Communications Coordinator - The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida

The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida
Job Description

As an integral part of The Foundation’s team, the Communications Coordinator supports the Foundation’s Communications efforts to ensure a unified brand identity, quality standards and achievement of goals and objectives. This position will assist with the production and distribution of all collateral and marketing materials, including website, social media, annual reports, e-newsletters, press releases, brochures, advertisements, parish campaign materials and gifts for donors.

The Diocese of Orlando and The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida core values lay the foundation for the work performed by our employees.
The Diocese of Orlando values:
1. Authenticity: Conviction that God has called us to reflect exteriorly our inner life of faith in our daily living.
2. Respect: Affirming each person’s God-given dignity and uniqueness.
3. Courage: Inspired by this gift of the Holy Spirit, we proclaim and live the Word of God fearlessly and devotedly.
4. Commitment: Individually and collectively, we are steadfast to the team and its purpose.

The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida values:
1. Faith-filled passion: We nurture our faith to inspire others to transform lives through charitable giving.
2. Collaboration: Through partnerships, we leverage community resources to maximize impact.
3. Stewardship: We recognize that all gifts are from God and we are called to honor donor intentions and use prudence to return gifts with increase.
4. Transparency: We are open and honest in our communications to provide access to information.
5. Servant Leadership: We listen and learn from our community and invest in initiatives to meet their needs.
6. Impact: We engage donors in serving the needs of our community and advancing ministries of the Catholic Church.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Assists with the implementation of the annual communications plan which articulates mission and vision, crafts messages and stories and communicates impact of the Foundation’s efforts.
• Helps to develop and maintain print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to newsletters, brochures, website, annual report, event programs, advertisements, photos, infographics, videos and social media ensuring a unified brand identity and production quality standards.
• Works with the Donor Services, Community Services and Investment Services teams to stay abreast of team goals and objectives, maintaining donor confidentiality when appropriate.
• Supports program staff with the development of dynamic and compelling presentations for meetings and public speaking.
• Provides administrative support with coordinating schedules and logistics for tapings, photo shoots and printed materials engaging Foundation team and diocesan parishes, schools and entities for signatures, testimonials, quotes, images, etc..
• Assists in maintaining website and online content and social media strategies.
• Drafts and edits content for The Foundation’s online newsletter, blogs, and social media.
• Updates media lists, databases and assists with tracking analytics and project status.
• Provides administrative support with schedules and recording and capturing communications files and documents.
• Researches industry benchmarks, trends and monitors audience engagement with online content.
• Embraces the Foundation’s mission and vision and is an example of the organizational values.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Demonstrated success in communications and marketing with one to three (1-3) years of comprehensive communications, journalism and/or marketing experience;
• Experience with a non-profit or in a church environment a plus;
• Associates degree, Bachelor’s or Master’s in Communications, Marketing, English or similar degree a plus; or equivalent work experience, with one or more years of communications, journalism and marketing leadership in a complex corporate, academic and/or nonprofit setting;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office required and experience with Wordpress a plus or similar website platform required with knowledge of social media platforms and digital marketing;
• Must be highly organized, accurate and detail oriented;
• Must be able to meet deadlines and set priorities;
• Ability to map, manage and track projects that involve multiple stakeholders;
• Ability to work take initiative and participate as an effective team member;
• Ability to work with diverse groups of people in an atmosphere of collaboration and service;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as effective personal interaction;
• Extensive research and editing experience;
• Ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality;
• Knowledge of public relations and brand development;
• Knowledge of email marketing software;
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and video applications a plus;
• Excellent project management skills of complex programs, including attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure;
• Design expertise in print and web a plus;
• Must be a practicing Christian, Catholic preferred;
• Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish and Haitian-Creole);
• Ability to travel local and Diocesan-wide as well as regionally and nationally and work evenings and weekends as required for special events, meetings, travel, etc.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common journals, articles, and periodicals. Must have outstanding problem-solving skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.

Ability to apply routine mathematical concepts such as addition, multiplication, and division.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Position requires walking, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, stretching, and stooping. Repeated use of hands, fingers, wrists, and arms. Must be able to see up close as well as from afar. Job incumbent must also possess the ability to hear and communicate both verbally and in writing, in person and via telephone and electronic communications.
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