posted on January 1, 2023
aXcess: Projects Coordinator and Strategic Projects Assistant in Latin America
Ministry will be divided between this creative-access country and the United States, with a base in the Miami area that could lead to a semi-permanent, in-country assignment. Support of the team’s leadership amid a complex context of internal and external challenges will require flexibility and grace. This will include working closely with the team leader to organize trips, in-country project oversight, and stakeholder communication. This person will need administrative and organizational abilities to meet the strategic needs identified by the country’s national leadership.
- Manage funds and organize the finances of strategic projects, short-term travel, and other accounts related to the ministry in this country, as well as prepare financial reports
- Prepare U.S. churches for their short-term trips to this country, coordinating logistics before and during the trip. Manage group finances and post-travel evaluation processes
- Facilitate the growing partnership with the Envision Miami ministry and support work with groups and ministries in the Miami area
- Maintain fluid communication with strategic partners in the United States and this country, thanking as well as informing supporters of the needs and progress of the work
- Oversee community development projects and local enterprises in the country, as well as assist and help coordinate a U.S. response in case of a natural disaster
- Completion of Alliance Polity course
- Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course (minimum of certificate level) or equivalent
- A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 20
- A command of Spanish and English—preferably native to a Hispanic country or with a prolonged cross-cultural experience in a Hispanic country
- Strong relational as well as oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and English
- Organized with experience in project development, preferably with professional training in project management, business administration, nonprofit management, or accounting
- Command of Excel; preferably familiar with QuickBooks
Biblical Characteristics Desired:
- Biblically grounded
- Competently skilled
Timeline for Deployment:
Summer/fall of 2024. Following appointment, and once fundraising goals and other qualifications are met, the appointee is required to attend a cross-cultural and language-acquisition program and pre-field orientation prior to deploying.
This will be a U.S.-based position, in the Miami area to begin with, that will be evaluated in the second year according to ministry objectives and governmental restrictions that could lead to a semi-permanent, in-country assignment. A challenge will be living in the United States while remaining engaged overseas simultaneously.
A command of Spanish and English is required. Preferably the worker would be native to a Hispanic country or have prolonged cross-cultural experience in one.
This country has very capable doctors, which will serve the IW well on an in-country trip, but general medical care would be handled and provided for in the United States.
Expectations for Spouse:
Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, training, and abilities as well as the needs of the team. It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting ministry objectives depending on the nature of family roles, children, etc.
In the case of a couple, they can complement each other in embodying the qualities needed for this role.
Children’s Educational Plan and Options:
Since this is U.S.-based employment, children would attend a local U.S. school. Living in this country with children is not an option now. Children could visit and accompany a parent on a trip, but permanent residency in the country is not possible at this time.
The successful applicant(s) will receive a full compensation package with the expectation that, once appointed, efforts will be made to raise a portion of support costs through the applicant’s network of friends, family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fundraising is available.
Applicant(s) should be aware that serving in the international world often requires a higher degree of grace and flexibility. For example, overseas teams can be suddenly and unexpectedly impacted by illness, government decisions, financial realities, team changes, or other factors beyond the team’s control. The challenge for applicants is that these factors can sometimes necessitate the sudden redefining of a position, which may take place before, during, or after the application/interview process has begun or is completed.
Please email the IPO office at [email protected].
As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which is modeled and reflected through our work. Due to this commitment, part of the required qualifications includes optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed during the application process.