Program Liaison, Asian American Language Ministry Plan


2/8/2019

Contact: Shannon Coulombe

Organization: Global Ministries

Address 1: 458 Ponce De Leon Ave NE

City: Atlanta

State: GA 30308

Email: scoulombe@umcmission.org

Website: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/GEN1018GAUMC/JobBoard/f34b9dcf-4e07-4576-bd5c-c195c452ed85/?q=&o=postedDateDesc

BASIC PURPOSE:
The program manager will manage, develop and coordinate the programs for all Asian American Language Ministries in the US Office for Multicultural Ministries at Global Ministries. This individual will coordinate communication and collaboration for the development of the ASIAN AMERICAN LANGUAGE MINISTRY PLAN under the direction of the head of the US Office on Multicultural Ministries Director, and the Global Mission Connections Executive Director.  This person will be a resource for capacity building for mission through projects and new initiatives and enhanced partner relationships across the US Annual Conferences.
This is a short-term, full-time position (ending around the end of the quadrennium - around June 2020).

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

  • Through assigned programmatic work, the program manager will strengthen partnerships and programs by increasing the quality of relationships and identifying assets and needs for mission with Annual Conferences seeking support and resources for Asian American communities and constituents.
  • Suggest the creation of new partnerships and programs that increase strengthen, enhance, connect, and support partner constituents capacity for mission in the US Region of The United Methodist Church.
  • Work with the Global Mission Connection team and in particular work closely with the US Regional Office on Multicultural Ministries team members and the AALM Plan Committee, to identify, address, manage and capitalize on priority regional issues for sustained impact on the mission throughout the US.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The AALM Plan Program Manager will report directly to the Director for the US Regional Office on Multicultural Ministries and indirectly to the Global Mission Connections Executive Director.  This person is responsible for supporting the work that is created and directed by the AALM Plan Committee in collaboration with the US Regional Office Director and staff.
The Program Manager will be responsible for managing and carrying out the following essential functions related to each major accountability in close collaboration and coordination with the US Regional Office Director:
  • Through assigned programmatic work, the program manager will strengthen partnerships and programs by increasing the quality of relationships and identifying assets and needs for mission with Annual Conferences seeking support and resources for Asian American communities and constituents by:
    • Assessing the contexts in which the Church is called to Christian mission and ministry, and develop, strengthen, and sustain covenant relationships and partnerships and develop strategies and action plans for mission work.
    • Implementing programmatic efforts related to the annual conference/constituent assets and needs.
    • Recommending the approval of grants related to key partners strategic plans for the region in collaboration with the US Regional Office on Multicultural Ministries team and the Global Grants Coordinator.
    • Providing supervision to support staff of the ASIAN AMERICAN LANGUAGE MINISTRY PLAN.
    • Serving as liaison and resource person, developing resources and coordinating the relationship with general agencies, annual conferences and seminaries in relationship to key partners strategies and/or Global Ministries strategies.
  • Suggest the creation of new partnerships and programs that increase strengthen, enhance, connect, and support partner constituents capacity for mission in the US Region of The United Methodist Church by:
    • Identifying, developing, and evaluating missional opportunities for ministry in relation to the four areas of focus of The United Methodist Church.
    • Building vital relationships through identifying needs and suggesting supportive resources and opportunities for collaboration through Annual Conferences and Asian American constituent groups.
  • Work with the Global Mission Connection team and in particular work closely with the US Regional Office on Multicultural Ministries team members and the AALM Plan Committee, to identify, address, manage and capitalize on priority regional issues for sustained impact on the mission throughout the US through:
    • Offering Global Ministries programs/resources to partners as we seek to enhance our collective capacity for mission.
    • Resourcing local churches, districts, annual conferences and other Asian American community constituents in the process of developing strategic plans, completing grant applications, and processing grant applications in collaboration with the Global Grants Coordinator, and making recommendations regarding their approval.
    • Participating in strategic planning for and coordination of the annual meetings of the AALM Plan Committee including assisting in the development of a yearly work plan and quadrennium goals and hosting of an annual meeting.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • The successful candidate will have superb interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain solid relationships.
  • The candidate must have strong administrative and organizational skills in order to manage the work and administer the program.
  • The candidate must have five to seven years of experience in a faith based UMC related non profit and/or UMC congregation and a sound understanding of UMC conferences and general agencies
  • The candidate must also have experience in organizing projects for diverse constituencies and experience working in the Asian American community in the US.  He/She must also demonstrate an understanding of cultural norms of the related constituents.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to work in global networks and local teams across many disciplines and cultures.
  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge and direct experience with the changing global society, particularly as it relates to a variety of cultures, and the complexities of the intersection of race, ethnicity, culture, social class, and income
  • The ideal candidate must be able to work fluidly and flexibly across intellectual and professional disciplines and geographic regions of Global Ministries’ mission efforts.
  • The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a faith based nonprofit and be able to navigate the unique setting of such an organization.
  • The candidate will have expertise in innovative development approaches and knowledge of how to apply real-life development principles and skills in a global context.
  • The candidate must have excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL AND CREDENTIALS:
Masters in theological study, or equivalent.
This position will be based in Atlanta, GA with travel as required.