St. Martin’s Episcopal Church is currently seeking a full-time Director of Communications. This role will supervise a team of 3 people and will support the Church by developing, managing and coordinating cohesive, consistent communications strategies and tactics that support programs and initiatives through the website, social media, print, promotions, design, video, brand management and media relations.
We’re seeking a conservative individual with a forward-thinking attitude and fresh perspective towards creating and implementing a communications program encompassing traditional, digital and social media; managing media relations activities, special projects, and a Communications staff. This position reports to the Vice-Rector at St. Martin’s.
The Director of Communications must be committed to the Mission and Core Values of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.
Tasks & Responsibilities
To glorify God every day by affirming and valuing the Christian faith as affirmed by the worldwide Anglican Communion which emphasizes the Holy Scriptures as the primary authority and guides for individual faith and practice.
Manage media relations activities and send out press releases as appropriate; act as spokesperson when approved.
Assist new Clergy/program staff in the planning of publicity for major events.
Manage Communications budget to ensure the best use of resources.
Supervise workflow through the Communications Department optimizing work processes.
Supervise and direct Graphic Designer, Desktop Publisher, and contract staff as necessary (graphic designer, writer, and web programmers and developers).
Lead a positive staff culture that fosters an environment of servant leadership.
Enforce branding guidelines and standards in all church communications.
Write, edit and produce a newsletter (10/year).
Create and distribute a bi-weekly electronic newsletter.
Write, publish and manage all website content; ensure working links throughout the website.
Manage and continually monitor social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram.
Oversee production of the weekly Worship Booklet.
Manage special projects from development through implementation, including Annual Report, Stewardship campaign, Lent brochure, Annual Parish Report, and Christmas and Easter materials.
Secure quotes for outside printing as necessary.
Take photographs for use in major projects and/or hire a professional photographer as needed.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
College degree and 10 to 15 years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 3 years of experience supervising and leading a team, mentoring and coaching subordinates. Non-profit experience preferred.
Key competencies required for the position include:
Proven ability to cultivate relationships and advise stakeholders with disparate views, and with an appropriate level of confidentiality when required.
Experience leading and achieving results in a collaborative work environment.
Assertiveness and confidence in his/her role.
Strong writer across a broad spectrum of assignments and contexts.
Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
Experience with public affairs issues management.
Works collaboratively with and carefully balance demands on the team.
Current on trends in content development/management, and social media outreach.
Proactive, reliable, responsible and accurate with attention to detail.
Strong computer skills include the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
InDesign and Photoshop skills preferred.
Willingness to learn printing machines.
Applicants selected to interview will be asked to provide a portfolio, and a timed writing assessment will be administered to evaluate writing skills.
Resumes may be emailed to email@example.com
About Director of Communications
Our Mission is to bring by the power of the Holy Spirit as many people as possible to know, love, and serve God as revealed through Jesus Christ; and to be transformed into spiritually renewed disciples of Jesus who know, love and serve one another and the world.