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):

 

Personal Assistant to the Director, Zacharias Institute

PURPOSE:

To provide administrative assistance to the Director of the Zacharias Institute.

 

SUPERVISION:

This individual reports directly to the Director of the Zacharias Institute.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide administrative support to the Director, including representing him as first point of contact over telephone and email, management of his email inbox, and taking responsibility for daily itinerary, diary planning and coordination.
  • Responsibility for travel bookings and applications such as flights, ground transport, hotels, passports, visas, insurance, etc. in conjunction with inviting parties and, where appropriate, anyone travelling with the Director.
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships and communication at all levels with key external organisations and individuals, including those who visit the Zacharias Institute and those who invite the Director to speak, write, train or broadcast.
  • Scheduling, liaising, logistics, minute taking and distribution, and administrative support for meetings of the Zacharias Institute.
  • Ensuring communication with members of the Zacharias Institute and with members of other RZIM departments is timely and effective.
  • Coordinate and manage on-going and new projects as agreed with the Director, including current and new partnerships.
  • Coordinating itineraries for visitors being hosted by the Director in Oxford.
  • Liaising with the Media Coordinator to ensure all requested recordings are received following speaking events.
  • Liaising with the ZI Admissions and Curriculum Coordinator regarding ZI teaching dates and times.
  • Administrative support in the preparation of talks, teaching, speaking engagements, and other projects
  • Coordination and liaison with university ministries and local churches in preparation for university mission weeks.
  • To support the Director in the administration of budgets.
  • To support the Director with research and social media as requested.
  • Attending and supporting events as requested, especially those hosted at the Zacharias Institute.
  • Drafting and sending out letters on behalf of the Director.
  • Administrative support in the writing of references for former students and employees
  • Opportunities to manage Twitter accounts on behalf of the Director.
  • Assistance completing expense claims and making payments.
  • Support to the Director in accepting and preparing for media requests.
  • Research support to the Director in writing articles for internal or external publication.
  • Compiling resources on specific topics/questions; this may involve reading and watching video, audio, web and print materials and extracting video clips, quotes, scans or samples.
  • Reading books and reviewing their arguments and findings.
  • Assistance with Zacharias Institute marketing and publicity campaigns.
  • Coordinating material to take to events (books, sign-up sheets, publicity material)
  • Representing RZIM and the Zacharias Institute at ZI events by speaking to attendees and answering questions.
  • To assist with the coordination of community gatherings and social events for Zacharias Institute attendees and staff.
  • Other duties as and when may be required to support the activities of the Director and the Zacharias Institute.
  • Some opportunities to sit in on Zacharias Institute lectures and seminars.
  • Taking initiative to be conversant with key apologetic issues of the day.
  • To assist the Dean of Studies and Assistant Director with specific projects as requested by the Director.
  • To take an active part in the devotional life of the team.

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.
  • 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 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
  • Strong, effective written and spoken communication skills with an ability to communicate cross-culturally with an internationally diverse team
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
  • Similar work experience 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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Director of Marketing/Communications/PR

PURPOSE:

Responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of RZIM’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. Oversees development and implementation of support materials and services for departments and initiatives in the area of marketing, communications and public relations. Directs the efforts of the marketing, communications and public relations staff and coordinates at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of RZIM.

 

SUPERVISION:

Director of Marketing/Communications/PR reports directly to the Global Executive Director, with a dotted line to the Global Media Director

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, directs and coordinates the communications, marketing and public relations strategies for the organization
  • Continually evaluates the timely adjustment of these strategies to meet changing conditions and environments
  • Recommends changes in marketing and policy when such changes serve the best interest of the organization.
  • Work with all the RZIM global brands
  • Direct the overall look and feel of the RZIM websites working in collaboration with the Global Media director.
  • Work with the development team to assist in their goals
  • Work with the Operations Director of US Ministries and North American Director to assist in their goals
  • Provides advice and guidance to various operating units to ensure overall marketing and communications effectiveness
  • Develops broad strategic initiatives to fulfill the leadership vision and sets policies that facilitate their implementation
  • Ensure articulation of RZIM’s desired image and position, ensure consistent communication of image and position throughout the organization, and assure communication of image and position to all constituencies, both internal and external.
  • Responsible for the achievement of marketing/communications/public relations mission, goals and financial objectives.
  • Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to these goals and objectives and report progress to the Global Executive Director, Global Media Director, and Board.
  • Develop short- and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing/communications/ public relations program and its activities, monitor progress, ensure adherence and evaluate performance.
  • Recommend short- and long-term organization goals and objectives to the Global Executive Director.
  • Develop, implement and monitor systems and procedures necessary to the smooth operation of the marketing/communications/public relations function.
  • Keep informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations, and the specific business of RZIM and use this information to help the organization operate with initiative and innovation.
  • Advises the Global Executive Director on organizational climate and competitive conditions affecting strategic direction
  • Work closely with the Global Media Director in a dotted line reporting and primary relationship
  • Work with the Human Resources Manager to hire appropriate staffing for the department. Clearly communicate job expectations and encourage employee accountability and growth through performance reviews and goal setting. Empower employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals and expect accountability and regular feedback
  • Consciously create a workplace culture that is consistent with the organization's stated mission, vision, and values. Foster a spirit of teamwork and unity among department members that allows for collaboration, expeditious conflict resolution, and the appreciation of diversity as well as cohesiveness
  • Maintain transparent, timely communication, including regularly scheduled meetings with employees and the department
  • Ensure effective management within the marketing, communications and public relations function, with provision for succession.
  • Sign an annual statement of recommitment to RZIM’s Statement of Faith and Values
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal sales skills
  • Experience developing and managing budgets, and hiring, training, developing, supervising and appraising personnel.
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications
  • Experience in digital marketing
  • Computer literacy in word processing, data base management and page layout.
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational management skills - must have the ability to set priorities, take initiative, and manage diverse responsibilities; must be able to work well under pressure and meet department objectives and goals
  • Strong, effective written and spoken communication skills with an ability to communicate cross-culturally with an internationally diverse team
  • Must have had international experience or the ability to think with a global mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a department and department staff members - must be a “connector” - able to link people, ideas, and resources – and an “encourager” – able to motivate people with positive, constructive affirmation
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the organization's management team
  • Must be a team player and be willing to receive and act on direction; management experience in a team-oriented workplace is preferred
  • Evidence of and a commitment to practice a high level of confidentiality
  • Proven ability to work across and network with a wide range of differing Christian groups and denominations
  • Proven ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Must be based in the Atlanta HQ office
  • 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.
  • Out-of-town, overnight travel is required.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; Graduate level degrees are encouraged

SALARY:  Commensurate and contingent on experience and expertise
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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Operations Director, US Speaking Team

PURPOSE:

Support the North American Director by overseeing the operations of the US speaking team.

 

SUPERVISION:

The Operations Director, US Speaking team reports directly to the North American Director

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implements country strategy and response to immediate and longer term needs, ensuring suitable fit with other organizational values, programs, accountability, and transparency
  • Advises development on events, US speaking team program, and contacts that are impactful.
  • Negotiates and coordinates with senior leadership regarding intermediate and longer-term issues related to the US team and to the core mission of the organization
  • Responsible for ensuring proper funding and financial viability for the domestic programs of the US itinerant team.
  • Oversees the US speaking team budget, to support the regional strategic plan and in collaboration with the NA Director
  • Ensures quality from development through execution of US speaking program at the country level. Identifies and prioritizes programming opportunities and areas where the organization can demonstrate its value and relevance
  • Represents the organization to donors, organizational partners, voluntary agencies, media and local communities as needed to maintain positive organizational profile
  • Provides strategic support planning, administration, networking and capacity building to the US speaking team
  • Communicates efforts and delivers advocacy with the marketing and development departments
  • Represents the interests of US speaking team, both inside and outside the organization
  • Directs integration of standards into planning and operational activity for the US speaking team events
  • Acts as a key resource and advisor for US team events, including development of support materials, guides and publications according to the needs of the field
  • Implements specific regional programs or projects, including budget, project monitoring and evaluation
  • Assesses community needs and resources to assist in program design, development and implementation Networks with other organizations, and community leaders in the program or project area
  • May assist in the management of and provide support services to regional programs such as Summer School and UAI
  • May represent the organization in-country in discussions with local institutions and governing bodies
  • Integrates sectoral or local activity into wider country plans
  • Manages and provides support services to the US speaking team program within multiple and combined functional areas
  • Manages administrative support staff to the US Speaking team
  • Participates as a member of country management team

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.
  • Excellent organizational management skills - must have the ability to set priorities, take initiative, and manage diverse responsibilities; must be able to work well under pressure and meet department objectives and goals
  • Strong, effective written and spoken communication skills with an ability to communicate cross-culturally with an internationally diverse team
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a department and department staff members - must be a “connector” - able to link people, ideas, and resources – and an “encourager” – able to motivate people with positive, constructive affirmation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic budgeting and accounting principles and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the organization's management team
  • Must be a team player and be willing to receive and act on direction; management experience in a team-oriented workplace is preferred
  • Evidence of and a commitment to practice a high level of confidentiality
  • Must be a person of vision
  • Proven ability to work across and network with a wide range of differing Christian groups and denominations
  • Proven ability to build relationships at all levels
  • In-depth knowledge of RZIM culture
  • Must be based in the Atlanta HQ office
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; Graduate level degrees are encouraged

SALARY:  Commensurate and contingent on experience and expertise
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)