Director of Communications - The Harvest UMC


11/8/2021

The Director of Communications will lead in setting the direction as well as the strategic implementation of all internal and external communications to consistently articulate, empower, and fulfill The Harvest’s mission.

Essential Functions

  • Manage workflow of and priorities for strategic communications across all necessary media (website pages, social media, html emails, videos, print materials, church app, digital signage, church-wide texting, etc.)
  • Design and publish all graphic design projects, video productions, and print materials (brochures, bulletins, posters, banners, etc.)
  • Market and promote programs, teaching series, big events and other campaigns through website, social media platforms, print materials, and paid print or social media ads
  • Ensure consistency of brand and voice in messaging and visuals throughout the church, including design and content in each ministry area
  • Develop The Harvest’s website through current content, modern design, effective SEO, and integration of new technology
  • Build followings on social media outlets (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and track and manage engagement
  • Assist with communication needs for worship services through graphics and visual resources for sermon series
  • Develop weekly church news video segments for use in worship and online in collaboration with the Director of Worship Arts
  • Manage the communications budget

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain archive of past copy, graphic design projects, photography, and video for use in future projects
  • Partner with paid contractors or unpaid volunteer artists to develop graphic designs or gather photo and video material
  • Other duties as assigned

Core Competencies

  • Communicating. Can write and speak effectively and clearly; has excellent copywriting and editing skills; thinks creatively about how to communicate and through what medium.
  • Leading. Facilitates effective communication of the church and staff by guiding and directing communication process; solicits communication needs from staff; filters communication needs of various ministries and laity.
  • Visioning. Exercises creativity in their work; thinks into the future about communication needs and design possibilities; continues to grow communications at The Harvest through new media outlets and technology.
  • Strategic Thinking. Plans ahead so The Harvest’s communications are published in a timely and effective manner; is able to discern between competing communications needs and prioritize accordingly; selects communications strategies appropriate to needs.
  • Interpersonal Relationships. Works well in a team and collaborates with others; demonstrates a passion to use communication to reach others.
  • Organizing. Able to manage multiple tasks; completes assignments in a timely and efficient manner; demonstrates attention to detail.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in communications, media or related field preferred, or a minimum of 3-5 years experience
  • Demonstrable competency in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience maintaining websites through a content management system
 
  • 30 hrs/wk Minimum Salary 28k Salary commensurate with experience
  • Please send resumes to jobs@harvestumc.org