Self-starting leader. People-focused entrepreneur. Christ-centered community builder. Do these words describe you? If so, Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) wants to talk with you. We're looking for a highly motivated manager to lead an innovative and cross-cultural center in downtown Lancaster City, Pa.
In late 2020, EMM plans to relocate its international headquarters to the small — but thriving — city of Lancaster. "America's refugee capital," "an unlikely spot" with a global feast, and a place where immigrants have "permission to dream again" — these are a few of the names that the BBC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post have used to describe this city.
Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. The Hub 450 manager will be responsible to plan, execute, and manage the ministries at EMM’s 450 North Prince Street hospitality center. He/she will work with local partners in Lancaster to fulfill the ministry purposes of Hub 450 as established by EMM and in accordance with EMM guidelines for ministry practice.
Ministry mission and vision
For several decades, EMM's offices were located in rural Salunga, Pa. However, EMM decided to move its offices into the city as a way to engage with the growing international community. Part of this strategic move includes a multi-purpose, welcoming space on the building's first floor.
This hospitality center — which we're provisionally referring to as Hub 450 — will especially seek to benefit and relate to immigrant communities in Lancaster. EMM will partner with people, organizations, and businesses who are doing good and creative work that blesses our community and provides opportunities for transformative relationships.
- Serve as the primary spokesperson for Hub 450, communicating the vision for the space and its mission to churches, community groups, and individuals.
- Develop a plan for utilization of the hospitality center according to the framework of the Hub 450 proposal, complete with budget projections for 5 years, utilizing available market and demographic research.
- Partner with local organizations to maximize the use and impact of the space and coordinate that utilization.
- Recruit and oversee a team of volunteers and/or paid staff to execute the business and ministry plan.
- Recruit a Missionary Support Team (MST) to raise funds for this position. Within 3 years, we expect the manager to generate enough revenue through the operations of Hub 450 to fund all staffing costs, including the manager’s salary.
All long-term and short-term missionaries engage in Launch, EMM’s discipleship training course, before and during their assignments. Phase one of Launch includes personal discipleship activities through online modules. For phase two of Launch, participants spend one to two weeks learning alongside their Launch cohort (a group of others preparing for service). In phase three of Launch, workers continue to connect online with their Launch cohort for up to a year as they navigate ministry in their place of service.
Supervisors and colleagues
The Hub 450 manager will work with a team of volunteers and community partners. Supervision will be provided by EMM’s Mission Team director.
Skills and experience
Applicants must have some form of post-high school training or education. Education in business or management is helpful — experience in business or management is required. A background and/or skills related to immigrant/refugee ministry would be very beneficial. Applicants must enjoy inner-city ministry and be self-motivated.