Marketing and Interpretation Associate

Presbyterian Church USA - Louisville, KY3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $50,000 - $68,000 a year
SkillsBenefits
Purpose:
Expand the market for Geneva Press resources in support of Christian education in (but not limited, to) the PC(USA) Church. This is done by resourcing and supporting the needs of the local church and middle governing bodies, and by supporting the work of Christian education-related entities such as: POINT network, presbytery staff, Resource Centers (Presbyterian and ecumenical), Christian educators (professionals and volunteers), the Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators (APCE), regional organizations, and other entities as assigned. This will be done through marketing activities (print, digital, and other channels), personal contact, workshop leadership, training events, and PC(USA) Store activities. Serve as a part of the overall Geneva Press team with input into the development and publication of Christian education and church music resources and serve the needs of the Sales & Marketing team.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of marketing/promotion pieces and activities in support of Geneva Press sales and its marketing goals. These will include print and digital activities in a number of markets and channels.
  • Provide leadership for the social media/digital components of the Geneva Press marketing plan, including, but not limited to, social media communication and promotion, online newsletters, e-mail communication, and customer research projects.
  • Serve as a liaison to APCE design teams in the area of annual publicity work and communicating with the designated Geneva Press designer.
  • Provide leadership and support to the POINT program (Presbyterians Organized in Nurture and Teaching) of Presbyterian Christian education advocates. This will be done through an annual training event, providing ongoing resource information, communicating and supporting POINT persons throughout the year in numerous ways, maintaining a POINT database, and working to increase the membership and effectiveness of the POINT program.
  • Provide leadership to specific communication vehicles aimed at the Christian education ministry, such as the POINT Facebook page, incoming questions from educators, local church and/or denominational newsletters, and others as they are created.
  • Initiate and coordinate new and existing product introductions and training across the country, with sessions and workshops. Coordinate with the event plans of other Geneva Press staff for efficient execution of the unit’s annual Interpretation Plan. Activities may include: Presbytery events, APCE regional/national events, hosted webinars, and other types of events. Provide learnings from each event and present to other Geneva staff.
  • Implement a curriculum sampling program for key Christian education advocates, such as POINT persons, Resource Centers, and others.
  • Plan and implement select marketing activities, as assigned, to support marketing and sales goals for the Glory to God hymnal and any additional hymnal/music resources to be published.
  • Lead or assist in Geneva Press marketing activities and campaigns, as assigned by the Geneva Press Director of Sales and Marketing.
Requirements:
  • Bachelors or higher degree in Christian education and/or marketing.
  • 3-5 years serving the educational ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
  • Planning, facilitating, and participating in local, regional, and national Christian education events and training seminars.
  • Teaching Christian education ministry at the congregational and program level and program and mission of the greater church at the presbytery and synod level.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain rapport with educators and church leaders.
  • Working within a team environment to effectively accomplish sales goals and objectives.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite software. Experience with survey software is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task with a high level of organizational skill, to develop and implement multiple simultaneous activities and projects at a high level and within established deadlines.
  • Demonstrated comfortability and success working with people in both one-on-one and group settings, in situations both inside and outside the organization.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, key Social Media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Demonstrated as self-motivated and an initiator, able to work productively with limited supervision, and able to take direction well.
  • Related or general marketing experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, basic marketing concepts, principles, and tools.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience and understanding of the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination and the nature of the local church.
  • Interest and willingness to learn new skills and programs and to gain new experiences to broaden the abilities and reach of the Geneva Press marketing program.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, Christian education, especially in the local church context.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills in areas such as e-mail communication, public speaking, internal communication one-on-one communication, and other areas of internal and external communication.
  • Demonstrated orientation to be results-focused, doing all that is needed to meet strategic and budget-related goals of the organization.
The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation is one of the six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and exists to publish resources that advance religious scholarship, stimulate conversation about ethics, social justice and to inspire faithful Christian living. PPC is a financially self-sustaining entity with editorial autonomy.

PPC book imprints include Westminster John Knox Press (WJK), Geneva Press, Flyaway Books and the These Days daily devotion magazine. Books and resources published under the WJK imprint cover the spectrum of religious thought and represent work of scholarly and popular authors of many religious and theological affiliations. WJK publishes approximately 60 new books and other resources each year and manages a backlist of more than 2,000 titles that are sold throughout the world. Books published specifically for the PC(U.S.A.) are published under the Geneva Press imprint. PPC is now publishing a line of children’s books under the Flyaway Books imprint. PPC is also responsible for the publishing of curriculum resources.

Screenings: Criminal Background Check

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offers a competitive benefits package including:

Medical, Dental, Pension Plan, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending accounts, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.

Individuals living with disability encouraged to apply.