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Marketing & Events Coordinator

Where

Auburn, AL

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

June 19, 2024

Classification

Exempt

Category

Marketing & Communications

Location / Chapter

East Alabama Area

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Position Summary

Job Summary:

We are seeking a passionate and dynamic individual to join our non-profit organization as a Marketing & Events Coordinator. The candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies to promote our organization's mission, programs, and events. Additionally, they will oversee the planning and execution of various events aimed at engaging youth in our community and raising awareness and funds for our cause. 

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Develop Marketing Strategies: Create comprehensive marketing plans to promote the organization's mission, programs, and events across various channels including digital, social media, email marketing, and traditional media.
  2. Content Creation: Produce engaging content including but not limited to blog posts, social media posts, newsletters, press releases, and promotional materials.
  3. Social Media Management: Manage and grow the organization's presence on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Develop and implement social media campaigns to increase engagement and reach.
  4. Website Management: Maintain and update the organization's website with relevant content, news, and event information. Ensure the website is user-friendly and optimized for search engines.
  5. Event Planning and Execution: Plan and coordinate a variety of events including fundraisers, community outreach events, youth recreation events, workshops, and seminars. This includes securing venues, managing logistics, coordinating vendors, and overseeing event promotion and execution.
  6. Youth Engagement: Foster a welcoming and inclusive environment where youth feel valued, supported, and empowered to participate actively. Build meaningful relationships with youth, providing mentorship, guidance, and support as they navigate various life challenges. Organize opportunities for youth to express their faith through service projects, retreats, and spiritual formation activities.
  7. Volunteer Management: Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to support marketing initiatives and event planning efforts.
  8. Collaboration: Work closely with volunteers and staff to ensure seamless execution of events, including logistics, registration, and communication with participants.
  9. Partnership Development: Identify and cultivate partnerships with other organizations, churches, businesses, and community groups to expand the reach and impact of our marketing efforts and events.
  10. Budget Management: Develop and manage budgets for marketing campaigns and events, ensuring resources are allocated effectively and efficiently.
  11. Evaluation and Reporting: Track and analyze the performance of marketing campaigns and events, providing regular reports and insights to inform future strategies and initiatives.

Spiritual Responsibilities

YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.

Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ USA is to communicate and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and their families, and in that regard to make, educate and encourage life-long disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is very important that you as an employee in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel. As an employee of Youth for Christ and an associate minister of the Gospel, YFC expects all employees to:

  1. Model Christian Values: Employees are expected to embody Christian values such as love, kindness, honesty, and integrity in their words and actions. We expect you to live above reproach while working as well in your personal life. Ultimately, employees are called to lead by example, living out their faith in a way that inspires and encourages others. This involves demonstrating humility, forgiveness, and a willingness to serve others selflessly.
  2. Prayer and Worship: There will be times where you may lead prayer, worship or just be an active participant during a group.
  3. Biblical Teaching: Depending on your role, you may be responsible for teaching biblical principles and truths to the youth. This could be done through formal lessons, discussions, or informal conversations.
  4. Create a Safe and Nurturing Environment: Ensuring that the organization provides a safe and nurturing environment where youth can grow in their faith is crucial.
  5. Continuous Personal Spiritual Growth: Lastly, employees should prioritize their own spiritual growth and development. This includes regular prayer, studying the Bible, seeking guidance from mentors, and participating in spiritual retreats or conferences.

These responsibilities are not only important for the spiritual well-being of the youth but also contribute to the overall mission and values of YFC.

Fundraising Responsibilities

All YFC employees are expected to regularly and actively participate in faithful activities that advance the stewardship functions of YFC/USA. These activities will include—but are not limited to— extending invitations to fundraising events, recruiting personal circle of influence/YFC donor contacts, sending letters, handwritten notes, personal calls, and personally ministering to donor contacts.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of young people and supporting the mission of our non-profit youth ministry. If you are creative, organized, and enthusiastic about youth ministry and marketing, we encourage you to apply.

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Multi-tasker with strong work ethic
  • Proven experience in marketing, event planning, or a related role, preferably within the non-profit sector.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to create compelling content for various audiences.
  • Proficiency in social media management platforms, email marketing tools, and content management systems.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creative thinker with a passion for social impact and community engagement.
  • Superior interpersonal skills; experience working with volunteers and managing teams.
  • Experience working with youth between the ages of 11-19.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and techniques is desirable.
  • Photography & Videography experience preferred.



Credentials Required & Preferred Education

  • BA in Marketing, Communications, Projects or Business or equivalent experience
  • Minimum one-year event experience
  • Minimum one-year marketing experience

Benefits

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Paid Time Off Program
  • Health & Welfare Benefits
  • Retirement Plan

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.