Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) seeks Executive Director


Job Description

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.

The Staff
 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.

The Volunteers
 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.
Development/Public Relations
 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 lipizzan2012@gmail.com

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