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Christian Business Men's Connection

President


Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Snapshot

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee is preferred but CBMC is flexible and willing to negotiate location.

The Opportunity: The President will provide leadership to the entire ministry: including the Ministry Support Center (MSC), the field staff, and the volunteer leaders and will provide a clear strategic plan and vision, ensuring that the team executes this vision with excellence using the strategic plan.

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Meet Christian Business Men's Connection:

CBMC began in 1930 as Christian Business Men's Committee in the United States in 1930, when a small group of Christian businessmen coordinated a series of pre-Easter prayer rallies. With the Great Depression in its second year, these men saw an urgent need for spiritual revival and took it upon themselves to plan a six-week evangelistic series of meetings at the Garrick Theater, in the Chicago loop area. Public response to the first gathering on January 6, 1931 was overwhelming, as more than 800 packed into the 800-seat facility for all six sessions. As the meetings were drawing to a close, the downtown Chicago business community wanted to continue the gatherings as more and more men were experiencing life change through their newfound relationship with Christ.

Similar groups were soon popping up all over the nation: Atlanta, Washington, DC, Orange County, California, and many other large, medium, and small cities began staging their own version of these outreaches. The ministry moved its Support Center from Chicago to Chattanooga in the 1970s. As the years passed, the work spread across the United States to fulfill an insatiable need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The 1970s also saw the first release of a remarkable tool, known as Operation Timothy. There was a felt need for a discipleship tool to help men ignite their walk with Christ. OT was designed to be used for one-on-one applications where a mentor (whom we call a Paul), sits down with someone wishing to know more (a Timothy), and together they embark upon a transformational journey of exploring Christ’s Word.

In the 1990s, CBMC officially changed its name to Christian Business Men’s Connection, but no matter the name, there have been tens of thousands of intentional businessmen that have made this ministry thrive. These businessmen embraced two core beliefs: share the gospel with those who don’t know the Good News, and then go and make disciples, being intentional about carrying out The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19).

Today, CBMC exists to point marketplace men to Christ allowing the Gospel to transform them into Marketplace Ambassadors. The need to reach men in the marketplace with the Gospel and equip them for kingdom impact in their life and work is now more relevant than ever. As men seek to live lives of significance, CBMC stands ready to share the hope of the gospel and provide effective tools necessary for spiritual growth.

 

About the President:

The President will provide leadership to the entire ministry: including the Ministry Support Center (MSC), the field staff, and the volunteer leaders. This individual will maintain effective relationships with CBMC International and other faith-based ministries and community groups to enhance the expansion of God’s Kingdom.

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The President will: 

  • Demonstrate the ability to oversee and lead managers and director-level staff.

  • Demonstrate the ability to cast and execute the vision and mission to the entire ministry.

  • Develop and implement a Strategic Plan to support and grow the ministry consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of CBMC.

  • Provide leadership and supervision to the President’s three direct reports: COO, CFO, and Chief Development Officer (CDO).

  • Establish a budget appropriate to support the Strategic Plan.

  • Raise the funding necessary to execute the Strategic Plan (50-70% of the President’s time will be allocated to fundraising and building new relationships with potential new vital donors.)

  • Provide monthly communication (written and verbal) between the MSC, field staff, and volunteer leaders to inspire them and to encourage them to carry out the Strategic Plan.

  • Lead CBMC in a manner that supports and guides the organization's mission, as defined by the Board of Directors.

  • Effectively communicate with the Board and, in a timely and accurate manner, provide all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in a policy decision, fundraising, and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.

  • Serve as CBMC’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and businessmen to promote the ministry of CBMC.

  • Demonstrate the ability to strategically plan and implement those plans.

  • Collaborate with managers and staff on assigned projects.

What you bring: 

Education & Experience

  • Possesses a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree.

  • Has Executive experience (ministry or corporate) and extensive experience in leadership that is demonstrated by word and action of a mature commitment to Jesus Christ, and by engaging in disciple-making and evangelism.

  • Has five years of experience (minimum) as an Executive of a business, corporation, or ministry.

  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.

  • Has experience in marketplace ministry in the United States, and has a preferred history with CBMC ministry as a member or volunteer.

  • Is known and respected in his church and business communities.

  • Has experience in a business or professional background and have a minimum of five years of experience with CBMC or a similar ministry.

  • Has at least five years of successful leadership, fundraising, and alliance building experience with a track record of effectively leading an outcomes-based organization.

  • Displays transparent and high integrity leadership.

Key Competencies: 

  • Building and Managing Senior Leadership Teams - Can lead through change and adversity, makes the tough call when needed, builds consensus when appropriate, leverages skills of the team, and motivates and encourages others. 

  • Communication – Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, and has excellent listening skills.

  • Initiative – Tackles problems, takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, and practices self development.

  • Integrity/Ethics – Deals with others straightforwardly and honestly, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, and acts in a manner consistent with the core values of the organization.

  • Project Management - Establishes project goals, milestones, and procedures, defines roles and responsibilities, acquires project resources, coordinates projects throughout the company, monitors project progress, and manages multiple projects.

  • Spiritual Leadership and Maturity - Consistently demonstrates a lifestyle of growing intimacy with the Lord, including: knowledge of the Word, possession of a proven track record of evangelism and disciple-making, a reputation of biblical character and personal integrity, knowledge of and the exercise of spiritual gifts, an exhibit of the fruits of the Spirit, and the practice of spiritual disciplines.

  • Strategic Thinking - Creates and communicates a long-term vision, balances short and long-term goals, keeps own and team's work aligned with overall goals, understands the market and can predict change, understands the industry and the competition, and creates and adjusts strategic plans.

  • Teamwork – Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps the team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers, and promotes a team atmosphere.

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Is confident in God’s call to serve as CBMC’s President. 

  • Is very interested in all aspects of the CBMC ministry and dedicated to promoting the ministry's priorities through developing excellent relations with ministry leaders. 

  • Possesses strong supervisory and leadership skills, with the ability to develop and communicate the ministry’s mission and vision.

  • Has a good command of computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Demonstrates high-level strategic thinking and planning.

  • Has excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.

  • Adheres to the highest ethical standards, demonstrates an empathetic disposition and perseverance, has an optimistic and positive attitude and is sensitive to the needs of the teams and leaders.

  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

  • Is a persuasive, credible, and polished communicator.

  • Inspires others to follow him. He must be a gatherer of men who builds consensus.

  • Possesses godly character and is a mature zealot for Christ. Models the ministry of evangelism and discipleship in the marketplace.

Personal Characteristics

  • Is understanding that this role requires substantial travel. 

  • Is willing to frequently communicate with people in the field who have inquiries about the ministry and how to get involved. 

  • Is able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

  • Is able to see and operate technological devices such as a cell phone, laptop, and tablet, and do so consistently and effectively.

  • Is able to travel within the guidelines of the CBMC travel policy.

  • While ideally candidates would live in Chattanooga or relocate there, Christian Business Men’s Connection is flexible or willing to negotiate on location for the right candidate.


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What it's like to live in Chattanooga, Tennessee: 

From a 2018 article in The New York Times:

"Nestled against the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Chattanooga, Tenn., has transformed itself in recent decades from an unassuming town to a hyper clean, high-tech (“Gig City” was the first in the United States to offer gigabit internet speeds), outdoorsy family destination that offers hiking trails, rock climbing, museums, one of the finest educational aquariums in the world, and innumerable food and entertainment venues.

Families can share experiences that lean more toward kayaking and mountain biking than meeting Mickey or riding Space Mountain, though the region has a number of its own natural rides (white-water rafting on the nearby Ocoee River, for example, and Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding school is just 20 minutes away). 

Chattanooga attractions are world-class with breathtaking views surrounding you everywhere you turn. Whether you want to take in a play or concert, visit an amazing museum, be a part of the nightlife, enjoy the outdoors or experience a piece of history, it’s all here. And what’s more, Chattanooga is one of the most affordable vacation destinations in the country. Its rich arts scene is second to none. Take in one of the nation’s largest collections of American art at the Hunter Museum of American Art and discover the many galleries and emerging artists at the Bluff View Art District, NorthShore, and Southside districts."

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