(05/09/2024)
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Dunedin

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Publications and Communications Specialist

DEPARTMENT / OFFICE: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

SUPERVISOR: Rev. John Tapp, Pastor

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: N/A

STATUS: Part Time Non-Exempt (20 hours)

OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Tue-Thu 8am-3pm; balance of time to be worked remotely as needed.

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General Description: Responsible for the day-to-day publications and communications for Parish and assist with School.

Essential Functions:  

Publications for Parish:

  • Create weekly bulletin using Publisher: write copy for liturgical and social announcements and special events as needed; create graphics or use creative photos to coordinate with announcements; collect announcements from school, faith formation staff and different ministries; design the cover. Upload bulletin to publication company.
  • Create brochures/pamphlets/handbooks for faith formation and other ministries.
  • Create booklets for liturgical and social events.
  • Create annual pictorial calendar using theme of the year with photos and appropriate quotes or scripture.
  • Create banners for different liturgical seasons and schedule changing of the banners.
  • Create prayer cards.
  • Create special displays for the narthex or for special events.
  • Print all the above publications either in-house or coordinate with a printer.

Publications for School:

  • Create school folders, marketing brochure, and banners, using consistent branding and creative photos and graphics.
  • Create prayer cards and posters for school events, using creative photos and graphics.
  • Arrange for printing.

Photography:

  • Coordinate with parish, school, and ministries for photo opportunities for publications and archives.

Flocknote:

  • Create weekly email using Flocknote, by selecting various newsworthy announcements from the bulletin and diocese, utilizing hyperlinks and videos.
  • Create emails for special announcements or invitations.
  • Maintain and update the database of members.

Advertising:

  • Coordinate and create school marketing ads with local newspapers/magazines.
  • Coordinate and create church ad for Christmas Mass Times with local newspapers/magazines.

Social Media:

  • Create graphics/text for Facebook and Instagram and post newsworthy items and events.
  • Maintain various pages on social media: Church, School, and Young Adults.
  • Working knowledge of the YouTube account, with the ability to download, upload, and stream if necessary.
  • Working knowledge of Church Online streaming service, with the ability to schedule streaming services if necessary.

Church Announcements (PowerPoint Slides):

  • Create weekly PowerPoint slideshow by using select announcements from the bulletin, adding graphics and text.
  • Create the leading slide weekly, which should coordinate with the bulletin cover.

Collaborative Relationships:

Website Administrator, Pastor and Priests, Lay Staff, School Principal, Faculty and Staff, Fall Festival Committee Chair(s), Saints and Sinners Committee Chair(s), Parishioners, Diocesan Staff, and General Public.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled in graphic design and publications
  • Utilize Microsoft Office (Publisher/Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint)
  • Flocknote
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Canva
  • Social Media (Facebook/Instagram)
  • Ability to work in a timely manner and follow up with others
  • Ability to exhibit a spirit of professionalism
  • Good written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, display clear, concise creativity, with work experience in publications
  • Ability to display consistent branding across all platforms (publications, website, social media, Flocknote)

Candidate must successfully pass a Level II FBI background screening and complete Safe Environment Training. Please send resume and references to Fr. John at frjohn@ourladydunedin.org or contact the parish office at (727) 733-3606.