Better Jobs Executive Director

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OVERVIEW

The Better Together team seeks a dynamic executive director to oversee, support, and grow the Better Jobs program in Florida and across the United States. He or she will lead the continued development and innovation of the program as well as spearhead growth by cultivating and building new relationships with employers, community partners, and especially churches.

The ideal candidate should have demonstrated leadership, communication, organization, and networking skills. He or she should be a self-starter who is comfortable working remotely, has a demonstrated ability to analyze problems and find creative solutions, and thrives when challenged.

Better Together works to end the root causes of poverty, dependency, divorce, and child abuse by leveraging the power of the local church to provide struggling families with supportive relationships and meaningful work. Once properly supported, families can achieve independence, stay together, and thrive.

Better Jobs, a ministry of Better Together, offers churches a fully functional workforce ministry to help them help their community find hope and dignity through employment. Better Jobs trains, equips, and supports churches in establishing, maintaining, and growing this ministry in their local community. To learn more about the program, click here.

CULTURE & FIT

Success at Better Together depends not only on a person’s skills but also on their ability to fit the culture of Better Together. If you answer “yes” to all the following questions, you may be a fit for the team if your skill sets match the requirements below. The vast majority of those who don’t get hired or don’t last at Better Together lack a fit with these values, so they matter. Be prepared to have very candid conversations about them in our interview process.

  • Do you have strong administrative skills? Are you detail oriented and able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at once?
  • Are you a creative problem solver?
  • Do you believe the sky’s the limit, that big goals do not intimidate you?
  • Do you see opportunities instead of obstacles?
  • Do you strive for excellence in all that you do even when no one sees your work?
  • Do you wholeheartedly agree with our mission and belief that foster care is not always the best option for children and families?
  • Do you believe that true charity is a hand-up and not a handout?
  • Do you have empathy for parents in crisis?
  • Do you understand poverty and consider yourself culturally competent?
  • Are you good at working as a team to solve problems? Do you believe that no job is beneath you, and are you willing to help others as needed and be a team player?
  • Are you quick on your feet and able to work on a fast-paced team?
  • Do you seize opportunities to try new things or improve a skill that’s relevant to your company or role?
  • Are you able to build meaningful relationships (creating trust) with people you only see face-to-face a few times a month?
  • Are you aware of your strengths and weaknesses, and do you practice getting help from others to mitigate your weaknesses?
  • Are you always trying to improve and do better?
  • Do you have pride in your work—even if no one is reviewing it?
  • Are you self-disciplined and able to work in a remote setting?

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Better Jobs executive director will have three primary roles:

  1. Church, Employer, and Donor Engagement and Cultivation
  2. Program Management and Innovation
  3. Program Awareness and Outreach

These roles break down into several responsibilities as follows:

Church, Employer, and Donor Engagement and Cultivation

  • Cultivate relationships with current Better Jobs partner churches to ensure the overall success of the program
  • Innovate and help strategically scale our Better Jobs ministry
  • Provide encouragement, support, and leadership to partner churches across the United States
  • Prospect, establish, and cultivate partnerships with local, state, and national employers including creating partnerships that benefit the overall success of the program
  • Regularly engage with existing supporters and donors to the Better Jobs program with updates on the success and impact of the program
  • Assist the CEO in establishing new relationships with large donors and supporters of Better Jobs

Program Management and Innovation

  • Manage and maintain the overall success of the program
  • Oversee and direct Better Jobs project managers both locally and eventually in other regions throughout the United States
  • Ensure the overall quality of the program is maintained
  • Research, develop, and innovate program means and methods to increase impact and continuously add value to our partners
  • Ensure compliance with all program and company standards including compliance with all Better Together policies and procedures
  • Provide leadership, accountability, and support to the Better Jobs team

Program Awareness and Outreach

  • Lead the way in bringing awareness to the Better Jobs program across Florida and the United States
  • Engage with both small and large businesses, denominations, conferences, etc. to grow the credibility and impact of Better Jobs
  • Spearhead the growth of the Nationwide Day of Second Chances
  • Seek local, state, and national platforms to share about Better Jobs

TIMING, LOCATION, & COMPENSATION

Better Together is seeking to fill this position by June 1, 2022. The job is full-time, which will require work in the evenings and on weekends. Better Together is headquartered in Naples, Florida, but this position may live in another part of Florida. The work is remote and requires a home office. Better Together offers a very competitive salary and benefits, including an incredible culture with a dynamic team.

Email resume and cover letter to: megan@bettertogetherus.org

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Dawson JordonBetter Together Team

Dawson Jordan
Creative Director

Dawson is an exciting addition to the Better Together Team. Since graduating college in 2015 from Florida Gulf Coast University with his bachelor’s degree in Business Management he has managed to create a successful career for himself as a self-employed freelance videographer/photographer. He has recently relocated back to his hometown in SWFL and is excited to join the team as the Creative Director to help us tell the Better Together story. Dawson is passionate about telling stories through a creative lens, especially when it comes to seeing families stay together and for individuals to thrive and become the best version of themselves. When Dawson is not in the office he likes to hang out with his friends, workout, and watch sports.