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Opening: Communications Specialist/Manager

Publication date: 
August, 2021

Position: Communications Specialist/Manager
Organization: CHANGE Philanthropy
Location: Remote

About The Position

The Communications Specialist/Manager supports CHANGE Philanthropy to advance goals and strategies, and is responsible for tactical management of organizational communications platforms, including websites, and social media accounts. The successful candidate will play a key role in increasing CHANGE Philanthropy’s visibility through all media channels and in relationship to philanthropic partners. The position also supports administrative efforts. The position will report to the Research & Communications Director of CHANGE Philanthropy.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

Specific instructions on how to apply are found at the bottom of this description.

Essential Functions

Communications Coordination (70%)

  • Coordinate the production of communication assets (website, social media, e-newsletters, membership materials, and marketing and promotional materials) 
  • Manage day-to-day responsibilities related to online presence, including updating websites and coordinating social media post schedules
  • Support curation of the CHANGE Philanthropy Resource Bank and related CHANGE Philanthropy engagement platforms 
  • Support the design of branded collateral for print and web communications campaigns
  • Under the guidance of the Research & Communications Director, support CHANGE partners in coordinating network and field level messaging campaigns 
  • Offer creative tactical recommendations to the team on utilizing organizational brand guidelines and assets in the development of campaigns
  • Support the Research & Communications Director in facilitating CHANGE Communications Working Group meetings, retreats, and engagements 
  • Field inquiries from the general organizational email account

Data Management & Analytics (20%)

  • Maintain database systems to ensure accurate and effective data related to contact lists and overall communications engagement 
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports on engagement and campaign performance across platforms
  • Assist the Research & Communications Director in developing a network communications dashboard and other analytics reporting projects as needed

Administrative Support (10%)

  • Perform general administrative duties (communications, mail, copying, e-filing, etc.) related to achieving organizational goals 
  • Provide support as necessary with additional needs

Candidate Competencies

Interpersonal

  • Adaptable: Ability to change course and support the successful completion of projects, with an orientation toward ongoing learning
  • Team Player: Ability to work in a collegial and learning work environment

Intellectual

  • Detail-Oriented: Attention to detail throughout the entirety of a project
  • Problem Solver: A can-do attitude, problem-solving orientation, with a sense of resourcefulness
  • Organized: The ability to organize, prioritize, and manage complex, multidimensional projects and the commitment and ability to meet work goals in a timely manner

Motivation

  • Community-Oriented: Ability to relate effectively to people from diverse backgrounds and with a responsive, courteous customer service attitude
  • Enthusiastic: Positive attitude and ready to do what it takes to get the job done, committed to growing with the organization
  • Self-Motivated: Ability to work independently and exercise judgment in organizing work, establishing priorities and meeting demanding project goals
  • Data-lover: Passionate about data, with precise attention to detail and enthusiasm for building and maintaining systems

Education, Experience, and Knowledge

  • Commitment to CHANGE mission; understanding of organizational inclusion practices and racial equity in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sector
  • Tactical communications experience (preferred minimum of three years)
  • Strong communications skills, including writing and editing for print, web and social media
  • Excellent organizational, project management, and campaign coordination skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a desire and ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • An orientation toward being thoughtful and insightful, a fast learner, flexible and dynamic with the ability to adapt and iterate to changing or ambiguous circumstances
  • The ability to anticipate, appreciate, and reconcile diverse and complex perspectives
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to work in small, virtual teams that span time zones; and ability to complete tasks on time
  • Technology expertise, encompassing Mailchimp, G-Suite, Microsoft Office, WordPress, Social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn; standard design applications ( e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, Canva); and virtual meeting and event platforms (e.g., Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams)
  • Expertise with HTML/CSS coding a plus, but not required

Job Specifics and Work Environment

  • This position is full-time and exempt 
  • Starting salary range is $70,000-$80,000 depending on qualifications and experience. CHANGE Philanthropy provides medical, dental, vision, and generous vacation leave on a sliding scale depending on hours/week
  • The position is remote 
  • Travel required 4-6 times per year

How You Can Submit an Application

Please send resume, cover letter, and graphic design work sample via email to jobs@changephilanthropy.org with subject line, “Communications Specialist/Manager – (Your Name),” to be considered.

CHANGE Philanthropy is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. Women, people of color, and/or LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

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