Global Gates Director of Communications

Mission Description Summary

The Director of Communications develops and oversees the sharing of Global Gates’ vision, news, and opportunities to the public through letters, email campaigns, social media, videos, UPG North America initiative, and the Global Gates website. The Director of Communications also oversees the communication of Global Gates news and information to its employees.

Major Responsibilities and Function

  • Develop and implement a communications strategy for the organization, meeting monthly with the Global Gates Development Officer, Mobilization Director, communication/media team, and Global Gates leadership to aid the process. 
  • Create and manage a Global Gates branding guide and make sure the organization and its personnel have consistent messaging and branding across all platforms.
  • Oversee the dissemination of internal newsletters every couple of weeks, making sure input is gathered from the Global Gates leadership team for each newsletter.
  • Oversee the solicitation, compilation, and design of stories from Global Gates missionaries for regular mail and email updates to donors and subscribers.
  • Compile, design, and send regular newsletters to UPG North America subscribers.
  • Update the Global Gates website as needed using Wordpress as our backend.
  • Write blogs and obtain material for blogs from Global Gates personnel that will highlight Global Gates’ work and create awareness of the need for new workers.
  • Capture and share stories of life change and impact through Global Gates work.
  • Oversee the promotion of Global Gates and UPG North America through social media such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
  • Manage the production and execution of Global Gates events, such as our biennial organization-wide gathering.
  • Work with the Global Gates Development Officer to produce development materials, including annual reports.
  • Think creatively about how to communicate Global Gates’ story and vision to our intended audience (partners, potential partners, potential missionaries and/or existing personnel).
  • Raise up financial supporters to support his or her work through Global Gates.

Why is This Position Needed?

Global Gates is continuing to expand its operations into multiple “gateway hubs” throughout the world. We are helping “define the playing field” of the most strategic unreached people group communities in North America in need of Christian witness, and we need to thoroughly give individuals, churches, and other organizations an opportunity to respond to our vision and act on the research and resources we develop. A Director of Communications is needed to ensure quality communication is taking place internally and externally with Global Gates news and information.

Location

The Director of Communications may live anywhere, but access to quality Internet is a necessity. Most Global Gates leadership meetings take place through Zoom online video conferences.

Accountability

  • Submit short monthly reports to the Global Gates supervisor.
  • Meet or video conference with the assigned Global Gates supervisor once a month to evaluate and strengthen the work.
  • Provide mid-year and annual reports for Global Gates Board meetings.

Training

Applicants should be competent writers and communicators, and should be adept at using social media and computer applications. We can provide training on other aspects of this role such as updating our website through WordPress. We also provide opportunities to learn more about missions and God’s work among unreached peoples in/through North America. We can also provide training/coaching for support raising.

Team Member Characteristics

  • Demonstrates a mature walk with God as verified by lifestyle and references.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the Bible with its overarching narrative and can articulate the major tenets of the Christian faith to others.
  • Has experience leading others, has excellent writing and editing skills, and has the ability to develop and oversee an organization’s communication using up-to-date electronic communication platforms.
  • Has experience leading an organization’s communications and/or marketing efforts.
  • Is a strategic thinker and problem solver.
  • Can creatively find cost-effective marketing channels to spread Global Gates’ vision.
  • Is effective in managing timelines and project budgets. 
  • Is familiar with or can quickly learn and direct basic design principles utilizing software such as Canva, Adobe Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Evidences God’s calling, gifting and leading to reach unreached people groups with the gospel.
  • Is age twenty-one or older (no maximum age).
  • Has a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Is legally able to work in the USA or country of operation.
  • Models healthy family relationships (click here to view our family standards).
  • Has no credit card debt and all other loans (student, mortgage, etc.) are manageable. 
  • Shows evidence of good emotional, physical, financial and mental health.  
  • Demonstrates a healthy relationship with a local evangelical church.
  • Agrees with the Lausanne Covenant and Global Gates’ Core Values
  • Demonstrates relational skills to network with partners for raising salary and ministry support.