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Communication Manager, Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA

Description:

Part-time (20 hours per week)

Fully remote option available

The Congregational Library & Archives is a specialty library located in Boston. While CLA’s origins and many of its holdings are religious, it is not a church institution. Rather, CLA’s focus and approach are broadly historical and cultural. The organization is a well-kept secret, and the Communication Manager’s goal is to change that. CLA seeks an ambitious communications professional eager to build a comprehensive external communications program and raise the visibility of an important historical and cultural organization. This part-time position offers a flexible work schedule that can be fully remote.

About the Congregational Library & Archives

CLA’s mission is to foster deeper understanding of the spiritual, intellectual, cultural, and civic dimensions of the Congregational story and its ongoing relevance in the 21st century by collecting and sharing materials and by actively engaging with, among others, scholars and the general public. 

To carry out this mission, CLA preserves and makes available materials pertaining to Congregationalism, the history of which has been interwoven with the development of the United States since the seventeenth century. CLA’s library and archives holds a rich collection of historical materials, which have significance not only for church history, but also for social and political history and genealogy.

CLA offers educational programs, including exhibits, author talks, and book discussion groups for a broad range of audiences. It provides free access to the collection, including online through the New England’s Hidden Histories initiative, excellent patron services, and the global reach of modern technology. 

Responsibilities

  • Create and implement a comprehensive communications strategy that is revised over time based on performance metrics
  • Create original content and manage CLA’s social media presence (including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
  • Manage the writing and design of email newsletters
  • Manage CLA’s website, including web page edits and posts about CLA’s work
  • Create content (speeches, handouts, presentations) for CLA staff to use at meetings with external stakeholders
  • Publicize CLA’s programs (lectures, history talks, etc.), including posting videos of completed events
  • Support the organization’s fundraising activities through the creation of compelling materials, including an annual report, stewardship materials, and other materials describing CLA’s work

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this role has hands-on communications experience, enjoys working on various aspects of communications, has strong writing skills, is creative, and has a strong attention to detail. While no candidate will possess every quality outlined for this position, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications, experiences and personal attributes as well as a demonstrated ability to learn new skills quickly.

  • Experience implementing communications strategies as well as using data to drive content strategies.
  • Experience managing social media accounts and creating original content.
  • 2-3 years of experience in communications.
  • Strong writing with impeccable grammar and good basic design skills.
  • Experience with a variety of communications software and applications is preferred, along with willingness and ability to learn on the job. Experience with Constant Contact, Adobe, basic photo and video editing, web page edits, paid social media campaigns, and other communications tools a plus.
  • Curiosity about American, Congregational, and/or religious history.

Compensation

The salary range for this position is $28,000 to $31,000 annually.

CLA provides a generous package of benefits, including medical and dental insurance and 403(b) matching contributions. Also, significant paid time off is offered, including holidays, vacation time, and sick days.

How to Apply:

CLA encourages and welcomes diversity throughout the organization. CLA does not discriminate and protects against harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. CLA employs people based on ability, experience, education, and character.

CLA’s policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion, compensation and benefits, working conditions, performance evaluation, professional development, disciplinary action, and termination.

Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experience match CLA’s needs and mission. Send to Marty Walz at [email protected] by May 31, 2022. Please include “Communications Manager” in the subject line.