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Assistant Communications Manager

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Cause Communications
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 14 days ago

Do you want to use your project management, organizational, and communications skills to help make the word a better place? Do you take pride in taking care of things the right way the first time? When you say, “I got this,” does everyone know it will get done? If you want to use your smarts, exceptional problem-solving skills, and outstanding attention to detail to work for a social impact company with amazing clients, Cause Communications needs you!

Our team is expanding, and we are looking for a highly organized, self-motivated Assistant Communications Manager to provide administrative and client services support while also assisting with our organization’s marketing efforts. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping purpose-driven organizations use communications to create positive social change, we work nationally but are grounded in Los Angeles’s rich and diverse culture. We have a uniquely “LA” spirit of innovation that helps our clients transform fields like mental health, healthcare, education, the environment, and domestic violence by providing strategy, insight, planning, and implementation across media that build influence and amplify impact. Like us, the ideal person for this position embodies our values: excellence, quality, substance, vision, energy, warmth, and authenticity.

This is a full-time position with benefits based in our Los Angeles office (hybrid schedule with some remote days), reporting to the Senior Project Manager and working with all members of the account and operations teams.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Account & Marketing Support

  • In collaboration with the Senior Project Manager and other account team members, ensure the timely and successful delivery of communications solutions according to client needs and objectives
  • Support client services account teams with a variety of tasks including research and development, account administration, communication and marketing projects, and campaigns
  • Provide insight and contribute creative and strategic ideas to improve processes for client services
  • Develop/revise informative documents, spreadsheets, budgets, and reports for client activities
  • Work with vendors to purchase client and marketing related items
  • Assist Project Management, Marketing, and Consulting/Training staff in the production of client- and agency-related materials, including capabilities kits, presentations, and training materials
  • Proofing and copy-editing of public-facing materials
  • Provide support at meetings and presentations, and assist with memos and other deliverables as needed
  • Provide support for a variety of organizational marketing activities, including research, reporting, light website edits, and newsletter administration

Project Management Support

  • In close collaboration with the Senior Project Manager, assist in the preparation of budgets, forecasts, workplans, and workflow schedules of organization and client projects, and monitor and update project timelines
  • Help maintain the project management database and enter data, including purchase orders, budgets, timelines, and contacts
  • Assist with project management for and implementation of special projects
  • Gather and disseminate assets and materials to team members
  • Compile and synthesize data for both internal and client-facing reports

Client Finance Operations

  • Working in collaboration with the Senior Project Manager and Operations Director, support client-related vendor and contractor management, including developing non-disclosure agreements, contracts, and invoices, and maintaining a vendor “pool” list
  • Administer and manage all client-related purchase orders, and ensure timely payment through Accounts Payable, working in close collaboration with the Senior Project Manager and Operations Director

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two to three years of professional work experience (can be combined with fellowship/internship experiences)
  • Agency or nonprofit experience through full-time or part-time employment (can encompass fellowships/internships)

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience in a deadline-driven environment
  • Established writing and research skills to include monitoring trends and insights from news media, social media, and reports
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Proactive thinker and resourceful problem-solver looking ahead to upcoming projects and tasks
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with the team
  • Flexibility and the ability to multitask and work well in a deadline-driven environment with excellent attention to detail
  • Comfortable working in a hybrid office/remote environment
  • Experience in event coordination, scheduling, and logistics
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with Mac OS
  • Familiarity with project management software and working with databases a plus
  • WordPress experience a plus
  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish preferred

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Authenticity is more than just a value here at Cause Communications. It’s a cornerstone of our culture. As an organization founded by an LGBTQ woman, we believe that bringing our whole selves to our work builds community, sparks solutions, and creates change. That’s why we prioritize equity, diversity, and inclusion. Cause Communications encourages applications from all qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, previous incarceration or involvement in the criminal justice system, or veteran status.

ABOUT CAUSE COMMUNICATIONS

Cause Communications drives social impact by leading, growing, and teaching best-in-class communications for changemakers worldwide. As the only nonprofit firm of its kind, we provide communications consulting services, marketing campaigns, free tools, and hands-on training programs. For more than 40 years, Cause has worked on the frontlines with purpose-driven partners and clients – over 20,000 organizations in more than 45 countries – taking on issues that are bigger than all of us. For additional information, visit causecommunications.org.

Please note before submitting your application that COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all employees.

Do you want to use your project management, organizational, and communications skills to help make the word a better place? Do you take pride in taking care of things the right way the first time? When you say, “I got this,” does everyone know it will…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package for eligible employees, including company-sponsored health, dental, and vision plans, as well as paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, wellness reimbursements, and access to a 401k plan. We also place a premium on learning and development, providing career education and enhancement opportunities through conferences, courses, monthly lunch & learns, and other resources.

We offer a competitive benefits package for eligible employees, including company-sponsored health, dental, and vision plans, as well as paid holidays, sick and vacation leave…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual fluency in Spanish preferred

Bilingual fluency in Spanish preferred

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Associated Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, one writing sample, and a cover letter that defines how your mission aligns with ours to Carrie Spencer at careers @ causecomm.org. The writing sample can be a document crafted for either internal or external audiences and should demonstrate your writing abilities, critical thinking skills, and mastery of form (i.e., layout, presentation, design, etc.). Types of samples could include but are not limited to a report, press release, fact sheet, or memorandum. No phone calls please.

Please submit a resume, one writing sample, and a cover letter that defines how your mission aligns with ours to Carrie Spencer at careers @ causecomm.org. The writing sample can be a…

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