Communication Coordinator – Northminster Presbyterian Church, Evanston, IL

About Northminster Presbyterian Church
Northminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is a vibrant community “Growing in Faith, Rooted in Love.” The church, almost 100 years old, engages in a wide range of ministries, both locally and globally, and seeks to nurture people of all ages in fellowship and faith formation. Northminster welcomes all to participate fully in the life of the church.
 
Position Summary
The Communication Coordinator will keep the congregation and community informed of and engaged in everything Northminster has to offer through clear, consistent, and high-quality communication. This involves producing the weekly email newsletter, updating information on the church’s website, and maturing Northminster’s presence on social media. The person holding this position will work primarily with staff, the Communications Committee and other committees as needed. They must be proficient in creating and managing email lists and messages, as well a social media tools. This position requires someone who can communicate clearly and directly with internal and external audiences; work with a variety of members to articulate the work of the congregation; and produce high quality communications while meeting deadlines.
20-25 hours/week; salaried, commensurate with experience
 
Reports To: Senior Pastor/Head of Staff
 
Responsibilities
● Solicit and write content for, design, edit, and produce member communications,
including weekly newsletters and other periodic communications
● Create and maintain content on church’s website and social media accounts
● Work with staff and volunteers to promote church and community events in various
communication channels
● Use various metrics (i.e. Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Constant Contact) to
track engagement
● Identify new tools and approaches to improve Church communication.
● Support the Stewardship Committee in building and executing an effective
communication strategy for its annual campaign
 
Requirements
● College degree; Bachelor’s preferred
● 3-5 years communications experience
● Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
● Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
● Experience with (or ability to learn) member database software, ACS preferred
● Familiarity with Google Apps, Constant Contact, Survey Monkey, SignUpGenius, and
photography helpful
 
Skills & Attributes
● Strong written, oral, and visual communication skills.
● Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines
● Strong attention to detail
● Proven experience working with colleagues and volunteers to generate content
● High degree of professionalism, integrity, and warmth
● Self-directed with ability to learn quickly
 
Compensation
Salaried position commensurate with experience and ability and budget constraints.
Northminster Presbyterian Church is an equal opportunity employer.
 
How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to Jobs@northminpres.org with the subject line “Communication Coordinator.”

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