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Why You'll Love These Opportunities

Vale Church presents outstanding next level opportunities in the midwest. Pastor Shawn Jensen and his team build upon a culture of authenticity, integrity, honesty and a relentless commitment to pursuing Kingdom R.O.I. in all that they do. Our church is going to the next level in our home base of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

Vale has grown from 500 to over 3,000 who call Vale home in just the last eight years and, even though Covid had for a time limited gatherings, things don’t seem to be slowing down as momentum continues at Vale.

Church Description

Vale Church is a dynamic church birthed in Bloomington, Illinois. It is a church with 70+ year roots that has experienced explosive growth over the past seven years. Vale Church is a church on the move. On an average weekend you will experience a welcoming environment, engaging teaching, and excellent worship. Since 2013 Vale Church has been making huge strides to reinvent and redefine itself within the community. It has seen tremendous growth and dramatic impact on people’s lives.

The church is known in the community for its missional philosophy. The staff is young and eager. This church is doing what others will not do in their community to reach those others will not reach. They believe reaching their community goes beyond our 4 walls and actually means getting their hands dirty to reach the community. Vale Church partners with several Christian organizations in town to reach people in ways that alone Vale could not reach. It is not about making Vale’s name great, but about making Jesus known.


current open positions

Job Title: Communications Director
Department: Communications
Reports to: Creative Arts Pastor
Classification: Full-Time

Job Description
The Communications Director will report to and work closely with the Creative Arts Pastor, providing support for ministries, special programs, and assisting in the weekend services as needed, as well utilizing God’s gifts and calling in the following areas:

Major Responsibilities and Activities
• Work alongside the rest of the communications team to create content that resources the core ministries of the church well.
• Communicate and further the vision and values of Vale through video, photography, and graphic design.
• Create compelling scripts that will draw people to action.
• Proactively seek out God stories and avenues in which those may occur; work with other ministries to surface and capture compelling life-change stories.
• Proactive member of Creative Arts team; consistently contributes creative ideas for video and other initiatives that further ministry goals and priorities; attend creative arts team meetings and others as required.
• Provide support to ministries as they maintain their Ministry Specific online presence. Has an understanding of Social Media advertising, and a history of successful promotional campaigns.
• Ability to recruit, train and develop of teams of communications volunteers, so that the various ministries of the church are supported with effective content capture.

• Effective Project manager. Having the ability to manage many ongoing projects for various ministry clients, with varying subtasks and due dates. Able to manage both ministry client relations, and communication team member’s workload.
• Be aware of what is going on in the life of the church and ready to capture moments that may not have been planned
• Understanding and ability to make website adjustments with the assistance of the Vale Church web provider

Outcomes and Results –
Success in this position will result in:
• Communication team projects are managed well, so that deadlines are hit, and team members are not overloaded in the process.
• Communication and creative tools are utilized in an integrated approach – such as animating event graphics to use for video production as well as creating a stronger connection and influence with other Vale staff/contract artists, utilizing and developing designs that can complement and work well with all video and graphic support
• The core ministries of the church are resourced well with media support; teaching events, conferences and other church-wide endeavors are enhanced and supported by the Communications Team.
• Effective recruiting, training and development of 2-3 volunteer videographers, editors, and/or animators takes place within the first year of this position being filled, and a culture of team building and empowering of others remains a strong, ongoing value.

• Mature follower of Christ who supports the vision, mission, and culture of Vale Church
• Highly relational with an ability to “pull” good stories out of people that translates into compelling video – be an effective storyteller
• Ability to remain humble and flexible in the creative process; willingness to sacrifice artistic ambition in consideration of content, time restraints, and maintaining clarity for all audiences
• Ability to work in a complex, multifunctional environment with multiple projects running simultaneously
• Ability to “switch gears” on short notice and embrace flexibility when priorities shift
• Ability to translate spiritual concepts into visual representations
• Skilled in use industry standard design software

Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, use hands for computer entry and writing, use hands and arms to reach. Employee is frequently required to walk. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Regular travel required using an automobile for departmental/church ministry purposes. Has the ability to function effectively in high stress and emotional situations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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Classification: Seasonal

This team provides childcare on campus at Vale Church for groups, courses, and special events. You will be working with kids from newborn to elementary age in our Vale Kids rooms.

If you are interested in joining the childcare team, please fill out the form below, and someone will be in contact with you.

Job Skills and Qualifications:
- Preferred 16 years of age or older
- Ability to pass a background check

- Previous childcare experience

Typical Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per event & 1 to 2 times a week.

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