Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 22-Oct-2018 to 21-Nov-2018
  • - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Hourly compensation rate will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (within the range of $40 to $50 per hour)
  • Part Time
  • no benefits associated with this part-time position

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW
The Synod of Lincoln Trails is one of 16 synods (regional governing bodies) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and responsible for mission and program coordination in the states of Indiana and Illinois. Within the Synod's boundaries are seven geographical presbyteries and one non-geographical presbytery (the Midwest Korean American Presbytery), 578 churches, and about 85,000 members engaged in worship and mission. The presbyteries and their churches reflect diversity in ethnicity, size, and membership.

The mission of the Synod of Lincoln Trails is to develop, nurture, and support leaders in partnership with our presbyteries and congregations, and to coordinate Presbyterian mission strategy within the Synod. We are seeking two part-time program employees – a Program Manager and a Program Assistant – to help us advance our mission.

POSITION OVERVIEW
Do you love making things happen day to day? In this exciting new role, you'll help turn visionary ideas into action plans and keep programs on track. You'll maximize the impact and outreach of the Synod's mission by creating detailed plans for Synod programs, projects, and events and developing integrated and compelling marketing communication plans. You'll contribute to the smooth functioning of a collaborative environment by defining realistic timelines, clarifying roles, ensuring good communication, and monitoring timely and quality execution. You'll report to the Synod Executive and work closely with the Program Assistant and Stated Clerk of the Synod.

WORK LOCATION AND SCHEDULE
This is a part-time position for 10 hours per week. We are seeking a candidate who could work a minimum of four hours per week in the Synod office. The right candidate may work virtually for up to six hours per week after colleague relationships have been developed. The Synod office is located at the corner of Michigan Road and West 42nd Street.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Management (10 hours/week)
• In coordination with the Synod Executive, clarify strategic goals and create detailed plans to develop, implement, and evaluate Synod programs, projects, and events
• Clarify roles and responsibilities, define realistic timelines, ensure good communication, and monitor timely and quality execution
• Develop an integrated and compelling marketing communication plan for the Synod and its various programs
• Create key messages and timelines for program and event promotion
• Provide program support and marketing communication guidance to the Program Assistant
• Develop and/or proofread and approve promotional materials and social media messages
• Provide design and content guidance for presentations
• Hire freelance designers and photographers, as needed

DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. Bachelor's degree in relevant field; bachelor's degree in Marketing preferred
2. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in marketing communication
3. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in program and/or project management
4. Previous experience in a small office environment
5. Demonstrable experience in creating compelling design, layout and content for print and digital marketing
6. Demonstrable experience in engaging constituents via social media
7. Experience working with volunteers
8. Experience in a faith-based or non-profit organization preferred

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Confident, professional, hospitable and flexible in interpersonal interactions
2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
3. Highly organized; takes initiative, sets priorities, follows through
4. Attentive to details and accuracy
5. Highly proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite/InDesign, and WordPress
6. Collaborative and eager to work with others
7. Problem solver; finds and offers alternative solutions
9. Maturity and professional judgment; ability to maintain discretion with sensitive and confidential information
10. Ability to articulate the Christian/Presbyterian faith

PERSONAL TRAITS FOR CULTURE FIT
1. Alignment with the mission of the Synod
2. Lifelong learner; desire to grow professionally and personally through interactions with diverse audiences
3. Comfortable in a highly-structured, procedures-based organizational system

TRAVEL
A personal automobile and valid driver's license will be required for occasional errands and offsite events. Travel expenses will be reimbursed by the Synod.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Application materials should include a resume with a cover letter of interest that specifically addresses how the candidate's experiences and qualifications meet the qualifications described in this position profile.

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