Job Description: Communications Assistant

 

ROLE SUMMARY

Position is responsible for and focused on oversight and execution of all aspects of Communications outlined below:

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Design & Brand Management

●       Lead efforts to design all art and promotional materials related to church-wide activities with a high standard of creativity, excellence and effectiveness.

●       Network with paid and volunteer artists to develop graphic designs.

●       Maintain the look, vibe and feel of all promotional materials representing Trinity Lutheran.

●       Ensure the use of logos and images that represent Trinity Lutheran.

●       Maintain graphic standards for Trinity Lutheran.

 

Web

●       Work with Ministry Staff to maintain Trinity Lutheran websites.

●       Proactively work to ensure Trinity Lutheran maintains an effective presence on the web including style/presence, search engines, new technology.

 

Promotions

●       Develop and maintain a system to organize, prioritize and communicate promotional items related to Trinity Lutheran.

●       Create communication materials to market, inform, and promote teaching series, big events and other campaigns assigned.

●       Oversee all written materials related to church-wide activities and the printing processes for such materials.

 

Social Media

●       Manage ongoing social media messaging and communication strategies, in coordination with the Ministry Staff and Communications Team.

●       Creatively build followings on various social media outlets, according to best practices.

 

Creative Arts

●       Work in tandem with Ministry Staff to create consistency in messaging from the front door to the back door.

●       Provide graphic design support to the worship planning team in an effort to communicate desired messages within worship.

●       Join brainstorming and creative sessions in developing worship series and programs.

 

Volunteer Teams

●       Develop volunteer teams as deemed necessary to accomplish communications goals.

●       Enlist, equip and encourage qualified volunteers such as artists, designers, photographers, videographers, and writers.

 

Office Support

●       Provide necessary office support, teaming with the Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor to ensure coverage of phone calls and visitors.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIRED SKILLS

●       A heart for Trinity Lutheran and the local church, a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and a passion to use marketing and communications to reach others.

●       Degree in communications, media, or related field, or at least 2-4 years experience in communications.

●       Proficient in Creative Suite programs, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

●       Working knowledge of HTML/CSS. The ability to learn content management systems.

●       Proven ability to take projects from beginning to end.

●       Organized and able to manage multiple projects.

●       Action-oriented and displays focus, passion and initiative. Takes appropriate action when something needs to be done.

●       Organized, creative thinker and highly productive, working in a fast-paced environment.

●       Relates well to all kinds of people, builds effective teams, communicates effectively both interpersonally and corporately.

●       Relationship builder with flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”.

●       High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels.

●       Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters.

●       Committed to improvement, seeks constructive criticism, understands strengths and weaknesses.

●       Excellent written and oral communication skills.