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River Oaks Community Church

Communications Director

River Oaks Community Church
Goshen, Indiana, United States


Date Posted: 10/17/2017
Categories: Communications
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

This is a full-time position that will create, organize, plan and implement effective communications messages and strategies for/with River Oaks church and community audiences. The individual will support church and ministry leaders in conveying their vision and communications priorities to appropriate audiences.

Reports to: Worship Director

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with church and ministry leaders to develop communications processes and define priorities to create an environment in which messages can be communicated clearly, creatively and effectively.
  • Work with church and ministry leaders to define, develop and effectively communicate messages to church-wide and specific audiences.
  • Solicit information from church and ministry leaders to organize and plan communications messages in a timely manner.
  • Create, organize, plan and implement effective communications messages and strategies to church and community audiences. Support church and ministry leaders in conveying their vision and communications priorities to appropriate audiences.
  • Serve as the “eyes” for all things print and electronic, looking for clear communication, brand presence and consistency.
  • Create and implement a strategy for becoming more visible in the community. Work with church and ministry leaders to develop communications messages to reach those not currently associated with the church.
  • Keep ears open to stories of life-change within the church. Develop ways to creatively communicate those stories via video, social media, etc.
  • Oversee, maintain and coordinate updates for website and social media accounts on a regular basis.
  • Keep current on creative, communications and technological trends, and look for opportunities to use this information to more effectively communicate with the community and church family.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Leadership: Leader, big-picture planner, ministry partner, coach and motivator. Lead and manage other staff and volunteers to implement communications strategies. Provide leadership and management in the area of external/internal communications and marketing through print and electronic vehicles for the church. Strong spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ and lives a Godly lifestyle.
  • Coaching/Training: Educate people about procedures and processes for communicating church messages. Meet them where they are in their level of understanding and help them come to know what we do and why we do it and how they can contribute to the overall effectiveness of church communications.
  • Creativity: Continually look for ways to communicate existing church- wide and ministry programs in creative ways that will evoke a response from the congregation and community.
  • Marketing/Public Relations: Assess and determine the most effective ways to communicate a message to its intended audience.
  • Organizational/Planning: Understand vision cast by leadership and organize communications messages in a way that best reflects church priorities.
  • Relational: Work with leadership and act as an advocate for creative and clear communications. Connect with ministries on a personal face-to-face and regular basis to understand their ministries’ needs and wants. A loyal team player who is committed to the mission, values, and vision of River Oaks.
  • Writing: Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills. Adapt written text to match the medium through which it is being communicated. Communicate clearly and effectively using the written word, creating a common voice for all of River Oaks media.

PROFICIENCIES

  • Proficient in Facebook page management, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, and other social media programs, including advertising tools and analytics on these platforms.
  • Significant knowledge of best practices for Search Engine Optimization.
  • Experience with productivity software such as Google’s G-Suite, Microsoft and Apple’s Office Apps, as well as the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Work Schedule: Full-time. Office hours to be completed between 9:00a – 4:00p. These hours will include Sunday morning responsibilities.

Working Conditions: Due to seasonal activity, job may require flexibility to adjust work schedule from time to time.


To Apply: Fill out an application at www.riveroaks.org/apply/ and include your cover letter and résumé. Contact the church office at 574.875.1152 or office@riveroaks.org with any questions.