Job Context Information
Strategic Communications is a team within the Mission Advancement unit responsible for designing, planning and executing effective and integrated marketing, public relations and digital media strategies for the churchwide expression of the ELCA.
Working as part of the Strategic Communications team in the ELCA, the Communications Specialist supports the growing base of major, mid-level, and regular donors to churchwide ministries (such as ELCA World Hunger, Lutheran Disaster Response and more) by creating marketing materials, templates, proposals, reports in support of our major gifts and donor stewardship strategies, with the goal of inviting, inspiring, and thanking our generous supporters.
1. Produce a variety of reports to be shared with donors, congregations and VIP audiences, including but not limited to letters, newsletters, white papers, annual report and presentations.
2. Write, edit and layout major gift proposals to be shared with high capacity donors. Assist the Development Communications team with the management of a bank of content (stories, impact data) and templates.
3.Develop PowerPoint presentations, write scripts, develop materials and create templates and tools for major gift officers and unit executives to use during donor visits and large events
4. Write, update and manage email and print acknowledgment letters for all churchwide ministries and funds.
5. Assist the Development Communications team and executive for Mission Advancement with special projects, internal communications and other duties as assigned. Assist the team with the implementation of marketing plans, including direct mail campaigns, e-marketing campaigns, print materials and more.
6. Track, record and analyze results of work, including setting goals and demonstrating progress towards key metrics, including revenue, donor retention and donor satisfaction.
0-5% for churchwide events, meetings and continued education/conferences
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone. This position requires sitting for long periods of time. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.