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Communications Specialist

Company: Literacy Partners
Location: New York
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION: Communications Specialist STATUS: Full-time exempt LOCATION: New York City (remote is possible) START DATE: Immediately Literacy Partners strengthens families through a two-generation approach to education. With our free classes, community-based workshops, and educational media, low-income parents develop the literacy and language skills they need to succeed in today---s world. Our research-based curriculum also incorporates child development and parenting support to help parents boost their children---s early reading, school readiness, and social-emotional growth. THE POSITION The Communications Specialist is a new position and will execute campaigns integrating marketing communications and fundraising across multimedia platforms. Involved in strategy development, this position will execute strategy and, as needed, also oversee interns/consultants. In charge of developing a wide range of communications content for Email, Print, Web, and Social Media distribution, the Communications Specialist will have a scope of work that includes e-blasts, solicitation letters, digital ads copy, e-newsletters, annual reports, sponsorship materials, and program collateral copy. This position is also responsible for building and maintaining relationships with various networks including media outlets, members of the press, and other highly visible and important public figures. A member of the Development, Marketing and Communications Team, this position reports to the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications and will join our team of 28 staff and more than 100 interns and volunteers. RESPONSIBILITIES Draft and edit copy for various marketing and communications materials, including, but not limited to: E-blasts, event invitations, event programs, Facebook ads, print ads, newsletters, brochures, presentations, infographics, annual reports, press releases, solicitation letters, and other materials as needed Help manage digital communications content planning including Eblasts, social media, and influencer communications Help leverage existing student stories to create dynamic and compelling content Help develop our CEO/Thought Leadership blog Assist in researching and curating existing content in our Media Library Build and manage relationships with the press and maintain media contact database Develop and manage social media content strategy, content calendar, and community engagement Track and report monthly social media performance Assist in the management and update of donor segments in Constant Contact QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE Excellent writer and able to effectively communicate with various audiences At least 2 years working as a communications professional, journalist, copywriter, social media specialist, public relations specialist, or related field Experience and measurable success with most responsibilities Track record of excellent project management skills and managing multiple projects Proficiency with HootSuite and Constant Contact Strong communication and interpersonal abilities Creative problem solver Great sense of humor COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Competitive salary DOE Benefits include: 20 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 holidays Excellent medical, vision, and dental plan Employer-matched contributions to retirement plan How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume (as two separate PDF attachments) to Put ---Communications Specialist--- with your name in the subject line. Interviews will be granted on a rolling basis until the position is filled with a start date as soon as possible. Please include your earliest start day and salary requirement. ? Mission-driven, family-friendly work environment . We focus on results and support our team with flexibility in hours and other work arrangements to get there. Literacy Partners is committed to diversity and is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Keywords: Literacy Partners, New York , Communications Specialist, Other , New York, New York

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