4853 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23462-4446

Employment Opportunity


Part-Time Communication Specialist (20 hours per week including some evening and weekend meetings)

 

Summary/Purpose:  To manage Ascension’s communication avenues to ensure that parish information is being disseminated on multiple platforms to staff, ministries and parishioners within the parish.  Collaborates with Pastor, Business Administrator, Department Heads and other parish leaders to ensure parish activities are being “advertise” correctly and consistently, when appropriate.

  • Responsibilities include:
    • Promote parish events and activities through appropriate communications avenues (email, bulletin, website, social media, digital signage, Catholic Virginian, local media, etc.)
    • Work with staff and parish leaders to determine effective communications strategies and timelines
    • Create and send weekly emails to inform parishioners of parish news and provide faith-based content; additional email alerts sent as needed to keep parish apprised of events
    • Edit weekly bulletin and other communications as requested by parish administration and staff
    • Schedule daily social media posts and weekly digital signage, creating content or graphics when necessary
    • Manage and update website and social media accounts regularly for accuracy, and serve as Administrator for social media platforms, including comment review and responding to messages
    • Ensure consistency through all communications methods
    • Assist with streaming Mass as needed
    • Complete monthly Virtus bulletins as required by all Diocese employees
  • Qualifications:

    • Experience or education in Communications
    • Catholic in good standing due to the Evangelization nature of this position
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Experience with social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube preferred
    • Strong technology skills, including experience with Publisher and PowerPoint
    • Leadership abilities in planning, administration, and volunteer management
    • Willingness and ability to expand communications platforms and technology
    • Graphics arts experience a plus but not required

 

Send resumes to Lisa in the Business Office by Wednesday, October 6:  [email protected]

Questions? Call Lisa: 757-495-1886 ext 422