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The Rescue Mission Alliance (RMA) is a Christian non-profit organization that has been serving the less fortunate in Southern California through emergency and long-term rehabilitation services since 1972. RMA partners with local churches to meet the spiritual needs of the people we serve.

The Lighthouse for Women & Children provides 100 beds serving homeless single women and women with children. The Emergency Care Program, and the Life Recovery Program, offers a complete continuum of care specifically tailored to the needs of homeless women and families by offering shelter, intervention, substance abuse recovery, case management, education, life skills development, vocational training, employment search, and transitional housing.

Reporting to the Director of Ventura County Rescue Mission (VCRM), the Lighthouse Director is responsible to oversee the development and implementation of all ministry services provided across the organization within Ventura County. Works in planning, goal setting, program organization, budgeting, decision making, personnel recruiting, motivating, training, and ministry improvements in alignment with RMA’s Mission, Vision, & Values. Encourage direct reports to facilitate and model commitment to fundraising, assist with community and church relations, ensure collaboration with local churches, agencies, school districts and government boards to affect an integrated program capable of meeting the felt needs within the community. Serves as a member of the RMA Director Team, and interacts with ministries and departments across the organization. This is a full-time, exempt position located at the Lighthouse in Oxnard, CA. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience, and includes benefits.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Ensure the programs and services of each outreach ministry align with Rescue Mission Alliance’s (RMA) purpose and objectives and are in context with each other.
• Work with ministry direct reports to develop and refine the vision and spiritual direction for each ministry in relation to serving women and children, to families in poverty, abused women, and women impaired by addictions.
• Work with the Director of VCRM and staff to establish strategic and tactical plans for the implementation of RMA’s outreach into the local community through these ministries.
• Establish standards and outcome measures for delivery of services.
• Foster and encourage teamwork across ministries and departments.
• Serve as a local voice at RMA headquarters for the support of each Lighthouse ministry.
• Strive for continuous improvement and excellence for ministry programs and services by evaluating and implementing best practices both internally and externally.

Director, Lighthouse for Women & Children
Rescue Mission Alliance Headquarters

• Interact and network with community, church, agency and educational leaders to affect positive joint outcomes.
• Provide monthly ministry reports for submission to President/CEO.
• Apprise VCRM Director and Department Directors of important people issues, programs, and projects.
• Network with ministries outside of RMA for partnerships and best practices.

• Work with Directors to develop annual ministry plans and budgets, making adjustments as needed and monitoring throughout the year.
• Approve and manage expenses against approved budget.
• Ensure client accounts are managed in accordance with RMA policies/financial standards.

• Coordinate with VCRM Director & Director of Development in developing strategy and methods to ensure successful fundraising efforts.
• Review/edit monthly newsletter articles.
• Help plan and prioritize major donor cultivation.

Supervisory Responsibilities
• Direct reports are the following Lighthouse positions: Program Manager, Program Supervisor, Volunteer Coordinator, Operations Admin Coordinator, Program Staff, Interns, and Volunteers.
• Conduct and participate in performance evaluation and coaching for ministry staff providing feedback on strengths and development needs.
• Maintain a high level of integrity, camaraderie, and professional relationships with staff.
• Responsible for the development and training of ministry staff.
• Involved in recruiting and selecting key staff for each ministry.
• Oversee the development, documentation, and administration of ministry policies.
• Promote RMA Safety Program and ensure compliance, model safe work practices, provide safety training, and recognition for safe behaviors/practices.
• Participate in other activities, programs, and teams to support the greater purposes of RMA.

Director, Lighthouse for Women & Children
Rescue Mission Alliance Headquarters

• Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be active in a local evangelical church.
• Must have compatible theology with RMA core values and Statement of Faith.
• BA, BS or Seminary Degree, Bible College, or equivalent experience.
• Management and supervisory experience.
• Experience in leading the ministry of a rescue mission or similar ministry.
• Valid Drivers License and RMA insurable.
• Bilingual (Spanish & English) a plus.
• Must be committed to serving God and the body of Christ.
• Must have a teachable spirit and be committed to team participation.
• Must have a genuine burden to have people come to Christ and to have their needs alleviated.
• Must be an initiator who can work under deadlines.
• Must have good leadership abilities: motivation, communication, judgment, coordination, measuring results, and reporting.
• Must have a sincere desire to be a "Servant Leader" in actual everyday situations.
• Excellent people skills; with proven ability to motivate staff, pastors, and community leaders.
• Ability to raise funds for ministry - preferably with proven experience.

Computer Knowledge. Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

Physical Demands
This position requires extended times of work in an office environment in meetings and working at a desk and computer. Travelling by car will be a regular occurrence.

Basic office equipment, such as computers, copiers, and printers.

Work Environment
As a part of normal duties this position will be office at a facility with an at-risk population where errant behavior and risk of infectious disease may be present. Appropriate safety considerations will be required to avoid illness or injury.

Time:  Full-Time
Salary:  Exempt
Category:  Counseling

1/22/2018 2:13:00 PM

Job Contact:
(805) 487-1234

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315 N. A St.
Oxnard, CA 93030

(805) 487-1234

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