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The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) is seeking a talented professional to drive the external and internal engagement of our ecumenical, advocacy and activist agenda. This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead and implement strategic communications initiatives, from concept to reality aimed at promoting our vision, mission, and values. The Marketing and Communication Officer will be responsible for managing the organization’s overall communication and marketing strategy, including written and verbal communications, media relations, social media presence, and relationship building with key contacts in Washington DC.

Responsibilities:
  1. Develop and implement a comprehensive external and internal communications and marketing strategy that aligns with our objectives and appeals to both current supporters and potential stakeholders.
  2. Create compelling written content for various communication channels such as website, blogs, newsletters, social media, press releases, and fundraising appeals.
  3. Manage media relations by cultivating relationships with journalists, composing press releases, responding to media inquiries, and arranging interviews.
  4. Oversee the organization’s social media presence, ensure regular updates on relevant platforms, and engage with the online community on various Christian values-oriented topics.
  5. Actively seek out and establish relationships with key contacts and influencers in the Washington DC area to further the organization’s advocacy efforts.
  6. Collaborate with the internal team to develop effective messaging strategies for campaigns, initiatives, and events.
  7. Provide support and guidance to team members on communications-related tasks, ensuring consistency in brand messaging and organizational voice.
  8. Monitor and analyze communication efforts through metrics and performance indicators, making data-driven decisions to enhance outreach and engagement efforts.
  9. Stay informed about current advocacy trends, Christian issues, and political developments, both nationally and globally, to facilitate effective communication on relevant topics.
  10. Occasionally represent the organization at conferences, events, and in meetings with external stakeholders.
 
Requirements:
  1. Three to five years’ experience in communications with the ability to develop and execute marketing plans.
  2. Strong written communication skills with the ability to craft compelling narratives, [persuasive copy, press releases, newsletter content, proofread/edit materials for publication with a variety of communications channels, including e-mail, website, social media, blogs, video, and print.
  3. Proven experience in media relations.
  4. Proficiency in managing social media platforms, understanding of social media trends, and experience engaging with diverse online communities.
  5. Knowledgeable of Washington DC with existing contacts in government, faith-based organizations, or media outlets.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively building consensus among team members and external partners.
  7. Highly organized and detail-oriented, able to manage multiple priorities and deliver projects within established deadlines.
  8. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, content management systems, and social media management tools. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

 

Joining our team as a Marketing and Communication Officer offers a unique opportunity for a motivated and passionate individual to drive impactful external and internal communications strategies that advance our organization’s goals. If you are dedicated to utilizing your skills and experience to make a difference towards positive social change, we would love to hear from you.

 

Job Classification

Full-time exempt. Work generally conducted Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is a hybrid position with at least 1 to 2 days in office. Occasional evening and weekend availability may be required. Eligible for paid time off and retirement benefits. Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000


About NCC

Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been a leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. The 37 NCC member communions are from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches.

 

Location

United Methodist Building, 110 Maryland Avenue, NE, Washington, D. C. 20002

 

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and resume. Please include a writing sample or portfolio demonstrating your proficiency in written communications, previous projects, campaigns and media knowledge to [email protected].