Director of Strategic Execution


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 Strategic Execution will play a pivotal role in implementing World Relief’s newly developed strategic direction, “Forward Together.” In this role, the director will work closely with the President & CEO and other members of the executive team to promote the effective execution of key initiatives. This role will blend the competencies of project management, stakeholder management, and communications to drive organizational change and create momentum around the organization’s strategy. It is an excellent opportunity to an emerging leader and creative problem solver to expand their skills in strategic execution at an enterprise level.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Under the leadership of the President & CEO, manage the implementation of the organizational strategic plan and key strategic initiatives. To this end serve as the primary project manager responsible for developing detailed implementation plans, supporting execution, and monitoring and managing key deliverables
Lead various cross departmental initiatives and special projects – especially those focused on process development related to enterprise wide change management
Conduct analysis in order to produce reports, business case documents, and evaluation of various strategic initiatives
Produce strategic reports and dashboard related to project in the office of the CEO and at the level of the executive committee
Facilitate the implementation of the OKR framework at the executive committee level
Support communications related to strategic initiatives in the office of the CEO. This includes drafting written communications, preparing presentations for others to deliver or speaking at various internal meetings about key strategic initiatives
Represent the president and CEO at internal meetings as needed
Participate in meetings of the executive committee as an associate member
Support other duties at the discretion of the president and CEO


Ability to integrate personal faith in Jesus Crist into all aspects of profession life
Impeccable project management skills and attention to detail
High emotional intelligence and ability to develop trusting, integrity based relationship with colleagues in order to foster effective collaboration
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Ability to form small cross departmental teams, motivate them to a shared purpose and execute on a plan of action in a short period of time
Strong personal initiative and the ability to develop action plans and execute with minimal supervision
An earnest desire to grow and learn new skills while working in a high performance environment engaged in mission critical tasks


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
Bachelors degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field. Masters degrees are strong preferred.
5-7 years of professional experience in roles with a strong project management focus.
Prior experience working in a faith based organization or non-profit setting.


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)

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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