A JOTW “Can't Wait” job announcement from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, VA

A JOTW “Can't Wait” job announcement from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, VA

Director of Communications, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Arlington, VA

The role of the Office of Communications is to advance the overall message of the Bishop and to communicate the mission of the Church of Northern Virginia to broader audiences.

The Office is charged with fostering positive public relations between the Diocese of Arlington and the local community by proactively spreading the Good News through the Church’s use of media. The Director of Communications serves as the spokesperson to Bishop Loverde and oversees all areas of internal and external communications.

What We Offer

 Work in one of the fastest growing dioceses in the nation, comprising 6,500 square miles and 400,000 Catholics living in diverse urban and rural communities

 Service to the Church’s ministry as the Bishop’s spokesperson

 An opportunity to plan and implement a strategic communications plan across multiple media platforms, including traditional and new media

 An opportunity to direct media relations for the Church in a national media market

 A family friendly workplace; competitive compensation and benefits, including 403(b) and pension; discounted tuition at our elementary and high schools

What We Require

 An experienced communicator who loves the Church and who understands the role of traditional and new media in communicating the message of the Gospel

 A practicing Catholic with solid knowledge of Catholic theology, Church structure and organization

 Proven expertise in media relations and new media

 A thoughtful, respectful, collaborative working style

 BS/BA in a related field required, MA desirable; 5 t0 10 years experience in communications field; supervisory experience required

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to hr@arlingtondiocese.org. Put “Communications Director” in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted through October 23, 2011.

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