The purpose of the Advancement Team is to guide people into meaningful opportunities at Unto that help them feel they are a significant participant in expressing the Great Commandment and advancing the Great Commission. Our mission is to engage the hearts and minds of people who have a desire to join God in His work, moving them toward active participation and long-term relationships. The Development Writer for Unto® must be a Cru® Religious Missionary Order staff member in full agreement with Unto’s humanitarian mission and Cru’s emphasis on initiative evangelism and building spiritual movements. This person must have an active and growing faith in Christ, with a proven track record of living a Spirit-filled life. This person must maintain a positive witness for Christ with those whom he or she interacts as part of the job and in daily life.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES • Manage proposals and appeals. • Manage website content. • Manage email communications with the Unto audience. • Manage stewardship reporting for donors. • Attend and participate in Dallas site and all-Unto prayer, devotional, and staff meeting times.
QUALITIES AND COMPETENCIES • Strong writing and communications skills. • Discretion and confidentiality. • Ability to learn brand guidelines and communicate in brand voice.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position does not include supervisory responsibilities at this time. CHRISTIAN FAITH • Must have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. • Must sign the Cru Statement of Faith without reservation. • Must be able to clearly express biblical principles which are the foundation for the Christian faith. • Must be able to express faith in a manner which encourages those who are not believers to consider making the Christian faith their own. • Must have a history of participation in Bible study and worship. • Must be able to describe his or her practice of prayer and understanding of the Holy Spirit’s ongoing work in his or her personal and professional life.
JOB DESCRIPTION | ADVANCEMENT • Must be willing to conduct his or her life in a manner which is consistent with Cru standards and expectations, understanding that conduct in the workplace and in the community can reflect on the mission of Cru. It is anticipated that all employees of Cru, throughout the course of their employment, will actively seek opportunities for greater understanding, involvement, and connection with our ministry by taking part in various activities as specified by their leadership. This includes attending periodic Bible studies and other worship expressions that occur in the workplace during the work week. Employees also are expected to actively and intentionally grow in their Christian faith and exhibit Christian character as demonstrated by their attitude, appearance, and conduct as outlined in “Standards and Expectations” section of the employee handbook. Unto, the humanitarian ministry of Cru, works to express the kindness of Jesus in the toughest places on earth by relieving suffering, restoring dignity, and revealing hope. Our strategy is to accelerate spiritual movements through humanitarian kindness which helps Cru staff members and their partners to gain access, build credibility, and increase effectiveness in ministry.
“As a religious organization whose purpose and character are primarily religious, Cru may prefer to hire and employ individuals who agree with our religious beliefs and who are faithful to our doctrinal and ethical teachings and practices.”