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January 25, 2018


Publications Coordinator

Scope of the job:

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Publications Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of production and distribution of the paper based and electronic publications of the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation, including the web site.  S/he manages the editing, design, printing and distribution of the monthly newsletter, the weekly orders of service and announcements, the weekly e-bulletin, and the congregation web sites, and produces or oversees the production of other publications as needed such as brochures, ads and other design/publishing projects.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage and update the Congregation website utilizing submissions from staff, volunteer leadership and community members.
  • Produce, layout, edit, print and fold (using folding machine) the weekly order of service for Sunday services utilizing submissions from ministers, musicians staff, volunteer leadership and community members.
  • Compile, edit and send (using Constant Contact) weekly e-mail bulletin utilizing submissions from staff, volunteer leadership and community members.
  • Produce and distribute email communications (using Constant Contact).
  • Produce, layout, edit, and print the Connections, the Congregation’s newsletter, utilizing submissions from staff, volunteer leadership and community members.
  • Post the electronic version of the newsletter to the Congregation website and send e-mail notice of its posting.
  • Manage Congregation’s social media presence including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Design and produce various graphics, publications and print items (i.e. brochures, posters, advertisements, etc.) as needed.
  • Working with the Director of Operations, innovate and modernize our publications and other communication vehicles


  • Strong computer skills are essential, including:
    • Experience with desktop publishing, preferably Microsoft Publisher or similar software (required).
    • Experience with Microsoft Office or similar software (required).
    • Experience with web-based communication services including bulk e-mail (Constant Contact) and content management systems, or the ability to learn quickly (required).
    • Experience with graphic design and photo editing, particularly Adobe Design Suite (preferred).
    • Experience with social media including Facebook and Twitter, or the ability to learn quickly (preferred).
  • Strong communication skills are essential, with the ability to communicate well with staff, volunteers and other community members.
  • Superb writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Must be well organized, highly accurate in execution of assignments, have the ability to multi-task, and work independently.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers, and take direction from more than one person.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive material and maintain confidentiality.     


This position is for 15 hours per week.  Additional hours may be available for specific projects.  The schedule is flexible and negotiable.  However, hours must be worked during business hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.), ideally on three consecutive week days.  Hours are to be worked in the Congregation’s business office located at 1019 South Boulevard in Oak Park, Illinois.


Position starts at $15 per hour. Some benefits are available.


To apply for this position, please submit all of the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • At least 2 examples of original desktop publishing.


All applications must be sent via e-mail to  Incomplete applications will not be considered.