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Communications Specialist

Posted by
GreenRoots, Inc.
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Boston, MA
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Published 27 days ago

Organizational

Overview



GreenRoots, Inc., is a grassroots community-based organization with a

25-year track record of achieving significant environmental justice

accomplishments and public health victories in Chelsea, Massachusetts and the

Greater Boston region. The mission of GreenRoots is to achieve environmental justice and greater quality of life

through collective action, unity, education and youth leadership across

neighborhoods and communities. We

do so through deep community engagement and empowerment, youth leadership and

implementation of innovative projects and campaigns.   



 



Job Overview



GreenRoots is

seeking a Communications Specialist to develop a communications plan for the

organization and manage GreenRoots’ communications efforts to its key audiences

across multiple channels, including the organization’s website, MailChimp, Facebook,

Twitter, Instagram and through flyers, newsletters, annual reports and other

documents that highlight GreenRoots work and accomplishments.



 



The ideal candidate will have 4-5 years

of experience in communications marketing; have strong written and oral

communication skills; will be bilingual in English and Spanish (written as well

as spoken); and will know how to tell a compelling story.  The Communications Specialist will work with

a team of skilled organizers as well as GreenRoots Leadership Team. 



 



Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the

following:



 



·        

Develop

and implement a communications plan for the organization, including key

messages that are delivered consistently across all channels



·        

Generate

a content calendar and manage delivery of messages across all communications

channels



·        

Draft

all content for externally-facing communications: MailChimp emails, social

media, pitches to media, one-pagers that support the organization’s efforts, annual

report, etc.



·        

Update

and revise GreenRoots website regularly; and respond to information requests

generated from the website



·        

On an

ongoing basis, keep a pulse on what is happening at the organization, and what

are the most critical communications messages to be delivered in “real

time.”  Continually integrate these

messages into the content calendar, ensuring that they are delivered in a

timely manner to key audiences



·        

Craft compelling stories and narrative that highlights the intersection

of environmental justice, race and class disparities with the power of

community organizing



·        

Strengthen

engagement with earned media and increase the volume and quality of stories

that cover GreenRoots and its efforts. Develop and maintain strong

relationships with local English and Spanish media



·        

Analyze

GreenRoots’ current social media presence and strengthen engagement across all

relevant channels



·        

Provide

support for organization events and press conferences through flyer development

and invitations, one-pagers, presentation materials, etc.



·        

Create

graphic designs, including infographics, for use in communications materials



·        

Track

results from all communications efforts, and modify communications strategy to

reflect ongoing learnings







 




Qualifications:



 



·        

Bilingual

(Spanish/ English) Required



·        

Minimum

of 4 years of communications experience



·        

Outstanding

verbal and writing skills (Spanish/English)



·        

Lived

experience recognized and valued. Higher degree not required, but recommended.



·        

Experience

working in Chelsea and East Boston, a plus



·        

Knowledge

of and experience using multiple social media platforms including Facebook,

Twitter, Instagram, etc.



·        

Proficiency

using Adobe products such as Photoshop/InDesign, Google Suite, Microsoft Office

Suite, Microsoft Visio Professional and Salesforce



·        

Experience

updating and creating website content



·        

Strong

graphic design skills



·        

Knowledgeable

about environmental and climate justice, a just transition and the Jemez

Principles of organizing



·        

Strong

organizational and interpersonal skills



·        

Ability

to work on a team, as well as to take initiative and work independently



·        

Quick

learner



·        

Ability

to handle multiple and complex projects at once



·        

Enthusiastic,

flexible, self-motivated, dependable, responsible and creative 

Organizational

Overview



GreenRoots, Inc., is a grassroots community-based organization with a

25-year track record of achieving significant environmental justice

accomplishments and public health victories in Chelsea…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$40,000 - $50,000Healthy Benefits Package

Benefits

Benefits include:

· 401(k); up to 5% Match

· Dental insurance

· Disability insurance

· Health insurance

· Wellness Bonus

· Paid time off (up to 32 days)

· Federal & State Holidays


Benefits include:

· 401(k); up to 5% Match

· Dental insurance

· Disability insurance

· Health insurance

· Wellness Bonus

· Paid time off (up to 32 days)

· Federal & State Holidays


Level of Language Proficiency

·        Bilingual (Spanish/ English) Required

·        Minimum of 4 years of communications experience

·        Outstanding verbal and writing skills (Spanish/English)

·        Bilingual (Spanish/ English) Required

·        Minimum of 4 years of communications experience

·        Outstanding verbal and writing skills (Spanish/English)

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
227 Marginal St, Boston, MA 02128, USA

Apply to This Job

Instructions:

To Apply:


Bilingual Chelsea and East Boston residents, people of color, indigenous people, immigrants, LGBTQ, gender non-conforming and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send cover letter, writing or graphic design sample and resume to:

Roseann Bongiovanni at RoseannB@GreenRootsChelsea.org

Accepting applications until position is filled.


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