About the Role
The Missouri Outreach Coordinator will lead the Missouri outreach program and staff as they engage in various types of outreach to women in the commercial sex industry. NightLight’s vision for outreach is 1) to build relationships and continually learn first-hand what evolving needs exist in our community, which then helps inform programs to address those needs, 2) to sow seeds of truth and love, and 3) to search actively and strategically for individuals in need of assistance and offer appropriate intervention.
The Outreach Coordinator will lead the charge in carrying out that vision, and play a critical role in identifying and inviting women out of the industry and toward healthy relationships and restoration as they choose a path toward healing and wholeness.
Lead the outreach program and staff in vision-casting, missional strategy, and execution of current and future outreach program opportunities. (e.g. online outreach, jail mail, international outreach)
Coordinate the administrative logistics of current outreach programming; including gift planning and acquisition, collecting baked goods from the baking team, and communication related to outreach events.
Plan and coordinate the Big Give Christmas campaign, including any external promotion and gift acquisition, and other special outreach-related events (Christmas party, mid-year volunteer event, etc.)
Cultivate and maintain relationships with individuals met on outreach through relational support and encouragement.
Supervise and liaise with volunteers to support and equip as they meet the needs of outreach relationships, with the goal to bridge the gap to intervention/restoration resources and to foster opportunities for spiritual conversations and movement toward gospel-conversations.
Lead outreach volunteer training and periodic outreach team leader meetings to foster team unity and personal growth.
Assist the Volunteer Coordinator to define and execute on recruitment strategies to raise up team leaders and equip volunteers in order to grow the outreach program.
Ongoing growth in knowledge and skill related to the issue of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, trauma-informed care, and best practices in working with individuals in after-care programs.
Requires occasional availability on evenings and weekends for outreach nights and regular outreach activities. (Approx. 2-3x/month.)
Requires occasional travel, including travel between Springfield and surrounding areas.
Requires willingness to travel to Bangkok for professional development with our BKK team every 2-3 years.
This position is full-time (30 – 40 hrs per week) with in-office hours falling primarily Mon – Fri in our Missouri office.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Wholehearted unity with NightLight’s statement of faith, core values, and DNA
Ever-growing personal relationship with Jesus and passion to point others to him
Degree in behavioral sciences field or 2+ years of equivalent experience preferred
Experience working with sex industry survivors in their recovery and/or people in crisis
Demonstrated leadership skills, experience, and passion for leadership
Strong organizational, problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills
Visionary, self-motivated, curious, and eager to take initiative
Sensitivity to complexities of cross-cultural ministry and relationships and a heart to honor the cultural context within which NightLight works; humility to be a learner of other cultures
Ability to work well under pressure and in an ever-changing environment; excited to try new things
About the Company
Our Mission: NightLight is an international organization compelled by love to reach out to, rescue, and restore all those who are negatively impacted by sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Our vision is to offer intervention to sexually exploited women and children, to enable them to discover their dignity, and to provide a program of holistic transformation, empowering them to live and work in their community. NightLight operates in both Bangkok, Thailand and Missouri, USA.
Our Team: NightLight is a faith-based organization. In the US, most staff members are responsible for mobilizing a team of financial partners to pray and give for their personal ministry. This is called "raising support" and is a common practice among mission organizations.
Who We’re Looking For: Do you have a passion for bringing light to dark places, for reaching, rescuing, and restoring those impacted by the commercial sex industry, and for sharing the love of God with individuals who have been trafficked or exploited? We can’t wait to talk with you!
"I'm grateful to carry a burdened heart, because now I'm compelled by love to share hope with those finding themselves in despair... to shine light into darkness."
- NightLight Team Member