Job description: Comm. Specialist for the Diocese of Kalamazoo

Position Title: Communications Specialist

Position Description: Assists in the implementation of diocesan communications

Status: Full-time salaried

Reports to:  Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs


  • Bachelor Degree, preferably with a concentration in English, Journalism or Communications
  • Practicing member of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred
  • Demonstrated communications experience in a corporate or non-profit setting; preferably a minimum of three years
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of social media and emerging communications trends and strategies
  • Demonstrates creativity, organizational skills and has the ability to handle a variety of projects within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Photography/videography skills desirable

Broad Statement of responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Communications, the Communications Specialist will assist in the creation and delivery of news and other information to both internal and external audiences. This may include, but is not limited to, news articles and features for the diocesan newspaper, press releases, marketing materials and online content for website and social media sites. Additional responsibilities may include assistance with event planning, media list maintenance, photography, videography and other functions as assigned by the Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs.


Email cover letter and resume to:

Subject Line:

Attention: Human Resources  RE: Communications Specialist

Or mail to:

HR Director

Diocese of Kalamazoo

215 N. Westnedge Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI  49007

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Job descriptions include:

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