Director – Lehigh Valley

Director, Lehigh Valley, PA

Job Summary

The Director will lead all of Push The Rock’s ministry programming and operations in the Lehigh Valley, PA area.   Key responsibilities include recruiting, managing, developing and discipling staff; overseeing, leading and participating in ministry programs; establishing and strengthening partnerships with churches, schools and other organizations; leading strategic and annual planning for the district; and contributing to strategic planning for North America. This leadership role reports into the Vice President, North American Operations.

This key organizational role can be filled by either a full-time or part-time leader. The position requires at least 25 to 30hours per week, with a high level of in-person engagement.  Because of the hands-on ministry in the role, living in the Lehigh Valley area is required.  The individual will be responsible for raising a significant portion of their required financial support as determined by the standard salary and benefit package provided by Push The Rock.

Key Responsibilities

  • Recruit, develop, manage and disciple staff, including full-time, part-time, summer and volunteer staff.
  • Oversee, lead and participate in programs that support PTR’s mission, including After School programs, Home School PE programs, Summer Camps (direct or coach at summer camps as needed) and Club sports oversight. Identify new opportunities to expand reach and impact.
  • Effectively build relationships with church partners, local schools and other organizations.
  • Partner with local churches to run cooperative ministry programs (i.e. after school programs, summer camps, home school programs, etc.)
  • Strategic planning and budget management: Develop district’s annual ministry plan and operating budget; manage actual spending within budget constraints. Develop long term ministry plan for district. Contribute to long term strategic plan for North America.
  • Collaborate with other North America, Eagles Wings and PTR staff.
  • Responsible for raising significant portion of required financial support. PTR will provide partnership development training with a professional support raising coach.

Personal Accountability

  • Establish, maintain and keep in regular contact with supervisor. Regular contact would include in-person 1:1’s, phone calls/Zoom updates, email, and annual evaluations.  Individual supervisor serves as a prayer partner who is available to counsel, advise and provide guidance on issues related to Push The Rock ministries.
  • In partnership with supervisor, create an annual individual development plan to grow professionally and personally.
  • Establish meaningful and caring relationships with individual team members and help create a dynamic team environment, through regular, authentic and meaningful connections and prayer.
  • Hold self and staff accountable for personal support raising and partner development. 

Personal Qualifications

  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and with consistent evidence of fruit in his/ her personal life. 
  • Involved in an evangelical church and is supportive of Christian ministry.
  • A Christian who is committed to Push The Rock’s Vision, Mission and Core Values.
  • A Christian who agrees with Push The Rock’s Statement of Faith.
  • Motivated to serve God in a sports related ministry.
  • Resourceful and imaginative, bringing creativity, enthusiasm and high energy to the role.
  • Consistently uses good judgment, demonstrating problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Extensive background in athletics/coaching is preferred. Degree in sports management, youth ministry, child education or similar major is also desirable.

Professional Skills

  • Effective communication and leadership skills with demonstrated ability to lead and direct Push The Rock programs or similar programs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to connect with participants, parents, partner organizations and staff.
  • Strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Ability to effectively balance a strategic, big picture orientation with attention to detail/ability to execute.
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills, with ability to manage, disciple and develop team members.
  • Sports-minded: Experience playing and/or coaching one or more of the sports associated with Push The Rock ministries.

Reporting Relationship(s)

Reports to Vice President, North American Operations.

Work Schedule

Minimum of 25 to 30 hours per week.  Full-time 40 hours per week is preferred.  There is an expectation to be in the HQ office one to two days per week, and be available to participate in ministry programs.


Salary is set based on Push The Rock’s standard salary and benefits package.  Overview can be provided on request.