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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Communications Director” in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted through October 23, 2011.
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