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January 18, 2016 | Volume 91 Number 6

OPPORTUNITIES

Director of Communications

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond seeks a Director of Communications to advance the overall mission of the Diocese of Richmond through effective and proactive communications. The Director serves as official spokesperson and public relations strategist for the Bishop of Richmond, diocesan offices and as requested, diocesan parishes, schools and diocesan agencies. The Director is responsible for leading and managing the expanded communications office encompassing The Catholic Virginian, websites, social media and most communications. The Director will execute and positively contribute to the Communications Strategic Plan. The Director reports to the Bishop of Richmond.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in communications, public relations, journalism or related field is required, plus 7 or more years’ experience in media relations/public relations in a comparable position, supervising staff and providing senior leadership, communication advice and strategy.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of communication principles and practices with exceptional ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to include effective English language abilities and communication with a diverse group of people. Position requires a good understanding of diocesan demographics, creativity, sound decision-making, budgeting skills, interpersonal and collaboration skills, confidentiality, teamwork, negotiation, service orientation and public relations to foster the Church’s mission. Must be able to maintain effective working relationships with parishes, schools, diocesan leadership, diocesan agencies, vendors and the media. Strong proficiency with various PC software as well as working knowledge of website design.

A candidate that is a Catholic in good standing with a strong working knowledge of the structure and teachings of the Catholic Church is required. Working knowledge of Canon Law is desirable.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and diocesan application to:

Catherine Carney, HR Generalist/Recruiter
Catholic Diocese of Richmond
7800 Carousel Lane
Richmond, VA 23294-4201
Fax: 804-622-5163
Email: jobs@richmonddiocese.org

 

Coordinator of Religious Education

Holy Comforter Parish in Charlottesville is seeking a full-time Coordinator of Religious Education. This position is responsible for the parish catechetical programs for both youth and adults and provides preparation for celebration of the sacraments for adults, youth and their parents. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic in good standing. A bachelor’s degree in theology, religious education or a related field or a certificate in pastoral ministry from a Catholic institution or working toward a BA degree is required. This position requires evening and weekend work. Please send resume and Catholic Diocese of Richmond application to: Fr. Joseph Mary Lukyamuzi at jlukyajm@holycomforterparish.org.

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