All Saints’ Church Job Description

Position Title: Communications Assistant

Date Prepared: February 2016

Date Revised:

Position Reports to: Communications Director

Employment Classification: (check all that apply)

¨Exempt þNon-Exempt

¨Full Time þPart-Time ¨Benefits Eligible ¨Temporary

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 10


The Communications Assistant is responsible for working closely with the Communications Director in order to provide quality support in the area of graphic design and communication. For example, he/she will help the Director with the design, marketing and communication efforts of various church events and church-wide publications. Main duties will include the writing, graphic design and desktop publishing of various church-wide collateral materials and the Church’s website.

Additionally, he/she will practice personal disciplines that reflect the Christian faith and the ability to communicate that faith through witness and example.


·  Helps to prepare, format and print ASC bulletin and newsletters.

·  Maintains the church website and social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter)

·  Assists with developing internal publications such as newsletters, email announcements, planned publications, video, special projects and assignments.

·  Work directly with ministry leaders, gathering information to be published in the weekly publications.

·  Assists with the production of annual publications, including: Outreach Report, Stewardship and Ministry Guides, the parish Annual Report, and the Christian education schedule of classes.

·  Works with volunteers in editing and production of print and electronic materials


·  Is a person:

o  Who believes that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God and contain all things necessary for salvation;

o  Who is committed to Jesus Christ and to growing in a mature relationship with Him.

o  Who will live by the All Saints’ policy of “Biblical Standards of Sexual Morality” as adopted by the Vestry.

o  Who is committed to regular prayer, including regular participation in the Prayer Room and will seek intercessors to pray regularly for him or her.

COMPETENCIES (knowledge, skills, abilities)

·  Must have thorough knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; must have ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

·  Strong team player – leading with concern for the overall ministry of ASC and not just communications

·  Can lead and function well in both teams and individually to establish rapport with ministry leaders

·  Extremely organized and able to multi-task

·  Keen eye for detail as well as an eye for look and consistent branding

·  Teachable, responsive, and respectful of authority

·  Highly responsible, with consistent follow-through and a commitment to meet all deadlines

·  Flexible to facilitate changes from executive leadership or from unforeseen circumstances

·  Able to proactively and constantly improve communications processes, internally and externally

·  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervising personnel, co-workers and ministry leaders.

Education and/or Experience

·  Preferred: Degree in communications or similar professional area or pertinent experience in the use of desktop publishing software to produce newsletters or an equivalent publication, particularly experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

·  Experience with website and social media utilization as vehicles for marketing and mass communication.


·  Familiar with social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

·  Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

·  Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign).

·  Proficient with website content management systems

·  Willingness to learn new communications technology and skills to maintain efficiency and relevance.

·  Proficient in printing and publication processes, particularly the differing needs across media (web vs. print).

These statements reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.