Lake Shore Unitarian Society (LSUS), a small, open-minded Unitarian congregation in Winnetka, is seeking a part-time Marketing Communications Administrator to develop and administer all marketing, congregational and service activities with the goal to increase membership and engagement. Hours vary depending on church calendar (Sept-May: 15-18 hours/week; Jun-Aug: 8-10 hours/week). Responsibilities include:
Develop, produce and execute all member and public communications (weekly Order of Service, monthly newsletter, website, social media, email blasts, and other marketing communications materials).
Develop marketing and member materials (e.g. brochures, postcards, flyers, mass email content, etc.) to stimulate weekly attendance and ultimately encourage membership at LSUS. Promote congregation activities.
Manage and follow up with LSUS website & social media posts; encourage visitors to connect.
Support the Board and Committees in creating/running programs designed to engage membership and attract newcomers.
Attend majority of 34 Sunday services welcoming visitors and engaging with members.
Collect information for, and produce, Order of Service.
Recruit and coordinate church members to fulfill various roles for Sunday service (e.g. Lay leader, chalice lighting, refreshments).
Track and follow up with visitors and potential members.
Support Religious Exploration program and Social Service team with relevant communications materials.
Be available for any ad hoc support needed during the service.
Produce membership directory and send all congregational communications
Maintain visitor and prospective member records.
Provide regular reporting of email and website performance, highlighting relevant social media trends
Coordinate annual pledge drive
Provide general support for Program Committee, Service Projects, Social Events and Annual Gala
Maintain and organize church documents and procedures (e.g., speaker database, lay-leading guidelines, greeter guidelines, by-laws)
Retrieve and respond daily to phone messages, email and “snail mail” and inform Board as appropriate
Prepare membership and marketing activity reports for monthly Board meetings; assist with additional projects as assigned by the Board of Directors
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or associated field
3+ years of related experience
Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills - ability to engage online, on the phone and in person
Positive, can-do attitude and ability to work independently and with volunteers
Detail oriented with the ability to balance multiple projects, prioritize, meet deadlines and produce quality results on schedule
Excellent computer skills, including experience with web editing tools, social media platforms, database programs, GoogleDrive and Microsoft Office suite
Experience with email campaign products such as IContact
Able to work out of home office
Not required but definitely a plus: Experience with digital marketing and graphic design, including experience with publication design products such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
About Lake Shore Unitarian Society
Lake Shore Unitarian Society (LSUS), a small, open-minded Unitarian congregation in Winnetka, Illinois. LSUS is an open-minded community that inspires you to find your own spiritual path. For over 50 years, LSUS has brought interfaith families from a variety of religious backgrounds together in a community of shared values: compassion, respect, and responsibility. At our weekly service, LSUS hosts a highly regarded speaker, who is drawn from a wide range of fields and provides insights that inspire and enhance appreciation for the world in which we live. We offer quality music as another source of spiritual inspiration. All are welcome!