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Associate Regional Minister for Communication

By October 30, 2017No Comments

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin is seeking a candidate to fulfill the position of Associate Regional Minister for Communication. This role is to help our congregations to share their Life Giving/Life Changing stories across social media platforms. It will also include some pastoral care responsibilities with congregations. This person will create a media platform, electronic and print, to disseminate audio and video stories to region and beyond. Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills is a must with knowledge of cinematography. If interested you may view the full job description on our website

To apply send letter of interest to Rev. Dr. Teresa Dulyea-Parker at [email protected]  by Dec. 31. Resume and/or Profile will be needed.


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Associate Regional Minister for Communication

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin  


Be in relationship with congregations/ministries of CCIW to encourage and promote, gather, and make available “Good News” stories of Christians and congregations within CCIW and to the world.


Reporting to the Regional Minister-President of CCIW.


This position is full time Pastoral Staff/Exempt.


Regional Communications Coordinator provides leadership for the CCIW regional Communications by carrying out the following:

  • Embracing the Vision and Mission of CCIW, particularly as a Pro-Reconciliation/AntiRacism region.
  • Create a media platform, electronic and print, to disseminate audio and video stories to CCIW and beyond.
  • Working in coordination with the Regional Minister-President to help tell our stories to CCIW and beyond.
  • Encouraging open communication with the CCIW Ministry Team.
  • Communicating the vision, the need, the opportunity with both new emerging ministries and well-established ministries, of all sizes, types, and locations.
  • Maintain a contact list of congregations and pastors to invite and connect to the storytelling.
  • Oversee the development of a social media presence to promote the new initiatives.
  • Oversee the development of a podcast ministry for CCIW to share the stories.
  • Travel to regional churches to promote the communications effort and to gather stories.
  • Create workshops and training for congregations on communication.
  • Consult with congregations on websites and social media.
  • Providing pastoral care and overseeing search and call to a limited number of CCIW congregations.
  • Overseeing the promotions for the CCIW Annual Fund.
  • Overseeing the promotions for the Christmas Offering.

Other Responsibilities

  • Prepare and implement goals and objectives annually. Discuss and review with Regional Personnel Committee and RMP
  • Support the ministry of the Regional Church as assigned and relate appropriately to all manifestations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages regional churches and members to take action
  • Set up and optimize regional church pages within each platform to increase the visibility of company’s social content
  • Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each church community
  • Create editorial calendars and syndication schedules
  • Network with General and Regional communication staff
  • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information
  • Collaborate with CCIW churches on public relations: to manage reputation, identify key players and coordinate actions

Compensation:  Salary range $60,000-70,000 including benefits.

Staff Position to be Deployed

QUALIFICATIONS Skills, Abilities and Knowledge Required

  • Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills; knowledge of cinematography equipment.
  • Proficiency in use of social media.
  • Basic knowledge of Word, GMail, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • At a minimum, have knowledge or willingness to gain knowledge of CCIW ministries and congregations
  • Feel comfortable working in a setting where spiritual, cultural, and religious matters are commonplace and all persons are fully affirmed.
  • Awareness of emerging, innovative ministries and long-standing, effective ministries.
  • Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to listen, clarify, and convey information in an accessible way.
  • Ability to self-direct, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • High commitment to confidentiality in all matters.
  • Basic conflict management skills.
  • Ordained/Commissioned Disciple Minister, or willing to seek Commission by working with CCIW Ministry Committee.
  • Proven working experience in social media marketing or as a digital media specialist
  • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
  • Adequate knowledge of web design, web development, CRO and SEO
  • Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels
  • Positive attitude, detail and customer oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability
  • Fluency in English. Bilingual skills are a plus.
  • Degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media or Public Relations