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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If you're a numbers person with advanced knowledge of accounting systems and a desire to work with a highly committed team, here's your opportunity to utilize your skills and interests to serve and promote a great cause – Life!
We are seeking a Staff Accountant who will assist with the full range of accounting operations for Heartbeat International which currently includes 14 departments and a 10mm budget. 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.
Major Gifts Officer
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 email@example.com.
Medical Impact Office Assistant
If you have great people skills and administrative strengths plus a knack for working with databases, and share our passion for the unborn and their mothers, we invite you to consider an opportunity to be part of our Medical Impact team.
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 8-hour shift. In order to be considered for a role of Rescue Hotline Team Consultant, you must be available to cover a minimum of two 8-hour shifts per month. Based on location (time zone), the shift options are as follows: 6am - 2pm or 2pm - 10pm PT; 7am - 3 pm or 3 pm - 11pm MT; 8am 4 pm or 4pm - 12am CST; 9am - 5 pm or 5 pm - 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 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.
Client Services Director
Manage all aspects of CS: training and supervision of volunteer client advocates, parenting coaches, receptionists; provide peer counseling when needed; oversee EWYL coordinator; manage client database, and community referrals. Work closely with mobile and medical clinic teams.
Full-time Registered Nurse
Hope Woman's Centers is seeking a full-time Registered Nurse. Candidates must be committed biblical Christians who hold a pro-life position as well as compassion and empathy for women and men experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. As a registered nurse for Hope Women's Centers, your responsibilities will include: providing limited obstetric ultrasounds (will train), STI results & treatment, fetal development patient education, adherence to policies & procedures, strong interpersonal skills, commitment to team work, and ability to be flexible. Qualifications also include appropriate state and professional licensing. Experience with limited obstetric ultrasound or in a pregnancy center is a plus.
Hope Women's Centers is seeding a part-time Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Candidates must be committed Christians who hold a pro-life position. As a sonographer for Hope, you will provide limited obstetric ultrasounds for our patients according to the policies & procedures defined by our Medical Director. You may also assist the Nurse Manager in the completion of other clinic duties as needed.
Qualifications include: appropriate state and professional licensing, compassion and empathy for women and men experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, adherence to policies and procedures, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to function well in a sometimes busy and fast-paced environment. Experience with limited obstetric ultrasound or in a pregnancy center is a plus.
A Woman’s Choice is in need of a part-time RDMS to serve in our pregnancy help clinic. Candidates must be committed, biblical Christians who are church members and hold a strong pro-life position. As a sonographer for AWC, you will provide limited, OB ultrasounds for our patients, according to the policies and procedures defined by our Medical Director. You may also assist the Nurse Manager in the completion of other clinic duties as needed. All of our clinic staff provide medical services and care to our patients, while also reinforcing the sanctity of life message of the ministry. Qualifications include: appropriate state and professional licensing; compassion and empathy for women in crisis; adherence to policies, procedures, and OSHA guidelines; strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to function well in a sometimes busy and fast-paced environment. Experience with limited obstetric ultrasound or in a pregnancy center is a plus. If interested or have any questions, please contact Rebecca Klein, Executive Director, at 863-683-2341. Please send résumés by email.
The Agape Pregnancy Center (APC) is a 30 year ministry, of First Baptist Church Merritt Island (FBCMI, located in Brevard County, Florida. This is a full time position as church staff with benefits, which requires church membership and attendance of FBCMI. The workdays are Monday through Thursday and includes Wednesday evening educational classes for clients. Must be a strong follower of Jesus Christ, spiritual leadership by example, regular training, and create an atmosphere of Christ centered, Holy Spirit directed ministry. Qualifications include proficiency in all Microsoft programs, HIPPA compliance, and management software of clients, donors and volunteers. The duties include being knowledgeable of current laws, following the policy and procedures of both FBCMI and the APC; provide clients and ministry team with high-quality materials, the best community resources, Godly educational tools, and a compassionate, loving environment. The APC offers free ultra-sounds and pregnancy tests, a boutique for clients, a prison ministry, a Spanish/Latino ministry, and the upstart of a men’s ministry within the center. The APC currently has three other paid staff and 30+ regular volunteers. The APC works directly with Pastoral staff and participates in church staff expectations. Website: apcbrevard.com and FBCMI.com
Memberships: NIFLA and Heartbeat International
This newly created position is the result of carefully planned, strategic growth recently experienced by Community Pregnancy Clinics (CPCI), Florida’s oldest, largest and leading provider of free, life-affirming medical services and compassionate care to abortion-vulnerable women. Founded in 1974 as one of the nation’s 13 original crisis pregnancy centers, CPCI serves more than 5,000 women each year and has so far saved over 15,000 babies from abortion. Please visit www.community4life.com for history and mission.
From CPCI’s administrative offices in Naples, the VP-OPERATIONS will lead the entire organization's operations to ensure on a daily basis that CPCI is effectively achieving its mission to save babies from abortion by providing care, compassion and choices to women. As such, the successful candidate will be heavily involved with overall day-to-day operations of the clinics, including management of professional medical and administrative clinic staff, contractors and volunteers, as well as oversight of clinic policies and procedure and Human Resources.
The VP-OPERATIONS will directly report to the CEO. Key responsibilities include: management and leadership of CPCI operations; implementing and assessing clinic policies; financial oversight, planning, and maintaining financial stability; strategic assessment of the organization with recommendations to the board; creating operating budgets and managing the organization within projected budgets; executing a strategic direction which includes planning for growth; and ensuring the organization is effective in achieving its mission. A key challenge will be transitioning the organizational structure to accommodate the new leadership role of VP-OPERATIONS and then reconfiguring that structure to facilitate future growth.
ATLMC seeking experienced and licensed CNMs, WHNPs and/or FNPs to serve as medical missionaries, in either paid or unpaid PT positions, in Evangelical life-affirming organization providing comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care and education. ATLMC is a charitable clinic for the uninsured, under-insured and woman at risk for abortion.
Serving low risk OB patients and following midwifery model of care and principles of pregnancy centering, you would work under collaborative agreement with remote Medical Director (Ob/Gyn); provide relevant education; order labs or perform CLIA waived tests; transfer patients to collaborating MFM/HROB, as appropriate; transfer patients to collaborating delivery partners between 28 - 32 weeks; resume care postpartum for minimum of 90 days. Local radiology group would read ultrasound scans.
Currently in city of Dunwoody, GA offering care 1-day per week, Fridays, with possibility of increase in hours/days, up to and including FT employment, with expansion throughout Metro Atlanta, as The Lord leads (possibly in Clarkston, GA as early as November 2020).
Start on or about 3 April 2020 or as able, with consideration toward precautions for social distancing with respect to COVID-19.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) or other language(s), venipuncture proficiency, diagnostic sonography skills and/or pregnancy centering certification would be a plus.
ATLMC vision statement "That the Church lovingly serves those created in the image of God to ensure that neither pregnancy nor childbirth are a death sentence or detrimental to the health of babies and mothers, so both may have the opportunity to experience abundant life in Jesus the Christ".
Clinical Assistant - Medical Missionary
Seeking licensed LPN or higher skilled at venipuncture.
Bilingual with proficiency in both English and Spanish highly desired.
Would report to Clinician/Provider working collaboratively under OB/GYN serving remotely as Medical Director.
Would provide basic administrative, clerical, clinical, and technical supportive services, including but not limited to basic patient care with routine procedures and tasks, (e.g. venipuncture, point of care testing, prepare and log blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens) and assist other healthcare professionals to promote smooth, effective and efficient clinical and office management in nonprofit charitable clinic, providing comprehensive prenatal through postpartum care.
ATLMC is not a PRC/PMC, but rather the next step in the Pro-Life Ecosystem. ATLMC exists to partner with the local church to provide prenatal through postpartum care to women in need, in the Name of Jesus.
Vision: That the Church lovingly serves those created in the image of God to ensure that neither pregnancy nor childbirth are a death sentence or detrimental to the health of babies and mothers, so they have the opportunity to experience abundant life.
First ATLMC Community Prenatal Clinic launching in Dunwoody, GA on 1/31/20 with additional locations to be added throughout Metro Atlanta in the future.
Currently PT Fridays only, but could eventually become FT with expansion.
Paid position or nurses may serve through Georgia Volunteer Healthcare Program with sovereign immunity covering MedMal and earn annual CMEs through service. Could start immediately.
The part-time position of Nurse Manager provides support and care to the patients and maintains professional standards of care. Under the general supervision of the Medical Director and Executive Director, the Nurse Manager is responsible for planning and performing direct and indirect nursing interventions. She is also responsible for a variety of other clinic functions: performing limited obstetric ultrasounds, supervising, organizing, planning, assessing and monitoring the medical services. Training will be provided.
Pregnancy Clinic Manager
Aid for Women is seeking a Pregnancy Clinic Manager, who is a licensed Registered Nurse dedicated to fulfilling the mission of Aid for Women by providing life-affirming alternatives to abortion. The Clinic Manager provides support and care to the clients and maintains professional standards of care.
Under the general supervision of the Medical Director and Executive Director, the Clinic Manager is responsible for planning and performing direct and indirect nursing interventions. The Clinic Manager is also responsible for a variety of other clinic functions: supervising, organizing, planning, assessing and monitoring the medical services provided by Aid for Women. The Clinic Manager also works in conjunction with physicians, nurses and lay counselors to assure that patients are receiving the best medical, nursing, spiritual and psychosocial care possible.
See link to view and download complete Clinic Manager job description.
Click here for a complete job description. (3/22/20)
1st Way Life Center is a life-affirming pregnancy support service in Johnsburg and McHenry, IL.
We have a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) position available -- up to 20 hours per week.
Obstetric Sonography registration required.
Medical Clinic offering compassionate care to pregnant women in a non-judgmental environment.
We perform limited obstetrical Ultrasounds.
Other Services:Pregnancy TestingSTD testingPersonalized Pregnancy Counseling
Friendly staff of Registered Nurses, Patient Services Manager, Nurse Manager and other support personnel.
Low stress clinical atmosphere: No weekends, nights, holidays or on-call.
Small PRC looking for a part time nurse manager, up to 24 hours/wk. Prefer a nurse trained in limited ultrasounds but will provide training. The center provides free pregnancy testing, first trimester ultrasounds and STD testing for weomen. Nurse manager would be the only paid medical professional.
Financial & Database Coordinator
We are seeking a part-time team member who will coordinate significant amounts of financial and database operations. The requested start date is February 24th and includes flexible office hours. Quickbooks and accounts receivable knowledge, budget management, and maintaining confidentiality are desired qualities.
Job hours: This is a part-time position, approximately 15 hours per week with extended hours before and after major fundraising events.
Starting date: Approximately Feb 24, 2020
Responsibilities: (specific areas owned by this position)
- Oversee all phases of Accounts Receivable, bank deposits & acknowledging contributions, entering information into QuickBooks and donor database and producing financial reports and analyses as required, year-end reporting, corresponding with donors regarding donations, pledges and collections, and general banking.- Assist Executive Director with budget development, analysis, and strategic financial planning; pursue and implement improved methods of resource stewardship and streamlining work.- Administer/oversee non-profit tax returns and audits.- Update, manage, and protect database of constituent, staff, and client information.- Provide information, research, and reports as needed by Executive Director and other staff members.- Oversee and preserve records (for purposes of recall, audit & future analysis) through to disposal.- Provide support in fundraising, event planning, and outreach.- When working in the office, assist in general office management tasks including answering the phone, assisting incoming guests and potential residents, referring to and connecting with other staff members as required, and attend staff meetings.
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Social Worker, PT 30 hrs/wk
Will determine client needs and match to social services. Evaluate services and programs to maintain resource list.
Male Services Coordinator, PT 30 hrs/wk
Medical Records Assistant, Part-time, 15 hours per week
The Development Director is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing all of Pregnancy Center North's fundraising including, major gifts, grants, monthly giving, special events and donor communications. In addition, the Development Director forms relationships with donors, and is responsible for maintaining an accurate database. The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all of these endeavors. Although work days/hours are flexible, the Development Director must report to the Executive Director for scheduling and planning.
Patient Resource Coordinator (PT)
RWC is seeking someone who is a team player, customer service-oriented individual, with a heart to serve abortion-vulnerable women. The ideal candidate must be able to provide excellent and compassionate leadership and coordination of the various aspects of the patient process as they relate to RWC’s mission, methodology and core values.
Program Responsibilities include but are not limited to:1. Completing and submitting a weekly status and client report to the Executive Director.2. Supervising the volunteer staff of the Patient Resource department.3. Ensuring quality control is maintained for optimal patient care.4. Maintaining patient database.
For more information about this position please email LaToya Ormsby at Latoya@rockvillewomenscenter.com. You may also review our website,www.RWCdonors.com, to learn more about our mission, vision and core values. (11/8/19)
Part-Time Registered Nurse
The Catherine Foundation Pregnancy Resource Center is seeking a part-time Registered Nurse. Candidates must be committed Christians who hold a pro-life position. Qualifications include: appropriate state and professional licensing, ability to adhere to policies and procedures, strong interpersonal skills and compassion for patients experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. Responsibilities include: providing limited obstetric ultrasounds, educating patients about fetal development and assisting the Nurse Manager in the completion of other clinic duties as needed. Experience with limited obstetric ultrasound or in a pregnancy center is a plus. Will train for ultrasound competency. Schedule is flexible.
Do you want to lead a dynamic, passionate team and drive growth for a mission-minded organization? Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices is a 503(c) non-profit organization that exists to empower women and men considering abortion to choose life for their child and life for themselves in Christ. BCPC is the only life-affirming pregnancy resource center in downtown Boston, serving a vibrant, diverse city as a faith-based organization that is non-denominational, non-political, and non-judgmental. BCPC currently is run by a team of six passionate staff members and operates with a $500k annual budget. The new Executive Director will drive the major strategic initiatives for the center: Establishing a partnership with a licensed physician on-site in order to provide free ultrasounds to our clients, providing comprehensive services to men, and implementing a new volunteer-based operating model.
The Executive Director (ED) is a full-time, exempt, permanent position, with a compensation package that is in-line with similar non-profits and includes health care benefits and vacation time. The ED has full strategic and operational responsibilities for BCPC’s staff, programs, development, and strategic initiatives. The ED has responsibility for the implementation of the policies and procedures approved by the Board of Directors within the parameters of the pregnancy center’s budget. The ED is a strong leader that is the face and voice of BCPC in the city of Boston, and thinks strategically and creatively to grow the organization.
Nurse Manager Detroit Satellite
Client Services Assistant Detroit Satallite
Seeking part-time Client Services Assistant (CSA) in our Detroit satellite. Strong interpersonal/administrative skills are a must. Manages client scheduling, incoming calls, checking clients in, chaperone in ultrasound room, meets directly with clients for material assistance appointments. Reports to and assists the Detroit Center Director. Heart to share Jesus with others and agreement with Code of Christian Conduct and Statement of Faith is required.
Laura Farrugia, Executive Director, email@example.com, contact for full job description. (12/13/19)
Nurse Sonographer - Nurse Manager
Seeking a Nurse with Sonography experience. Under the general supervision of the Medical Director and in cooperation and coordination with the Executive Director, the Nurse Manager oversees all aspects of the medical services at SouthWest Options for Women (SWOW); performs direct and indirect nursing interventions; and serves as a Client Advocate (including lay counseling and pregnancy and STI testing, when requested by client). The Nurse Manager will maintain a respectful, helpful, working relationship with all SWOW staff and volunteers and will help fulfill the mission of SWOW by utilizing the most current factually accurate information and striving always to become more proficient in each of our service areas.
Associate Executive Director
Qualifications:1) Be a born again believer in Jesus Christ, willing and able to share faith in Christ with others.2) Be thoroughly pro-life in conscience and practice.3) Maintain a consistent life affirming philosophy and would never refer or advise a woman to have an abortion. (When a situation arises where a woman’s life is at risk the clinic advocates taking measures to preserve her life, hoping that the woman and her child can both be saved)4) Express full agreement with corporation’s Statement of Principle, Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, Articles of Incorporation and By-laws.5) Experience in leading/managing others in a business and/or ministry setting.6) Sincere desire to reach out to abortion-vulnerable and abortion-minded women.8) Have good organizational skills. 9) Respects confidentiality.10) Have a bachelor’s degree.11) Experience with managing people.12) Exhibit skill in interpersonal communication, public speaking, and written communication.13) Be able to carry out responsibilities with little or no supervision.14) Demonstrate a lifestyle consistent with PRC’s Statement of Faith and uphold PRC’s Statement of Principle.
Responsibilities: The main responsibilities of the Associate Executive Director fall into three categories: (1) The financial stability and growth of PRC including overseeing the fundraising/special events, (2) The day-to-day operations of PRC, (3) The management and supervision of all paid staff except the Executive Director.
Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center, Inc. (“Life Choices”) is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director to provide Christ-centered leadership to a vibrant, growing, non-profit ministry. Under the authority of the organization’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for:
• Leading the overall mission, vision, and ministry of Life Choices• Directing the day-to-day operations of the organization including management of programs• Supervising, managing, and overseeing the development of staff members and volunteers• Leading an active, engaging, and effective fundraising program• Managing and aiding in programing, financial processes, client services, resource development, and risk management• Representing the organization through public relations and partnerships• Working alongside the Board, by attending all meetings and communicating directly and regularly with its President• Attending necessary conferences and continuing education classes• Implementing other duties as assigned
Some qualifications required are:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with board, staff, volunteers, clients, donors, churches, other organizations, government leaders, and the media through a variety of formats such as letters, policies, newsletters, public speaking, etc.• Ability to solicit donations in an energetic, professional, and ethical manner• Proficient organizing, management, problem solving, and program development skills• Excellent office and computer skills to include the use of general office equipment & Microsoft Office software (required), and QuickBooks (preferred)• A strong vision for leading a Christ-centered pregnancy ministry• Preferred: Two years of experience in a pregnancy center ministry or non-profit management• Preferred: Two years of experience in an administrative position with direct supervision of paid staff
Pregnancy Support Center is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director to provide Christ-centered leadership to a vibrant, growing, non-profit ministry. Under the authority of the organization’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for:
Patient Resource Director
Works with the Executive Director to ensure the mission of Cornerstone Pregnancy Services is achieved by providing medical services administrative and staff oversight, implementation of medical services policies and facilitation all medical services and health programs.
Corporate Administrative Assistant
Responsible for assisting the Executive Director with the fulfillment of the mission and vision of Cornerstone Pregnancy Services through executive functions, events administration, and donor management. Works with Directors of Finance and Communication and Donor Relations to accomplish marketing and development goals.
Dove Medical is looking for a compassionate Nurse Practitioner with excellent critical thinking skills. The NP will care for patients and will aid in developing new care paths and expanding our services. The Position is 30 hours a week with Fri off and salaried at 75K a year with benefits.
The Marketing Coordinator drives the organization’s marketing, messaging and design. The Marketing Coordinator plays a critical role in sharing the vision of the organization with clients, donors, and the community. This position will be responsible for creating and overseeing the marketing strategy of the organization for clients and donors – this includes designing and writing content for all communication pieces and publications such as direct appeals, newsletters, e-newsletters, social media posts, brochures, promotional items, etc. Lastly, this position is responsible for leading the creative direction and programming for Choices’ events, in conjunction with the Development Director.
The Staff APRN will manage STD testing and treatment and provide limited obstetrical ultrasounds in accordance with Choices Pregnancy Resource Center’s established policies and procedures. Additionally, duties of the position will include but are not limited to; providing the community with public health education and disease prevention services. This will be accomplished by providing education in various settings such as university health fairs, community centers, churches and sexual risk avoidance conferences; preparing and reviewing reports; acting as a liaison between medical providers and patients; linking clients to community resources and services; implementing new medical programs to the medical center as need arises.
Contact Michele Cheresnick at 423-805-3000 for more information or to apply. (11/12/19)
Client Discipleship/SRAE Director
Objectives of the position: To address the spiritual needs Crossroads Pregnancy Clinic’s clients and to promote sexual integrity of the youth of the community, a Client Discipleship/Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Director (a) will provide SRAE to the youth of its community; (b) will disciple women with unplanned pregnancies through support groups by adopting a program such as Embrace Grace; (c) will disciple single mothers through support groups by adopting a program such as Embrace Life; and (d) will provide additional discipleship programs as opportunities arise.
As an ambassador of Jesus Christ, the Client Discipleship/SRAE Director has the responsibilityA. For the overall development, implementation, and operation of Crossroads Pregnancy Clinic’s SRAE program. The program emphasizes a positive view of human sexuality and promotes risk avoidance through practicing sexual integrity, which includes monogamous marriage between one biological male and one biological female or sexual abstinence for singles. The director’s primary responsibilities include (1) providing and supervising the center’s educational programing in schools, churches, and organizations, and (2) modeling and providing student training directly to middle and high school youth.B. For the execution of (1) Client Discipleship programs, and (2) recruiting, training, and managing all support volunteers for Client Discipleship programs.
Nurse Manager (Part Time)
The Nurse Manager is responsible for direction and coordination of client medical and medical education services; the recruitment, retention and training of medical volunteers; supervision and coordination of medical volunteers; and for oversight of sonography services as a delegated agent of the Medical Director.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be Licensed as an RN in the State of Texas (or ability to obtain Texas RN license within twelve months of hire), with five years work experience. Knowledge of accepted standards of care, operations administration and standard operating procedures. Professing believer in Jesus Christ, active in a local church, and in agreement with with Hope’s Statements of Faith and Principle.
DUTIES: Implements and monitors medical policies and procedures, including OSHA, CLIA, privacy practices, and infection control; oversees implementation by medical staff and volunteers; conducts annual review of medical Policies and Procedures in conjunction with Medical Director; trains and ensures OSHA and regulatory compliance; ensures medical equipment is properly operated and maintained; oversees and provides client ultrasound services, physician’s sonogram review, and follow up with clients in a timely manner; based on clients’ health history, provides clients with pregnancy health education; conducts follow-up with medical clients as indicated; audits client records for completeness and quality, providing monthly reports to Executive Director.
Supervised by the Medical Director under organizational leadership of the Executive Director. This is a non-exempt 16-hour per week position, paying $20 per hour. With the potential existing for increased hours, there comes potential for paid time off and insurance benefits.
Position available for RN to work 20-25 hours per week. Must be willing to be trained in sonograms at Center's expense. Will sign a two year contract. Very friendly, warm Center with a family feel, that sees approximately 75 Clients/month. Please respond by email with your resume.
Resource Center Manager
As an ambassador of Jesus Christ, the Resource Center Manager oversees the Resource Center operations and volunteers, Car Seat program, and implements other necessary Resource Center programs to meet client needs.
SOME of the QUALIFICATIONS:• Nurturing demeanor to encourage clients and help teach them life skills• Be a Certified Car Seat Technician or willing to be certified to serve as one at the Center• Have one year of experience in a helping profession serving in a dynamic position requiring initiative and self-motivation
This position is 31 hours per week, Monday through Thursday.
The Development Manager is an ambassador of Jesus Christ, who plans, implements, and coordinates community outreach and fundraising efforts, engaging the community with Options for Life in a variety of ways.
SOME of the QUALIFICATIONS:• Excellent communication skills including public speaking• Ability to build and sustain community relationships• Proficient in the use of social media for outreach• Grant writing and fundraiser planning• Previous experience with development preferred
Assistant to Vice President of Gifts & Engagement
ThriVe is seeking someone to serve as the Assistant to the Vice President of Gifts & Engagement. This person will support the VP in the coordination & management of the ministry's donor database, fundraising & celebratory events, mailings, public relations, volunteers, & other administrative duties.
ThriVe Central VA Women's Healthcare is a dynamic group of four women's health clinics/pregnancy resource centers in Central Virginia. We have been providing services in Central Virginia for over 35 years! We are searching for two Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS) for a 30-40 hour per week full time position. Would you consider joining our team?
Responsibilities will include providing limited OB ultrasound services, STI education/phlebotomy/sample processing (will train), performing patient histories and vital signs (will train) and working with patient advocate coordinators and volunteers.
Other skills needed include excellent communication skills with our patients and fellow staff, commitment to team work, attention to detail in form completion, basic computer skills, and flexibility.
Candidates need to agree with the ThriVe Statement of Faith and Statement of Principles.
Salary negotiable commensurate with experience. Benefits package provided.
We are seeking a Director with a heart for Christ, and women across North Africa, the middle East and the Indian subcontinent. This person also needs pro life, administrative , fundraising and Board experience.Lady Care is a local (Virginia) ministry with a worldwide outreach.
Over the years we have ministered to thousands of women and their families across Africa and India via short term mission trips. A ministry of Reconciliation based on 2 Cor. 5:18-20 we reconcile, equip and empower women by offering limited health care, crisis counsel (including un planned pregnancy, post abortion regret, abuse, PTSD and post trafficking) and teaching (including women's issues such as fertility, pregnancy and fetal development). Thank you for your interest.
Please see our new website for further information at https://ladycareinternational.org/.
Sexual Risk Avoidance Director
Position available to teach a sexual abstinence curriculum in public/private schools. A background in teaching, nursing, or working with teens is preferred with an ability to connect with young people a must. This is a well-established program that touches 2,000 – 3,000 students a year with a vision to reach even more! An evidence-based curriculum is provided. The average work week consists of 30 hours when school is in session and less during summer months.
The Pregnancy Helpline and Resource Center of Janesville, Wisconsin, is actively seeking an Executive Director. The Pregnancy Helpline is a Christian pregnancy resource center supporting women and their families before, during, and after pregnancy. This is a part time position reporting to a board of directors. With a commitment to the pro-life mission of the agency, responsibilities include outreach to the Janesville community, ability to network and collaborate with other agencies, management of paid staff and volunteers, review and assessment of service demand and programming, implementation of policy development with a board of directors, involvement with local fundraising efforts, and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by providing a resume including a brief statement describing what attracts you to this position, the reasons you feel you qualify, and professional references from three non-related individuals who know your professional work.
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