Intern for Social Media and Web Management at Connections Community Church
Irvine, CA 92620

Who we are: Connections Community Church

We are a new church plant in our nascence, starting from scratch in Irvine, CA, with a core team and no members as of yet. During covid-19 pandemic Zoom online will be our major mode for reaching and gathering people, as we prepare to transition to gather people in community face to face.  Our mission is to reach and engage unchurched people who are 'turned off' to church and far away from God because they no longer see God as relevant. Our heart is for these dear ones more commonly known as the Nones and Dones and SBNR’s. In order to facilitate success of our initial and ongoing outreaches to them, Connections Community Church needs an intern who will handle basic administrative functions, social media, and web development and maintenance to help us launch and thrive. Additionally, there will be a few tasks that will emerge as we discern more of what is needed to engage the community.

What skills/qualities are needed:

·       Must be enrolled in a college/university presently through 2023

·       You are a team player

·       Able to Start December 1, 2021, consulting with present social media intern as you transition into the position

·       Outgoing personality, with a trait of “grit”, not easily discouraged

·       Teachable spirit

·       Lover of people, ability to handle “difficult” people via phone, online and in person

·       Ability to multitask and organize

·       Marketing and Social Media skills, video editing, knowledge of operating Zoom and other podcast platforms, proficiency in web development and maintenance

·       Ability to hit the ground running and ability to work independently once tasks are assigned

·       A vital faith in Jesus

·       Belief in gender equality in church leadership

·       Ability to work in an environment of going from “nothing to something”

·       undergraduate work toward bachelor’s degree or associates degree at minimum

 

·       Internship title and responsibilities:

·       Intern for social media

·       Utilize social media and marketing skills to engage unchurched community members so they become involved in our side door ministry small group, “ONRamp” (not a Bible study…but, a group for people to connect with others, ask questions, share doubts as we walk alongside them in a judgement-free gathering while they work out their difficulty with God and issues of faith)

·       Build online digital community on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, send messages, and invite people to join a group, giving them ways to experience a faith community where they can “belong before they believe”, ultimately feeling a sense of being “Home” @ CCC

·       Create Facebook Group for this community inviting them into the “heart” of Connections Community Church

·       Maintain and update roster for general membership, integrating newcomers

·       Manage church website: oversee posting of blogs (monthly), respond to seekers’ emails, post weekly event updates as needed, and keep website up to date

·       Work closely with the Lead Pastor and other core team members, manage, and coordinate weekly sermon recording and podcast topics and recording and advertising for sermons and other ministry efforts; also work closely with Intern for Community Engagement

·       Create edgy, but appropriate ads and post them on our social media  (Face Book, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok) and website weekly

·       Attend weekly ministry huddle with Lead Pastor and other core team members

·       Attend weekly supervision for internship

Internship general description:

·       This is a 9-month, 5 hours per week internship (includes 2 hours weekly supervision and team meeting, 3 hours per week devoted to actual creating, producing ads, etc.), with non-cash Stipend up to $1500.00 covering Books and Tuition only; possibility of internship renewal depending on performance, ability to meet goals of this position and ideally fit with core team

·       Lead Pastor will sign off on hours to meet your educational requirements

·       Start date December 1, 2021

·       Contact information: Dr. Saundra J. Taulbee, Lead Pastor; cell: 951.442.4964; email: pastorsjtaulbee@cox.net ;  website: www.connectionscommunity.church

Applicants may contact Dr. Taulbee by forwarding a resume so that she can schedule a Zoom interview if you are interested in pursuing this internship; submit resume, cover letter, and YouTube video expressing “why we should hire you?”, “what experience/skills you bring that show you standing out from other applicants?”, and “what you understand about being part of a team called to reach out to unchurched people who do not like church?” -  by September 25, 2021

Core Team meetings and supervision meetings are on Zoom. Social media posts are created and managed at your desktop, submitted by email to me for final approval before posting. As we prepare to transition in the future to in-person gatherings mask wearing and social distance guidelines will be maintained.

Address

Connections Community Church
123 Cartier Aisle
Irvine, California 92620

Contact

Dr. Saundra J. Taulbee
951.442.4964
info@connectionscommunity.church

Website

www.connectionscommunity.church

Location
Irvine, CA 92620
Job type
Apprenticeship
Posted
Hours/week
3
Pay rate
18.00/hr
Ordained position
No
Exempt status
Exempt
Skills
Administrative
Analytical
Communication
Creative Thinking
Next Gen Ministry
Industries
Administrative and Support Services
Church Ministry