Director, National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry(NPHLM) - Remote
Job Details
Fully Remote
Full Time

Global Ministries connects The United Methodist Church, its people, and congregations to partner with others engaged in God’s global work, which takes place in a variety of settings, countries and cultures. Global Ministries works through missionaries and partners in more than 60 countries around the world.


In recognition and celebration of the increasing diversity of the world, Global Ministries administers four of The United Methodist Church’s six ethnic/language ministry plans, also known as the U.S. “national plans.” 


The National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry strives for a dynamic and growing church, joyously sharing and living the Good News of Jesus Christ in a multiplicity of places, in a variety of cultural settings, reaching the Hispanic and Latino communities throughout the US and embracing their cultural richness and diversity.


Job Summary

The primary responsibilities of the person in this position shall be to work with the national committee of The National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry (NPHLM) in its coordination and oversee the implementation of all components of the national plan with general agencies and annual conferences.


Essential Job Functions

  • Resource the committee on Hispanic/Latino ministries in setting policy, direction for the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Work with the committee in coordinating responses by general agencies and annual conferences.
  • Develop resources, strengthen ecumenical relations, provide interpretation and participate in establishing a curriculum which reflects the inclusive and global understanding of the UMC.
  • Support the GBGM Mission Education and the national committee in the promotion of the Challenge Fund: work in keeping the Board-wide responsibility of the elimination of racism at the local and global context.
  • Support and guaranty the solvency of the national office by creating and submitting a quadrennial financial budget to General Conference and developing fundraising strategies. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Major Accountabilities 

  • Provide leadership to the development of program initiatives in collaboration with general agencies, annual conferences, and seminaries.
  • Provide up to date financial information to the committee.
  • Analyzes issues/concerns related to the Hispanic/Latinos population in the US.
Education and Experience
  • Master’s Degree.
  • Eight (8) to ten (10) years’ experience as a pastor of a Hispanic/Latino church, director of a religious non-profit organization, or conference staff director for a committee on Hispanic/Latino ministry or other similar ministry.


Key Job Specific Competencies 

  • Leadership — Job requires acting as an ambassador of the plan to the wider church, a willingness to lead through change and adversity, able to make the tough calls when needed, build consensus, take charge, and offer opinions and direction; ability to organize and motivate people to get things accomplished in a way that everyone feels a sense of order and direction. 
  • Communicate Strategic Thinking/Management - creates and communicates a long-term vision, balances short- and long-term goals keeps own and team’s work aligned with overall goals, understands the market and can predict change, understands the industry and the competition, creates and adjusts strategic plans. 
  • Exercise Business Judgement — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges and make well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data is limited, or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions. Some experience with grant writing would be helpful.
  • Results-Driven — Job requires accountability and continuous improvement and the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.  


Job Requirements

  • A deep knowledge and understanding of the Hispanic/Latino population and its various generations in the US.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish skills required. Fluency in Portuguese would be helpful
  • Must have a clear understanding of the structural organization, mission and global perspectives of the United Methodist Church.
  • Travel up to 20% when permitted and safe to do so.


Diversity and Inclusion Expectation 

  • At Global Ministries we expect our managers to create a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for their teams and that they model this behavior in their internal (among all employees) and external (business) relationships.


Global Ministries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No outside Firm/Agency calls.