Foster Support Coordinator
Reports To: Director of Family Support Services
Status: Full-Time Exempt
Applications must be received by October 25, 2019.
The responsibilities of this role include leading the development, implementation, and management of foster care support program activity in designated areas throughout the United States. The Foster Support Coordinator does not have to work from the Kingdom Workers' Waukesha office.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Identify congregations in need of the Kingdom Workers (KW) Foster Support program.
- Manage and oversee all assigned Care Networks serving foster families.
- Maintain a strong relationship with congregation partners.
- In collaboration with the Recruitment Director and other Foster Support Program personnel, recruit, engage, and manage Care Network volunteers.
- Provide leadership and guidance to the Care Network Team Leaders
- Serve as a liaison for Foster Care Network volunteers with the rest of the KW organization, ensuring they receive timely and appropriate information.
- Identify and build relationships with local agencies where Foster Care Networks are located (e.g. County Human Services, foster agencies). Work with the agencies to identify community needs in the area of foster care and find potential areas of collaboration with the local Foster Care Network.
- Maintain up-to-date records and complete timely reports of activities as required.
- Assist the Director of Family Support Services with budget needs as requested.
- Actively bring forward any liability issues to the Director of Family Support Services as they become known.
- Give presentations about the Foster Care Program to small and large groups.
- Maintain and execute a personal plan of ongoing professional development.
- Perform all activity in a God-pleasing manner and promote a productive organizational environment and Christian atmosphere.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Family Support Services.
Ministry Partner Development (MPD)
- Build and maintain a community of supporters who embrace your work, are engaged in outcomes, and support your success through their prayers and donations.
- Attend training and work with the MPD Coordinator to learn how to generate and maintain financial support for your mission.
- Regularly update your support network with brand approved materials.
Read this study to learn more about the concept of Ministry Partner Development.
Provide direction, management, and leadership to local volunteers/visiting volunteers as appropriate.
Education, Experience, and Characteristics
- A true passion for reaching the lost, a commitment to outreach and discipleship of mission volunteers, good stewardship, and creating a work environment that fosters open and honest two-way communication.
- Innovation—open-mindedness to creatively handle challenges in different ways, to increase number of people served and number of local volunteers serving each year.
- Knowledge and experience with the foster care system is highly desired.
- A college degree in social work, human and family development, or other relevant field is desirable.
- Excellent executive communication skills, both oral and written.
- Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.
- Analytical and strategic planning abilities.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively and manage multiple priorities and projects.
- Skilled at public relations and conflict/problem resolution.
- Must be a member in good standing of a church formally affiliated with the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (WELS, ELS, etc.).
- Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance required.
Physical Demands/ Work Environment
- Ability and willingness to travel by road, air (up to 25% of time).
- Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- Frequently required to walk, sit and stand.
- Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
- Continually required to talk and hear.
- Occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions.
- Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
The above information describes the general duties and requirements necessary to perform the principle functions of the position. This shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the duties and requirements that may be necessary in this position.