Dec 14, 2021

Communications Coordinator

  • St. Joseph Catholic Church
  • Vancouver, WA, USA
Full time Communications Nonprofit

Job Description

Position is 40 hours per week, Sunday through Thursday, practicing Catholic highly preferred.  Compensation based on experience.  Full benefit package and PTO.  Application and background check forms are available at https://www.stjoevan.org/156.  Applicants must submit a completed application and resume to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Attn:  Pastoral Associate, 6600 Highland Dr., Vancouver, WA  98661 or email to hr@stjoevan.org.  Position is open until filled.   

Position Purpose

The Communications Coordinator, in collaboration with the Pastor, Pastoral Staff, and leadership, will serve St. Joseph Parish by developing, managing and delivering a comprehensive and effective communications strategy.  The Communications Coordinator will further the parish’s mission of evangelizing and forming intentional disciples by promoting ministries, programs and events to the parish and community at large.  This effort will be effectively conducted through all appropriate mediums including, but not limited to, print materials, websites, social media, digital applications, and photographic and video content. 

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities

Manage all aspects of parish communications including print, electronic and social media, will have the following primary responsibilities:

  1. Participates in the development and implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy.
  2. Design and edit the weekly parish bulletin.
  3. Design, edit and maintain the parish website.
  4. Manage other digital communications including social media, weekly email newsletter, and the parish app, as well as seasonal publications (i.e. Cornerstone, Advent and Lenten Calendars, etc.)
  5. Ensure that there is a media presence at various parish activities either by making use of staff or volunteer photographers and videographers.
  6. Continually seek opportunities to improve communication methods, systems, and publications and communicate recommendations to appropriate parties.
  7. Works to increase parishioner engagement in electronic forms of media by using analytical tools to assess traffic and patterns.
  8. Ensures the design and production of print media as required.
  9. Ensures that the branding and design standards are consistently applied throughout all print and electronic media.
  10. Monitors the parish calendar for the purposes of communication. Serves as the administrator of the parish calendar using Calendar Wiz. 

Secondary Functions

  1. Serves as livestream operator as needed at Sunday Mass, Weekly School Mass, funerals, etc.
  2. Maintains a level of knowledge and skills required to function as the Communications Coordinator. This may be accomplished through reading, training opportunities or workshops as approved and as appropriate. 
  3. Ensures compliance with Archdiocesan social media and other communications policies.

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