Communications Coordinator

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Full-time Funded by Ministry Partner Development

International Friendships, Inc. (IFI), is a faith-based, not-for-profit showing hospitality to international college students, scholars, and their families while studying in the United States. IFI seeks a communications professional to join the busy communications team of this rapidly growing national organization.

The overall role of the Communications Coordinator is to assist the Communications Director to guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate IFI’s mission. They will help ensure that IFI is communicating clearly and effectively to its key constituent groups of international students and scholars, volunteers and donors, and partnering churches. They will work closely with the Communications Director, senior leadership, campus ministry leadership, and others within the organization, as a communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.

Key Responsibilities to include (not limited to) the following:

  • Develop a prayer and financial support team (as needed) 
  • Design print and online graphics for IFI collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, videos and IFI’s websites.
  • Plan, film and edit videos, as well as work with video production companies, to vividly express IFI’s ministry to volunteers, donors and international students
  • Research and develop social media strategies to be used by IFI ministry locations nationwide
  • Analyze website performance, suggest, test and implement improvements to increase visitor engagement online
  • Aid in developing, implementing, and evaluating the annual communications plan across IFI’s discrete audiences in collaboration with the IFI team and constituents.
  • Lead the generation of planned online content, both on websites and social media, that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action.
  • Coordinate media needs for local and national events, including, but not limited to, video and audio recordings, photography, and mailed or online promotions
  • Consult with IFI national ministries regarding communication needs and events in their local area, draft and implement proposed solutions
  • On a volunteer basis, build and maintain ongoing relationships with one or more international student or scholar

Qualifications, including Spiritual Characteristics

  • Adherence to IFI’s statement of faith, core values, and policies
  • Is faithful, loyal and dedicated to IFI’s mandate from the Lord to extend God’s love globally through equipping Christians to be effective cross-cultural communicators of the Gospel
  • Well organized with attention to detail and ability to complete tasks independently
  • Be a self-starter, able to work independently, as well as a team player
  • Ability to work under stress and be flexible
  • Proficient with technology, including Microsoft Office and Google applications

International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) is a faith-based organization. Therefore, only those willing to adhere to IFI’s statement of faith, core values and policies will be reviewed for this open position. International Friendships, Inc. is otherwise an equal opportunity employer.

1520 Old Henderson Rd, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43220

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This position is funded by Ministry Partner Development (MPD).

Like many positions at IFI, this position will raise their own financial support to cover salary, benefits and ministry expenses. If God is calling you to work with IFI, after your acceptance to become a staff member, we will provide you with the training you will need to develop a team of ministry partners who will support your ministry.

This position may also be filled on a volunteer basis.

If you have more questions, please start a conversation with us by clicking “Inquire Now” above.