Employment

Do you believe in a world where everyone belongs to a thriving family? Do you desire to connect your heart to your work?

Thornwell is seeking new team members to join our growing ministry!

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org or fax to 864-938-2122.  No phone calls or in person applications will be accepted.  Thornwell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*Please note our application and screening process for qualified candidates will involve the following as per agency policy and in order to comply with all federal, state and local laws and licensing requirements: phone and in-person interviews, academic and professional licensure verification (if applicable), drug testing, criminal background check, and reference checking.

Director of Philanthropy

Did you start your fundraising career in events and learned how to create a great donor experience while staying on budget? Have you successfully developed and retained a portfolio of leadership level to major gift level donors and significantly increased giving? Are you a masterful storyteller as well as a great listener? If you’re ready to leverage your experience to manage, equip and empower a team of Advancement Officers across a three State region – you should apply for this position. The successful candidate will develop and manage a team of Advancement Officers, engage top donors, collaborate with peer Directors, and thrive in a metrics-driven environment

Bachelor’s degree required, plus 5+ years experience in nonprofit fundraising, with experience in individual donor development. Raiser’s Edge expertise highly preferred. This position reports to the Vice President of Mission Advancement. Dependent on the candidate this position may work from our Clinton, SC campus or a home-office environment. Travel required. Qualified candidates living in South Carolina who embody Thornwell’s core values are encouraged to apply.

To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Director of Philanthropy in subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

Advancement Officer

South Carolina (2 Open Positions)

Georgia (1 Open Position)

You might be Thornwell’s next Advancement Officer! Are you passionate about connecting hearts to a mission that serves children and families? You could be the bridge between someone’s blessing and someone else’s need.

As the Mission Advancement Officer for Thornwell, you will be engaging and inspiring individuals, businesses, churches, and service organizations to give their most generous support for the work we do. And in doing so, they experience the joy and satisfaction of knowing they have made a difference.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Engage and steward Thornwell’s loyal base of Presbyterian churches to retain and grow unrestricted annual fund support. This includes presenting to focused church partners in a defined region of South Carolina.
  • Engage, retain and grow support from individuals who give annually and/or pledge multi-year gifts to restricted programs and unrestricted annual fund.
  • Give presentations and lead virtual tours to increase awareness of Thornwell’s mission and service to children and families. Evaluate partnerships and networking opportunities to ensure they yield an adequate return on investment of time and resources.
  • Primary responsibility for the management of all fundraising events including sponsorship solicitation, donor-hosted gatherings, and volunteer activities in a defined region of South Carolina with support of main campus staff. Responsible for ensuring event revenue and expenses are aligned with budget projections.
  • Make presentations and engage community organizations through agency memberships in regional Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and other civic and social networking organizations. Serve as an agency representative in a defined region of South Carolina where Thornwell promotional material and displays are utilized.
  • Maintain a vigorous travel schedule to meet donors and prospects in person. Averages 8 to 10 face-to-face meetings or presentations each month.
  • Demonstrates leadership in department meetings, follows department procedures and practices on donor stewardship/follow-up reporting and data entry into Raiser’s Edge. Supports grant manager as needed to strengthen relationships with grant funders in a defined region of South Carolina.
  • Participate in overall agency strategic planning and support achievement of goals for all Thornwell fundraising, program marketing, public relations, and communication efforts.

College degree and/or 2-4 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising with a commitment to serving children and families with a non-profit Christian ministry. Organized and motivated self-starter and team-player with proven event management skills, excellent written and verbal communication/presentation and interpersonal skills; close attention to detail; strong strategic, analytic and organizational skills; able to work non-traditional hours such as evening and weekend hours for making presentations to civic or churches/church groups and visiting with constituents. Experience with the Raiser’s Edge and Benevon model of fundraising a plus.

To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Director Human Resources in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

Human Resources Director

With more than 100 full-time employees serving more than 3,000 children and family members each year through a variety of programs in South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia, Thornwell is seeking an experienced HR professional who can join us in our efforts utilizing Appreciative Inquiry to build upon our collective strengths and provide a work environment and employment experience that supports a “Thriving Thornwell.”

The successful candidate will be responsible for all HR functions including employee relations, training, onboarding, policy development and implementation, benefits administration, and employment law compliance. The Director will also serve on a multi-disciplinary work-group to make recommendations to Thornwell leadership for the automation/computerization of HR administrative duties that support as we continue to grow as an agency.

Candidates with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, preferably in human resources or related field, and 3-5 years’ of progressive HR experience (SRHM-CP or PHR designation preferred) serving in a nonprofit organization (human services a plus) are encouraged to apply.

To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Director Human Resources in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

Family Teachers – Residential Program
Clinton, SC –  Full-time Position

We are seeking couples to work in professional positions to provide a nurturing, family-style setting for 8 children. We have nine cottages on our campus and staff each cottage with two couples as to allow for consistency for the children and adequate time off for staff. Thornwell uses the Teaching Family Model of childcare. Our campus includes historic buildings, cottages, farm, recreational facilities, and a Learning Center.

We desire a nurturing, professional and deeply committed ministry-minded people who are ready to accept the challenge of working with children from hard places. If you are interested in serving God and serving children and families, we invite you to apply.

To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Family Teachers in subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

View videos about a day in the life of our Family Teachers and the complete job description

Supervisor– Building Families Program

Greenville, SC – Full-time Position

You can help strengthen families and create healthy homes as a Supervisor with Thornwell’s Building Families Program! We are seeking passionate professionals who desire to work in a thriving work culture that values excellence, professional support and dedication to our clients.

We are currently seeking a Supervisor for our Intensive In-Home Family Therapy Program, Building Families. This individual will be responsible for supervising remote staff serving Greenville, Spartanburg, and Laurens County, SC, with additional positions added as the region expands. The Supervisor will be based in Greenville, SC and will be required to complete approximately 4 day-trips per month to provide in-person supervision, and home visit observations with their staff.

The position of Supervisor is a salaried, full-time, exempt position that requires home visits with supportive phone calls. Excellent salary (DOE), a comprehensive benefits package, and Phone/Mileage reimbursement provided. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with interviewing and hiring staff, pre-service and ongoing training, supervision and program administration/oversight, and developing/evaluating the program.

The position requires a Master’s Degree and experience supervising clinical and/or community-based programs. Preferred candidates will have a clinical license in the state of South Carolina. Appropriate licenses include LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) or LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist).

Position Summary

The Supervisor (aka Consultant) will implement a systematic approach to consultation and training services to help ensure the provision of quality services for clients through the use of established Thornwell, Teaching-Family Association (TFA) and Council on Accreditation (COA) standards. The Consultant will develop and maintain a diverse network of community and congregational relationships to ensure program development and sustainability.

To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Building Families Supervisor in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

Family Specialist – Building Families Program

Columbia, SC – Full-time Position

You can help strengthen families and create healthy homes as a Family Specialist with Thornwell’s Building Families Program!

The Family Specialist will provide voluntary, intensive home-based services and parenting education to families utilizing the Teaching-Family Model of intervention. The Family Specialist will work with 3-5 families at a time, over an 8-14 week period, providing 4-6 hours of service to each family per week. The Family Specialist will provide group parenting classes and workshops, utilizing the Building Families parenting curriculum. The Family Specialist will also be responsible for identifying community referral sources and maintaining ongoing contact and coordination with community partners.

The position of Family Specialist is a salaried, full-time, exempt position that requires home visits with supportive phone calls. Excellent salary (DOE), a comprehensive benefits package, and Phone/Mileage reimbursement provided. The Family Specialist will be employed by Thornwell, and maintain office space and work collaboratively with a local church partner site.

The position requires a Master’s Degree and a provisional or full clinical license in the state of service. License must be in the area of Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy.

To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Building Families Specialist in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

Administrative Assistant
Clinton, SC – Main Campus, Children and Family Ministries Office

Thornwell is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Children and Family Ministries department.  This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: clerical duties, provision of technological and administrative support to program staff, management of campus switchboard, and effective communication with the staff and consumers of Thornwell.

Position requires a minimum of an Associate’s degree with three years’ experience in an Administrative Assistant role, computer skills-Excel, Microsoft 360, and other software, and excellent written and verbal skills.

To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Administrative Assistant in subject line. Please, no phone calls, in-person applications, or professional recruiters.

Assistant Farm Manager – Thornwell Farm
Clinton, SC – Full-time Position
 

We are seeking a hard-working and visionary leader to engage with us in transforming our 300+ acre farm into a thriving financially and environmentally sustainable operation as an integral component of the overall Thornwell mission to serve children, families, and communities.

Thornwell intends for the Thornwell Farm to be an exemplary model of creative farm-related entrepreneurship, land stewardship, and community development.

A 10-year horizon has been created for the Thornwell Farm. Livestock, Specialty Crops, as well as Agritourism have been identified as the 3 primary divisions of the farm ventures.

Core Responsibilities – The Assistant Farm Manager will:

  • Come alongside the process of thoughtful planning and site design of the Thornwell Farm property including overall site layout, feasibility assessment and management of infrastructure improvements.
  • Assist in planning, designing, and implementing sustainable agricultural production systems that improved soil health, enhance natural systems, and increase the aesthetic appeal of the property.
  • Assist in planning, designing, and implementing a plan for agritourism and other visitor-related activities that are synergistic with the mix of production systems in place, recognizes the well-being of the residents, and is in harmony with the broader community.
  • Assist the Director in developing a robust branding and marketing plan for Thornwell Farm’s products and services that is in harmony with the overall Thornwell brand development efforts.
  • Serve as one of the public “faces” of the Thornwell Farm, through involvement in community, regional, and state-level organizations and networks of farmers.
  • Assist in marketing and sales of farm products, as well as planning for events.
  • Supervise Thornwell youth and volunteers on the Thornwell Farm.
  • Other duties required by the Director of the Thornwell Farm.

Working Conditions

The Assistant Farm Manager will be expected to directly participate in all aspects of the Thornwell Farm.  This will entail difficult physical labor, getting dirty, and working in uncomfortable weather conditions. Some weekend work will be required.  We also expect the Assistant Farm Manager to be able to represent the Thornwell Farm to the general public in public meetings, in market/sales situations, etc.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • B.S. degree in appropriate field (required)
  • Significant and appropriate work experience could potentially substitute for the B.S. degree.
  • Experience with growing various horticultural crops. Identify these specifically in your application materials.
  • Valid driver’s license. (CDL a plus)

Required Skills and Abilities – Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to safely operate equipment including, but not limited to, tractors and implements, light construction equipment, and pulling trailers
  • Experience in marketing and sales of products produced on farm; building a client base and managing delivery of products
  • General carpentry and building skills
  • Ability to operate power tools and mechanical equipment safely
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs repeatedly
  • Word processing, spreadsheet development, Internet skills
  • Ability to work independently and is self-motivated, cooperative and flexible
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude, dedication, reliability and a great work ethic
  • Ability to recognize weaknesses in self and seek professional development experiences that will serve to strengthen knowledge, skills, and abilities

Strongly Desired Skills and Abilities – Successful candidates that can demonstrate the following would be a plus:

  • Solid experience and understanding in agritourism
  • Experience in animal husbandry – nutrition, health, and handling
  • Shop skills such as welding, electrical, and mechanical
  • Experience with project planning, especially of projects related to the development and operation of a complex farming and agritourism operation
  • Market (in person) and online sales experience
  • Experience with website design or management
  • Experience with overseeing employees and managing time
  • Ability to work with outside vendors and contractors, budgeting and overseeing work to ensure its successful completion
  • Applied research; interpretation of research findings
  • Public Speaking/Presentation Skills

To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Assistant Farm Manager – Thornwell Farm in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

Farm Associate – Thornwell Farm
Clinton, SC – Full-time Position

We are seeking a hard-working individual to engage with us in transforming our 300+ acre farm into a thriving financially and environmentally sustainable operation as an integral component of the overall Thornwell mission to serve children, families, and communities.

Thornwell intends for the Thornwell Farm to be an exemplary model of creative farm-related entrepreneurship, land stewardship, and community development.

A 10-year horizon has been created for the Thornwell Farm. Livestock, Specialty Crops, as well as Agritourism have been identified as the 3 primary divisions of the farm ventures

Core Responsibilities – The Farm Associate will:

  • Come alongside the process of thoughtful planning and site design of the Thornwell Farm property including overall site layout, feasibility assessment and management of infrastructure improvements.
  • Assist in planning, designing, and implementing sustainable agricultural production systems that improved soil health, enhance natural systems, and increase the aesthetic appeal of the property.
  • Assist in implementing a plan for agritourism and other visitor-related activities that is synergistic with the mix of production systems in place, recognizes the well-being of the residents, and is in harmony with the broader community.
  • Supervise Thornwell youth and volunteers on the Thornwell Farm.
  • Other duties required by the Director of the Thornwell Farm or the Assistant Farm Manager.

Working Conditions

The Farm Associate will be expected to directly participate in all aspects of the Thornwell Farm. This will entail difficult physical labor, getting dirty, and working in uncomfortable weather conditions. Some weekend work will be required.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Significant and appropriate work experience in a similar position
  • Valid driver’s license. (CDL a plus) 

Required Skills and Abilities – Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to safely operate equipment including, but not limited to, tractors and implements, light construction equipment, and pulling trailers
  • Experience with growing various horticultural crops
  • General carpentry and building skills
  • Ability to operate power tools and mechanical equipment safely
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs repeatedly is required
  • Ability to work independently and is self-motivated, cooperative and flexible
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude, dedication, reliability and a great work ethic
  • Ability to recognize weaknesses in self and seek professional development experiences that will serve to strengthen knowledge, skills, and abilities

Strongly Desired Skills and Abilities – Successful candidates that can demonstrate the following would be a plus:

  • Experience and understanding in agritourism
  • Experience in animal husbandry – nutrition, health, and handling
  • Shop skills such as welding, electrical, and mechanical
  • Word processing, spreadsheet development, Internet skills
  • Public Speaking/Presentation Skills

To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role, along with salary requirements to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with Farm Associate – Thornwell Farm in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

IT Service Technician Student Intern
Clinton, SC – Part-Time Position

Are you an IT student looking for professional on the job experience? Do you thrive in a technical customer service environment? Are you a good troubleshooter and helpful by nature? Are you ready to gain hands-on experience in a rewarding, non-profit organization?

This position supports the IT department by performing assigned tasks or assisting with assigned projects, allowing the intern to gain an understanding of the business function. This is a great internship opportunity to gain professional hands-on experience with computer help desk support in a corporate information systems organization. This intern position will work under the direction of experienced IT Service Technicians to help with Service Desk requests, troubleshooting efforts for hardware and software support incidents, computer installs, build and rebuild hardware, and projects. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, striving for excellence and looking for real world experiences. It is anticipated that this internship will start ASAP.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to troubleshooting efforts for computer hardware and software support incidents
  • Help to fulfill service requests ranging from staff moves to software installation
  • Provide over the phone and remote access IT support
  • Communicate with vendors in order to service defective products
  • Assist with Ticketing
  • Any other duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Recently completed or pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Project Management or a related field
  • Availability to work 20-24 hours or more per standard work week M-F, day shift
  • Customer-oriented mentality with effective people skills
  • First-rate verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to effectively share and communicate information with other team members
  • Inquisitive approach to problem solving with fine attention to detail
  • Desire to constantly build knowledge and skill base
  • High integrity, reliable, empathetic, and a positive team player contributing to company initiatives

Working towards a degree in related field, with a high school degree or equivalent preferred. This job is ideal for someone who is: dependable–more reliable than spontaneous; people-oriented–enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects; and detail-oriented–would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture. Salary is college credit from your institution OR $8-$10/hour.

To submit your candidacy, please send your resume along with a letter of interest describing your skills, experience, and why you desire to serve in this role to HR@thornwell.org (fax to 864-938-2122) with IT Intern in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or professional recruiters.

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