Applied Project Coach—Nonprofit Church Leadership Program
Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota invites applications for the part-time position of project coach. Project coaches serve in the University’s exciting and innovative graduate certificate program in Nonprofit Church Leadership. The purpose of the coaching relationship is to help students (who are currently serving as Methodist pastors in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota) develop the ability to understand and confidently apply concepts taught in the pastor’s credit-bearing projects within their respective churches. This is a 12-month position requiring approximately 4-5 hours per week. Start date is July 8, 2019. Pay will be commensurate with skills and experience.
Successful candidates will:
- Have substantial experience in one or more of the following content areas: nonprofit development and planning, financial acquisition and stewardship, church marketing and communications, nonprofit governance, personnel and volunteer management.
- Demonstrate good listening skills.
- Have a commitment to and/or experience with mentoring.
- Demonstrate strong emotional intelligence, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the global Christian Church and the mission of Dakota Wesleyan University, as well as have experience working or volunteering with church or parachurch ministries.
Essential, ongoing responsibilities associated with the position include:
- Meeting every other week with assigned coachees (i.e. students) via phone or virtual technology. Each coach works with five to six individual coachees. Coaches are encouraged to meet their coachees in their ministry settings at least once during the year if practical.
- Communicating with program director and/or program faculty to ensure that coachees are understanding course concepts and applying those in their projects.
- Attending two face-to-face meetings during the year (July, January).
- Receiving training and support from a lead coach throughout the program.
- All candidates are encouraged to provide evidence of either aptitude and/or experience for assuming this role. All applications must include a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of three professional references. Original transcripts and background check will be required before an appointment is made.
Please submit materials electronically via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write NPCL Coach in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Dakota Wesleyan reserves the right to modify all job postings and job descriptions.
Dakota Wesleyan is an Equal Opportunity Employer welcoming and encouraging applications from members of underrepresented groups. DWU is a tobacco free campus.