Parish & Communications Director

Bastrop, TX
Type: Lay
Posted Jun 21, 2022
Job Title
Parish & Communications Director
Name of church or organization
Calvary Episcopal Church
Location
Bastrop, TX
Job Description
BACKGROUND & CONTEXT
Calvary Episcopal Church is a thriving faith community of people who serve downtown Bastrop & beyond as the hands & feet of Jesus, building bridges that bring people together & offering everyone a place to call home. We find ourselves at the intersection of historic downtown Bastrop & the Colorado River and embrace creativity, tradition, worship, and service.In partnership with the Rector, our new Parish & Communications Director will build on the values, mission, and website work we have done over the last 18 months. The director will creatively and effectively tell our story to the parish and the wider community, being responsible for all print and digital communications. The Director will also recognize that the word ‘ministry’ is nested in the word administration to remind us that effective and joyful administration is a ministry of Jesus Christ and an act of pastoral care. Calvary Episcopal Church is looking for a Parish and Communications Director who shares this sense of calling, has gifts and experience with the ministry areas outlined below, and is energized by this kind of ministry.

Our staff currently includes our Rector/Priest, Interim Parish Administrator, Director of Music Ministries, Lay Ministry Coordinator, Communications Manager, and Bookkeeper. This position combines the part-time Parish Administrator and Communications Manager roles. We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

Learn more about our mission, ministry, and life in Bastrop County at https://cecbastrop.org.

MINISTRY DESCRIPTION

  • Communication
  1. Utilize strong writing skills to tell Calvary’s story to parishioners and wider community
  2. Proactively seek impactful stories within parish and outreach ministries and develop ways to creatively communicate those stories
  3. Oversee the design and production of all print and digital communication, including weekly Scroll e-newsletter, service bulletins, posters, annual reports, stewardship materials, signage, and banners
  4. Coordinate and consistently manage content for social media channels
  5. Manage church website to ensure its maintenance, design, and content are updated and adjust web strategies based on traffic patterns
  6. Oversee graphic resources (photos, logos, and style guide) and coordinate photography of parish events with volunteers
  7. Maintain brand identity standards across all print, web, and social media communications
  • Scheduling 
  1. Work with ministry leaders to update and manage various church calendars
  2. Schedule facility usage for parish and school and community rentals to maximize space while avoiding conflicts
  • Worship Support
  1. Ensure weekly reminders are sent tol Sunday servers and readers
  2. Coordinate nursery workers for Sunday services
  3. Maintain records of Altar Flower dedications, Memorial Gifts, and Columbarium
  4. Prepare certificates and maintain written and digital church records

Leadership 

  1. Attend regular meetings with Rector and monthly staff meetings
  2. Build and oversee office volunteer ministry to provide welcome and assist with projects
  3. Support vestry by attending monthly meetings and taking meeting minutes
  • Outreach to the Community
  1. Disburse available discretionary funds under Rector’s supervision when Rector is unavailable, collecting stories of impact, and maintain books on Rector’s Discretionary Fund
  2. Oversee Heritage Hall & Parish Hall usage, including showing to prospective users, keeping Google calendar information, receiving payments/deposits, processing deposit refunds, and handling keys
  • Ministry Systems 
  1. Manage Realm church database and ensure accurate, up-to-date records
  2. Work with rector and church team to provide timely newcomer follow-up
  3. Work with and support staff and volunteer leaders to access systems needed in the exercise of their ministries
  • Administration 
  1. Prepare & file Annual Parochial Report
  2. Interface with repair technicians, suppliers, trash service
  3. Oversee office computers and copier
  4. Order office supplies as needed
  5. Obtain signatures from designated check signers
  6. Submit annual budget request and manage those line items for areas of ministry based on annual goals
  7. Complete other tasks as required or assigned as needed

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Commitment to Christ, the Church, and the ministries of communication and parish administration
  • Experience in church or ministry setting preferred
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Proficient in Google Workspace or Microsoft Office, InDesign, WordPress, Photoshop, MailChimp, Canva, database management (or similar applications)
  • Experienced in social media and website management
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Creative eye with proven design skill
  • Ability to do self-directed work in a fast-paced, cross-platform environment and meet deadlines
  • Strong time-management, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Honesty and confidentiality
  • Sense of humor is a plus – we like to laugh around here!
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn the beliefs, practices and vocabulary of The Episcopal Church
  • Must pass background check to comply with church requirements

TEAM ATTRIBUTES

  • Teamwork – We are stronger together
  • Communication – We keep each other in the loop
  • Creativity – We make space for the unexpected & beautiful
  • Flexibility – We bend instead of break
  • Hospitality – We help people feel at home
  • Responsiveness  – We help each other get it done
  • Kindness – We start and finish with love

SALARY & BENEFITS 

  • The Parish & Communications Director is a full-time exempt employee and is expected to work 40 hours per week. The work will be done at the church office from Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.  More hours may be required in preparation for Christmas, Easter, and special events while fewer hours will be necessary during the summer.
  • The annual salary is $43,400
  • Health insurance benefits provided for employee through the Episcopal Church Medical Trust
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 5% church contribution and up to 5% match for employee contribution for up to 10% church contribution
  • Four weeks of Paid Time Off per year in the first through fifth year of employment, and six weeks of Paid Time Off thereafter
  • 12 paid holidays throughout the year

Calvary Episcopal Church is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  

Type of Commitment
Full Time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following to The Rev. Matt Stone at calvarydiscernment@cecbastrop.org:

1. A cover letter describing your interest in the position and your experience that you believe fit with the Parish and Communications Director responsibilities;
2. Your resume;
3. Contact info for two references

Application Deadline
07/15/2022
Link to the job posting or application
https://mcusercontent.com/6c819c615680a30c664f80b5f/files/7a667da6-1d8b-b779-e1df-8aea341d5eb4/Parish_Communications_Director_Ministry_Description_June_2022.pdf
Website
www.cecbastrop.org