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The General Board of Discipleship

Virtual Network Director

The General Board of Discipleship
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Date Posted: 09/25/2008
Categories: Church Planter
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Creates and maintains excellent virtual communities and networks including environments and opportunities for church planters to learn from and support one another. Develops and maintains marketing/public relations for Path 1 that includes working with staff and others to provide excellent website, print material and news releases and coordinates with other United Methodist agencies and subcontractor deliverables.

The successful candidate will be passionate about reaching people for Christ through new church starts. We seek someone who thrives in fast paced, high-volume, strategic, team-based environments; naturally seeks to create systems and processes that support networks of innovators; must be comfortable cross-culturally, cross-ethnically, and have diverse experience with diverse people; is an excellent sounding board, project manager and implementer of big ideas in practical ways; has ability to clarify concepts and to move concepts to appropriate implantation or action; is an outstanding communicator (deep listener and articulate); has ability to express faith and have a personal commitment to growing in faith. Must have demonstrated professional and academic knowledge and recognized experience in writing for a national audience, utilizing Web 2.0 to build virtual communities, blogging; demonstrated proficiency in overseeing effective delivery in the areas of communication, marketing and public relations; possesses computer and electronic media skills. Involvement in the United Methodist Church preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field; knowledge of building virtual communities, Marketing/Communications/Public Relations; four to five years of directly related work experience; track record of fruitfulness in previous assignments – specifically growing a contact list virtually; writing for a national audience; experience with strategic planning consulting and doing best practice based qualitative research, while not required, would be preferred.