Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) seeks Executive Director
Midwest Mission Distribution Center, located in Chatham, Illinois, is a not-for-profit organization that provides supplies to victims of natural or man-made disasters. It is part of the UMCOR network.
Instruct, inform, train, motivate, and encourage all staff members.
Hire, and if necessary, release staff members.
Conduct annual reviews of employees.
Conduct exit interviews with Volunteer Coordinators.
Supervise the staff.
Assume all Human Resource (HR) duties.
Conduct safe sanctuary training of all staff and volunteers.
Superintend daily and special Staff Meetings.
Secure Volunteer Coordinators (1-3 month rotations) in coordination with the rest of the staff.
Make all volunteers feel welcome and appreciated.
The MMDC Board of Directors
Attend Executive Board Meetings and Board of Directors Meetings.
Work cooperatively with the Board of Directors and staff in campus development, vision-casting, fund-raising, and
Report to the Board of Directors (two times annually).
Assist the Board of Directors in creating and modifying MMDC Policies and Procedures.
Communicate with the Board of Directors by email routinely or as needed.
Donations and Shipments
Determine what items to receive as donations, in discussion with staff members.
Cultivate and maintain a good working relationship with corporate and private donors.
Decide shipping dates, destinations, and items to be shipped in cooperation with warehouse staff.
Work cooperatively with community and church organizations, as well as UMCOR, UMC conferences in annual
collection drives, and organizing charitable contribution campaigns.
Communicate and cooperate with Disaster Relief Coordinators within the United States (reactively as well
Communicate and cooperate with all the depots in the UMCOR Relief Supply Network.
Conduct Awareness Talks with church groups, congregations, and community organizations.
Give Tours for new teams or groups as they visit/volunteer at the MMDC.
Create Press Releases for state-wide disbursements as well as international shipments.
Communicate and prepare Needs Lists for distribution, in discussion with staff.
Assist in composing semi-annual newsletters and monthly updates.
Answer all emails in a timely manner for both the office and director email accounts.
Assume leadership and responsibility in conjunction with the MMDC Board of Directors for the entire Development
and Public Relations effort of MMDC.
Plan and execute the MMDC’s major gift and planned giving program and possible capital campaigns as needed.
Develop a strategy of securing major gifts and call on major gift and deferred giving prospects.
Conduct periodic studies and analysis of giving from donors.
Devise a system of recognition, appreciation and encouragement to all donors or donor organizations.
An ability to travel as needed to secure effective fund-development results.
Current knowledge of or excellent aptitude for learning charitable gift and estate planning strategies.
Demonstrated ability in the area of public relations and fund development for a non-profit or religious organization.
Initiate Grant Proposals and make calls on foundations, corporations, and other sources of large gifts or grants.
Supervision of all bookkeeping duties including accounts payable, payroll, and receipting of donations.
Creating the annual budget and supervision of all finances.
Evaluate and manage financial status or condition on a weekly basis and cash on hand on a daily basis.
Review all bills/invoices before submitting them to the bookkeeper for payment.
Along with other staff, purchase needed supplies for the building, grounds, and volunteer projects.
Approve reimbursements and manage the petty cash fund in cooperation with the Bookkeeper.
A Christian with a commitment to the church and a keen interest in its outreach mission.
A high priority is placed on personal integrity and the need for confidentiality.
Flexibility in interpersonal style in order to accommodate working with various constituents, other staff, and the
MMDC Board of Directors.
Offer advice to the MMDC Board of Directors in search of future board members.
Co-host the Board of Directors meetings along with the rest of staff.
Promote relationship between Twice Giving Gifts and MMDC and be available for sales when shop is closed.
Possess strong organizational and people skills, with a caring attitude.
Demonstrate God’s love through actions, attitudes, and words.
Assist in God’s mission of helping the less fortunate throughout the Midwest, the Nation, and the World.
High school graduate with 1-2 years post-high school education or 5 years related experience.
Articulate and computer literate with clerical, communications, and organizational skills, being proficient in the
following programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook and QuickBooks.
Resumes can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
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