Job opportunities

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

Available Positions

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.

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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