Employment

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries seeks to reach and challenge those who shape the ideas of culture with the credibility and the beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To questions of the skeptic and the believer we offer an apologetic – we give an answer – to the counter claims of secularism and other worldviews. We address the intellectual and existential assumptions of our culture, realizing that for some, the door to the heart is through the mind, and for others through the imagination. Our vision is threefold: evangelism, apologetics and training. One of the great losses of our time is critical thinking and RZIM is committed to reaching this generation around the world. We seek to remove the barriers to the cross for the skeptic and we prepare Christians to give a reason for the hope within. If you would like to be part of this effort, consider whether your skills and calling match any of the open positions listed here. All positions are regular, full-time jobs unless noted otherwise.

If you are interested in applying for a position please submit your resume and complete the RZIM Application for Employment and send these both to [email protected].

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We are currently looking to fill the following position(s):

Correspondence Assistant

PURPOSE:

To act as the “voice” and “hands” of RZIM to individuals addressing correspondence and/or phone calls regarding questions spanning the Bible, apologetics, and theology.

 

SUPERVISION:

The Correspondence Assistant works closely with the Itinerant Speaker/Writer as well as the Director of Research & Writing, and reports directly to the Vice President

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answer general correspondence addressing primarily questions of a theological and apologetic nature while exercising and exhibiting gentleness and a sensitive spirit. This correspondence comes through a variety of channels, including but not limited to, RZIM general delivery email, RZIM website, Media Department, Development Department, letters from inmates, etc.
  • Answer personal correspondence and phone calls on behalf of the President and Founder
  • Serve as the main contact to receive incoming phone calls dealing with theological, apologetic or pastoral questions
  • Redirect correspondence that deals with personal concerns and requests for information to the appropriate agency or resource

QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Must be in agreement with and committed to upholding RZIM’s Statement of Faith and Statement of Values as well as its stated Mission and Vision
  • Must have a broad knowledge and understanding of various theological issues and practice discernment
  • Strong, effective written and spoken communication skills with an ability to communicate cross-culturally with an internationally diverse team
  • Must be a team player and be willing to receive and act on direction
  • Evidence of and a commitment to practice a high level of confidentiality
  • Must have organizational skills and ability to focus on strategic areas of responsibility
  • Must be proactive in learning new ideas and procedures that may be required as the ministry grows
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
  • A degree of Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies or Philosophy of Religion/Apologetics with strong emphasis in theology is preferred but not absolutely required

SALARY:  Commensurate and contingent on experience and expertise

STATUS:  Full-time, Non-Exempt

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: None

 

If you are interested in applying for a position please submit your resume and complete the RZIM Application for Employment and send these both to [email protected].

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Assistant Video Editor & Camera Operator

PURPOSE:

To assist the Media Department in the technical aspects of producing audio and video products.

SUPERVISION:

The Editor & Camera Operator position reports directly to the Senior Video Editor.

VIDEO RESPONSIBILITIES:


    • Primary editor for RZIM Academy footage
    • Video editing of other projects when available
    • Camera operator for recording sessions
    • Coordinate and assist in the production of live stream events

 
AUDIO RESPONSIBILITIES:


    • Mastering of audio track for video projects assigned
    • Capturing audio from live events as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:


    • Must be in agreement with and committed to upholding RZIM’s Statement of Faith and Statement of Values, as well as its stated Mission and Vision
    • Strong, effective written and spoken communication skills with an ability to communicate cross-culturally with an internationally diverse team.
    • Familiar with Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Premiere Pro and After Effects for motion graphics
    • Familiar with video recording processes and software
    • Familiar with Sony and Canon camera systems
    • Knowledgeable of audio recording equipment
    • Knowledge of studio set up and design
    • Must have well-developed organizational skills, have the ability to focus on strategic areas of responsibility and the ability to multitask
    • Must feel comfortable identifying necessary or potential edits for some projects
    • Must have high attention to detail and an eye for accuracy
    • Must be able to perform under a time deadline
    • Evidence of and a commitment to practice a high level of confidentiality
    • Must be a team player and be willing to receive and act on direction
    • Must be proactive in learning new ideas and procedures, work well as a team-member and have the ability to remain flexible as the Media Department grows
    • A bachelor’s degree in a related field or
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

    • Five (5) years’ experience in the public or private arena and/or
    • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Employment Type:  Employee

Employment Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Relocation Assistance:  None

If you are interested in applying for a position please submit your resume and complete the RZIM Application for Employment and send these both to [email protected].

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Administrative Assistant, US Speaking Team

PURPOSE:

To provide administrative assistance to the US Speaking Team and Operations Director.

 

SUPERVISION:

This individual reports directly to the US Speaking Team Operations Director.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manage speaking invitations for assigned speakers on the US team including: receiving, researching, collaboration with Diary Committee regarding acceptance, efficiently and accurately update the Trumba calendar system.
    • Coordinate all details of accepted speaking events working closely with the inviting party and speakers involved to ensure effective communication and comprehensive knowledge of the event This includes invoicing, expense reports, media agreements, etc…
    • Plans and proactively arranges all travel plans and itineraries for assigned speakers.
    • Provides administrative assistance to the US Speaking Team Operations Director as needed.
    • Collaboratively works with all departments within the global organization.
    • Coordinates with inter office departments ensuring clear communication regarding assigned speaker’s schedules and events.
    • Assists the Special Events Manager as needed.
    • Supports the efforts of and gives assistance to RZIM global office support staff with coordination details for Itinerant Speakers traveling to the US for speaking events, conferences, etc.
    • Performs mail duty as assigned and occasional back up for reception.
    • Occasional travel and/or assistance at local events outside of normal working hours may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS:


    • Must be in agreement with and committed to upholding RZIM’s Statement of Faith and Statement of Values, as well as its stated Mission and Vision.
    • Intelligent; able to relate well with scholars; must have a good grasp of Biblical concepts and a passionate desire to be an integral part of sharing the Word of God with others; interest in and knowledge of global Christian viewpoints regarding contemporary issues.
    • Must possess a strong attention to detail.
    • Self-motivated, a “go getter”; initiator; anticipatory; problem solver; solution finder.
    • Sense of humor; calm and steady in fast paced, dynamic work environment.
    • Straightforward; honesty and integrity are key.
    • Able to work independently and make decisions in the absence of the Director, US when needed.
    • Must display excellent written and oral communication, research, and organizational skills, and be computer efficient (Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and contact management systems.)
    • Must be able to quickly learn and adapt to computer database systems.
    • Must have a high capacity for work and a strong desire to serve others.
    • Must be able to relate on a cross-cultural level as well as display good personal and highly professional interpersonal skills in the office.
    • Must be a team player and be willing to receive and act on direction.
    • Evidence of and a commitment to practice a high level of confidentiality
    • Proficient use of a smartphone or similar device.
    • Must be able to work after hours and weekends on occasion.
    • Must be available for minimal national travel.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

    • A bachelor’s degree is preferred; some college is required.
    • Two (2) plus years’ experience in a professional corporate work environment as an administrative assistant.

SALARY:  Commensurate and contingent on experience and expertise

STATUS:  Full-time, Non-Exempt

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: None

If you are interested in applying for a position please submit your resume and complete the RZIM Application for Employment and send these both to [email protected].

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Merchandizing & Retail Manager

PURPOSE:

Under general supervision, provides merchandizing trends and inventory control as well as operational and administrative supervision of both a brick and mortar Bookstore operation and an on-line store, and ancillary retail services. Oversees and coordinates merchandizing tasks for the Ministry including design recommendations and inventory control, sales and returns, vendor relations, and related reporting. Supervises temporary customer service/stock management staff for events and as needed.

SUPERVISION:

Reports directly to the Director of Facilities and Corporate Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:


    • Identifies trends and opportunities based on analysis of product, consumer and competitive trends in the market and develops seasonal initiatives and strategic line plans.
    • Utilizes market sources and knowledge to provide clear product direction to the Marketing and design team and works cross-functionally with the product creation team to develop product lines, meet key dates, executing from ideation to consumer experience.
    • Works as a liaison between design, product development, production, sourcing, marketing, and 3rd party sourcing partners.
    • Serves as the champion of internal and external product-related communication through teaching/educating all partners and channels and collaborates with them such as 3rd party providers and Customer Care and collaborates with them to better understand customer feedback. Clearly communicates the product strategy by creating a product brief that explains the features and benefits of each product.
    • Monitors inventory levels closely, considering needs of other departments (e.g. ZI events, Still Point events) for resources.
    • Monitors sales histories of various products to maximize efficiency of retail space and online store offerings (fulfilled through 3rd party provider).
    • Evaluates suppliers to achieve cost-effective opportunities and continues to grow trusting relationships.
    • Collaborates with other departments and 3rd party providers to ensure business goals are met annually.
    • Manages the operation of a brick & mortar store unit and an online store, including purchasing of books, special orders, receiving and shipping, places orders to replenish stock, avoiding insufficiencies or excessive surpluses in inventory, and analyzes data to anticipate future needs.
    • Oversees and coordinates the payment of invoices and freight bills on blanket purchase orders.
    • Prepares and administers the bookstore budget; recommends, implements, and administers operating policies and procedures.
    • Oversees maintenance of stock, displays, signs, and inventory; manages year end inventory utilizing computer to check for theft and shrinkage.
    • Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
    • Assists in recruiting, training and directing volunteers as needed for events including training of volunteers to operate point of sale system, handle credit card sales, treat customers in a courteous manner, and become familiar with merchandise and its location within store.
    • Manages implementation of special promotions and sales.
    • Oversees maintenance of point of sale system (Square).
    • Manages inventory, and makes periodic physical spot checks to ensure that computerized records are being maintained accurately.
    • Provides weekly sales reports and receipts
    • Ensures all reports are sent to Finance in a timely manner.
    • Ensures all vendors are paid in a timely manner.
    • Provides quality customer service.
    • Oversees special orders process.
    • Assists in researching potential new products to be carried, eliminates all products that are no longer selling.
    • Works with ZI and Research Assistant to determine which products agree with the RZIM statement of faith and overall theology and mission.
    • Working with other departments such as Marketing and ZI, plans and prepares for all aspects of special event book table sales and proposed materials for events sch as Founders where resource materials will be offered for purchase.
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with other church bookstore managers.
    • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:


    • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
    • Knowledge and skills of basic accounting and inventory management required.
    • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
    • Ability to receive, stock, and/or deliver goods.
    • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
    • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
    • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
    • Knowledge of retail floor merchandising and stock control procedures.
    • Knowledge of publishers and book suppliers and procurement procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:


    • Must have management experience with demonstrated leadership skills.
    • Must have strong computer skills in data base systems and/or point of sale systems, MS Outlook, Word, Publisher and Excel.
    • Must be professional and have highly developed organizational/administrative abilities with strong attention to detail.
    • Requires excellent problem solving ability, strong written and verbal communication skills, and a great customer service mindset with both staff and volunteers.
    • Must have a good eye for design and merchandising.
    • Must be able to sit, stand, reach, and lift up to 30 lbs.
    • Evidence of and a commitment to practice a high level of confidentiality.
    • Must have organizational skills and ability to focus on strategic areas of responsibility
    • Must be in agreement with and committed to upholding RZIM’s Statement of Faith and Statement of Values, as well as its stated Mission and Vision.
    • Strong, effective written and spoken communication skills with an ability to communicate cross-culturally with an internationally diverse team
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

    • College degree preferred
    • At least five (5) years of retail and/or business experience is desirable.

Employment Type:  Employee

Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt

Relocation Assistance:  None

If you are interested in applying for a position please submit your resume and complete the RZIM Application for Employment and send these both to [email protected].

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Marketing Project Manager/Administrative Assistant

PURPOSE:

The primary focus of this position will be on managing numerous integrated deliverables for a variety of ministry marketing and media initiatives. The candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of video, audio, photo, and print production with an expertise in managing multi-channel marketing campaigns. Additionally, this candidate will be able to anticipate workload and the resources needed, while working closely with marketing and media leaders to coordinate and support internal and external creative teams in implementing and executing initiatives to achieve ministry goals.

SUPERVISION:

This position will report directly to the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:


    • Create and managing project plans and schedules enforcing adherence to processes and deadlines
    • Assisting the marketing and media teams in defining project requirements
    • Provide support to the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications with day-to-day operations to facilitate and coordinate marketing and media campaign development and marketing projects.
    • Works alongside the marketing and media teams, using project management software and other standard tools to track progress/activities of team and work products/deliverables.
    • Assists in the execution of the project by documenting, tracking, and escalating issues through resolution.
    • Coordinates data and information and prepares internal and external status updates from internal creatives and external agencies and freelancers.
    • Maintains and distributes project information, files, documentation, reports, and related work.
    • Facilitates regularly scheduled cross-functional status meetings and keeps detailed notes for identified deliverables.
    • Analyzes existing processes and procedures, and makes recommendations for improvement.
    • Creates new project plans, timelines and reports based on ministry initiatives and other internal needs and requirements.
    • Balances graphic design workload and makes recommendations to marketing leaders when additional staff/freelance help are needed.
    • Works with marketing team members to adjust graphics brief delivery dates as necessary.
    • Works with marketing and events to coordinate deliverables with outside vendors.
    • Assists in planning, analysis, coordination, process improvement, and reporting activities to help keep projects on schedule and budget, and improve overall department and project efficiencies.
    • Maintain team calendars, schedule meetings, conference calls, prepare itineraries, and make travel arrangements.
    • Compose meeting agendas, document notes and distribute action lists.
    • Maintain organization charts and key distribution lists.
    • Process department invoices and check requests through Accounts Payable.
    • Effectively and efficiently prepare presentation materials.
    • Prepare for meeting; booking conference rooms, scheduling conference calls, catering, etc.
    • Occasionally perform receptionist duties for the office. Greet and escort visitors.

QUALIFICATIONS:


    • Must be in agreement with and committed to upholding RZIM’s Statement of Faith and Statement of Values, as well as its stated Mission and Vision
    • Thorough knowledge and high proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of products, primarily PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook.
    • Knowledge and proficiency with Project Management tools
    • Demonstrated basic analytical & mathematical skills; ability to perform research, data gathering, basic data analysis.
    • Detail oriented and highly organized
    • A collaborative personality enjoys and is able to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Polished and professional demeanor with effective interpersonal skills
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

    • 3-5 years' related experience. Experience in Print Production, Digital Production and Experiential Design a plus.

Employment Type:  Employee

Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt

Relocation Assistance:  None

If you are interested in applying for a position please submit your resume and complete the RZIM Application for Employment and send these both to [email protected].

Download full job description here (160kb)

Marketing Operations Manager

PURPOSE:

As a marketing operations manager, you will work to create scalable processes that ensure best practices in lead generation, database management, and web strategy. You will also conduct complex data analyses that will be used to inform strategic decisions by stakeholders from across Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

SUPERVISION:

This position will report directly to the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:


    • Manage technical aspects of key marketing systems (marketing automation, CRM [Raiser’s Edge], etc.) used to generate, distribute, and report on lead generation.
    • Own the Marketing Automation system (Luminate), including lead nurturing campaigns, lead scoring, dataflow, analytics, and managing email and landing page production.
    • Build testing frameworks (split testing, deliverability and tracking) to optimize engagement and conversion metrics.
    • Build data capture frameworks to capture lead sources, touches and conversion points throughout the buyer’s journey to capture ROI and lead acquisition cost metrics
    • Build and pull reports/dashboards to measure the success of marketing campaigns and tactics and help optimize key components in the buyer’s journey
    • Establish and maintain scalable processes that ensure best practices in campaign and lead management.
    • Monitor and maintain data quality within the RZIM CRM database.
    • Marketing technology infrastructure ownership (project management, implementation, governance, roadmap developments) including collaboration with IT, ministry partners and internal stakeholders.
    • Evaluate new technologies and add-on applications to improve and optimize marketing team performance.
    • Manage CMS administration, including: content inventory, template creation, permissions and debugging issues that arise with the performance of CMS websites.
    • Implement and maintain websites based on approved design layouts using a Wordpress CMS.
    • Define site objectives by analyzing user requirements; envision system features and functionality.
    • Recommends system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development versus purchase options.
    • Work with outside vendors for design, evaluation and development related to all society websites.
    • Update job knowledge by researching new Internet technologies and software products; participate in educational opportunities; read professional publications; participate in professional organizations.
    • Participate in meetings with stakeholders from other departments as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:


    • Must be in agreement with and committed to upholding RZIM’s Statement of Faith and Statement of Values, as well as its stated Mission and Vision
    • Strong analytical skills (including mastery of Microsoft Excel) and experience with reporting and data analysis.
    • Proficiency in marketing automation systems (e.g. Luminate) and integrating those systems with other technologies.
    • Able to work with Wordpress CMS
    • Experienced with HTML, CSS, ansd Javascript. PHP is highly desired.
    • Familiarity with Google Analytics (or other analytical software) and able to apply statistics and data to make recommendations
    • Experience with responsive design frameworks
    • Thorough knowledge of compatibility issues for all major browsers and devices
    • Ability to diagnose, understand and solve complex issues related to web platforms and solutions
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced environment.
    • Technically capable, competent communicator, and a desire to improve processes.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

    • BA/BS or equivalent working experience.

Employment Type:  Employee

Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt

Relocation Assistance:  None

If you are interested in applying for a position please submit your resume and complete the RZIM Application for Employment and send these both to [email protected].

Download full job description here (160kb)