Public Relations Role

Word & Deed Ministries is a Reformed humanitarian relief and development organization with the goal of improving the physical and spiritual lives of needy people in the developing world in accordance with biblical principles. By God’s grace, and through the support of our donors, our organization continues to grow. We are now seeking an additional full-time or part-time employee to assist us in carrying out our mission.

This role requires a cheerful Christian who is versatile, self-motivated, and a team player with excellent communication and computer skills. The successful applicant must have a love for the Reformed faith as well as a heart for reaching out to the needy in the developing world

Job Description: Public Relations

Location: Driving distance to West Michigan preferred, other locations considered.

Full-time: Full-time preferred; part-time applications might be considered.

Responsibilities: A successful applicant will work alongside the current Word & Deed staff and report to the Board and/or its designee. The primary responsibilities will include:

  • Presentations to groups (churches, schools, business groups, etc.)
  • Meetings with donorsResearch new donor prospects
  • Business group initiation, coordination and management
  • Establish/maintain relationships with churches and other donors
  • Identify and develop ambassadors/committed volunteers
  • Represent organization at synods, conferences, etc.
  • Write communication for the magazine, website, brochures, donors, etc.

Responsibilities may also include:

  • Track, manage and analyze donor data
  • Oversee various fundraising committees and events
  • Grantwriting
  • Planned giving
  • Handle deposits and enter donor information into database
  • Ensure fundraising compliance with ECFA and various state agencies
  • Provide a support to the projects department
  • Over time, take on a developing world project manager role
  • Willingness to travel to the developing world

Employment details:

  • Salary and benefits provided

 Requirements for applicant:

  • Active membership in a confessional Reformed church and willing to subscribe in writing to the Bible, also as it is summarized in the Three Forms of Unity and/or the Westminster standards.
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Self-motivated, disciplined, organized with friendly disposition
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Long term commitment expected

Assets:

  • Experience with volunteering with Word & Deed or other ministries
  • Post-secondary education in Business or Humanities

Application Procedure: If you are interested in the job description and meet the requirements that we are looking for, please submit a resume, an accompanying cover letter, a letter of recommendation from your pastor or council, as well as the names of at least two people who we can contact as references to Heidi Pronk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cover letter must introduce yourself, detail how you fulfill the requirements listed above, and express why you are interested in working for Word & Deed. Word & Deed reserves the right to only follow-up with, interview, and ultimately hire candidates that it deems suitable for the position. Multiple interviews may be required.

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