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November 2016 Job Opening at DBC: Executive Director

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This position has been filled.

We are excited to announce that we have a job opening at the Dallas Bethlehem Center. All interested candidates should submit their resume and letter of interest to:

Sharon Spratt, HR Director
Dallas Bethlehem Center
(972) 768-4777

Job Description

Executive Director


This position is responsible for providing leadership of Dallas Bethlehem Center (DBC) according to its stated Christian faith-based vision, mission, values and both short-term and long-term objectives and, when applicable, as further outlined by the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.

Areas of Responsibility

  1. Leadership: promote awareness throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth community of DBC’s mission and the issues and needs of DBC’s service area; present a positive image of DBC within the service area and the community; act as an advocate of DBC to potential donors and grantors, churches and church leaders, government representatives and entities, community leaders, the corporate community and DBC’s neighbors within its service area.
  2. Program Management: ensure that all programs are in general alignment with the vision and mission of DBC and that they are executed in a manner consistent with DBC’s values; identify additional “bolt on” programs that will complement DBC’s vision and mission and propose said addition to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.
  3. Program Partners: ensure that DBC’s commitments to Program Partners are met and, likewise, that Program Partners’ commitments to DBC are met.
  4. Operational and administrative execution: ensure effective and efficient execution of programs and services and develop policies that enable DBC to meet the board-defined mission of education, food security and empowerment and neighborhood development and others as may be determined by the Board of Directors.
  5. Financial management and oversight: prepare and submit annual budgets to the Board of Directors for each successive year and ensure that DBC operates effectively and efficiently within the Board-approved budget; following good business practices, ensure the efficient and effective use of financial resources; work with accountants and other financial professionals in the manner that is determined by the Board of Directors to be normal course of business; engage monthly with the Treasurer to support reconciliation and explanation of the monthly financial reports; ensure that tax and regulatory filings are submitted as required and on a timely basis.
  6. Employee management: manage, coach and provide career development for staff in a manner consistent with DBC, regulatory and general business practice guidelines; evaluate employee performance and meet with them at prescribed frequencies to review performance.
  7. Community liaison: serve as the face of DBC to the service area and build strong working relationships with influencers from the service area; liaise with and build relationships with other stakeholders and organizations that also work in the service area.
  8. Development and fund raising: participate in and ensure development and fund raising activities are adequate to meet or exceed budgetary requirements.
  9. Donor management: ensure that current and potential donors or grantors are communicated with in a way that makes them feel critical to DBC, valued for what they gave, and that their contribution, regardless of size, is well invested at DBC.
  10. Volunteer management: ensure that all volunteers understand the vision, mission and values of DBC prior to interacting with those in our service area; manage an efficient follow-up process to advise them, either programmatically or individually, of the impact that their volunteer work had or is having in DBC’s service area.
  11. Facility management: ensure that the facility is kept in good working order and is well-maintained; manage allocation of costs back to Program Partners when applicable or seek out financial support from United Methodist Women (national) for those areas for which they accept responsibility in the covenant agreement.
  12. Marketing: initiate a marketing strategy, within budgetary guidelines, to increase the reach of DBC within its target market of covenant or church partners, donors, friends and volunteers; at a minimum, this should include email and social media campaigns.
  13. Inputs, Outputs and Outcomes: maintain a system of evaluation and accountability for all programs and staff with simple and easily understood metrics; prepare this information and reporting on a timely basis and include it, when appropriate, in grant requests and donor presentations.
  14. Annual Report: Each January, lead efforts to prepare and distribute an Annual Report to donors, volunteers, staff, neighbors in DBC’s service area, etc. that describes what impact DBC had in fulfilling its mission and budgetary plan that previous year.
  15. Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors or its Executive Committee.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Strong demonstration of word processing, spreadsheets and possesses general computer skills.
  • Effective personal and written communication skills.
  • Effective presentation and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience to include Human Resource expertise.
  • Demonstrated effective accounting and budgeting experience.

Qualifications and Attributes

  • 4+ years experience in senior leadership, operations, volunteer management and/or mission/ministry programs with demonstrated progressive work experience in the non-profit arena. Similar “for profit” experiences will be considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Proven leader who can work creatively, think strategically and move programs forward while maintaining a patient and understanding God-centered heart for the people.
  • Previous management experience working in a program and volunteer management role.
  • Demonstrated strong project management experience with attention to details to include development of progressive project objectives, work plans, etc. and a proven track record for managing to desired outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Experienced in organizational design and change management.
  • Demonstrates strong problem solving skills and experience including demonstrated ability to analyze issues and develop, implement, document processes.
  • Self-starter with ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects with strong organization, time management, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experienced in working in a hands-on, collaborative team environment while taking ownership of processes and making improvements when necessary.
  • Takes responsibility and willingly accepts accountability for assigned role.
  • Flexible and adaptive to change without conceding accountability for meeting objectives.
  • Great communication and connectedness – able to communicate and connect effectively at all levels.


  • Commensurate with experience.
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