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Avon United Methodist Church

Director of Communications

Avon United Methodist Church
Canton, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 11/13/2014
Categories: Church Staff - Communications - Media/Technology - Other
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Church of the Lakes- Job Description


Job Title:  Director of Communications

Compensation: $28K-$32K annual

Reporting ToAssociate   Pastor

Hours:  As outlined   below

Revision Date:  November 12,   2014  

Full, Part or Volunteer: Part time 30 hrs/week


Purpose of Position:

The   Communications Director is responsible for visioning, planning, scheduling   and coordinating all church communications within and outside the   church.  Duties include overseeing and   facilitating church communications through written, verbal and electronic   media while also taking the lead in the development of technological   resources, related to communication, for our congregation.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the updating and maintaining of the website, (i.e. user-friendly layout, up-beat contemporary look, current & accurate information, sign-ups for events and studies and online giving.)


  1. Collect and publish monthly online newsletter and weekly email blast for the congregation. 


  1. Develop and publish a professional quality magazine to highlight the faith stories from our      congregation.


  1. Manage and maintain (i.e. which includes daily reviews of entries) a Facebook page.


  1. Produce all advertising and evangelism tools for Church of the Lakes ministries by communicating  regularly with ministry leaders to effectively share information with the      congregation and the wider community.


  1. Oversee and implement communication of events through our outside digital sign.


  1. Input all data for the bulletin and lead the continuous refinement of the bulletin.


  1. Provide training for staff and ministry leaders on new communication tools.


  1. Lead and develop communication tools with latest social media.


  1. Promote the use of communication technology by our congregation in various capacities (i.e.      small group sign-ups, Sunday morning PowerPoint, Parent sign-in of their      children, various online tools for communication, etc.)


  1. Continuous visioning and implementing of new, innovative and cutting- edge communication resources.


  1. Develop a communication team to assist with overall communication.


  1. Regularly attend worship services (at least 3 times a month) and share the culture of Church of the Lakes through the various communication avenues.


  1. Supervise the Assistant to the Communication Director.


  1. All other duties as assigned by supervisor and Senior Pastor.




  • Total of 30 hours a week.
  • Fixed office hours of a minimum of 20 hours a week, with at least 6 office hours to be spent on Mondays.
  • Flexible remaining hours during the week, accomplishing tasks as needed.
  • Mandatory attendance at all staff meetings and staff retreats.


Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations or equivalent degree.
  • Two years’ work experience in communicating information, news and events preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing and delegation of projects, events and activities.
  • Positive attitude and able to build relationships with a multi-generational and diverse congregation.
  • Competent in computer hardware and software programs including webpage design, Facebook, Publisher, Photoshop, InDesign, Word, PowerPoint, and photo editing.
  • A Christ like spirit of acceptance, warmth and conviction.  This includes the need for a consistent devotional life. 
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for the United Methodist history and theology.



Responsible to the Associate Pastor and the Staff Parish Relations Committee.



Resumes and three references are to be sent to Pastor Micah Holland at by Wednesday, December 3rd 2014.



NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of Church of the Lakes.