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Executive Director

Position Description

Executive Director
Organization: Fellowship Deaconry Ministries

Mission Profile:

• Fellowship Deaconry, Inc. is a not for profit, inter-denominational Christian organization founded in 1933 and located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Current programs include Summer Day Camp, Weekend church conferences, and Sunshine Pre-school and Infant Care. The ongoing care for the remaining (seven) deaconesses is also an important ministry: These were the women who established this ministry in this area with the goal of ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of all ages and ethnic communities in their ongoing mission to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Executive Director is also a spiritual leader, encouraging all staff to focus on our service as unto the Lord. One aspect of this is to organize and perhaps lead Staff Devotions each week.

For more general information, please visit:, which is also where you can follow links to Day Camp Sunshine and Sunshine Preschool & Infant Care.


Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director has overall strategy and planning responsibility to implement the mission. He/she will need to develop a deep knowledge of the field, evaluate the effectiveness of our current programs and work with the Board to clarify a vision for future ministry, whether to modify or close current programs, or launch new initiatives.


Leadership & Management:

• Grasp the potential dimensions of FDM's mission, to implement the vision that furthers this mission through creative, program development.
• Ensure ongoing local program excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of communications; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
• Ensure effective systems to track longitudinal progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, and financial supporters.
• Actively engage and energize FDM board members, management team members, volunteers, and partnering organizations.
• Support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek to build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing programs.
• Hire, lead, coach, mentor, and retain a high-performance senior management team.

Fundraising & Communications:

• Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion.
• Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand and donor support.
• Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities for donor support, focusing in the short term on the Funding for program development and facilities enhancement.

Planning & Innovation

• Design program expansion and complete the strategic goal planning process for ministry expansion into new markets.
• Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the donor base, and political and community leaders for each program and ministry.
• Attract regional churches, para-churches and other organizations as customers for use of FDM facilities for conferences, seminars, and retreats.
• Be an external local and metropolitan area presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of these programs as models for replication.


The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to Fellowship Deaconry Ministry's mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

• A passionate love for our Lord and a strong desire to grow His kingdom on earth.
• Passion, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator.
• Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives.
• Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
• Proven senior management experience; a track record of effectively leading an outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
• Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
• Experience in effective leading and managing multi-cultural and multi-generational staff
• Past successes in developing and communicating vision tailor-made to the fulfillment of an organization's mission.


• Salary commensurate with experience
• Health Insurance: Medical benefits after 3 months employment
• Paid Vacation: Four weeks annually
• Training/Professional Development: $ 2,000 annually

For more information or to express interest in applying for this position, contact:

Betsy Mintz, Board Treasurer

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Executive Director



Updated: 12/23/2021 10:13:01 AM

Job Contact:
Joel Davis
(908) 991-3241

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Why work at Fellowship Deaconry Ministries:

Join a team that is dedicated to serving our community by giving kids a place to discover God's truth, experience His love, and explore His plan for their lives. The hope of Jesus changes everything! We minister to people of all ages through our preschool and infant care, to Day Camp Sunshine, through our Conference and Retreat Center. We are an "outpost for the Kingdom" presenting the Gospel. We are ideally located, merely 45 minutes from Newark airport.

3575 Valley Road
    Liberty Corner, NJ 07938

(908) 991-3241

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