Mobberly Baptist Church

Communications Director

Mobberly Baptist Church
Longview, Texas, United States


Date Posted: 07/31/2017
Categories: Communications
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

MOBBERLY BAPTIST CHURCH
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
POSITION DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Communications Director
ORGANIZATION UNIT: Worship Ministry/Worship Media
REPORTS TO: Senior Associate Pastor/Worship Pastor
SUPERVISES/MENTORS: Assistant Communications Director; Administrative
Assistant
STATUS:
LAST REVISION DATE: July, 2017

 

BASIC FUNCTION:
The Communications Director is responsible for branding and messaging for Mobberly Baptist Church,
both internally and externally. All communications efforts and activities should be conducted in support
of the church mission of being people leading people into a life- changing, ever-growing relationship with
Jesus Christ.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES/TASKS:
*1. Lead a team consisting of Assistant Communications Director, Administrative Assistant and
volunteers in the development and growth of effective communications strategy and efforts for
effective communications internally and externally.
*2. Produce or oversee production of communication deliverables via graphic design, e-mail
marketing, social media outlets, Mobberly Web site, print production and signage.
*3. Serve as the primary consultant and creative force behind ministry-specific communications,
seasonal projects, external media relations and advertising.
*4. Coordinate and produce weekly communications (including, but not limited to Worship/Welcome
Guide, media slides, print cards, business cards, banners, posters, signage, etc) in a timely,
accurate, up-to-date and consistent with our vision and branding.
*5. Coordinate strategic communication between the website, social media outlets, email marketing,
print products, and signage to keep information and campaigns accurate, up-to-date and
consistent with our vision and branding..
*6. Act as the project manager and quality control check on all church communications products,
including those produced within the individual ministries of the church.
*7. Negotiate and coordinate print production with outside vendors as needed.
*8. Develop and maintain an annual plan by working with the Sr. Associate Pastor/Worship Pastor
and Communications Team.
*9. Oversee continual refinement of Mobberly’s communication policies and procedures to assure
achievement of the church’s leadership objectives and vision.
*10. Maintain budget development, approval and expenditure of budgeted items with the assistance of
the Sr. Associate Pastor/Worship Pastor and Administrative Assistant.
*11. Maintain professional growth through continuing education, skill development and professional
involvement in the areas of print, web, social media, and general marketing principles.
*12. Provide feedback and input to the Senior Associate regarding the status, evaluation and progress
of all aspects of the Communications ministry.
*13. Maintain a program of spiritual, professional and physical self-development.
*Task which is considered to be an essential function of the job; although, other duties may be assigned
by your immediate supervisor.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE, and SKILLS & ABILITIES: NOTE: These
requirements represent minimum levels in order to perform the job on a satisfactory basis. Candidates
must have the ability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job.
1. Elevate prayer as the foundational component of the communication ministry efforts.
2. Develop and enforce oversight and accountability systems with ministry partners.
3. Lead regular team meetings in order to communicate strategic, tactical and operational goals.
These meetings should foster a sense of teamwork and cooperation among the ministries.
4. People skills and the ability to collaborate creatively are vital.
5. A passion for excellence and the ability to produce quickly under time pressure are essential.
6. Ability to manage
7. Report to the Senior Associate Pastor/Worship Pastor at least quarterly on team progress and
initiatives. Report annually to other teams or ministries as assigned.
8. Collaborate with the Sr. Associate Pastor/Worship Pastor to ensure the communications strategy
and opportunities are documented and available to the church on a timely basis through all
communication venues.
9. Demonstrated success working closely with and building relationships with staff and partners.
10. Commitment to Christian principles and teachings both professionally and personally.
11. Ability to relate positively, influentially, and sensitively to a broad spectrum of persons in a
variety of multi-tiered relationships and settings.
12. Proficient ability to plan, administer budgets and other detailed reports.
13. Ability to provide strategic and logistical planning and facilitate meetings, conferences,
workshops, and retreats as required.
14. Excellent listening skills, interpersonal skills, and relationship building skills.
15. Excellent demonstrated leadership skills necessary to appropriately influence people to achieve
a desired outcome.
16. Proficient management skills.
17. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
18. Proficient ability to manage projects, exhibit detail-oriented skills necessary to understand and
manage a wide-range of information from a vast amount of entities.
19. Proficient ability to speak, read, and write English.
20. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, vendors, churches,
committees, organizations, etc.
21. Excellent organizational skills; ability to multi-task.
22. Professionalism in the workplace to include professional and accurate communication with
others.
23. Proficient working knowledge and ability to use various office software including, but not
limited to, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft
Outlook email, and internet skills.
24. Proficient working knowledge and ability to use various graphic and media programs including,
but not limited to Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Avid or Final Cut Pro,
iMovie
25. Ability to use up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently
to move objects.
26. Ability to grasp, push, pull, carry or otherwise manipulate objects; ability to perform tasks
requiring action of muscles or groups of muscles and foot and/or hand-eye coordination.
27. Ability to bend, stoop and climb periodically.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
Ø A strong Christ-follower who can identify closely with the mission, values, vision and priorities
of Mobberly Baptist Church.
Ø A mature Christian who is growing in their personal walk with the Lord through committed Bible
Study, prayer and service.
Ø A willingness to be a “team player,” where collaboration can exist between the Senior Pastor, Sr.
Associate Pastor/Worship Pastor, Serve, Worship, Connect, Develop Ministries and other
ministries and volunteers within Mobberly Baptist.
Ø An understanding and passion for Communications and Marketing as it relates to ministry.
Ø The proven ability to identify, train, lead, and care for a large volunteer staff.
Ø Strong managerial and leadership skills combined with an exceptional relational ability.
Ø Solid written and verbal communication skills.
Ø The proven ability to identify, equip and lead a team of volunteer staff.
Ø The proven ability to manage people, budgets, long range planning and plan implementation in
church environments

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Ø Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or Graphic Design from an accredited
university.
Ø Minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience in leading communications efforts in an organization,
business, or ministry involving multifaceted communications strategy and execution of plans.
Ø Marketing, communication, and design experience with not-for-profit, church, or similar
organization is preferred.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS
Ø Send letter of application, resume and professional references to: Tim Whedbee, Senior Associate
Pastor/Worship Pastor at timw@mobberly.org. The position will remain open until filled.
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I acknowledge that I have read this job description and any questions or concerns have been asked and answered to
my satisfaction. I acknowledge that I can perform all of the essential functions of this job. I acknowledge that I
thoroughly understand the requirements of this job.
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