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Southbrook Church

Communications Director

Southbrook Church
Franklin, Wisconsin, United States


Date Posted: 09/18/2017
Categories: Church Staff - Communications - Media/Technology
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

 

Our goal at Southbrook Church is to help people connect and grow with God.  In order to do this well, we are looking for someone to lead and provide oversight for all church-wide marketing and communications.  This is a 30 hour, part-time position.

 

This role will ensure that all communication throughout all media avenues (print design, graphic design, web site, app, social media, digital communication, marketing, public relations, branding, video, innovation, and photography) consistently and clearly reflects the vision and look of Southbrook Church.  This person is not required to create content, but to direct its use and manage the communication plan for the entire church.

 

The role will work closely with the staff and ministry leaders so they have a clear communication plan for their events and programs.  This will require healthy working relationships with volunteers and third-party graphic designers to handle content creation.

 

A Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Communications, Design or related field from an accredited college or university is desired.  Experience related to the above duties and responsibilities is preferred, but not required.

 

We believe the person in this role must excel in directing multiple projects and workflows.  They need to be creative, flexible, highly organized, detail oriented and always on the lookout for new ways to reach a diverse audience; an audience that uses multiple platforms and media outlets.  Due to how our current staff is organized, the role requires someone who has strong administrative skills.

 

About the church and location...

 

Southbrook is an economically diverse church that serves Southeastern Wisconsin. An intentional church plant from Elmbrook Church, our first service was April of 1998. Pastor Dick Gorski and six other couples started Southbrook Church, which met at the local middle school in Franklin, WI. In 2000, Jonathan Misirian became the Associate Pastor and Southbrook was approximately 175 people. Four years later Dick Gorski resigned, leaving around 70 in attendance. Over time, Southbrook slowly grew and in 2010 purchased 18 acres of land - to build our own building.

 

In 2012, a local pastor offered Southbrook their church building, its land and its contents - all for the balance of their mortgage. This church is located on 23 acres of residential land in Franklin, has a 300 seat sanctuary and a middle school-sized gym.  In the Summer of 2012, Southbrook moved from its rented facilities and our 225 people began to meet at the new location. Since moving to our new space, Southbrook has experienced tremendous growth. In January of 2017 we averaged 875 people in our three Sunday services. Last year we opened our new expansion, which more than doubled our facility size - providing us with secure and expanded child care and Children’s classroom space, larger gathering areas, a cafe, kitchen and additional meeting spaces. Future plans are in the works for a dedicated auditorium.

 

Southbrook is unique in that our largest growth is coming from those who have a cultural Catholic and Lutheran background. 75% of our people have come in the past four years and for many this is their first evangelical church experience.

 

Southbrook places a high value on serving our local communities, building and establishing relationships with other churches, and creating a welcoming environment for those who are new to church.

 

Franklin, Wisconsin is located in Milwaukee County and has a population of approximately 36,000 people. The median age is 41.3 and the median household income is $73,148. Franklin is primarily a residential community for people who work in the greater Milwaukee area. The city’s public schools are highly rated and its crime rate is low. Approximately half of Southbrook’s attendance comes from the City of Franklin, with the rest coming from Oak Creek, Muskego, Greendale and other surrounding communities.