Job Description: WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR We are seeking a Project Manager for a new grant focused on equipping churches to welcome and embrace youth and young adults (ages 13-25) who experience disabilities and/or mental health challenges. This five-year project is funded through the Lilly Endowment Inc.'s Thriving Congregations Initiative. We will guide churches in assessing and adapting their ministries in ways that respond to the deep and growing needs of young people impacted by disability in a post-pandemic and ever-changing world. The Project Manager will play a prominent role in recruiting, equipping, and supporting church cohorts; developing and disseminating project resources; collaborating with internal and external partners; and meeting project deadlines. This grant is a partnership among George W. Truett Theological Seminary, the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities (School of Education), and the Center for Church & Community Impact (Diana R. Garland School of Social Work).
Review of applicants begins on March 11 and will continue until filled.
This position involves working on-site at the Baylor University campus in Waco. All applicants must be authorized to work in the US.
Education and Experience A Bachelor's degree, 2 years of demonstrated experience related to disability and/or mental health, and an active Christian faith is required. A Master's degree, 3 years of experience related to disability and/or mental health, and an active Christian faith is preferred
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Experience in prioritizing and executing multiple tasks while meeting deadlines
Strengths related to project and task management
Excellent presentation and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Passion for helping churches welcome youth and families impacted by disability
Cover letter detailing your interests and prior experiences related to this position
Resume or CV
Contact information for three people who can speak to your interests and potential contributions to this work
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Lead and manage the implementation of our project workplan and timeline
Recruit, train, and support partner churches
Manage the activities of the congregational learning community
Manage the development of new resources and trainings
Serve as primary point of contact for communication with project partners, consultants, and advisory board
Collaborate with upper-level management to develop opportunities that will improve program success
Oversee research and project evaluation activities
Coordinating dissemination activities
Manage all records and prepare reports; develop and maintain all program databases
Assist with program budget/finances.
Represent the project well to the Baylor community and beyond
Oversee the work of graduate students as they assist partner churches
Lead regular team meetings
Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor's mission
Ability to comply with University policies
Maintain regular and punctual attendance
THE GRANT INCLUDES THREE PARTNERS At Baylor's Truett Seminary, God-called men and women are equipped for gospel ministry in and alongside Christ's Church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Here, theological education is a sacred process of preparation and transformation for a Kingdom purpose. Truett students think theologically, practice ministry skills, cultivate community, and grow spiritually as they seek to know Christ and make him known.
The Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities in the School of Education invests in research, training, outreach, and clinical services that promotes the flourishing of people with disabilities, their families, and communities. The Center hosts a growing number of programs, clinics, projects, and events focused on supporting individuals with intellectual disability, autism, and an array of other developmental disabilities. Likewise, we are committed to helping schools, congregations, and communities welcome and support the full participation of people with disabilities and their families.
The mission of the Center for Church & Community Impact is to equip congregations to create environments of relational belonging that extend to their surrounding community. We help congregations who wish to create a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for everyone in their community. We take the best practices and principles from social work research and apply them in the context of congregational ministry. Our holistic and evidence-based approach ensures ministry programs meet people where they are and pave the way for true transformation.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.
About Us: Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.