Event Support Specialist Job at Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – 4.4 Charlotte, NC
The Donor Ministries Department at BGEA works to cultivate meaningful, long-term relationships with ministry supporters and to identify, develop, and deepen new relationships with prospective donors. The goal of the department is to grow a strong base of support for decades to come. The department includes a core office staff and a regionally based field team who collectively serve the individuals, families, and foundations that support BGEA with their gifts and prayers. Through special events, personal visits, and mailings, the field team shares the work, impact, and needs of the ministry with donors and prospective donors. Included in the department is the Billy Graham Christian Response Center (CRC). Staff daily responds to phone calls and email correspondence, providing ministry information and answering spiritual questions with Biblical insight and direction. The prayer line ministry operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, where spiritually trained representatives and volunteers answer calls for prayer and present the Gospel. The CRC staff helps take calls on the prayer line when volume spikes due to televised spots with Rev. Franklin Graham airing on national TV. TVTM supports phone call responses to Billy Graham Classic TV programs.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is a nonprofit organization that directs a range of domestic and international ministries. From its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association directs a wide range of domestic and international ministries, including: large-scale festivals led by evangelists Franklin Graham and Will Graham; The Billy Graham Library; The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Blue Ridge Broadcasting which houses The Light FM located outside of Asheville, N.C.; SearchforJesus.net, an Internet evangelism project reaching thousands of people for Christ online; and many others through print, television, telephone, radio and the Internet.
Maintains a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
Faithfully upholds BGEA in prayer.
Participates in daily BGEA staff devotions as schedule permits.
Demonstrates behavior aligned with BGEA’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Hallmarks, policies, and expectations.
Effectively represents Jesus Christ to those within both personal and professional spheres of influence.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assists the Events Manager with Donor Ministries events in support of Strategic Partnerships, Regional Managers, Foundations, joint BGEA and Samaritan’s Purse ministry events, and Donor Ministries events at Will Graham Celebrations and Franklin Graham Festivals and Tours.
Initiates and coordinates event support with various BGEA departments as needed including initiating timely vendor payments with Finance, processing contracts with the Legal Department, and logistical support with Distribution Services
Provides creative direction to ensure a professional and consistent presentation of display and promotional materials at events, conferences and where needed
Coordinates with Donor Ministries communications liaison in preparation for events, including the timely provision of print and email invitations, signage, banners, etc. and the creation of account coding procedures for each event
Coordinates and tracks event invitations and responses, reporting counts of responses regularly to leadership
Serves as liaison with Christian Response for outbound call projects in support of events, regularly reporting call project results and status
Maintains the highest level of confidentiality by securing and protecting confidential information
Conducts research on event venues and vendors and makes related recommendations as requested
Maintains a thorough knowledge of BGEA event planning software, currently Cvent, in order to set up and maintain the system and train others in its use
Write and edit copy including ministry partner bios, event instructions for invitees, and venue evaluations
Marginal Duties and Responsibilities
Prepares reports for Donor Ministries and BGEA leadership
Attends meetings and events
Other duties as assigned
Reports to Events Manager
Skills and Knowledge
Bachelor-level degree or equivalent related experience required
Minimum of 1 year of experience in special events logistics preferred
Professional personal and telephone demeanor
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
Proficiency with computer and Microsoft Word and Excel software required
Confidence in working with people at all organizational levels
Ability to make decisions and judgments in accordance with departmental and organizational guidelines, and with limited input from leadership, as appropriate
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Employees filling regular full-time positions, who are working no less than 40 hours per week, are eligible to participate in BGEA’s benefits program.
Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Long term and short term disability insurance
Term Life insurance
401(k) retirement savings plan
Ten paid holidays
Minimum 12 days of vacation
Ten sick days
Ministry Employee Expectations
Christian Purpose and Expectations: All employees proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through their employment, and thereby further BGEA’s religious mission.
As an employee of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association:
I acknowledge that the Lord Jesus Christ is my personal Savior and that I am a personal representative of Him.
I understand that BGEA is a Christian organization whose purpose is proclaiming the message of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world.
I agree that the purpose of my employment with BGEA is to further its Christian purpose, and that I am prepared to assist in accomplishing that purpose.
I understand that I must exhibit conduct that is consistent with BGEA’s expectations, whether at work or away from work, in keeping with scriptural teachings and principles as set forth in God’s Word, BGEA’s Statement of Faith, and BGEA’s policies including Christian Conduct.
Statement of Faith
These core beliefs make up the foundation upon which all our ministry endeavors are based:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.
We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.
We believe that the ministry of evangelism (sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ) and discipleship (helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ) is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15.
We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.
We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.
We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.
Continuing the lifelong work of Billy Graham, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association exists to support and extend the evangelistic calling and ministry of Franklin Graham by proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to all we can by every effective means available to us and by equipping the church and others to do the same.
About the Company
Company: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – 4.4
Company Location: Charlotte, NC