US Foster Support Coordinator

Department: US Programs

Reports To: US Foster Program Lead

Status: Full-Time or Part-Time

The Foster Support Coordinator will report to the US Foster Program Lead. The responsibilities of this role include (but are not limited to) recruiting, training, and engaging Foster Care Support volunteers. The Foster Support Coordinator will build strong relationships with foster agencies in communities around the US to connect volunteers with foster families. This work will be done across the US with a key focus on growth in the Milwaukee, WI area in the next 2 years.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify and actively recruit new volunteers and new congregation partnerships. Work productively with KW Brand & Creative and the US Foster Program Lead to implement recruitment tactics.
  • Provide training, direction, management, and leadership to all Foster Support Program volunteers. Solve issues, show appreciation, renew connections to foster families and more.
  • Identify and build relationships with local agencies where foster care support volunteers are serving (e.g. county human services, foster licensing agencies). Work with the agencies to identify support needs of their foster care families and find potential areas of collaboration with the local foster care team.
  • Provide information, identify needs, and serve to introduce local volunteers to foster families. Maintain relationships and mediate family-volunteer connections as needed.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with congregation partners.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to local KW lead volunteers.
  • Serve as a liaison for Foster Support Program volunteers with the rest of the KW organization, ensuring they receive timely and appropriate information.
  • Maintain up-to-date records and complete timely reports of activities as required. Always maintain a high level of organization and process.
  • Look for opportunities to improve processes and present ideas to your manager for approval. If approved, implement these improvements.
  • Actively bring forward any liability issues to the US Foster Program Lead.
  • Give presentations about the Foster Support Program to small and large groups as needed.
  • 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 US Foster Program Lead.

 

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 Coach who supports you as you generate and maintain financial support for your mission.
  • Raise a set amount in support annually.
  • Regularly update your support network about the impact of and challenges to your ministry.
  • Click here for a short description of MPD.

 

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.
  • A growth and abundance mindset: excitement and belief in the potential of what God can do in our lives, and through our work.
  • Knowledge and experience with the foster care system is required.
  • A college degree in social work, human and family development, or another relevant field is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers is desirable.
  • 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.
  • Preference for location is Wisconsin, but not 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 30 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 principal functions of the position. This shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the duties and requirements that may be necessary for this position.

If you have any questions, please contact Kara Witthuhn at kwitthuhn@kingdomworkers.com.

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