Contract Position: Director of Communications

Reports to: The Rector

Position Repurposed and Effective:

Hours: Part-time (10 hours PER MONTH) with no benefits


Scope of Work

The Saint Ambrose Director of Communications (“Contractor”) shall be responsible for the following services (“Services”):

1)              Design and layout media such as brochures, flyers, direct mail, and other forms of printed materials;

2)              Update the website as needed

3)              Evaluate and numerically grow internal and external engagement: website and social media via social media optimization

Specific Responsibilities


  • Help develop a consistent graphic identity for Saint Ambrose
  • Ensure that communications consistently reflect the identity of our parish (appearance, tone, & message)
  • Assist staff and lay leaders in advertising special events and church functions

Electronic Communications

  • Manage the parish website; updating pages as needed
  • Maintaining current images, working with lay volunteers to take new photos of parish events


  • Produce flyers, brochures, postcards and other printed material as needed

Social Media

  • With the Rector and other staff, oversee our social media channels
  • Create social media content that helps spread our brand identity and message


  • Work with local and regional media, as well as with wider church communicators, to place stories about Saint Ambrose’s ministries and events
  • Produce and place ads as needed

Required Skills

  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a variety of people while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Ability to set and maintain boundaries and expectations around timelines and workloads
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of social media
  • Ability to learn new skills as needed
  • May require on-call activity after regular office hours

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of WordPress or similar CMS
  • Knowledge of Constant Contact or similar email provider
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, or similar graphics software
  • Knowledge of church management software (ACS) is a plus
  • Familiarity with Apple (Mac) computer and devices is a plus