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Luis Palau Association

Director of Development Marketing and Communications

Beaverton, Oregon

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Denomination: Nondenominational

Staff Size: 68 

Location: Beaverton, Portland, Oregon

The role: LPA is looking for a talented direct marketing and communications strategist who will serve as a driving force in raising funds through effective print and digital fundraising communications.


Meet the Luis Palau Association: 

The Luis Palau Association exists to Proclaim the Good News, Unite the Church, and Impact cities worldwide. For more than 50 years, LPA has accomplished its mission through:

  • Hosting evangelistic outreaches and festivals in cities around the world led by gifted evangelists Luis and Andrew Palau

  • Connecting, encouraging, and equipping thousands of evangelists worldwide through the Global Network of Evangelists (GNE)

  • Mobilizing and equipping more than 700 evangelists through Next Generation Alliance (NGA)

  • Celebrating and Accelerating long-term gospel work and evangelism in cities around the world through City Gospel Movements (CGM)

  • A far-reaching media ministry, including Luis Palau Bible Institute for nearly 50k Spanish-speaking leaders, daily radio programs on 5,539 radio outlets in 59 countries, and digital evangelism strategies

For more information about the Luis Palau Association history, visit: https://www.palau.org/about/history

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About the Director of Development Marketing and Communications:

The Luis Palau Association (www.palau.org) is a worldwide evangelistic ministry focused on proclaiming the Good News, uniting the church, and impacting cities worldwide. We accomplish this through large-scale evangelistic festivals, our global network of evangelists, city gospel movements, radio, and digital evangelism strategies.

LPA is looking for a talented direct marketing and communications strategist who will serve as a driving force in raising funds through effective print and digital fundraising communications. They will have a heart for both marketing and ministry. This ideal candidate will have excellent project management and marketing strategy skills, and will be a storyteller who can create communications initiatives to inspire people toward financial involvement.

The Director of Development Marketing and Communications reports to the Vice President of Development. They will join a team of eleven development professionals at the LPA headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. 


The role will: 

  • Develop, implement, and manage integrated mass donor communications strategies for enlisting, retaining, and increasing financial and spiritual involvement in the Palau Association’s worldwide evangelistic ministry.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Direct mail – Create and implement effective direct mail strategies and packages for enlisting partner support.

  • Partner program – Acquire new partners while keeping existing partners and lifting the involvement of the existing members of LPA’s monthly partner program.

  • Digital fundraising – Develop and implement strategies for effective email, web, and social media based fundraising and donor acquisition.

  • Receipting and reporting – Oversee thank yous, receipt messaging and reporting to demonstrate fruitfulness, enhance relationships, and encourage future partnership.

  • Calling team – Develop and implement strategies to attract and engage new, current, and previous partners through personal telephone contact.

  • Donor acquisition – Develop and manage strategies to acquire new names and initial gifts from people reached through radio, festivals, direct marketing, and special events using digital, print, and electronic media.

  • Pre-festival/post-festival donor communications – Develop comprehensive communication and solicitation strategies to generate new and ongoing ministry supporters.

  • Ministry magazine strategy – Give strategic input regarding theme, focus, and offers for the ministry’s magazine to maximize development impact of content and focus.

  • Reporting and analysis – Analyze results of fundraising activities and make improvements for future campaigns.


What you bring: 

Education & Experience

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in business, communications, or marketing, and three to five years of experience in marketing and communication, direct marketing or fundraising strategies, or relevant leadership experience.

The ideal candidate will also have: 

  • Excellent strategic marketing and project management skills 

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills 

  • A strong capability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines 

  • Relatability with designers, project managers, writers, and IT managers 

  • The ability to plan strategically and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • The ability to analyze each marketing project’s performance and make strategic changes for improvement 

  • Strong computer application skills 

  • Availability to travel for training and to attend some LPA festivals and activities

  • Direct experience working with multi-functional teams and audiences 

  • Proven communication, collaboration, and relationship skills with cross-functional teams

Personal Characteristics

  • Has the ability to negotiate and influence others

  • Has strong oral and written communication 

  • Is a strategic thinker and analytical problem solver

  • Has demonstrated integrity 

  • Has a solid, godly reputation among Christian community

  • Possesses the ability to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables

  • Has strong interpersonal skills

  • Is passionate about evangelism

  • Has the ability to collaborate with people across denominational boundaries

  • Is committed to the mission:

    • Is a Christian in agreement with LPA’s Statement of Faith

    • Is an active member of a local Christian church


What it's like to live in the Beaverton, Portland, Oregon area:

The City of Beaverton is located seven miles west of Portland, Oregon, in the Tualatin River Valley, encompasses 19.6 square miles, and is home to more than 97,000 residents. The city is Oregon’s sixth largest city and the second-largest incorporated city in Washington County.

Beaverton is a friendly, active and responsive city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in Money magazine’s Best Places to Live, Beaverton truly is “The Best of Oregon.”

Beaverton is a family-friendly city and is well-known for its many attractive and well-planned neighborhoods. Residents enjoy easy access to a complete range of community services, including the largest shopping district in west metropolitan Portland and dozens of churches serving all denominations.

The city also has a vast amount of green space with over 100 parks encompassing 1,000 acres. A park is located within a half mile of every home, and the city features 30 miles of hiking trails and a 25-mile network of bike paths. A partnership with Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD) opens a new window. Beaverton residents and visitors are able to enjoy many outdoor activities. Ski slopes to the east and ocean beaches to the west provide additional opportunities for recreation.

There are over 40,700 students in 51 schools from grades K-12 in the Beaverton School District(the third largest district in Oregon). Nationally acclaimed for their students’ high SAT scores, Beaverton schools have formed strong partnerships with area businesses. Several highly regarded private schools as well as some of the region’s best state and private universities and community colleges are also located within 30 miles of Beaverton.

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