Director of Community Engagement (Communications, Membership & Volunteer Coordination)
- Job posted by First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist
Details: 20 hours/week. Salary based on UUA guidelines
26 Pleasant Street
Seeking Director of Community Engagement (Communications, Membership & Volunteer Coordination)
20 hours/week, part-time
Do you love people? Do you want to make a difference in the world by helping to promote justice, equity and compassion in human relations? We are looking for the next right person to join our team as the Director of Community Engagement. We are vibrant, growing Unitarian Universalist congregation of 437 members and many more friends. This is an exciting time in the history of our congregation as we grow into being an even greater source of spirituality, community and activism in the lives of individuals and in the larger community. The right person will be creative, collaborative and willing to evolve along with the organization. People of Color and/or LGTBQ+ are encouraged to apply.
The Director of Community Engagement is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating strategies to cultivate involvement in the FRS community including efforts to welcome and engage new visitors and members, promote volunteer activity, and to build and strengthen community and congregational life. In this role, the Director of Community Engagement is responsible for developing and managing all communications programs and activities including the church’s website, its social media presence, and other electronic and print communications. Working in partnership with the Minister and staff leadership team, the position will play a critical role in helping to engage and channel the energies of the church and its members in meeting the internal and external aspirations of our community.
1. Writes or edits, and distributes publicity for church including website, social media, and other channels
2. Manages content and creative design of website with support of website committee
3. Writes or edits, and distributes the bi-weekly newsletter
4. Works with committees to create mass emails and surveys
5. Facilitates communication within the church
6. Chairs communications advisory group
7. Develops signage, style guides, and other communication elements with professional support
Membership & Newcomers
1. Prepares materials for visitors
2. Trains and schedules Visitors Table volunteers
3. Captures visitor information and follows up with visitors in a timely way
4. Integrates newcomers through suggestions for involvement, membership classes, and targeted social events
5. Coordinates formal welcome of new members
1. Communicates and collaborates with Minister, staff, committees, and Program Council
2. Attends appropriate meetings
3. Develops and runs programs in collaboration with staff and committees
4. Supports new initiatives
5. Connects congregants with opportunities to engage with the congregation
6. Serves as a positive influence on the congregation
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to establish good working relationships with the range of people interacting with the church on a daily basis including staff members, church members, and visitors.
2. Demonstrated skill in recruiting, engaging and supporting volunteers in church or comparable non-profit setting.
3. Demonstrated skill in encouraging community participation and in assisting volunteers and members to lead.
4. Experienced user of WordPress and Constant Contact. Experience with Facebook Advertising and Instagram for Business a plus.
5. Ability to organize, manage and carry out administrative and logistical tasks in a timely manner.
6. Ability to be flexible and manage multiple projects in an efficient manner.
7. Strong oral and written communication skills.
8. Ability to see the big picture as well as to implement programs and tend to details.
9. Commitment to confidentiality regarding all records, both of the church and staff, and the members.
10. Ability and commitment to work collaboratively with congregational leaders and staff as a team.
11. Familiarity with Unitarian Universalism and church life. The ideal candidate will not be a member First Religious Society.
On-site Work Expectations & Salary
On-site days are flexible and some work from home is possible. Some Sunday mornings during the church year are required, as are some evening and weekend meetings and events. A reduced summer schedule is available. The annual salary range for this position is $23,000-27,000, based on UUA guidelines. Salary is prorated based on a .50 FTE position. We offer a generous program of benefits including health and life insurance, vacation, and a retirement benefit.
Please send a cover letter and resume as well as names and contact information for 3 professional references on or before October 15, 2018. FRSUU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of Color, Women, and LGBTQ+ are encouraged to apply.
· Online: go to https://www.frsuu.org/employment/ to apply online.
· Email: Send documents to Employment@FRSUU.org (Electronic submissions are preferred).
· If electronic submission is not possible, mail hard copy to: Human Resources, FRSUU, 26 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
Health insurance, life insurance, vacation, long-term disability, and a generous retirement contribution. Summer hours can be reduced and flexible.
Minimum Education Required