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Vanderbloemen Search Group

The Chapel- Communications Director

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Akron, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 06/25/2014
Categories: Communications
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


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Vanderbloemen Search Group is honored to conduct its second search for The Chapel in Akron, OH after conducting the church's Senior Pastor search last year. 


The Chapel is celebrating its 80th anniversary as a church, leading and serving in the greater Akron, Ohio area. The Chapel is now kicking off an exciting new era as the new Senior Pastor, Tim Armstrong, enters his role at the church. The Chapel began in a storefront in 1934 by Pastor Carl Burnham and a group of pioneers focused on the basics of the Bible, with an emphasis on Christ’s grace and love. Today, The Chapel is one church with three campuses located in Akron, Green, and Wadsworth. They offer different venues, worship styles, and times at these various campuses. The Chapel moved from a centralized form of organization and leadership structure, having the Senior Pastor rotate pulpits, to a more-localized focus where the Senior Associate Campus Pastors preach and lead their respective campuses. The Chapel's Core Values are Worship, Community, and Mission. Their purpose is to worship God as a Christ-centered community, engaged in His mission.


As the chief communications strategist, the Communications Director will lead and provide strategic oversight for church-wide communications. This position will oversee the communication of the church’s brand and message through various media to ensure accurate, creative, and consistent tone, look, voice, and delivery. The position will work in collaboration with the senior leadership, campus pastors, and department heads/ministry leaders to develop a comprehensive communications strategy, which includes social media, electronic communication, and print materials. The communications culture and strategy developed will serve the unique local needs of each campus while also leveraging overall unity and DNA that The Chapel shares. 


The successful candidate for this role will be an expert at capturing the life-changing stories happening through The Chapel's ministries and will create multiple mediums to communicate these stories. They will oversee the communications team, a group of staff and volunteers containing specialists in graphic design, writing, IT, and video. The ideal candidate will likely hold a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or a related field. An advanced degree is preferred but not required. They will have a proven track record in internal and external communications and media, whether in a business, church, non-profit, or other setting. Proven experience in team-building, creative thinking, systems management, and problem solving is required. Exceptional technical skills in written and oral communication, graphic design, web, and multimedia will be needed in this role.   


Akron, founded in 1825, is the fifth largest city in the state of Ohio. It is located approximately 40 miles south of Lake Erie and offers numerous historic, natural, civic, and cultural points of interest. Akron offers an expansive array of activities to suit anyone’s tastes from abundant outdoor recreation and thriving art culture to the lively music, food, and professional sports scene, there is simply something for everyone in and around the city. Its short drive from Cleveland and fantastic environment, Akron area is a great place to live, work, play, and an even better place to call home.



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