Dunwoody Baptist Church- Director of Sports and Community Outreach
Position: Director of Sports and Community Outreach
Reports To: Missions Pastor
Direct Reports: Sports Center Staff, coaches, referees, administrative support
Job Type: Full time position
To extend the mission of DBC through creation, oversight, development, and staffing of a culture of gospel witness through sports and community outreach. The Director of Sports and Community Outreach is an individual with a heart for making disciples to be a part of the DBC Missions team. During active sports seasons this position requires Saturday and evening onsite hours.
Responsibilities and Job Duties:
Focus Areas: The focus for the Director of Sports and Community Outreach role includes the following:
Works with Missions Pastor to develop and implement a local community outreach strategy.
Collaborate with DBC Ministers on ministry specific community outreach activities (i.e.: Walk Through Bethlehem, Trunk or Treat, Journey to Jerusalem)
Sports Ministry as Community Outreach: Insure that sports programs are designed with reaching the community in mind, implemented with excellence, leaders are properly recruited, vetted and trained, and participants in leagues are followed up with and cared for. Incorporate new sports ministry opportunities that appeal to the community around DBC that is a major focus of outreach for the church and
personally follow up individuals who express interest in continuing discipleship.
Wellness Ministry as Community Outreach: Work closely with the Director of the Cecil B. Day Fitness Center to create a culture of “friendly and intentional evangelism” within the staff of the Fitness Center, suggest and implement outreach events through the Fitness Center, and personally follow up Fitness Center members who express interest in continuing discipleship.
Oversee the Benevolence Ministry of DBC to assist the church in caring for people in need both inside the church and in the community and personally follow up individuals who express interest in continuing discipleship.
Communications: Communicate sports and community outreach needs and opportunities to the church via social media, website, and print, working in concert with DBC’s communications coordinator and Missions Admin. Communicate the vision and strategy for sports ministry and outreach to the church and church leadership.
Administrative: Participate as a fully integrated member of the DBC staff and attend monthly staff meetings. Work with the Missions Pastor in developing a sports and community outreach plan, budgeting and allocation of financial resources.
Desired Education & Experience:
The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter who possesses strong organizational skills. He or she will be a strong communicator who can cast vision, create culture, and develop strategies for sports, fitness and other community outreach. Experience working with individuals across diverse cultures and socio-economic circumstances is a significant plus.
Required: A sense of calling from God to missions and serving the local church is essential. College degree required. Two or more years in sports ministry. Must have a strong working knowledge of MS Office programs, basic understanding of budgets, and be able to multi-task. Membership and active involvement at DBC required.
Desired: Two or more years’ experience in one or more of these areas: administration, logistics, team leadership, or supervision. Seminary degree preferred. Perspectives on the World Christian movement certificate desired (if not, willingness to achieve soon after joining required).
Personality Characteristics Desired:
In addition to the specific responsibilities required for this role, Dunwoody Baptist Church also seeks candidates that possess some general competencies and behavioral traits that enhance the effectiveness of our staff.
Establish and maintain healthy work boundaries.
Contribute to all-staff meetings, retreats, and church wide events/classes.
Be transparent with working hours and location when off-site during normal working hours.
Be available before/after services on Sundays.
Directs both resources and people (paid or unpaid) towards the accomplishment of goals
Maximizes personal effectiveness by focusing on “must-dos” tasks and delegating other priorities to others
Anticipates/avoids problems or formulates creative solutions
Makes timely decisions that produce quality outcomes
Adheres to commitments, schedules and deadlines
Develops both vision and strategy that focuses team energy towards results
Maintains a working environment characterized by high levels of encouragement and trust
Drives team towards greater innovation and collaboration
Sets clear expectations and holds team members accountable for them
Casts a compelling and aspirational vision of disciple making through education and example
Clearly conveys expectations and priorities to staff and/or volunteers
Uses written and verbal communication in a way that accomplishes intended results
Regularly shares information with and solicits feedback from staff/volunteers
Demonstrates Christ-likeness and a commitment to personal spiritual growth
Leads staff and/or volunteers by serving and not by asserting control
Utilizes emotional intelligence, is emotionally available to those he/she leads
Invests in the development of staff or volunteers around him/her
Prioritizes and accomplishes self-development goals
Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to obtaining the necessary knowledge, attitudes, skills and habits necessary to be successful in this role
Teachable spirit with a desire to learn and grow
Interested? Please contact Tim Adcox at 404-819-9355