About the job
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Location: Dallas, Texas
The Role: Director of Communications
Meet IF: Gathering:
We exist to equip women with gospel-centered resources, events, and community so they may learn more about who God is and disciple other women right where they are. Every gathering and tool that has been built since is created with that purpose in mind–equipping women and serving the church with opportunities and resources to go and make disciples.
Before there was ever an event or resource created, there was one phrase God continuously laid on IF:Gathering’s founder and visionary, Jennie Allen’s, heart: Disciple a Generation. IF:Gathering publicly launched the first gathering in 2014. At the event, women were reminded that because God is indeed who He says He is, we in turn have a job to do on Earth: tell others about Him. When we gathered, we decided we were not going to be a conference ministry because life change doesn’t happen on a stage. It happens through life on life discipleship, so our mission was and is to gather, equip and unleash women in their places through IF:Locals. Today, IF:Gathering is not only an event but a discipleship ministry focused on putting tools and resources in the hands of women in the church. Through these, IF is able to empower women to reclaim discipleship as God's means to change the world. In eight years, through technology, our events, and our tools, we have reached more than one million women in 179 countries and we have a grand desire to see an entire generation discipled and unleashed to then go and make disciples of Jesus. We believe with God it’s possible.
About the Director of Communications:
IF:Gathering is looking for a Director of Communications who is a passionate leader of people and can strategize and implement all external marketing and communication for our organization.
Our ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about the mission of IF:Gathering and can embody our vision, values, and brand in all communication while maintaining effective messaging and brand strategy and leading a diversely skilled team. The Director of Communications will lead all brand strategy and implementation including online community management, marketing, media, branding, graphic design, customer service, technology, and other digital communication needs.
This valuable teammate and organizational leader don’t fear running out of ideas for digital marketing or compelling campaigns to move our audience down the marketing funnel. The responsibilities will give the Director of Communications the opportunity to be at the forefront of utilizing digital communications to encourage, empower, and equip women in the church to make disciples.
Our hope is that this strategic leader will be a key part of IF:Gathering’s growth in the next five to ten years.
The Director of Communications Responsibilities Include:
Lead the implementation of strategic communications plans surrounding all campaigns, events, resources, products, and online communities through email, social media, IF:Gathering’s website, and other outward communication avenues.
Lead a team of 4-9 team members including a Graphic Designer, Social Media Manager, Senior Copywriter, and more.
Find ways to further enhance the reach and engagement for all of IF:Gathering’s tools, experiences, and events, through analysis of current market data and trends.
Supervise and coordinate the creation and implementation of outward-facing brand and design.
Supervise and manage the work of communications coordinators, contractors, and interns.
Distribute and maintain all marketing and communications collateral including, but not limited to social media, emails, event resources, and IF:Gathering’s website.
Create market and positioning strategies that guide decision-making and marketing execution as well as brainstorm new and creative growth strategies.
Identify digital advertising trends and insights, and create and optimize ad spend and performance based on the insights.
Evaluate emerging technologies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate.
Utilize the strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across instrument conversion points and optimize user funnels.
Collaborate with agencies and other vendor partners when needed.
Manage all copywriting efforts and production from draft creation to distribution of final product, including coordinating executive management approvals.
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree is required.
5+ years of marketing work experience is preferred.
Proven 5+ years minimum working experience in digital marketing.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout, and design competency.
Knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media.
Experience developing and implementing communication strategies.
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to set and achieve strategic objectives and manage a budget.
Highly collaborative style with the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people and communicate with people at all levels.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to effectively manage communication strategies and tactics, organization, culture, and vision.
Implementer who thrives on creating and managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management.
Personal thriving relationship with Jesus Christ.
Passion for discipleship and evangelism.
Discretion and confidentiality.
What it's Like to Live in Dallas, Texas:
Dallas is a richly diverse city with various cultures, religions, and lifestyles. It's located in what's known as the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area. It's surrounded by numerous cities like Arlington, Plano, Garland, Irving, McKinney, Frisco, and Denton. Dallas offers its residents opportunities to explore authentic arts, diverse music, great food, and historical landmarks.
The area is fully equipped with many places to see and explore, including the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden with 66 acres of tranquil environment located at the banks of White Rock Lake. It provides a peaceful outdoor escape from the city, among many other green spaces and parks, walking trails, and recreational areas. There's also the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, a museum including a timeline to explore the presidency and life of John F. Kennedy, and the African American Museum. Dallas is known for its great restaurants and the culinary scene where you can enjoy a meal with an excellent view at Cloud Nine Café or Chef Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty restaurant. The metroplex is home to many professional athletic teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars, FC Dallas, and the Dallas Wings.
There's no shortage of things to do and places to explore; Dallas is a great place to call home.
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