Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Role: Director/Sr. Director of Outreach Events
Pulse is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 to see the Gospel spread, God’s Word engaged, and disciples multiplied through live events, digital ministry, training young evangelists and leaders, and working in deep partnership across generations. Pulse is a global next-gen movement that is committed to evangelism and discipleship. Through face-to-face and digital platforms, Pulse exists to make Jesus known and raise up disciples who multiply.
In 2019, Pulse moved into a new office space in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. The heart of this space is that it would become a training ground for pastors and young leaders around the world. Just as Minneapolis served for many years as the headquarters for Billy Graham, so we hope once again to make the Twin Cities a global center for evangelism.
Shared the message of Jesus with 318,244,124 people since Pulse was founded in 2006.
1,997,440 people have responded to the Gospel through Pulse events.
34,601 spiritual conversations have started online with digital counselors.
412,000 people are using Scripture engagement and discipleship resources.
524,720 people are connected to Pulse & Nick Hall through social media platforms.
About the Director/Sr. Director of Community Outreach Events:
The Director/Sr. Director of Community Outreach Events ensures the successful execution of events to fulfill Pulse’s mission to Make Jesus Known. This role is responsible for supporting leadership and strategic direction for the Pulse campaign process. This includes carrying the evangelistic vision to key churches and business connections and leading the campaign team for project management and oversight, strategic planning, collaboration with key department/initiative leaders, and strong attention to detail resulting in the excellent execution of events – specifically large-scale stadium and campus events.
The Director/Sr. Director of Community Outreach Events will have regular check-ins with the President to ensure the vision is carried forward while working alongside the Executive Director of Evangelistic Campaigns to drive forward relationships and plans to advance Pulse’s evangelistic campaigns. This position should be filled by someone with experience in the local church, a passion for evangelism, and an understanding of planning and executing events with excellence.
The Director/Sr. Director of Community Outreach Events’ Responsibilities Include:
Support and maintain consistency in the event planning process across the organization.
Be an active leader in regular department strategic planning meetings for upcoming events.
Work with the Executive Director of Evangelistic Campaigns to write strategic plans for upcoming event strategies and leadership.
Support the Executive Director of Evangelistic Campaigns to develop a plan and strategy to give leadership to the Pulse event strategy for future evangelistic campaigns – specifically large-scale stadium, arena, and open-air citywide or university events.
Provide leadership in executing the Pulse Process in cities and on campuses where God is leading us to partner in a season of outreach.
Ability to cast vision for the Pulse Process to city and campus leaders that leads to buy-in and invitation to partner for a season of outreach.
Ability to build out teams and provide leadership for a season of outreach in cities or on campuses where Pulse is invited.
Demonstrate strong communication skills to ensure the evangelistic purpose of events is clear to internal and external audiences.
Work with the Partnership team toward strong invitations, helping discern where God is opening doors.
Strong talent in and emphasis on communication and collaboration with external Pulse partners – working toward advancing relationships toward partnering in cities/campuses where God is opening doors.
Ensuring we are achieving a “win-win” and building bridges with partner relationships.
For each evangelistic event assigned, build-out and efficiently lead campaign team leaders in the areas of church relations/partnerships, marketing/PR, fundraising, and event operations.
Demonstrate strong communication skills which strengthen the team and drive effective event planning, including casting vision from leadership that leads to event buy-in among the team.
Communicate clear expectations and understanding of the event plan, deliverables, and timeline.
Throughout the event process, evaluate and review goals, and adjust strategies.
Accordingly to ensure a successful outcome.
Consistently hit goals, maintain timelines, and create a weekly status report for the supervisor.
Work in tandem with the Partnership department to drive awareness, mobilization, and attendance toward events.
Work collaboratively with the Event Operations Associate to ensure the event logistics are on track and the creative and communications deliverables are on-brand, on time, and meeting the overall event goals.
Knowledge of marketing activity that leads to achieving event goals and ability to speak into strategy in this area.
Collaborate with the Development department to create fundraising opportunities where applicable.
Direct a variety of Pulse events planned in departments across the organization as assigned.
A follower of Jesus, in agreement with the Pulse Statement of Faith, mission, and values.
Be a model of Christian integrity, diligence in work, and persistence in pursuing and exceeding objectives.
A passion for the cause of evangelism.
Develop strong relationships and work in cooperation with other Pulse team members.
Professional demeanor and approach and behavior consistent with the standards contained in Pulse manuals (i.e., Employee Manual, Financial Management Policy, etc.)
Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Pulse Employee Manual.
Engage in personal and team development opportunities presented by Pulse Leadership.
Assist and perform any and all other duties as assigned.
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
A minimum of 3+ years experience leading outreach events.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent relationship and communication skills—Able to effectively carry the evangelist’s vision to the team, and through the team to varying stakeholders (pastors, leaders, students, donors, contractors, staff) using a variety of formats and media.
Proficient with office systems, project management platforms, and ability to learn new systems if needed.
Ability to cast vision to inspire and motivate the church and business worlds, and gifted in relating across denominational, political, and racial lines toward unity and ownership.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
Passion for Prayer, Unity, Evangelism, and Training — experience and desire for uniting and mobilizing the local church.
Experienced servant leader – giving direction and holding varying teams accountable while carrying the heartbeat forward so the team is cared for while staying on mission.
Strong leadership and project management skills.
Experience working with teams for budget development, budget management, and strategic planning.
Self-awareness to build out teams and work collaboratively to make sure details of organization, planning, and execution are not dropped.
Servant heart and attitude, serving as a team player, and ready to help wherever needed.
What it’s Like to Live in Minneapolis, Minnesota:
Minneapolis is a major city in Minnesota consisting of mostly young professionals. This city offers an urban feel and is one of the busier cities in the state. Minneapolis is considered a city of fun and growth – with its strong job market, delicious and various food options, affordable cost of living, and fantastic nature with dozens of parks and lakes, it proves itself as a utopia for people who are looking to bring excitement into their lives. There is always something fun to do, especially for families and young adults.
In the summertime, Minnesotan’s calendars are packed with festivals, night markets, the Minnesota State Fair, and evenings of endless art and music. There is even an excess of activities to do during the winter months. Instead of staying inside and bundling up, Minnesotans take advantage of snowy days with outdoor ice sculptures, skiing, snowmobiling, pond hockey, and ice fishing. There is also easy access to the renowned Mall of America, residing in Bloomington, Minnesota, which is only a 15-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis.
Sports and college opportunities are a significant pride of Minnesota. Minnesota is home to high-performing teams such as The NBA Timberwolves, The Minnesota Lynx, The NFL Vikings, The MLB Twins, the NHL Wild, and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Locals are usually very passionate about sports and bleed the official colors of their favorite team. If you are a fan of sports or are just looking for something exciting to witness, a rival game in one of these stadiums is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. If you are looking to live in a beautiful city with plenty of access to nature, great food, and jam-packed with fun things to do, Minneapolis is your place.
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