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First Pres Communications Director

More Than Sunday. Living Faith in Today’s World.

Our tagline “More Than Sunday” means that we are committed to helping people live out their faith anywhere and everywhere, all week long. First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn (First Pres) is an active, Christ-centered community seeking to prioritize the life of discipleship through worship, service and missions, small groups, children and family programs, and the study of God’s word. We strive to provide people with greater opportunities for spiritual growth, authentic community, and the chance to daily fulfill God’s call to love and serve others.

Part-time Communications Director Overview

First Pres seeks a talented, enthusiastic Communications Director to develop strategy and execute the programs that will grow engagement with the church and encourage the life of Christian discipleship.

Working closely with the church staff, pastors, Communications Elder, and Communications Coordinator, the Director will develop the campaigns and content to reach the Congregation, the Crowd (those who are connected to First Pres but not yet members), and the surrounding Community with compelling stories and invitations designed to move all three target audiences toward greater growth in faith and commitment to Jesus Christ.

There is tremendous potential for growth and success in this part-time position leading the communications of a thriving church. The quality Biblical teaching, excellent staff and pastoral team, robust adult, family and missions opportunities and talented worship programming make up a vibrant, growing, God-centered community. We seek a talented individual to grow with us – to help build the basics and then extend our momentum to engage others for Christ.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Update and enhance the First Pres Communications Strategy to drive greater participation in the mission and ministries of the church;
  • Working with staff, ensure the church is delivering timely information with a clear, compelling, and consistent message and brand across all First Pres communications;
  • Develop or re-imagine strategies for current channels including social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube), website, email, snail mail, online bulletin, external signage, and personal invitations, to create an informed and engaged faith community;
  • Update the weekly eNews, Website and coordinate with staff to collect information;
  • Manage the work of any designers, contractors, photographers, and over time, develop a team of volunteers and/or new team members to enhance our Comms capacity;
  • Ensure church projects are created on time and with excellence.

Areas for growth:

With a part-time role, we first need to fulfill the basic communications requirements, but there are exciting areas for growth:

  • Explore new opportunities to expand First Pres’ voice and reach into the local community, including media relations, music events, co-hosting talks, or creating unique partnerships and service opportunities with nearby churches or mission partners;
  • Play a lead role in developing the church’s first podcast;

Required Qualifications:

  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the local church and the Glen Ellyn First Pres community, and a passion to use communications to help people build fellowship and deepen their walk with Christ;
  • Ability to lead others and unite teams around new shared goals and ideas in church communications;
  • Skill in developing and executing multi-channel marketing campaigns to engage and move audiences;
  • Ability to produce high-quality materials across a variety of mediums, from start to finish;
  • Organized, creative thinker, diligent, entrepreneurial;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration across church teams;
  • Creative and patient strategist who can get things done with limited resources;
  • Experience with Constant Contact, Adobe InDesign, Canva, Later, or similar, or the
    ability to direct volunteers in those areas using your preferred tools;
  • Degree or professional experience in communications, marketing, media or related field preferred;
  • Authentic and growing Christian faith.

Hours and Compensation:

Based on experience and availability: $25/hour. Up to 20 hours per week. We are flexible to work with the needs of the right candidate.

Reports to:

Senior Pastor and Communications Elder

Location:

Glen Ellyn, IL and remote

How to Apply:

Please send your CV or resume to info@firstpresge.org Attn: Communications Elder Pamela Gifford, or call the church for further questions at 630-469-2007. Let us know why you are applying and any relevant experience. We look forward to meeting you!

Worship Ministry Intern

DEPARTMENT: Worship Ministries
SUPERVISOR: Director of Worship Ministries
FULL/PART TIME: Part-time; approximately 10 hours per week

Purpose of the Worship Ministry Intern Position

• Help facilitate transformational online/hybrid/gathered worship environments for the community of First Pres, friends of First Pres and visitors to First Pres.
• Equip worship team members to be lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ who participate in Christ’s mission in Glen Ellyn, surrounding communities, and the world, promising to seek the fellowship of the church wherever they reside.
• Thoughtfully and creatively balance ministry to the “nones,” “dones,” and “wons.”
(i.e.: non-Christians, the disaffected Christians, and intentional Christians).

Specifics of the Worship Ministry Intern Position

• Worship leadership on and off platform, engage worship participants where they’re at in their spiritual and personal development.
• Be a compelling role model to volunteers, working to inspire person ownership of faith development.
• Partner with DWM in all aspects of the worship ministry, seeking to nurture a magnetically Christ-like atmosphere in which every worship participant feels compelled to engage with their entire selves.
• Cultivate adaptability and leadership skills through exposure to Classic, Modern and A/V ministries.
• Attend trips, retreats, and special events as requested.

Ultimate Destinations

Worship Team Members are Equipped
• Worship team members can articulate what it means to have faith in Jesus Christ and live lives transformed by having faith in him.
• Worship team members understand what it means to have a rich personal spiritual life and the importance of cultivating spirituality within community.
• Worship team members are participating in a small group, attending worship (outside of ensemble participation), and engaging in mission.
• Worship team members’ worldviews are expanded beyond affluent suburban culture via participation in ministry and mission.
• Worship team members are sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with their friends.
• Worship team members’ participation will increase within the ministry teams.

Partnership with the Worship Ministry Leadership Team
• The Intern is an effective collaborator with the Pastors and Worship Ministry Directors.
• The Intern actively contributes ideas on how to innovate intergenerational ministry in a 21st century world in ways that benefits and engages the First Pres community.
• Ad-hoc tasks assigned by the Director of Worship Ministries are accomplished in a timely fashion.

Who We Are

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn (or “First Pres”) has a rich history of engaging in both local and international mission and justice ministries. There is a long history of equipping people for a life-long journey of discipleship through participation in Bible study, small groups, and mission. We are a growing PC(USA) congregation with an emphasis on both discipleship and outreach, and are looking for someone to minister in worship through the same lens. Having wrestled through issues at both the denominational and congregational level, First Pres is a church that has remained a family centered on Jesus Christ. We are a church that desires to see individuals of all ages serve alongside one another in what God is already doing in our church, community, and beyond.

Who The Intern Needs To Be

The Worship Ministry Intern needs to be someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, who possesses a high view of Scripture, and who is intentional with personal prayer and Bible study. Gifted at music or other art forms, the Worship Ministry Intern is also emotionally mature and has healthy boundaries with the people to whom she/he ministers. This intern understands relational ministry, easily connects with people, and has an understanding of current cultural trends. He or she knows and humbly accepts his/her “growing edges.”

Qualifications

• At least one year of college education preferred
• At least six months of relevant experience in worship arts ministry
• A proven interest in ministering to a local church through worship ministry

Compensation

Interns are paid a rate of $11 per hour.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV or resume to Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries or call the church if you have further questions at 630-469-2007. Let us know why you are applying and any relevant experience. We look forward to meeting you!