Grace Church is a growing multi-site church based in Ann Arbor, MI. Planted in 2009, Grace has grown to two campuses and over 900 worshippers each Sunday. Grace has concrete plans to launch additional locations in 2018 and 2019. With the organizational
growth, we are hiring for positions that span multiple campuses as a part of our Central Services Team.
The role of the Communications Director (CD) is to oversee the church communication strategy of Grace under the direction and leadership of the Executive Pastor. The CD is a full time position based on the applicant’s skill, experience, and scope
of responsibility. This will require a firm grasp of the beliefs, values, and strategy of Grace, and the ability to align staff and key leadership teams with its mission, vision, and values. The CD will lead all components of communications and marketing to
add inspiration, motivation, and clarity to church messages.
1. Modeling Biblical Priorities
Responsible for upholding Biblical priorities and core values of Grace. The CD should represent a growing personal relationship with Christ. The CD models a strong relationship with his or her spouse (if married) and children (if applicable).
The CD strives to fulfill his or her purpose in life and ministry while demonstrating integrity in words, relationships, and actions. These objectives are accomplished through the three values of Grace Church:
Share faith with friends, neighbors, and co-workers
Give generously to the local church
2. Managing Two-Way Communication Flow
Responsible for creating an environment that provides two-way communication between the congregation and church leadership. These objectives are accomplished by:
Removing barriers that keep people from connecting.
Becoming a student of the primary audience Grace is trying to reach.
Evaluating messages and materials in the context of guest perspectives.
Studying, learning, and communicating new trends happening in the congregation.
Creating opportunities to tell stories of what God is doing in the lives of people at Grace.
Staying in touch with audience and leadership team simultaneously and conveying clear messages to both
3. Oversight and Execution of Communications and Marketing
The CD creates seamless messages that produce simple ways to connect with Grace. The CD is responsible for ensuring a consistent experience across multiple touch points and campuses.
4. Team Supervision and Development
The CD will lead, evaluate and mentor new communications staff and volunteers and prioritize future staffing needs. Includes the following responsibilities:
Supervising the communications team in day-to-day operational activities.
Overseeing the training and development of the communications team.
Recruiting and empowering volunteers to deliver excellence in timeliness, accuracy, design, layout and ease of use. (artists, designers, photographers, writers, etc.)
Maintaining a strong network of relevant professionals - writers, designers, creative directors, developers and production managers.
Developing ministry partnerships with outside vendors that share Grace’s commitment to excellence.
5. Additional Skills & Responsibilities
The ability to take on any of the responsibilities listed below will distinguish an applicant for the Communications Director role.
High level administrative tasks
Human Resources (references required)
Graphic Design (portfolio required)
IT experience (references required)
Please submit a cover letter, resume, references and porfolio (if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org