Communications Manager (Part time, ~20 hours per week)

Job Type

Part Time




1903 E Euclid Ave
Arlington Heights
United States


The Mission of First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights is to be a nurturing and inclusive community, actively connecting faith and life, and empowering our congregation to serve in the world. We are seeking a talented communicator to help spread the word!

In this part time (~20 hours per week) role, the Communications Manager is responsible for social media, web and electronic media/communication, event/ministry promotion, and print communication (exceptions are worship bulletins and production of printed newsletter).  You will use your ability to produce creative and concise communications to support a wide range of ministries.

Primary Responsibilities

  • ·        Web site Maintenance and Oversite

o  Keep website up to date (currently use ACS as our content management system)

o  Create forms for sign ups for events and links for payment for events (use Wordpress for forms and payment)

o  Manage our hosting domain

o  Upload weekly sermons

·        Graphic Design

o  Posters for bulletin boards, community flyers

o  Bulletin covers

o  Brochures

o  Logo design for special projects and different groups/ministries within the church

o  Outdoor banners

·        Print/Email communications Communications

o  Create and send weekly eNews and special email alerts

o  Design and edit monthly newsletter

o  Work with outside printers as well as prepare things for in-house printing

·        Marketing/Advertising

o  Coordinate social media plan

o  Promote and publicize church events/ministries through various media and communication outlets

·        Video/Photo

Required Skills and Experience:

·        Experience with graphic design

·        Experience with Adobe Creative Suite

·        Experience with Mail Chimp or similar email tools

·        Experience with website content management tools

·        Knowledge and experience with social media outlets

·        Self-motivated, reliable, able to work independently and with teams and staff

·        Excellent written and communication skills

·        Familiarity with print and electronic media

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • ·        Experience in not for profit and/or religious marketing and advertising

Here at FUMCAH, we are committed to the belief that God welcomes all & unconditionally loves all people. That may sound counter-intuitive to some, especially in such a divided society, but we know that through worship, prayer, work, sacrament, and mission there’s a place for you–and all you bring–here in our community. As a reconciling community, we say with one voice that: €œWe celebrate humanity'€™s diversity of age, racial and ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, special needs, socio-economic conditions, and family status. Created in the image of God, all persons are worthy of God's love and grace and welcomed into full participation in the life of our congregation.€ And we mean it, too! So come with all who you are. Bring your political beliefs, your orientations and identities, your histories and your baggage and we guarantee you'€ll find a place that will love you right where you are. Even more importantly, we want to help you connect your life with God. So whether it'€s looking for a place to serve, learn about faith, grow in discipleship, or build a network of friends who wi€ll journey this life with you, we'€re here for you.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

To apply: Email your resume and/or online portfolio to