Short-Term Missions Team Director

Position Summary

The short-term mission team (STMT) is one of our most significant ministry strategies at East-West, as annually we send hundreds of evangelism team participants to the spiritually darkest areas of the world. We are searching for a gifted leader to provide oversight to this important department. The Director of STMT will provide operational leadership by leading a dedicated team, interacting and coordinating weeklong teams with our field ministries team, develop new STMT opportunities, lead the recruitment, training, and execution of STMTs, and introduce team members to additional opportunities to continue the work to reach the lost.

Reports To

Vice President of Mobilization


East-West Offices in Plano, TX

Areas of Responsibility

  • Team Leadership: Lead and oversee the day-to-day operations of the STMT department and STMT logistical team

  • Collaboration: Partner with field missionaries, national partners, and teams to implement STMTs, open new locations, and facilitate training for teammates and new leaders. 

  • Statistics and Administrations: Spearhead metrics and reporting for annual STMTs, establish the department’s budget, and ensure adherence to East-West policies and best practices. 

  • STMT Leadership and Coordination: Lead or coordinate and recruit at least two STMTs each year.


  • Experienced in cross-cultural ministry preferred.
  • Experienced in sharing their faith with a clear, concise gospel message.
  • Ability to travel overseas 4-6 weeks a year.
  • Demonstrates teaching, leadership, and shepherding skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and lead others with vision and diplomacy.
  • Bachelors degree preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong initiative, self-motivation, and ability to complete tasks on time.
  • Detail-oriented and precise.
  • Ability to raise and maintain personal support.

About East-West

Our Vision and Mission

The vision of East-West is to glorify God by multiplying followers of Jesus in the spiritually darkest areas of the world. The mission of East-West is to mobilize the Body of Christ to evangelize the lost and equip local believers to multiply disciples and churches among the unreached.

Our Story

East-West began because two men saw a need for the gospel in unreached and restricted access areas of the world.

In an act of bold obedience to Christ’s command to go and make disciples of all nations, East-West was launched in 1993 by John Maisel and Bud Toole. What informally started behind the Iron Curtain in the 1980s became a missions organization with a zeal for empowering national pastors and local believers to transform their communities by making disciples and multiplying churches.

Our passion for Jesus, grace, spiritually dark places, and bold action is the heartbeat that continues to sustain our ministry as we rely on God to use us to reach the unreached. Today, our organization is made up of thousands of believers from around the world who are committed to starting church planting movements in more than 60 spiritually dark nations.

East-West Staff Culture

Our team members are passionate about Jesus, grace, bold action, and taking the gospel to the spiritually darkest places. We have one consuming passion: to make God known among every nation, every tribe, every tongue, and every people. We strive to uphold the highest standards of behavior, which include integrity, trustworthiness, theological alignment, a healthy work/life balance, care for others, a servant spirit, competency in difficult conversations, and a desire to see results, diligence, respect, and humility.

All East-West employees will maintain a firm commitment to East-West’s vision, mission, values, Statement of Faith, and beliefs as well as display a growing and mature faith in Jesus Christ.

East-West staff gather each morning to pray for the ministry and staff. Quarterly, our staff comes together virtually and in person for a half-day of prayer and fellowship. In addition, personal and professional development and training are a priority for all staff and every 4 years East-West staff and their families from around the world gather for an all-inclusive organization-wide conference.

East-West is a certified Best Christian Workplace. 

The Benefits

We are committed to providing excellent service to our missionaries with a Crisis Response Team, In-House Marketing Agency, Field Deployed Member Care, Donor Management Software, and an all-inclusive organization-wide conference every 4 years. We are accredited for excellence by ECFA, GuideStar, and Best Christian Workplace Institute. 

This is a full-time position with benefits, including medical, 401k match, and paid holidays, and paid vacation time.

The East-West Office Space

The East-West office space is located in Plano, TX at The Hope Center. 

The Hope Center is a 501(c)(3) collaborative hub that is home to 60+Christian ministries making a global impact for God’s Kingdom. 

The Hope Center offers an onsite cafe and coffee bar that serves breakfast and lunch as well as other features and amenities including a covered parking garage, prayer garden, fitness center, meeting rooms and facilities, and 24-hour security.

The East-West suite, located on the third floor of The Hope Center, consists of office and cubicle space for our staff.

With staff serving around the world, the home office is home to departments such as Human Resources, Financial Services, IT, Member Care, Security and Crisis Management, Short-Term Teams, Development, and various field leadership and missionary staff. 

The suite also includes meeting spaces, a kitchen with free coffee, and a prayer room for staff use.

Application Process

The application process includes the following steps:

1. Application and resume submission
2. Interview with the East-West Talent Acquisition Team
3. Personality Assessment of the top candidates 
4. Interviews with the Hiring Team
5. Reference Checks
6. Offer Letter
7. Background and Credit Check
8. East-West New Employee Onboarding

Next Steps

To apply, begin your application online here.

For more information or if you have questions about this position or any other position with East-West, please email [email protected] or click the button below and someone will reach out to you.