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Communications & Content Director

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Published 23 days ago

Reports to: Executive Director

Direct reports: Digital Communications Specialist

Status: Exempt (This is a 20-25 hour a week position)


Position Overview

 

The Communications and Content Director will develop and implement a strategic communication plan to tell the story of MCAEL and the essential role the organization plays in building stronger communities and advancing Montgomery County’s workforce. A key team member and advisor to the MCAEL Executive Director, the Communications and Content Director will create strategic content for MCAEL’s print and digital platforms with the goal of advancing MCAEL’s mission and vision. This position supervises the Digital Communications Specialist In support of that goal, this position will work with the MCAEL team and partners to produce content for press releases, newsletters, e-mails and collateral materials, as well as edit/update the MCAEL website and assist with events, outreach, collaborations and more.

Responsibilities

·      Develop annual communications plan as well as plans for milestones, events, etc.

·      Working with team and community partners, generate strategic communications and story ideas for press releases and other platforms

·      Envision new approaches to amplify and elevate stories of MCAEL, the service providers and students that benefit from MCAEL’s network of programs

·      Consider tone, messaging and audience for all strategic communications

·      Draft copy for press releases; obtain needed quotes working closely with partner organizations, instructors and students

·      Serve as communications lead and media contact for press releases; pitch stories to relevant media outlets

·      Work with Digital Communications Specialist to identify opportunities to amplify MCAEL news with key partners via social media, the newsletter(s) and other tools (print, online, etc.); contribute to and edit content

·      Work with Executive Director on internal communications, including board communications

·      Work with Executive Director to conceptualize and draft advocacy campaigns, testimony, etc.

·      Research story ideas and help draft copy for MCAEL newsletter, working closely with MCAEL team

·      Oversee website content, write and edit website copy, offers design input

·     Help develop MCAEL collateral (slide decks, etc.) for presentations, meetings and events

·     Assist with special projects such as creating content for videos and events

Required (knowledge, skills, and abilities):

·      Interest in mission-driven nonprofit work, collaborative work style

·      Highly skilled writer and editor with over 10 years of experience in communications space, preferably in an education or nonprofit setting

·      Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms, working knowledge of website updating software

·      Ability to prioritize workload in a timely manner

·      BA degree in communications, journalism or a related field

·      Proficiency in another language preferred

This position is exempt, 20-25 hours/week with generous benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Salary is $40,000 - $48,000 range depending on number of hours/week and skills and experience.

Reports to: Executive Director

Direct reports: Digital Communications Specialist

Status: Exempt (This is a 20-25 hour a week position)


Position Overview

 

The Communications and Content Director will develop and implement a strategic…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial
Salary
USD $40,000 - USD $48,000
/ year
Note this is for part time, 20 - 25 hours per week.

Benefits

Benefits include: health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off at a rate commensurate with employment status; professional development support. At the present time, MCAEL staff are granted a mix of working in the office and at home, so applicants should be based locally or be willing to relocate.

Benefits include: health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off at a rate commensurate with employment status; professional development support. At the present time, MCAEL…

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in languages other than English preferred.

Proficiency in languages other than English preferred.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Rockville, MD
Associated Location
9210 Corporate Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

How to Apply

Interested candidates must e-mail a cover letter explaining how your skills and background fit this position and a resume to admin@mcael.org. Resumes sent without a cover letter will not be considered. Please be prepared to provide references upon request. Please refer to Communications and Content Director position in the subject line. No phone inquiries please. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Position is open until filled.


MCAEL seeks to hire individuals who have interest and experience in any or all of the following: building community, immigrant integration, coalition building, partnership development and adult education. Bring an inquiring mind, a desire to address community development by helping those without English literacy skills acquire them, passion, grassroots organizing, innovative thinking and flexibility are all traits that would enable a MCAEL employee to be successful. Additionally, bilingual or multilingual capabilities are preferred. Experience living in a culture that is not one’s native culture would be a plus. MCAEL’s staff is small but mighty, thus the ability to work as a part of a dynamic, high-energy team and individually to accomplish mutually shared goals and support a growing and dynamic coalition of 60+ programs, 1500 staff and instructors and almost 15,000 learners is critical.  


MCAEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All correspondences will remain confidential.

Interested candidates must e-mail a cover letter explaining how your skills and background fit this position and a resume to admin@mcael.org. Resumes sent without a cover letter…

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