All Professions. One Mission.
Crossworld, a non-profit mission agency based in Kansas City, MO, is a formative community of disciple-makers from all professions bringing God’s love to life in the world’s least-reached marketplaces. We have an immediate opening for a full-time Recruiter to join our motivated, entrepreneurial, and mission-focused team at our home office in Kansas City, MO.
This position reports to Crossworld’s Director of Recruitment, who oversees all recruiting and mobilization efforts of Crossworld. This position is hired as an employee of Crossworld and the ideal candidate will come to this position with existing support (if they come from a faith-based ministry). This position will also receive a monthly stipend in additional to donated support.
For most of the history of missions, most believers have been relegated to a behind the scenes support role when it comes to the Great Commission. We have said, “You can pray, and you can give. But leave the full-time missionary task to religious professionals.” Meanwhile, the world has changed. Many least-reached peoples live in countries inaccessible by a historic approach of sending vocational religious workers. In recent years, Crossworld recalibrated its vision and mission to seek and send disciple-makers from all professions. Today, Crossworld has more than 275 cross-cultural workers in 30 different countries committed to disciple-making and the development of the church through many diverse professions. These include sports, medicine, manufacturing, education, business, youth and children’s ministry, vocational missionary work and much more.
The Recruiter is tasked with the execution of generating a growing number of leads from churches, universities, conferences, partner ministries and social networks. The goal is quality applicants to help fulfill Crossworld’s dream of “Disciple-makers from all Professions” among the world’s least-reached.
-Generate strong leads from all professions and backgrounds, evaluate, and coach candidates for fit and alignment with Crossworld.
-Promote and represent Crossworld at a variety of venues, campuses, churches, and events.
-Organize and execute recruiting events with key advocates, alumni, students, partners, and potential workers either in person or remotely.
-Develop and maintain strategic recruitment processes that produce a high ratio of quality applicants. This includes developing existing and new relationships with churches, carefully selected universities, organizations, and other partner ministries.
-Work in collaboration with the Communications team, Development team, Invitation Team, Global Leadership Team, and field staff to enhance recruitment efforts.
-Develop a strong understanding and utilization of Crossworld’s technology for capturing, tracking, and measuring strategic data necessary to continue progression toward mission goals.
-Maintain accountability for reporting individual metrics, obtaining goals set by the department, while keeping a team player mentality.
-Build networks and partnerships with like-minded organizations that result in a new stream of leads.
-Work alongside the Internship Coordinator to assist in short term experiences to build pipeline of candidates from universities and churches.
-Participate in weekly staff meetings, quarterly Advancement Team meetings (remotely or in person), and other meetings as required.
-Raise and maintain a support-raised salary while developing and maintaining donor relationships and communication.
-Manage other projects as assigned.
-An extensive familiarity and experience with recruitment functions, preferably with missions-oriented mobilization and recruitment.
-Technology related to lead management (CRM) and web-based communications and platforms.
-Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products.
-Knowledge of current social media environment and methods useful to leverage relevant technology to acquire new leads.
-Understanding of how to creatively move leads through the cultivation process using digital resources, to engagement, and to application.
-Understanding of international job recruitment practices and placement a plus.
-High awareness of the emotions of self and others as demonstrated through effective listening, attention to non-verbal cues, tact, patience, and courtesy, commonly referred to as EQ (Emotional Intelligence).
-Personal networking passion that yields meaningful and transparent relationships.
-Innovative in developing new ways to reach potential candidates.
-Prioritizing objectives and measuring the effectiveness of recruiting efforts.
-Goal Oriented and motivated to work towards team and individual goals set by the department weekly, quarterly, and annually.
-Ability to encourage and coach qualified candidates through the application process.
-Team Oriented to promote and encourage accountability, trust, and commitment to results.
-Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
-Courageous creativity that builds on past success and imagines new markets, methods, and messages.
-Able to articulate the Gospel and the ministry of Crossworld with clarity and enthusiasm and have a “shepherd’s heart” for the people God puts in their path, through spiritual maturity and prayer.
-Able to effectively create and interface with like-minded partners and ministries.
-Able to effectively paint a vision that will inspire others, provide spiritual and business direction to potential candidates.
-Able to work independently, remain self-motivated and on task because of a strong work ethic.
-Able to present compelling messages to small and large groups.
-Able to establish rapport and maintain respect with leaders and members of all Christian denominations, focusing on issues that unite rather than those that divide.
-Able to humbly keep ego in check and assist others in collaborative teamwork.
-Able to travel locally, domestically, and internationally with some overnight travel.
Qualifications and Expectations
-A passion for sending workers from all professions to the least-reached.
-Bachelor’s degree in missions, marketing, business, or a related field preferred; or equivalent work experience.
-Recruitment and marketing success as a significant individual producer with the demonstrated ability to set objectives, manage and recruit people.
-Understanding of generating leads using online channels and strategies – including but not limited to recruiting databases, campus events, webinars, content creation, social media, job boards, and alumni networks.
-Experience on major social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook a plus.
-Cross-cultural or mission experience overseas preferred.
Location and Hours
This position can be a strategically based remote position or can be based at Crossworld’s home office in Kansas City. The employee must be able to function efficiently working from semi-private space on campus, or at home as required to comply with current COVID-19 protocols, and during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.
As a church organization that exists for religious purposes, Crossworld requires that all employees profess faith in Jesus Christ; be supportive of the Crossworld’s Statement of Faith; be an active member of an evangelical Christian community; be willing to participate in events, including Christian services, held or sponsored by Crossworld; be willing to share their personal testimony; refrain from committing any act which detracts from the Christian testimony and ministry of Crossworld and fulfill other ministry functions and requirements that may be requested by Crossworld. Crossworld holds to biblical standards concerning sexual conduct. We believe the Bible teaches that marriage is to be a lifelong union between one man and one woman, and that the sexual relationship is to be enjoyed uniquely within the context of marriage (Gen. 1:26-27; Ex. 20:14; 1 Cor. 6:18 – 7:4; Gen. 18:20; Lev. 20:13; Rom. 1:26-27). Because of our understanding of the biblical teaching on this matter, Crossworld does not employ or retain for employment individuals engaged in sexual conduct outside of the bounds of a heterosexual marriage relationship.
While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk, hear, use their hands and fingers to operate office technology, is often required to sit, stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. This employee should be able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds periodically. Vision abilities required by this job includes both close and distance vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time position and the employee is offered a benefits package which includes medical coverage, life insurance, and retirement benefits. Annual vacation begins at 10 days, with 11 paid holidays; additionally, 10 sick days are allotted on January 1 each year. Paid time off (vacation and sick days) will be prorated for the first year, based on the first full month of full-time employment with Crossworld.
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