Shades Mountain Baptist Church began in 1911 as a small local church in Birmingham, AL. It has now grown in its 110+ years to a 5,000+ member church. Currently, they are a member of the Southern Baptist Convention and at the end of the day, the goal of Shades Mountain Baptist church is to invite people to love God and love people. They stand on the Word of God as the foundation of all they do, have an unbearable burden for people who haven’t met Jesus, and want to leverage everything they have for the sake of the gospel.
As a church staff, they are relentlessly team oriented with an emphasis on creative freedom to do your job well and be the expert in your field. Personal, professional, and ultimately spiritual development is baked into their culture with weekly and monthly opportunities to have Shades’ resources leveraged for your benefit. Come join a people-oriented team to help leverage the gospel to Birmingham and the ends of the earth!
Shades Mountain Baptist Church is seeking a creative-minded Communications Director to lead a team of 6 individuals and oversee all aspects of their internal and external communications. The individual in this role would be involved in the regular life of the church as any other member would be, along with the responsibilities that come with this role. This person will direct and help execute videos for Sunday, social media content, website design, and graphics for various ministries around the church. This person would report directly to the Executive Pastor, Chad Cossiboom on a weekly basis. They will also be responsible for leading weekly communication meetings, one-on-ones with each team member, and act as a project manager for open and ongoing projects.
The right person will be able to come in and lead a team confidently, interface with senior church leadership, and creatively lead and execute church projects. Projects could include paid advertising for events, social media content, internal videos for a Sunday, or website design. This person would have the opportunity to grow their team size and responsibilities as they continue to excel!
POSITION KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Have a hand in casting the vision of a project, assisting in executing and editing them, and ultimately delivering projects on time
Lead weekly communications meetings with the whole team
Lead weekly 1-on-1 meetings with direct reports in the communications department
Manage and utilize the communications budget effectively
Assist in the creation of digital, video, website, social, and print content
Develop a brand voice and guidelines while maintaining these across all internal and external platforms
Establish and drive a multi-channel communications strategy
Internalize the culture and priorities of the church
Hire and train new team members of the communications department
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE NEEDED
3-5+ years of professional communications experience
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
Non-profit or ministry experience is a plus
Proven ability to be a leader of people and not just a “manager”
Experience planning, leading, and executing digital communication projects
Ability to cast a creative vision for videos, website design, or marketing collateral
Proven track record of hitting deadlines with high-quality deliverables
Confidence to interface and lead conversations with senior-level leaders in the church
Familiarity with social media platforms and social media marketing
Forward-thinker, always setting the pace
Possess a naturally curious mindset, always looking for problems to solve or avoid
Fully Paid Family Blue Cross Health Insurance
10% employer retirement contribution (no employee contribution required)
$100,000 life insurance policy
Continuous leadership development through Leadr
2 weeks PTO + 5 working days for a mission trip