Position Summary

As the first point of contact for FPCNC and the New Canaan community; the Administrator should be a comfortable and clear communicator; should enjoy meeting new people and possess competency in problem solving for church members and staff.  The Communications & Community Relations Administrator reports directly to Senior Pastor Reverend Dr. R. Scott Herr, Head of Staff.

The Communications & Community Relations Administrator has:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to listen well, engage a wide range of stakeholders, and positively represent FPCNC and its mission.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects and stay on deadline
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, familiarity with design tools such as Adobe Photoshop & InDesign, experience with social media platforms. Experience with WordPress and MailChimp preferred.
  • Demonstrated passion, integrity, positive attitude and self-directed focus in previous roles.

Specific responsibilities:


  • Sunday Bulletin – responsible for design, layout, printing and distribution weekly.
  • Memorial/Special Event Bulletins – responsible for design, layout, printing and distribution
  • Weekly Newsletter – Responsible for the content, creation, preparation and distribution of Tidings weekly digital newsletter, including soliciting articles/materials, determining features, writing copy, and enforcing deadlines.
  • Website – Manage, maintain and regularly update FPCNC’s website and blogs. Respond to online requests for information/materials
  • Email Marketing – on-going standalone email marketing for programs and events
  • Collateral Materials & Advertising – responsible for brochures, flyers, posters, print/digital advertising, and mailings for a variety of programs and events; from creative design through publishing/printing/distribution.
  • Social Media Marketing – Create and monitor ongoing engaging content for blogs, Facebook and Instagram. Monitor and optimize as necessary.
  • Marketing asset management – create and manage photo/video library of content resources for all communications efforts.

Database Management

  • Maintain Breeze database of current members, lapsed members, staff, elders, and deacons to meet requirements of membership rolls, Church School, Session, and various committees.
  • Prepare and file weekly attendance cards.
  • Establish and maintain ‘prospect’ database of inquiries and visitors
    • Create and distribute follow up information to visitors.

Office Management and Administrative Support

  • Provide principal administrative support for the Senior Pastor/Head of Staff
    • Keep church staff informed of member special needs such as deaths, illnesses and other important life events.
  • Provide additional administrative support as necessary for Pastoral staff, Business + Facilities Administrator, Session and their committees. Such support normally includes correspondence, filing, copying and responsibility for:
    • Monthly/Weekly calendar of key dates/events and deadlines for Leadership Team
    • Staff attendance records (vacation and non-work) days


For more information or to apply for this position, please email:   jriehl@fpcnc.org