Digital Communications Specialist

This is a Part Time job in at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, Ambler

Posted On: March 1, 2021

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Job Description

STATUS:
Part-Time, $20-$22 an hour
This position begins on or around April 7, 2021

REPORTS TO:
Business Manager

OUR MISSION
Upper Dublin Lutheran Church (UDLC) is a place where lives are changed through worship, learning, and community, and where people are empowered to change the world and make it a better place, following the example and teachings of Jesus. Our congregation is a dynamic, down-to-earth group of people seeking spiritual nourishment, meaningful relationships, and ways to use their talents, skills, and knowledge to serve others.

JOB SUMMARY
Communications touch all aspects of our mission and ministries at UDLC. The Digital Communications Specialist will lead us in sharing the story of our church to external audiences, encouraging member engagement, promoting participation, and keeping everyone informed about our common life and the things they are most interested in at UDLC. Our staff members are often the first impression that guests and visitors have of our community. As such, it is expected that the person in this position has a welcoming and professional presence and maintains an elevated level of confidentiality.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborates with pastors to prepare materials for worship services such as PowerPoint presentations, announcements, and materials.
Maintains, oversees, and frequently updates the congregational website (currently hosted on Squarespace) and the cemetery and preschool websites (currently hosted on Weebly).
Creates content for and updates UDLC’s social media sites (currently Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube).
Manages Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and SharePoint technology, and supports the adoption of it by training staff and committees on using the technology.
Maintains membership information on our cloud-based church database by ensuring member records are up-to-date, using the group communication features such as the calendar and groups functions, and exploring other features that will support UDLC’s mission.
Creates graphics and other media for communications and publications.
Supports the ministry staff and committee leaders in using technology such as Zoom, SharePoint, and other communication tools.
Helps implement new technology in meeting spaces that allows for virtual participation.
Prepares periodic congregational mailings for stewardship and other campaigns.
Advises the pastors and staff on opportunities to improve and streamline communication.
Provides formal updates at monthly staff meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, and willingness to maintain confidentiality.
Strong digital fluency, including the ability to understand, select, and use appropriate technologies for communication.
Strong technological literacy, including the willingness to explore and adapt to new technologies.
Strong orientation towards details and how they relate to broader needs.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrated experience creating and editing content for broad communications.
Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, and Teams.
Demonstrated experience using social media platforms for business communications such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Preferred experience in basic graphic design.
Preferred experience using web hosting sites such as Squarespace and Weebly.
Preferred experience using email marketing platforms such as MailChimp.
Preferred experience using and maintaining membership databases


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