Assistant Director of Communications

Philadelphia 19144, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Want to use your passion for communications and marketing to promote devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in order to bring people closer to her Son, Jesus Christ? We are looking for a faith-filled, determined, tech-savvy individual, who is creative yet detail-oriented, to help promote and increase awareness of The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM) in order to advance our Mission.

Who We Are:
Our Mission at CAMM is simple: to help continue the work of St. Vincent De Paul by supporting the ministry of the priests and brothers who follow in his footsteps. For over 100 years, CAMM has been dedicated to spreading devotion to Mary Immaculate and her Miraculous Medal, helping the formation and education of seminarians, providing care to the aged and infirm Vincentian Priests and Brothers of the Eastern Province, and supporting programs that provide assistance to the poor.
CAMM oversees the operation of The Miraculous Medal Shrine, home of the Perpetual Miraculous Medal Monday Novena. Located in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia, the Shrine is a sanctuary for prayer, meditation, and pilgrimage to God and to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Visitors are also encouraged to enjoy our world-class Art Museum, featuring over 400 historical works of Marian and religious art.

We are located in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia. Applicants who are not local must be willing to relocate.


General Responsibilities:
Assist the Director of Communications with implementation of all marketing and communication initiatives to promote and increase awareness of CAMM and the Miraculous Medal Shrine, devotion to Mary, and support of the Vincentian community:

  • Advertising
    • Create and execute ads using traditional media and website/social media advertising
  • Social Media
    • assist in creation of posts, including event postings, to engage our 2.85 million followers; track response to posts and respond according to data
  • Public Relations
    • write and distribute media alerts and press releases, outreach to media outlets
    • Video and Audio recording and production (creation of video and audio features about the Shrine and CAMM; online streaming of Monday Novena services)
  • Magazine, Newsletters, Weekly Shrine bulletin
    • writing, editing, proofreading of articles; distribution of weekly email newsletters and appeals; printing weekly bulletin for Shrine
  • Website
    • post new items and events; update pages as needed
  • Photography
    • photos of groups and special events as needed
  • Special events
    • assist at events; take photos and broadcast via live-stream or Facebook Live as needed


We are looking for a proactive individual with these attributes:

  • You must have:
    • A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Outstanding grammar, punctuation, and spelling (Editing test required at interview)
    • 2-3 years communications, public relations, or marketing experience
    • Knowledge of Catholic teaching and the Catholic Faith
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Proficiency/familiarity with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
    • Experience using CMS; knowledge of HTML a plus
    • Skill in photography and video/audio production a plus
  • What you also need:
    • Commitment
      • Deeply passionate about the Mission of CAMM
    • Initiative
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Coachability
      • Willingness and ability to learn, always seeking ways to improve
    • Heart of a Servant Leader
      • Willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
    • Solution-Oriented Personality
      • Presents solutions instead of problems
    • Flexibility
      • A prerequisite for any communications role: ability and willingness to assist at events, and to meet deadlines for ads and publications
    • Awareness
      • Ability to understand our audience and our voice, develop professional relationships with team members, CAMM personnel, Shrine devotees and media contacts
    • Planning and Organization Skills
      • Extremely detail-oriented and highly organized
    • Bilingual capability in Spanish a plus


What we have to offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefit package, including a generous health insurance plan
  • Daily Mass available at the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal
  • Collaborative environment in which your gifts and talents are able to shine and be appreciated
  • Free parking available on site

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, your resume, and your salary requirements to [email protected].

Contact: Marlene Galdi

Salary: Open

E-Mail: [email protected]


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