American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

ABHMS Program Coordinator


For more than 190 years, American Baptist Home Mission Societies has answered God’s call to meet the needs of those living on the margins. The ministries we support across the United States and Puerto Rico transform and heal communities dealing with poverty, disaster and crisis. American Baptist Home Mission Societies (

Essential Purpose of the Position

The Program Coordinator is part of the Leadership Empowerment Team and performs a variety of tasks to assist in keeping the Team’s missional programs and initiatives running effectively, including (but not limited) to the following:

  • Oversee the administrative activities of designated mission programs.
  • Manage the day-to-day tasks and relational communications that keep the missional programs running smoothly.
  • Participate in planning meetings for missional programs and initiatives.
  • Accept responsibilities related to a variety of missional programs, based on capacity and skill set.

The primary foci of the Leadership Empowerment Program Coordinator are to assist the programmatic work of the Unit Director, the Ecclesiastical Endorser, and occasionally the National Coordinator of Emerging Leaders, Students & Scholars Program. The Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Leadership Empowerment who provides guidance, direction and sets work expectations and goals. This is a full-time exempt position and is available immediately. The successful candidate will be able to commute, on a daily basis, to the Leadership & Mission Building (LAMB) which houses the corporate offices of ABHMS.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations for the unit, working on specific missional programs as assigned (such as the Co-Creators Innovation Lab, National Network for Chaplains and Specialized Ministers).
  • Collects data on assigned missional programs and projects as well as maintaining corresponding files; and prepares timely and accurate reports as requested.
  • Ensures compliance with missional goals and objectives of the various programs and projects of the unit.
  • Participates in the planning and scheduling of assigned missional programs. This would include scheduling, taking notes in meetings; and occasionally, may require pre-scheduled work on evenings or weekends.
  • Monitors program budgets and processes vouchers for expenses and reimbursements.
  • Responsible for sharing relevant missional program information within ABHMS portals (ministrElife, for example).
  • Represents assigned missional programs at interdisciplinary meetings.
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, Education & Experience

  • Appreciation for the mission, vision, values, and goals of ABHMS. To be successful in this role, the individual must understand the organization’s mission and values and work diligently to make a positive impact on advancing that mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, project management or other relevant studies.
  • Minimum of 2 years administrative experience in a corporate context, a religious non-profit or an advocacy organization.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Critical thinking and decision-making capabilities.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong professional ethic and sensitivity to confidentiality and accuracy.
  • Demonstrable customer service skills and professional hospitality in all aspects of customer and constituency interaction.
  • A curious, resourceful and self-motivated individual with an ability to work alone, as well as collaboratively and in teams.
  • Competency working in a large faith-based setting where cultural and gender diversity are greatly valued.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Sharepoint and PPT).
  • Project management experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with Smartsheets, Formstack, Zoom and Cvent a plus.
  • Ability and commitment to continuous learning and able to adapt to a changing environment based on ministry trends.
  • Able to occasionally work an irregular schedule, evenings or weekends; and travel to key events. Able to commute daily to ABHMS corporate offices in King of Prussia, Pa.

ABHMS is a great company to work for and is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our total rewards package includes excellent salary and a generous selection of benefits: comprehensive health insurance (medical, vision, Rx and dental), a generous amount of paid vacation and holidays and paid sick time, plus employer-provided funds into a fully-vested 403b). We offer a safe, professional work environment located at the Leadership & Mission Building, 1075 1st Avenue in King of Prussia, PA.


This is full-time position and is open immediately. If interested, please send the following information as soon as possible: A Cover Letter and Current Resumé (Doc or Docx format) to

The American Baptist Home Mission Societies is an equal opportunity employer