Director, Church & Ministry Alliance Program

at Alliance Defending Freedom

United States
Determined Upon Hire USD

Job Overview

Alliance Defending Freedom is seeking a highly professional Director, Church & Ministry Alliance Program located in our Scottsdale, AZ office. The Director is responsible for leading and expanding the Church & Ministry Alliance program. This includes, but is not limited to, creating the infrastructure and materials necessary to recruit members to join the Alliance and to provide valuable benefits and resources to existing members; overseeing the full membership cycle, including new memberships and renewal memberships; establishing, maintaining, and improving infrastructure and procedures necessary for the team to meet established recruiting objectives and revenue targets; coordinating across teams within ADF and coordinating program members outside of ADF; and other similar responsibilities related to building and executing the Church & Ministry Alliance Program plan. The Director will be responsible to coordinate with the Center for Christian Ministries to provide legal services and resources to members.

Job Description

Your Essential Responsibilities:

In this position, you will:

  • Oversee the direction and growth of the Church and Ministry Alliance Program.
  • Cast a vision for expansion and engagement for the Program to ADF team members.
  • Lead ecumenical efforts for ADF, in collaboration with the Director for Center of Christian Ministries.
  • Oversee the administrative management of the program including budgeting, personnel, and operational effectiveness of the team.
  • Represent the Church & Ministry Alliance and build and maintain relationships with churches and ministries.
  • Identify and pursue key relationships according to the growth and member retention strategy.
  • Expand strategic partnerships with denominations, Christian networks, and other Christian nonprofits.
  • Oversee and assist with preparation of legal resources necessary to recruit and serve ministries who join the program.
  • Establish, maintain, and improve policies, procedures, and team structure to meet and surpass recruiting goals for the program.
  • Oversee and ensure the Program provides effective, timely, and relevant services to churches and ministries who join the program including membership sign-ups, retention, communications, and resources provided to members.
  • Work across the teams within ADF and allies outside ADF to ensure the smooth creation and operation of the program.
  • Collaborate closely with ADF attorneys including those in the Center for Christian Ministries to ensure members are serviced in a timely manner and with the utmost professionalism. This includes a monthly meeting with the Director of the Center for Christian Ministries to ensure both teams are assessing workload and response times.
  • Ensure evaluation systems are in place and report regularly on progress/success, etc.
  • Participate in recruiting religious organizations through in-person visits, speaking engagements, webinars, mailings, and other forms of communications.
  • Anticipate and seek out potential opportunities to align with strategic alliances as appropriate.
  • Work across teams to ensure all technology related items are proactively managed as it pertains to CMA.

As a Team Leader, you will:

  • Apply sound business and sales strategies, ultimately solid business acumen.
  • Anticipate and seek out potential opportunities to align with strategic alliances as appropriate.
  • Act as a servant leader by training, encouraging, coaching, and developing your Team Members.
  • Foster a spirit of trust and of innovation on your team.
  • Meet regularly with your Team Members to discuss their progress and complete performance reviews
  • Approve PTO requests, timecards, and expense reports.


Skills you need to succeed:

Knowledge Of:

  • Strategic planning, plan execution, marketing and legal resource development.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to understand and execute the operations of a multi-disciplinary team and achieve stated objectives.
  • Interpersonal skills, using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Supervisory techniques.
  • Non-profit fund development strategies.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Non-profit and First Amendment law.
  • ADF and its operations, policies and objectives.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent Networking skills.


Ability To:

  • Develop and execute strategy, meeting strategic objectives and appropriately evaluating opportunities and needs as they arise.
  • Lead strategically, cast vision, and motivate others to accomplish ADF mission objectives.
  • Relate well to people from diverse backgrounds and skill sets.
  • Abide by all ADF development policies.
  • Interact with a virtual team creatively and proactively.
  • Communicate, both oral and written.
  • Travel regularly.


*J.D. with non-profit, employment and First Amendment law background strongly preferred, but not required.

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