Job opportunities

Every position at Good News Ministries is an opportunity for ministry and is vital to the fulfillment of our mission.

Available Positions

Reports To

The Boys Home Director reports directly to the ministry’s Executive Director.

Job Overview

We are seeking to hire a Boys Home Director to join our leadership team. This position plays a key role in the planning, implementation and operation of our Boys Home 40-Day Summer Challenge and residential Academy programs designed to evangelize, disciple and provide a Christian education for troubled teen boys who otherwise would be failing out of school, victimized by gangs, in jail or dead. The Director is responsible for client and staff recruiting, development and supervision while working with our ministry’s development team to increase community awareness, volunteerism and funding opportunities. Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree Christian Education or related fields and a strong desire to minister to teen boys. This position requires a self-starter with Christian maturity and 5 years prior experience in management or leadership and youth ministry is preferred. A good understanding of financial management is also a plus.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Provide inspired leadership for the Boys Home programs.
  • Make important policy, planning and strategy decisions with the Executive Director.
  • Develop, implement and review operational policies and procedures.
  • Oversee budgeting, reporting and auditing.
  • Identify and address problems and opportunities for the ministry.
  • Plan and supervise all facility and equipment maintenance, repair and expansion projects.
  • Develop effective marketing strategies to recruit youth program participants, summer challenge interns and staff as needed.
  • Develop, implement and supervise program staff training.
  • Provide conflict resolution, counseling and discipline for program boys and homeless male clients assigned to grounds crew.
  • Build alliances and partnerships with organizations, churches and businesses to promote funding and volunteers.
Qualifications
  • Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agree with our ministry Statement of Faith.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Christian education, youth ministry, business administration or related field.
  • Experience in management, operations and leadership.
  • Solid understanding of financial management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Superior conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software especially Outlook, Excel and Power Point.
Position Summary:

GOOD NEWS MINISTRIES has an opening for a Business Manager in our Administration Office. This position reports directly to our ministry CFO & Executive Assistant. Duties include a wide range of daily, monthly & annual business and accounting procedures regarding our ministry revenue and expenses. This ministry position reports directly to the Executive Director and is ideally suited for a retired or semi-retired finance or accounting professional. This is a part-time position requiring 16-20 hours weekly.

Qualifications:

• Faith in Jesus Christ and committed to a fundamental, Bible-believing church
• Agreement with Good News Ministries doctrinal statement
• BA/BS degree in finance, accounting, economics OR 10+ years of related business experience
• Financial management skills
• High moral integrity, self-motivation and a strong work ethic
• Project oriented and able to see tasks through
• Excellent communication and people skills
• Computer literate/tech-savvy

Duties:

• Oversee all financial & accounting activities
• Verify Accounting Clerk accuracy
• Create and implement procedures for internal cash management
• Verify monthly internal financial statements
• Prepare annual budgets
• Coordinate all audit activities
• Oversee payroll activity
• Monitor banking activity
• Work with Executive Director to improve financial, budgeting and administrative processes

Organization Size:

Good News Ministries is an Indiana not-for-profit charitable corporation that was established in 1950 with an annual cash revenue budget of $1.7 million, $2.5 million with gift-in-kind donations included.

Position Summary:

This is a high end leadership position responsible for directing the Ministry Advancement Team in fundraising activities for Good News Ministries.  Responsibilities include leading a four (4) person team to increase community awareness of the ministry of Good News, coordinate special events, communicate with current and potential donors, research and write funding grants and represent Good News in churches and other organizations. The position reports directly to the Executive Director and requires strong management skills and knowledge of marketing and communication techniques, including print and digital.

Specific Responsibilities
  • To develop, implement, and expand a comprehensive fundraising strategy to build greater financial, volunteer and in-kind partners for the ministry.
  • Develop and manage all elements of fundraising, both operational and capital, including but not limited to annual giving, planned giving, corporate and foundation grants, major individual and corporate gifts, special fundraising events, and in-kind gifts.
  • Participate directly in soliciting faithful stewards, support, and donations through meetings, community events, and various other opportunities.
  • Set up appointments for the Executive Director to visit key contacts.
  • Contact, solicit, and develop new prospective major donors.
  • Oversee appreciation/recognition for all donors, regardless of type or level of support.
  • Actively and aggressively strive for full retention of donors converting more annual donors into ‘Major’ and ‘Planned’ givers.
  • Oversee, prepare, and coordinate the creation of marketing materials, branding, direct mail, acquisition and other communication vehicles to keep donors informed of needs, development programs, activities and opportunities to give. This includes expanding our online and social media presence.
  • Prepare/review all correspondence related to communication with major donors, including those prepared by outside consultants.
  • Plan, prepare and coordinate all public relations and media activities.
  • Maintain ongoing communications with private and corporate donors.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Must have a committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Demonstrates appropriate behaviors and character traits of a Christian.
  • A demonstrated passion for ministry, advocacy and issues surrounding homelessness and poverty.
  • Bachelor degree and five (5) years successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising or sales experience. Equivalent job experience may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Able to support the Good News Ministries doctrinal and mission statements.
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards and ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others.
  • A proven track record of effectively working with high net worth individuals.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, i.e. Excel, Access, Word, Power Point, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Team player focused on the overall success of the organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of planned giving concepts and strategies.
  • Strong public presentation skills.
  • Experience with donor database software.
  • Self-starter who is highly motivated with excellent organizational, communication, planning and time management skills, including demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.
Organization Size

Good News Ministries is an Indiana not-for-profit charitable corporation that was established in 1950 with an annual cash revenue budget of $1.7 million, $2.5 million with gift-in-kind donations included.

Prime Responsibilities:

To share the work and ministry of Good News Ministries with the community by creating and sharing content through digital and print channels. Capture, edit and produce compelling testimony videos of individuals who have been impacted by our ministries. Shoot photography of events, people and ministry activities to post on our website, in social media platforms and in print format. Write stories for use in all marketing channels. Use design software to design graphics for banners, displays, events, fundraising campaigns, etc. on an as needed basis.

Qualifications:

1) Min. of Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Videography, Marketing, Communications or related field
2) Born again believer with high moral integrity and well-grounded in Scripture
3) Agree with Good News Ministries’ Doctrinal Statement
4) Advanced skills in DSLR camera use
5) Ability to edit photography and place images as needed in different media channels
6) Skilled in capturing video of people and their stories
7) Knowledge of professional video editing software and ability to use it in creating videos for our website, social media, public presentations and events
8) Advanced skills in graphic design using Adobe Creative Suite software
9) Creative writing ability
10) An understanding of Word Press to post media to our website is a plus

Specific Responsibilities:

1) Manage all social media accounts according to a set social media plan. Track postings and monitor stats while identifying new concepts and methods that will increase fan following, readership and click through rates.
2) Manage website content and keep it fresh and updated. Monitor back end stats and work to improve traffic.
3) Take photos of ministry activities and the general happenings around Good News for use in various ministry communications.
4) Produce and edit video testimonies for website, e-newsletters or e-appeals.
5) Coordinate with third party service providers as needed to produce videos, update website and print marketing materials.
6) Design graphics for various ministry needs such as handouts, flyers, web graphics, social media posts, fund drives, banners, signs, etc.
7) Report directly to the Director of Development on assignments and task priorities.
8) Publish monthly e-newsletter
9) Create e-appeal graphics and content for special fundraising opportunities throughout the year. Track and analyze response rates and income generation specific to each effort.
10) Design flyers, brochures, website graphics, & campaign graphics for online and print media
11) Assist in creation of organizational Annual Report for print and digital formats.
12) Post compelling stories on social media and in e-newsletters
13) Assist in writing and producing radio advertisements
14) Other graphic design needs that arise throughout the organization

This fulltime ministry position is responsible for individual and/or group client Bible studies, counseling and guidance sessions for our Men’s Shelter residents. This position reports directly to our Director of Men’s Ministries.

QUALIFICATIONS

Faith in Jesus Christ and committed to a Bible believing, fundamental church
Must agree with our doctrinal statement
High moral integrity
Self motivated with a strong work ethic
Must love the homeless, have a burden to see the lost saved & growing in the Lord
Degree with Biblical emphasis preferred
Previous counseling experience preferred
Certified Biblical Counselor or willing to become certified
Excellent people skills and highly creative
Competent using MS Word, Excel & Outlook

DUTIES

Perform individual biblical counseling
sessions with assigned clients
Conduct group Bible studies
Guide and assist clients as they deal with the issues that caused them to become homeless such as legal, financial, marital, addictions, medical, educational/vocational & employment difficulties
Maintain schedule of evening chapel speakers & conduct services as needed
Work with Clientele Manager to insure
accurate client tracking & statistical reports

Our Metal Work Training Facility is in need of a manager who can fully operate a small machine shop producing real products for local companies while training select homeless clients how to program and operate a CNC machine & related equipment. The goal is to help these men gain full-time employment in a sustainable career. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.

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