Job Opening

Gifts in Kind (GIK) Manager

Department: Programs

Reports to: Vice President of International Programs

Position Summary:

In the position of Cross International’s GIK Manager, you are a key member of the Programs Department that will work jointly with your colleagues, donors, and closely with CI’s international ministry partners to develop program-based Gifts-In-Kind processes that provide support to Cross International’s global ministry partners. This position will have considerable influence in structuring Cross International’s Gifts-in-Kind programming in Latin America, the Caribbean, and in Africa.

Your work will have an immense influence on Cross International’s growth and impact with many of the world’s most vulnerable people over the coming years.

As the Gifts-In-Kind Manager, you will work closely with the entire International Programs team. International travel will be required to meet with local CI partners to assess efficient and effective use of Cross International procured GIK that focuses on the end beneficiary. The GIK Manager will have the responsibility to build on and expand Cross International’s strategic relationships with GIK vendors, identify and procure US-based donations, establish warehouse space, engage in annual strategy, planning and budgeting. Additionally, this position will be responsible to oversee all Cross International’s GIK through the entire supply chain while maintaining audit compliance.

The ideal candidate is an experienced, energetic person of Christian faith and can effectively communicate the mission of Cross International to companies with resources that can be used to support global hunger relief, medical, and disaster response programs. You are intent to complete projects on time, and you have a passion to serve the world’s most vulnerable populations with compassion and respect. You also understand the contemporary influences within North American evangelical churches and the worldwide Church at large.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required/Preferred:

  • Looking for an innovative networker who can motivate and inspire others
  • Will successfully build and maintain corporate partnerships to acquire resources and manage the facilitation and documentation of procured resources in support of our national and international programs
  • Possesses a strong knowledge in supply chain management
  • Possesses a strong knowledge in maintaining audit compliant GIK documentation
  • Possesses relationship-building skills with cross-cultural sensitivity

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops and directs all aspects of Cross International’s Gifts-In-Kind programming
  • Develops and expands strategic relationships with multiple food and medical vendors to support global GIK programming efforts for CI
  • Develops Cross International policies and processes for GIK in supplying program based GIK support to global partners
  • Meet or exceed annual Gift-In-Kind (GIK) goals (revenue, expense controls, shipment and report documentation)
  • Adheres to principles, ACCORD Network GIK Standards, and Cross International auditor standards.
  • Recruit, evaluate, assess, and recommend potential GIK Implementing Partners for approval by the Vice President of International Programs
  • Expand Cross International’s global GIK partnerships with a strategic focus in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Develops Cross International’s GIK processes for GIK pre-positioning for disaster relief efforts
  • Collaborate with the VP of Programs to identify and maintain US Warehouse Capacity for CI GIK products
  • Serves as GIK liaison with ACCORD Network GIK committee and GIK partners
  • Proven ability to maintain an elevated level of service to existing accounts while also prospecting for, and establishing new, donation outlets
  • Demonstrated ability to perform at the highest level of corporate engagement
  • Excellent oral, written, and corporate-level presentation skills with ability to persuasively articulate the mission of CI
  • Strong ability to meet truckload GIK quantity goals through planning, organizing, and evaluating program effectiveness
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills with ability to establish professional rapport with all levels of Cross International staff and CI donors
  • Flexible with ability to work well under pressure and consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel at least once a month

Education or Certification Requirements:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, business management, international development, non-profit administration, or other related fields.

General Requirements:

  • Strong experience managing corporate accounts for meeting and exceeding sales, funding, or gifts-in-kind (GIK) goals
  • A successful history in securing resources, business opportunities and strategic partnerships
  • At least three years’ experience in in-kind fundraising from corporations, foundations and/or individuals
  • Knowledge of in-kind accounting standards and standards for in-kind giving in global humanitarian and international development contexts
  • Knowledge of basic financial practices and supply chain operations in international development and humanitarian settings
  • Displays consistent servant-leadership behavior
  • Negotiates with wisdom and discernment in demanding situations
  • Shows sensitivity to personal security issues for international travel
  • Communicates regularly and clearly with others within and outside of Cross International with tact and diplomacy
  • A person of Christian faith and active member/attender of a local Christian church and is a contributing part of a local body of believers
  • Has a deep desire, a calling, to serve the world’s most vulnerable people
  • Thrives and can perform in a changing organizational environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with ability to write clear, concise, and comprehensive manuals and reports
  • Is a person who has a sense of humor and enjoys co-workers
  • Can be based in South Florida or remote within the United States
  • Ability to work from effectively remotely from a home office as needed, with travel to CI headquarters on a regular basis (i.e., weekly, or quarterly, as current travel policy and office conditions allow in relations to COVID-19 and where you are based)
  • Frequent international travel (25%) to project sites. (All travel is dependent on CI current travel policy and in relation to COVID-19)
  • Headquartered in South Florida in Pompano Beach, CI offers a professional and rewarding work environment, competitive salary, and full benefits package

Please submit your resume by email to HR@CrossInternational.org and include the title of the position in the subject line. Please be sure to include a cover letter detailing your spiritual background.

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