World Relief is a unique and invigorating place to work. We are looking for talented, ambitious and collaborative people to come alongside our mission, vision and values as we partner with churches to empower the most vulnerable in the world. We hope these resources provide more insight into your hiring journey with us. The Partnership Content Specialist is part of World Relief’s Strategic Engagement Division. This team member will develop content for World Relief’s strategic partners – foundations, corporations, churches, and major donors – and support proposal development and impact reporting for regional Strategic Partnership Directors. The ideal candidate will be adept at creating compelling content (proposals, reports, newsletters, stories, presentations, updates, etc.) and should have a proven track record of timely delivery of content.
This position requires a high level of creativity and donor-centric language. Excellent writing, spelling, editing, proofing, and grammar skills are essential to the role. Preference will be given to those with a strong writing background, bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience. Knowledge of the Story brand framework is a plus.
* This position is not open to candidates who live in Colorado & Connecticut
Own the development of proposal and reporting materials for church and major donors, as well as smaller foundation and corporate donors
Write and develop other content for partners and prospects (stories, updates, newsletters, emergency appeals, etc.).
Create and manage creative resources for front line fundraisers (including templates, presentation decks, and other collateral)
Support front line fundraising representatives in relationship-building efforts and partner care by curating and tailoring content to share with funders for ongoing engagement
Interview volunteers, donors, and beneficiaries as needed for storytelling purposes
Deliver world-class written and verbal communications that demonstrate the impact of giving to World Relief
Develop and manage timelines and key project indicators for deadlines and submissions of proposals and reports
Support work to track funds being sought and received, including multi-year grants, and providing timely and accurate reporting of progress toward goals
Liaise with program and field staff to organize and facilitate streamlined proposal development and impact reporting processes
Represent the team in cross-departmental projects and initiatives; serve as a connector between program staff, WR’s content team, and the Strategic Engagement operations team to ensure smooth flow of information and data
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Outstanding listening, oral and written communication and meeting facilitation skills with a demonstrated ability to relate to and communicate with diverse communities.
Ability to anticipate audience-specific communication needs and support the execution of these needs.
Project management, from facilitating big-picture strategic conversations about positioning and prospects to completion and on-time submission of full proposal and report packages (narratives, budgets and attachments).
Ability to write compelling stories that help our partners move forward in their journey with WR.
Ability to manage and prioritize competing tasks to meet multiple, simultaneous deadlines and motivate others to do so, using diplomacy, clear communication and effective systems and processes to ensure that all team members follow through on assignments and tasks on time.
Ability to think and write creatively.
Capable of working independently, in a team-based environment and across teams.
Extremely self-motivated with a proactive approach to work.
Ability to use with fluency all Microsoft programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
Personal Christian Faith and a heart for serving vulnerable people
Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
Bachelor’s degree required, additional education preferred
5+ years of experience in a variety of writing formats, specifically development writing
5+ years in a project management role with demonstrated increasing responsibility over time
Excellent written and verbal communications skills; attention to detail and ability to execute well
Ability to write logically, clearly and concisely
Ability to use Raiser’s Edge donor tracking system or equivalent
Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail orientation
Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently
Ability to capture and organize complex information
Commitment to World Relief Core Values and Mission Statement
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Flexibility and ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds
Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information
The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear
General office setting
Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in Skype meetings may be required
Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending
Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier
All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.
World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week):
World Relief contributes to monthly premiums:
Offer 16 Paid Holidays!
Offer Paid Sick and Vacation Leave
Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
FSAs: Medical & Dependent Care, & Commuter Funding
Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)
World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:
Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)
Long Term & Short-term Disability
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
Long Distant Travel Insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
World Relief – Retirement:
401K & Roth
WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%
Eligibility: Full Time is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a year
World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible):
Pet Insurance through Nationwide
Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Legal Background in the United States
World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.
Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.
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