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Communications Specialist — Florida United Methodist Foundation

Communications Specialist — Florida United Methodist Foundation

The Florida United Methodist Foundation, located in Lakeland, Florida, is an independent, faith-based financial institution that offers United Methodist congregations and individuals the resources and tools they need to make the best use of the gifts God has given them. Through comprehensive financial, educational and consulting services, the foundation helps churches and agencies create a culture of generosity so they can do the most good with their resources and achieve strong financial sustainability. The foundation also helps individuals develop sound personal stewardship strategies that lead to financial stability and a legacy of faithful giving to the ministries and causes they value most.
The foundation is seeking a skilled communications professional to assist the vice president of marketing and communications in developing and implementing communication strategies that create greater awareness of the foundation and encourage churches, organizations and individuals to partner with the foundation in achieving shared stewardship goals.
The selected candidate will be a creative thinker who understands the needs of the foundation and can collaboratively design solutions to achieve objectives that yield measurable results. 
The ability to write compelling news and feature stories, as well as create content for both print and digital communications materials, is a must. Candidates must also be able to create and manage content for a variety of social media platforms and analyze metrics to inform strategies. Experience with content management systems, Photoshop and video production are also a plus.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field and at least five years of experience in news reporting or corporate or nonprofit marketing communications.
Knowledge of The United Methodist Church and its structure and polity, as well as a commitment to the ministry of the church and foundation, are also preferred.
The position job description is available at   
This position offers a pleasant working environment, competitive salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. 
Applicants will be required to produce a digital marketing portfolio that includes previously published news or feature articles.
Forward resumes electronically to Don Selvage, SHR Human Resources LLC, at  

Contact: Don Selvage, SHR Human Resources LLC