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Grace Chapel Marketing and Communications Project Manager - Grace Chapel in LEXINGTON, Massachusetts

The Role

You can create great marketing, but you really like seeing those projects get developed and executed through a team of people. You can work with non-marketers to plan and execute projects that impact people?s lives in meaningful ways. Are you looking for the right opportunity to take ownership of managing both short- and long-term marketing projects to reach and help people here at Grace Chapel? Do you work well with others and enjoy leading marketing teams?

As Grace Chapel continues to find new approaches to growth and engagement, growing in number of people we?re reaching, and adapting to a wider scope of digital ministry, we are seeking to fill a new role in our Communications department: Marketing and Communications Project Manager (MCPM). If this is you, then you are a highly skilled modern marketer who understands event marketing, lead generation, and marketing campaign planning. You are fluent in social media, content management systems, email marketing, and other digital tools that build successful marketing campaigns. You are organized, a self-starter, and highly relational. You are able to advise and support our campus and ministry teams which include both staff and volunteers. You are ready for something new and you have found it!

Meet Grace Chapel

Grace Chapel is a non-denominational, multicultural church that welcomes everyone, no matter what your faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. Our mission is simple ? discovering life with God for the good of the world. We are fully committed and passionate about helping people find and follow Jesus.

We?ve been around for quite a while ? since 1948 in fact, when four families in Lexington, Massachusetts met weekly in a home for a time of worship, Bible study, and prayer. These families had a heart and vision for reaching and serving people in the growing western suburbs of Boston. Since we incorporated in 1956, we?ve grown from a few dozen people in a rented space in Lexington to 4,000 people coming together for Sunday services and midweek programs across five campuses: Lexington, Wilmington, Watertown, East Lexington, and Foxboro. Our worship services are casual, contemporary, and upbeat and we offer great Sunday morning programs for kids and teens at all our locations. Learn more about Grace Chapel on our website at https://www.grace.org.

The Role Includes:

  • Project Management: working with Campus, Digital, and Central Ministry teams regularly to advise, support, and help manage communications and marketing aspects of growth and ministry initiatives, including goal tracking, measurement, and accountability.

  • Recruiting/working with volunteer teams to help support marketing activities (photographers, copywriters, social media, marketing event managers, etc.).

  • Managing external graphic design agency projects through to completion.

  • Training and internal support for staff on communications-related systems and processes: project request and management, website CMS, email marketing, etc.

  • Managing production of marketing and communications materials including print, digital, and environmental (signage, etc.).

  • Website design and content updates, including landing pages/microsites for both central and campus communications and marketing initiatives.

  • Bi-weekly app updates.

  • Generating content for regular, weekly communication channels, including but not limited to social media, in-service announcements, app, website, etc.

  • Managing central Instagram account and other social media.

What you bring:

  • A growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Organizational skills: Strong organizational and project management skills; highly pro-active and comfortable managing multiple projects and deadlines. Ability to maintain high productivity amidst competing priorities and tight deadlines.

  • Technical understanding of marketing systems, including website CMS, email marketing, social media, and app. Ability to learn new systems and provide training and support in those systems to our staff.

  • Graphic Design: A great eye for design and layout and an ability to reinforce our messages through graphics, images, and brand identity.

  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills. Ability to create content that aligns with the Grace Chapel brand voice.

  • Team-Oriented: A gifted and energetic collaborator who can engage with staff and volunteers through the planning and execution phases of communication projects. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Computer Skills: Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office applications, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and website content management tools. Ability to quickly learn new tools, platforms, and systems.

  • Experience with e-mail and social media marketing.

  • Use of independent judgment and initiative to resolve problems and make recommendations, consulting with supervisor as appropriate.

  • Photography experience a plus.

Team Relationships:

The MCPM reports to the Director Communication with ?dotted line? responsibility to the Pastor of Digital Ministry and works with staff and volunteer teams across all campuses.

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