The International Spiritual Care Specialist position exists to provide support to Children of the Nation's (COTN) implementing countries by assisting with strategy and methodology to meet established standards of service. The position also seeks to facilitate communication and collaboration with COTN’s Operational Branch in regards to Spiritual Care programs and projects. **This is a support-raising position with a stipend.**
Job Description Detail:
Research potential program ideas (evangelism and spiritual development) to present to implementing countries.
Assist with strategic planning/goal setting and budgeting processes in each country, as outlined, to ensure alignment to reach identified spiritual care end result.
Communicate with supervisor, implementing staff as assigned, liaisons and International office staff, keeping open lines of communication.
Oversee spiritual care budget and spiritual care projects as outlined.
Identify and develop relationships with partnering organizations to assist in meeting strategic goals of the spiritual care programs in each country.
Work collaboratively with COTN partnering organizations and International branch staff to develop training modules & training plans for implementing countries.
Advocate for spiritual needs of children in COTN’s programs – Children’s Homes, VPP and University/Vocational.
Assist with ongoing edits and development of spiritual care standards of service, criteria for evaluation, formal assessments, training opportunities, and best practice development.
Travel to COTN implementing countries, as needed, to assist with training, evaluation of current programs, formal standards of service assessments, staff development, etc.
Skills and Qualifications
2-5 years’ experience in children’s or youth ministry
BA degree (or higher) in Christian ministry or related field
Strong organizational abilities including planning, program development, assessment and evaluation
Professional writing and organizational skills
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
Analytical skills and the ability to problem solve quickly and efficiently
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others
Personal/ Professional Growth
Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Children of the Nations (COTN)
Faithfully upholds COTN’s ministry in prayer
Advocates for our children, raising awareness of their needs and potential, and challenging and enabling those within one’s sphere of influence to greater involvement on behalf of children
Fosters connectedness to COTN organization by participating in weekly COTN prayer meetings, monthly All Staff meetings, and yearly Homecoming week
Participates in annual goal setting and employee evaluations
By partnering with nationals in each of the countries we serve, we care for children from infancy to adulthood. We want each child to reach their full potential. We believe that in order to raise healthy, well-rounded children, you must care for the whole child: physical, educational, social and spiritual needs.