Marketing and Events Specialist

Marketing and Events Specialist

Marketing and Events Specialist

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Marketing - Full-time

 

Do you want to be a part of creating a culture of generosity throughout Michigan and worldwide? 

 

In the next 25 years, there will be an unprecedented wealth transfer in the United States – an estimated $84 trillion will be passed from one generation to the next through 2045. National Christian Foundation (NCF) is a leader in the Christian giving space – helping families develop wise giving strategies for current and future giving. NCF is strategically positioned to guide Christian families, who have been entrusted with much, to make a lasting Kingdom impact as they plan for the stewardship of their wealth. 

 

NCF is a charitable grantmaking ministry that provides creative giving solutions and inspires biblical generosity among Christian families, advisors, and charities. Since 1982, NCF has received over $23 billion in contributions and made over $17 billion in giver-recommended grants to more than 90,000 charities and churches.  Since its founding in 2000, the NCF Michigan affiliate has facilitated over $500 million in grants to charities through our service to over 1,300 families. Located in Ada, NCF Michigan is working to serve an ever-broadening group of Christian givers as they seek to wisely steward the resources entrusted to them and give generously to advance God’s Kingdom. Learn more at www.ncfgiving.com and www.ncfgiving.com/michigan 

 

Position Summary: 

We are seeking a talented and experienced individual with a strong background in marketing, digital communication, and event management who will join us in mobilizing resources and inspiring generosity across Michigan! The ideal candidate will have a passion and calling for the work of NCF and advancing the Kingdom. 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Marketing and Communications: Coordinate our marketing and communication initiatives. 

  • Create and execute annual and quarterly marketing plans to achieve higher current giver engagement and build new giver relationships. 

  • Lead NCF Michigan in new creative efforts to expand the message of biblical generosity and NCF’s services across our local community. 

  • Drive our digital and printed marketing efforts. 

  • Produce local marketing content for website, emails, print newsletters and mailings, and social media. 

  • Produce local video content to be featured across various communication channels (including script writing, video editing and maintenance of NCF Michigan’s Vimeo channel). 

  • Ensure NCF Michigan implements and maintains high brand standards. 

  • Set measurable engagement goals on various marketing channels and track growth. 

  • Leverage marketing support and resources produced by the national office. 

 

  • Event Management: Direct our outreach events designed to inspire biblical generosity with givers and local partner organizations.  

  • Oversee programming – recruit speakers, cultivate local testimonial stories, craft programming script, design PowerPoint presentation content, etc.  

  • Manage event communications – write, design, and distribute event campaign materials to local givers and advisors. 

  • Coordinate bookings with local venues, caterers, florists, and rental companies to ensure execution of seamless giver events. 

  • The annual cadence of events includes: 

  • Topical workshops for givers, women, and advisors 

  • Generous Conversations for Churches and ministries 

  • Event Sponsorships 

  • Generosity Retreats for givers 

  • Off-site staff retreats 

Ideal Characteristics: 

  • Christ Centered Profession that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Lifestyle that is consistent with the teachings of Jesus and the Bible. Agreement and support of NCF’s Statement of Faith (found on NCF website). Demonstrates the values of faithfulness, love, and service. 

  • Passionate about NCF’s Mission – Must have an intrinsic motivation to come to work based on their heart for biblical generosity, stewardship, and transformation in the lives of individuals. 

  • Relational; Natural ability to connect with givers and influence change This person is personally motivated to connect and engage with people in a natural, relational way. 

  • Intellectually and Socially Curious – Must be motivated to learn more about people, their story, their calling, and the assets they have been entrusted with, and will work to understand and stay current with respect to the latest gift-planning and stewardship techniques. 

  • Strong Communicator Must have exceptional verbal and written communication and possess the ability to recognize and communicate information and new ideas in a compelling way. 

  • Behavioral and Linguistic Flexibility – Must be able to adapt communication styles and behavior depending on the audience. 

  • Proactive; Natural at following through – Must be a self-directed individual who independently initiates their schedule, manages their week, conducts follow-up, and sees opportunities through to their completion. 

  • Collaborative team player – This person has a positive attitude, is flexible, enjoys working with other team members to create solutions, and is eager to support others. 

  • Commitment to excellence; Strong attention to detail This person values excellence in products, processes, and organizations, consistently striving to make things better. 

 

Strengths and Personality: 

  • Ideal Strengths:  Communication, Achiever, Strategic, Responsibility, Individualization, Positivity, Empathy, Activator, Arranger. 

  • Ideal Personality Traits: Collaborative, Enthusiastic, Optimistic, Dynamic, Generalist, Intuitive, Self-starter, High Achiever. 

 

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 

  • Minimum three years of previous marketing, communications, event management, required. 

  • Experience with copywriting and digital communication preferred. 

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office including: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. 

  • Previous charitable giving experience preferred. 

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud preferred (e.g., Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop Premiere Pro). 

  • Knowledge of Salesforce, Marketing Cloud, and social media platforms preferred. 

 

Nature and Scope: 

  • Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the NCF Michigan President and may supervise other individuals now or over time. 

  • Work Schedule: 30 – 40 hours per week. Additional hours may be required during peak periods and projects. 

  • Pay:  Competitive and commensurate with experience 

  • Work Environment: 80% office; 20% external (coordinating events, etc.). 

  • Travel: Occasional regional travel for events (1-day trip), and, rarely, overnight trips. 

  • Location: Ada, Michigan.  

Next Steps: If interested, please submit your resume to: Laurie DeLong, ldelong@ncfgiving.com