Director of Office Development


World Relief is a unique and invigorating place to work. We are looking for talented, ambitious and collaborative people to come alongside our mission, vision and values as we partner with churches to empower the most vulnerable in the world. We hope these resources provide more insight into your hiring journey with us.

The Director of Office Development provides direct supervision to assigned World Relief field offices and works with the office development team to set systems and accountability for US Offices. Principle to this role are leadership development of office leaders, business development for local offices, and strong matrix management of Home Office departments in order to further the mission of World Relief. Success is highly dependent on the incumbent’s ability to respond to opportunities and solve problems as directed.

Compensation: $90,000 – $100,000 DOE


Missional and Organizational Leadership
Embody the mission, vision and values of World Relief, setting an example for offices, their staffs, volunteers, clients, churches and the community
Assist senior leadership in setting the spiritual tone and culture of World Relief
Lead assigned national initiatives as developed by the US Leadership Team
Serve as assigned on cross-functional teams, in a matrix management setting
Emphasize cross-divisional, cross-program, cross-functional and cross-office integration in all areas of work in order to facilitate program excellence and growth
Model clear, timely and transparent communication with World Relief senior leadership and with office-level leadership to foster a culture of collaboration and trust
Participate in the development of funding initiatives, national program grant proposals and program innovations
Participate in or lead development of new offices or program sites as determined by national strategic plans

Leadership Development
Support the Office Director of all assigned offices
Demonstrate commitment to increasing the gender and ethnic diversity of World Relief in key leadership positions
Provide direct coaching, supervision and accountability to Directors of assigned offices, focusing on the developmental needs of these leaders
Maintain a regular plan of personal visits and virtual meetings with office directors, focused on development and goal attainment
Actively seek to develop career pathways for appropriate senior leaders within assigned offices
Ensure SVP and USLT have clear view of assigned offices’ health, support needs, and strengths

Management Oversight
Assure that individual office goals and directions are consistent with the overall goals and directions of US Programs and of World Relief
Visit assigned offices to provide on-the-ground support and coaching on implementation of programs, policies and procedures
Act as Interim OD where needed in assigned offices
Lead the hiring of OD role for assigned offices
Collaborate with technical support units to be proactive in addressing any performance issues in the implementation of core programs
Engage leaders and staff, working closely to identify opportunities for growth, innovate effective solutions and coordinate operations development support
Ensure local office understanding of and adherence to all applicable World Relief policies and procedures


5+ years of progressive management responsibility
Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred
Cross-cultural experience strongly preferred
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Leadership and creative problem-solving skills
Ability to manage multiple demands and deadlines with flexibility


Mature and personal Christian faith
Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
Personal Christian faith and a heart for service to vulnerable people
Committed to the mission, vision and values of World Relief
Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree strongly preferred
Ability to travel as needed to US offices
Basic computer skills required (Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point); other design/marketing skills a plus


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds
Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information
The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear


General office setting
Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be required
Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending
Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier
All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.
World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week):

World Relief contributes to monthly premiums:

Additional Benefits:

Offer 16 Paid Holidays!
Offer Paid Sick and Vacation Leave
Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
Parental Leave
FSAs: Medical & Dependent Care, & Commuter Funding
Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)
Remote work
Travel opportunities
Flexible schedule
World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:

Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)
Long Term & Short-term Disability
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
Long Distant Travel Insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
World Relief – Retirement:

401K & Roth
WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%
Eligibility: Full Time is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a year
World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible):

Pet Insurance through Nationwide
Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Legal Background in the United States

World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith

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