Sacred Heart Parish

Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, the historic Sacred Heart Catholic Church is a Franciscan Parish serving a dynamic mixture of parishioners, visitors, and the local business community.

The Parish Communications Assistant is responsible for aiding the annual communication strategy of the parish. Working with the Manager of Parish Communications, volunteers, ministry leads, and other various committees, the Parish Communication Assistant will further Sacred Heart’s purpose and vision by aiding the promotion of events, initiatives, and emerging matters of interest to the parish through a variety of communication channels, both print and digital.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures consistent look, feel, and tone of all parish communication materials (evaluating for accuracy, consistency, and grammar).
  • Assists in photography, videography, and audio recording for parish social and digital channels
  • Assists with live-streaming of weekly and sacramental Masses
  • Compiles content for the parish bulletin from various sources and ministry leads, along with creating content as needed
  • Moderation and content creation for parish social media communications.
  • Provides support and assistance to parish staff and ministry leads to maintain brand standards in their own communications.

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of social media and willingness to learn new software, platforms, and programs to stay current with evolving landscape
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Capable of managing several projects at one time as well as adaptive to changing work priorities


  • Currently pursuing or recently obtained a Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS) in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, or Media Studies
  • 1-2 years of Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, Media, or Communications experience
  • Proficiency in all relevant Marketing tools, including WordPress, Publisher, Microsoft Office, Zoom, Vimeo, Mailchimp, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Experience with ParishSoft, Flocknote, Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Canva, and Adobe Creative Cloud a plus
  • Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church

Candidate must successfully complete a Level II FBI background screening and complete Safe Environment Training with the Diocese of St. Petersburg.

Qualified candidates can apply at: https://shfla.org/commsjob