by Jor-El Godsey, President
Best practices and powerful tools will only carry the effort so far... And maybe not as far as we'd think or want.
Even from the title of his book, "The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business," Patrick Lencioni tells it straight. Our best tips, tools, and techniques won't carry the day beyond the operational health of our organization.
Sounds too "touchy-feely"? Lencioni anticipates this objection, noting, "[M]any leaders struggle to embrace organizational health because they quietly believe they are too sophisticated, too busy, or too analytical to bother with it. In other words, they think it's beneath them." (Emphasis added)
Lencioni, well-known for best-selling leadership and management books such as "Five Dysfunctions of a Team," "Death by Meeting," and "The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive," pulls from each of these and others to reveal how a business or non-profit can learn to function in a healthy way.
Setting aside his customary "fable" format, Lencioni uses real-life examples to illustrate and emphasize the challenge and importance of working toward organizational health.
"Organizational health will one day surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage." Lencioni says.
If you're new to Lencioni, you might start with his "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" to ease into these weighty concepts. His books are neither long nor difficult to read, but offer powerful insights for any non-profit organization.
by Chet Scott, Built To Lead
The US Air Force trains it team to memorize two numbers, for the sole purpose of their survival during a time of trauma. We don't recall so well when we're overwhelmed, so our military leaders want these numbers embedded in their soldiers brains.
Our tendency, remember, is to do nothing, to turn into statues when we become hyper-stressed. This is rarely the right call. If the building is on fire, run. If the plane has crashed and you are still alive – move. If the boat is capsizing in the open seas, get going. Head for the upper deck and plan your escape. Don't sit still. However, if you're lost deep in the woods, according to Ken Hill a renowned expert in this field, don't get busy moving. Don't run. Don't move. This is where being a statue actually pays off. STOP. You are most likely to be found, in this case, if you stay where you are. Moving on...
Our fear tendency takes a similar look and feel every day around the hallways of corporate America. The moment things get a little hazy, crazy, and out of control we start to freak. When we can't see where we're going the freak can reach a dizzying peak. Our brain gets overwhelmed and without a sense of direction, we go statue again. We ruminate, and we tend toward sitting in our "cubes" and either doing nothing, or doing nothing new.
We STOP. We wait for the leader to tell us the way forward. They rarely do. So, mindlessly we continue to do what we've always done even when deep inside we know it's not working. And, oftentimes we go further. We allow our brain to forecast the future and it tends to catastrophize when given an overwhelming problem and little to no direction home. Yikes. Back to our Air Force pair of num's to recall.
Here are the numbers.
The USAF reminds it's workers of these two numbers over and over again. Here's what they mean.
98.6, as you already know, is our optimum core body temperature. When it gets below 88 you can't think clearly and when it drops below 82, you're toast. They teach their team to do what's necessary to remember techniques to keep warm. Here's one. Consume sugar even if it's cold. Sugar is the best ignitor of heat. Choose sugar over coffee, tea, or alcohol. Is that sweet or what?
3 is a little more complicated. They refer to this as the Rule of 3.
You cannot survive:
Here's the BTL AND...
To live out your OPUS while traveling your builder's journey, please remember this:
Your CORE temperature needs to feel like fire. As you pay attention to what gives you energy along this journey we call life, you can significantly improve your chances of writing your masterpiece. Step one is realizing what gives you energy the moment you are doing it. We refer to these as discovering your LOVE's. We ask our clients to write this in the form of their love to's. Very cool. Great lives are always lived by someone that discovers their passions and falls in LOVE in work and life. This is step one...
3 numbers we remind our family, friends, and clients are as follows:
12 8 4 powered by 2 is our framework for building CORE centered confidence, Communities with chemistry, and Continuity with contentment. These fortunate few live lives that represent their masterpiece. Their teams are inspired communities of people that are building deep trust and tasting what it's like to be in flow. They build the next generation of leaders before they need them and understand why this is best. These, home grown leaders, carry the vision forward and make it clearer during their time. The team outlasts it's founder and continues on with uncommon alignment, engagement, and energy. The Leader looks back at this legacy with contentment. Very cool.
And, you're BTL CORE on fire. We'll call this you're Air Force three. Remember these and you'll be flying.
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Grace Chanda Swala was on the verge of giving up.
Having become executive director for Mansa Silent Voices in Zambia just a year ago, Grace and her family had laid the comfort of living in their own home on the altar, hoping to raise support for the fledgling center by renting out their home.
But by the time late July rolled around, and the Africa Cares for Life conference along with it, Grace was on the brink of losing heart.
Her heart burdened for the women and children in her community, and her spirit all but crushed under the weight of financial stress and worry, the five-day bus ride from Zambia to Durbin, South Africa, seemed like an eternity.
Would her center ever reach and rescue the women she passed by on the street every day? Could her ministry thrive under such tight constraints and seemingly insurmountable obstacles?
Would Grace and her family face financial ruin because of their selfless sacrifice on behalf of women and babies in Mansa?
Meanwhile, as Grace traveled the five days from Mansa to Durbin, grace was traveling halfway across the world to meet her, as Heartbeat International’s Director of Ministry Services Betty McDowell arrived for a full week of speaking and teaching at the conference.
Betty’s week started with a visit to Pregnancy Resource Centre, a maternity home in Durbin, and followed up with an in-depth day on fundraising all day Monday and into Tuesday morning.
While teaching two sessions on Heartbeat’s Sexual Integrity™ Program early in the week, Betty delivered two keynotes to the 80-plus person conference, which included representatives from three African nations.
“Vision came through as a major theme at this conference,” Betty said. “These friends face so many hardships we don’t here in the U.S., or even most parts in the west. It blew me away to hear from each organization about the problems they deal with: HIV, high crime rates, and even personal safety at risk on a day-to-day basis, and yet they keep at their work in spite of all these obstacles.”
“Africa Cares for Life did a superb job with this conference, and so much of the credit goes to Shanno Enoch, who was running her first conference as Executive Director,” Betty said. “That group is such an encouraging example of what true learners and servant-leaders look like.”
As the conference, “New Beginnings… Bountiful Harvest,” progressed, leaders like Grace were refreshed, encouraged and better equipped to hold fast to the Gospel of Life in spite of the daunting challenges they face every day.
For Grace, the conference truly proved to be a new beginning. As she boarded the bus back to Mansa, prepared for five days en route home, Grace reveled in the encouragement, instruction, and fellowship that had left her rejuvenated, and freshly ready to pursue her God-given call.
Grace also reflected on God’s faithfulness to provide a harvest. Even after a hard year of working the Zambian soil.
by Jay Hobbs, Communications Assistant
by Jor-El Godsey, Vice President
Probably the most common question asked when center leaders get together is, “How many unique clients do you see?”
Presumably, the higher the client number, the better the outreach. And it seems to follow, the better the outreach, the better the outcomes. But does this really reveal the whole picture? The answer in a word... hardly.
Yes, more client numbers generally suggests there are actually more “outcomes.” But does it naturally follow that those outcomes are “better”?
The answer to this question requires a deeper look, beyond focusing on total client numbers, and more closely evaluating the outcomes they represent. We have to ask, “What outcomes are we representing?”
Do we count a last known intention after one visit the same as that of a client we’ve seen several times throughout her pregnancy?
How do we qualify discussions relative to spiritual interactions? As faith-motivated ministries, we recognize the context of a life-and-death decision is every bit as spiritual as specifically choosing to follow Christ. Do we count both as equal in light of our mission?
Forty-plus years into the pregnancy help ministry, we all stand on the backs of entrepreneurs who blazed the trail before us. Those courageous folks—some of whom are still very active in our ministry today—tackled challenges like getting real-time pregnancy test results (before the easy tests were available) and getting listed in the Yellow Pages.
These pioneers learned to successfully draw someone who was not looking for their services (even though they desperately needed it), and that entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in our movement, as we push into the new electronic marketing frontiers and mobile device client intake.
With that, we must continually make room for the intrapreneurs among us—those who may not push the envelope per se, but who work to maximize their ministry’s effectiveness. Intrapreneurs spend time on process, protocol and efficiency (not to be confused with effectiveness).
These in turn help serve better outcomes as well as more outcomes. Pushing into new territory is important, but not to the exclusion of developing the territory we are already in. Thankfully, God provides those with temperaments fit for the task.
Take up the task of becoming a pregnancy help movement Intrapreneur today. You can begin by taking one more look at how you evaluate your outcomes.
by Andrea Trudden, Director of Communications & Marketing
Being a full-time working parent of toddlers does not leave a lot of downtime.
At work, I have my task list that I check through each day. At home, I have my domestic duties that I enjoy. On the weekends, we have parties, church activities, and visitations. So, when I have a few moments to myself, I find I sometimes feel bored.
I literally don't know what to do with no obligations. (Hence this article I'm writing while waiting for my flight to take off.)
I believe I have become so accustomed to having obligations that I truly have not thought of downtime.
This has forced me to acknowledge that my husband and I have fallen into exactly what our priest warned against in premarital counseling—we are living for our family and not for ourselves.
It's very hard to not live for our family, however, because we both love them so much!
Recently, we were able to take a date night, before coming home and sorting through our bookshelves to clear space in our guestroom, of course. It was so nice to know that we can still just talk about nonsensical things and laugh at each other’s jokes.
Don't get me wrong, we talk every day. But we usually tend to talk about the cute thing one of our kids said, or our conversation revolves around planning for our next event.
This made me revisit Ephesians 5:15-17
""Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity..."
Although I interpreted this initially as, “Do as much as you can,” I’m coming to find that, sometimes what I actually need is an hour to shop, play a game, or just talk.
Sometimes, it’s more “productive” for my soul to stop trying to be so… well, productive.
I encourage you to take some time and do something for you. Maybe it’s walking, reading, or praying... just make sure it’s something you want to do, and something you can do without interruption.
Okay, back to work.
I deleted an app from my iPhone this afternoon.
It was a good app, and free when I got it. But, as I read through Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions, as I do every year, I became instantly convicted that this app—which I just downloaded yesterday—has already wasted too much of my time.
Edwards, regarded by many as the finest American theologian ever, jotted down 70 resolutions over the course of several months in 1723, and these have stood the test of time as some of the most brilliant, yet simple resolutions a Christian can make.
Several of them cut like a boning knife through my flabby heart, not the least of which is Resolution No. 5:
Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but to improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.
Not one moment wasted. Not even when I’m waiting at the airport or stuck in traffic. Not even when I’m early to an appointment—a rare event in any case—and have 15 minutes to kill. To Edwards, a truly godly man, those 15 minutes didn’t belong to him in the first place, and therefore, were never his to kill or make alive.
I love this resolution of Edwards, not only because it sounds ambitious to the point of heroic, but because it is so squarely biblical. It’s nothing more than a simple restating of the Apostle Paul’s instructions to the church at Ephesus:
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16)
I want to imitate men like Edwards and Paul, who understood and embraced the gospel so wholeheartedly that every moment became an opportunity to capitalize upon and make the most of, for my ultimate joy, for the good of others, and for the glory of God.
Step 1: Cut out the Fat
The first step to capitalizing on the precious opportunities that each moment represents—to really redeem the time and make the best use of it—is to prayerfully quit doing things that do waste time. There goes that iPhone app. Is Facebook next? Pinterest? Maybe.
That’s what Edwards means when he resolves to “never lose one moment of time,” and it’s what Paul is shooting for when he warns his readers to watch how they’re walking, “not as unwise, but as wise.”
Can you picture Jonathan Edwards, the third president of Princeton, frittering time away on Facebook or Twitter? Or, can you picture the Apostle Paul, commissioned by Jesus as a servant and a witness to the resurrection, burning time on his cell phone while he waits for the bus?
Step 2: Capitalize on the Moment
Following the pattern set by Paul in Ephesians 5, Edwards counters his negative goal (to not waste time) with a positive objective: “to improve (each moment) the most profitable way I possibly can.”
This “improvement” starts with the heart. Are we actively seeking Christ where he is to be found—in his Word and among his people, the Church? Are we actively seeking to embrace the gospel so that we can say with Paul, “the love of Christ controls us”? (2 Corinthians 5:14)
This is what Paul means by “making the best use of the time,” and there is no app for it.
This kind of living takes discipline, study, and Christian community. And this is the kind of living that will really make a difference in the world, including the people you interact with on an everyday basis.
How can you improve each moment in the most profitable way you possibly can in 2013?
If so, then consider the Heartbeat International Academy, which currently offers 50 courses, as well as Life Affirming Specialist training and certification.
Geared toward life-affirming leaders, staff, volunteers, and supporters within the pregnancy help movement, the Academy offers just the kind of training you may need in order to make the best use of the time you’re given in 2013.
In the meantime, be choosy about your apps.
by Jor-El Godsey, Heartbeat International Vice President
“Let’s get the volunteers to do it. That will save a bundle!”
Volunteers are often seen as a supply of labor for almost any task or for the implementation of an action item. Leaders - board members and directors alike - often assume that volunteers are the least expensive option available. Think again.
Many moons ago, our pregnancy help center utilized a team of volunteers to accomplish the bulk mailing of our newsletters and appeals. Trays of printed material and envelopes along with stickers and labels were distributed. Presto, some two weeks later the mailing had been delivered.
Upon closer inspection, we realized that, in addition to the volunteer time, two staff members had spent ten work hours (a total of twenty staff hours) each mailing cycle to coordinate the assembly, distribution, and postal paperwork for this process. A local mailing service (also known as a fulfillment house) that had more sophisticated equipment could lower the postal rate and turn the same task around in three working days as opposed to two weeks. Cost comparisons revealed that, for just a few dollars more, we could improve our process, tighten our turn around, and release several volunteers to more personally rewarding tasks.
All leaders recognize the scarcity of resources to accomplish the mission and achieve the vision. The good leader continually evaluates how to allocate the limited resources available for maximum return on the investment for the ministry and those involved.
Adapted from DIRECT Well™, Heartbeat International’s manual for directors.
From On the LeaderBoard | Volume 2, Issue 2
by Betty McDowell, Heartbeat International Director of Ministry Services
As a social worker in the mental health field, I was trained to assess a patient’s level of alertness and orientation by asking them four questions: (1) Who are you? (2) Where are you? (3) What is the date and time? (4) What just happened to you?
This simple exercise helped determine the next steps in diagnosing the patient and constructing a treatment plan. But I have since discovered the value of asking the same four questions to those serving in ministry when I try to help them diagnose a problem and move forward in a clear direction.
How would you answer these four questions?
I have found that spending a little time at the end of each day to review my answers to these four questions has been a great habit. You too may find this practice valuable in becoming alert and oriented x4.
Also check out the link to "The Daily Examen" by St. Ignatius:http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-prayer/the-examen/how-can-i-pray/
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NXL Programmer/Developer - Seeking a talented IT professional to grow our Next Level CMS Program
If your gifts lie in design, implementation and maintenance of a powerful software solution, and you share our passion for the unborn and their mothers, we invite you to consider an opportunity to be part of our Next Level team.
We are seeking a Programmer/Developer who will help us evolve our Next Level center management software to the next level. All activities/functions of this position are to be consistent with and in support of Heartbeat's pro-life mission, vision, and Christian values. See complete listing here of duties here. Please send resume and cover letter to Betsy Wetherby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rescue Hotline Team Consultant - Seeking dedicated healthcare professionals to serve in our ministry of life through support of women seeking reversal of chemical abortion
The Rescue Hotline Team Consultant is a function that is part of our Abortion Pill Rescue Program. The position is performed remotely. Consultants are engaged as contractors with Heartbeat International and are compensated for services performed at the rate of $100.00 per 16-hour shift. In order to be considered for a role of Rescue Hotline Team Consultant, you must be available to cover a minimum of one 16-hour shift per month. Based on location (time zone), the shift options are as follows: 6am - 10pm PT; 7am - 11pm MT; 8am - 12am CST; 9am - 1 am EST. Extensive training is provided via Academy, Heartbeat International's online continuing education portal for those in the pregnancy help community, and successful completion of this training is a prerequisite for working as a Rescue Hotline Team Consultant. All activities/functions of this position are to be consistent with and in support of Heartbeat's pro-life mission, vision, and Christian values. See complete listing of the job duties here. Please send resume and cover letter to Betsy Wetherby at email@example.com.
Healthcare Team Manager - Seeking talented healthcare professionals to support our Abortion Pill Rescue Program
Managing Editor (PH News)/Content Writer (HBI) - Seeking a gifted writer
If you are an advocate for life, are talented in putting pen to paper, and have the skills to lead others, we invite you to use your gifts to serve and promote a great cause – Life!
We are seeking a Managing Editor (PH News)/Content Writer (HBI) for a part time role, 20 - 25 hours per week, that will be an integral part of our Communications and Marketing team. All activities/functions of this position are to be consistent with and in support of Heartbeat's pro-life mission, vision, and Christian values. See complete listing here of duties here. Please send resume and cover letter to Betsy Wetherby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abortion Pill Rescue Network Team Members
Join the Medical Network - If you are a physician, physician midwife, nurse practitioner or physician assistant and are interested in joining the Abortion Pill Rescue network and help women who want to reverse the effects of the abortion pill, please fill out this form. Fields marked with an asterisk are required.
Join the Rescue Network - If you are a pregnancy help organization interested in joining the Abortion Pill Rescue network and help women who want to reverse the effects of the abortion pill, please fill out this form. Fields marked with an asterisk are required.
Option Line English and Bilingual (Spanish) Consultants
If you're good on the phone, and you're proficient in English or Bilingual (Spanish), here's your opportunity to utilize those skills to serve and promote a great cause – Life!
Heartbeat's Option Line is a 24/7 pro-life hotline. Calls and electronic communication come primarily from women who are facing unplanned pregnancies or who are seeking help to address other highly personal lifestyle, pregnancy or abortion related concerns. Heartbeat's Option Line Program Consultants are responsible for responding to telephone, electronic communication, and instant messages received by Option Line, including communication in Spanish for Bilingual Consultants. All activities/functions of this position are to be consistent with and in support of Heartbeat's pro-life mission, vision, and Christian values. Columbus area applicants preferred. See complete listing here.
The Pregnancy Resource Center for Southwest Arkansas (PRCSA) is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director (ED) to provide Christ-centered leadership to a vibrant, growing non-profit ministry. The ED will be responsible for implementing the mission and vision of the PRCSA, overseeing the management of programs and ministries, supervising an effective fundraising program to support the work of the organization. The ED will be under the authority of the Board of Directors and shall supervise and direct general day-to-day operations of the PRCSA, providing management, leadership and development for paid and volunteer staff as well as in the area of operations, client services, resource development, fundraising and public relations. Some qualifications required are:
Develops, plans, and orchestrates all marketing, public relations, and fundraising programs that will encourage, maintain, and increase philanthropic and community support to meet the short-term and long-term needs of CHPC. These activities shall be consistent with CHPC's pro-life mission and vision and Christian core operational values and beliefs and shall reach individuals, corporations, foundations, as well as churches and related organizations, where appropriate.
Fundraising and Resource Development1. Assists the executive director in developing/designing a fund-raising plan in relationship to the overall organizational strategic plan.2. Oversees and evaluates all donor relations programs in conjunction with the strategic plan. Possesses a good understanding of the organization’s finances when setting goals and action plans. Devises and implements creative and unique strategies to; develop donor prospects and promote and/or assist with development of relationships with individual donors, community partners and foundations; cultivate these relationships to strengthen and expand the ministry’s donor base. Offers prayer support as requested and appropriate.3. Devises and implements creative strategies for fundraising events and activities. Oversees all fundraising events and activities. This includes direct mailings, baby bottle campaigns and Walk for Life. Sets goals, trains staff (paid and volunteers), evaluates effectiveness and determines when to add, remove, and change strategies.4. Assists the executive director in developing and maintaining strong relationships with key contacts within churches, other pro-life and Christian organizations, community groups and pro-life minded corporations/businesses.5. Develops church partnerships and events and activities to attract volunteers.6. Oversees grant writing research, preparation, and submission of grants for appropriate for pro-life funding.
Successful candidate will work in tandem with Executive Director to oversee day to day operations of a very busy faith based pro-life office/clinic. Front desk w/heavy phone. Prior team oriented management with strong leadership skills needed.
Position is paid hourly. 1 week vacation after 90 day probation and 24 hours sick lv. No insurance benefit
Oversee daily operation, Supervise 4 additional paid staff with 30 plus volunteers. Communicate with donors and community through monthly letter, quarterly newsletter, speaking in the community as invited and planning/implementing/ overseeing major events.
Client Services Director
Manage all aspects of Client Services to include supervision and in-center training of volunteer client advocates, parenting coaches, and receptionists; provide peer counseling when needed and oversight to client case management and client database. Network with community resources and referrals.
We are looking for an experienced bookkeeper with excellent administrative skills to join our team! Click on the link below to see the details of the position and to apply online.
Click here for a complete job description. (1/25/19)
The Resource Center for Pregnancy & Personal Support, a faith-based non-profit, is looking for an experienced Registered staff nurse to fill three important shifts for this life-affirming ministry: Thursday evenings in Greeley from 2:30 to 7:00 pm and two (2) three-hour daytime shifts at our Windsor satellite office. Days of service in Windsor may change as patient numbers increase. Excellent organizational and people skills are a must. This job requires a strong commitment to life and a decisive Christian testimony. Training in limited sonography for cardiac confirmation will be provided. STI testing for both male and female clients are regular services we also provide.
Click here for a complete job description. Call 970-353-2673 and ask for Cindy for more information or to apply. (1/25/19)
Event Planning/Administrative Manager
Writing and creating the quarterly newsletter- Publisher programBulk mailingsUse FundRaiser software system for donor inputCommunications with donors and volunteers by email and/or hard copyBankingSome FilingPreparation and mailing of membership appealHelping to develop new websiteFundraisingAssist with Baby Bottle BoomerangEvent planning, advertising and preparationRetreatVolunteer picnicAnnual Dinner/Silent AuctionCoordinate Thursday VolunteersMaintain office suppliesPrepare necessary documents for Board meetingsProficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PublisherSolicit donors, volunteers and sponsors
Position is basically 40 hour a week with flexibility to allow for special events
Minimum qualificationsBe a committed Christian who demonstrates a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and LordExhibit strong commitment and dedication to the prolife position and sexual purityAgree with and be willing to uphold the Commitment of Care and Competence, Core Values, Statement of Faith and policies of Center.Have a bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in a helping field or related experience equivalent.One year of experience in a helping profession in a position requiring management experience or equivalent.Exhibit skill in interpersonal communication, public speaking and problem solving.Be able to provide spiritual leadership, discipleship and support to the volunteers.Be able to carry out responsibilities with little or no supervision.Essential functions:Administration.Make prayer an integral part of the day to day operation of the pregnancy center.Formulate and revise operational policies and procedures necessary for consistent operation, with Board approval.Handle routine business calls.Interact with Board to relate client or staff needs, progress of center, problems, goal setting and implementation.Provide monthly and year-end client statistical reports to the Board. Oversee the data entry of client information.Conduct written and oral evaluations of staff on a yearly basis.Oversee the yearly evaluations of volunteers.Coordinate an annual appreciation event for staff and volunteers.Public relations, participate in fundraising events. Participate in meetings with other organizations related to needs of clients.Client Services oversee client programs and support services.Training, recruiting, selecting, interviewing staff and volunteers. Supervision of inservice training program.
Vitae Corps Live-In Volunteer
Aid for Women is seeking Vitae Corp members (VCs). Vitae Corps members are recent female college graduates who volunteer (small stipend provided) by living and working together in community at Aid for Women's residential programs, Heather's House and Monica's House. Vitae Corps members must possess a passionate commitment to Aid for Women's vision and mission, which include a strong commitment to pro-life and sexual integrity values.
Vitae Corps members assist staff in providing our residents with safe and nurturing homes. Vitae Corps members play a vital role in affirming and supporting each mother in her decision to choose life - providing her with the emotional, practical and spiritual support she and her baby need while participating in our residential programs. For more information, visit the Vitae Corps web page at www.helpaidforwomen.org/vitaecorps.
Aid for Women is expanding our medical staff and seeking a part-time (10 to 18 hours per week) Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) to work at our pregnancy center medical clinics — primarily at our Flossmoor, IL, location and at our Chicago Loop, Cicero and Des Plaines locations as needed.
The Sonographer, working under the supervision of Aid for Women’s Medical Director, serves as a medical imaging professional providing clinically relevant information to assist the staff with the care and treatment of our clients. The Sonographer’s primary responsibility is to perform limited obstetrical medical sonography services consistent with the sonographer’s education and training, and in accordance with center policies and procedures and applicable professional standards. The sonographer also assists with standard center activities including: client intake, support programs and client follow-up services.
Qualifications for the Sonographer include: 1) A current and active license as an RDMS or a Registered Nurse with a certificate of completion from an ultrasound course that adheres to AWHONN, ACOG, or AIUM guidelines, 2) Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and learning within the industry, including continuing education and staff training, 3) Demonstrated proficiency with computer skills and software programs used for documentation activities and report generation, and 4) OB/GYN experience a plus.
Aid for Women provides life-affirming pregnancy services and care to its clients. The Sonographer must fully support Aid for Women’s pro-life mission and efforts. To learn more about Aid for Women, visit our website at www.helpaidforwomen.org.
Aid for Women is seeking part-time and full-time Client Advocates for our pregnancy care centers. The Client Advocate is responsible for providing abortion-alternative support to Aid for Women clients through crisis pregnancy intervention, development of client relationships and the implementation of client support services. The Client Advocate must possess a passionate commitment to Aid for Women's vision and mission, which includes a strong commitment to pro-life and sexual integrity values.
Client Advocate responsibilities also include: leading client support groups, supervising volunteers, center maintenance, community partner outreach and participation in Aid for Women and other pro-life events. Candidates for the Client Advocate position must have completed a Bachelor's degree and possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
To learn more about Aid for Women, visit our website at www.helpaidforwomen.org.
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Part-Time Position for RDMS - up to 30 hours per week.Must be an RDMS in good standing, graduate of an accredited DMS Program (OB/GYN specialty a plus). Experience in women's health and OB/GYN care preferred, but not required. Exhibits compassion & strong interpersonal skills. Assist with departmental administrative tasks. Can work independently and as part of a team. Flexible hours, some evenings required. Employed as an Independent Contractor; Malpractice insurance provided.
Contact Belinda Guyton at email@example.com for more information or to apply. (3/28/19)
House Parent Assistant
House Parent Assistant (Des Moines & Carlisle) - This part-time position involves supporting clients when the lead house parents are off duty. It includes housing accommodations, meals and transportation while on duty. This position includes access to sensitive and personal information thus requiring a confidentiality agreement to be signed and honored.
Shift: Weekly coverage on Fridays & Saturdays; will include overnights.
Starting Salary: $16,000 to $19,000 per your experience plus $15,000 in benefits including permanent, on-site housing (including days off), health insurance, training and business vehicle use.
A complete job description is available here.
Community Outreach Coordinator
As the face of Rockville Women’s Center (RWC), the Executive Director will have the passion, calling and competence to ensure that the organization’s mission and vision statements are primary in each of RWC’s decisions and initiatives.
MISSION: To empower abortion-vulnerable women to embrace life-affirming decisions.
VISION: To be the first stop for abortion-vulnerable women and a formidable presence for advancing God’s plan for a life affirming culture throughout the DMV.
The Executive Director will provide oversight to all areas of RWC (donor development, patient process, parenting and post-abortive programs) and all levels of operations.
The Executive Director (ED) is the chief operating officer of Centro Tepeyac (CT), responsible for organizational leadership, governance, counseling and other operations, financial management, fund/donor development, and staff management and relations. In these roles, the ED should delegate responsibilities to staff and volunteers as appropriate with necessary follow-up. The ED is hired by and responsible to the Board of Directors, which works in cooperation with the ED to fulfill CT's mission. The ED is expected to demonstrate an example consistent with CT's Catholic identity, Statement of Principles, and Faith Statement. Part-time (25 hours/week). Pay dependent on experience.
More details about this position available here.
Volunteer and Client Services Coordinator
We are currently seeking a life-minded individual to serve as the Volunteer and Client Services Coordinator for our ministry! The person serving in this position would be responsible for the development and implementation of client services, including volunteer recruitment and training. The right person serving in this role is paramount as we take steps in the coming months to expand services and outreach for those in crisis, increase our volunteer outreach, andsecure a location for our growing ministry! The Volunteer and Client Services Coordinator position will be 20-30hrs/week with limited benefits.
Director of Parenting Programs
Currently taking applications for the Director of Parenting Programs. This is a 32-hour/week position. Please visit our website for a complete job description, application and to view our Service Agreement. (https://www.lifechoicescm.com/employment)
For over 13 years First Choice Clinic has been educating and empowering our community to make healthy, life-affirming choices. As a faith based, non-profit organization, all team members do what they love and love what they do. While each person has a particular role, they care about each other and work together to support the clinic as a whole. First Choice Clinic would like to fill these positions through referrals. If you know a committed Christian, passionate about preserving the sanctity of life, please inform them about these opportunities. Complete job descriptions and applications can be found on our website.
First Choice Clinic is seeking qualified candidates for their Administrative Assistant position. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for welcoming visitors by greeting them, (in person or on the telephone) scheduling appointments, assisting the Executive Director with financial data entry, and assisting all staff members in performing administrative duties related directly to the operations of First Choice Clinic (FCC). Hours for this position are 32, Monday – Thursday, 9-5.
First Choice Clinic is seeking qualified candidates for the Executive Director position. The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for First Choice Clinic’s staff, programs, and expansion, with the primary goal of leading the ministry towards living out its mission. An excellent Executive Director is an experienced manager with the ability to influence, lead and motivate. Hours for this position are 36, Monday – Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-1.
Minimum Qualifications-Bachelor’s degree preferred and work experience in:Social Work, Public Administration, Nursing or closely related field.
• Embraces SGP vision, mission and strategic direction• Reports to and advises BOD• Must be a practicing Catholic and support Catholic teachings• Knowledge of homelessness, parenting, housing and social service agencies and programs• Adhere to operating budget• Develop and implement a marketing/communications plan/fundraising and development plan/grant writing • Implement organizational policies and procedures• Be the face of the SGP/High-level networking• Works in collaboration with Committees Volunteer Coordinator/Outreach• Address all licensing requirements and processes• Interviewing/Intake of moms and drug testing • Set schedule for the house• Ability to work independently and exercise excellent judgment skills.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience in human services or a related field with excellent judgement and crisis intervention skills. It is necessary to have the ability to maintain confidential information and have excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Basic computer literacy is essential.
The housemother will report to the Executive Director and work closely with her.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Maintain a welcoming, peaceful, joyful and orderly Christian home. She needs to be passionate about our mission and have a rich prayer life● Assist each woman in developing her gifts and talents by recognizing such gifts and lending encouragement and praise● Minister to the physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs of the moms and babies.● Complete any required documentation eg. progress notes, incident reports● Assist in all aspects of daily residential operations. Support delivery of programs and services in the fulfillment of SGP’s mission, in accordance with its principles, policies and procedures. This includes the maintenance of safe, secure and healthy housing for expectant and parenting single mothers.● Have a valid NH driver’s license
The Counselor has a Case Manager/Social Worker role and will work a flexible 40-hour work week based on each resident’s schedule. She will meet with residents individually at least three times each week for at least one hour a session and maintain daily session records. She will be responsible to assist residents in setting up a personal growth plan and guide them in accomplishing all program and personal goals and objectives. Her additional responsibilities will be to interview prospective residents, teach quarterly life skills classes, provide spiritual and emotional counseling, and facilitate life transition upon exit from the program. The Guidance Counselor must be able to work and thrive in a highly collaborative environment. Performs other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
The Resident Assistant responsibilities include supervising daily house management, creating a nurturing and warm environment for the mothers and babies, ensuring that residents complete household responsibilities, and enforcing house policies by correcting and teaching residents and giving consequences when necessary. The Resident Assistant will mentor and disciple residents as well as educate them in the area of life skills and parenting skills. The Resident Assistant must be able to work and thrive in a highly collaborative environment. Performs other duties as assigned by the House Manager.
The peer mentor is a key staff member position who works together with other staff to develop a community conducive to resident success by encouraging positive attitudes and behaviors. The peer mentor walks beside young women who are striving to make positive life choices that enable them to have a future with hope for them and their babies while providing support and guidance to reach educational, job, parenting, and life skills goals. Peer mentors are to address negative behaviors that are detrimental to the individual, her baby, and/or the community. This is a live-in position.
The House Manager is a key staff member position who works together with other staff to develop a community conducive to resident success by encouraging positive attitudes and behaviors. The house manager is the connection between the case manager, counselor, and executive director and the mentors who walk directly beside young women who are striving to make positive life choices that enable them to have a future with hope for them and their babies. The house manager’s role is to ensure that the home is running smoothly and that all mentor’s and residents are on task. The house manager is a lead mentoring position who will work closely with the residents ensuring accountability and support in following through with their goals and daily plans.
Are you looking to make a difference? Do you have a heart for the ministry of crisis pregnancy - committed to educate, encourage, and empower women who are looking for help? Do you have a call to lead a team...a ministry...a community?
Full Job Description can be found here. (4/16/19)
The mission of Aim Women’s Center is to be the first place a woman, considering abortion, turns when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. At Aim, the staff and volunteers work together to offer relevant services to women at risk for abortion. We strive to erase the need for abortion through effectively serving pregnant women at risk, transforming their fear into confidence. Aim is looking for an Executive Director to lead our team and help raise much needed funds for growth development, as well as, oversee and support the daily activities of the Center.
Please click here to learn more Aim and the Executive Director position. Please contact Josh Miller, PhD. at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply. (1/18/19)
Position Objective: To implement and coordinate fundraising efforts and community activities that will encourage, maintain and increase support to meet the short and long term needs and objectives of the center. To raise awareness of the mission and goals of CPC throughout Mifflin/Juniata and Huntingdon counties.
Qualifications: Must be a committed Christian who demonstrates a personal relationship with Jesus Christ with a strong commitment and dedication to the pro-life position and sexual integrity. Exhibit excellent skills in interpersonal communication, public speaking and problem solving as well as be enthusiastic about asking individuals, churches and businesses to join the cause. This is a part time position (20 hours per week)
AlphaCare has the privilege of serving individuals and families in ways that meet critical needs in a time of uncertainty. AlphaCare seeks to prepare and protect mothers and children by providing counsel, education, and resources during and after pregnancy. Though AlphaCare provides medical services and resources, their ultimate aim is to build trusted relationships with everyone they serve and works alongside community partners to help families navigate important decisions.
The Marketing Director drives the organization’s marketing, messaging and design. The Marketing Director plays a critical role in sharing the vision of the organization with clients, donors, and the community. This position requires excellent external relational skills and internal organizational skills. This position will be responsible for creating and overseeing the marketing strategy of the organization for clients and donors, including social media.
The Marketing Director will manage the design and written content for all communication pieces and publications.
Lastly, this position is responsible for leading the creative direction and programming for Choices’ events, in conjunction with the Development Director.
Send resume to Carol Ann Ferguson, CEO; email@example.com; 423-602-9994 (3/6/19)
The right candidate will be an APRN or Nurse Practitioner and will oversee the medical services provided by Choices to promote and support the work of Choices in a manner of excellence and integrity.
Submit your resume to Michele Cheresnick, firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-892-0803, or by mail to 6232 Vance Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421. (1/3/19)
Life Choices is seeking an Executive Director for multi-location center. Minimum Qualifications-Bachelor’s degree preferred Work experience in at least one of the following: Social Work, Management, Ministry, and possibly Nursing
Client Services Manager
Manage personnel and supervise all aspects of PRC Client Services,provide peer-counseling to clients, lead training and in-service sessions, and network with other community service providers.
Full Time; $12 / hour
Oversee pregnancy verification tests, perform limited ultrasound exams (read by an OB/GYN), process urine samples for STD testing(processed by an independent lab), and assist with peer counseling.
Part-Time (1-2 days/week); $15 / hour
Development & Communications Manager
The Development & Communications Manager is a critical position for the life-affirming ministry of Care Net Pregnancy Resource Centers, and is on a team that reports to the CEO. This is an ideal position for someone with at least five years of experience, or someone who is more senior who is looking for meaningful work with Kingdom-impact, and able to do it at a ministerial salary.Tasks and objectives:• Design and implementation of development strategy• Design and implementation of client communications strategy• Desire to stay current on pregnancy center, Christian ministry and other nonprofit industry trends to maximize our effectiveness
Medical Staff Openings at Christian Medical Clinic (RN, APRN, PA, or RDMS)
Assist Pregnancy Center seeks a Clinic Manager (RN, CNM, FNP, or MD eligible to apply) to provide medical services (including pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasound, and medical education) under the oversight of the clinic’s Medical Director. The Clinic Manager will also play a key role in helping the ministry expand medical services. Join our dynamic team which cares for women from an average of 60 countries each year in the D.C. suburbs. Training in sonography available for applicants without prior ultrasound experience. Position eligible for health benefits, generous PTO, paid holidays, and flexible work schedule. Join a team committed to serving at-risk families, sharing the hope of the Gospel, and making an impact for life! Additional details available here.
The Northwest Center (a Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home in Washington, DC) seeks a part-time Bookkeeper/HR Manager 10-15 hours/week), work-from-home position managing and maintaining financial and employment records of small DC nonprofit (2 full-time, 4 part-time employees). Duties include: managing accounts payable, preparing and processing deposits, reconciling accounts, preparing financial statements, managing payroll, processing employee benefit forms, maintaining employment records, assisting outside auditor with annual audit and tax filings, and assisting staff with recording of donations.
Job Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree (or Associate's Degree in Accounting or related field). Experience working in accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll and payroll reports. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Intuit QuickBooks.
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