“We serve at-risk youth in our community to break the cycle of fatherlessness”
BASIC FUNCTION: The Assistant Marketing Director works hand-in-hand with leadership to build capacity to serve at-risk youth including securing immediate and future funding and volunteers to serve more children in the Wichita area. The Marketing Director helps position the organization within the regional marketplace as the preferred charity of choice for giving and volunteering. The Marketing Director also coordinates fundraising events, both hosted by Youth Horizons and spearheaded outside of the organization. The Marketing Director also plays the lead role in providing quality marketing material via social media, email campaigns, and other avenues for awareness.
The Assistant Marketing Director, as a part of his/her qualifications for the position, he or she is a born again Christian who knows the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior (John:3; 1 Peter 1:23) and accepts without reservations the statement of faith, the mission, the vision and the values (the dearest beliefs) of Youth Horizons.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop, implement, and lead a comprehensive annual fundraising plan to raise in excess of $1M • Evaluate current processes and systems that support fundraising initiatives, donor recognition, and campaign management for the various campaigns and events, and create objectives and success metrics • Develop strategies for internet-based and traditional donor cultivation, sponsorship, individual, and planned giving • Formulate a strategic development plan for requesting funds through area foundations, corporations, grant requests, and developing relationships with donors • Manage and execute appropriate strategies for successfully identifying and soliciting new prospects and obtaining new gifts to support the annual and endowment funds • Develop and manage special events including donor dinners, the Christmas Concert, and the Easter Sun Run • Create content for materials (on-line and published, text and multi-media) that tell the Youth Horizons story to donors and individual prospects, ensuring that these materials are segmented and distributed in a targeted, regular, timely and consistent fashion (Social media, newsletter, website) • Streamline, implement, and oversee organizational volunteer process, identifying company and volunteer needs • Recruit of potential volunteers to serve as mentors (Church visits, community outreach events) • Initiate and maintain business relationships as well as participate in networking events (i.e., the Chamber of Commerce) • Initiate and maintain church relationships with both current and future church partners
• Bachelor’s degree or higher • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the written and oral communication field • Must be able to pass required background checks
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Experience with marketing skills using social media, email, etc. • Experience with Excel, Google Drive, and databases • Self-motivated • Understanding of basic financial principles • Organizational skills and ability to handle multiple duties at the same time • Ability to learn new things quickly • Flexibility and adaptability to change • Efficient and effective computer skills • Adept at working well with team members • Demonstrating positive work ethic
About Youth Horizons:
Youth Horizons is a 501c3 nonprofit, working to break the cycle of fatherlessness through mentoring and residential programs. Youth Horizons’ mentoring program helps youth grow to be confident, hopeful and productive citizens. We match youth from age 5 to 14 (at startup) with a positive Christian role model. Mentors commit to spend time with a child for a minimum of one year. Mentoring time is spent with a caring adult and includes academic advancement and development, life skill-building (sports, behavior, money management, etc.) and spiritual development (Bible study, prayer, church).
Youth Horizons' residential program provides care for boys with severe individual and family challenges. In cases where living at home or in a foster home has been unsuccessful, Youth Horizons is equipped to help. Located on the outskirts of Wichita on North Woodlawn, the ranch serves boys ages 10-22. We have four family-style group homes that are fully operational, and have the capacity to care for up to 28 boys.