Director of Communications
Position: Director of Communications
Status: Exempt, Full-time equivalent
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Chicago strongly preferred, qualified applicants from other locations will be considered
Salary: Dependent upon experience
The Director of Communications researches, creates, and manages Reconciling Ministries Network’s communication a strategies, implementation plans, and budget. The Director of Communications brings professional expertise with independent judgment to advance significantly our mission by resourcing our staff and constituents with critical movement communications.
The Director of Communications requires exceptional public relations and media messaging skills including knowledge of how to use social media to accomplish campaign objectives, excellent oral and written communication skills, web design skills, and the ability to lead a team of communications specialists and consultants to accomplish RMNs objectives.. In addition, the position requires a positive, professional demeanor, in the face of regularly shifting priorities, and a mature sense of judgment regarding strategic messaging that will carefully advance RMN priorities. Finally, the Director of Communications will stay abreast of the most efficient and effective ways to communicate with various audiences. This includes continuing the ministries that are in place (video ministry, RMN blog, etc.) and implementing new ministries to advance the movement for affirmation of LGBTQ people in The United Methodist Church. The qualified candidate will work closely with the Executive Director and other senior staff persons to internalize and communicate RMN strategy. The position requires passion for intersectional justice work on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons and advocates in the context of both church and culture.
Please send resume, cover letter, and at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, September 5,2017. Phone calls will not be accepted. Interviews will be conducted as potential candidates surface.