Communications Coordinator

Categories Part-Time
Organization Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference
Location Goshen, IN
Job Description

To strategize and implement the communication activities of IN-MI Mennonite Conference as part of a staff team working to cultivate a missional imagination in every congregation.

Responsibilities and performance objectives

A. Coordinate news, information and promotional material

  • Plan content for, edit and design Gospel Evangel, a bimonthly newsletter for the conference’s congregations; assign articles to freelance writers or write articles as needed.
  • Edit weLink, a monthly e-newsletter for pastors, delegates, congregational contact people and others in the church.
  • Plan content for, edit and design Missional Seeds, a quarterly newsletter for members of the conference’s giving club.
  • Serve as managing editor for the conference website: Update changing information on all levels of site, monitor site for outdated information and expired links and coordinate periodic redesign.
  • Coordinate creation of logos, promotional materials and displays for the conference’s annual delegate gatherings.
  • Report on conference’s annual delegate gatherings and other leadership meetings as needed. Reporting does not include taking minutes at meetings or other administrative recording work.
  • Edit Events & Announcements, a twice-monthly e-newsletter of church- and conference-wide announcements and upcoming events.

B. Administrative duties

  • Coordinate effective distribution systems in consultation with the conference administrator.
  • Periodically review communications mailing lists.

C. Accountability and personal growth

  • Maintain a personal growth and development plan that nourishes body, soul and spirit.
  • Nurture staff team relationships through open, honest communication.
  • Meet regularly with the conference administrator for supervision.
  • Participate in a yearly work evaluation with the conference administrator.
Qualifications
  • Possessing personal Christian faith and active in a local Mennonite congregation.
  • Acquainted with IN-MI Mennonite Conference and Mennonite Church USA.
  • Excellent grammar, writing and editing skills.
  • Interprets and organizes data in a way that is easy for a lay audience to grasp.
  • Strong graphic design skills; proficient in desktop publishing software (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop in a PC environment)
  • Understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel, or similar word and data processing programs.
  • Experience in web content management, including knowledge of WordPress. Familiarity with basic HTML and CSS helpful.
  • Photography skills helpful.
  • Ability to prepare files for professional printing.
  • Ability to work with a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
How to apply

Interested parties should contact the Conference at ca@im.mennonite.net.