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

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Details: Commensurate with experience

Published

08/28/2018

Address

3225 Arnold Lane
Northbrook
Illinois
60062
United States

Description

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.


RESPONSIBILITIES

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

 

Website

 

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

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

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Assist with assessing the effectiveness of all communication media where applicable

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 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

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


Events


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.


Other

 

Assist with other administrative tasks as assigned


SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS


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

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

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

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Superior organizational skills with high attention to detail

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

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

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Skills to secure “News to Use” from program staff

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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

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jwerwath@hfm.org
http://www.hfm.org

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


DO NOT SEND TO ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATED WITH HOLY FAMILY MINISTRIES


Job will start in October.


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