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Director, Wheels for the World

Posted by: Joni and Friends

Posted date: 2018-Mar-06

Location: Agoura Hills, California

Duties: The Director is responsible for overseeing the execution and success of the Wheels for the World department. Under the supervision of the VP, Field Services, provide integrative management principles and direction that seeks to accomplish the objectives/goals of Joni and Friends’ strategic plan. Primarily, the Director provides overall leadership of the Department, with priority emphasis upon strategic direction, operations management, fiscal stewardship, leadership development, ministry impact and expansion.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the execution of wheelchair Collection, Restoration, Logistics and Outreach operations.
  • Identify and target areas in which the Department can improve operation(s).
  • Evaluate regularly the efficiency of processes/procedures according to operational goals/objectives and apply improvements.
  • Evaluate overall Department performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics
  • Prepare and monitor annual budget with designated staff.
  • Oversee employee productivity and moral.
  • Research and implement new directives for department growth and ministry impact.
  • Shape and direct innovation of services in support of STM’s, Ministry Programs and Area Ministries.
  • Collaborate with Area Ministries in support of the collection, restoration and fitting of wheelchairs.
  • Travel regularly in support of strategic initiatives, relationship building and Quality Control.
  • Review all contracts prior to submittal for approval.
  • Communicate regularly with VP of Field Services, Executive Staff, Directors and other stakeholders on the activity, progress and execution of department services.

Domestic Wheelchair Collection and Restoration:

  • Plan and implement growth strategies and initiatives.
  • Oversee Manager in preparing/implementing operational plans.
  • Oversee Manager in preparing/managing annual budgets.
  • Oversee preparation and submittal of annual audit/wheelchair valuation report.
  • Collaborate with Area Ministries in support of wheelchair collection and restoration.
  • Work with Manager to identify and procure pediatric wheelchairs, seat cushions and various parts.
  • Work with Manager in the operation of manufacturing wheelchair parts within a Restoration Center.
  • Review operational status, innovation and implementation of wheelchair collection and restoration with Manager on weekly basis to ensure operational progress.
  • Meet Corrections Officials as needed to determine Restoration Center viability and start-up.
  • Partner with other organizations to resource prison Chaplains to disciple Restoration Center inmates.
  • Review and edit training materials associated with wheelchair Collection and Restoration

International Logistics and Outreach:

  • Oversee International Manager in preparing/implementing operational plans.
  • Oversee International Manager in preparing/managing annual budgets.
  • Integrate with International Director, Ministry Program Directors and Country Liaisons in developing country strategies and complementary tactics.
  • Review operational status, innovation and implementation of Logistics, Harvest Projects and Outreach with Manager on weekly basis to ensure operational progress.
  • Collaborate with Area Ministries in support of recruiting, training and supporting Outreach Teams.
  • Communicate directly with In-Country Partners to develop/support country strategies.
  • Ensure Duty of Care for STM/staff transportation and Outreach medical and security support.
  • Ensure timely reconciliation of Outreach spending and receipts.
  • Review and edit training materials associated with wheelchair seating, Team Leaders and STM’s
  • Plan and implement growth strategies and initiatives.

Ministry Life:

As a ministry, Joni and Friends strives to exemplify Jesus Christ and bring Glory to God in all we say and do. To that end, employment at Joni and Friends is to be taken seriously as one who is not simply considering employment, but committing to the core mission of the organization to fulfill the biblical mandate of inclusion of those with disabilities into the full-life of the church. All employees of Joni and Friends participate in its ministry wide prayer life, leadership training and other general staff training that may take place from time to time.

Below outlines the vision, mission, values and pillars of Joni and Friends:

VISION: “To accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community.”

MISSION: “To communicate the Gospel and equip Christ-churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities.”


  • Honor God in everything we do.
  • Build relationships based on trust and respect.
  • Maintain integrity and excellence in programs and services.
  • Practice responsible stewardship


  • Lead Like Jesus*
  • Integration
  • Excellence in area of expertise
  • Best Christian Workplace

* Lead Like Jesus is a course of study provided to all employees and is based on the book written by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges of the same name. The Lead Like Jesus course is the model which governs our ministry culture and contributes significantly to Joni and Friends maintaining its certification as a “Best Christian Workplace” according to surveys by the Best Christian Workplace Institute (BCWI).

Job Title Director, Wheels for the World
Post Details
Organization Joni and Friends
Email employment(at)joniandfriends.org
Location Agoura Hills, California
State State -> California
Zip Code 0.00
Deadline for applying
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Job Category Job Classification -> Management
Church Job Category
Church Size
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