Program Director

About Us

LifeWise Academy is a released time religious instruction program that exists to reach public school students with the gospel during school hours. Under released time law, students may be released from public school during the day to receive religious instruction, provided the program is off school property, privately funded and parent-permitted. We believe released time is the greatest missed opportunity of the American church to reach the next generation with the gospel. Will you join us?

About You

You love Jesus. You love kids. You have the ability to face new challenges and create solutions. Leadership, organization and managing various tasks at once are areas of strength. Most importantly, you know this isn’t just a job. It’s a chance to do something meaningful, a chance to serve others and a chance to make a life-changing impact on students with the gospel.

About the Job

We are looking for a gospel-centered and detail-oriented Program Director to lead our team, in partnership with the local Leadership Board. Our ideal candidate is a spiritually mature active church member with excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills who is adept at managing a broad range of administrative tasks. The Program Director will serve in a part-time 15-20 hours per week capacity. Hours may be greater than 20 hours per week initially and may vary during the summer months. If you’re interested in this position, apply on the program webpage.

Job Responsibilities – Managing the LifeWise 5 L’s

1. Leadership

Schedule and conduct regular Leadership Board meetings
Recruit and hire staff members
Recruit volunteers to help in the classroom
Train, schedule and manage a team of teachers, drivers and volunteers
Ensure all team members complete background screenings and renew as needed

2. Location

Provide a learning environment that is engaging and visually excellent in keeping with the LifeWise style guide
Ensure that emergency policies and procedures are clearly defined and posted
Maintain classroom safety, security and technology
Manage a plan for housing, maintaining and refueling vehicles

3. Logistics

Create and maintain a schedule of LifeWise classes in coordination with schools
Distribute student permission slips to schools and parents
Manage student data, including contact information, photo release, health concerns and parent permission
Foster and maintain an ongoing positive relationship with the school

4. Loot

Assume financial responsibility for the program’s overall fund balance, ensuring the program remains financially stable
Prepare and maintain an annual budget
Lead fundraising efforts by managing a Kickoff Campaign, regular 101 events, church presentations and annual banquet event
Conduct regular LifeWise 101 events, church presentations and an annual banquet event
Manage, record and deposit donations and send thank-you notes
Oversee use of funds by paying bills and making purchases such as classroom supplies
Review regular financial reports with the Leadership Board

5. Language

Maintain an active prayer team
Seek opportunities to represent LifeWise at community events
Send regular updates to donors, volunteers and parents via newsletters and social media
Work with the Support Center to ensure the program webpage is up to date

6. Systems and Support

Use Google apps such as Gmail, Drive, Meet, Calendar, Sheets and Docs
Log donations and manage records online in Salesforce
Make program purchases using an expense card and mobile app for expense reports
Use a variety of websites for creating online forms, logging hours worked and managing
team member background screenings and employee records
Participate in monthly Director’s calls and Health Coach calls for ongoing training
Attend the LifeWise Summit and at least one Program Director Bootcamp yearly


Qualifications and Experience

A mature personal Christian faith consistent with the LifeWise Academy Statement of Faith
Leadership experience in either a professional or volunteer capacity
Experience with spreadsheets, virtual meeting platforms, and Google Suite Benefits
Retirement plan, including employer match

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