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

Administrative Assistant- Part Time

Headquarters

We are currently seeking candidates for a part time, seasonal Administrative Assistant to work with our development team.  The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for data entry, creating reports and acting as liaison with the accounting team.  This person will also work with donors directly to obtain and clarify information needed to process donations and will perform general administrative duties for the development team.


The ideal candidate will have strong administration skills and be experienced working with databases.  Experience working with Raiser’s Edge is a plus, as is prior experience working in donor development.


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

 

Children’s Ministries Department Coordinator

Headquarters

Do you have a passion to support leaders and respond to questions, inquiries, and requests from staff, field and customers? Are you known for being organized, detail oriented and finding solutions? Does it energize you to speak with and support a variety of different people both inside and outside the organization?  Are you able to make suggestions and implement solutions?  Do you like to develop processes and maintain their integrity?  If this sounds like you please read on.

We’re looking for a Children’s Ministries Department Coordinator to join our team.  In this role you will provide administrative support (to the Director and department staff), project management and logistics coordination in the Children’s Ministries Department by performing the following duties in a professional and timely manner;

 

  • Support Director and department staff with administrative support including distributing mail, making copies, keeping files and databases updated and organized, ordering supplies and materials, planning travel, scheduling meetings, processing expense reports and maintaining a department calendar.
  • Tracks department budget. Provides reports and research to assist in budget analysis.
  • Assists with research efforts by summarizing survey results and creating useful data reports.
  • Coordinates and implements mailings of Children’s Ministries-related materials to staff, field and customers.
  • Coordinates on-going project tracking by maintaining current information on job status, costs, and other pertinent information for all projects of the Children’s Ministries’ department.
  • Works with freelancers to coordinate creative services and production. Secures contracts, releases, and copyright paperwork. Processes fees and payments for creative services and production.
  •  Attends project related meetings. Takes notes, writes and distributes meeting summary as needed.

 

To be successful in this role you need excellent general office skills, including PC strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel and Internet usage.  Working knowledge of Google applications preferred.  In addition strong telephone skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail along with excellent planning, coordinating and management skills and effective interpersonal skills are required.  We are looking for a self-starter who is organized and able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.

We need a great Coordinator who is able to read, analyze and interpret general business documents, write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals, able to respond to questions and present information in one-on-one and small group situations to missionaries, managers, staff or customers.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in business, logistics or related area; 3 years of administrative/project management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

Director of Preschool Ministries

Headquarters

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 three million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 40,000 churches and mobilizes more than 400,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.
We’re looking to grow our Preschool Ministries team by adding a Director of Preschool Ministries. In this role you will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of our Preschool Ministry brands (Puggles and Cubbies).  You will lead the Preschool Ministries’ team to design, develop and deliver preschool curriculum and products to new and existing audiences. You will represent Awana’s Preschool Ministries as the preschool subject matter expert, maintaining ownership of the Preschool brand messaging. As the Director you will strategizes and execute ministry plans and resources, participates in revenue planning, and explores sales, distribution and delivery channels especially in the digital and mobile context. 

Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

1.    Serves as the primary strategic leader of the Awana Preschool Ministries’ brands, developing the long-range goals and strategic plans for the Preschool department

2.    Leads the Preschool Ministries’ team, establishing the priorities and strategies of developing these ministries into influential brands within preschool ministry circles and ensuring the growth of the brands.

3.    Engages internally and externally as a subject matter expert (voice) on preschool aged children and corresponding ministry environments, with specific awareness of learning/personality styles and educational trends. 

4.    Leads the design and development of Awana Preschool Ministries’ (Puggles and Cubbies) programs and products with consideration for end user, technology, research and marketing inputs.

5.    Assumes responsibility for utilization and sales performance of Preschool Ministries’ programs/products including revenue target planning and assessment. 

6.    Monitor and evaluate the performance of team members. 

7.    Pursues networking opportunities to develop relationships with Preschool Ministries’ constituents and potential ministry partners.

8.    Collaborates with the Marketing and Communication teams to effectively communicate both reactive and proactive ministry changes to all appropriate audiences.

9.    Encourages and collaborates with Ministry Resources’ co-workers, contributing to a culture of integrated workflow and information sharing. 

10.    Make recommendations to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of the Preschool Ministries’ department. 


Qualified Candidates will have Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Education, Children’s Ministry, Christian Education or related field plus three to five years ministry experience within children’s ministry contexts. Master’s degree, especially in early childhood education, curriculum design/instruction or similar discipline, is preferred. Previous experience in curriculum design and instruction is desired. Strong biblical knowledge and doctrinal understanding essential.

 

We are looking for an individual with strong writing and presentation skills. Ability to respond to questions and present information in one-on-one and small group situations as well as larger teaching/speaking environments is needed.  Excellent interpersonal  and relational skills required, including active listening and verbal communication skills.  Ability to take initiative to solve problems and make decisions. Solid general office skills, including Microsoft Office proficiency and the ability to learn and master other commonly used software packages, telephone skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail.  A moderate amount of  travel may be required.  This position will be based in our Streamwood, IL location.

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

Director of Youth Ministries

Headquarters

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 three million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 40,000 churches and mobilizes more than 400,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.

We are looking to grow our Youth Ministries team by adding a Director of Youth Ministries. The Director is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the Youth Ministry brands (Trek and Journey). You will lead the Youth Ministries’ team to design, develop and deliver youth curriculum and products to new and existing audiences.  You will represent Awana’s Youth Ministries as the youth subject matter expert, maintaining ownership of the youth brand messaging.  The Director of Youth Ministries strategizes and executes ministry plans and resources, participates in revenue planning, and explores sales, distribution and delivery channels especially in the digital and mobile context. 

Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

1.    Serves as the primary strategic leader of the Awana Youth Ministries’ brands, developing the long-range goals and strategic plans for the youth department.

2.    Lead the Youth Ministries’ team, establishing the priorities and strategies of developing these ministries into influential brands within youth ministry circles and ensuring the growth of the brands.

3.    Engages internally and externally as a subject matter expert (voice) on adolescent aged students and corresponding ministry environments, with specific awareness of learning and personality styles and educational trends. 

4.    Lead the design and development of Awana Youth Ministries’ programs and products with consideration for end user, technology, research and marketing inputs.

5.    Assumes responsibility for utilization and sales performance of Youth Ministries’ programs and products including revenue target planning and assessment. 

6.    Monitors and evaluates the performance of team members.

7.    Pursues networking opportunities to develop relationships with Youth Ministries’ constituents and potential ministry partners.

8.    Collaborates with internal teams and co-workers to create a culture of integrated workflow and information sharing and to effectively communicate ministry changes.

9.    Make recommendations to constantly improve the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of the Youth Ministries’ department. 

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Education, Pastoral Ministry, Youth Ministry, Christian Education or related field plus three to five years ministry experience within youth ministry contexts. Master’s degree, especially in ministry, education, curriculum design/instruction or similar discipline, is preferred. Previous experience in curriculum design/instruction is desired. Strong biblical knowledge and doctrinal understanding is essential.

We are looking for an individual with strong writing and presentation skills. Ability to respond to questions and present information in one-on-one and small group situations as well as larger teaching and speaking environments is needed.  Excellent interpersonal and relational skills required, including active listening and verbal communication skills.  Ability to take initiative to solve problems and make decisions. Solid general office skills, including Microsoft Office proficiency and the ability to learn and master other commonly used software packages, telephone skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail.  

A moderate amount of travel may be required.  This position will be based in our Streamwood, IL location.

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

 

Elementary Curriculum Developer

Headquarters

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 three million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 40,000 churches and mobilizes more than 400,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.

We are looking to grow our Children’s Ministries Department by adding an Elementary Curriculum Developer.  In this dynamic role you will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of elementary/primary (Sparks/T&T) curriculum and products in collaboration with the Director of Children’s Ministries. You will maintain ownership of the elementary brand messaging and represent Awana as the elementary subject matter expert through Children’s Ministries communications channels. The Elementary Curriculum Developer strategizes and executes ministry plans and resources, participates in revenue planning, and explores sales, distribution and delivery channels especially in the digital/mobile context.

Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

  1. Contributes to the overall strategy and development of the architecture for Awana Children’s Ministries Elementary/Primary (Sparks/T&T) programs and products life cycles with consideration of end user, technology, research and marketing inputs. Participate in revenue target planning and assessment.
  2. Initiate and actively participate in creative collaboration and development of new products, ideas and services that meet the needs of our customers.
  3. Develop and write products, either personally or by directing other staff and/or freelancers. Participate in product maintenance and quality control activities as needed.
  4. Engage internally and externally as subject matter expert on elementary/primary aged children and corresponding children’s ministry environments, with specific awareness of learning/personality styles and educational trends.
  5. Assume responsibility for utilization and sales performance of programs/products within Children’s Ministries.
  6. Pursue networking opportunities to develop relationships with children’s ministry constituents and potential ministry partners.
  7. Contribute and influence cross-functional connections inside the Awana ministry.
  8. Explore and develop new ministry platforms and delivery channels, especially in the digital/mobile context.
  9. Make recommendations to constantly improve the effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and morale of the Children’s Ministries department.

Qualified Candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Primary or Secondary Education, Children’s Ministry, Christian Education or related field plus three to five years ministry experience within children’s ministry contexts. Master’s degree, especially in curriculum design/instruction or similar discipline, is preferred. Previous experience in adapting technology platforms for curriculum design/instruction is desired. Strong biblical knowledge and doctrinal understanding is essential.

The successful candidate for this exciting position will have;

  • Strong writing skills and presentation skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as routine correspondence, invoices and purchase orders, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to respond to questions and present information in one-on-one and small group situations as well as larger teaching/speaking environments.
  • Able to apply concepts of basic mathematics to practical situations.
  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems and make decisions coupled with organizational and time management skills

Excellent interpersonal skills required, including active listening and verbal communication skills is necessary.  Solid general office skills, including Microsoft Office proficiency and the ability to learn/master other commonly used software packages, telephone skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail. If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you.

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

Human Resources Manager, Employment

Headquarters

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 three million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 40,000 churches and mobilizes more than 400,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.

We are looking to add a Human Resources Manager of Employment to our dynamic Human Resources Department.  In this dynamic role you will be responsible for serving the organization in performing a variety of generalist responsibilities in the employment function of human resources including, but not limited to, recruiting, interviewing, new hire orientation, employee relations, performance assessment and feedback systems, and supervisor coaching and counseling.

Do you enjoy interaction with employees, supervisors and manager?  Can cultivate relationships that bring great talent to an employer?  Are you known for being able to keep abreast of legal changes and make the adjustments to process that are needed?  Does it energize you to be part of a team helping to shape the culture of a great organization?  Do you enjoy training others? Do you understand the importance of a great performance assessment process?  Is relationship building and personal networking a normal part of your life?  If this sounds like you please read on.

Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

  1. Leading and managing the talent acquisition and new hire employee onboarding process by partnering with internal customers to recruit, interview, select, and onboard new staff members for our Headquarter, Distribution Center, and U.S. Field positions.
  2. Participates in continuous improvement of the Awana talent acquisition process including finding new sources of candidates, clarifying our messaging, and managing employment-related websites.
  3. Trains supervisors to effectively interview and select the best qualified candidates by teaching them to use the most effective methods available and applying them to our practices.
  4. Participates in the implementation, administration and ongoing improvements of the applicant tracking system.
  5. Manages the exit interview process, tracking trends etc. and recommends improvements.
  6. Leads teams and activities to cultivate community among employees and across departments to improve the workplace experience.
  7. Promotes good employee relations by working with employees and supervisors to ensure consistent actions across the organization, strong working relationships, and fair and equitable practices.
  8. Leads and promotes effective performance assessment and feedback processes to encourage accountability, coaching, recognition, and performance improvement discussions between supervisors and employees and facilitates open and honest discussions.
  9. Serves as liaison between employees and management in problem/conflict resolution, and   participates in hearing and resolving employee grievances.
  10. Assists with writing and reviewing job descriptions according to ministry standards and applicable FLSA criteria and assists with ensuring internal equity for compensation decisions.
  11. Establishes avenues and sources of information to stay abreast of federal, state and local employment regulations.  Monitors news and informational resources, conducts research as needed, informs, and shares information about changes and/or compliance requirements and develops/modifies policy as needed. 
  12. Utilizes technology to maintain employment information, and seeks ways to best use technology to increase efficiency.

Qualified Candidates will have Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or related field of study, 3-5 years of experience in a human resources management position, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation desirable.

In addition to be successful in this role you must have excellent interpersonal skills, including active listening, verbal communication and counseling skills.  Thorough knowledge of employment and benefits law is required.  We are looking for someone to take initiative to solve problems and make decisions and to maintain strict confidentiality.  Supervisory skills, good organization and time management skills are a must. You will need the ability to effectively present information and answer questions in one-on-one or group situations to employees, senior management, public groups, and/or board of directors.

Inside Sales Representative

Headquarters

We’re currently looking for new sales representatives to help us grow our U.S. ministry. Awana delivers a suite of products that any church can use to build and launch a children’s ministry program.  We offer programs designed for kids from pre-school through high school and we provide everything from curriculum to the training needed to help a church begin a new program or expand a current program.  We specialize in mid-week programs, but our products can be used in almost any setting where you’re ministering to students.


We’re looking for candidates with excellent interpersonal skills who are skilled at analyzing the ministry needs of our partner churches, comfortable hearing “no,” and dedicated to making sure the needs of our potential customers stay the main focus.  Previous sales experience is highly desired, as is a familiarity with Awana products and programs, but neither are required.


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

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.

Learning & Development Manager

Headquarters

Do you have a passion to equip leaders? Are you known for producing engaging and effective training resources? Does it energize you to lead a team, architect projects, and build tools for learning and ongoing development?

We’re looking for a Learning & Development Manager to join our team. This role is needed to equip and develop children’s and youth ministry leaders by designing and developing training resource solutions that can be delivered in print, video, online accessible tools, live or web-based experiences, and/or mobile learning environments for the purpose of furthering the work of the gospel. In addition to contributing as an instructional designer, the Learning & Development Manager works closely with the Leadership Development Director to establish and execute goals, projects, and effective workflow to serve internal clients and external customers’ training resource needs. This includes managing the leadership resource development team (Senior Instructional Designer and Video Editor) for needs assessment, design, development, delivery, and ongoing support for new and existing ministry programs.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Content Development, Curriculum Design, Christian Education, or related field, coupled with at least five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience in developing adult training curriculum and resources. Ideal candidates will have practical experience with training development models, industry software, webinar platforms, and mobile learning tools. Strong team leadership and/or supervisory experience are preferred. Must be a self-starter who is organized and able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.

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

Marketing Project Manager

Headquarters

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 three million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 40,000 churches and mobilizes more than 400,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.

Do you find the fun in coordinating a project?  Can you manage a great group of freelancers?  Are you known for being able to see all the moving pieces in a project ensuring they are completed on time and within budget while supporting the team?  Does it energize you to mentor and develop others?  Do you enjoy being part of a team, supporting others toward a common goal that aligns with the strategic plan?  If this sounds like you please read on.

We are looking for a Marketing Project Manager to join are dynamic team.  Our team needs someone who will systematically and effectively facilitate and support the Marketing department by guiding, monitoring, and driving project planning and production efforts to ensure alignment with strategic plans and on-time, on-target project development.

Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assists with the project development process ensuring that responsibilities are completed in order to meet the established parameters; including project scope, schedules, and budgets.
  • Coordinates on-going project tracking by maintaining current information on job status, costs, and other pertinent information for all projects of the Marketing Group and inter-departmental projects; whether for print, web, digital or media projects.
  • Assesses capacity, recommends timeframes and deadlines. Suggests alternative solutions for project completion such as realigning project priorities and/or possible outsource needs.
  • Manages freelancers: e.g. writers, designers, app developers, media, music, etc. Gathers sample work from freelancers, finalizes contracts, and submits payment requests.
  • Meets with Marketing Teams and appropriate strategic initiative owners on a regular basis to review current project status and plan future activity.
  • Maintains proficiency in departmental project management software and tracks project costs and expenditures, analyzes variances and assists team with selecting alternative development methods, if necessary.
  • Communicates with the assigned Marketing Owner regarding potential project and schedule modifications; including non-scheduled and previously unknown additional work efforts that impact the on-time completion of ministry critical projects.

Qualified candidates will have Bachelor’s degree in business, logistics or related area; 3-5 years of process/project management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of systems, procedures, quality management, process mapping, and strategic planning is highly desirable.  A thorough knowledge of the Awana programs, products, and services is a plus.

In this position you will need excellent planning, coordinating, and organizational skills to manage multiple projects. Ability to think strategically, analytically, and creatively, with good follow-through and implementation skills required. PC skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.  A working knowledge of InDesign is highly desirable.

Payroll Specialist Part Time

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.

Shipping Clerk

Headquarters

We are currently seeking candidates to fill several openings on our Shipping team.  Our Shipping clerks use a voice directed picking system to process over 20,000 orders each month.  We’ve got several openings, including full time, part time and seasonal opportunities.  All Shipping Clerks pick and pack orders, meter boxes and assist with general warehouse duties as needed.


This job will keep you on your feet and moving.  While the size and weight of our orders vary, you must be able to lift and move up to 40 pounds.  To use our picking system you’ll need a basic familiarity with computers and smart phones.  We’re looking for candidates with a high school diploma or the equivalent.  Previous experience in logistics is preferred but not required.  This position may occasionally require overtime and while this is a first shift position, during busy season you may be asked to work second shift.  We’re looking for full time, part time and seasonal employees.


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

 

Vice President of U.S. Ministries

Headquarters

Do you have a passion to encourage others to grow and develop?  Can you lead others toward ministry and personal goals?  Are you known for being able to envision and see changing needs and make the adjustments that are needed? Does it energize you to mentor and develop other leaders?  Do you enjoy being part of a team?  Do you understand the importance and need for compliance with internal and external regulations.  Is relationship building and personal networking a normal part of your life?  If this sounds like you please read on.

We’re looking for a Vice-President of U.S. Ministries to join are dynamic team.  We are looking for someone who will bring leadership to the field, drive organizational unity, lead field staff to have healthy and thriving relationships with churches in alignment and accountability to the Awana Strategic Execution Plan. 

Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

  1. Develops strategies that focus the field on healthy church relationships with emphasis on church retention and acquisition
    • Envision changing ministry needs of the church
    • Develop/align field roles to meet the needs of the church
    • Provide measurements, tools, accountability to the field to best serve our churches
  2. Promote and develop viable partnerships with key churches, denominations, and other ministries
  3. Collaborates with VP of Ministry Resources to maximize a unified church engagement of program, leadership development, trained churches, and field ministry
  4. Responsible to develop and mentor leaders
  5. Responsible for growth and sustainability of US field staff
    • Develop new roles for US field staff
    • Identify changes to donor strategy for the US field staff
    • Develop structure needed to carry the field into the future

In this position you will need the ability to write speeches and articles using creative techniques and style; effectively present information and deliver persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to missionaries, customers, donors, employees, top management, and/or board of directors.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Ordained/licensed minister 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.

Warehouse Attendant

Headquarters

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 three million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 40,000 churches and mobilizes more than 400,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.
We’re currently looking for a Warehouse Attendant to join our great team at our distribution center in Schaumburg., IL  where you will be part of helping us serve our customers with excellence.  

Our Warehouse Attendants receive and store incoming materials, transfers appropriate levels of stock to shipping bins, and maintain accurate records of inventory and stock locations through our voice directed system.   

Some of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position include:

Receiving
1.    Unloads incoming shipments, checks and compares packing slips with actual products received.
2.    Records the amount of materials or items received and distributed. Routes packing slips of all incoming merchandise to purchasing area.
3.    Transports materials and items from receiving or production area to warehouse storage, or to other designated areas; delivers goods from external delivery vendors to appropriate recipients within the building.
4.    Uses computers and voice directed system to locate inventory of received product for efficient placement.

Warehouse
1.    Replenishes stock from warehouse to shipping bins, anticipating and responding to shipping area needs on an on-going basis.
2.    Consolidates inventory in most efficient manner to ensure maximum space utilization.
3.    Maintains neatness and safety of warehouse, with items properly and efficiently stacked and clearly identifiable.
4.    Operates fork truck, power hand trucks, and other equipment to move shipments from shipping and receiving platform or Production area to storage or work area.
5.    Stacks and stretch wraps finished pallets.
6.    Maintains inventory of shipping materials and supplies; breaks down boxes, re-stocks boxes as necessary.
7.    At times you may need to assist the Shipping team with picking and packing orders.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma, or the equivalent, and will have at least one year of experience with receiving and stocking and be able to lift and move up to 75 pounds on a regular basis.  Fork Lift Truck experience desired – will train.  Basic mathematical and computer skills needed along with visual acuity.  Ability to operate typical warehouse equipment (i.e. fork lifts, pallet jacks, etc.). PC skills in Access and Excel desired.

If this sounds like you and you would like to join our team we would love to hear from you.
Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Missionary

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.

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.