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Focus on the Family Director, Content & Product Development in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Director, Content & Product Development

8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USAReq #945

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Focus on the Family has nearly 600 employees who work to achieve the mission of enriching the lives of families, engaging the culture, advocating for life and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The work is meaningful, the culture is rewarding, and the purpose is eternal.

The Director, Content & Product Development position exists to provideleadership, direction, and strategicoversightof theContent & Product Developmentdepartment and direct the Focus on the Family Associates Program. This position shall carry the responsibility and direct authority, at the direction of the VP, Content Development over, the development and execution ofContent & Product Developmentstrategies and initiatives, which position Focus on the Family as a trusted and established organization for book publishing, films, radio theater, and magazines. As a leadership role, this position is responsible for coordinating with all stakeholders in content-related projects to align content and product strategy and initiatives with the overall ministry goals and objectives.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Works closely with, and reports to, the Vice President ofContent & Product Developmentto set the priorities for the resource needs, which address both short and long term Key Ministry Initiatives and Outcomes, and makes recommendations/ plans for how to address them

Provides strategic planning expertise in support of the development ofContent & Product Developmentstrategy and business plans, annual ministry targets, and the department goals

Provides strategic direction and oversight of the Focus on the Family Associates Program, providing new content for the ministry’s initiatives

Provides high-level oversight for specific programs and projects. Assists in setting strategies, priorities, goals, and limits for project work.

Assists in developing the annual programmatic budget and monitors the monthly expenditures to ensure budget compliance

Provides creative input to all content projects along with the other Content Development Directors

Provides oversight and direction to any Program Supervisors and Managers within the program and may delegate projects to other team members

Gathers, analyzes, and reports on program measurements and objectives, with recommendations as required

Consults with the ministry’s legal staff and the orthodoxy team as appropriate, related to project development

Works in conjunction with the Vice President of Content & Product Development to assist in the crafting of content and product initiatives as needed, and to ensure strategic alignment and integration with the overall FOF ministry strategy

Works with theVice President of Content & Product Developmentin translating the understanding of an audience and their needs into meaningful programs, content, and trans-media channels, etc.

Serves as primary interface / contact point with other audience owners and groups within Focus on the Family when these strategies cross multiple internal ministries. Partners with other audience owners and ministries to establish a cross-divisional, cohesive approach to issues and influence initiatives related to the audience. Will represent the Vice President of Content & Product Development’s directives at team meetings as required

Helps to educate the organization on the trends, characteristics, and needs of Focus on the Family’s target audience for resources and products to help families thrive

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

Performs other duties, including but not limited to duties as assigned, some of which may include the development and creation of a variety of copyrightable works (e.g., print, photography, film, music, visual arts, etc.) for distribution in any and all media and formats (such as television, radio, internet, wireless, DVD, satellite and digital) on a world-wide basis, all of which shall be for the benefit of Focus on the Family

Managerial Breadth/Scope of Job:

Manages a team of indirect reports and be the primary contact with outside contractors as designated by the Vice President of Content & Product Development

Working Environment/Physical Requirements:

Office environment, with occasional travel required



Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us...”

Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct ( and Statement of Faith ( ; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer

Prays personally for Focus on the Family’s staff and constituents and may occasionally lead in a public prayer

Engages in Christian ministry

Demonstrates behaviors aligned with FOF core values (

This role is considered a Spokesperson for Focus on the Family and should represent Focus’ position and tone at all times

Personal Characteristics:

Detailed and highly organized


Demonstrates good diplomacy skills, negotiation, andthe ability to influence others

People person andteam oriented

Ability to sort through traditional or historic corporate approaches or stated limitations and develop new and creative ways to solve problems and meet needs of new and existing constituents

Is motivated by, and held accountable for, achieving measurable deliverables consistent with established objectives

Ability to motivate the team to meet service level agreements within the ministry while holding the teams accountable for their outcomes


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in communications, journalism, marketing, publishing, or other related discipline preferred

7-10 years of professional experience with evidence of increasing responsibility

2-4 years of direct experience in new business development and project management

5 years of project management or similar function

Thorough understanding of Focus on the Family mission, philosophy, values, and objectives

Skills, Abilities and Special Talents/Gifts:

Project / campaign management skills

Excellent listening and leadership skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong attention to detail

Stewardship Requirements:

GOA Level “B” (Director)

Salary Range:$71,070 to $86,984/yr.

Focus on the Family puts a high value on our team members and offers a unique benefit package.

Employees scheduled for 30 hours or more per week are eligible for:

  • Medical Plan

  • Dental Plan

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees scheduled for 20 hours or more per week are eligible for:

  • Legal Shield/ID Shield


  • Retirement Plan

  • Vacation Time

  • Sick Time

  • Holidays

  • Service Awards

Note: This is a summary and should not be construed as future promises to continue to provide benefits as outlined above. For complete and definitive language, refer to the governing plan documents.

*Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.

Helping Families Thrive! Focus on the Family is a 501c3 Christian Non-Profit Ministry.

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  • 8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA