Virginia Mennonite Missions

Position Description

Title:  

Events and Publicity Coordinator

Job Function:

Plan and facilitate effective promotional, fundraising and recruiting events that reach the entire VMMissions constituency and assist in the publicity of VMMissions’ work through a variety of media outlets

Supervised by:

Director of Advancement

Load:

50% time, non-exempt (hourly)

Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrates an active faith in Jesus Christ, commitment to the church, and passion for God’s mission.
  2. An active member of a Christian congregation, with preference for churches in the Anabaptist tradition, and able to sign VMMissions’ Lifestyle Covenant.  
  3. Strong reputation, demonstrated leadership abilities, excellent interpersonal skills, and proven ability to be a team player.
  4. Outgoing and relational, yet detail-oriented and administratively competent.
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
  6. Experience in event planning and/or public relations preferred.
  7. Beneficial to have knowledge of Virginia Conference and VMMissions’ constituency.  
  8. Computer and technology skills for production of publicity materials. Knowledge and skills in the following preferred: Adobe Design Standard suite, Microsoft Office (and/or the Google equivalents), and a variety of web and social media platforms.
  9. Experience with photography and video productions preferred.  
  10. Physical well-being appropriate to the demands of this job.
  1. Ability to transport materials weighing up to 50 lbs. for short distances.
  2. A current driver's license.
  1. Flexibility in working hours due to occasional evening and weekend meetings, as well as travel (up to 2 weeks per year).
  2. Requires a college or professional degree.

Responsibilities:

Standards of Performance:

1

Plan and facilitate effective promotional, fundraising and recruiting events that reach the entire VMMissions constituency

1.1

In consultation with the Advancement Team, oversee the planning, publicity, facilitation, and recruitment of volunteers to carry out special events promoting the ministries of VMMissions.

1.2

Manage financial aspects of event planning to ensure that events remain within budgetary allowances and/or yield anticipated income.

1.3

Keep the Board and staff of VMMissions apprised of upcoming events and ways they can participate.  

1.4

Be a member of the Development Team and assist the fundraising efforts of VMMissions by nurturing and maintaining a limited portfolio of donor relationships.

1.5

Represent VMMissions on the Bike Shenandoah Board and solicit volunteers and sponsorships for that event.

1.6

Represent VMMissions in recruiting and publicity events among our constituency as requested and as possible.

1.7

Assist program staff with planning and execution of worker retreats and training events.

2

Assist in the publicity of VMMissions’ work through a variety of media outlets

2.1

In consultation with the Advancement Team, maintain and update a vibrant media presence to reach VMMissions’ entire constituency.

2.2

Write and publicize stories featuring the work and events of VMMissions through a variety of digital and print media.

2.3

Assist in the production of print and audiovisual material promoting the work of VMMissions.

2.4

Work with program staff to maintain a current list of VMMissions position openings and regularly promote opportunities to serve through media and events.

3

Miscellaneous

3.1

Meet with supervisor once a month and as needed

3.2

Attend staff prayer, meetings and retreats

3.3

Perform other duties as needed