Open Career Positions

The job postings listed below are not paid or salaried positions (unless otherwise noted on that post). Instead, each person is responsible for raising full financial support by building a team of supporters who regularly contribute to his or her Cru staff account — to provide a monthly income.

The Josh McDowell Ministry with its headquarters located 15 miles north of Dallas in Plano, Texas, is composed of missionary staff, paid staff, interns, and volunteers – all committed to serving others until the whole world hears about Jesus.

If you are interested in any of these positions as a supported staff member or as a local volunteer, please complete the online application form.


 

Assistant to the CEO/VP Intern

It starts with our leadership. Our CEO, travels the world to fulfill our mission of serving others until the whole world hears about Jesus. To assist him, we’re looking for an individual just as passionate about serving others—one with an interest in and sensitivity to people and detail. In addition, you will also assist other executives.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Handle administrative details and tasks
  • Assist in scheduling, travel planning and logistics
  • Document meetings, record keeping, composing documents, word processing, reporting, tracking, internal communication, filing and small project management.

Location: Plano, TX

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Communications & Public Relations Coordinator

Until the whole world hears! Are you skilled in communication? We need help in getting the word out! People want to know when Josh is coming to their city or when they can hear him on the radio or TV interviews. We are looking for a person who is skilled in coordinating a communication strategy for Josh McDowell Ministry key events and resources. If that is you, then we would love for you to come serve with us!


Primary Responsibilities

  • Help coordinate press interviews, create press releases and work closely with the Director of Global Events
  • Seek opportunities for publicizing Josh McDowell Ministry key events and resources
  • Help coordinate communication strategy for JMM

Location: Plano, TX

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Contracts Manager

Are you detail-oriented, skilled in record-keeping, composing documents, word processing, reporting, tracking and small project management? Then JMM is the place for you! Josh has authored or co-authored 148 books in 87 countries and 128 languages. We are looking for someone who is passionate about getting even more of Josh’s books into the heart languages of seekers around the world.

 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee the licensing agreements/contracts process
  • Track and analyze royalty reports
  • Communicate with international publishing partners

Location: Plano, TX

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Curriculum Intern

The Curriculum Development Internship serves a dual purpose, giving the intern valuable experience, while lightening the workload of the Development team by assisting them in program development and alignment with curriculum needs. A Curriculum Development Intern should have a desire to see the Gospel shared around the globe and to be a part of a team passionate about partnering with others to accomplish this goal.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Recommending necessary updates and edits in curriculum, instruction, or program organization
  • Suggesting ideas for new programs, activities and curriculum topics
  • Assisting in the development of new educational delivery tools (publication, web, media, etc..)
  • Integrating cultural themes, language, images, and other materials into educational programs and documents

Location: Plano, TX

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Digital Communications Coordinator for Wholeness Initiative

Support the Wholeness Initiative with skills in interacting and promotion online. You’ll be one of the online voices of the initiative, mixing professional customer service know-how with technical, primarily on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).


Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop content for social and/or website
  • Manage blogs
  • Assist with advertisement, marketing and reputation management

Location: Plano, TX

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Digital Communications Intern for Wholeness Initiative

Support the Wholeness Initiative with skills in interacting and promotion online. You’ll be one of the online voices of the initiative, mixing professional customer service know-how with technical, primarily on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).


Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop content for social and/or website
  • Manage blogs
  • Assist with advertisement, marketing and reputation management

Location: Plano, TX

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Events Coordinator for Wholeness Initiative

Do have you passion for seeing others find wholeness out of woundedness? Support the Wholeness Initiative with skills in scheduling, travel planning, documenting meetings, record keeping, composing documents, word processing, reporting, tracking, internal communication, filing and small project management.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Promotion of Wholeness out of Woundedness speakers
  • Follow up with Event Attendees & Hosts
  • Arrange media interviews

Location: Plano, TX

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Events Intern for Wholeness Initiative

Do have you passion for seeing others find wholeness out of woundedness? Support the Wholeness Initiative with skills in scheduling, travel planning, documenting meetings, record keeping, composing documents, word processing, reporting, tracking, internal communication, filing and small project management.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Promotion of Wholeness out of Woundedness speakers
  • Follow up with Event Attendees & Hosts
  • Arrange media interviews

Location: Plano, TX

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Executive Assistant to the CEO

It starts with our leadership. Duane Zook, our CEO, travels the world to fulfill our mission of serving others until the whole world hears about Jesus. To assist Duane, we’re looking for an individual just as passionate about serving others—one with an interest in and sensitivity to people and detail. In addition, you will also assist other executives. If you want to experience what it is like to serve in a ministry with a distinctly Christian commitment, JMM is the place for you!


Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide skills as a well-organized person with a great sense of humor, creativity, initiative, and patience
  • Support the ministry’s CEO and executives with skills in scheduling, travel planning, documenting meetings, record keeping, composing documents, word processing, reporting, tracking, filing and small project management

Location: Plano, TX

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Global Events Intern

Do you like making connections? Do you have an interests in PR and communications? Come serve with Josh for a year and see what it takes behind the scenes to run events globally.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Promotion of Josh Events.
  • Follow up with Event Attendees & Hosts.
  • Arrange media interviews.

Location: Plano, TX

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Global Partnership Director for Africa

Do you have a passion to build relationship? Do you like to travel? We need a Global Partnership Director for Africa to work with publishers and partners to provide resources and live events to help true followers of Jesus live, defend, and share their faith to fulfill the Great Commission.

 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Travel to consultations, staff conferences, media conventions and book fairs in this region to initiate and maintain contacts with publishers, printers and Cru International staff
  • Serve as project manager for all JMM publishing projects in this region so that they are translated and completed with excellence in all the major languages
  • Negotiate new licensing agreements with translators and publishers
  • Actively pursue partnerships for literature development and live events with local churches and mission organizations

Location: Plano, TX (preferably) - Requires International Travel

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Global Partnership Director for East Asia

Do you have a passion to build relationship? Do you like to travel? We need a Global Partnership Director for East Asia to work with publishers and partners to provide resources and live events to help true followers of Jesus live, defend, and share their faith to fulfill the Great Commission.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Travel to consultations, staff conferences, media conventions and book fairs in this region to initiate and maintain contacts with publishers, printers and Cru International staff
  • Serve as project manager for all JMM publishing projects in this region so that they are translated and completed with excellence in all the major languages
  • Negotiate new licensing agreements with translators and publishers
  • Actively pursue partnerships for literature development and live events with local churches and mission organizations

Location: Plano, TX (preferably) - Requires International Travel

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Global Partnership Director for Latin America

Do you have a passion to build relationship? Do you like to travel? We need a Global Partnership Director for Latin America to work with publishers and partners to provide resources and live events to help true followers of Jesus live, defend, and share their faith to fulfill the Great Commission.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Travel to consultations, staff conferences, media conventions and book fairs in this region to initiate and maintain contacts with publishers, printers and Cru International staff
  • Serve as project manager for all JMM publishing projects in this region so that they are translated and completed with excellence in all the major languages
  • Negotiate new licensing agreements with translators and publishers
  • Actively pursue partnerships for literature development and live events with local churches and mission organizations

Location: Plano, TX (preferably) - Requires International Travel

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Global Partnership Operations Director

Josh McDowell Ministry has a heart for ministering to people in their heart language around the world. You will be the one to ensure that our International Directors are well-coordinated and productive by managing its procedures and coaching its people. The Global Partnership team's mission is to provide resources and live events to help true followers of Jesus live, defend, and share their faith to fulfill the Great Commission.

 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Liaison to Cru International and work with the VP of Global Publishing to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals for this global team.
  • Plan and coordinate special projects to fulfill needs from the field such as: Print on Demand, digital downloads of ebooks...

Location: Plano, TX - Requires International Travel

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Graphic Designer

The graphic designer gives direction and purpose to visual media. This person uses the visual arts to communicate the mission and vision of JMM. He or she helps the ministry highlight its uniqueness in the world of resources and live events. If you possess skills in graphic arts, a keen eye for detail, talent in visual communication and strong creativity, then JMM needs you!


Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare concepts and visual presentations by designing art and copy layouts for print and digital projects
  • Illustrate concepts by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts
  • Coordinate with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc. for final production

Location: Plano, TX

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HR Associate

Seeks vibrant individuals who want to see His Kingdom grow by building dynamic relationship and shaping culture.  Come use your professional skills to gain hands on HR experience.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Help build a volunteer program
  • Participate in HR strategic planning and implementation of overall goals
  • Plan and organize JMM staff events

Location: Plano, TX

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Information Technology Manager

If you enjoy helping colleagues with technology, feel called to a fast-paced ministry and have a background in information technology, you will enjoy serving with us in this position. Just be prepared to buckle your seatbelt and enjoy working with the latest technologies available!


Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide help desk application support to Mac, PC and mobile users of all proficiencies
  • Support basic home-office networking with wireless technology
  • Serve as a resource to staff for best computer practices

Location: Plano, TX

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Intern Coordinator

Are you passionate about helping young people develop professionally, personally and spiritually?  Start on the ground floor at JMM to develop and implement an internship program.  We are looking for someone to help build, oversee and coordinate the program.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Help build an intern program
  • Participate in HR strategic planning and implementation of intern program goals
  • Work with supervisors & perspective interns to find the right fit.

Location: Plano, TX

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IT Intern

If you enjoy helping colleagues with technology, feel called to a fast-paced ministry and have a background in information technology, you will enjoy serving with us in this position. Just be prepared to buckle your seatbelt and enjoy working with the latest technologies available!


Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide help desk support and life cycle replacement for Mac, PC and mobile users
  • Install software, repair hardware, test programs
  • Research and test new technologies to take resources to the field

Location: Plano, TX

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Josh’s Team Intern

Use your professional skills to help Josh and his team in the communication of the message which God has entrusted to Josh by carrying out a wide variety of administrative tasks and assignments which will allow Josh and the team to be as effective as possible.  Jump in and gain first hand experience in PR, marketing and designing presentations.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Contacting venues to promote Josh Events and follow up after events
  • Arrange media interviews
  • Serve with Presentation Specialist
  • Other administrative tasks as needed

Location: Plano, TX

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Media Specialist Intern

As a Media Specialist you will use your knowledge and experience in web development (computer programming, web design) and graphical communication (images, videos, audio) in the production of websites (primarily) but not limited to -- apps and other interactive projects. You should understand customer experiences and be able to employ new and existing content along those paths.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Website design (graphical and programming)
  • Create online ads (GoogleAds, Facebook, etc.)
  • Digital marketing thru e-mail and social media content development and campaign promotion

Location: Plano, TX

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Media Specialist Intern

As a Media Specialist you will use your knowledge and experience in web development (computer programming, web design) and graphical communication (images, videos, audio) in the production of websites (primarily) but not limited to -- apps and other interactive projects. You should understand customer experiences and be able to employ new and existing content along those paths.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Website design (graphical and programming)
  • Create online ads (GoogleAds, Facebook, etc.)
  • Digital marketing thru e-mail and social media content development and campaign promotion

Location: Plano, TX

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Mid-Level Partner Representative

The JMM Mid-Level Partner Representative serves as an in-house ministry partner representative and provides donor and special project support to the Mid-Level Partner Program. In this position the Mid-Level Partner Representative will develop the financial resources needed to accomplish the unique role that the Josh McDowell Ministry plays in reaching the lost for Christ. This role will handle an assigned caseload of ministry partners. The Representative will minister to these donors and nurture these relationships and in this process explain JMM’s mission, vision, and specific ministry opportunities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Communicating regularly with entire caseload by phone, regular mail, social media, and email.
  • Challenging ministry partners to greater levels of financial involvement.
  • Thanking ministry partners for their partnership and informing them of how their partnership is making a difference.
  • Encouraging ministry partner involvement in vision trips, volunteer work, briefings, and events of Josh McDowell Ministry.
  • Praying with and for ministry partners regularly.
  • Work with ministry partners on special projects, i.e. resource distribution, vision trips, Men’s Adventure, etc.
  • Establishing and maintaining an up-to-date file in the GoldMine database for all assigned contact activity.
  • Developing a working proficiency with computer software systems such as Connect & Care and GoldMine.
  • Regularly purging the caseload of all non-giving ministry partners – as directed.
  • Assign new donors to the caseload and create a relationship-development strategy for each new donor.
  • Routing new address, phone number and email addresses to Cru and Odyssey to ensure timely data management processes are maintained.
  • Maintaining electronic files containing stories and photos relating to changed life stories.
  • Assist with welcoming newly acquired ministry partners to the ministry by sending them a “welcome packet.”
  • Sending reports to JMM leaders relevant to partners’ giving.
  • Perform related duties or special projects as assigned, e.g. Urgent Needs calling campaign or assist in planning and executing JMM events when appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Basic fund raising process and procedures.
  • Josh McDowell Ministry and its mission.
  • Computer software programs such as Connect & Care and GoldMine.
  • Basic computer operations/skills and standard software such as Microsoft Office and Excel.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Work together with colleagues to build a successful team.
  • Talk with a smile and to demonstrate a servant’s attitude.
  • Inspire ministry partners to continue their giving to Josh McDowell Ministry and increase if and when possible.
  • Listen to understand ministry partners’ needs, desires and expectations.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Comfortably ask donors for a financial gift to support the work of JMM.
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule, be available to work evenings or weekends as needed.
  • Solicit new and creative ideas from the ministry partners.
  • Operate the copying, scanning, and printing hardware in the Plano Office.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in customer service and working one-on-one with people (i.e. good people skills).
  • One to three years of experience in fund raising and development – preferably for a Christian ministry.
  • Two years of college education.
  • Additional demonstrated excellence in fund raising can be substituted for college training.

Location: Plano, TX

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New Media Specialist

Josh McDowell Ministry is all about ministering to people in innovative ways and reaching them through new media technology , especially in hard-to-reach geographic areas where missionaries can’t go.

We’re looking for a person who, while having technical skills in social media, websites, blogs, e-books, podcasts, app development, email marketing, etc., is also passionate about presenting ministry messages in creative formats. If you’re a person who likes to be on the cutting edge of technology and has experience in graphic design or web design, this could be for you.

 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Support all ministry departments by updating multiple websites
  • Create, manage and schedule ministry resources into social media posts
  • Interact with online fans/followers/visitors by providing timely ministry support
  • Perform analytics and reporting

Location: Plano, TX (preferably)

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Online Content Specialist – Part Time Position

To serve ministry teams by providing content strategy and technical development for the Josh McDowell Ministry website(s) and social media so that as many people as possible hear the Good News of Jesus, become His followers, and grow in to mature disciples that live, defend and share their faith.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organize website content and oversee implementation of new content and updates
  • Assist in gathering ministry analytics and performing market research to determine needed content development for the next fiscal year’s campaigns.
  • Provide insight and creative concepts, using content planning tools, as they pertains to annual content development, Google Ads topics, and coordination of ministry departments plans
  • Collaborate with the Founder’s department and manage the update of JoshTalks free download store and help develop online initiatives around Josh’s shared content (e.g. Portfolios).
  • Maintain content and assist with customer service on social media channels.
  • Write content for e.g. blogs, website content, and social media posts.
  • Assist with other projects as assigned by supervisor (scanning, filing, sorting, shredding, etc.)

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Website platform, basic HTML and website editing (e.g. WordPress)
  • Hootsuite – Working Knowledge
  • Computer software (Microsoft Excel & Word) – Intermediate
  • Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Exercise excellent attention to detail
  • Initiate and be self-motivated
  • Follow time schedules and meet deadlines
  • Communicate effectively orally at an advanced level
  • Communicate effectively in writing at an advanced level
  • Use interpersonal skills demonstrating tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Work independently as a self-starter
  • Utilize organizational skills at an advanced level
  • Exhibit high integrity
  • Serve with gladness
  • Follow through
  • Be teachable and ask questions
  • Achieve accuracy
  • Exhibit tact, patience, kindness, compassion, and courtesy to others
  • Communicate positively about our Lord, Josh McDowell Ministry, and Josh
  • Work confidentially and with discretion

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate degree (A.S.) or equivalent from a two-year college
  • One-year general office experience
  • Experience working in online environments (web, social, email)
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience

Details About Position (pdf)

Location: Plano, TX

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Spanish Web Engager (Social Media Analyst)

¿Hablas español y leer? ¿Te gustan los medios de comunicación social? Entonces te necesitamos!

Josh McDowell Ministry has a heart for ministering to people in their heart language and we are ready to reach our Spanish-speaking audience in the United States and around the world.

We’re looking for a person who is proficient in Spanish and has the customer service and technical skills to do ministry on Facebook, specifically collaborating with existing English ministry content, creating Spanish-specific content and answering posts and emails on the ministry’s behalf.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with existing internal social media team to develop and maintain active Spanish-speaking communities for the Ministry
  • Interact with Spanish-speaking online fans/followers/visitors by providing timely ministry support
  • Perform analytics and reporting

Location: Plano, TX (preferably)

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Speaker Support Team

As we expand our team of speakers we are looking for creative and gifted individuals to join the support team to assist in:  the production of live events, PR, and event coordination... looking for administrative positions up to executive positions.


Location: Plano, TX

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Traveling Intern with Josh

Do you like to travel? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spread God’s word to audiences hungry for truth? Come travel with Josh for a year and see for yourself!


Details About Position (pdf)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as Josh’s right hand person on the road.
  • Run the presentations behind the scenes.
  • Handle the details of traveling and interacting with host.

Location: Consistent travel around the USA & international travel may be required

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Video Editor

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then is a video worth a million? Here at Josh McDowell Ministry it very well could be. We have a library full of powerful images waiting to be used as well as an abundance of live events and messages coming up that need to be captured creatively and communicated electronically.

If you have an eye for dynamic visual presentations and embrace a vision of true followers of Jesus everywhere who live, defend and share their faith, then Josh McDowell Ministry is the place for you!

 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Assemble video, graphic and audio into dynamic visual presentations, utilizing knowledge of typography and advanced principles of design
  • Create and edit motion graphic videos, including screen capture, product promotion, explainer videos and illustration highlights
  • Craft engaging visuals for sponsored and editorial content by creating new or editing existing videos to tell compelling stories or to share as ministry resources

Location: Plano, TX (preferably)

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Video Editor Intern

We have a library full of powerful images waiting to be used as well as an abundance of live events and messages coming up that need to be captured creatively and communicated electronically. If you have an eye for dynamic visual presentations and embrace a vision of true followers of Jesus everywhere who live, defend and share their faith, then Josh McDowell Ministry is the place for you!


Primary Responsibilities

  • Assemble video, graphic and audio into dynamic visual presentations, utilizing knowledge of typography and advanced principles of design
  • Create and edit motion graphic videos, including screen capture, product promotion, explainer videos and illustration highlights
  • • Craft engaging visuals for sponsored and editorial content by creating new or editing existing videos to tell compelling stories or to share as ministry resources

Location: Plano, TX

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VP of Global Partnerships & Strategy

Connecting and building relationships with current and new partners around the world to see how we can serve them through resources and live events.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Liaison to Cru International in building relationships and building strategies for partnership
  • Oversee the direction of the Global Partnerships Team
  • Build, oversee and coordinate the strategic goals for this global team.

Location: Plano, TX - Requires International Travel

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Writer

Well-told stories inform and inspire. We need talented journalists to help us tell the world about what Christ is doing to advance His kingdom through Josh McDowell Ministry resources and live events. We’re looking for creative individuals whose writing skills can engage minds and move hearts.

Your talent will help us inspire donors, mobilize volunteers, publicize JMM’s passion and report on God’s blessings around the world. If you dream of sharing the stories of changed lives that paint word-pictures of God’s grace, this is an opportunity you can’t afford to pass up.

 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Help to write blogs and social media
  • Take Josh’s materials and adapt them for millennials
  • Craft engaging content for use in videos or printed ministry resources

Location: Plano, TX (preferably)

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