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Director of Bible-based Literacy

Employer
Bible League International
Location
Out Newton, England
Closing date
Sep 21, 2023

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Job Role
Manager / Director
Job Type
Full-time

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Director of Bible-based Literacy

Full Time Professional Out of Office

8 days ago Requisition ID: 1079

Salary Range: $75,000.00 Annually Onwards

This is not just a job opportunity, this is an opportunity to transform lives!

Summary

The Director of Curriculum Development will assume a crucial leadership role, spearheading the creation of a dynamic and impactful Bible-based Literacy curriculum. This curriculum will serve as a powerful evangelism and discipleship tool, particularly in non-Christian societies and challenging environments. The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience and visionary insights to design a curriculum that is both Biblically grounded and engaging, incorporating the latest literacy research findings. The primary objective of this role is to ensure that our field partners receive an effective program that equips students with essential reading and writing skills while aligning with the organization's strategic priorities. This remote full-time position offers an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact.

Bible League International serves the under-resourced Church with Bibles and training to transform lives worldwide through God's Word! Our team is excited about God's calling on our ministry and serves Him in His mission for the world, with commitment and joy. We hope you will consider His leading in using your God-given gifts and abilities to help fulfill the Great Commission in serving at Bible League International! For more information about Bible League International, visit https://www.bibleleague.org/ . Also take a moment and view our careers video to learn more about our culture through our staff at Bible League.

Duties

  • Lead the development and implementation of a new Bible-based literacy curriculum that will address the needs of students from all nations, aligning with BLI's philosophies, statements, policies, and strategies.
  • Develop and implement strategies for expanding the literacy program to other countries and student populations, focusing on communities with lower literacy rates, including those who would like to learn English as a Second Language (ESL).
  • Ensure that the curriculum is Biblically-based, attractive (to increase student motivation), and based on current literacy research.
  • Develop the curriculum (with the support of a task force from the field) to create a high-quality, attractive/inviting curriculum that combines Biblical teaching with research-based literacy/ESL instruction and activities.
  • Ensure the curriculum meets the identified needs of increasing teacher and student retention, gaining control of the curriculum in-house to add flexibility, increasing literacy and teaching linguistic skills necessary for reading the Bible, adjusting content to include contexts that meet the changing practical needs of students, and creating a more direct alignment with BLI's philosophies, statements, policies, and strategies.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and outreach plan to ensure the curriculum reaches the target audiences and expands to new communities.
  • Collaborate with all Regional Directors and VPs to ensure BLI's strategic initiatives of Adult, Youth, Children, Prison, and Church Planting are at the front end of development.
  • Continuous professional development and staying updated on advancements in language teaching and learning will further enhance your curriculum development skills.
  • Establish a prayer group to cover the project in prayer, seeking the Lord's will, strength, and wisdom.
  • International and domestic travel is required approximately 10 -15% of the time.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the VP of Content & Training Development.

Organizational Relationships

Responsible to: Vice President of Content & Training Development

Collaborates with: VP of Ministry Partnership, Relationship Development; Regional Directors & Task Force

Qualifications

  • Must be a Christian, having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Must also agree with our statement of faith and conduct his/herself in a Christ-like manner.
  • Must have at least a Master's degree or higher in Education, Literacy, Curriculum Development and Instruction, or a related field, providing a solid foundation in educational theory and practice.
  • Possess a minimum of ten years of experience in curriculum development, focusing on developing literacy curriculums tailored for under-resourced communities.
  • Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of current literacy research and a firm grasp of effective teaching methodologies, ensuring the curriculum is grounded in evidence-based practices.
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, including effectively managing teams and collaborating with diverse stakeholders to ensure the curriculum's success.
  • Display a proven track record of developing and implementing strategic plans and successfully managing projects from inception to completion, ensuring timely and high-quality deliverables.
  • Exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration and relationship-building with individuals from various backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Possess a deep commitment to Christian principles and values, ensuring the curriculum aligns with biblical teachings and promotes spiritual growth among learners.
  • Display a willingness and ability to travel internationally, recognizing the potential global reach of the curriculum and the opportunity to support Christian education in diverse cultural contexts.

Standards of Performance

  • Cultivate and sustain productive, healthy, and respectful relationships with all involved across internal BLI departments, teams, and diverse cultures.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with all partners associated with BLI, fostering an environment of mutual trust, respect, and collaboration.
  • Actively seek opportunities to address any concerns or challenges promptly and professionally.
  • Promote a culture of inclusivity and cultural sensitivity, recognizing and appreciating diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Engage in effective collaboration, actively seeking input and leveraging diverse expertise to achieve shared goals and objectives.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment by promoting effective teamwork, encouraging open communication, and valuing different viewpoints.
  • Engage in clear and regular communication with all involved concerning curriculum development.
  • Foster collaboration by actively sharing information, insights, and progress updates with the task force and managers.
  • Proactively seek feedback, listen attentively to concerns, and address them promptly, ensuring a cohesive and unified approach to curriculum development.

In day-to-day responsibilities, this position will carry out Bible League International's core values which are:

  • Prayer - Our relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Calling - God's call into His work.
  • Service - Serving God and others.
  • Unity - Working together in unity.
  • Integrity - In line with God's Word in word and deed.
  • Vision - A Christ-centered hope and perspective.

Performance Evaluations

You will meet with your manager quarterly in alignment with our fiscal year to discuss your accomplishments and priorities.

Bible League International offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including a generous 401k plan. As a part of our Statement of Faith BLI champions the training and professional development of our employees. We are also Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualifying public service employer. If you want to learn more about this exciting role or if you would like to apply, please visit our application site here .

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bible League International is a nonprofit, non-denominational, faith-based organization. Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act Section 702, the Bible League has the right to hire only candidates who agree with Bible League's Statement of Faith and profess Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior .

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