Social Media and Communications Coordinator - Part Time - 28 hours per week

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Commensurate with experience




3225 Arnold Lane
United States


Position: Social Media and Communications Coordinator

Status: Part-time – 4 days per week - Average 28 hours per week

Location: Primary: Holy Family Business Office in Northbrook, IL

Secondary: Holy Family Ministries Center in Chicago (occasional).

Reports to: Development & Assistant Communications Director, with overarching responsibility to the Chief Development Officer & Marketing/Communications Director

About Holy Family Ministries

Holy Family Ministries is a safe haven where children excel academically, grow spiritually and expand their life experiences. Our four educational programs include Holy Family School (K-8), Little Learners Academy (Pre-k) Adventures in Learning (out-of-school-time program), and The Peace Exchange (teen leadership development). Our programs operate from the Holy Family Ministries Center in North Lawndale. This position will primarily work out of our business office in Northbrook.


Overview of Position

The position supports fund development, primarily through the management and expansion of social media opportunities, including increasing next-generation giving using social media and e-giving trends. A secondary role will be to support the efforts of the communications and events teams.


Social Media

Manage the Facebook and Instagram social media sites with engaging posts and status updates to effectively engage the public

Assist in the execution of social media strategy, with the goal of increased next-generation donor engagement

Propose and execute additional strategies and outlets to continuously evolve the social media program and keep it fresh and appealing to next-generation donors and volunteers

Assess the effectiveness of all social media efforts via tracking, analyzing and presenting meaningful measurements




Assist the website task force team and Graphic Designer in their efforts to work with a web company to re-design the current website

 Keep website content current, and keep the appearance of the site user-friendly, professional and attractive

Marketing and Communications

Create and manage the organizational Communications Calendar with oversight from senior staff


Work in tandem with our Graphic Designer to manage the organization's donor communications projects (print and electronic).


Assist with assessing the effectiveness of all communication media where applicable


 Build relationships with media and press outlets to place stories about Holy Family Ministries in the news in conjunction with campaigns and/or special events


Assist with creating and updating other printed or e-materials as requested


Holy Family holds three major special events each year, along with several smaller events. All members of the Development Department are tasked with assisting with events as needed.



Assist with other administrative tasks as assigned


Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as communications, public relations or marketing.

At least 3 years (5 preferred) experience in a broad range of development, social media, and communications, and familiarity with graphic design

Demonstrated copy writing skills

Nonprofit fund development and marketing experience a plus


Working knowledge of software applications including Word, Excel, Constant Contact, Photoshop and Publisher


Excellent editorial eye for layout and design for print and web projects


Superior organizational skills with high attention to detail


Strong multitasking and problem-solving skills; ability to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment


Strong judgment skills, including the ability to identify relevant and compelling information and use it to create effective courses of action


Skills to secure “News to Use” from program staff


Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. (occasionally)

Local travel necessary with access to a vehicle on a daily basis during work hours

Level of Language Proficiency

English speaking - no other languages required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and two samples of social media and communication materials (pdf or link to material) to


Job will start in October.