Communications and Engagement Associate

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/27/2018

Address

Denver
Colorado
United States

Description

The Role

A+ Colorado is looking for an innovative communications professional to join our staff. This team member will execute an ambitious social media expansion plan while also working with partners to build out data visualization capabilities. The right candidate is someone who stays on top of social media and communications trends, is a nimble and responsive communicator, and thrives in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.


Accelerate social media impact.

-A+ has accounts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Monitor and update all social media sites daily with A+ content, news, and stories.

-Search for new followers and friends to increase visibility on these networks.

-Stay on top of social media trends, identifying new opportunities to promote A+ in both social media as well as traditional media.

-Ensure relevant information is shared and distributed thoughtfully as a representation of the organization.


Design engaging content for website and broader distribution.

-Work with a third party designer to build out interactive data visualizations to accompany A+ reports and campaigns.

-Monitor progress of website activity on a regular basis via Google Analytics (internal data monitoring tool) and adjust our behavior to meet communications goals.

-Regularly update website content through website CMS (WordPress).

-Identify opportunities to improve the website experience.


Monitor education news, blogs, website to follow current trends in education policy and interest.

-Sign up for relevant blogs, news site, local organization e-newsletters, and websites to stay on top of education topics that are trending.

-Follow current education topics and share news with all staff members.

-Attend local informational meetings, board of education meetings, etc to learn more about education issues in the Denver metro area.


Build high impact communication materials and resources.

-Assist in drafting press releases for the organization as well as preparing press kits to accompany all report releases.

-Create monthly newsletters using Constant Contact, updating the templates as needed.

Build relationships with A+ Colorado partners.

-Connect with stakeholders in the Colorado education community to understand how to amplify impact messages.

-Personalize messaging to reflect key community stakeholder groups.


Other

-Assist with all event planning

-Other duties as assigned


Skills and Qualifications

-High School Diploma or equivalent

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-Excellent command of social media platforms, Google Analytics, WordPress, and Constant Contact

– Able to quickly learn and manage database programs

-Flexibility in dealing with organizational growth and change

-Proven ability to efficiently manage many tasks at once

-Willing to work independently as well as with a team

-Proficient in spelling, punctuation and grammar

-Detail-oriented and highly organized

-Professional maturity and judgment

– Interest or experience in education policy and advocacy, and curious to learn more

– Commitment to A+’s mission of improving access to excellent educational opportunities and

increasing achievement across Colorado


Preferred

-Experience with data visualization software or development

-Spanish language proficiency


About the Organization

The mission of A+ Colorado (A+) is to harness the power of civic leadership to build public will and advocate for the changes necessary to dramatically increase student achievement in public education in Colorado. Our board and community partners include community leaders across the public, nonprofit, university, and business sectors. A+ Colorado is a growing advocacy, policy and research nonprofit.


About the Team

A+ is seeking an individual excited about improving outcomes for public school students in Colorado. We are a fast-paced organization that will give you the space to be creative on how to achieve your goals while offering the support of an engaged team. A successful candidate will be someone who is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish a goal, someone who is able to anticipate problems and opportunities without a great deal of supervision, and someone with a strong connection with the mission of the organization. As we are a small but efficient and effective team, this role will also support A+ staff with the execution of other related organizational activities including advocacy campaigns and events.

Benefits

This position offers a competitive, entry-level salary with matching 401(k) plan after one year, employer sponsored health care coverage, paid holidays, and the opportunity for flexible scheduling.

Level of Language Proficiency

English: Fluent

Spanish: Preferred, fluent

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

careers@apluscolorado.org
http://apluscolorado.org

Please email a cover letter, resume with references, and writing sample to: careers@apluscolorado.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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