Communications Director

Archdiocese of Milwaukee

The first priority of the central office administration of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee 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

Communications Director
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Communication Office promotes and preserves the integrity of the mission of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee through bold and effective print and digital publications. The Communication Offices assists the other central offices in producing and disseminating information and resources to parishes, schools, and all those to whom the archdiocese ministers. The Communcation Offices also handles all official correspondence for the Office of the Archbishop and interactions with the press and general public.

This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to provide strategic leadership for the public relations function of the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Working in collaboration with Archbishop Jerome Listecki; the parishes, schools and institutions of the archdiocese; and the archdiocesan central administrative leadership team; the Communication Director develops and directs the message of the Catholic Church in southeastern Wisconsin to stakeholders, media and community leaders. This position reports to the Archbishop’s Chief of Staff and supervises a team of communication professionals.

The Communication Director is a practicing Catholic, a leader, a strategist and gets things done. Media relations and crisis communication experience required. Excellent oral and written communication skills expected. Agency experience helpful. Proven ability to supervise, work collaboratively, and provide counsel at all organizational levels is a must.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications or related field, with experience in administration, and theology desirable. Master’s degree helpful. Minimum of 7 to 10 years of increasingly-responsible experience, including a minimum 5 years in supervision of a communication/public relations function. Evening and weekend availability and events required

Salaried exempt position. Benefit eligibility is first of the month following 30 days of employment. 3 weeks vacation after 90 day introductory period.

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