Corus International
  • External Relations and Engagement
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Regular Full -Time
  • NorthAmerica

About Corus: Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations working to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to end extreme poverty once and for all. We are a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our brands. Our nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries include IMA World Health and its fundraising brand Corus World Health, Lutheran World Relief, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world's most vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and lead healthy lives.

At Corus we believe that good only grows stronger and we reflect that belief in our workplace culture. We value every employee's specialized area of expertise and nurture professional growth. We promote an engaging and supportive work environment, where employees feel enabled and driven to innovate, learn and collaborate. And because our subsidiaries often function as partners, our employees have the opportunity to work across our enterprise family.

Corus is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our worldwide workplace, and we believe that social justice and respect for the human dignity of every person are fundamental to all we do as an organization.

Further details about the organization can be found at: https://corusinternational.org

About The Ideal Candidate: You are a marketing maestro with a digital-first mindset who loves to see a plan come together. You care as much about details as the larger strategy. You are a writer at heart, with a knack for crisp copywriting. You have a remarkable ability to process varying perspectives, and you absorb information as brilliantly as you write. You want your career and talents to make a positive and lasting difference in the world and you want to work with a like-minded team.

What you'll do:

As the Director, Content and Integrated Marketing you'll orchestrate multi-channel campaigns with precision, aligning messaging and assets across channels. You'll develop and lead content strategies that reflect and reinforce the value proposition of each brand and propel us to reach revenue goals. You'll bring your passion for words and perfecting copy to serve as a managing editor across all content initiatives for fundraising organizations within the Corus family, including Lutheran World Relief and Corus World Health. This position is part of our Marketing and Communications team and reports to the Senior Director, Marketing and Communications.

  • Manage a team of content and creative professionals, including internal writers and external/consultant writers, photographers and videographers. Evaluate and hire additional consultants as needed.
  • Serve as managing editor with a focus on editorial quality, brand voice and SEO. Grant final approvals on content for fundraising organizations within the Corus family.
  • Institute content and marketing KPIs in coordination with the digital marketing team.
  • Establish standards within the Marketing and Communications team for production, productivity and quality, making adjustments and/or implement new processes when needed.
  • Oversee the production of campaign deliverables.
  • Serve as a marketing communication advisor to External Relations and Engagement program managers.
  • Ensure the generation of appropriate, relevant and timely content (for digital channels and hard copy publications) that connects with and captures the attention of philanthropic donor audiences.
  • Create and manage a content calendar mapped to business objectives and donor journeys.
  • As needed, write copy for fundraising organizations within the Corus family.
  • Lead the planning of content gathering trips to international projects that meet fundraising and positioning needs. Collaborate with regional and country teams to plan logistics and communicate trip goals.

Location: Baltimore, Minneapolis/St. Paul or Washington, DC preferred

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, communications or related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in non-profit, cause-related or for-profit marketing with a record of accomplishments and results.
  • Experience in fundraising communications strongly preferred.
  • Masterful writer with strong fundamental skills as well as demonstrated creative capabilities. Brilliant copywriter and wordsmith, with the ability to craft language for multiple brands and audiences. Second round applicants will be asked to submit a writing sample and to edit a brief piece of copy.
  • Experience managing a team. Ability to effectively delegate tasks and assignments.
  • Expert-level understanding of marketing principles and experience with practical application.
  • Strong understanding of story assets (text, images, audio, video) and how/when to combine them for maximum impact. Experience leading all aspects of integrated marketing initiatives.
  • Strong understanding of the evolving digital media landscape
  • Experience directing and working with consultants.
  • Experience developing and managing marketing and communication budgets.
  • Project management experience and familiarity with project management applications.
  • Expert editing skills.
  • Familiarity with AP style.
  • Keen sense of newsworthiness.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and familiarity with Microsoft 365
  • Knowledge of web CMS to create landing pages.
  • Understanding of SEO and SEM.
  • Familiarity with Lutheranism, church structures, and church member motivations and sensitivities preferred.

Why You Should Apply: Corus offers competitive salaries, discretionary bonuses, 100% employer paid Vision insurance, lots of paid leave, generous retirement program, flexible work schedules and so much more!

If you have any questions about our open positions, reach out to TalentAcquisition@CorusInternational.org.

Corus International prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by U.S. or International law.

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