Resonate Global Mission has a full-time opening for a Regional Connections Coach in Nicaragua. This position will coach and mentor Central American and North American (NA) partners in their relationships as they mutually form, send, and connect missional leaders and communities in an effort to see more stable funding and consistent learning from North America to Central America.
Looking for applicants with a passion and commitment to anti-racism, reconciliation/diversity and inclusion.
To apply complete an on-line application, submit a current resume and a cover letter by July 23, 2020.
I. Create relationships of trust and respect between the coach and key partners in Central and North America particularly structuring around the Circles of Support , then look for ways to help them improve the lateral relationship they have as partners. For the first two years, this would primarily consist of:
A. Form Relationships and understand the different contexts for relationship and ministry primarily by visiting each partner in Central America for 1 week, and each key North American partner (individual churches/organizations or circles of support) for at least 2 days.
a. Visits consist of a learning tour to see key programs, participate in/hear about community mapping the partner has done
b. Visits include opportunities to meet and spend time with the main liaison person and/or chairperson (director) of the partner organization
c. Find ways to build trust and friendship personally as a base for facilitating relationships of trust, honesty, and open dialogue
d. Hear each partner express what they want from these relationships, and assist them in moving towards next steps
B. Understand lines of communication and give suggestions for improvement or different systems if applicable
C. Converse with each partner in Central America monthly to oversee Circle of Support relationships, provide suggestions or feedback, and help them see areas to learn from each other and connect more deeply
D. Pursue conversations and trainings with other organizations that also facilitate relationships by forming cultural bridges and pursue postures of prayer and peacemaking (learn more about what this means concretely from Resonate and others)
E. Participate in a NA team visit to CA partners at least once a year, perhaps with the team that needs most support for each organization
F. Facilitate and ensure good communication with Resonate Advancement and the North American and Central American Partners.
G. Provide resources and mentor local (national or international volunteer) collaborators of the organization to host delegations that are focused on transformative relationships and establish continual communication. (This Regional Coach cannot be the bridge between CA and NA because that requires rooted relationships in each local context to be effective.)
H. Facilitate opportunities for Central American involvement in North America, in conjunction with the Regional Team.
II. Work with the Regional Team to brainstorm and implement Innovations centered on North South Connections like:
A. Be the primary pre-trip communication and planning person for 1-2 regional high school/college trips annually
B. Participate on the Regional team as it develops: CAMT Innovation Experiment Application, Migration Vision Mission Trip, CETI Faith & Life: North/South, and other North/South learning and relationship building ventures
III. Participate on the Resonate Regional Team, a Resonate Community of Practice and/or Guiding Team.
A. Participate in support-raising (e.g., prayer, care and financial support) for Resonate Global Mission’s ministries by developing and maintaining a network of supporting churches and individuals.
B. Ensure notes of thanks are sent to donors in a timely manner.
C. Educate the CRCNA and others about the nature of the global church and its mission, encouraging them to develop a deeper passion and involvement in global missions.
D. Provide the CRCNA with insight and resources for ministry among minority racial/national/religious groups living in North America about which the missionary has knowledge and expertise.
E. Communicate the nature and value of Resonate Global Mission’s ministries to the CRCNA and others through written communications, and through preaching/speaking engagements.
F. Participate in a Resonate Community of Practice initiative as it develops.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
1. Professing membership in a Christian Reformed congregation, or of a church in ecclesiastical fellowship with the CRCNA, and agreement with the doctrine of the church signified by signing a covenant statement.
2. Commitment to the constitution, bylaws and policies of Resonate Global Mission.
3. Gifts of visionary leadership, networking and collaboration as well as teaching, coaching and mentoring.
4. Cross-cultural experience with high fluency in both English and Spanish.
5. A deserved reputation for integrity and trust.
6. Demonstrated ability to work with others from different cultures and religious traditions
7. Humility and servant/learning attitude in relation to host culture.
8. Capacity to function independently in the local culture.
The successful candidate for this position will pass through two intermediate steps before taking up the tasks outlined in this position description; the rate range for each step is included.
Missionary Candidate: The purpose of this position is to prepare for international service by building a network of prayer, care and financial support in North America that will enable future ministry. Ordinarily, this will progress from part-time to full-time as the support network grows through the work of the candidate and the missionary support team that is designed for this purpose. One can expect to be in this role for 6 to 12 months, depending on how quickly the support network comes together. The pay range for this step is paid on the US or Canadian Domestic scale.
Missionary in Training: The purpose of this role is to develop language and culture skills, ministry skills and relationships that will enable future ministry, and begin to use those in ministry. Ordinarily, one can expect to be in this role for 6 to 18 months, depending on prior background and experience. The pay range for this step is paid on the US or Canadian International scale.
This position requires a degree or equivalent life experience in fields of theology/education, development, cross-cultural facilitation, and administration.
Preferably this candidate is already within our regional network and has proven gifts in networking and facilitating collaboration.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- Flexibility in regard to travel, communication, and living conditions