Associate Director Communication

Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Mission Statement of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee - To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through his saving death and resurrection by calling, forming and sending disciples to go and make new disciples. As a people, we are called to encounter Jesus and grow as disciples through the sacramental life of the Church.

The first priority of the central office administration is to support parishes and schools. Everything we do focuses on serving the people of God through our parishes.

The second role is helping parishes do the things that they can not do by themselves. Central office leaders provide resources, leadership and support to allow parishes to offer ministries they would otherwise not be able to provide because of lack of resources or expertise.

Third, the central offices exist to make sure there is a structure in place to work in areas that would otherwise be left unattended or fall through the cracks, including providing a voice for the voiceless in our society.

Lastly, the central administration of the archdiocese provides leadership, most notably through pastoral and spiritual example and teaching of the archbishop and auxiliary bishops.

Position Details

Associate Director Communication
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Are you an experienced communication professional, who is passionate about your Catholic faith, and would like to use your skills and experience to advance the Catholic Church in Southeast Wisconsin? The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has an opportunity for a communication professional to provide strategic communications for archdiocesan and parish initiatives. This position reports to the Communication Director and is a member of the communication office team.

  • Develop and implement strategic communication plans and materials for a variety of archdiocesan ministries, parishes, programs, initiatives and events. 
  • As project manager, coordinate the development of a variety of marketing and communication pieces on behalf of archdiocesan offices by providing research, planning, copywriting, proofreading, and coordination of digital and print material production. 
  • Assist with media relations including news release writing, story pitching and interview coordination.
  • Assist with archdiocesan website content management. 
  • Supervise the development and distribution of special publications. 
  • Develop a strategic approach for communications that support the unique communication needs of various cultural groups within the archdiocese. 
  • Provide analysis of the success of communication initiatives for achieving goals, and make adjustments as needed. 
  • Manage vendor relationship by coordinating the translation of materials from English to Spanish. 
  • Assist with content development and coordination for the Catholic Herald newspaper, archdiocese website and social media channels. 
  • Coordinate the development of digital, video, audio and print content for archdiocesan offices and initiatives.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related discipline is required.
  • Minimum of five years of work experience in a communication field required, with experience in the development and implementation of communication/marketing programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with communications strategy and technologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including impeccable copywriting and copy editing abilities.
  • Experience with digital communications content including social media campaigns and analytics and website content management.
  • This position does not require being bilingual.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to plan and carry out multiple projects and duties and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Word.
  • Experience working in a Catholic parish, school or other non-profit organization preferred. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Church is preferred. 
  • Practicing Catholic in good standing is preferred. 
  • Must posess a valid drivers license. 
  • It is expected that the individual who is hired for this position will not speak on behalf of any other organization while a member of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee communications staff.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee provides a full-scope of employment benefits. The position is a full-time, salaried position working in-person at the Mary Mother of the Church Pastoral Center. Occasional weekend and evening assignments and occasional travel throughout the archdiocese are involved.

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