Community Specialist

CV Africa & Middle East (Christian Vision, South Africa) is looking for a full-time Community Specialist to help us engage with ministry partners who utilise our evangelism tools, and to interact with individuals exploring faith-questions online.

About us

CV is a global Christian charity with evangelism at its heart. Founded by Lord Robert Edmiston in 1988, CV upholds a strong desire to serve and equip Christians and the local church, in their evangelistic endeavours. To this end, we work to see impact in three key areas:

  1. Introducing people to Jesus;
  2. Mobilising Christians to evangelise; and
  3. Resourcing the Church with free digital content and knowledge.

Job Overview

CV Community Specialists engage with both our ministry partners and the audiences we serve, building relationships with those who utilise our evangelism tools, and interacting with communities impacted by these initiatives.

Specific Responsibilities 

  • Assist in CV’s global initiatives, on-boarding new church partners, and providing feedback and updates through frequent communication via email, phone calls and meetings.
  • In accordance with CV best practices, assist with replying to ‘explorers’ by responding in a timely fashion through social and internal communication platforms (such as FrontApp, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc).
  • Assist the Community Manager with monitoring, collecting and analysing audience-interaction data.
  • Provide regular feedback from audiences to content and marketing teams, including quantitative and qualitative evaluation of engagement and response.
  • Manage contacts on CRM platforms ensuring data remains up to date and relevant.
  • Identify strategic online and offline influencers and individuals, develop relationships, and seek synergies on behalf of CV.
  • Attend church services/events/conferences as a CV Representative as and when requested by the Community Manager.
  • Identify strategic networking opportunities to introduce and promote CV initiatives.
  • Promote the vision and mission of CV to external ministries, organisations, churches, and community groups as and when requested by the Community Manager.

General Responsibilities 

Fulfil other duties, as common to all employees and as directed, within parameters outlined in both the mission and vision statements. This includes:

  • Being available for personal and spiritual growth opportunities.
  • Pro-actively maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Adhering to all regulations, CV policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend all required general staff and team meetings.
  • Undertaking professional development as required.
  • Adhering to all occupational health and safety requirements of CV.
  • Keeping confidential the affairs of CV and its employees, contractors and freelancers.
  • Representing CV in a positive manner.
  • Staying abreast of the latest methods and technologies. 
  • Maintaining appropriate licences, as required.

Skills/ Experience/ Education

  • Knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc).
  • Knowledge of Hubspot would be advantageous.
  • Ability to interact meaningfully in both online and offline contexts.
  • Excellent communication skills and command of the English language, both spoken and written.
  • Confident public speaker.
  • Experience working with internationally based organisations also advantageous.

This role is based in Bellville (Cape Town, South Africa). Interested parties can send their CV and covering letter to the Corporate Services Manager at africa@cvglobal.co