Full-time Communications & Digital Ministry Manager
Job Title: Communications and Digital Ministry Manager
Report to: Director of World Mission and Communications
As a senior member of the ministry support team, the Communications and Digital Ministry
Manager will lead the development, implementation, oversight and evaluation of both internal
and external communication strategies, standards, methodologies and messaging. With
specialized training and years of experience working in a communications role, the incumbent
will not only possess communications expertise and an awareness of innovation opportunities,
but also provide a pastoral presence and perspective to the role and engage in pastoral
interactions with congregants.
Time Requirements: Full time position which is a minimum of 37.5 hours per week. General
office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday, however flexible working hours will be required to
meet the requirements of the position. In a ministry support position, Sunday is considered a
regular work day.
Knowledge, Skill, & Abilities
Pastoral Perspective – Incorporate a pastoral perspective into all aspects of communication,
including materials development, media methods selection. Demonstrate a pastoral
presence in the development of all communications materials and methodologies which
theologically aligns with Grant Memorial. This should be especially evident when
communicating with Grant Memorial constituency (online or in-person).
Interpersonal – An ability to communicate with leadership and peers regarding
communication initiatives. Position requires that the individual interacts with different
personalities within and outside of the organization.
Organization & Planning – This position requires an individual to focus on and handle multiple
projects under very tight and specified timeframes. Though deadlines are often established
for the position by others or by organizational directives, the person in the position frequently
sets deadlines for others.
Technical Proficiency – Needs to be proficient at graphic design. Requires current and
relevant knowledge of digital media platforms, influences of social media applications, and
Project Management Skills – Ability to manage communications projects which involve
multiple ministry areas and leaders.
Administrative Skills – Understanding of organizational processes and concepts.
Financial management – Confidence to process weekly invoices and billings and participate
in the budget process annually.
Decision Making – Must be comfortable making decisions about strategy, content, resources
and expenditures and must make quick and thoughtful decisions.
Tell stories – Intentionally shape a storytelling culture of communication across the
organization by assisting in the development of ministry area strategies, providing support
and mentoring ministry leaders.
Communications Materials Development
Lead the development, implementation, oversight and ongoing evaluation of both internal
and external communication strategies, standards, methodologies and messaging
Create an effective framework for church communications and document it in a living
Communication Plan that is updated as communication needs and resources change
Conceptualize ideas and concepts with the ministry leadership team to brand sermon series
and holiday events, including but not limited to layouts, logos, typography, web and print
Perform the layout, editing, proofing, and publishing of written materials in a variety of
physical and digital media to inform the congregation and promote the church’s ministries
Manage the existing church brand material and ensure our branding is consistent across all
Ensure our use of external media is compliant with copyright and privacy law requirements.
Assist in building basic communication capabilities by training and mentoring staff,
communication resource volunteers and others in the various church ministries
Digital Media Management
Lead all efforts related to the creation, strategy, and execution of Church digital
Maintain weekly media uploads to all web and digital marketing channels and ensure
accuracy and timeliness of all information on the website, social media and roadside
Strategically consider existing alternative digital media avenues or other tools that are not
Provide input into best practices in media relations policy and procedures
Provide consultation to and create guiding principles to assist ministry areas that would like to
manage components of their digital media
Ensure all communications comply with approved layouts, styles and standards and use of
organizational logo or images is in accordance with established standards.
Lead messaging and strategy for social media advertising campaigns. Design and manage
Timely interaction with our online community through intentional messaging and comment
and response management.
Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics,
insights and best practices, and then acting on the information.
Create and monitor email marketing campaigns to maintain and enhance relationships with
Create and maintain a media distribution list to assist in promoting church life moments and
Create content in conjunction with ministry areas and push out all mass email
communications in a professional and timely manner
Working with leadership and ministry leaders, proactively develop strategies to clarify and
communicate the church’s weekly messaging on the website.
Sunday Morning Digital Experience
Oversee the strategy and implementation of the Sunday online digital experience
Ensure a consistent presentation format, assisting in worship leaders and other staff in
creating graphics and help in the production of weekly video announcements to promote
church ministries and events. Will include announcement slides, sermon-series branding, web
pages, and social media
Experience in measurement and analysis of web traffic and social media metrics. In-depth
knowledge of Google Analytics a plus.
Post-secondary certification or diploma in marketing, communication, graphic design, or
Post-secondary theological training and the ability to share your faith in a meaningful way.
3-5 years of progressively responsible experience developing and creating communication
pieces and designing publications in a church or related non-profit environment.
A solid understanding and an active presence with social media and digital media platforms
as well as emerging channels;
Strong and effective communication skills (oral and written).
Proven track record in creating and producing digital, social and print communications.
Demonstrated knowledge of graphic design and printing processes.
Quick learner, creative, has significant communications experience and is self-motivated
and detail-oriented under short time constraints.
Be committed to learning new technical skills that relate to this job. Study and work to stay
current and ahead of the curve on technologies for worship and church environments.
Staff at Grant Memorial Church exemplify:
A sincere love for the Lord evidenced by lifestyle
Regular attendance at weekly services
Commitment to a small group
Faithfulness in tithing
Adherence to Doctrinal Statement of Faith, Core Beliefs & Lifestyle Commitment
Staff at Grant Memorial Church are expected to:
Attend weekly staff prayer meetings and general staff meetings
Be available for other areas to support the successful ministry of the school and church
Be able to interact with others and demonstrate the values of GMC
Be available as the opportunity arises to share faith, Bible scriptures and principles based on
the Statement of Faith, Core Beliefs and Lifestyle Commitment, to pray with individuals and
to actively communicate a belief in the Lord Jesus Christ
How to ApplyTo apply: Please send the following attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org: 1. Resume 2. Cover Letter 3. One pastoral reference 4. Please use ‘Communications & Digital Ministry Manager’ in the subject line of the email. Interested candidates should review the Statement of Faith/Community Lifestyle Commitment that follows this employment opportunity.
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