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Project Director

The Project Director is responsible for the long-term planning and day-to-day operations of the project, including volunteer management, construction, and community relations.


  • Provide leadership to all Leadership Volunteers and Weekly Volunteers on the project.
  • Monitor all volunteer positions at the project and make sure everything is functioning properly. Deal directly with individuals regarding issues and concerns.
  • Establish and maintain clear communication and expectations to achieve goals by having Leadership/Long-Term team meetings, Weekly Volunteer orientations, and personal interaction with all volunteers.
  • Establish an environment of teamwork to meet expectations for quality construction, food services, and relationships.
  • Work with the Office Manager to ensure that appropriate MDS financial and accounting procedures are followed and properly reported.
  • Respect people’s professionalism and utilize their expertise as appropriate.
  • Coordinate weekend group activities for all Leadership/Long-Term Volunteers, including local church attendance.
  • Assign someone to be responsible to fill morning devotions, weekly guest visits, and cleanup duties.
  • Work with the Construction Supervisor and Crew Leaders to ensure safety on the job site through weekly orientation, daily site supervision, and providing adequate supplies.
  • Determine which jobs to sign on, complete Job Cards, and record construction progress on all jobs and communicate that information to the person with overall responsibility for the project.
  • Oversee the construction process to ensure good quality work is completed in a timely manner.
  • Perform the duties of the Construction Supervisor, if one is not present.
  • Negotiate sub-trades (contracts)
  • Work with the community as a liaison between the Long Term Recovery Group and MDS. Attend and participate in meetings.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with local government and community leaders who may not be part of the Long Term Recovery Group.
  • Work with the Recovery group to develop meaningful work for the current and future project.
  • Take time to listen to stories, show empathy and respect.
  • Consult with Project Coordinators in decisions regarding case load, client selection, MDS camp site and partnership agreements, keeping in mind MDS workload and capacity.
  • Strive to use prudent financial management to prevent cost overruns and to provide funding agencies with accurate documentation.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of MDS camp facilities.
  • Model humility, modesty and servanthood.
  • Model sensitivity to cultural and religious diversity of volunteers, homeowners and community.
  • Assist with other tasks, as requested (eg. cleaning, running errands, etc.)

More Information

  • Must be a Christian and active participant in a church
  • Proven Christian servant leadership skills
  • Previous experience on an MDS project preferred
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Basic understanding of construction preferred (required if serving without a Construction Supervisor)
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to delegate tasks
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to empower and encourage others
  • Is a team player and team builder
  • Proven communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility, patience, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor
  • Enjoys working with volunteers
  • Safe Driving Record