Arkansas Conference UMC

Director of Center of Communication

Arkansas Conference UMC
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States


Date Posted: 07/14/2017
Categories: Communications
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: under 50
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas is currently accepting applications for Director of the Center for Communication. 

 

Overview: The Director of the Center for Communication is responsible for utilizing technology in creative, innovative and strategic ways to maximize the ability of the Arkansas Annual Conference to communicate with members, congregations and the mission field.   He or she will offer direct communication support for the Bishop, oversee the work of the Arkansas Conference Center for Communication, work to develop effective two-way communication systems between the conference and local congregations, lay  leaders and clergy, and work with other Centers and conference leadership in crafting and aligning all messaging, communication and marketing.

 

Qualifications:  Serious applicants must have demonstrable skill and knowledge of both current and emerging communication technology, especially social media platforms.   They should show evidence of entrepreneurial, strategic and team-oriented leadership and be adept and innovative in a complex, ever-changing environment.   Three or more years in organizational communication is preferred.  A working knowledge of The United Methodist Church structure, doctrine and polity is important.

 

Detailed Job Description: A detailed job description can be found at http://arumc.org/jobnotice or by contacting Bishop Gary E. Mueller at bishop@arumc.org or 501-324-8019.

 

Salary and Benefits are commensurate with education, training, experience and skills.   

 

Interested applicants should email the following to bishop@arumc.org:

  • Cover letter;
  • Current resume with reference list;
  • Samples of recent work (links are acceptable);
  • Written responses to the following:
  • Describe the ways you have utilized technology in communication.
  • Describe an initiative you have undertaken that could help the Arkansas Annual Conference use emerging social media to connect with millennials, particularly those who have little to no connection with the church.
  • Describe a communications training event you organized and implemented. What were the outcomes? How did you measure them?
  • Describe a strategic communication plan you developed and provide a copy. Describe the process you would use to develop one for the Arkansas Annual Conference.
  • What are the greatest challenges the church faces as it attempts to communicate internally and externally?
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