Education Communications Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $16
Maximum: $20
Details: Hourly, Non-Exempt

Published

09/27/2018

Application Deadline

10/19/2018

Address

350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles
CA
90017
United States

Description

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) represents 1,600+ member businesses throughout Los Angeles County. The Chamber is Southern California’s leading business advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening our economy and quality of life through job creation, workforce development, infrastructure investment and business development. www.lachamber.com.


Position:

The Education Communications Coordinator will join the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Education Excellence and Talent Development (CEETD) team and work closely with the Marketing and Communications division. The CEETD is committed to ensuring the continuous improvement of effective and aligned cradle-to-career public education and workforce development systems in Los Angeles, resulting in all children and youth having access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to fulfill their potential. The Chamber is looking for a self-motivated individual to lead external communications strategy for the Chamber’s policy and systems change work related to cradle-to-career education issues.


The Chamber advocates at the local, state, and federal levels for policies that improve alignment of the cradle-to-career educational pipeline – from early childhood to K-12, to post secondary education, and into the workforce. The Chamber is committed to ensuring the development of a 21st century workforce capable of competing in a global economy with an emphasis on expanding opportunities for at-risk and under served populations.

Since 2008, the CEETD has served as the convener of the L.A. Compact –a bold commitment by cross-sector leaders in Los Angeles to transform education outcomes from cradle to career, ensuring that all students graduate from high school, have access to and are prepared for success in college, and have pathways to sustainable jobs and careers.


The L.A. Compact is a nationally-recognized, mature collective impact initiative focused on systems change, with 17 work groups meeting regularly to tackle issues along the cradle to career continuum, including: teacher preparation pathways, post secondary student success, STEM education, and opportunity youth. The L.A. Compact is seeking to build our capacity to communicate our collective strategies, vision, and impact to diverse stakeholders. More information about the L.A. Compact can be found at at www.lacompact.org.


The ideal candidate will effectively communicate the Chamber’s education policy and systems change efforts to magnify our role as a thought leader in these areas to our partners, funders, policy makers, and the public. Top candidates will be skilled at creating content that both engages our audience and informs them about our work and its relevancy in the business world. The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral communications is a must.


This is a full time, hourly, non-exempt position with the following primary responsibilities:


·      Create communication strategies, both traditional and digital, that effectively communicate and inform external audiences of Chamber engagement in cradle-to-career policy and systems change education efforts

·      Create and manage communications vehicles, including social media strategies, e-newsletters, and print publications

·      Manage content for the Education and Workforce Council and the L.A. Compact websites

·      Develop and cultivate relationships with relevant media

·      Create and publicize press releases announcing news regarding our work

·      Coordinate press/earned media with the Chamber’s Marketing & Communications team

·      Provide event support and photography

·      Demonstrate a commitment to the Chamber’s mission in all work produced

·      Manage projects to ensure content is publication-ready and in by the deadline

·      Other tasks as assigned


Qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing/related field with at least one year of work experience, associate’s degree with at least two years of work experience, or high school diploma with at least four years of work experience

·      Excellent written and verbal communications skills; proficient with AP Style

·      Ability to innovate, multi-task, self-start and work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced office environment

·      Ability to quickly gain familiarity with multiple complex issues and tailor messaging for diverse audiences

·      Strong interest in issues related to education, children and families

·      Understanding of state legisltiave process and sytems change is a plus

·      Proficient in the use of social media platforms for communications

·      Ability to provide excellent customer service and be a team player

·      Working knowledge of InDesign, Dreamweaver and Photoshop highly preferred

·      Experience with photography, HTML or website content management systems desired


Salary range for this position is $16—20 an hour commensurate with experience.


Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires:

·      Work that may be performed in an intense, fast-paced office environment, depending upon assignment.

·      Requires reliable transportation to attend off-site meetings and events.

·      Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.

·      Positions in this class typically require: reaching, typing, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, standing for long periods of time and repetitive motions in computer use.

·      Requires learning and adapting new software.

Benefits

The Education Communications Coordinator will be joining a dynamic and innovative team that is committed to improving student outcomes in Los Angeles through partnership, collaboration and systems change.


Employee benefits include: 10 paid sick days, approximately 15 paid holidays, and vacation starting at an accrual rate of 10 paid days per year; 100 percent employer paid Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance for employee only; 3 percent employer contribution to 401(k); Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA); Long Term Disability; Life Insurance; and Metro commuter/transportation benefits; 529 College Savings Plans; Employee Assistance and Wellness programs.


Salary range for this position is $16—20 an hour commensurate with experience.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing/related field with at least one year of work experience, associate’s degree with at least two years of work experience, - or - high school diploma with at least four years of work experience

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

unitelajobs@lachamber.com
http://www.lachamber.com

Interested?

Please email your resume and cover letter to unitelajobs@lachamber.com by October 19, 2018. Applications without a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position will NOT be considered. Please include in the subject line of the email: “Education Communications Coordinator.”


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The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability or any other basis of discrimination prohibit by applicable local, state or federal law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


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