Holy Spirit Parish is seeking a dynamic and engaging communication strategist to contribute to the growth and engagement of the Parish.
The Communication Specialist, in collaboration with the pastor and lay staff, is responsible for developing and delivering all parish communications. This person ensures that communications reflect the teachings of the Church, the mission of the Parish, the priorities of parish leadership and are accessible to parishioners and others who seek information.
Encourage and provide opportunities for all parishioners to follow their baptismal call in the giving of their gifts to ministry.
Collaborates with staff and councils to recruit, train, support, evaluate and recognize ministers. Works with councils to identify candidates for leadership positions.
Identifies and promotes opportunities for ministry in both the church and the larger community.
Assist parishioners in identifying and using their gifts for ministry.
Collaborates with the Community Building Events team to engage the community
Assist with fund management in ParishSOFT Giving and online donations.
Input all calendar items for the coming fiscal year
Process new requests throughout the year, as needed
Work with staff and volunteers in scheduling and finding facilities for their events
Help find resolution for facilities with conflicting calendar dates
Get approval for events not on the pre-approved list, e.g. third party meetings, special requests, etc.
Create a weekly plan for Social Media Communications
Process new requests throughout the year
Create/edit social media posts and contents
Website and Email Communications:
Upload homilies and bulletin each week
Extract and edit homily for transcription
Responsible for parish’s general email and inbox
Update home page: Mass times and featured content
Update web pages with current information per the communications plan and ministry requests
Connect with ministry leads for bulletin content, create posts to add to bulletin, find graphics
Create registration forms – ParishSOFT Giving, Google, Office form
Work on special graphic design projects as needed – programs, mailings, logos, banner, etc.
Create cover for livestreams
Safe Environment Program:
Point of contact for OPCVA at the Diocese and attend Diocesan meetings as appropriate
Implement the plan for Diocesan SEP Policies
Ensure compliance with Diocesan policies
Maintain all volunteers in WorkDay and monitor compliance quarterly or as needed
Make sure all students have Virtus training or signed waiver
Perform annual internal audit in April-June
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill ability and physical demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in related field is a plus
Experience coordinating volunteers and volunteer programs a plus
Ability and experience in team building and group process
Ability and commitment to collaboratively with councils, staff, and community leaders
Language and Skills and Reasoning Ability
Strong verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in composing reports, correspondence and letters and publishing newsletter and flyers in English and ability to understand and explain policies and answer questions. Ability to solve practical problems and respond to a variety of situations. Ability to understand and apply guidelines and organizational ability required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic knowledge of internet applications and social media platforms. Parish SOFT experience is a plus.
While performing duties of this job, the employee must be able to transport materials and equipment (up to 30 pounds) to and from various locations. The employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, use hands in repetitive motion tasks, handle objects, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the job duties, the employee will work in an individual office with a door.
The job is a non-exempt position, eligible for benefits. The employee is expected to work 30-40 hours per week. The hours will be on a flexible schedule as work demands. Some evening and weekend work will be required.
Dependable, responsible, and accountable
Sensitive to a multi-cultural parish community
Must successfully pass require background and fingerprint check
How to Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to Mary Sparacino, Holy Spirit Business Manager at email@example.com
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org