Executive Director

Job Title
Executive Director
Grand Rapids,  MI
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Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community.  Responsive programming is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services, and hygiene facilities. Dégagé’s goal is to assure that every man and woman who we serve knows that he/she is not alone. Our mission is to reflect the love of Christ to all who come through our doors by building relationships and offering programs that foster dignity and respect.


Dégagé Ministries is seeking a new Executive Director who will actively lead our organization. The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the staff, programs, administrative affairs of the organization and the execution of its mission. This position requires high-level collaboration and influencing skills to achieve high performance. The Executive Director is expected to participate in and provide leadership across the organization while improving our capabilities and performance with all constituencies. The successful candidate will possess skills that balance internal management responsibilities with the external visibilities that are vital to achieving the strategic mission goals of Dégagé Ministries.


Professional Qualifications

  • Professional leadership experience in Nonprofit Administration, Business, or Communications with experience in working with a board of directors and a wide range of diverse stakeholders and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in leadership, strategy development, fund development, management of complex teams, and fostering community stakeholder relationships.
  • Commitment to the classic tenets of the Christian faith and willingness to sign a statement of faith. Must embrace the mission of Dégagé Ministries.
  • Ability to empathize with, be sensitive to, and interact positively and appropriately with constituents from widely divergent socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.


If this position sounds like a fit for you, please apply now.


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Dégagé Ministries’ employment practices are based on job qualifications without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, disability, or any other classifications protected by applicable law. We are committed to a diverse workforce. We value all employees’ talents and support an environment that is inclusive and respectful. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.

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