Is God Calling You to Serve at Awana?

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. The transformative power of the gospel is shared every week through Awana ministries that reach more than two million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 30,000 churches and mobilizes more than 330,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.

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Headquarters

Administrative Center

Located in Streamwood, Illinois, our administrative center provides support for the ministries of Awana around the world. Due to the nature of the positions at our Headquarters offices, we are only able to consider local candidates.

Distribution Center

Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, this state-of-the-art facility serves the growing inventory and distribution needs of the ministry. This facility also houses our Customer Service. Due to the nature of the positions at our Distribution Center offices, we are only able to consider local candidates.

Field Opportunities

U.S. Field Ministries

We have over 100 missionaries in the U.S. serving the local church through the initiation and development of Awana programs. All Awana missionaries are “faith supported” and deputized to raise their own support. U.S. missionaries are responsible for area growth, church relations, volunteer team building and training. Our missionaries focus on building and maintaining healthy relationships with pastors, church leaders, volunteers and other ministries. Location of openings varies throughout the U.S.

International Field Ministries

Awana Clubs worldwide reach kids through energetic game activities, Bible-based teaching experiences and small group time with friends. Through a common passion for reaching children at risk globally, Awana partners with local churches and parachurch organizations to strengthen kids in God’s word. With more than 60 years of experience in training leaders, Awana has proven resources and relevant training content which helps them develop into vibrant leaders at home, church and in their community. We engage U.S. resources to serve both as expatriates in the field or as U.S. based resources supporting field operations and initiatives.

Awana offers an excellent range of benefits for its employees. Read our benefits summary.

Headquarters

Regional Development Representative (Georgia or Texas based)

Headquarters

We are currently seeking candidates for a Regional Development Representative to join our Global Advancement team.  The Regional Development Representative is responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with existing and prospective donors in order to secure financial gifts.  Key duties include building and maintaining a portfolio of donors and prospects, developing and implementing a marketing program, creating development networks and cultivating relationships with key individuals and churches that utilize the Awana programs.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of three to five years of successful development experience.  This position requires excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, as well as the ability to strategize, formulate and execute effective donor strategies that produce results.

Lead Web Developer

Headquarters

The Awana IT team is looking for a Lead Web Developer to join them in their quest to foster a culture of agility and innovation.  As Lead Web Developer, you will not only craft and shape websites and applications, but will also be mentoring other developers to create solutions that equip leaders and parents around the world to reach more kids for Christ. To help us achieve our mission, you’ll need to have a knack for understanding complex issues and finding creative ways to tackle them. Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Desired Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate should have the following skillsets and expertise:

  • A rock solid foundation in foundational web technologies (JavaScript, HTML 5 and CSS3)
  • Experience with and and/or interest in API driven Single Page Instance application frameworks like AngularJS and emerging standards like Javascript 2015 (Ecmascript 6) and TypeScript
  • Experience with one or more server side technologies like PHP, Ruby, Python, C# or Java with an interest in emerging technologies like Golang and Node.js
  • Experience with designing RESTful JSON based APIs
  • Keen understanding of SQL database implementation with DBs like MySQL or PostgreSQL, but also interested in exploring NOSQL alternatives like MongoDB, Redis, etc.
  • Strong desire to be a technical thought leader who has a mentoring approach to leading
  • A passion for process is a huge plus (e.g., Agile Scrum, Automated Testing, and Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment)
  • Familiarity with relevant tooling like NPM, Gulp, Bower, LESS/SASS, etc.

We require a bachelor’s degree in computer science and 5-7 years of experience along with the ability to work well with people from many different disciplines and varying degrees of technical experience.

Vice President of U.S. Ministries

Headquarters

We are currently seeking candidates for a VP of U.S. Ministries to join the senior leadership team at our home office. This key position is responsible for ministry growth, ensuring strong church relationships, and achieving ministry goals in order to reach children and youth with the Gospel, through the ministry of Awana, in the U.S. Through leadership over a network of engaged field staff, and collaborative efforts with leaders and staff at our home office, the VP of U.S. Ministries directs strategies that effectively contribute to organizational goals and ministry growth. The successful candidate will report directly to the President/CEO and will participate on the Global Leadership Team.


This position requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent; five to ten years of senior level experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; an ordained or licensed minister is preferred; experience as a pastor, missionary, or other relevant ministry expertise is highly desirable.


Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

 

Payroll Specialist

Headquarters

The Human Resources team is looking for a part time Payroll Specialist.  The Payroll Specialist is responsible for creating, maintaining and updating payroll records for all employees, including processing changes in tax status and deductions.  The Payroll Specialist will run payroll on a bi-weekly basis and conduct pre and post-run audits to ensure accuracy.  In order to keep our records current, the Payroll Specialist will update the system to reflect current deduction codes, payroll taxes, wage garnishments and one time changes such as manual checks, retro pay or vacation adjustments.  The Payroll Specialist will also participate in quarterly/annual audits as necessary and be responsible for training new employees and managers on how to use the payroll/time system.


We’re looking for candidates with at least two years of payroll experience.  Experience with ADP or Ceridian systems is a plus.  You must be detail oriented, deadline driven and committed to accuracy.  You’ll need strong customer service skills and be able to work effectively with employees at all levels of the organization.


All applicants should be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

International Finance Officer

Headquarters

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of International Finance Officer.  Reporting to the Director of International Finance and Legal Services, the International Finance Officer manages the international financial lifecycle including planning, budgeting, donation management, fund disbursement, reporting and auditing.  The successful candidate will also ensure compliance with international business, accounting and statutory requirements to ensure financial integrity.  The International Finance Officer serves as a liaison between Awana’s international field organization and the international office, providing financial systems and policy training and developing practices to facilitate worldwide growth.   


Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, master's degree and CPA licensure preferred.  The successful candidate will have at least three years of experience in public accounting or private industry.  Awana conducts ministry in 115 countries and values cross-cultural and/or foreign language proficiency.


Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Third Party Logistics Coordinator

Headquarters

Are you a skilled logistics coordinator looking for a new opportunity?  Our Third Party Logistics Coordinator coordinates workflow and communications for our services as a distribution facility for other organizations.

The Third Party Logistics Coordinator acts as a liaison between Awana and our third party clients by coordinating all work and purchase orders for fulfillment and receiving and preparing orders for shipment.  Other duties include documenting all work orders, scheduling efficient workflow, identifying and initiating process improvement needs and invoicing clients.

We require a high school diploma or equivalent plus two to three years related experience and/or training. Experience with third party fulfillment highly desirable as are excellent communication skills.
Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Missionary

U.S. Missionary

Missionary

Are you passionate about disciple making in the local church?

Are you burdened with reaching kids with the gospel?

Do you love equipping leaders for impactful ministry?

Are you energized through building relationships, solving problems, and leading teams of volunteers?

Discover the exciting role of Awana missionary.  Read on and then watch the following powerful video about Awana.  

Awana missionaries are growing faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who desire to help the local church make disciples. They attract, build, and lead a community of volunteers that serve the local church. They are innovators who thrive on helping churches design ways to maximize reaching their children and youth ministry goals. Awana missionaries serve as ambassadors sharing the vision and passion of Awana to reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world for Christ!

Opportunities abound from short-term to long-term commitments and are available across the United States.  

We are looking for influencers, team builders, lifelong learners, and motivators! If that describes you, apply today!

Ready to help reach tomorrow today!

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Awana International Missionary

Missionary

The Awana International Missionary opportunity is a full time, faith-supported position. International Missionaries are responsible for developing and delivering culturally appropriate presentations to groups and individuals designed to demonstrate the value of children’s ministry and to acquaint the audience with the Awana curriculum. International Missionaries also provide training and ongoing support to churches, pastors, youth leaders and partner organizations which are involved with the Awana ministry.

The successful candidate will be committed to equipping leaders and lay people to impact their communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and will excel in the areas of leadership, team building, training, administration and communication. Qualifications include Bible Studies Certification, or the equivalent, from a recognized Bible college or seminary. Previous Awana club experience is strongly preferred.

Qualified candidates must be born-again children of God with a clear, definite call of the Holy Spirit to the Awana ministry. Other requirements include: living a fruit bearing spiritual life; a person of vision, burden, spiritual depth, initiative and faithfulness; a good working knowledge of the Word of God; doctrinal convictions that align with those of Awana, and a member in good standing of a gospel-preaching church.

Awana International Global Missionary - (Full-time and Part-time Opportunities)

Missionary

The Global Missionary is a faith-supported missionary who provides servant support and leadership in a specific country or region. The Global Missionary provides ministry and administrative support, coaching, mentoring, training, advocacy, support of fundraising and/or hands on ministry for the local leaders in the country or area in which they are assigned. The Global Missionary will normally serve for a term of one to three years.

Qualifications include Bible Studies Certification, or equivalent, from a recognized Bible college and/or seminary. Previous Awana experience preferred.

Qualified candidates must be born-again children of God with a clear, definite call of the Holy Spirit to Awana ministry. Other requirements include: living a fruit bearing spiritual life; being a person of vision, burden, spiritual depth, initiative and faithfulness; having a good working knowledge of the Word of God; doctrinal convictions that align with those of Awana, and be a member in good standing of a gospel-preaching church.

Applicants must be able to communicate the Christian values of Awana and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.