President of Christian Employers Alliance
The President is the executive leader of Christian Employers Alliance (CEA). The President is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other duties include fundraising, membership growth, marketing, budgeting, and managing staff. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
1) Board Governance: Works with the Board to fulfill the organization’s mission.
Responsible for leading CEA in a manner that supports the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Responsible for fundraising, membership growth, and developing other revenues necessary to support CEA’s mission.
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of CEA, to include submitting to the Board a proposed annual budget, and quarterly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission of CEA is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and member engagement.
Responsible for implementation of CEA’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that CEA can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
Responsible for the enhancement of CEA’s image by being active and visible in the community, working closely with other Christian organizations, business and government leaders, and through a consistent media and social media presence.
4) Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent and qualified staff.
Responsible for effective administration of CEA operations.
5) Media Appearances: The President will be the primary spokesperson for CEA and be responsible for personally engaging with news media on a regular basis about CEA or current topics of interest to CEA members. This includes, but is not limited, to issuing press releases, arranging for and being interviewed on local and national radio and television stations, podcasts, and creating CEA-produced media to be distributed via social media and any relevant online platforms.
Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
Salary – DOE
Job Type – Full time
Travel – 10 + times a year
Paid Time Off
1) Report to the Board of Directors and occasionally seek their involvement in high level policy and strategic changes and fundraising efforts.
2) Supervise and collaborate with organization staff.
3) Strategic planning and implementation.
4) Planning and operation of annual budget.
5) Serve as CEA’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s members, Christian organizations, targeted audiences, and general public via the media, social media, podcasts, and any relevant online platforms.
6) Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance CEA’s Mission.
7) Engage in fundraising and development of other revenue sources.
8) Consistently grow membership and achieve membership goals set forth by the Board.
9) Develop an increasing amount of membership benefits.
10) Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
11) Oversee and schedule quarterly organization Board and committee meetings.
12) Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
13) Review and approve contracts for services.
14) Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
1) Bachelor’s degree.
2) Transparent and high integrity leadership.
3) Agreement with the CEA Statement of Faith and Ethical Convictions (see below).
4) 10 or more years as executive leader of a nonprofit, business, or membership organization, or commensurate experience.
5) Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
6) High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, members and donors.
7) Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission and policy positions to members, donors, and the general public via media appearances and social media.
8) Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
9) A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
10) Active fundraising experience, excellent donor and member relations skills, and an understanding of the donor community.
11) Understanding of and engagement in the Faith in Work movement and organizations.
12) Previous success as a leader directly responsible for growing a membership organization.
13) Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, members, partners, government, and business.
14) Experience as a media spokesperson demonstrating the ability to effectively advocate the issues and policies as set forth by the Board.
15) Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
16) Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
17) Strong written and oral communication skills.
18) Strong public speaking ability.
19) Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
Jim Mischel, Chairman of Christian Employers Alliance
CHRISTIAN EMPLOYERS ALLIANCE
STATEMENT OF FAITH AND CHRISTIAN ETHICAL CONVICTIONS
Section 1. Statement of Faith. The Christian Employers Alliance, a North Dakota corporation (“Ministry”), its officers, directors, and its Members shall subscribe to this Statement of Faith:
1.1. We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God. It is the source of all we believe concerning truth and morality.
1.2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
1.3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
1.4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
1.5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
1.6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost--they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
1.7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1.8. We believe a person’s work and business, when informed and motivated by Christian Values, constitutes religious exercise and worship.
Section 2. Christian Ethical Convictions. The Ministry, its officers, directors, and Members shall subscribe to these Christian Ethical Convictions.
2.1. Human life, from the moment of conception, is sacred. Innocent human life should be honored and protected.
2.2. Abortion is the directly intended taking of human life or termination of pregnancy at any time from the moment of conception through birth, including the interval between conception and implantation. Abortion is contrary to Christian Values.
2.3. The use of human embryonic stem cells acquired from destruction of nascent human life or the use of fetal tissue acquired from abortion is contrary to Christian Values.
2.4. Suicide and assisted suicide are contrary to Christian Values.
2.5. Gender reassignment is contrary to Christian Values.
2.6. An employer cannot—consistent with Christian Values—provide services for, healthcare coverage of, reimbursement for, or access to (a) abortion, (b) abortion-inducing drugs and devices, (c) treatments derived from human embryonic stem cells acquired from destruction of a fertilized ovum, (d) treatments derived from fetal tissue acquired from an abortion, (e) assisted suicide, (f) gender reassignment services, (g) other medical treatments, procedures, or medication determined by the board to be immoral, or (h) counseling affirming or encouraging any such acts--unless such an employer has exhausted all alternatives that do not bring about a greater evil, the employer opposes the act, and the employer has taken reasonable steps to avoid giving scandal.
2.7. All people have the God-given right to freely exercise their faith without interference from the government.
2.8. Christians are called to exercise their faith in their homes, their schools, their ministries, and their businesses.
Section 3. “Christian Values,” “Christian”. The Statement of Faith and Christian Ethical Convictions, together with such other determinations of faith and values by the board of directors, after consultation with the Ethics Committee, are collectively referred to as “Christian Values.” One who lives his or her life according to Christian Values is considered “Christian.”
Section 4. Application of Christian Values. Christian Values are fundamental to the Ministry’s operations. Its actions must be consistent with Christian Values.