Communications Specialist

18 Sep, 2022

Jobs

Communications Specialist

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Washington, D.C.

Position Description

The Communications Specialist plays a central role in supporting and coordinating GEO’s core communications activities and strategies that advance the organization’s mission and priorities and increase visibility and awareness. This role requires a highly motivated person that will require skills in digital media, writing and editing, maintenance of web-based platforms, email marketing, graphic design, document design and layout. S/he is a self-starter, has a knack for keeping track of loose ends and can easily toggle between multiple projects. This position reports to the Director of Communications. Depending on interest and organizational need, this position may involve up to 10-15% travel.

When working with us in this role you will:

·        Support and coordinate core communications activities, including keeping the organization’s web-based platforms (e.g. websites, blogs and social media) up-to-date, email marketing, graphic design, and document design and layout

·        Coordinate publications and editorial calendars

·        Provide editorial guidance for web-based platforms (e.g. website, blog, social media, email, etc.)

·        Provide writing and editing support for staff

·        Collaborate with staff, external stakeholders and vendors to develop and execute communications strategies

·        Collaborate with staff, external stakeholders and vendors to develop and execute communications strategies

·        Support the development and execution of media and public relations strategies that increase the visibility and awareness of GEO

·        Contribute to work that is helping to advance GEO’s organizational culture and work on racial equity

·        Research potential professional development opportunities for yourself in preparation for goal setting conversations with your supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible, relevant work experience in communications, or a combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties for this position

·        Solid writing, editing, communications and strategic thinking, project management, and research skills

·        Experience managing the online presence of an organization (e.g. website and social media) and familiarity with strategies for increasing supporter participation and engagement

·        Ability to work collaboratively with staff, external stakeholders and vendors

·        Ability to think creatively and proactively

·        Ability to work on multiple writing projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

·        Ability to work quickly under pressure and work well in a team environment

·        Keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills

·        Strong communication, listening and interpersonal skills

·        High degree of personal integrity, ethics and demonstrated respect and sensitivity for

cultural differences

Preferred Qualifications

·        Experience with content managements systems (e.g. WordPress or Drupal), email marketing tools (e.g. Salesforce Marketing Cloud), social media management tools (e.g. SproutSocial), and basic knowledge of HTML or CSS

·        Experience in membership communications

·        Experience writing to amplify the voice of organizational leadership

·        Experience creating communications materials through a racial equity lens with the intent to increase understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion principles

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at https://www.geofunders.org/about-us/jobs, a resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position. In your cover letter, please address the following:

·        Why are you a good fit for this position?

·        Tell us about your experience managing multiple communication channels.

·        What are your greatest professional strengths and weaknesses?

·        What appeals to you about working at GEO?

We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Note: Our team is currently full-time remote in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For the time being, we will be conducting the hiring process virtually.

Job posted: 2022-09-18