Dear Future K-5th Program Director (better titled “Director of Connectedness”),
God has been so faithful to provide what PTM has needed at ideal times and you trust and recognize God’s leadership. You are passionate about God and desire deeply to follow God’s will for your life. God’s will directs every decision you make and your deepest desire is to bring glory
to God in all that you do. You are grounded in scripture and in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. You embody the very core beliefs that we want desperately the youth of PTM to know, feel, and believe.
You get it. You know the only way that youth growing up today are going to have hopeful futures is if they are connected. You know that connectedness takes consistency, hard work, creativity, and wise leadership. You also know and are emboldened by the truth that no matter how hard we work the real connectedness comes only from God—and we will get to witness that. At PTM connectedness happens across a way variety of programs, events, relationships, and opportunities. You believe that we never know fully what is going to strike the spark within each youth, so you encourage us to try everything—and you can facilitate it.
You approach a vocation with the awareness that one of life’s greatest joys is to do what you love, what you are good at, and what makes a true difference in others’ lives. You realize that in this “calling” your salary will be below what you could make in another profession or position, but you will feel as though you are overpaid. Here are some of the gifts and skills for which I am especially grateful.
You are versatile. You can lead a group of PTM Life students in a nutrition class followed by a two-mile run as comfortably as you can have pretend tea parties with kindergarten children. You can prepare the lesson and lead Breakfast and Bible Study mentors in one-on-one Bible study with their mentees as well as you can discuss reading comprehension strategies with third grade students. You enjoy driving PTM’s 24 passenger bus and see it as a ministry opportunity. You love spending a portion of your weekend facilitating our youth getting amazing enriching experiences. You can competently represent PTM at a meeting of school principals, an association of pastors, at a volunteer recruitment fair, in the living room of a prospective PTM family, or in front of a group of third grade volunteers. You are cross-trained in every PTM program at every site and can fill in without any program losing its effectiveness.
You value “joy-filled friendships”. You care deeply about having our youth connected to as many caring adults as possible. You model these friendships and help ensure every program is providing opportunities for these friendships to mature. You enjoy the friendships that are built naturally among staff and volunteers because of the common interest we have in serving God. You (and your family) enjoy community suppers, staff retreats, and special events.
You know the names of 200 youth at PTM. You know their dreams, what gets them excited, and where their giftedness lies. You persevere in giving every student an opportunity to pursue their specific dream. You work with staff—both paid and volunteer—to match unique desires of students with the unique gifts of a host of volunteers (and future volunteers). You give students an opportunity to be and feel successful, instilling in them confidence and courage.
You are wise. You know it will take a lot of people pulling in the same direction to make the transformative difference we envision. You are careful in your supervision of others, calling them to their best. You help hire well so that future staff enhance the ministry of PTM. You are strategic in how you train and provide varied, interesting, and crucial professional development instruction. You know how to motivate and inspire others.
You are driven. You help foster a culture of growth. Recognizing the needs of our community and the growing number of PTM supporters, you look for ways to both expand the number of youth served by PTM and deepen the ministry to each student. As hard-working and determined as you are, you are able to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. You recognize that ministry through PTM is not a sprint, but a marathon.
As demanding as this job will be, there will be some benefits that are the perfect fit for you. The schedule is crazy for most people—late afternoons, many weekends and regular early Thursday mornings. For you, they match your lifestyle smoothly. The salary will be set at $50,000. PTM will also provide $3,000 per year for health care—either through enrollment in PTM’s plan or in reimbursement for your own plan. Additionally, there will be three weeks of paid leave built into the rhythm of the year. Like for me, the biggest benefits will come in the satisfaction of serving God and others doing something that is fun, that makes a difference, and that provides many opportunities for relationships with outstanding people.
If interested in this position, please email Collin (firstname.lastname@example.org) a cover letter and resume. I am very excited about meeting you and serving with you.
Very gratefully yours,
PS: Here is a link to the full job description: Job Description–Director of Connectedness–Program Director–K-5–2019