(07/15/2022)
Pastoral Center
St. Petersburg

The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director of Communications to enhance communications in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, highly motivated, faith-filled individual who is an excellent communicator. The Communications Coordinator will assist with creating & sharing Catholic content that inspires us to Courageously Live the Gospel, encounter Christ, and grow in faith. He or she will be responsible for coordinating communication among various stakeholders and provide administrative support for the Office of Communications. This person will be responsible for managing communication databases as well as various databases on Flocknote.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administration/Parish/Vendor Relations

  • Assists in maintaining up-to-date records on parish communication representatives, vendor contacts, and media contacts in an accurate and efficient manner.
  • Conducts annual parish communications survey to determine needs of parishes that includes the collection of detailed contact information for parish communication representatives.
  • Maintains good working relations with parish staff and parish volunteers.
  • Assists in maintaining files and maintaining studio for audio/visual productions.
  • Professionally interacts with the general public and internal audiences via phone system, email and person-to-person.
  • Processes invoices and maintains good working relations with vendors.
  • Sorts and distributes mail and assists with mailings.
  • Schedules meetings and organizes logistics and venue details.

Gulf Coast Catholic Support:

  • Writes journalistic-style articles and news-related announcements to share the Good News of our faith.
  • Creates marketing materials and announcements to promote Gulf Coast Catholic.
  • Supports fundraising efforts for the future Gulf Coast Catholic print edition.
  • Writes a weekly radio segment that airs each Wednesday on Spirit FM called Wednesday Wave Wrap Up.

Project Management/Editing:

  • Manages the daily Be Courageous Reflection, which includes assigning writers, collecting reflections, editing reflections, and emailing reflections.

Creative Assistance:

  • Creates marketing and communication materials, graphics and presentations.
  • Assists with updating the diocesan website.
  • Assists with video/audio production, editing, and photography.

Technical Support

  • Assists internal audiences with basic questions relating to video, email, website and technical communication platforms and systems.
  • Researches and implements new technologies for streamlining communication and administrative responsibilities.
  • Continually learns of opportunities for implementing technology to reduce workload and enhance communication.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities that include verbal communications, writing and graphic design skills.
  • Ability to research information, draw informed conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Creative individual with a passion for helping others, sharing the Catholic faith and serving the Lord.
  • High comfort level with computers and programs such as Microsoft Office, Canva, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, and other creative tools.
  • High comfort level and experience with email platforms such as Constant Contact, MailChimp and Flocknote.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related discipline
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize and work independently.
  • A practicing Catholic with knowledge of the Catholic Church.
  • Able to work successfully with a variety of people and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Creative self-starter with excellent time-management skills.
  • Must work with high degree of confidentiality.
  • Empathetic and actively listens to others concerns in a friendly and professional manner.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is performed at the Pastoral Center in St. Petersburg and may regularly involve traveling to Catholic sites around the Diocese of St. Petersburg. 
  • Weekend or evening hours are occasionally required.
  • Must successfully pass a level II background screening and complete Safe Environment training.
  • Note: This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and level of difficulty that will be required by this position. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind and difficulty.

At the Diocese of St. Petersburg, you’ll enjoy a professional, hard-working and collaborative working environment. You will find the pace here fast, and exhilarating, filled with people who thrive on joyful cooperation. This is much more than a job – it is a ministry. You are expected to work in an atmosphere based on Catholic, Christian beliefs. We encourage a deep faith life among all our staff and that they be conscious of being a witness to the mission of Jesus Christ regardless of their position or the task being performed. All employees must realize that they represent more than just themselves and will be held to a high standard of accountability, whether on or off campus.

We offer an excellent benefits package including medical insurance, life insurance, short term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, and defined benefit pension plans, currently provided with no employee premiums for full-time employees. We also have dental, vision, & 401(k) programs available.

Must successfully pass a level II background screening and complete Safe Environment training.

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