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
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
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.
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
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]