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Seeking Applicants: Director of Communications

 

AUGUST 25, 2022




DESCRIPTION:


The Director of Communications will plan, organize, create, and implement effective communications messages and strategies for Saint Thomas More Catholic Catholic Community, supporting parish staff and ministries in advancing their objectives and engaging internal community members as well as the wider community.

 

DUTIES:

 

  • Execute all communication and marketing objectives of the parish (church and school), overseen by the Director of Operations
  • Ensure that all media and messaging are produced and delivered with consistent tone, look, and voice—reflective of the parish’s mission and brand
  • Unify and align communications across the parish
  • Work collaboratively with parish staff and leadership to develop and execute creative marketing and stewardship campaigns
  • Assist parish ministries in developing and executing communication plans to spread awareness of their objectives and mobilize their specific audiences to engage
  • Design digital media and print materials including web, email, social media, video, brochures, cards, flyers, posters, signage, etc.
  • Work with vendors to assure quality materials on budget
  • Maintain the church and school websites, including designing new pages and graphics for events and campaigns, ensuring that all information is always updated and accurate, while maintaining attractive, user-friendly experiences
  • Coordinate and design all parish email communications regarding upcoming church and school events and relevant news
  • Manage and maintain engaging social media presences for church and school, developing content for a number of platforms
  • Produce video content that promotes internal parish engagement as well as engagement from the wider community
  • Photograph parish events/activity and manage digital asset library
  • Work with livestream volunteer team to ensure a high-quality experience for those who participate in Liturgies and events from home
  • Recruit photographers, writers, editors, designers, and other volunteers from our parish to assist with parish communications as needed
  • Seek stories of engagement within the parish. Develop ways to creatively communicate those stories via video, blog, social media, etc.
  • Actively seek out relevant information, media, and news to share with parishioners regarding the local and Church, with a special focus on Jesuit content
  • Proactively work to maintain a successful web presence, including management of the parish’s google business profile and improving search engine optimization
  • Assist the pastor and leadership team in building strong public relations and maintaining the positive image of our institution
  • Maintain parishioner and student databases
  • Stay current on creative and marketing trends and technology, and look for opportunities to implement these in our communication and marketing strategies

QUALIFICATIONS:


  • 2+ years of experience in the communications or marketing field preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field preferred
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and Acrobat Pro
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in copywriting and editing
  • Strong graphic design, photography, and videography skills
  • Proficiency with website management
  • Proficiency with social media content development for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Working knowledge of market research, surveys, and data analytics
  • Basic IT (information technology) knowledge
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office products and content management systems
  • Organized and able to manage multiple projects in tandem
  • Proven ability to take projects from beginning to end
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people of different ages, backgrounds, and cultures
  • Motivated to explore and apply new ways of marketing and communications through research and the use of new technology
  • Action-oriented and displays focus, passion, and initiative

 

TO APPLY:


Please submit your résumé, cover letter, 2+ references, and any relevant samples/portfolio to Anzley Bieri at abieri@morecommunity.org by Friday, September 30.





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