Director of Church Communications First Presbyterian Church, Wilson, NC- Full time

Job Description

Director of Church Communications

First Presbyterian Church, Wilson, NC

 

Employment Status:      Permanent full-time

Purpose:   This position is responsible for managing the communications of First Presbyterian.

 

Primary Duties

  1. Publications
  2. Creation and design work related to FPC branding/logo for FPC and its ministries
  • Printed materials
  • Web Page and internet presence
  • Youth, APP, and/or Weekday School T-shirts
  1. Design, print, produce:
  • Weekly Bulletins (11am, Early Light, Bethany, Frank Price)
  • Weekly emailed Chitter Chatter
  • Bulletin inserts
  • Bulletins for all special services (funerals, weddings, Lovefeast, Evensong, etc.)
  • Weekday School materials (staff manuals, student handbooks, programs, brochures)
  • FPC correspondence materials (stationery, postcards, notecards, foldovers, envelopes)
  • Stewardship Campaign materials (pledge cards, brochures, letters, postcards, etc.), as well as other Finance Committee items (memorial cards, special offering envelopes, etc)
  • Special event invitations and communications
  • Worship items (Hymnal labels, prayer cards, baptismal certificates, etc)
  • FPC Operations Manual
  • Brochures (Pastoral Counseling, Weddings at FPC, Baptisms at FPC, Death/Dying, Weekday School)
  • Banners/Signage/ Bulletin Boards
  • FPC Member Directories (design/export/print/cut/bind/distribute)
  • Easter Lilly/Poinsettia items (order forms, inserts)

 

  1. DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS
  • Web page management and updates
  • Uploading weekly sermons
  • Email correspondence for large church-wide or target audience contacts
  • Social Media post

III. Church Calendar/Scheduling

  1. Manage the FPC master calendar and checklist
  2. Manage requests for use of property
  3. Manage room reservations (Dudley, Clark Hall, etc.)
  4. Manage table/chair reservations
  5. Manage flower schedule

 

  1. Church Data/Session Records
  2. Manage and upkeep all session registers and records
  3. Provide database exports for staff and congregation
  4. Provide database exports for Presbyterian Women Directories
  5. Oversee the data collection and entry of births, deaths, baptisms, marriages, transfers, etc
  6. Prepare FPC’s annual report to the congregation
  7. Prepare FPC’s annual statistical report as required by PCUSA
  8. Prepare Session Packets (and the mailing of such items if necessary)
  9. Maintain and provide list of living elders/deacons for officer nominating committee
  10. Maintain Sunday Responsibility schedule chart
  11. Maintain church office volunteer list

 

And other essential items as assigned.

SKILLS AND TRAINING

  • Academic degree in a communications related field or related experience;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Publisher, Mail Chimp, Adobe Creative Suites, and Word Press and/or a quick learning to those tools;
  • Experience in creating graphics, publications and other communications

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFATIONS

Director must   have following attributes:

  • Capable of working independently in a project-based setting, yet also effectively working with committees that reflect a broad range of personalities;
  • Detail-oriented, a perfectionists regarding own work;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Takes initiative and is innovative. Always thinking about improving the model.
  • Capable of managing multiple projects and tasks at one time;
  • Able to set deadlines and meet them. Gracious yet firm in helping congregation meet deadlines;
  • Flexible working style. Open to new things and to working outside  the job description;
  • Open and receptive to ideas and feedback, from a variety of people;
  • Information curious, a desire to continually add to knowledge base;
  • Good judgment and an ability to discern when discretion is needed;
  • Honors confidentiality and sensitive to work environment with high degree of emotional attachments;
  • Strong ethics and integrity;
  • Eager to support the church’s purpose, goals, policies and programs.

 

Contact:           Tom Watkins, First Presbyterian Church

414 Sunset Road, Wilson, NC 27896

252-243-3115, tomwatkins@firstpreswilson.com

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