Social Media Coordinator, Close Date: February 23, 2018

Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 07, 2018
Feb 23, 2018
Position Type
Full Time

Social Media Coordinator, Close Date: February 23, 2018


GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Social Media Coordinator’s overall responsibility is to grow our followers, engage and retain them, and help convert them into active fans and promoters of the United Church of Christ. Command of best practices and trends in social media marketing, creativity, and understanding of how to both build and retain a digital audience are required. This position is based in Cleveland, OH.


  • Build and manage the United Church of Christ’s social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and potentially additional channels.
  • Create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to promote our brand of progressive Christianity.
  • Listen and engage in relevant social discussion about the UCC, other Protestant denominations and faiths, relevant secular organizations, and/or the American religious landscape, both from existing followers and from new audiences that don’t yet know us.
  • Generate reports to track the success of UCC social media.
  • Work alongside other content producers to help distribute content that educates and inspires our audience.
  • Drive consistent, relevant traffic and leads from our social network presence.
  • Explore new ways to engage and new social networks to reach our target audience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform successfully in this position.

  • A BA/BS degree in a related field or equivalent experience, or a combination of academic study and experience
  • Three years of experience in social media and online communications.
  • Advanced writing and communications skills, particularly in online environments.
  • Desire and sensitivity to work in diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and religious settings with commitment to pluralism in the workplace as well as in one’s understanding of mission
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially as well as independently
  • Must be self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management.
  • Ability to travel within the United States as necessary
  • Active and well-rounded personal presence on social media, with a command of each network and their best practices.
  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions.
  • Bonus experience and skills include Adobe Creative Suite, video editing and blogging.
  • Experience using social media websites and software for content scheduling and monitoring.


COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE: Employer paid health, dental, life, and pension benefits.


This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for the position and is subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the ministry. Since no job description can detail all duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a position, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a position shall also be considered part of the position holder’s responsibility.

It is expected that the person who holds this position will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the policies of the UCC and in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization. All staff are encouraged to nurture safety within the work performed on behalf of the UCC by being attentive to self-care, education, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and the importance of referring those in need to supportive and helpful resources.

The United Church of Christ National Ministries is a Multicultural, Multiracial, Open and Affirming, Accessible to All, Equal Opportunity Employer.