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.

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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

Warehouse Attendant

Headquarters

We’re currently looking for a Warehouse Attendant to join the team at our distribution center in Schaumburg.  Our Warehouse Attendants receive and process shipments, replenish pick bins and track inventory through our online system.  They’re also responsible for stocking and driving a fork truck.

Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma, or the equivalent, and will have at least one year of experience with receiving and stocking and be able to lift and move up to 75 pounds. 

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

Seasonal Shipping Clerk

Headquarters

We are currently seeking candidates to fill several part time shipping positions from July through October.  Duties include picking and packing orders and general warehouse duties. Applicants must be able to lift and move up to 25 pounds.

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

Seasonal Video Creator/Designer

Headquarters

We are currently seeking candidates for a part time, seasonal Video Creator/Designer to support our Product Marketing team.  The Video Creator/Designer will help design and implement a strategy for promoting products through video, including the production and editing of promotional videos.

Qualified candidates will be Mac users experienced at using camera and editing equipment/software to produce high quality, effective videos and be experienced with a variety of design programs.  Familiarity with Awana and its programs and/or products is helpful.

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.

Seasonal Hospitality Coordinator

Headquarters

We are currently seeking candidates for a seasonal part time (up to 24 hours per week) position as a Hospitality Coordinator at our Streamwood facility. The Hospitality Coordinator works alongside other team members to maintain daily operations in the areas of housekeeping, front desk reception and meeting rooms.


The Hospitality Coordinator cleans assigned areas, performs laundry functions and performs set up and tear down operations of meeting rooms; ensuring rooms meet equipment, furniture, technical and audio needs.  The Hospitality Coordinator also assists with other operational tasks including maintaining a secure, safe and welcoming environment for our employees and guests, and provides backup to the front reception desk.


Qualified candidates must have a high school education, along with three months related experience and/or training, preferably in cleaning or hotel operations. Must also have the ability to set up and troubleshoot interactive technology equipment.  Must be able to work independently, have good communication skills, a valid driver’s license and the ability to lift and/or move 80 pounds. 


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

Project Management Specialist

Headquarters

The Creative Communications team at Awana is looking for a Project Management Specialist to help support their project planning and production efforts.  The Project Management Specialist will help ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget by assessing scope, establishing schedules and tracking progress.  Using project tracking software, the PM will coordinate on-going project tracking, meet regularly with internal clients and offer alternative solutions for project completion.  Responsibilities also include managing freelancers, finalizing contracts and assisting the Creative Director with administrative tasks such as expense reports and managing invoices.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field along with 3-5 years of experience in project management.  We’re looking for candidates who are skilled at solving complex problems and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience with quality management, process mapping, and strategic planning is highly desirable.

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

Seasonal Customer Care Representative

Headquarters

We are currently seeking candidates to fill several seasonal openings on our Customer Care Team.  Our Customer Care Representatives work in a fast-paced environment, providing our customers with exceptional service for their children’s ministry needs.  Duties include answering customer questions over the phone and through internet chat messages, resolving customer challenges, entering orders and credits, filing documents and assisting with other departmental responsibilities.

Qualifications include strong verbal and written customer-focused communication skills, excellent interpersonal, communication and team building skills and the ability to successfully multi-task.  Must be comfortable connecting with our customers through various social media platforms.  Prior customer call center experience and sales experience are strongly preferred.  Database/data entry experience is required.  Awana club experience a plus.

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

Global Story & Graphic Design Specialist

Headquarters

We are currently seeking candidates for a Global Story and Graphic Design Specialist.  This position creatively tells the story of the global ministry of Awana and our efforts to engage churches.  This position collaborates with various teams within our ministry to help tell our story through print, digital and social media channels through the creation of collateral such as infographics, downloadables, eBooks and shareable graphics.
 
Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in design or illustration along with two to three years of experience.  We require excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills and the ability to collaborate with designers, writers and marketing specialists to create and deliver content through various channels.   Must be adept with various communication channels.   
Applicants must be able to communicate Christian values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Missionary

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.