Director of Communications

Full time with benefits

The Orchard - Barrington

Barrington, IL
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Job Description


  • Lead the development, organization, planning and implementation of effective communications messages and strategies for church and community audiences
  • Support church and ministry leaders in conveying their vision and communications priorities to appropriate audiences
  • Establish standards, priorities and strategies for the creation and delivery of all communication
  • Develop, implement and evaluate internal and external communications plans that align with our mission, vision and values. Create and implement a strategy for becoming more visible in the community
  • Tell the story of The Orchard in our church and community through stories of life-change via video, social media, interviews, newsletter, etc.
  • Ensure content is technically effective, grammatically correct, doctrinally accurate and aligned with The Orchard’s brand. Ensure high-quality and high impact communications are created for both internal and external audiences
  • Serve as the “eyes” for all things print and digital, looking for clear communication, brand presence and consistency
  • Serve as the point person for church public relations
  • Oversee the communications budget and team, which includes the communications coordinator and graphic designer
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, creative writing or related field and at least 3 years marketing or communications experience
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Prior experience with marketing and/or public relations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated; able to initiate projects and work independently
  • Exceptional organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Positive and supportive attitude; team player
  • Ministry experience in a local church or other large ministry venue a plus

About this Church

The Orchard exists to glorify God by multiplying God-centered, Christ-exalting, world-transforming believers through the gospel in the greater Chicago area and around the world.