01 THE JOB A great story can inspire people to see the world in new ways, but a truly talented and strategic storyteller can move people from awareness to action. You are this type of talent. You’re a world-class marketing and communications professional who wants to make the world a better place by helping children, families, and their communities overcome poverty and injustice.
As the Marketing Communications Officer you’ll serve as a key member on our Partnerships and Innovation team here at World Vision, as together we find new places to gain a response from audiences in the US. Your work will help raise support for life-saving humanitarian work across the globe while also transforming the lives of our US donors who will experience the joy of giving.
While we are working on several growing and diverse partnerships, our core initiative is focused on securing new commitments from Christian schools through an experiential learning initiative called World Vision Ignite. A key part of scaling this work means leaning strongly into content marketing across several platforms as we grow our credibility and visibility in this new space.
An ideal candidate for this role brings a great track record in marketing and communications, preferably in nonprofit fundraising and communications leadership. Bonus if you have some experience with Christian schools. You carry the mindset of an editor who loves to write and see campaigns come to life. You’re versatile, and can easily move from writing blog posts, to ghostwriting long-format content, to creating emails, scripts for podcasts, video content, social media content, ad copy and press releases.
You embody what it means to be a lifelong learner by being naturally curious, asking great questions in concert with active listening. You love collaborating with others. You take ownership of your work but in the same breath are willing to pitch in on any project at a moment’s notice. And yes, you have a particular passion to craft communication that connects. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Let us know about your body of work past and present as well about what you’ve learned over the years. We have a great team. We’re excited to see what God does next and seeing who He might be preparing for this role.
02 What success looks like 1) You refine and execute a successful content marketing plan that captures the attention of our target audiences, cultivates those in the pipeline to conversion. 2) As a storyteller, you identify and curate ongoing content from our partners across the country by finding relevant and interesting stories and adapting content across platforms to measure and grow engagement. 3) You help gain placement to increase coverage for Ignite and other new initiatives through both existing World Vision channels and external channels (strategic PR) hitting team goals for coverage. 4) You manage an array of writing projects including letters, ghostwriting content for partners, and digital ad copy - delivering content that collectively generates new interest to help meet team sponsorship goals. 5) You show time and again that you believe in the larger cause by your attitude, the way you collaborate, how you innovate, and how you own your part of our larger team goals.
03 Where this job could take your career This is a team with the mindset of a startup. We birth new initiatives, so as we grow, you’ll grow – and your career prospects will expand. We believe in taking care of our people, so we want to hear where you want to go with your career. You'll have opportunities to advance within our robust and talented group of marketers as you continue to stretch and grow your career for the future. You’ll be part of World Vision USA, part of the larger World Vision International partnership. Globally, we have over 40,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries. Just over 1000 of us call World Vision USA home.
04 About World Vision USA When you work at World Vision, your passions and talents come together to meet the greatest needs in the world today. We go to ends of the earth and into the margins. Where few go and the road is less traveled. Because Jesus is alive in the hardest places to be a child. We are dangerously soft-hearted. But just the right kind of dangerous. That's because we're a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We empower people out of poverty. For real. For good. For nearly the last 70 years. Jesus' love at the center. Always. We're Christian and follow Jesus' example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. Serving every child we can regardless of faith. Are you feeling called to explore joining us? We hope so.
05 You bring A Bachelor's degree or 8 years of equivalent work experience. In addition to education or educational equivalent, requires work experience in marketing and communications, including professional writing experience; 6 years. Work experience in PowerPoint Design and multimedia production/editing experience preferred. Previous coaching/training work experience preferred. A faith-centered passion to help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies as well as personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign. As a World Vision employee, we ask that you keep Christ central in your individual and corporate life. One of the ways employees do this at work is by attending and participating in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.
06 Additional skills we’re interested in You have self-confidence, energy, and enthusiasm that shows up in your highly effective relationship building and negotiation skills with internal and external clients. You have at least a basic multimedia background and are able to work with the Adobe Creative Suite. Prior media or nonprofit communication experience is a plus. We’re going to be blogging, writing articles, even podcasting. You can take photos and video if needed. You are the proverbial team player that works well with colleagues from various functions/departments possessing the nuanced but important ability to influence the work of others without direct reporting accountability. To accompany that you can function autonomously, hitting deadlines and moving projects through to completion with minimal supervision. A fast-paced cadence to the work? You thrive in this type of environment in part because you're flexible and adaptive as scenarios change. Bottom line is you're someone who rolls up your sleeves and gets the job done. You're able to speak to and show examples of your amazing work (we'll be all ears). Strong understanding of the overall marketing mix and its role in helping a brand build awareness, familiarity, favorability and trust. Strong analytical skills including the ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable recommendations.
07 Let your work be your faith in action Every day, nearly 16,000 children under the age of 5 die from preventable causes. Our call to action is urgent. That’s why we’re looking for someone who is ready to place their expertise behind helping the world’s most vulnerable children. Every stroke of the keyboard, shift in strategy, and innovation in our marketing of fundraising initiatives can help influence whether someone chooses to help today or not. If not you, then who?
08 Salary Range & Benefits Your salary is important to you so it’s important to us. If you need the approximate range to inform your decision on whether to apply or not contact Faith using one of the ways below. We have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round out our total compensation package. Click here to learn more.
09 To Apply See the Apply box in the lower left corner. Still not sure? I really want to hear from you, even if it’s just to ask some questions about the job or have a chat in confidence. Contact Faith in Talent Acquisition at 253-815-2148 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with me on LinkedIn here.
10 What happens next? Glad you asked. We owe you that and strive to not leave you wondering. We review applications nearly every day assessing strength of fit for the role. Sometimes questions arise on our end so we message you to learn more. Short-listed candidates are contacted for an initial phone conversation with our recruiting staff. Moving deeper into our selection process you can expect to interview 1:1 with a hiring manager. Finalists normally participate in a panel interview where the opportunity to meet additional members of our staff lends itself to more of a 360-view of the role. Our most valuable resource is our talented staff. Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time, so we have all hands on deck to move this important work forward.