Membership Director, Church and Ministry Alliance

at Alliance Defending Freedom

United States
Determined Upon Hire USD

Job Overview

Alliance Defending Freedom is seeking a highly motivated Membership Director, Church and Ministry Alliance located in our Scottsdale, AZ office. The Membership Director is responsible for expanding the membership of the Church & Ministry Alliance program. This includes, but is not limited to, assisting the Director, Church & Ministry Alliance Program developing and executing the strategy to recruit members to join and advocate for the program; 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 growing the Church & Ministry Alliance Program plan. The Membership Director does not have responsibility for the legal work done by ADF attorneys on behalf of members but is expected to coordinate with the Center for Christian Ministries to serve members.

Job Description

Your Essential Responsibilities:

In this position, you will:

  • Develop and execute a growth strategy for Church & Ministry Alliance Program.
  • Establish membership and revenue targets and direct the team of Regional Alliance Directors to expand the program.
  • Create revenue and membership forecasts.
  • Take the lead in budgeting, administration, personnel, and supervision for the Membership Development team.
  • Represent the Church & Ministry Alliance and build and maintain relationships with churches and ministries.
  • Identify and pursue key relationships according to the growth strategy.
  • Create the infrastructure and materials necessary to recruit ministries to join the program.
  • Establish, maintain, and improve policies, procedures, and team structure to meet and surpass recruiting goals for the program.
  • Create and coordinate all aspects required for effectively serving churches who join the program including membership sign-ups and retention of 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 and Communications teams 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. Coordinate the same using ADF team members from other teams as well.
  • Anticipate and seek out potential opportunities to align with strategic alliances as appropriate.
  • Expand strategic partnerships within denominations, Christian networks, and other strategic alliances.
  • Manage CRM activity to ensure consistent execution and follow through on nurturing relationships and appropriate follow through.

As a Team Leader, you will:

  • 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.
  • Coordinate and train Regional Alliance Directors around relationship development, sales, and effective messaging.


Skills you need to succeed:

Knowledge Of:

  • Ecumenical approach, applying this knowledge to strategy.
  • Strategic planning, plan execution.
  • 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.
  • Recruiting, development and marketing strategies.
  • ADF and its operations, policies and objectives.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Excellent Networking skills.


Ability To:

  • Ability to analyze data to find trends and problems.
  • 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 policies.
  • Interact with a virtual team creatively and proactively.
  • Communicate, both oral and written.
  • Travel frequently.

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