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Communications Coordinator

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Berkeley Public Schools Fund | Berkeley, CA
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Berkeley Public Schools Fund


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Published 14 days ago

Start Date

July 1, 2019

Application Deadline

June 14, 2019

Salary

Position is 60% FTE


About the Schools Fund

The Berkeley Public Schools Fund (the Schools Fund) is a non-profit organization with deep community roots dedicated to serving Berkeley public schools by “inspiring and empowering an extraordinary public education for every child.”

The Schools Fund supports the Berkeley Unified School District, a district with a diverse population of 10,000 students and 19 schools.

 Through direct and strategic grantmaking to teachers and schools and a district-wide volunteer program that together work to increase equity and school quality, the Schools Fund helps to foster public schools where teachers and students feel supported by the broader community.

The Schools Fund staff and board is a passionate team of individuals who believe that equity and excellence together are the key to successful public schools. Join our team to help us carry our mission forward!

Key Responsibilities

The Communications Coordinator is the Schools Fund’s in-house storyteller who regularly brings stories of teacher innovation and extraordinary student learning experiences to life for the broader community.

Strategy & Leadership

·      Select and craft our stories and message for the broader community as well as specifically to donors, teachers and volunteers.

External Communications –

·      Storytelling: Diverse documentation of impact stories across multiple media, including a monthly e-newsletter, blog, brochures, and the Annual Report.

·      Writing: Writing weekly social media postings, twice-monthly blog pieces, and monthly newsletters.

·      Graphic Design: Management of the Schools Fund brand following the Schools Fund Style Guide. Design and manage printing of annual reports, invitations, and event programs.

·      Social Media: Manage relevant SM site links and postings, friends, and advertising. Research new media tools, implement them into SM plan and organization accounts.

·      Websites: manage the Schools Fund website, including interfacing with website developers as necessary, fielding concerns or questions from users, updating information or graphics as needed, editing and creating pages and forms as needed.

·      Film: Film and edit short video clips of Schools Fund-supported activities for the website and social media. Produce longer promotional films with assistance from Board and hired videographers and editors.

·      Special Project: In collaboration with the district Office of Family Engagement & Equity, document and produce multimedia that tell the stories of diverse Berkeley families and how they give back to schools.

Internal Support -

·      Answering the phone, supporting small batch and bulk mailings, annual events

·      Periodic inventory of branded items, print materials and supplies

Preferred Qualifications -

·      Deeply aligned with the Schools Fund’s mission of an unwavering commitment to ensuring excellent public schools for all students in Berkeley

·      2+ years of communications experience, ideally in education and/or nonprofit sector

·      Demonstrated evidence of graphic design, website development, social media content creation

·      Demonstrated excellence with writing/editing and verbal communications skills

·      Ability to turn data or technical knowledge into exciting and useful content that connects with target audiences and motivates them to action

·      Proven experience with Salesforce or similar constituent database

·      InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop pre- and post-production video editing, Wordpress (and basic coding) a plus.

·      Social media savvy, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube.

·      Proven ability to develop professional materials with meticulous attention to detail.

·      Desire to continuously learn.

·      Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Job Requirements -

• Reading on screens and in print.

• Writing on screens and in print.

• Color, image, and design evaluation on screens and in print.

• Occasional travel to school buildings and event sites all within Berkeley.

• Occasional need to carry equipment weighing up to 25 lbs.

• Squatting, kneeling, and/or standing (for photography).

Compensation -

·      Competitive salary commensurate with experience

·      Benefits package that includes: 100% employer-paid medical; generous vacation & sick time accrual; 17 total paid federal + BUSD holidays; 403B retirement fund.

·      Flexible work schedule. Berkeley office-based, but some flexibility in working occasionally from remote.

·      Casual and flexible office culture and a shared value around work-life balance.

·      Our office is close to downtown, has easy access to free parking and public tranportation, is close to bike paths/bike-friendly, and is walking distance to great restaurants and a stream-fed park.

·      The opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on Berkeley’s public schools.



About the Schools Fund

The Berkeley Public Schools Fund (the Schools Fund) is a non-profit organization with deep community roots dedicated to serving Berkeley public schools by “inspiring and empowering an extraordinary public…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

·      Competitive salary commensurate with experience

·      Benefits package that includes: 100% employer-paid medical; generous vacation & sick time accrual; 17 total paid federal + BUSD holidays; 403B retirement fund.

·      Flexible work schedule. Berkeley office-based, but some flexibility in working occasionally from remote.

·      Casual and flexible office culture and a shared value around work-life balance.

·      Our office is close to downtown, has easy access to free parking and public tranportation, is close to bike paths/bike-friendly, and is walking distance to great restaurants and a stream-fed park.

·      The opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on Berkeley’s public schools.

·      Competitive salary commensurate with experience

·      Benefits package that includes: 100% employer-paid medical; generous vacation & sick time accrual; 17 total paid federal…

Level of Language Proficiency

·      Demonstrated excellence with writing/editing and verbal communications skills

·      Demonstrated excellence with writing/editing and verbal communications skills

How To Apply

To Apply

·      Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing/design sample to Erin Rhoades, Executive Director at erinrhoades@berkeley.net. In your cover letter, please describe:

  • your strengths and areas of growth within the role’s Key Responsibilities
  • how your commitment to equity shows up in your life/work

Applications will be reviewed immediately and candidates with the best fit will be contacted for interviews. Unfortunately, the volume of applications will prevent us from responding to all applications received.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT THE SCHOOLS FUND

The Berkeley Public Schools Fund is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We also know that great candidates can bring skills that we haven’t thought of just yet, and who won’t fit everything we’ve described above. If this is you, don’t hesitate to apply. Tell us what unique contributions you can offer. We are dedicated to improving our organization and know that part of it means to better reflect the people we serve.

We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages and we especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

We are currently engaged in a process to deepen our commitment and practice of equity. The candidate needs a passion for equity and a willingness to critique and help transform our internal systems.

To Apply

·      Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing/design sample to Erin Rhoades, Executive Director at erinrhoades@berkeley.net. In your cover letter, please describe:

  • your…

Location

Berkeley, CA
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