Director of Long-Term Mobilization

THE POSITION

Department: Mobilization

Location: International Headquarters, New Cumberland, PA

Job Type: Full-Time/Salary/Exempt

Supervisor: Executive Director of Mobilization

Supervisory Responsibility: Assistant Director of Mobilization, and all Mobilizers

Mission/Vision: Fulfilling the Great Commission by multiplying leaders, churches, and mission movements among every people.

Job Summary/Primary Role: ABWE’s Director of Long-Term Mobilization oversees the promotion of ABWE’s cross-cultural mission opportunities. This includes screening and placement of all individuals who will serve with ABWE in a career and associate capacity. The Director of Long-Term Mobilization will collaborate with the Director of Communications and Advancement as well as the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships when projects arise that relate to the advancement of ABWE as a whole. At times, efforts to affect candidates, sending/supporting churches as well as donors, are launched that require all relationship building teams to work simultaneously to support new and existing initiatives to further the mission of ABWE. Primary ministry responsibilities include teaching Biblical principles of world missions, spiritual mentoring, and Biblical counseling.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops Biblically based strategies in order to serve as a catalyst for mission involvement in churches (both sending new missionaries & supporting current missionaries)
  • Oversees and leads the Doctrinal Interviews of Career Missionaries
  • Oversees the screening of all ABWE applicants
  • Counsels and advises potential missionaries through spiritual mentorship and Biblical counseling
  • Connects applicants with personnel and resources
  • Oversees the budget setting and spending for the department.
  • Works with the Executive Director of Mobilization to suggest and implement changes and upgrades to the application and CRM software systems
  • Reviews and contributes to social media strategy in conjunction with the Communications Department to promote and advance cross-cultural opportunities
  • Define key performance indicators and implement enterprise level measurement, analytics, and reporting methods to gauge success in mobilization
  • Work with Communications Departments to explore and identify ways to integrate social media into business strategies and marketing campaigns
  • Work to create helpful cross department cooperation between Mobilization, Communications and Global Operations departments
  • Oversee the creation and developing of mobilization initiatives
  • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned

Qualifications: Ability to pass background check and all necessary clearances as mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Minimum Prior Experience:

  • Pastoral or Missionary Experience
  • Thorough knowledge of the Bible and the Biblical principles of world missions
  • Experience with spiritual mentoring and Biblical counseling, and able to teach Biblical principles effectively in one-on-one and group settings
  • Familiarity with missions, short-term and long-term, both in practice and principle
  • Cross-cultural mission experience will be helpful in the position

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in business, Bible or related field, required. Master’s degrees in theology or related field, preferred.

Certification/Licensure: Ordination/License as Minister of the Gospel preferred.

Necessary Attributes:

  • Joy-filled faith rooted in Jesus Christ with a heart to serve
  • Takes initiative, self-disciplined, energetic and deadline oriented
  • Effective communication and relational skills.
  • Able to work alone or in a team environment.
  • Elevated level of technical digital communication skills

Christian Life: ABWE is a Christian organization, and it is necessary that employees possess and maintain a lifestyle that is above reproach. Employees are encouraged to participate in staff events including corporate and departmental prayer times, staff meetings and lunches.


All ABWE employees must:

  1. Be a current and active member and/or regular attendee of a like-minded local church that aligns doctrinally with ABWE
  2. Be able to fully support ABWE's mission, vision, core values, doctrinal statement, and ministry philosophy
  3. Be able to follow all guidelines set for in the ABWE Employee Handbook

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations, including extended periods of time sitting at a desk. The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a moderate to high noise level. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply for a position send your resume, a 1-page faith-story/testimony, and applicable references or samples to jobs@abwe.org.