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Natalie Hennigan
Operations Director

Posted 8/2/2022

Job Title:

Parish Communications and Outreach Coordinator


Part time


United Parish Immaculate Conception and St. James
770 Deerfield Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035


Job Summary

As a newly-formed parish focused on evangelization and hospitality, Immaculate Conception & St. James Parish recognizes the necessity for clear, meaningful, and inclusive communications. This role is responsible for our written and online presence, using all relevant communications tools to make disciples, build community and inspire witness.

The Communications and Outreach Coordinator assists in the functions of the parish office, primarily in the written and media communications coming from the parish. He/she maintains parish website, social media sites and prepares the weekly parish bulletin and other communications. Publicly supports and promotes the mission of the parish. Acts in accordance with Archdiocesan policies, procedures and guidelines.

We anticipate this role to be 20 hours per week, with flexible hours. It is a requirement that the person in this role work from the parish office at least three days per week and is present at the biweekly staff meetings. The remainder of time can be worked remotely.


• Provide a high level of hospitality to all he/she encounters on behalf of the Church.

• Create the weekly bulletin and integrate relevant information into all communication channels.

• Coordinate the parish’s website maintenance by ensuring that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly.

• Lead, implement and maintain the parish’s social media presence, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Use social media to spread the Gospel and invite others into a deeper relationship with Christ.

• Identify challenges and emerging issues facing the parish. Work with staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.

• Research, create and write effective communication and marketing materials, both print and electronic, including a regular emailed newsletter.

• Prepare correspondence and reporting using Microsoft Office and Google Docs programs. May draft correspondence for pastor’s signature.

• Prepare special mailings and other projects.

• Practice discretion and respect privacy when dealing with personal, sensitive, financial, internal and private matters.

• Other assignments and projects as assigned.


• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in parish or nonprofit communications, or equivalent combination of relevant education and related work experience.

• Strong demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

• Familiarity with social media platforms and website software.

• Excellent organizational and time management competencies.

• Strong verbal and written communications, organizational, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to work in team environment and has a “Service Mindset” when working with others.

• Able to identify issues and propose recommendations/solutions.

• Can be entrusted with highly confidential information.

• Strong drive to achieve results.

• Present at biweekly staff meetings, able to work from parish office twice a week.

• Demonstrate understanding, respect and support of the Catholic Church teaching, mission and values.


• Bilingual, English and Spanish

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