Communications and Marketing Team Leader
Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCC Toronto) has an extraordinary opportunity for an a communications professional with a proven track record of building communications in ways that connect and engage diverse communications of people. The candidate has an interest in social justice issues and serving in a progressive spiritual community.
This Communications & Marketing Team Leader position reports to the Ministry Leader of Community Engagement. This is a part-time position located at 115 Simpson Avenue. This new position was created in order to ensure: 1) our website content is timely, accurate, fresh, relevant and effective; 2) congregants feel informed and are more engaged in the life of MCC Toronto; 3) publications are professional, contemporary and esthetically appealing; 4) more people follow MCC Toronto and engage in online dialogue; 5) stories inspire and build community among congregants.
In this role, you will accountable for building dynamic communications teams that: develop and execute a communications strategy that cultivate dynamic community engagement; manage MCC Toronto’s publications and digital communications; and empower volunteer team leaders and staff to be effective content contributors.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to lead teams and write/deliver communications. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experiences:
1) Demonstrated skills and experience as a writer, editor and content creator for websites, social media channels and print publications. Exceptional ability to make complex messages accessible and attention grabbing. Graphic design experience an asset.
2) Knowledge of digital strategy and digital technology; on top of emerging trends that drive audience engagement. Experience with SEO/SEM, Google analytics, metrics and analytic tools for social media an asset.
3) Superior computer skills including Microsoft Office, WordPress, HTML, etc.
4) Experience bringing together individuals with diverse interests and skill sets and creating a high functioning and motivated team that is focused on serving the needs of a diverse community
5) Experience coaching, teaching and facilitating training for adults
6) Confident public speaker and possess networking skills
7) Excellent conflict management and problem-solving skills
8) Highly collaborative and a natural communicator that appreciates the vital role communication plays in keeping people and organizations well connected to those we serve
Given the breadth of skills required we encouraged candidates who have the majority of skills to still apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join an organization that plays a unique role in the local community and is passionate about its growing value to the world. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Please send resume with cover letter stating salary expectations to Shelly Morris, Executive Director at by Monday January 12, 2015.
Our Mission is to build bridges with a vibrant spirituality that transforms lives and transforms the world
Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto is the spiritual home to a diverse and progressive community of faith. We are rooted in the teachings and spiritual practices of Christianity. We also respect the rich wisdom of other faith traditions. We believe in a relevant and forward-thinking spirituality.
We are proud to be a congregation serving people with assorted beliefs, backgrounds and sexual identities. From our origins serving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, we have become an inclusive and affirming congregation that actively welcomes all people.
We are called to build bridges that transform lives and transform our world. We are called to welcome others into the experience of a spirituality that is vibrant, inclusive and progressive. We are called to generously share our time, talents and resources. We are called to be beacons of faith, freedom and justice here and around the world.
Our Vision is to be Canada’s leading progressive diverse community of faith
MCC Toronto is a growing congregation. As we welcome all people we will grow in diversity. We are working towards building new ministries with youth, young adults, seniors and young families with children. We will be a persuasive advocate for social justice and human rights around the world. We will be a resource to other congregations. We will be Canada’s leading progressive Christian community of faith.
Sundays from 1:00-3:00pm
December 14 & 21, 2014
Third Thursday of every month. Triangle Room A / 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fourth Sunday of each month in the Sanctuary from 12:45pm to 1:45pm.
Refugee and Immigration Project
Since 2005, MCC Toronto volunteers have been hosting monthly LGBT support group meetings with hundreds having attended. Approximately 80-90% have been successfully accepted into Canada. The Refugee and Immigration Project will work in cooperation and collaboration with over 32 other organizations and agencies to achieve its purpose and objectives.
This ministry, started by a group of volunteers, began with a peer support group assisting inland refugee claimants integrate into the LGBT community in Toronto. Inland claimants are those who come to Canada and make a claim at an Immigration office in Canada seeking Canada’s protection as they are in fear of persecution in their home country. They will be scheduled to have a hearing at Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board for that purpose. Since that time we have helped over 700 refugee claimants on their spiritual path by demonstrating to them that they are loved and are a valued member of society just the way they were created.