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Director of Centenary Community Ministries, Inc. - Centenary UMC, Macon


Centenary Community Ministries, Inc. is seeking a strong leader who will work with the Board of Directors to maintain and grow programs in the Macon-Bibb Community.  This person will work in partnership with Centenary United Methodist Church and follow their example of serving the entire community through its inclusive ministry. They will oversee the men's transitional house, community breakfast, community garden, financial assistance and ReCycle Macon. Needed skills include fundraising, program development and administration, communication and public relations, staff development and financial management. All interested applicants send resume and cover letter to

The Position of Executive Director

The Executive Director leads, supervises, integrates, coordinates and assumes overall responsibility for all areas of CCMI’s operations. The Executive Director is responsible for developing the overall strategic plan of the organization as well as developing and implementing operating plans to achieve both short-term and long-range goals for CCMI.  The Executive Director will be expected to motivate, measure, coach and mentor management, employees and volunteers to ensure support of and success for the organization.  The Executive Director will also provide leadership in fundraising for CCMI and will update the Board on CCMI programs.

Key Programs:

  1. Transitional House: In-person 6-12 month drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for men.  The Executive Director works closely with staff and volunteers to assess, in-take, monitor, provide appropriate resources, and maintain safe environment for residents.  Assists residents in coordinating medical and social services including medical, dental, EBT benefits, and legal assistance.  Must be able to handle conflicts and diffuse tense situations.

  2. Community Breakfast: The Executive Director coordinates volunteer leadership and supplies for weekly community breakfast aimed at feeding those in need.  Coordinates with Centenary UMC staff to share devotions in rotation.  

  3. Community Garden:   The Executive Director coordinates with the part-time garden coordinator to ensure planting and oversight for garden.  Communicates regularly with those renting plots.  Coordinates regular events and programs in the garden with volunteers, plotholders, and community partners.

  4. Financial Assistance Program: The Executive Director meets with people in need weekly to evaluate their needs.  For some, financial assistance is granted, for others advocacy and/or education might take place.   Coordinates with other churches for referrals as well as financial support.   

  5. Re-Cycle Macon – The Executive Director receives donations and coordinates volunteers to provide assistance to individuals in need of transportation. 

Key Responsibilities:

Program development and administration:

  • Possess strong, flexible leadership skills and be able to apply them in a variety of different situations including with staff, volunteers, and clients.

  • Supervise and provide direction to the staff and volunteers responsible for each of CCMI’s current and future programs.

  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff and effectively execute the plans.

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with community partners to successfully conduct CCMI’s programs

  • Ensure that all required official records and documents are properly maintained 

  • Maintain knowledge significant developments and trends within the Macon-Bibb County community

  • Promote broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work.


  • Build deep and positive relationships that yield fundraising results at all giving levels.

  • Proven ability in deep and positive relationship building and track record of stewardship.

  • Demonstrated skills at active listening and making the major donor ask.

  • Work closely with the Board to implement fundraising plans.

  • Oversight of building new sponsorships for key events and other fundraising activities.

Communication and Public Relations:

  • Communicate the vision and energize community across various ethnic, educational, socio-economic and religious backgrounds.

  • Keep the Board fully informed on the CCMI and all factors affecting it.

  • Represent CCMI’s programs at meetings, forums, and classes throughout the community.

  • Direct and be active on CCMI’s social media channels, positively impacting the public image of the affiliate. 

Staff Management:

  • Attract, manage, challenge, develop and maintain an outstanding leadership group

  • Lead and build a culture right for the CCMI in all communities served.

Budget and Fiscal Management:

  • Display strong financial acumen and establish and maintain a fluid and working understanding of on-going financial statements, a command of operating ratios and success metrics, and the ability to maintain disciplined, audited financial controls and monitor constant improvement in a dynamic fiscal environment.

  • Work with the staff, the Finance Committee and the Board in preparing a budget; ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must understand and appreciate the mission of CCMI and have a personal commitment to the statement, ‘All means all’.

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • A minimum of 2 years of applicable experience

  • Proven track record in working with underserved communities.

  • Detail-oriented and able to work independently and in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment.

  • Connector, collaborator and visionary storyteller of the mission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree 

  • Demonstrated disciplined approach to the development of an inclusive work environment where diversity of thought and action is encouraged. 

  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible in terms of in person and virtual workings of team members.

  • Proven track record of successful social media platform knowledge and activation for marketing and philanthropy.

  • Ability to work with diverse staff, volunteers, and clients.

  • Demonstrated a high level of written and verbal communication skills and be effective in public speaking and the development of presentations 

  • Experience developing fundraising campaigns and building relationships with major donors and sponsors. 

  • Ideally has knowledge of, or connections in, Macon-Bibb County that will allow them to effectively represent CCMI.  Alternatively, the candidate will have a verifiable ability to gain the necessary knowledge and establish the proper connections in the area quickly and effectively.

  • Proven track record of solid community and governmental relationships and partnerships to get work accomplished. 

This position is located Macon, Georgia. Salary and benefits will be consistent with the area and commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience.


Contact: Sara Pugh Montgomery

Address: 1290 College Street Macon GA 31201

Phone: 910-489-2275

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