Communications Director

WHAT YOU’LL DO:



The Communications Director at Fellowship Dallas serves in a leadership role to:





  • Develop a multi-channel communications strategy driven by the church’s vision and mission.


  • Unify and align everyday messaging with the church’s “DNA,” goals, and priorities.


  • Partner with ministries to mobilize their specific audiences to respond and engage.


  • Guide a team of staff and volunteers to implement effective communications strategies.


  • Ensure high-quality, high-impact communications to reach both internal and external audiences.


  • Be air traffic controller, keeping communications requests on time and on budget.




 



A FEW MORE DETAILS:



The Communications Director at Fellowship Dallas also:





  • Has a seat at the table with the Lead Team, the Teaching Team and, as appropriate, the Elder Board to be informed of leadership priorities/decisions, with an invitation to speak into communications/marketing issues.


  • Advocates for creative and clear communications in all settings.


  • Proactively plans and works with ministries to support/guide their communications effort.


  • Develops and/or oversees processes and tools that foster effective communications flow.


  • Has a strong understanding of communications strategy, writing/editing, storytelling, graphic design, and social media, with a high value on audience engagement.


  • Leads and manages coordinators, assistants and/or volunteers to help implement multi-channel communications strategies and tactics. This team will:



    • Help strategize and plan communications/marketing 6-12 months in advance.


    • Own and manage the church’s brand/identity.


    • Keep social media/website engaging and aligned with the digital ministry plan.


    • Participate in the creation of digital and print content.


    • Capture and share stories of life change and impact.


    • Carry out the day-to-day tasks of facilitating communications/marketing.








 



WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:





  • A Jesus follower whose love for, devotion to, and abiding in Jesus spills over into all domains of life, work, and relationships.


  • A leader, big-picture planner, ministry partner, coach, and motivator.


  • A developer of people who meets them where they are and helps them grow.


  • A creator who continually looks for ways to communicate existing church-wide and ministry programs in creative ways that will evoke a response from the congregation and community.


  • Someone with marketing and public relations skills who can assess and determine the most effective ways to communicate a message to its intended audience.


  • Someone who understands vision cast by leadership and plans and organizes communications messages in a way that best reflects church priorities.


  • A relator who can sit at the table with leadership, act as an advocate for creative and clear communications, and connect with ministries on a personal face-to-face and regular basis to understand their ministries’ goals and needs.


  • Someone with strong copywriting/editing skills who communicates clearly and effectively using the written word.


  • Someone who understands current trends and who can speak into design, video, and other creative projects.


  • Someone with a good balance of these traits:


  • Decisive – A quick thinker who can problem solve and decide which hill is the most important to climb.


  • Persuasive – A vision caster who helps others see how communications contributes to the mission and vision of Fellowship Dallas.


  • Empathetic – The ability to understand and advocate for the needs of the team, the congregation and the community.


  • Cooperative – A team player across the organization.







 



QUALIFICATIONS:






Ideally, the Communications Director at Fellowship Dallas will have:





  • 3-5 years’ experience in Communications


  • A degree in Communications (or similar)


  • A marketing background