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Director of Programs

Director of Programs

Company: Arrow Leadership
Contact Person: Tarra Wellings
130 - 33973 Gladys Avenue
Abbotsford, British Columbia , V2S 2E8
Phone: 6048646402
Position Description

Position Type: Permanent; Full-time

Job Location: Abbotsford, BC – Arrow Leadership Headquarters, may be negotiable

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the President of Arrow Leadership

Working Conditions: Normal Office Conditions and Travel

Make a Kingdom Impact!

Arrow Leadership Ministries exists to develop Christian leaders to be led more by Jesus, lead more like Jesus and lead more to Jesus through providing transformational programs, producing exceptional leadership resources and sharpening leaders globally.

Our vision is to see Christian leaders equipped to influence every sphere of society, impact every nation and reach every person for Jesus. Arrow Leadership is based in Abbotsford, BC and over the past 25 years has deeply invested in thousands of leaders serving in church, parachurch, non-profit and marketplace roles in Canada, the US and around the world through the Arrow Alliance. For more information, please visit our website:

Position Overview

Our 2020 Strategic Plan is seeking to double program capacity for the Emerging and Executive Streams of the Arrow Leadership Program, expand our new Sharpening Leaders Initiative and explore new program initiatives that will develop Jesus-centered leaders and meet the leadership development needs of many more organizations. The Director of Programs is a new position that plays a central role in the success of this strategic plan.

The Director of Programs reports directly to the President to provide strategic leadership and oversight to grow and deliver Arrow’s leadership development programs in North America. The role includes:

leadership of our program team, 

developing and supporting multiple program teams for multiple programs,

growing and scaling capacity to accommodate ministry growth,

maximizing educational design for adult learners,

designing new curriculum for current and new programs,

researching Christian leadership issues and trends,

overseeing program delivery for multiple programs,

ensuring on-going evaluation,

facilitating innovation and continuous improvement, 

supervising program staff who provide administrative support active engagement as an ambassador to connect potential new participants, partners and financial supporters to the ministry

In addition, the Director will at times provide teaching, speaking and consulting to organizations and opportunities that grow awareness and deepen partnerships with ministry organizations.

The Director of Programs will also actively participate as a key member of Arrow’s Leadership Team in seeking to guide Arrow organizationally and grow the impact of the ministry.

Regular travel within North America is a significant requirement of this role. Occasional travel should be expected outside North America.


Related Masters degree (ie. MDiv., MTh, M. Ed.) with Doctor of Ministry or similar preferred.


Minimum 10 years of proven leadership, preferably in a ministry or non- profit environment.
Demonstrated experience building a team of effective teams.
Strong track record developing Christian leaders through speaking, teaching, writing, mentoring as well as program design and delivery.
Background in designing, implementing, delivering and evaluating transformative adult-focused learning.
Working with multiple multi-layered projects.
Proven ability to scale ministry capacity for growth.
Understanding of leadership issues and trends facing church, nonprofit and marketplace leaders in USA, Canada and globally.

Qualifications, Requirements and Skillsets

Possesses a growing relationship with Jesus Christ coupled with strong character, integrity and a long-standing commitment to growing in faith.
Strong understanding and agreement with Arrow Leadership’s current ethos for leader development. An alumnus of the Arrow Leadership Program preferred.
A clear passion and track record of Jesus-centered leader development in ministry, non-profit and marketplace contexts.
Ability to provide strong departmental leadership while serving productively in a collaborative leadership team environment.
Spiritual discernment, biblical wisdom and positive presence in leading groups through transformative experiences.
Ability to travel regularly within and beyond North America to oversee programs, speak/teach/consult and engage organizational partners.
An understanding of both Canadian and American cultures coupled with an ability to engage sensitively in cross-cultural settings.
The successful candidate for this position must be willing to affirm without reservation the Arrow Leadership Statement of Faith as well as sign and abide by the Arrow Leadership Code of Conduct.


Arrow Leadership offers competitive salary and benefits (extended health, RRSP/Pension, etc.) based on experience and education of the candidate.

Please respond with a letter of introduction and resume to

Please note that only candidates invited to the next stage in the discernment process will be contacted.

Posted: June 5, 2017  |  Expires: September 3, 2017
Posted Under: Executive
Career ID: [ 4120 ]