employment opportunity

Communications Coordinator - Lynn Haven
United Methodist Church (Panama City, FL)
Lynn Haven United Methodist Church (LHUMC) is seeking a Communications
Coordinator. This position plans, executes, and evaluates effectiveness of
LHUMC's internal and external public outreach programs. This individual will be a
subject matter expert for all communication matters pertaining to LHUMC's
activities. They will train appointed interns and volunteers on the churches public
outreach programs and provide public relations advice, counsel, and support to
the pastoral staff, the music and ministry staff members, and the volunteer
leadership team.
Principle Communications Duties:
Responsible for all LHUMC internal and external public outreach
correspondence ensuring the church speaks as one, unified voice. This
correspondence oversight and development will include but not be limited to:
creating newsletters, bulletins, event flyers, press releases, the church website,
and social media content
Coordinate with ministry leaders to develop and provide communication for
programs and special events, and discuss effective communication strategies to
use in order to effectively communicate and publicize events
Create comprehensive communication strategies, coordinate and develop
publications, and materials to effectively promote LHUMC to the community, as
well as develop and manage internal communications processes
Coordinate onsite print products for upcoming series, classes, programs, and
Develop and maintain an annual communications plan
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Serve as spokesperson/primary media contact, establish relationships with
members of print, television, and web media businesses and contacts, and
utilize all media outlets in an effective manner to best promote LHUMC events
Analyze the LHUMC mission, policies, and relationships with the local
community to determine communication requirements and strategies
Develop goals and objectives that integrate LHUMC core messages into
outreach products
Plan communication programs to ensure church members and the public are
informed about current and future LHUMC activities, issues, and policies
Create fliers, articles, and social media coverage of events in which LHUMC
members participate or have participated in.
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience Requirements:
Possess exceptional writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
Believe in the church’s overall mission, methods, principles, and structure
Knowledge of and experience with the principles and practices of public
relations and marketing technologies and design
Possess organizational skills with attention to details
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working
relationships with staff, volunteers, businesses, and community leaders
Possess a general understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite
Have bachelor’s degree or two years’ experience in communications, media
design, marketing journalism, or other field related degree
Have a passion for helping reach the unchurched and a willingness to commit
to membership to LHUMC within 12 months of employment.
Angel Diaz
4501 transmitter Road Panama City FL 32404