Job Opening: Communications / Technology Coordinator

The IDE district office is seeking a qualified individual to fill the Communications / Technology Coordinator position.  Applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to Sherry Brendes in the District Office before Friday,  April 14, 2017.

Download the Communications / Technology Coordinator Posting

IOWA DISTRICT EAST – LCMS
JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Communications / Technology Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Business and Office Manager

SALARY LEVEL: SL I-A

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None

BASIC FUNCTION:
Work directly with the Business and Office Manager and office personnel to develop and execute a strategic communication plan, maintain office technology solutions and produce valuable resources for the congregations and schools of Iowa District East.

DUTIES:

  1. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) TECHNICIAN
    1. Continue development of office networking, vendor management systems, and hardware/software management.
    2. Maintain the district server (MS Server 2012), network, hardware, and software – Includes routine troubleshooting, daily backups, updates to anti-virus and spam software, and patch management.
    3. Equip staff with skills necessary to fully utilize the network (Microsoft Exchange).
    4. Research and recommend on-going development of equipment and electronic systems (electronic voting, on-line registration, on-line gift giving, etc.)
    5. Maintain office equipment.
  2. WEBMASTER
    1. Administer Iowa District East website to keep content and design current. (WordPress)
    2. Email administrator for the District – Includes customer support and Microsoft Exchange Management
    3. Debug issues that arise with performance of the website.
    4. Hosting and Server Maintenance.
    5. Serve as a resource for the congregations of Iowa District East by making recommendations for websites and services.
  3. DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS / RESOURCES
    1. Develop and publish annual District directory.
    2. Serve as conference / workshop communications coordinator. Develop and distribute registration materials, maintain registration lists (Eventbrite), prepare conference handouts, and coordinate on-site conference check-in.
    3. Work with other staff in development of print and electronic publications/mailings of the District. Includes, but not limited to, Professional Packet, IDE Today, BOD minutes, committee minutes, etc.
    4. Design, implement, and maintain database system.
    5. Print envelopes, letterhead, business cards (as needed).
    6. Other duties as assigned by Business and Office Manager, Executive Assistants, or District President.
  4. BUSINESS OFFICE ASSISTANT
    1. Back-up to Business & Office Manager for accounts receivable and accounts payable.
    2. Assist with congregational treasurers’ mailings / invoicing.
  5. CONVENTION COORDINATOR
    1. Develop and distribute registration materials for District and Synodical Conventions. Prepare District Convention Workbook and Proceedings.
    2. Serve as District Convention Registrar.
    3. Serve as District Office Contact for convention delegates.
    4. Compile and maintain a central listing of pastoral and lay delegates.
    5. Assist in “convention office” in preparation (typing and copying) of overtures from the floor committee chairmen to convention floor in a timely fashion.
    6. Coordinate District Convention Exhibitors.
    7. Coordinate A/V needs with vendors, site personnel, and presenters.

    Other duties as assigned.

LIMITS TO AUTHORITY:

All purchase and expense decisions must be in compliance with the current annual budget and must be approved by the Business and Office Manager prior to purchase or implementation.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Self-Starter and problem-solver.
  • The ability to solve practical problems with a variety and a number of variables, and with limited standardization. Use judgment to interpret instructions.
  • The ability to follow detailed written or oral instructions and to solve problems with multiple, concrete variables. A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, commercial art/website design, or business administration, or a Webmaster certification is preferred.
  • A proven proficiency in all Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) and the ability to operate basic accounting software.
  • A general working knowledge of computer networking and IT applications to include Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Exchange, Windows 7.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of WordPress CMS platform.
  • Organizational ability in order to maintain accurate records and maintain high standards of quality, neatness, and attention to detail over time.
  • Ability to present a neat and professional appearance.
  • It is preferred that this position is occupied by an individual who is a member in good standing in a congregation of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Please send resume and cover letter before Friday, April 14, 2017, to:

Sherry Brendes
Business & Office Manager
Iowa District East – LCMS
1100 Blairs Ferry Road
Marion, IA 52302
sherry@lcmside.org
319-373-2112