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The Communications Director has become a “must have” position as we help people engage with our congregation from the iPhone to the parking lot to the pew.
The necessity of communicating regular updates amidst change, aligning our online and in-person church experience, and helping people experience programs for spiritual growth has given us the need to continually upgrade the Communications role on our team.
What is a Communications Director?
A Communications Director leads our church’s marketing and communication efforts. This is not necessarily a creative professional, such as a photographer, graphic designer, or videographer, but should have competencies in each in a pinch.
What does a Communications Director do?
A Communications Director establishes a strategy and communication plan that is essential for the growth, health, and development of the church. The role of a Communications Director is more than the marketing of the church and its offerings, it is strategic planning and leadership. The Communications Director ensures that in every facet of the church, the overall vision of the church is being communicated. Everything our church says or does is communication, so it is important that everything the church communicates aligns with our vision so that everyone can be on mission.
Reasons for a Communications Director:
- To standardize messaging across all platforms: online, print, and in person – maintain branding and style guidelines, and create messages in keeping with them.
- To consistently update and monitor the church’s website and/or social media accounts.
- To help bridge the online and in-person gap between all ministry experiences.
- To help the church see and celebrate the work God is doing.
- To inform the community about the church’s offerings – help folks have the opportunity for deeper connection to the church throughout the week, and spur the people of God to good works by rallying volunteers for church-led mission initiatives.
- To create communication plans for sensitive issues: crisis communications, staff changes and deaths.
- To study the audiences the church is trying to reach and use that knowledge to recommend and implement outreach strategies.
- To educate pastoral staff and ministry members on communication and/or marketing issues and processes related to our church.
- To be the person who is always asking, “How can we make this experience better for someone who has never been to our church?”
Job Description: Communications Director
Are you tired of spending your time doing something that isn’t making an eternal difference? Are you in your element when you’re helping others realize their potential as uniquely created children of God? Can you have an entire conversation in emojis?
If you answered “YES!” to the questions above, we’d love to have you on our team. Trinity Parish is looking for a Communications Director to help us reach our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Communications Director is responsible for:
- Plan and oversee the annual communications calendar; producing weekly, monthly, and seasonal publications for Trinity Parish, making sure communications are effective brand-consistent.
- Consult with staff, vestry, ministry groups to create messaging in keeping with our brand and mission.
- Manage our online presence, including social media and website.
- Develop a team of photographers, graphic designers, videographers, writers, proof-readers, social media content providers, and other creatives in using their gifts to serve the church.
- Create a marketing budget and keep ministry expenses within that budget.
- Research, plan, and execute marketing initiatives.
Reports To: Senior Pastor
Skills and Qualifications
- A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or applicable courses of study desired.
- Minimum two-years experience in communications. [Management experience is a win.]
- Evidence of a flourishing relationship with Jesus and commitment to His church.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, WordPress and Constant Contact.
- Great communication and people skills.
- The desire to develop and lead teams.
- Working expertise in photography, graphic design, social media content.
- Ability to maintain boundaries with ministries regarding brand/content guidelines.
Location: Our offices are located at our main campus in downtown St. Augustine, Florida (with parking).
Hours: Part-time – approximately 25-29 hrs per week. Flexible days, Tuesday AM staff meetings, as well as Sunday morning/occasional evening hours, required. Potential to become a full-time position as needed.
Salary: $20-$24 per hour, depending on experience.
- Retirement: 403B plan, Match to 4%, 5% employer contribution.
- Flexible scheduling. Telecommuting 1-2 days per week is acceptable.
- Relaxed, friendly office atmosphere.
- Opportunities for spiritual and professional development.