Jan 06, 2020

Staff Communications Director

  • JAARS, Inc.
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

Target Staff Type             Supported/Volunteer

Work Location   JAARS Waxhaw

FTE         1.000

Position Summary          

As Staff Communications Director, you will oversee JAARS’ communications to our staff as well as to partner organization staff working on the JAARS campus. This includes development of the strategy and execution of all major internal communications efforts to ensure the JAARS team is effectively informed of and engaged with JAARS’ vision, mission, core values, strategy, and goals.

The Staff Communications Director is a member of the Strategic Information and Integration Team and reports to the VP of Strategic Information and Integration. This is a full-time position.

Position Responsibilities              

  • Develop and lead initiatives to ensure staff understand and engage with JAARS’ mission, vision, and core values
  • Guide and coach leaders and communicators with internal messaging across JAARS
  • Work closely with leaders to analyze campus-wide internal communication practices, identify best practices, and develop and execute strategies that ensure effective communication across JAARS
  • Develop and manage strategies to keep JAARS staff aware of, supporting, and engaged with JAARS global impact
  • Establish metrics and gauge effectiveness of internal communication channels
  • Develop and provide ongoing leadership to communication channels (e.g., Trailhead, Waypoint)
  • Build and lead a staff communications team and ensure ongoing team development
  • Develop and manage staff communication team plans, goals, and budget in alignment with organizational level goals and plans

Position Requirements 

  • A deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal spiritual growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS
  • Demonstrate godly leadership
  • Be a strategic thinker, able to execute strategies
  • Strong speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills, able to work with a variety of JAARS departments and teams, and people of varying cultural backgrounds
  • Strong bias toward completing tasks and achieving goals, able to work independently and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Project management abilities, well-organized, and detail-oriented
  • Bachelor degree in communications or a related field of study, and a minimum of 5 years of experience working in communications

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