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ATLANTA, Georgia (United States)

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Job ID: 49448
Job Views: 4082
Location: ATLANTA, GA
Zip Code: 30329
Job Category: Professional Services
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 12.19.2017

Communications Director for Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta



Creative-Design: Creative Direction-Lead, General-Other: Creative-Design, Graphic Arts-Illustration, Web-UI-UX Design
Marketing-Product: Copy Writing-Editing, Direct Marketing (CRM), Events-Promotional Marketing, Investor and Public-Media Relations, Marketing Communications

Job Description

Marketing Communications Director – Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta

General Scope of Responsibilities

Under the direction of His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios (the “Metropolitan”), and the administrative guidance of the Chancellor of the Metropolis and the Head Coaches of the Metropolis of Atlanta Strategic Plan (“Strategic Plan”) , this position is primarily responsible for:

·         Responding to the communication and information needs of the Metropolitan, the  Metropolis departments, offices, ministries and the Strategic Plan;

·         Directing the community and public relations efforts of the Metropolitan and the Metropolis;

·         Being principally responsible for leading the communications efforts regarding the Strategic Plan, including Communications Strategic Goals 3.1 and 3.2;

·         Coordinating and collaborating with communications leaders and liaisons at Parishes across the Metropolis concerning communications strategies and initiatives, and specifically coordinating the efforts of the Parish Champions regarding Strategic Plan communications;

·         Supporting the ministry of the Metropolitan with creative use of communications and information technology;

·         Help initiate and manage all communications from the Metropolitan, including speeches, correspondence, reports, newsletters and other communications;

·         Helping to promote and communicate about the Metropolis of Atlanta Diakonia Retreat Center (“DRC”); and

·         Responding to the communications and information needs, as requested and approved, of the parishes and ministries of the Metropolis, DRC, entities affiliated with the Metropolis, and the Strategic Plan.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities


• Lead all efforts related to the continued maintenance and support of the Metropolis and Strategic Plan websites, working in conjunction with Strategic Plan Technology Task Force 10.1.

• Proactively work to make sure Metropolis, Strategic Plan and DRC maintains an effective presence on the web including style/presence, search engines and new technologies.

• Help update Metropolis web presence with the latest communications from the Metropolitan.


• Create communication strategies to market, inform, and promote key messages, significant events and other campaigns assigned.

• Develop system to organize, prioritize and communicate Metropolis and DRC promotions and key messages.

• Create positive relationships with local and Southeastern media.

• Develop press releases and all written materials utilized for public relations purposes

Social Media

• Manage ongoing social media messaging and communication strategies, working in conjunction with Strategic Plan Technology Task Force 10.2.

 • Creatively build followings on various social media outlets including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other effective or new social media outlets.

Creative, Design & Brand Management

• Lead efforts to design all art and promotional materials related to Metropolis-wide, DRC and Strategic Plan activities with a high standard of creativity, excellence and effectiveness.

• Monitor the look and feel of all promotional materials representing Metropolis and its Strategic Plan and DRC.

• Develop creative ways to communicate desired messages with the Metropolis current and target audiences.

• Join brainstorming and creative sessions.

• Oversee efforts related to securing or responding to media attention.

• Help spearhead crisis communications responses for the Metropolis and its Parishes.

• Develop policy and procedures related to media relations.

 • Enlist, equip and encourage qualified volunteers such as artists, designers, photographers, writers at Metropolis and Parish levels.

Job Requirements

Qualifications & Required Skills

• A heart for the Orthodox Christian faith, and a passion to use communications to reach others.

• Degree in communications, marketing, or related field

• Reasonable experience in corporate or non-profit organization communications.

• Proven ability to take projects from beginning to end.

• Organized and able to manage multiple projects.

• Action-oriented and displays focus, passion and initiative. Takes appropriate action when something needs to be done.

• Relates well to all kinds of people, builds effective relationships, and communicates effectively both interpersonally and “corporately.”

• Organized, creative thinker and highly productive, working in a fast-paced environment.

• Committed to improvement, seeks constructive criticism, and understands strengths and weaknesses.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

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