Communication Officer

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/06/2018

Address

Seattle
Washington
United States

Description

Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is a nationally recognized multiethnic nonprofit organization that provides award-winning services to refugee and immigrant women and their families in King and Snohomish Counties.

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POSITION TITLE:             Communication Officer


DEPARTMENT:                 Development and Communications


REPORTS TO:                  Director of Development and Communications &

                                           Executive Director


STATUS/PAY:                   Non-exempt Regular Full-Time (37.5 hrs./wk.)


PURPOSE            The Communications Officer advances ReWA’s mission and vision by identifying and communicating with key audiences to foster their commitment to action.  This position is responsible for ensuring the organization speaks with a consistent voice and that internal staff and external audiences understands ReWA’s voice and brand promise.  The Communications Officer manages the organization’s communications strategies, which may include working with consultants and contractors to generate timely written, visual, and digital deliverables.  Additionally, this position is responsible for managing internal communications, helping ReWA team members to understand and internalize the organization’s values and goals.  The Communications Officer role is community-facing, interacting with donors, volunteers, and community partners. This position is required to assist in the preparation and execution of staff- and donor-events.


External Communications

*Responsible for external messaging and overall branding of ReWA.

*Strategizes and executes strategic communications plans to proactively communicate the vision, goals, and work of ReWA.

*Creates and disseminates key messages describing ReWA, its mission, and goals.

*Identifies proactive opportunities to share messages, including op-eds and blogs.

*Prepare and creates written deliverable's including: print and digital newsletters, issue briefs, impact stories, op-eds, annual reports, etc.

*Assist Executive Director with preparing and disseminating quarterly newsletter.

*Ensures communications deliverables adhere to brand identity standards.

*Secures, supports, and participates in high visibility speaking opportunities for senior ReWA leaders.

*Ensures that all collateral, including brochures and PowerPoint presentations, remain up-to-date and conform to brand standards.

*Keep website and all social media sites updated by writing and developing engaging content.

*Collect and distribute stories about projects and programs from staff and partners in both written and visual forms (i.e., photography, videography).

*Develop all collateral material for marketing purposes.

*Monitor website analytics and develop content for search engine optimization.

*Responsible for timely press releases and accurate media list.

*Conduct presentations, as necessary, on behalf of the organization related to raising awareness and funding.

*Assist with and/or lead in the planning and production of select special events (e.g., International Women’s Day Celebration).

*Responsible for supporting advocacy-related messaging, briefing materials and reports (oral and written) including legislative reports, hand-outs, and talking points.

*Other duties as assigned by Director of Development and Communications.


Internal Communications

*Works with staff across the organization to support the communications needs of programs; helps align messages and coordinate the release of deliverables across programs.

*Help develop and manage internal (staff-facing) communications, keeping staff educated about organizational values and goals through all-staff communications.

*Provides executive-level assistance to the Executive Director (e.g., board packets, appointment setting, etc.).

*Assist with and/or lead in the planning and production of select staff celebration events.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

*Bachelor’s degree required.

*A minimum of two years professional communications experience in a fundraising department for a non-profit organization.

*Graphic design and/or layout design skills and experience.

*Must be comfortable working with people of diverse backgrounds (e.g., race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, etc.).

*Ability to work well under pressure, rapidly assess problems, develop solutions, and deploy limited resources effectively.

*Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines.

*Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy.

*Highly developed interpersonal skills, affinity for establishing and managing relationships, and demonstrated high level of confidence and poise.

*Possesses an understanding of professional boundaries.

*Excellent writing, public speaking, and presentation skills.

*Excellent computer skills, including: working in a Microsoft Windows and Office environment, Wordpress, database management, and record keeping.

*Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

*Knowledge and experience working with CRMs.

*Video production and/or editing skills and experience.

*Ability to occasionally work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends.

*Ability to lift up to 50-lbs.

*Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

*Reliable mode of transportation.


BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life insurance, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, 403(b) plan


CLOSING DATE: Open until filled






Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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