Partner Relations Director – Latin America Ministries

This is not just a job opportunity, this is an opportunity to transform lives!

Summary

The Partner Relations Director of Latin America Ministries will develop and serve the “League” within the Latin America ministry region. Specifically, this individual will direct communication, collaboration, and tactical approaches to develop BLI’s strategies that will build healthy missional leadership, Scripture engagement programs, and partnerships. This individual will focus on developing a commonly shared vision among staff and Latin America partners to engage everyone in God’s Word in accordance with BLI’s strategic initiatives, philosophies, and ministry policies. The Partner Relations Director of Latin America Ministries will develop ministry leadership throughout the region to ensure that BLI’s strategic initiatives and Scripture Engagement programs adapt well and succeed within various Latin American contexts and for new ministry opportunities.

Bible League International serves the under-resourced Church with Bibles and training to transform lives worldwide through God’s Word! Our team is excited about God’s calling on our ministry and serves Him in His mission for the world, with commitment and joy. We hope you will consider His leading in using your God-given gifts and abilities to help fulfill the Great Commission in serving at Bible League International! If you want to learn more about this exciting role or if you would like to apply, please visit our application site here and include a cover letter to express your interest in the position. For more information about Bible League International, visit https://www.bibleleague.org/. Also take a moment and view our careers video to learn more about our culture through our staff at Bible League.

Duties

1. Strategic Initiatives:

a. Promotes and educates Latin America ministry leaders and new partners regarding…

i. BLI’s Missiological Statement, Ministry Philosophy (including the Statement of Scripture Engagement and Easy-to-Understand Scripture Engagement Policy), Content Philosophy, Translation Philosophy, and Leadership Philosophy.

ii. The PDT Bible and BLI’s Scripture engagement curriculum and content.

b. Ensures that effective communication and coordination of efforts is well maintained between all organizational unites so that partnership and operational functions in LAM achieve cohesion of a common direction, alignment, and commitment of BLI’s vision, mission, philosophies, values, goals, and strategic initiatives.

c. Engages and supports Latin American ministry leadership and partners in the acceptance and implementation of BLI’s strategic initiatives in Latin America, which include education, promotion, discussion, and development of their tactical elements for Latin America

d. Provides strategic guidance and feedback for the development and implementation of BLI’s Scripture engagement programs (including training methods, program standards, and use of materials) for existing and potentially new ministry opportunities. This includes:

i. The promotion of BLI’s existing and new Scripture engagement programs and materials;

ii. Participation and discussion with Ministry Centers in the exploration and development of new ministry opportunities or models;

iii. The provision of ongoing training in effective methodologies and best practices in use of BLI’s Scripture engagement curriculum and materials.

iv. Piloting, testing, and providing feedback to BLI’s Partnership and Publishing teams on emerging Scripture engagement products and programs.

e. Oversees the work of the Director of Strategy of Latin America to ensure that all operational activities are well aligned with Latin America ministry leadership’s directions and plans for implementation of BLI’s strategic initiatives, including the management of the planning and budgeting cycles, spending, printing and logistics, new ministry opportunity procedures, and program impact review and evaluation.

f. Initiate and support Latin America ministry leadership’s review of ministry impact statistics and data to ensure that the team makes wise and effective decisions that enhance program and initiative effectiveness.

2. Leadership Development:

a. In collaboration with the LAM strategies, develops and implements plans to strengthen and expand the leadership of strong teams within Latin America for more effective and responsive ministry advancement;

b. Identify potential leaders within Latin America and ensure opportunities for their growth and development. This may include the provision of training or educational opportunities that enhances their leadership skills, perspectives, and missional theology.

c. Provides ongoing support, coaching, encouragement, guidance, training, and creative direction to the ministry leadership in the Latin American region;

d. Identifies, develops, and mentors potential leaders throughout the Latin America region;

e. Identifies strategies for formal development of leaders throughout Latin America, such as training, conferences, educational opportunities, cross-training, or projects;

f. Stimulates interest in and communicates the potential of leadership growth for Latin America in consideration of broader missiological movements and trends within the region;

g. Challenges both internal and external stakeholders to pray for and develop a growing awareness of Latin American culture and context, leadership approaches, and an effective cross-cultural collaboration that advances the mission of BLI within the LAM region.

3. Partner Engagement

a. Supports the Latin America ministry leader’s engagement with ministry partners to ensure healthy relationships, conflict management, and development of shared vision. This will ensure that positive, healthy, and fruitful relationships form between BLI and ministry partners so that BLI and the ministry partner align well in vision, mission, and calling.

b. Communicates regularly with Latin America ministry leadership and partners to understand their organizational and ministry needs, interests, challenges, and opportunities.

c. Connects with and encourages the Boards of Directors for both ministry centers and partners. Support and encourage them in their fiduciary role to govern, protect, and ensure succession of organizational leadership fir their respective ministries in order to stabilize and position the long-term success of BLI’s mission and strategic initiatives in the region.

4. Content Editing and Feedback

a. Identify and develop Scripture engagement Advocates within Latin America who can provide scholarly cultural and theological perspectives on content in coordination with BLI’s Publishing and Translation Services teams.

b. Provides ongoing review and editing of all Spanish BLI program content and curriculum according to the timeframes of BLI’s Publishing team.

4. General

a. Coordinate and address informational or communication needs that arise from BLI’s Advancement team regarding Latin America Ministries.

b. Participate in the Partnership Leadership Team meetings.

c. Participate and contribute leadership to the tri-monthly Partner Relations Director meetings and Partner conferences.

d. To perform other responsibilities as may be requested by the Executive Vice President of Scripture Engagement.

Organizational Relationships

Responsible for: Director of Strategy for Latin America Ministries
Responsible to: Executive Vice President of Scripture Engagement
Supports Global Partnership Strategies in Collaboration with VP of Partnership Engagement and VP of Partnership Development
Supports Team Leadership of the LAM region along with the Director of Strategy of LAM
Provides Direction, Coaching, and Mentoring with National Directors and Board of Directors of partner offices in LAM

Qualifications

  1. Must be a Christian, having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Must also agree with our statement of faith and conduct his/herself in a Christ-like manner.
  2. Must also be enthused by the Bible League Statement of Faith, our Mission & Vision, and our Core Values.
  3. Passionately committed to evangelism and church growth throughout Latin America, with appreciate for the people and cultures.
  4. Should have cross-cultural leadership and management experience, with the ability to motivate and encourage people to accomplish ministry objectives.
  5. Preferred experience in cross-cultural evangelism, church planting, or pastoral care ministry.
  6. Preferred Master’s degree-level education in such fields as Ministry (Masters of Ministry), Strategic or Pastoral Leadership, Missiology, Christian Education, or similar fields.
  7. Ability and willingness to travel taking approximately 7 trips annually, involving up to 30 travel days per year.

Standards of Performance

1. Comply with established organizational rules and policies.
2. Perform duties efficiently and responsibly.
3. Utilize time for maximum effectiveness and productivity.
4. Demonstrate a consistent attitude of cooperation and cultural sensitivity.

In day-to-day responsibilities, this position will carry out Bible League International’s core values which are:

  • Prayer – Our relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Calling – God’s call into His work.
  • Service – Serving God and others.
  • Unity – Working together in unity.
  • Integrity – In line with God’s Word in word and deed.
  • Vision – A Christ-centered hope and perspective.

Performance Evaluations

You will meet with your manager in alignment with our fiscal year to discuss accomplishments and priorities four times per fiscal year.

Bible League International offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including a generous 401k plan. As a part of our Statement of Faith BLI champions the training and professional of our employees. If you want to learn more about this exciting role or if you would like to apply, please visit our application site here.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bible League International is a nonprofit, non-denominational, faith-based organization. Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act Section 702, the Bible League has the right to hire only candidates who agree with Bible League’s Statement of Faith and profess Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

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