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LifeNet International -
Director of Strategic Development Opportunity Profile

Please note - this search is currently on hold

Director of Strategic Development - Job Description

The Director of Strategic Development will be “focused on tomorrow” by leading the development of future growth strategies beyond LifeNet’s 10-10-10 Vision and serving as an expert resource on growth and innovation processes.

The ideal candidate has experience leading the development of winning strategies and plans that have led to demonstrated growth in the areas of programs, revenue, and/or organizational systems.

The main areas of responsibility are to operate as a thought partner to the President to set the direction of future strategy, to identify, assess, and recommend key strategic revenue and program growth opportunities (both within and beyond LifeNet’s current area of focus), and to work with functional leaders in LifeNet (programs, advancement, finance/admin) to improve the execution of strategic initiatives. The Director of Strategic Development reports directly to the President and collaborates closely with the Vice President of Programs, the Vice President of Advancement, and the Finance and Admin Manager.

The position is full-time and based in LifeNet’s Washington, DC office. Learn more in the Director Opportunity Profile. 

Search & Selection Process

The LifeNet President is charged with vetting candidates for this position and is assisted by Jeff Davis of J. Davis & Associates. JDA will explore a broad network to suggest potential candidates. This thorough search will include consideration of many names and subsequent review of resumes. When appropriate, candidates will be asked to provide a thorough vocational history, respond to a questionnaire, and have a video interview with Jeff Davis. Those holding the most promise will then be asked to complete a Predictive Index (PI) Behavioral Assessment test and a cognitive behavior test before being interviewed by the interview committee. Next, references and backgrounds will be checked, degrees verified, and an extensive candidate profile will be prepared for the committee. The finalists will then participate in an in-person interview with LifeNet leadership at the LifeNet HQ in Washington, DC.

J. Davis & Associates is an executive search consulting firm devoted to serving clients in the church, Christian non-profit and educational sectors.

LifeNet is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. In this regard, LifeNet conducts hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a), LifeNet has the right to and does hire only candidates who agree with LifeNet’s Statement of Faith.



Jeff Davis,
Executive Search Consultant

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