Request for Communications Intern
Asbury First United Methodist Church seeks to work with a Communications intern within our Communications department. This intern will aid in the execution of our new brand presence throughout our materials, help execute projects based in web design, graphic design, writing, print design, and help bring strategy to marketing initiatives and events. This person will report to the Communications Coordinator and the Director of Development and Communications. The ideal candidate will have a background in marketing, design, communications, creative writing, or other applicable fields. Student will need to provide their own transportation to campus for meetings and office hours. Hourly schedule will be determined by the schedule/availability of the chosen candidate.
Closing date for applications: August 16, 2019
Notification date: September 1
Shortly after the committee reviews all submissions, we plan to conduct in-person proposal review meetings between respondents and our selection committee. During these meetings, respondents can review their resume and address any other questions at that time. It is then expected that the selection committee will make a recommendation for hire prior to September 1.
Background & Overview—
General: In 2020, Asbury First United Methodist Church will celebrate its bicentennial, marking two hundred years of faithful service to God and neighbor. We are located in the heart of Rochester NY—right in downtown on East Avenue. Our membership is currently 2,326 (1,290 family units). Our campus includes three historic Rochester buildings. We host three traditional services each Sunday. We have chosen to be a reconciling congregation, which means we extend hospitality and encourage full participation of all, regardless of age, race, national origin, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status or family structure, education or economic background and physical or mental ability.
Engagement: Our weekly attendance at worship is approximately 700 individuals. Each week, we have 233 volunteers serving in some way at Asbury First. Our weekly children engagement through our children’s programs is 115, and our weekly youth engagement through youth programs is 45.
Outreach: No one reading the dreams of our community or hearing the conversations of our members could doubt that outreach is a cornerstone of Asbury First’s identity. For at least fifty years, Asbury First has demonstrated a lasting commitment to outreach both on and off our campus. It has accomplished this through congregation-led and -developed ministries, as well as through strategic partnerships. The Outreach Task Force worked for over a year to detail a plan called, “A Way Forward,” translated the dreams of Asbury First for outreach into a strategy for change.
- On-campus outreach:
- Dining and Caring Center (serves 35,000 meals each year)
- The Storehouse (clothes 6,000 families each year)
- UR Well clinic (offers medical care for 600 families each year)
- Host site for Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN)
- Grocery Bag Ministry (provides 75 bags of groceries each month)
- School 17 (tutoring, mentoring, as well as supplying school supplies)
- West Ave Youth Café (provides food, activities, and a safe space)
- Habitat for Humanity (building homes in the JOSANA neighborhood)
- Beyond our borders:
- Project Chacocente (10-year commitment to 10 families in Nicaragua)
- Miracle Garden (home in India for 38 children orphaned by the 2004 tsunami)