Website Schweitzer United Methodist Church

The Communications Director Will:

  • Maintain consistent brand standards for Schweitzer across all communication and marketing platforms.
  • Lead communication staff to develop graphics, videos, print, and other creative marketing content with a high standard of creativity, excellence, and effectiveness.
  • Work with executive staff to implement and communicate the vision, mission, and strategy of Schweitzer.
  • Oversee the work flow and work assignments of the communications team to ensure effective collaboration and consistent quality work.
  • Communicate Schweitzer’s message to the outside community by developing creative strategies for local media and advertising.
  • Manage yearly, monthly, and weekly communication creative strategies.
  • Oversee social media messaging and strategy.
  • Work with the worship team for sermon graphics, promotions, videos, and announcements to fit within the strategy and vision of the church.
  • Coordinate with ministry leaders to ensure each ministry is consistently, appropriately, and creatively communicating its message and vision.
  • Write, edit, and clarify copy to ensure consistent voice.
  • Manage special projects and all other duties as assigned.

What you Bring:

Education & Experience

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, or a related field preferred, or work experience commensurate to that, and three years of work experience in a related field.
  • Be fluent in marketing best practices, including content marketing, digital marketing and SEO, marketing campaign monitoring and management, public relations, community engagement, feedback gathering, and social media management.
  • Be able to direct and critique graphic and video design styles.
  • Demonstrate excellence, strong time management skills, and continuous improvement.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exhibit attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Possess proofreading and editing skills.
  • Have a general knowledge of office equipment and Google Suite.
  • Have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Personal Characteristics

  • Is a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, committed to a Christ-centered lifestyle of continual spiritual growth.
  • Aligns tasks and responsibilities in helping Schweitzer achieve its mission of transforming lives by making disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • Shows and earns respect as a leader; is able to work harmoniously with subordinates, peers, and congregants.
  • Demonstrates high energy and productivity.
  • Possesses effective communication skills: oral, written, electronic, and listening.
  • Is a strategic thinker and uses time wisely.
  • Is able to identify, recruit, equip, and lead paid and unpaid staff to excel.
  • Keeps and maintains confidentiality.
  • Leads boldly to make the right things happen.
  • Seeks continual improvement in ministry.
  • Is Safe Sanctuary certified.
  • Is or will become a member at Schweitzer and fulfills the membership covenant of prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.

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