Is God Calling You to Serve at Awana?

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. The transformative power of the gospel is shared every week through Awana ministries that reach more than two million kids in more than 100 countries. Providing resources and expertise, Awana empowers more than 30,000 churches and mobilizes more than 330,000 leaders to reach kids through evangelism and long-term discipleship.

Headquarters

Administrative Center

Located in Streamwood, Illinois, our administrative center provides support for the ministries of Awana around the world. Due to the nature of the positions at our Headquarters offices, we are only able to consider local candidates.

Distribution Center

Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, this state-of-the-art facility serves the growing inventory and distribution needs of the ministry. This facility also houses our Customer Service. Due to the nature of the positions at our Distribution Center offices, we are only able to consider local candidates.

Field Opportunities

U.S. Field Ministries

We have over 100 missionaries in the U.S. serving the local church through the initiation and development of Awana programs. All Awana missionaries are “faith supported” and deputized to raise their own support. U.S. missionaries are responsible for area growth, church relations, volunteer team building and training. Our missionaries focus on building and maintaining healthy relationships with pastors, church leaders, volunteers and other ministries. Location of openings varies throughout the U.S.

International Field Ministries

Awana Clubs worldwide reach kids through energetic game activities, Bible-based teaching experiences and small group time with friends. Through a common passion for reaching children at risk globally, Awana partners with local churches and parachurch organizations to strengthen kids in God’s word. With more than 60 years of experience in training leaders, Awana has proven resources and relevant training content which helps them develop into vibrant leaders at home, church and in their community. We engage U.S. resources to serve both as expatriates in the field or as U.S. based resources supporting field operations and initiatives.

Awana offers an excellent range of benefits for its employees. Read our benefits summary.

Headquarters

Seasonal Graphic Designer - Creative Communications

Headquarters

Our Creative Communications team is looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to fill a part time, seasonal position.  This person will be designing for both print and digital media and must have a solid understanding of visual hierarchy and typography.  We’re looking for candidates who have experience in marketing design and who possess advanced skills in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.  The successful candidate will be flexible and able to adapt quickly to changes in project prioritization.


Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in design along with two to three years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Seasonal Graphic Designer - Leadership Development

Headquarters

Our Leadership Development team is looking for a Graphic Designer to fill a part time, seasonal position.  This person will be designing for both print and digital media and must have a solid understanding of visual hierarchy and typography.  We’re looking for candidates who are proficient in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.  Knowledge of graphics for video is a plus. The successful candidate will be flexible and able to adapt quickly to changes in project prioritization.

The ideal candidate will have some formal graphic design education and be able to demonstrate skills by submitting digital work samples.

Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Marketing Specialist

Headquarters

We’re looking for a Marketing Specialist to join our team.  The Marketing Specialist coordinates and manages marketing campaigns and projects developed by the marketing team.  The Marketing Specialist also collaborates with the marketing team to create campaigns.  This person will develop and support a core group of customers and field staff for survey/research needs and integrate their preferences into campaign tactics.  The Marketing Specialist also maintains budget information, leads status meetings and tracks customer campaign responses.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication or business, coupled with 1-2 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Candidates with project management, creative design or writing skills would be considered ideal.  All candidates should possess excellent listening and interpersonal skills.

Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Lead Web Developer

Headquarters

The Awana IT team is looking for a full-stack Lead Web Developer to join them in their quest to foster a culture of agility and innovation.  As Lead Web Developer, you will not only craft and shape websites and applications, but will also be mentoring other developers to create solutions that equip leaders and parents around the world to reach more kids for Christ. To help us achieve our mission, you’ll need to have a knack for understanding complex issues and finding creative ways to tackle them. In this role, you’ll be collaborating with other leaders on the IT team by being a forward thinker to anticipate organizational change.

We’re looking for a Lead Web Developer with:

  • A rock solid understanding of the core JavaScript language, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Familiarity with a server-side language like PHP, Ruby or Python.
  • A passion for creating experiences that users will rave about.
  • A desire to teach others on your team best practices.

Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Regional Development Representative (Georgia or Texas based)

Headquarters

We are currently seeking candidates for a Regional Development Representative to join our Global Advancement team.  The Regional Development Representative is responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with existing and prospective donors in order to secure financial gifts.  Key duties include building and maintaining a portfolio of donors and prospects, developing and implementing a marketing program, creating development networks and cultivating relationships with key individuals and churches that utilize the Awana programs.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of three to five years of successful development experience.  This position requires excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, as well as the ability to strategize, formulate and execute effective donor strategies that produce results.

Global Advocacy Manager

Headquarters

We are currently seeking candidates for a Global Advocacy Manager to join our global ministry organization. Awana Advocates speak to the value of reaching kids for Christ and actively share with others how God is using Awana to do this.

The Global Advocacy Manager guides the formation, facilitation and equipping of these Advocate teams. The selected candidate will create and develop messaging communication plans which align with our mission and vision, design tools and processes for engaging advocates and promote healthy communications to provide ongoing advocate support.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Community Organization/Advocacy, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or Business.  A minimum of three to five years of demonstrated communications experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  This position requires a strong ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders – advocates, employees, ministry leaders and potential donors.  

Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Missionary

U.S. Field Missionary

Missionary

Awana is currently looking for men and women who are passionate about God to be Awana missionaries serving local churches in their region. Missionaries are responsible for area Awana® Clubs™ growth, church relations, volunteer team building and training in the area of Awana Clubs ministry. Additionally, they build and maintain healthy relationships with pastors/churches, volunteers and other ministries. All Awana missionaries are faith supported and deputized to raise their own support. Training is provided in this area and all other areas of missionary service.

Education and/or Experience:

A Bible Studies Certificate from a Bible College/Institute and/or seminary or equivalent training and experience. Basic Bible doctrine and Old Testament/New Testament surveys recommended. Courses in Evangelism, Missions and Christian Education are also strongly encouraged. Awana Club’s leadership and Awana Ministry Team experience or equivalent training are recommended.

Professional Designations/Licensures/Certifications:

Must be set aside (commissioned) for missionary service by home church, with a Commissioning Service. May be Licensed or Ordained. Valid driver’s license.

Awana International Missionary

Missionary

The Awana International Missionary opportunity is a full time, faith-supported position. International Missionaries are responsible for developing and delivering culturally appropriate presentations to groups and individuals designed to demonstrate the value of children’s ministry and to acquaint the audience with the Awana curriculum. International Missionaries also provide training and ongoing support to churches, pastors, youth leaders and partner organizations which are involved with the Awana ministry.

The successful candidate will be committed to equipping leaders and lay people to impact their communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and will excel in the areas of leadership, team building, training, administration and communication. Qualifications include Bible Studies Certification, or the equivalent, from a recognized Bible college or seminary. Previous Awana club experience is strongly preferred.

Qualified candidates must be born-again children of God with a clear, definite call of the Holy Spirit to the Awana ministry. Other requirements include: living a fruit bearing spiritual life; a person of vision, burden, spiritual depth, initiative and faithfulness; a good working knowledge of the Word of God; doctrinal convictions that align with those of Awana, and a member in good standing of a gospel-preaching church.

Awana International Global Missionary - (Full-time and Part-time Opportunities)

Missionary

The Global Missionary is a faith-supported missionary who provides servant support and leadership in a specific country or region. The Global Missionary provides ministry and administrative support, coaching, mentoring, training, advocacy, support of fundraising and/or hands on ministry for the local leaders in the country or area in which they are assigned. The Global Missionary will normally serve for a term of one to three years.

Qualifications include Bible Studies Certification, or equivalent, from a recognized Bible college and/or seminary. Previous Awana experience preferred.

Qualified candidates must be born-again children of God with a clear, definite call of the Holy Spirit to Awana ministry. Other requirements include: living a fruit bearing spiritual life; being a person of vision, burden, spiritual depth, initiative and faithfulness; having a good working knowledge of the Word of God; doctrinal convictions that align with those of Awana, and be a member in good standing of a gospel-preaching church.

Applicants must be able to communicate the Christian values of Awana and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.