonstrated through Spirit-led decision making and influence
Represent the ministry at Association and community activities to continually develop the organization’s profile, with emphasis on activities within the USA.

Operations Planning and Management

Primary strategist with the International Executive Director, the USA Trustees, and the International Executive Committee in developing the strategic field operations plan to ensure the USA zones and state associations meet or exceed goals.
Develop and execute a USA field operations plan which incorporates goals, objectives, and deployment of initiatives that work towards the strategic direction of the Association and the USA Division.
Ensure that the operation of the USA Division meets the expectations and inspires its’ membership and staff.
Provide management process and oversight for the USA Division, leading towards the achievement or exceeding the association’s goals established for the USA.
Influence the strategic initiatives and international program enhancements to ensure new initiatives and program enhancements meet the needs of the USA ministry.
Collaborate with other Leadership Team members to ensure effective delivery and deployment of strategic initiatives and international program enhancements within the USA ministry.
Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the USA Division services to consistently improve quality and inspire the membership.
Provide the Leadership Team with comprehensive, regular reports on the performance of the USA Division and the efforts to help the USA ministry achieve goals.

Human Resources Planning and Management

Work with the Senior Director, Human Resources, and the Leadership Team to achieve and sustain a Christ-centered, flourishing organizational culture which attracts, retains, motivates and develops a diverse staff of top-quality talent.
Ensure the USA Division recruits, interviews and selects the right staff who bring the head and heart together to achieve Christ-centered excellence through their technical and personal abilities to further the USA Division mission.
Determine workforce requirements for the USA Division.
Oversee the implementation of human resources policies, procedures and practices including clarity around the work responsibilities for USA Division staff.
Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.
Manage performance of USA Division staff, ensuring clarity in objectives, results against those objectives, and behavior are factored into performance assessment.
Develop talent to meet ministry needs for future leadership, utilizing a combination of formal training, mentoring, and job responsibilities

Financial Planning and Management

Prepare long-term and annual business plan for the USA Division which achieves the annual and long-term goals of the USA ministry.
Manage USA Division financial performance to achieve annual financial budget or approved adjustments during the year.

Membership, Community, and Supplier Relationship Management

Communicate with USA members through appropriate channels (e.g., the Information Bulletin, Membership Café, state convention assignments) to keep them informed of the vision, the work and needs of the ministry, and to inspire members to fulfill God’s call.
Establish value-added working relationships and collaborative arrangements with USA members, churches, suppliers, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the USA Division.
Manage necessary supplier relationships for deliverables within the USA Division, complying with supplier relationship and procurement policies
Identify, assess, and inform the Executive Director and the Leadership Team of internal and external issues/trends that are affecting the Association within the USA such that necessary changes can be incorporated into goals, programs, and initiatives.

Other Essential Functions

Carry out responsibilities at International Convention as requeste
Supply news items of national and international interest to Editorial Department
Serve as Assistant Leader at International Scripture Blitzes
Lead staff Devotions as scheduled to encourage the spiritual walk of our staff

Working Relationships

Reports To: Executive Director
People Management Responsibility: USA field personnel; USA headquarters personnel; Membership Services personnel
Works Closely With: USA Zone Trustees, USA State Association Presidents, Headquarters Leadership Team

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Training & Development


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
Ability to respond effectively to the sensitive inquiries/issues.
Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to the Sr. Leadership Team, USA Zone Trustees and State Association Leadership Teams, major donors and outside suppliers.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision.
Extensive travel by automobile and air.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Gideon in good standing
7-10 years of sales, field work or management experience
Demonstrable passion for The Gideons International mission with an absolute commitment to maintain above reproach ethical standards and Christ-like integrity
PC experience, especially in Microsoft Office applications
Successful completion of a drug and background screen

Preferred Qualifications

A Gideon member in good standing with State Association Leadership Team experience
If married, wife a member of The Auxiliary of The Gideons International
A Master’s degree in business management, finance or related field

This Job Description is for general purposes and guidelines only and should not be considered all-inclusive. Neither does the receipt of this job description constitute an employment contract. Furthermore, it should be known that this list of job requirements is subject to change without written notice.

[January 2020 – Director, USA Division]

Employment Number #2020-235 Location/Department USA Type Full Time Role Director, USA

Required Skills

Here’s an overview of qualifications you need for this job.

Proven ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and work collaboratively.
Core Competencies
Spiritual Maturity: Spiritual maturity and insight into Biblical principles. Spiritual Leadership: Ability to provide spiritual leadership and set example of Christ-centered excellence and integrity in all relationships and areas of responsibility. Communication Skills: An effective and diplomatic communicator who can train staff members, readily communicate from the platform, strong verbal and written communication skills with a propensity to share information. Foster open communications and approachability. Decision Quality: Proven decision-making skills with ability to manage under pressure. Ability to effectively represent the Association to mega-church pastors and major donors Ability to collaborate/partner with the Leadership Team and cross-functional business units to understand the Association needs and develop strategies to meet those needs. Actively learns, demonstrates and fosters The Gideons International corporate culture in all actions and words. Takes personal initiative and is a positive role model for others to emulate. Ability to understand the fundamental business drivers and communicate the state of business and provide strategic recommendations to the Executive Director and the Senior Leadership Team. Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills. Proven ability to keep a big picture perspective while dealing with very detailed information. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information. Positive and constructive attitude. Business acumen Demonstrated development of top talent Managerial courage Ability to challenge the status quo Learns continuously Manage execution
Active Gideon Member in good standing Sales or Management Experience
1 Language
Core Values
Integrity, Excellence, Open Communication, Stewardship
Work Environment & Time Requirement
Climate-controlled office environment most typically, though some assignments may take the individual to non-standard work environments The Sr. Director – USA Division will work a standard work week, though often must be flexible to include evenings, weekends, and overtime hours to accommodate activities such as USA Trustee/State Association president meetings, committees and representation of the Association at public events. Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Additional Requirements

What else it would be nice to have.

Servant leaderInnovativeInspiring
7 Years Of experience

Department / Location

A Brief Overview of the Department / Location which posted this job opening


The USA Division is responsible for serving the membership in a consistent manner with the ultimate goal of “inspiring our members to fulfill their call” to reach people for Christ. Our core purpose is to support the pivotal objectives to increase revenue, maximize Scripture distributions, and engage, develop and grow our membership while pursuing a culture of excellence.
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