The Board of Directors of the Church of God Children’s Home in Kannapolis, North Carolina, announces the retirement of W. Mike Walker as the Executive Director of the Children’s Home, effective May 12, 2017. At the same time, a call is being made for candidates interested in the role. Interested candidates should review the requirements of the State of N.C. for qualifications and requirements at the link below. Résumés should be submitted to Dr. Ken Bell, Chairman of the Board, 8600 William Ficklen Drive, Charlotte, NC 28269 by April 6, 2017 to be considered.
Interviews of selected candidates will be held by the board on April 11, 2017.
The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Directors and shall be responsible to the Board of Directors for the daily supervision and maintenance of the child care program of the Church of God Children’s Home.
A. Must possess exceptional Christian standards and maintain high moral values
B. Must have an earned Master’s degree from an accredited college or university (or its equivalent as specified in the NC State Requirements).
C. Must possess education, training and experience for assigned tasks
2. Organization Duties:
A. Responsible for the general management and administration of the residential child care facility in accordance with policies established by the Board of Directors and licensing requirements
B. Explain licensing standards, residential child-care standards and the residential child-care facility’s services to the board, the facility’s constituency, other human service agencies and the public
C. Initiate and carry out the program of residential child-care as approved by the Board of Directors
D. Report to the Board of Directors on all phases of operation at least quarterly
E. Delegate authority and responsibility to staff qualified to ensure the maintenance of the residential child-care facility’s operations
F. Evaluate, at least annually, the training needs of the staff, plan and implement staff training and consultation to address identified needs
G. Employ and discharge staff and meet on a regular basis with administrative and management staff to review, discuss and formulate policies, and procedures
H. Supervise staff who report directly to the Executive Director
I. Conduct an annual individual written evaluation of each staff member who reports directly to the executive director. This evaluation shall contain both a review of job responsibilities and goals for future job performance
3. Fiscal Management:
A. Implement sound financial practices to prepare and review the budget, and to be accountable to the community
B. Report to the Board of Directors as least quarterly or more frequently, if requested by any member of the Board of Directors, on present financial status and anticipated problems
C. Establish and oversee fiscal practices, present the annual operating budget and quarterly reports to the Board of Directors
D. Ensure the buildings and grounds are well maintained
E. Keep the leadership, pastors, and members of the Churches of God in North Carolina aware of the ministry of the home and provide opportunities for them to support the home through projects and financially.
F. Facilitate community involvement with those interested in partnering with the home.
In addition, the By-Laws of the NC Church of God state:
The Executive Director shall attend all meetings and shall have general supervision over the active management of the affairs of the Children’s Home as may be granted him by the Chairman and/or the Board of Directors. He shall sustain an advisory relation to the work and purposes of the Corporation. He shall discharge such other duties as may be required of him by the Board of Directors. He shall countersign all instruments which may require his signature. He shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees except the nominating committee. He shall be Chief Administrator of the Home.
As the Chief Administrator of the Home, he shall have the supervision over all the organized life of the Home and all of its programs whether such programs are carried on as part of the main campus or otherwise located. He shall have supervision over the children, the domestic affairs of the Home, the publicity, the employing and dismissing of all staff members and control of and supervision of the physical properties of the Home. He shall represent the Home before the churches and other gatherings where the Home needs to be represented. He shall make quarterly reports to the Board of Directors in regular sessions. He shall with the Secretary/Treasurer prepare the Home’s annual budget for approval by the Board of Directors.