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Global Director, Human Resources


Raleigh, North Carolina


The mission of The Timothy Initiative (TTI) is to advance Christ’s Kingdom by multiplying disciples and disciple making churches around the world. TTI works with local churches, church leaders, and Christian organizations to train and equip leaders to plant new churches and disciple new believers. Over the past five (5) years, the organization has grown 30% to 40% financially, year over year. TTI has also planted 150,000 churches throughout the last fifteen (15) years and nearly 60,000 of those churches have been in the most recent two (2) years.


The Global Director of Human Resources will attend to TTI’s greatest and most strategic asset: its people. This multinational, strategic, leadership role will champion a high-performance and service-oriented culture so TTI can advance its mission around the world. The ideal candidate will have experience implementing the details of payroll and benefit systems while deploying them to other countries.


The Timothy Initiative (TTI) was established with the purpose to train and equip “Timothys” (faithful people who make disciples known make disciples and plant churches that plant churches). The organization was originally called “Project India,” as India was where they first started. It was not until 2009 that TTI settled on the name The Timothy Initiative. Since then, they have expanded across Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Today, TTI has planted over 150,000 churches across 42 countries and is committed to continue training disciples, who make disciples, who make disciples! What began as a training program in Asia turned into a disciple making movement.


Through TTI’s training, local leaders equip Christians with the necessary tools, resources, and strategies to reach their nations for Christ. This includes a two-year training program where the organization provides the curriculum and a strategy to spread the Good News about Jesus and His Kingdom. The curriculum is obedience-based, provides a solid biblical foundation, and offers a leadership pipeline strategy to support church-planting movements. These churches meet in homes, on mountaintops, under trees, and in riverbeds—as TTI doesn’t focus on building structures—so it is sustainable, reproducible, and cost-effective. TTI is an independent, nonprofit organization supported through the generosity of contributors.



The Timothy Initiative currently has three (3) continental offices that serve as hubs to smaller national field offices. 1) Americas—Raleigh, North Carolina, which also serves as the Global office, 2) Asia, and 3) Africa—Nairobi, Kenya. They currently employ 1,000+ worldwide, including 50+ in the home office. An interesting fact is that 65% of the senior staff have been with the ministry 10 years or more. The annual budget is currently $30M, with a trajectory of $50M+ within a few years.



As The Timothy Initiative seeks to multiply the Kingdom of God throughout the world, they are committed to a set of core values. These distinct values influence their decisions and behaviors in pursuit of their mission—creating a unique culture and guiding principles:

  • Kingdom Focused: It’s all about the King of kings and His Kingdom, so we share the work and give God the credit.

  • Spirit-Led, Scripture-Based: The Holy Spirit and The Holy Scriptures are our guides in planting multiplying churches.

  • Integrity First: God values integrity—so do we.

  • Disciple-Making Leads to Church Planting: The best way to plant churches is by making disciple makers.

  • Prayer is Priority: We pray throughout the process of planning and planting churches.

  • People Matter: All people matter to God, so we reach out to everyone—large and small tribes, people groups, urban cities, remote villages, rich, poor, everyone!

  • Faith-Driven: We want to bring glory to God. If there is no faith involved, there is no glory for God.



  • Each team member at TTI is expected to maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as a top priority; be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of TTI; and faithfully uphold TTI’s ministry in prayer.

  • Every team member at TTI is required to sign an acknowledgement page and live a life congruent with the spiritual principles outlined in TTI’s “Statement of Faith,” “Christian Living Statement,” and policies and procedures as stated in TTI’s employee handbook.

For Executive Team members and those with a ministerial exemption, they also ask they sign and abide by the “Qualifications of a Ministry Leader.”


The Timothy Initiative is seeking a Global Human Resources Director who possesses experience leading a multinational, multicultural team of HR people. Someone who can think about the globe before they think about the U.S. TTI has not previously experienced a thriving HR function globally. So, this new leader will need to humbly lead others towards effectiveness and fruitfulness while possessing the gift of curiosity. They cannot assume anything, even if a specific tool, path, or policy has always worked in other work environments they’ve served.


The Global HRD must be adept at change management with wisdom over policy. This leader will need to influence other leaders through listening first and then building trust through collaboration, consistency, and follow-through. In light of international time zones, connection with other HR or country leaders may need to demonstrate flexibility for possible late hours or early hours.


Many of these needs are the result of TTI’s exponential growth. As a result, the following are priorities of this role:

  • The development of a defined, scalable, global organizational structure that grows as the organization grows.

  • Attracting leaders who can think cross-culturally, while developing a leadership pipeline that allows TTI to stay focused on the mission, vision, and values and not detract from the health of their local ministries.

  • Effective employee recruitment, onboarding, training, and retention.

  • Systematic training, evaluation, and coaching with alignment and consistency of programs across continents.


POSITION TITLE: Global Director, Human Resources

REPORTING TO: Chief Operating Officer

DIRECT REPORTS: Administrative Support

LOCATION: Raleigh, North Carolina



The Global Director, Human Resources will set the tone and general direction for HR practices at TTI both domestically and globally by working with their field offices and global HR staff to bring about a unified approach that is built upon a solid understanding and appreciation for their local context worldwide. As a rapidly expanding ministry,how HR operates within TTI needs to be established and clarified throughout the organization. For this reason, it is critical that the leader who steps into this opportunity is comfortable with high levels of flexibility and detail orientation.


The Global Director, Human Resources must possess demonstrated Christian-spiritual maturity and a passion for the Great Commission as manifested in their testimony. TTI desires an HR function that works with department managers to build an employee environment that is outcome-oriented (i.e., job descriptions for clarity, reviews for healthy communication, rewards that stretch the organization to greater results). The whole culture of TTI is built around everyone together wanting the organization to have an impact rather than existing to give employees a job. TTI is intentional that employees understand their purpose, enjoy their work, and function as a team.



  • Implement TTI’s strategy to recruit, retain, and develop talent on a global scale.

  • Manage the entire employee-life cycle with people-related systems, processes, and metrics that support theachievement of TTI’s goals and strategic objectives.

  • Establish TTI’s HR policies and best practices in collaboration with the team, that align with TTI’s mission, values, goals, and objectives.

  • Administer TTI’s compensation and benefit offerings, while supervising the Human Resources team both domestic and internationally, including payroll, insurance, 401(K) and 403(B).

  • Monitor and guide the HR offices around the world and in conjunction with the legal team, ensuring compliance with U.S. and international labor laws, supporting audits as necessary as well as managing and resolving complexemployee relations issues (such as harassment and discrimination allegations) in a balanced, fair, and objective manner; using appropriate coaching, investigative, intervention, and mediation techniques.

  • Serve the needs of a growing team in difficult places around the world that are hostile to their mission of making disciples and planting churches.

  • Work collaboratively with the TTI team to build a culture of wisdom and excellence, seasoned with grace.

  • Provide tools, guidelines, and support to HR team members to implement policies and procedures, domestic and international, employment agreements when needed, develop HRIS, field office employee manuals, benefit summaries, compensation guidelines, in addition to other necessary functions.

  • Maintain a high-quality central HR function, including appropriate technology, systems and tools, including the use of metrics and people data to inform key decisions.

  • Lead and direct the recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes as a support to management to ensure the selection of the right candidates for all positions.

  • Oversee employee engagement and retention strategies, plans, and initiatives including the design and implementation of a training, mentoring, professional development, and succession plans (HR playing a supportive role to department heads in training and mentoring).

  • Oversee the performance management process, career development programs (career pathing), and then training managers in performance improvement and management systems and training for domestic and international team members.

  • Manage team member welfare, wellness, and health programs for domestic and international team members, providing guidance and support to the international offices’ welfare, wellness, and health programs.

  • Develop a collaborative HR learning culture across continental offices while mentoring and developing HR team members to enhance their skills, capabilities, and capacity.

  • Manage relationships with external HR partners and vendors and facilitating partnerships with like- minded ministries to advance the network.

  • Other HR related tasks and initiatives, as may be assigned from time-to-time.



  • Spiritually mature—Uphold a close and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Relevant education and experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related discipline from an accredited university required, Master’s degree preferred and/or SPHR or SHRM Certification preferred.

  • A minimum of seven (7+) years in a senior HR role, with experience in a global nonprofit organization with a budget of $50M+ preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of U.S. and global HR employment practices and law are a must.

  • A gift of curiosity is a strong plus.

  • Wisdom over policy rigidity preferred.

  • Cultural competence and awareness of working in Africa, Asia, North and South America is a big plus.

  • Nonprofit and Christian ministry experience are a plus.

  • Experience in the usage of computers required and advanced knowledge of web-based systems preferred.

  • Experience implementing the details of payroll and benefit systems while deploying them to other countries.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other senior leaders and manage a team effectively.



TTI’s team members are passionate about Jesus and taking the gospel to spiritually dark places. They have this consuming passion: to train believers to make disciples who make disciples, plant churches that plant churches, and develop leaders that develop leaders. They strive to uphold the highest standards of behavior, which include a humble, servant-hearted culture with a passion to go above and beyond when needed. It is their strong desire to work as a team, globally and within the U.S.



  • Salary $120–140,000, depending on experience.

  • Comprehensive Benefits: Medical, Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan, or HSA, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance, STD, LTD, 401(k) retirement match program (3%).

  • Vacation: Based on prior experience.

  • Relocation: Willingness to relocate to their global office in Raleigh, NC..Up to $7,500 reimbursement for relocation related expenses.

  • Travel: Expect to travel a few times (2-4) internationally in the first twelve months and only occasionally thereafter. Must possess an up-to-date passport.


Raleigh, North Carolina is a vibrant and growing city of 470,000 with a lot to offer residents and visitors alike. Known as the "City of Oaks," the capital of NC is home to a beautiful tree-lined landscape, a thriving arts and culture scene, and a strong economy. The city is also a major center for research and technology, and is home to several Fortune 500 companies, including Bank of America, Lowe's and Honeywell International.

Raleigh is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. The city has a low crime rate, excellent schools, and a variety of family-friendly activities. It is home to several universities, including NC State and Duke. It is also a great place to explore. The city has a variety of museums, theaters, and parks, as well as a vibrant nightlife scene. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as hiking, biking, and fishing, and has a mild climate, with four distinct seasons. The cost of living in North Carolina is approximately 4% lower than the national average, and the average 3-bedroom, 2-bath home price is $407,300.

To learn more about the work of The Timothy Initiative, please visit their website at To view their most recent financial information, click here, and here is their Annual Report.


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