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.

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

Donor Relationship Coordinator

Headquarters

Are you a skilled administrator who can assist our advancement team with a variety of administrative and departmental projects? Our Donor Relationship Coordinator provides assistance with special donor projects, assimilation of marketing collateral, administrative assistance, and event management assistance.

We require two to three years administrative/project management experience with prior Awana program and donor development experience preferred.  Experience using fundraising software preferred.  This position also requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

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

Global Advocacy Specialist

Headquarters

Do you like building relationships, making connections and encouraging others?  If so, you’ll want to consider our current opening for a Global Advocacy Specialist on our Global Advocacy Team.  The Specialist maintains regular communication with Awana advocates, sharing stories and highlights from the global ministry of Awana, answering questions and training and equipping advocates.  The Specialist also coordinates advocacy projects and events, assists with recruiting new advocates and maintains the department database.

We’re looking for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in a related area such as communications or public relations, three years of advocacy experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Qualified candidates will be organized, have an eye for detail and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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

Lead Web Developer

Headquarters

We’re looking for a Lead Web Developer to join our Information Services Team.  The Lead Web Developer coaches and works with other web developers in creating websites, applications, and services using best practices. This position ensures the team is coding and programming as efficiently as possible and oversees the overall quality of code the team is producing.  The Lead Web Developer also assesses the impact that changes to organizational policies and hardware will have on web sites and applications and designs and recommends solutions to mitigate such impact.

The successful candidate will have a BS or BA degree in computer science or a related field along with 5-7 years of programming experience and 5 years of experience in web application development on PHP framework.  We require experience with JavaScript, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, AJAX, CSS3, HTML5, JSON MongoDB and other web and programming languages and current web technologies and substantial experience with relational databases on either SQL Server or Oracle along with experience with source code control systems (Subversion, Git).  Must have the ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing and have the ability to work well with people from many different disciplines and varying degrees of technical experience.

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

Relationships & Networking Strategy Specialist

Headquarters

Do you thrive on building relationships and following developing trends in children’s and family ministry?  Do you enjoy being part of cross-functional work teams and helping define strategy and goals?  If you do, you’ll want to consider our Relationships & Networking Strategy Specialist position.  We’re looking to add a member to our Church Engagement team who will be focused on initiating and cultivating relationships with external ministry thought leaders while working with internal teams to support the ideation and conceptualization stages of cross-functional product development.


Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in a field such as communications, marketing or public relations, along with two to three years of related work experience, or five to 10 years of related work experience.  Additionally, the successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to function as a collaborative team member, take direction from project managers and interact with co-workers, internal customers, and external ministry leaders. 

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

Missionary

U.S. Field Missionary

Missionary

Awana is currently looking for men and women who are passionate about God to be Awana missionaries serving local churches in their region. Missionaries are responsible for area Awana® Clubs™ growth, church relations, volunteer team building and training in the area of Awana Clubs ministry. Additionally, they build and maintain healthy relationships with pastors/churches, volunteers and other ministries. All Awana missionaries are faith supported and deputized to raise their own support. Training is provided in this area and all other areas of missionary service.

Education and/or Experience:

A Bible Studies Certificate from a Bible College/Institute and/or seminary or equivalent training and experience. Basic Bible doctrine and Old Testament/New Testament surveys recommended. Courses in Evangelism, Missions and Christian Education are also strongly encouraged. Awana Club’s leadership and Awana Ministry Team experience or equivalent training are recommended.

Professional Designations/Licensures/Certifications:

Must be set aside (commissioned) for missionary service by home church, with a Commissioning Service. May be Licensed or Ordained. Valid driver’s license.

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.