Are you a person of compassion, or an advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable, and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited and the forgotten? World Relief is doing big things and we believe in our calling as Christians to welcome the least of these and love our neighbor. World Relief seeks a highly talented church and community mobilizer with 5+ years of experience to join our Mobilization team. The ideal candidate is solution-based, kind-hearted, creative and enjoys working in a fast-paced team environment.
This community-focused position is intended to activate, educate, and mobilize local churches and community partners for effective engagement among immigrants and serve as a catalyst for greater involvement among people in vulnerable situations. This position will also work with the Office Director to design, implement, and manage a comprehensive development program by focusing on partnerships with individual donors, foundations, and businesses in the community.
• Embody the mission, vision, and values as a leader and example for staff, volunteers, clients, and the community
• Maintain a thorough understanding of World Relief programs to communicate to churches, donors, and partners
• Demonstrate a strong focus on cross-program and cross-office integration to meet program, staff and community goals
• Supervise the Mobilization Team, including the Volunteer Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, and related community, volunteer and intern programs
• Contribute to the national network of US offices in areas pertaining to church, volunteer, and fundraising mobilization.
• Provide office leadership through participation on the Memphis Leadership Team.
Church & Community Engagement
• Lead the establishment and implementation of a strategic plan for church and community mobilization, consulting with the Office Director and Volunteer Coordinator
• Build relationships with church leaders and lay leaders in majority and minority culture churches, through one-on-one relational meetings, leading them to incorporate church outreach and service among people in vulnerable situations through World Relief partnership in Memphis and/or other parts of the world as may be the calling of a particular church
• Oversee the development and execution of volunteer opportunities that serve both the needs of program participants and the needs of the local church
• Participate in and help develop networks of churches and church leaders focused on immigrant ministry and serving their local community or facilitate the creation of new networks as needed
• Maintain accurate records of activity with local churches, including the on-going assessment and categorization of churches according to the level of involvement of each
• Give presentations and educational talks as requested on the work of the church among immigrants, the theological basis for the work, and the specific mission and work of World Relief
• Promote understanding of and church participation in advocacy efforts around issues of immigration, immigration reform and just treatment of vulnerable populations
• Participate with the Memphis Leadership Team, Mobilization Team, and national marketing and fundraising teams in the development and implementation of annual fundraising campaigns
• Develop, in conjunction with the Office Director, quarterly and annual work plans and metrics
• Prepare funding proposals and reports as requested by church and community funders
• Oversee the development and implementation of fundraising events including (but not limited to) annual benefit dinner
• Initiate and develop major, mid-level, and breadth donor campaigns to contribute to WRM’s programmatic needs in coordination with the Office Director
• Grow brand awareness in the church and community through a strategic communications plan that grows followers and engagement in these areas: social media, e-mail campaigns, direct mail campaigns, and local news media outlets
• Oversee production of educational materials that will support the understand and implementation of immigrant ministry within local churches
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required
• Biblical knowledge and understanding of scriptural basis for work among immigrants
• Strong understanding of the American church, church denominations and church structures
• Knowledge of or willingness to learn the basics of US immigration laws and policies and how these affect immigrant communities and local churches
• Ability to flex schedules to meet demands of occasional evening or weekend events
• Ability to manage multiple demands and deadlines with flexibility
• Proficiency required in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook); Experience in design programs such as Canva for Non-Profits preferred
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT or other CRM preferred
• Personal Christian faith and a heart for service to vulnerable people
• Committed to the mission, vision and values of World Relief
• Valid driver’s license and vehicle required
• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree strongly preferred
• Cross-cultural experience desired
Benefits Offered to US Employees working 25 or more hours per week:
World Relief contributes to monthly premiums:
FSA Medical & Dependent Care
Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)
Offer 16 Paid Holidays
Flexible work schedule
Some remote work days
Communication Stipend ($30)
Quarterly rejuvenation and retreat days
World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:
Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)
Long term disability
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
World Relief – Retirement:
401K & Roth through Fidelity
WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%
Eligibility: Full Time is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a year
Automatically enrolled at 4%
World Relief offers Discounts (Immediately Eligible)
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Legal Background in the United States
World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.
Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.