Mar 29, 2021

Campus Fellowship Coach

  • Grad Resources
  • Plano, TX, USA
Full time Ministry Missionary Mission Jobs Nonprofit

Job Description

Position Overview

Reporting to the CEO, the Campus Fellowship Coach will give leadership to 15 Christian Grads Fellowship groups from around the country.  The role of Fellowship Coach is comprised of two primary responsibilities: first, pastoral care for individuals and second, coaching leaders toward organizational effectiveness and goal achievement.  The position requires a high level of spiritual maturity and excellent communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Connect regularly with student leaders and volunteers from 15 campus fellowships

  • Provide spiritual insight, counseling and encouragement to leaders

  • Align student leaders and volunteers with the mission and vision of The Christian Grads Fellowship

  • Strategically plan out how to advance each fellowship to the next stage of growth.

Compensation

  • This is a supported position.  The the salary for the fellowship coach will be raised by asking for financial support from family, friends and churches.  Grad Resources will provide you with training in how to raise your financial support.

  • The salary for this position will be dependent on how much is raised by the candidate

  • If you currently work with a ministry and have a support based salary we have seen success in transitioning over support teams to Grad Resources.

 

Background

The Christian Grads Fellowship, a ministry of Grad Resources, is a network of Christian graduate community groups whose goal is to impact the academy as thoughtful and informed followers of Christ.  The Christian Grads Fellowship practices a “catalytic model” of ministry. This model leverages online resources, local partnerships, and distance coaching of volunteers to serve campuses. Crucial to the model’s success are motivated and effective coaches. The coach is responsible for supporting the growth of existing fellowships and starting new campus groups. This individual serves as the main point of contact with student leaders, providing pastoral care, training, and ministry supervision. The coach relies heavily on remote tools (phone, Skype, email) with occasional in person visits.

Profile

The ideal candidate must be aligned with the mission and values of Grad Resources(www.GradResources.org) and The Christian Grads Fellowship(www.ChristianGrads.org).  The ideal candidate should exhibit the following characteristics:

1. Expertise in campus ministries

The coach must possess cultural fluency within the university and be able to lead a ministry within that context. The following is a non-exhaustive sample of some mission critical activities for the coach:  

  • Anticipate the needs of a particular campus fellowship and inject guidance accordingly

  • Identify, recruit, and motivate student leaders

  • Pastor a student through the typical spiritual, emotional, and academic challenges of grad life

  • Quickly assess a campus for its potential for a grad fellowship

2. Entrepreneurial skills and spirit

The coach must operate as if they were constantly starting new ventures. The Christian Grads Fellowship seeks to expand significantly in the near future on to new campuses; even maintaining existing fellowships requires steady entrepreneurial energy because so many students graduate each year.

3. Ability to track multiple entities

You will be responsible for tracking 15 campus fellowships, each at varying stages of development. Each fellowship will involve tracking multiple contact points (student leaders, students, faculty sponsors, administration, etc.). The individual must have the ability to oversee this diversity, track the next action step for each fellowship/student leader, and document progress for management.

4. Gifted in persuasion

In distance coaching, the coach possesses almost no formal authority over students or any other kind of leverage. Persuasion is the primary tool. Coaches must be able to start with the varying motivations and values of students and creatively align them with the mission of the organization.  Candidates must be able to relationally connect from a distance and develop rapport that demonstrates the value of a continuing relationship. Coaches will be asked to direct students to the CGF approved curriculum.

Qualifications

  • Vibrant personal relationship with God and an active member of a Bible based church

  • University, church or other ministry experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (graduate degree a plus)

  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational and managerial skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


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