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Nancy Papesh
Human Resources

Posted 4/20/2023

Job Title:

Director of Communications


Full time


Diocese of Joliet
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403


•Reflect, articulate, and promote the mission, vision and identity of the Diocese of Joliet and the Catholic Church. •Create, recommend, and provide communication resources and tools to share with the leaders of the different diocesan departments. •Write and distribute news releases and communication pieces for the diocese, including assisting parishes and schools with media relations, and consulting on media resources. •Design, produce and monitor appealing digital content, including website, social media posts, podcasts, videos, web banners and images to ensure that new and consistent information (articles, photos, events, etc.) is posted regularly and in a timely manner. •Manage the strategic and creative design of communications activities and materials of the diocese and its ministries.


•Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in communications or public relations, along with a minimum of ten (10) years previous experience in public relations and communication in a comparable position. •Thorough knowledge of communication principles and practices with exceptional ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. •Skills in audio/video production. •Knowledge of church organizational and operations procedures. •Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and organizational skills. •Impeccable copywriting and copy-editing abilities. •Ability to make presentations, provide training, mentoring, and supervising. •Ability to maintain effective working relationships with parishes, schools, and the media •Ability to handle multiple projects/priorities simultaneously. •Work collaboratively under pressure in critical situations. •Since this is a ministerial position, must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing, and must know, profess and act consistently in accordance with the doctrinal and moral teachings of the Catholic Church, and with the mission, philosophy, objectives and policies of the Diocese of Joliet. •Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

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