Communications Coordinator at Fifth Reformed Church (Grand Rapids, MI)

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Fifth Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI, is looking for a part-time (20 hrs/wk) Communications Coordinator. 

Purpose

The Communications Coordinator manages the flow of communication, develops communication and marketing content, and oversees Fifth’s communication plan, strategies, and tactics.

This is a part-time position (20hrs/wk) reporting to the Office Manager.

General Expectations

  • Maintain a vital and growing relationship with Christ through the exercise of basic Christian spiritual disciplines including prayer and meditation on scripture.
  • Demonstrate a high level of moral integrity understanding that personal conduct impacts the larger work and witness of the church.
  • Collaborate with staff and lay leaders in advancing the mission of Fifth Church.
  • Communicate in a friendly, positive, and effective way that facilitates forward progress.
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Uphold a vision for the church office that welcomes, encourages, and supports people (staff, congregation, and guests).
  • Agree to, and abide by, the Staff Team Covenant.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, oversee, and maintain a master communication calendar and work with staff to ensure communication is happening according to plan.
  • Produce regularly scheduled communication pieces, including eNews, worship guide, newsletter and website blog posts.
  • Monitor and update church website to ensure timely and appropriate content. This includes maintaining audio & video file archives, monitoring metrics and suggesting ways to improve the site, and maintaining our website and domain hosting arrangements.
  • Monitor and update church mobile app to ensure timely and appropriate content.
  • Monitor and update church Facebook page to ensure timely and appropriate contend.
  • Serve as church brand manager by monitoring the look, vibe, and feel of all print and digital material representing Fifth to ensure a consistent visual experience across communication platforms.
  • Work with staff in the creation of promotional content for teaching series, large events and other campaigns.
  • Work with others to develop a larger social media presence for Fifth with the goal of developing followers.
  • Champion the graphic design process for all communication and promotional materials. This includes managing any outsourcing of graphic design to visual art contractors.
  • Champion the development of direct mail pieces and other special print communication ensuring consistency with our mission, brand, and style.
  • Periodically assist the Office Manager in answering phones and welcoming guests so as to maintain a warm and welcoming environment in the office.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work in both a self-directed manner and as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to take initiative and meet weekly priorities with minimum supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent copywriting skills (For this job copywriting is prioritized above graphic design. We can outsource visual design if needed, but we need a good writer.)
  • Strong knowledge of professional correspondence, communication protocol and etiquette
  • Comfortability and skill with multiple digital and social media platforms
  • Ability to manage relationships with contractors and vendors

To Apply

Please direct a cover letter and resume to [email protected], and our HR Team will be in contact soon.

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