Sponsor Engagement Content & Data Improvement Specialist

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Sponsor Engagement Content & Data Improvement Specialist is an exciting and significant role in the development and sharing of over 8 million digital and printed engagement features for child sponsors each year.

This role calls for a tech focused marketer/content planner to oversee and implement a content delivery pipeline for a suite of digital and printed/mail features, working with marketers in 20+ countries and field representatives in the 54 countries where World Vision’s child sponsorship programme operates, as well as internal IT/business capability teams.

Their work will be pivotal to the creation of photos, videos, annual reports, cards and letters to child sponsors, and to the success and sustainablity of emerging bodies of work which are led by market insights and sponsor needs.

The Sponsor Engagement Content & Data Improvement Specialist will need to understand the content needs of all sponsor enagagement features (digital or otherwsie), and work with internal stakeholders and internal systems to achieve timely delivery with desired quality.

This is a technical content role, with equal parts storytelling and equal parts system change/readiness to ensure content is leveraged, available, and where needed, is transformed, automated and sponsor friendly.

They will be part of a global team whose projects are focused on strengthening and improving retention and acquisition of sponsors and prospects in 20+ markets.. This cross-functional role will be varied, fast-moving, strategic in nature and best suited to a content or marketing specialist, with a strong technical/data perspective, exceptional coordination and communications skills.

  • High capacity role that includes coordination, stakeholder engagement, content planning and transformation, system readiness and data quality and auotmation to reach over 8+ million child sponsors, helping sponsors understand the impact they are making possible.

  • Work with marketers in over 20+ funding countries as well as internal IT/systems readiness teams to explore content options, transform, leverage and automate content for sponsor needs.

  • Understand and support the marketing needs of each office to support acquisition and retention activities.

  • Develop systems that ensure data/content quality and assurance.

  • Be comfortable and capable in an agile working environment with virtual team members in different locations and time zones.

  • Help World Vision show our impact/tell our stories better, with more efficiency and system automation.

This position reports to the Director of Child Sponsorship Content and will work in partnership with the Director of Sponsor Experience and Sponsor Engagement Improvement Specialists.

High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel is essential and knowledge of Smartsheet, Power BI is a bonus.

Be part of a fun, exciting content team that’s helping sponsored children and their communities tell their own stories, while helping child sponsors understand the impact they’re helping to make possible.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead the development and enhancement of the Child Sponsorship Sponsor Engagement Feature Content Plan, to support individual projects within the Global Sponsor Experience & Engagement Roadmap.

Lead the implementation of individual content projects to achieve the content objetives of the Global Sponsor Experience & Engagement Roadmap, including planning, system readiness, business requirements, quality assurance, testing and delivery:

  • Lead initial and ongoing design conceptualization of improvements.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders, investigate options, suggest budget requirements and recommend improvements.

  • Facilitate ideation and development with input / validation on ideas, proof of concepts and tests, working closely with marketers from funding offices.

  • Own business needs and requirements.

  • Work with technical teams to explore and achieve system capabilities to facilitate and/or drive improvements to support content needs and pipeline.

  • Support and/or improve World Vision’s critical quality review/assurances endeavors around content and child/community data to be used as part of the content pipeline.

Stakeholder Engagement, Communication and Reporting:

  • Create and lead engagement with selected marketers and field office representatives.

  • Showcase ideas and continuous improvements.

  • Seek feedback and improvements.

  • Coordinate translation.

  • Support, create or lead inspiring internal communications related to improvement projects.

Strategy and Planning:

  • Support the ongoing definition, scope and design of the sponsor engagement coherent story, which enables compelling, tangible progress and impact communications to sponsors globally.

  • Seek and develop opportunities for streamlining of work/effort to reduce work cost and effort for all involved.

Capacity Building and Support:

  • Partner in the development of sponsor engagement feature capacity building manuals, toolkits, learning aids and other learning resources in the testing, mainstreaming, and ongoing operational delivery where required.

  • Provide input and recommendations into organizational capability developments based on improvement projects, to ensure field staff of the future have the right skill set to ensure high quality sponsor engagement features.

Learning and Networking:

  • Invest in relationships and participate in internal and external networks to support improvement projects and grow leadership opportunities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, international development, product development or project management

  • Demonstrated success in marketing, international development or project management.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with many different functions, cultures and levels in the organisation (orally and in writing). Fluency in English.

  • A broad understanding of non profit operations and commitment to World Vision´s objectives, ethos, core ministries, Mission Statement and Core Values is mandatory.

  • 2-3 years experience in marketing, content planning/automation, marketing project management, or product/customer experience development.

  • Experience in working across cultures and within complex organizational structures.

  • Knowledge of child sponsorship and/or international development programming is preferable Vision.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong analytical skills, catalyst for improvement and innovation, problem solving involving multiple disciplines.

  • Strong attention to detail, ability to communicate marketing concepts and needs with IT/business requirements/systems teams.

  • Flexible and willing to travel per World Vision policy.

  • Support Office marketing/supporter experience in a leadership role that needed to clearly weigh up and negotiate revenue raising/protecting opportunities versus costs/efforts.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time, when it is safe to do so.

Sponsor Engagement Improvement Specialist (2 positions)

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Sponsor Engagement Improvement Specialist is an exciting and significant role in the production of over 8 million digital and printed engagement features for child sponsors each year.

This role calls for an exceptional marketer/communicator and highly-effective coordinator, who enjoys working with marketers from all over the world with leadership, humity and pace; handling multiple projects at once.

They will be part of a global team who support, facilitate and lead projects within the ongoing improvement of World Vision’s global child sponsorship product experience feature set as well as innovations or emerging bodies of work that may one day be part of the BAU feature set.

These projects are focused on strengthening and improving retention and acquisition of sponsors and prospects, through over 10 m illion photos, videos, cards, letters, updates and reports sent from a sponsored child to their sponsor each year. This cross-functional role will be varied, fast-moving, strategic in nature and best suited to a communications or marketing specialist or manager, with strong coordination, communications and creativity skills.

  • High capacity role that includes coordination, stakeholder engagement, analysis, feature development and design, testing and quality controls to reach over 8+ million child sponsors, helping sponsors understand the impact they are

  • making possible.

  • Work with marketers in over 20+ funding countries as well as internal and external designers, editors and photographers.

  • Understand and support the marketing needs of each office to support acquisition and retention activities.

  • Be comfortable and capable in an agile working environment with virtual team members in different locations and time zones.

  • Ensure consistent, quality content & design for child sponsors.

The Sponsor Engagement Improvement Specialist will be integral to improving the sponsor experience and will require strong written/verbal communication skills, marketing/communications experience, the ability to effectively engage stakeholders, maintain and manage relationships with internal customers and present concepts and ideas, the ability to plan and support collaboration of internal customers and business partners acrooss multiple projects with competing deadlines and shared dependencies.

High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel is essential and knowledge of Smartsheet, Power BI, Photoshop, Indesign, Kissflow, Jupiter is a bonus.

This will be an integral role in supporting the consistent, ongoing improvement to World Vision’s global child sponsorship product experience feature set – meeting the expectations and needs of our target supporter groups, accurately representing the field reality and dignity of those we serve, enabling authentic sponsor-child connections and delivering compelling impact sponsor communications – all towards adding further year on year value to our market ministry.

The aim – to continuously and incrementally improve the quality of the sponsor engagement experience year on year, never allowing stagnation or backsliding in quality.

This position reports to the reports to the Sponsor Engagement Improvement Manager and works in partnership the Director of Child Sponsorship Content, the Director of Sponsor Experience and Director of Sponsorship Operations & Engagement.

Be part of a fun, exciting content team that’s helping sponsored children and their communities tell their own stories, while helping child sponsors understand the impact they’re helping to make possible.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead or support individual projects within the Global Sponsor Experience & Engagement Roadmap:

  • Plan, develop, implement and analyse planned project improvements.

  • Lead initial and ongoing design conceptualization of improvements to envision and garner feedback from stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders, investigate options, suggest budget requirements and recommend best improvements for sponsors, children and staff.

  • Facilitate required ideation and development of improvement concepts with input / validation on ideas, proof of concepts and tests, working closely with SOs/NRDs to ensure target market personalization needs are met.

  • Create or update guidance and training resources for field staff.

  • Work with technical teams to explore and achieve system capabilities to facilitate and/or drive improvements.

  • Support and/or improve World Vision’s critical quality review/assurances endeavors. Demonstrate value adding and virtual team behavior and outcomes.

Stakeholder Engagement, Communication and Reporting:

  • Create and lead engagement with selected SO/NRD, RSC and NO/ADP representatives.

  • Showcase ideas and continuous improvements.

  • Seek feedback and improvements.

  • Coordinate translation.

  • Support, create or lead inspiring internal communications related to improvement projects.

Strategy and Planning:

  • Support the ongoing definition, scope and design of the sponsor engagement coherent story, which enables compelling, tangible progress and impact communications to sponsors globally.

  • Recommend strategic choices towards attaining most effective quality improvement across sponsor engagement feature set in market year on year.

  • Collaborate with and contribute to bilateral / multi-lateral continuous improvement development and testing plans, including orchestrating cross-functional input, and ensuring alignment with the broader stabilizing of sponsorship.

  • Seek and develop opportunities for streamlining of work/effort to reduce work cost and effort for all involved.

Capacity Building and Support:

  • Partner in the development of sponsor engagement feature capacity building manuals, toolkits, learning aids and other learning resources in the testing, mainstreaming, and ongoing operational delivery of consistently improved sponsor engagement features.

  • Provide input and recommendations into organizational capability developments based on improvement projects, to ensure field staff of the future have the right skill set to ensure high quality sponsor engagement features.

Learning and Networking:

  • Invest in relationships and participate in internal and external networks to support improvement projects and grow leadership opportunities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, product development or project management.

  • Demonstrated success in marketing, communications or project management.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with many different functions, cultures and levels in the organisation (orally and in writing). Fluency in English.

  • A broad understanding of non profit operations and commitment to World Vision´s objectives, ethos, core ministries, Mission Statement and Core Values is mandatory.

  • 2-3 years experience in marketing, communications, project management, product or customer experience development.

  • Experience in working across cultures and within complex organizational structures.

  • Knowledge of Child Sponsorship and development programming, preferably with World Vision.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong analytical skills, catalyst for improvement and innovation, problem solving involving multiple disciplines.

  • Attention to detail, ability to understand and adhere to branding guidelines and communications style guides.

  • Flexible and willing to travel per World Vision policy.

  • Support Office marketing/supporter experience in a leadership role that needed to clearly weigh up and negotiate revenue raising/protecting opportunities versus costs/efforts.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 2% of the time, when it is safe to do so.