Understanding Persecution

Jobs at ICC

International Christian Concern (ICC) is a Washington, DC-area 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to providing assistance, advocacy, and awareness for the worldwide persecuted Christian Church.

Our current job openings are:

Are you looking for a job you can believe in that has eternal impact? International Christian Concern is currently searching for a Video Fellow in Silver Spring, MD. The fellowship is a paid full-time temporary position working with the Communications team that could develop into a full-time permanent position. We are looking for a video professional who would like to devote six months to a year of their life to the persecuted church.

The Video Fellow will be responsible for scripting, producing, and editing daily video content for ICC. We are looking for a creative, smart, and dedicated individual who is committed to excellence. We hire people, not positions; you have God-given creativity and the experience to bring a vision to life. We desire to apply your creativity and experience to bring greater awareness to the persecuted church and call the body of Christ to care for and serve them. In this position, you will report to the President.

Potential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Produce video content (storyboarding, scripting, shooting, and editing).
  • Edit and produce podcasts.
  • Work with colleagues in a creative, collaborative, cross-departmental/cross-project environment.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the President.

Required Qualifications

  • We have a strong preference for an individual with a strong Christian witness and history.
  • Strong experience in Adobe Creative Suite (especially Premier Pro and Audition).
  • Experience with speech writing and scripting.
  • 3+ years in a videography field, including shooting and editing.
  • U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or work visa is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent experience.

Character & Leadership Requirements:

  • Passion: Live a lifestyle that makes your passion for God and His Kingdom obvious to all who interact with you.
  • Humility: Putting others and the mission of the persecuted before yourself.
  • Endurance: Hanging in there and remaining productive even when it’s hard.
  • Flexibility: Being able to adapt when things change or plans fall apart.
  • Stability: Not driven by your emotions.

Generous vacation policy, compensation commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please send your résumé, cover letter, portfolio and three references to: jobs@persecution.org. Include the subject line: “Video Fellowship”.  Qualified applicants will be contacted.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Director of Marketing and Communications (DMC) is responsible for the leadership, direction, and administration of communicating ICC’s mission and message, and attracting new partners to work with us in fighting persecution and rescuing those affected by it.  The DMC will design, implement, lead and optimize our communications strategy across our legacy, digital and social media channels to grow our following and increase our fundraising. The DMC will spread the message of persecution and our solutions to the problem across our channels. They are responsible for Inbound Marketing and will focus on bringing in leads and converting those leads to donors. They will lead the Communications department staff (2 full-time staff and several part-time staff or subs) and coordinate the production and dissemination of all ICC messaging across our channels.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy & Management

  • Grow the organization by setting and meeting goals in regards to followers and converting those followers to donors across channels.
  • Oversee and coordinate all staff and activities of the Mar-Comm team and its annual calendar.
  • Design and implement communication strategies that elevate the problem of persecution across channels: web, video, social media, earned media, newsletter, podcast, SEO, earned media.
  • Evaluate and pursue new channel opportunities.
  • Provide strategic guidance to all ICC external communications including press materials, digital campaigns, and other collateral.
  • Develop and manage the production schedule for all content creation including video, digital content, newsletter, press release, podcast and seasonal publications.
  • Other duties as assigned by the President.

Media Relations

  • Oversight of press and media relations to maximize ICC’s impact, including press conferences, our annual report on persecution, etc.
  • Lead strategy and execute approval for all earned media, including articles, press releases, media advisories, letters-to-the-editor, and opinion editorials.
  • Act as a spokesperson to the media (in conjunction with ICC’s President).

Digital Communications

  • Develop and run campaigns to bring in leads and convert those leads to donors.
  • Lead strategy and execution of digital content and publications, including campaign webpages, supporter communications, blog posts, etc.
  • Lead strategy and oversee production of videos and photography, including developing scripts/interview questions and planning shoots.
  • Monitor and report on data pertaining to channel and ad effectiveness (data dashboard).
  • Ensure communications and advocacy campaigns are integrated across media, email, social media and ICC web properties.
  • Implement and manage our ad campaigns using SEO and Google Adwords.
  • Oversee the redevelopment of the ICC website.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • In depth experience in Inbound Marketing.
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire and convert leads.
  • Experience in leading and coordinating a multi-platform communications team.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in communications with a track record of growing responsibility.
  • B.A. in Communications, Public Policy or related field or equivalent non-profit communications experience in a professional capacity.
  • Demonstrated management ability and strategic planning experience.
  • Experience in communications across varied audiences, including donors and advocates, preferred.

OTHER ATTRIBUTES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • We have a strong preference for an individual with a strong Christian witness and history.
  • Strong written, verbal, problem solving and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Highly computer literate, including experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Google Drive.
  • Proven ability to meet multiple deadlines and balance numerous projects in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Ability to develop and drive new initiatives, work cross-departmentally, oversee projects to completion and measure results.
  • Must demonstrate a strong sense of urgency and initiative; highly organized and with the ability to achieve systematic delivery of product under deadline.
  • Ability to prioritize effectively; superb time management skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to work autonomously as needed.
  • Must possess a good sense of humor and comfort with change; must possess agility to adapt to and lead through change.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

ICC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package consistent with experience, skills and demonstrated abilities.  ICC offers the following benefits to all full-time employees:

  • Employer Paid Health and Dental Insurance Coverage
  • 403b retirement plan with 50% employer contribution
  • Excellent personal time off policy as well as paid holidays

Job Type: Full-time, in office (not remote).

  • Silver Spring MD.

TO APPLY

Send your resume, cover letter, and three references to: jobs@persecution.org, with subject line: “Marketing and Comms Director”.

JOB SUMMARY:

ICC’s Executive Assistant (EA) serves as the link between the President and staff (as well as external clients), to bring better organization and planning, and help the President be more effective in his role. The EA will handle his clerical tasks and prioritize his correspondence, allowing him to focus on decision-making and higher-level responsibilities. You are the right-hand man or woman to the President to keep things moving along across the organization. You carry his baton and know how to use his authority but at the same time deal with other staff with high emotional intelligence.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide administrative assistance: writing and editing emails, drafting memos, preparing communications and presentations on the President’s behalf.
  • Organize meetings, send reminders, and communicate to achieve consistent operations.
  • Handle phone calls and requests for the President’s time in a professional manner with emotional intelligence.
  • Managing the President’s day-to-day calendar, including making appointments and prioritizing the most sensitive matters.
  • Participate in the administration of corporate policies and procedures.
  • Coordinating expense tracking and travel arrangements.
  • Using various software, including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software to prepare reports and/or special projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • We have a strong preference for an individual with a strong Christian witness and history.
  • At least 3 years as executive assistant for President or CEO of organization, preferably non-profit.
  • Trustworthy and discrete and able to treat confidential information discretely.
  • Extremely detailed, organized and can easily multitask.
  • Tough but have high emotional IQ.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • Great problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to act as gatekeeper and escalate relevant information to executives as needed.
  • Skilled in the use of standard MS Office programs.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs are a plus but not required.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

ICC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package consistent with experience, skills and demonstrated abilities.  ICC offers the following benefits to all full-time employees:

  • Employer Paid Health and Dental Insurance Coverage
  • 403b retirement plan with 50% employer contribution
  • Excellent personal time off policy as well as paid holidays

Job Type: Full-time, in office (not remote).

  • Silver Spring, MD.

TO APPLY

Send your resume, cover letter, and three references to: jobs@persecution.org, with subject line: “Executive Assistant.”