Job Posting - Amara

Position Title

Communications Coordinator

Organization

Amara

Starting Date

ASAP

Salary Range

DOE

Job Description

Responsibilities
The Communications Coordinator reports to the Communications Manager and works closely with the outreach and development teams. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate across teams on various communications projects to keep families, employees, partners, donors, service providers, media, and other stakeholders informed about Amara’s programs, priorities, and news
  • Support efforts to effectively market and increase awareness of Amara’s mission through online, print, and in-person channels
  • Identify, develop, maintain, and curate an inventory of stories about Amara’s work for use across its channels
  • Develop and manage an editorial calendar for Amara’s communications channels
  • Help manage the creation and distribution of all print and electronic materials, including:
    • Marketing, development, and solicitation materials, as needed
    • Consistent and engaging postings and conversations on social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube, as appropriate
    • Maintain and update the website with event announcements, photos, news articles, newsletters, press releases, etc.
    • Print and e-newsletters for donors, partners, and supporters
    • Annual report for donors and other supporters
    • Press releases, as needed
    • Event announcements, invitations, programs, and signage
  • Monitor metrics and analytics of communications activities and channels and submit regular reports
  • Help identify media opportunities and implement campaigns around key programs and issues, including monitoring media cycles and updating media lists
  • Assist in application of Amara’s style guide across all internal and external communications outlets
  • Serve as a liaison with the Family Recruitment Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator, and provide communications support on outreach activities, information meetings, and upcoming events
  • Manage occasional Communications interns and volunteers
  • Write other external and internal communication materials as needed
  • Participate as a member of Amara’s front desk team
  • Assist with other projects as needed

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.)

Experience Requirements

Required:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ working experience
  • Exceptional storyteller, writer, and editor
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to translate complex concepts into easy-to-understand language adapted to the needs of diverse audiences
  • Savvy with social media channels, online email, website platforms, and Microsoft Office; comfortable with exploring and learning new technology and tools
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate effectively as part of an entrepreneurial team
  • Ability to prioritize among competing goals to execute on tight deadlines
  • Articulate, polished, and professional demeanor with strong work ethic, initiative, and confidence

Preferred:

  • Experience and proven success working in a communications or marketing role
  • Copy editing and/or professional writing experience
  • Knowledge of digital communication techniques and analytics
  • Familiarity with graphic design programs (especially InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Database experience

Application Deadline

4-1-2017

Application Process

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to amara@amaraparenting.org and include the words “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. Also, please provide illustrative work samples, including blog posts, newsletter stories, press releases, etc.

Mailing Address

5907 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98118

Contact Information

Amara
amara@amaraparenting.org