POSITION SUMMARY Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) seeks a Communications Director to envision, execute and amplify the organization's communications and public relations strategy. Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, this highly visible management position is responsible for broadening MKLM’s visibility in the Catholic and secular arenas. The Communications Director works cross-functionally to curate inspiring narratives of mission; produce and disseminate all marketing communications materials, including donor, program and brand-building collateral; build awareness of mission and MKLM through strategic digital marketing, public relations, and events; oversee MKLM’s branding and image; oversee the management of the MKLM website and other digital medium; and administer and enhance the organization’s digital asset management (DAM) tool. The ideal candidate brings innovation, creativity, and vision for cultivating awareness of, engagement in, and support of MKLM’s mission to transform the lives of those in need. The Communications Director will work in a collaborative environment with a dedicated, mission-oriented staff to develop, execute and achieve ambitious public relations goals. S/he will be an imaginative, self-motivated leader – a skilled storyteller with a passion for international mission and the Maryknoll charism, serving with the highest integrity, modeling stewardship, and possessing sound judgment.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS •Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (Master’s degree preferable) from a recognized institution with 5+ years of experience in a related field •Demonstrated understanding of public relations concepts, practices, and procedures, including media appearances, journalistic writing, editing, proof-reading and creative design •Demonstrated experience in building and executing strategies for digital engagement •Knowledge of and passion for mission, Catholic Social Tradition, and contemplation in action •Skilled and confident user in office applications such as MSOffice, MSWord, Adobe Creative Cloud including InDesign and Photoshop , WordPress CMS, Sprout Social or Hootsuite, and Google Analytics •Proven work experience in social media marketing or as a digital media specialist •Knowledge of web design and development, and Search Engine Optimization strategies •Full proficiency in spoken and written English required; full proficiency in spoken and written Spanish is a significant asset •Excellent written and oral communication skills, conveying messages to different audiences using diverse media •Good multitasking and organizational ability •Ability to analyze information from different sources and to synthesize this information into coherent and brief communication documents •Demonstrated ability to work effectively with major media, including building relationships with major and local media representatives •Proactive approach to meeting deadlines and delivering results with limited supervision
A communications portfolio, inclusive of writing and creative design samples, will be required at the final interview stage.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and proven track record.
About Maryknoll Lay Missioners
Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) is an independent, nonprofit, U.S.-based Catholic organization serving in overseas mission and dedicated to providing skills and resources that transform the lives of those in need.