Presidents Job

The trustees of Texas Baptist Home are seeking applicants for the position of Home president.   Resumes of potential candidates may be sent to Home H-R contact Kelly Saunders at or mailed to TBH, Attn: Kelly Saunders, P.O. Box 309, Waxahachie, TX  75168-9977.The duties of the Home president consist of supervising the Home employees and acting as a liaison between the Home and churches of The Baptist Missionary Association of Texas and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.   A complete list of the president’s duties and qualifications may be found on the Home’s website at .    For more information interested applicants may call the Home office at 972 937-1321.

Deadline for submitting resumes for consideration is noon (CDST) on Friday, June 2, 2017.

The search committee, composed of the board officers, will only act as a nominating committee to present their choice to an executive called session of The BMA of Texas which has the final authority in selecting the Home president.

Texas Baptist Home is a fully licensed and accredited child placing agency which was originally chartered in 1910.  The Home is owned by the BMA of Texas and supported by the SBTC.  The Home’s main campus is in Waxahachie, and a satellite branch is located in Bedford.

Thank you,

Charles Johnson, chairman

TBH Board of Trustees

Job Post Date: 4/18/2017

Location: Waxahachie, TX

Title: President

Responsible to:   Board of Trustees

Salary and Benefits:The salary for the President of Texas Baptist Home for Children is set by the BMA of Texas during the annual association session in November.  The current salary is $76,600.00, plus the following benefits:

  • Christmas Bonus (one week salary)
  • Medical insurance (President and spouse)
  • 5% Retirement
  • 50% Social Security
  • Longevity pay ($100 annually per year of service)
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Vehicle provided


Job Summary:  The President, who is subject to the control and direction of the Board of Trustees, shall have general charge, oversight, and direction of the affairs and business of the agency, and shall be its responsible managing head.

The President:

  • Serves as a liaison between staff and Board.
  • Serves as authority of the organization, accepting responsibility for operational success or failure.
  • With the Chairperson of the Board, enables the Board of Trustees to fulfill its governance function, and facilitates optimum interaction between management and the Board of Trustees.
  • Gives direction to the leadership in order to achieve the organization’s philosophy, mission, and strategy, and to meet annual objectives and goals.


Quality Indicators: What is to be done:

To the Trustees

  1. Keeps Trustees fully informed and apprised of the status of the agency.
  2. Assists the Trustees in fund raising and public relations.
  3. Serves as a resource person to the Trustees in terms of recommendations, priorities, and matters related to long-range planning.
  4. Participates in appropriate Trustee and Committee meetings.
  5. Coordinates orientation meetings for new Trustees.


General Administration

  1. Coordinates on-going planning and setting of agency goals, objectives, and structure.
  2. Coordinates planning of community and church resources.
  3. Assures that the organization’s philosophy and mission statements are pertinent and practiced throughout the agency.
  4. Assures that the organization has a long-range plan to achieve its mission, toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
  5. Assures consistent administration of major operational and procedural policies.
  6. Follows the chain of command.
  7. Participates in PQI activities.
  8. Required to report any suspected abuse to the Child Abuse Hotline and the Program Administrator or the Administrator’s designee.


Financial Administration

  1. Insures that the expenditure level of the agency is consistent.
  2. Responsible for developing and maintaining donations from churches and individuals, including use of the Donor system software.
  3. Travels regularly (typically at least one day each week) to visit donors/churches who make or could make contributions to TBH.
  4. Assures that the flow of funds permits the organization to make steady progress toward the achievement of its mission.

Personnel Administration

  1. Supervises the Executive Vice President.
  2. Develops an effective management team with provision for succession.
  3. Participates in weekly management team meetings with Executive Vice President and Program Administrator.
  4. Maintains a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates top quality people, both professional and volunteer.
  5. Coordinates TBH chapel services and serves as spiritual leader for TBH staff.
  6. Establishes positive relationships with TBH staff.
  7. Reviews salary increases as proposed by Executive Vice President and Program Administrator.

Church and Public Relations

  1. Represents the agency and its mission to the churches of the BMA of Texas and the SBTC.
  2. Responsible for relating to the community in general and to other agencies and organizations which may have a bearing on the services and objectives of the agency (including but not limited to, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Local Pastors groups, etc.).
  3. Reviews all press releases/statements with the Chairperson of the Board prior to submission to news media.
  4. Serves as the chief executive spokesperson for the organization, thereby assuring needed representation with the organization’s various constituents.
  5. Develops and educates community and church networks crucial to the operation of the organization.
  6. Participates/attends church events, exhibitor booths at BMA/SBTC conferences, District Association meetings, Home rallies, etc.
  7. Represents the home during tours at TBH.
  8. Participates with Executive Vice President & Marketing Director for TBH events, including but not limited to, Homecoming, Change for Children, Candlelight.
  9. Submits articles promoting TBH to the BMA of Texas and SBTC for publication in their association’s newsletters.
  10. Ministers/provides pulpit supply for churches on Sunday, as requested.


Property Management

  1. Makes presentations to the Board of Trustees concerning new buildings or property development at TBH, as finances allow.


Essential Job Functions: How it is to be done

  1. Ability to lead the staff in fulfilling the mission statement and ministry philosophy of TBH.
  2. Ability to provide encouragement, feedback, and accountability to staff.
  3. Ability to demonstrate leadership skills by clearly stating expectations, assisting in conflict resolution, engaging in proactive decision making, and providing immediate and specific feedback.
  4. Ability to make ethical and clinically sound decisions; ability to recognize potential conflict of interest problems.
  5. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with TBH staff, able to negotiate difficulties in a professional manner.
  6. Ability to represent TBH in the community in a professional manner.
  7. Ability to fulfill the essential job functions of position.


Position Requirements, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Note:  These requirements represent minimum levels in order to perform the job on a satisfactory basis.

Candidates must have the ability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job

  1. Requires concentrated understanding of a comprehensive field of knowledge in both clinical and management areas. Knowledge required is completion of four years of college with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; degree in graduate studies is preferred.
  2. Ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or small amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects (including youth). Work can be done while sitting most of the time.
  1. Ability to travel away from home for extended periods.
  1. Ability to read and discern data, figures and financial reports. Visual work is primarily close to observer.
  1. Ability to recognize differences in sound, such as voice/noises that are loud and playful instead of angry and combative; ability to differentiate tones and volume in conversations.
  1. Ability to perform tasks with little supervision. Most tasks are governed by standard practices; however, some are not.  Innovative thinking is required. Detail-oriented with good organizational skills.
  1. Ability to be on-call and to work beyond office hours.
  1. Ability to drive assigned vehicle(s), with appropriate state license, following all laws applicable.
  1. Ability to handle multiple tasks. Self-starter; high level of initiative.
  1. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  1. Ability to positively motivate people.
  1. Personality attuned to the requirements of meeting needs of clients, donors, Trustees, and other constituents, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
  1. Sufficient good health to properly discharge duties. Employees shall not be permitted to work who have infectious disease or skin lesion, for the duration of the communicability.
  1. Five years managerial experience with supervision of multiple staff.
  1. Required to complete CPR, First Aid and CPI training.
  1. Must possess computer skills.
  1. Must possess telephone skills and ability to communicate with donors and staff over telephone.