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online giving is back up

UPDATE: Our online giving is up and running again. We recently transitioned between vendors, so if you have any other issues, please let us know by using the contact form.

Just a note that our online giving option is currently down and we are working with our vendor on the issue.

We still accept donations via snail mail or you can visit our office.

Mail (make checks payable to "Common Ground Montgomery", and note in the memo line where you would like the donation to go):

Common Ground Montgomery
P.O. Box 1866
Montgomery, AL 36102

Stop by the office:

1516 Mobile Road
Montgomery, AL 36108
Office Hours: M-F noon-6 pm

job opening: director of operations

We have a new job opening for a director of operations in Montgomery, Alabama.

director of operations

Would you like to be a part of a multi-cultural team working in west Montgomery, Alabama, to help in Gospel-centered community and cultural transformation and reconciliation?

The Director of Operations will liaise with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to make decisions for operational and organizational budget goals, plan and monitor day-to-day running of the organization, and oversee all human resource needs.

This is a full-time position with salary and benefits commensurate with market standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervise Office Assistant and oversee all office operations
  • Manage day-to-day operations/maintenance of facilities, vehicles, and other CGM properties.
  • Work with Head of Programs, Executive Director, and Board Finance Committee Chair to create annual organization budget
  • Monitor monthly spending, budget adherence, and communicate with Executive Director and Board of Directors of progress.
  • Sign all checks
  • Monitor all incoming mail
  • Make bank deposits
  • Work with accountants and auditors to create and maintain integrity and transparency with CGM finances and bookkeeping
  • Assist accounting firm with annual audit
  • Oversee all human resource staff policies and procedures along with documentation
  • Maintain employee documentation of vacation, sick days, and reimbursements
  • Execute payroll and ensure timely payment of bills
  • Maintain pertinent files and organize office with organizational filing systems
  • Assist in any planned or special CGM related events as needed

Requirements:

  • Proven experience with above roles in equivalent or equal position
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • Outstanding communication and people skills
  • Knowledge of industry’s legal rules and guidelines
  • In depth knowledge of diverse business functions and principles (e.g. supply chain, finance, customer service etc.)
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Familiarity with MS Office and various business software

Additional:

  • Degree(s) in business administration or relevant field is a plus

Please email to jobs@cgmlife.org a resume (a CV is not required, but will be accepted if you wish to submit it) along with a statement answering this question:

Knowing the mission and vision of Common Ground Montgomery (can be found online here: www.cgm.life/mission), why do you want to work with CGM and what do you hope to accomplish?


Link: CGM Jobs

summer camper sponsorships

It's that time of the year again! The CGM Summer Camp is just around the corner, and we need your help to make it happen! Every year CGM hosts a summer camp for eight weeks. Our goal is to have 100 children this summer.

The children will be with us for seven hours a day, five days a week. 

We want to provide these children a chance to get off the streets for the summer, be surrounded by Christian men and women that love them in paradigm shattering ways, teach them the Gospel, and provide an amazing summer of fun.

Along with the staff, we also bring in 10-20 college interns to help run the camp.

We budget $400 per child in our camp for grades kindergarten - 8th. The high school students are budgeted at $500 per child because they go on college tours and other trips.

Please consider donating to help us put on our annual Summer Camp! 

elijah wright law

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Since Valentine's Day (Tuesday), we've helped raise over $3,000 with your help. But we need to help raise more a bit more.

We lost one of our students to a brain tumor this past Saturday.

Elijah Wright Law lived the last year of his life knowing that he was dying. He and his twin sister were students at TS Morris Elementary and enrolled in our after school programs up until he relocated to start treatments. This has been and is still a great burden for any child or parent to bear. Elijah's family has exhausted all their resources in the year+ long trial. Now, they need some help.

Would you consider donating toward the remaining $2,000 of funeral expenses?

You can click the button below to donate - please select "community ministries fund" as the FUND and note the "Elijah's funeral" under ADDITIONAL COMMENTS.

Our online donation process is secure and easy. You will be taken to a secure third-party site hosted by E-tapestry. They handle our online transactions. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Once your donation is completed, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.