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Two Jobs Posted on May 11, 2015

Digital Media Coordinator and
Publications Coordinator

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Digital Media Coordinator


Location:

First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive in Madison WI 53705

Details:

Work 25 hours a week, at $15.00 an hour, with additional 10% of added into your retirement account (this is about $2000 annually). We allow for flexible scheduling, and have progressive vacation, personal days and sick leave policy outline in a human resource manual. You will have your own desk and office space; work with really good people, and be part of a 135 year old Madison institution.

Mission:

FUS is a community of people who gather to explore spiritual, ethical and social issues in an accepting environment. We support the freedom of conscience of each individual as we seek to be a force for good in the world. All of us agree that there is no single, superior path, and that there are many possibilities to ponder. While neither UUA nor FUS membership are required for this position, a successful candidate will be familiar with the culture and history of Unitarian Universalism.

Position Overview:

Our communications director is retiring after 17 years, and we are splitting this position into two different areas: Digital Media and Publications. You will be part of a team made up of the COO, Publications Coordinator, Digital Media Coordinator, audio specialist, weekend event staff,  IT consultant, and a position to live stream YouTube on Sunday mornings.

The digital media position will coordinate all aspects of website development and maintenance, social media, online member contact, audio and video streaming, e-commerce, and other electronic communications. This position will report to the COO, with a high degree of autonomy and independence.  There will be a six month and one year performance review.

Qualifications:

  • You have solid interpersonal skills, are self-motivated, and have the ability to handle multiple ongoing projects and incoming requests with grace and wit.
  • The ideal candidate should also have at least two years of experience in online communications, with a degree from a post-secondary institution, and exceptional writing, editing and web-based skills.
  • You have knowledge of and experience with html, CSS, social media tools, and content management systems. You would be familiar with web development tools such as Wordpress, Acrobat and Drupal.
  • You know how to use a PC and most Microsoft software products.
  • You are comfortable around audio and video equipment.
  • A background in programming, Linux, graphic design, photography, or editing is a plus.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Learn all aspects of current digital and electronic communications at FUS, including basic knowledge of audio streaming, YouTube webcast, constant contact email software and Neptune based website platform. Training and transition will be provided.
  • Work in tandem with the new publications coordinator, including ability to cover his or her duties in event of vacation or sickness. That person will also be able to cover your duties as needed.
  • A large portion of this job will be taking the written content from the publications coordinator and sharing it online and by email on Fridays, or as scheduled. You will likely need to work on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Update the website as needed, with attention to keeping it ‘evergreen’ when possible.  We may move our entire site to another web platform, such as Wordpress or Drupal, largely based upon your feedback and discretion.
  • Manage the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of web properties and digital tools, including the potential move to another platform.
  • Do periodic usability testing on FUS websites and troubleshoot usability problems. Recommend changes based on results.
  • Manage e-commerce systems in coordination with Office Manager.
  • Coordinate weekly and monthly email schedule of Red Floors, Newsletter and other special announcements.  Work with staff on moving to new database platform. We are currently using “Shelby”, set up specifically for large churches.
  • Operate the video production system during FUS events as needed, including Sunday morning when current person is away. Learn how to operate sound systems and other media equipment.
  • Post major events in public forums such as the Daily Page, 77 Square, Chamber of Commerce, Meet Up and other online resources.
  • Post announcements to our Wordpress blog weekly to monthly, to be disseminated over social media as you choose to schedule.
  • Grow web and social media presence in terms of website hits, Google analytics, YouTube views, Facebook members, twitter followers, but all with the intention of bringing new people into our community. We want new people to unplug from their computer or Smartphone and into FUS.
  • Other responsibilities include updating site features and functionality, monitoring and reporting on digital media metrics, and researching and recommending innovative ways to increase organization's web and social media presence.
  •  Work with and train member volunteers doing online communication projects.
  • Other duties as assigned -- and it can get interesting on any given week. This is a diverse and dynamic environment with heavy and ever changing member involvement. That also makes it a lot of fun, with new challenges.

How to Apply: 

Send a resume, one page cover letter and list references from past positions to COO Andy Gussert at andyg@fusmadison.org by Midnight on May 31, 2015.  You can also send by mail to the address listed above. Interviews held in June, with start date second week of July or earlier.

(If you fax credentials to us, it will likely disqualify you from this position.)


Publications Coordinator


Location:

First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive in Madison WI 53705

Details:

Work 25 hours a week, at $15.00 an hour, with additional 10% added into your retirement account (this is about $2000 annually). We allow for flexible scheduling, and have progressive vacation, personal days and sick leave policy. You will have your own desk and office space; work with really good people, and be part of a 135 year-old Madison institution.

Mission:

FUS is a community of people who gather to explore spiritual, ethical and social issues in an accepting environment. We support the freedom of conscience of each individual as we seek to be a force for good in the world. All of us agree that there is no single, superior path, and that there are many possibilities to ponder. While neither UUA nor FUS membership are required for this position, a successful candidate will be familiar with the culture and history of Unitarian Universalism.

Position Overview:

Our communications director is retiring after 17 years, and we are splitting this position into two different areas: Digital Media and Publications. You will be part of a team made up of the COO, Publications Coordinator, Digital Media Coordinator, audio specialist, weekend event staff,  IT consultant, and a position to live stream YouTube on Sunday mornings.

The publications position will coordinate all aspects of assembling written documents, getting them printed in house or out, and put into the mail or hands of the digital media coordinator on a deadline. This position will report to the COO, with a high degree of autonomy and independence.  There will be a six month and one year performance review.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate should have at least two years of experience in design, publishing, journalism or written communications, with a degree from a post-secondary institution.
  • You have exceptional writing, editing and graphic abilities. Your strong communication skills, attention to detail, common sense, and a positive can-do attitude are essential.
  • You have knowledge of and experience with Adobe Creative Suite and a proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and PowerPoint. You know how to use a PC, are comfortable around audio and video equipment, and not afraid to use a camera.
  • You have excellent analytical abilities, and can present recommendations in a clear and concise manner.
  • You really do have the ability to work independently, and are flexible and able to adapt to new and fluid situations.
  • You have solid interpersonal skills, are self-motivated, and have the ability to handle multiple ongoing projects and incoming requests with grace and wit.
  •  Accountable for actions and decisions, learns from past experiences; exercises sound judgment and consistently pushes self for results.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Work in tandem with the new digital media coordinator, including ability to cover his or her duties in event of vacation or sickness. That person will also be able to cover your duties as needed.
  • Work with ministers to assemble and print the weekly “Order of Service” to be handed out at each Worship Service on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Work with staff and members to assemble the weekly “Red Floors” bulletin to be sent out electronically on Friday by the digital media coordinator, and to be handed out at each service.
  • Each month, design and assemble “The Madison Unitarian” newsletter, distribute for proofing, get it printed, and put into the mail on deadline. This includes working with a team of unpaid volunteers one morning each month.
  • Layout, design and print several annual publications including the Annual Campaign brochure, CRE booklet, Adult Education catalogue, Connections book, and other items as assigned.
  • Create and design promotional materials as needed, including posters for special concerts, forums, social justice events, fundraisers, and special brochures as needed.
  • Work with a part-time employee to print items in-house using our RISO machine, as needed.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of current practices, and recommend marketing and communication strategies as needed.
  • Maintain facility wayfinding system (signage) and informational displays. 
  • Document Society events and activities photographically, and maintain Society digital photographic archive.
  • Work with and train member volunteers doing online communication projects.
  • Other duties as assigned -- and it can get interesting on any given week. This is a diverse and dynamic environment with heavy and ever changing member involvement.
  • How to Apply: 

    Send a resume, one page cover letter and list references from past positions to COO Andy Gussert at andyg@fusmadison.org by Midnight on May 31, 2015.  You can also send by mail to the address listed above. Interviews held in June, with start date second week of July or earlier.