Communications Coordinator

Role Summary 

We are looking for a communications coordinator who wants to use his or her marketing/communications skills to impact our community with the gospel. The ideal candidate thinks strategically and has experience leading a team of communications professionals and volunteers in a deadline-driven work environment. This role will require a firm understanding of our church’s mission and vision.

The candidate for Communications Coordinator must be passionate about helping people meet, know, and follow Jesus through various mediums of communication (social media, video, print, web, verbal, etc…). Priority is placed on candidates with Christ-like character who have been spiritually gifted with competencies conducive for leading and developing communication strategies that result in peoples’ engagement and interaction with the church. Candidates should be self-motivated, relationally-driven, and team-oriented.

Responsibilities

  • Effectively develop and manage a team of staff, freelance, and volunteer content creators and content managers (print, web, video, social media, etc.) in a manner that aligns our various communications venues

  • Serve as the church’s brand manager, responsible for safeguarding how the church’s brand is portrayed in all communications pieces

  • Work with local media outlets to share the stories about how our church is impacting the community

  • Develop the church’s mobile-first inbound marketing and communications plan that will attract new people into our communications channels, deepen their engagement, and strategically bring them into the life of the church

  • Create a system of quality control for all the communication the church produces, from web copy to emails to printed products to videos

  • Take ultimate responsibility for all pieces of church content, including print, email, social media, web, mobile app, etc. Ensure every piece of content is technically effective, grammatically correct, doctrinally accurate, and within the church’s brand framework

  • Work with the church’s staff to ensure all signage throughout the campus communicates effectively within the brand framework

  • Partner with current staff in the creation and execution of the graphic design process for ministry-specific events promotions

  • Participate in all staff meetings and retreats

  • Work with church and ministry leaders to develop communications messages to reach those not currently associated with the church

  • Create and implement a strategy for becoming more visible in the community

  • Keep ears open to stories of life-change within the church; Develop ways to creatively communicate those stories via video, interviews, newsletter, eNews, etc…

  • Facilitates proactive communications ideas, calendaring, and church-wide and ministry-specific initiatives; This individual is a visionary with a contagious spirit to see how the church can be concise, clear, and creative in their communications

  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the website on a regular basis and serves as the temporary “Webmaster” for the church’s website

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills; This individual serves as the “eyes” for all things print and electronic, looking for clear communication, brand presence, and consistency

  • Is current on creative communications and technological trends, and looks for opportunities to use this information to more effectively communicate with the church community and general public

Qualifications

  • Pursuit or possession of a communications and/or marketing degree preferred

  • 3 years experience in related roles preferred

  • Vocational experience outside of the church is a plus

  • Excellent communicator (both written and verbal) and creative thinker with the ability to use data to inform strategy

  • Has a mobile-first mindset that consistently incorporates innovation within a communication strategy

  • An ability to manage the different “seasons” of the church, to lean into work when periods are particularly busy and to lean into a family and other responsibilities during the rest of the year

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Intermediate knowledge of online advertising platforms, particularly Facebook

  • Keen understanding of modern branding techniques

  • Demonstrated understanding of communications to a Christian church community

  • Ability to proofread content and check for both theological and grammatical errors as needed

  • Preferred skills: HTML/CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress

  • Growing Christian faith and character

  • A commitment to the mission of the church

  • Understanding of and willingness to serve within the doctrinal beliefs of the church


Classification, Compensation, Role
Part-time (20 hrs/week), nonexempt, support staff

Reports To
Lead Pastor

Contact
Please submit cover letter and resume, along with marketing/communications portfolio, to:
Jason Houck, Lead Pastor
jhouck@missioncommunity.church

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