MCC US Director of International Program

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Position Summary: The Director of International Program (MCC U.S.) works jointly with the Director of International Program (MCC Canada) to manage all aspects of international Program, and each will supervise some combination of international area directors and thematic department heads.
The Director of International Program reports to the MCC U.S. Executive Director and is part of the MCC U.S. Management Team. The Director of International Program ensures relevant stakeholders are included in decisions and plans in appropriate ways in order to position the organization to remain true to its mission and to accomplish its goals. This position requires significant collaboration with Communications, Donor Relations, Finance, HR, IT, National Peace and Justice Ministries and Administrative Services.


Organizational values and culture: All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

Safeguarding commitment:

Support the Executive Directors and Board in establishing and maintaining organizational culture that prevents and responds to situations of abuse of power (sexual harassment, child abuse, racism, exploitation, fraud, among other situations).

Provide oversight of safeguarding efforts, ensure adequate staffing and resources to support Program to prevent and respond to abuses of power (sexual harassment, child abuse, racism, exploitation, fraud, among other situations), and monitor progress.

Anti-oppression commitment:

All Supervisors – MCC expects all staff to actively participate in an organization culture that focuses on dismantling any barriers based on race, economic inequality, or gender-based oppression. This includes an expectation to assess and address any barriers within themselves, within their team(s), and within MCC; supervisors are expected to take leadership in assessing and addressing these barriers.


  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. At least 5 years’ experience in international missions and development
  3. Knowledge of current issues in the field of disaster relief, sustainable community development, justice, and peacebuilding
  4. Experience in international development including proficiency in program planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting
  5. Minimum 5 years of management experience with a demonstrated ability to lead a team, build consensus within a team, empower staff, and move agenda forward
  6. Strong relational, verbal, and written communication and diplomatic skills in group leadership within an organization, as well as within its constituent groups, partners and other agencies
  7. Capacity to address / engage complex issues to clarify, to broker, to make the complex understandable and to lead towards concrete action
  8. Capacity to conceptualize, analyze, design, plan and evaluate existing program and envision new program possibilities
  9. Demonstrated ability in working collaboratively
  10. Ability to articulate MCCs vision/mission, and to implement it organizationally
  11. Understanding of systemic oppression and how it impacts organizational culture and program delivery
  12. An understanding of and commitment to global Christian mission
  13. An understanding and support of MCC as a Christian relief and development inter-Mennonite service agency founded by North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches
  14. Ability to articulate and interpret MCCs international program both within the organization, to the public through church meetings, conferences, sermons, university lectures, and to other formal and informal peer agency and constituent groups

Employment eligibility: Legally eligible to work in the U.S. MCC offers of employment are subject to a successful criminal background check(s).


· Master’s degree in social science or related field with a concentration on international development or peacebuilding preferred

· Ability to work collaboratively in joint program management


· This position is directly responsible for key financial, public or employee relations that could have a large impact for the organization

· Ability to influence budget and make departmental decisions as well as organizational decisions focusing on International program.

Supervision: Up to 15 individuals will be reporting to this position.

Supervision: In collaboration with MCC Canada International program director, supervises some combination of area directors and thematic department heads (e.g., Asia, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Europe/Middle East, Planning Learning and Disaster Response, Global Service Learning, United Nations Office), collaborates closely with other national and international program offices, and supervises appropriate administrative office staff.

Key Responsibilities

50% Provide overall leadership and administrative oversight of International program
25% Manage the interface among MCC Canada and MCC US International program
20% Manage the interface between support services and International program
5% Represent MCC U.S. in different external and internal settings

Specific Tasks and Duties

· Manage all aspects of MCCs international program in a close, collaborative working relationship with the Director of Program in MCC Canada.

· Conceptualize, plan, coordinate and monitor a cohesive international program, using a multi-year strategic plan, annual plans, and quarterly reports.

· Develop the annual program budget, monitor monthly financial reports, and manage expenditures within budgets and policies.

· Supervise some combination of international area directors and thematic departments.

· Collaborate with Regional MCC offices to determine their interests and engagement in international program.

· Ensure relevant policies are being followed in International program.

· Represent international program to and facilitate linkages with U.S/ Canada MCC offices, Anabaptist groups in U.S/ Canada and internationally, and inter-agency contacts.

· Significant travel national and international is required
Other duties as assigned.

Travel expectations: Up to 35% of international and national travel per year

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