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ABOUT LEXINGTON:

You may already know Lexington, KY as the “horse capital of the world,” home of legendary racing champions and some of the world’s most beautiful horse farms.
But what you may not know about Lexington is its affordability, vibrant cultural scene, highly educated population, and welcoming vibe that delights both visitors and residents.
More than 320,000 people call Lexington home, making it the second-largest city in Kentucky, with a walkable downtown chock full of great dining and shopping options. Some 28,000 college students live in Lexington, which has helped nurture a youthful ambiance and an array of cultural and entertainment options,  including one of the nation’s most vibrant culinary scenes.

The city is traditionally southern, but with a midwest flavor, equating to a gracious but forward-thinking mix. Lexington is within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the United States population and has consistently landed a spot on the Top 100 list of best places to live landing at number 29 in 2019 by Business Insider. Additionally, Lexington has been recognized by multiple national sources as a top community for retirement (Forbes & CNN Money), home buyers (Movoto Real Estate), jobs (Forbes), high-tech start-ups (The Atlantic Cities & Kauffman Foundation), and college towns (Livability.com).

 ABOUT IMMANUEL:


Theology: Southern Baptist
Weekly Attendance: 2,800
Neighborhood: Lexington, KY

Named as one of Outreach Magazine’s fastest-growing churches in 2018-2019, Immanuel is passionate about engaging the community in its mission to lead people to Jesus and equip disciples in their faith.

Since its birth in 1909, Immanuel, a multi-generational body of Jesus followers, has been known for its commitment in building strong community inside and outside the walls of the church while providing a warm and welcoming environment to encounter and worship God.  As a church, Immanuel has  an unwavering commitment to teaching the truth found in God’s Word, ministering to the entire family, and communicating Jesus Christ is the answer to our deepest needs.

Sundays at Immanuel are an exciting time of engaging worship and practical, biblical teaching aimed to point our hearts and minds to Jesus. Immanuel also provides opportunities on Sundays to grow in our love for God through Community Groups at every age and stage of life.

Immanuel’s impact increases throughout the week as the property serves as a preschool and elementary campus for Lexington Christian Academy, and is home to a fully supported Recreation Outreach Center (ROC) providing thousands of members with cardio and strength conditioning facilities, two basketball courts, and group fitness classes.

Immanuel also has outstanding space for weekly children's worship, student worship, and college worship with breakout rooms and areas for recreation, discipleship, and community.

Having recently grown to two campuses within the city, Immanuel is excited for the opportunity to expand the reach of the Gospel beyond Lexington with new campuses launching within the bluegrass region in 2021 and beyond.

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS CANDIDATE:

Immanuel is seeking a highly motivated follower of Christ to serve as our Director of Communications. As a natural visionary and implementer of ideas and processes, the candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment with the authority to make decisions to further the goals laid out by the executive leadership team. Immanuel is fully committed to reaching people for Jesus. A large factor in that commitment comes in the form of resources, facilities, personnel, and dedication to building a strong Communications Department.

We are looking for a self-motivated leader with experience handling both internal and external communications. The ideal candidate will be eager to tackle the challenges of developing content that helps build brand recognition while generating buzz about existing and new ministries. Top candidates will be skilled at creating marketing strategies that both engages and keeps people informed about all that is taking place at Immanuel. The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral communications is a must. Our Director of Communications will demonstrate ability to use social media channels effectively to deliver marketing content that generates measurable ROI, will need to possess strong presentation and communication skills, manage media relations and maximize media opportunities, and possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.

Preferred candidates include a bachelor's degree, experience in managing staff and/or volunteer teams, and at least 3-4 years of experience in Marketing, Communications or similar field. If coming from church staff, the candidate must be someone who has been on a church of 1,200+ average weekend attendees. This leader needs to be committed and personally vested in the well-being and success of the vision and mission of Immanuel Baptist Church. This is a great opportunity for a person who is spurred on by challenges and ready to build a ministry  with the full support of the Lead Pastor and Executive Leadership.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Has a mature and growing walk with Christ.
  • Invests in personal growth and fosters this growth.
  • Values the leadership and staff culture of the church.
  • Fully embraces the vision, mission, and theology of Immanuel Baptist Church.
  • Has a proven track record of success in a Communications field.
  • Has a strong gift of leadership.

BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance with supplemented premiums
  • Retirement plan
  • Retirement plan match
  • Life insurance 2x salary
  • Disability insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Family membership to ROC facilities

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